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  1. 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

  2. FRIEND Engine Framework: A real time neurofeedback client-server system for neuroimaging studies

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    Rodrigo eBasilio

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available In this methods article, we present a new implementation of a recently reported FSL-integrated neurofeedback tool, the standalone version of Functional Real-time Interactive Endogenous Modulation and Decoding (FRIEND. We will refer to this new implementation as the FRIEND Engine Framework. The framework comprises a client-server cross-platform solution for real time fMRI and fMRI/EEG neurofeedback studies, enabling flexible customization or integration of graphical interfaces, devices and data processing. This implementation allows a fast setup of novel plug-ins and frontends, which can be shared with the user community at large. The FRIEND Engine Framework is freely distributed for non-commercial, research purposes.

  3. Key factors in creating successful long-term consultancy-client relationships in corporate real estate advisory services

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    Kaksonen, Emma

    2014-01-01

    Corporate real estate management (CREM) has evolved during the past decade and the use of corporate real estate advisory services has increased. The purpose of this research is to study the evolution and current position of corporate real estate management but also to develop better understanding on what type of consultancy-client relationships exist and what are the key factors contributing to a successful long-term relationship. The research questions of this study are: 1) How does the ...

  4. Assessing facade value - how clients make business cases in changing real estate markets

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    Alexandra den Heijer

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Relevance: The value of any intervention in the built environment is most relevant for the stakeholders that are investing in it. For them all costs need to be balanced with benefits - not necessarily directly financial, but adding value to the performance of the accommodated organization. Business cases contain performance criteria like competitive advantage (branding the organization, productivity (optimally supporting users of the building, profitability (on organizational level and sustainable development (monitoring the ecological footprint. In the changing real estate markets – from supply-driven to demand-driven and with increasingly higher vacancy rates – priorities in decisions about buildings have been shifting.Purpose: This paper elaborates on how (a the trends in real estate markets and (b changing priorities in decision making affect the quality demand for buildings and their facades.Design/methodology/approach: This paper is based on research of the Real Estate Management chair in general (market analysis, transformation trends, conceptual frameworks and more specifically on decisions about university campuses in the past 10 years (14 campuses and 57 buildings assessed.Findings: This paper provides both conceptual frameworks to assess the (added value of interventions in the built environment for the client and their (changing priorities in the brief for buildings and their facades.

  5. Client Server Model Based DAQ System for Real-Time Air Pollution Monitoring

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    Vetrivel. P

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The proposed system consists of client server model based Data-Acquisition Unit. The Embedded Web Server integrates Pollution Server and DAQ that collects air Pollutants levels (CO, NO2, and SO2. The Pollution Server is designed by considering modern resource constrained embedded systems. In contrast, an application server is designed to the efficient execution of programs and scripts for supporting the construction of various applications. While a pollution server mainly deals with sending HTML for display in a web browser on the client terminal, an application server provides access to server side logic for pollutants levels to be use by client application programs. The Embedded Web Server is an arm mcb2300 board with internet connectivity and acts as air pollution server as this standalone device gathers air pollutants levels and as a Server. Embedded Web server is accessed by various clients.

  6. VoIP Client for Multi-core Server Enhancing Quality of Real Time Service Delivery

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    Bereka Shewara, Jemil

    2012-01-01

    Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is a fast growing service in communication technology. Due to the cost-effectiveness, many organizations have been deploying VoIP technology for their teleconferencing and video conferencing services. In recent decades, various types of client and server applications have been developed, and different application protocols have been standardized. However, most of VoIP applications were developed for single core architecture. The increasing demand of VoIP se...

  7. A Flexible Client-Driven 3DTV System for Real-Time Acquisition, Transmission, and Display of Dynamic Scenes

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    Cao, Xun; Liu, Yebin; Dai, Qionghai

    2008-12-01

    3D experience and free-viewpoint navigation are expected to be two essential features of next generation television. In this paper, we present a flexible 3DTV system in which multiview video streams are captured, compressed, transmitted, and finally converted to high-quality 3D video in real time. Our system consists of an [InlineEquation not available: see fulltext.] camera array, 16 producer PCs, a streaming server, multiple clients, and several autostereoscopic displays. The whole system is implemented over IP network to provide multiple users with interactive 2D/3D switching, viewpoint control, and synthesis for dynamic scenes. In our approach, multiple video streams are first captured by a synchronized camera array. Then, we adopt a lengthened-B-field and region of interest- (ROI-) based coding scheme to guarantee a seamless view switching for each user as well as saving per-user transmission bandwidth. Finally, a convenient rendering algorithm is used to synthesize a visually pleasing result by introducing a new metric called Clarity Degree (CD). Experiments on both synthetic and real-world data have verified the feasibility, flexibility, and good performance of our system.

  8. A Flexible Client-Driven 3DTV System for Real-Time Acquisition, Transmission, and Display of Dynamic Scenes

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    Qionghai Dai

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available 3D experience and free-viewpoint navigation are expected to be two essential features of next generation television. In this paper, we present a flexible 3DTV system in which multiview video streams are captured, compressed, transmitted, and finally converted to high-quality 3D video in real time. Our system consists of an 8×8 camera array, 16 producer PCs, a streaming server, multiple clients, and several autostereoscopic displays. The whole system is implemented over IP network to provide multiple users with interactive 2D/3D switching, viewpoint control, and synthesis for dynamic scenes. In our approach, multiple video streams are first captured by a synchronized camera array. Then, we adopt a lengthened-B-field and region of interest- (ROI- based coding scheme to guarantee a seamless view switching for each user as well as saving per-user transmission bandwidth. Finally, a convenient rendering algorithm is used to synthesize a visually pleasing result by introducing a new metric called Clarity Degree (CD. Experiments on both synthetic and real-world data have verified the feasibility, flexibility, and good performance of our system.

  9. A Case-Study on Teaching Undergraduate-Level Software Engineering Course Using Inverted-Classroom, Large-Group, Real-Client and Studio-Based Instruction Model

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    Sureka, Ashish; Gupta, Monika; Sarkar, Dipto; Chaudhary, Vidushi

    2013-01-01

    We present a case-study on teaching an undergraduate level course on Software Engineering (second year and fifth semester of bachelors program in Computer Science) at a State University (New Delhi, India) using a novel teaching instruction model. Our approach has four main elements: inverted or flipped classroom, studio-based learning, real-client projects and deployment, large team and peer evaluation. We present our motivation and approach, challenges encountered, pedagogical benefits, find...

  10. Propuesta de planificación y periodización para un competidor de crossfit de alto nivel

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    Mirón Aguilar, Fernando

    2014-01-01

    Este trabajo tratará de plantear un modelo de planificación válido para Crossfit, más concretamente para un competidor de alto nivel que tiene el objetivo de acudir a los Crossfit Games. Mediante la revisión de la literatura científica relacionada se propondrá un modelo que pueda conjugar todas las capacidades requeridas por el crossfiter de élite, para que estas puedan ser desarrolladas de una manera más o menos conjunta y le permitan llegar en su máximo de rendimiento a cada una d...

  11. Bitcoin clients

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    Skudnov, Rostislav

    2012-01-01

    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...

  12. Interpersonal Influence Process in Real Life Counseling: Investigating Client Perceptions, Counselor Experience Level, and Counselor Power over Time.

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    Heppner, P. Paul; Heesacker, Martin

    1982-01-01

    Examined interpersonal influence processes within an actual counseling context over an average of eight sessions. Results indicated that counselor experience level did not affect client perceptions of the counselor and perceived counselor expertise, attractiveness, and trustworthiness did change over time, but not in the same direction. (Author)

  13. Development and implementation of EPICS channel access client with real-time web using WebSocket

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    In the large experimental facilities such as KEKB, RIBF, and J-PARC, the accelerators are operated by the remote control system based on EPICS (Experimental Physics and Industrial Control System). One of the advantages in EPICS-based system is the software reusability. Because it is available to develop client system by using Channel Access (CA) protocol without protocols with hardware dependencies, even if the system consists of the various kind controllers. As next-generation OPI (Operator Interface) using CA, we develop a server for the WebSocket, which is a new protocol provided by Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), with combination of Node.js and the modules. As a result, we are able to use Web-based client system not only in the central control room but also with various types of equipment for accelerator operation. (author)

  14. 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

  15. 基于HTML5的WebGIS实时客户端设计%Design of WebGIS real-time client based on HTML5

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    周玲芳; 李长云; 胡淑新; 王华

    2015-01-01

    There are some problems in the browser side of WebGIS that the drawing efficiency is poor and it cannot supporting vector drawing directly. In order to improve the client′s interactivity and real-time performance, this article solves those problems that browser doesn′t support vector drawing and renders slowing, the storage space is small, and the transfer rate is slow. And on this basis, it combines with the HTML5 Canvas, WebSocket and WebStorage technology to build a WebGIS real-time client that can solve those problems in the client side effectively and improve the user′s experience.%在 WebGIS 的浏览器端存在绘图效率差、不能直接支持矢量绘图等问题。为提高客户端的交互性和实时性,在解决浏览器不支持矢量绘图和渲染速度慢、存储空间小、传输速率慢这些问题的基础上,结合 HTML5中的 Canvas、WebSocket、WebStorage 技术,构建了 WebGIS 实时客户端,有效地改善了客户端存在的问题,改善用户的体验。

  16. El licenciado en educación física como entrenador de los competidores de deporte de aventura en España

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    Baena, A; Rebollo, S.

    2010-01-01

    El entrenamiento deportivo ha sido estudiado en multitud de disciplinas, pero escasa vez en deportistas de aventura. Nuestro objetivo es analizar algunos aspectos relacionados con la dirección del entrenamiento de un deportista de aventura. Para ello, nos hemos centrado en los Raids de Aventura, seleccionado cuatro competiciones dentro de la Liga Española, utilizando como instrumento de medida un cuestionario para una población de 272 competidores. Podemos concluir que, el deportista de avent...

  17. The real value of the customer in the process of crm and accounting: a case study in a retail supermarket El valor real del cliente en el proceso de crm y la contabilidad: un estudio de caso en empresa del sector minorista supermercadista O valor real do cliente no processo de crm e a contabilidade: um estudo de caso em empresa do setor de varejo supermercadista

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    Tatiane da Silva Ferreira Vichroski

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available As important as the gathering of transactional data and types and patterns of the customers is today, assessment of customer value, as precisely as possible, is critical in order to analyze and understand each of them in today's competitive marketplace. Thus, a way is proposed to assess the real value of the customer (LTV - Life Time Value for a retail supermarket based on their transactional and financial history as well as customer interactions with the organization. An exploratory case study was conducted in a supermarket to understand how LTV may be used in decision making in the process of relationship management with the customer (CRM - Customer Relationship Management. Results disclosed that the company with knowledge of the real value of its portfolio of customers can treat each customer segment on a more distinct personalized basis. This facilitates allocation of investments for the strategies of the relationship avoiding errors and helping the business to grow. Finally, the importance of accounting information generated by this process is emphasized as a modest academic contribution to the progress of studies on LTV, a subject widely discussed in international literature.En el mercado competitivo actual, tan importante cuanto reunir datos de transacciones, tipos y modelos de clientes es estimar lo más precisamente posible el valor del cliente, como forma de analizar y entender cada consumidor. En esa perspectiva, este trabajo propone una forma de estimar el valor real del cliente (LTV - Life Time Value del comercio minorista supermercadista con base en su historia de transacciones y financiera, bien como en sus interacciones con la organización. Para tanto, fue realizado un estudio exploratorio de caso único en empresa del ramo supermercadista, con el propósito de conocer como el LTV puede ser empleado al tomarse decisiones en el proceso de gerenciar las relaciones con el cliente (CRM - Customer Relationship Management. Como

  18. 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....

  19. 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

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Análisis de un modelo de diferenciación efectiva en base a la optimización de la lealtad de clientes en el sector turístico

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    CARRILERO CASTILLO, AGUSTÍN

    2012-01-01

    Las relaciones son la piedra angular en un sector, como el turístico, en la que las interacciones o puntos de marketing entre la empresa y sus clientes son múltiples y complejos (Gummesson, 1991). Tanto las grandes corporaciones turísticas que se encuentran inmersas en redes de alianzas con filiales, franquicias, empresas colaboradoras y competidores, como las pequeñas y medianas empresas turísticas necesitan urgentemente llegar a acuerdos de colaboración y/o asociación para poder subsi...

  3. 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.

  4. 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…

  5. 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...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  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. 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 ...

  11. Identificación de los atributos contemplados por los clientes en una estrategia CRM utilizando el modelo de efectos olvidados

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    Anna M. Gil Lafuente

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Cuidar y retener a los clientes más valiosos se ha convertido para las organizaciones en una estrategia de negocio fundamental ante las presiones del mercado y las innovaciones de los competidores. Muchas empresas han realizado inversiones millonarias en proyectos de atención al cliente, herramientas de gestión, investigación de mercado, servicios postventa personalizados y muchas otras. Sin embargo, sigue habiendo una importante brecha entre lo invertido y los beneficios obtenidos. En muchos casos siguen presentándose reclamos recurrentes y las expectativas que tienen los clientes no parecen estar alineadas con los servicios ofrecidos por las empresas en lo que concierne sobre todo a los esfuerzos en la gestión de las relaciones. Sin embargo, los clientes no son conscientes de las implicaciones que tienen algunos factores sobre el servicio que ellos van a recibir. Ante este aparente ¿olvido involuntario¿, es lógico pensar que las empresas pueden dejar de tener en cuenta aspectos importantes en su relación con los clientes, o pueden no estar tomando en cuenta atributos que los clientes valoran cuando desean ser atendidos con un producto o servicio. El presente trabajo busca, a través del Modelo de Efectos Olvidados, evidenciar atributos escondidos que los clientes valoran en torno a un producto o servicio respecto a los objetivos planteados del lado de la empresa. La conclusión del trabajo permitirá apreciar cómo algunos aspectos fundamentales en las dimensiones de la calidad de servicio que han sido "olvidadas" por los clientes pueden ser ignoradas por las empresas. Los hallazgos permitirán a las empresas redefinir las estrategias de relación y reducir las brechas de insatisfacción, facilitando el camino para la fidelización de los clientes aumentando así la rentabilidad.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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…

  15. 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)

  16. 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…

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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.

  1. 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...

  2. 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…

  3. The real value of the customer in the process of crm and accounting: a case study in a retail supermarket El valor real del cliente en el proceso de crm y la contabilidad: un estudio de caso en empresa del sector minorista supermercadista O valor real do cliente no processo de crm e a contabilidade: um estudo de caso em empresa do setor de varejo supermercadista

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    Tatiane da Silva Ferreira Vichroski; Elisete Dahmer Pfitscher; Alessandra Vasconcellos Gallon; Fernando Richartz

    2010-01-01

    As important as the gathering of transactional data and types and patterns of the customers is today, assessment of customer value, as precisely as possible, is critical in order to analyze and understand each of them in today's competitive marketplace. Thus, a way is proposed to assess the real value of the customer (LTV - Life Time Value) for a retail supermarket based on their transactional and financial history as well as customer interactions with the organization. An exploratory case st...

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. REAL- ESTATE INTERFACE

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    Jawad, Mohamad

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of the thesis was to implement the most efficient user interface (UI) for Real-estate in Finland for client companies due to their desire of having this feature in their system. The prototype was supposed to show the clients how the feature works to get needed data for real-estate properties in Finland in their map system. National Land Survey MML of Finland was chosen for tracking the real-estate properties data in the system. The real-estate prototype was developed by Micros...

  7. 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)

  8. Classification-based Multi-client Video Transmission over Heterogeneous Networks

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    Bo Li

    2013-08-01

    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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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....

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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...

  18. 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

  19. 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,…

  20. 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).

  1. 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...

  2. Classification-based Multi-client Video Transmission over Heterogeneous Networks

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    Bo Li; Peng Wang; Yongfei Zhang

    2013-01-01

    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...

  3. A new kind of node centrality in directed weighted networks based on the demands of network clients

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    To reveal the correlation between the demands of network clients and the safety and robustness of real-world networks, we propose client demand centrality (CDC) in order to quantify the contributions of nodes in the transportation processes in directed weighted networks. CDC is defined by incorporating not only the topology and dynamics of the network but also the demands of network clients. The centrality measures node potential to ensure acceptable and successful transportation for clients and does quite well in distinguishing the roles of different nodes in the network. Simulation results show that node CDC has Gaussian distributions in directed networks with different link weight distributions, and the expected value of the Gaussian distribution increases from negative to positive with a decrease of the client demand. In particular, for directed scale-free networks with the scale-free link weight distribution, the network CDC is only correlated with the degree structure of the network when the client demand is large.

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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'...

  7. 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

  8. 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...

  9. 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)

  10. Using virtual Lustre clients on the WAN for analysis of data from high energy physics experiments

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    We describe the work on creating system images of Lustre virtual clients in the ExTENCI project (Extending Science Through Enhanced National Cyberlnfrastructure), using several virtual technologies (Xen, VMware, VirtualBox, KVM). These virtual machines can be built at several levels, from a basic Linux installation (we use Scientific Linux 5 as an example), adding a Lustre client with Kerberos authentication, and up to complete clients including local or distributed (based on CernVM-FS) installations of the full CERN and project specific software stack for typical LHC experiments. The level, and size, of the images are determined by the users on demand. Various sites and individual users can just download and use them out of the box on Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X based hosts. We compare the performance of virtual clients with that of real physical systems for typical high energy physics applications like Monte Carlo simulations or analysis of data stored in ROOT trees.

  11. 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...

  12. 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)

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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...

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

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    Ľudmila Fonferová

    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

  1. ANDROID BASED REMOTE DESKTOP CLIENT

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    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.

