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  1. 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.

  2. Identificando os déficits de autocuidado de clientes hipertensos de um centro municipal de saúde

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    Danira Bastos Schweigert

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available Se trata de una investigación cualitativa, cuyo objetivo fue identificar los déficits del auto-cuidado de clientes hipertensos y los factores que influyen en el ajuste para el auto-cuidado. El estudio fue desarrollado con portadores de hipertensión arterial en un Centro Municipal de Salud de Cruz Alta - RS. Los datos fueron obtenidos mediante la realización de consultas de enfermería y de cuatro encuentros de grupo realizados por la enfermera. En el análisis de datos se percibió que estos clientes presentan déficit del auto-cuidado relacionados con: alimentación, hidratación, eliminación intestinal, sueño y reposo, actividad física, actividad profesional y uso de medicación. Fueron considerados importantes para el ajuste en el auto-cuidado: el conocimiento y la religiosidad. Los resultados demostraron la necessidad de la enfermera actuar junto a este tipo de clientela, contribuyendo para que ésta perciba la necesidad de realizar cambios en su estilo de vida para obtener una vida más saludable

  3. Adesão ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo: dificuldades relatadas por indivíduos hipertensos Adhesión al tratamiento de hipertensión: dificultades relatadas por individuos hipertensos Adherence to antihypertensive treatment: difficulties reported by hypertensive patients

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    Natalia Negreiros Figueiredo; Leiko Asakura

    2010-01-01

    OBJETIVOS: Caracterizar pacientes hipertensos e conhecer suas principais dificuldades para aderir ao tratamento proposto pela equipe de saúde. MÉTODOS: Os dados foram coletados em prontuários e por meio de entrevistas com 54 pacientes hipertensos. RESULTADOS: Dentre os 54 pacientes hipertensos 66,7% eram do sexo feminino, adultos com idade entre 30 e 90 anos. As médias da pressão arterial (mmHg) sistólica e diastólica foram 138 e 83, respectivamente, mas apenas metade dos pacientes apresentav...

  4. ADESÃO DE HIPERTENSOS E DIABÉTICOS ANALFABETOS AO USO DE MEDICAMENTO A PARTIR DA PRESCRIÇÃO PICTOGRÁFICA

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    Guilherme Souza Cavalcanti de Albuquerque

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Resumo A baixa adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso constitui grave entrave para o sucesso do controle de doenças como o diabetes e a hipertensão arterial. Este artigo trata de um estudo que partiu da identificação do analfabetismo como importante causa de não adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso para diabéticos e hipertensos participantes do programa Hiperdia em unidade de saúde do município de Colombo, no estado do Paraná. Teve como objetivo avaliar o impacto de prescrição pictórica na adesão ao tratamento. Analisou-se um grupo de 63 diabéticos e hipertensos que participavam do Hiperdia, para os quais aplicou-se uma entrevista estruturada, com posterior análise do conteúdo, antes e depois da implantação de uma prescrição pictográfica. Como resultado, entre os analfabetos, observou-se a elevação da adesão de 60% para 93,33% em relação ao tratamento medicamentoso. No grupo de alfabetizados não houve mudança na adesão. Conclui-se, no entanto, que esse tipo de intervenção é limitado para a melhora da condição de saúde dos pacientes, pois o aumento da adesão se dá em relação tanto ao tratamento medicamentoso quanto à precariedade.

  5. AVALIAÇÃO DA ADESÃO AO TRATAMENTO MEDICAMENTOSO E NÃO MEDICAMENTOSO DE PACIENTES HIPERTENSOS ATENDIDOS NO PSF GUARITÁ, ITAPERUNA-RJ

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    Raphael Laiber BONADIMAN

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Foi realizada uma pesquisa durante os meses de agosto e setembro de 2010, com 108 pacientes hipertensos atendidos no PSF (Programa Saúde da Família Guaritá, localizado no bairro Vinhosa, no município de Itaperuna, estado do Rio de Janeiro. O objetivo do estudo foi verificar o grau de adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso e não medicamentoso nos quadros de hipertensão arterial bem como avaliar os níveis pressóricos dos pacientes. Os resultados indicaram que 63,9% dos pacientes não seguem dieta alimentar específica para hipertensão arterial e 75% dos pacientes não praticam exercícios físicos.  Em relação ao tratamento medicamentoso, o anti-hipertensivo mais utilizado foi a hidroclorotiazida, presente no tratamento de 63,9% dos pacientes avaliados, seguido do captopril (61,1% dos pacientes, propranolol (27,8%, dentre outros prescritos para menos de 25% dos pacientes.  A avaliação da adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso indicou que 69,4% dos pacientes apresentam adesão plena, 17,6% relataram omissão de doses e apenas 13% relataram não adesão ao tratamento. Um total de 87,9% dos pacientes apresentou níveis pressóricos acima dos limites de normalidade. De acordo com os resultados pode-se concluir que os pacientes possuem alta adesão ao tratamento farmacológico e baixa adesão ao tratamento não farmacológico, o que pode ser responsável pela dificuldade de controle dos níveis da pressão arterial.

  6. Raising hypertensive patients' consciousness about treatment compliance Concientización del usuario hipertenso sobre la adhesión al tratamiento Conscientização do usuário hipertenso para a adesão ao tratamento

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    Annelita Almeida Oliveira Reiners

    2009-02-01

    objetivos foram compreender a perspectiva do profissional de saúde e do usuário hipertenso sobre a interação que ocorre entre eles no contexto da saúde pública, e analisar de que forma essa interação contribui para a não adesão ao tratamento. A coleta dos dados foi realizada por meio de entrevistas semi-estruturadas com 15 profissionais de saúde e 10 usuários hipertensos que interagiam em unidades públicas de saúde do município de Cuiabá, MT. Concluiu-se que, na interação entre o profissional de saúde e o usuário hipertenso, para resolver o problema da não adesão desse último ao tratamento, o primeiro lança mão da estratégia de conscientização. Essa, no entanto, tem sido realizada ainda pautada no biomédico de atenção e de maneira inadequada. O usuário, por sua vez, em relação ao tratamento, o tem administrado à sua maneira, indicando aos profissionais de saúde algumas questões relativas à sua adesão.

  7. Fatores associados ao aumento no índice de incremento de pressão radial em indivíduos hipertensos

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    Renan Oliveira Vaz-de-Melo

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A rigidez arterial é uma variável preditora de morbimortalidade e um possível marcador de lesão vascular. Sua avaliação não invasiva por tonometria radial e análise do índice de incremento (r-AI permite identificar os pacientes expostos a um maior risco cardiovascular. OBJETIVO: Analisar a influência do r-AI em variáveis clínico-bioquímicas e sua influência na prevalência de dano em órgão-alvo em pacientes hipertensos. MÉTODOS: Cento e quarenta pacientes hipertensos consecutivos, em seguimento clínico ambulatorial, foram submetidos à análise transversal. Os níveis de pressão arterial (PA e o r-AI foram obtidos por tonometria de aplanação da artéria radial (HEM-9000AI, Onrom. Os pacientes foram alocados em tercis r-AI (r-AI 97%. RESULTADOS: A amostra era predominantemente composta por mulheres (56,4%, com idade média de 61,7 ± 11,7 anos e índice de massa corporal de 29,6 ± 6,1 Kg/m². O maior tercil apresentou uma proporção maior de mulheres (p = 0,001, maior PA sistólica (p = 0,001 e pressão de pulso (p = 0,014, e menor peso (p = 0,044, altura (p < 0,001 e frequência cardíaca (p < 0,001. A análise multivariada demonstrou que o peso (β = -0,001, p = 0,017, frequência cardíaca (β = -0,001, p = 0,007 e pressão central (β = 0,015, p < 0,001 se correlacionam com o r-AI de maneira independente. Em análises de regressão logística, o 3º tercil r-AI foi associado a uma diminuição do diabete (DM (OR = 0,41; 95% CI 0,17-0,97; p = 0,042. CONCLUSÃO: Este estudo demonstrou que peso, frequência cardíaca e PA central se relacionam com o r-AI de maneira independente.

  8. Aplicação do modelo de crenças em saúde na adesão do trabalhador hipertenso ao tratamento Application of the model of health beliefs in the worker's compliance with hypertension treatment

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    Ana Karine de Figueiredo Moreira

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Estudo descritivo e qualitativo que objetivou analisar as mudanças comportamentais em trabalhadores hipertensos na adesão ao tratamento, após aplicação de uma tecnologia em saúde embasada no Modelo de Crença em Saúde. O cenário da pesquisa foi uma instituição filantrópica e, após a proposta de educação em saúde, os participantes foram entrevistados. Selecionamos as seguintes categorias temáticas: percepção da severidade da HAS, percepção dos benefícios da adesão, percepção dos custos da mudança, identificação das mudanças visando à adesão e motivação para o estabelecimento de metas para a mudança. Os dados alcançados reforçam a educação em saúde do trabalhador hipertenso como estratégia de mudança de hábitos e valores pela aquisição de novos conhecimentos e adoção de atitudes favoráveis à saúde, através de uma educação crítica e transformadora, em que o sujeito assume participação ativa no processo de aprendizagem.Qualitative and descriptive study aiming to examine the behavioral changes in hypertensive workers in the compliance with treatment after application of a health technology based on the Health Belief Model. The scenario of the research was a philanthropic institution, and after presenting health education issues, the participants were interviewed. Then we selected the following theme categories: perception of the severity of hypertension, awareness of the benefits of compliance, awareness of change costs, identification of the changes aiming the compliance and motivation for the establishment of objectives for the change. The data obtained reinforce the health education of hypertensive worker as a changing strategy of habits and values for the acquisition of new knowledge and adoption of positive attitudes towards health, through a critical and changing education, in which the subject actively participates in the learning process.

  9. Factors that interfere in the hypertension treatment envolvement of patients in the NAHI . Núcleo de Atendimento ao Hipertenso (Center of Support to the Hand in the PSF . Programa Saúde da família (Family Health Program Fatores que interferem na adesão ao tratamento da hipertensão arterial sistêmica em pacientes atendidos no Núcleo de Atendimento ao Hipertenso (NAHI e no Programa Saúde da Família (PSF, no município de Barbacena

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    Marcos Monteiro Pinto Moreira

    2010-11-01

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    OBJETIVOS: determinar o conjunto de fatores que interferem na adesão ao tratamento de pacientes com hipertensão arterial sistêmica atendidos em um serviço especializado: NAHI (Núcleo de Atendimento ao Hipertenso e no PSF (Programa de Saúde da Família no município de Barbacena. METODOS: trata-se de um estudo de coorte transversal realizado através de inquérito (questionário contendo 46 questões. RESULTADOS: Foram coletados 154 questionários no NAHI e 246 no PSF. De acordo com a resposta ao item 27 do questionário, 101 (25,2% pacientes foram incluídos na categoria não aderente e 299 (74,7% no grupo que adere ao tratamento. A média de idade dos entrevistados que aderem é de 58,7 anos (DP: 11,7 e 58,3 anos (DP: 12,7para o grupo dos que não aderem. A maioria dos hipertensos não faz exercício físico. No grupo aderente, 40,5% conseguem seus medicamentos na unidade de tratamento contra 46,5% do grupo não aderente. Cerca de 71% dos pacientes afirmam ter dificuldade na aquisição dos medicamentos e em ambos os grupos existe altos índices de desinformação sobre a doença e termos técnicos independente do tempo de tratamento.Aproximadamente, 50% dos entrevistados descontinuaram o tratamento no primeiro ano de diagnostico e são os responsáveis pela administração dos seus medicamentos. Afirmam dificuldade ao acesso as consultas com 30% dizendo ser muito difícil e outros 25%, ser difícil. Dos 69,3% dos integrantes do grupo não aderente contra 51,2% do grupo aderente deixaram de tomar os seus medicamentos alguma vez (X2= 9,34; p= 0,002, sendo essa questão que separou os que aderem e não aderem. Esses responderam ao item com as seguintes respostas: .por vezes, raramente e nunca. e aqueles com: .sempre, quase sempre e com freqüência.. Sobre a dieta, 49,5% dos que não aderem informam não seguir as orientações, contrapondo com 35,5% dos pacientes incluídos no grupo que adere (X2= 5,69; p= 0,017. A adesão ao tratamento

  10. Visão dos enfermeiros sobre a assistência holística ao cliente hospitalizado

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    Rejane Cussi Assunção Lemos; Livia Loami Ruyz Jorge; Ludmila Santiago Almeida; Ana Carolina de Castro

    2010-01-01

    A humanização na assistência tem sido um tema preconizado por várias instituições preocupadas em desenvolver um cuidado integral ao cliente, analisando-o em sua totalidade, dentro de um contexto. A finalidade deste estudo foi compreender o significado de holismo para o enfermeiro. Trata-se de um estudo qualitativo descritivo realizado em 2007, tendo como sujeitos 12 enfermeiros de um hospital de Minas Gerais, sendo realizada entrevista semi-estruturada. Na analise dos dados utilizou-se a anál...

  11. Influência da cafeína na resposta pressórica ao exercício aeróbio em sujeitos hipertensos Caffeine influence on blood pressure response to aerobic exercise in hypertensive subjects

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    Raquel Freire Cazé

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available A redução da pressão arterial (PA promovida pelo exercício físico é evidente segundo a literatura atual. Mecanismos neuro-humorais explicam essa resposta hipotensora, em que a diminuição da atividade simpática apresenta-se como um dos principais mecanismos. Porém, a ingestão de alimentos ricos em cafeína (CA pode suprimir esta atenuação simpática. O objetivo desse estudo foi elucidar o impacto da ingestão de CA na resposta pressórica ao exercício em pessoas hipertensas. Sete hipertensos (52,3 ± 3,3 anos, sendo cinco mulheres, realizaram duas sessões de caminhada com 40 minutos de duração, em dois dias de treinamento, tendo previamente ingerido CA (4mg/kg de peso corporal ou placebo (PL. A PA e a frequência cardíaca foram verificadas anteriormente a ingestão, após 15, 30, 45, 60 minutos da ingestão em estado de repouso e com 10, 20 e 30 minutos após o exercício. Os dados foram tratados por meio de estatística descritiva, e pelo teste não paramétrico de Wilcoxon (p Blood pressure reduction (BP promoted by physical exercise is evident according to the current literature. Neurohumoral mechanisms explain this hypotensive response, in which decrease of the sympathetic activity appears as one of its main mechanisms. However, the ingestion of caffeine-rich food (CA can suppress this sympathetic attenuation. The objective of this study was to elucidate the impact of CA ingestion in BP after exercise, in hypertensive individuals. Seven hypertensive subjects (52.3 +/-3.3 years, being 5 women, accomplished two walk sessions with 40 minutes of duration, in two days of training, having previously ingested CA (4 mg/kg of body weight or placebo (PL. BP and heart rate were verified previously to the ingestion, after 15, 30, 45, 60 minutes of the ingestion, at rest and with 10, 20 and 30 minutes after exercise. Data were treated through descriptive statistics and by the non-parametric Wilcoxon test (p<0.05. BP mean increased from

  12. Valores intervenientes no cuidado do enfermeiro ao cliente com HIV/Aids

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    Fernanda de Carvalho-Dantas

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: analizar los valores intervinientes en el cuidar, por el enfermero, a clientes con VIH/Sida. Método: se trata de una investi- gación social, descriptiva y exploratoria, con abordaje cualitativo. Los participantes/escenario fueron 23 enfermeros de tres instituciones de salud del departamento de Rio de Janeiro. La recolecta de datos se realizó de enero del 2010 a diciembre del 2012 por medio de entrevistas semiestructuradas con guion preestablecido, grabadas en cinta magnética. El proyecto de investigación se sometió al CEP HUAP 279/09, con CAAE N. 980.0.000.258-09. Resultados: del proceso de categorización emergieron cuatro categorías. Los valores más destacados fueron: discriminación, respeto, igualdad y solidaridad. Conclusión: cada miembro del equipo de salud debe autoconocerse, lo que implica la reflexión de sus valores, creencias y cultura con el fin de que estos no interfieran negativamente en la realización de sus acciones. Así, mediante el conocimiento de sus valores y reconocimiento de valores ajenos, se podrá, en una mayor dimensión, realizar una asistencia de mejor calidad, que proporcione a los portadores de VIH, así como a los clientes de cualquier patología, un cuidado digno dentro de los preceptos preconizados por la profesión.

  13. Necessidades de qualificação da equipe de enfermagem para a assistência aos clientes portadores do HIV e da Aids Qualification needs of the nursing team for the assistance of Clients with HIV and Aids

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    Anna Luiza de Fátima Pinho Lins Gryschek

    2000-09-01

    Full Text Available Discorre-se sobre as necessidades de qualificação específica das equipes de enfermagem dos Centros de Referência de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis e Aids da Secretaria Municipal da Saúde de São Paulo, para a assistência aos clientes portadores do HIV e da Aids. Foram enviados questionários abertos, para todos os profissionais da equipe de enfermagem de todas as unidades do Programa Municipal de DST/Aids. Do total de 671 profissionais de enfermagem, 453 responderam ao questionário. Como necessidades de qualificação foram apontadas: biossegurança, preparo e administração de medicamentos específicos e assistência de enfermagem aos clientes com HIV e Aids.This study discourses about the especific training needs of the nursing teams of the Centers of Reference of Sexual Transmissible Diseases (STD and Aids from the STD/Aids Program of the Health Secretary of the Township of São Paulo for the assistance of clients with HIV and Aids. From a total of 671 nursing workers, 453 answered the questionnaire. They identified the following training needs: contents related to standard precautions, preparation and administration of specific drugs and other general nursing care to HIV + clients.

  14. Necessidades de qualificação da equipe de enfermagem para a assistência aos clientes portadores do HIV e da Aids Qualification needs of the nursing team for the assistance of Clients with HIV and Aids

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    Anna Luiza de Fátima Pinho Lins Gryschek; José Claudio Domingos; Cássio Rogério Dias Lemos Figueiredo; Lúcia Yasuko Izumi Nichiata; Leonida Maria Osório

    2000-01-01

    Discorre-se sobre as necessidades de qualificação específica das equipes de enfermagem dos Centros de Referência de Doenças Sexualmente Transmissíveis e Aids da Secretaria Municipal da Saúde de São Paulo, para a assistência aos clientes portadores do HIV e da Aids. Foram enviados questionários abertos, para todos os profissionais da equipe de enfermagem de todas as unidades do Programa Municipal de DST/Aids. Do total de 671 profissionais de enfermagem, 453 responderam ao questionário. Como ne...

  15. Fatores associados ao aumento no índice de incremento de pressão radial em indivíduos hipertensos Factors associated with increased radial augmentation index in hypertensive individuals

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    Renan Oliveira Vaz-de-Melo

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A rigidez arterial é uma variável preditora de morbimortalidade e um possível marcador de lesão vascular. Sua avaliação não invasiva por tonometria radial e análise do índice de incremento (r-AI permite identificar os pacientes expostos a um maior risco cardiovascular. OBJETIVO: Analisar a influência do r-AI em variáveis clínico-bioquímicas e sua influência na prevalência de dano em órgão-alvo em pacientes hipertensos. MÉTODOS: Cento e quarenta pacientes hipertensos consecutivos, em seguimento clínico ambulatorial, foram submetidos à análise transversal. Os níveis de pressão arterial (PA e o r-AI foram obtidos por tonometria de aplanação da artéria radial (HEM-9000AI, Onrom. Os pacientes foram alocados em tercis r-AI (r-AI 97%. RESULTADOS: A amostra era predominantemente composta por mulheres (56,4%, com idade média de 61,7 ± 11,7 anos e índice de massa corporal de 29,6 ± 6,1 Kg/m². O maior tercil apresentou uma proporção maior de mulheres (p = 0,001, maior PA sistólica (p = 0,001 e pressão de pulso (p = 0,014, e menor peso (p = 0,044, altura (p BACKGROUND: Arterial stiffness is a variable predictor of morbidity and mortality and a possible marker of vascular injury. Its non-invasive assessment by radial tonometry and analysis of the augmentation index (r-AI allows identifying patients exposed to higher cardiovascular risk. OBJECTIVE: To analyze the influence of r-AI on clinical-biochemical variables and its influence on the prevalence of target-organ damage in hypertensive patients. METHODS: 140 consecutive hypertensive patients, followed-up in an outpatient clinic, were analyzed in a cross-sectional study. Blood pressure (BP levels and r-AI were obtained by applanation tonometry of the radial artery (HEM-9000AI, Onrom. The patients were allocated into r-AI tertiles (r-AI 97%. RESULTS: The sample was predominantly composed of women (56.4%, mean age of 61.7 ± 11.7 years and body mass index 29.6

  16. Segurança emocional como necessidade humana básica: atuação do enfermeiro junto ao cliente em unidade de terapia intensiva

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    Teresinha de Jesus Monteiro Espírito Santo

    1985-12-01

    Full Text Available Pesquisa descritiva exploratória que se propõe a investigara atuação do enfermeiro da Unidade de Terapia Intensiva, referenciando como este identifica, diagnostica e resolve os problemas ligados à segurança emocional dos clientes internados. O estudo abrangeu vinte e oito enfermeiros e dez clientes das unidades de três hospitais da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro. A técnica adotada para pesquisa consistiu da observação sistemática não participada. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que os procedimentos terapêuticos dominantes recaem sobre alterações físicas em detrimento do emocional, evidenciando que o enfermeiro, ao distanciar-se de uma atuação holística, acarretará sérios prejuízos na assistência destes clientes, cuja necessidade humana básica afetada é predominantemente relacionada à segurança emocional.

  17. Protocolo de cuidados ao cliente com distúrbio respiratório: ferramenta para tomada de decisão aplicada à enfermagem

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    Graciele Oroski Paes

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo objetivou elaborar um protocolo de enfermagem voltado para a assistência a clientes em situações de distúrbio respiratório agudo e testar sua aplicabilidade. Métodos: A metodologia empregada foi quase experimental, do tipo antes-depois, que se utilizou da abordagem quantitativa, por meio da testagem do protocolo em momentos distintos. O grupo pesquisado contou com 22 enfermeiros, que atendiam aos critérios preestabelecidos para participar da pesquisa. Para o processo de validação participaram três consultores. Resultados: Os resultados apontaram para a melhora das respostas dos enfermeiros com o auxílio do protocolo, e os pareceres dos consultores avaliaram que o protocolo encontrava-se adequado considerando as variáveis avaliadas. Conclusão: Acreditamos que o protocolo para a assistência do enfermeiro a clientes com distúrbios respiratórios agudos contribui para otimização do seu cuidado, dinamizando e agilizando as intervenções adequadas para os clientes portadores do agravo.

  18. O marketing relacional e a fidelização de clientes: estudo aplicado ao termalismo português

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    Antunes, Joaquim; Rita, Paulo

    2007-01-01

    As diferentes dimensões do Marketing Relacional na satisfação e fidelização dos clientes. A importância da satisfação, confiança e compromisso como variáveis mediadoras neste processo. Inquérito realizado a um universo de 346 frequentadores de estâncias termais portuguesas (aplicação do modelo de equações estruturais).

  19. Atenção Farmacêutica em pacientes hipertensos: estudo piloto

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    Carolina Luiza Modé; Mariana Moreira Lima; Flávia Carnavalli; Ariane Biolcati Trindade; Adélia Emília de Almeida; Chung Man Chin; Jean Leandro Santos

    2015-01-01

    A Hipertensão Arterial Sistêmica (HAS) tem alta prevalência e, apesar de ser considerado um dos principais fatores de risco modificáveis, tem baixas taxas de controle. A adesão ao tratamento, assim como o uso correto dos medicamentos, são fatores preponderantes para o sucesso terapêutico. A pesquisa teve como objetivo implantar um estudo piloto de Atenção Farmacêutica para pacientes hipertensos em farmácia privada, utilizando o método Dáder por um período de cinco meses. Os pacientes (n=20) f...

  20. Procedimentos estéticos: percepção do cliente quanto ao esclarecimento para a tomada de decisão Procedimientos estéticos: percepción del cliente en cuanto a la explicacion para la toma de decisión A esthetic procedures: client's perception regarding the information given for the decision making process

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    Full Text Available O trabalho verificou a percepção do cliente quanto ao esclarecimento e à liberdade para tomada de decisão na realização de procedimentos estéticos. A amostra foi de 44 clientes, freqüentadores da Clínica do estudo. A coleta de dados foi realizada com instrumento de 28 proposições, classificadas nas categorias: Informação, Competência e Liberdade, e duas escalas para percepção dos clientes quanto ao esclarecimento das informações e a liberdade para tomada de decisão. Os resultados mostraram predomínio dos clientes com grau de instrução de nível superior, profissão nos níveis III, IV e V; renda familiar superior a 30 salários mínimos, idade de 41 a 50 anos, sexo feminino e estado civil casado. O tratamento clínico predominou sobre o cirúrgico, havendo superioridade do escore Competência em relação à Informação e Liberdade. Quanto às escalas referentes à percepção dos clientes, concluiu-se, no geral, que perceberam-se esclarecidos e livres para a tomada de decisão.En el presente trabajo se verificó la percepción del cliente en cuanto a la explicación y a la libertad para la toma de decisión en la realización de procedimientos estéticos. La muestra fue de 44 clientes, frecuentadores de la Clínica del estudio. La recolección de datos se llevó a cabo con un instrumento de 28 proposiciones, clasificadas en las categorías: Información, Competencia y Libertad, y dos escalas para percepción de los clientes en relación a la explicación de las informaciones y a la libertad para la toma de decisión. Los resultados mostraron predominio de clientes con grado de instrucción de nivel superior, profesión en los niveles III, IV y V; ingreso familiar superior a 30 salarios mínimos, edad de 41 a 50 años, sexo femenino y estado civil casada. El tratamiento clínico predominó sobre el quirúrgico habiendo superioridad del escore Competencia en relación a la Información y Libertad. Con relación a las

  1. Representações de gênero nas relações estudante de enfermagem e cliente: contribuições ao processo de ensino-aprendizagem

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    Renata de Lima Muroya

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi Identificar, conhecer e aprofundar o conhecimento sobre as relações de gênero entre estudantes e clientes na prática do cuidado de enfermagem. Estudo de abordagem qualitativa fundamentado nos pressupostos da representação social e analisado à luz dos referenciais teóricos de gênero. Utilizou-se a técnica Teoria do Núcleo Central. Os resultados foram organizados em uma árvore máxima a partir da qual emergiram como elementos periféricos dois eixos temáticos: "A tríade igualdade/diferença/desigualdade no cuidado de enfermagem" e "A falta de preparo: a lacuna no ensino". Os resultados expressam uma dificuldade por parte dos(as estudantes em prestar cuidado ao gênero que não é o seu; revelam um discurso ancorado na percepção das diferenças sexuais e na crença de uma heterossexualidade presumida

  2. Controle pressorico e adesao/vinculo em hipertensos usuarios da Atencao Primaria a Saude

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    Christiana Souto Silva

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Estudo descritivo e analítico, de base populacional, realizado com uma amostra aleatória e probabilística de 340 hipertensos, representativa da Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF de João Pessoa, PB. O estudo compõe a primeira parte de uma coorte iniciada em 2008. O instrumento utilizado foi adaptado do Primary Care Assessment Tool, revalidado no Brasil. A regressão logística avaliou a associação entre o controle pressórico, as variáveis sócio-demográficas e o indicador de adesão/vínculo. Dentre os 340 hipertensos, 32,6% era acompanhado pela ESF e 89,1% apresentou adesão/vínculo satisfatória. Os idosos apresentaram maior chance de controlar a pressão, o que sugere uma percepção melhor do autocuidado e maior adesão ao tratamento. O estudo permitiu dar visibilidade à problemática do controle da hipertensão por meio da avaliação do serviço. Espera-se que esse modelo possa ser adotado em outras localidades, gerando parâmetros para comparações entre municípios distintos.

  3. Segurança emocional como necessidade humana básica: atuação do enfermeiro junto ao cliente em unidade de terapia intensiva

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    1985-01-01

    Pesquisa descritiva exploratória que se propõe a investigara atuação do enfermeiro da Unidade de Terapia Intensiva, referenciando como este identifica, diagnostica e resolve os problemas ligados à segurança emocional dos clientes internados. O estudo abrangeu vinte e oito enfermeiros e dez clientes das unidades de três hospitais da Cidade do Rio de Janeiro. A técnica adotada para pesquisa consistiu da observação sistemática não participada. Os resultados obtidos demonstraram que os procedimen...

  4. Treinamento resistido controla a pressão arterial de ratos hipertensos induzidos por l-NAME

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    Ayslan Jorge Santos de Araujo

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial é uma síndrome multifatorial, crônica, causada tanto por fatores congênitos ou adquiridos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos do treinamento físico resistido (TR sobre pressão arterial, reatividade e morfologia vascular de ratos hipertensos induzidos por L-NAME. MÉTODOS: Ratos Wistar machos (200-250 g foram divididos em 3 grupos: normotenso sedentário (NS, hipertenso sedentário (HS e hipertenso treinado (HT. A hipertensão foi induzida pela administração de L-NAME (40 mg/kg na água de beber por 4 semanas. A pressão arterial foi avaliada antes e após o TR. O TR foi realizado utilizando 50% de 1RM, em 3 séries de 10 repetições, 3 vezes por semana, durante quatro semanas. A reatividade vascular foi mensurada em artéria mesentérica superior por curvas concentração resposta ao nitroprussiato de sódio (NPS e fenilefrina (FEN. Além disso, foram realizadas análises histológicas e estereológicas. RESULTADOS: O TR inibiu o aumento das pressões arteriais média e diastólica. Foi observada uma redução significativa na resposta máxima e na potência da FEN entre os grupos HS e HT. A análise histológica evidenciou aspecto normal para as túnicas íntima, média e adventícia em todos os grupos. Não houve diferença significativa nas áreas do lúmen, da túnica média e total das artérias dos grupos HS e HT em relação ao NS. A razão parede/lúmen arterial do grupo HS apresentou diferença significativa em relação ao NS (p < 0,05, mas esta não foi diferente do HT. CONCLUSÕES: O TR foi capaz de prevenir a elevação da pressão arterial sob as condições deste estudo. Este controle parece envolver a regulação de mecanismo vasoconstritor e a manutenção do diâmetro luminal de ratos hipertensos induzidos por L-NAME.

  5. Idosos hipertensos apresentam menor desempenho cognitivo do que idosos normotensos

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    Juliana Magalhães Duarte Matoso

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial tem sido associada à redução do desempenho cognitivo, contudo a literatura é conflitante. OBJETIVO: Comparar o desempenho cognitivo entre idosos normotensos ("N"; n = 17; idade 68 ± 1; pressão arterial = 133 ± 3/74 ± 2 mmHg e hipertensos ("H"; n = 28; idade 69 ± 1, pressão arterial = 148 ± 4/80 ± 1 mmHg com pelo menos cinco anos de escolaridade. MÉTODOS: A avaliação neuropsicológica ampla constou do "Cambridge Cognition-Revised" (CAMCOG-R, dos "Trail Making Test A and B" (TMT A e B e do "Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test" (RAVLT. RESULTADOS: Os idosos hipertensos apresentaram menor escore do CAMCOG-R (N = 87,6 ± 1,8; H = 78,6 ± 1,4; p = 0,002. Os idosos hipertensos necessitaram de maior tempo para realizar o TMT A e B (TMT A: N = 39 ± 3s; H = 57 ± 3,4s; p = 0,001; TMT B: N = 93 ± 7s; H = 124 ± 7s; p = 0,006, o que também é demonstrado pelos percentis significativamente menores obtidos nestes testes. O somatório do RAVLT foi significativamente menor nos idosos hipertensos (N = 51,8 ± 1,7; H = 40,7 ± 1,5; p < 0,0001. Mesmo ajustado para idade, sexo, escolaridade e sintomas de depressão, a hipertensão arterial foi um fator preditor independente do desempenho cognitivo medido pelo CAMCOG-R, TMT A e o somatório do RAVLT. CONCLUSÃO: O desempenho cognitivo em idosos hipertensos é menor do que em idosos normotensos.

  6. 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

  7. Assistência de enfermagem ao cliente queimado no ambulatório e/ou no domicílio após alta da unidade de internação

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    Dulce de Oliveira Azevedo

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available A investigação realizada por quatro enfermeiras objetiva ressaltar a importância desse profissional na assistência ao queimado, após alta hospitalar, para averiguar o aparecimento de possíveis seqüelas e, diagnosticando-as, utilizar meios para miniminzá-las. Também foi preocupação do grupo certificar se as orientações dadas a cliente/família sobre higiene, uso de suportes ortopédicos e máscaras haviam sido assimiladas. Os resultados confirmam a ocorrência de problemas relacionados à cicatrização das lesões.

  8. Acurácia da radiografia de tórax associada a eletrocardiograma no diagnóstico de hipertrofia em hipertensos

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    Sergio Marrone Ribeiro

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A radiografia de tórax e o eletrocardiograma (ECG tem sido criticados em razão de sua baixa sensibilidade no diagnóstico da Hipertrofia Ventricular Esquerda (HVE quando comparada ao ecocardiograma. Entretanto, esse exame não está disponível nos centros de atendimento primário para toda a população de hipertensos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar se a radiografia de tórax associada ao eletrocardiograma apresenta acurácia que justifique seu uso na detecção de HVE em hipertensos, bem como a utilidade do índice cardiotorácico e das radiografias oblíquas na avaliação das dimensões das câmaras cardíacas esquerdas. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo realizado em 177 pacientes hipertensos consecutivos, através da radiografia do tórax, eletrocardiograma e ecocardiograma. Testes de acurácia foram utilizados para comparar esses métodos utilizando a ecocardiografia convencional como padrão de referência. RESULTADOS: O índice cardiotorácico mostrou sensibilidade de 17% para o diagnóstico de HVE, somente detectando alterações cardíacas mais acentuadas. As incidências póstero-anterior e perfil tiveram sensibilidade de 52%, aumentando para 54% quando a radiografia de tórax foi associada ao eletrocardiograma. As incidências oblíquas não melhoraram significativamente a acurácia da radiografia de tórax que, por sua vez, apresentou alta especificidade e boa sensibilidade para a detecção do aumento da aorta. Foi interessante notar que essa alteração estava presente em metade dos hipertensos com HVE. CONCLUSÃO: A associação da radiografia de tórax com eletrocardiograma é útil na avaliação inicial de hipertensos para o diagnóstico de hipertrofia ventricular esquerda, especialmente se a ecocardiografia não estiver disponível. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0

  9. Bitcoin clients

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    Bitcoin is a new decentralized electronic currency which gained popularity in the last two years. The usage of Bitcoin is facilitated by software commonly called Bitcoin clients. This thesis provides an overview of Bitcoin and cryptography behind it, discusses different types of Bitcoin clients and researches additional features implemented by them. It also analyzes further enhancements that can be made to clients and the Bitcoin protocol. Bitcoin clients are grouped into types and analyz...

  10. Client Perspective

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    Training Sections can best serve the needs of their clients by encouraging them to recognize that self-determination and overall training program ownership are the key ingredients of a successful program. In a support role, Training Sections should provide excellent lesson plans and instructors, good record keeping, and feedback vehicles. Most importantly, Training Sections should communicate closely with their clients and provide maximum flexibility to support overall client responsibilities

  11. Perfil e principais queixas dos clientes encaminhados ao Centro de Atendimento e Apoio Psicológico ao Adolescente (CAAA - UNIFESP/EPM Social-demographic profile and main complaints of clients referred to the Center of Psychological Assistance and Aid to Adolescent - CAAA - UNIFESP/EPM

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    Teresa Helena Schoen-Ferreira

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo traça o perfil sociodemográfico do adolescente encaminhado ao serviço de psicologia do Centro de Atendimento e Apoio ao Adolescente (CAAA do Departamento de Pediatria da Unifesp/EPM. A população, predominantemente na faixa de 13 a 15 anos de idade, igualmente distribuída do ponto de vista do sexo, cursava o Ensino Fundamental com defasagem escolar. Além disso, o presente estudo apresenta as queixas mais comuns do adolescente (dificuldades escolares e a principal fonte de encaminhamento (médico hebeatra. A partir do levantamento, os autores discutem os dados comparando-os com outros estudos de mesma natureza. Comentam a necessidade de se trabalhar em equipe multidisciplinar e de se pensar em novos modelos de atendimento ao adolescente.This study draws the social demographic profile of the adolescent referred to the service of Psychology of the Center of Assistance and Support to Adolescents (CAAA of the Pediatrics Department of Unifesp/EPM with a population, consisting of 13 to 15 year old individuals, equally distributed by sex, attending elementary school with academic failure. The study shows the most common adolescents complains (learning problems and the most frequent referrals (medical doctor. Based on this assessment the authors discuss several adolescent problems such as health, personal development, family and social environment with special focus on school progress and family relationship.

  12. Agencia de autocuidado en hipertensos usuarios de un hospital universitario en Cúcuta (Colombia)

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    Olga Marina Vega Angarita

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    Objetivo: El objetivo de este estudio fue describir la capacidad de agencia de autocuidado de hipertensos usuarios del servicio de consulta externa del Hospital Universitario Erasmo Meoz, en Cúcuta. Materiales y métodos: Estudio descriptivo transversal de corte cuantitativo, realizado durante el primer semestre de 2012; la muestra por conveniencia estuvo conformada por 65 hipertensos, a quienes, previa verificación del cumplimiento de requisitos, les fue aplicado la escala “Apreciación de la ...

  13. Consulta de enfermagem ao cliente transplantado cardíaco: impacto das ações educativas em saúde Consulta de Enfermería al cliente trasplantado cardíaco: impacto de las acciones en salud Appointment with nurses for transplanted heart clients: impact of educative health actions

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    Zélia Maria de Sousa Araújo Santos

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available O estudo teve como objetivo avaliar o impacto das ações educativas em saúde, na consulta de Enfermagem com 18 clientes transplantados cardíacos, embasado na Teoria de Orem. Foi realizado em uma Unidade de Transplante e Insuficiência Cardíaca de uma Instituição Pública de Saúde de Fortaleza - Ce. Os dados foram coletados através da consulta de Enfermagem. Identificou-se 14 diagnósticos de enfermagem na primeira consulta e 7 na última. Constatou-se que, os clientes desenvolveram habilidades para o autocuidado, com a implementação das ações educativas em saúde, tornando-os agentes de autocuidado, com o alcance de um bom nível de saúde e bem-estar. Por outro lado, despertou no enfermeiro, um direcionamento sistemático e eficaz no acompanhamento ambulatorial a esta clientela.El estudio tiene como objetivo, evaluar el impacto de las acciones educativas en salud, en la consulta de Enfermería con 18 cliente trasplantados cardíacos, basado en la teoría de Orem. Se realizó en una Unidad de Trasplante e Insuficiencia Cardiaca de una Institución Pública de Fortaleza-Ce. Se colectaron los datos a través de consulta de enfermería. Se identificaron 14 diagnósticos en la primera consulta y 7 en la última. Hubo la constatación de que, los clientes desarrollaron habilidades para el autocuidado, con la implementación de las acciones educativas en salud, volviéndose agentes de autocuidado, con el alcance de un buen nivel de salud y bienestar. Por otro lado, estimuló en el enfermero, una dirección sistemática y eficaz en el acompañamiento ambulatorial a esta clientela.The study was aimed at evaluating the impact of educative health actions on nursing appointments with 18 transplanted heart clients, based on Orem's Theory. It was conducted in a Heart Transplant and Insufficiency Unit of a Public Health Institution in Fortaleza - CE. The data were collected by way of nursing appointments. 14 nursing diagnoses were identified in

  14. Avaliação dos fatores interferentes na adesão ao tratamento do cliente portador de pé diabético Evaluación de los factores intervinientes en la adhesión al tratamiento del paciente con pie diabético Evaluation of interfering factors in treatment adherence of patients with diabetic foot conditions

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    Elizabeth Mesquita Melo; Mariana Silva Teles; Rafaela Silva Teles; Islene Victor Barbosa; Rita Mônica Borges Studart; Margarida Mota de Oliveira

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    A diabetes é uma doença crónica que exige adaptações na vida do cliente. O estudo objetivou avaliar a adesão do cliente portador de pé diabético ao tratamento. Estudo descritivo, quantitativo, realizado numa instituição especializada em diabetes, em Fortaleza-CE, com 45 clientes portadores de pé diabético. Os dados foram colhidos nos meses de fevereiro e março de 2009, expostos em gráficos e tabelas. O projeto foi aprovado pelo Comitê de ética em Pesquisa da Universidade de Fortaleza. Os clie...

  15. Cardiovascular risk assessment in hypertensive patients Evaluación del riesgo cardiovascular en hipertensos Avaliação do risco cardiovascular em hipertensos

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    Elaine Amaral de Paula

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    ó diferencia significativa entre la clasificación del riesgo cardiovascular, cuya correlación muestra discreta concordancia entre las dos escalas. Los elementos relacionados al estilo de vida parecen ser determinantes en el aumento del riesgo cardiovascular. OBJETIVO: avaliar o risco cardiovascular, utilizando o escore de Framingham tradicional e o modificado pela incorporação de fatores de risco emergentes, como história familiar de infarto agudo do miocárdio, síndrome metabólica e doença renal crônica. MÉTODO: participaram 50 hipertensos que faziam tratamento ambulatorial. Os dados clínicos foram obtidos por meio de entrevista semiestruturada e os laboratoriais, coletados em prontuários. RESULTADOS: verificou-se que o escore de Framingham tradicional foi predominantemente baixo (74%, 14% apresentou médio risco e 12% alto risco. Após a inclusão de fatores de risco emergentes, a chance de ocorrer um evento coronariano foi baixa em 22% dos casos, média em 56% e alta em 22% dos casos. CONCLUSÕES: a comparação entre o escore de risco de Framingham tradicional e o modificado demonstrou diferença significativa entre a classificação do risco cardiovascular, cuja correlação mostra discreta concordância entre as duas escalas. Os elementos relacionados ao estilo de vida parecem ser determinantes do aumento de risco cardiovascular.

  16. Representações de gênero nas relações estudante de enfermagem e cliente: contribuições ao processo de ensino-aprendizagem Representaciones de género en las relaciones estudiante de enfermería y cliente: contribuciones al proceso enseñanza-aprendizaje Gender representations in nursing student and client relations: contributions to the learning process

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    Renata de Lima Muroya

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo foi Identificar, conhecer e aprofundar o conhecimento sobre as relações de gênero entre estudantes e clientes na prática do cuidado de enfermagem. Estudo de abordagem qualitativa fundamentado nos pressupostos da representação social e analisado à luz dos referenciais teóricos de gênero. Utilizou-se a técnica Teoria do Núcleo Central. Os resultados foram organizados em uma árvore máxima a partir da qual emergiram como elementos periféricos dois eixos temáticos: "A tríade igualdade/diferença/desigualdade no cuidado de enfermagem" e "A falta de preparo: a lacuna no ensino". Os resultados expressam uma dificuldade por parte dos(as estudantes em prestar cuidado ao gênero que não é o seu; revelam um discurso ancorado na percepção das diferenças sexuais e na crença de uma heterossexualidade presumidaEl objetivo del estudio fue identificar, conocer y profundizar los conocimiento sobre las relaciones de género entre estudiantes y clientes en la práctica del cuidado de enfermería. Estudio de abordaje cualitativa fundamentado en los presupuestos de la representación social y analisado bajo la luz de los referenciales teóricos de género. Se utilizó la técnica Teoría del Núcleo Central. Los resultados fueron organizados en un árbol máxima a partir de la cual emergieron como elementos periféricos dos ejes temáticos: "La triade igualdad/diferencia/desigualdad en el cuidado de enfermería" y "La falta de preparación: la laguna en la enseñanza". Los resultados expresan una dificultad por parte de los (las estudiantes en prestar cuidado al género que no es el suyo; revelan un discurso basado en la percepción de las diferencias sexuales y el la creencia de una supuesta heterosexualidadThe purpose of the study was to identity, to know, and to improve the knowledge about the relationships of gender among the students and the clients in the practice of nursing care. That was a qualitative study, based in

  17. Efecto de una intervención educativa en la calidad de vida del paciente hipertenso

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    Adalberto Jorge Barrón; Federico Luis Torreblanca; Landy Isabel Sánchez; Miguel Martínez

    1998-01-01

    Objetivo. Evaluar el efecto de una intervención educativa sobre la calidad de vida del paciente hipertenso. Material y métodos. Se estudiaron 150 adultos hipertensos en un primer nivel de atención mediante un ensayo clínico aleatorizado a dos grupos. El grupo experimental fue objeto de una intervención educativa sobre hipertensión y la repercusión del estilo de vida en el control de tal enfermedad. El grupo testigo no recibió intervención. En ambos grupos se determinó la calidad de vida media...

  18. Avaliação antropométrica e dietética de hipertensos atendidos em ambulatório de um hospital universitário Anthropometric and dietetic evaluation of hypertensive outpatients from a university hospital

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    Poliana Coelho Cabral; Ana Maria de Carvalho Albuquerque Melo; Tânia Campos Fell Amado; Rijane Maria de Andrade Barros dos Santos

    2003-01-01

    O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o estado nutricional e o consumo de nutrientes de hipertensos, na faixa etária de 18 a 74 anos, atendidos ambulatorialmente no Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. A amostra, escolhida ao acaso, foi composta por 156 indivíduos de ambos os sexos (51 homens e 105 mulheres). As análises mostraram uma elevada prevalência de pacientes (73,1%) com peso acima da média e entre eles a hipertensão se associou significativamente com a obesida...

  19. Atenção farmacêutica para pacientes hipertensos – nova metodologia e a importância dessa prática no acompanhamento domiciliar - 10.5020/18061230.2008.p224

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    Valdomiro Vagner de Souza; Ana Lúcia Francisco Bertoncin

    2012-01-01

    Objetivo: Avaliar e ampliar o conhecimento dos pacientes sobre a hipertensão arterial, buscando orientá-los e estimulá-los ao uso correto dos medicamentos e à adesão a estilo de vida adequado, salientando a importância da atenção farmacêutica domiciliar no tratamento da doença. Métodos: Estudo prospectivo, experimental e longitudinal, realizado com 10 pacientes hipertensos de uma farmácia municipal, selecionados aleatoriamente. Dados sobre os hábitos de vida, medicamentos uti izados e resulta...

  20. Clima de serviço, identificação organizacional e profissional como antecedentes do desempenho profissional e dos comportamentos de ligação ao cliente

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    Miguel, Susana Sofia Abreu

    2008-01-01

    As organizações de Saúde existem para compreender e satisfazer as necessidades dos nossos clientes prestando-lhe os cuidados necessários nas mais vastas áreas e fornecendo um serviço de elevada qualidade. Para poderem funcionar precisam da competência e dos conhecimentos dos seus profissionais. São estes profissionais que vão actuar de maneira contínua e próxima do cliente. Por outro lado o profissional de saúde para desempenhar as suas funções necessita de estar inserido numa organização, co...

  1. Treinamento resistido controla a pressão arterial de ratos hipertensos induzidos por l-NAME

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    Ayslan Jorge Santos de Araujo; Anne Carolline Veríssimo dos Santos; Karine dos Santos Souza; Marlúcia Bastos Aires; Valter Joviniano Santana-Filho; Emerson Ticona Fioretto; Marcelo Mendonça Mota; Márcio Roberto Viana Santos

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    FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial é uma síndrome multifatorial, crônica, causada tanto por fatores congênitos ou adquiridos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos do treinamento físico resistido (TR) sobre pressão arterial, reatividade e morfologia vascular de ratos hipertensos induzidos por L-NAME. MÉTODOS: Ratos Wistar machos (200-250 g) foram divididos em 3 grupos: normotenso sedentário (NS), hipertenso sedentário (HS) e hipertenso treinado (HT). A hipertensão foi induzida pela administração de L-...

  2. Qualidade de vida de pacientes hipertensos em tratamento ambulatorial Quality of life of hypertensive patients treated at an outpatient clinic

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    Margaret Assad Cavalcante; Maria Teresa Nogueira Bombig; Braulio Luna Filho; Antonio Carlos Camargo Carvalho; Angelo A. V. de Paola; Rui Póvoa

    2007-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: As doenças cardiovasculares são principal causa de mortalidade na população brasileira, sendo a hipertensão arterial (HA) de maior prevalência. A terapêutica para o tratamento da HA é cada vez maior e sabe-se que melhora a sobrevida dos pacientes, porém questiona-se a melhora na qualidade de vida (QV) do paciente hipertenso após tratamento. OBJETIVO: Comparar aspectos relacionados à QV de pacientes hipertensos em tratamento. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 100 pacientes hipertensos; 46 a...

  3. Denervação Renal com Cateter Irrigado em Hipertensos Resistentes: Uma Estratégia Promissora?

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    Luciana Armaganijan

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: A hipertensão arterial sistêmica constitui importante problema de saúde pública e significativa causa de mortalidade cardiovascular. A elevada prevalência e as reduzidas taxas de controle tensional despertaram o interesse por estratégias terapêuticas alternativas. A denervação simpática renal percutânea surgiu como perspectiva no tratamento de hipertensos resistentes. Objetivo: Avaliar a factibilidade e a segurança da denervação renal com cateter irrigado. Métodos: Dez hipertensos resistentes foram submetidos ao procedimento. O desfecho primário foi a segurança, avaliada por eventos adversos periprocedimento, função renal e anormalidade vascular renal aos 6 meses. Os desfechos secundários constituíram mudanças na pressão arterial (consultório e monitorização ambulatorial e no número de anti-hipertensivos aos 6 meses. Resultados: A média de idade foi de 47,3 (± 12 anos, 90% eram mulheres. No primeiro caso, houve dissecção de artéria renal causada por trauma da bainha, fato que não se repetiu após ajuste técnico, demonstrando efeito da curva de aprendizado. Nenhum caso de trombose/infarto renal ou óbito foi reportado. Não se observou elevação dos níveis séricos de creatinina durante o seguimento. Aos 6 meses, diagnosticou-se um caso de estenose significativa de artéria renal, sem repercussão clínica. A denervação renal reduziu a pressão arterial de consultório, em média, em 14,6/6,6 mmHg (p = 0,4 tanto para pressão arterial sistólica como para a diastólica. A redução média da pressão arterial pela monitorização ambulatorial foi de 28/17,6 mmHg (p = 0,02 e p = 0,07 para pressão arterial sistólica e diastólica, respectivamente. Houve redução média de 2,1 anti-hipertensivos. Conclusão: A denervação renal é factível e segura no tratamento da hipertensão arterial sistêmica resistente. Estudos maiores são necessários para confirmar nossos resultados.

  4. Variáveis biopsicossociais e atitudes frente ao tratamento influenciam a hipertensão complicada

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    Angela Maria Geraldo Pierin

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão complicada pode ser influenciada pelas características dos pacientes hipertensos. OBJETIVO: Associar a condição de hipertensão complicada com variáveis biossociais, tais como as atitudes e as crenças sobre a doença e o tratamento e o bem-estar subjetivo. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 251 hipertensos não complicados (PAS > 140 mmHg e/ou 90 110 mmHg com ou sem tratamento, com lesões em órgãos-alvo ou outras doenças. RESULTADOS: Os hipertensos complicados foram significativamente diferentes dos não complicados (p < 0,05 em relação a: 1 - Predomínio de homens, não brancos (53,0%, maior índice de massa corporal (29,5 ± 4,6 vs 28,5 ± 4,0 kg/m², mais de 10 anos de doença (54,0%, realização de tratamento anterior (53,0% e referência de tristeza em relação a sua vida como um todo (74,0%; 2 - Os hipertensos complicados nunca levam os remédios quando viajam (59,0%, nem os providenciam antes de acabarem (71,0% e raramente seguem as orientações sobre alimentação (69,0%; 3 - Os hipertensos não complicados apontaram mais enxaqueca, dor articular e, entre as mulheres, presença de menopausa e tratamento de reposição hormonal; 4 - Dos que tinham a pressão controlada (< 140/90 mmHg, 61,9% eram hipertensos não complicados; e 5 - Os hipertensos complicados desconheciam que o tratamento pode evitar problemas renais e desconheciam ainda que a hipertensão também pode acometer pessoas jovens. CONCLUSÃO: Hipertensos complicados apresentaram mais características estruturais e psicossociais desfavoráveis, mais atitudes negativas frente ao tratamento e desconhecem a doença.

  5. Balanced Scorecard: uma abordagem voltada ao cliente na Cooperativa de Crédito de Livre Admissão de Associados - Sicoob Canoinhas/SC = Balanced Scorecard: an approach back to customer in the Cooperative Credit for Free Admission to Associate - Sicoob Canoinhas/SC

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    Veridiana Ferreira

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Devido às constantes mudanças que estão ocorrendo no ambiente empresarial, existe a necessidade da implantação de ferramentas que auxiliem o processo de tomada de decisão de forma rápida e eficaz. Atualmente, a concorrência está fazendo com que as empresas direcionem sua atenção para a fidelização de seus clientes. Nesse sentido, o presente estudo tem como tema a satisfação dos clientes como indicador de desempenho em uma cooperativa de crédito, apoiando-se na metodologia do Balanced Scorecard, em que o objetivo principal é avaliar o nível de satisfação dos associados e não associados do SICOOB Canoinhas. A pesquisa, quanto aos objetivos, caracteriza-se como exploratória; quanto aos procedimentos, caracteriza-se como bibliográfica, estudo de caso e estudo de survey e, em relação ao problema, qualifica-se como quantitativa e qualitativa. No decorrer da pesquisa, foi possível identificar o nível de satisfação dos clientes da cooperativa por meio da aplicação de um questionário, que abordou as propostas de valor sugeridas pela perspectiva de clientes do Balanced Scorecard. Por meio dos dados obtidos pôde-se realizar uma comparação entre essas informações e os objetivos específicos da entidade para o segmento de clientes. Após a análise, elaborou-se um plano de melhorias, que foi encaminhado à administração da cooperativa, sendo que sua aplicabilidade pode ou não ser considerada nas tomadas de decisões.Due to constant changes that are occurring in the business environment, there is a need for implementation of tools which aid the process of decision-making in a quick and effective way. Nowadays, competition is causing companies direct their attention to the loyalty of their customers. In this sense, the current study has the theme of customer satisfaction as an indicator of performance in a credit union, relying on the Balanced Scorecard methodology, where the main purpose is to assess the satisfaction

  6. Avaliação da adesão de médicos ao protocolo de hipertensão arterial da secretaria municipal de saúde de Curitiba Evaluación de la adhesión de médicos al protocolo de hipertensión arterial de la Secretaría Municipal de Salud de Curitiba Evaluation of physicians' compliance with the hypertension protocol of the Municipal Health Department of the city of Curitiba

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    Ivan Maluf Jr; Mariana Ribas Zahdi; Natasha Unterstell; Eliane Mara Cesário Pereira Maluf; André Bonamigo de Sousa; Felipe Dominici Loures

    2010-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: Em Curitiba, a hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS) é a segunda causa de internamento hospitalar e a primeira causa de morte por doenças cardiovasculares. Os protocolos de atendimento aos hipertensos sistematizam a atenção ao paciente com o intuito de aprimorar a resolutividade e a qualidade dos serviços de saúde. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a adesão dos profissionais médicos ao protocolo do programa de hipertensos da Secretaria Municipal de Saúde (SMS) de Curitiba. MÉTODOS: Este é um estud...

