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  1. Ensaio de linguagem ou linguagem de ensaio

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    Pedro Duarte

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Este texto é um ensaio de linguagem, ou seja, um ensaio sobre a linguagem. Mas é, também, a investigação da linguagem do ensaio, isto é, do tipo de escrita que entra em jogo na forma de prosa que chamamos de ensaios. Para tanto, ele mobiliza autores como Heidegger e, principalmente, Walter Benjamin, Lukács e Adorno. Todos eles, porém, entram em cena no intuito de ajudar num estudo sobre a importância da linguagem no enfrentamento da situação contemporânea do pensamento, cuja problematização filosófica fica evidente a partir das dificuldades, por exemplo, de escrever uma tese acadêmica tradicional.

  2. Technological Fantasies of Nao

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    Hasse Jørgensen, Stina; Tafdrup, Oliver Alexander

    2017-01-01

    This article will through a ‘what-if’ scenario involving the humanoid robot, Nao, as a museum guide, discuss the potential benefits of theorizing social robots through a perspective grounded in critical design and postphenomenology. Within Science and Technology-studies (STS) postphenomenology has...... been the ‘go-to’ theory when discussing the philosophical aspects of human-technology relations. Postphenomenology directly addresses how humans on a phenomenological level relate to robots through an ‘alterity-relation’ that establishes the robot as a ‘quasi-other’. A methodological discussion of how...... to conduct empirical postphenomenological research into robotics, has, however, not been thoroughly unfolded, although the question of a general postphenomenological methodology has been touched upon. This article provides a contribution to the debate on how to enquire into human-robot relations...

  3. Radiological findings in NAO syndrome

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    Al-Otaibi, Leftan; Hugosson, Claes O. [Department of Radiology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia); Al-Mayouf, Sulalman M.; Majeed, Mahmoud; Al-Eid, Wea' am; Bahabri, Sultan [Department of Paediatrics, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    2002-07-01

    Background: Diseases exhibiting osteolysis in children are rare hereditary conditions. Several types have been recognised with different clinical manifestations. One type includes subcutaneous nodules, arthropathy and osteolysis and has been termed NAO syndrome. Previous radiological reports have described the affected bones, usually the carpal and tarsal regions, but a detailed analysis of the radiological findings of both the axial as well as the appendicular skeleton has not been reported. Objectives: To describe the radiological findings in a large group of children with an autosomal recessive disease characterized by nodules, familial arthropathy and osteolysis. Materials and methods: The study comprises 14 patients from 9 families and all patients had the triad of nodulosis, arthropathy and osteolysis (NAO). Results: The most common radiological manifestations were osteopenia, undertubulation of long bones, arthritic changes, sclerotic sutures of the calvaria, osteolysis and muscle contractures. Other common findings were squared vertebrae, broad medial clavicles and brachycephaly. Progress of disease was documented in more than half of the patients. Conclusions: Our study is the first report of the detailed radiological findings of NAO syndrome. In NAO syndrome, both the axial and appendicular skeleton are involved (orig.)

  4. O ensaio como narrativa

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    Pedro Duarte

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available O artigo tenta demonstrar que todos os textos, mesmo aqueles cuja natureza é teórica, têm alguma forma de narrativa. Nem sempre são personagens que os ocupam, podem ser ideias, mas mesmo assim há um enredo conceitual que se passa. Modernamente, a forma dessa narrativa foi sobretudo o sistema, com a pretensão totalizadora presente, por exemplo, na filosofia de Hegel. Contemporaneamente, porém, a forma do ensaio – surgida ainda na era moderna – ganha destaque por sua forma descontínua de narrar. O objetivo do artigo é apontar que, se o ensaio é uma forma, como explicitaram Lukács, Benjamin e Adorno, ele é também uma forma de narrar – ainda que de narrar conceitualmente objetos da cultura.

  5. Non destructive testing for seamless pipes steel inspection of Vallourec and Mannesmann of Brazil: innovation, quality and satisfaction of their clients; Ensaios nao destrutivos para inspecao de tubos de aco sem costura da Vallourec e Mannesmann do Brasil: inovacao, qualidade e satisfacao de seus clientes

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    Eufrasio, Edson; Pawellwtz, Reinhard [V e M do Brasil S.A., Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)

    2004-07-01

    Seamless steel pipes presents wide application in many areas, which require high levels of quality , requirements and security of the product are guaranteed. In face to these requirements, V and M do Brazil is always in the vanguard of the technological innovation, in order to offer products with high level of quality and uniformity to the customers requirements. To guarantee the quality of its products, V and M do Brazil uses an ample variety of destructive and nondestructive testings, systems of measurement and inspection, which are distributed throughout all the productive process, in different production lines. Pioneering in the development of new techniques of inspection, mainly with relation to the non destructive testings, has been a constant mark of V and M do Brazil; assuring of this form, the improvement and expansion of the non destructive testings in the inspection of its products from the use of new techniques, as well as the improvement of the quality. (author)

  6. Empirical seasonal forecasts of the NAO

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    Sanchezgomez, E.; Ortizbevia, M.