  2. A Robust Client Verification in cloud enabled m-Commerce using Gaining Protocol

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    N., Chitra Kiran

    2012-01-01

    The proposed system highlights a novel approach of exclusive verification process using gain protocol for ensuring security among both the parties (client-service provider) in m-commerce application with cloud enabled service. The proposed system is based on the potential to verify the clients with trusted hand held device depending on the set of frequent events and actions to be carried out. The framework of the proposed work is design after collecting a real time data sets from an android enabled hand set, which when subjected to gain protocol, will result in detection of malicious behavior of illegal clients in the network. The real time experiment is performed with applicable datasets gather, which show the best result for identifying threats from last 2 months data collected.

  3. A Robust Client Verification in Cloud Enabled m-Commerce using Gaining Protocol

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    Chitra Kiran N.

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available The proposed system highlights a novel approach of exclusive verification process using gain protocol for ensuring security among both the parties (client-service provider in m-commerce application with cloud enabled service. The proposed system is based on the potential to verify the clients with trusted hand held device depending on the set of frequent events and actions to be carried out. The framework of the proposed work is design after collecting a real time data sets from an android enabled hand set, which when subjected to gain protocol, will result in detection of malicious behavior of illegal clients in the network. The real time experiment is performed with applicable datasets gather, which show the best result for identifying threats from last 2 months data collected.

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

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    Zavadska Diana V.

    2015-03-01

    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.

  5. Esourcing capability model for client organizations

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    Hefley, Bill

    2010-01-01

    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

  6. The Unfolding of the Real Relationship and the Outcome of Brief Psychotherapy

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    Gelso, Charles J.; Kivlighan, Dennis M., Jr.; Busa-Knepp, Johnna; Spiegel, Eric B.; Ain, Stacie; Hummel, Ann M.; Ma, Yueher Emilie; Markin, Rayna D.

    2012-01-01

    This study sought to assess the association of client- and therapist-rated real relationship with each other and with the outcome of brief psychotherapy. It also aimed to determine whether changes over time in perceptions of the real relationship and increasing convergence between clients' and therapists' ratings of the real relationship were…

  7. Counselor Values and the Pregnant Adolescent Client.

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    Kennedy, Bebe C.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    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)

  8. 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.

  9. 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...

  10. 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)

  11. 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.

    2008-01-01

    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 ...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. 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…

  16. The First Android Client Application for the iLab Shared Architecture

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    Bogdan-Alexandru Deaky

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents the first Android client application developed for online laboratories based on the iLab Shared Architecture. An important challenge was to properly connect to the ISA Service Broker, because its current version was developed with browser-based client applications in mind. The application was successfully tested on a few real-world mobile devices and the experience gained represents the basis for future changes in the Service Broker and for future teleengineering applications that involve Android.

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

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    Jenkins, James Gregory Jr.

    1998-01-01

    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...

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. Introduction to ASPNET 4 AJAX Client Templates

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    Shoemaker, Craig

    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

  1. Emotional Intelligence Understanding Among Real Estate Professionals

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    Andree Swanson; Paula Zobisch

    2015-01-01

    Having competency in emotional intelligence has proven to be an effective skill leading to an individual’s overall success in the workplace. When working with real estate clients, awareness and proper application of emotional intelligence could benefit the realtor by meeting the needs of their clients. An online survey instrument was distributed through social media (Linkedin and Facebook). The survey addressed 17 questions ranging from the acknowledgement of the rules of engagement to deno...

  2. Neurobiological response to EMDR therapy in clients with different psychological traumas

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    MARCO ePAGANI

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available We assessed cortical activation differences in real-time upon exposure to traumatic memory between two distinct groups of psychologically traumatised clients also in comparison with healthy controls. We used electroencephalography (EEG to compare neuronal activation throughout the bilateral stimulation phase of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR sessions. We compared activation between the first (T0 and the last (T1 session, the latter performed after processing the index trauma. The group including all clients showed significantly higher cortical activity in orbito-frontal cortex at T0 shifting at T1 towards posterior associative regions. However the subgroup of clients with chronic exposure to the traumatic event showed a cortical firing at both stages which was closer to that of controls. For the first time EEG monitoring enabled to disclose neurobiological differences between groups of clients with different trauma histories during the reliving of the traumatic event. Cortical activations in clients chronically exposed to traumatic memories were moderate, suggesting an association between social and environmental contexts with the neurobiological response to trauma exposure and psychotherapy.

  3. Neurobiological response to EMDR therapy in clients with different psychological traumas.

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    Pagani, Marco; Di Lorenzo, Giorgio; Monaco, Leonardo; Daverio, Andrea; Giannoudas, Ioannis; La Porta, Patrizia; Verardo, Anna R; Niolu, Cinzia; Fernandez, Isabel; Siracusano, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    We assessed cortical activation differences in real-time upon exposure to traumatic memory between two distinct groups of psychologically traumatized clients also in comparison with healthy controls. We used electroencephalography (EEG) to compare neuronal activation throughout the bilateral stimulation phase of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) sessions. We compared activation between the first (T0) and the last (T1) session, the latter performed after processing the index trauma. The group including all clients showed significantly higher cortical activity in orbito-frontal cortex at T0 shifting at T1 toward posterior associative regions. However, the subgroup of clients with chronic exposure to the traumatic event showed a cortical firing at both stages which was closer to that of controls. For the first time EEG monitoring enabled to disclose neurobiological differences between groups of clients with different trauma histories during the reliving of the traumatic event. Cortical activations in clients chronically exposed to traumatic memories were moderate, suggesting an association between social and environmental contexts with the neurobiological response to trauma exposure and psychotherapy. PMID:26579006

  4. 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,…

  5. 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)

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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…

  9. 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)

  10. 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.

  11. 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.…

  12. 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…

  13. 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

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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)

  17. 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.

    2015-01-01

    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.

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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)

  20. 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.

  1. 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...

  2. 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

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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)

  8. 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...

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. Neurobiological response to EMDR therapy in clients with different psychological traumas

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    Pagani, Marco; Di Lorenzo, Giorgio; Monaco, Leonardo; Daverio, Andrea; Giannoudas, Ioannis; La Porta, Patrizia; Verardo, Anna R.; Niolu, Cinzia; Fernandez, Isabel; Siracusano, Alberto

    2015-01-01

    We assessed cortical activation differences in real-time upon exposure to traumatic memory between two distinct groups of psychologically traumatised clients also in comparison with healthy controls. We used electroencephalography (EEG) to compare neuronal activation throughout the bilateral stimulation phase of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) sessions. We compared activation between the first (T0) and the last (T1) session, the latter performed after processing the index...

  13. Means, Motive and Opportunity? Disentangling Client Influence on Performance Measurement Appraisals

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    N. Crosby; Lizieri, C.; P. McAllister

    2009-01-01

    There is a longstanding body of literature that discusses the potential for clients to influence the outcome of the property appraisal process. In the market downturn of 2007-9, it is clear from a number of practitioner conferences and articles that some market participants such as investment agents or fund managers are sceptical about the ability of real estate appraisers to produce valuations that record ad reflect accurately the timing and extent of market price changes (see, for example, ...

  14. A WebGL-based virtual world client on a web browser

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    Dahl, T. (Toni)

    2013-01-01

    The popularity of 3D virtual worlds has increased a lot in recent years and they are becoming essential enablers for providing interactive collaboration methods for people. Virtual worlds are also making their way in the real world with the help of augmented reality technologies. Currently, many service providers are trying to make it easier for users to access their virtual worlds. However, accessing a virtual world typically requires installing a separate client application that needs a dif...

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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...

  19. Java ME Clients for XML Web Services

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    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.

  20. 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...

  1. 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.

  2. 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...

  3. 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

  4. Analysis of factors affecting the real estate market in Prague

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    Kubečková, Kristina

    2014-01-01

    The goal is to map the current real estate market in Prague, analyzing the factors that influence the demand for real estate on the basis of data obtained while working in the Prague real estate agency. This information I want to use to improve our work, to facilitate an understanding of the requirements and needs of clients in the real estate market. The result should be greater competitiveness of our real estate agency who will be able to expand and profit in future.

  5. DETERMINANTS OF THE CHOICE OF MARKETING CHANNELS BY CORPORATE CLIENTS: AN ANALYSIS OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SECTOR

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    Guilherme Soares

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Based on a survey of 505 corporate clients from the information technology industry, this study uses a logit statistical model to analyze whether such factors as loyalty, trust, client importance, intimacy between customer and supplier and the cost of changing suppliers may affect the choice of the marketing channel used by the client. The results show that the greater intimacy between a supplier and a corporate client is a determining factor for the client’s preference for being served by the manufacturer rather than an intermediary. In contrast, clients’ perception of their own importance to the supplier is not very relevant to their preference for being served directly by the manufacturer, and the other factors were not identified as (statistically important determinants of the choice of the marketing channel. These results suggest that the real advantage of the direct sales channel over the indirect sales channel lies in its ability to strengthen the client-manufacturer relationship, thereby contributing to the development of solutions that better serve the needs of corporate clients.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. CRM ¿filosofía o tecnología? : mitos y realidades de la orientación al cliente

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    Jordi A. Sangil Martínez

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente en el mundo empresarial existe la necesidad prioritaria de cuidar a los clientes. Las organizaciones invierten mucho, a veces demasiado, en este propósito. Esa inversión no siempre está correctamente fundamentada y analizada, muchas veces prima más la copia a los competidores, que un cuidadoso análisis de las necesidades internas de la propia organización. La orientación de las organizaciones hacia el cliente, no es más que el buen trato y el conocimiento exhaustivo del cliente, con el fin de incrementar su rentabilidad a lo largo del tiempo.Una de las modas que proliferan es la inversión (muchas veces gasto en tecnologías CRM (Acrónimo en inglés de Customer Relationship Management. CRM se percibe continuamente en el mundo empresarial como 'Tecnología" no como "Filosofía" empresarial. La cifra de negocio mundial por la venta de este tipo de aplicaciones (es decir "tecnología" es creciente, lo que sorprende si pensamos que, al mismo tiempo, más de la mitad de los proyectos de implantación fracasan, o si se quiere, no alcanzan el éxito deseado. El principal motivo de fracaso suele ser por la falta de concordancia o alineamiento entre la tecnología y la estrategia global corporativa. Esta alineación debe aplicarse y verse reflejada en la estructura, cultura y los procesos de la organización, así como en las políticas en cuanto a sistemas y tecnologías de la información.At the moment, in the business world, customer care is one of the most important organizational priorities. Organizations invest a lot, sometimes too much, in this purpose. That kind of investments are not always properly supported and analyzed by organizations, and often they are based on competitors' benchmark, instead of a careful analysis of the organizational internal needs. Customer orientation is just being kind with the client and trying to get as much information as possible out of the client, in order to increase its lifetime

  10. 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

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Design and Implementation of Intelligent Community System Based on Thin Client and Cloud Computing

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    Weitao Xu

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available With the continuous development of science and technology, the intelligent development of community system becomes a trend. Meanwhile, smart mobile devices and cloud computing technology are increasingly used in intelligent information systems; however, smart mobile devices such as smartphone and smart pad, also known as thin clients, limited by either their capacities (CPU, memory or battery or their network resources, do not always meet users' satisfaction in using mobile services. Mobile cloud computing, in which resource-rich virtual machines of smart mobile device are provided to a customer as a service, can be terrific solution for expanding the limitation of real smart mobile device, but the resources utilization rate is low and the information cannot be shared easily. To address the problems above, this paper proposes an information system for intelligent community, which is composed of thin clients, wide band network and cloud computing servers. On one hand, the thin clients with the characteristics of energy efficiency, high robustness and high computing capacity can efficiently avoid the problems encountered in the PC architecture and mobile devices. On the other hand, the cloud computing servers in the proposed information system solve the problems of resource sharing barriers. Finally, the system is built in real environments to evaluate the performance. We deploy the proposed system in a community with more than 2000 residents, and it is demonstrated that the proposed system is robust and efficient.

  14. Design and Implementation of Intelligent Community System Based on Thin Client and Cloud Computing

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    Weitao Xu

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available With the continuous development of science and technology, the intelligent development of community system becomes a trend. Meanwhile, smart mobile devices and cloud computing technology are increasingly used in intelligent information systems; however, smart mobile devices such as smartphone and smart pad, also known as thin clients, limited by either their capacities (CPU, memory or battery or their network resources, do not always meet users' satisfaction in using mobile services. Mobile cloud computing, in which resource-rich virtual machines of smart mobile device are provided to a customer as a service, can be terrific solution for expanding the limitation of real smart mobile device, but the resources utilization rate is low and the information cannot be shared easily. To address the problems above, this paper proposes an information system for intelligent community, which is composed of thin clients, wide band network and cloud computing servers. On one hand, the thin clients with the characteristics of energy efficiency, high robustness and high computing capacity can efficiently avoid the problems encountered in the PC architecture and mobile devices. On the other hand, the cloud computing servers in the proposed information system solve the problems of resource sharing barriers. Finally, the system is built in real environments to evaluate the performance. We deploy the proposed system in a community with more than 2000 residents, and it is demonstrated that the proposed system is robust and efficient

  15. 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

  16. 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...

  17. Alterações nos fatores de competição da indústria calçadista exportadora devido à entrada de competidores asiáticos Changes in competitive factors in footwear export industry due to arrival Asian producers

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    Giancarlo Medeiros Pereira

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo apresenta uma análise das modificações observadas entre 1990 e 2008 nos fatores de competição vigentes na indústria calçadista do Vale do Rio dos Sinos voltada à exportação para grandes redes de varejo nos Estados Unidos. Essas alterações resultam das novas condições de competitividade que lhes foram impostas pela entrada de competidores asiáticos, principalmente chineses, no mercado. Foi utilizada a metodologia do estudo de caso exploratório qualitativo. As principais técnicas de pesquisa foram a entrevista semiestruturada e o grupo focado com gestores especialistas. Foram entrevistados gestores praticantes e especialistas acadêmicos com atividades nas empresas. Como resultado, observou-se que os atores do processo de produção para exportação de calçados aumentaram a importância das dimensões diversidade de modelos, qualidade, inovação, velocidade e flexibilidade de produto e reduziram a importância das dimensões volume de produção e preço de venda. As dimensões design, performance e pontualidade permaneceram inalteradas. A principal contribuição do artigo é desvelar elementos que permitam a formulação de hipóteses para estudos futuros, mais completos, acerca do impacto das alterações mercadológicas sobre fatores competitivos e estratégia de produção.The paper presents an analysis of the changes observed in competitive factors in the footwear industry aimed at the Brazilian-based export industry, due to the arrival of Asian producers, the Chinese in particular, in the market. The research method was a qualitative exploratory case study. The main research techniques were semi-structured interviews and focus groups. Managers, experts and academics involved in the companies participated. As a result, we discovered that the impact of these new producers has been to sharpen the following competitive dimensions: diversity of models, quality, innovation, speed of delivery and flexibility. The

  18. Assimetrias entre os competidores nos leilões da ANP

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    Eric Universo Rodrigues Brasil

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo investiga assimetrias entre os concorrentes dos leilões para exploração de petróleo no Brasil, através da comparação estatística das distribuições dos lances, estimadas por procedimentos não paramétricos. Uma análise exploratória dos lances empreendidos, contendo diversas combinações de jogadores, corroborou a expectativa da presença de assimetrias em favor da Petrobras e da OGX. Comparamos as distribuições e testamos diferenças a partir do teste de Kolmogorov-Smirnov. Os resultados reforçam a hipótese de assimetrias, mas há evidências estilizadas compatíveis com a presença de assimetrias de natureza informacional e também de custos.

  19. Cuando su fabricante contratista se convierte en su competidor

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    Benito Arruñada

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    Full Text Available La fabricación ha sido el aspecto fundamental de las empresas manufactureras durante más de un siglo. Sin embargo, en la actualidad, cada vez más compañías están subcontratando su producción a empresas especializadas. En algunas de ellas, los trabajadores no llegan a establecer un contacto físico con los productos. El cambio tecnológico no sólo está promoviendo la especialización mediante la utilización de robots y fábricas flexibles, sino que además está reduciendo los costes de coordinación a través de la aplicación de nuevos estándares y el uso de Internet. Este es el motivo por el que la subcontratación de la fabricación ("contract manufacturing", en inglés puede predominar en un futuro próximo. Desafortunadamente, los incentivos de los directivos fomentan una aproximación general y carente de análisis a las decisiones de externalizar o no, qué productos externalizar, con qué subcontratistas fabricantes (CM, por "Contract Manufacturer", en inglés comprometerse, y de qué forma -un acuerdo de mercado, una alianza estratégica, o alguna forma intermedia. Cuando los fabricantes de equipos originales (OEM, por "Original Equipment Manufacturer", en inglés comparten aspectos de propiedad intelectual básicos con sus CMs, es importante que la relación sea cercana y de confianza -pero no tan estrecha como para que los CMs se alejen del mercado y de las contribuciones de otros OEMs.Manufacturing has been the core of industrial firms for more than a century. Nowadays, however, an increasing number of companies are contracting out their production with specialists. In some of them not even a single worker touches physically the products it sells. Technological change is not only fostering specialization through the use of robots and flexible factories, but also reducing coordination costs by applying new standards and using the Internet. This is the reason why this "contract manufacturing" might well become the rule in the near future. Unfortunately, managers' incentives encourage a wholesale, uncritical approach to decisions about whether to outsource, which products to outsource, which CMs to engage, and in what form --a market agreement, a strategic alliance, or something in between. When OEMs share sensitive intellectual property with CMs, it is important that the relationship be trusting and close- but not so close that CMs lose touch with the market and other OEMs' contributions.

  20. Google Books, ¿nuevos mercados, nuevos competidores?

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    Martínez-San-Emeterio, Myriam

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to show how a business model based on the manipulation of a need, is assuming the modification of the conceptualization of the book object itself completely innovative as a transmitter of information, thought and culture. This interference has meant through the concept of "culture for all" vision of changing some of the participants in that market. On the one hand the creator, as a key component in the development of new content. The editor, as settled business model....

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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...