  7. Comparação dos perfis dos pacientes hipertensos atendidos em Pronto-Socorro e em tratamento ambulatorial Perfil de los pacientes hipertensos atendidos en un servicio de emergencia: comparación con hipertensos en tratamiento ambulatorio Comparison of the profile of hypertensive patients seen in emergency unit with those receiving outpatient clinic treatment

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    Cristiane Garcia Sanchez

    2004-03-01

    Full Text Available O estudo comparou 100 hipertensos atendidos no Pronto-socorro com 100 pacientes do Ambulatório. Os hipertensos do Pronto-Socorro foram diferentes (p Este estudio comparó 100 hipertensos atendidos en un servicio de emergencia, con 100 pacientes de consulta externa. Los hipertensos de emergencia fueron diferentes (pThis study compares 100 hypertensive patients in emergency units with those who were seen in outpatient clinics. Hypertensive patients seen at the emergency unit showed to be different (p < 0.05 from those seen at the outpatient clinic regarding: higher blood pressure; lower income; not belonging to the hospital community; greater alcohol intake; became aware of their hypertension because felt bad; measured blood pressure less often; did not take the medicine more often. In conclusion, unfavorable characteristics can contribute to hypertensive patients who do not follow anti-hypertension treatment adequately, leading to care in emergency units.

  8. Índice Internacional de Função Erétil Simplificado e doença coronariana em pacientes hipertensos

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    Antonio Carlos Cordeiro

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A Disfunção Erétil (DE se associa ao risco aumentado de Doença Arterial Coronariana (DAC. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a associação entre DE, determinada pelo Índice Internacional de Função Erétil Simplificado (IIFE-5, e DAC. MÉTODOS: Estudo de corte transversal que avaliou 263 hipertensos (55 [50 - 61] anos. A DE foi avaliada pelo IIEF-5 e a DAC, por meio da história de revascularização miocárdica prévia e/ou por cineangiocoronariografia. RESULTADOS: O IIFE-5 se correlacionou com o clearance de creatinina [ClCr] (Rho = 0,23; p 20 (n = 123; aqueles com menor IIFE-5 tinham idade mais elevada (57 [52 - 61] vs. 54 [45 - 60] anos; p = 0,002, maior prevalência de DAC (22% vs. 9%; p = 0,004, tabagismo (64% vs. 47%; p = 0,009 e do uso de inibidores dos canais de cálcio (65 % vs. 43%; p = 0,001, além de menor ClCr (67,3 [30,8 - 88,6] vs. 82,6 [65,9 - 98,2] ml/min; p < 0,001. O IIFE-5 < 20 se associou ao maior risco de DAC em regressão logística; tanto univariada (RR = 2,89 [IC 95% 1,39 - 6,05], quanto após ajustes para idade, diabetes, ClCr, tabagismo, pressão arterial média e uso de anti- hipertensivos (RR = 2,59 [IC 95%: 1,01 - 6,61]. CONCLUSÃO: O IIFE-5 se associa ao diagnóstico de DAC e sua utilização pode agregar informação ao estadiamento do risco cardiovascular em pacientes hipertensos.

  9. Concordancia de tres definiciones de síndrome metabólico en pacientes hipertensos

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    Paternina-Caicedo, Ángel J.

    2009-01-01

    Objetivo Determinar la concordancia entre tres definiciones de síndrome metabólico (SMet) en pacientes hipertensos colombianos.Materiales y Métodos Se diseñó un estudio descriptivo en 323 pacientes hipertensos de Cartagena de Indias. Se realizó historia clínica, medición de tensión arterial, perímetro abdominal, lípidos séricos y glucosa sérica en ayunas. Se comparó la prevalencia deSMet según la definición del Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III), la American Heart Association (AHA), la Inter...

  10. A scale to evaluate customer attitudes towards food risks in restaurants / Uma escala para avaliar as atitudes do cliente com relação aos riscos de alimentos em restaurantes

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    Gabriela Milhassi Vedovato

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Qualitative methods for exploratory social research allow a deep understanding of individuals’ knowledge, perceptions, values, and preferences. In this study, we aimed to develop a scale to measure customer attitudes toward food risks. In-depth interviews were conducted with customers from two different restaurants located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to raise social representation constructs by means of the collective subject discourse technique to compose the scale items. A 5-point Likert scale was used to assess the degree of the respondent’s agreement/disagreement with each item (n = 24. The instrument developed was tested (n = 61 to evaluate validity and reliability; it yielded satisfactory internal consistency (α = 0.78, 17 items. The study offers a theoretical and methodological insight into scale development, and identifies customers’ social representations in buffet-style restaurants related to hygiene, risk management, food-hazards, responsibility, and trust in food systems. The proposed methodology is suitable to apply to further marketing research and effective risk management and communication regarding foodservices issues. -------------------- ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Métodos qualitativos em pesquisa social permitem uma compreensão mais aprofundada dos conhecimentos, percepções, valores, preferências dos indivíduos. Este estudo teve como objetivo o desenvolvimento de uma escala para avaliar as atitudes dos clientes em relação à segurança de alimentos. Entrevistas em profundidade foram realizadas com clientes de dois restaurantes em São Paulo, Brasil, para levantar construtos de representação social por meio da técnica do Discurso do Sujeito Coletivo para compor os itens da escala. Uma escala de Likert 5-pontos foi utilizada para avaliar o grau de concordância/discordância dos respondentes com cada item (n = 24. O instrumento desenvolvido foi testado (n

  11. Integração de processos na cadeia de suprimentos e desempenho do serviço ao cliente: um estudo na indústria calçadista de Franca Processes integration in supply chain and customer service performances: a study of a footwear industry in Franca, SP

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    Wilson de Castro Hilsdorf

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O processo de globalização e a revolução digital têm trazido novos desafios de competitividade às empresas. Uma dessas novas necessidades é a mudança do foco do escopo gerencial para toda a cadeia de suprimentos. Gerenciar uma cadeia de suprimentos requer, entre outros aspectos, a integração dos "processos-chave" de negócios ao longo dessa cadeia. Nesse sentido, este trabalho teve como objetivo identificar como é a relação entre a integração de processos ao longo da cadeia de suprimentos e o desempenho no serviço prestado ao cliente (customer service. Para tanto, a abordagem exploratória foi utilizada, tendo como objeto de estudo uma cadeia de suprimentos calçadista localizada na cidade de Franca, a qual se constitui em um bom exemplo de cadeia consolidada e já inserida no mercado internacional. Os resultados obtidos permitem concluir que o desempenho do serviço ao cliente na cadeia estudada está relacionado diretamente com a integração dos processos de atendimento de pedidos, gestão da demanda e desenvolvimento de produtos ao longo da cadeia, envolvendo não apenas a integração com clientes, mas também com os fornecedores-chave. Pode-se constatar ainda que esse desempenho está relacionado também com a existência de competências internas nos processos considerados, nas empresas estudadas.The globalization process and the digital revolution have brought new challenges for the companies' competitiveness. One of these new requirements is the change of the managerial scope of the entire supply chain. The management of a supply chain requires, among other aspects, integrating key-business processes along the chain. In this sense, this work has the main purpose of identifying the relationship between processes integration along the supply chain and its customer service performance. In order to achieve this aim, an exploratory research was conducted, focusing on a footwear supply chain located in the city of Franca

  12. Client Centred Desing

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    Ørngreen, Rikke; Nielsen, Janni; Levinsen, Karin

    2008-01-01

    In this paper we argue for the use of Client Centred preparation phases when designing complex systems. Through Client Centred Design human computer interaction can extend the focus on end-users to alse encompass the client's needs, context and resources.......In this paper we argue for the use of Client Centred preparation phases when designing complex systems. Through Client Centred Design human computer interaction can extend the focus on end-users to alse encompass the client's needs, context and resources....

  13. The clients perspective: Client and owner

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    After Nine Mile Points' Licensed Operator Requalification Program was declared unsatisfactory by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the importance of quality training (the clients need) took on new meaning. During a year of recovery, the clients needs were determined, and training responded. The end result was a strong program, with ownership in the right place

  14. Acurácia da radiografia de tórax associada a eletrocardiograma no diagnóstico de hipertrofia em hipertensos Accuracy of chest radiography plus electrocardiogram in diagnosis of hypertrophy in hypertension

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    Sergio Marrone Ribeiro

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A radiografia de tórax e o eletrocardiograma (ECG tem sido criticados em razão de sua baixa sensibilidade no diagnóstico da Hipertrofia Ventricular Esquerda (HVE quando comparada ao ecocardiograma. Entretanto, esse exame não está disponível nos centros de atendimento primário para toda a população de hipertensos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar se a radiografia de tórax associada ao eletrocardiograma apresenta acurácia que justifique seu uso na detecção de HVE em hipertensos, bem como a utilidade do índice cardiotorácico e das radiografias oblíquas na avaliação das dimensões das câmaras cardíacas esquerdas. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo realizado em 177 pacientes hipertensos consecutivos, através da radiografia do tórax, eletrocardiograma e ecocardiograma. Testes de acurácia foram utilizados para comparar esses métodos utilizando a ecocardiografia convencional como padrão de referência. RESULTADOS: O índice cardiotorácico mostrou sensibilidade de 17% para o diagnóstico de HVE, somente detectando alterações cardíacas mais acentuadas. As incidências póstero-anterior e perfil tiveram sensibilidade de 52%, aumentando para 54% quando a radiografia de tórax foi associada ao eletrocardiograma. As incidências oblíquas não melhoraram significativamente a acurácia da radiografia de tórax que, por sua vez, apresentou alta especificidade e boa sensibilidade para a detecção do aumento da aorta. Foi interessante notar que essa alteração estava presente em metade dos hipertensos com HVE. CONCLUSÃO: A associação da radiografia de tórax com eletrocardiograma é útil na avaliação inicial de hipertensos para o diagnóstico de hipertrofia ventricular esquerda, especialmente se a ecocardiografia não estiver disponível. (Arq Bras Cardiol. 2012; [online].ahead print, PP.0-0BACKGROUND: Chest radiography and electrocardiogram have been criticized due to their low sensitivity for Left Ventricular Hypertrophy diagnosis

  15. HALLAZGOS ERGOMÉTRICOS EN PACIENTES PREHIPERTENSOS E HIPERTENSOS DE CONSULTA EXTERNA

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    Tomás Noel Santana Téllez; Regino Rodríguez Acosta; Leandro Segura Pujals; Aida Pérez Más

    2007-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio descriptivo para conocer los hallazgos ergométricos en pacientes prehipertensos e hipertensos atendidos en consulta externa de Medicina Interna del Hospital Provincial "Manuel Ascunce Domenech", de Camagüey durante el año 2005. El universo ascendió a 70 pacientes, a los cuales se les aplicó una encuesta con las variables seleccionadas según criterios bibliográficos: cifras de tensión arterial y hallazgos ergométricos (isquemia miocárdica, arritmias y respuesta presora al...

  16. Avaliação dos fatores interferentes na adesão ao tratamento do cliente portador de pé diabético Evaluación de los factores intervinientes en la adhesión al tratamiento del paciente con pie diabético Evaluation of interfering factors in treatment adherence of patients with diabetic foot conditions

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    Elizabeth Mesquita Melo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available A diabetes é uma doença crónica que exige adaptações na vida do cliente. O estudo objetivou avaliar a adesão do cliente portador de pé diabético ao tratamento. Estudo descritivo, quantitativo, realizado numa instituição especializada em diabetes, em Fortaleza-CE, com 45 clientes portadores de pé diabético. Os dados foram colhidos nos meses de fevereiro e março de 2009, expostos em gráficos e tabelas. O projeto foi aprovado pelo Comitê de ética em Pesquisa da Universidade de Fortaleza. Os clientes foram esclarecidos sobre o estudo, com participação voluntária. A maioria era do sexo masculino, na faixa etária de 50 a 79 anos e casados. Os principais fatores que interferem na adesão ao tratamento incluem: a baixa escolaridade, o nível socioeconómico, o déficit de conhecimento acerca da doença e a dificuldade de acesso ao serviço de saúde. A maioria dos clientes utilizava produtos caseiros para a cura da lesão, demonstrando crença em experiências anteriores. É fundamental que o cliente seja encorajado a assumir a responsabilidade de seu cuidado, enfatizando a necessidade das mudanças no estilo de vida.La diabetes es una enfermedad crónica que exige adaptaciones en la vida del paciente. El estudio tuvo como objetivo evaluar la adhesión del paciente con pie diabético al tratamiento. Se trató de un estudio descriptivo, cuantitativo, realizado en una institución especializada en diabetes, en Fortaleza-CE, con 45 pacientes con esta dolencia. Los datos fueron recolectados durante los meses de febrero a marzo de 2009 y fueron posteriormente expuestos en gráficos y tablas. El proyecto fue aprobado por el Comité de ética en Pesquisa de la Universidad de Fortaleza. A los pacientes, se les informó sobre el estudio, en el cual participaron de forma voluntaria. La mayoría era del sexo masculino, dentro de la franja etária de los 50 a los 79 años y estaban casados. Los principales factores que interfieren en la adhesi

  17. SECURE REMOTE CLIENT AUTHENTICATION

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    K.Pradeep,

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper discusses an application of Secure Remote Client Authentication. It presents a Smart Cards and Digitally certification from third party vendors, Smart cards are based on algorithm to provide secure Remote client Authentication. These schemes vary significantly.In relation to today’s security challenges, which includephishing, man-in-the-middle attacks and malicious software. Secure Remote Client authentication plays a key role.

  18. SECURE REMOTE CLIENT AUTHENTICATION

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    K.Pradeep,; R.Usha Rani; E.Ravi Kumar; K.Nikhila,; Vijay Sankar

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses an application of Secure Remote Client Authentication. It presents a Smart Cards and Digitally certification from third party vendors, Smart cards are based on algorithm to provide secure Remote client Authentication. These schemes vary significantly.In relation to today’s security challenges, which includephishing, man-in-the-middle attacks and malicious software. Secure Remote Client authentication plays a key role.

  19. Variáveis associadas ao câncer de mama em usuárias de unidades básicas de saúde Variables associated with breast cancer in clients of primary healthcare units

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    Valéria Fernandes de Souza Pinho

    2007-05-01

    Full Text Available Um inquérito epidemiológico foi desenvolvido nas dez unidades de saúde da família do Município de Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, em 2003, no qual se investigou o padrão de distribuição de variáveis associadas para o câncer de mama. Foram entrevistadas 698 mulheres entre 25 e 88 anos, 112 na área rural e 586 na urbana. Entre os fatores que apresentam forte associação com a doença, foram encontradas prevalências de 36,1% para idade de 50 anos ou mais, 3,7% para antecedente familiar de câncer de mama em parentes de primeiro grau e 0,4% para antecedente pessoal da doença. Para outros fatores investigados, as prevalências foram mais elevadas em história de abortos (38,5, amamentação por menos de um ano (37,4%, uso prolongado de contraceptivos orais (41,1%, sedentarismo (58,7% e obesidade (30,0. Embora estes últimos fatores ainda estejam em investigação e as medidas estimadas nos estudos sejam de fraca associação, eles podem ser de grande importância para a saúde pública quando suas prevalências são altas na população, no que diz respeito ao controle não só do câncer de mama, como também de outras doenças.An epidemiological survey in ten family health units in the municipality of Teresópolis, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, in 2003, investigated the distribution pattern of breast cancer risk factors. 698 women 25 to 88 years of age were interviewed (112 rural and 586 urban. As for factors associated with breast cancer, 36.1% were 50 years or older, 3.7% had a first-degree family history, and 0.4% had a prior diagnosis of breast cancer. As for other factors, prevalence was higher in women with a history of abortion (38.5%, breastfeeding of less than one year (37.4%, prolonged use of oral contraceptives (41.1%, low physical activity (58.7%, and obesity (30%. Although the latter factors are still under investigation and the measures found in studies show weak associations, they are relevant to public health

  20. ADESÃO DO USUÁRIO HIPERTENSO À TERAPÊUTICA MEDICAMENTOSA

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    Zélia Maria de Sousa Araújo Santos

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La baja adherencia al tratamiento es uno de los factores de descontrol de la presión arterial y del riesgo para enfermedades cardiovasculares. El objetivo fue analizar la adherencia del usuario hipertenso al tratamiento medicamentoso. Estudio descriptivo, con 400 hipertensos, de mayo a agosto/2010, mediante entrevista. La mayoría era mujer (67,2%, edad mayor de 60 años (54,3% y pardas (54,7%. Alrededor de 326 (81,5% estaban tomando el medicamento con predominio de los usuarios con más de diez años después de diagnóstico (33,5%, hasta cinco años de tratamiento (31,0%, y que recibieron medicación completa del Sistema Único de Salud (39,2%. El conocimiento acerca de los tipos de fármacos antihipertensivos y el número de dosis diarias prevaleció independientemente de la medicación regular, lo que realmente sucedió según la ausencia de efectos secundarios, a las molestias causadas, y complejidad del esquema medicamentoso. Parece ser que Lla adherencia al tratamiento prevaleció en la mayoría de los usuarios.

  1. Perceived Counselor Characteristics, Client Expectations, and Client Satisfaction with Counseling.

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    Heppner, P. Paul; Heesacker, Martin

    1983-01-01

    Examined interpersonal influence process within counseling including relationship between perceived counselor expertness, attractiveness, and trustworthiness and client satisfaction; between client expectations on perceived counselor expertness, attractiveness, trustworthiness, and client satisfaction; and effects of actual counselor experience…

  2. Client Centred Design

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    Ørngreen, Rikke; Nielsen, Janni; Tweddell Levinsen, Karin

    2004-01-01

    Abstract In this paper the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Group reports on the pre-phase of an e-learning project, which was carried out in collaboration with the client. The project involved an initial exploration of the problem spaces, possibilities and challenges for an online...... on resources and competencies already existing in the client organisation. We asked: What is it we know? Uncovering the prerequisites and background of and with the client allowed us concurrently to identify: What do we not know? Working iteratively in collaboration with the client, allowed us to...... build on existing resources and networks, suggesting a design, which also included end-users community needs and work-context. Our argument is that if a preparation phase both seeks to confirm knowledge and contemplate what is not yet known, giving attention to the context and need of the client (i...

  3. Human relations in nursing care towards cancer patients submitted to antineoplastic chemotherapy La relación humana en el cuidado de enfermería al cliente con cáncer sometido a la terapia antineoplásica A relação humana no cuidado de enfermagem junto ao cliente com câncer submetido à terapêutica antineoplásica

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    Conceição Adriana Sales Fontes; Neide Aparecida Titonelli Alvim

    2008-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To describe the relationship between nurses and cancer patients, in the context of chemotherapy, according to the client's perception; to analyze nursing practice in oncology, based on human healthcare principles. METHODS: This is a qualitative, exploratory and descriptive research. Ten clients undergoing chemotherapy treatment took part in the study. The "Almanac" techniques of creativity and sensitivity were associated to semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: The subjects' discou...

  4. El cliente interno

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    Juan J. López Sobejano

    2007-01-01

    Desde hace unos años se han incrementado las referencias teóricas a conceptos como “marketing relacional”, “marketing interno” o “cliente interno”, todas ellas relacionadas entre sí. La utilización de estas nuevas construcciones conceptuales refleja un nuevo enfoque de las relaciones empresa-cliente que en ocasiones no se materializa en el día a día.En concreto la expresión “cliente interno” no hace sino mostrar una nueva forma de entender el proceso de producción, principalmente en empresas ...

  5. Controle pressorico e adesao/vinculo em hipertensos usuarios da Atencao Primaria a Saude

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    Christiana Souto Silva; Neir Antunes Paes; Tania Maria Ribeiro Monteiro de Figueiredo; Maria Aparecida Alves Cardoso; Ana Tereza Medeiros Cavalcanti da Silva; Juliana Sousa Soares de Araujo

    2013-01-01

    Estudo descritivo e analítico, de base populacional, realizado com uma amostra aleatória e probabilística de 340 hipertensos, representativa da Estratégia Saúde da Família (ESF) de João Pessoa, PB. O estudo compõe a primeira parte de uma coorte iniciada em 2008. O instrumento utilizado foi adaptado do Primary Care Assessment Tool, revalidado no Brasil. A regressão logística avaliou a associação entre o controle pressórico, as variáveis sócio-demográficas e o indicador de adesão/vínculo. Dentr...

  6. Campaign Consultants - Client Payments

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    City of San Francisco — Campaign Consultants are required to report ���economic consideration�۝ promised by or received from clients in exchange for campaign consulting services during the...

  7. Helping clients build credit

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    Vikki Frank

    2007-01-01

    Until now people who repaid loans from community groups had not been on credit bureaus’ radar. Now Credit Builders Alliance is partnering with Experian to help clients of community lenders build strong credit histories.

  8. Treino cognitivo e intervenção psicoeducativa para indivíduos hipertensos: efeitos na cognição Cognitive training and educational intervention for individuals with hypertension: effects on cognition

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    Thais Bento Lima-Silva

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a possibilidade de aliar o treino cognitivo à intervenção psicoeducativa de oito sessões sobre hipertensão visando melhor manejo desta condição crônica em idosos. MÉTODOS: Participaram 64 idosos que se declararam como hipertensos, divididos em grupo experimental (GE, n=35 e grupo controle (GC, n=29. O grupo controle recebeu treino após o pós teste. O protocolo incluiu dados sócio-demográficos e clínicos, o Mini-Exame do Estado Mental (MEEM, Escala de Depressão Geriátrica (EDG, Teste Comportamental de Memória de Rivermead (RBMT, Fluência Verbal categoria animais (FV e Short Cognitive Test (SKT. RESULTADOS: Pôde-se observar que o GE apresentou melhor desempenho cognitivo, quando comparado ao GC, após a intervenção. CONCLUSÕES: Podem ocorrer ganhos cognitivos associados a uma intervenção psicoeducativa para idosos hipertensos.OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the possibility of combining cognitive training to an educational intervention composed by eight sessions about hypertension for a better management of the disease among the elderly. METHODS: 64 older adults who reported having hypertension, divided into experimental group (EG, n=35 and control group (CG, n=29 participated in the study. Control participants received training after the post-test. The protocol contained socio-demographic and clinical data, Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE, Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS, Rivermead Behavioral Memory Test (RBMT, Verbal Fluency Animal Category (VF and Short Cognitive Test (SKT. RESULTS: The EG showed better cognitive performance when compared with the CG, at post-test. CONCLUSION: Cognitive gains may occur after psychoeducational interventions for older adults with hypertension.

  9. CLIENT-TO-CLIENT STREAMING SCHEME FOR VOD APPLICATIONS

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    T R Gopala Krishnan Nair; Dakshayini, M

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, we propose an efficient client-to-client streaming approach to cooperatively stream the video using chaining technique with unicast communication among the clients. This approach considers two major issues of VoD 1) Prefix caching scheme to accommodate more number of videos closer to client, so that the request-service delay for the user can be minimized. 2) Cooperative proxy and client chaining scheme for streaming the videos using unicasting. This approach minimizes the clien...

  10. Hipertensos com e sem doença renal: avaliação de fatores de risco

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    Natália de Alencar Pinho; Rita de Cássia Burgos de Oliveira; Angela Maria Geraldo Pierin

    2015-01-01

    RESUMO Objetivo Comparar pacientes hipertensos com e sem doença renal e identificar fatores associados à condição clínica e tratamento anti-hipertensivo. Método Estudo transversal realizado com pacientes admitidos em clínica médica de um hospital universitário da cidade de São Paulo. Os dados foram coletados por meio de análise do prontuário. Valores de p

  11. Os efeitos do Lian Gong em hipertensos assistidos em unidade de saúde da família do município de Parnaíba, Piauí - doi: 10.5020/18061230.2012.p435

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    Elce de Seixas Nascimento

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Conhecer os efeitos do Lian Gong em pacientes hipertensos usuários da Unidade de Saúde da Família. Métodos: Estudo qualitativo descritivo, envolvendo 20 voluntários, independente do sexo, com idade entre 45 e 70 anos, residentes no município de ParnaíbaPI, Brasil. A intervenção foi realizada em ambiente calmo e livre de ruídos, no período de agosto a setembro de 2011, três vezes por semana, com um total de 30 sessões. Utilizouse a ferramenta Grupo Focal no início e ao final da intervenção. Aplicou-se a técnica de análise temática do discurso do sujeito coletivo (DSC, utilizando três figuras metodológicas: ideia central, expressões-chave e DSC. Foram utilizadas operações estatísticas simples (percentagens para quantificar as falas. Resultados: Antes da intervenção, o grupo referiu ter percebido a hipertensão pela manifestação de sintomas físicos e/ou psíquicos a partir do diagnóstico e da rejeição ao tratamento, revelando ter um nível superficial de conhecimento ou informações equivocadas acerca da doença. Após a intervenção, foi referido melhora dos sintomas físicos e emocionais, nas relações sociais e familiares, bem como na dificuldade de mudanças de hábitos, que pode ser atenuada com o apoio multiprofissional e a continuação dos exercícios físicos. Considerações finais: A prática de Lian Gong se mostrou eficaz para a melhoria do estado físico e emocional de pacientes hipertensos, podendo ser uma terapia coadjuvante ao controle da hipertensão arterial sistêmica na atenção primária à saúde.

  12. Autoavaliação vocal e qualidade de vida em voz de indivíduos hipertensos Self-perception vocal and quality of life in the hypertensive individuals

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    Vanessa Veis Ribeiro

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: obter dados de autoavaliação vocal e qualidade de vida em voz de indivíduos hipertensos MÉTODO: trata-se de estudo transversal, exploratório e descritivo. Participaram 84 indivíduos, 33 homens e 51 mulheres, de 54 a 87 anos (média de 68 anos que foram divididos em: Grupo Pesquisa (GP - 42 indivíduos portadores de hipertensão arterial e que recebiam tratamento medicamentoso específico para a doença há pelo menos um ano; Grupo Controle (GC: 42 indivíduos não hipertensos e com bom estado de saúde geral autorreferido. Todos os participantes responderam a um questionário composto por perguntas objetivas sobre autoavaliação vocal e ao protocolo Qualidade de Vida em Voz (QVV. RESULTADOS: não foram observadas diferenças quanto à autoavaliação vocal de indivíduos do GP e GC (p=0,075. Os escores médios totais obtidos no QVV também foram semelhantes entre os grupos (p=0,080. Houve diferença entre os grupos quanto à autopercepção do sintoma de "voz fraca", que teve maior ocorrência no GP (p=0,015. CONCLUSÃO: a utilização de medicamentos específicos para a hipertensão não promoveu diferenças na autoavaliação vocal e na qualidade de vida do grupo estudado, com exceção da percepção de "voz fraca". Indivíduos hipertensos e não hipertensos apresentaram escores abaixo do que se espera para sujeitos com vozes saudáveis e sem queixas vocais.PURPOSE: to get data of vocal self-assessment and voice quality of life in hypertensive individuals. METHOD: this is a cross-sectional, exploratory and descriptive study. There were 84 individuals ,33 men and 51 women, 54 to 87 years (68 years-old average who were divided into: Study Group (SG - 42 individuals with hypertension and receiving specific drug treatment for this disease for at least one year; Control Group (CG: 42 non-hypertensive individuals with good self-reported general health. All participants answered a questionnaire with questions about vocal self

  13. Dosagem de microalbuminúria em hipertensos e em pacientes portadores de doença coronariana Determination of microalbuminuria in hypertensive patients and in patients with coronary artery disease

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    Ricardo Pereira Silva

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A taxa normal de excreção de albumina em 24 horas é de 20 mg. A taxa persistente de 30 a 300 mg/dia é chamada de microalbuminúria (MA e está relacionada com maior prevalência de doença cardiovascular. OBJETIVO: Determinar a prevalência de microalbuminúria em um grupo de hipertensos e em um grupo de portadores de doença coronariana; e determinar a relação da presença de microalbuminúria com hipertensão arterial, diabete melitus, dislipidemia, tabagismo e obesidade. MÉTODOS:: Determinamos a presença de microalbuminúria num grupo de hipertensos (73 indivíduos e num grupo de coronariopatas (39 indivíduos, e comparamos com um grupo-controle (43 indivíduos. Considerou-se como microalbuminúria a relação albumina/creatinina maior que 30 e menor que 300 em amostra isolada de urina matinal. Na análise estatística, foram utilizados os testes do qui-quadrado e o teste exato de Fisher. RESULTADOS: A microalbuminúria esteve presente em 9,5% dos hipertensos, em 33% dos coronariopatas e não esteve presente em nenhum indivíduo do grupo-controle. Ao analisar a ocorrência de microalbuminúria segundo os diversos parâmetros clínicos, independentemente do grupo a que pertenciam, verificamos correlação estatisticamente significativa com idade, diabete e dislipidemia. CONCLUSÃO: 1 A prevalência de microalbuminúria em indivíduos hipertensos é elevada, sendo ainda mais elevada em portadores de doença coronariana; 2 existe correlação da presença de microalbuminúria com idade, diabete e dislipidemia.BACKGROUND: The normal 24-hour albumin excretion rate is of 20 mg. A persistent rate of 30 to 300 mg/day is called microalbuminuria and is related to a higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: 1 To determine the prevalence of microalbuminuria in a group of hypertensive patients and in a group of patients with coronary artery disease; 2 To determine the relationship between the presence of microalbuminuria

  14. La contrainte client

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    Guillaume Tiffon

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Cet article montre que le contact client a beau être ambivalent, dans la mesure où il est à la fois source de contrainte et de reconnaissance, dans certains cas, comme celui des caissières, il constitue avant tout une contrainte, en ce que les clients contrôlent le travail qui s’opère « sous leurs yeux », tandis que, dans d’autres cas, comme celui des kinésithérapeutes, il contribue avant tout à donner du sens au travail et, par là, à susciter l’engagement des travailleurs. L’article souligne ainsi combien la contrainte client revêt des modalités différentes selon la configuration, spatiale et temporelle, dans laquelle se déroule la relation de service, et le différentiel de compétences entre les protagonistes engagés dans cette relation.The client constraint. A comparative analysis of cashiers and physiotherapistsThis article shows that despite the ambivalence of client contact, insofar as it is both a source of constraint and recognition, in some cases, as the ones of cashiers, it isprimarily a constraint: clients control the work that takes place “before their eyes”, whereas in other cases – as in the ones of physiotherapists – it contributes to give meaning to work and, thereby, to arouse the commitment of workers. The article highlights how the client constraint takes on different forms depending on thespatial and temporal configuration where the service relation runs, and the skills differential between the protagonists involved in this relation.El apremio de los clientes. Análisis comparativo entre las cajeras de supermercado y los kinesiterapeutasEn este artículo se demuestra que aunque el contacto con los clientes puede ser percibido como agradable, en realidad en la mayoría de los casos el cliente es percibido como un peso puesto que estos « controlan » visualmente el trabajo de las cajeras mientras que en otras profesiones como es el caso de los kinesiterapeutas la presencia del paciente

  15. Cliente Moodle para Android

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    Castillo Montaño, Enrique

    2014-01-01

    Este Proyecto consiste en la creación de una aplicación que nos permite acceder a sitios Moodle desde un terminal Android. No está orientado a un solo sitio Moodle, el cliente es genérico. La aplicación es software libre

  16. Counseling Bisexual Clients.

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    Smiley, Elizabeth B.

    1997-01-01

    Provides a brief conceptual statement about bisexuality. Offers a review of existing research studies, and suggests issues to consider when counseling bisexual clients. Defines bisexuality and discusses prevalence studies, identity development, and implications for counseling. Claims that bisexuality challenges traditional rules about sexual…

  17. Training Evaluation: Clients' Roles.

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    Hashim, Junaidah

    2001-01-01

    A study was conducted of 262 training providers in Malaysia, where providers must be government approved. Government regulation, client demands for high quality, and an economic downturn that focused attention on training costs have all influenced evaluation in a positive direction. (SK)

  18. Treinamento resistido controla a pressão arterial de ratos hipertensos induzidos por l-NAME Resistance training controls arterial blood pressure in rats with L-NAME- induced hypertension

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    Ayslan Jorge Santos de Araujo

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial é uma síndrome multifatorial, crônica, causada tanto por fatores congênitos ou adquiridos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos do treinamento físico resistido (TR sobre pressão arterial, reatividade e morfologia vascular de ratos hipertensos induzidos por L-NAME. MÉTODOS: Ratos Wistar machos (200-250 g foram divididos em 3 grupos: normotenso sedentário (NS, hipertenso sedentário (HS e hipertenso treinado (HT. A hipertensão foi induzida pela administração de L-NAME (40 mg/kg na água de beber por 4 semanas. A pressão arterial foi avaliada antes e após o TR. O TR foi realizado utilizando 50% de 1RM, em 3 séries de 10 repetições, 3 vezes por semana, durante quatro semanas. A reatividade vascular foi mensurada em artéria mesentérica superior por curvas concentração resposta ao nitroprussiato de sódio (NPS e fenilefrina (FEN. Além disso, foram realizadas análises histológicas e estereológicas. RESULTADOS: O TR inibiu o aumento das pressões arteriais média e diastólica. Foi observada uma redução significativa na resposta máxima e na potência da FEN entre os grupos HS e HT. A análise histológica evidenciou aspecto normal para as túnicas íntima, média e adventícia em todos os grupos. Não houve diferença significativa nas áreas do lúmen, da túnica média e total das artérias dos grupos HS e HT em relação ao NS. A razão parede/lúmen arterial do grupo HS apresentou diferença significativa em relação ao NS (p BACKGROUND: Arterial hypertension is a multifactorial chronic condition caused by either congenital or acquired factors. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effects of Resistance Training (RT on arterial pressure, and on vascular reactivity and morphology, of L-NAME-treated hypertensive rats. METHODS: Male Wistar rats (200 - 250 g were allocated into Sedentary Normotensive (SN, Sedentary Hypertensive (SH and Trained Hypertensive (TH groups. Hypertension was induced by adding L

  19. Human relations in nursing care towards cancer patients submitted to antineoplastic chemotherapy La relación humana en el cuidado de enfermería al cliente con cáncer sometido a la terapia antineoplásica A relação humana no cuidado de enfermagem junto ao cliente com câncer submetido à terapêutica antineoplásica

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    Conceição Adriana Sales Fontes

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To describe the relationship between nurses and cancer patients, in the context of chemotherapy, according to the client's perception; to analyze nursing practice in oncology, based on human healthcare principles. METHODS: This is a qualitative, exploratory and descriptive research. Ten clients undergoing chemotherapy treatment took part in the study. The "Almanac" techniques of creativity and sensitivity were associated to semi-structured interviews. RESULTS: The subjects' discourses revealed that nursing care is supported on principles that are proper of human relations, such as friendship, affection, attention, tolerance and solidarity. It was also highlighted that the nurse's actions join technical and human attributes together, considering life as a fundamental ethical value in relation to human dignity as the main interaction element in healthcare. CONCLUSIONS: The results contributed for the reflection about nursing care within chemotherapy, collaborating with possible changes in the nurse's oncology healthcare practice with this client, who already is very stigmatized by the social construction of the disease.OBJETIVOS: Describir la relación entre la enfermera y el cliente con cáncer, dentro del contexto de la quimioterapia, según la perspectiva del cliente y analizar la práctica de la enfermera en el área de oncología basada en los preceptos del cuidado humano. MÉTODOS: se trata de una investigación cualitativa, exploratoria y descriptiva. Participaron diez clientes que recibían tratamiento de quimioterapia. Se utilizó la técnica de creatividad y sensibilidad "Almanaque" paralelamente a la entrevista semiestructurada. RESULTADOS: El discurso de los sujetos reveló que el cuidado de enfermería se apoya en los principios propios de la relación humana, como la amistad, el cariño, la atención, la tolerancia y la solidaridad. Además, destaca que las acciones de la enfermera involucran atributos técnicos y humanos

  20. Client Perceptions of Pretreatment Change

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    Kindsvatter, Aaron; Osborn, Cynthia J.; Bubenzer, Donald; Duba, Jill D.

    2010-01-01

    The authors suggest that when counselors have a rich understanding of pretreatment changes, they are better able to assist clients in capitalizing on such changes. The current study examined client perceptions of pretreatment changes. Thirty-six clients completed Q-sorts pertaining to pretreatment changes they experienced. Four factors pertaining…

  1. A lealdade dos clientes nas telecomunicações móveis

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    Monteiro, Patrícia dos Santos

    2013-01-01

    Este estudo tem como objectivo aprofundar novos conhecimentos sobre o marketing relacional. O marketing relacional é encarado como uma forma de reter os clientes a longo prazo o que implicará para uma empresa obter vantagem competitiva sustentável. A maioria dos estudos sobre marketing relacional baseiam-se na obtenção da lealdade por parte do cliente, uma vez, que, a lucratividade ou a rentabilidade de uma empresa deve-se ao seu leque de clientes leais. Assim, a lealdade dos clientes tem com...

  2. Client Centred Design

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    Ørngreen, Rikke N.; Nielsen, Janni; Levinsen, Karin

    2004-01-01

    Abstract In this paper the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Research Group reports on the pre-phase of an e-learning project, which was carried out in collaboration with the client. The project involved an initial exploration of the problem spaces, possibilities and challenges for an online accredited Continued Medical Education (CME) programme at the Lundbeck Institute. The CME programme aims at end-users, which are primarily general practitioners, but also specialists (psychiatrist and psyc...

  3. Unpacking the Client(s): Constructions, Positions and Client-Consultant Dynamics

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    Alvesson, Mats; Kärreman, Dan; Sturdy, Andrew; Handley, Karen

    2006-01-01

    Increasing attention is being given to professional services in organisation and management theory. Whether the focus is on organisational forms or service processes such as knowledge transfer, the role of clients is often seen as central. However, typically, clients continue to be presented in a largely static, pre-structured and even monolithic way. While some recognition is given to the diversity of organisational clients and, to a lesser extent, individual clients, little attention has be...

  4. Comparación de dos estrategias de tratamiento en el control ambulatorio de hipertensos con cardiopatía isquémica

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    Groning Roque, José Ernesto

    2010-01-01

    Con el propósito de clarificar el enfoque de tratamiento óptimo para pacientes hipertensos con cardiopatía isquémica y para valorar el papel de los bloqueadores de los canales de calcio como parte del tratamiento y control de la hipertensión arterial en pacientes diabéticos, de la raza negra y con hipertensión sistólica se diseñó este estudio que tiene como objetivo evaluar los efectos sobre el control de la presión arterial de dos estrategias de tratamiento en hipertensos con cardiopatía is...

  5. Prevalencia de Obesidad en pacientes hipertensos en el Servicio de Cardiología del Hospital México de Costa Rica

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    Eric Bogantes Pereria; Jorge Chavarría Víquez; Doris Arguedas Bolaños

    2009-01-01

    Resumen Introducción. El sobrepeso está asociado con un incremento en el riesgo de sufrir hipertensión arterial. Dada la alta prevalencia de obesidad en nuestra población, en este estudio se investigó y analizó la prevalencia de la obesidad en un grupo de pacientes hipertensos de la consulta externa del servicio de Cardiología del Hospital México, Costa Rica Materiales y métodos. Es un estudio retrospectivo, observacional donde se realizó el reclutamiento de un grupo de pacientes hipertensos ...

  6. ADHERENCIA AL TRATAMIENTO DE PACIENTES HIPERTENSOS ATENDIDOS EN ASSBASALUD ESE, MANIZALES (COLOMBIA) 2011 Treatment adherence of hypertensive patients' being attended by Assbasalud ESE, Manizales (Colombia) 2011

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    José Jaime Castaño-Castrillón; Christian Echeverri-Rubio; José Fernando Giraldo-Cardona; Ángelo Maldonado-Mora; Jonathan Melo-Parra; Germán Andrés Meza-Orozco; Christian Germán Montenegro-Gutiérrez; Camilo Andrés Peláez-Ramos; Jader Mauricio Perdomo-Muñoz; Edwin Andrés Rodríguez-Arias

    2012-01-01

    Antecedentes. Por ser la enfermedad hipertensiva de carácter asintomático, el problema de la adherencia al tratamiento de pacientes hipertensos puede ser grave. Objetivo. Estudiar la adherencia al tratamiento de los pacientes hipertensos atendidos en la ciudad de Manizales (Colombia) por el programa ASSBASALUD E.S.E en el año 2011. Materiales y métodos. Estudio de corte transversal en el cual se empleó una población de 200 personas hipertensas (73,5% femenino, edad media 63,76 años) atendidas...

  7. Análisis de los factores que determinan la adherencia terapéutica del paciente hipertenso

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    Inmaculada Zurera Delgado

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La baja adherencia al tratamiento en enfermedades crónicas como la hipertensión arterial, sigue siendo actualmente un problema latente en nuestro país. A pesar de que la educación sanitaria se viene utilizando en los distintos niveles asistenciales para mejorar la adherencia al tratamiento farmacológico y la adquisición de hábitos de vida saludables, no existen muchas evidencias de su eficacia, especialmente en pacientes hipertensos, refractarios a modificar sus hábitos higiénico-dietéticos. Objetivo: El propósito de este estudio fue conocer las motivaciones personales, que intervienen en la modificación de los hábitos, adherencia y conocimiento de la enfermedad, en un grupo de pacientes hipertensos. Metodología: Estudio fenomenológico realizado en el ámbito hospitalario, mediante entrevistas semiestructuradas. La muestra fue de dieciocho pacientes con hipertensión arterial no controlada, asociada a síndrome metabólico y/u obesidad (con IMC>30, durante un periodo de 4 meses en la consulta de UGC Nefrología/HTA, del HURS de Córdoba. Resultados: Se hallaron tres categorías temáticas con las que dar respuesta a nuestros objetivos de estudio: Sensibilización acerca del riesgo cardiovascular al que están expuestos y conocimiento de la propia enfermedad, razonando los motivos que impulsan o retraen al paciente hipertenso a adherirse al tratamiento y relación entre cumplimiento del tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico. Conclusiones: La falta de adherencia al tratamiento, se manifiesta por una falta de voluntad entre los pacientes hipertensos refractarios, más que por un problema de información, siendo necesaria una intervención por parte del personal de enfermería enfocado a profundizar en la misma.

  8. Client/server study

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    Dezhgosha, Kamyar; Marcus, Robert; Brewster, Stephen

    1995-01-01

    The goal of this project is to find cost-effective and efficient strategies/solutions to integrate existing databases, manage network, and improve productivity of users in a move towards client/server and Integrated Desktop Environment (IDE) at NASA LeRC. The project consisted of two tasks as follows: (1) Data collection, and (2) Database Development/Integration. Under task 1, survey questionnaires and a database were developed. Also, an investigation on commercially available tools for automated data-collection and net-management was performed. As requirements evolved, the main focus has been task 2 which involved the following subtasks: (1) Data gathering/analysis of database user requirements, (2) Database analysis and design, making recommendations for modification of existing data structures into relational database or proposing a common interface to access heterogeneous databases(INFOMAN system, CCNS equipment list, CCNS software list, USERMAN, and other databases), (3) Establishment of a client/server test bed at Central State University (CSU), (4) Investigation of multi-database integration technologies/ products for IDE at NASA LeRC, and (5) Development of prototypes using CASE tools (Object/View) for representative scenarios accessing multi-databases and tables in a client/server environment. Both CSU and NASA LeRC have benefited from this project. CSU team investigated and prototyped cost-effective/practical solutions to facilitate NASA LeRC move to a more productive environment. CSU students utilized new products and gained skills that could be a great resource for future needs of NASA.

  9. Love Me Clients!.

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    Mora Casas, Javier

    2015-01-01

    Avanttic Consultoría Tecnológica ha desarrollado una idea y emprendido una iniciativa con la creación de un convenio FORTE con la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha para llevar a cabo un proyecto y he sido yo en quien han confiado para su ejecución. La aplicación, Love Me Clients!, pretende ser una plataforma de comunicaciones multicanal para conseguir gestionar publicaciones en redes sociales, email, SMS y Push desde un único punto, obteniendo así un incremento de la prod...

  10. A humanização no cuidado com o cliente cirúrgico

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    Rosemari Ferigolo Medina

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available A compreensão e o respeito ao ser humano na sua individualidade, a preocupação com seus sentimentos, desejos e direitos e a busca pela melhora no cuidado com vistas à humanização na assistência ao cliente e familiar, orientou este trabalho respaldado na Teoria Humanística de Paterson & Zderad (1988, desenvolvido com quinze clientes cirúrgicos internados num Hospital de Santa Maria. O acompanhamento no pré-operatório procurou identificar e reduzir os fatores causadores de ansiedade, medo e desconfortos ocasionados frente à iminência do ato cirúrgico. Os elementos-chave utilizados, neste processo de humanização ao cliente e seu familiar, foram a capacidade de empatia e a comunicação, sendo esta, verbal ou não-verbal. A interação vivida junto aos clientes propiciou-nos unir o saber técnico (racionalidade instrumental à subjetividade (intuição e afeto, desenvolvendo, desse modo, uma assistência de enfermagem diferenciada, com maior apoio e presença, orientação e reflexão e, segurança e conforto ao cliente (ser humano assistido.

  11. Treinamento resistido controla a pressão arterial de ratos hipertensos induzidos por l-NAME Resistance training controls arterial blood pressure in rats with L-NAME- induced hypertension

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    Ayslan Jorge Santos de Araujo; Anne Carolline Veríssimo dos Santos; Karine dos Santos Souza; Marlúcia Bastos Aires; Valter Joviniano Santana-Filho; Emerson Ticona Fioretto; Marcelo Mendonça Mota; Márcio Roberto Viana Santos

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    FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial é uma síndrome multifatorial, crônica, causada tanto por fatores congênitos ou adquiridos. OBJETIVO: Avaliar os efeitos do treinamento físico resistido (TR) sobre pressão arterial, reatividade e morfologia vascular de ratos hipertensos induzidos por L-NAME. MÉTODOS: Ratos Wistar machos (200-250 g) foram divididos em 3 grupos: normotenso sedentário (NS), hipertenso sedentário (HS) e hipertenso treinado (HT). A hipertensão foi induzida pela administração de L-...

  12. Therapist Homophobia, Client Sexual Orientation, and Source of Client HIV Infection as Predictors of Therapist Reactions to Clients with HIV.

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    Hayes, Jeffrey A.; Erkis, Andrew J.

    2000-01-01

    Analyses revealed that therapists responded with less empathy, attributed less responsibility to client for problem solving, assessed client's functioning to be worse, and were less willing to work with client when the client's source of HIV infection was from something other than drugs, when the client was gay, and when the therapist was more…

  13. TOPCAT's TAP Client

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    Taylor, Mark

    2015-01-01

    TAP, the Table Access Protocol, is a Virtual Observatory (VO) protocol for executing queries in remote relational databases using ADQL, an SQL-like query language. It is one of the most powerful components of the VO, but also one of the most complex to use, with an extensive stack of associated standards. We present here recent improvements to the client and GUI for interacting with TAP services from the TOPCAT table analysis tool. As well as managing query submission and result retrieval, the GUI attempts to provide the user with as much help as possible in locating services, understanding service metadata and capabilities, and constructing correct and useful ADQL queries. The implementation and design are, unlike previous versions, both usable and performant even for the largest TAP services.

  14. Group Work with Transgender Clients

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    Dickey, Lore M.; Loewy, Michael I.

    2010-01-01

    Drawing on the existing literature, the authors' research and clinical experiences, and the first author's personal journey as a member and leader of the transgender community, this article offers a brief history of group work with transgender clients followed by suggestions for group work with transgender clients from a social justice…

  15. Balanced Scorecard: uma abordagem voltada ao cliente na Cooperativa de Crédito de Livre Admissão de Associados - Sicoob Canoinhas/SC = Balanced Scorecard: an approach back to customer in the Cooperative Credit for Free Admission to Associate - Sicoob Canoinhas/SC

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    Veridiana Ferreira; Reinaldo de Lima Jr.

    2010-01-01

    Devido às constantes mudanças que estão ocorrendo no ambiente empresarial, existe a necessidade da implantação de ferramentas que auxiliem o processo de tomada de decisão de forma rápida e eficaz. Atualmente, a concorrência está fazendo com que as empresas direcionem sua atenção para a fidelização de seus clientes. Nesse sentido, o presente estudo tem como tema a satisfação dos clientes como indicador de desempenho em uma cooperativa de crédito, apoiando-se na metodologia do Balanced Scorecar...

  16. 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

  17. Dogmatism within the Counselor-Client Dyad

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    Tosi, Donald J.

    1970-01-01

    Different levels of counselor and client dogmatism combined additively in terms of their effect on client ratings of the relationship. Client ratings of the relationship were progressively higher as more openness occurred in the dyad. (Author)

  18. Medicamentos de venda sem prescrição médica: o discurso do sujeito coletivo idoso hipertenso

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    Salem, Jorge Antonio; Teixeira, Jorge Juarez Vieira; Lefevre, Fernando; Lefèvre, Ana Maria Cavalcanti; Castro, Lia Lusitana Cardozo de; Spinola, Aracy Witt de Pinho

    2003-01-01

    O objetivo foi identificar o significado atribuído pelo paciente idoso hipertenso à informação recebida em farmácias de dispensação de propriedade de farmacêutico no momento da aquisição de medicamentos de venda sem prescrição médica. Desenvolveu-se estudo descritivo com emprego do método qualitativo. Esta investigação foi realizada na cidade de Maringá/PR, de fevereiro a março de 2001, com 16 pacientes idosas que faziam uso contínuo de medicamentos anti-hipertensivos. Para a coleta de dados ...

  19. Idosos hipertensos apresentam menor desempenho cognitivo do que idosos normotensos Elderly hypertensives show decreased cognitive performance compared with elderly normotensives

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    Juliana Magalhães Duarte Matoso

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial tem sido associada à redução do desempenho cognitivo, contudo a literatura é conflitante. OBJETIVO: Comparar o desempenho cognitivo entre idosos normotensos ("N"; n = 17; idade 68 ± 1; pressão arterial = 133 ± 3/74 ± 2 mmHg e hipertensos ("H"; n = 28; idade 69 ± 1, pressão arterial = 148 ± 4/80 ± 1 mmHg com pelo menos cinco anos de escolaridade. MÉTODOS: A avaliação neuropsicológica ampla constou do "Cambridge Cognition-Revised" (CAMCOG-R, dos "Trail Making Test A and B" (TMT A e B e do "Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test" (RAVLT. RESULTADOS: Os idosos hipertensos apresentaram menor escore do CAMCOG-R (N = 87,6 ± 1,8; H = 78,6 ± 1,4; p = 0,002. Os idosos hipertensos necessitaram de maior tempo para realizar o TMT A e B (TMT A: N = 39 ± 3s; H = 57 ± 3,4s; p = 0,001; TMT B: N = 93 ± 7s; H = 124 ± 7s; p = 0,006, o que também é demonstrado pelos percentis significativamente menores obtidos nestes testes. O somatório do RAVLT foi significativamente menor nos idosos hipertensos (N = 51,8 ± 1,7; H = 40,7 ± 1,5; p BACKGROUND: Essential hypertension has been associated with decreased cognitive performance; however, the literature is conflicting. OBJECTIVE: This study aims at comparing cognitive performance between elderly normotensives ("N"; n = 17; age 68 ± 1; blood pressure = 133 ± 3/74 ±2 mmHg and hypertensives ("H"; n = 28; age 69 ± 1, blood pressure = 148 ± 4/80 ± 1mmHg with at least 5 years of education. METHODS: The comprehensive neuropsychological assessment was comprised of the Cambridge Cognition-Revised (CAMCOG-R, the Trail Making Test A and B (TMT A and B and the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT. RESULTS: Elderly hypertensives presented lower CAMCOG-R global scores (N = 87.6 ± 1.8; H = 78.6 ± 1.4; p = 0.002. The hypertensive's performance was slower in the TMT A and B (TMT A: N = 39 ± 3s; H = 57 ± 3s; p = 0.001; TMT B: N = 93 ± 7s; H = 124 ± 7s; p = 0.006, which

  20. Qualidade percebida pelos clientes de um restaurante tradicional: estudo de caso: Casa das Enguias

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    Domingues, Rui Manuel Fonseca dos Santos

    2013-01-01

    A melhoria na qualidade do serviço ao cliente como uma estratégia de diferenciação das empresas cresce à medida que os produtos se tornam mais semelhantes e as empresas estabelecem assim, o seu fator de diferenciação a partir do valor que agregam à oferta. Como tal, para garantir a satisfação dos clientes, urge conhecer as suas necessidades. É neste enfoque que surge o presente estudo que tem como objetivos determinar a qualidade percebida pelos clientes de um restaurante de gastronomia tradi...

  1. Risk taking among diabetic clients.

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    Joseph, D H; Schwartz-Barcott, D; Patterson, B

    1992-01-01

    Diabetic clients must make daily decisions about their health care needs. Observational and anecdotal evidence suggests that vast differences exist between the kinds of choices diabetic clients make and the kinds of chances they are willing to take. The purpose of this investigation was to develop a diabetic risk-assessment tool. This instrument, which is based on subjective expected utility theory, measures risk-prone and risk-averse behavior. Initial findings from a pilot study of 18 women clients who are on insulin indicate that patterns of risk behavior exist in the areas of exercise, skin care, and diet. PMID:1729123

  2. Análisis de los factores asociados a la calidad de vida del paciente hipertenso

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    Cristina Nolasco Monterroso

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: En la Hipertensión Arterial (HTA existen una serie de factores asociados a la misma que inciden en la Calidad de Vida Relacionada con la Salud (CVRS de la población en general, como es el caso de la Diabetes Mellitus, el hábito tabáquico, alimentación, etc. Objetivo: Analizar la CVRS y los factores asociados a ésta, en pacientes con HTA controlados en la Unidad de Hipertensión de la Unidad de Gestión Clínica (UGC Nefrología del Hospital Universitario Reina Sofía (HURS de Córdoba. Pacientes y Métodos: Se ha realizado un estudio observacional, descriptivo y transversal, en 33 pacientes hipertensos con una edad media de 73,24±5,55 años; 20 hombres (60,6% y 13 mujeres (39,4% controlados en la Unida de Hipertensión de la UGC Nefrología del HURS de Córdoba. Se analizó la CVRS mediante el cuestionario de salud SF-36. Para el análisis de la dependencia se utilizó el Índice de Barthel. Resultados: Los valores de la CVRS fueron: Salud General 43.36±24.84, Función Física 58.18±32.71, Rol Físico 78.98±34.51, Rol Emocional 82.07±28.50, Función Social 81.81±33.67, Dolor Corporal 66.06±39.42, Vitalidad 63.83±33,80, Salud Mental 70.45±29.27. La Función Física, Salud General y Dolor Corporal fueron las dimensiones en las que puntuaron más bajo que la población de referencia. Respecto al grado de dependencia, el 45.45% eran independientes el 51.51% presentaban dependencia leve, y el 3.03% presentaban una dependencia grave. Se encontró una correlación estadísticamente significativa entre edad y la dimensión Función Física y Vitalidad; entre peso y Rol Físico y el Índice de Masa Corporal (IMC; entre ejercicio y Función Social; entre el IMC y Rol Físico y Componente Salud Física. Los pacientes con algún grado de dependencia tenían disminuida la CVRS en comparación con los independientes. Conclusiones: A la vista de nuestros resultados podemos afirmar que, al menos en la muestra estudiada, la

  3. Hallazgos electrocardiográficos en pacientes hipertensos del programa de vigilancia y control de la hipertensión arterial de assbasalud ese, manizales, colombia

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    José Jaime Castaño-Castrillón; José Fernando Giraldo-Cardona; Luisa María Meza-Botero; Juana Muñoz-Henao; Alexandra Ramírez-Arias; Carolina Rojas-Ceballos; José Pablo Vivas-Giraldo; Catalina Zapata-Marín

    2014-01-01

    Antecedentes. La hipertensión arterial sistémica es una enfermedad multifactorial que incluye la elevación de las cifras de tensión arterial, factores de riesgo cardiovascular e hipertrofia ventricular izquierda. Objetivo. Analizar los cambios electrocardiográficos en pacientes hipertensos inscritos en el programa de hipertensión arterial en ASSBASALUD Empresa Social del Estado, Manizales, Colombia, 2012. Materiales y métodos. Estudio poblacional de corte transversal. 102 pacientes. Variables...