    2003-04-01

    We present here seasonal forecasts of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) issued from ocean predictors with an empirical procedure. The Singular Values Decomposition (SVD) of the cross-correlation matrix between predictor and predictand fields at the lag used for the forecast lead is at the core of the empirical model. The main predictor field are sea surface temperature anomalies, although sea ice cover anomalies are also used. Forecasts are issued in probabilistic form. The model is an improvement over a previous version (1), where Sea Level Pressure Anomalies were first forecast, and the NAO Index built from this forecast field. Both correlation skill between forecast and observed field, and number of forecasts that hit the correct NAO sign, are used to assess the forecast performance , usually above those values found in the case of forecasts issued assuming persistence. For certain seasons and/or leads, values of the skill are above the .7 usefulness treshold. References (1) SanchezGomez, E. and Ortiz Bevia M., 2002, Estimacion de la evolucion pluviometrica de la Espana Seca atendiendo a diversos pronosticos empiricos de la NAO, in 'El Agua y el Clima', Publicaciones de la AEC, Serie A, N 3, pp 63-73, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

  7. Naos Nova室内设计

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    2006-01-01

    Naos Nova是一座历经五年规划和三年建设而成的概念性建筑。自2005年6月25日开放以来,它迅速成为首尔(即汉城,现译为首尔)最令人感兴趣的探访之所。

  8. Radio Meteors Observations Techniques at RI NAO

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    Vovk, Vasyl; Kaliuzhnyi, Mykola

    2016-07-01

    The Solar system is inhabited with large number of celestial bodies. Some of them are well studied, such as planets and vast majority of big asteroids and comets. There is one group of objects which has received little attention. That is meteoroids with related to them meteors. Nowadays enough low-technology high-efficiency radio-technical solutions are appeared which allow to observe meteors daily. At RI NAO three methodologies for meteor observation are developed: single-station method using FM-receiver, correlation method using FM-receiver and Internet resources, and single-station method using low-cost SDR-receiver.

  9. Global SST influence on twentieth century NAO variability

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    Paeth, H.; Hense, A. [Meteorologisches Institut, Universitaet Bonn, 53121 Bonn (Germany); Latif, M. [Max-Planck-Institut fuer Meteorologie, 20146 Hamburg (Germany)

    2003-07-01

    Recent studies have suggested that sea surface temperature (SST) is an important source of variability of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Here, we deal with four basic aspects contributing to this issue: (1) we investigate the characteristic time scales of this oceanic influence; (2) quantify the scale-dependent hindcast potential of the NAO during the twentieth century as derived from SST-driven atmospheric general circulation model (AGCM) ensembles; (3) the relevant oceanic regions are identified, corresponding SST indices are defined and their relationship to the NAO are evaluated by means of cross spectral analysis and (4) our results are compared with long-term coupled control experiments with different ocean models in order to ensure whether the spectral relationship between the SST regions and the NAO is an intrinsic mode of the coupled climate system, involving the deep ocean circulation, rather than an artefact of the unilateral SST forcing. The observed year-to-year NAO fluctuations are barely influenced by the SST. On the decadal time scales the major swings of the observed NAO are well reproduced by various ensembles from the middle of the twentieth century onward, including the negative state in the 1960s and part of the positive trend afterwards. A six-member ECHAM4-T42 ensemble reveals that the SST boundary condition affects 25% of total decadal-mean and interdecadal-trend NAO variability throughout the twentieth century. The most coherent NAO-related SST feature is the well-known North Atlantic tripole. Additional contributions may arise from the southern Pacific and the low-latitude Indian Ocean. The coupled climate model control runs suggest only the North Atlantic SST-NAO relationship as being a true characteristic of the coupled climate system. The coherence and phase spectra of observations and coupled simulations are in excellent agreement, confirming the robustness of this decadal-scale North Atlantic air-sea coupled mode. (orig.)

  10. Robust NaO2 Electrochemistry in Aprotic Na-O2 Batteries Employing Ethereal Electrolytes with a Protic Additive.

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    Abate, Iwnetim I; Thompson, Leslie E; Kim, Ho-Cheol; Aetukuri, Nagaphani B

    2016-06-16

    Aprotic metal-oxygen batteries, such as Li-O2 and Na-O2 batteries, are of topical research interest as high specific energy alternatives to state-of-the-art Li-ion batteries. In particular, Na-O2 batteries with NaO2 as the discharge product offer higher practical specific energy with better rechargeability and round-trip energy efficiency when compared to Li-O2 batteries. In this work, we show that the electrochemical deposition and dissolution of NaO2 in Na-O2 batteries is unperturbed by trace water impurities in Na-O2 battery electrolytes, which is desirable for practical battery applications. We find no evidence for the formation of other discharge products such as Na2O2·H2O. Furthermore, the electrochemical efficiency during charge remains near ideal in the presence of trace water in electrolytes. Although sodium anodes react with trace water leading to the formation of a high-impedance solid electrolyte interphase, the increase in discharge overpotential is only ∼100 mV when compared to cells employing nominally anhydrous electrolytes.

  11. NAO and extreme ocean states in the Northeast Atlantic Ocean

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    Gleeson, Emily; Gallagher, Sarah; Clancy, Colm; Dias, Frédéric

    2017-02-01

    Large scale atmospheric oscillations are known to have an influence on waves in the North Atlantic. In quantifying how the wave and wind climate of this region may change towards the end of the century due to climate change, it is useful to investigate the influence of large scale oscillations using indices such as the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO: fluctuations in the difference between the Icelandic low pressure system and the Azore high pressure system). In this study a statistical analysis of the station-based NAO index was carried out using an ensemble of EC-Earth global climate simulations, where EC-Earth is a European-developed atmosphere ocean sea-ice coupled climate model. The NAO index was compared to observations and to projected changes in the index by the end of the century under the RCP4.5 and RCP8.5 forcing scenarios. In addition, an ensemble of EC-Earth driven WAVEWATCH III wave model projections over the North Atlantic was analysed to determine the correlations between the NAO and significant wave height (Hs) and the NAO and extreme ocean states. For the most part, no statistically significant differences were found between the distributions of observed and modelled station-based NAO or in projected distributions of the NAO. Means and extremes of Hs are projected to decrease on average by the end of this century. The 95th percentile of Hs is strongly positively correlated to the NAO. Projections of Hs extremes are location dependent and in fact, under the influence of positive NAO the 20-year return levels of Hs were found to be amplified in some regions. However, it is important to note that the projected decreases in the 95th percentile of Hs off the west coast of Ireland are not statistically significant in one of the RCP4.5 and one of the RCP8.5 simulations (me41, me83) which indicates that there is still uncertainty in the projections of higher percentiles.