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Data exchange client development based on OPC in instantaneous profile gauge

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    In an instantaneous profile gauge system, the scanning pyrometer is used to measure temperature of the hot strip section. The acquired temperature data are applied in strip thickness compensation, so that the compensated thickness can be fed back to the rolling mill to adjust the strip profile. In order to acquire real time strip temperature data, an OPC client is needed to interact with OPC server of the scanning pyrometer. The OPC data access specification was introduced and analyzed. In the Visual C + + development environment, an OPC client program was implemented based on the Microsoft active template library (ATL), so that data items of the scanning pyrometer can be acquired. The acquired temperature data were delivered to temperature compensation module for thickness correction and a good correction result was obtained. (authors)

  7. Fresh Wounds: Metadata and Usability Lessons from building the Earthdata Search Client

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    Pilone, D.; Quinn, P.; Murphy, K. J.; Baynes, K.

    2014-12-01

    Data discovery and accessibility are frequent topics in science conferences but are usually discussed in an abstract XML schema kind-of way. In the course of designing and building the NASA Earthdata Search Client, a "concept-car" discovery client for the new Common Metadata Repository (CMR) and NASA Earthdata, we learned important lessons about usability from user studies and our actual use of science metadata. In this talk we challenge the community with the issues we ran into: the critical usability stumbling blocks for even seasoned researchers, "bug reports" from users that were ultimately usability problems in metadata, the challenges and questions that arise from incorporating "visual metadata", and the state of data access services. We intend to show that high quality metadata and real human usability factors are essential to making critical data accessible.

  8. The X-Files Investigating Alien Performance in a Thin-client World

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    Gunther, N J

    2000-01-01

    Many scientific applications use the X11 window environment; an open source windows GUI standard employing a client/server architecture. X11 promotes: distributed computing, thin-client functionality, cheap desktop displays, compatibility with heterogeneous servers, remote services and administration, and greater maturity than newer web technologies. This paper details the author's investigations into close encounters with alien performance in X11-based seismic applications running on a 200-node cluster, backed by 2 TB of mass storage. End-users cited two significant UFOs (Unidentified Faulty Operations) i) long application launch times and ii) poor interactive response times. The paper is divided into three major sections describing Close Encounters of the 1st Kind: citings of UFO experiences, the 2nd Kind: recording evidence of a UFO, and the 3rd Kind: contact and analysis. UFOs do exist and this investigation presents a real case study for evaluating workload analysis and other diagnostic tools.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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%.

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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.

  16. Development of Client Environments for a Synchronization System based on Events; Desarrollo de Entornos Cliente para un Sistema de Sincronizacion Basado en Eventos

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    Pereira, A.; Vega, J.

    2005-07-01

    The Asynchronous Event Distribution System (AEDS) was built to provides synchronization resources within the TJ-II local area network. It is a software system developed to add soft synchronization capabilities to the TJ-II data acquisition, control and analysis environments Soft synchronization signifies that AEDS is not a realtime system. In fact, AEDS is based on TCP/IP over ETHERNET networks. However, its response time is adequate for practical purposes when synchronization requirements can support some delay between event dispatch and message reception. Event broadcasters (or synchronization servers in AEDS terminology) are Windows computers. Destination computers (or synchronization clients) were also Windows machines in the first version of AEDS. However, this fact imposed a very important limitation on synchronization capabilities. to overcome this situation, synchronization clients for different environments have been added to AEDS: time-sharing operating systems (UNIX and LINUX), real-time operating systems (OS9 and VxWorks) and Java applications. The synchronization primitives that operate in these systems are very different between them and therefore, several approaches were chosen in order to provide the same functionality to the various environments. POSLX thread library with its basic synchronization primitives (mutex and conditions variables) was used to accomplish this task on UNIX/LINUX systems, IPC mechanisms for concurrent processes on OS9 and VxWorks real time operating systems, and synchronized-wait/notify primitives on Java virtual machines. (Author) 11 refs.

  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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    American Psychologist, 2012

    2012-01-01

    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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    2010-07-01

    ... 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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    2010-07-01

    ... 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. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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....

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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)

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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...

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Secure thin client architecture for DICOM image analysis

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    Mogatala, Harsha V. R.; Gallet, Jacqueline

    2005-04-01

    This paper presents a concept of Secure Thin Client (STC) Architecture for Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) image analysis over Internet. STC Architecture provides in-depth analysis and design of customized reports for DICOM images using drag-and-drop and data warehouse technology. Using a personal computer and a common set of browsing software, STC can be used for analyzing and reporting detailed patient information, type of examinations, date, Computer Tomography (CT) dose index, and other relevant information stored within the images header files as well as in the hospital databases. STC Architecture is three-tier architecture. The First-Tier consists of drag-and-drop web based interface and web server, which provides customized analysis and reporting ability to the users. The Second-Tier consists of an online analytical processing (OLAP) server and database system, which serves fast, real-time, aggregated multi-dimensional data using OLAP technology. The Third-Tier consists of a smart algorithm based software program which extracts DICOM tags from CT images in this particular application, irrespective of CT vendor's, and transfers these tags into a secure database system. This architecture provides Winnipeg Regional Health Authorities (WRHA) with quality indicators for CT examinations in the hospitals. It also provides health care professionals with analytical tool to optimize radiation dose and image quality parameters. The information is provided to the user by way of a secure socket layer (SSL) and role based security criteria over Internet. Although this particular application has been developed for WRHA, this paper also discusses the effort to extend the Architecture to other hospitals in the region. Any DICOM tag from any imaging modality could be tracked with this software.

  12. 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.

  13. 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)

  14. 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.

  15. Outsource the Clients Management? A Study about the Impact of the Facilities Management Activity Outsourcing in the Satisfaction of Organizational Clients

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    Full Text Available Satisfaction is the subject of several studies because of the managerial implications related to customer loyalty and business sustainability. This study aims to assess the satisfaction of organizational clients of Shopping Centers (SC with the technical and environmental services that provide the necessary conditions for the retail practice denominated facilities management (FM. FM involves a wide range of services to retailers to ensure normal operation (HR and finance management, real estate and Legal advice, IT repairs .... The services can be managed and/or performed by internal or external staff. FM activities are quite subject to contractual and environmental problems. Although most of the time they are invisible to consumers attending the SC, when they are poorly performed, the effects can be devastating, causing dissatisfaction among consumers and retailers. Data collected at two big SC in Rio de Janeiro were statistically analyzed. Results show evidence that this management option has significant relevance in customer satisfaction and there is also evidence that the shopkeeper satisfaction is lower when the FM is outsourced. This work aims to contribute to retail management, specifically SC management, by analyzing the satisfaction of organizational clients with services of FM and may provide more information for better decision making.

  16. 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...

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

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    Agee, Laurel C.

    1995-01-01

    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 ...

  18. 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.

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. Working with violent clients : staff explanations and actions

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    Leggeft, J.A.

    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 ...

  4. Exploring the Complex Treatment Experiences of Eating Disorder Clients

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    Brady, G

    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...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. 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.

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

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    1999-01-01

    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...

  11. NSLS-II High Level Application Infrastructure And Client API Design

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    developers of APIs and how to use them to form a physics application to the users. For example, how the channels are related to magnet and what the current real-time setting of a magnet is in physics unit are the internals of APIs. Measuring chromaticities are the users of APIs. All the users of APIs are working with magnet and instrument names in a physics unit. The low level communications in current or voltage unit are minimized. In this paper, we discussed our recent progress of our infrastructure development, and client API.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Real Language Meets Real Business

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    Muirhead, Muirhead; Schechter, Sarah

    2016-01-01

    The Real Business Language Challenge was a collaborative pilot project between Coca-Cola Enterprises (CCE) and Routes into Languages East for Year 9 and 10 pupils. It was based on CCE's award-winning Real Business Challenge, part of its highly acclaimed education programme. The Real Business Language Challenge transformed the project into a…

  15. 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.

  16. MARKETING RELACIONAL: VALOR, SATISFACCIÓN, LEALTAD Y RETENCIÓN DEL CLIENTE. ANÁLISIS Y REFLEXIÓN TEÓRICA

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    Enrique Guadarrama Tavira; Elsa Mireya Rosales Estrada

    2015-01-01

    Las empresas actuales buscan relacionarse con susclientes para elevar la satisfacción, la confianza y la lealtad, así elvalor del cliente alcanza una dimensión real y contribuye de formaefectiva a la rentabilidad. En el presente trabajo se adopta comoobjetivo la compilación y análisis crítico de diferentes estudioscentrados en la gestión de la relación con los clientes, su satisfaccióny lealtad; y se reflexiona en torno a su repercusión en los resultadosde la organización. Se concluye que el ...

  17. A Note on Real Estate Marketing Research

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    Emil E. Malizia

    1990-01-01

    Although the principles of real estate market analysis are more readily accessible due to the publication of several recent volumes, the topic yet to be grounded properly in the broader marketing research field. Building on the appraisal tradition, the professional market analyst strives for an objective assessment of market comparables and trends to arrive at a thoughtful and informed opinion of economic feasibility on behalf of the client developer, investor, lender, or landowner. However, ...

  18. Real Talk on Real Estate

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    2006-01-01

    What’s hot and what’s not in China’s property market The Beijing 2008 Olympics is a giant magnet for real estate investment, but how far-reaching is its pull? Is it a good time to buy real estate in second-tier cities? And could a bal- looning worldwide real estate bubble have ramifications for China? Inquiring minds want to know the answers to all these questions in real estate circles. Experts may not always answer harmoniously, but unless you have a villa empire, their advice could help you conquer this tricky market more successfully. No bubble in Beijing or beyond The Olympic effect will cause real

  19. Real Time Monitor of Grid job executions

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    In this paper we describe the architecture and operation of the Real Time Monitor (RTM), developed by the Grid team in the HEP group at Imperial College London. This is arguably the most popular dissemination tool within the EGEE [1] Grid. Having been used, on many occasions including GridFest and LHC inauguration events held at CERN in October 2008. The RTM gathers information from EGEE sites hosting Logging and Bookkeeping (LB) services. Information is cached locally at a dedicated server at Imperial College London and made available for clients to use in near real time. The system consists of three main components: the RTM server, enquirer and an apache Web Server which is queried by clients. The RTM server queries the LB servers at fixed time intervals, collecting job related information and storing this in a local database. Job related data includes not only job state (i.e. Scheduled, Waiting, Running or Done) along with timing information but also other attributes such as Virtual Organization and Computing Element (CE) queue - if known. The job data stored in the RTM database is read by the enquirer every minute and converted to an XML format which is stored on a Web Server. This decouples the RTM server database from the client removing the bottleneck problem caused by many clients simultaneously accessing the database. This information can be visualized through either a 2D or 3D Java based client with live job data either being overlaid on to a 2 dimensional map of the world or rendered in 3 dimensions over a globe map using OpenGL.

  20. 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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. Empowerment interventions, knowledge translation and exchange: perspectives of home care professionals, clients and caregivers

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    Voyer Louis

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Few studies have examined empowerment interventions as they actually unfold in home care in the context of chronic health problems. This study aims to document the empowerment process as it plays out in interventions with adults receiving home care services. Methods/design The qualitative design chosen is a fourth generation evaluation combined with case studies. A home care team of a health and social services center situated in the Eastern Townships (Québec, Canada will be involved at every step in the study. A sample will be formed of 15 health care professionals and 30 of their home care clients and caregiver. Semi-structured interviews, observations of home care interventions and socio-demographic questionnaires will be used to collect the data. Nine instruments used by the team in prior studies will be adapted and reviewed. A personal log will document the observers' perspectives in order to foster objectivity and the focus on the intervention. The in-depth qualitative analysis of the data will illustrate profiles of enabling interventions and individual empowerment. Discussion The ongoing process to transform the health care and social services network creates a growing need to examine intervention practices of health care professionals working with clients receiving home care services. This study will provide the opportunity to examine how the intervention process plays out in real-life situations and how health care professionals, clients and caregivers experience it. The intervention process and individual empowerment examined in this study will enhance the growing body of knowledge about empowerment.

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Privacy preserving, real-time and location secured biometrics for mCommerce authentication

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    Kuseler, Torben; Al-Assam, Hisham; Jassim, Sabah; Lami, Ihsan A.

    2011-06-01

    Secure wireless connectivity between mobile devices and financial/commercial establishments is mature, and so is the security of remote authentication for mCommerce. However, the current techniques are open for hacking, false misrepresentation, replay and other attacks. This is because of the lack of real-time and current-precise-location in the authentication process. This paper proposes a new technique that includes freshly-generated real-time personal biometric data of the client and present-position of the mobile device used by the client to perform the mCommerce so to form a real-time biometric representation to authenticate any remote transaction. A fresh GPS fix generates the "time and location" to stamp the biometric data freshly captured to produce a single, real-time biometric representation on the mobile device. A trusted Certification Authority (CA) acts as an independent authenticator of such client's claimed realtime location and his/her provided fresh biometric data. Thus eliminates the necessity of user enrolment with many mCommerce services and application providers. This CA can also "independently from the client" and "at that instant of time" collect the client's mobile device "time and location" from the cellular network operator so to compare with the received information, together with the client's stored biometric information. Finally, to preserve the client's location privacy and to eliminate the possibility of cross-application client tracking, this paper proposes shielding the real location of the mobile device used prior to submission to the CA or authenticators.

  11. 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.

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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

  15. Therapeutic alliance and client feedback in family therapy processes

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    Costa, Carla Filomena César Dias da

    2013-01-01

    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 ...

  16. Methadone, Counselling and Literacy: A health literacy partnership for Aboriginal clients

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper describes a literacy program delivered at the Kirketon Road Centre (KRC, a primary health centre located in Kings Cross, Sydney. KRC was established to meet the health needs of ‘at risk’ young people, sex workers, and people who inject drugs. The literacy program was initiated from within an Aboriginal health group at KRC, following a request from clients in the group. A teacher from Tranby Aboriginal College delivered the literacy program one afternoon every fortnight over a period of approximately one year. This paper is based on recorded and transcribed ‘reflection’ discussions undertaken over several months between the literacy teacher, a KRC counsellor and the researcher immediately following the literacy sessions. Of particular interest is the nature of the literacy program and its pedagogical approach which is based largely on the delivery of popularly themed worksheet exercises. These activities represent in some ways an approach to adult literacy education that we term ‘autonomous’, that is, as a single set of skills generalisable to other life contexts. This pedagogical approach, however, needs to be understood in relation to the social capital outcomes of the course which take into account the complex and varying relationships and networks of the client group. The real value of the course can be seen largely in terms of the social capital outcomes for individual participants.

  17. Real-Time Monitoring of Psychotherapeutic Processes: Concept and Compliance

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    Schiepek, Günter; Aichhorn, Wolfgang; Gruber, Martin; Strunk, Guido; Bachler, Egon; Aas, Benjamin

    2016-01-01

    Objective: The feasibility of a high-frequency real-time monitoring approach to psychotherapy is outlined and tested for patients' compliance to evaluate its integration to everyday practice. Criteria concern the ecological momentary assessment, the assessment of therapy-related cognitions and emotions, equidistant time sampling, real-time nonlinear time series analysis, continuous participative process control by client and therapist, and the application of idiographic (person-specific) surv...

  18. 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...

  19. Real Forestry for Real Estate

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    Gagnon, Jennifer; Fisher, Jason

    2013-01-01

    Virginia is poised to see an unprecedented change in forest land ownership. To provide new landowners with information on sustainable forest management, we developed a two-part program, Real Forestry for Real Estate. First, we assembled New Landowner Packets, which contain a variety of sustainable forest management resources. Second, two…

  20. 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

  1. 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

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

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    Joeveer, Karin

    -, 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

  3. 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…

  4. 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)

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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.

  13. 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)

  14. 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).

  15. 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....

  16. 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…

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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,…

  1. 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)

  2. 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

  3. 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…

  4. Use of Deception to Improve Client Honeypot Detection of Drive-by-Download Attacks

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    Popovsky, Barbara; Narvaez Suarez, Julia F.; Seifert, Christian; Frincke, Deborah A.; O' Neil, Lori R.; Aval, Chiraag U.

    2009-07-24

    This paper presents the application of deception theory to improve the success of client honeypots at detecting malicious web page attacks from infected servers programmed by online criminals to launch drive-by-download attacks. The design of honeypots faces three main challenges: deception, how to design honeypots that seem real systems; counter-deception, techniques used to identify honeypots and hence defeating their deceiving nature; and counter counter-deception, how to design honeypots that deceive attackers. The authors propose the application of a deception model known as the deception planning loop to identify the current status on honeypot research, development and deployment. The analysis leads to a proposal to formulate a landscape of the honeypot research and planning of steps ahead.

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

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    Asa Auta

    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

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

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    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

  7. 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

  8. 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

    2013-01-01

    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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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...

  11. Real analysis

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    Loeb, Peter A

    2016-01-01

    This textbook is designed for a year-long course in real analysis taken by beginning graduate and advanced undergraduate students in mathematics and other areas such as statistics, engineering, and economics. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, it elegantly explores the core concepts in real analysis and introduces new, accessible methods for both students and instructors. The first half of the book develops both Lebesgue measure and, with essentially no additional work for the student, general Borel measures for the real line. Notation indicates when a result holds only for Lebesgue measure. Differentiation and absolute continuity are presented using a local maximal function, resulting in an exposition that is both simpler and more general than the traditional approach. The second half deals with general measures and functional analysis, including Hilbert spaces, Fourier series, and the Riesz representation theorem for positive linear functionals on continuous functions with compact support....

  12. 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…

  13. 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

  14. 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…

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

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    Gass, Michael; Gillis, H. L.

    1995-01-01

    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…

  16. 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…

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

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    Ruzicka, Mary F.; Naun, Robert

    1976-01-01

    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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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

    2003-01-01

    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.

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

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    Skaates, Maria Anne

    2001-01-01

    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....

  1. Memoria organizacional en la retroalimentación de clientes

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    Javier E De la Hoz Freyle

    2014-12-01

    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.

  2. 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

  3. A Discussion of Thin Client Technology for Computer Labs

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    Martínez-Mateo, Jesús; Pérez-Rey, David

    2010-01-01

    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...