  4. Avaliação de pacientes hipertensos acompanhados pelo Programa Saúde da Família em um Centro de Saúde Escola Evaluación de los pacientes hipertensos acompañado del Programa Salud de Familia del Centro de Salud Escuela Evaluation from the hypertensive patients followed in the Family Health Program at Health School Center

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    Gisele Machado Peixoto Mano

    2005-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar dois grupos de hipertensos: um atendido no programa tradicional e outro acompanhado pelo Programa Saúde da Família (PSF. MÉTODO: Foram analisados 113 prontuários de hipertensos do programa tradicional e 113 do PSF. RESULTADOS: Os hipertensos do PSF foram estatisticamente diferentes dos demais (pOBJETIVO: Este trabajo compara dos grupos de hipertensos: uno atendido por el proceso tradicional de asistencia en la unidad básica de salud y otro acompañado por el programa salud de la familia (PSF. MÉTODO: Fueran analizados 113 prontuarios de cada grupo RESULTADOS: Los hipertensos del PSF fueron diferentes (pOBJECTIVE: The study compared two groups of hypertensive patients: one attended by the traditional process of basic health unit care and the other one followed by the Family Health Program (FHP. METHOD: 113 records of hypertensive patients attended by the traditional process basic heath unit care and 113 by the FHP RESULTS: The results showed that hypertensive patients from FHP were different (p<0.05 in relation to the others on the predominance of the white race; lower education level; fewer workers; older age and higher weight; more tobacco users; less alcoholic beverage, less physical activity, and longer time of hypertension. The patients from FHP had more nursing appointments, nursing home visit, medical home visit, and participation in specific groups; however, there were fewer medical appointments and more attendance at the emergence room. The patients at FHP presented a significant reduction in the blood pressure (152 ± 24/92±15 vs 142 ± 21/85±13 mm Hg from the beginning to the end of the period of the study with initial systolic blood pressure higher than the patients from the traditional program. CONCLUSION: Only 30% of the patients from the traditional program and 20% from FHP had their blood pressure controlled.

  5. Resistance, Reactance, and the Difficult Client.

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    Dowd, E. Thomas; Sanders, Daniel

    1994-01-01

    Describes effect of client resistance and reactance in counseling and methods for assessing these phenomena. Conceptualizes client symptoms as ego-syntonic, where symptom is consonant with client's self-image, or ego-dystonic, where it is not. Uses concepts in deriving counseling strategies for working with difficult clients according to model…

  6. Cuidando do ser humano hipertenso e protegendo sua função renal Cuidando del ser humano hipertenso y protegiendo su función renal Caring for hipertensive patient and protection his renal function

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    Cássia Orsolin

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de um estudo exploratório-descritivo sobre a compreensão dos efeitos da função renal e sua relação com a hipertensão realizada com doze integrantes de 18 a 60 anos de um grupo de hipertensos vinculados a uma Unidade Básica de Saúde de um município do norte do Rio Grande do Sul. A coleta de dados realizou-se de março a maio de 2004, através de entrevistas grupais, abordando a técnica focal. A análise foi realizada conforme o método de análise temática e posterior categorização. Os resultados demonstraram que os integrantes, apesar de conhecerem, em parte, a fisiopatologia renal, não a vêem como conseqüência da hipertensão arterial.Tratase de una investigación exploratorio-descriptiva sobre la comprención de los efectos de la función renal y su relación con la hipertensión realizada con doce integrantes de 18 a 60 años de un grupo de hipertensos vinculados a una unidad básica de salud de un município del norte del Rio Grande del Sul. La coleta de datos se realizó entre marzo y mayo del 2004, a través de entrevistas de grupos, abordando la técnica focal. El análisis fue realizado de acuerdo al método de análisis temática y posterior categorización. Los resultados demonstraron que los integrantes, apesar de conoceren, en parte, la fisiopatología renal, no la ven como consecuente de la hipertensión arterial.This is an exploratory-descriptive study about the comprehension of the effects of renal function and its relation to hipertension. The study was carried out with 12 members of a hipertension group (range from 18-60 years-old entailed to a Basic Health Unit from a municipality of Rio Grande do Sul State. Data collection was carried out from March to May, 2004, by means of groupal interviews, approaching the focal technique. Analysis was proceeded according to thematic analysis and later categorization. Results demonstrated that the members, despite partially know renal physiopathology, they don

  7. Efeitos do repouso e do exercício no solo e na água em hipertensos e normotensos Effects of rest and exercise on ground and in water in hypertensive and normotensive patients

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    Marcelo Luza

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo visou avaliar o efeito do repouso e do exercício, realizados no solo e na água, sobre a frequência cardíaca (FC, pressão arterial sistólica (PAS e diastólica (PAD e o volume de diurese em indivíduos hipertensos e normotensos. Foram analisados 20 indivíduos divididos em dois grupos, normotensos (GN, n=8 e hipertensos (GH, n=12. Em ambos foram realizados quatro protocolos distintos, dois de exercícios e dois de repouso, no solo e na água. A PAS, PAD e FC foram mensuradas durante repouso e aos 30, 60 e 90 minutos após cada protocolo. O volume de diurese foi corrigido pelo peso corporal e coletado 30 minutos após cada protocolo. No GH, o protocolo de exercício no solo promoveu redução média de 16,5±3,7 mmHg (p=0,01 da PAS aos 90 minutos pós-exercício. No GN, o protocolo de repouso na água promoveu redução média de 14 bpm (pThe aim of this study was to assess the effect of rest and exercise, accomplished on the ground or in water on the heart rate (HR, systolic blood pressure (SBP and diastolic blood pressure (DBP and the volume of diuresis in hypertensive and normotensive individuals. Twenty individuals were analyzed and divided into two groups, normotensive (GN, n=8 and hypertensive (GH, n=12. Both groups accomplished four distinct protocols, two protocols of exercise and two protocols of rest on the ground and in the water. The SBP, DBP and HR were measured at rest and at 30, 60 and 90 minutes after each protocol. The volume of diuresis was corrected for the body weight and collected 30 minutes after each protocol. In the GH, the exercise protocol on the ground caused an average reduction of 16.5±3.7 mmHg (p=0.01 in SBP at 90 minutes post-exercise. In the GN, the protocol of rest in the water caused an average reduction of 14 bpm (p<0.01 in HR and the volume of diuresis was increased when compared with the protocols accomplished on the ground (p<0.01. Therefore, the immersion triggered bradycardia and increase

  8. Avaliação antropométrica e dietética de hipertensos atendidos em ambulatório de um hospital universitário Anthropometric and dietetic evaluation of hypertensive outpatients from a university hospital

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    Poliana Coelho Cabral

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar o estado nutricional e o consumo de nutrientes de hipertensos, na faixa etária de 18 a 74 anos, atendidos ambulatorialmente no Hospital das Clínicas da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. A amostra, escolhida ao acaso, foi composta por 156 indivíduos de ambos os sexos (51 homens e 105 mulheres. As análises mostraram uma elevada prevalência de pacientes (73,1% com peso acima da média e entre eles a hipertensão se associou significativamente com a obesidade (Índice de Massa Corporal > 30 Kg/m² e com o sobrepeso (Índice de Massa Corporal >25 e The purpose of this research was to evaluate the nutritional status and the nutrients intake of hypertensive outpatients, aged 18 to 74 years old, from the Hospital das Clínicas - Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil. The sample, chosen at random, consisted of 156 individuals of both sexes (51 males and 105 females. The analyses showed a high prevalence of patients (73.1% with weight above average and among them the hypertension was significantly associated with obesity (Body Mass Index > 30 Kg/h² and overweight (Body Mass Index > 25 and < 30 Kg/h² but not with centrally deposited body fat. Regarding the nutrients intake, the et al. findings of this survey revealed a low caloric consumption that can not explain the high prevalence of overweight and obesity. In general, the average daily intake of nutrients was adequate, except for calcium. However, the daily consumption of sodium was very high, 270 and 260 mEq for men and women, respectively.

  9. Bringing the client back in

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    Danneris, Sophie; Nielsen, Mathias Herup

    2016-01-01

    Categorising the ‘job readiness’ of the unemployed client is a task of utmost importance for active labour market policies. Scholarly attention on the topic has mostly focused on either questions of political legitimacy or questions of how categories are practically negotiated in meetings between...... welfare system and client. This paper suggests a comparative design in which the government rhetoric of job readiness is contrasted with findings from a qualitative longitudinal study into the lived experiences of recent welfare reforms in Denmark. Thus, our study set out to explore how job readiness is......-known poststructuralist risk of reducing welfare clients to mere formable objects. Furthermore, the analysis presents a critical view on current categorisation practices, as it strongly and in great detail exemplifies what current government rhetoric fails to address....

  10. Determinantes da lealdade do cliente no health & fitness

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    Costa, Ricardo José Gândara

    2011-01-01

    Mestrado em Gestão do Desporto Este estudo pretende aferir as determinantes da lealdade do cliente na indústria Health & Fitness, sendo a lealdade caracterizada por intenções comportamentais: a) intenção de compra; b) comunicação boca-a-boca; c) sensibilidade ao preço; d) comportamento de reclamação. Foram recolhidos 576 questionários num Health Club na zona de Lisboa e através da análise fatorial foram identificadas as seguintes variáveis, com respetivos fatores: (i) qualidade...

  11. Open client/server computing and middleware

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    Simon, Alan R

    2014-01-01

    Open Client/Server Computing and Middleware provides a tutorial-oriented overview of open client/server development environments and how client/server computing is being done.This book analyzes an in-depth set of case studies about two different open client/server development environments-Microsoft Windows and UNIX, describing the architectures, various product components, and how these environments interrelate. Topics include the open systems and client/server computing, next-generation client/server architectures, principles of middleware, and overview of ProtoGen+. The ViewPaint environment

  12. Perfil de clientes submetidos a amputações relacionadas ao diabetes mellitus Perfíl del paciente sometido a la amputación relacionada a el diabestes mellitus Profile of patients submitted to amputation related to diabetes mellitus

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    Darlene Mara dos Santos Tavares; Flávia Aparecida Dias; Luciana Rabelo Araújo; Gilberto de Araújo Pereira

    2009-01-01

    Estudo retrospectivo que objetivou descrever as características sócio-demográficas e clínicas de 141 sujeitos, internados no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, submetidos à amputação relacionada ao diabetes; comparar o número de amputações de acordo com as variáveis sexo, faixa etária, co-morbidades e tipo de tratamento e associar o número de amputações com o tempo de internação e de diagnóstico. Os dados coletados em prontuários totalizaram 208 amputações. Mai...

  13. Snoezelen: benefits for nursing older clients.

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    Morrissey, M; Biela, C

    1997-10-01

    In this article, the authors examine the possible benefits of Snoezelen for older clients. The authors suggest that nurses can be instrumental in developing and creating innovative therapeutic environments for this vulnerable client group. PMID:9370672

  14. Client participation in the rehabilitation process

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    Wressle, Ewa

    2002-01-01

    This thesis evaluates the rehabilitation process with respect to client participation. The Swedish version of a client-centred structure, the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM), is evaluated from the perspectives of the clients, the occupational therapists and the members of a rehabilitation team. Data have been collected through diaries, the COPM, assessments of ability to perform activities of daily living, mobility, self-assessments of pain and health, interviews with clients...

  15. Client-Side Monitoring for Web Mining.

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    Fenstermacher, Kurt D.; Ginsburg, Mark

    2003-01-01

    Discusses mining Web data to draw conclusions about Web users and proposes a client-side monitoring system that supports flexible data collection and encompasses client-side applications beyond the Web browser to incorporate standard office productivity tools. Highlights include goals for client-side monitoring; framework for user monitoring,…

  16. Caracterização clínico-laboratorial de chagásicos hipertensos sem insuficiência cardíaca manifesta Clinical and laboratory characterization of hypertensive Chagas' disease patients without evident heart failure

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    Laura Bertanha; Maria Elena Guariento; Luís Alberto Magna; Eros Antonio de Almeida

    2008-01-01

    Este estudo avaliou as características de 125 chagásicos, > 25 anos, atendidos no Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, considerando-se: pressão arterial, idade, gênero, cor, cardiopatia, índice de massa corporal, perfil lipídico, glicemia, etilismo, tabagismo, dislipidemia, diabetes, distúrbio de ansiedade e obesidade. Apresentavam hipertensão arterial 69 (55,2%) pacientes. Verificou-se que os chagásicos hipertensos eram mais idosos que os não hipertensos (p = 0,028)...

  17. Asociación entre el crecimiento bacteriano de la flora intestinal y la presión arterial de hombres adultos mayores hipertensos después de cinco semanas de consumo de soya (Glicine máx)

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    Celia Rossi Trespalacios; Marena Rodríguez Ferrer; Jesús Iglesias Acosta; Ismael Lizarazu Diazgranados

    2014-01-01

    Objetivo: Objetivo: Determinar la asociación entre el crecimiento bacteriano de la flora intestinal y la presión arterial de hombres adultos mayores hipertensos después de cinco semanas de consumo de soya (Glicine máx). Materiales y métodos: Estudio cuasiexperimental para evaluar la asociación entre cambios en la presión arterial y el crecimiento bacteriano en 24 hombres hipertensos con edades entre 61 y 82 años residentes en el barrio Las Malvinas (suroccidente de Barranquilla), quienes adic...

  18. O estilo de vida de pacientes hipertensos de um programa de exercício aeróbico: estudo na Cidade de Toluca, México El estilo de vida de pacientes hipertensos de un programa de ejercicio aerobio: estudio en la Ciudad de Toluca, México The life style of the hypertensive patient of a program of aerobic exercise: study in the Toluca City, Mexico

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    Cleotilde Garci Reza

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available A hipertensão arterial, assintomática e desconhecida pela maioria dos seus por tadores, é importante fator de risco para complicações cardiovasculares e renais. Este é um estudo quantitativo e descritivo. Objetivou identificar os estilos de vida associados ao incremento do descontrole da pressão ar terial em pacientes hipertensos que acodem a um programa de exercício. A coleta dos dados ocorreu num centro de saúde do município do Toluca, México, durante agosto 2006 a março 2007. Foi utilizado um questionário aplicado a 200 pacientes hipertensos, através do referencial do "Modelo de Campo de Saúde da Lalonde". O estudo mostrou que o nível de pressão do grupo estudado possui relação estatisticamente significativa com o tabagismo, consumo de álcool e tratamento. A falta do controle da pressão arterial pode propiciar a evolução de doenças cardiovasculares e coronárias.La hipertensión arterial es asintomatica y desconocida por la mayorías de sus portadores y es un impor tante factor de riesgo para complicaciones cardiovasculares y renales. Este es un estudio cuantitativo y descriptivo. Con el objetivo de evaluar el estilo de vida de pacientes hiper tensos registrados en un programa de ejercicio aerobio. La colecta de los datos ocurrió en un centro de salud del municipio de Toluca, México, durante agosto de 2006 a marzo de 2007. Fue utilizado un cuestionario aplicado a 200 pacientes hiper tensos, a través del referencial del "Modelo Campo de Salud de Lalonde". El estudio muestra que existe relación estadística entre los niveles de presión ar terial, con el tabaquismo, consumo de alcohol, y el tratamiento. La falta del control de la presión arterial puede propiciar la evolución de enfermedades cardiovasculares y coronarias.Hypertension is an asymptomatic and an unnoticed disease for the majority of hypertensive individuals and an important long-term factor of risk for cardiovascular and renal complications. It is

  19. HTML thin client and transactions

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    Touchette, J F

    1999-01-01

    When writing applications for thin clients such as Web browsers, you face several challenges that do not exist with fat-client applications written in Visual Basic, Delphi, or Java. For one thing, your development tools do not include facilities for automatically building reliable, nonrepeatable transactions into applications. Consequently, you must devise your own techniques to prevent users from transmitting duplicate transactions. The author explains how to implement reliable, nonrepeatable transactions using a technique that is applicable to any Java Server Development Kit based architecture. Although the examples presented are based on the IBM WebSphere 2.1 Application Server, they do not make use of any IBM WebSphere extensions. In short, the concepts presented here can be implemented in Perl CGI and ASP scripts, and the sample code has been tested with JDK 1.1.6 and 1.2. (0 refs).

  20. O significado da nutrição parenteral para o cliente no contexto hospitalar

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    Consuelo Helena Aires de Freitas Lopes

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available A necessidade de compreender o significado da nutrição parenteral para o cliente no contexto hospitalar surgiu das nossas inquietações diante do cuidado de enfermagem. Realizaram-se observações participantes, entrevistas e anotações de campo junto a sete clientes hospitalizados, que se encontravam sob nutrição parenteral. O sentido das investigações foi centrado na indagação: como você está se sentindo com a nutrição parenteral? Os dados foram analisados numa abordagem interacionista, mostrando as dificuldades enfrentadas pelos clientes na assistência hospitalar, como percebiam eles a nutrição parenteral e que significados eram atribuídos a essa terapêutica. O estudo revelou os sentimentos, comportamentos e atitudes relacionados aos aspectos biológico, emocional e sócio-cultural do cliente, ligados à nutrição parenteral, demonstrando, também as limitações impostas ao cliente sob esse tratamento, bem como as dificuldades na assistência de enfermagem.

  1. Comparação do perfil lipídico, pressão arterial e aspectos nutricionais em adolescentes, filhos de hipertensos e de normotensos

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    Elias Maria Cristina; Bolívar Max Samuel Mattos; Fonseca Francisco Antonio Helfenstein; Martinez Tania Leme da Rocha; Angelini Japy; Ferreira Celso; Kasinski Nelson; Paola Angelo Amato Vincenzo de; Carvalho Antonio Carlos de Camargo

    2004-01-01

    OBJETIVO: Comparar a pressão arterial, o perfil lipídico, o consumo alimentar e dados antropométricos em adolescentes com ou sem antecedente familiar de hipertensão arterial. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados 43 adolescentes de ambos os sexos, na faixa etária entre 11 a 18 anos, sendo 20 filhos de hipertensos e 23 de normotensos e examinados: a pressão arterial, o consumo alimentar, dados antropométricos, o perfil lipídico e o resultado da orientação dietética (American Heart Association). RESULTADOS:...

  2. A consulta de enfermagem no contexto da comunicação interpessoal: a percepção do cliente La consulta de enfermería en el contexto de la comunicación interpersonal: la percepción del cliente Nursing consultation in the interpersonal communication context: clients perception

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    Maria da Graça da Silva

    1998-01-01

    Este estudo relata a percepção do cliente quanto a consulta de enfermagem, sob o ponto de vista do contexto da comunicação interpessoal. Os dados foram coletados através de entrevista semi-estruturada, com uma amostra de 11 (onze) clientes atendidos no Programa de Controle do Diabetes e Hipertensão do Centro de Especialidades Médicas, em Campo Grande-MS. Os resultados mostraram a percepção positiva do cliente em relação a consulta de enfermagem e ao enfermeiro, e evidenciaram as dificuldades ...

  3. Call center. Centrados en el cliente

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    Leal-Alonso-de-Castañeda, José Enrique

    2003-01-01

    La empresa actual ha de estar preparada para responder al Cliente tal y como éste espera, porque no se busca un cliente puntual, sino un cliente fiel. La globalización de la economía y del acceso a los mercados exige que la empresa sea capaz de atraer al cliente no sólo con un servicio de calidad, sino además con una atención de calidad. La implantación de un Call Center (Centro de Atención al Cliente, Centro de Atención de Llamadas) constituye por todo ello una estrategia de negocio qu...

  4. A consulta de enfermagem no contexto da comunicação interpessoal: a percepção do cliente La consulta de enfermería en el contexto de la comunicación interpersonal: la percepción del cliente Nursing consultation in the interpersonal communication context: clients perception

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    Maria da Graça da Silva

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo relata a percepção do cliente quanto a consulta de enfermagem, sob o ponto de vista do contexto da comunicação interpessoal. Os dados foram coletados através de entrevista semi-estruturada, com uma amostra de 11 (onze clientes atendidos no Programa de Controle do Diabetes e Hipertensão do Centro de Especialidades Médicas, em Campo Grande-MS. Os resultados mostraram a percepção positiva do cliente em relação a consulta de enfermagem e ao enfermeiro, e evidenciaram as dificuldades dos clientes em expor seus sentimentos claramente.Este estudo relata la percepción del cliente cuando estealizada la consulta de enfermería, bajo el punto de vista del contexto de la comunicación interpersonal. Los datos fueron colectados por medio de entrevista semi-estructurada, con una muestra de 11 (once clientes atendidos en el Programa de Control de la Diabetis e Hipertensión del Centro de Especialidades Médicas, en Campo Grande - M.S. Los resultados mostraron la percepción positiva del cliente en relación a la consulta de enfermería y al enfermero, y evidenciaron las dificultades de los clientes en exponer sus sentimientos claramente.This study describes clients perceptions about the nursing consultation, under the interpersonal communication context point of view. Data were collected through semi-structured interviews, with a sample of 11 (eleven clients, who attended the Diabetis Control and High Blood Pressure Program of the Medical Specialities Center of Campo Grande - MS. Results demonstrated clients positive perceptions about nursing consultation and nurses and clients difficulties in explaining their feelings clearly.

  5. do parasita ao ecossistema

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    Balazeiro, Clementina Furtado

    2011-01-01

    A triquinose é uma zoonose parasitária, cujo agente causal, um nemátode, pertence ao género Trichinella. Foram já identificadas e caracterizadas várias espécies pertencentes a este género, como T. spiralis, T. nativa, T. britovi, T. nelsoni, T. murreli, T. pseudospiralis, T. papuae e T. zimbabwensis bem como alguns genótipos, T6, T8, T9, e T12. A triquinose é uma doença transmitida por carnivorismo entre os seus hospedeiros. No Homem, a principal fonte de infecção é o consumo de carne infecta...

  6. Do conhecimento ao saber

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    Almeida, Maria Cristina Pereira dos Santos

    2013-01-01

    O relatório surge como documento final do percurso iniciado aquando do ingresso no 4º Curso de Pós – Licenciatura em Enfermagem Médico-Cirúrgica da Universidade Católica do Porto, no ano letivo 2010/2011. No decurso deste trabalho pretendemos fazer uma súmula das experiências que este período de formação nos proporcionou, dando visibilidade à unidade curricular estágio, pela sua importância na aquisição de competências na área da Enfermagem Médico-Cirúrgica, na abordagem ao ...

  7. Caracterización de los pacientes hipertensos asistidos en los servicios de Urgencias del Centro Diagnostico Integral Los Helechos, 2008.

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    Libán Colón Díaz

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Se abordó el fenómeno universal de la Hipertensión Arterial en el que se estudiaron los pacientes hipertensos que acudieron a los Servicios de Urgencias del Centro Diagnóstico Integral "Los Helechos" durante el año 2008. El potencial estuvo constituido por 978 hipertensos que asistieron a los Servicios de Urgencias. El mayor porciento de los asistentes tenían edades comprendidas entre 58 y 67 años, mayormente del sexo masculino, mestizos, con estudios secundarios y trabajadores (as, los que presentaron antecedentes familiares de Hipertensión Arterial y alguna forma de hiperlipidemia, fumadores u obesos. Entre ellos,predominaron los que tenían de 1 a 10 años de haber sido diagnosticados y los que poseían conocimientos sobre la enfermedad. El 68.5% de los pacientes se clasificaron con Hipertensión Arterial Grado I, prevaleciendo los casos de Urgencia Hipertensiva.

  8. Factores cognitivos que obstaculizan la práctica de ejercicio físico en hipertensos del área norte, Sancti Spíritus. 2006-2007.

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    Yara Lydia Morgado Bode

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de identificar los factores cognitivos relacionados con la práctica de ejercicios físicos y la salud de los pacientes hipertensos, en el área de Salud Norte de la ciudad de Sancti-Spíritus se realiza esta investigación descriptiva durante el período 2006- 2007. La población lo integraron 5209 hipertensos (adultos del área urbana, del cual se seleccionó una muestra aleatoria de 440 que fue dividida, para su estudio en dos grupos: Sedentario y No sedentario. La técnica utilizada fue la entrevista, basada en el modelo de comportamiento ”Creencias en Salud” la cual comprobó que la mayoría de estos hipertensos son adultos de una fase media, jubilados con tendencia a ser más sedentarios, según se incrementa la edad y avanza la enfermedad y que desconocen la importancia de realizar ejercicio físico para controlar y evitar complicaciones (baja amenaza percibida, refiriendo múltiples barreras, siendo necesario elaborar una estrategia de comunicación educativa e intersectorial en función de incorporar a los hipertensos a la práctica del ejercicio físico sistemático sobre la base de sus creencias en salud y de las posibilidades reales del área.

  9. Client Involvement in Home Care Practice

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    Glasdam, Stinne; Henriksen, Nina; Kjær, Lone;

    2013-01-01

    Client involvement’ has been a mantra within health policies, education curricula and healthcare institutions over many years, yet very little is known about how ‘client involvement’ is practised in home-care services. The aim of this article is to analyse ‘client involvement’ in practise seen......, political and administrative frames that rule home- care practice. Client involvement is shown within four constructed analytical categories: ‘Structural conditions of providing and receiving home care’; ‘Client involvement inside the home: performing a professional task and living an everyday life......’; ‘Client involvement outside the home: liberal business and mutual goal setting’; and ‘Converting a home to a working place: refurnishing a life’. The meaning of involvement is depending on which position it is viewed from. On the basis of this analysis, we raise the question of the extent to which...

  10. Client Update: A Solution for Service Evolution

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    Ouederni, Meriem; Salaün, Gwen; Pimentel, Ernesto

    2011-01-01

    International audience In service-based systems, service evolution might raise critical communication issues since the client cannot be aware of the changes that have occurred on the black-box services side. In this paper, we propose an automated process to adapt the client to the changes that have occurred. Our approach relies on a compatibility measuring method, and changes the client interface to ensure the system compatibility. This solution is fully automated inside a prototype tool w...

  11. Briefing: The ICE intelligent client capability framework

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    Madter, N; Bower, DA

    2015-01-01

    Recent aspirations to transform the delivery of major capital programmes and projects in the public sector are focusing on the achievement of value for money, whole‐life asset management and sustainable procurement, embodied in the principles of the Intelligent Client. However, there is little support offered to those working in client functions to promote the development of the skills and behaviours that underpin effective client decision-making. In line with the re-launch Infrastructure UK'...

  12. Do client fees help or hurt?

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    Barnett, B

    1998-01-01

    This article discusses the impact of client fees for family planning (FP) services on cost recovery and level of user services in developing countries. The UN Population Fund reports that developing country governments currently pay 75% of the costs of FP programs. Donors contribute 15%, and clients pay 10%. Current pressures are on FP services to broaden and improve their scope, while user demand is increasing. Program managers should consider the program's need for funds and the clients' willingness to pay. Clients are willing to pay about 1% of their income for contraception. A study of sterilization acceptance in Mexico finds that the average monthly case load declined by 10% after the 1st price increase from $43 to $55 and declined by 58% after the 2nd price increase to $60. Fewer low-income clients requested sterilization. A CEMOPLAF study in Ecuador finds that in three price increase situations the number of clients seeking services declined, but the economic mix of clients remained about the same. The decline was 20% in the group with a 20% price increase and 26% in the 40% increase group. In setting fees, the first need is to determine unit costs. The Futures Group International recommends considering political, regulatory, and institutional constraints for charging fees; priorities for revenue use; protection for poor clients; and monitoring of money collection and expenditure. Management Sciences for Health emphasizes consideration of the reasons for collection of fees, client affordability, and client perception of quality issues. Sliding scales can be used to protect poor clients. Charging fees for laboratory services can subsidize poor clients. A Bangladesh program operated a restaurant and catering service in order to subsidize FP services. Colombia's PROFAMILIA sells medical and surgical services and a social marketing program in order to expand clinics. PMID:12293239

  13. Server-side verification of client behavior in cryptographic protocols

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    Chi, Andrew; Cochran, Robert; Nesfield, Marie; Reiter, Michael K.; Sturton, Cynthia

    2016-01-01

    Numerous exploits of client-server protocols and applications involve modifying clients to behave in ways that untampered clients would not, such as crafting malicious packets. In this paper, we demonstrate practical verification of a cryptographic protocol client's messaging behavior as being consistent with the client program it is believed to be running. Moreover, we accomplish this without modifying the client in any way, and without knowing all of the client-side inputs driving its behav...

  14. The Influence of Client Fees on Evaluations By Clients of Counseling Outcome.

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    Shipton, Brian; Spain, Armelle

    1980-01-01

    Psychoanalytic theory and cognitive dissonance theory predict that clients who pay a fee for counseling benefit more than clients who do not pay. Results of this study suggest that paying a fee does not significantly influence counseling outcome as measured by client evaluations of counselors. (Author)

  15. O efeito da musicoterapia na qualidade de vida e na pressão arterial do paciente hipertenso El efecto de la musicoterapia en la calidad de vida y en la presión arterial del paciente hipertenso Music therapy effects on the quality of life and the blood pressure of hypertensive patients

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    Claudia Regina de Oliveira Zanini; Paulo César Brandão Veiga Jardim; Claudia Maria Salgado; Mariana Cabral Nunes; Fabrícia Lanusse de Urzêda; Marta Valéria Catalayud Carvalho; Dalma Alves Pereira; Thiago de Souza Veiga Jardim; Weimar Kunz Sebba Barroso de Souza

    2009-01-01

    FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial (HA) é uma doença de massa, com conseqüências para o aparelho cardiocirculatório, pois suas complicações elevam as taxas de morbi-mortalidade. Controlar a pressão arterial (PA) diminui complicações e pode preservar a qualidade de vida (QV) dos pacientes. Estudos mostram os efeitos positivos da música como coadjuvante no tratamento de diversas patologias. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da musicoterapia na QV e no controle da PA de pacientes hipertensos. MÉTODOS: ...

  16. Indoor Location Fingerprinting with Heterogeneous Clients

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    Kjærgaard, Mikkel Baun

    2011-01-01

    Heterogeneous wireless clients measure signal strength differently. This is a fundamental problem for indoor location fingerprinting, and it has a high impact on the positioning accuracy. Mapping-based solutions have been presented that require manual and error-prone calibration for each new client...

  17. Improving UK client-contractor relations

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    The client's aim in any decommissioning project is that the originally intended end point is achieved, within budget and on time. The contractor's aim is to have a satisfied client, so that both are happy to work together again, and to have a reasonable return for his efforts. How can these - not incompatible - aims best be achieved? (UK)

  18. Counselors' Accounts of Their Clients' Spiritual Experiences.

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    Holden, Janice Miner

    2000-01-01

    Introduces a special section within this issue of Counseling and Values that focuses on counselors' accounts of their clients' transpersonal experiences. The eight articles in this special section discuss ten types of transpersonal experiences. Clients range in age from early 20s to early 80s. Experiences occurred in various settings and were…

  19. Meeting Client Resistance and Reactance with Reverence.

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    Cowan, Eric W.; Presbury, Jack H.

    2000-01-01

    Explores the meaning and function of client resistance in counseling from various theoretical orientations. A relational model of resistance is offered that redefines traditional formulations and has implications for clinical treatment. A vignette illustrates that the counselor's contribution to the emergence of client resistance is a relevant…

  20. Client Motivation and Rehabilitation Counseling Outcome.

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    Salomone, Paul R.

    This study investigates the relationship between client motivation or lack of motivation for vocational rehabilitation services, and rehabilitation outcome. Clients who had received services at a rehabilitation center during a two year period were rated on their level of motivation for rehabilitation services using the contents of diagnostic…

  1. YASGUI: Not Just Another SPARQL Client

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    L. Rietveld; R. Hoekstra

    2013-01-01

    This paper introduces YASGUI, a user-friendly SPARQL client. We compare YASGUI with other SPARQL clients, and show the added value and ease of integrating Web APIs, services, and new technologies such as HTML5. Finally, we discuss some of the challenges we encountered in using these technologies for

  2. Organizational and Client Commitment among Contracted Employees

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    Coyle-Shapiro, Jacqueline A-M.; Morrow, Paula C.

    2006-01-01

    This study examines affective commitment to employing and client organizations among long-term contracted employees, a new and growing employment classification. Drawing on organizational commitment and social exchange literatures, we propose two categories of antecedents of employee commitment to client organizations. We tested our hypotheses…

  3. Training Therapists about Client Expectations of Psychotherapy.

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    Soley, Georgia; Marshall, Renee; Chambliss, Catherine

    Research has indicated that premature termination of therapy is sometimes due to a conflict in goal and outcome expectations between therapists and family members of clients. The present study requested both therapists and parents of child clients to complete questionnaires to determine if there is congruence between therapist and parental…

  4. Clientes com doença renal crônica: avaliação de Enfermagem sobre a competência para o autocuidado Clientes con enfermedad renal crónica: evaluación de enfermería sobre la competencia para el auto-cuidado Clients with chronic renal disease: nursing evaluation about the competence for the selfcare

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    Gilvanice de Sousa Pacheco

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available O ingresso em terapias dialíticas em condições inadequadas demanda desconforto e sofrimento aos clientes com doença renal crônica (DRC, além de custos ao sistema de saúde e do trabalho de enfermagem. Visando incentivar o cliente para a adesão ao tratamento conservador dessa patologia, tem-se como objetivo: avaliar a competência e o déficit para o autocuidado do cliente com DRC. Implementou-se o método epidemiológico mediante entrevista com 51 clientes do ambulatório de uremia do HUPE/UERJ, em 2005. Evidenciou-se o déficit do conhecimento sobre as conseqüências da hipertensão arterial e diabetes associados à DRC e os limites na escolha e adesão das terapêuticas médica, nutricional e de enfermagem. Concluiu-se que dúvidas sobre essa doença permeiam a vida dos clientes e podem interferir na adesão ao tratamento e comprometer sua qualidade de vida. Esse achado reforça a importância do ensino do autocuidado para demonstrar seu potencial para enfrentar a DRC.El ingreso en terapias dialíticas en condiciones inadecuadas demanda incomodidad y sufrimiento a los clientes con enfermedad renal crónica (ERC, allende costas al sistema de salud y del trabajo de enfermería. Teniendo en vista incentivar el cliente para la adhesión al tratamiento conservador de esta patología, se objetiva: evaluar la competencia y el déficit para el auto cuidado del cliente con ERC. Implementóse el método epidemiológico por entrevista con 51 clientes del ambulatorio de uremia del HUPE/UERJ, en 2005. Evidencióse el déficit del conocimiento sobre las consecuencias de la hipertensión arterial y diabetes asociados a la ERC y los limites en la elección y adhesión de las terapéuticas médica, nutricional y de enfermería. Concluyese que dudas sobre esa enfermedad atravesan la vida de los clientes y poden interferir en la adhesión al tratamiento y comprometer su cualidad de vida. Ese hallado refuerza la importancia de la enseñanza del auto

  5. Atividade física como modalidade terapêutica não-medicamentosa: análise do discurso de idosos hipertensos

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    Saulo Vasconcelos Rocha

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem como propósito analisar os discursos de idosos hipertensos quanto à efetividade de um programa de atividade física. Utilizou-se, como técnica de coleta de dados, um grupo focal. Os indivíduos relataram redução da pressão arterial, maior conscientização no que tange à educação nutricional e adoção de outros hábitos saudáveis, aumento na capacidade de realização das atividades da vida diária, melhoria na autoestima e aumento das relações sociais, após a participação em um programa de atividade física. Atividade Física; Idosos; Hipertensão.

  6. Team-client Relationships And Extreme Programming

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    John Karn

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a study that examined the relationship between software engineering teams who adhered to the extreme programming (XP methodology and their project clients. The study involved observing teams working on projects for clients who had commissioned a piece of software to be used in the real world. Interviews were conducted during and at the end of the project to get client opinion on how the project had progressed. Of interest to the researchers were opinions on frequency of feedback, how the team captured requirements, whether or not the iterative approach of XP proved to be helpful, and the level of contextual and software engineering knowledge the client had at the start of the project. In theory, fidelity to XP should result in enhanced communication, reduce expectation gaps, and lead to greater client satisfaction. Our results suggest that this depends heavily on the communication skills of the team and of the client, the expectations of the client, and the nature of the project.

  7. ANDROID BASED REMOTE DESKTOP CLIENT

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    AJIT KOTKAR

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Android based remote desktop client is a remote control system which allows you to view and interact with one computer (known as “server” to another computer or cellular phones (Android OS anywhere on the intranet. A viewer is provided on the cellular phone that enables the user to see and manipulate the desktop of remote systems such as MS Windows. The system to be accessed must be running a server and it must be attached to a network. A proxy is used to send the image of the desktop to the cellular phone, to convert different devices, to suppress network traffics, and to support recovery from an unscheduled disconnection. A prototype of the proposed system been implemented using Android and will be tested on a Android Virtual Device emulator. To reduce user effort and solve problems inherent to the cellular phone’s small screen, several functions are provided on the cellular viewer. Virtual Network Computing protocol is used to access Graphical User Interface of remote computer. It is based on the concept of a Remote Frame Buffer or RFB. The system will use Remote method invocation (RMI and screen image capturing techniques of API’s to implement VNC. All functions such mouse clicking, opening files, Playing media can be perform on server computer.

  8. Hipotensão pós-exercício em indivíduos hipertensos: uma revisão Hipotensión post-ejercicio en individuos hipertensos: una revisión A review on post-exercise hypotension in hypertensive individuals

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    Paulo Gomes Anunciação

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    Full Text Available Após uma sessão de exercícios físicos, pode ocorrer hipotensão pós-exercício (HPE. Esse efeito possui elevada relevância clínica em hipertensos. Embora a literatura reporte vários estudos sobre o tema, ainda falta uma análise sobre o estado da arte, considerando-se os diferentes tipos de exercícios. Assim, o objetivo deste estudo foi verificar, por meio de uma revisão na literatura, a relação entre o exercício aeróbio e o resistido na HPE em hipertensos. Para tanto, realizaram-se buscas nas bases Scielo e Medline, considerando os estudos em inglês e a amostra de humanos adultos hipertensos os principais critérios de inclusão. Foram encontrados 126 estudos. Porém, fizeram parte das análises 32 artigos, dos quais cinco envolveram o exercício resistido, e 27, o exercício aeróbio. Sobre o exercício resistido, embora os estudos utilizassem modelos diferentes de prescrição, houve HPE principalmente no ambiente laboratorial. Após o exercício aeróbio, observou-se HPE por maiores períodos de tempo. Contudo, ocorrem conflitos sobre a melhor intensidade e duração para a prescrição dessa atividade. Portanto, aparentemente, ocorrem maiores reduções na pressão arterial após o exercício aeróbio em comparação com o exercício resistido em hipertensos. Não obstante, para maiores conclusões, são necessários estudos que acompanhem a pressão arterial de forma ambulatorial.Después de una sesión de ejercicios físicos, puede ocurrir hipotensión post-ejercicio (HPE. Ese efecto posee una elevada relevancia clínica en los hipertensos. Aunque la literatura reporte varios estudios sobre el tema, todavía nos queda realizar un análisis más profundo teniendo en cuenta los diferentes tipos de ejercicios.Por tanto, el objetivo de este estudio fue verificar, por medio de una revisión en la literatura, la relación entre el ejercicio aeróbico y el resistido en la HPE en hipertensos. Para eso se realizaron búsquedas en

  9. Client-Oriented Approach: Forming the System of Management of the Bank Relations with Clients

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    Full Text Available The aim of the article is to develop the theoretical principles of forming the bank relations with clients as part of the client-oriented strategy implementation. As a result of the conducted research there has been presented the definition of client-orientation, mechanism and system of management. The system of management of the bank relations with clients, the purpose and objectives of its formation have been substantiated. The hierarchy of subjects of forming and managing the process of the bank relations with client has been presented. The ways of implementing in practice the functions of the mechanism of managing relations with clients have been revealed. It has been proved that for implementation of the client-oriented approach the banking institution should have a comprehensive view of its clients’ behavior, which detailed understanding will allow for a more accurate segmentation and building individualized partnership relations. Implementing the principle of totality of client relationships level and comprehensive knowledge, development of employee behavior techniques and special techniques for working with the most valuable clients, the use of analytics and forecasting tools will provide targeting of marketing campaigns and lead to minimization of additional costs, satisfaction of every client, loyalty, increase in the market share, growth of sales volume, increase in profits of the banking institution.

  10. Esourcing capability model for client organizations

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    Hefley, Bill

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    The eSourcing Capability Model for Client Organizations (eSCM-CL) is the best practices model that enables client organizations to appraise and improve their capability to foster the development of more effective relationships and to better manage these relationships. This title helps readers successfully implement a full range of client-organization tasks, ranging from developing the organization's sourcing strategy, planning for sourcing and service provider selection, initiating an agreement with service providers, managing service delivery, and completing the agreement.The eSCM-CL has been

  11. Estudo do comportamento da pressão intra-ocular em pacientes diabéticos, hipertensos e normais (Projeto Glaucoma Analysis of the intraocular pressure in diabetics, hypertensive and normal patients (Glaucoma Project

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analisar os valores da pressão intra-ocular (PIO entre diferentes grupos de pacientes (diabéticos, hipertensos com ou sem retinopatia e a população normal. Métodos: Realizou-se a aferição da pressão intra-ocular (PIO em um total de 924 olhos de 482 pacientes com idade igual ou maior que 40 anos (x=56,70; dp=11,89 examinados segundo um protocolo de estudo que incluiu medida da PIO, pressão arterial e glicemia, além da fundoscopia. A determinação da PIO foi obtida pelo tonômetro de aplanação de "Goldmann" e a glicemia foi aferida por meio de tiras reativas (Dextrostix -- Bayer. Em seguida, os pacientes foram divididos em 7 (sete grupos: hipertensos, hipertensos com retinopatia, diabéticos, diabéticos com retinopatia, hipertensos e diabéticos, hipertensos e diabéticos com retinopatia e a população controle. Resultados: Pelo teste de ANOVA-uma via, numa distribuição normal no nível de significância de 5%, observou-se que o valor médio da PIO é significativamente maior no grupo de pacientes hipertensos sem retinopatia (média PIO=16,10, no grupo dos hipertensos com retinopatia (média PIO=16,33 e no grupo de diabéticos e hipertensos com retinopatia retinopatia (média PIO=16,95. Conclusões: Observou-se que o valor médio da PIO é progressivamente mais elevado conforme o tempo de evolução da doença hipertensiva e também quando esta se encontra associada à diabetes mellitus.Purpose: To correlate the values of intraocular pressure (IOP obtained by applanation tonometer (Haag-Streit, Bern, Switzerland in patients with diabetes mellitus (with or without diabetic retinopathy, hypertension (with or without hyper-tensive diabetic retinopathy and the normal population. Patients and Methods: Subjects participating in the Glau-coma Project (n = 924, 40 or more years old were examined according to standard protocols including IOP measu-rement, fundoscopy, blood pressure and glucose deter-mination. Patients were

  12. Programa educativo para la incorporación de hipertensos de la tercera edad a la práctica de ejercicios físicos. Área Norte.2007.

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    Yara Lydia Morgado Bode; José Alejandro Concepción Pacheco; LLamilka Montero Rodríguez

    2008-01-01

    Con el fin de diseñar un Programa educativo para la incorporación de hipertensos (de la tercera edad) a la práctica de ejercicio físico en el área de Salud Norte de la ciudad de Sancti-Spiritus se realizó esta investigación de desarrollo tecnológico durante el período 2006- 2007. La misma constó de dos etapas: una descriptiva, para identificar las características y procesos cognitivos de los pacientes hipertensos, además de los recursos humanos y materiales existentes en el área. Otra ...

  13. Counselor Values and the Pregnant Adolescent Client.

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    Reviews options counselors can suggest to pregnant adolescents, including abortion, adoption, marriage, and single parenthood. Discusses the need for counselors to be aware of their own values and help the client explore her values. (JAC)

  14. Accommodating blind and partially sighted clients

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    England, Gary; Gebbels, Tim; Whelan, Chantelle; Freeman, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    Veterinary surgeons provide an important service to blind and partially sighted guide dog owners. By adopting basic disability awareness and visual impairment training, practices can ensure that the assistance needs of those clients are met, facilitating access to veterinary care.

  15. Managing Client Values in Construction Design

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    Thyssen, Mikael Hygum; Emmitt, Stephen; Bonke, Sten;

    2008-01-01

    capturing and managing client values within a lean framework. This paper describes the initial findings of a joint research project between academia and industry practitioners that seeks to develop the workshop method to create a state of the art approach in construction design management. This includes an......In construction projects the client will comprise both owner, end-users, and the wider society, representatives of which may have conflicting goals and values; and these may not be fully realized by the stakeholders themselves. Therefore it is a great challenge to capture and manage the values of...... the multiple stakeholders that constitutes the “client”. However, seeing client satisfaction as the end-goal of construction it is imperative to make client values explicit in the early project phase and make sure that these values are reflected in all subsequent phases of design and construction. The...

  16. Marketing relacional e qualidade do serviço na satisfação do cliente

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    Martins, Maria João Fernandes

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    O marketing relacional no setor bancário remonta aos anos 80. Desde essa altura, o conceito vem adquirindo cada vez mais importância, sustentando a ideia de que os Bancos podem maximizar os seus ganhos com relações duradouras com os seus clientes. A esta gestão das relações, está associada a qualidade do serviço e a consequente satisfação do cliente. Neste contexto, o presente estudo examina o impacto do marketing relacional e da qualidade do serviço na satisfação do clie...

  17. Creating successful US client-contractor relations

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    The recent growth in nuclear facility decommissioning worldwide has generated renewed interest in the client-contractor relationship and how best to plan and contract the work. What roles should the client -usually the owner utility - and the prime contractor and subcontractors play, and which basic planning tools, contract types, work scope changes, worker productivity factors and monitoring methods are needed to ensure the work is performed satisfactorily? (UK)

  18. Measuring Money Mismanagement Among Dually Diagnosed Clients

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    Black, Ryan A.; Rounsaville, Bruce J.; Rosenheck, Robert A; Conrad, Kendon J.; Ball, Samuel A.; Rosen, Marc I.

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    Clients dually diagnosed with psychiatric and substance abuse disorders may be adversely affected if they mismanage their Social Security or public support benefits. Assistance managing funds, including assignment of a representative payee, is available but there are no objective assessments of money mismanagement. In this study, a Structured Clinical Interview for Money Mismanagement was administered twice at one-week intervals to 46 clients receiving disability payments and was compared to ...

  19. Client satisfaction and usefulness to external stakeholders from an audit client perspective

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    Peter Öhman; Einar Häckner; Dag Sörbom

    2012-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to develop, test, and improve a structural equation model (SEM) of client satisfaction with the audit, and of client perception of the usefulness of the audit to external stakeholders. Design/methodology/approach – A questionnaire was mailed to audit clients, i.e. managers of Swedish limited companies with 50 or more employees; 627 useable questionnaires were returned, giving a response rate of 43 percent. Data were processed using the SEM software LISREL...

  20. Web Service Clients on Mobile Android Devices: A Study on Architectural Alternatives and Client Performance

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    Knutsen, Johannes

    2009-01-01

    This paper studies Android, a new open source software stack initiated by Google, and the possibilities of developing a mobile client for MPower, a service oriented architecture platform based upon SOAP messaging. The study focuses on the architectural alternatives, their impacts on the mobile client application, Android’s performance on SOAP messaging, and how Web services’ design can be optimized to give well performing Android clients. The results from this study shows how different arch...

  1. Clients' and therapists' stories about psychotherapy.

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    Adler, Jonathan M

    2013-12-01

    This article provides an overview of the emerging field of research on clients' stories about their experiences in psychotherapy. The theory of narrative identity suggests that individuals construct stories about their lives in order to provide the self with a sense of purpose and unity. Psychotherapy stories serve both psychological functions. Focusing on the theme of agency as a vehicle for operationalizing purpose and coherence as a way of operationalizing unity, this article will describe the existing scholarship connecting psychotherapy stories to clients' psychological well-being. Results from cross-sectional qualitative and quantitative studies as well as longitudinal research indicate a connection between the stories clients tell about therapy and their psychological well-being, both over the course of treatment and after it is over. In addition, a preliminary analysis of therapists' stories about their clients' treatment is presented. These analyses reveal that the way therapists recount a particular client's therapy does not impact the relationships between clients' narratives and their improvement. The article concludes with a discussion of how this body of scholarship might be fruitfully applied in the realm of clinical practice. PMID:22812587

  2. Gestão do conhecimento de reclamações de clientes em call centers.

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    Silvio Popadiuk

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de atender às solicitações de clientes, os call centers são vistos comoferramentas tecnológicas, ampliando seu escopo em relação à interação comeles. Dentre o conjunto de solicitações demandadas pelos clientes, inserem-se oscadastramentos, as sugestões e as críticas. Neste estudo, comparou-se a visão dasgerências com a dos atendentes sobre gestão do conhecimento, com o propósito deidentificar se ela é permeada pela equipe ou apenas uma intenção das gerências.Para delimitar o objeto de avaliação, foi escolhida a atividade relativa à solução dereclamações feitas aos call centers. Para isso, aplicou-se em cinco empresas umquestionário baseado no modelo de avaliação proposto por Bukowitz e Williams(2002. Os resultados revelaram a presença de desconexão entre a visão da gerênciae a do atendente sobre a gestão do conhecimento quanto ao processo de soluçãode reclamações dos clientes que acessam os call centers.

  3. Client Engagement Characteristics Associated with Problem Gambling Treatment Outcomes

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    Dowling, Nicki A.; Cosic, Sanja

    2011-01-01

    Previous research examining the factors associated with problem gambling treatment outcomes has examined client factors and to date, treatment characteristics, therapist factors, and client-therapist interactions have essentially remained unexplored. This study aimed to investigate how client engagement variables (client-rated therapeutic…

  4. Avaliação da função barorreflexa em ratos jovens espontaneamente hipertensos Evaluación de la función barorrefleja en ratas jóvenes espontáneamente hipertensas Evaluation of baroreflex function in young spontaneously hypertensive rats

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    Vitor E. Valenti

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A literatura tem descrito dados contraditórios em relação ao início da diminuição da função barorreflexa em ratos espontaneamente hipertensos. OBJETIVO:Este estudo foi realizado para avaliar a função barorreflexa em ratos jovens de 13 semanas espontaneamente hipertensos. MÉTODOS:Foram estudados ratos machos Wistar Kyoto (WKY (n=15 e ratos espontaneamente hipertensos (REH de 13 semanas (n=15. Cânulas foram inseridas na artéria aorta abdominal através da artéria femoral direita para medir a pressão arterial média (PAM e a freqüência cardíaca (FC. A função barorreflexa foi calculada como a derivada da variação da FC em função da variação da PAM (ΔFC/ΔPAM, quando submetida a teste com uma dose depressora de nitroprussiato de sódio (50µg/kg e com uma dose pressora de fenilefrina (8µg/kg através de cânula inserida na veia femoral direita em ratos espontaneamente hipertensos e WKY. Diferenças com um valor de p FUNDAMENTO: La literatura ha descrito datos contradictorios con relación al inicio de la disminución de la función barorrefleja en ratas espontáneamente hipertensas. OBJETIVO: Se realizó este estudio con el objetivo de evaluar la función barorrefleja en ratas jóvenes de 13 semanas, espontáneamente hipertensas. MÉTODOS: Se estudiaron ratas machos Wistar Kyoto (WKY (n=15 y ratas espontáneamente hipertensas (REH de 13 semanas de edad (n=15. Se insertaron cánulas en la arteria aorta abdominal -a través de la arteria femoral derecha- para medir la presión arterial media (PAM y la frecuencia cardiaca (FC. Se calculó la función barorrefleja como la derivada de la variación de la FC en función de la variación de la PAM (ΔFC/ΔPAM. Dicho cálculo se efectuó tras prueba con una dosificación depresora de nitroprusiato de sodio (50µg/kg y también con una dosificación para presión arterial de fenilefrina (8µg/kg a través de una cánula insertada en la vena femoral derecha tanto de

  5. Programa educativo para la incorporación de hipertensos de la tercera edad a la práctica de ejercicios físicos. Área Norte.2007.

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    Yara Lydia Morgado Bode

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    Full Text Available Con el fin de diseñar un Programa educativo para la incorporación de hipertensos (de la tercera edad a la práctica de ejercicio físico en el área de Salud Norte de la ciudad de Sancti-Spiritus se realizó esta investigación de desarrollo tecnológico durante el período 2006- 2007. La misma constó de dos etapas: una descriptiva, para identificar las características y procesos cognitivos de los pacientes hipertensos, además de los recursos humanos y materiales existentes en el área. Otra de desarrollo en función del diseño del programa. La población lo integraron 2619 hipertensos (adultos mayores del área urbana, del cual se seleccionó una muestra aleatoria de 176 que fue dividida, para su estudio en dos grupos: Sedentario y No sedentario. Las técnicas utilizadas fueron la revisión documental y la entrevista, dentro de esta última, la que se basó en el modelo de comportamiento ”Creencias en Salud” aplicada a los hipertensos de la tercera edad comprobó que la mayoría de estos son sedentarios, jubilados, con un nivel de escolaridad predominante de secundaria básica y más de 10 años de evolución su enfermedad y que desconocen la importancia de realizar ejercicio físico para controlar y evitar complicaciones (baja amenaza percibida, refiriendo múltiples barreras. Se concluye, que existe insuficiencias en las condiciones materiales y humanas del área e inadecuada coordinación, concreción estratégica y definición de objetivos comunes entre las organizaciones de masas, Salud e INDER, lo que motivó a la elaboración de un Programa a nivel comunitario e intersectorial en función de incorporar a los hipertensos de la tercera edad a la práctica del ejercicio físico sistemático sobre la base de sus creencias en salud y de las posibilidades reales del área.

  6. The Influence of a Client Preference on Auditor Judgment: An Investigation of Temporal Effects and Client Trustworthiness

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    The purpose of this dissertation is to investigate auditors' judgments and decisions in the presence of an explicitly stated client preference. This investigation considers two factors. First, the temporal placement (i.e., timing) of the client preference is varied to allow for an examination of differential effects associated with the receipt of an early client preference and a late client preference. Second, client trustworthiness is varied so that participants may have a basis upon whic...