  12. The NPO/ NAO and interdecadal climate variation in China

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    Li, Chongyin; Li, Guilong

    2000-12-01

    This article discusses the interannual variation of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and North Pacific Oscillation (NPO), its relationship with the interdecadal climate variation in China which is associated with the climate jump in the Northern Hemisphere in the 1960’s, using the data analyses. It is clearly shown that both the amplitudes of the NAO and NPO increase obviously in the 1960’s and the main period of the oscillations changes from 3-4 years before the 1960’s to 8 15 years after the 1960’s. Therefore, interdecadal climate variation in China or the climate jump in the 1960’s is closely related to the anomalies of the NAO and NPO.

  13. clientes surdos

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    Wiliam César Alves Machado

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: identificar cómo profesionales de la unidad municipal de rehabilitación física se comunican con personas sordas que buscan atención especializada. Métodos: estudio exploratorio, descriptivo, de enfoque cualitativo, realizado con 32 profesionales que trabajan en rehabilitación física a través de instrumento auto aplicable. Resultados: del análisis de datos, surgieron dos categorías temáticas: Usando el Lenguaje Brasileño de Signos; Improvisación de Estrategias de comunicación para interactuar con clientes sordos. Improvisación de estrategias utilizadas por los profesionales para comunicarse con personas sordas pueden causar barreras que inciden negativamente en la calidad de los servicios prestados a esta población. Conclusión: la comunicación es deficiente, e iniciativas eficaces centradas en la cualificación de los profesionales que trabajan en el ámbito de la rehabilitación, pueden contribuir para que puedan dominar el Lenguaje Brasileño de Signos, garantizándose a los clientes sordos la atención adecuada, conforme a lo dispuestos para personas sin discapacidad auditiva.

  14. Communication Framework For the Mionix Naos QG Mouse

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    Wulff-Jensen, Andreas

    2017-01-01

    The Mionix Naos QG mouse has multiple sensors integrated. It can record all the metrics native to mice: being scroll, clicks and mouse movements. Moreover, this mouse has heart rate (HR) and Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) sensors embedded. Through Mionics API [1] WebSocket can be used to access all...

  15. Spatial monsoon variability with respect to NAO and SO

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    S B Kakade; S S Dugam

    2006-10-01

    In this paper, the simultaneous effect of North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and Southern Oscillation (SO) on monsoon rainfall over different homogeneous regions/subdivisions of India is studied. The simultaneous effect of both NAO and SO on Indian summer monsoon rainfall (ISMR) is more important than their individual impact because both the oscillations exist simultaneously throughout the year. To represent the simultaneous impact of NAO and SO, an index called effective strength index (ESI) has been defined on the basis of monthly NAO and SO indices. The variation in the tendency of ESI from January through April has been analyzed and reveals that when this tendency is decreasing, then the ESI value throughout the monsoon season (June-September) of the year remains negative and vice versa. This study further suggests that during the negative phase of ESI tendency, almost all subdivisions of India show above-normal rainfall and vice versa. The correlation analysis indicates that the ESI-tendency is showing an inverse and statistically significant relationship with rainfall over 14 subdivisions of India. Area wise, about 50% of the total area of India shows statistically significant association. Moreover, the ESI-tendency shows a significant relationship with rainfall over north west India, west central India, central north east India, peninsular India and India as a whole. Thus, ESI-tendency can be used as a precursor for the prediction of Indian summer monsoon rainfall on a smaller spatial scale.

  16. A Multi-System View of Wintertime NAO Seasonal Predictions.

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    Scoccimarro, E.; Athanasiadis, P.; Gualdi, S.; Scaife, A. A.; Bellucci, A.; Hermanson, L.; Materia, S.; Sanna, A.; Borrelli, A.; MacLachlan, C.

    2015-12-01

    In the mid-latitudes the seasonal predictability has been known to be low to moderate. However, significant predictive skill for the mean winter North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and Arctic Oscillation (AO) has been recently reported for a number of different seasonal forecasting systems [e.g., Riddle et al. (2013), Scaife et al. (2014), Stockdale et al. (2015)]. Here we present results from a multi-system analysis, including CFSv2 (24 members), UKMO (24 members) and CMCC (9 members) seasonal prediction systems. For their common hindcast period (1997-2011) the skill for the NAO/AO reaches as high as +0.85 for the multi-system ensemble mean. Certainly, part of the skill increase in respect to the individual systems is related to the larger size of the multi-system ensemble, though blending different systems together may bring additional improvements since each system benefits differently from the various sources of natural seasonal predictability. Therefore, initiatives similar to the North American Multi-Model Ensemble can bring added value to seasonal predictions even if individual systems —sooner or later— exploit all their potential skill by increasing their ensemble size. Furthermore, it is demonstrated that the NAO skill actually translates to better predictions of near-surface air temperature and precipitation anomalies in the domain influenced by the NAO (lower root-mean square errors and higher spatial correlation in respect to the corresponding observed anomalies).

  17. Automated Optimization of Walking Parameters for the Nao Humanoid Robot

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    Girardi, N.; Kooijman, C.; Wiggers, A.J.; Visser, A.