  4. A Client-Server System for Ubiquitous Video Service

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    2012-12-01

    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.

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

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    Marques, Ana Sofia Mesquita Tavares

    2013-01-01

    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...

  6. 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...

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

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    Nalini Dayanand; Rema Padman

    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...

  8. Network Cooperation for Client-AP Association Optimization

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

    2012-01-01

    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...

  9. The Role of Client Motivation in Workplace Rehabilitation

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    Amanda Mabin; Christine Randall

    2014-01-01

    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...

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

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

    2012-01-01

    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...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. The new version 2.12 of BKG Ntrip Client (BNC)

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    Stürze, Andrea; Mervart, Leos; Weber, Georg; Rülke, Axel; Wiesensarter, Erwin; Neumaier, Peter

    2016-04-01

    A new version of the BKG Ntrip Client (BNC) has been released. Originally developed in cooperation of the Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG) and the Czech Technical University (CTU) with a focus on multi-stream real-time access to GPS observations, the software has once again been substantially extended. Promoting Open Standards as recommended by the Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM) remains the prime subject. Beside its Graphical User Interface (GUI), the real-time software for Windows, Linux, Mac, and Linux platforms now comes with complete Command Line Interface (CLI) and considerable post processing functionality. RINEX Version 3 file editing & Quality Check (QC) with full support of Galileo, BeiDou, and SBAS - besides GPS and GLONASS - is part of the new features. Comparison of satellite orbit/clock files in SP3 format is another fresh ability of BNC. Simultaneous multi-station Precise Point Positioning (PPP) for real-time displacement-monitoring of entire reference station networks is one more recent addition to BNC. Implemented RTCM messages for PPP (under development) comprise satellite orbit and clock corrections, code and phase observation biases, and the Vertical Total Electron Content (VTEC) of the ionosphere. The well established, mature codebase is mostly written in C++ language. Its publication under GNU GPL is thought to be well-suited for test, validation and demonstration of new approaches in precise real-time satellite navigation when IP streaming is involved. The poster highlights BNC features which are new in version 2.12 and beneficial to IAG institutions and services such as IGS/RT-IGS and to the interested public in general.

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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…

  20. 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

  1. 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...

  2. Musical Listening: Giving Audience to the Music and Our Clients

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    2002-11-01

    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.

  3. en las relaciones con los clientes a largo plazo

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    2007-01-01

    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

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Estrategias de lealtad de clientes en la banca universal

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    María Virginia Baptista

    2013-01-01

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. Addressing the repressed needs of the Arabic client.

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    Dwairy, M

    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

  14. 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

  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 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...

  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. Real-time systems

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    Badr, Salah M.; Bruztman, Donald P.; Nelson, Michael L.; Byrnes, Ronald Benton, Jr.

    1992-01-01

    This paper presents an introduction to the basic issues involved in real-time systems. Both real-time operating sys and real-time programming languages are explored. Concurrent programming and process synchronization and communication are also discussed. The real-time requirements of the Naval Postgraduate School Autonomous Under Vehicle (AUV) are then examined. Autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV), hard real-time system, real-time operating system, real-time programming language, real-time sy...

  17. USING KANO TWO DIMENSIONAL SERVICE QUALITY CLASSIFICATION AND CHARACTERISTIC ANALYSIS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF HOTELS' CLIENTS OF ORADEA

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    Olimpia Iuliana BAN

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Kano's two-dimensional quality model is one of the best known and most used direct methods, in service quality appreciation. The main purpose of this paper is to apply and testing a two-dimensional model proposed by Noriaki Kano, in a real situation of four hotels from Oradea. The first part of the paper presents, the stages needed to build the Kano model, in the context of researches regarding the degree of satisfaction of the consumer of touristic services and the advantages of using this method. The second part of the paper describes a market research, through questionnaire, among the 125 clients of four hotels with over 50 rooms and located in key areas for the urban tourism. The results obtained show the degree of global satisfaction of the clients surveyed and allow the framing of the quality attributes into the three main categories(plus one suggested by Kano. Applying Kano`s model we have a position of consumers face tinting of the quality characteristics, this is impossible in classical quality assessment services.

  18. 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

  19. 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

  20. 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...

  1. THE ECONOMICS OF THERAPY - CLIENTS, COLLEAGUES, CASH AND COMPETITION

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    Thomas, Daniel; Jacobsen, Stine Lindahl; Ledger, Alison;

    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...

  2. 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

  3. [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

  4. 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...

  5. 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.

  6. 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)

  7. 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.

  8. Techno-Economic Feasibility of Web Real-Time Communications

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    Tabakov, Boyan

    2014-01-01

    WebRTC is an ongoing effort to build an open framework for real-time audio and video communication capabilities that turn Web browsers, and other clients supporting it, into a platform for person-to-person communication. Previously, real-time communication (RTC) has been achievable in the Web browser only by installing third party software. WebRTC brings native support for RTC to the Web browsers and exposes it freely to web developers via standardized JavaScript API. This brings RTC as a fea...

  9. 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…

  10. 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

  11. 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)...

  12. 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,…

  13. 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…

  14. 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:…

  15. 76 FR 5840 - Supermedia LLC, Formerly Known as Idearc Media LLC, Supermedia Information Services LLC, Client...

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    ... 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...

  16. 34 CFR 364.30 - What notice must be given about the Client Assistance Program (CAP)?

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    ... 34 Education 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What notice must be given about the Client Assistance... the State Plan Requirements? § 364.30 What notice must be given about the Client Assistance Program (CAP)? The State plan must include satisfactory assurances that all service providers will use...

  17. 77 FR 38766 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Client Life-Cycle Multi-Purpose...

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    ... provide the required information to assist CS in fulfilling a client's objective for a requested service... International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; International Client Life... . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The International Trade Administration's U.S. Commercial Service (CS)...

  18. Personal Counselling at an Ontario Community College: Client Groups, Service Usage, and Retention

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    Porter, Shirley

    2011-01-01

    This study focused on personal counselling clients in a community college in Ontario. Using archival records from the 2008-2009 academic year, at-risk client groups were identified and compared with respect to usage rates and retention. Significant differences were identified. Overall, first-year students who engaged in personal counselling had a…

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    ... Services, Atlanta, Georgia. The notice was published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2010 (75 FR 32224... Employment and Training Administration Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP (``PwC''), Internal Firm Services Client... subject firm should read PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (``PwC''), Internal Firm Services Client...

  20. A CONCEPTUAL TOOL FOR ASSESSING CLIENT PERFORMANCE IN THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT COALITION

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    Gary D. Holt

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Due to the significant impact of client performance on overall project performance and the interdependence of participant%5C%27s performance in the construction project coalition %28i.e. clients%2C designers and constructors%29%2C there is a need to establish client performance measures. Based on data collected from in-depth interviews with nineteen UK architects and nine UK contractors%2C a generic tool for the on-going formal assessment of client performance is presented. It was found that this approach to performance assessment %28i.e. from the view point of other%2C non-client coalition participants%29 should lead to improved project relationships. Data analysis showed that in addition to %5C%27harder%5C%27 measures such as understanding of project requirements and finance%2C other%2C %5C%27softer%5C%27 measures of client performance %28e.g. attitude%29 were worthy of consideration since they determine the quality of participant relationships. It is recommended that the tool be used to promote more effective client performance and thus enhance coalition relationships%2C enabling continuous improvement. The ultimate aim is to develop similar tools for the assessment of all coalition participants based on a culture of openness and trust. Abstract in Bahasa Indonesia : assessment+tool%2C+coalition+participants%2C+client+performance%2C+perceptions%2C+performance+measures%2C+satisfaction.

  1. Client Participation in Managing Social Work Service--An Unfinished Quest

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    Leung, Terry T. F.

    2011-01-01

    "Client participation" is a popular ideal and object of rhetorical commitment in social work service. But the much-touted potential of this concept requires careful and critical scrutiny. This article reports on a study of client-participation initiatives in the Hong Kong welfare sector. The study identified significant differences in the…

  2. The Role of Reflection on Clients' Change in the Coaching Process

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    Kristal, Zuno

    2010-01-01

    This study explored the role of reflection in the personal life-coaching process and the ways it affects clients' change, as perceived by both coach and client. Underlying this study is that coaching is currently recognized as a learning process, yet how reflection is understood or used is currently unspecified. Insights gained from the adult…

  3. Coming out through Art: A Review of Art Therapy with LGBT Clients

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    Pelton-Sweet, Laura M.; Sherry, Alissa

    2008-01-01

    This paper examines sexual identity development and the integration of art therapy in counseling with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) clients. Especially during the coming out process for LGBT clients, research has shown that levels of emotional and physical well-being decrease considerably. However, there is growing evidence in…

  4. Functional Analysis of the Verbal Interaction between Psychologist and Client during the Therapeutic Process

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    Ruiz-Sancho, Elena M.; Frojan-Parga, Maria Xesus; 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…

  5. Spiritual and Nonspiritual Approaches to Dream Work: Effects on Clients' Well-Being

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    Davis, Timothy L.; Hill, Clara E.

    2005-01-01

    In this study, the authors compared two versions of the C. E. Hill (1996) Cognitive-Experimental Dream Interpretation Model, one using waking life interpretation in the insight stage and the other using clients' spirituality as an aid in the interpretation process during the insight stage. Spiritually oriented volunteer clients completed either…

  6. Goals, benefits, and outcomes of genetic counseling: client and genetic counselor assessment.

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    Bernhardt, B A; Biesecker, B B; Mastromarino, C L

    2000-09-18

    Most studies of outcomes of genetic counseling have focused on client knowledge, reproductive plans and behavior, or satisfaction. Other measures of the "value" of genetic counseling are needed to guide research assessing the impact of genetic counseling on individuals and populations, as well as to improve the process of providing care. To obtain input from providers, we conducted telephone interviews with six experienced genetic counselors, and then we held a focus group with 10 additional genetic counselors from a variety of practice settings. To obtain input from consumers, telephone interviews were also conducted with 19 past clients of these participating counselors. We found that counselor goals focus on meeting clients' needs, usually educating and providing psychosocial support. Clients often had few goals going into a session because they were unaware of what would be discussed or how the session would be structured. They usually did not expect to receive "counseling," and when they did, it was a welcome surprise. Both clients and counselors commented that a positive interpersonal interaction and "connecting" are primary measures of success. All clients appreciated the large amount of time spent with the counselor, and the manner (clear, comprehensive, and unhurried) of providing information. Many clients said that genetic counseling resulted in improved communication with their partners and other family members. Clients view the counselor as an "expert" and value the counselor as an on-going resource for both information and support. These "outcomes"f genetic counseling need to be assessed, and new measures must be developed. PMID:10995504

  7. A Case Study of Teaching Marketing Research Using Client-Sponsored Projects: Method, Challenges, and Benefits

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    Bove, Liliana L.; Davies, W. Martin

    2009-01-01

    This case study outlines the use of client-sponsored research projects in a quantitative postgraduate marketing research subject conducted in a 12-week semester in a research-intensive Australian university. The case study attempts to address the dearth of recent literature on client-sponsored research projects in the discipline of marketing.…

  8. Dogmatism Measured over Time as It Relates to Counselor Performance with Two Client Types.

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    Jordan, Kathleen S.; Hingst, Ann G.

    1980-01-01

    Examined relationship between Rokeach Dogmatism Scale scores obtained prior to training and measures of counseling effectiveness one year later. Higher dogmatic counselors were more effective with nonambiguous client problems and less consistently effective with different client types. Initial dogmatism predicted performance one year later with…

  9. 13 CFR 113.3-3 - Structural accommodations for handicapped clients.

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    ... sections 3-8 of the Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards (UFAS) (appendix A to 41 CFR subpart 101-19.6... handicapped clients. 113.3-3 Section 113.3-3 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION... ADMINISTRATOR General Provisions § 113.3-3 Structural accommodations for handicapped clients. (a)...

  10. Validation of a Brief PTSD Scale for Clients with Severe Mental Illnesses

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    O'Hare, Thomas; Shen, Ce; Sherrer, Margaret

    2012-01-01

    Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) are more common in severe mental illnesses (SMI) clients than in the general population, yet brief screens for detecting probable PTSD in SMI clients are nonexistent. In a two-part study, the authors used correlation analysis and receiver operating characteristics (ROC) analysis to develop and…

  11. A Critical Appraisal of the Use of Standardized Client Simulations in Social Work Education

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    Logie, Carmen; Bogo, Marion; Regehr, Cheryl; Regehr, Glenn

    2013-01-01

    Reliable and valid methods to evaluate student competence are needed in social work education, and practice examinations with standardized clients may hold promise for social work. The authors conducted a critical appraisal of standardized client simulations used in social work education to assess their effectiveness for teaching and for…

  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 attitude and staff emotional intelligence on…

  13. 49 CFR 1103.21 - How far a practitioner may go in supporting a client's cause.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false How far a practitioner may go in supporting a client's cause. 1103.21 Section 1103.21 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation... practitioner may go in supporting a client's cause. A practitioner shall put forth his best effort to...

  14. Usage of Thin-Client/Server Architecture in Computer Aided Education

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    Cimen, Caghan; Kavurucu, Yusuf; Aydin, Halit

    2014-01-01

    With the advances of technology, thin-client/server architecture has become popular in multi-user/single network environments. Thin-client is a user terminal in which the user can login to a domain and run programs by connecting to a remote server. Recent developments in network and hardware technologies (cloud computing, virtualization, etc.)…

  15. Serving Clients with Hearing Loss: Best Practices in Mental Health Counseling

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    Fusick, Lisa

    2008-01-01

    This article examines the risk factors and characteristics of clients with hearing loss, including inequitable access to education and mental health care services, financial barriers, communication problems, and societal discrimination. Culturally specific counseling approaches and techniques for mental health counselors serving clients with…

  16. Sexual Orientation Microaggressions: The Experience of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Queer Clients in Psychotherapy

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    Shelton, Kimber; Delgado-Romero, Edward A.

    2011-01-01

    Psychological research has shown the detrimental effects that overt heterosexism have on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer (LGBQ) clients and on the psychotherapeutic relationship. However, the effects of subtle forms of discrimination, specifically sexual orientation microaggressions, have on LGBQ clients and the therapeutic relationship have not…

  17. 45 CFR 2551.81 - What type of clients are eligible to be served?

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    2010-10-01

    ... FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM Clients Served § 2551.81 What type of clients are eligible to be served? Senior Companions serve only adults, primarily older adults, who have... and maintain their highest level of independent living....

  18. Using Web-Based Peer Benchmarking to Manage the Client-Based Project

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    Raska, David; Keller, Eileen Weisenbach; Shaw, Doris

    2013-01-01

    The complexities of integrating client-based projects into marketing courses provide challenges for the instructor but produce richness of context and active learning for the student. This paper explains the integration of Web-based peer benchmarking as a means of improving student performance on client-based projects within a single semester in…

  19. What Therapists Learn from Psychotherapy Clients: Effects on Personal and Professional Lives

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    Hatcher, Sherry L.; Kipper-Smith, Adriana; Waddell, Manuela; Uhe, Mechtild; West, Joanne S.; Boothe, Jason H.; Frye, Joan M.; Tighe, Katherine; Usselman, Kelly L.; Gingras, Patricia

    2012-01-01

    While considerable research has examined how clients learn from psychotherapists, there is only sparse literature on what therapists learn from their therapy clients. In a qualitative, exploratory study, nine researchers interviewed 61 psychologists from across North America in order to see what psychotherapists may have learned and how they have…

  20. The Use of Narrative Therapy with Clients Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

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    Ngazimbi, Evadne E.; Lambie, Glenn W.; Shillingford, M. Ann

    2008-01-01

    Clients diagnosed with bipolar disorder often suffer from mood instability, and research suggests that these clients need both counseling services and pharmacotherapy. Narrative therapy is a social constructionist approach grounded on the premise that there is no single "truth"; individuals may create new meanings and retell their stories to…

  1. ERDDAP - An Easier Way for Diverse Clients to Access Scientific Data From Diverse Sources

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    Mendelssohn, R.; Simons, R. A.

    2008-12-01

    ERDDAP is a new open-source, web-based service that aggregates data from other web services: OPeNDAP grid servers (THREDDS), OPeNDAP sequence servers (Dapper), NOS SOAP service, SOS (IOOS, OOStethys), microWFS, DiGIR (OBIS, BMDE). Regardless of the data source, ERDDAP makes all datasets available to clients via standard (and enhanced) DAP requests and makes some datasets accessible via WMS. A client's request also specifies the desired format for the results, e.g., .asc, .csv, .das, .dds, .dods, htmlTable, XHTML, .mat, netCDF, .kml, .png, or .pdf (formats more directly useful to clients). ERDDAP interprets a client request, requests the data from the data source (in the appropriate way), reformats the data source's response, and sends the result to the client. Thus ERDDAP makes data from diverse sources available to diverse clients via standardized interfaces. Clients don't have to install libraries to get data from ERDDAP because ERDDAP is RESTful and resource-oriented: a URL completely defines a data request and the URL can be used in any application that can send a URL and receive a file. This also makes it easy to use ERDDAP in mashups with other web services. ERDDAP could be extended to support other protocols. ERDDAP's hub and spoke architecture simplifies adding support for new types of data sources and new types of clients. ERDDAP includes metadata management support, catalog services, and services to make graphs and maps.

  2. Social-Cognitive Factors Affecting Clients' Career and Life Satisfaction after Counseling

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    Verbruggen, Marijke; Sels, Luc

    2010-01-01

    This study examines factors affecting clients' career and life satisfaction in the first 6 months after having participated in career counseling. In particular, we tested a large subset of the recent social-cognitive model of work satisfaction of Lent and Brown using a longitudinal data set of 195 former counseling clients. Our results showed that…

  3. Emotional Arousal, Client Perceptual Processing, and the Working Alliance in Experiential Psychotherapy for Depression

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    Missirlian, Tanya M.; Toukmanian, Shake G.; Warwar, Serine H.; Greenberg, Leslie S.