  7. Efficient Mobile Client Caching Supporting Transaction Semantics

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    IlYoung Chung

    2000-05-01

    Full Text Available In mobile client-server database systems, caching of frequently accessed data is an important technique that will reduce the contention on the narrow bandwidth wireless channel. As the server in mobile environments may not have any information about the state of its clients' cache(stateless server, using broadcasting approach to transmit the updated data lists to numerous concurrent mobile clients is an attractive approach. In this paper, a caching policy is proposed to maintain cache consistency for mobile computers. The proposed protocol adopts asynchronous(non-periodic broadcasting as the cache invalidation scheme, and supports transaction semantics in mobile environments. With the asynchronous broadcasting approach, the proposed protocol can improve the throughput by reducing the abortion of transactions with low communication costs. We study the performance of the protocol by means of simulation experiments.

  8. Flash Caching on the Storage Client

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    Holland, David A.; Angelino, Elaine Lee; Wald, Gideon; Seltzer, Margo I.

    2013-01-01

    Flash memory has recently become popular as a caching medium. Most uses to date are on the storage server side. We investigate a different structure: flash as a cache on the client side of a networked storage environment. We use trace-driven simulation to explore the design space. We consider a wide range of configurations and policies to determine the potential client-side caches might offer and how best to arrange them. Our results show that the flash cache writeback policy does not signifi...

  9. Introduction to ASPNET 4 AJAX Client Templates

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    2010-01-01

    This Wrox Blox will teach you how to create and customize ASP.NET 4 AJAX Preview 4 Client Templates. The author shows you how to use declarative as well as imperative data-binding techniques to address the simple to advanced UI requirements. He also covers how the observer pattern is fully implemented in ASP.NET 4 AJAX and, when used in conjunction with the Client Template markup extensions, provides a developer experience much like XAML-based applications like WPF and Silverlight. This Wrox Blox walks you through how to implement examples that fetch data from ASP.NET Web Forms using Page Meth

  10. MEMS AO for Planet Finding

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    Rao, Shanti; Wallace, J. Kent; Shao, Mike; Schmidtlin, Edouard; Levine, B. Martin; Samuele, Rocco; Lane, Benjamin; Chakrabarti, Supriya; Cook, Timothy; Hicks, Brian; Jung, Paul

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    This slide presentation reviews a method for planet finding using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) Adaptive Optics (AO). The use of a deformable mirror (DM) is described as a part of the instrument that was designed with a nulling interferometer. The strategy that is used is described in detail.

  11. O papel do contact center no relacionamento com o cliente: Perspectiva dos operadores de televendas

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    Correia, Maria Amélia Gaspar Mota

    2010-01-01

    Mestrado em Marketing O CRM – Customer Relationship Management está hoje amplamente utilizado pelas organizações independentemente das áreas em que se inserem. Trata-se de uma ferramenta que veio alterar a dinâmica dos relacionamentos das empresas com os seus clientes. A importância do sector postal na economia e o interesse pessoal pela actividade, conduziu à escolha da uma empresa especializada no envio de correio expresso e encomendas, pertencente ao Grupo CTT. Na elaboração deste...

  12. Avaliação da adesão de médicos ao protocolo de hipertensão arterial da secretaria municipal de saúde de Curitiba Evaluación de la adhesión de médicos al protocolo de hipertensión arterial de la Secretaría Municipal de Salud de Curitiba Evaluation of physicians' compliance with the hypertension protocol of the Municipal Health Department of the city of Curitiba

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    Ivan Maluf Jr

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Em Curitiba, a hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS é a segunda causa de internamento hospitalar e a primeira causa de morte por doenças cardiovasculares. Os protocolos de atendimento aos hipertensos sistematizam a atenção ao paciente com o intuito de aprimorar a resolutividade e a qualidade dos serviços de saúde. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a adesão dos profissionais médicos ao protocolo do programa de hipertensos da Secretaria Municipal de Saúde (SMS de Curitiba. MÉTODOS: Este é um estudo transversal e observacional. A coleta de dados referentes ao trabalho foi realizada em quatro unidades de saúde de Curitiba. A amostra foi constituída de 200 pacientes hipertensos cadastrados no programa de HAS. Os dados coletados eram referentes às duas primeiras consultas. A fonte de dados foi o prontuário eletrônico das unidades de saúde. O protocolo utilizado para análise comparativa foi o da SMS de Curitiba. RESULTADOS: A não conformidade entre a prática clínica e o protocolo na primeira consulta foi de 56,8% quanto à classificação de grau, 63,8% quanto ao risco cardiovascular e de 54% quanto ao tratamento. Na segunda consulta, em 67% não houve concordância com o protocolo quanto ao risco e em 51,3% quanto ao tratamento. CONCLUSÃO: A não conformidade entre a prática clínica e a adesão ao protocolo da SMS de Curitiba mostrou-se evidente na classificação de grau, risco cardiovascular e tratamento do paciente hipertenso. O não seguimento do protocolo pode representar uma baixa resolutividade do serviço de saúde, o qual perde a oportunidade de reduzir a morbidade e mortalidade por doenças cardiovasculares na população.FUNDAMENTO: En Curitiba, la hipertensión arterial sistémica (HAS es la segunda causa de internamiento hospitalario y la primera causa de muerte por enfermedades cardiovasculares. Los protocolos de atención a los hipertensos sistematizan la atención al paciente con la intención de perfeccionar la

  13. NFIRAOS First Facility AO System for the Thirty Meter Telescope

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    Herriot, Glen; Atwood, Jenny; Boyer, Corinne; Byrnes, Peter; Caputa, Kris; Ellerbroek, Brent; Gilles, Luc; Hill, Alexis; Ljusic, Zoran; Pazder, John; Rosensteiner, Matthias; Smith, Malcolm; Spano, Paolo; Szeto, Kei; Véran, Jean-Pierre; Wevers, Ivan; Wang, Lianqi; Wooff, Robert

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    NFIRAOS, the Thirty Meter Telescope's first adaptive optics system is an order 60x60 Multi-Conjugate AO system with two deformable mirrors. Although most observing will use 6 laser guide stars, it also has an NGS-only mode. Uniquely, NFIRAOS is cooled to -30 C to reduce thermal background. NFIRAOS delivers a 2-arcminute beam to three client instruments, and relies on up to three IR WFSs in each instrument. We present recent work including: robust automated acquisition on these IR WFSs; trade-off studies for a common-size of deformable mirror; real-time computing architectures; simplified designs for high-order NGS-mode wavefront sensing; modest upgrade concepts for high-contrast imaging.

  14. Fatores associados à adesão ao tratamento antihipertensivo por idosos na atenção primária

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    Lorena Flor da Rosa Santos Silva

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available A adesão ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo é fundamental para o manejo dos pacientes portadores de hipertensão arterial, o que contribui para a redução da morbimortalidade por esta enfermidade. Desta forma, este estudo teve como objetivo determinar a adesão ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo e fatores associados em idosos hipertensos cadastrados em uma Unidade de Saúde da Família, Londrina-PR. Desenvolveu-se um estudo transversal com idosos (60 anos ou mais, selecionados a partir do Sistema de Informação da Atenção Básica. As variáveis de interesse (socioeconômicas e demográficas, hábitos de vida, acesso aos serviços de saúde e adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso foram obtidas pela aplicação de um formulário semiestruturado através de um inquérito domiciliar. A adesão foi avaliada por meio do Teste de Morisky-Green e o controle pressórico. Dos 117 idosos investigados, 54,7% foram identificados como aderentes ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo e 61,4% apresentaram pressão arterial controlada. A média de medicamentos anti-hipertensivos utilizados foi de 1,97, destacando-se hidroclorotiazida (30,8%, enalapril (24,8% e captopril (14,5%. A adesão ao tratamento farmacológico apresentou-se associada ao sexo feminino (61,8%; p<0,05 e a idade entre 60 e 79 anos (67,9%; p<0,01. O controle pressórico mostrou-se associado à menor escolaridade (75,6%; p<0,05 e não possuir trabalho remunerado (69,4%; p<0,02. Os resultados observados indicam moderada adesão ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo e ao controle pressórico. Além disso, detectou-se que as variáveis socioeconômicas e demográficas mostraram-se mais fortemente associadas à adesão e controle pressórico.

  15. Attracting Clients to Service-Oriented Programs.

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    Disney, Diane M.

    One of a series of manuals developed by the Home and Community-Based Career Education Project, the outreach component publication describes how the project went about attracting clients for its adult vocational counseling services. Sections include: creating a publicity campaign, using an advertising agency, creating products for the mass media,…

  16. Counselor Loss: Terminating the Helped Client.

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    Miller, Mark J.

    1981-01-01

    Discusses counselor feelings of loss due to client departure from therapy. Describes components of loss within a five-stage model including denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Outlines strategies for coping with counselor loss. Suggests feelings of loss are natural. (RC)

  17. Practical Client Puzzle from Repeated Squaring

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    Jeckmans, A.

    2009-01-01

    Cryptographic puzzles have been proposed by Merkle [15] to relay secret information between parties over an insecure channel. Client puzzles, a type of cryptographic puzzle, have been proposed by Juels and Brainard [8] to defend a server against denial of service attacks. However there is no general

  18. Energy companies need to cuddle their clients

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    Due to a liberalized energy market in Europe more than 20% of the customers has chosen another electricity supplier. In spite of that many energy suppliers do not yet operate as client-oriented businesses, according to a report of Ernst and Young: 'Trend in Energy 2000'. Energy companies should become more active in relation management

  19. Borderline Clients: Practice Implications of Recent Research.

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    Johnson, Harriette C.

    1991-01-01

    Reviews current research on treatment of borderline clients with medication, individual counseling, and family interventions. Notes that recent studies indicate that borderline personality is heterogeneous condition in which different underlying disorders (affective, schizotypal, and neurological) may be present. Reviews effectiveness of various…

  20. Finding Happiness for Ourselves and Our Clients.

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    Miller, Geri

    2001-01-01

    Reviews D. G. Myers' (2000) examination of the contributing factors of happiness: money, relationships, and religion. Discusses the implications of these factors for counseling with specific recommendations made for counselors regarding their own self-care and their work with their clients. (GCP)

  1. Three-Dimensional Audio Client Library

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    Rizzi, Stephen A.

    2005-01-01

    The Three-Dimensional Audio Client Library (3DAudio library) is a group of software routines written to facilitate development of both stand-alone (audio only) and immersive virtual-reality application programs that utilize three-dimensional audio displays. The library is intended to enable the development of three-dimensional audio client application programs by use of a code base common to multiple audio server computers. The 3DAudio library calls vendor-specific audio client libraries and currently supports the AuSIM Gold-Server and Lake Huron audio servers. 3DAudio library routines contain common functions for (1) initiation and termination of a client/audio server session, (2) configuration-file input, (3) positioning functions, (4) coordinate transformations, (5) audio transport functions, (6) rendering functions, (7) debugging functions, and (8) event-list-sequencing functions. The 3DAudio software is written in the C++ programming language and currently operates under the Linux, IRIX, and Windows operating systems.

  2. Counselling the Borderline Client: An Interpersonal Approach.

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    Angus, Lynne; Gillies, Laurie A.

    1994-01-01

    Critically reviews characteristics thought to be associated with "difficult clients" in light of research findings emerging from psychiatric and psychological literature pertaining to Borderline Personality Disorder. Reviews recent developments for brief treatment strategies and describes development of short-term interpersonal therapy program.…

  3. Psychotherapists' Attitudes toward Homosexual Psychotherapy Clients.

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    Garfinkle, Ellen M.; Morin, Stephen F.

    1978-01-01

    Continued research into the sex-role expectations which therapists hold toward clients is an issue of particular relevance to the gay community. The training of psychotherapists should pay attention to both sex-role expectations and homosexual stereotypes as potential sources of bias in therapists' perceptions and evaluations of homosexual…

  4. Dinheiro, afeto, sexualidade: a relação de prostitutas com seus clientes Dinero, afecto y sexualidad: la relación de prostitutas com sus clientes Money, affection and sexuality: the prostitutes' relationship with clients

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    Fernanda Burbulhan

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available A prostituição é alvo constante de diferentes olhares, e para desvelar alguns de seus significados, resolvemos estudar a relação estabelecida entre a prostituta e o seu cliente. Para tanto, elegemos a abordagem qualitativa de pesquisa, com informações obtidas através de entrevista semiestruturada. Nosso estudo contou com sete participantes mulheres, com idade mínima de dezoito anos e envolvimento com a prática da prostituição há pelo menos um ano. As participantes responderam um questionário socioeconômico e foram entrevistadas, sendo as entrevistas posteriormente submetidas à análise de conteúdo. Com base nas informações obtidas, concluímos que a relação estabelecida entre prostitutas e seus clientes fundamenta-se no dinheiro, tanto em relação ao que o cliente paga quanto em relação àquilo que ele não pode pagar, porque "não tem preço". Essa negociação serve de alicerce para o estabelecimento de condições de ser-estar dessas mulheres profissionais do sexo dentro e fora da prostituição.La prostitución es objetivo constante de diferentes puntos de vista y a fin de aclarar algunos de sus significados, se optó por estudiar la relación establecida entre la prostituta y su cliente. Así, elegimos un enfoque cualitativo de la investigación, con la información obtenida a través de entrevista semiestructurada. Nuestro estudio contó con la presencia de siete participantes del sexo femenino, con edad mínima de 18 años y su participación en el ejercicio de la prostitución en al menos un año. Las participantes respondieron a un cuestionario socioeconómico y fueron entrevistadas, y las entrevistas posteriormente objeto de análisis de contenido. Podemos concluir que la relación establecida entre las prostitutas y sus clientes se basa en el dinero, tanto en relación a lo que el cliente paga, así como en lo que respecta a lo que él no puede pagar porque "no tiene un precio". Este acuerdo sirve como base

  5. Identificação de requisitos de clientes para o projeto de um dosador de precisão para sementes miúdas Identification of client's requirements to design a precision meter for small seeds

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    Ângelo V. dos Reis

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available A elevação do custo das sementes miúdas torna necessário o desenvolvimento de semeadoras que tenham controle efetivo sobre a população de plantas, o que pode ser conseguido com a utilização de semeadoras de precisão, as quais, no entanto, não são adequadas aos pequenos espaçamentos entre linhas dessas culturas. Por se tratar de um produto novo, há que se prestar especial atenção ao processo de projeto que será utilizado, de forma a incorporar todos os atributos indispensáveis ao cumprimento da tarefa a que se destina, incluindo-se os de ordem funcional, os de qualidade, os comerciais e os de fabricabilidade. Sendo assim, o presente trabalho tem o objetivo de apresentar os requisitos dos clientes para o projeto de um dosador de precisão para sementes miúdas, identificados com a aplicação de um questionário de campo a agricultores, pesquisadores, vendedores, projetistas, e com informações técnicas obtidas na bibliografia. Foram sintetizadas 40 necessidades dos clientes a partir das respostas dos 55 questionários de campo aplicados e dos dados bibliográficos. A análise dessas necessidades permitiu identificar 27 requisitos de clientes, distribuídos ao longo de diversas fases do ciclo de vida de uma semeadora, para o projeto do produto.The increasing cost of seeds for small grain crops makes it necessary to develop seeders with a more effective control over the stand of plants. This could be accomplished with the use of precision planters, but such equipment is only available for large seed crops. Because this is a new product, especial attention must be paid to the design process to be used, in order to consider all attributes involved in the fulfillment of such task, including those related to the machine functional performance as well as those expressing the product quality, market and production needs. Therefore, this study has the objective of presenting the client's requirements to design a precision meter for

  6. Prioritizing Project Performance Criteria within Client Perspective

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    Arazi Idrus

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Successful performance in a construction project helps to deliver good products to the client. At present, there is no standard approach used by clients to evaluate project performance as project success carries different definitions to different people. Some used the traditional project performance measures of cost, quality and time while others used additional non-traditional measures such as the environment, health and safety, level of technology and contractor planning. The purpose of this study is to identify and rank the actual criteria used by local clients in current practice to measure the performance of a construction project during construction as well as upon completion. The ranking is based on the relative importance of the criteria as perceived by project performance decision makers working for clients’ organizations within the Malaysian construction industry using their accumulated experience and judgment. The objective of this study was investigated through a postal questionnaire which covered a selected sample of the study. Data were analyzed using mean, variance, frequency and severity index analyses. The results of this paper show that Quality of finished project, Construction cost and Construction time were the three most important criteria considered crucial by the respondents for evaluating project performance from current practice in Malaysia. The paper provides supportive practical solution for project performance decision makers working for clients’ organizations within the Malaysian construction industry to enhance and improve their practices in measuring their clients’ project performance so that their clients would enjoy higher satisfaction levels from their projects. More so, the paper would serve as a guide to contractors by helping them to understand that Quality of finished project, Construction cost and Construction time are the criteria given high priority by clients in measuring the performance of a

  7. Análise da variabilidade da freqüência cardíaca em pacientes hipertensos, antes e depois do tratamento com inibidores da enzima conversora da angiotensina II Analysis of heart rate variability in hypertensive patients before and after treatment with angiotensin II-converting enzyme inhibitors

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    Antônio da Silva Menezes Júnior

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a variabilidade de freqüência cardíaca em indivíduos normotensos e hipertensos e observar o comportamento do sistema nervoso autônomo após terapia com inibidores da enzima conversora de angiotensina II. MÉTODO: Estudados 286 pacientes com diagnóstico de hipertensão arterial, pela 1ª vez, e divididos em 4 grupos, conforme a pressão arterial diastólica (PAD: grupo A - PAD110 mmHg. Os pacientes do grupo A (normais e do grupo C (HA moderada, somando 110 e 79 pacientes, respectivamente, submeteram-se ao Holter-ECG 24h com análise de variabilidade de freqüência cardíaca no domínio do tempo (DT e no domínio da freqüência (DF. O grupo C foi tratado com inibidores da ECA durante 3 meses, e após esse período novamente avaliado com Holter-ECG 24h e variabilidade da freqüência cardíaca, e os valores comparados com os normotensos. RESULTADOS: Os parâmetros SDNN, PNN50 (DT e o espectro LF (DF foram significativamente diferentes para os dois grupos, com valores notadamente diminuídos em hipertensos (pOBJECTIVE: To compare heart rate variability in normotensive and hypertensive individuals and to observe the behavior of the autonomic nervous system after treatment with angiotensin II-converting enzyme inhibitors. METHOD: The study comprised 286 patients diagnosed with arterial hypertension (AH for the first time and divided into 4 groups according to diastolic blood pressure (DBP levels: group A - DBP110 mmHg. Group A (110 healthy individuals and group C (79 patients with moderate AH underwent 24-hour Holter-ECG with analysis of heart rate variability in time domain (TD and frequency domain (FD. The group C patients were treated with ACE inhibitors for 3 months, and, after this period, they underwent a new 24-hour Holter-ECG study for assessing heart rate variability, the values being compared with those of normotensive individuals. RESULTS: The SDNN and PNN50 parameters (TD, and the LF spectrum (FD were

  8. A medicação prescrita na internação hospitalar: o conhecimento do cliente

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    Ana Carolina Guidorizzi Zanetti

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    Full Text Available Erros no processo de administração de medicamentos são preocupações de enfermeiros e a sua ocorrência pode ser minimizada com a orientação do cliente quanto à terapia medicamentosa. Este estudo descritivo, teve como objetivo identificar o grau de informação de clientes hospitalizados, acerca dos medicamentos que lhes são prescritos. A metodologia utilizada foi a exploratória-descritiva. Foram entrevistados 76 clientes adultos, hospitalizados, entre 18 a 60 anos, sendo 69,7% do sexo feminino. Destacou-se dentre outros, que 28% não apresentavam conhecimento acerca do nome do primeiro medicamento prescrito e 55% não souberam referir a dosagem. Detectou-se um número razoável de clientes que desconheciam a medicação prescrita ou tinham conhecimento incorreto. Faz-se necessário a conscientização dos profissionais de enfermagem quanto à importância da orientação ao cliente acerca dos medicamentos durante a internação.

  9. A comunicação profissional de saúde x cliente diante das novas tecnologias

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    Carmen Luci R. Lopes

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    Full Text Available Estudo descritivo exploratório com abordagem quanti-qualitativa realizado em unidades das redes pública e privada localizadas em Goiânia-Go., nos meses de agosto e setembro de 1997 com objetivos de averiguar o entendimento dos clientes a respeito da comunicação dos profissionais que executam os exames de alta tecnologia e detectar junto ao cliente a existência de orientação sobre o exame a ser realizado e o que sentem durante a realização destes. A população constitui-se de clientes de ambos os sexos que se submeteram a exames diagnósticos de alta tecnologia. Os dados foram coletados pelas pesquisadoras e auxiliares de pesquisa, mediante entrevista semi-estruturada entre os clientes sujeitos do estudo. Através dos resultados, concluímos que a maioria dos clientes não recebem orientação, deixaram de pedir informações sobre o exame realizado por vários motivos, inclusive receio do desconhecido. A comunicação foi restrita. Medo da dor, do resultado, desconforto foram também relatados.

  10. Semi-structured interview instrument on client satisfaction for therapeutic community clients

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    Iyare, Sade

    2015-01-01

    Therapeutic community (TC) treatment is used around the world to treat drug addicts. Perheiden yhdistetyn hoidon yksikkö (Pyy) unit of Helsinki Deaconess Institute is specialized in drug rehabilitation of the families with children. Based on Cox's Interactive Model of Client Health Behavior (2003) there is a connection between the client satisfaction and the results of the treatment. TC is known to be efficient method of treatment to treat drug addicts, but there is still very little data...

  11. Cometas: Das Lendas aos Fatos

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    Voelzke, M. R.

    O descobrimento de cometas, devido ao seu aparecimento espetacular, tem registro nas mais antigas culturas humanas. A primeira referência situa-se no ano de 1095 antes de Cristo [a.C.; HO; HO, 1962]. A quantidade de registros de descobrimentos cometários, principalmente provenientes do território chinês em particular e do oriente em geral, aumentou gradualmente a partir do quarto século depois de Cristo (d.C.). É de origem chinesa a primeira referência ao cometa P/Halley no ano de 240 a.C. [VOELZKE, 1993]. Com o desenvolvimento da astronomia relativamente às técnicas observacionais os descobrimentos bem como as observações cometárias aumentaram sensivelmente a partir do século XVII, sendo que a partir do século XIX um novo incremento ocorreu devido ao emprego da fotografia e a resultante melhora de sensibilidade na observação.

  12. Involvement of the Client in Home Care Practice

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    Glasdam, Stinne; Kjær, Lone; Præstegaard, Jeanette

    2011-01-01

    one client, his cohabitant family and the involved healthcare professionals. Results: Client involvement in home care service is shown within the constructed categories: The schism between wishing for and actually being helped; The chronological order can be negotiated; not the content; Liberal...... business gives the client full influence into the treatment and the therapist gold; and Converting a home to at working place and a home. Client involvement in practice seems to be very limited. Conclusion: All in all, involvement of clients in home care service seems to be more of a political illusion......Background: Through the last 35 years, ‘client involvement’ has been a mantra within health policies, education curriculums and health care institutions, yet very little is known about how ‘client involvement’ is practiced in the meetings with clients and health professionals. Aim: To analyse and...

  13. Gender Dysphoria: The Therapist's Dilemma--The Client's Choice.

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    Sherebrin, Hannah

    1996-01-01

    Therapist's role and dilemmas faced in treating a gender dysphoric client are discussed. Examines ethical and moral issues relating to transsexualism and discusses the appropriateness of art therapy as a treatment for transsexual clients. (SNR)

  14. Client Centeredness and Health Reform: Key Issues for Occupational Therapy

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    Mroz, Tracy M.; Pitonyak, Jennifer S.; Fogelberg, Donald; Leland, Natalie E.

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    Occupational therapy has the philosophical underpinnings to provide expanded and more effective client-centered care that emphasizes the active engagement of the client and recognizes the greater contexts of his or her life.

  15. Voice and Communication Therapy for Transgender/Transsexual Clients

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    ... Voice and Communication Therapy for Clients Who Are Transgender and/or Transsexual [ en Español ] What does the ... pathologist do when working with clients who are transgender/transsexual? What organizations have more information? Related Articles ...

  16. Counselor Stress in Relation to Disabled and Minority Clients

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    Vander Kolk, Charles J.

    1977-01-01

    Physiological and self-reported reactions of counselors in training to five disabled clients and a minority client were examined. Implications for counselor practice, education, and in-service education are discussed. (Author)

  17. Cryptanalysis of Some Client-to-Client Password-Authenticated Key Exchange Protocols

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    Tianjie Cao

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Client-to-Client Password-Authenticated Key Exchange (C2C-PAKE protocols allow two clients establish a common session key based on their passwords. In a secure C2C-PAKE protocol, there is no computationally bounded adversary learns anything about session keys shared between two clients. Especially a participating server should not learn anything about session keys. Server- compromise impersonation resilience is another desirable security property for a C2C-PAKE protocol. It means that compromising the password verifier of any client A should not enable outside adversary to share session key with A. Recently, Kwon and Lee proposed four C2C-PAKE protocols in the three-party setting, and Zhu et al. proposed a C2C-PAKE protocol in the cross-realm setting. All the proposed protocols are claimed to resist server compromise. However, in this paper, we show that Kwon and Lee’s protocols and Zhu et al’s protocol exist server compromise attacks, and a malicious server can mount man-in-themiddle attacks and can eavesdrop the communication between the two clients.

  18. QUALIDADE DOS DADOS ANTROPOMÉTRICOS DOS USUÁRIOS HIPERTENSOS ATENDIDOS NO PROGRAMA DE SAÚDE DA FAMÍLIA E SUA ASSOCIAÇÃO COM FATORES DE RISCO

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    Iara Medeiros de Araújo

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo consistió en analizar la calidad de los datos antropométricos de los hipertensos atendidos en el Programa de Salud de la Familia y su asociación con la obesidad y demás factores de riesgo. Se trata de un estudio de cohorte donde fueron investigados los datos catastrales, expedientes y entrevistas de los usuarios en el municipio de João Pessoa-PB, Brasil. Se investigó la calidad de los datos a través de la imputación de los registros faltantes en los hipertensos catastrados, cuya comparación de los indicadores construidos antes y después fue realizada por la prueba t de Student, además el cálculo de la razón de posibilidades, la regresión logística, con el fin de establecer una posible asociación entre estas variables y la variable dependiente. Se observó una asociación significativa entre la obesidad de los hipertensos con circunferencia de la cintura y razón cintura cuadril con p<0,001. Se evidenció también una asociación significativa de los niveles de hipertensión y edad con p<0,01. Los resultados sugieren aumento de la prevalencia de la presión arterial con la edad, y su asociación con los indicadores antropométricos.

  19. How Social Workers Demonstrate Respect for Elderly Clients

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    Sung, Kyu-taik; Dunkle, Ruth E.

    2009-01-01

    Although respect is a crucial aspect of social work practice, few studies have examined how social workers convey their respect for elderly clients. This study explored the various forms of respect demonstrated by social workers when they were with older clients. Fifty social workers serving elderly clients were surveyed by a questionnaire with closed- and open-ended questions. Based on data on the way the social workers respected their elderly clients, the study identified seven forms most f...

  20. Satisfação de clientes sobre cuidados de enfermagem no contexto hospitalar Satisfacción de clientes sobre cuidados de enfermería en el contexto hospitalario Outpatient satisfaction with nursing care

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    Juliana de Lima Lopes

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever a metodologia utilizada para mensurar a satisfação do cliente externo com relação aos cuidados de enfermagem e apresentar o índice de satisfação destes clientes quanto aos cuidados de enfermagem. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo, de corte transversal, retrospectivo e abordagem quantitativa. realizado em uma instituição hospitalar de grande porte localizada na cidade de São Paulo, no período de dezembro de 2003 a outubro de 2005. O estudo foi elaborado a partir de dados fornecidos pelo Departamento de Marketing da Instituição. RESULTADOS: Os resultados demonstraram que 99% dos clientes pesquisados (3.860 estão satisfeitos com os cuidados de enfermagem. CONCLUSÃO: A satisfação dos clientes é decorrente do atendimento às expectativas e necessidades atendidas pelos cuidados de enfermagem recebidos.OBJETIVO: Describir la metodología utilizada para medir la satisfacción del cliente externo con relación a los cuidados de enfermería y presentar el índice de satisfacción de estos clientes en cuanto a los cuidados de enfermería. MÉTODOS: Se trata de un estudio descriptivo, de corte transversal, retrospectivo y abordaje cuantitativo, realizado en una institución hospitalaria de gran porte localizada en la ciudad de Sao Paulo, en el período de diciembre del 2003 a octubre del 2005. El estudio fue elaborado a partir de datos proporcionados por el Departamento de Marketing de la Institución. RESULTADOS: Los resultados demostraron que el 99% de los clientes investigados (3.860 están satisfechos con los cuidados de enfermería. CONCLUSIÓN: La satisfacción de los clientes es resultante de la atención a las expectativas y necesidades atendidas por los cuidados de enfermería recibidos.OBJECTIVE: To describe the methodology used to measure outpatient satisfaction with nursing care and to report their actual satisfaction scores. METHODS: This was a descriptive retrospective cross-sectional study. Data were collected

  1. A Responsive Client for Distributed Visualization

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    Bollig, E. F.; Jensen, P. A.; Erlebacher, G.; Yuen, D. A.; Momsen, A. R.

    2006-12-01

    As grids, web services and distributed computing continue to gain popularity in the scientific community, demand for virtual laboratories likewise increases. Today organizations such as the Virtual Laboratory for Earth and Planetary Sciences (VLab) are dedicated to developing web-based portals to perform various simulations remotely while abstracting away details of the underlying computation. Two of the biggest challenges in portal- based computing are fast visualization and smooth interrogation without over taxing clients resources. In response to this challenge, we have expanded on our previous data storage strategy and thick client visualization scheme [1] to develop a client-centric distributed application that utilizes remote visualization of large datasets and makes use of the local graphics processor for improved interactivity. Rather than waste precious client resources for visualization, a combination of 3D graphics and 2D server bitmaps are used to simulate the look and feel of local rendering. Java Web Start and Java Bindings for OpenGL enable install-on- demand functionality as well as low level access to client graphics for all platforms. Powerful visualization services based on VTK and auto-generated by the WATT compiler [2] are accessible through a standard web API. Data is permanently stored on compute nodes while separate visualization nodes fetch data requested by clients, caching it locally to prevent unnecessary transfers. We will demonstrate application capabilities in the context of simulated charge density visualization within the VLab portal. In addition, we will address generalizations of our application to interact with a wider number of WATT services and performance bottlenecks. [1] Ananthuni, R., Karki, B.B., Bollig, E.F., da Silva, C.R.S., Erlebacher, G., "A Web-Based Visualization and Reposition Scheme for Scientific Data," In Press, Proceedings of the 2006 International Conference on Modeling Simulation and Visualization Methods (MSV

  2. Can Knowledge of Client Birth Order Bias Clinical Judgment?

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    Stewart, Allan E.

    2004-01-01

    Clinicians (N = 308) responded to identical counseling vignettes of a male client that differed only in the client's stated birth order. Clinicians developed different impressions about the client and his family experiences that corresponded with the prototypical descriptions of persons from 1 of 4 birth orders (i.e., first, middle, youngest, and…

  3. Incorporating Perceived Importance of Service Elements into Client Satisfaction Measures

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    Hsieh, Chang-Ming

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to assess the need for incorporating perceived importance of service elements into client satisfaction measures. Method: A secondary analysis of client satisfaction data from 112 clients of an elderly case management setting was conducted. Results: This study found that the relationship between global…

  4. Client/Server系统的测试研究

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    兰景英

    2006-01-01

    本文针对Client/Server系统的结构和特点,分析了Client/Server系统的测试的难点,并从结构性测试、功能性测试、系统性能测试三个方面提出了Client/Server系统的测试方法.

  5. Developing Individualized Behavior Change Goals with Clients: A Procedure.

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    Weigel, Richard G.; Uhlemann, Max R.

    This document reviews 10 specific and sequential steps which have emerged as being particularly effective in assisting clients in developing individualized behavior change goals in psychotherapy. The therapist and client typically work through these steps together near the beginning of treatment, but only after the client has had the opportunity…

  6. An Occupational Performance Process Model: Fostering Client and Therapist Alliances.

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    Fearing, Virginia G.; And Others

    1997-01-01

    The seven stages of an occupational performance process model focus on client participation and client-centered practice. The model provides a systematic method for developing occupational therapy assessment and intervention that result in a collaborative approach to client-identified occupational performance issues. (SK)

  7. 32 CFR 776.33 - Client under a disability.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Client under a disability. 776.33 Section 776.33... of Professional Conduct § 776.33 Client under a disability. (a) Client under a disability: (1) When a... impaired, whether because of minority, mental disability, or for some other reason, the covered...

  8. Counselor Beliefs and Perceived Knowledge Regarding Clients with Learning Disabilities

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    Bell, Tamekia R.

    2012-01-01

    Clients with learning disabilities constitute a cultural group that has not been extensively studied. The professional literature has found that counselors have reported the need for additional training in working with clients with disabilities. This study explored counselors' beliefs and perceived knowledge regarding counseling clients with…

  9. Counselor Interventions Preceding Client Laughter in Brief Therapy.

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    Falk, Dana R.; Hill, Clara E.

    1992-01-01

    Examined whether 6 categories of counselor humor and 4 categories of risk interventions preceded client laughter in 236 events from 8 cases of brief psychotherapy. Found most client laughter was mild and moderate, with only eight instances of strong laughter. Humorous interventions led to more client laughter than did interventions that encouraged…

  10. Attitudes of Social Work Students toward Clients with Basic Needs

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    Krumer-Nevo, Michal; Lev-Wiesel, Rachel

    2005-01-01

    This study examines the attitudes of 91 undergraduate social work students toward clients with basic needs in Israel. The results indicate that only about 1/3 of the students consider the treatment of clients with basic needs to be a part of the profession. In addition, a positive correlation was found between willingness to help clients with…

  11. Efectos crónicos de un programa regular de natación. Sobre la tensión arterial de adultos hipertensos. Swimming chronic effects on the blood pressure. In hypertensive adults.

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    Natali, Antônio José; Martin Dantas, Estélio Henrique; Santos Pereira, João; Gomes de Souza Vale, Rodrigo; Eleotério da Silva, Jairo

    2006-01-01

    ResumenEl propósito de este trabajo fue verificar los efectos crónicos de un programa regular de natación sobre la tensión arterial de adultos hipertensos. La muestra ha sido compuesta por 28 personas con hipertensión leve y moderada separados en dos grupos: Grupo Experimental (GE 11 mujeres y 3 hombres) y Grupo Control (GC 8 hombres y 6 mujeres) con edades 42,29 ± 8,72, y 42,15 ± 9,72 años respectivamente. Aquellos pertenecientes al grupo experimental, participaron de un programa regular de ...

  12. Aliança terapêutica em terapia familiar sistémica com clientes voluntários e involuntários: microanálise das constribuições dos terapeutas

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    Figueiredo, Mafalda Joana da Silva

    2012-01-01

    O presente estudo exploratório tem como principal objetivo analisar de que forma a mesma equipa de coterapeutas contribui para a aliança em terapia familiar sistémica, num caso com clientes voluntários e noutro com clientes involuntários. O recurso ao instrumento SOFTA (System for Observing Family Therapy Alliances) permitiu uma análise observacional do tipo e frequência dos comportamentos do sistematerapeutas após manifestações negativas dos clientes, na primeira e quarta ...

  13. Dosis elevadas de aspirina disminuyen la natriuresis en hipertensos tratados con enalapril High doses of aspirin reduce natriuresis in hypertensive patients treated with enalapril

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    Federico P. Di Gennaro

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Los inhibidores de la enzima convertidora de la angiotensina (IECA han demostrado ser eficaces en el tratamiento de la hipertensión arterial. Sin embargo, una importante proporción de hipertensos recibe además antiagregación plaquetaria con ácido acetil salicílico (AAS, y la consecuente inhibición de la síntesis de prostaglandinas con AAS atenuaría el efecto vasodilatador y la mayor excreción urinaria de sodio (Na u atribuidas al IECA. Nuestro objetivo fue evaluar la interacción de dos dosis de AAS (81 y 325 mg/día sobre el efecto hipotensor del enalapril y el impacto sobre la excreción de Na u en pacientes hipertensos. Se incluyeron 22 pacientes de ambos sexos, entre 35 y 65 años. Todos recibieron enalapril, dieta hiposódica y, secuencialmente separadas por período de «wash out», las dos dosis de AAS durante los setenta días del estudio. Se evaluó: presión arterial sistólica (PAS, diastólica (PAD, media (PAM y Na u en un período basal (PB, con 325 y 81 mg de AAS (P1 y P2 respectivamente. Comparando el PB con P1 y P2, se observó una reducción significativa de la PAS, PAD, PAM (pAngiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors have been shown to be useful in the treatment of essential hypertension while anti-platelet agents improve the overall cardiovascular risk profile in this population. Our aim was to assess the interaction of two different aspirin (ASA doses -81 and 325 mg/day- with the antihypertensive effect of enalapril as well as their impact upon the urinary sodium excretion (Na u. A total of 22 patients between 35 and 65 years of age were included in a prospective double blind trial with a partial cross-over design. We excluded patients with secondary hypertension and recent use of anti-inflammatory drugs. Patients were placed on enalapril and a low sodium diet -<6 g of NaCl/day- and, sequentially, on two different doses of aspirin separated by a 10 day wash out period. Blood pressure (BP was measured at weekly visits

  14. Client Provider Collaboration for Service Bundling

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    LETIA, I. A.

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available The key requirement for a service industry organization to reach competitive advantages through product diversification is the existence of a well defined method for building service bundles. Based on the idea that the quality of a service or its value is given by the difference between expectations and perceptions, we draw the main components of a frame that aims to support the client and the provider agent in an active collaboration meant to co-create service bundles. Following e3-value model, we structure the supporting knowledge around the relation between needs and satisfying services. We deal with different perspectives about quality through an ontological extension of Value Based Argumentation. The dialog between the client and the provider takes the form of a persuasion whose dynamic object is the current best configuration. Our approach for building service packages is a demand driven approach, allowing progressive disclosure of private knowledge.

  15. Channel Access Client Toolbox for Matlab

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    This paper reports on MATLAB Channel Access (MCA) Toolbox--MATLAB [1] interface to EPICS Channel Access (CA) client library. We are developing the toolbox for SPEAR3 accelerator controls, but it is of general use for accelerator and experimental physics applications programming. It is packaged as a MATLAB toolbox to allow easy development of complex CA client applications entirely in MATLAB. The benefits include: the ability to calculate and display parameters that use EPICS process variables as inputs, availability of MATLAB graphics tools for user interface design, and integration with the MATLABbased accelerator modeling software - Accelerator Toolbox [2-4]. Another purpose of this paper is to propose a feasible path to a synergy between accelerator control systems and accelerator simulation codes, the idea known as on-line accelerator model

  16. Perceptions towards IT Security in Online Banking: Croatian Clients vs. Clients of Bosnia and Herzegovina

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    Nedim Makarevic

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study has been completed with a purpose to analyze and compare perceptions of clients of Bosnia and Herzegovina and those of Croatian clients about IT security in online banking, to provide insight into similarities and differences of their view points and to create important set of information for all subjects active in banking industry. Once the survey based on six variables and specific questions assigned to each one of those variables was prepared, results regarding both countries were collected and concluded. Survey was completed in both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia at high response rates. Even 207 respondents replied from Bosnia and Herzegovina, while 203 respondents completed survey from Croatia. Results were analyzed and presented using descriptive statistics. Results indicated that Croatian e-banking users trust to banks when it comes to IT security of online banking much more compared to clients of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is important to mention that clients of Croatia perceive tangible features as highly significant while Bosnian clients do not perceive tangible features that much important. This proved that Croatian clients are aware of potential security threats and they know their part of responsibility when it comes to handling money online. On the other hand, results from Bosnia and Herzegovina indicated that Bosnian clients have lack of trust in online banking, and lack of awareness about personal tangible aspects that can improve security of personal online banking experience. The main limitation of this study is relatively small sample and too generic approach. Therefore, this study may be perceived as a pilot study for future researchers. The study’s results may be of interest to marketers and managers of banks operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia to learn more about their clients’ perceptions towards their e-banking services.

  17. A client/server approach to telemedicine.

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    Vaughan, B. J.; Torok, K. E.; Kelly, L. M.; Ewing, D J; Andrews, L. T.

    1995-01-01

    This paper describes the Medical College of Ohio's efforts in developing a client/server telemedicine system. Telemedicine vastly improves the ability of a medical center physician or specialist to interactively consult with a physician at a remote health care facility. The patient receives attention more quickly, he and his family do not need to travel long distances to obtain specialists' services, and the primary care physician can be involved in diagnosis and developing a treatment progra...

  18. Java ME Clients for XML Web Services

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    Paul POCATILU

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Using Web services in developing applications has many advantages like the existence of standards, multiple software platforms that support them, and many areas of usage. These advantages derive from the XML and Web technologies. This paper describes the stages in the development of a Web service client for Java ME platform and presents examples based on kSOAP and JSR 172.

  19. Teaching job interview skills to retarded clients.

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    Hall, C.; Sheldon-Wildgen, J; Sherman, J. A.

    1980-01-01

    Six retarded adults were taught job application and interview skills including introducing oneself, filling out a standard job application form, answering questions, and asking questions. A combination of instructions, modeling, role playing, and positive and corrective feedback was used across a multiple baseline experimental design. After training, the clients' performance in each area improved substantially over baseline levels. In addition, the newly taught skills appeared to generalize t...

  20. Client-side Skype forensics: an overview

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    Meißner, Tina; Kröger, Knut; Creutzburg, Reiner

    2013-03-01

    IT security and computer forensics are important components in the information technology. In the present study, a client-side Skype forensics is performed. It is designed to explain which kind of user data are stored on a computer and which tools allow the extraction of those data for a forensic investigation. There are described both methods - a manual analysis and an analysis with (mainly) open source tools, respectively.

  1. Cold War Imperatives and Quarrelsome Clients

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    Gregory S. Sanjian

    1998-01-01

    This study extends a formal systems model on the political and strategic consequences of great power arms transfers. Using the United States and the Soviet Union as the exporters (or patrons) and Pakistan and India as the importers (clients), tests of the model's components reveal the following: the superpowers were indifferent to the effects of their arms supplies on the relationships between the importers, changes over time in the importers' arms acquisitions from third countries depended o...

  2. Hsp90: Friends, clients and natural foes.

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    Verma, Sharad; Goyal, Sukriti; Jamal, Salma; Singh, Aditi; Grover, Abhinav

    2016-08-01

    Hsp90, a homodimeric ATPase, is responsible for the correct folding of a number of newly synthesized polypeptides in addition to the correct folding of denatured/misfolded client proteins. It requires several co-chaperones and other partner proteins for chaperone activity. Due to the involvement of Hsp90-dependent client proteins in a variety of oncogenic signaling pathways, Hsp90 inhibition has emerged as one of the leading strategies for anticancer chemotherapeutics. Most of Hsp90 inhibitors blocks the N terminal ATP binding pocket and prevents the conformational changes which are essential for the loading of co-chaperones and client proteins. Several other inhibitors have also been reported which disrupt chaperone cycle in ways other than binding to N terminal ATP binding pocket. The Hsp90 inhibition is associated with heat shock response, mediated by HSF-1, to overcome the loss of Hsp90 and sustain cell survival. This review is an attempt to give an over view of all the important players of chaperone cycle. PMID:27295069

  3. Massagem ao bebé

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    Figueiredo, Bárbara

    2007-01-01

    Apresenta-se uma revisão da investigação desenvolvida no âmbito da massagem e da estimulação táctil-cinestésica ao bebé. Descrevem-se os estudos empíricos conduzidos no sentido de avaliar os efeitos no desenvolvimento, no bem-estar e em problemas específicos do bebé de termo e prematuro. Conclui-se a respeito do impacto positivo da massagem sobre a criança, os pais e na interacção entre ambos; nomeadamente porque beneficia dois objectivos primordiais dos cuidados de ...

  4. Evaluating the Influence of the Client Behavior in Cloud Computing.

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    Souza Pardo, Mário Henrique; Centurion, Adriana Molina; Franco Eustáquio, Paulo Sérgio; Carlucci Santana, Regina Helena; Bruschi, Sarita Mazzini; Santana, Marcos José

    2016-01-01

    This paper proposes a novel approach for the implementation of simulation scenarios, providing a client entity for cloud computing systems. The client entity allows the creation of scenarios in which the client behavior has an influence on the simulation, making the results more realistic. The proposed client entity is based on several characteristics that affect the performance of a cloud computing system, including different modes of submission and their behavior when the waiting time between requests (think time) is considered. The proposed characterization of the client enables the sending of either individual requests or group of Web services to scenarios where the workload takes the form of bursts. The client entity is included in the CloudSim, a framework for modelling and simulation of cloud computing. Experimental results show the influence of the client behavior on the performance of the services executed in a cloud computing system. PMID:27441559

  5. Evaluating the Influence of the Client Behavior in Cloud Computing

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    Centurion, Adriana Molina; Franco Eustáquio, Paulo Sérgio; Carlucci Santana, Regina Helena; Bruschi, Sarita Mazzini; Santana, Marcos José

    2016-01-01

    This paper proposes a novel approach for the implementation of simulation scenarios, providing a client entity for cloud computing systems. The client entity allows the creation of scenarios in which the client behavior has an influence on the simulation, making the results more realistic. The proposed client entity is based on several characteristics that affect the performance of a cloud computing system, including different modes of submission and their behavior when the waiting time between requests (think time) is considered. The proposed characterization of the client enables the sending of either individual requests or group of Web services to scenarios where the workload takes the form of bursts. The client entity is included in the CloudSim, a framework for modelling and simulation of cloud computing. Experimental results show the influence of the client behavior on the performance of the services executed in a cloud computing system. PMID:27441559

  6. Mensuração da satisfação de clientes com serviços de Fast Food

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    Radons, Daiane Lindner; Torres, Carolina Cunha; Ceretta, Paulo Sérgio

    2012-01-01

    A satisfação dos clientes tornou-se um dos aspectos mais relevantes para as empresas devido ao aumento das exigências dos consumidores que passaram a usufruir de uma crescente oferta de produtos e serviços. Nesse sentido, vários estudos foram realizados visando a criar e aperfeiçoar modelos, como o Swedish Customer Satisfaction Index, American Customer Satisfaction Index e European Customer Satisfaction Index, para identificar o nível de satisfação dos clientes. O presente artigo tem como obj...

  7. Neurofeedback outcomes in clients with Asperger's syndrome.

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    Thompson, Lynda; Thompson, Michael; Reid, Andrea

    2010-03-01

    This paper summarizes data from a review of neurofeedback (NFB) training with 150 clients with Asperger's Syndrome (AS) and 9 clients with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) seen over a 15 year period (1993-2008) in a clinical setting. The main objective was to investigate whether electroncephalographic (EEG) biofeedback, also called neurofeedback (NFB), made a significant difference in clients diagnosed with AS. An earlier paper (Thompson et al. 2009) reviews the symptoms of AS, highlights research findings and theories concerning this disorder, discusses QEEG patterns in AS (both single and 19-channel), and details a hypothesis, based on functional neuroanatomy, concerning how NFB, often paired with biofeedback (BFB), might produce a change in symptoms. A further aim of the current report is to provide practitioners with a detailed description of the method used to address some of the key symptoms of AS in order to encourage further research and clinical work to refine the use of NFB plus BFB in the treatment of AS. All charts were included for review where there was a diagnosis of AS or ASD and pre- and post-training testing results were available for one or more of the standardized tests used. Clients received 40-60 sessions of NFB, which was combined with training in metacognitive strategies and, for most older adolescent and adult clients, with BFB of respiration, electrodermal response, and, more recently, heart rate variability. For the majority of clients, feedback was contingent on decreasing slow wave activity (usually 3-7 Hz), decreasing beta spindling if it was present (usually between 23 and 35 Hz), and increasing fast wave activity termed sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) (12-15 or 13-15 Hz depending on assessment findings). The most common initial montage was referential placement at the vertex (CZ) for children and at FCz (midway between FZ and CZ) for adults, referenced to the right ear. Metacognitive strategies relevant to social understanding, spatial

  8. Ação local do alendronato sódico na reparação óssea de ratos espontaneamente hipertensos (SHR Local action of sodium alendronate in bone repair of spontaneously hypertensive rat (SHR

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    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial é uma desordem caracterizada por alterações relevantes no tecido ósseo. O alendronato sódico tem indicação no tratamento de doenças ósseas, por causa de sua afinidade pela hidroxiapatita, inibindo as reabsorções ósseas. OBJETIVO: Analisar a ação local do alendronato sódico na reparação óssea de ratos espontaneamente hipertensos (SHR. MÉTODOS: Um defeito ósseo foi criado no fêmur esquerdo de 80 ratos. De acordo com o material utilizado no local, criaram-se quatro grupos: controle (C, amido (Am, alendronato 1 mol (A1 e alendronato 2 mol (A2. Após 7 e 21 dias, os animais foram sacrificados. Foram realizadas análises histológicas e histomorfométricas e os dados foram submetidos a análise de variância (ANOVA e teste de Tukey (5%. RESULTADOS: Aos 7 dias, observou-se, na área do defeito, tecido conjuntivo com hemorragia e inflamação em todos os grupos. Alguns apresentavam matriz osteóide. Os grupos A1 e A2 apresentaram, ainda, uma rede de fibrina. Aos 21 dias, as trabéculas ósseas fechavam praticamente a extensão do defeito nos grupos C e Am. No grupo A1 de animais machos, observaram-se trabéculas que se irradiavam do canal medular até a área do defeito. Nos grupos A1 e A2, constatou-se apenas a presença de tecido conjuntivo com mínima deposição de osteóide. Um achado histológico marcante foi a formação de tecido ósseo extracortical subperiosteal nos animais dos grupos A1 e A2. CONCLUSÃO: Concluiu-se que a administração do alendronato sódico não contribuiu para o reparo ósseo nos ratos SHR, mas possivelmente tenha sido responsável pelas formações ósseas extracorticais observadas.BACKGROUND: The arterial hypertension is a disorder characterized by relevant alterations in the bone tissue. The sodium alendronate is indicated in the treatment of bone diseases, because of its affinity with the hydroxyapatite, inhibiting the bone reabsorptions. OBJECTIVE: To analyze

  9. A qualidade na relação cliente-fornecedor interno (Back room versus Front Office) determinando a satisfação do cliente externo

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    Borges, Mabio Teodoro; Said Darwich, Abdul Rahman; Oliveira, Cyntia Meireles De; Silva, Daniel Ferreira Da

    2008-01-01

    O crescimento do setor de serviços tem evidenciado a importância de as empresas dedicarem mais atenção à qualidade com que seus serviços são prestados. Dentre todos os aspectos considerados, um dos mais relevantes, porém muitas vezes deixado para segundo plano, refere-se à qualidade que deve estar presente nos serviços prestados internamente aos próprios funcionários das empresas, ou seja, na relação cliente-fornecedor interno. Neste caso, consideraremos a relação entre os setores de operaçõe...

  10. Um método quantitativo para avaliação da satisfação dos clientes

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    Fátima de Souza Freire

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Há premência em se sistematizar esquemas para extrair informações dos novos indicadores que estão sendo empregados nos modernos métodos de avaliação do desempenho operacional das empresas. Na ampla maioria destes, a perspectiva do cliente é sempre levada em consideração. Entretanto, as pesquisas junto a eles sempre fornecem informações qualitativas, embora constituam uma das áreas mais atuantes das empresas de pesquisa de mercado. Enfrentando o desafio de generalizar um modelo contábil para incorporação da avaliação quantitativa de ativos intangíveis de empresas que seja útil para a moderna caracterização dos seus desempenhos operacionais, propõe-se neste trabalho um esquema inovador para avaliar a satisfação dos clientes capaz de fornecer resultados quantitativos inequívocos. Os indicadores que o método proposto utiliza provêm de enquêtes bem definidas, realizadas junto aos clientes, e possibilitam o advento de índices que caracterizarão ativos e passivos das empresas relativos à satisfação dos clientes.It is a matter of certain urgency to formalize rules with a view to extracting information from the new indicators that are used in modern enterprise evaluation methods. In most situations, the client's point of view is always taken into consideration. However, in spite of being one of the most active areas for market research companies, client inquiries always provide qualitative information. Facing the challenge of generalizing an accounting model that incorporates the quantitative evaluation of companies' intangible assets so as to be useful for improving their performance, this paper proposes an innovative method for evaluating client satisfaction. The elements used in this new method come from inquiries that are regularly held among clients. The obtained results provide the calculation of indices that characterize companies' assets and liabilities and are related to client satisfaction.

  11. Perfil dos hipertensos da Unidade de Saúde da Família Cidade Nova 8, município de Ananindeua-PA Profile of hypertesive patients from Family Health Unit of Cidade Nova 8, city of Ananindeua-Pará, Brazil Perfil de hipertensos en la Unidad de Salud Familiar Cidade Nova 8, ciudad de Ananindeua-Pará-Brasil

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    Edna Lamar da Costa Lemos

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    Full Text Available A Hipertensão Arterial é um grave problema de saúde pública pela sua alta prevalência e morbimortalidade. Neste sentido, medidaspreventivas e corretivas são essenciais para o controle de agravos. Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo caracterizar o perfil clínicoepidemiológicodos hipertensos cadastrados em uma Unidade de Saúde da Família do município de Ananindeua, Pará. O estudo foi do tipoobservacional, transversal, descritivo e de natureza quantitativa. A coleta de dados foi realizada por meio da aplicação de um questionárioem visitas domiciliares. A amostra foi de 124 hipertensos, sendo 70,16% idosos (idade média de 64,9 anos; 66,13% mulheres; 54,84%casados; 77,42% pardos; 39,52% possuem o ensino fundamental incompleto; 34,68% pertencem à segmentação econômica C2,equivalente a R$ 933,00; 34,68% estavam com a pressão controlada. Entre os problemas de saúde relatados, destacam-se inchaço/dores nas pernas (41,13%; diabetes (33,06%; dislipidemia (33,06%. O IMC médio foi de 27,84, e observou-se associação significativaentre tabagismo e aumento dos níveis de pressão arterial. Os resultados sugerem a necessidade de se implementar ações de promoçãoà saúde, direcionadas para a educação na prevenção dos fatores de risco.Hypertension is a major public health problem due to its high prevalence and morbidity and mortality, therefore, preventive and correctivemeasures are essential to avoid disease aggravation. This study aimed to characterize the clinical and epidemiological profile of hypertensivepatients registered in a Family Health Unit in Ananindeua, State of Para. This is an observational, transversal, descriptive and quantitativestudy. Data collection was performed by conducting a questionnaire at home visits. The sample comprised 124 hypertensive patients: 70.16%were elderly (mean age 64.9 years, 66.13% were women; 54.84%, married; 77.42%, African descent; 39.52% had incomplete elementaryeducation; 34.68% belonged

  12. Adesão ao tratamento de idosos com hipertensão em uma unidade básica de saúde de João Pessoa, Estado da Paraíba = The adhesion to the treatment for old with arterial high blood pressure in basic unit of health of João Pessoa, Paraíba State

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    Cinthia Souto Dourado; Kátia Nêyla de Freitas Macêdo-Costa; Jacira dos Santos Oliveira; Oriana Deyze Correia Paiva Leadebal; Grazielle Roberta Freitas da Silva

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    A principal estratégia para evitar as complicações da hipertensão baseia-se nos tratamento medicamentoso e não medicamentoso. Porém o êxito ou fracasso terapêutico depende da adesão que, por sua vez, consiste no principal desafio. Por este motivo objetivou-se analisar a adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso e não medicamentoso por idosos hipertensos. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo, com 25 pacientes acima de 60 anos de idade, atendidos por uma unidade de básica de saúde em 2008, na cidade de Jo...