    2013-01-01

    This paper describes a framework for optimizing walking parameters for a Nao humanoid robot. In this case an omnidirectional walk is learned. The parameters are learned in simulation with an evolutionary approach. The best performance was obtained for a combination of a low mutation rate and a high

  18. An energy efficient dynamic gait for a Nao robot

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    Sun, Zhenglong; Roos, Nico

    2014-01-01

    This paper presents a framework to generate energy efficient dynamic human-like walk for a Nao humanoid robot. We first extend the inverted pendulum model with the goal of finding an energy efficient and stable walking gait. In this model, we propose a leg control policy which utilizes joint stiffne

  19. What client?

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    Unterrainer, Walter

    2015-01-01

    % of (non-renewable) energy is consumed by buildings (without calculating energy used in construction). Growing amounts of buildings become abandoned and derelict, infrastructural failures and junk spaces surge and whole urban quarters decline socially and physically. Any more challenges needed? Looking...... rising pressure for new approaches towards space, urbanization, environmental challenges, technological inventions, transformation of cities and buildings on one hand and the decline in impact, reputation, self-esteem and economy of ´conventional´architectural profession on the other hand. In Asia like...... has been a popular art and that the clients were the rich and powerful, documented by a legacy of palaces, churches, villas, office blocs and alienated ´property developments´. Slum dwellers, climate victims, war refugees, the urban poor but also endangered species as well as tormented spaces cannot...

  20. ESPERA E ESPELHO: Um Ensaio Trivial

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    Prof. Dr. Manuel Curado

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available O problema da determinação da ação humana ocupou a filosofia durante séculos. O presente ensaio procura contribuir para esse debate através da proposta de duas teses filosóficas. A primeira tese defende que toda a ação humana se organiza numa estrutura de espera de algo que determine a consciência. Toda a iniciativa e todo o ato voluntário dependem de algo que surge no fluxo de consciência. Neste sentido, o sujeito parece ser visitado do exterior por algo que irá iniciar o comportamento. Em defesa desta tese apresentam-se relatos fenomenológicos do processo de decisão, registos históricos de eventos mentais como visitações, representações literárias e teorias filosóficas do tempo. Em particular, mostra-se que as teorias sobre a dimensão corpuscular ou granular do tempo e do fluxo da consciência são especialmente relevantes para a explicação da capacidade de atuação dos seres humanos. Em complemento, propõe-se um inventário dos grandes temas que organizam a ação. Trabalham-se conteúdos culturais ligados às universidades, à internet e à literatura. Defende-se uma segunda tese filosófica segundo a qual os seres humanos só se interessam maioritariamente por si mesmos. O ensaio termina com a defesa da ideia de que a filosofia, a ciência e a religião não têm meios racionais para explicar a atuação humana, restando apenas a abordagem sapiencial. As várias linhas de pensamento deste ensaio são unificadas pela ideia de que a trivialidade da vida humana esconde problemas intelectuais dignos de investigação. Palavras-chave: determinação do comportamento; autodeterminação; Bestimmung; Selbsbestimmung; sobretons psíquicos; teoria granular da consciência; fenomenologia da ação.

  1. NAO influence on extreme winter temperatures in Madrid (Spain)

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    Prieto, L.; Garcia, R.; Hernandez, E.; Teso, T. del [Dept. Fisica de la Tierra II, Fac. CC. Fisicas, Univ. Complutense de Madrid (Spain); Diaz, J. [Centro Universitario de Salud Publica, Univ. Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)

    2002-12-01

    Extremely cold days (ECDs), with minimum temperatures lower than -4.6 C, have been analysed for Madrid. This threshold corresponds to the 5th percentile of the period 1963-1999. Adopting a case analysis approach, five synoptic patterns have been identified that produce these extremely low temperatures. Three of them are associated with cold air flows over the Iberian Peninsula, and the other two with a lack of significant circulation over the region. A non-linear association with the North Atlantic oscillation (NAO) has been identified using log-linear models. The NAO positive phase leads to an increase in the winter frequency of those synoptic patterns associated with stagnant air flow over Iberia, while those characterised by cold, northern flows do not appear to be similarly influenced. (orig.)

  2. Norwegian fjord sediments reveal NAO related winter temperature and precipitation changes of the past 2800 years

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    Faust, Johan; Fabian, Karl; Giraudeau, Jacques; Knies, Jochen

    2016-04-01

    The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is the leading mode of atmospheric circulation variability in the North Atlantic region. Associated shifts of storm tracks, precipitation and temperature patterns affect energy supply and demand, fisheries and agricultural, as well as marine and terrestrial ecological dynamics. Long-term NAO reconstructions are crucial to better understand NAO variability in its response to climate forcing factors, and assess predictability and possible shifts associated with ongoing climate change. Fjord deposits have a great potential for providing high-resolution sedimentary records that reflect local terrestrial and marine processes and, therefore, offer unique opportunities for the investigation of sedimentological and geochemical climatically induced processes. A recent study of instrumental time series revealed NAO as main factor for a strong relation between winter temperature, precipitation and river discharge in central Norway over the past 50 years. Here we use the gained knowledge to establish the first high resolution NAO proxy record from marine sediments. By comparing geochemical measurements from a short sediment core with instrumental data we show that marine primary productivity proxies are sensitive to NAO changes. Conditioned on a stationary relation between our climate proxy and the NAO we establish the first high resolution NAO proxy record (NAO-TFJ) from marine sediments covering the past 2,800 years. The NAO-TFJ shows distinct co-variability with climate changes over Greenland, solar activity and Northern Hemisphere glacier dynamics as well as climatically associated paleo-demographic trends.