    2005-01-01

    Early-, middle-, and late-phase client emotional arousal, perceptual processing strategies, and working alliance were examined in relation to treatment outcome on 4 measures in 32 clients who previously underwent experiential therapy for depression. Hierarchical regression analyses relating these variables to outcome indicated that results varied…

  4. Effects of a Snoezelen Room on the Behavior of Three Autistic Clients

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    McKee, Shari A.; Harris, Grant T.; Rice, Marnie E.; Silk, Larry

    2007-01-01

    The effect of a Snoezelen room on the disruptive and prosocial behavior of three male, autistic inpatients was examined. In an ABAB reversal design, specific disruptive and prosocial behaviors were recorded for each client throughout the four 28-day periods of the study. Results indicated that the three clients had different responses to the room,…

  5. Willingness of Graduate Students in Rehabilitation Counseling to Discuss Sexuality with Clients

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    Juergens, Maria Helena; Smedema, Susan Miller; Berven, Norman L.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to obtain a greater understanding of the willingness of graduate students in rehabilitation counseling to discuss sexuality with clients. This was done by testing a model of factors predicted to influence the willingness of rehabilitation counseling master's students to discuss sexuality with clients, using path…

  6. Whitehorn-Betz A-B Score as an Effector of Client-Counselor Interaction

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    Boyd, Robert E.

    1970-01-01

    Recorded interview results were rated using the Hill Interaction Matrix. The findings indicated that while A and B counselors generated the same type of verbal interview content, B clients produced interviews containing more speculative, confrontive, challenging, and personally thought provoking statements than A clients. These results support the…

  7. Multiple Codes, Multiple Impressions: An Analysis of Doctor-Client Encounters in Nigeria

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    Odebunmi, Akin

    2013-01-01

    Existing studies on doctor-client interactions have largely focused on monolingual encounters and the interactional effects and functions of the languages used in the communication between doctors and their clients. They have neither, to a large extent, examined the several codes employed in single encounters and their pragmatic roles nor given…

  8. The Client-Centered Approach as a Foundation for Teaching the Introductory Course in Public Relations.

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    Najor, Michele A.; Motschall, Melissa

    2001-01-01

    Describes how the authors use a broad-based, client-centered model to teach an introductory course in public relations, integrating writing assignments for "clients" into course topics, which include history, ethics, theory, research, program planning, publicity, crisis management, and evaluation methods. Discusses course objectives, and notes…

  9. Near Real Time Communication in WWW : Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol

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    Hamal, Dipen

    2012-01-01

    The goal of this project was to research real time communication protocol and the possibility of replacing flash media server with an existing open source server. Extension of the protocol, its extensibility and performance of the open source real time server were analyzed. This project was carried out for Metropolia UAS in order to find out alternative solutions for the eLearning environment project called Knowledge Practice Laboratory (KP-Lab), running on flash media server. The client ...

  10. GALEON Phase 2: Testing Gateways Between Formal Standard Interfaces and Existing Community Standard Client/server Implementations

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    Domenico, B.; Nativi, S.; Woolf, A.; Whittaker, T.; Husar, R. B.; Bigagli, L.

    2006-12-01

    The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) Web Coverage Service (WCS) revision 1.1 specification includes many modifications that are important to the communities working with existing services and clients based on netCDF (network Common Data Form), THREDDS THematic Real-time Environmental Distributed Data Services), OPeNDAP Open-source Project for Network Data Access Protocol), and ADDE (Abstract Data Distribution Envrironment) technologies. Chief among the WCS changes is the requirement that WCS binary encoding formats have documented application profiles. NetCDF will be among the first WCS binary encoding format profiles. In addition, WCS 1.1 enables multiple fields in a coverage, 3 spatial dimensions, 2 time dimensions (e.g., the time a forecast was run and the forecast times within the run), relative time ( e.g., the latest image), non-spatial dimension (e.g., pressure or density), irregular grids. In Phase 2 of the GALEON (Geo-interface for Land, Environment, Earth, Ocean NetCDF) Interoperability experiment, the participants will 1. Implement and test clients and servers that conform to the new WCS 1.1 spec and experiment with them on a wide range of real-world datasets. 2. Test the OGC CS-W (Catalog Services for the Web) as a means for accessing lists of datasets available on WCS servers. as well as WCS. As an illustration of the challenge, the top level 3. Evaluate various OGC GML (Geography Markup Language) dialects as a means for representing the information in netCDF datasets. This will include: ncML-GML (netCDF Markup Language-GML), CSML (Climate Sciences Modeling Language), and GMLJP2 (GML for JPEG 2000). Many of the datasets and catalogs for these experiements will be from existing netCDF, THREDDS, OPeNDAP, and ADDE servers.

  11. The relationship between alliance and client involvement in CBT for child anxiety disorders.

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    McLeod, Bryce D; Islam, Nadia Y; Chiu, Angela W; Smith, Meghan M; Chu, Brian C; Wood, Jeffrey J

    2014-01-01

    Little is known about the nature of the relationship between the alliance and client involvement in child psychotherapy. To address this gap, we examined the relationship between these therapy processes over the course of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for child anxiety disorders. The sample was 31 child participants (M age = 9.58 years, SD = 2.17, range = 6-13 years, 67.7% boys; 67.7% Caucasian, 6.5% Latino, 3.2% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 22.6% mixed/other) diagnosed with a primary anxiety disorder. The participants received a manual-based individual CBT program for child anxiety or a manual-based family CBT program for child anxiety. Ratings of alliance and client involvement were collected on early (Session 2) and late (Session 8) treatment phases. Two independent coding teams rated alliance and client involvement. Change in alliance positively predicted late client involvement after controlling for initial levels of client involvement. In addition, change in client involvement positively predicted late alliance after controlling for initial levels of the alliance. The findings were robust after controlling for potentially confounding variables. In CBT for child anxiety disorders, change in the alliance appears to predict client involvement; however, client involvement also appears to predict the quality of the alliance. Our findings suggest that the nature of the relationship between alliance and client involvement may be more complex than previously hypothesized. In clinical practice, tracking alliance and level of client involvement could help optimize the impact and delivery of CBT for child anxiety. PMID:24245994

  12. El servicio al cliente: una necesidad imperante en la calidad de la industria. // The client service: a prevailing necessity in the quality of the industry.

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    E. Martínez Delgado

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available A través de todos los sectores industriales la investigación por la excelencia en el servicio se ha convertido en unapreocupación creciente y los gerentes han reconocido que la ventaja sustancial competitiva puede ganarse a través de unservicio superior al cliente, e igualmente importante, el servicio al cliente se convierte en un medio poderoso de diferenciarlas compañías desde la competencia. La calidad equivale entonces no sólo al producto en sí mismo, sino combinado éstecon lo que le rodea; de hecho, en las normas ISO 9000: 2000 se define al producto como el resultado de un proceso,siendo los servicios una de las cuatro categorías genéricas de éste. Cada vez más se demanda la garantía de la capacidad deproducir establemente una calidad superior y de innovación del producto acorde con los deseos de los clientes; pasándosede la certificación del producto a la certificación de toda la cadena logística, debiendo brindarse servicios de alto valoragregado a los clientes en forma diferenciada. Así, en el mercado globalizado donde sólo es posible ubicar productos dealta calidad para satisfacer a los clientes y al mercado, lo primero que debe hacer el gerente de servicios es comprender lascalidades demandadas por los clientes, así como la información relacionada con la importancia relativa de lascaracterísticas de calidad.El presente trabajo expone los resultados favorables obtenidos en el sistema de producción-distribución a través de unmodelo conformado para la evaluación integral del desempeño de la organización. Éste considera al cliente, con suscriterios y preferencias, como un elemento clave en la planeación de la producción y en la proyección de las capacidadesproductivas, incorporándolo con su oferta de valor.Palabras claves: Calidad industrial, producción-distribución, ISO 9000, cliente._______________________________________________________________________________Abstract.The investigation for the

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

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    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...

  14. Network Based Real Time Condition Monitoring of Rotating Machinery

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    This paper presents the development of a network based real time condition monitoring system of rotating machinery. The system is built up in a double net structure consisting of local net (including client and server) and intranet. The client serves as a field data collector and processor that samples the vibration signals and process parameters of a machine monitored in the net and processes the sampled data. The data collected by the client are transmitted to the server that processes the data further and provides the results of the diagnosis of each machine to any distant terminals through intranet or internet. Such a structure of the monitoring system is advantageous in safety, reliability and reasonably shares the existing net resources. In order to ensure real time transmission of the data, two procedures of data transmission, virtual channel and data pool, are developed and applied in the monitoring system. The experimental results show that the monitoring system works well and is suitable to monitor a large group of rotating machines.

  15. Wireless communication of real-time ultrasound data and control

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    Tobias, Richard J.

    2015-03-01

    The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to grow to 26 billion connected devices by 2020, plus the PC, smart phone, and tablet segment that includes mobile Health (mHealth) connected devices is projected to account for another 7.3 billion units by 2020. This paper explores some of the real-time constraints on the data-flow and control of a wireless connected ultrasound machine. The paper will define an ultrasound server and the capabilities necessary for real-time use of the device. The concept of an ultrasound server wirelessly (or over any network) connected to multiple lightweight clients on devices like an iPad, iPhone, or Android-based tablet, smartphone and other network-attached displays (i.e., Google Glass) is explored. Latency in the ultrasound data stream is one of the key areas to measure and to focus on keeping as small as possible (20 frames-per-second on a properly configured wireless network. The ultrasound server needs to be designed to accept multiple ultrasound data clients and multiple control clients. A description of the server and some of its key features will be described.

  16. The Influence of Clientsâ Qualities on Green Design Performance of Building Projects in Malaysia-Descriptive Study

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    Mohamed S. Elforgani; Ismail Rahmat

    2012-01-01

    Problem statement: In the construction industry, success of building projects greatly depends on the clientâs performance. The performance of clients is crucial since decisions made will influence the overall project performance. Typically, clients are represented by managerial and technical representatives during the design process. They play major roles in conveying required information to the design team regarding their future project. The quality of clientsâ representatives has potential ...

  17. Facilitating Client Value Creation in the Conceptual Design Phase of Construction Projects

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

    2009-01-01

    If client values are not fully understood in a construction project it is likely to result in either low fulfilment of client expectations or multiple design alterations during the project process which lead to additional costs and frustration among the project participants. However, it is not a ...... incorporates client values into the conceptual design of construction projects. The workshop model draws on value management and lean thinking as underlying principles in an attempt to address the ambiguous concept of ‘value’.......If client values are not fully understood in a construction project it is likely to result in either low fulfilment of client expectations or multiple design alterations during the project process which lead to additional costs and frustration among the project participants. However, it is not a...... straightforward management task to operationalize client value in construction. Within this context, the client group comprises multiple stakeholders, which often have conflicting goals and values that may not be fully realized by the stakeholders themselves. The management challenge is further complicated by the...

  18. 77 FR 38582 - Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Domestic Client Life-Cycle Multi-Purpose Forms

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    2012-06-28

    ... provide the required information to assist CS in fulfilling a client's objective for a requested service... specific information needed for a particular service/ event, thereby continuing to reduce client burdens as... International Trade Administration Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Domestic Client...

  19. 49 CFR 40.403 - Must a service agent notify its clients when the Department issues a PIE?

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    ... 49 Transportation 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Must a service agent notify its clients when the... Must a service agent notify its clients when the Department issues a PIE? (a) As a service agent, if... notice to each client within three business days of receiving from the Department the notice provided...

  20. Varying the Order in which Positive and Negative Information Is Presented: Effects on Counselors' Judgments of Clients' Mental Health.

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    Pain, Michelle D.; Sharpley, Christopher F.

    1989-01-01

    Studied ratings by Australian counseling psychology graduate students (N=38) and practicing counseling psychologists (N=40) of four hypothetical clients' mental health. Presented "good,""bad," and "neutral" information on each client and asked subjects to rate clients' on Global Assessment Scale. Found bad information presented earlier adversely…

  1. Relation of Masculinity to Self-Esteem and Self-Acceptance in Male Professionals, College Students, and Clients.

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    Long, Vonda Olson

    1989-01-01

    Investigated relation of masculinity to self-esteem and self-acceptance in male professionals, clients, and college students (N=224). Found masculinity best predictor of male professional and client self-esteem as well as best predictor of client self-acceptance. Found no correlation between femininity and self-esteem or self-acceptance in any…

  2. Working Alliance as a Mediator and Moderator between Expectations for Counseling Success and Counseling Outcome among Korean Clients

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    Yoo, Sung-Kyung; Hong, Sehee; Sohn, Nanhee; O'Brien, Karen M.

    2014-01-01

    The study examined client's perceptions of working alliance as a mediator and moderator between client expectations of counseling success and counseling outcome. Participants were 284 adult clients in counseling in university or community counseling centers or private practices in South Korea. Level of functioning at the start of counseling…

  3. New NED XML/VOtable Services and Client Interface Applications

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    Pevunova, O.; Good, J.; Mazzarella, J.; Berriman, G. B.; Madore, B.

    2005-12-01

    The NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database (NED) provides data and cross-identifications for over 7 million extragalactic objects fused from thousands of survey catalogs and journal articles. The data cover all frequencies from radio through gamma rays and include positions, redshifts, photometry and spectral energy distributions (SEDs), sizes, and images. NED services have traditionally supplied data in HTML format for connections from Web browsers, and a custom ASCII data structure for connections by remote computer programs written in the C programming language. We describe new services that provide responses from NED queries in XML documents compliant with the international virtual observatory VOtable protocol. The XML/VOtable services support cone searches, all-sky searches based on object attributes (survey names, cross-IDs, redshifts, flux densities), and requests for detailed object data. Initial services have been inserted into the NVO registry, and others will follow soon. The first client application is a Style Sheet specification for rendering NED VOtable query results in Web browsers that support XML. The second prototype application is a Java applet that allows users to compare multiple SEDs. The new XML/VOtable output mode will also simplify the integration of data from NED into visualization and analysis packages, software agents, and other virtual observatory applications. We show an example SED from NED plotted using VOPlot. The NED website is: http://nedwww.ipac.caltech.edu.

  4. Factores explicativos de la lealtad de clientes de los supermercados

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    Galo Paiva

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este estudio es identificar los factores principales que explican la lealtad de los clientes a nivel de supermercados en la ciudad de Temuco, Chile. Se propone un modelo basado en la literatura sobre lealtad de marca y lealtad a los distribuidores. Se realizó una encuesta personal aleatoria en hogares de Temuco, obteniéndose 1.050 cuestionarios útiles. La prueba del modelo propuesto está basada en un modelo de regresión logística. Se obtuvo que los factores determinantes de la lealtad al establecimiento son la imagen del supermercado, la conveniencia de la relación comercial, la búsqueda de ahorro en las compras y la percepción de las marcas de distribuidor. La aplicación a tres cadenas diferentes muestra características particulares de la lealtad para cada establecimiento. Aun cuando las marcas de distribuidor desempeñan un papel importante en la estrategia de este tipo de empresas, la investigación no prueba que son un determinante de la lealtad al distribuidor, pese a que son bien percibidas por aquellos que las compran.

  5. Database and interface modifications: change management without affecting the clients

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    The first Oracle-based Controls Configuration Database (CCDB) was developed in 1986, by which the controls system of CERN's Proton Synchrotron became data-driven. Since then, this mission-critical system has evolved tremendously going through several generational changes in terms of the increasing complexity of the control system, software technologies and data models. Today, the CCDB covers the whole CERN accelerator complex and satisfies a much wider range of functional requirements. Despite its online usage, everyday operations of the machines must not be disrupted. This paper describes our approach with respect to dealing with change while ensuring continuity. The successful strategy that has been put in place is based on the following guidelines: -) Involve end-users right from the start, throughout the design and development process; -) Provide four separate environments for development, unit and functional testing, integration testing (TestBed), production; -) Analyze the impact of a change and try to apply only backward compatible changes; -) Communicate timely, clearly and transparently on scheduled intervention and their impact; and -) Coordinate the upgrades with impacted clients

  6. Proving the correctness of client/server software

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    Eyad Alkassar; Sebastian Bogan; Wolfgang J Paul

    2009-02-01

    Remote procedure calls (RPCs) lie at the heart of any client/server software. Thus, formal specification and verification of RPC mechanisms is a prerequisite for the verification of any such software. In this paper, we present a mathematical specification of an RPC mechanism and we outline how to prove the correctness of an implementation — say written in C — of this mechanism at the code level. We define a formal model of user processes running concurrently under a simple operating system, which provides inter-process communication and portmapper system calls. A simple theory of non-interference permits us to use conventional sequential program analysis between system calls (within the concurrent model). An RPC mechanism is specified and the correctness proof for server implementations, using this mechanism, is outlined. To the best of our knowledge this is the first treatment of the correctness of an entire RPC mechanism at the code level.

  7. Client Device Based Content Adaptation Using Rule Base

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    Velammal

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Content adaptation have been playing an important role in mobile devices, wherein the content display differs from desktop computers in many aspects, such as display screens, processing power, network connection bandwidth. In order to display web contents appropriately on mobile devices and on other types of devices such as hand computers, PDAs, Smart phones, it is important to adapt or transcode them to fit the characteristics of these devices. Approach: Existing content adaptation systems deploy various techniques which have been developed for specific purposes and goals. By exploiting various possible combinations of available resources, appropriate adaptation process can be carried over on the actual data, so that the information can be assimilated in a different end system other than the intended system. In this study, we present a content adaptation system based on rules created for mobile devices. Rules are invoked based on the individual client device information. Results: The adaptation has been performed according to the delivery device which was formalized through the profiler system. A profile holds information about the hardware and software specifications of the device thereby enabling the adaption of web content based on their characteristics which enables the user to access the web easily on various devices. Conclusion/Recommendation: This study enhances the viability of the information being presented to user, which will be independent of the end system being used for accessing the information. With the help of configurable rules, effective content adaptation can be achieved to provide optimal result.