  13. Aerosol Observing System (AOS) Handbook

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    Jefferson, A

    2011-01-17

    The Aerosol Observing System (AOS) is a suite of in situ surface measurements of aerosol optical and cloud-forming properties. The instruments measure aerosol properties that influence the earth’s radiative balance. The primary optical measurements are those of the aerosol scattering and absorption coefficients as a function of particle size and radiation wavelength and cloud condensation nuclei (CCN) measurements as a function of percent supersaturation. Additional measurements include those of the particle number concentration and scattering hygroscopic growth. Aerosol optical measurements are useful for calculating parameters used in radiative forcing calculations such as the aerosol single-scattering albedo, asymmetry parameter, mass scattering efficiency, and hygroscopic growth. CCN measurements are important in cloud microphysical models to predict droplet formation.

  14. Client/consultant model services agreement

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    2006-01-01

    The terms of the Client Consultant Model Services agreement (The White Book) have been prepared by the Fédération Internationale des Ingénieurs-Conseils (FIDIC) and are recommended for general use for the purposes of pre-investment and feasibility studies, designs and administration of construction and project management, where proposals for such services are invited on an international basis. They are equally adaptable for domestic agreements. - See more at: http://fidic.org/books/clientconsultant-model-services-agreement-4th-ed-2006-white-book#sthash.3Uxy5qT3.dpuf

  15. Dealing Bandwidth to Mobile Clients Using Games

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    Sofokleous, Anastasis A.; Angelides, Marios C.

    This chapter exploits a gaming approach to bandwidth sharing in a network of non-cooperative clients whose aim is to satisfy their selfish objectives and be served in the shortest time and who share limited knowledge of one another. The chapter models this problem as a game in which players consume the bandwidth of a video streaming server. The rest of this chapter is organized in four sections: the proceeding section presents resource allocation taxonomies, following that is a section on game theory, where our approach is sourced from, and its application to resource allocation. The penultimate section presents our gaming approach to resource allocation. The final section concludes.

  16. A client/server approach to telemedicine.

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    Vaughan, B J; Torok, K E; Kelly, L M; Ewing, D J; Andrews, L T

    1995-01-01

    This paper describes the Medical College of Ohio's efforts in developing a client/server telemedicine system. Telemedicine vastly improves the ability of a medical center physician or specialist to interactively consult with a physician at a remote health care facility. The patient receives attention more quickly, he and his family do not need to travel long distances to obtain specialists' services, and the primary care physician can be involved in diagnosis and developing a treatment program [1, 2]. Telemedicine consultations are designed to improve access to health services in underserved urban and rural communities and reduce isolation of rural practitioners [3]. PMID:8563396

  17. Measuring client perceptions of motivational interviewing: factor analysis of the Client Evaluation of Motivational Interviewing scale.

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    Madson, Michael B; Mohn, Richard S; Zuckoff, Allan; Schumacher, Julie A; Kogan, Jane; Hutchison, Shari; Magee, Emily; Stein, Bradley

    2013-03-01

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is an intervention approach that has solid evidence of efficacy with substance use disorders. Research and training have benefitted from the development of observational measures to assess MI fidelity and competence. However, one untapped area of assessment is the client perception of the clinician use of MI. Client perceptions of MI have been found through qualitative interviews to relate to motivation to change, view of the therapist and safety of therapy. The Client Evaluation of MI (CEMI) scale was developed to assess client perception of clinician MI use. This study further evaluated the CEMI through exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis with a sample of 500 individuals with dual diagnosis pre-discharge from an inpatient unit. Participants completed an MI based session prior to completing CEMIs. A two factor (relational and technical) model explained 51.1% of the cumulative variance and was supported through confirmatory factor analysis. Suggestions for revisions are provided as well as potential uses of the CEMI and future directions for research. PMID:22999814

  18. Client involvement in home care practice: a relational sociological perspective

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    Glasdam, Stinne; Henriksen, Nina; Kjær, Lone;

    2012-01-01

    Client involvement’ has been a mantra within health policies, education curricula and healthcare institutions over many years, yet very little is known about how ‘client involvement’ is practised in home-care services. The aim of this article is to analyse ‘client involvement’ in practise seen......, political and administrative frames that rule home- care practice. Client involvement is shown within four constructed analytical categories: ‘Structural conditions of providing and receiving home care’; ‘Client involvement inside the home: performing a professional task and living an everyday life......’; ‘Client involvement outside the home: liberal business and mutual goal setting’; and ‘Converting a home to a working place: refurnishing a life’. The meaning of involvement is depending on which position it is viewed from. On the basis of this analysis, we raise the question of the extent to which...

  19. Modular Workflow Engine for Distributed Services using Lightweight Java Clients

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    Vetter, R -M; Peetz, J -V

    2009-01-01

    In this article we introduce the concept and the first implementation of a lightweight client-server-framework as middleware for distributed computing. On the client side an installation without administrative rights or privileged ports can turn any computer into a worker node. Only a Java runtime environment and the JAR files comprising the workflow client are needed. To connect all clients to the engine one open server port is sufficient. The engine submits data to the clients and orchestrates their work by workflow descriptions from a central database. Clients request new task descriptions periodically, thus the system is robust against network failures. In the basic set-up, data up- and downloads are handled via HTTP communication with the server. The performance of the modular system could additionally be improved using dedicated file servers or distributed network file systems. We demonstrate the design features of the proposed engine in real-world applications from mechanical engineering. We have used ...

  20. Making participation accessible for vulnerable clients

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    Louis Anthony Iaquinto

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Despite forty years of research, community sector service providers still find operationalising participation in their practice confusing and difficult.  This paper presents the results of a preliminary study that begins to question why this is so and what can be done about it?  The study examines the meaning and importance of participation determined by a review of the academic literature, by soliciting feedback from a range of stakeholders in community sector organisations, including service users with complex barriers to participation, staff, and board members.  The participants’ perspectives, views and experience of participation were obtained through the use of semi-structured interviews.  The data generated a number of telling examples of the impact organisational culture has on service delivery and how the values of the leadership shape the organization, as well as illustrations of the principles that underpin participation expressed from the standpoints of the three participant groups.  Study findings underscore the critical importance for service providers to consider their culture and its influences.   Keywords: organisational culture, vulnerable clients, client participation

  1. Hardened Client Platforms for Secure Internet Banking

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    Ronchi, C.; Zakhidov, S.

    We review the security of e-banking platforms with particular attention to the exploitable attack vectors of three main attack categories: Man-in-the-Middle, Man-in-the-PC and Man-in-the-Browser. It will be shown that the most serious threats come from combination attacks capable of hacking any transaction without the need to control the authentication process. Using this approach, the security of any authentication system can be bypassed, including those using SecureID Tokens, OTP Tokens, Biometric Sensors and Smart Cards. We will describe and compare two recently proposed e-banking platforms, the ZTIC and the USPD, both of which are based on the use of dedicated client devices, but with diverging approaches with respect to the need of hardening the Web client application. It will be shown that the use of a Hardened Browser (or H-Browser) component is critical to force attackers to employ complex and expensive techniques and to reduce the strength and variety of social engineering attacks down to physiological fraud levels.

  2. Promoting Client Goal Ownership in a Clinical Setting

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    Laura H. VanPuymbrouck OTR/L

    2014-01-01

    Effective goal setting involves collaboration between the client and therapist and is an important component of occupational therapy practice. However, encouraging involvement and collaboration does not necessarily guarantee that client goals are incorporated into the treatment plan. The purpose of this innovative treatment program was to determine if providing a client with a venue for goal identification, documentation, and maintenance might impact participation and satisfaction in a day re...

  3. CLIENTS POINT OF VIEWS AND TRANSLATORS DECISION MAKING

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    Risa Rumentha Simanjuntak

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims to make a critique to a chapter in Samuelsson-Browns (2010 A Practical Guide for Translators. The focus is on communication with clients for successful translation negotiations and decisions need to be fairly made. Following clients recommendations may result in intervening translators professionalism and impartiality. The paper argued that balance should be maintained between considering the needs of the clients and maintaining fidelity and impartiality, including ethics and morality aspects that often intertwined with the text.

  4. Android client application development for existing CRM solution

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    Kusyn, Martin

    2013-01-01

    This bachelor's thesis focuses on the development of client application for Android operating system for mobile devices. The final application serves as a client for RAYNET Cloud CRM, an existing CRM solution. The first part of the thesis contains brief introduction of RAYNET s.r.o. , the creator of RAYNET Cloud CRM, introduction of the CRM system itself and brief description of its functionality and implementation. Requirements of the mobile client application are discussed and its user ...

  5. Client satisfaction and quality of health care in rural Bangladesh.

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    Mendoza Aldana, J.; Piechulek, H.; al-Sabir, A.

    2001-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess user expectations and degree of client satisfaction and quality of health care provided in rural Bangladesh. METHODS: A total of 1913 persons chosen by systematic random sampling were successfully interviewed immediately after having received care in government health facilities. FINDINGS: The most powerful predictor for client satisfaction with the government services was provider behaviour, especially respect and politeness. For patients this aspect was much more important than the technical competence of the provider. Furthermore, a reduction in waiting time (on average to 30 min) was more important to clients than a prolongation of the quite short (from a medical standpoint) consultation time (on average 2 min, 22 sec), with 75% of clients being satisfied. Waiting time, which was about double at outreach services than that at fixed services, was the only element with which users of outreach services were dissatisfied. CONCLUSIONS: This study underscores that client satisfaction is determined by the cultural background of the people. It shows the dilemma that, though optimally care should be capable of meeting both medical and psychosocial needs, in reality care that meets all medical needs may fail to meet the client's emotional or social needs. Conversely, care that meets psychosocial needs may leave the clients medically at risk. It seems important that developing countries promoting client-oriented health services should carry out more in-depth research on the determinants of client satisfaction in the respective culture. PMID:11436472

  6. Multi-client quantum key distribution using wavelength division multiplexing

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    Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) exploits the rules of quantum mechanics to generate and securely distribute a random sequence of bits to two spatially separated clients. Typically a QKD system can support only a single pair of clients at a time, and so a separate quantum link is required for every pair of users. We overcome this limitation with the design and characterization of a multi-client entangled-photon QKD system with the capacity for up to 100 clients simultaneously. The time-bin entangled QKD system includes a broadband down-conversion source with two unique features that enable the multi-user capability. First, the photons are emitted across a very large portion of the telecom spectrum. Second, and more importantly, the photons are strongly correlated in their energy degree of freedom. Using standard wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) hardware, the photons can be routed to different parties on a quantum communication network, while the strong spectral correlations ensure that each client is linked only to the client receiving the conjugate wavelength. In this way, a single down-conversion source can support dozens of channels simultaneously--and to the extent that the WDM hardware can send different spectral channels to different clients, the system can support multiple client pairings. We will describe the design and characterization of the down-conversion source, as well as the client stations, which must be tunable across the emission spectrum.

  7. Dual diagnosis clients' treatment satisfaction - a systematic review

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    Stirling John

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The aim of this systematic review is to synthesize existing evidence about treatment satisfaction among clients with substance misuse and mental health co-morbidity (dual diagnoses, DD. Methods We examined satisfaction with treatment received, variations in satisfaction levels by type of treatment intervention and by diagnosis (i.e. DD clients vs. single diagnosis clients, and the influence of factors other than treatment type on satisfaction. Peer-reviewed studies published in English since 1970 were identified by searching electronic databases using pre-defined search strings. Results Across the 27 studies that met inclusion criteria, high average satisfaction scores were found. In most studies, integrated DD treatment yielded greater client satisfaction than standard treatment without explicit DD focus. In standard treatment without DD focus, DD clients tended to be less satisfied than single diagnosis clients. Whilst the evidence base on client and treatment variables related to satisfaction is small, it suggested client demographics and symptom severity to be unrelated to treatment satisfaction. However, satisfaction tended to be linked to other treatment process and outcome variables. Findings are limited in that many studies had very small sample sizes, did not use validated satisfaction instruments and may not have controlled for potential confounders. A framework for further research in this important area is discussed. Conclusions High satisfaction levels with current treatment provision, especially among those in integrated treatment, should enhance therapeutic optimism among practitioners dealing with DD clients.

  8. The Competent Client and the Complexity of Dis-ability

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    Randi Rolvsjord

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Clients and therapists in the interdisciplinary discourse of mental health and mental health care are described as dichotomous. In such a binary the client is defined in terms of weakness, pathology and passivity, while the therapist is described in terms of strengths, expertise and activity. This article aims to contribute to the destabilization of the client-therapist binary by offering a review of literature on competent clients. Perspectives from social models and cultural models in disability studies provide the theoretical frames for the discussion. Social constraints and oppression with regard to the dis-ability complex and discursive implications are discussed.

  9. Intelligent Automated Diagnosis of Client Device Bottlenecks in Private Clouds

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    Widanapathirana, C; Sekercioglu, Y A; Ivanovich, M; Fitzpatrick, P; 10.1109/UCC.2011.42

    2012-01-01

    We present an automated solution for rapid diagnosis of client device problems in private cloud environments: the Intelligent Automated Client Diagnostic (IACD) system. Clients are diagnosed with the aid of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) packet traces, by (i) observation of anomalous artifacts occurring as a result of each fault and (ii) subsequent use of the inference capabilities of soft-margin Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifiers. The IACD system features a modular design and is extendible to new faults, with detection capability unaffected by the TCP variant used at the client. Experimental evaluation of the IACD system in a controlled environment demonstrated an overall diagnostic accuracy of 98%.

  10. ADHERENCIA AL TRATAMIENTO DE PACIENTES HIPERTENSOS ATENDIDOS EN ASSBASALUD ESE, MANIZALES (COLOMBIA 2011 Treatment adherence of hypertensive patients' being attended by Assbasalud ESE, Manizales (Colombia 2011

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    José Jaime Castaño-Castrillón

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Antecedentes. Por ser la enfermedad hipertensiva de carácter asintomático, el problema de la adherencia al tratamiento de pacientes hipertensos puede ser grave. Objetivo. Estudiar la adherencia al tratamiento de los pacientes hipertensos atendidos en la ciudad de Manizales (Colombia por el programa ASSBASALUD E.S.E en el año 2011. Materiales y métodos. Estudio de corte transversal en el cual se empleó una población de 200 personas hipertensas (73,5% femenino, edad media 63,76 años atendidas en ASSBASALUD ESE, Manizales, en el segundo semestre de 2011. Se empleó el cuestionario Martín-Bayarre-Grau (MBG y el cuestionario de Morinsky-Green para evaluar la red de apoyo social y se empleó el cuestionario Medical OutcomesStudy (MOS. Resultados. Adherentes totales 45% según Morinsky-Green, adherentes totales 51% según MBG, respecto al cuestionario MOS se tiene, 12,29 personas en promedio en su red de apoyo social, apoyo emocional de 74,83%, ayuda material 80,45%, relaciones sociales de ocio y distracción de 78,61%, apoyo afectivo de 83,28%, el fármaco más empleado fue enalapril 17,9%, seguido de verapamilo 10,1%. La adherencia según el cuestionario MBG mostró dependencia significativa entre variables como: educación (p=0,000, conocimientos de la patología (p=0,032, y con los resultados del cuestionario de apoyo social, MOS (p=0,000. La adherencia según Morinsky-Green mostró muy pocas relaciones significativas. Conclusión. La población en estudio presenta bajos niveles de adherencia asociada a baja educación, bajos conocimientos de la patología, bajo apoyo social, se hace necesario una intervención efectiva de ASSBASALUD ESE, a través de su personal de salud. El cuestionario MBG mostró mayor consistencia en la descripción de la adherencia que el cuestionario de Morinsky-Green.Background. Difficulties regarding patient adherence when treating hypertension could be extremely serious as one is dealing with an asymptomatic

  11. Maximising health literacy and client recall of clinical information: An exploratory study of clients and speech-language pathologists

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    Friderike Schmidt von Wûhlisch; Michelle Pascoe

    2010-01-01

    Limited research has been carried out in the field of speech-language pathology with regard to ways of maximising health literacy and client recall. However, speech-language pathologists (SLPs) frequently provide vast amounts of information that clients need to understand, apply and review in order to manage their (or their child’s) health. This exploratory study aimed to contribute information about ways in which SLPs can overcome low health literacy and poor client recall so that treatment ...

  12. Expressão da sexualidade do cliente hospitalizado e estratégias para o cuidado de enfermagem

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    Márcia de Assunção Ferreira

    1997-03-01

    Full Text Available A Enfermagem entendida como a ciência e a arte de cuidar de seres humanos deve considerá-los como seres integrados possuidores de necessidades psíquicas, sociais, biológicas e espirituais. O cuidado deve voltar-se para o atendimento destas. Entendemos a sexualidade como uma dimensão importante do ser humano, merecedora de atenção, considerando um assistir holístico. Partindo desses princípios, buscamos pesquisar junto às enfermeiras de um hospitalescola da cidade do Rio de Janeiro, como estas profissionais lidam com o corpo sexual e com a expressão da sexualidade do cliente hospitalizado no contexto do cuidado diário a ele prestado. Realizamos dez entrevistas não-estruturadas e procedemos à análise do conteúdo das suas falas. A análise mostrou que as enfermeiras, ao realizarem cuidados diretos ao cliente, no que se refere à sua sexualidade, vivenciam dificuldades que precisam ser transpostas para que consigam realizar os cuidados. No encaminhamento das soluções, as enfermeiras relataram lançar mão de "estratégias" que escamoteiam a expressão da sexualidade do cliente e demonstram um total despreparo para lidarem com tais situações. Tais "estratégias" demonstram que, no espaço disciplinado do hospital, não há abertura para o entendimento de um corpo com marcas histórico-sócio-culturais; não há espaço para um corpo que altere a ordem estabelecida pelo sistema e abale a ordem do trabalho hospitalar; também não há espaço para lidar com questões que remetam à esfera da emoção e da subjetividade humana. Acreditamos que seja preciso tratarmos a sexualidade do cliente hospitalizado em discussões críticas e contextualizadas, contemplando questões ligadas à esfera social e cultural. Estas discussões devem ser feitas tanto na prática do cuidado ao cliente quanto na formação profissional.

  13. Association among nursing diagnoses, demographic variables, and clinical characteristics of patients with high blood pressure Asociación entre diagnósticos de enfermería y variables sociales/clinicas en pacientes hipertensos Associação entre diagnósticos de enfermagem e variáveis sociais/clínicas em pacientes hipertensos

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    Francisca de Fátima Vasconcelos

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVES: To analyze the association among diagnoses, demographic variables, and clinical characteristics of patients with high blood pressure. METHODS: The data were collected in 67 patients from a primary care unit in Fortaleza, Brazil. The NANDA Taxonomy was used to determine the nursing diagnoses. Data analysis consisted of Fisher's exact test, Chi-square test, and likelihood ratio test. RESULTS: Fifty four nursing diagnoses were identified; fifteen were above the 75th percentile. Ineffective individual therapeutic regimen management and number of medication, sleep pattern disturbance and marital status, activity intolerance and education, activity intolerance and time of diagnoses, sexual dysfunction and gender, sexual dysfunction and education, risk for falls and age, marital status and time of diagnoses, chronic pain and marital status all had significant association coefficients. CONCLUSION: Some demographic characteristics were associated with nursing diagnoses.OBJETIVO: Analizar la asociación estadística entre diagnósticos y características sociales / clínicas de pacientes hipertensos. MÉTODOS: Los datos fueron recolectados en una unidad básica de salud de Fortaleza-Ceará con 67 pacientes. La identificación de los diagnósticos se llevó a cabo según la taxonomía de la NANDA. Para el análisis de los datos se utilizó test de Fisher, Chi-Cuadrado de Pearson y Razón de Verosemejanza. RESULTADOS: Se encontró 54 diagnósticos de enfermería y 15 sobre el percentil 75. Se verificó asociación estadística entre: Control eficaz del régimen terapéutico y número de medicamentos; Patrón de sueño perturbado y estado civil; Intolerancia a la actividad y escolaridad y años de diagnóstico; Disfunción sexual y sexo y escolaridad; Riesgo para caídas y edad, estado civil y tiempo de diagnóstico de la enfermedad; Dolor crónico y estado civil. CONCLUSIÓN: Algunas características demográficas están asociadas a la

  14. Client-Server Password Recovery (Extended Abstract)

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    Chmielewski, Łukasz; van Rossum, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Human memory is not perfect - people constantly memorize new facts and forget old ones. One example is forgetting a password, a common problem raised at IT help desks. We present several protocols that allow a user to automatically recover a password from a server using partial knowledge of the password. These protocols can be easily adapted to the personal entropy setting, where a user can recover a password only if he can answer a large enough subset of personal questions. We introduce client-server password recovery methods, in which the recovery data are stored at the server, and the recovery procedures are integrated into the login procedures. These methods apply to two of the most common types of password based authentication systems. The security of these solutions is significantly better than the security of presently proposed password recovery schemes. Our protocols are based on a variation of threshold encryption that may be of independent interest.

  15. Uma discussão teórica da relação do valor da marca e do valor do cliente

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    Fernando Bins Luce

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Ao longo das ultimas décadas, surgiu uma nova lógica para o marketing: a lógica dominante do serviço que cada vez mais se baseia nos recursos intangíveis. O marketing tornou-se uma nova missão dentro da empresa: criar e gerir os ativos baseados em mercado para entregar valor ao acionista. Apesar do valor da marca e o valor do cliente despontarem como os principais ativos nessa jornada, a relação entre os dois conceitos é ainda controversa na academia. Enquanto alguns autores entendem o valor da marca como antecedente do valor do cliente, outros pesquisadores vêem como conceitos complementares. O presente artigo fomenta uma discussão teórica, buscando compreender a relação entre o valor da marca e o valor do cliente. Para tanto, realiza uma pesquisa de cunho exploratório, através de uma revisão das principais literaturas sobre esses assuntos. Ao realizar uma comparação entre os dois ativos, percebe-se que são conceitos complementares, devendo ser administrados conjuntamente. Por fim, apresenta-se uma proposta de modelo teórico sobre a relação de ambos os construtos, sugerindo a realização de futuros estudos empíricos sobre o tema.

  16. Antecedentes e consequências da orientação para o cliente entre empregados de contato : uma investigação na indústria brasileira de hóteis

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    Pontes, Pedro Augusto Lopes

    2009-01-01

    objeto principal desta tese é o relacionamento entre a orientação para o cliente entre empregados de contato e seus antecedentes e consequências no contexto da indústria brasileira de hotéis. Orientação para o cliente, definida como a prática do conceito de marketing ao nível da interação entre o empregado de contato e o cliente, tem sido discutida desde o início dos anos 1980, em particular no contexto das organizações de serviços, onde a satisfação do cliente e, consequenteme...

  17. Client BitTorrent intel·ligent

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    Torné Carné, Bernat

    2015-01-01

    L'objectiu més elemental que el projecte persegueix es basa en el desenvolupament d'un client BitTorrent complert i totalment funcional. A més, juntament amb aquest objectiu primari, volem desenvolupar un conjunt de funcionalitats i millores que ens diferenciïn dels clients BitTorrent ja existents.

  18. Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients

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    The "Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients" provide psychologists with (a) a frame of reference for the treatment of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients and (b) basic information and further references in the areas of assessment, intervention, identity, relationships, diversity, education, training, and…

  19. Women Empower Women: Volunteers and Their Clients in Community Service

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    Kulik, Liat; Megidna, Hofit

    2011-01-01

    The study is aimed at examining the relationship between psychological empowerment of women volunteers and their clients in community volunteer projects in Israel. Based on an ecological approach, the study also aimed at examining whether the variables that explain empowerment of women who volunteer also explain empowerment of their clients. The…

  20. 31 CFR 10.21 - Knowledge of client's omission.

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Knowledge of client's omission. 10.21 Section 10.21 Money and Finance: Treasury Office of the Secretary of the Treasury PRACTICE BEFORE THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Duties and Restrictions Relating to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service § 10.21 Knowledge of client's omission....

  1. 31 CFR 10.28 - Return of client's records.

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Return of client's records. 10.28 Section 10.28 Money and Finance: Treasury Office of the Secretary of the Treasury PRACTICE BEFORE THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Duties and Restrictions Relating to Practice Before the Internal Revenue Service § 10.28 Return of client's records. (a)...

  2. Architectural models for client interaction on service-oriented platforms

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    Bonino da Silva Santos, L.O.; Ferreira Pires, L.; Sinderen, van M.J.; Sinderen, van M.J.

    2007-01-01

    Service-oriented platforms can provide different levels of functionality to the client applications as well as different interaction models. Depending on the platform’s goals and the computing capacity of their expected clients the platform functionality can range from just an interface to support t

  3. Certification. Tool for quality? Market and client for radiation experts

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    The role and impact of certification in the advisory work of radiation experts is briefly outlined. Certification is a guarantee for quality of the advice or a product in case there is a client and a market. In cases where there is not a client or a market certification will lead to 'window-dressing and a bureaucratic system

  4. Performance Consulting: Job Aids for Interacting with Clients.

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    Chevalier, Roger

    2001-01-01

    Discussion of the human performance technology process focuses on interacting with clients. Describes a seven-step process that includes assessment; a performance consulting guide that explains the leadership process used in interacting with clients; and how to ask the right questions in the right order. (LRW)

  5. Client-Controlled Case Information: A General System Theory Perspective

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    Fitch, Dale

    2004-01-01

    The author proposes a model for client control of case information via the World Wide Web built on principles of general system theory. It incorporates the client into the design, resulting in an information structure that differs from traditional human services information-sharing practices. Referencing general system theory, the concepts of…

  6. Promoting Client Goal Ownership in a Clinical Setting

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    Laura H. VanPuymbrouck OTR/L

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Effective goal setting involves collaboration between the client and therapist and is an important component of occupational therapy practice. However, encouraging involvement and collaboration does not necessarily guarantee that client goals are incorporated into the treatment plan. The purpose of this innovative treatment program was to determine if providing a client with a venue for goal identification, documentation, and maintenance might impact participation and satisfaction in a day rehabilitation setting. Responses to a study satisfaction survey (Ss were taken at baseline and immediately postintervention from the experimental (N = 11 and control (N = 10 groups and attendance rates were compared between groups. Semi-structured post- intervention interviews were used to obtain qualitative feedback of the intervention. Minimal differences between the control and experimental group were found on the quantitative measures. However, unanticipated results to components were identified. Qualitative findings suggested that both patients and therapists felt the intervention created positive outcomes. This innovative program approach outlines basic strategies therapists can employ to provide a venue for client goal ownership focusing on client goal identification, client goal documentation, and client goal maintenance. While results do not support increases in self-efficacy, further research to explore the role of client-owned goals is suggested.

  7. Implications of Client Demands for R&E Activities.

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    McGranahan, Pamela

    Potential clients for centralized school district organizations with formal responsibilities for research and evaluation include societies, federal and state governments, boards of education, superintendents, other administrators, principals, and teachers. Not all clients are equal. An historical review of the evaluation literature supports the…

  8. Rehabilitation Counseling Students' Perceptions of Obese Male and Female Clients.

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    Kaplan, Steven P.

    1984-01-01

    Assessed attitudes of 72 rehabilitation counseling students toward normal to massively obese clients. Participants viewed pictures of clients and read additional information. Results showed students held negative attitudes toward massively obese people, particularly massively obese women, who were more likely to be perceived as needing…

  9. Integrating Social and Traditional Media in the Client Project

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    Melton, James; Hicks, Nancy

    2011-01-01

    Based on a client project assigned to students in two undergraduate business classes, this article argues that social media learning is best done in a context that mixes social media with more traditional kinds of media. Ideally, this approach will involve teams of students who are working on different aspects of a larger client project. This…

  10. Communicating Social Support to Grieving Clients: The Veterinarians' View

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    Pilgram, Mary D.

    2010-01-01

    This exploratory study examines veterinarians' perceptions of how they offer social support to grieving clients. Because many clients cannot find the social support they would like from other sources when grieving the death of a pet, the role of the vet in offering support becomes increasingly important. The results indicate that vets perceive…

  11. Facet Analysis of the Client Needs Assessment Instrument.

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    Dancer, L. Suzanne; Stanley, Lawrence R.

    The structure of the revised Client Needs Assessment Instrument (CNAI) is examined. In 1978-79, the Texas Department of Human Resources (DHR) developed the CNAI to provide an index of applicants' and clients' capacity for self-care by measuring the respondents' levels of functioning in: (1) physical health; (2) daily living activities; (3) mental…

  12. Client Suicide: Its Frequency and Impact on Counselors.

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    McAdams, Charles R. III; Foster, Victoria A.

    2000-01-01

    Study reports the results of a national survey of 1000 professional counselors regarding the frequency and impact of client suicide. Counselors reported having intrusive and avoidant thoughts regarding the crisis that were higher than those of either psychologists or psychiatrists. Results indicate that the effects of client suicide have…

  13. The Challenge of Prejudice: Counsellors' Talk about Challenging Clients' Prejudices

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    Spong, Sheila J.

    2012-01-01

    This paper considers the implications for training and practice of counsellors' responses to the notion of challenging clients' prejudices. It explores tensions in counselling discourse between social responsibility, responsibility to the client and responsibility for one's self as counsellor. Three focus groups of counsellors were asked whether a…

  14. 45 CFR 1608.7 - Attorney-client relationship.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Attorney-client relationship. 1608.7 Section 1608.7 Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION PROHIBITED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES § 1608.7 Attorney-client relationship. Nothing in this part is intended to prohibit an attorney or staff attorney...

  15. Learning Creativity in the Client-Agency Relationship

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    Suh, Taewon; Jung, Jae C.; Smith, Bruce L.

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: This study aims to investigate creativity-related determinants of learning in the context of business-to-business services and client-agency relationships. Design/methodology/approach: The research model includes client encouragement, agency creativity, campaign creativity, and perceived performance. The study involved conducting a…

  16. Factors Assisting Female Clients' Disclosure of Incest during Counseling.

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    Josephson, Gilda S.; Fong-Beyette, Margaret L.

    1987-01-01

    Explored specific behaviors and characteristics of counselors that relate to adult, female clients' disclosure of incest during counseling. Suggests that factors related to initial disclosure and exploration of incest are client readiness, direct questioning by the counselor, specific counselor characteristics, and positive counselor reactions to…

  17. Do Organizational Culture and Climate Matter for Successful Client Outcomes?

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    Silver Wolf, David A. Patterson; Dulmus, Catherine N.; Maguin, Eugene; Cristalli, Maria

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: The existing literature on the impact of workplace conditions on client care suggests that good cultures and climates provide the best outcomes for clients. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between organizational culture and climate and the proportion of children and youth successfully discharged…

  18. Embodiment and Emotionality of Women Credit Clients: Scrutinizing Agency Constraints of Microcredit Clients in Sunamganj, Bangladesh

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    A.H.M. Belayeth Hussain

    2010-01-01

    This paper unfolds how the agency practices of microcredit clients are produced and reproduced by the intended actions of agents in terms of ‘embodiment’ and ‘emotionality’. To justify the process, data of the present study were collected through in-depth informal interviews and an interview guideline was used for specific questions and issues in the view of analytical framework approach. Socio-cultural constructions within any particular society typify the agency exercise of a particular ...

  19. Estudo do comportamento da pressão intra-ocular em pacientes diabéticos, hipertensos e normais (Projeto Glaucoma) Analysis of the intraocular pressure in diabetics, hypertensive and normal patients (Glaucoma Project)

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    Kenji Sakata; Maurício Maia; Leonardo Matsumoto; Emerson K. Oyamaguchi; Ana Cristina A. Carvalho; Northon Knoblauch; Adilson Gil Oliveira Filho

    2000-01-01

    Objetivo: Analisar os valores da pressão intra-ocular (PIO) entre diferentes grupos de pacientes (diabéticos, hipertensos com ou sem retinopatia) e a população normal. Métodos: Realizou-se a aferição da pressão intra-ocular (PIO) em um total de 924 olhos de 482 pacientes com idade igual ou maior que 40 anos (x=56,70; dp=11,89) examinados segundo um protocolo de estudo que incluiu medida da PIO, pressão arterial e glicemia, além da fundoscopia. A determinação da PIO foi obtida pelo tonômetro d...

  20. Evaluación de hipertensos en base a registros de variación de diámetro arterial radial Evaluation of hypertensive patients by radial arterial diameter variation recording

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    Fernando M. Clara

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Se utilizó la técnica de análisis del registro incruento de las variaciones de diámetro de arteria radial para evaluar el deterioro arterial y el riesgo cardiovascular en pacientes hipertensos. El transductor utilizado consistió en un sensor de movimiento apoyado sobre la zona de palpación del pulso radial. Se efectuó la determinación del índice de aumentación radial, un parámetro que cuantifica la magnitud de las reflexiones de la onda de presión en la región aórtica, sobre un conjunto de 47 hipertensos, y se lo comparó con otro estudio similar efectuado sobre 81 normotensos sanos. Estos últimos presentaron menores valores de dicho índice, pero al avanzar la edad los valores de ambos grupos tendieron a coincidir. Esto fue confirmado al comparar morfológicamente los registros de ambos grupos, hallándose que los registros de ancianos normotensos sanos e hipertensos de edades similares resultaron visiblemente parecidos. Se halló también que determinados hipertensos jóvenes presentaron ciertas características morfológicas similares a las de normotensos de la misma edad, indicando que aún conservaban las características elásticas propias de su grupo etario. Los resultados fueron similares a los logrados sobre registros de presión arterial radial obtenidos mediante tonometría de aplanación, utilizándose una tecnología disponible en nuestro medio y de menor costo.A blood less analysis technique of the diameter variation signal at radial artery was used to evaluate the arterial disease and the cardiovascular risk in hypertensive patients. A movement transducer was used to record the wrist pulse. A radial augmentation index was proposed to quantify the magnitude of the pressure wave reflections in the aortic region. The experiment was carried out with a group of 47 hypertensive men and compared with a similar study performed on 81 normotensive healthy men. The last ones presented smaller values of this index, but as age

  1. Client contribution in negotiations on employability – categories revised?

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    Eskelinen, L.; Olesen, Søren Peter; Caswell, D.

    2010-01-01

    In this article, we explore how the institutional category ‘unemployed’ is specified in everyday practice when implementing an active employment policy. We illustrate the process of categorisation as an aspect of the in situ positioning and self-representation of the client by examining one social...... worker–client talk: how the category unemployed is shaped and ‘translated’ when the client negotiates her situation with the social worker. Two types of category revisions are identified. First, the employability of the client, rather than her unemployment situation, is the issue under negotiation....... Second, the client introduces new categories that are compatible with the demands of the employment system. She contributes by drawing on discursive resources related to the category of ‘active job seeker’ but does this with an own agenda of looking for a suitable job. The analysis elucidates the client’s...

  2. Mutual construction and reconstruction in client-consultant interaction

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    Smith, Irene Skovgaard

    Based on preliminary interviews with client representatives and a pilot case study, the pa-per explores collaboration and mutual construction in client-consultant relationships. Both consultants and client actors take part in an active construction and reconstruction of knowledge that involve...... struggles over position, power and control. In the context of client-consultant interaction, it is thus not only ideas and solutions that are contested but also the power to define. Attention is paid to how ideas are brought into play and negotiated in the interaction between actors. The empirical material...... presented in the paper illustrates how consultancy projects evolve through processes of negotiation over whose interpretation should count and who should be in control. In the process, client actors with different posi-tions and interests play an active role in creating what become valid and what ideas are...

  3. Designing e-learning solutions with a client centred approach

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    Ørngreen, Rikke; Nielsen, Janni; Levinsen, Karin

    2008-01-01

    focus on end-users and primarily address the phases succeeding the initial pre-analysis. The HCI approach lacks pre-analyses, including focusing on the client as a user of the product. With the point of departure in our study a private educational organisation within healthcare, we understand the client...... as the organisation that has initiated the e-learning project and needs to manage the e-learning system after its development. Through the Client Centred Design and in close collaboration with the client, three strategic issues are uncovered and strategic models are presented for each. These models...... are complementary perspectives in a Client Centred framework that is useable as the starting point for others in developing large scale e-learning projects....

  4. Subjective Experiences of Clients in a Voluntary Money Management Program.

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    Serowik, Kristin L; Bellamy, Chyrell D; Rowe, Michael; Rosen, Marc I

    2013-01-01

    A large proportion of people diagnosed with mental illnesses have difficulty managing their money, and therefore many psychiatric treatments involve providing money management assistance. However, little is known about the subjective experience of having a money manager, and extant literature is restricted to people forced to work with a representative payee or conservator. In this study, fifteen people were interviewed about their experience receiving a voluntary money management intervention designed to minimize substance use. Clients emphasized the importance of trusting the money manager, financial mindfulness (an enhanced awareness of the financial transactions in clients' day-to-day lives), agency over their own affairs, and addiction. In contrast to evaluations of people assigned representative payees and/or conservators, there was little mention of feeling coerced. These findings suggest that money management programs can address client concerns by building trust, relating budgeting to clients' day-to-day lives, and encouraging clients' control over their own affairs. PMID:24605071

  5. E-mail security: mail clients must use encrypted protocols

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    2006-01-01

    In the coming weeks, users of mail clients other than Outlook (e.g. Pine, Mozilla, Mac Mail, etc.) may receive an e-mail from Mail-service@cern.ch with instructions to update the security settings of their mail client. The aim of this campaign is to enforce the use of encrypted and authenticated mail protocols in order to prevent the propagation of viruses and protect passwords from theft. As a first step, from 6 June 2006 onwards, access to mail servers from outside CERN will require a securely configured mail client as described in the help page http://cern.ch/mmmservices/Help/?kbid=191040. On this page most users will also find tools that will update their mail client settings automatically. Note that Outlook clients and WebMail access are not affected. The Mail Team

  6. Qualidade de vida de clientes em hemodiálise e necessidades de orientação de enfermagem para o autocuidado Calidad de vida de clientes en hemodiálisis y necesidades de orientación de enfermería para el autocuidado Quality of life of clients on hemodialisys and needs of nursing guidance for self-care

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    Iraci dos Santos

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho relaciona necessidades de orientação de enfermagem com a qualidade de vida de clientes com doença renal crônica, em hemodiálise, considerando conceitos de Autocuidado de Orem. Método descritivo, mediante entrevista com 43 clientes de um Hospital Universitário do Rio de Janeiro, de 2008 a 2009. Os sujeitos de pesquisa têm hipertensão arterial, encontrando-se 83,72% em hemodiálise há menos de um ano. Aplicando o Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form, obtiveram-se os menores escores nas dimensões: física; emocional; condição de trabalho; capacidade funcional. Esses resultados foram relacionados aos obtidos com as necessidades de orientação de enfermagem para nutrição, ingestão de líquidos, complicações da hemodiálise, anticoagulação, atividade física, de lazer e associação a grupos, concluindo-se que esses clientes encontram-se no Sistema de Autocuidado totalmente compensatório. Sugere-se o desenvolvimento da orientação de enfermagem para o autocuidado, em consulta de enfermagem, visando promover a qualidade de vida dos clientes.Este trabajo relaciona necesidades de orientación de enfermería con la calidad de vida de clientes con enfermedad renal crónica, en hemodiálisis, considerando conceptos del Autocuidado de Orem. Investigación descriptiva, mediante entrevista con 43 clientes del Hospital Universitario de Rio de Janeiro, de 2008 a 2009. Los sujetos tienen hipertensión arterial, 83,72% de ellos están en terapia renal hace menos de un año. Aplicando el Kidney Disease Quality of Life Short Form, se obtuve los mejores escores en las dimensiones: física; emocional; condición de trabajo; capacidad funcional. Eses resultados fueron relacionados a los obtenidos con las necesidades de orientación de enfermería para nutrición, ingestión de líquidos, complicaciones con la hemodiálisis, anticoagulación, actividad física, diversiones y asociación a grupos, Se concluyó que eses clientes

  7. Velocidad de la onda de pulso y la excreción urinaria de albumina en pacientes hipertensos tratados con Perindopril

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    J. E. Tobilli

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available La presión arterial sistólica, la presión arterial diastólica y la excreción urinaria de albúmina (EUA han sido reconocidas como predictores de riesgo cardiovascular. Además, los trastornos de la compliance arterial (CA evaluados mediante la velocidad de la onda de pulso elevada (VOP están estrechamente relacionados con los cambios de la presión arterial y correlacionados con la mortalidad cardiovascular y la presencia de ateroesclerosis. El objetivo primario de este estudio ha sido determinar la relación entre la VOP y la EUA en un grupo de pacientes no fumadores con hipertensión esencial y secundariamente evaluar los cambios producidos por un inhibidor de la enzima convertidora de angiotensina (perindopril sobre estas dos variables. En el estudio participaron setenta pacientes (33 hombres y 37 mujeres hipertensos no fumadores, sin tratamiento previo, de 50 ± 7 años (entre 35-69. La VOP de todos los pacientes fue estudiada por medio de un dispositivo computarizado (Complior en el período basal y a los seis meses de tratamiento con perindopril. También se determinó la EUA por el método de inmunodifusión radial al inicio del tratamiento y luego de seis meses de tratamiento con perindopril (4.6 ± 1.4 mg/día. Al finalizar el estudio se observó una reducción significativa de la presión arterial sistólica (PAS (160.2 ± 10.6 vs. 131.9 ± 7.1 mmHg, p<0.01, presión arterial diastólica (PAD (100.6 ± 5 vs. 81.6 ± 4.8 mmHg, p<0.01, VOP (13.4 ± 1 vs. 9.1 ± 0.9 m/seg, p<0.01 y EUA (42.2 ± 19.3 vs.11.1 ± 3.6 mg/día, p<0.01 al comparar estos valores con los del período basal. Por otra parte, la función renal evaluada por clearance de creatinina mostró una significativa mejoría en relación a los valores iniciales (87.5 ± 22.5 vs. 102.1 ± 23.5 ml/min, p<0.01. Asimismo, se apreció una significativa correlación positiva entre la EUA y la VOP al inicio del estudio (r = 0.81; p<0.01 y después de seis meses de tratamiento

  8. Estudo das Similaridades dos Modelos de Avaliação de Marcas baseados no Cliente: Uma Análise Bibliográfica

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    Eduardo de Paula e Silva Chaves

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Quais os modelos de aplicação e de mensuração do  brand equity baseados no cliente? Este trabalho busca indicar uma resposta embasada em métodos científicos, para a  medição do brand equity com base nas respostas diferenciais dos clientes a uma marca. Portanto, elabora-se uma pesquisa com diversos temas correlatos (marcas e avaliação de marcas para inferir conclusões pertinentes sobre o tema: modelos de brand equity baseados nos clientes. Este trabalho visa catalogar as referências básicas e complementares sobre o tema. Utilizando-se de quadros; de resumo com enumeração de citações e de comparação de modelos teóricos. Deste modo, os objetivos do artigo são alcançados através dos quadros apresentados na análise de conteúdo; na apresentação das similaridades dos modelos de avaliação de marcas baseados no cliente. Assim, semelhanças e divergências dos modelos de avaliação de marcas, pela ótica do cliente, estão agora mais organizadas e apresentadas ao leitor.

  9. A comparison of fusion breeder/fission client and fission breeder/fission client systems for electrical energy production

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    A parametric study that evaluated the economic performance of breeder/client systems is described. The linkage of the breeders to the clients was modelled using the stockpile approach to determine the system doubling time. Since the actual capital costs of the breeders are uncertain, a precise prediction of the cost of a breeder was not attempted. Instead, the breakeven capital cost of a breeder relative to the capital cost of a client reactor was established by equating the cost of electricity from the breeder/client system to the cost of a system consisting of clients alone. Specific results are presented for two breeder/client systems. The first consisted of an LMFBR with LWR clients. The second consisted of a DT fusion reactor (with a 238U fission suppressed blanket) with LWR clients. The economics of each system was studied as a function of the cost of fissile fuel from a conventional source. Generally, the LMFBR/LWR system achieved relatively small breakeven capital cost ratios; the maximum ratio computed was 2.2 (achieved at approximately triple current conventional fissile material cost). The DTFR/LWR system attained a maximum breakeven capital cost ratio of 4.5 (achieved at the highest plasma quality (ignited device) and triple conventional fissile cost)

  10. Segurança do cliente e as ações frente ao procedimento cirúrgico

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    Andréia Regina Lopes Grigoleto

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available O procedimento anestésico-cirúrgico é parte integrante da assistência à saúde, contribuindo na prevenção de agravos à integridade física e perda de vidas. Como estratégia na redução desses eventos a Organização Mundial da Saúde lançou a campanha “cirurgias seguras salvam vidas”. Com o objetivo de discutir as ações voltadas à segurança dos pacientes no período operatório, buscou-se no site da Organização Mundial da Saúde os estudos disponíveis sobre avanços na execução de procedimentos seguros, com a implementação do Checklist, na sistematização dos cuidados preconizados no centro cirúrgico, que garantam alta eficácia e baixo custo. O estudo explicita e discorre sobre a estratégia de utilização do Sistema “Checklist”, apresentando ações específicas que permeiam três momentos do procedimento anestésico-cirúrgico. A implementação do Checklist confere o alcance do procedimento correto, pela equipe correta e paciente correto, tendo em vista estabelecer processos seguros na realização da cirurgia.

  11. Client/server approach to image capturing

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    Tuijn, Chris; Stokes, Earle

    1998-01-01

    The diversity of the digital image capturing devices on the market today is quite astonishing and ranges from low-cost CCD scanners to digital cameras (for both action and stand-still scenes), mid-end CCD scanners for desktop publishing and pre- press applications and high-end CCD flatbed scanners and drum- scanners with photo multiplier technology. Each device and market segment has its own specific needs which explains the diversity of the associated scanner applications. What all those applications have in common is the need to communicate with a particular device to import the digital images; after the import, additional image processing might be needed as well as color management operations. Although the specific requirements for all of these applications might differ considerably, a number of image capturing and color management facilities as well as other services are needed which can be shared. In this paper, we propose a client/server architecture for scanning and image editing applications which can be used as a common component for all these applications. One of the principal components of the scan server is the input capturing module. The specification of the input jobs is based on a generic input device model. Through this model we make abstraction of the specific scanner parameters and define the scan job definitions by a number of absolute parameters. As a result, scan job definitions will be less dependent on a particular scanner and have a more universal meaning. In this context, we also elaborate on the interaction of the generic parameters and the color characterization (i.e., the ICC profile). Other topics that are covered are the scheduling and parallel processing capabilities of the server, the image processing facilities, the interaction with the ICC engine, the communication facilities (both in-memory and over the network) and the different client architectures (stand-alone applications, TWAIN servers, plug-ins, OLE or Apple-event driven

  12. AoB PLANTS: origins and features

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    Jackson, Michael B.

    2009-01-01

    Introduction AoB PLANTS is a peer reviewed, Open Access (OA) journal owned and run by plant biologists and published by Oxford University Press. The journal publishes research papers, reviews and opinion papers on all aspects of land based plant biology. They are made available rapidly online and can be accessed without the need for subscriptions or payment. Background Several difficulties in conventional publishing of peer-reviewed manuscripts encouraged AoB PLANTS to adopt OA. Open Access h...

  13. CLIENT EXPECTATION FROM RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY DESIGN SERVICES AND ARCHITECTS’ PERCEPTION

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    OLUWATAYO Adedapo Adewunmi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Very few studies exist on the expectations of clients from architects. There are however, anecdotal evidences that architects may not fully grasp what is most important to their clients. As a pilot study, the aim of this paper was to investigate the expectations of clients from residential design services and architects’ perceptions of those expectations. A questionnaire was designed to suit the purpose of comparison of responses of the two groups.  The factor analysis conducted revealed that the expectations from design services could be described in terms of value, professionalism, and empathy. Using mean gap analysis, the study identified areas where architects have under-estimated the expectations of clients as well as those areas where the expectations have been over-estimated. The results would help architects to focus on areas, which are important to the clients and possibly reduce client dissatisfaction. This is study, which is one of the first on the subject, is limited in three ways. First, residential clients were the only ones considered. In addition, respondents were only taken from Nigeria and the sample size as well as the response rate was small.

  14. The Development and Validation of the Client Expectations of Massage Scale

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    Boulanger, Karen T.; Campo, Shelly; Glanville, Jennifer L.; Lowe, John B.; Yang, Jingzhen

    2012-01-01

    Background: Although there is evidence that client expectations influence client outcomes, a valid and reliable scale for measuring the range of client expectations for both massage therapy and the behaviors of their massage therapists does not exist. Understanding how client expectations influence client outcomes would provide insight into how massage achieves its reported effects. Purpose: To develop and validate the Client Expectations of Massage Scale (CEMS), a measure of clients’ clinica...

  15. Standard Triaxial Ellipsoid Asteroids from AO Observations

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    Drummond, Jack D.; Merline, W. J.; Conrad, A.; Dumas, C.; Carry, B.

    2008-09-01

    As part of our study of resolved asteroids using adaptive optics (AO) on large telescopes (>8; m), we have identified several that can serve as Standard Triaxial Ellipsoid Asteroids (STEAs), suitable for radar and thermo-physical calibration. These objects are modeled well as triaxial ellipsoids, having: 1) small uncertainties on their three dimensions as determined with AO; 2) rotational poles well determined from both lightcurves and AO; and 3) good sidereal periods from lightcurves. Although AO allows the opportunity to find an asteroid's dimensions and rotational pole in one night, we have developed a method to combine AO observations from different oppositions to pool into a global solution. The apparent orientation and sizes of STEAs can be predicted to within a few degrees and a few km over decades. Currently, we consider 511 Davida, 52 Europa, 2 Pallas, and 15 Eunomia as STEAs. Asteroids that are not well modeled as ellipsoids, clearly showing departures from ellipsoid figures in AO images, include 129 Antigone and 41 Daphne. We will show movies of images and models of these asteroids.

  16. The Impact of Comprehensive Case Management on HIV Client Outcomes.

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    Brennan-Ing, Mark; Seidel, Liz; Rodgers, Leslie; Ernst, Jerome; Wirth, Doug; Tietz, Daniel; Morretti, Antonio; Karpiak, Stephen E

    2016-01-01

    In 1990, New York State instituted Comprehensive Medicaid Case Management, also known as Target Case Management (TCM), for people dealing with multiple comorbid conditions, including HIV. The goal of TCM is to assist clients in navigating the health care system to increase care engagement and treatment adherence for individuals with complex needs. HIV-positive individuals engaged in care are more likely to be virally suppressed, improving clinical outcomes and decreasing chances of HIV transmission. The purpose of this study was to understand the impact of TCM management on outcomes for people with HIV. Data were obtained from Amida Care, which operates not-for-profit managed care Medicaid and Medicare Special Needs Plans (SNPs) for HIV clients. Changes in clinical, cost, as well as medical and pharmacy utilization data among TCM clients were examined between January 2011 through September 2012 from the start of case management enrollment through the end of the study period (i.e., up to 6 months after disenrollment). Additionally, CD4 counts were compared between Amida Care TCM clients and non-TCM clients. Notable findings include increased CD4 counts for TCM clients over the one-year study period, achieving parity with non-TCM clients (i.e., Mean CD4 count > 500). When looking exclusively at TCM clients, there were increases in medication costs over time, which were concomitant with increased care engagement. Current findings demonstrate that TCM is able to achieve its goals of improving care engagement and treatment adherence. Subsequent policy changes resulting from the Affordable Care Act and the New York State Medicaid Redesign have made the Health Home the administrator of TCM services. Government entities charged with securing and managing TCM and care coordination for people with HIV should provide thoughtful and reasonable guidance and oversight in order to maintain optimal clinical outcomes for TCM clients and reduce the transmission of HIV. PMID:26849561

  17. The AROW Health Link experience with client-based system design.

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    Hambleton, Joshua

    2016-09-01

    This article outlines the experience of the Arnprior Region & Ottawa West (AROW) Health Link using a multi-dimensional engagement framework in the co-development of systems change with client representatives. The article outlines patient, organizational, and societal factors influencing client engagement. The key learning that has allowed the joint Client Engagement Committee to evolve has been the core of client leadership. Client-led tables and workgroups have fueled client-to-client engagement, which has shifted clients from being a part of the change to driving the change. PMID:27576856

  18. REQUISITOS DAS NORMAS DE UM SGI VERSUS REQUISITOS DOS CLIENTES: Um estudo de caso em uma empresa do ramo offshore

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    Simone Barcellos de Jesus Targueta

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho apresenta os resultados de uma pesquisa qualitativa realizada em uma empresa de inspeção, manutenção e reparo de equipamentos que acumulam pressão e de equipamentos destinados à segurança da região Norte do Estado do Rio de Janeiro que, por força de mercado, decidiu implantar um sistema integrado de gestão da qualidade com base nas NBR’s ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004(Sistema de Gestão Ambiental e OHSAS 18001:2007(Segurança e Saúde. Nesta pesquisa, buscou-se confrontar os requisitos dos principais clientes com os requisitos das normas a fim de verificar se a adoção das mesmas tornaria a organização capaz de atender plenamente aos requisitos dos clientes. A análise demonstrou que a certificação de uma empresa pode não ser suficiente para a plena satisfação de seus clientes.

  19. GenExp: an interactive web-based genomic DAS client with client-side data rendering.

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    Bernat Gel Moreno

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: The Distributed Annotation System (DAS offers a standard protocol for sharing and integrating annotations on biological sequences. There are more than 1000 DAS sources available and the number is steadily increasing. Clients are an essential part of the DAS system and integrate data from several independent sources in order to create a useful representation to the user. While web-based DAS clients exist, most of them do not have direct interaction capabilities such as dragging and zooming with the mouse. RESULTS: Here we present GenExp, a web based and fully interactive visual DAS client. GenExp is a genome oriented DAS client capable of creating informative representations of genomic data zooming out from base level to complete chromosomes. It proposes a novel approach to genomic data rendering and uses the latest HTML5 web technologies to create the data representation inside the client browser. Thanks to client-side rendering most position changes do not need a network request to the server and so responses to zooming and panning are almost immediate. In GenExp it is possible to explore the genome intuitively moving it with the mouse just like geographical map applications. Additionally, in GenExp it is possible to have more than one data viewer at the same time and to save the current state of the application to revisit it later on. CONCLUSIONS: GenExp is a new interactive web-based client for DAS and addresses some of the short-comings of the existing clients. It uses client-side data rendering techniques resulting in easier genome browsing and exploration. GenExp is open source under the GPL license and it is freely available at http://gralggen.lsi.upc.edu/recerca/genexp.

  20. Eleventh District nonprofits comment on clients' credit education needs

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    Community Affairs Office

    2011-01-01

    In a recent Community Outlook Survey by the Dallas Fed's Community Development Office, several nonprofit service providers observed that credit scores were a main factor affecting low-to moderate-income clients' access to credit.