  3. As vicissitudes do "ensaio sobre o dom"

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    Lygia Sigaud

    1999-10-01

    Full Text Available A partir dos anos 60, antropólogos de diferentes tradições nacionais passaram a convergir no sentido de considerar que o texto de Marcel Mauss, "Ensaio sobre o Dom", contivesse uma teoria da troca, que atribui à identificação entre a coisa dada e o espírito do doador o princípio de explicação das transações. Esta interpretação contrasta com a que tiveram os contemporâneos de Mauss, os quais resgataram do trabalho suas dimensões relativas ao direito, às obrigações e às prestações totais. Partindo desta constatação, o artigo problematiza o destino do ensaio e busca torná-lo inteligível. Para tanto examina as condições sociointelectuais que contribuíram para que se produzisse a inflexão na leitura e a consolidação de uma espécie de crença coletiva em relação ao trabalho. Através deste estudo de caso, a autora identifica mecanismos que operam no processo de construção de teorias, na conformação de representações acerca de textos e na sua consagração no âmbito da antropologia.From the 1960s, anthropologists of different national traditions came to share the view that Marcel Mauss’s text, "Essay on the Gift," contained a theory of exchange which takes the identification between the thing given and the spirit of the donor as the explanatory principle of transactions. This interpretation contrasts with that held by Mauss’s contemporaries, who lifted from the work aspects relating to law, obligations and total prestations. Starting from this fact, the article problematizes the essay’s fate and seeks to make it intelligible. To this end, it examines the socio-intellectual conditions which contributed to producing this inflection in the readings of the work and the consolidation of a kind of collective belief concerning it. Through this case study, the author identifies mechanisms which operate in the process of constructing theories, in the conformity found in representations of certain texts, and in the

  4. The NAO humanoid: a combination of performance and affordability

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    Gouaillier, David; Blazevic, Pierre; Kilner, Chris; Monceaux, Jerome; Lafourcade, Pascal; Marnier, Brice; Serre, Julien; Maisonnier, Bruno

    2008-01-01

    This article presents the design of the autonomous humanoid robot called NAO that is built by the French company Aldebaran-Robotics. With its height of 0.57 m and its weight about 4.5 kg, this innovative robot is lightweight and compact. It distinguishes itself from its existing Japanese, American, and other counterparts thanks to its pelvis kinematics design, its proprietary actuation system based on brush DC motors, its electronic, computer and distributed software architectures. This robot has been designed to be affordable without sacrificing quality and performance. It is an open and easy-to-handle platform where the user can change all the embedded system software or just add some applications to make the robot adopt specific behaviours. The robot's head and forearms are modular and can be changed to promote further evolution. The comprehensive and functional design is one of the reasons that helped select NAO to replace the AIBO quadrupeds in the 2008 RoboCup standard league.

  5. 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....

  6. Sharpest Ever VLT Images at NAOS-CONICA "First Light"

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    2001-12-01

    Very Promising Start-Up of New Adaptive Optics Instrument at Paranal Summary A team of astronomers and engineers from French and German research institutes and ESO at the Paranal Observatory is celebrating the successful accomplishment of "First Light" for the NAOS-CONICA Adaptive Optics facility . With this event, another important milestone for the Very Large Telescope (VLT) project has been passed. Normally, the achievable image sharpness of a ground-based telescope is limited by the effect of atmospheric turbulence. However, with the Adaptive Optics (AO) technique, this drawback can be overcome and the telescope produces images that are at the theoretical limit, i.e., as sharp as if it were in space . Adaptive Optics works by means of a computer-controlled, flexible mirror that counteracts the image distortion induced by atmospheric turbulence in real time. The larger the main mirror of the telescope is, and the shorter the wavelength of the observed light, the sharper will be the images recorded. During a preceding four-week period of hard and concentrated work, the expert team assembled and installed this major astronomical instrument at the 8.2-m VLT YEPUN Unit Telescope (UT4). On November 25, 2001, following careful adjustments of this complex apparatus, a steady stream of photons from a southern star bounced off the computer-controlled deformable mirror inside NAOS and proceeded to form in CONICA the sharpest image produced so far by one of the VLT telescopes. With a core angular diameter of only 0.07 arcsec, this image is near the theoretical limit possible for a telescope of this size and at the infrared wavelength used for this demonstration (the K-band at 2.2 µm). Subsequent tests reached the spectacular performance of 0.04 arcsec in the J-band (wavelength 1.2 µm). "I am proud of this impressive achievement", says ESO Director General Catherine Cesarsky. "It shows the true potential of European science and technology and it provides a fine

  7. European summer climate modulated by NAO-related precipitation

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    G. Wang

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Recent summer heat waves in Europe were preceded by precipitation deficits in winter. Numerical studies suggest that these phenomena are dynamically linked by land-atmosphere interactions. However, there is still no clear evidence that connects summer climate variability to winter precipitation and the relevant circulation pattern so far. Using a technique specially designed for detecting directional influences between climatic fields, we investigate the statistical responses of summer mean as well as maximum temperature variability (June–August, Tmean and Tmax to preceding winter precipitation (January–March, PJFM for the period 1901–2005. There appear distinctive Tmean and Tmax responses to PJFM over the Mediterranean, where it is most sensitive to land-atmosphere interactions. An analysis of soil moisture proxy (self-calibrating Palmer drought severity index, scPDSI shows that the PJFM seems to influence summer temperature via soil moisture, and therefore the Tmean and Tmax responses we present here are very likely to be physical hints of water cycle interactions with temperature. We estimate that roughly 10~20% of the interannual variability of Tmax and Tmean over the Mediterranean is forced by PJFM; for the scPDSI, these values amount to 20~25%. Further analysis shows that these responses are highly correlated to the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO regime over the Mediterranean. Therefore we suggest that NAO modulates European summer temperature via controlling precipitation that initializes the moisture states of water cycle interactions with temperature. This clear picture of relations between European summer climate and NAO-related precipitation suggests potential for improved seasonal prediction of summer climate in