  8. calidad del servicio y atención al cliente

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    Gerardo E. Romero

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo revela mediante un análisis descriptivo la relación de los principios y valores éticos profesados por las organizaciones bancarias en los procesos de la calidad del servicio y atención al cliente, a través de la identificación de los valores, creencias y actitudes presentes en su cultura organizacional. Se llevó a cabo una investigación descriptiva, transversal y de campo para darle respuestas a los objetivos planteados. Las conclusiones estuvieron orientadas a que los principios éticos no son entendidos en igual orden de importancia y que los valores éticos son determinantes para ofrecer calidad y buena atención en los servicios financieros; sugiriéndose algunos lineamientos gerenciales con la creación e implantación de un código ético del comportamiento laboral para garantizarle la preservación y protección tanto del usuario como los miembros de las instituciones bancarias con un espíritu de servicio bajo un enfoque integral ético.

  9. Hsp70 biases the folding pathways of client proteins.

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    Sekhar, Ashok; Rosenzweig, Rina; Bouvignies, Guillaume; Kay, Lewis E

    2016-05-17

    The 70-kDa heat shock protein (Hsp70) family of chaperones bind cognate substrates to perform a variety of different processes that are integral to cellular homeostasis. Although detailed structural information is available on the chaperone, the structural features of folding competent substrates in the bound form have not been well characterized. Here we use paramagnetic relaxation enhancement (PRE) NMR spectroscopy to probe the existence of long-range interactions in one such folding competent substrate, human telomere repeat binding factor (hTRF1), which is bound to DnaK in a globally unfolded conformation. We show that DnaK binding modifies the energy landscape of the substrate by removing long-range interactions that are otherwise present in the unbound, unfolded conformation of hTRF1. Because the unfolded state of hTRF1 is only marginally populated and transiently formed, it is inaccessible to standard NMR approaches. We therefore developed a (1)H-based CEST experiment that allows measurement of PREs in sparse states, reporting on transiently sampled conformations. Our results suggest that DnaK binding can significantly bias the folding pathway of client substrates such that secondary structure forms first, followed by the development of longer-range contacts between more distal parts of the protein. PMID:27140645

  10. Índices fisiológicos associados com a "performance" aeróbia em corredores de "endurance": efeitos da duração da prova Índices fisiológicos asociados a la "performance" aerobia en competidores de "endurance": efectos de la duración de la prueba Physiological indexes associated with aerobic performance in endurance runners: effects of race duration

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    Benedito Sérgio Denadai

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi analisar a validade do consumo máximo de oxigênio (VO2max, da velocidade correspondente ao VO2max (vVO2max, do tempo de exaustão na vVO2max (Tlim, da economia de corrida (EC e do limiar anaeróbio (LAn para a predição da performance de atletas de endurance. Quatorze corredores de endurance (33,4 ± 4,4 anos; 62,7 ± 4,3kg; 166,1 ± 5,0cm; VO2max = 60,4 ± 5,9ml.kg-1.min-1 realizaram os seguintes testes: a competição simulada nas distâncias de 1.500 e 5.000m. e; b testes de laboratório para a determinação do VO2max, vVO2max, EC, LAn e Tlim na intensidades de 100% vVO2max. As velocidades (km/h da vVO2max (18,7 ± 0,8, LAn (17,3 ± 1,1 v1.500m (19,9 ± 0,8 e v5.000m (17,9 ± 0,9 foram significantemente diferentes. A regressão múltipla stepwise revelou que o LAn foi o único preditor da performance da v5.000m, explicando 50% da variação desta performance. Para a v1.500m, o Tlim e a vVO2max explicaram 88% da variação da performance. Com base em nossos resultados, pode-se concluir que a validade dos índices fisiológicos (VO2max, vVO2max, Tlim, EC e LAn, para a predição da performance aeróbia de atletas de endurance, é dependente da distância da prova (1.500 x 5.000m analisada.El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar la validez del consumo máximo de oxígeno (VO2max, de la velocidad correspondiente al VO2max (vVO2max, del tiempo de exaustión en la vVO2max (Tlim, de la economía de la carrera (EC y del umbral anaeróbico (LAn para predecir la performance de atletas de endurance. Catorce competidores de endurance (33,4 ± 4,4 años; 62,7 ± 4,3kg; 166,1 ± 5,0cm; VO2max = 60,4 ± 5,9ml.kg-1.min-1 realizaron las siguientes pruebas: a competición simulada en las distancias de 1.500 y 5.000m. e; b pruebas de laboratorio para la determinación del VO2max, vVO2max, EC, LAn y Tlim en la intensidad del 100% vVO2max. Las velocidades (km/h de la vVO2max (18,7 ± 0,8, LAn (17,3 ± 1,1 v1.500m (19,9 ± 0,8 y v5

  11. Real difference Galois theory

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    Dreyfus, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    In this paper, we develop a difference Galois theory in the setting of real fields. After proving the existence and uniqueness of the real Picard-Vessiot extension, we define the real difference Galois group and prove a Galois correspondence.

  12. A qualitative meta-analysis examining clients' experiences of psychotherapy: A new agenda.

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    Levitt, Heidi M; Pomerville, Andrew; Surace, Francisco I

    2016-08-01

    This article argues that psychotherapy practitioners and researchers should be informed by the substantive body of qualitative evidence that has been gathered to represent clients' own experiences of therapy. The current meta-analysis examined qualitative research studies analyzing clients' experiences within adult individual psychotherapy that appeared in English-language journals. This omnibus review integrates research from across psychotherapy approaches and qualitative methods, focusing on the cross-cutting question of how clients experience therapy. It utilized an innovative method in which 67 studies were subjected to a grounded theory meta-analysis in order to develop a hierarchy of data and then 42 additional studies were added into this hierarchy using a content meta-analytic method-summing to 109 studies in total. Findings highlight the critical psychotherapy experiences for clients, based upon robust findings across these research studies. Process-focused principles for practice are generated that can enrich therapists' understanding of their clients in key clinical decision-making moments. Based upon these findings, an agenda is suggested in which research is directed toward heightening therapists' understanding of clients and recognizing them as agents of change within sessions, supporting the client as self-healer paradigm. This research aims to improve therapists' sensitivity to clients' experiences and thus can expand therapists' attunement and intentionality in shaping interventions in accordance with whichever theoretical orientation is in use. The article advocates for the full integration of the qualitative literature in psychotherapy research in which variables are conceptualized in reference to an understanding of clients' experiences in sessions. (PsycINFO Database Record PMID:27123862

  13. Qualidade de vida de clientes pós-infarto agudo do miocárdio Calidad de vida de los clientes pós-infarto agudo del miocardio Client's quality of life after myocardial infarction

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    Joselany Afio Caetano

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivou-se neste estudo avaliar a qualidade de vida de clientes que sofreram infarto agudo do miocárdio. A amostra constou de 30 clientes selecionados pela busca em prontuários de uma unidade cardiológica, que nos permitiu a identificação e localização desses clientes, internados no ano de 2004. Para coleta de dados utilizamos a Escala de Qualidade de Vida de Flanagan e o tratamento estatístico com desvio-padrão. Os resultados mostraram maior índice de respostas nos níveis "indiferentes" a "pouco satisfeitos" em suas qualidades de vida. A relação interpessoal apresentou o mais alto índice de satisfação, contrariando o bem-estar físico e material, com o mais baixo índice de satisfação. Concluiu-se que a avaliação da qualidade de vida de clientes que sofreram infarto agudo do miocárdio se mostra comprometida, o que vem corroborar outros estudos anteriormente realizados.El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar la calidad de vida de los clientes que han sufrido infarto agudo del miocardio. La muestra ha consistido de 30 pacientes escogidos por la búsqueda en historias clínicas de una unidad cardiológica, que nos permitió la identificación y localización de estos clientes, internados en el año 2004. Para la colecta de los datos utilizamos la Escala de Calidad de Vida de Flanagan y el tratamiento estadístico con desvío medio. Los resultados muestran mayor índice de respuestas en los niveles "indiferentes" a "poco satisfechos" en sus calidades de vida. La relación interpersonal presentó el más alto índice de satisfacción, contrariando el bienestar físico y material, con el más bajo índice de satisfacción. Ha concluído que la evaluación de la calidad de vida de clientes que sufrieron infarto agudo del miocardio muéstrase comprometida, lo que viene a confirmar otros estudios anteriormente realizados.This study evaluates the quality of life of clients who suffered myocardial infarction. The sample consisted of 30

  14. 基于Client/Server数据完整性约束的实现技术

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    2007-01-01

    DBMS已从早期的分散的一个个计算模型、网络/文件服务计算模型(针对文件)发展到现在的Client/Server计算模型。Client/Server模型是非对等的(decoupled),客户发出服务请求,服务器作出响应,提供服务,即所谓的"请求驱动"。DB的Client/Server系统由DBServer、客户应用程序和网络

  15. Uma estratégia de teste de software para ambiente cliente-servidor

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    Volpi, Lisiane Maes

    2012-01-01

    Resumo: O teste é uma atividade fundamental para garantir a qualidade do software e tem sido uma meta nas empresas de desenvolvimento de sistemas. Nessas empresas, o uso da tecnologia cliente-servidor também tem se intensificado nos últimos anos. Entretanto, este tipo de arquitetura cliente-servidor dificulta a atividade de teste por dividir o software em camadas. Muitos autores têm enfatizado a importância de testar o software para o ambiente cliente-servidor de uma maneira diferente. Este t...

  16. 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...

  17. Group-oriented coordination models for distributed client-server computing

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    Adler, Richard M.; Hughes, Craig S.

    1994-01-01

    This paper describes group-oriented control models for distributed client-server interactions. These models transparently coordinate requests for services that involve multiple servers, such as queries across distributed databases. Specific capabilities include: decomposing and replicating client requests; dispatching request subtasks or copies to independent, networked servers; and combining server results into a single response for the client. The control models were implemented by combining request broker and process group technologies with an object-oriented communication middleware tool. The models are illustrated in the context of a distributed operations support application for space-based systems.

  18. A method for identifying compromised clients based on DNS traffic analysis

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    Stevanovic, Matija; Pedersen, Jens Myrup; D’Alconzo, Alessandro;

    2016-01-01

    DNS is widely abused by Internet criminals in order to provide reliable communication within malicious network infrastructure as well as flexible and resilient hosting of malicious content. This paper presents a novel detection method that can be used for identifying potentially compromised clients...... domain-to-IP mappings, thus assisting in pinpointing potentially compromised clients within the network. The proposed approach targets compromised clients in large-scale operational networks. We have evaluated the proposed approach using an extensive set of DNS traffic traces from different operational...

  19. The Impact of internet use on the Client-professional relationship: A comparative analysis

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    Johnsen, Helle

    2014-01-01

    use the internet to prepare for the client-professional meeting and to seek second opinions. Professionals reported more limitations than benefits in relation to internet use. Limitations were linked to doubts of reliability of internet information and information overload. Midwifery clients were...... reported to use internet chatrooms as an information source. However, these were often perceived as interfering with midwifery work. Although midwifery clients were frequent users of internet information, they also turned to midwives for verification of the information they found. Seeking reassurance and...

  20. CRM social: la orientación empresarial hacia el cliente en plataformas 2.0

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    Castelló Martínez, Araceli

    2011-01-01

    El empleo de entornos digitales colaborativos para la implementación de estrategias y programas de orientación empresarial hacia el cliente ha dado paso al llamado Customer Relationship Management social (sCRM), que mediante acciones como la puesta en marcha de canales de atención al cliente a través de plataformas 2.0 ayuda a la empresa a mejorar la relación con los clientes (actuales y potenciales), al proyectar una imagen humana de la marca y escuchar a los usuarios, generando de esta man...

  1. IMPACTO DE LA SATISFACCIÓN Y DESEMPEÑO LABORAL EN EL CLIENTE EXTERNO

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    Yudith Salvador Hernández

    2009-01-01

    Aborda la cadena de efectos que se generan tras la obtención de la satisfacción laboral, el desempeño y su impacto en los clientes externos, así como la utilización de un procedimiento para determinar la relación existente entre la satisfacción del cliente interno y el desempeño laboral y los factores que la afectan; los cuales repercuten en el cliente externo. Permitiendo posteriormente con la erradicación de estos, la mejora continua del servicio en entidades hoteleras y extra hoteleras....

  2. El servicio al cliente: una necesidad imperante en la calidad de la industria. // The client service: a prevailing necessity in the quality of the industry.

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    E. Martínez Delgado; J. Lauzardo Rico

    2006-01-01

    A través de todos los sectores industriales la investigación por la excelencia en el servicio se ha convertido en unapreocupación creciente y los gerentes han reconocido que la ventaja sustancial competitiva puede ganarse a través de unservicio superior al cliente, e igualmente importante, el servicio al cliente se convierte en un medio poderoso de diferenciarlas compañías desde la competencia. La calidad equivale entonces no sólo al producto en sí mismo, sino combinado éstecon lo que le rode...

  3. Interactive client side data visualization with d3.js

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    Rodzianko, A.; Versteeg, R.; Johnson, D. V.; Soltanian, M. R.; Versteeg, O. J.; Girouard, M.

    2015-12-01

    Geoscience data associated with near surface research and operational sites is increasingly voluminous and heterogeneous (both in terms of providers and data types - e.g. geochemical, hydrological, geophysical, modeling data, of varying spatiotemporal characteristics). Such data allows scientists to investigate fundamental hydrological and geochemical processes relevant to agriculture, water resources and climate change. For scientists to easily share, model and interpret such data requires novel tools with capabilities for interactive data visualization. Under sponsorship of the US Department of Energy, Subsurface Insights is developing the Predictive Assimilative Framework (PAF): a cloud based subsurface monitoring platform which can manage, process and visualize large heterogeneous datasets. Over the last year we transitioned our visualization method from a server side approach (in which images and animations were generated using Jfreechart and Visit) to a client side one that utilizes the D3 Javascript library. Datasets are retrieved using web service calls to the server, returned as JSON objects and visualized within the browser. Users can interactively explore primary and secondary datasets from various field locations. Our current capabilities include interactive data contouring and heterogeneous time series data visualization. While this approach is very powerful and not necessarily unique, special attention needs to be paid to latency and responsiveness issues as well as to issues as cross browser code compatibility so that users have an identical, fluid and frustration-free experience across different computational platforms. We gratefully acknowledge support from the US Department of Energy under SBIR Award DOE DE-SC0009732, the use of data from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Sustainable Systems SFA Rifle field site and collaboration with LBNL SFA scientists.

  4. Real-time software for the COMPASS tokamak plasma control

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    The COMPASS tokamak has started its operation recently in Prague and to meet the necessary operation parameters its real-time system, for data processing and control, must be designed for both flexibility and performance, allowing the easy integration of code from several developers and to guarantee the desired time cycle. For this purpose an Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture based real-time system has been deployed with a solution built on a multi-core x86 processor. It makes use of two software components: the BaseLib2 and the MARTe (Multithreaded Application Real-Time executor) real-time frameworks. The BaseLib2 framework is a generic real-time library with optimized objects for the implementation of real-time algorithms. This allowed to build a library of modules that process the acquired data and execute control algorithms. MARTe executes these modules in kernel space Real-Time Application Interface allowing to attain the required cycle time and a jitter of less than 1.5 μs. MARTe configuration and data storage are accomplished through a Java hardware client that connects to the FireSignal control and data acquisition software. This article details the implementation of the real-time system for the COMPASS tokamak, in particular the organization of the control code, the design and implementation of the communications with the actuators and how MARTe integrates with the FireSignal software.

  5. Real-time software for the COMPASS tokamak plasma control

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    Valcarcel, D.F., E-mail: danielv@ipfn.ist.utl.p [Associacao EURATOM/IST, Instituto de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear - Laboratorio Associado, Instituto Superior Tecnico, P-1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Duarte, A.S.; Neto, A.; Carvalho, I.S.; Carvalho, B.B.; Fernandes, H.; Sousa, J. [Associacao EURATOM/IST, Instituto de Plasmas e Fusao Nuclear - Laboratorio Associado, Instituto Superior Tecnico, P-1049-001 Lisboa (Portugal); Sartori, F. [Euratom-UKAEA, Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB Oxon (United Kingdom); Janky, F.; Cahyna, P.; Hron, M.; Panek, R. [Institute of Plasma Physics AS CR, v.v.i., Association EURATOM/IPP.CR, Za Slovankou 3, 182 00 Prague (Czech Republic)

    2010-07-15

    The COMPASS tokamak has started its operation recently in Prague and to meet the necessary operation parameters its real-time system, for data processing and control, must be designed for both flexibility and performance, allowing the easy integration of code from several developers and to guarantee the desired time cycle. For this purpose an Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture based real-time system has been deployed with a solution built on a multi-core x86 processor. It makes use of two software components: the BaseLib2 and the MARTe (Multithreaded Application Real-Time executor) real-time frameworks. The BaseLib2 framework is a generic real-time library with optimized objects for the implementation of real-time algorithms. This allowed to build a library of modules that process the acquired data and execute control algorithms. MARTe executes these modules in kernel space Real-Time Application Interface allowing to attain the required cycle time and a jitter of less than 1.5 {mu}s. MARTe configuration and data storage are accomplished through a Java hardware client that connects to the FireSignal control and data acquisition software. This article details the implementation of the real-time system for the COMPASS tokamak, in particular the organization of the control code, the design and implementation of the communications with the actuators and how MARTe integrates with the FireSignal software.

  6. Repayment flexibility can reduce financial stress: a randomized control trial with microfinance clients in India.

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    Field, Erica; Pande, Rohini; Papp, John; Park, Y Jeanette

    2012-01-01

    Financial stress is widely believed to cause health problems. However, policies seeking to relieve financial stress by limiting debt levels of poor households may directly worsen their economic well-being. We evaluate an alternative policy - increasing the repayment flexibility of debt contracts. A field experiment randomly assigned microfinance clients to a monthly or a traditional weekly installment schedule (N=200). We used cell phones to gather survey data on income, expenditure, and financial stress every 48 hours over seven weeks. Clients repaying monthly were 51 percent less likely to report feeling "worried, tense, or anxious" about repaying, were 54 percent more likely to report feeling confident about repaying, and reported spending less time thinking about their loan compared to weekly clients. Monthly clients also reported higher business investment and income, suggesting that the flexibility encouraged them to invest their loans more profitably, which ultimately reduced financial stress. PMID:23049836

  7. Solid Waste Information and Tracking System Client Server Conversion Project Management Plan

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    GLASSCOCK, J.A.