  1. The development of OPC client in BEPC II

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    The OPC technology is being widely used today. This paper describes the advantages and relative concepts of the OPC. The main purpose is discussing the design and development of the OPC client in BEPC II. (authors)

  2. Client Mobile Software Design Principles for Mobile Learning Systems

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    Qing Tan

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available In a client-server mobile learning system, client mobile software must run on the mobile phone to acquire, package, and send student’s interaction data via the mobile communications network to the connected mobile application server. The server will receive and process the client data in order to offer appropriate content and learning activities. To develop the mobile learning systems there are a number of very important issues that must be addressed. Mobile phones have scarce computing resources. They consist of heterogeneous devices and use various mobile operating systems, they have limitations with their user/device interaction capabilities, high data communications cost, and must provide for device mobility and portability. In this paper we propose five principles for designing Client mobile learning software. A location-based adaptive mobile learning system is presented as a proof of concept to demonstrate the applicability of these design principles.

  3. Câncer gástrico: fatores de risco em clientes atendidos nos serviços de atenção terciária em um município do interior paulista

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    Teixeira Jesislei Bonolo do Amaral; Nogueira Maria Suely

    2003-01-01

    Realizamos o presente estudo com clientes com diagnóstico de câncer gástrico e submetidos a cirurgia, com o objetivo de identificar a exposição aos fatores de risco para a doença. Foram sujeitos do estudo 24 clientes que concordaram em participar através da assinatura do termo de consentimento livre, respondendo a um instrumento semi-estruturado, elaborado segundo a perspectiva do Campo de Saúde. A análise dos dados possibilitou identificar que 50,1% apontaram como fatores responsáveis dieta ...

  4. Business Client Segmentation in Banking Using Self-Organizing Maps

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    Bach Mirjana Pejić; Juković Sandro; Dumičić Ksenija; Šarlija Nataša

    2014-01-01

    Segmentation in banking for the business client market is traditionally based on size measured in terms of income and the number of employees, and on statistical clustering methods (e.g. hierarchical clustering, k-means). The goal of the paper is to demonstrate that self-organizing maps (SOM) effectively extend the pool of possible criteria for segmentation of the business client market with more relevant criteria, including behavioral, demographic, personal, operational, situational, and cro...

  5. Effects of Therapist Gender on Client Communications in Marital Therapy

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    Agee, Laurel C.

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    The purpose of this study was to explore how therapist and client gender are associated with communication behaviors of males and females in marital therapy. The majority of research on therapist gender issues has been conducted with individual clients. Few data exist on the effects of therapist gender within marital therapy. This study examined the communication patterns of couples within a marital therapy setting and the influence of therapist gender on those patterns. Forty-six I 0-minute ...

  6. QUIP: Understanding Clients Through In-Depth Interviews

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    2004-01-01

    QUIP (Qualitative in-depth individual impact assessment protocol) is a practical method to help managers of microfinance institutions (MFIs) better understand their clients through market research or impact assessment. Most managers would like to know who is benefiting and who is losing out from their services, and why this might be. This is vital information if they wish to design services that are effective and useful for clients.

  7. Participatory citizenship: critical perspectives on client-centred occupational therapy

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    Fransen, Hetty; Pollard, Nicholas; Kantartzis, Sarah; Viana-Moldes, Ines

    2015-01-01

    Background/aims: This article aims to discuss client-centred practice, the current dominant approach within occupational therapy, in relation to participatory citizenship. Occupational therapists work within structures and policies that set boundaries on their engagement with clients, while working with complex, multidimensional social realities. Methods: The authors present a critical discussion shaped by their research, including a survey, discussions at workshops at international confer...

  8. Development of the Multicultural Competency Inventory-Client Version

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    Cole, Elise Marie

    2008-01-01

    Family therapists face a dramatic increase in the cultural diversity of their clients. Multicultural competence will help family therapists meet the needs of their increasingly diverse clientele (Kocarek, Talbot, Batka, & Anderson, 2001). The measurement of multicultural competence is necessary in order to evaluate the outcomes of multicultural competence programs and the services that minority persons receive. This study reports the development of an instrument to assess clientsâ percept...

  9. An Empirical Evaluation of Web System Access for Smartphone Clients

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    Scott Fowler; Katrin Hameseder; Anders Peterson

    2012-01-01

    As smartphone clients are restricted in computational power and bandwidth, it is important to minimise the overhead of transmitted messages. This paper identifies and studies methods that reduce the amount of data being transferred via wireless links between a web service client and a web service. Measurements were performed in a real environment based on a web service prototype providing public transport information for the city of Hamburg in Germany, using actual wireless links with a mobil...

  10. Attitudes of health science students towards clients with cancer

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    Ogiwara, Shimpachiro; Ikezawa, Yoko; 荻原, 新八郎

    2004-01-01

    PURPOSE: To demonstrate attitudes of health science students towards clients with cancer (ATC). The objective was three-fold: 1) to describe health science students' ATC, 2) to compare ATC amongst health science students according to their professional discipline, academic seniority and gender, 3) to note whether their ATC differed according to: a) their experience with cancer clients during clinical placement; and/or b) their acquired perception through their class-work of the need for psych...

  11. Creating and optimizing client-server applications on mobile devices

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    Anacleto, Ricardo; Luz, Nuno; Almeida, Ana,; Figueiredo, Lino; Novais, Paulo

    2013-01-01

    Mobile devices are embedded systems with very limited capacities that need to be considered when developing a client-server application, mainly due to technical, ergonomic and economic implications to the mobile user. With the increasing popularity of mobile computing, many developers have faced problems due to low performance of devices. In this paper, we discuss how to optimize and create client-server applications for in wireless/mobile environments, presenting techniques...

  12. Working with violent clients : staff explanations and actions

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    2004-01-01

    The series of studies presented in this thesis test an attribution-emotionbehaviour model of helping versus violent retaliation (after Weiner, 1995) in professional groups at high risk of encountering violence in the workplace. Weiner's model predicts that staff who perceive violent incidents as within the control of the client will be more likely to experience anger and demonstrate a retaliatory response. Conversely, staff perceiving causes as uncontrollable by the client are more likely to ...

  13. Exploring the Complex Treatment Experiences of Eating Disorder Clients

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    2012-01-01

    This case report provides a description of a course of therapy with a client who presented to a specialist eating disorder service for treatment for her primary diagnosis of Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS) but who also had a previous diagnosis of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). The client was treated primarily with Fairburn’s (2008) “transdiagnostic” model of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E) with integrated conceptualisations and interventions from a CB...

  14. Construction Management or Contractor : A client´s choice

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    Lindblom, Daniel; Isaksson, Jonathan

    2012-01-01

    Clients within the construction industry have become more aware of benefits that exist and can be reached when going through a major construction project, benefits that invite for efficiency improvements both during construction and its prophases. New methods of execution and their different advantages are evaluated. This change has opened the door for new business models such as Construction Management (CM) but it also demands the contractors to adapt and come up with more client-customized ...

  15. Adesão ao tratamento e controle da pressão arterial por meio da monitoração ambulatorial de 24 horas Blood pressure treatment adherence and control through 24-hour ambulatory monitoring

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    Guilherme Brasil Grezzana

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS é um importante fator de risco cardiovascular, no entanto os níveis de controle pressórico persistem inadequados. A avaliação da adesão ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo com a utilização da monitoração ambulatorial da pressão arterial (MAPA de 24 horas pode representar um importante auxílio na busca de metas de controle da HAS. OBJETIVO: Avaliar a adesão ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo e a sua relação com os valores de PA obtidos pela MAPA de 24 horas entre pacientes hipertensos de centros de atenção primária à saúde (APS. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com 143 pacientes hipertensos de amostra representativa de serviço de APS do município de Antônio Prado, RS. Foi realizada aplicação do teste de Morisky e Green para avaliar a aderência ao tratamento e a verificação do número de medicamentos utilizados, seguida pela aplicação da MAPA de 24 horas. RESULTADOS: Observou-se que 65,7% da amostra foram considerados aderentes ao tratamento proposto, 20,3% eram moderadamente aderentes, enquanto somente 14% foram classificados como não aderentes. Do total de 143 pacientes avaliados, 79 (55,2% foram identificados como HAS controlada (130/80 mmHg, 103 (72% apresentaram ausência de descenso noturno da PA e 60 (41,9% não estavam controlados durante o período de vigília. CONCLUSÃO: Verificamos, no presente estudo, que não há um controle adequado da HAS, com consequente perda de oportunidade dos profissionais envolvidos na APS de ajuste adequado das metas de PA preconizados. Esse fato ocorre a despeito de apropriada adesão ao tratamento anti-hipertensivo dos pacientes vinculados ao ambulatório de APS.BACKGROUND: Although systemic arterial hypertension (SAH is an important cardiovascular risk factor, blood pressure level control often remains inadequate. Assessment of adherence to antihypertensive treatment through 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM may

  16. Client-centred ADL intervention after stroke: Occupational therapists' experiences.

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    Ranner, Maria; von Koch, Lena; Guidetti, Susanne; Tham, Kerstin

    2016-03-01

    Background This study was conducted in the context of a randomized controlled trial evaluating the effect of a client-centred activities in daily living intervention (CADL). The aim of the CADL was to enable agency in daily activities and participation in everyday life among persons with stroke. Objective This qualitative, longitudinal study aimed to describe how occupational therapists (OTs) applied the CADL in their clinical practice by studying their experiences and reflections concerning their interaction with the clients with stroke. Methods Six OTs who conducted the CADL were followed through interviews and observations on four separate occasions over one year. Data were analysed using a grounded theory approach. Results Sharing was the core category showing how the OTs helped their clients to achieve agency in daily activities. Through sharing the situation the OTs strove to obtain an empathetic understanding of the clients' lived experience throughout the whole intervention process in order to enable the clients' ownership of their daily activities. Conclusion The continuity of sharing seems to be the key for a gradual increase in agency. The approach of sharing should preferably be applied by all members of the interprofessional team, including the client and significant others. PMID:26654956

  17. The ARAC client system: network-based access to ARAC

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    The ARAC Client System allows users (such as emergency managers and first responders) with commonly available desktop and laptop computers to utilize the central ARAC system over the Internet or any other communications link using Internet protocols. Providing cost-effective fast access to the central ARAC system greatly expands the availability of the ARAC capability. The ARAC Client system consists of (1) local client applications running on the remote user's computer, and (2) ''site servers'' that provide secure access to selected central ARAC system capabilities and run on a scalable number of dedicated workstations residing at the central facility. The remote client applications allow users to describe a real or potential them-bio event, electronically sends this information to the central ARAC system which performs model calculations, and quickly receive and visualize the resulting graphical products. The site servers will support simultaneous access to ARAC capabilities by multiple users. The ARAC Client system is based on object-oriented client/server and distributed computing technologies using CORBA and Java, and consists of a large number of interacting components

  18. Client capital as a source of enterprise cost

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    Verba Veronika A.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the authors’ vision of the essence of the client capital and its influence upon the enterprise cost. The goal of the article is explanation of the role of the client capital in the process of enterprise capitalisation with the help of the business cost capitalisation model: investments into assets – cash flow generation – enterprise capitalisation. The result of the study is the authors’ position regarding the essence and structuring the client capital, which gives a possibility to detect financial and managerial instruments of capitalisation of the client capital. The conducted analysis of dynamics of financial parameters of the world leaders of IT industry, car building, clothes manufacture and beverages production allows detection of interconnection of the enterprise cost with the volume of assets and profit and identification of influence of the client capital upon capitalisation of enterprises of various spheres of activity. The article develops a model of capitalisation of the client capital on the basis of detection of cash flows, caused by formation of enterprises of B2C and B2B types.

  19. Examining challenging behaviors of clients with borderline personality disorder.

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    Chalker, Samantha A; Carmel, Adam; Atkins, David C; Landes, Sara J; Kerbrat, Amanda H; Comtois, Katherine Anne

    2015-12-01

    Few studies have examined effects of challenging behaviors of clients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) on psychotherapy outcomes. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment designed to treat chronic suicidality, self-directed violence (SDV), and emotion dysregulation, while targeting challenging behaviors. DBT has been shown to be effective with clients with BPD. We evaluated whether therapist reported challenging behaviors, such as high volume phone contacts or violating the therapist's limits, during DBT would be associated with dropping out of DBT, severity and frequency of SDV, emotion regulation deficits, psychological symptom severity and client's and therapist's satisfaction of treatment. The current study examined challenging behaviors reported by therapists in a sample of 63 psychiatrically disabled outpatient DBT clients diagnosed with BPD (73% women, average age 37 years). More frequent phone contacts were associated with a decrease in dropout and psychological symptoms, and an increase in client and therapist satisfaction. More avoidance/disengagement behavior was associated with more than twice the risk of SDV and a decrease in therapist satisfaction. Findings suggest that the phone coaching might serve to maximize client satisfaction and reduce the likelihood of dropout. PMID:26496225

  20. Adesão ao tratamento de idosos com hipertensão em uma unidade básica de saúde de João Pessoa, Estado da Paraíba - doi: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v33i1.7708 The adhesion to the treatment for old with arterial high blood pressure in basic unit of health of João Pessoa, Paraíba State - doi: 10.4025/actascihealthsci.v33i1.7708

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    Oriana Deyze Correia Paiva Leadebal; Jacira dos Santos Oliveira; Kátia Nêyla de Freitas Macêdo-Costa; Cinthia Souto Dourado; Grazielle Roberta Freitas da Silva

    2011-01-01

    A principal estratégia para evitar as complicações da hipertensão baseia-se nos tratamento medicamentoso e não medicamentoso. Porém o êxito ou fracasso terapêutico depende da adesão que, por sua vez, consiste no principal desafio. Por este motivo objetivou-se analisar a adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso e não medicamentoso por idosos hipertensos. Trata-se de um estudo descritivo, com 25 pacientes acima de 60 anos de idade, atendidos por uma unidade de básica de saúde em 2008, na cidade de Jo...

  1. O efeito da musicoterapia na qualidade de vida e na pressão arterial do paciente hipertenso El efecto de la musicoterapia en la calidad de vida y en la presión arterial del paciente hipertenso Music therapy effects on the quality of life and the blood pressure of hypertensive patients

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    Claudia Regina de Oliveira Zanini

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A hipertensão arterial (HA é uma doença de massa, com conseqüências para o aparelho cardiocirculatório, pois suas complicações elevam as taxas de morbi-mortalidade. Controlar a pressão arterial (PA diminui complicações e pode preservar a qualidade de vida (QV dos pacientes. Estudos mostram os efeitos positivos da música como coadjuvante no tratamento de diversas patologias. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o efeito da musicoterapia na QV e no controle da PA de pacientes hipertensos. MÉTODOS: Realizou-se um ensaio clínico controlado que avaliou pacientes de ambos os sexos, maiores que 50 anos, HA estágio 1, em uso de medicação, matriculados em serviço multiprofissional para tratamento da HA. Divididos em grupos experimental (GE e controle (GC. O GE, além do tratamento convencional, participou de sessões musicoterápicas semanais por doze semanas. O GC permaneceu sob tratamento padrão do serviço. Antes e após a intervenção foi aplicado nos dois grupos o questionário SF-36 e verificada a PA. A voz, importante elemento da comunicação, reflexo do estado físico, psíquico e emocional, foi o principal recurso utilizado. Estatística: testes t-Student e Wilcoxon (significantes pFUNDAMENTO: La hipertensión arterial (HA es una enfermedad de masa, con consecuencias para el aparato circulatorio, pues sus complicaciones elevan las tasas de morbilidad y mortalidad. Controlar la presión arterial (PA disminuye complicaciones y puede preservar la calidad de vida (CV de los pacientes. Estudios muestran los efectos positivos de la música como coadyuvante en el tratamiento de diversas patologías. OBJETIVO: Evaluar el efecto de la musicoterapia en la CV y en el control de la PA de pacientes hipertensos. MÉTODOS: Se realizó un ensayo clínico controlado que evaluó pacientes de ambos sexos, mayores de 50 años, HA estado 1, en uso de medicación, matriculados en servicio multiprofesional para tratamiento de la HA. Se dividieron en

  2. Efecto de telmisartan sobre marcadores del remodelado óseo en pacientes hipertensos Telmisartan effect's on remodelling bone markers in hypertensive patients

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    J. L. Pérez-Castrillón

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El telmisartan es un ARA II con unas características propias que nos permite obtener unos beneficios adicionales. Además de bloquear el receptor I de la angiotensina II, va actuar a través de receptores nucleares claves como el receptor PPARgamma. Por otra parte, PPARgamma interviene en el control del remodelado óseo aunque con resultados no concordantes. El objetivo del presente estudio es valorar el efecto de telmisartan sobre marcadores del remodelado óseo en población hipertensa. Pacientes y métodos: Se evaluaron pacientes 31 hipertensos de edad superior a 45 años sin otras patologías asociadas. La dosis de telmisartan fue de 80 mg/24 h y el periodo de seguimiento fue de 12 semanas. Como grupo control empleamos una cohorte histórica de pacientes tratados previamente con IECA (enalapril-20 mg/24 h-o quinapril-40 mg/24 horas. Se determinaron los siguientes parámetros P1NP, β-CTX, 25OHD y PTH, adiponectina , osteocalcina , insulina y HOMA. Resultados: Los pacientes tratados con Telmisartan descienden los niveles de TAS (156 ± 19 mmHg vs 133 ± 15 mmHg, p = 0,001 y TAD (92 ± 9 mmHg vs 82 ± 6 mmHg, p = 0,01 de forma estadísticamente significativa. No se observaron cambios en los parámetros de metabolismo fosfocálcico, PTHi (48 ± 22 pg/ml vs 45 ± 22 pg/ml, p > 0,05 y 25-vitamina D (21 ± 10 ng/ml vs 25 ± 8 ng/ml, p > 0,05. El telmisartan no modifico los marcadores del remodelado óseo siendo su efecto neutro sobre los mismos, CTX (0,195 ± 0,12 ng/ml vs 0,221 ± 0,13 ng/ml, p > 0,05, PINP (39 ± 20 ng/ml vs 40 ± 19 ng/ml, p > 0,05, Osteocalcina (11 ± 9 ng/ml vs 11 ± 5 ng/ml, p > 0,05 . Tampoco se observaron variaciones en los niveles de glucosa, adiponectina, insulina e indice de Resistencia a la Insulina (HOMA. Al dividir los pacientes en dos grupos en función de los niveles de vitamina D (insuficientes y no insuficientes, con un punto de corte de 20 ng/ml, tampoco se modificaron los marcadores del

  3. Revis\\~ao da Constru\\c{c}\\~ao de Modelos Supersim\\'etricos

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    Rodríguez, M C

    2001-01-01

    Foi com base neste estudo que fizemos a constru\\c{c}\\~ao da vers\\~ao supersim\\'etrica dos modelos de simetria $SU(3)_{C} \\otimes SU(3)_{L} \\otimes U(1)_{N}$ \\cite{susy331}, apresentado no final da minha tese de doutorado \\cite{mcr1}. Bem como dos estudos fenomenol\\'ogicos subsequente \\cite{mcr}.

  4. Into the Blue: AO Science with MagAO in the Visible

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    Close, Laird M; Follette, Katherine B; Hinz, Phil; Morzinski, Katie M; Wu, Ya-Lin; Kopon, Derek; Riccardi, Armando; Esposito, Simone; Puglisi, Alfio; Pinna, Enrico; Xompero, Marco; Briguglio, Runa; Quiros-Pacheco, Fernando

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    We review astronomical results in the visible ({\\lambda}<1{\\mu}m) with adaptive optics. Other than a brief period in the early 1990s, there has been little astronomical science done in the visible with AO until recently. The most productive visible AO system to date is our 6.5m Magellan telescope AO system (MagAO). MagAO is an advanced Adaptive Secondary system at the Magellan 6.5m in Chile. This secondary has 585 actuators with < 1 msec response times (0.7 ms typically). We use a pyramid wavefront sensor. The relatively small actuator pitch (~23 cm/subap) allows moderate Strehls to be obtained in the visible (0.63-1.05 microns). We use a CCD AO science camera called "VisAO". On-sky long exposures (60s) achieve <30mas resolutions, 30% Strehls at 0.62 microns (r') with the VisAO camera in 0.5" seeing with bright R < 8 mag stars. These relatively high visible wavelength Strehls are made possible by our powerful combination of a next generation ASM and a Pyramid WFS with 378 controlled modes and 1000...

  5. Atributos críticos de satisfação em serviços de arquitetura: visão do cliente × visão do arquiteto Critical satisfaction attributes in architectural services: comparison of clients' and architects' points of view

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    Isabela Winter Almada

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho tem por objetivo identificar se a percepção sobre os atributos necessários para a satisfação do cliente em projetos residenciais (construção ou reformas são os mesmos entre clientes e arquitetos. Trata-se de uma pesquisa quantitativa exploratória, que emprega questionários estruturados não disfarçados como instrumento de coleta de dados. Os 15 atributos pesquisados foram definidos por meio da literatura. A coleta de dados foi realizada com 100 clientes pessoas físicas e 30 profissionais. Os resultados da pesquisa indicam que os clientes esperam que o arquiteto resolva o seu problema e consiga entender as suas necessidades, sem necessidade de alterações ou muitas interações com o cliente. Na visão dos clientes, o serviço a ser prestado pelos arquitetos é um serviço técnico. Já os arquitetos percebem que o serviço deve ser construído em conjunto com o cliente e que seu serviço está mais concentrado na criação, no design. Como conclusão, levando em conta a visão dos clientes, o escritório de arquitetura que quiser ter um diferencial competitivo deve entender que seu serviço engloba desde a criação até a entrega da obra, com garantia dos serviços prestados. Deve entender também que o cliente pressupõe que o arquiteto deve saber de suas necessidades e que o atendimento ao cronograma e orçamento iniciais são atributos atrativos.The purpose of the present work was to identify the perception of clients and architects on critical attributes of customers' satisfaction in services of home architecture. It is an exploratory and quantitative research which uses questionnaires to collect data. The 15 researched attributes were identified based on literature review. One hundred clients and thirty architects were interviewed. Results indicate that clients expect architects solve their problems from the design to the construction phases, and that they should understand customers needs without further

  6. Ao encontro do equilíbrio

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    Freitas, Licínia Marisa Oliveira

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    O presente Relatório apresenta as atividades desenvolvidas ao longo de todo o período de estágio referentes ao módulo I e II. O módulo I teve por base a primeira e segunda fase do Planeamento em Saúde, que se refere ao Diagnóstico de Situação de Saúde da população com patologia de Diabetes Mellitus e Priorização das Necessidades. No módulo II surgiram os projetos de intervenção nas necessidades detetadas e avaliação das mesmas com a verificação dos ganhos em saúde observados. Numa primeira...

  7. Communication between nursing staff and clients unable to communicate verbally Comunicación entre la enfermería y los clientes imposibilitados de comunicarse verbalmente Comunicação entre a enfermagem e os clientes impossibilitados de comunicação verbal

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    Lisnéia Fabiani Bock Ordahi

    2007-10-01

    del cliente imposibilitado de comunicarse verbalmente, involucrando principalmente la preparación del equipo para la relación interpersonal y de diálogo.Trata-se de experiência desenvolvida no Mestrado em Enfermagem da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. O objetivo foi refletir sobre o cuidado de enfermagem ao cliente impossibilitado de comunicação verbal, sob a teoria de Paterson e Zderad, e analisar o processo comunicacional entre enfermagem e cliente. A experiência ocorreu no centro de terapia intensiva de um hospital privado, em duas etapas: observação não-participante e três oficinas existenciais, envolvendo a participação de nove técnicos de enfermagem. No Diálogo Intuitivo, cada participante se autoconheceu e foi conhecido pelos outros participantes. No diálogo científico, a equipe sugeriu alternativas de diálogo não-verbal. A fusão intuitivo-científica surgiu quando houve a necessidade de posicionamento de cada um sobre a totalidade. O estudo sobre o processo comunicacional revelou a necessidade de ampliar a abordagem acerca do cuidado ao cliente impossibilitado de comunicação verbal, envolvendo principalmente o preparo da equipe para a relação interpessoal e dialógica.

  8. Acerca de los clientes de las organizaciones de salud pública On the clients of public health organizations

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    Júlia Duran

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Los servicios públicos han de responder y satisfacer a una diversidad de agentes: sus usuarios, los ciudadanos que pagan impuestos que los financian, los políticos, y el personal que trabaja en ellos. Para conseguir unos servicios públicos que pongan al ciudadano-usuario en el vértice de su funcionamiento habrá que conocer al cliente, sus expectativas, preferencias, quejas y satisfacción. Este manuscrito presenta el proceso de reflexión interna realizado en nuestra organización acerca de sus clientes, cuya naturaleza es muy distinta de los de una empresa industrial o comercial. Se plantea una tipología y el proceso que ha llevado a confeccionar un listado de clientes, y se plantean acciones que hay que realizar para mejorar los servicios desde su perspectiva.Public services must satisfy a variety of agents: users of these services, the citizens who pay the taxes that finance them, politicians, and those that work in them. To obtain public services that give priority to the citizen-user, knowledge of clients, their expectations, preferences, complaints and degree of satisfaction is essential. This article presents the process of internal discussion in our agency about its clients, who differ from those of an industrial or commercial organization. A proposal for the classification of clients, as well as the process that has led to a client portfolio, are presented and steps to improve services from the perspective of the client are suggested.

  9. Todos los clientes no son iguales: una perspectiva financiera sobre servicio al cliente para los gerentes de mercadeo

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    Los gerentes colombianos estamos pensando en Servicio al Cliente como la próxima ventaja competitiva y una ayuda para contrarrestar los efectos de la recesión actual. Estamos cansados de buscar siempre en nuestra caja de herramientas de mercadeo y encontrar solamente el martillo del precio. Para diferenciamos de la competencia, hacerle al cliente menos sensible una diferencia en precio y encontrar una ventaja verdaderamente sostenible, sobre todo cuando le ofrecemos los beneficios de un produ...

  10. Into the blue: AO science with MagAO in the visible

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    Close, Laird M.; Males, Jared R.; Follette, Katherine B.; Hinz, Phil; Morzinski, Katie; Wu, Ya-Lin; Kopon, Derek; Riccardi, Armando; Esposito, Simone; Puglisi, Alfio; Pinna, Enrico; Xompero, Marco; Briguglio, Runa; Quiros-Pacheco, Fernando

    2014-08-01

    We review astronomical results in the visible (λresponse times (0.7 ms typically). We use a pyramid wavefront sensor. The relatively small actuator pitch (~23 cm/subap) allows moderate Strehls to be obtained in the visible (0.63-1.05 microns). We use a CCD AO science camera called "VisAO". On-sky long exposures (60s) achieve Pyramid WFS with 378 controlled modes and 1000 Hz loop frequency. We'll review the key steps to having good performance in the visible and review the exciting new AO visible science opportunities and refereed publications in both broad-band (r,i,z,Y) and at Halpha for exoplanets, protoplanetary disks, young stars, and emission line jets. These examples highlight the power of visible AO to probe circumstellar regions/spatial resolutions that would otherwise require much larger diameter telescopes with classical infrared AO cameras.

  11. Maximising health literacy and client recall of clinical information: An exploratory study of clients and speech-language pathologists

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    Friderike Schmidt von Wûhlisch

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Limited research has been carried out in the field of speech-language pathology with regard to ways of maximising health literacy and client recall. However, speech-language pathologists (SLPs frequently provide vast amounts of information that clients need to understand, apply and review in order to manage their (or their child’s health. This exploratory study aimed to contribute information about ways in which SLPs can overcome low health literacy and poor client recall so that treatment effectiveness is improved. A case-study design was used with specific focus on four clients receiving treatment for dysphagia, voice disorders (including laryngectomies and cleft lip and/or palate management in Cape Town. Strategies which may be able to maximise health literacy and client recall of clinical information were trialled and evaluated by clients and their SLPs, using semi-structured interviews. The researchers proposed a combination of high-tech strategies which assisted in all the cases. No single solution or universal tool was found that would be appropriate for all. There is a need to evaluate the long-term effectiveness of the combined strategies across a wider population, at different stages of rehabilitation and in diverse contexts. Implications and suggestions for future related research are presented.

  12. Client Satisfaction in Service Organizations: The Case of an Accounting Firm

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    Sita C. Amba-Rao; Gupta, Jatinder N. D.

    1994-01-01

    Clients in an accounting firm were surveyed to identify factors relating to client satisfaction in service organizations. Four independent variablesÑcommunication, responsiveness, service quality, and effectivenessÑ correlated with, and explained the variance in client satisfaction. Interpretation and implications for business practice are discussed and practical guidelines for enhancing client satisfaction are offered.

  13. Prevalência de obesidade abdominal em hipertensos cadastrados em uma Unidade de Saúde da Família Prevalence of abdominal obesity in hypertensive patients registered in a Family Health Unit

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    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: A obesidade abdominal é importante fator de risco cardiovascular e, juntamente com as dislipidemias, a intolerância a glicose e a hipertensão arterial, compõe a síndrome metabólica. OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência de obesidade abdominal e fatores associados em hipertensos. MÉTODOS: Estudo transversal com hipertensos de 20 a 79 anos cadastrados em uma Unidade Saúde da Família do município de Londrina, Paraná. A obesidade abdominal foi identificada por meio da relação cintura-quadril (RCQ e da circunferência abdominal (CA, conforme pontos de corte recomendados pela Organização Mundial de Saúde (RCQ > 1,0 e CA > 102 cm para homens, e RCQ > 0,85 e CA > 88 cm para mulheres. RESULTADOS: Entre os 378 entrevistados, a prevalência de obesidade abdominal identificada pela RCQ foi de 65,3% nos adultos e 68,1% nos idosos, sendo de 87,9% no sexo feminino e de 30,2% no masculino (p BACKGROUND: Abdominal obesity is an important cardiovascular risk factor and, along with dyslipidemia, impaired glucose tolerance and hypertension, it makes up the metabolic syndrome. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of abdominal obesity and associated factors in hypertensive patients. METHODS: Cross-sectional study with hypertensive patients aged 20 to 79 registered in a Family Health Unit in the city of Londrina, Paraná. Abdominal obesity was found through waist-hip ratio (WHR and waist circumference (WC according to the cutoff points recommended by the World Health Organization (WHR > 1.0 and > WC 102 cm for men and WHR > WC 0.85 and > 88 cm for women. RESULTS: Among 378 respondents, the prevalence of abdominal obesity determined by WHR was 65.3% in adults and 68.1% in the elderly, and 87.9% in females and 30.2% in males (p <0.001. In women, WHR was associated with reports of high cholesterol, failure to perform regular physical activity, lack of paid work and low education. There was no association of WHR with any variables in males

  14. Impacto de dois programas de educação nutricional sobre o risco cardiovascular em pacientes hipertensos e com excesso de peso Impact of two nutritional education programs on cardiovascular risk in overweight hypertensive patients

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    Tatiana Souza Alvarez

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO:Comparar os efeitos de dois protocolos de um programa de intervenção nutricional sob o risco cardiovascular em pacientes hipertensos e com excesso de peso em uso de medicamentos usual. Os pacientes foram acompanhados no Ambulatório de Hipertensão e Metabologia Cardiovascular, Universidade Federal de São Paulo. MÉTODOS:A população do estudo foi constituída por 63 pacientes hipertensos e com excesso de peso [índice de massa corporal >27 e OBJECTIVE:To evaluate and compare the effects of two study protocols with a program of educational nutrition intervention on CARDIOVACULAR risk in overweight hypertensive patients maintained on their usual medication. Patients were followed at Hypertension and Metabology Division of Federal University of São Paulo. METHODS: Sixty tree overweight [body mass index >27 e <39kg/m²] hypertensive patients, age M=55,7 (Standard deviation - SD=6,1 years old, 12 men and 51 women, were divided into two groups according to visit intervals, either every five weeks (G35 n=25 or every two weeks (G14 n=38, during twenty weeks. The two groups were submitted to an educational program aiming to improve the quality of their diet and to promote changes in their alimentary habits. Before and at the end of the study period, all patients were submitted to blood pressure determinations, to anthopometric measurements and to laboratorial evaluation for the calculation of Framingham coronary risk. RESULTS:At the end of the study significant and similar changes in body mass index, waist circumference (102,9, SD=9,7 vs 101,8, SD=7,6 NS, systolic blood pressure (139,7, SD=12,4 vs 134,8, SD=8,2 NS, total cholesterol (192,9, SD=35,7 vs 195,2, SD=37,8 NS, energy intake (1759,5, SD=385,8 vs 1858,7, SD=452,8 NS and Framingham coronary risk (11,1, SD=6,1 vs 9,4, SD=3,5 NS we observed in G14 and G35 groups respectively. CONCLUSION: A short program of nutritional intervention was shown to be useful to reduce coronary risk in

  15. Programa de intervención mixta sobre el cumplimiento y calidad de vida en pacientes hipertensos Mixed intervention programme on compliance and quality of life in hypertensive patients

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    Luisa Fernández López

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available El 70% de los pacientes en tratamiento antihipertensivo no controla adecuadamente sus cifras tensionales. El objetivo del estudio es comparar el impacto de diferentes intervenciones de formación de pacientes hipertensos esenciales, respecto a un grupo control sin intervención, sobre el cumplimiento terapéutico autorreferido, la presión arterial, el peso y la calidad de vida. Ensayo clínico aleatorizado multicéntrico, con tres ramas de intervención (intervención educativa, información escrita y control incluyendo 520 pacientes hipertensos esenciales. Las variables de estudio fueron: TA, peso, cumplimiento fármacodietético, grado de conocimiento sobre la enfermedad y calidad de vida. Completaron el estudio 428 pacientes. Analizando los resultados, los pacientes del grupo de intervención tuvieron un descenso de la PAS/PAD superior al resto de los grupos. Así mismo, se aprecia un elevado nivel decumplimiento farmacológico, menor cumplimiento higiénico dietético y mayor nivel de conocimientos en pacientes de centros hospitalarios. La mayoría de los pacientes, mostraron niveles muy altos de satisfacción hacia personal sanitario en los diferentes aspectos analizados.70% of patients on treatment for hypertension do not control their blood pressure levels adequately. The aim of the study is to compare the impact of different training interventions for essential hypertensive patients, compared to a control group with no intervention, on self-referred therapeutic compliance, blood pressure, weight and quality of life. Multi-centre randomized clinical trail with three branches of intervention (educational intervention, written information and check-up including 520 essential hypertensive patients. The variables in the study were BP, weight, medication and diet compliance, level of knowledge of the illness and quality of life. 428 patients completed the study. Analysing the results, patients in the group with intervention had a higher

  16. Request queues for interactive clients in a shared file system of a parallel computing system

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    Bent, John M.; Faibish, Sorin

    2015-08-18

    Interactive requests are processed from users of log-in nodes. A metadata server node is provided for use in a file system shared by one or more interactive nodes and one or more batch nodes. The interactive nodes comprise interactive clients to execute interactive tasks and the batch nodes execute batch jobs for one or more batch clients. The metadata server node comprises a virtual machine monitor; an interactive client proxy to store metadata requests from the interactive clients in an interactive client queue; a batch client proxy to store metadata requests from the batch clients in a batch client queue; and a metadata server to store the metadata requests from the interactive client queue and the batch client queue in a metadata queue based on an allocation of resources by the virtual machine monitor. The metadata requests can be prioritized, for example, based on one or more of a predefined policy and predefined rules.

  17. Índices baseados no número de clientes para localização de itens em armazéns Indexes based on the number of customers to locate items in warehouse

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    Marcele Elisa Fontana

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Para se obter eficiência nas operações de armazenagem, um fator importante é estabelecer a política ótima de atribuição da localização dos itens em armazéns. Para tanto, um dos índices mais difundidos e utilizados é o cuber-per-order (COI. No entanto, observa-se que há situações em que o uso do COI pode concentrar vantagens para uma minoria de clientes. Nesse sentido, este artigo propõe verificar as consequências da utilização de índices alternativos (COIC e CIC, baseados no número de clientes que demandam cada tipo de produto (item, sobre o desempenho de um armazém em relação à utilização do COI. Conclui-se que considerar o número de clientes na determinação da política ótima de atribuição de locais aos itens armazenados proporciona uma maior vantagem competitiva, uma vez que um número maior de clientes pode ser beneficiado. Isso representa uma oportunidade de elevar o nível de serviço oferecido pelo armazém aos clientes.An important factor to obtain efficiency of storage operations is to establish an optimal policy for storage location assignment. To this end, one of the indexes more circulated and used is the Cuber-per-Order (COI. However, it is observed that there are situations where the use of COI can concentrate advantages to a minority of clients. In this sense, this paper proposes to verify the effects on the performance of a warehouse when using alternative indexes (COIC and CIC, based on the number of clients that require each type of product (item, compared to the COI. It was possible to conclude that when the number of clients is considered to determine optimal policy for storage location assignment, the warehouse can acquire a competitive advantage, since the largest number of clients can be benefited. This represents an opportunity to raise the service level offered by the warehouse to its clients.

  18. Qualidade no atendimento: uma alternativa para obter a satisfação dos clientes de uma instituição financeira

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    Claudionor Guedes Laimer

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo tem o objetivo de analisar a percepção dos clientes com relação à qualidade no atendimento em instituição financeira. Tendo sido realizado o estudo em uma instituição financeira, localizada em uma cidade do norte do estado do Rio Grande do Sul. Para o desenvolvimento do estudo utilizou-se um instrumento de coleta de dados com escala Likert, cuja análise ocorreu através de um tratamento estatístico simples. Os resultados evidenciam que os clientes percebem a qualidade dos serviços e avaliam com base na sua percepção. Durante o estudo foram analisadas as variáveis: espaço físico, segurança, limpeza e organização das unidades, conhecimento dos colaboradores com relação aos produtos e serviços, rapidez e agilidade no atendimento, abordagem inicial oferecida pelo colaborador, vestimentas dos colaboradores, qualidade no atendimento oferecido, presteza e rapidez no auxílio para resolução de um problema e o tempo de espera no atendimento telefônico. Com exceção, do tempo de espera no atendimento telefônico que mostra a insatisfação dos clientes, as demais variáveis avaliadas demonstram a satisfação dos clientes.

  19. ECOPERSONALISMO E DIREITO AO MEIO AMBIENTE

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    2008-01-01

    O objetivo do presente artigo consiste em refletir brevemente sobre as conseqüências, no âmbito do direito ao meio ambiente, das diferentes concepções sobre a relação entre o ser humano e a natureza, isto é, o modelo tecnocrático, o biologista e o ecológico-personalista

  20. Into the Blue: AO Science in the Visible with MagAO

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    Close, Laird; Males, Jared; Morzinski, Katie; Kopon, Derek; Follette, Kate; Rodigas, Timothy; Hinz, Philip; Wu, Ya-Lin; Puglisi, Alfio; Esposito, Simone; Riccardi, Armando; Pinna, Enrico; Xompero, Marco; Briguglio, Runa; Uomoto, Alan; Hare, Tison

    2013-12-01

    The Magellan Clay telescope is a 6.5m Gregorian telescope located in Chile at Las Campanas Observatory. We have fabricated an 85 cm diameter aspheric adaptive secondary with our subcontractors and partners, MagAO passed acceptance tests in spring 2012, and the entire System was commissioned from Nov 17 to Dec 7, 2012. This secondary has 585 actuators with response times (0.7 ms typically). We fabricated a high order (585 mode) pyramid wavefront sensor (similar to that of LBT's FLAO). The relatively high actuator count allows moderate Strehls to be obtained in the visible (0.63-1.05 microns). We have built an CCD science camera called "jVisAO". On-sky long exposures (60s) achieve 30% Strehls at 0.62 microns (r') with the VisAO camera in 0.5" seeing with bright R Pyramid WFS with 200-400 controlled modes and 1000 Hz loop frequencies. To minimize non-common path errors and enable visible AO the VisAO science camera is fed by an advanced triplet ADC and is piggy-backed on the WFS optical board itself. Despite the ability to make 25 mas images we still have ~4 mas of resolution loss to residual vibrations. We will discuss what the most difficult aspects are for visible AO on ELTs scaling from our experience with MagAO.

  1. Characterization of an AO-OCT system

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    Evans, J W; Zawadzki, R J; Jones, S; Olivier, S; Werner, J S

    2007-07-26

    Adaptive optics (AO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT) are powerful imaging modalities that, when combined, can provide high-volumetric-resolution, images of the retina. The AO-OCT system at UC Davis has been under development for 2 years and has demonstrated the utility of this technology for microscopic, volumetric, in vivo retinal imaging [1]. The current system uses an AOptix bimorph deformable mirror (DM) for low-order, high-stroke correction [2] and a 140-actuator Boston Micromachines DM for high-order correction [3]. We are beginning to investigate the potential for increasing the image contrast in this system using higher-order wavefront correction. The first step in this analysis is to quantify the residual wavefront error (WFE) in the current system. Developing an error budget is a common tool for improved performance and system design in astronomical AO systems [4, 5]. The process for vision science systems is also discussed in several texts e.g. [6], but results from this type of analysis have rarely been included in journal articles on AO for vision science. Careful characterization of the AO system will lead to improved performance and inform the design of a future high-contrast system. In general, an AO system error budget must include an analysis of three categories of residual WFE: errors in measuring the phase, errors caused by limitations of the DM(s), and errors introduced by temporal variation. Understanding the mechanisms and relative size of these errors is critical to improving system performance. In this paper we discuss the techniques for characterizing these error sources in the AO-OCT system. It is useful to first calculate an error budget for the simpler case using a model eye, and then add the additional errors introduced for the case of a human subject. Measurement error includes calibration error, wavefront sensor (WFS) CCD noise, and sampling errors. Calibration errors must be measured by an external system. Typically this

  2. Determining client cognitive status following mild traumatic brain injury.

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    Hobson, Elizabeth; Lannin, Natasha A; Taylor, Amelia; Farquhar, Michelle; Morarty, Jacqui; Unsworth, Carolyn

    2016-03-01

    Background People with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) commonly experience cognitive impairments. Occupational therapists working in acute general hospitals in Australia routinely access client Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) scores, and assess cognitive status using standardized tools and by observing basic activity of daily living (ADL) performance. However, limited evidence exists to identify the best assessment(s) to determine client cognitive status. Aim/objectives To determine whether cognitive status assessed by GCS score and the Cognistat are predictive of basic ADL performance among clients with mTBI in an acute general hospital and make inferences concerning the clinical utility of these assessment tools. Material and methods Retrospective analysis of medical record data on demographics, Cognistat, GCS, and modified Barthel Index (MBI) using descriptive statistics, chi-square tests and linear regression. Results Data analysis of 166 participants demonstrated that no associations exist between GCS and Cognistat scores, or Cognistat scores and MBI dependency level. The presence of co-morbid multi-trauma injuries and length of stay were the only variables that significantly predicted MBI dependency level. Conclusion and significance While the MBI scores are of value in identifying clients with difficulty in basic ADLs, Cognistat and GCS scores are of limited use in differentiating client levels of cognitive impairment and the authors caution against the routine administration of the Cognistat following mTBI. Further research is required to identify more suitable assessments for use with a mTBI population. PMID:26458152

  3. Client/server models for transparent, distributed computational resources

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    Client/server models are proposed to address issues of shared resources in a distributed, heterogeneous UNIX environment. Recent development of automated Remote Procedure Call (RPC) interface generator has simplified the development of client/server models. Previously, implementation of the models was only possible at the UNIX socket level. An overview of RPCs and the interface generator will be presented and will include a discussion of generation and installation of remote services, the RPC paradigm, and the three levels of RPC programming. Two applications, the Nuclear Plant Analyzer (NPA) and a fluids simulation using molecular modelling, will be presented to demonstrate how client/server models using RPCs and External Data Representations (XDR) have been used production/computation situations. The NPA incorporates a client/server interface for transferring/translation of TRAC or RELAP results from the UNICOS Cray to a UNIX workstation. The fluids simulation program utilizes the client/server model to access the Cray via a single function allowing it to become a shared co-processor to the workstation application. 5 refs., 6 figs

  4. Retención de clientes en agencias de eventos

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    Claudia Gómez-Ramírez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Como componente de la mezcla de comunicación efectiva para las marcas se encuentran los "Eventos", que hoy en día exigen una gestión estratégica. Resulta clave, para las organizaciones especializadas en la prestación de este servicio, aplicar herramientas que les permitan ser competitivas a largo plazo gracias a la diferenciación. Para ello, el CESA ha estudiado la relación cliente-agencia de comunicación de marketing, fundamentalmente respecto a la importancia de la retención de clientes en relaciones B2B, como las que se llevan a cabo entre agencias de eventos y sus clientes. En el presente artículo se exponen los principales hallazgos de una investigación de tipo exploratorio acerca del tema de retención de clientes, que incluye perfiles, elementos claves para la satisfacción y factores relevantes de la relación clienteagencia de eventos como elementos fundamentales de la gestión empresarial. Al tener un mayor conocimiento del perfil de los clientes, las agencias podrán ser más productivas y competitivas, pues estarán en capacidad de ofrecer iniciativas de servicios con características particulares.

  5. Exercise training program based on minimum weekly frequencies: effects on blood pressure and physical fitness in elderly hypertensive patients Programa de exercícios físicos baseado em frequência semanal mínima: efeitos na pressão arterial e aptidão física em idosos hipertensos

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    Wilson M. De Moraes

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Exercise training (ET can reduce blood pressure (BP and prevent functional disability. However, the effects of low volumes of training have been poorly studied, especially in elderly hypertensive patients. OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effects of a multi-component ET program (aerobic training, strength, flexibility, and balance on BP, physical fitness, and functional ability of elderly hypertensive patients. METHODS: Thirty-six elderly hypertensive patients with optimal clinical treatment underwent a multi-component ET program: two 60-minute sessions a week for 12 weeks at a Basic Health Unit. RESULTS: Compared to pre-training values, systolic and diastolic BP were reduced by 3.6% and 1.2%, respectively (pCONTEXTUALIZAÇÃO: O treinamento físico (TF é capaz de reduzir a pressão arterial (PA e prevenir o declínio da capacidade funcional. Entretanto, pouco tem sido estudado sobre os efeitos de menores volumes de treinamento em idosos com hipertensão arterial (HA. OBJETIVOS: Investigar os efeitos de um programa de TF multicomponente (treinamento aeróbico, força, flexibilidade e equilíbrio na PA, aptidão física e capacidade funcional de idosos com HA. MÉTODOS: Trinta e seis idosos com HA e tratamento clínico otimizado foram submetidos a um programa de exercícios físicos multicomponente, com duas sessões semanais de 60 minutos cada, durante 12 semanas, em uma Unidade Básica de Saúde (UBS. RESULTADOS: Comparados aos valores antes do TF, observou-se redução de 3,6% da PA sistólica (p<0,001, de 1,2% da PA diastólica (p<0,001, de 1,1% do índice de massa corporal (IMC (p<0,001 e de 2,5% da glicemia periférica em jejum (p=0,002. Observou-se melhora em todos os domínios da aptidão física, como força muscular (testes de levantar da cadeira e flexão de cotovelos, p<0,001; equilíbrio estático (teste de apoio unipodal, p=0,029, capacidade aeróbica (teste de marcha estacionária, p<0,001, com exceção da flexibilidade

  6. Crying as communication in psychotherapy: The influence of client and therapist attachment dimensions and client attachment to therapist on amount and type of crying.

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    Robinson, Noah; Hill, Clara E; Kivlighan, Dennis M

    2015-07-01

    Nelson (2005) associated 3 types of crying (inhibited, protest, despair) with 3 dimensions of attachment (avoidant, anxious, and secure). To test this theory, trained judges rated the intensity of inhibition, protest, and despair in 347 crying episodes for 40 clients and 14 therapists in 1,074 psychotherapy sessions. Crying occurred once out of every 7 sessions, and usually was characterized by protest or inhibition. Pre-therapy attachment dimensions of both therapist and client influenced crying. Therapists with high attachment avoidance had clients who cried frequently but less over time, whereas therapists with high attachment anxiety had clients who cried with more protest over time. Clients with high attachment anxiety initially cried with more protest and inhibition, but decreased over time, whereas clients with low attachment anxiety increased protest over time. Throughout the course of psychotherapy, therapists who were seen by their clients as establishing a secure attachment elicited more overall crying and a higher intensity of protest, whereas therapists who were seen by their clients as establishing insecure attachments had clients who cried less. Clients who established a secure or avoidant relationship with their therapists, relative to other clients of that therapist, cried infrequently and with inhibition, whereas clients who established a preoccupied relationship cried relatively often. Changes are suggested for Nelson's (2005) typology. PMID:26010287

  7. Proposta de um modelo de medição e análise da satisfação de clientes em empresas de software : caso prático do ambiente business-to-business

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    Moniz, Luís Miguel Goulart Bettencourt

    2015-01-01

    Os estudos da satisfação e lealdade do cliente em ambiente Business-to-Business têm emergido devido ao interesse práctico e académico. Recorreu-se a um caso práctico de uma empresa de software internacional, ESRI, a operar em Portugal com modelo de negócio B2B e comportamento de compra extensivo. Desenvolveu-se um modelo estrutural com 11 variáveis latentes: lealdade; satisfação; imagem; atmosfera; cooperação; adaptação; processos; tecnologia; orientação ao cliente; competências; colaborad...

  8. Mécènes, patrons et clients

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    Jouhaud, Christian; Merlin, Hélène

    2007-01-01

    Il est d’usage de distinguer le mécenat du clientélisme. Ainsi, Alain Viala dans son livre Naissance de l'écrivain (1985 : 51), souligne : « Souvent des confusions s'établissent entre des faits qui relèvent du clientélisme et d'autres qui relèvent du mécénat. Mais les deux n'ont ni la même logique ni les mêmes implications sur la vie littéraire, même si certains de leurs effets se conjuguent. » « Logique de service », le clientélisme apparaît comme une structure de dépendance s'établissant da...

  9. OHS consultants as facilitators of learning processes in client enterprises

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    Broberg, Ole

    2004-01-01

    In carrying out consultancy the Danish occupational health services (OHS) are supposed to support and develop the capabilities of enterprises to manage work environment issues. This may be interpreted in a learning perspective: As part of the process consultancy the OHS consultants have to put...... emphasis on initiating learning processes in the client enter-prise in a way that will develop the OHS management capabilities of that enterprise. This presentation is based on a research program focussing on how OHS consultants go about when they are involved in consultancy on technological change...... processes in client enter-prises. Specifically the learning perspective will be touched upon. The research programme included four cases in different client enterprises: 1) New tech-nology in a logistic department of a brewery, 2) new pharmaceutical process facility, 3) design of a new catering centre in a...

  10. Clients experience of video recordings of their psychotherapy

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    Jacobsen, Claus Haugaard; Jensen, Karen Boelt; Madsen, Ninna Skov

    current relatively widespread use video one finds only a very limited numbers empirical study of how these recordings is experienced by the clients. Aim: After a brief discussion of the pro and cons of the use of video recordings this paper presents a qualitative, explorative study of clients’ experiences...... of having their psychotherapy sessions video recorded and presented in supervision. Methods: In all 25 clients receiving brief psychodynamic outpatient treatment in a university clinic setting filled out a questionnaire containing eight open ended questions concerning the influence of the video...... recordings. The answers were analyzed in accordance with Hill et al.’s (2005) guidelines for consensual qualitative research. Furthermore, subjects rated the overall influence on their therapy on a nine point Likert scale. Results: Categorization and frequencies of how clients across time and in certain...

  11. Secure Access to Private Services in Intranet for Mobile Clients

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    Li Kuang

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available With wide adoption of Service Computing and Mobile Computing, people tend to invoke services with mobile devices, requiring accurate and real-time feedback from services at any time and any place. Among these services, some are private to limited users and require identity authorization before use; hence secure access control in wireless network should be provided. To address the challenge, in this study, we propose the architecture and protocols of a system of access to private services for mobile clients, which combines the technologies of trusted computing, Diffie-Hellman key agreement protocol, digital certificate, DES data encryption algorithm and twice verification. We further show the implementation of the proposed system, in which we have realized the authentication and authorization of mobile clients and then secure data transfer between mobile clients in the unsafe Internet and private services in the Intranet.

  12. Helpful and unhelpful therapy experiences of LGBT clients.

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    Israel, Tania; Gorcheva, Raya; Burnes, Theodore R; Walther, William A

    2008-05-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify a broad range of variables that characterize the helpful and unhelpful therapy experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals. Interviews were completed with a diverse sample of 42 LGBT individuals who have been in therapy, and a content analysis was conducted. Results indicated that basic counseling skills and relationships were key determinants of the quality of LGBT clients' therapy experiences. Also important to the helpfulness of the therapy experience were therapist variables such as professional background and attitudes toward client sexual orientation/gender identity; client variables such as stage of identity development, health status, and social support; and environmental factors such as confidentiality of the therapy setting. PMID:18815981

  13. Client retention and health among sex workers in Nairobi, Kenya.

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    Izugbara, Chimaraoke O

    2012-12-01

    It is still a small body of research that directly addresses female sex workers' relationships with their regular commercial male partners. I used ethnographic data from Nairobi, Kenya to interrogate motivations and strategies for recruiting and retaining regular male clients among female sex workers (FSWs). Regular commercial male partners, popularly called customer care, wera or wesh by Nairobi's FSWs, played diverse roles in their lives. Client retention enabled sex workers to manage the risk of reduced marriage prospects, guaranteed them steady work, livelihoods, and incomes, and prevented their victimization and harassment. To retain clients, sex workers obliged them a great deal, pretended they had quit prostitution, and sometimes resorted to magical practices. However, these strategies were also accompanied by risks that reinforced the vulnerability of sex workers. Lack of critical attention to sex workers' practices for managing perceived risks in their particular type of work may hamper current programmatic efforts to make their job safer. PMID:22434396

  14. FATORES ASSOCIADOS AO BAIXO PESO AO NASCER NO ESTADO DE GOIÁS

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    Ruth Minamisava

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Recém-nascidos de baixo peso ao nascer (RNBP são considerados problemas de saúde pública pela associação com altas taxas de mortalidade e morbidade. Nenhum estudo prévio sobre fatores associados ao RNBP na região central do Brasil foi encontrado na literatura. Assim, este estudo teve como objetivo identificar as prevalências e os fatores associados ao baixo peso ao nascer entre nascidos vivos no Estado de Goiás, Brasil. Foi realizado um estudo transversal tendo como fonte de dados o Sistema de Informações de Nascidos Vivos ligado ao Ministério da Saúde. Examinou-se todos os 92.745 recém-nascidos de gestação única residentes no estado de Goiás, no ano 2000. Usou-se análise de regressão logística para identificar os fatores associados ao RNBP (< 2500 g. Em Goiás, os RNBP apresentaram uma prevalência de 5,96% e os fatores associados ao baixo peso ao nascer foram: prematuridade, baixa e avançada idade materna, mulheres não casadas, menos de sete consultas de pré-natal, parto não hospitalar e neonatos do sexo feminino. Ações intersetoriais são necessárias para reduzir as desigualdades da saúde materna e infantil.

  15. An Empirical Evaluation of Web System Access for Smartphone Clients

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    Scott Fowler

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available As smartphone clients are restricted in computational power and bandwidth, it is important to minimise the overhead of transmitted messages. This paper identifies and studies methods that reduce the amount of data being transferred via wireless links between a web service client and a web service. Measurements were performed in a real environment based on a web service prototype providing public transport information for the city of Hamburg in Germany, using actual wireless links with a mobile smartphone device. REST based web services using the data exchange formats JSON, XML and Fast Infoset were evaluated against the existing SOAP based web service.