  8. Hierarchical Porous Carbon Spheres for High-Performance Na-O2 Batteries.

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    Sun, Bing; Kretschmer, Katja; Xie, Xiuqiang; Munroe, Paul; Peng, Zhangquan; Wang, Guoxiu

    2017-04-04

    As a new family member of room-temperature aprotic metal-O2 batteries, Na-O2 batteries, are attracting growing attention because of their relatively high theoretical specific energy and particularly their uncompromised round-trip efficiency. Here, a hierarchical porous carbon sphere (PCS) electrode that has outstanding properties to realize Na-O2 batteries with excellent electrochemical performances is reported. The controlled porosity of the PCS electrode, with macropores formed between PCSs and nanopores inside each PCS, enables effective formation/decomposition of NaO2 by facilitating the electrolyte impregnation and oxygen diffusion to the inner part of the oxygen electrode. In addition, the discharge product of NaO2 is deposited on the surface of individual PCSs with an unusual conformal film-like morphology, which can be more easily decomposed than the commonly observed microsized NaO2 cubes in Na-O2 batteries. A combination of coulometry, X-ray diffraction, and in situ differential electrochemical mass spectrometry provides compelling evidence that the operation of the PCS-based Na-O2 battery is underpinned by the formation and decomposition of NaO2 . This work demonstrates that employing nanostructured carbon materials to control the porosity, pore-size distribution of the oxygen electrodes, and the morphology of the discharged NaO2 is a promising strategy to develop high-performance Na-O2 batteries. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  9. Reducing client waiting time.

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    1992-01-01

    This first issues of Family Planning (FP) Manager focuses on how to analyze client waiting time and reduce long waits easily and inexpensively. Client flow analysis can be used by managers and staff to identify organizational factors affecting waiting time. Symptoms of long waiting times are overcrowded waiting rooms, clients not returning for services, staff complaints about rushing and waiting, and hurried counseling sessions. Client satisfaction is very important in order to retain FP users. Simple procedures such as routing return visits differently can make a difference in program effectiveness. Assessment of the number of first visits, the number of revisits, and types of methods and services that the clinic provides is a first step. Client flow analysis involves assigning a number to each client on registration, attaching the client flow form to the medical chart, entering the FP method and type of visit, asking staff to note the time at each station, and summarizing data in a master chart. The staff should be involved in plotting data for each client to show waiting versus staff contact time through the use of color coding for each type of staff contact. Bottlenecks become very visible when charted. The amount of time spent at each station can be measured, and gaps in client's contact with staff can be identified. An accurate measure of total waiting time can be obtained. A quick assessment can be made by recording arrival and departure times for each client in one morning or afternoon of a peak day. The procedure is to count the number of clients waiting at 15-minute intervals. The process should be repeated every 3-6 months to observe changes. If waiting times appear long, a more thorough assessment is needed on both a peak and a typical day. An example is given of a completed chart and graph of results with sample data. Managers need to set goals for client flow, streamline client routes, and utilize waiting time wisely by providing educational talks

  10. Downscaling and Disaggregating NAO-conflict Nexus in Pre-industrial Europe

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    Harry Fung LEE; ZHANG David Dian; PEI Qing; FEI Jie

    2016-01-01

    Recently,the desiccation effect of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is found to be positively correlated with violent conflict in pre-industrial Europe,with agricultural shrinkage and its subsequent economic shocks to be their causal link.However,it remains unexplored whether the correlation persists if the study period is extended backward in time,a different definition of violent conflict is applied,or the relationship is examined at lower geographic levels.In this study,we based on 835 internal disturbance incidents in Europe during 1049-1800 to conduct long-temporal and multi-scalar examination on the NAO-conflict nexus.'Time-series' and 'panel data' disaggregation approaches,together with Granger Causality,Multiple Regression,and Survival Analyses were applied to verify the nexus quantitatively.Results show that the positive NAO-conflict correlation was significant at the continent and physiographic zone levels.During the positive NAO phases,the annual probability of internal disturbance outbreak increased by 70.0% in the southern Europe and the Mediterranean,a zone most affected by the NAO-induced desiccation effect.Yet,the NAO-conflict correlation was rather inconsistent when it was downscaled to the sub-regional level.Moreover,the NAO-conflict correlation was inflated under the time-series approach,while the panel data approach demonstrated the region-specific nature of the NAO forcing more clearly.The associated implications in examining climate-conflict nexus are discussed.Our findings may be crucial in examining violent conflict in the northwestern Africa,a highly agricultural region affected by the NAO.

  11. Métodos multigrid em malhas nao-aninhadas aplicados a problemas elásticos

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    Bittencourt, Marco Lucio; Feijóo, Raúl A.

    1998-01-01

    Neste trabalho apresentam-se conceitos de métodos multigrid aplicados a problemas elásticos lineares. Consideram-se exemplos bi e tridimensionais com malhas nao-estruturadase nao-aninhadas. Tradicionalmente, os métodos multigrid t6m sido utilizados com malhas aninhadas devido a maior simplicidade dos operadores de transferencia. No entanto, para modelar problemas de engenharia, a aplicaqáo de malhas nao-estruturadas é mais conveniente. Comparaqóes com métodos diretos e iterativos sao ap...