    2000-02-10

    The Project Management Plan governing the conversion of SWITS to a client-server architecture. The PMP describes the background, planning and management of the SWITS conversion. Requirements and specification documentation needed for the SWITS conversion

  8. Client-side Web Mining for Community Formation in Peer-to-Peer Environments

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    National Aeronautics and Space Administration — In this paper we present a framework for forming interests-based Peer-to-Peer communities using client-side web browsing history. At the heart of this framework is...

  9. The Client's Potential for Therapeutic Insight Assessed tgriugh the Ability to Reflect Verbally and Musically

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    Hannibal, Niels

    1999-01-01

    This article will focus on the question of how verbal reflection about music, and musical reflection while playing, can be described with the purpose of assessing a person's possibility to achieve insight in music therapy: The insight potential. The concept of the insight potential is related to...... the question of whether a client can gain a greater insight in his or her psychological structure and relational patterns of behavior in the course of music therapy: Is there a potential for psychological growth? Gaining insight is in this context related to the reflective ability of the client......; reflection about our self, the relationship, and so on. The article present a model for interpreting different levels of reflection. These levels concern the way the client reflects verbally about how the music "was", and concern the client's reflection while playing in the music. Reflection in the music is...

  10. Focus on Exercise: Client and Clinician Perspectives on Exercise in Individuals with Serious Mental Illness.

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    Browne, Julia; Mihas, Paul; Penn, David L

    2016-05-01

    The health benefits of exercise are well established, yet individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) have a shorter life expectancy due in large part to physical health complications associated with poor diet and lack of exercise. There is a paucity of research examining exercise in this population with the majority of studies having examined interventions with limited feasibility and sustainability. Before developing an intervention, a thorough exploration of client and clinician perspectives on exercise and its associated barriers is warranted. Twelve clients and fourteen clinicians participated in focus groups aimed at examining exercise, barriers, incentives, and attitudes about walking groups. Results indicated that clients and clinicians identified walking as the primary form of exercise, yet barriers impeded consistent participation. Distinct themes arose between groups; however, both clients and clinicians reported interest in a combination group/pedometer based walking program for individuals with SMI. Future research should consider examining walking programs for this population. PMID:26007648

  11. Requirements for the project management in the client / engineering contractor relationship

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    Investment projects impose a multitude of requirements upon clients and engineering contractors to cope with the management of project inherent conflicts. The paper reviews certain aspects on why such conflicts develop, and how they may be resolved. (orig.)

  12. Identities and Organisations. Evaluating the Personality Traits of Clients in Two Danish Rehabilitation Organizations

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    Nanna Mik-Meyer

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available This article explores how the guidelines for personality assessments in two Danish rehabilitation organizations influence the actual evaluation of clients. The analysis shows how staff members produce institutional identities corresponding to organizational categories, which very often have little or no relevance for the clients evaluated. The goal of the article is to demonstrate how the institutional complex that frames the work of the organizations produces the client types pertaining to that organization. The rehabilitation organizations’ local history, legislation, along with the structural features of the labour market and social work result in a number of contradictions that make it difficult to deliver client-centred care. According to the staff, this is one of the most important aims of “good” social work.

  13. Client attachment orientations, working alliances, and responses to therapy: a psychology training clinic study.

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    Sauer, Eric M; Anderson, Mary Z; Gormley, Barbara; Richmond, Christopher J; Preacco, Lara

    2010-11-01

    The authors examined the associations between client attachment orientations, working alliance, and progress in therapy. Ninety-five clients at two university-based training clinics completed measures of adult attachment, attachment to therapist, and working alliance immediately preceding the third counseling session with therapists-in-training. A standardized measure of progress in therapy was administered at intake, third counseling session, and termination. Hierarchical linear modeling findings indicated that stronger working alliances and secure attachment to therapist were significantly associated with greater reductions in client distress over time. Higher levels of adult attachment anxiety were significantly associated with greater distress ratings at the outset of treatment. Directions for future research and suggestions for developing therapeutic relationships in the context of specific client attachment orientations are discussed. PMID:21154028

  14. Real-time, face recognition technology

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    1995-11-01

    The Institute for Scientific Computing Research (ISCR) at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory recently developed the real-time, face recognition technology KEN. KEN uses novel imaging devices such as silicon retinas developed at Caltech or off-the-shelf CCD cameras to acquire images of a face and to compare them to a database of known faces in a robust fashion. The KEN-Online project makes that recognition technology accessible through the World Wide Web (WWW), an internet service that has recently seen explosive growth. A WWW client can submit face images, add them to the database of known faces and submit other pictures that the system tries to recognize. KEN-Online serves to evaluate the recognition technology and grow a large face database. KEN-Online includes the use of public domain tools such as mSQL for its name-database and perl scripts to assist the uploading of images.

  15. Fuzzy Modeling of Client Preference in Data-Rich Marketing Environments

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    Advances in computational methods have led, in the world of financial services, to huge databases of client and market information. In the past decade, various computational intelligence (CI) techniques have been applied in mining this data for obtaining knowledge and in-depth information about the clients and the markets. This paper discusses the application of fuzzy clustering in target selection from large databases for direct marketing (DM) purposes. Actual data from the campaigns of a la...

  16. Fuzzy Modeling of Client Preference in Data-Rich Marketing Environments

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    Setnes, M.; Kaymak, Uzay

    2000-01-01

    textabstractAdvances in computational methods have led, in the world of financial services, to huge databases of client and market information. In the past decade, various computational intelligence (CI) techniques have been applied in mining this data for obtaining knowledge and in-depth information about the clients and the markets. This paper discusses the application of fuzzy clustering in target selection from large databases for direct marketing (DM) purposes. Actual data from the campa...

  17. The role of the Intermediate Care Team in detecting and responding to loneliness in older clients

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    Chana, R.; Marshall, P.; Harley, C

    2016-01-01

    The Intermediate Care Team (ICT) supports patients in their own homes to manage complex needs. They are ideally placed in the community to identify older adults at risk of loneliness. However, little is known about how ICT professionals perceive, detect, or respond to loneliness in their clients. This study explores ICT professional’s attitudes to loneliness in the context of perceived service priorities and their experiences of managing loneliness in their clients. Eight ICT professionals (n...

  18. Commitment In Relationships Among Clients And Advertising Agencies In A Country In Transition

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    Zabkar, V; Rojsek, I

    1998-01-01

    The paper is based on the study of relationships among advertising agencies and clients in the context of a transition country. In spite of the relatively large number of advertising agencies in Slovenia, results of the study show a substantial level of client commitment either to selected agencies (in case of full-service agencies) or to creative people and personnel of the agency (in case of other forms of agencies). The research further indicates that more competitive and unstable business...

  19. The X-Files: Investigating Alien Performance in a Thin-client World

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    Gunther, Neil J.

    2000-01-01

    Many scientific applications use the X11 window environment; an open source windows GUI standard employing a client/server architecture. X11 promotes: distributed computing, thin-client functionality, cheap desktop displays, compatibility with heterogeneous servers, remote services and administration, and greater maturity than newer web technologies. This paper details the author's investigations into close encounters with alien performance in X11-based seismic applications running on a 200-n...

  20. O-band 400 Gbit/s client side optical transmission link

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    Zuo, Tianjian; Tatarczak, Anna; Iglesias Olmedo, Miguel;

    2014-01-01

    We present an O-band 400 Gbit/s optical client side Ethernet link with 40 km SSMF reach employing four LAN-WDM lanes, MultiCAP modulation and direct detection.......We present an O-band 400 Gbit/s optical client side Ethernet link with 40 km SSMF reach employing four LAN-WDM lanes, MultiCAP modulation and direct detection....

  1. Abuse of power against clients by professional staff in care facilities.

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    KUPSOVÁ, Jitka

    2010-01-01

    The objective of my dissertation work titled ``Abuse of power against clients by professional staff in care facilities{\\crqq} is to establish whether the ethical codes are observed in the social and health care institutions providing accommodation services to their clients. Another objective of the work is to find out whether the employers running these institutions take adequate measures to prevent the burnt-out syndrome in their employees. The theoretical part of the work deals with the phi...

  2. Client-centered occupational therapy: a strategy for rehabilitation of the aged with hemiparesis.

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    Ilka Nicéia D’Aquino Oliveira Teixeira

    2007-01-01

    The paper discusses the importance of the client-centered practice in the rehabilitation of aged people with hemiparesis and also presents three medical models of decision-making adapted to Occupational Therapy. It highlights the occupational therapists’ need to acknowledge the patient´s perception as an essential component for the effectiveness of the therapy. The perspective is that both occupational therapists and clients should share the responsibility for goal setting throughout the inte...

  3. Loyal clients. Despite Arthur Andersen's indictment, healthcare companies aren't defecting.

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    Jaklevic, Mary Chris

    2002-03-25

    In contrast to about 50 defections by public companies, many healthcare clients of Andersen are standing by the troubled auditor--at least for now. Saying that it's too soon to judge, clients such as the Catholic Health Association are sitting tight to see what the fallout is from the Enron scandal before making any decisions. And even if many part ways with Andersen, there's a host of consultants to take its place. PMID:11951355

  4. Client and Counselor Attitudes Toward the Use of Medications for Treatment of Opioid Dependence

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    Rieckmann, Traci; Daley, Marilyn; Fuller, Bret E.; Thomas, Cindy P.; McCarty, Dennis

    2006-01-01

    Attitudes, perceived social norms and intentions were assessed for 376 counselors and 1083 clients from outpatient, methadone and residential drug treatment programs regarding four medications used to treat opiate dependence: methadone, buprenorphine, clonidine, and ibogaine. Attitudes, social norms and intentions to use varied by treatment modality. Methadone clients and counselors had more positive attitudes toward the use of methadone, while their counterparts in residential and outpatient...

  5. A Novel Approach to Combining Client-Dependent and Confidence Information in Multimodal Biometric

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    Poh, Norman; Bengio, Samy

    2005-01-01

    The issues of fusion with client-dependent and confidence information have been well studied separately in biometric authentication. In this study, we propose to take advantage of both sources of information in a discriminative framework. Initially, each source of information is processed on a per expert basis (plus on a per client basis for the first information and on a per example basis for the second information). Then, both sources of information are combined using a second-level classif...

  6. Determining client need in a multi-state fetal alcohol syndrome consortium: from training to practice

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    Haynes George; Dunnagan Tim; Christopher Suzanne; Stiff Lili

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Background A multi-state consortium was developed in the US to conduct baseline data collection and intervention research on fetal alcohol syndrome. Each state employed support specialists whose job it was to reduce or eliminate alcohol consumption in women who were at high risk for drinking alcohol during their pregnancy. The purpose of this paper is to report how support specialists in three primarily rural/frontier states were trained to assess client need and how client need was ...

  7. Abuse of elderly men and women among clients of a community psychogeriatric service

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    Wilson, Gail

    1994-01-01

    This paper reports on a study of elder abuse among clients of an outer London community psychogeriatric service. Staff reported elder abuse in their case loads over a period of one year. Reported cases were linked with referrals. Rates of abuse for different staff and for different age and ethnic groups were calculated. Women were very much more likely to be abused than men and were less likely to be abusers. Clients were frequently reported as abusing their carers. Staff reporting rates vari...

  8. Client-consultant interaction practices: Sources of ingenuity, value creation and strategizing

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    Lombardo, Sebastiano

    2014-01-01

    Service providers increasingly choose to interact with their clients. Previous studies show that client’s resources and activities can influence the service provider’s ability to create value, to be creative, and to develop competitive strategies. Yet several gaps can be identified in the literature regarding how these abilities are impacted by client-consultant interaction (c-c-i) practices. The purpose of this doctoral thesis is to explain the service providers’ varying ability to offer hig...

  9. Diet, shopping and food-safety skills of food stamp clients improve with nutrition education

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    Joy, Amy Block

    2004-01-01

    The California Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program (FSNEP) reaches approximately 50,000 families with children and individuals annually. Results from the 2001-2002 fiscal year demonstrated improvements in a variety of dietary and food-safety skills after clients received FSNEP training. In addition, results from a subsample (n = 460) showed significant improvements in the amount of money saved on food purchases, along with improved dietary quality. FSNEP provides food stamp clients with ne...

  10. The effectiveness of newsletters in accountants' client relations with small business managers: An Australian qualitative study

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    Gerard Stone

    2012-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of one of accounting practitioners' most widely-used client relations techniques. By evaluating the effectiveness of the newsletters that accountants provide to small business managers, the paper critically assesses their role in contributing to accountants' overall strategy for developing relations with their substantial small business manager client base. Design/methodology/approach – Semi-structured interviews were conduc...

  11. Assessing server fault tolerance and disaster recovery implementation in thin client architectures

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    Slaydon, Samuel L.

    2007-01-01

    This thesis will focus on assessing server fault tolerance and disaster recovery procedures for thin-clients being implemented in smart classrooms and computer laboratories aboard the Naval Postgraduate School campus. The successful discovery of fault tolerance limits and a disaster recovery plan not only benefits the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), but also provides the same for other commands that have implemented or plan to employ thin clients as part of their Information Technology ...

  12. An Exploratory Study of Innovation in the Advertising Industry: Innovation Dimensions, Innovation Process and Client Involvement

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    Pan, Fengjie

    2014-01-01

    The advertising industry is characterised by high levels of innovation activity, while there is very rare research about innovation in advertising. Therefore, there is a gap in exploring the characteristics of innovation in advertising, how advertising agencies, clients, and consumers shape the innovation process together, and how clients and consumers are involved in the innovation process.As literature about innovation in advertising is very rare, literature strands on innovation dimensions...

  13. Incorporating client-server database architecture and graphical user interface into outpatient medical records.

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    Fiacco, P. A.; Rice, W. H.

    1991-01-01

    Computerized medical record systems require structured database architectures for information processing. However, the data must be able to be transferred across heterogeneous platform and software systems. Client-Server architecture allows for distributive processing of information among networked computers and provides the flexibility needed to link diverse systems together effectively. We have incorporated this client-server model with a graphical user interface into an outpatient medical ...

  14. HALO EFFECT IN ANALYTICAL PROCEDURE: THE IMPACT OF CLIENT PROFILE AND INFORMATION SCOPE

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    Intiyas Utami; Indra Wijaya Kusuma; Gudono; Supriyadi

    2014-01-01

    Many auditors use risk-based audit as a methodology that emphasizes assessing audit risk. A holistic perspective during strategic assessment encourages the auditor to focus on the big picture. They understand the industry and client business and determine the risk of material misstatement asan initial hypothesis about the client. Previous research found that a holistic perspective in strategic assessment causes a halo effect. This study focuses on the phenomena of a halo effect in analytical ...

  15. Prevalence and Correlates of Client-Perpetrated Violence against Female Sex Workers in 13 Mexican Cities

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    Semple, Shirley J.; Stockman, Jamila K.; Pitpitan, Eileen V.; Strathdee, Steffanie A.; Chavarin, Claudia V.; Mendoza, Doroteo V; Aarons, Gregory A.; Thomas L Patterson

    2015-01-01

    Background Globally, client-perpetrated violence against female sex workers (FSWs) has been associated with multiple health-related harms, including high-risk sexual behavior and increased exposure to HIV/STIs. This study examined correlates of client-perpetrated sexual, physical, and economic violence (e.g., robbery) against FSWs in 13 cities throughout Mexico. Methods FSWs (N = 1,089) who were enrolled in a brief, evidence-based, sexual risk reduction intervention for FSWs (Mujer Segura) we...

  16. COMMUNICATIVE COMPETENCE AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS WHEN INTERACTING WITH CLIENT IN TOURISM

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    BITTER N.V.; KOLUPANOVA I.A.; ZHIDKOVA I.V.

    2015-01-01

    The article deals with the role of psychological preparation of specialists in service and tourism to building relationships with clients of travel agencies. Attention is paid to what is importantin psychological preparation of the expert assigned to the speech skill, because the possession of speech skills influences the formation of the motives and interests of the client, speed, completeness and the strength of assimilation of advertising materials, economy, recall; accuracy, consistency a...

  17. Coaches’ views on differences in treatment style for male and female clients.

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    Barry, J. A.; Russ, S.; Ellam-Dyson, V.; Seager, M.

    2015-01-01

    Men are generally more reluctant than women to seek psychological help, perhaps because of negative preconceptions about therapy. We interviewed 20 life coaches to find out whether they had seen gender differences in expectations and outcomes regarding coaching in their male and female clients. Analysis of the interviews, using the grounded theory method, revealed that although almost all coaches described gender differences in help seeking and treatment preferences in their clients, most coa...

  18. The Implementation Of Loyalty Forecast Model In Identifying Key Clients Of An Enterprise

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    Michalska-Dudek, Izabela

    2013-01-01

    The hereby paper discusses the concept of clients’ loyalty probability forecast model, which may be used in the process of establishing an optimum portfolio of clients by means of identifying and selecting key clients of an enterprise. The verification of sug-gested model correctness in the process of consumer loyalty establishment will be per-formed based on a selected Polish travel office operations.