  16. Client-Centric Adaptive Scheduling of Service-Oriented Applications

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    Jing Wang; Li-Yong Zhang; Yan-Bo Han

    2006-01-01

    The paper proposes a client-centric computing model that allows for adaptive execution of service-oriented applications. The model can flexibly dispatch application tasks to the client side and the network side, dynamically adjust an execution scheme to adapt to environmental changes, and thus is expected to achieve better scalability, higher performance and more controllable privacy. Scheduling algorithms and the rescheduling strategies are proposed for the model.Experiments show that with the model the performance of service-oriented application execution can be improved.

  17. Systemic Power, Disciplinary Agency, and Developer–Business Client Relations

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    Rowlands, Bruce; Kautz, Karlheinz

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents Hardy’s multi-dimensional model of power and illustrates its application to the field of IS. Findings from a case study of developer—business client power relations within a large financial institution are presented. Our findings indicate that from the developers’ perspective......, the client exercised near complete control, with developers unwittingly playing a cooperative but submissive role. Our study makes two principal contributions. First, we combine Hardy’s (1996) multi-dimensional power framework and the principles of Pickering’s (1995) version of disciplinary agency to...

  18. Patient/client participation – adaptability into the system?

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    Glasdam, Stinne; Kjær, Lone; Præstegaard, Jeanette

    2011-01-01

    Through the last 35 years "patient/client involvement" have been a mantra within health policies and stated objectives in education curriculums and institutional object clauses; - although different terms are used: "patient-centered", "inclusion", "participation", "influence", "respect for patient......? This question seems immediately unclear even though politicians, professionals and the elderly and their relatives find it important and meaningful. Who can be against involvement? But does patient/client participation suppose to mean: 1. That the elderly can determine when and which professionals...

  19. Understanding the working alliance with clients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa.

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    Oyer, Laura; O'Halloran, Mary Sean; Christoe-Frazier, Liesel

    2016-01-01

    The therapeutic working alliance is a vital ingredient of psychotherapy, specifically for clients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa, as progress is often slow and treatment difficult. This qualitative phenomenological study investigated the experiences of eight clients with anorexia nervosa and seven therapists who work with this population, regarding which therapist factors aided in and challenged the working alliance formation in individual psychotherapy. Data was gathered through semi-structured interviews. Some helpful therapist factors included collaboration, appropriate self-disclosure, providing a warm and safe environment, and willingness to be contacted outside of a session. Unhelpful factors included lack of attunement and objectivity and failure to individualize treatment. PMID:25879137

  20. Therapeutic alliance and client feedback in family therapy processes

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    Costa, Carla Filomena César Dias da

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    As variáveis que contribuem para o sucesso dos processos terapêuticos, nas suas diferentes abordagens, têm vindo a ser investigadas por vários autores. Da teoria dos fatores comuns são destacados dois elementos importantes para os resultados positivos das terapias. Por um lado, a aliança terapêutica estabelecida entre cliente e terapeuta; por outro lado, o cliente e o seu feedback. A aliança terapêutica tem vindo a ser estudada por autores da terapia familiar e de casal, visto este modelo ...

  1. Experimental comparison of Wide Field AO control schemes using the Homer AO bench.

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    Parisot, Amélie; Petit, Cyril; Fusco, Thierry

    2011-09-01

    Wide Field Adaptive Optics (WFAO) concepts, such as Laser Tomography AO (LTAO) or Multi-Conjugate AO (MCAO) have been developed in order to overcome the anisoplanatism limit of classical AO. Most of the future AO-assisted instruments of ELTs rely on such concepts which have raised critical challenges such as tomographic estimation and from laser and natural guide star combined with efficient DM(s) control. In that context, the experimental validation of the various clever control solutions proposed by several teams in the past years is now essential to reach a level of maturity compatible with their implementation in future WFAO developments for ELT. The ONERA wide field AO facility (HOMER bench) has been developed for these very issues. Gathering a 3D turbulence generator, laser and natural guide stars, two deformable mirrors with variable altitude positions and a PC-based flexible and user-friendly RTC , HOMER allows the implementation and comparison of control schemes from the simplest least-square to the optimal Linear Quadratic Gaussian solutions including Virtual DM and Pseudo-closed loop approaches. After a description of the bench internal calibrations and ultimate performance, all the control schemes are compared experimentally. Their evolutions as a function of wavefront sensors SNR as well as their robustness to calibration / model errors are particularly emphasised. Finally, we derive from the previous works some specific calibrations and identifications procedures ensuring both robustness and efficiency of WFAO systems and we extrapolate their applications to the future ELT AO systems.

  2. Um problema de afetação de pessoal a clientes de uma empresa de serviços domésticos

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    Grilo, Carina Filipa Quintino Mota

    2014-01-01

    Mestrado em Decisão Económica e Empresarial O presente trabalho final de mestrado é apresentado sob a forma de trabalho de projeto, em que se aplicam métodos e conhecimentos de Investigação Operacional e Computação, adquiridos ao longo do curso, à resolução de um problema real com que se deparou uma instituição de solidariedade social, a Pressley Ridge. Este problema que a instituição designa de "projeto Marias" consiste em promover o encontro entre os pedidos de clientes que procuram q...

  3. Risk factor control in hypertensive and diabetic subjects attended by the Family Health Strategy in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil: the SERVIDIAH study Control de los factores de riesgo en hipertensos y diabéticos seguidos por la Estrategia Salud de la Familia en el estado de Pernambuco, Brasil: estudio SERVIDIAH Controle dos fatores de risco em hipertensos e diabéticos acompanhados pela Estratégia Saúde da Família no Estado de Pernambuco, Brasil: estudo SERVIDIAH

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    Adriana Falangola Benjamin Bezerra

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    Full Text Available The SERVIDIAH study (Evaluation of Health Services for Diabetic and Hypertensive Subjects was conducted in 2010 in the State of Pernambuco, Brazil. A multi-stage random sample of 785 hypertensive and 823 diabetic patients was drawn from 208 Family Health Strategy (FHS units selected throughout 35 municipalities. Patients underwent a structured interview and weight, height, blood pressure and HbA1c levels (for diabetic patients were measured. Mean age was approximately 60 years, and women were overrepresented in the sample (70%. 43.7% of hypertensive subjects and 25.8% of diabetic subjects achieved adequate blood pressure control and 30.5% of diabetic subjects had HbA1c levels below 7%. Despite 70% of the patients being overweight or obese, few had adhered to a weight-loss diet. The study of this representative sample of hypertensive and diabetic patients attended by the FHS in the State of Pernambuco shows that improvements in the management of hypertension and diabetes are needed in order to prevent the occurrence of serious and costly complications, especially given the context of increasing incidence of these two conditions.El estudio SERVIDIAH (Evaluación de Servicios de Atención Básica a la Salud para Diabéticos e Hipertensos fue realizado en 2010 en el estado de Pernambuco, Brasil. Se constituyó una muestra aleatoria de 785 hipertensos y 823 diabéticos, proveniente de los registros de 208 equipos de la Estrategia Salud de la Familia (ESF en 35 municipios del estado. Los usuarios fueron entrevistados mediante un formulario padronizado, y se les verificó el peso, altura y presión arterial y, a los diabéticos, la hemoglobina glicosilada (HbA1c. La edad media fue en torno a 60 años, con representación mayoritaria de mujeres (70%. La presión arterial fue controlada en un 43,7% de los hipertensos y un 25,8% de los diabéticos; un 30,5% de los diabéticos presentaron HbA1c por debajo de un 7%. A pesar de que un 70% presentaron

  4. Auditor client relationship and audit Quality : The effects of long-term auditor client relationship on audit quality in SMEs

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    Aamir, Suhaib; Farooq, Umar

    2011-01-01

    Different scandals around the globe during the past, in specific during the last decade, have intrigued the stakeholders to question the roles of both auditors and management. But most of the fingers since then have been raised on the role of auditors, because it is the auditors who are entrusted with the responsibility to detect any errors or frauds in the financial reports of the client-firm. Apart from this, the long-term auditor client relationship has been the center of attention in most...

  5. The client-centred approach as experienced by male neurological rehabilitation clients in occupational therapy. A qualitative study based on a grounded theory tradition.

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    Van de Velde, Dominique; Devisch, Ignaas; De Vriendt, Patricia

    2016-08-01

    Purpose To explore the perspectives of male clients in a neurological rehabilitation setting with regard to the occupational therapy they have received and the client-centred approach. Method This study involved a qualitative research design based on the grounded theory tradition. Individual in-depth interviews were used to collect data. Data were analysed using a constant comparative method. Seven male participants from an inpatient neurological setting were included using a theoretical sampling technique. Results Three themes emerged to describe the approach of the therapists to client-centred practice: (a) a shared biomedical focus as the start of the rehabilitation process, (b) the un-simultaneous shift from a biomedical towards a psycho-social focus and (c) formal versus informal nature of gathering client information. Conclusion A client-centred approach entails a shift from the therapist focussing on recovery from the short-term neurological issues towards the long-term consequences of the disease. According to the client, this shift in reasoning must occur at a specific and highly subjective moment during the rehabilitation process. Identifying this moment could strengthen the client-centred approach. Implications for Rehabilitation Client-centred practice entails a shift from recovering the short-term neurological issues towards the long-term psycho-social consequences of the disease. To be effective in client-centred practice, the clients expect from the professional to be an authority with regard to biomedical issues and to be partner with regard to psycho-social issues. Client-centred practice is most likely to be successful when client is susceptible to discuss his psycho-social issues and finding this moment is a challenge for the professional. Using formal methods for goal setting do not necessarily cover all the information needed for a client-centred therapy programme. Rather, using informal methods could lead to a more valid image of the client

  6. Aspectos psicológicos de cuidadores associados ao apoio familiar na aderência terapêutica de pacientes diabéticos - doi:10.5020/18061230.2010.p48

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    Miriam Teresa Domínguez- Guedea

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Analisar a relação de aspectos psicológicos de cuidadores familiares e o apoio que eles/elas oferecem à adesão ao tratamento do paciente diabético. Os aspectos psicológicos foram: bem-estar subjetivo, estilos de apego, estratégias de enfrentamento aos problemas e percepção do apoio social. Métodos: Participaram do estudo 29 cuidadores familiares numa amostra não probabilística. Os participantes foram contatados em três Grupos de Ajuda Mútua para pacientes diabéticos e hipertensos da cidade Hermosillo, México. Questionários elaborados para os fins da pesquisa foram aplicados, bem como instrumentos psicométricos previamente validados no grupo cultural de referência. Resultados: Os achados mostraram que os aspectos psicológicos que têm uma relação estatisticamente significativa e negativa com a adesão ao tratamento são o apego evitativo e os afetos negativos, ambos associados positivamente entre si, indicando que eles acontecem de forma paralela. O apego evitativo mostrou-se associado de forma positiva às estratégias de enfrentamento evasivo e de alteração emocional, mas negativamente associado ao apego seguro e às satisfações materiais. Os afetos negativos associaram-se positivamente com o enfrentamento emocional e de forma negativa com os afetos positivos, satisfações materiais, percepção de apoio emocional e apoio de orientação. Conclusões: São necessárias mais pesquisas aplicadas à influência dos fatores familiares no logro da adesão ao tratamento, pois até o momento a maioria dos trabalhos está centrada muito mais no individuo doente, desconsiderando as características familiares.

  7. Client Evaluation of Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder in COMBINE.

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    Kirouac, Megan; Witkiewitz, Katie; Donovan, Dennis M

    2016-08-01

    Practitioners and researchers across disciplines have been interested in identifying variables that act as indicators of treatment success or failure and one straightforward approach to measuring treatment success is to assess client satisfaction with treatment. Existing measures of treatment satisfaction do not address the specific aspects relevant to alcohol use disorder (AUD) treatment. Researchers in the COMBINE Study developed a new measure of treatment satisfaction to assess satisfaction in AUD treatment: The Evaluation of Treatment (EOT) measure. The aims of the present study were to examine the factor structure of items from the EOT measure and to examine the association between the EOT measure and other measures of client engagement, as well as AUD treatment outcomes. We also extended the model to test for possible mediation effects of treatment evaluation on the relationship between client treatment engagement components and AUD treatment outcomes. Confirmatory factor analyses indicated a 6-factor model with a higher order treatment satisfaction factor provided an excellent fit to the data (χ2 (246)=499.44, palcohol-related problems and global severity. Findings suggest that client evaluations of treatment play a substantial role in predicting AUD treatment outcomes and should be considered in future treatment and research. PMID:27296660

  8. Does bank failure affect client firms? Micro evidence from Estonia

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    -, č. 224 (2004), s. 1-29. ISSN 1211-3298 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z7085904 Keywords : bank failure * client firm performance * firm bankruptcy Subject RIV: AH - Economics http://www.cerge-ei.cz/pdf/wp/Wp224.pdf

  9. Art Therapy with Hispanic Clients: Results of a Survey Study

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    Bermudez, Diana; ter Maat, Mercedes

    2006-01-01

    Despite the growing number of Hispanics in the US and in caseloads of art therapists, previous literature on this topic is scarce and predominantly based on case studies. This survey assessed the perceptions of 27 art therapists from large metropolitan areas regarding the use of art therapy with Hispanic clients. These perceptions included client…

  10. The Use of Music in Counseling Addictive Clients.

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    Gallant, Wilfred; Siegel, Sammi; Holosko, Michael

    1997-01-01

    Explores a broad range of music interventions appropriate for addictive clients so as to fill a void in the music therapy and addictions counseling literature. Presents a rationale for the use of music intervention and presents case examples. Describes a social work intervention approach tested over a 10-year period. (RJM)

  11. Counselling the (Self?) Diagnosed Client: Generative and Reflective Conversations

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    Strong, Tom; Ross, Karen H.; Sesma-Vazquez, Monica

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we address the phenomenon of clients who present their concerns in the medicalised discourse of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-Fifth Edition" ("DSM-5"). We contextualise this phenomenon, highlighting how a "diagnose-and-treat" logic increasingly pervades everyday…

  12. Personality Processes Reflected in Client Vocal Style and Rorschach Performance

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    Rice, Laura North; Gaylin, Ned L.

    1973-01-01

    Vocal style was proposed as a useful variable with which to classify groups of clients in order to study the differential effects of various therapeutic maneuvers. Relationships between voice quality ratings in early psychotherapy interviews and pretherapy Rorschach and Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory scores were investigated in order…

  13. Voluntary Genital Ablations: Contrasting the Cutters and Their Clients

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    Robyn A. Jackowich, BA

    2014-08-01

    Conclusions: This study may help identify individuals who are at risk of performing illegal castrations. That information may help healthcare providers protect individuals with extreme castration ideations from injuring themselves or others. Jackowich RA, Vale R, Vale K, Wassersug RJ, and Johnson TW. Voluntary genital ablations: Contrasting the cutters and their clients. Sex Med 2014;2:121–132.

  14. Collaborating with Your Clients Using Social Media & Mobile Communications

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    Typhina, Eli; Bardon, Robert E.; Gharis, Laurie W.

    2015-01-01

    Many Extension educators are still learning how to effectively integrate social media into their programs. By using the right social media platforms and mobile applications to create engaged, online communities, Extension educators can collaborate with clients to produce and to share information expanding and enhancing their social media and…

  15. FAMILIAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF TEHRAN CORRECTION & EDUCATION CENTRE CLIENTS

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    Ansarinezhad, N.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study is descriptive study of familial psychopathology of Tehran correction & education centre clients. The samples are 250 boys and 40 delinquent girls. The instrument of research is questionnaire that complete by interview. The results of research are: 90% girls and 69% boys has reported divorce in family.

  16. Client-Centered Problem-Solving Networks in Complex Organizations.

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    Tucker, Charles; Hanna, Michael

    Employees in different kinds of organizations were surveyed for their perceptions of their companies' client and operational problem-solving networks. The individuals came from a manufacturing firm, a community college, a telephone company, a farmers' cooperative, and a hospital. Interviews were conducted with those people reporting numerous…

  17. Social Work Students' Attitudes about Working with Involuntary Clients

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    Pope, Natalie D.; Kang, Byungdeok

    2011-01-01

    Social workers employed in areas such as public child welfare, substance abuse, and corrections often provide services to involuntary clients. These individuals do not seek social work services on their own volition and may be actively opposed to the services they are receiving. This study explores social work students' attitudes about working…

  18. What are the Benefits of PCSI to Clients?

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    This podcast describes how PCSI directly benefits clients by maximizing opportunities to screen, test, treat, or vaccinate those in need of services.  Created: 12/7/2009 by National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP).   Date Released: 12/7/2009.

  19. Importance of the Sex of Worker and Client

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    Schwartz, Mary C.

    1974-01-01

    The author surveys the writings of the last eight years of "Social Work" in order to study the profession's attitude toward the sex factor (sex of case worker and of client groups), and to determine whether and how this factor has been interpreted in professional thinking. (Author/EAK)

  20. Configurazione di filtri nei pi? diffusi client di Posta Elettronica

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    Buzzi, Marina; Succurro, Giuseppe

    2002-01-01

    This document describes how to set up filtering rules in the most popular email client (such as Qualcomm Eudora, Netscape Messenger, Microsoft Outlook and Outlook Express, in Windows, Mac, and Linux Operating systems) in order to reduce problems provoked by Internet spam (i.e. Unsolicited Bulk E-mail or Unsolicited Commercial E-mail).

  1. Implementasi Client Server Pada Drive Thru Dengan Menggunakan Barcode

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    Oktaviani, Masyita

    2012-01-01

    Technology developmentsaffecting thesystem workininstitutionsthat utilizeinformation technology inthe smoothness andspeed ofinformationdistribution process. Therefore,manual processingis still consideredineffectivebecause itstilldependent onarchivalpapersheetsarrangedinthemotor vehicletax payment system. Implementation ofinformation technology-based client serveronDriveThruwith abarcodeforvehicle taxpaymentsintended toassist the process oftax paymentsandthe tax officersin carryingthis system....

  2. Working With Suicidal Clients: "Not" Business as Usual

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    Ellis, Thomas E.; Goldston, David B.

    2012-01-01

    In this introduction to a special series of articles on working with suicidal clients, we note that much of the recent growth in theory and research pertaining to suicidal individuals has been contributed by cognitive-behavioral theorists and researchers. This work has established that suicidal people manifest important cognitive vulnerabilities…

  3. Client-Server Connection Status Monitoring Using Ajax Push Technology

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    Lamongie, Julien R.

    2008-01-01

    This paper describes how simple client-server connection status monitoring can be implemented using Ajax (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML), JSF (Java Server Faces) and ICEfaces technologies. This functionality is required for NASA LCS (Launch Control System) displays used in the firing room for the Constellation project. Two separate implementations based on two distinct approaches are detailed and analyzed.

  4. Creation of the client for the communications protocol Jabber

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    Pešková, Petra

    2010-01-01

    This Bachaleror's thesis describes and compares the best known communication protocols (ICQ, AIM, MSN, Gadu Gadu, IRC, Google chat a Yahoo! Messenger), especially the Jabber protocol. A part of this thesis is to design an instant messaging client based on Jabber protocol.

  5. The network of corporate clients: customer attrition at commercial banks

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    Lublóy, Á.; Szenes, M.

    2008-12-01

    Commercial banks might profit from the adoption of methods widely used in network theory. A decision making process might become biased if one disregards network effects within the corporate client portfolio. This paper models the phenomenon of customer attrition by generating a weighted and directed network of corporate clients linked by financial transactions. During the numerical study of the agent-based toy model we demonstrate that multiple steady states may exist. The statistical properties of the distinct steady states show similarities. We show that most companies of the same community choose the same bank in the steady state. In contrast to the case for the steady state of the Barabási-Albert network, market shares in this model equalize by network size. When modeling customer attrition in the network of 3 × 105 corporate clients, none of the companies followed the behavior of the initial switcher in three quarters of the simulations. The number of switchers exceeded 20 in 1% of the cases. In the worst-case scenario a total of 688 companies chose a competitor bank. Significant network effects have been discovered; high correlation prevailed between the degree of the initial switcher and the severity of the avalanche effect. This suggests that the position of the corporate client in the network might be much more important than the underlying properties (industry, size, profitability, etc) of the company.

  6. The Effects of Incest on Therapist Assessment of Female Clients.

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    Meiselman, Karin C.; Sheehy, Nancy

    The occurrence of incest in which a female child is molested by an older male family member may be increasing as the number of stepfamilies increases, because previous evidence suggests that girls living with stepfathers are at greater risk for molestation. If psychotherapists will be seeing more incest-history clients as a result of this trend,…

  7. Simulating the Client's Internal Dialogue as a Counselor Training Technique.

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    Pedersen, Paul

    1994-01-01

    Examines the Triad Training Model for training counselors to better articulate a client's internal dialog during simulated counseling interviews. The theoretical basis for the model is discussed, positive and negative feedback is considered, and supporting research is presented. (Contains 20 references.) (LRW)

  8. Making a Case for Client Insistence in Social Work Interaction

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    Matarese, M.; van Nijnatten, C.H.C.J.

    2015-01-01

    It has been argued that the goals of the institution can shape the talk therein. What happens when a client consistently invokes topics and role identities that are outside the parameters of the institution, insisting on his or her own goals and gaining and maintaining a control of the floor usually

  9. Risk Factors for Suicidality among Clients with Schizophrenia.

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    Schwartz, Robert C.; Cohen, Benjamin N.

    2001-01-01

    Investigates risk factors for current suicidality in clients diagnosed with schizophrenia (N=223). Results indicate that severity of depressive symptoms most strongly correlated with degree of suicidality. Younger age and recent traumatic stress each significantly predicted suicidality independent of depressive symptoms. Suggests that the…

  10. Patent Medicine VendorsAND#8217; Clients: Medicine Use Behaviour

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    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available AIM: To investigate some medicine use behaviour of Patent Medicine Vendors’ (PMVs clients including self medication practice and medication sharing behaviour. METHOD: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted in July 2011, on 361 undergraduate students of the University of Jos, Nigeria who visited PMVs within a month preceding the study. A pretested questionnaire was administered to participating students. Participants responded to questions on demography, and medicine use behaviour. Data were entered into the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS version 16 to generate descriptive statistics which were represented in percentages. RESULTS: The results showed that majority of the respondents (91.7% visited the PMVs for self-medication with the common classes of medicines procured by PMVs clients including analgesics (38.4%, antimalarials (22.2% and nutrition/blood preparations (14.1%. About 78.5% of the medicines sold to PMVs clients were in their original package and only 45.9% of clients reported checking the expiry date of their procured medicine prior to use. Medication sharing behaviour was common (60.2% among respondents. Although most respondents (70.2% said they had read a medicine information leaflet in the past, majority of them depended on unreliable sources such as friends/relatives (23.2%, media (10.8% and the internet (9.9% for medicine information. CONCLUSION: The study therefore demonstrated that PMV clients are those on self-medication practices and medication sharing behaviour is high among them. [TAF Prev Med Bull 2012; 11(6.000: 681-686

  11. Serving up the self: Role identity and burnout in client service environments

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    Carly Steyn

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Orientation: Whilst the limited investigations into the relationship between identity and burnout have made an important contribution to our understanding of the development of burnout, further research is required to gain a deeper understanding of how the processes associated with the construction and enactment of a specific identity could contribute to burnout amongst client service employees. Research purpose: The purpose of this research was to explore whether levels of burnout amongst client service employees are associated with the manner in which they define and enact the client service role identity.Motivation for the study: The negative effects of burnout amongst client service employees can be particularly devastating for client service organisations. A deeper understanding of the causes of burnout amongst client service employees is therefore essential if we wish to reduce the significant costs associated with burnout in this environment.Research approach, design and method: The research strategy comprised a qualitative design consisting of semi-structured interviews. Main findings: The results of the study indicate that the role identities of higher burnout client service employees differ from the role identities of lower burnout client service employees. Lower burnout employees view the client relationship as a partnership and experience a high level of self-verification when dealing with their clients. Higher burnout employees, on the other hand, describe themselves as subordinate to the client and exhibit strong feelings of defeat and failure when interacting with their clients. Practical implications/managerial implications: The study shows that if client service organisations wish to reduce the detrimental effects of burnout in the workplace, they need to pay careful attention to the way in which their client service employees perceive themselves in relation to the client. Since client service employees construct role identities

  12. The analysis of challenging relations: Influences on interactive behaviour of staff towards clients with intellectual disabilities

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    Willems, A.P.A.M.; Embregts, P.J.C.M.; Bosman, A.M.T.; Hendriks, A.H.C.

    2014-01-01

    Background Relationships between support staff and clients with intellectual disability (ID) are important for quality of care, especially when dealing with challenging behaviour. Building upon an interpersonal model, this study investigates the influence of client challenging behaviour, staff attit

  13. AO distal radius volar plate fixation for AO type C distal radius fracture

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    We applied a volar AO distal radius plate for AO type C fractures of the distal radius. The subjects included 1 man and 12 women, and their mean age at the time of surgery was 62 years. The mean follow-up period was 10 months. According to the AO classification, 3 cases were C2, 7 cases were C3-1, and 3 cases were C3-2. Union was achieved in all cases. Wrist function was evaluated using the modified Mayo wrist scoring system. The functional results were excellent in 7 cases, good in 4 cases, and fair in 2 cases. To evaluate the strength of the initial fixation and the accuracy of joint surface reduction after surgery, palmar tilt, ulnar variance, and radial inclination were measured from radiographs that were taken before surgery, immediately after surgery, and at the final follow-up examination, and from CT scan images taken at the final follow-up examination. In 3 cases, correction losses included poor initial fixation and joint surface reduction, and all 3 were AO C3-2 fractures. These cases had comminuted fragments, both volar and dorsal metaphysic, and lunate fossa fragments. A volar locking plate fixation that can support the articular surface should be applied to AO C2 and C3-1 fractures. However, in the absence of bone grafting, it should not be applied to AO C3-2 fractures because it is very difficult not only to reduce the concave lunate fossa fragments but also to fix the fragments to the volar metaphysis. (author)

  14. Counselling and Psychological Services for Clients at the Shelter Home

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    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Problem: The paper is dealing with a psychological approach to the work with families and their children at a shelter home. It describes the circumstances and conditions for the work in the specific socio-therapeutic environment of the Horni Pocernice Shelter Home. The main research question - 'What are the options of psychological intervention and psychotherapeutic work with clients in the scope of services offered by the shelter home in Horni Pocernice'- works with the hypopaper that psychology and psychotherapy have their place within and next to social services. For clients who use services of this shelter home is this work essential and contributes to better understanding of their life situation and their social relations. Effectivity of psychological work in the environment of a shelter home is in a great deal connected to its acceptance, inner belief and understanding of its real possibilities by every single social worker. Lack of understanding, distorted expectations both on the side of social workers and psychologists complicate or even prevent psychotherapeutic work with clients for whom the requirements and demands of social workers are determining during their stay. Methods: This paper is based on the design of ethnographic field research. Empirical design of this research is defined by the premises of the shelter home and the time period from 2007 to 2012. Therapeutic possibilities of clients are examined from the position of psychologist and psychotherapist of this centre who offers his/her services once a week for about 5 to 7 hours. The research sample was being created during the collection of data in the examined period and its analysis when it was early established with respect to the research question that all available cases typical for full collection will be included (there were 646 clients in the examined period. Results: The answer to the main research question concerns two variables which are related to each other. The

  15. Effects of telmisartan vs olmesartan on metabolic parameters, insulin resistance and adipocytokines in hypertensive obese patients Efectos de telmisartan vs olmesartan sobre parámetros antropométricos, resistencia a la insulina y adipocitoquinas en pacientes hipertensos obesos

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    Full Text Available Background: Angiotensin II regulates the production of adipokines. The objective was to study the effect of treatment with telmisartan versus olmesartan in hypertensiveobese and overweight patients. Subjects: A sample of 65 overweight and obese patients with mild to moderate hypertension was analyzed in a prospective way with a randomized trial. Patients were randomized to telmisartan (80 mg/day or olmesartan (40 mg/day for 3 months. Weight, body mass index, blood pressure, basal glucose, insulin, total cholesterol, LDLcholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, triglycerides, HOMA, QUICKI, leptin and adiponectin were determined at basal time and after 3 months of treatment. Results: Sixty five patients gave informed consent and were enrolled in the study. Patients treated with telmisartan had a significative decrease of glucose 10.53 mg/dl (CI 95%: 2.6-18.5, insulin 2.51 mUI/L (CI 95%: 2.07-7.17 and HOMA 1.08 (CI 95%: 0.39-2.55. Patients treated with olmesartan had a significative decrease of total cholesterol 20.2 mg/dl (CI 95%: 5.8-34.9 and LDL cholesterol 22.6 mg/dl (CI 95%: 9.7-35.6. Only leptin levels have a significant decrease in telmisartan group 7.39 ng/ml (CI 95%: 1.47-13.31. Conclusion: Telmisartan improved blood pressure, glucose, insulin, HOMA and leptin in hypertensive diabetic patients. Olmesartan improved blood pressure and lipid levels.Introducción: La angiotensina II puede regular la producción de adipocitoquinas. El objetivo de nuestro trabajo fue evalaur el efecto sobre parámetros bioquímicos del tratamiento con telmisartan versus olmesartan en pacientes obesos hipertensos. Pacientes: Se analizó una muestra de 65 pacientes con hipertensión moderada severa y obesidad, mediante un ensayo clínico randomizado. Los pacientes fueron randomizados en dos ramas; telmisartan (80 mg/día u olmesartan (40 mg/día durante 3 meses. Se determinaron en el tiempo basal y tras 3 meses los siguientes parámetros; peso, índice de masa corporal, presi

  16. Influência de vasoconstritores associados a anestésicos locais sobre a pressão arterial de ratos hipertensos e normotensos Influence of vasoconstrictors associated with local anesthetics on the arterial pressure of hypertensive and normotensive rats

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    Full Text Available A utilização de anestésicos locais associados a vasoconstritores em pacientes hipertensos é controversa. Neste estudo, verificamos a influência desta associação sobre a pressão arterial caudal (PA em ratos hipertensos DOCA-sal. Após ligeira anestesia com éter, os anestésicos GRUPO I - lidocaína 2% sem vasoconstritor, GRUPO II - lidocaína com fenilefrina, GRUPO III - lidocaína a 2% com noradrenalina, GRUPO IV - prilocaína 3% com felipressina, GRUPO V - mepivacaína 2% com adrenalina e GRUPO VI - mepivacaína com noradrenalina foram injetados na submucosa da boca (anestesia infiltrativa, em ratos DOCA-sal e controles. A PA foi determinada 5 e 15 minutos após a primeira dose do anestésico e também 5 e 15 minutos após a segunda dose. Os dados obtidos indicaram que: a a PA dos ratos DOCA-sal (193,05 ± 4,25 mmHg; n = 43 foi significativamente superior àquela observada nos animais controles (115,64 ± 2,47 mmHg; n = 43 e, b não houve variação significativa nas PA observadas em animais DOCA-sal e controles pela administração dos anestésicos locais testados. Assim, nossos dados experimentais sugerem que a presença de agentes vasoconstritores associados à lidocaína 2%, à prilocaína 3% e à mepivacaína 2% não interferem na PA desses animais, neste modelo experimental de hipertensão.The utilization of local anesthetics associated with vasoconstrictors in hypertensive patients is controversial. The purpose of this investigation was to verify the influence of this association on the arterial pressure (AP in DOCA-salt hypertensive rats. After light ether anesthesia, the anesthetics (Group I - lidocaine 2% without vasoconstrictor; Group II - lidocaine 2% with phenylephrine, Group III - lidocaine 2% with noradrenaline- Group IV - prylocaine 3% with felypressin; Group V - mepivacaine 2% with epinephrine, and Group VI - mepivacaine 2% with norepinephrine were injected into mucobuccal fold (infiltration anesthesia, in DOCA

  17. Post-partum Family Planning Service Provision in Durban, South Africa: Client and Provider Perspectives

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    Marlow, Heather M.; Maman, Suzanne; Moodley, Dhayendre; Curtis, Siân

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    Researchers in sub-Saharan Africa have found health facility factors influence client contraceptive use. We sought to understand how client provider interactions, discussion of side effects and HIV status influence women’s contraceptive use post-partum. We conducted in-depth interviews with 8 HIV negative clients and 6 HIV positive clients in Zulu and with 5 nurses in English. Interviews were translated and transcribed into English. We created a codebook and coded all transcripts. Nurses and ...

  18. Can auditors be independent? – Experimental evidence on the effects of client type

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    Koch, Christopher; WEBER, Martin; Wüstemann, Jens

    2011-01-01

    Recent regulatory initiatives stress that an independent oversight board, rather than the management board, should be the client of the auditor. In an experiment, we test whether the type of client affects auditors’ independence. Unique features of the German institutional setting enable us to realistically vary the type of auditors’ client as our treatment variable: we portray the client either as the management preferring aggressive accounting or the oversight board preferring conservative ...

  19. An Investigation of Clinically Significant Change Among Clients of a Doctoral Psychology Training Clinic

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    Prout, Kerry Kathleen

    2013-01-01

    The current study sought to examine client outcome data for clients seen for outpatient psychotherapy services by graduate-level student therapists in doctoral psychology training clinics in order to better understand the change process occurring in such settings and to examine whether services being offered are meaningful for clients. One hundred ninety-nine clients seen by graduate-level therapists at a training clinic setting were assessed on a session-by-session basis using the Outcome Qu...

  20. Avaliação de desempenho empresarial como ferramenta para agregar valor ao negócio

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    Marco Antônio Martins

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O atual ambiente empresarial é caracterizado pela busca de diferenciais competitivos consistentes, capazes de agregar valor às organizações e a seus proprietários ao longo do tempo. As organizações devem ser capazes de fidelizar seus clientes e conquistar novos mercados e, para isso, é importante possuir uma equipe de colaboradores talentosos, bem preparados e permanentemente motivados. A velocidade com que os conhecimentos são disseminados ao redor do mundo torna difícil a sustentabilidade de tais diferenciais por muito tempo. Neste contexto, a adoção de um sistema de acompanhamento de desempenho que considere a competitividade de mercado e as estratégias estabelecidas, associando missão, estratégia, objetivos e processos com a satisfação dos clientes, torna-se um fator decisivo para a gestão eficiente e eficaz da organização. Isto pode garantir o seu crescimento e a sua sobrevivência no longo prazo. Em contrapartida, a comunicação deficiente dos objetivos estratégicos, falta de uma definição clara de critérios quantitativos e qualitativos para o estabelecimento de ações em nível operacional e ausência de um sistema capaz de acompanhar a implementação das estratégias podem ser considerados fatores críticos, e, em muitos casos, a principal causa da geração de resultados insatisfatórios. O artigo tem por objetivo discutir a importância do processo de avaliação de desempenho como uma ferramenta de agregação de valor ao negócio da organização.

  1. Atenção farmacêutica domiciliar a hipertensos: experiência baseada no método DADER de acompanhamento farmacoterapêutico

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    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available A profissão do farmacêutico encontra-se em um momento de grandes transformações, assumindo mais responsabilidades e conquistando novas áreas, porém, em meio a isso, volta à tona o questionamento do principal papel deste profissional, direcionado a ensinar, orientar e fazer da atenção farmacêutica uma prática diária, de forma inovadora e audaciosa, capaz de demonstrar a todos o verdadeiro papel do profissional farmacêutico, com um interesse primordial no paciente. É neste contexto que se desenvolveu tal pesquisa de campo, com formato qualitativo exploratório, que objetivou a classificação dos problemas relacionados aos medicamentos (PRM de um grupo de pacientes portadores de hipertensão arterial sistêmica, baseando-se no método DADER de acompanhamento farmacoterapêutico, para com isso ressaltar a importância e a necessidade da atuação do profissional nos programas de saúde comunitária. Como resultado observou-se a predominância do PRM 1 (o paciente apresenta um problema de saúde por não utilizar algum medicamento que necessita, seguido pelo PRM4 (inefetividade quantitativa do medicamento. Ou seja, 53% dos PRM encontraram-se no nível de necessidade, 34.30% no nível de efetividade e 12.60% no de segurança. Concluindo-se que a terapia medicamentosa, quando alicerçada na atenção farmacêutica pode reduzir os riscos e danos possíveis da farmacoterapia, pois quando os medicamentos são dispensados por profissionais informados, para pacientes que entendem e compartilham a responsabilidade, o seu uso também o é.

  2. Day Hospital and Residential Addiction Treatment: Randomized and Nonrandomized Managed Care Clients

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    Witbrodt, Jane; Bond, Jason; Kaskutas, Lee Ann; Weisner, Constance; Jaeger, Gary; Pating, David; Moore, Charles

    2007-01-01

    Male and female managed care clients randomized to day hospital (n=154) or community residential treatment (n=139) were compared on substance use outcomes at 6 and 12 months. To address possible bias in naturalistic studies, outcomes were also examined for clients who self-selected day hospital (n=321) and for clients excluded from randomization…

  3. Interactional patterns between staff and clients with borderline to mild intellectual disabilities

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    Reuzel, E.A.A.; Embregts, P.J.C.M.; Bosman, A.M.T.; Nieuwenhuijzen, M. van; Jahoda, A.

    2013-01-01

    Background Client-centred models of care imply that clients should have a collaborative relationship with staff providing support. This study investigates whether dialogues between staff and clients in naturally occurring contexts reflect this collaborative ideal. Methods Nineteen staff members vide

  4. Client Self-Disclosure as a Predictor of Short-Term Outcome in Brief Psychotherapy

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    Sloan, Apryl E.; Kahn, Jeffrey H.

    2005-01-01

    College students differ in their tendencies to self-disclose personal information. The goal of this study was to determine how differing disclosure tendencies among university counseling center clients affect psychotherapy outcomes. Among 22 clients in brief psychotherapy, client tendencies to self-disclose personal information predicted how…

  5. Focusing on the "Solution" Rather than the "Problem": Empowering Client Change in Adventure Experiences.

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    Gass, Michael; Gillis, H. L.

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    A solution-focused therapeutic approach to processing adventure experiences shifts the focus of debriefing sessions from problem to solution, helps clients recognize exceptions to their problem behavior, and sensitizes clients to seeking positive behaviors versus avoiding negative ones. Techniques include clients' rating of their own abilities on…

  6. Physical Attractiveness: Interactive Effects of Counselor and Client on Counseling Processes.

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    Vargas, Alice M.; Borkowski, John G.

    1983-01-01

    Assessed how the physical attractiveness of counselors and clients interacted to build rapport in two experiments involving college students (N=128 and N=64). Results showed the counselor's physical attractiveness had a major impact on her perceived effectiveness and the client's expectation of success irrespective of the client's attractiveness…

  7. Range of Verbal Behavior as a Function of Counselor Philosophy and Coached-Client Role Behavior

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    Ruzicka, Mary F.; Naun, Robert

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    To assess the influence of counselor philosophy and client type on the range of counselor trainee verbal behavior, the Philosophies of Human Nature Scale was administered to 34 counseling students who subsequently interviewed role-played clients. Results indicate client type only, not counselor's philosophy, influenced the range of trainee verbal…

  8. Factors Associated with Recent Suicide Attempts in Clients Presenting for Addiction Treatment

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    Penney, Alexander; Mazmanian, Dwight; Jamieson, John; Black, Nancy

    2012-01-01

    Factors associated with recent suicide attempts were examined in clients who sought treatment at an addictions facility between 2001 and 2008. Clients who reported being hospitalized for attempting suicide in the past year (n = 76) were compared to all other clients (n = 5914) on demographic, mental health, substance use, and problem gambling…

  9. AO Observations of Three Powerful Radio Galaxies

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    de Vries, W; van Bruegel, W; Quirrenbach, A

    2002-08-01

    The host galaxies of powerful radio sources are ideal laboratories to study active galactic nuclei (AGN). The galaxies themselves are among the most massive systems in the universe, and are believed to harbor supermassive black holes (SMBH). If large galaxies are formed in a hierarchical way by multiple merger events, radio galaxies at low redshift represent the end-products of this process. However, it is not clear why some of these massive ellipticals have associated radio emission, while others do not. Both are thought to contain SMBHs, with masses proportional to the total luminous mass in the bulge. It either implies every SMBH has recurrent radio-loud phases, and the radio-quiet galaxies happen to be in the ''low'' state, or that the radio galaxy nuclei are physically different from radio-quiet ones, i.e. by having a more massive SMBH for a given bulge mass. Here we present the first results from our adaptive optics imaging and spectroscopy pilot program on three nearby powerful radio galaxies. Initiating a larger, more systematic AO survey of radio galaxies (preferentially with Laser Guide Star equipped AO systems) has the potential of furthering our understanding of the physical properties of radio sources, their triggering, and their subsequent evolution.

  10. SATISFAÇÃO DOS CLIENTES: UMA ANÁLISE DA QUALIDADE DOS SERVIÇOS PRESTADOS POR UM HOSPITAL DO NORTE FLUMINENSE

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    PIANNA, L M

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    Full Text Available A satisfação dos clientes demonstra a qualidade nos serviços prestados pela organização. O atendimento é atualmente um dos assuntos mais importantes e pesquisados pelas instituições hospitalares que almejam prestar um serviço de melhor qualidade aos seus pacientes. Segundo Kotler (1998, p. 53 algumas das empresas mais bem-sucedidas de hoje estão aumentando as expectativas dos consumidores e melhorando suas condições de atendimento por meio das pesquisas de satisfação. A satisfação do cliente é um dos principais indicadores da qualidade no atendimento à saúde, por isso a importância de analisar o bem-estar dos usuários em relação aos serviços que lhe são oferecidos é de extrema importância. Com base neste contexto, a avaliação dos serviços prestados sobre percepção dos usuários, transformou-se em uma ferramenta fundamental para os tomadores de decisão. A administração deste tipo de serviço é um processo complexo, cheio de subjetivismo, envolvem valores, experiências dentre outros aspectos. Para Las Casas (2008, p.62 as empresas voltadas para o cliente devem priorizar as pesquisas dos consumidores. Assim, é possível conhecer as atuais necessidades e desejos, ou então identificar os níveis de satisfação que o consumidor em relação à empresa. Empresas com foco no cliente desenvolvem práticas permanentes para identificar suas necessidades. A compreensão das expectativas e necessidades dos clientes facilita a empresa aderir a procedimentos que correspondem a essas necessidades. Entretanto, o objetivo principal deste estudo é identificar o nível de satisfação dos clientes com base na metodologia servqual em um hospital do Norte Fluminense. Para atender o objetivo geral deste estudo, foram propostos os seguintes objetivos específicos: construir referencial teórico sobre qualidade em serviços; elencar dimensões do modelo servqual para avaliação da qualidade em serviço; apontar possíveis perdas

  11. Thin-Client/Server计算模式在社区图书馆中的应用%The Application in the Community Library with Thin-Client/Server

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    赵秀丽; 杨静; 马爱华; 秦梅素

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    主要阐述了Thin-Client/Server计算模式在社区图书馆建立电子阅览室中的应用,以及Thin-Client/Server计算模式的概念、工作模式、技术特点,展望Thin-Client/Server计算模式在未来社区图书馆发展中的应用前景.

  12. Norms and Interfirm Governance in Client-Architectural Firm Relationships

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    Skaates, Maria Anne

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    This article seeks to establish connections between governance structures, norms, and relationship types in architectural firm-client relationships. Due to the complex, intangible, knowledge intensive, and artistic nature of these professional services, both individual architectural project orders...... and relationships to clients are achieved by making credible promises (Løwendahl, 2000). This, in turn, requires profound understanding of existing norms and norms dynamics in architectural fields. An analytical framework of possible governance structures, possible relationship types, and norms is...... economic conditions influence interfirm governance. Finally eight general hypothesis concerning the relationship between governance structures, norms, and relationship types in the professional services are presented on the basis of the analysis and related to existing theoretical contributions....

  13. Memoria organizacional en la retroalimentación de clientes

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    Javier E De la Hoz Freyle

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    Full Text Available La retroalimentación de clientes en las organizaciones representa una base significativa de conocimientos que pueden ser aprovechados en beneficio de la mejora continua de procesos, a través de estrategias de gestión del conocimiento (GC. Estas estrategias pueden ser potenciadas por medio de la incorporación de memorias organizacionales como mecanismos para el almacenamiento y recuperación de recursos de conocimiento. Este planteamiento motivó una investigación guiada por la metodología de sistemas blandos que incorporó una memoria organizacional como eje de la GC en la retroalimentación de clientes, buscando brindar beneficios en la mejora de procesos y servicios. El presente artículo muestra el desarrollo de dicha investigación, así como su contribución a la mejora continua de la entidad intervenida.

  14. A RAD approach to client/server system development

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    The capability, richness, and leverage of inexpensive commercial operating systems, off-the-shelf applications, and powerful developing tools have made building feature-rich client/server systems possible in rapid time and at low cost--ushering in a new level of systems integration not before possible. The authors achieve rapid application development (RAD) by using a flexible and extendible client/service integration framework. The framework provides the means to integrate in-house and third-party software applications with databases and expert-system knowledge bases and, where appropriate, provides communication links among the applications. The authors discuss the integration framework's capabilities, explain its underlying system architecture, and outline the methods and tools used to customize and integrate many diverse applications

  15. A Discussion of Thin Client Technology for Computer Labs

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    Martínez-Mateo, Jesús; Pérez-Rey, David

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    Computer literacy is not negotiable for any professional in an increasingly computerised environment. Educational institutions should be equipped to provide this new basic training for modern life. Accordingly, computer labs are an essential medium for education in almost any field. Computer labs are one of the most popular IT infrastructures for technical training in primary and secondary schools, universities and other educational institutions all over the world. Unfortunately, a computer lab is expensive, in terms of both initial purchase and annual maintenance costs, and especially when we want to run the latest software. Hence, research efforts addressing computer lab efficiency, performance or cost reduction would have a worldwide repercussion. In response to this concern, this paper presents a survey on thin client technology for computer labs in educational environments. Besides setting out the advantages and drawbacks of this technology, we aim to refute false prejudices against thin clients, identif...

  16. Improved materials management through client/server computing

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    This paper reports that materials management and procurement impacts every organization within an electric utility from power generation to customer service. An efficient material management and procurement system can help improve productivity and minimize operating costs. It is no longer sufficient to simply automate materials management using inventory control systems. Smart companies are building centralized data warehouses and use the client/server style of computing to provide real time data access. This paper describes how Alabama Power Company, Southern Company Services and Digital Equipment Corporation transformed two existing applications, a purchase order application within DEC's ALL-IN-1 environment and a materials management application within an IBM CICS environment, into a data warehouse - client/server application. An application server is used to overcome incompatibilities between computing environments and provide easy, real-time access to information residing in multi-vendor environments

  17. A Client-Server System for Ubiquitous Video Service

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    Full Text Available In this work we introduce a simple client-server system architecture and algorithms for ubiquitous live video and VOD service support. The main features of the system are: efficient usage of network resources, emphasis on user personalization, and ease of implementation. The system supports many continuous service requirements such as QoS provision, user mobility between networks and between different communication devices, and simultaneous usage of a device by a number of users.

  18. The influence of olfactory marketing on client's loyalty

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    Marques, Ana Sofia Mesquita Tavares

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    Este estudo liga dois grandes temas, o Marketing e o comportamento do consumidor. Mais detalhadamente implica duas vertentes interessantes dos temas anteriores, o Marketing Olfactivo e a lealdade do consumidor, respectivamente. O foco principal que se pretendeu avaliar nesta pesquisa foi perceber se o Marketing Olfactivo no ponto de venda tem influência na lealdade dos clientes. Esta pesquisa procurou recolher respostas para a questão que se apresenta nesta dissertação...

  19. Clients' perspectives of professional ethics for civil engineers

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    H Abdul-Rahman; Wang, C.; M A Saimon

    2011-01-01

    Many parties in the construction industry claim that codes of professional ethics can help mitigate the unethical conduct of civil engineers and improve the ethical level amongst construction players. However, the fact is, even though most organisations have their own codes of ethics, there still are many instances of unethical conduct in the construction industry. For this reason, this research attempted to study clients' perceptions of the impact on civil engineering works that codes of pro...

  20. Project Contracts and Payment Schedules: The Client's Problem

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    2001-01-01

    Contractual agreements have assumed significant complexity in recent times because of the emergence of strategies like outsourcing and partnering in the successful completion of large software development, manufacturing, and construction projects. A client and contractor enter into an agreement for a project either by bidding or negotiation. Effective and efficient bidding, negotiation, and subsequent monitoring are hindered by the lack of appropriate decision support tools for the management...

  1. Network Cooperation for Client-AP Association Optimization

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    Baid, Akash; Schapira, Michael; Seskar, Ivan; Rexford, Jennifer; Raychaudhuri, Dipankar

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    In a WiFi deployment with multiple access points, optimizing the way each client selects an AP from amongst the available choices, has a significant impact on the realized performance. When two or more such multi-AP networks are deployed in the same region, APs from different networks can cause severe interference to one another. In this paper, we study how inter-network interference effects the intra-network association optimization and propose a cooperative optimization scheme to mitigate t...

  2. The Role of Client Motivation in Workplace Rehabilitation

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    Amanda Mabin; Christine Randall

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    Motivation has been recognised as an essential component in managing medical issues, adjusting to physical disability, cognitive impairment, returning to work, and improving psychosocial functioning (Wagner & McMahon, 2004).  This research explores the role of client motivation in workplace rehabilitation and demonstrates the implications for rehabilitation counselling practice. The research focuses on understanding the concept of motivation, reasons for its presence or absence, and why motiv...

  3. Patent Medicine VendorsAND#8217; Clients: Medicine Use Behaviour

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    Asa Auta; Simeon Omale; Nwamaka C. Anukam; Comfort N. Sariem.

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    AIM: To investigate some medicine use behaviour of Patent Medicine Vendors’ (PMVs) clients including self medication practice and medication sharing behaviour. METHOD: A descriptive, cross-sectional survey was conducted in July 2011, on 361 undergraduate students of the University of Jos, Nigeria who visited PMVs within a month preceding the study. A pretested questionnaire was administered to participating students. Participants responded to questions on demography, and medicine use be...

  4. Design of an application for credit scoring and client suggestion

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    Silva, Fábio; Analide, César

    2010-01-01

    Risk assessment on loan application is vital for many financial institutions. Most financial institutions have already applied methods of credit scoring and risk assessment in order to evaluate their clients in terms. These systems are often based on deterministic or statistical algorithms. In this context, techniques from artificial intelligence and data mining present themselves as valid alternatives to build such classification systems. In this paper some studies are conducted to evaluate ...

  5. SMAC, social media en l'atenció al client

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    Madrid López, Joan

    2013-01-01

    Anàlisi i desenvolupament d'un projecte per crear una eina que permeti gestionar l'atenció al client de les xarxes socials, quant a recepció, emmagatzematge, categorització i resposta de totes les peticions generades. Transversalment a aquest fet, l'eina permetrà generar estadístiques útils per a informes de community managers i interessats d'aquestes dades.

  6. Influência no processo de compras em supermercados: um estudo exploratório com clientes aposentados

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    Márcio Moutinho Abdalla

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Com as mudanças no mercado globalizado brasileiro nos últimos anos, principalmente de supermercados, o comportamento do consumidor veio sofrendo algumas alterações. Mediante o incremento no poder de compra da terceira idade, supermercados identificaram a necessidade de atender, em especial, aos desejos específicos deste grupo de consumidores. Assim, este estudo tem, como objetivo, explorar as categorias de influência no processo de compra em supermercado sob o olhar de clientes aposentados. Para a consecução do objetivo, optou-se pela coleta de informações por meio de grupos focais. As opiniões apresentadas pelos aposentados foram analisadas através de análise de conteúdo, levando-se em consideração categorias previamente observadas na literatura, além de categorias emergentes. Como resultado, observou-se que, embora preço e localização sejam elementos relevantes, não se caracterizam mais como fatores determinantes de escolha. Aparentemente, a satisfação está direcionada ao atendimento e à qualidade dos serviços de cada setor. Este grupo de consumidores destaca-se pela disposição em vivenciar novas experiências de compra.

  7. Business Client Segmentation in Banking Using Self-Organizing Maps

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    Bach Mirjana Pejić

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Segmentation in banking for the business client market is traditionally based on size measured in terms of income and the number of employees, and on statistical clustering methods (e.g. hierarchical clustering, k-means. The goal of the paper is to demonstrate that self-organizing maps (SOM effectively extend the pool of possible criteria for segmentation of the business client market with more relevant criteria, including behavioral, demographic, personal, operational, situational, and cross-selling products. In order to attain the goal of the paper, the dataset on business clients of several banks in Croatia, which, besides size, incorporates a number of different criteria, is analyzed using the SOM-Ward clustering algorithm of Viscovery SOMine software. The SOM-Ward algorithm extracted three segments that differ with respect to the attributes of foreign trade operations (import/export, annual income, origin of capital, important bank selection criteria, views on the loan selection and the industry. The analyzed segments can be used by banks for deciding on the direction of further marketing activities.

  8. Factors associated to patients' noncompliance with hypertension treatment Factores asociados a la no adhesión de los pacientes al tratamiento de hipertensión arterial Fatores associados à não adesão dos pacientes ao tratamento de hipertensão arterial

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    Camila Dosse

    2009-04-01

    medicamentoso, refiriendo, por lo menos, un hábito de vida no saludable. Entre los motivos para la no adhesión, el factor emocional fue el más relatado (69,12%. Se concluye que este estudio puede proporcionar subsidios para intervenciones sobre la asistencia a los pacientes con HAS, con la finalidad de aumentar las tasas de adhesión y calidad de vida.O maior desafio da hipertensão arterial sistêmica (HAS é a adesão dos pacientes ao seu tratamento, sendo assim, este estudo teve como objetivos determinar a frequência às consultas e o percentual de adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso e não medicamentoso, além de identificar os principais motivos referidos pelos pacientes hipertensos para a não adesão. Trata-se de estudo descritivo, realizado com 68 hipertensos em um ambulatório escola, com 64,71% de mulheres (média de idade - 63,9 anos. Os instrumentos utilizados para coleta de dados foram: formulário de atendimento da equipe multiprofissional, o teste de Morisky-Green e a busca fonada. Os resultados: mostram que 61,76% eram assíduos às consultas, 86,76% não apresentaram adesão ao tratamento medicamentoso e 85,29% ao tratamento não medicamentoso, referindo, pelo menos, um hábito de vida não saudável. Dentre os motivos para a não adesão, o fator emocional foi o mais relatado (69,12%. Conclui-se que este estudo pode proporcionar subsídios para intervenções sobre a assistência aos pacientes com HAS, com a finalidade de aumentar as taxas de adesão e qualidade de vida.

  9. Marketing de Serviços: a percepção dos consumidores em relação aos serviços oferecidos pelo varejo de São Miguel do Oeste

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    Josiane Romancini

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo observa questões específicas do atendimento ao cliente sob a perspectiva do marketing de serviços. Caracterizado como pesquisa de campo, de natureza quantitativa, este estudo procurou identificar, por meio da aplicação de questionários, como os consumidores do município de São Miguel do Oeste (SC avaliam o atendimento realizado pelos vendedores do comércio local e, indiretamente, o que esperam deste. De uma perspectiva mais abrangente, a pesquisa teve o intuito de buscar compreender e avaliar interações humanas e relações de consumo do ponto de vista do atendimento ao cliente. A pesquisa apontou que o grau de satisfação dos consumidores com relação ao atendimento prestado pelo comércio local é bom; porém, muitos dos entrevistados (entre 30 a 37% afirmam que o padrão dos serviços é apenas regular. Esse resultado merece destaque, pois sinaliza que os consumidores de todas as idades estão em busca de algo a mais no momento da compra. Além disso, sinaliza que as empresas ainda podem aperfeiçoar os processos de relacionamento com seus clientes.