  12. Imaging of acquired non-traumatic cochlear lesions: iconographic essay; Avaliacao por imagem das lesoes cocleares adquiridas (nao-traumaticas): ensaio iconografico

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    Garcia, Marcelo de Mattos; Gonzaga, Juliana Gontijo [Clinica Axial - Centro de Imagem, Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil)]. E-mail: cidbh@cidbh.com.br; marcelogarcia@superig.com.br

    2006-04-15

    Different non-traumatic acquired cochlear lesions are shown in this article with imaging methods. They may be responsible for neuro sensorial hearing loss or vertigo. The method of choice is computed tomography when evaluating the osseous labyrinth whereas magnetic resonance imaging has superior resolution in the studies of the membranaceous labyrinth. (author)

  13. NAO-ocean circulation interactions in a coupled general circulation model

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    Bellucci, A. [Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici, Bologna (Italy); Gualdi, S.; Navarra, A. [Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici, Bologna (Italy); Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Bologna (Italy); Scoccimarro, E. [Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Bologna (Italy)

    2008-12-15

    The interplay between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and the large scale ocean circulation is inspected in a twentieth century simulation conducted with a state-of-the-art coupled general circulation model. Significant lead-lag covariance between oceanic and tropospheric variables suggests that the system supports a damped oscillatory mode involving an active ocean-atmosphere coupling, with a typical NAO-like space structure and a 5 years timescale, qualitatively consistent with a mid-latitude delayed oscillator paradigm. The two essential processes governing the oscillation are (1) a negative feedback between ocean gyre circulation and the high latitude SST meridional gradient and (2) a positive feedback between SST and the NAO. The atmospheric NAO pattern appears to have a weaker projection on the ocean meridional overturning, compared to the gyre circulation, which leads to a secondary role for the thermohaline circulation in driving the meridional heat transport, and thus the oscillatory mode. (orig.)

  14. Characterization of Bacillus subtilis strains in Thua nao, a traditional fermented soybean food in northern Thailand.

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    Inatsu, Y; Nakamura, N; Yuriko, Y; Fushimi, T; Watanasiritum, L; Kawamoto, S

    2006-09-01

    To clarify the diversity of Bacillus subtilis strains in Thua nao that produce high concentrations of products useful in food manufacturing and in health-promoting compounds. Production of amylase, protease, subtilisin NAT (nattokinase), and gamma-polyglutamic acid (PGA) by the Bacillus subtilis strains in Thua nao was measured. Productivity of protease NAT by these strains tended to be higher than by Japanese commercial natto-producing strains. Molecular diversity of isolated strains was analysed via randomly amplified polymorphic DNA-PCR fingerprinting. The strains were divided into 19 types, including a type with the same pattern as a Japanese natto-producing strain. B. subtilis strains that could be a resource for effective production of protease, amylase, subtilisin NAT, or PGA were evident in Thua nao produced in various regions in northern Thailand. This study clearly demonstrated the value of Thua nao as a potential resource of food-processing enzymes and health-promoting compounds.

  15. Climate Prediction Center (CPC) Monthly North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) teleconnection index

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — Monthly tabulated index of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) teleconnection pattern. The data spans the period 1950 to present. The index is derived from a...

  16. Interdecadal unstationary relationship between NAO and east China's summer precipitation patterns

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    Gu, Wei; Li, Chongyin; Li, Weijing; Zhou, Wen; Chan, Johnny C. L.

    2009-07-01

    Based on a 120-year Chinese station rainfall dataset and historical NAO indices, the interdecadal unstationary relationship between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and east China's summer precipitation patterns is revealed for the period 1880-1999. It is shown that on the interannual timescale, the March NAO is closely related to the first leading precipitation mode which exhibits an out-of-phase variation of the precipitation between the Yangtze River Valley and Southeast China, and the January NAO is closely related to the third leading mode which depicts the anomalous rainfall in North China and its out-of-phase variation in the Yangtze River Delta. Both of the two relationships are characterized by clear and consistent interdecadal variations, with almost the same transition points occurring in about 1905, 1925 and 1950, respectively. Further analyses imply that these interdecadal changes of the relationship are possibly associated with the SSTA in North Pacific and North Atlantic.

  17. 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...

  18. Impacts of winter-NAO on March cooling trends over subtropical Eurasia continent in the recent half century

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    Yu, Rucong; Zhou, Tianjun

    2004-06-01

    At odds with global warming trends, surface air temperature over large subtropical Eurasia continent in spring March exhibits unique strong cooling over the last half century. The cause for this cooling is shown to be related to Winter (DJF) North Atlantic Oscillation (W-NAO). Positive values of W-NAO provoke cooling signals in northern Africa continent simultaneously from surface to tropopause. The W-NAO generated signals barotropically extend eastward over most of subtropical Eurasia and reaches eastern China in March.

  19. Possible relationship between NAO and tropical cyclone genesis frequency in the western North Pacific

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    Choi, Jae-Won; Cha, Yumi

    2017-03-01

    This study examined a strong positive correlation between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index during June and the total tropical cyclone (TC) genesis frequency in the western North Pacific during July and August. To investigate a possible cause for this relation, the mean difference between highest positive NAO years and lowest negative NAO years was analyzed by dividing into when the El Niño and La Niña years were included and when the El Niño and La Niña years were not included. When the El Niño and La Niña years were included, for positive NAO years, the TCs mostly occurred in the northwestern region of tropical and subtropical western Pacific, and showed a pattern that migrate from the sea northeast of the Philippines, pass the East China Sea, and move toward the mid-latitudes of East Asia. In contrast, for negative NAO years, the TCs mostly occurred in the southeastern region of tropical and subtropical western Pacific, and showed a pattern that migrate westward from the sea southeast of the Philippines, pass the South China Sea, and move toward the southern coast of China and Indochinese peninsula. These two different TC migration patterns affect the recurving location of TC, and for positive NAO years, the recurving of TC was averagely found to take place in the further northeast. In addition, the migration patterns also affect the TC intensity, and the TCs of positive NAO years had stronger intensity than the TCs of negative NAO years as sufficient energy can be absorbed from the ocean while moving north in the mid-latitudes of East Asia. The TCs of negative NAO years showed weak intensity as they weaken or disappear shortly while landing on the southern coast of China and Indochinese peninsula. On the other hand, the above result of analysis is also similarly observed when the El Niño and La Niña years were not included.