  19. Real Algebraic Geometry

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    Mahé, Louis; Roy, Marie-Françoise

    1992-01-01

    Ten years after the first Rennes international meeting on real algebraic geometry, the second one looked at the developments in the subject during the intervening decade - see the 6 survey papers listed below. Further contributions from the participants on recent research covered real algebra and geometry, topology of real algebraic varieties and 16thHilbert problem, classical algebraic geometry, techniques in real algebraic geometry, algorithms in real algebraic geometry, semialgebraic geometry, real analytic geometry. CONTENTS: Survey papers: M. Knebusch: Semialgebraic topology in the last ten years.- R. Parimala: Algebraic and topological invariants of real algebraic varieties.- Polotovskii, G.M.: On the classification of decomposing plane algebraic curves.- Scheiderer, C.: Real algebra and its applications to geometry in the last ten years: some major developments and results.- Shustin, E.L.: Topology of real plane algebraic curves.- Silhol, R.: Moduli problems in real algebraic geometry. Further contribu...

  20. Beyond the GAO Cleveland study: client selection for home care services.

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    Willemain, T R

    1980-01-01

    The General Accounting Office (GAO) study of home care services in the Cleveland area is a prominent attempt to inform the selection of clients for these services. This paper critiques two major portions of the GAO study: the "break even" analysis relating level of client impairment to the comparative costs of care in home and institutional settings, and the analysis of risk of institutionalization as a function of client characteristics. Detailed review shows serious flaws in the GAO methodology which undermine the credibility of its estimates of relative service costs and risks of institutionalization. This paper proceeds to place the GAO study within a conceptual framework that permits more systematic consideration of the issue of client selection. Analysis of a model of institutionalization shows that the strategy recommended by GAO of targeting the highest risk individuals may be an inefficient way to use home care resources. Factors pertinent to client selection include not only risk of institutionalization but also level of private support, changes in risk and private support occasioned by an increase in public support, number of clients in the target group, and political attractiveness of the target group. PMID:10309874

  1. Fatores que Levam Clientes a Aceitar Ofertas do Telemarketing de uma Financeira

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    Giovanni Léo Gelape

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Selecting customers with high purchase-propensities is key for telemarketing. A portfolio of credit card clients allowed evaluation of usage behaviors and consequently the selection of the clients most likely to acquire a credit product. Based on market literature about client relationships, we developed a model of six hypotheses related to consumption habits, attitude about brands and reaction to promotional stimuli. The sample was composed of a financial institution’s 213,180 credit card holders in September of 2013. The results of a logistic regression model (LOGIT model gave evidence to the importance of economic, brand, sales-channel and card status in the decision to accept credit offers. The increase in interest rate and time without using the credit card diminish the chance that a client will accept an offer, while an increase in the frequency of card use will increase the probability of accepting an offer. An active offer, where the financial institution contacts clients via telephone, increases the chance that a client will accept an offer, as compared to being contacted via the internet. Based upon this study, a financial institution can reduce its telemarketing costs, since the model helps select customers with the highest propensity to purchase a credit offer.

  2. Treatment counselor's attitudes about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered clients: urban vs. rural settings.

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    Eliason, Michele J; Hughes, Tonda

    2004-03-01

    Treatment counselors' attitudes about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) clients can have important effects on these client's recovery. There is a common, but unexamined, perception that LGBT people are more accepted in urban areas (and thus urban treatment programs) and that urban counselors have greater knowledge of the needs of the LGBT community. This study examined the attitudes and knowledge of treatment counselors from two geographic regions: urban Chicago (n = 109) and rural Iowa (n = 242) in 2000. The instrument assessed demographic characteristics, knowledge, and experiences working with LGBT clients, and attitudes about LGBT clients (an adaptation of Herek's Attititudes about Lesbians and Gays rating scale). Only a few demographic differences between the urban and rural counselors were identified. Chicago counselors were more racially diverse and more likely to have grown up in an urban area than the Iowa counselors. The Iowa counselors had slightly higher levels of formal education. Although the Chicago providers reported having considerably more contact with LGBT clients and more formal and continuing education about LGBT people, they did not have more positive attitudes or report more knowledge of specific LGBT issues that might influence alcohol and drug treatment. Overall, both Chicago and Iowa counselors had very little formal education regarding the needs of LGBT clients, and nearly half reported negative or ambivalent attitudes. Many of the counselors lacked knowledge about legal issues such as domestic partnership and power of attorney, the concepts of domestic partnership and internalized homophobia, and issues related to family of origin and current family. PMID:15115216

  3. Home Health Aides' Experience With Client Death: The Role of Employer Policy.

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    Boerner, Kathrin; Gleason, Hayley; Barooah, Adrita

    2016-04-01

    Home health aides (HHAs) are members of a rapidly growing occupation. They often develop close ties to patients and their family and can experience significant grief when a patient dies. Yet agencies often provide little support or structure to help staff cope during this time. For instance, home care agencies do not always notify their staff of client death and some have policies in place to prevent any follow-up contact with a deceased client's family. Little is known about how these agency factors affect HHAs' work experience. This mixed-method study explored the experiences of 78 HHAs working either at an agency with a restrictive policy regarding contact with a client's family after client death or an agency without such a policy in place. Data were collected through semistructured in-person interviews. Employment outcomes included various aspects of job satisfaction and intention to change jobs. HHAs' responses to client death were assessed with measures of grief and grief processing, and with open-ended questions exploring their experiences in this context. Findings indicated that HHAs from the restrictive agency were significantly more likely to be considering other job options. They also reported significantly lower satisfaction with received supervision, and significantly less grief processing activity. Findings suggest that HHAs from the agency without a contact-restrictive policy had a more positive experience at work and more opportunity to process the client's death. PMID:27023294

  4. Facilitating Client Value Creation in the Conceptual Design Phase of Construction Projects: A Workshop Approach

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    Mikael Hygum Thyssen

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available If client values are not fully understood in a construction project it is likely to result in either low fulfilment of client expectations or multiple design alterations during the project process which lead to additional costs and frustration among the project participants. However, it is not a straightforward management task to operationalize client value in construction. Within this context, the client group comprises multiple stakeholders, which often have conflicting goals and values that may not be fully realized by the stakeholders themselves. The management challenge is further complicated by the fact that the delivery team, which is responsible for understanding and delivering client value, is made up of even more different parties. The article reports the initial outcome of a joint research project between academics and practitioners, which aims to develop a practical workshop model that incorporates client values into the conceptual design of construction projects. The workshop model draws on value management and lean thinking as underlying principles in an attempt to address the ambiguous concept of `value'. DOI: 10.3763/aedm.2008.0095

  5. A afirmação do Mercosul como competidor da União Europeia

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    Cavaleiro, António

    2013-01-01

    A presente investigação desenvolve-se pelo método hipotético-dedutivo, partindo da necessidade de verificar como acontece a afirmação internacional do Mercado Comum do Sul (MERCOSUL), sustentado no desempenho do Brasil, avaliando a capacidade deste Bloco económico para competir, no sistema internacional, com a União Europeia (UE), principalmente no domínio comercial e económico. Neste sentido, iniciaremos com o enquadramento desta integração regional do Cone Sul no âmbito da globalização, ...

  6. 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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    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

  7. 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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    Willems, A. P. A. M.; Embregts, P. J. C. M.; Stams, G. J. J. M.; Moonen, X. M. H.

    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 reactions--on staff behaviour. Little is known,…

  8. 基于Client Honeypot的网络入侵检测系统%Network Intrusion Detection System Based on Client Honeypot

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    2015-01-01

    随着使用者的需求变化与Web应用技术的快速发展,Web应用更为开放并更强调分享及互动,使得Web应用成为当今网络应用的潮流,但也成为黑客新的攻击目标.黑客对网站植入恶意程序代码,造成Web事件威胁不断衍生, Web已变成信息安全攻击重要感染途径之一.该文将介绍一种恶意网页检测方法-Client Honeypot.Client Honeypot系利用Client端主动与Web Server产生互动以进行探测及诱捕,有别于传统的入侵检测系统被动式检测模式.该研究以Open Source工具Honey C为基础进行研究改进,实现对恶意网页检测的应用.%with the user's demand changes with the rapid development of Web application technology, Web application more open and more emphasis on sharing and interactive, making Web applications become the trends of network applications, but also be-come a new target of hackers. Hackers malicious code to your website to make the Web event threat derived from tradition, the Web has become a information security against one of the important infection. This article introduces a kind of malicious web pages detection method-Client Honeypot. Client Honeypot system using Client side active interactions with a Web Server to detect and trapping, passive detection is different from the traditional intrusion detection system model. This study is based on Open Source tools Honey C study improvement, for the application of detecting malicious web pages.

  9. The ICF as a common language for rehabilitation goal-setting: comparing client and professional priorities

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    van der Merwe Aletia

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Joint rehabilitation goals are an important component for effective teamwork in the rehabilitation field. The activities and participation domain of the ICF provides a common language for professionals when setting these goals. Involving clients in the formulation of rehabilitation goals is gaining momentum as part of a person-centred approach to rehabilitation. However, this is particularly difficult when clients have an acquired communication disability. The expressive communication difficulties negatively affect the consensus building process. As a result, obtaining information regarding rehabilitation goals from professionals and their clients warrants further investigation for this particular population. Methods This comparative study investigated clients and their assigned rehabilitation professionals' perception of the importance of ICF activities and participation domains for inclusion in their rehabilitation program. Twelve clients in an acute rehabilitation centre and twenty of their corresponding rehabilitation professionals participated in an activity using the Talking Mats™ visual framework for goal setting. Each participant rated the importance of the nine activities and participation domains of the ICF for inclusion in their current rehabilitation program. Results The ICF domains which consistently appear as very important across these groups are mobility, self-care and communication. Domains which consistently appear in the lower third of the rankings include spare time, learning and thinking and domestic life. Results indicate however that no statistical significant differences exist in terms of the individual domains across each of the participant groups. Within group differences however indicated that amongst the speech-language therapists and physiotherapists there was a statistical significant difference between spare time activities and communication and mobility. Conclusions Findings indicate that

  10. SignalR real-time application cookbook

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    This book contains illustrated code examples to help you create real-time, asynchronous, and bi-directional client-server applications. Each recipe will concentrate on one specific aspect of application development with SignalR showing you how that aspect can be used proficiently. Different levels of developers will find this book useful. Beginners will be able to learn all the fundamental concepts of SignalR, quickly becoming productive in a difficult arena. Experienced programmers will find in this book a handy and useful collection of ready-made solutions to common use cases, which they wil

  11. Real Stories of Depression

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    Full Text Available ... Depression Publications About Men and Depression Getting Help Real Stories of Depression Bill Maruyama , Lawyer Jimmy Brown , ... in Men Signs & Symptoms Depression Treatment Getting Help Real Stories of Depression Publications About Men and Depression ...

  12. The Eudoxus Real Numbers

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    Arthan, R. D.

    2004-01-01

    This note describes a representation of the real numbers due to Schanuel. The representation lets us construct the real numbers from first principles. Like the well-known construction of the real numbers using Dedekind cuts, the idea is inspired by the ancient Greek theory of proportion, due to Eudoxus. However, unlike the Dedekind construction, the construction proceeds directly from the integers to the real numbers bypassing the intermediate construction of the rational numbers. The constru...

  13. Prevalence and Correlates of Client-Perpetrated Violence against Female Sex Workers in 13 Mexican Cities.

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    Full Text Available Globally, client-perpetrated violence against female sex workers (FSWs has been associated with multiple health-related harms, including high-risk sexual behavior and increased exposure to HIV/STIs. This study examined correlates of client-perpetrated sexual, physical, and economic violence (e.g., robbery against FSWs in 13 cities throughout Mexico.FSWs (N = 1,089 who were enrolled in a brief, evidence-based, sexual risk reduction intervention for FSWs (Mujer Segura were interviewed about their work context, including experiences of violence perpetrated by clients, sexual risk and substance use practices, financial need, and social supports. Three broad categories of factors (sociodemographic, work context, behavioral and social characteristics of FSWs were examined as correlates of sexual, physical, and economic violence.The prevalence of different types of client-perpetrated violence against FSWs in the past 6 months was: sexual (11.7%, physical (11.8%, economic (16.9%, and any violence (22.6%. Greater financial need, self-identification as a street worker, and lower perceived emotional support were independently associated with all three types of violence. Alcohol use before or during sex with clients in the past month was associated with physical and sexual violence. Using drugs before or during sex with clients, injection drug use in the past month, and population size of city were associated with sexual violence only, and FSWs' alcohol use score (AUDIT-C was associated with economic violence only.Correlates of client-perpetrated violence encompassed sociodemographic, work context, and behavioral and social factors, suggesting that approaches to violence prevention for FSWs must be multi-dimensional. Prevention could involve teaching FSWs strategies for risk avoidance in the workplace (e.g., avoiding use of alcohol with clients, enhancement of FSWs' community-based supports, development of interventions that deliver an anti

  14. From Discharge Planner to “Concierge”: Recommendations for Hospital Social Work by Clients with Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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    Linton, Kristen F.; Ing, Marissa M.; Vento, Megan A.; Nakagawa, Kazuma

    2016-01-01

    Purpose The Affordable Care Act and budget cuts have changed the role of hospital social workers by placing pressure on them to conduct speedy discharges and decrease readmission rates. This qualitative study aimed to assess if hospital social work is meeting the needs of clients in the hospital and post-discharge. Methods Semi-structured interviews with 10 clients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) and 11 caregivers were conducted. Results Participants reported that social work services were not meeting their needs. Clients with ICH and their caregivers expressed needs from social workers that surpassed their roles as discharge planners, including counseling, help with finances and insurance, and advocacy. Participants wanted social work services to begin early in acute treatment with continuity post-discharge. Conclusion Social workers should conduct ethical social work by meeting clients where they are, addressing needs as prioritized by the client, and advocating individually and organizationally for clients. PMID:26252181

  15. Electricity Real Options Valuation

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    Broszkiewicz-Suwaj, Ewa

    2006-01-01

    In this paper a real option approach for the valuation of real assets is presented. Two continuous time models used for valuation are described: geometric Brownian motion model and interest rate model. The valuation for electricity spread option under Vasicek interest model is placed and the formulas for parameter estimators are calculated. The theoretical part is confronted with real data from electricity market.

  16. 基于Client/Server模式的大型管理信息系统的研究%Research for Large Management Information System Based Client/Server system

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    袁庆云; 朱慧

    1994-01-01

    Client/Server(客户机/服务器)结构体系是九十年代运用于信息处理的计算机主流模式.本文从Client/Server结构的优越性入手,结合LMIS(大型管理信息系统)的特点,阐述了LMIS采用Client/Server结构的主要价值.同时给出了一个试验室环境下Client/Server结构的模型实例及分析结论.

  17. Individualised home-based rehabilitation after stroke in eastern Finland--the client's perspective.

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    Reunanen, Merja A T; Järvikoski, Aila; Talvitie, Ulla; Pyöriä, Outi; Härkäpää, Kristiina

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    Reintegration into society is one of the main purposes of post-stroke rehabilitation. The experiences of clients returning home after a stroke have been studied before. There is, however, little knowledge about activities carried out during home-based rehabilitation interventions and about the involvement of clients in the process. This study focused on clients' experiences of a 3-month individualised, home-based rehabilitation programme supervised by a multidisciplinary team. The data were collected in 2009-2010, and it was based on interviews with 14 clients (48-83 years of age) conducted approximately 7 months after stroke. In the thematic analysis, five main topics describing the goals and functions of the home-based rehabilitation were identified as follows: (i) learning strategies for solving problems in daily activities at home and in the community; (ii) receiving exercise coaching; (iii) exploring community services and facilities; (iv) having a dialogue with professionals; and (v) engaging in activities aimed at returning to work. Implementing rehabilitation activities in the home environment seemed to enhance the participants' active involvement and their ability to evaluate themselves and to set goals for their recovery. Work was an important goal for clients of working age, but work-related tasks were not sufficiently integrated with home-based rehabilitation. A challenge for local communities is to provide health promotion and recreation services that are also suitable for persons with limited functioning. PMID:25676161

  18. THE EDUCATION AND ENVIROMENT AS KEY FACTORS IN NURSING CARE TO CLIENTS WITH SICKLE CELL ANEMIA

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    Full Text Available Objetivos: objetivos levantar informações atualizadas acerca das novas concepções sobre o cuidado de Enfermagem para clientes portadores de anemias hemolíticas e discutir as novas concepções acerca do cuidado de Enfermagem para os clientes portadores de anemias hemolíticas. Métodos: O presente estudo foi extraído de um projeto de pesquisa que tem como tema as novas concepções acerca do cuidado de Enfermagem para o cliente portador de anemias hemolíticas crônicas. Foi desenvolvido no ano de 2008 como parte do projeto de pesquisa da Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro. Foram utilizados como fontes, bases de dados eletrônicos além de levantamento junto às bibliotecas tradicionais. Resultados: Durante a coleta de dados foram levantados: 36 ARTIGOS “ON LINE”; 10 oriundos de BIBLIOTECAS CONVENCIONAIS e 4 DISSERTAÇÕES E 1 TESE. Conclusão: Conclui-se que o meio ambiente exerce força sobre estes clientes e que os enfermeiros podem utilizar-se de estratégias educacionais para que tanto estes clientes consigam conviver com a anemia falciforme de forma mais harmônica, sem o medo e a angústia que, geralmente se mostram presentes.

  19. A humanização no cuidado com o cliente cirúrgico

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    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.

  20. Client perceptions of dietetic students and registered dietitians at a university-based nutrition clinic.

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    Greene, G W

    1990-03-01

    Client perceptions of students enrolled in a nutrition counseling practicum were compared with client perceptions of those students' clinical instructors, who were registered dietitians. One hundred forty-two clients who had either a student (no. = 81) or a dietitian (no. = 61) as primary counselor completed a postcard evaluation or a telephone interview. Students were rated significantly more positively (p less than .01) than their instructors for the item "I would recommend the clinic to others" and (p less than .05) for the items "The counselor helped me with my problem" and "I learned at the clinic what I did not know before." Seventy-two of the 89 clients interviewed by telephone replied to the question "Did students enhance or detract from services provided?" Sixty-one percent replied that students enhanced, but 25% replied that students detracted in some way, primarily because of concerns about having an additional observer during counseling sessions. In general, clients receiving nutrition counseling evaluated student dietitians very positively. PMID:2307818