  10. Classification-based Multi-client Video Transmission over Heterogeneous Networks

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    Full Text Available These Real-time video streaming over networks operates under stringent network resource constraints, with multiple video clients competing for limited network resources. In this paper, we study the problem of bandwidth allocation for video transmission over heterogeneous networks, with multiple video clients connecting to the video server simultaneously and demanding for the video services, and aim to provide the best possible Quality of Service (QoS under limited bandwidth of both the video server and multiple video clients. We propose a classification-based approach for multi-client video transmission over heterogeneous networks (CMVT. Firstly, the video server detects the available bandwidth of multiple video clients and classifies the clients into different classes. Secondly, the limited export bandwidth of the server is allocated to different video clients using the client classification results and greedy algorithm. Finally, the video server transmits video streams to video clients in different classes through Unicast and clients in the same class through Unicast and forwarding. Experimental results demonstrate that the proposed video transmission method can use the network bandwidth efficiently and provide better video quality to more video clients

  11. Implementing and communicating the theme of a corporate client event : Case: GNT Finland client event 2008 - "Hevi Horror"

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    Egger, Michaela

    2009-01-01

    This thesis is a written report on the event management process of the annual corporate client event of GNT Finland in October 2008. The emphasis in the project description lies in the implementation of the event theme “Hevi Horror”. The thesis is commissioned by the Event Management company responsible for the event supervision and production: BSG Marketing Ltd / Eventgarden. The report is written in the perspective of the author who serves as the event manager and producer of the ...

  12. Increased clinic awareness and attitudes of independence through client advisory board membership.

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    Morrison, J K; Yablonovitz, H

    1978-08-01

    In order to determine the effect of client advisory board membership on clients' awareness of a clinic, and on client attitudes of independence, the responses of 13 board members were compared with those of 13 matched controls on two self-report measures (Clinic Recognition Test, Client Independence Questionnaire) before and after 3-month periods. Analysis of the results indicated that, whereas the responses of controls did not significantly change on the Client Independence Questionnaire, the responses of board members indicated a significant increase in attitudes of independence. And, even though both board members and control clients significantly increased their awareness of clinic and staff over 3 months, the awareness of the broad members was significantly greater than that of the control clients. PMID:696698

  13. Perspectives of Treatment Providers and Clients with Serious Mental Illness Regarding Effective Therapeutic Relationships.

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    Easter, Alison; Pollock, Michele; Pope, Leah Gogel; Wisdom, Jennifer P; Smith, Thomas E

    2016-07-01

    This study explores the nature of clinical therapeutic relationships between mental health treatment providers and high-need clients with serious mental illness who had recently discontinued treatment. Semi-structured qualitative interviews of 56 clients with serious mental illness who had recently discontinued care and 25 mental health treatment providers were completed. Both clients with serious mental illness and treatment providers emphasized the importance of client-focused goal setting, time and availability of treatment providers, a caring approach, and trust and honesty in the relationship. However, clients with serious mental illness placed greater emphasis on goals involving tangible services, a notable area of discord between the two groups. Individuals with serious mental illness and treatment providers agreed regarding several key elements to a positive clinical relationship. Further attention to client goals related to tangible services may serve to improve relationships between treatment providers and high-need clients with serious mental illness. PMID:26658917

  14. Implementação da Metodologia LEAN à Logística Integrada (ILS) de Apoio aos Sistemas de Armas no Ciclo de Vida

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    Ferreira, Óscar

    2009-01-01

    Hoje em dia, a escassez de recursos obriga a uma logística eficaz e eficiente, que recorra aos mais inovadores métodos tecnológicos e organizacionais, a fim de rentabilizar pessoas e materiais focados na satisfa ção do cliente, fazendo mais e melhor com menos. Na FAP, a logística de apoio à manutenção dos meios aéreos, ou de outros equipamentos ou sistemas de apoio a esses meios, pode ser designada como Logística de Sustentação dos Sistemas de Armas (LSSA). Infelizmente, em opo...

  15. Client/Server计算的协作模型及其开发工具%Coordination Model and Development Tool of Client/Server Computing

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    黄海宁; 孙伟伟; 夏宽理; 赵文耘; 钱乐秋

    1998-01-01

    该文提出了一个Client/Server计算的协作模型,可支持Client激活多个子服务以及多个子服务之间的协作交互,并在此基础上,设计了一个基于代理的Client/Server开发工具.

  16. The Evaluation of Participants' Perceptions of Session Impact: Do Counselors-in-Training, Volunteer Clients, and Extra-Credit/Class Required Clients View Session Impact Differently?

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    Beckenbach, John; Patrick, Shawn; Sells, Jim

    2009-01-01

    Training programmes frequently recruit students from undergraduate classes to serve as clients for counselors-in-training. Some of these clients receive external incentives for this participation, such as extra-credit or expectation of fulfilling a course requirement. It is unknown however whether or not this external incentive influences the…

  17. Epistemic asymmetries in psychotherapy interaction: therapists' practices for displaying access to clients' inner experiences.

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    Weiste, Elina; Voutilainen, Liisa; Peräkylä, Anssi

    2016-05-01

    The relationship between a psychotherapist and a client involves a specific kind of epistemic asymmetry: in therapy sessions the talk mainly concerns the client's experience, which is unavailable, as such, to the therapist. This epistemic asymmetry is understood in different ways within different psychotherapeutic traditions. Drawing on a corpus of 70 audio-recorded sessions of cognitive psychotherapy and psychoanalysis and using the method of conversation analysis, the interactional practices of therapists for dealing with this epistemic asymmetry are investigated. Two types of epistemic practices were found to be employed by therapists while formulating and interpreting the client's inner experience. In the formulations, the therapists and clients co-described the client's experience, demonstrating that the client's inner experience was somewhat similarly available to both participants. In the interpretations, the therapists constructed an evidential foundation for the interpretation by summarising the client's talk and using the same descriptive terms as the client. Clients held therapists accountable for this epistemic work: if they failed to engage in such work, their right to know the client's inner experience was called into question. PMID:26574238

  18. Musical Listening: Giving Audience to the Music and Our Clients

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    Carolyn Arnason

    2002-01-01

    This essay will discuss the experience of listening to music and the incredible power it has to both inspire awe and generate myriad questions about what musical listening is all about. I envision this essay in ABA form, although without a perfect cadence at the end. The B section will describe a research study in progress that I am conducting about how music therapists listen to improvised music. The B section will be encircled by A sections describing clinical work with an individual client...

  19. Musical Listening: Giving Audience to the Music and Our Clients

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    Carolyn Arnason

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    Full Text Available This essay will discuss the experience of listening to music and the incredible power it has to both inspire awe and generate myriad questions about what musical listening is all about. I envision this essay in ABA form, although without a perfect cadence at the end. The B section will describe a research study in progress that I am conducting about how music therapists listen to improvised music. The B section will be encircled by A sections describing clinical work with an individual client that fostered my interest in this research topic.

  20. en las relaciones con los clientes a largo plazo

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    Full Text Available El establecimiento, desarrollo y mantenimiento de relaciones orientadas al largo plazo representa un paso decisivo para alcanzar una ventaja competitiva. Los clientes leales constituyen una de las principales fuentes de rentabilidad de las empresas y se convierten en su activo más valioso. Para gestionar eficientemente las relaciones resulta fundamental identificar los antecedentes del proceso. Nuestro trabajo estudia de manera teórica el papel que juegan los costes de cambio en la formación de relaciones orientadas al largo plazo analizando sus efectos directos e indirectos (a través de la satisfacción y la confianza sobre dicho proceso

  1. Cliente - Proveedor: Dos caras de una misma moneda, la Calidad

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    Aymée Hernández Cruz; María del Carmen Grillo Jerez; Héctor Juan Díaz Álvarez; Antonio Martin Navarro López

    2009-01-01

    Muy difícil resulta mejorar la calidad en las empresas cuando ni directivos ni trabajadores comprenden ni entienden el real y auténtico significado de la palabra calidad desde el punto de vista de la gestión de procesos destinados a proveer tanto de productos como de servicios a los clientes internos y externos de la empresa. La falta de capacitación lleva a considerar que lograr producir y evaluar la calidad es una cuestión de sentido común, cuando todos sabemos muy bien que el sentido común...

  2. The Role of Client Motivation in Workplace Rehabilitation

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    Amanda Mabin

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Motivation has been recognised as an essential component in managing medical issues, adjusting to physical disability, cognitive impairment, returning to work, and improving psychosocial functioning (Wagner & McMahon, 2004.  This research explores the role of client motivation in workplace rehabilitation and demonstrates the implications for rehabilitation counselling practice. The research focuses on understanding the concept of motivation, reasons for its presence or absence, and why motivation is important to the workplace rehabilitation process. This study also explores significant influencing factors that may be utilised to increase motivation and promote more successful return to work outcomes, as well as considering the implications for rehabilitation practice and research.

  3. Psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a client with bulimia nervosa.

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    Lunn, Susanne; Daniel, Sarah I F; Poulsen, Stig

    2016-06-01

    This case study presents the progress of one patient with bulimia nervosa who was originally very compromised in psychological domains that are the focus of analytic treatment, and includes in-session therapeutic process and a range of outcomes, for example, eating disorder symptoms, attachment status, and reflective functioning. Nested in a study showing more rapid behavioral improvement in subjects receiving cognitive behavior therapy than in subjects receiving psychoanalytic psychotherapy, the case highlights the importance of supplementing RCTs with single case studies and the need of adapting the therapeutic approach as well as the current therapeutic dialogue to the individual client. (PsycINFO Database Record PMID:27267505

  4. Adesao ao guia alimentar para populacao brasileira

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO : Analisar a adesão ao Guia Alimentar para População Brasileira. MÉTODOS : Amostra composta por participantes do Inquérito de Saúde de São Paulo (n = 1.661 que preencheram dois recordatórios de 24 horas. Foi utilizado modelo bivariado de efeito misto para a razão entre o consumo de energia do grupo de alimentos e o consumo calórico total. A razão estimada foi utilizada para calcular o percentual de indivíduos com consumo abaixo ou acima da recomendação. RESULTADOS : Pelo menos 80,0% da população consome abaixo do recomendado para: leite e derivados; frutas e sucos de frutas; e cereais, tubérculos e raízes; aproximadamente 60,0% para legumes e verduras; 30,0% para feijões; e 8,0% para carnes e ovos. Adolescentes apresentaram a maior inadequação para legumes e verduras (90,0%, e o estrato de maior renda foi associado à menor inadequação para óleos, gorduras e sementes oleaginosas (57,0%. CONCLUSÕES : Foi observado consumo inadequado dos grupos de alimentos relacionados com aumento do risco de doenças crônicas.

  5. Low-order AO system in LAMOST

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    Yuan, Xiangyan; Cui, Xiangqun; Liu, Genrong; Zhang, Yong; Qi, Yongjun

    2006-06-01

    The large sky area multi-object fiber spectroscopic telescope (LAMOST) is a special reflecting Schmidt telescope with its main optical axis on the meridian plane tilted by an angle of 25° to the horizontal. The clear aperture is 4m, working in optical band. The light path is 60m long when working in observing mode and it will be doubled if work in auto-collimation mode. So the image quality is affected clearly by the ground seeing and the dome seeing. In order to improve the seeing condition of the long light path, we enclosed the spherical primary and the focus unit in a tunnel enclosure and cooled the tunnel. This is an effective but passive method. Corresponding experiments and simulations show the main part of the aberrations caused by the ground seeing and dome seeing is slowly changed low order items such as tip-tilt, defocus, astigmatism, coma and spherical aberration. Thus we plan to develop the low-order AO system based on the low-cost 37-channel OKO deformable mirror for the telescope to better the ground seeing and the dome seeing, not aimed to reach diffraction limited image. This work is being carried on now.

  6. Client attachment and therapist feelings in the treatment of bulimia nervosa.

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    Daniel, Sarah Ingrid Franksdatter; Lunn, Susanne; Poulsen, Stig

    2015-06-01

    The relationship between client attachment and therapist postsession feelings was investigated in a randomized clinical trial of psychoanalytic psychotherapy (PPT) and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) for bulimia nervosa. Therapists completed feeling word checklists after each session, and client attachment was assessed with the Adult Attachment Interview. A factor analysis identified 3 feeling factors, Happy/Enthusiastic, Overwhelmed/Moved, and Indifferent/Bored. Positive feelings were predominant, but PPT therapists reported more negative and fewer positive feelings than CBT therapists did. Client improvement in terms of frequency of bulimic episodes and general psychiatric distress was related to an increase in Happy/Enthusiastic feelings. Multilevel analyses indicated significant interactions between therapy type and client dismissing versus preoccupied attachment in predicting therapist negative emotional reactions. PPT therapist felt more Indifferent/Bored the more dismissing clients were, whereas CBT therapists felt more Overwhelmed/Moved the more preoccupied clients were. PMID:25985045

  7. Identifying Fallers among Home Care Clients with Dementia and Parkinson's Disease.

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    Bansal, Symron; Hirdes, John P; Maxwell, Colleen J; Papaioannou, Alexandra; Giangregorio, Lora M

    2016-09-01

    Few studies have focused on falls among home care (HC) clients with neurological conditions. This study identified factors that increase risk of falling among HC clients with no recent history of falls, and explored whether risk profiles varied among those with dementia or parkinsonism compared to those without selected neurological conditions. A retrospective cohort design was used and analysis of data from community-based HC clients across Ontario was conducted on a sample of ambulatory clients with dementia, parkinsonism, or none of the selected neurological conditions. Data were obtained from the Resident Assessment Instrument for HC (RAI-HC) assessment. The outcome used in multivariable analyses was whether clients fell during follow-up. Unsteady gait was a strong predictor of falls across all three groups. Co-morbid parkinsonism most strongly predicted falls in the dementia group. Clients with borderline intact to mild cognitive impairment had higher odds of falling within the parkinsonism and comparison groups. PMID:27426223

  8. Client Server design and implementation issues in the Accelerator Control System environment

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    In distributed system communication software design, the Client Server model has been widely used. This paper addresses the design and implementation issues of such a model, particularly when used in Accelerator Control Systems. in designing the Client Server model one needs to decide how the services will be defined for a server, what types of messages the server will respond to, which data formats will be used for the network transactions and how the server will be located by the client. Special consideration needs to be given to error handling both on the server and client side. Since the server usually is located on a machine other than the client, easy and informative server diagnostic capability is required. The higher level abstraction provided by the Client Server model simplifies the application writing, however fine control over network parameters is essential to improve the performance. Above mentioned design issues and implementation trade-offs are discussed in this paper

  9. Estrategias de lealtad de clientes en la banca universal

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    María Virginia Baptista

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación parte de los resultados obtenidos en el estudio previo sobre segmentación de lealtad de clientes de la banca universal en el municipio Libertador del estado de Mérida (Venezuela, considerando las dimensiones de satisfacción y compromiso. El objetivo principal es proponer estrategias dirigidas a incrementar los niveles de satisfacción y compromiso en cada segmento identificado en dicho estudio. A través de la investigación cuantitativa apoyada en el análisis estadístico correlacional se analizan los atributos que los usuarios consideraron más importantes y que al mismo tiempo no valoraron satisfacto- riamente; asimismo, se identifican las fallas del servicio en estos atributos, elementos del compromiso que tuviesen baja presencia y las correlaciones moderadas positivas entre satisfacción y compromiso. Todo esto permite proponer estrategias en el contexto del marketing relacional que pueden ser adoptadas por la banca para mejorar la lealtad de sus clientes.

  10. Client-Side Event Processing for Personalized Web Advertisement

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    Stühmer, Roland; Anicic, Darko; Sen, Sinan; Ma, Jun; Schmidt, Kay-Uwe; Stojanovic, Nenad

    The market for Web advertisement is continuously growing and correspondingly, the number of approaches that can be used for realizing Web advertisement are increasing. However, current approaches fail to generate very personalized ads for a current Web user that is visiting a particular Web content. They mainly try to develop a profile based on the content of that Web page or on a long-term user's profile, by not taking into account current user's preferences. We argue that by discovering a user's interest from his current Web behavior we can support the process of ad generation, especially the relevance of an ad for the user. In this paper we present the conceptual architecture and implementation of such an approach. The approach is based on the extraction of simple events from the user interaction with a Web page and their combination in order to discover the user's interests. We use semantic technologies in order to build such an interpretation out of many simple events. We present results from preliminary evaluation studies. The main contribution of the paper is a very efficient, semantic-based client-side architecture for generating and combining Web events. The architecture ensures the agility of the whole advertisement system, by complexly processing events on the client. In general, this work contributes to the realization of new, event-driven applications for the (Semantic) Web.

  11. An Object-Oriented Framework for Client-Server Applications

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    When developing high-level accelerator applications it is often necessary to perform extensive calculations to generate a data set that will be used as an input for other applications. Depending on the size and complexity of these computations, regenerating the interim data sets can introduce errors or otherwise negatively impact system perform. If these computational data sets could be generated in advance and be updated continuously from changes in the accelerator, it could substantially reduce the time and effort required in performing subsequent calculations. UNIX server applications are well suited to accommodate this need by providing a centralized repository for data or computational power. Because of the inherent difficulty in writing a robust server application, the development of the network communications software is often more burdensome than the computational engine. To simplify the task of building a client/server application, we have developed an object-oriented server shell which hides the complexity of the network software development from the programmer. This document will discuss how to implement a complete client/server application using this C++ class library with a minimal understanding of network communications mechanisms

  12. Addressing the repressed needs of the Arabic client.

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    1997-01-01

    In comparison to families in Western society, the traditional Arabic family plays a relatively greater role in providing support for adult progeny. This serves to condition adult offspring to continue to comply with the will and values of the family. Therefore, in exchange for familial support, Arabic individuals learn to repress authentic needs and emotions, and within that process they relinquish the need for self-actualization. Arabic society discourages individualism and opposes self-actualization by means of simultaneous punishment and moralization. Thus, there is a relatively greater development of the social value system (or superego) and comparatively less development of the self (or ego). In comparison to Western society, Arabic individuals continue to experience greater oppression during adulthood. Given these cultural differences, the processes of reliving and activating repressed needs and emotions, which ultimately serves to promote self-actualization, will transform intrapsychic conflicts into interpersonal and social ones. Thus, personal actions typically encouraged during Western psychotherapy are likely to produce significant social oppression. Indeed, promoting awareness of repressed needs and emotions often leads the Arabic client to become more helpless, because such wishes will rarely be socially sanctioned or satisfactorily fulfilled. Therefore, when addressing repressed needs and emotions in psychotherapy, ego strength, cultural identity, and degree of strictness of the client's family of origin must be considered. PMID:9231529

  13. Nursing students' perceptions of clients undergoing elective cosmetic surgery.

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    Cooper, Leah Beth

    2007-01-01

    Aesthetic obsession is commonplace in current society. Supermarket a isles dedicated to beauty products, makeup, and anti-aging creams seem to expand daily. Television and publications flood the public with messages of what constitutes beauty and how to achieve the ideal. Surgical alteration of the body is swiftly becoming a form of self-care technique along with other heath-promoting behavior. Since 2003, the general acceptance of plastic surgery among all Americans surpassed 50% (American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 2003). Elective cosmetic surgical procedures have increased by an astounding 444% since 1997 (American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2006). This quest for body satisfaction based on modern cultural norms increases the public's need for accurate information and understanding from those in the healthcare profession. Despite a transformation in the general population's conception of cosmetic surgery and its clients, stigma still lies in many individuals, including those in the healthcare profession. As this progressively growing patient population emerges, many in healthcare question their attitudes toward plastic surgery and the patients receiving aesthetic operations. With clients undergoing plastic surgery becoming increasingly visible within the healthcare system, some unique aspects of patient care must be addressed. PMID:17901826

  14. Sensibilidade de estirpes de Bradyrhizobium ao glyphosate

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    Rodrigo Josemar Seminoti Jacques

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available A aplicação do glyphosate sobre a soja resistente a este herbicida pode causar prejuízos à simbiose com o rizóbio. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a sensibilidade ao herbicida glyphosate de três estirpes de Bradyrhizobium recomendadas para a produção de inoculantes de sementes de soja no Brasil. Avaliou-se o efeito das concentrações de 0,0; 5,4; 10,8; 21,6 e 43,2 µg L-1 do ingrediente ativo do glyphosate [N-(fosfonometil glicina] no meio YM líquido sobre o crescimento de B. japonicum (estirpe SEMIA 5079 e de B. elkanii (estirpe SEMIA 5019 e estirpe SEMIA 587, por meio de leituras das densidades óticas e geração de curvas de crescimento. As reduções de crescimento na presença da menor concentração do glyphosate foram de 18% para SEMIA 5079, 29% para SEMIA 5019 e de 35% para SEMIA 587, sendo, de modo geral, quanto maior a concentração do herbicida no meio de cultura maior a inibição do crescimen­to. As estirpes apresentaram sensibilidade diferencial somente às concentrações mais baixas do glyphosate; nesse caso, foi possível determinar a seguinte ordem de sensibilidade: SEMIA 587 > SEMIA 5019 > SEMIA 5079. Essa sensibilidade diferencial é dependente da concentração do herbicida, pois na presença de 43,2 µg L-1 todas as estirpes tiveram seu crescimento severamente reduzido, não havendo diferença entre elas.

  15. Do cleaning organisms reduce the stress response of client reef fish?

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    Oliveira Tânia SF; Oliveira Rui F; Bshary Redouan; Canário Adelino VM

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Background Marine cleaning interactions in which cleaner fish or shrimps remove parasites from visiting 'client' reef fish are a textbook example of mutualism. However, there is yet no conclusive evidence that cleaning organisms significantly improve the health of their clients. We tested the stress response of wild caught individuals of two client species, Chromis dimidiata and Pseudanthias squamipinnis, that had either access to a cleaner wrasse Labroides dimidiatus, or to cleaner ...

  16. Communicative principles among corporate clients and regional branches of commercial banks

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    Tsintsadze, Asie; Lela ONIANI

    2014-01-01

    The aim of this article is to discuss the share of consumption taken by the corporate clients in the autonomous republic of Adjara. It is remarkable that the most of the share of banks’ total incomes are formed exactly on the base of accumulated resource accounts of corporate clients. So in order to attract corporate clients in the region, there is a great and strong competition among the banks. According to the above mentioned information, we are discussing several principles concerning to t...

  17. Therapist’s Gender and Gender Roles: Impact on Attitudes toward Clients in Substance Abuse Treatment

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    Tytti Artkoski; Pekka Saarnio

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the impact of therapist's gender and gender roles on attitudes toward clients. Attitudes toward motivational interviewing were also a focus as MI can be hypothesized to be feminine rather than masculine in nature. The subjects (N = 246) were Finnish substance abuse therapists. Their attitudes toward clients were measured using a vignette task. Results indicated that female therapists were significantly more positive toward clients than were ...

  18. Functional analysis of the verbal interaction between psychologist and client during the therapeutic process

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    Ruiz Sancho, Elena María; Froján Parga, María Xesús; Calero Elvira, Ana

    2013-01-01

    The goal of this study is to analyze the verbal interaction that takes place between client and therapist over the course of a clinical intervention so as to analyze the potential learning processes that may be responsible for changes in the client's behavior. A total of 92 sessions were analyzed, corresponding to 19 clinical cases treated by 9 therapists specializing in behavioral therapy. The variables considered were therapist and client verbal behaviors, and these were categorized accordi...

  19. Client attachment security predicts alliance in a randomized controlled trial of two psychotherapies for bulimia nervosa

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    Folke, Sofie; Daniel, Sarah Ingrid Franksdatter; Poulsen, Stig Bernt;

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This study investigated the relation between clients’ attachment patterns and the therapeutic alliance in two psychotherapies for bulimia nervosa. Method: Data derive from a randomized clinical trial comparing cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychoanalytic psychotherapy for bulimia...... interaction whereby dismissing clients would develop weaker alliances in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and preoccupied clients would develop weaker alliances in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Conclusions: As the first study to examine client attachment and therapeutic alliance using observer-based instruments...

  20. The myth of participation in occupational therapy : reconceptualizing a client-centred approach

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    Kjellberg, Anette; Kåhlin, Ida; Haglund, Lena; Taylor, Renée

    2012-01-01

    Participation is often the comprehensive objective of treatment but also an indication of the extent to which the process of occupational therapy is client-centred. The purpose of this study was to explore levels of participation during occupational therapy among clients in the area of mental health from the occupational therapists' perspectives. Additionally the authors sought to identify factors that might hinder client participation. Postal questionnaires were sent out to 670 Swedish occup...

  1. A Multidatabase System as 4-Tiered Client-Server Distributed Heterogeneous Database System

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    Mohammad Ghulam Ali

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we describe a multidatabase system as 4-tiered Client-Server DBMS architectures. We discuss their functional components and provide an overview of their performance characteristics. The first component of this proposed system is a web-based interface or Graphical User Interface, which resides on top of the Client Application Program, the second component of the system is a client Application program running in an application server, which resides on top of the Global Database M...

  2. Application Concept : Improvement of a UX-Design Office’s Client Experience Through Gamification

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    Johansson, Juha

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to find ways to improve the client experience of Linja Design Office through application design. In a design office like Linja Design client meetings may take longer than planned and the clients of the following meetings may need to wait for their contact person. Therefore Linja Design assigned the author to study if there were ways to improve the experience of the situation. Linja as a design studio also believes strongly in gamification and therefore this study...

  3. Using machine learning algorithms to guide rehabilitation planning for home care clients

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    Hirdes John P; Zhang Zhanyang; Zhu Mu; Stolee Paul

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Background Targeting older clients for rehabilitation is a clinical challenge and a research priority. We investigate the potential of machine learning algorithms – Support Vector Machine (SVM) and K-Nearest Neighbors (KNN) – to guide rehabilitation planning for home care clients. Methods This study is a secondary analysis of data on 24,724 longer-term clients from eight home care programs in Ontario. Data were collected with the RAI-HC assessment system, in which the Activities of D...

  4. The legal protection of clients against insurance advisors in Lesotho and South Africa / Pontso Angelina Mochesane

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    Mochesane, Pontso Angelina

    2014-01-01

    The protection of clients in their dealings with insurance advisors is very important. This is mainly because clients are not too knowledgeable about insurance products. This lack of knowledge makes vulnerable to exploitation by insurance advisors. It is the duty of the regulator of insurance to ensure adequate protection of clients in their dealings with insurance advisors. However, this may not be easily attainable in a jurisdiction like Lesotho where there is only one regula...

  5. Improving client and nurse satisfaction through the utilization of bedside report.

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    Vines, Mary M; Dupler, Alice E; Van Son, Catherine R; Guido, Ginny W

    2014-01-01

    Bedside reporting improves client safety and trust and facilitates nursing teamwork and accountability; however, many nurses do not consider it best practice when caring for their clients. A literature review was conducted to determine whether bedside report is an essential shift handover process that promotes both client and nursing satisfaction. Implications for nurses in professional development are discussed, and strategies for developing and implementing bedside report using Lewin's theory of planned change are provided. PMID:25036080

  6. Exploration of session perceptions in the words of clients and therapists

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    Batzel, Donna

    1997-01-01

    This qualitative, baseline study collected information from clients and therapists about their perceptions of their first three sessions together. Four pairs of clients and therapists, matched on gender, participated in the study. Clients were adults seeking individual therapy for problems related to relationship issues and/or depression. Each participant provided a written document of their sessions, answered questionnaires about the helpfulness of their sessions together, and participated i...

  7. Auditor selection, client firm characteristics, and corporate governance: evidence from an emerging market

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    Aksu, Mine Hatice; Önder, Türkan; Onder, Turkan; Saatçioğlu, Kemal; Saatcioglu, Kemal

    2007-01-01

    This study investigates the relationship between auditor selection, client firm characteristics, and corporate governance measures for firms listed in the ISE for the years 1999- 20042. The argument that varying levels of audit quality are demanded by companies with different firm characteristics constitutes the basis for our research. The paper focuses on determining the degree of association between the client firms’ choice of external auditors and the following client firm characteristics:...

  8. Meaning of dancing therapy in therapy of clients with psychological diseases

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    NĚMCOVÁ, Barbora

    2010-01-01

    Bachelor thesis deals with meaning and effects of Dance therapy in frame of medical therapy of clients with psychical disease. Theoretical part defines words like dance, movement and Dance therapy. This part also describes history of dance, meaning and aims of Dance therapy, its school, aims and divisions. Mensioned are person of dance therapist, personalities connected with dance and Dance therapy, target groups of clients suitable for Dance therapy, importance of Dance therapy for clients w...

  9. Balancing empathic and questioning hermeneutics in therapy: client expectations and practitioner responses

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    Lewis, Paul

    2015-01-01

    This study aims to understand how clients’ expectations of therapy are experienced during the therapeutic process. It aims to explore the kinds of expectations clients bring as well as what happens to these and because of them, but above all the aim is to understand how this feels for clients and what sense they make of it. Much of the existing literature consists of questionnaire-based research, asking clients to choose between quantifiable options identifying types of expectations and how t...

  10. A percepção das enfermeiras acerca da sua atuação ante os direitos dos clientes La percepción de las enfermeras respecto a su actuación ante los derechos de los clientes Nurses' perception of their work vis-a-vis patients' rights

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    Patrícia Chaves Alves

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de conhecer a percepção das enfermeiras acerca de sua atuação ante os direitos dos clientes e desenvolver um instrumento que possibilitasse mensurar esta percepção, realizou-se uma pesquisa exploratório-descritiva, com uma amostra de 73 enfermeiras de dois hospitais. Mediante um questionário auto-aplicado, foram identificados e validados quatro construtos relacionados à atuação das enfermeiras, quanto aos direitos dos clientes: preservação da individualidade; respeito à autonomia do cliente, identificação pessoal e informação para a tomada de decisão. O construto que apresentou melhor desempenho diz respeito à preservação da individualidade. Já o respeito à autonomia do cliente e a identificação pessoal situaram-se em um nível intermediário, enquanto que o construto informação para a tomada de decisão apresentou-se como o menos realizado pelas enfermeiras. A preservação da individualidade e o respeito à autonomia mostraram-se como os construtos que mais influenciam a percepção das enfermeiras de como, em geral, respeitam os direitos dos clientes.Con el objetivo de conocer la percepción de las enfermeras referentes a su actuación ante los derechos de los clientes y para desarrollar un instrumento para mensurar esta percepción, se realizó una investigación exploratorio-descriptiva, con una muestra de 73 enfermeras de dos hospi-tales. Por medio de un cuestionario auto-aplicado, fueron identificados y validados cuatro constructos relacionados a la actuación de las enfermeras, en cuanto a los derechos de los clientes: preservación de la individualidad, respeto a la autonomía del cliente, identificación personal e información para la toma de decisión. El constructo que presentó un mejor desempeño se refiere a la preservación de la individualidad. Ya el respeto a la autonomía del cliente y la identificación personal se situaron en un nivel intermedio, mientras que el constructo

  11. Identification of drivers of client satisfaction and loyalty in banking industry

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    Marinković Veljko

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this paper is to identify key drivers of satisfaction and loyalty among the bank clients. The data has been collected by means of a questionnaire. The following statistical analysis has been applied: descriptive statistics, analysis of variance, factor analysis and multiple regression analysis. The results indicate that service quality, bank image and client trust are significant drivers of satisfaction. On the other hand, client satisfaction has been stressed as the most important driver of client loyalty. Statistically significant influences of bank image and client trust on client loyalty have also been confirmed. The results of the undertaken study can help bank managers in recognizing factors that need special attention in designing the strategy that targets long-term relationships with clients. The originality of the research lies in the fact that few studies implemented in the Western Balkan region were focused on identifying the factors that affect satisfaction and loyalty of clients in the banking industry. The confirmation of the significant impact of client trust on satisfaction and loyalty is particularly valuable. Specifically, trust as an independent variable can rarely be found in satisfaction and loyalty measurement models applied in North America and Europe.

  12. Healing Relationships: A Qualitative Study of Healers and Their Clients in Germany

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    B. M. H. Stöckigt

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. The aim of this study was to investigate the nature of the relationships between healers and their clients in Germany. Methods. An interdisciplinary research team performed semistructured interviews with healers and clients and participatory observation of healing sessions. All interviews were digitally recorded, transcribed, and analyzed using content analysis. Results. Fifteen healers and sixteen clients were included. The healer-client relationship was described as a profound and unique experience, which brought forth interpersonal and spiritual connections. The healers were seen as role models for healing to occur and support for being connected spiritually. The clients had to be open-minded and responsible. The importance of the healers’ empathy was emphasized. Discussion. The relationship between healer and client can be seen as a triangular connection between client, healer, and a transcendent source which is not the case in typical patient-doctor relationships. The spiritual connection is also said to enhance the empathetic understanding of the healer. The personality and a partner-like attitude of the healer supported the client in giving a more positive meaning to his life, in reconnecting to his spirituality, and in taking responsibility. Future studies should address the role of spirituality in health care and the development of enduring healer-client relationships.

  13. Montessori-based training makes a difference for home health workers & their clients.

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    Gorzelle, Gregg J; Kaiser, Kathy; Camp, Cameron J

    2003-01-01

    Home care visits can last several hours. Home care workers are often at a loss on how to fill time spent in homes of clients. The challenge is how to use this time in ways that are productive and engaging for both clients and home health workers. The authors trained home health aides to implement Montessori-based activities while interacting with clients who have dementia. The results were amazing. Among other positive results, the authors found a statistically significant increase in the amount of pleasure displayed by clients after health workers received training. PMID:12557465

  14. Client/Server计算的协作模型及其开发工具%COORDINATION MODEL & DEVELOPMENT TOOLS FOR Client/Server COMPUTING

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    黄海宁; 孙伟伟; 夏宽理

    2000-01-01

    基本的Client/Server模型的核心是Client向Server请求单个独立的服务,为处理ent请求复杂服务的情况,本文提出了一个Client/Server计算的协作模型,可支持Client激活多个子服务以及多个子服务之间的协作交互,并在此基础上设计了一个基于代理的Client/Server开发工具.

  15. Thin-Client/Server架构在图书馆中的应用%Application of Thin- Client/Server in Library

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    陈春芳

    2005-01-01

    结合Thin-Client/Server架构在图书馆信息系统的实际应用情况,分析图书馆应用自动化的技术要求及Thin-Client/Server架构的优缺点.针对该架构的优缺点搞好终端服务器运行、客户端设备使用以及网络连接的管理,有利于进一步提高Thin-Client/Server架构在图书馆的功用.

  16. First closed-loop visible AO test results for the advanced adaptive secondary AO system for the Magellan Telescope: MagAO's performance and status

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    Close, Laird M.; Males, Jared R.; Kopon, Derek A.; Gasho, Victor; Follette, Katherine B.; Hinz, Phil; Morzinski, Katie; Uomoto, Alan; Hare, Tyson; Riccardi, Armando; Esposito, Simone; Puglisi, Alfio; Pinna, Enrico; Busoni, Lorenzo; Arcidiacono, Carmelo; Xompero, Marco; Briguglio, Runa; Quiros-Pacheco, Fernando; Argomedo, Javier

    2012-07-01

    The heart of the 6.5 Magellan AO system (MagAO) is a 585 actuator adaptive secondary mirror (ASM) with response times (0.7 ms typically). This adaptive secondary will allow low emissivity and high-contrast AO science. We fabricated a high order (561 mode) pyramid wavefront sensor (similar to that now successfully used at the Large Binocular Telescope). The relatively high actuator count (and small projected ~23 cm pitch) allows moderate Strehls to be obtained by MagAO in the “visible” (0.63-1.05 μm). To take advantage of this we have fabricated an AO CCD science camera called "VisAO". Complete “end-to-end” closed-loop lab tests of MagAO achieve a solid, broad-band, 37% Strehl (122 nm rms) at 0.76 μm (i’) with the VisAO camera in 0.8” simulated seeing (13 cm ro at V) with fast 33 mph winds and a 40 m Lo locked on R=8 mag artificial star. These relatively high visible wavelength Strehls are enabled by our powerful combination of a next generation ASM and a Pyramid WFS with 400 controlled modes and 1000 Hz sample speeds (similar to that used successfully on-sky at the LBT). Currently only the VisAO science camera is used for lab testing of MagAO, but this high level of measured performance (122 nm rms) promises even higher Strehls with our IR science cameras. On bright (R=8 mag) stars we should achieve very high Strehls (>70% at H) in the IR with the existing MagAO Clio2 (λ=1-5.3 μm) science camera/coronagraph or even higher (~98% Strehl) the Mid-IR (8-26 microns) with the existing BLINC/MIRAC4 science camera in the future. To eliminate non-common path vibrations, dispersions, and optical errors the VisAO science camera is fed by a common path advanced triplet ADC and is piggy-backed on the Pyramid WFS optical board itself. Also a high-speed shutter can be used to block periods of poor correction. The entire system passed CDR in June 2009, and we finished the closed-loop system level testing phase in December 2011. Final system acceptance (

  17. Development of two measures of client engagement for use in home aged care.

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    Baker, Jess Rose; Harrison, Fleur; Low, Lee-Fay

    2016-05-01

    The aim of the study was to develop and validate measures of client engagement in aged homecare. The Homecare Measure of Engagement-Staff questionnaire (HoME-S) is a self-complete measure of six dimensions of client engagement: client acceptance, attention, attitude, appropriateness, engagement duration and passivity. The Homecare Measure of Engagement-Client/Family report (HoME-CF) is a researcher-rated interview which obtains client and/or family perspectives regarding frequency and valence of conversational and recreational engagement during care worker visits. Care workers (n = 84) completed the HoME-S and a measure of relationship bond with client. Researchers interviewed clients (n = 164) and/or their family (n = 117) and completed the HoME-CF, and measures of agitation, dysphoria, apathy and cognitive functioning. The HoME-S and HoME-CF demonstrated good test-retest and inter-rater reliability, and showed significant negative correlations with apathy, agitation and non-English-speaking background. Controlling for client and care service characteristics, a stronger care worker-client relationship bond and English-speaking background were independently associated with higher HoME-S scores, and apathy was independently associated with higher HoME-CF scores. In conclusion, the HoME-S and HoME-CF are psychometrically sound engagement measures for use in homecare. Clients who are apathetic or from non-English-speaking backgrounds may be less responsive to traditional care worker engagement strategies. Engagement may be augmented in clients who have stronger relationships with their care workers. PMID:25721569

  18. Ácido siálico sérico, carga aniónica y agregación eritrocitaria en pacientes diabéticos e hipertensos Serum sialic acid, cellular anionic charge and erythrocyte aggregation in diabetic and hypertensive patients

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    Natalia Lebensohn; Andrea Re; Larisa Carrera; Liliana Barberena; Mabel D´Arrigo; Patricia Foresto

    2009-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo fue estudiar la relación del ácido siálico sérico (AS) y la carga aniónica eritrocitaria (CAE) con la agregación eritrocitaria en dos grupos de pacientes: diabéticos (DBT n= 20) e hipertensos (HTA n= 21), comparados con un grupo control (n= 20). Se trabajó con sangre anticoagulada con EDTA y suero. La agregación eritrocitaria se estudió por observación microscópica de los agregados y cuantificación a través de un parámetro de forma denominado ASP (Aggregation Shape...

  19. The Robo-AO automated intelligent queue system

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    Riddle, Reed L; Papadopoulos, Athanasios; Baranec, Christoph; Law, Nicholas M

    2014-01-01

    Robo-AO is the first automated laser adaptive optics instrument. In just its second year of scientific operations, it has completed the largest adaptive optics surveys to date, each comprising thousands of targets. Robo-AO uses a fully automated queue scheduling system that selects targets based on criteria entered on a per observing program or per target basis, and includes the ability to coordinate with US Strategic Command automatically to avoid lasing space assets. This enables Robo-AO to select among thousands of targets at a time, and achieve an average observation rate of approximately 20 targets per hour.

  20. Resposta de cultivares de arroz irrigado ao nitrogênio

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    Freitas José Guilherme de; Azzini Luiz Ernesto; Cantarella Heitor; Bastos Cândido Ricardo; Castro Lúcia Helena Signori Melo de; Gallo Paulo Boller; Felício João Carlos

    2001-01-01

    Genótipos de arroz irrigado por inundação (Oryza sativa L.) podem apresentar variabilidade de resposta ao nitrogênio. O objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a resposta de três cultivares de arroz ao nitrogênio. Os experimentos foram realizados em Mococa, SP, em 1997/98 e 1998/99, em Cambissolo Háplico Tb Eutrófico gleico. O delineamento estatístico foi em blocos ao acaso, em esquema de parcelas subdivididas, com quatro repetições. Nas parcelas foram aplicadas doses de N (0, 50, 100 e 150 kg ha...

  1. The relation between intrapersonal and interpersonal staff behaviour towards clients with ID and challenging behaviour: a validation study of the Staff-Client Interactive Behaviour Inventory

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    A.P.A.M Willems; P.J.C.M. Embregts; G.J.J.M. Stams; X.M.H. Moonen

    2010-01-01

    Background: Interpersonal staff behaviour is one of the instigating factors associated with challenging behaviour in clients with intellectual disabilities (ID). There are several studies focusing on the influence of intrapersonal staff characteristics - such as beliefs, attributions and emotional r

  2. Lengua escrita y atención al cliente

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    Varela Suárez, Ana

    2016-01-01

    En un mercado cada vez más exigente, el uso lingüístico en los departamentos de atención al cliente (DAC) suele ser un factor determinante para lograr la satisfacción del consumidor. Sin embargo, aunque el sector empresarial ha desarrollado pautas y cursos para estos departamentos en lo que concierne a la comunicación oral, la lengua escrita ha estado más desatendida. El objeto de estudio de este trabajo es la comunicación escrita que emplean los DAC cuando responden a las quejas, sugerencias...

  3. THE ECONOMICS OF THERAPY - CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES, CASH AND COMPETITION

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    This roundtable features an international panel of music therapists exploring what happens when music therapy and business collide. Can 21st century music therapy care for clients, colleagues, cash and competitors? Thought-­‐provoking presentations will connect participants with approaches that...... in our profession alongside our culturally bio-­‐diverse practices and ecological approaches. Research (Ledger 2010) found that music therapists were uncertain about gaining support and securing funding. Our approach with commissioners may include consultative services, but what do managers and...... need help? Can we arket and advertise our services responsibly and reliably? Should music therapy students be taught basic strategies for business development and reflect on their own qualities as potential entrepreneurs? Working within a “for-­‐profit” business model makes some people uncomfortable...

  4. Client-server computer architecture saves costs and eliminates bottlenecks

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    This paper reports that workstation, client-server architecture saved costs and eliminated bottlenecks that BP Exploration (Alaska) Inc. experienced with mainframe computer systems. In 1991, BP embarked on an ambitious project to change technical computing for its Prudhoe Bay, Endicott, and Kuparuk operations on Alaska's North Slope. This project promised substantial rewards, but also involved considerable risk. The project plan called for reservoir simulations (which historically had run on a Cray Research Inc. X-MP supercomputer in the company's Houston data center) to be run on small computer workstations. Additionally, large Prudhoe Bay, Endicott, and Kuparuk production and reservoir engineering data bases and related applications also would be moved to workstations, replacing a Digital Equipment Corp. VAX cluster in Anchorage

  5. [Academic procrastination in clients of a psychotherapeutic student counselling center].

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    Jamrozinski, Katja; Kuda, Manfred; Mangholz, Astrid

    2009-01-01

    The start of university education is the beginning of a new phase of life for young adults, which requires significant psychosocial adjustments. Sociobiographical data, clinical symptoms, characteristics of education, work attitude, and career perspectives were gathered from 152 clients by a psychotherapeutic student counselling center to evaluate characteristics of students with and without academic procrastination. The procrastination group comprised heightened numbers of students who had changed universities, and people with suboptimal career prospects and career targets. These subjects were more often male and showed increased incidences of drug- and alcohol problems, as well as a lack of planning of the future. Furthermore, they had larger amounts of their study self-financed. On the basis of these results, concrete recommendations for preventive measures to improve on-time completion of study, and to prevent student drop-out are presented. PMID:18988140

  6. Vie publique, patronage et clientèle

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    Bonne, Emmanuel

    2014-01-01

    Cette étude a pour terrain Saïda, principale ville du sud du Liban. Elle porte sur la façon dont Rafic Hariri (devenu premier ministre en 1992) est parti à la conquête d'une crédibilité politique qui lui faisait initialement défaut : pour construire son leadership, celui-ci a mis en place dans sa ville un réseau clientélaire, en y menant une action sociale et culturelle soutenue par un capital économique et un savoir-faire qu'il avait acquis en dehors de son pays. Ce processus, s'il s'inscrit...

  7. MCIP Client Application for SCADA in Iiot Environment

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    Nicoleta Cristina GAITAN

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Modern automation systems architectures which include several subsystems for which an adequate burden sharing is required. These subsystems must work together to fulfil the tasks imposed by the common function, given by the business purpose to be fulfilled. These subsystems or components, in order to perform these tasks, must communicate with each other, this being the critical function of the architecture of such a system. This article presents a MCIP (Monitoring and Control of the Industrial Processes client application which allows the monitoring and control of the industrial processes and which is object-oriented. As a novelty, the paper presents the architecture of the user object, which is actually a wrapper that allows the connection to Communication Standard Interface bus, the characteristics of the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things object and the correspondence between a server’s address space and the address space of MCIP.

  8. PRÁTICA DA AUTOMEDICAÇÃO POR CLIENTES DE UMA FARMÁCIA COMUNITÁRIA DO MUNICÍPIO DE MURIAÉ - MG

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    Regiane Inácio Bittencourt OLIVEIRA

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo trata-se de um trabalho de natureza qualitativa e quantitativa realizado no período de março a agosto de 2013 com o objetivo de avaliar a prática da automedicação por clientes de uma farmácia comunitária do município de Muriaé-MG. Os dados foram avaliados através de um questionário aplicado aos clientes referente à idade, prática da automedicação, assistência e atenção farmacêutica. Um total de 100 questionários foi aplicado, sendo dividido em dois grupos de 50 clientes cada, um grupo do sexo feminino e outro do sexo masculino. Conforme os resultados, os clientes com faixa etária entre20 a40 anos são os que mais se automedicam (60%, sendo os medicamentos mais utilizados em ambos os grupos para a prática da automedicação os anti-inflamatórios não esteroidais (AINEs, os miorrelaxantes/espasmolíticos e os antiulcerosos. Os sintomas mais citados como justificativa da automedicação incluíram os quadros de cefaléia em ambos os grupos, seguido de febre para o grupo feminino e de resfriado para o grupo masculino. Os balconistas são fontes para automedicação e, dentre os clientes, 31 do grupo feminino e 33 do grupo masculino afirmaram que mantêm medicamentosem domicílio. Observou-setambém que a maioria, em ambos os grupos, afirma conhecer os possíveis benefícios e/ou riscos da automedicação, mas desconhece as possíveis interações medicamentosas, assim como a maioria não lê a bula que acompanha os medicamentos.

  9. Overcoming decommissioning challenges through client/laboratory co-operation

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    Available in abstract form only. Full text of publication follows: Accelerated decommissioning projects of the type underway at the former gaseous diffusion plant at BNG Capenhurst, UK, involve characterisation and radiochemical fingerprinting of a variety of unusual materials derived from legacy wastes. The project management and technical challenges that can occur during such a program can be successfully surmounted if a close working relationship between the client and the analytical laboratory is achieved. The Capenhurst Integrated Decommissioning Program (IDP) is an example of how such co-operation can reduce costs and time scales by providing the analytical laboratory with key sample and technical information prior to the shipping of the samples to the lab. This ensures that challenges associated with unusual sample matrices can be anticipated and dealt with at an early stage in the project. Gamma spectrometry is the most common analytical technique when analysing samples for radioactive content as it is non-destructive, relatively inexpensive and fast. However, accurate measurement generally requires samples of a known density to be counted in calibrated geometries. This becomes a challenge as many legacy wastes comprise materials of uneven geometry and/or varying density, as has been the case during the Capenhurst IDP. Liaising with the client to ensure a representative sub-sample of the material is taken on-site, and a series of additional checks when analysing the sample ensure that accurate results are obtained even for non-routine materials. Often it is only one or two radionuclides that dominate the radioactive inventory for legacy wastes. (authors)

  10. Client-consultant ethical relationship considerations within management consulting

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    Alyson Smith

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available Ethical conduct within consulting has become increasingly important since management consulting has developed into an independent profession. The objective of this research was to determine if differences exist in client consultant relationship ethics within a defined group of management consultancies in South Africa. A questionnaire was developed to assess ethical behaviour across five dimensions, namely the client consultant relationship, financial and contractual concerns, delivery of expectations, orientation and competence of consultants, and ethics in consultant behaviour. Thirty-nine respondents completed the questionnaire. Significant differences on ethical dimensions in relation to job level, between consulting firms, the level of senior management commitment to ethics and the existence of a code of ethics were obtained. Opsomming Namate bestuurskonsultasie as ‘n onafhanklike professie ontwikkel het, het etiese optrede binne hierdie professie algaande belangriker geword. Die doel met hierdie navorsing was om vas te stel of daar verskille ten opsigte van etiek tussen bestuurskonsultasie-ondernemings in Suid-Afrika is sover dit die kliënt-konsultantverhouding aangaan. ‘n Vraelys is ontwikkel om die etiese dimensie van bestuurskonsultasie oor vyf dimensies te beoordeel, naamlik die kliënt-konsultantverhouding, finansiële oorwegings, voldoening aan verwagtinge, oriëntasie en bevoegheid van konsultante, en die etiese gedrag van konsultante. Nege-en-dertig respondente het die vraelys voltooi. Beduidende verskille in die etiese dimensies ten opsigte van posvlak, die konsultasie-onderneming, die graad van senior bestuur se toegewydheid tot etiek, en die bestaan van ‘n etiese kode is gevind.

  11. Efectos de la consejería personalizada en la reducción de cifras tensionales en pacientes hipertensos esenciales severos, OMS I Effects of personalized counseling on the reduction of tension leves in patients with severe essential hipertension. WHO I

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    Full Text Available Se compararon dos sistemas de intervención para evaluar el efecto de la consejaría personalizada en pacientes hipertensos esenciales severos, OMS I, orientados a reducir cifras tensionales sistólicas, diastólicas y aumentar su autoestima. La variable independente como método de intervención tuvo una duración de 24 semanas. Se midiron variables despendientes: cifras tensionales y autoestima. Los resultados arrojaron que pacientes hipertensos esenciales severos OMS I, del grupo experimental disminuyeron en promedio más sus cifras tensionales y aumentaron en promedio más su autoestima que pacientes del grupo control, encontrándose también depencia entre peso y presión arterial. Consejería Personalizada demostró ser una estrategia de Enfermería exitosa, para este grupo de pacientes.Two intervention systems to evaluate the effect of personalized counseling in severe essential hypertensive patients OMS I, oriented to reduce systolic and diastolic tensional pressures and to increase self-esteem, were compared. The independent variable as an intervention method took place during 24 weeks. Dependent variables: tensional pressures and self-esteem were measured. The results showed that essential severe hypertensive patients OMS I of the experimental groups decreased the average of (the systolic and diastolic tensional pressures and increased their self-esteem more than patients of control group. Finding also a direct dependence between weight and tensional pressures Personalized Counseling showed to be a successful strategy of nursing for this group of patients.

  12. A real time multi-server multi-client coherent database for a new high voltage system

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    A high voltage system has been designed to allow multiple users (clients) access to the database of measured values and settings. This database is actively maintained in real time for a given mainframe containing multiple modules each having their own database. With limited CPU nd memory resources the mainframe system provides a data coherency scheme for multiple clients which (1) allows the client to determine when and what values need to be updated, (2) allows for changes from one client to be detected by another client, and (3) does not depend on the mainframe system tracking client accesses

  13. Condicionantes economicos oa adoçao de uma inovaçao por parte do consumidor: analise da compra de serviços online

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    Izquierdo Yusta, Alicia; Martinez Ruiz, Maria Pilar; Jimenez Zarco, Ana Isabel

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    Este  trabalho analisa a processo de adoçao de uma inovaçao concreta por parte do consumidor final -neste caso, o usa e adoçao de internet como canal de informaçao e de compra– na aquisiçao de um serviço, No caso concreto, considera-se um serviço turistico de caracteristicas muito particulares como e a reserva de um pernoite hoteleiro. A eleiçao deste produto intangivel resulta numa grande contribuçao a Iiteratura relevante, nao só pela escassez de trabalhos anteriores que tenham analisado es...

  14. Diet Quality Is Low among Female Food Pantry Clients in Eastern Alabama

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    Duffy, Patricia; Zizza, Claire; Jacoby, Jocelynn; Tayie, Francis A.

    2009-01-01

    Objective: Examine diet quality, food security, and obesity among female food pantry clients. Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: A food pantry in Lee County, Alabama. Participants: Fifty-five female food pantry clients between 19 and 50 years of age. Main Outcome Measure(s): Diet quality using United States (US) Department of Agriculture…

  15. Benefits to a life insurance company from providing radon tests for clients

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    If a life insurance company provided free radon tests to clients, clients' life expectancies would be extended and profits would thereby be increased. This effect is quantified and it is found that the direct monetary benefits to the company could be substantial. Several subsidiary advantages are also discussed

  16. 77 FR 24685 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Client Focus Groups and Qualitative Interviews

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    2012-04-25

    ... customer service trends seen in the Surveys. Qualitative client focus group data will enrich the... International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Client Focus Groups and... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The International Trade Administration's U.S. Commercial Service (CS)...

  17. Fostering Experiential Learning and Service through Client Projects in Graduate Business Courses Offered Online

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    Hagan, Linda M.

    2012-01-01

    Undergraduate marketing and public relations capstone courses utilize client projects to allow students to apply their knowledge and encourage collaboration. Yet, at the graduate level, especially with courses offered in an online modality, experiential service learning in the form of client project assignments presents unique challenges. However,…

  18. Coorientation Theory and Assessment of the RFP Solution to Client/Service Learner Matchmaking

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    Rogers, Cathy; Andrews, Valerie

    2013-01-01

    Tensions that result from varying expectations of service learners and clients/community partners are as common as the pedagogical practice of service learning in public relations courses. The matchmaking process between instructors and clients can influence expectations; however, the literature includes little guidance about the process of client…

  19. The Prevalence of Undiagnosed Geriatric Health Conditions among Adult Protective Service Clients

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    Heath, John M.; Brown, Merle; Kobylarz, Fred A.; Castano, Susan

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: We sought to determine the prevalence of remediable health conditions from in-home geriatric assessments of referred adult protective service (APS) clients suffering elder mistreatment. Design and Methods: We used a retrospective cohort study of 211 APS clients (74% female; age, M = 77 years) in two central New Jersey counties. Results:…

  20. 76 FR 5840 - Supermedia LLC, Formerly Known as Idearc Media LLC, Supermedia Information Services LLC, Client...

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    2011-02-02

    ... Federal Register on October 25, 2010 (75 FR 65515). The subject workers are engaged in employment related... Information Services LLC, Client Care Group and Publishing Operations Group Including On-Site Leased Workers... eligibility of workers and former workers of SuperMedia LLC, formerly known as Idearc Media LLC, Client...