  20. Effects of Huo Nao Fang in 60 Cases of Ischemic Apoplexy

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    陈尚书

    2003-01-01

    To observe the therapeutic effects of the prescription of Huo Nao Fang (活脑方) on ischemic apoplexy,120 patients were divided into a treatment group and a control group, with 60 in each group, the formertreated with Huo Nao Fang while the latter with western medicine. The nervous function and bloodrheology were tested before and after treatment for both groups, and the effects of Huo Nao Fang wereevaluated. The results showed that the total effective rate was 91.7% in the treatment group and 61.6% inthe control group, with a significant difference (P<0.01) between the two groups. The treatment group wassuperior to the control group in improving blood rheology, reducing blood lipid and restoring the nervousfunction (P<0.05).

  1. 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

  2. Active AMOC-NAO coupling in the IPSL-CM5A-MR climate model

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    Wen, Na; Frankignoul, Claude; Gastineau, Guillaume

    2016-10-01

    The atmospheric response to the AMOC variability is investigated in the IPSL-CM5A medium resolution climate model, using lagged maximum covariance analysis (MCA) of a control simulation. A robust atmospheric response is detected in winter, with a negative NAO-like response following by about 9-year an AMOC intensification in the North Atlantic, with a pattern broadly resembling the second mode of AMOC variability. The response is established through the SST footprint of the AMOC and the associated surface heat flux damping, with a dipole of SST anomalies made of cold SST in the Gulf Stream region and warm SST further northeast around the North Atlantic Current. The dipole SST anomaly pattern evolves synchronously with the AMOC changes at its dominant 20-year period, so that the lagged NAO-like response detected by MCA actually reflects the near-synchronous AMOC influence on the atmosphere, which is masked at short time lag by the stronger atmospheric forcing of the AMOC. The atmospheric response to an intensification of the AMOC is thus a positive NAO-like pattern, together with an anomalous low pressure over the Aleutians, opposite to that detected at 9-year lag by the MCA. Since the NAO also contributes to force the AMOC, there is a positive feedback between AMOC and NAO in the model, with the atmospheric feedback strength about 1/4 of that of the atmospheric forcing, which enhances the low frequency variability of AMOC. This is further confirmed by the lead-lag relation between the dominant mode of ocean and atmosphere, and by the robust 20-year period of the NAO.

  3. Strain identification and quorum sensing inhibition characterization of marine-derived Rhizobium sp. NAO1

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    Chang, Hong; Zhu, Xiaoshan; Yu, Shenchen; Chen, Lu; Jin, Hui; Cai, Zhonghua

    2017-01-01

    A novel strategy for combating pathogens is through the ongoing development and use of anti-quorum sensing (QS) treatments such as therapeutic bacteria or their anti-QS substances. Relatively little is known about the bacteria that inhabit the open ocean and of their potential anti-pathogenic attributes; thus, in an initiative to identify these types of therapeutic bacteria, planktonic microbes from the North Atlantic Ocean were collected, isolated, cultured and screened for anti-QS activity. Screening analysis identified one such strain, Rhizobium sp. NAO1. Extracts of Rhizobium sp. NAO1 were identified via ultra-performance liquid chromatography (UPLC) analysis. They were shown to contain N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL)-based QS analogues (in particular, the N-butyryl homoserine lactone (C4-AHL) analogue) and could disrupt biofilm formation by Pseudomonas aeruginosa PAO1. QS inhibition was confirmed using confocal scanning laser microscopy and growth curves, and it was shown to occur in a dose-dependent manner without affecting bacterial growth. Secondary metabolites of Rhizobium sp. NAO1 inhibited PAO1 pathogenicity by downregulating AHL-mediated virulence factors such as elastase activity and siderophore production. Furthermore, as a result of biofilm structure damage, the secondary metabolite products of Rhizobium sp. NAO1 significantly increased the sensitivity of PAO1 to aminoglycoside antibiotics. Our results demonstrated that Rhizobium sp. strain NAO1 has the ability to disrupt P. aeruginosa PAO1 biofilm architecture, in addition to attenuating P. aeruginosa PAO1 virulence factor production and pathogenicity. Therefore, the newly identified ocean-derived Rhizobium sp. NAO1 has the potential to serve as a QS inhibitor and may be a new microbial resource for drug development.

  4. AVES-IMCO: an adaptive optics visible spectrograph and imager/coronograph for NAOS

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    Beuzit, Jean-Luc; Lagrange, A.-M.; Mouillet, D.; Chauvin, G.; Stadler, E.; Charton, J.; Lacombe, F.; AVES-IMCO Team

    2001-05-01

    The NAOS adaptive optics system will very soon provide diffraction-limited images on the VLT, down to the visible wavelengths (0.020 arcseconds at 0.83 micron for instance). At the moment, the only instrument dedicated to NAOS is the CONICA spectro-imager, operating in the near-infrared from 1 to 5 microns. We are now proposing to ESO, in collaboration with an Italian group, the development of a visible spectrograph/imager/coronograph, AVES-IMCO (Adaptive Optics Visual Echelle Spectrograph and IMager/COronograph). We present here the general concept of the new instrument as well as its expected performances in the different modes.

  5. Initial phases of design-based research into the educational potentials of NAO-robots

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    Majgaard, Gunver; Bertel, Lykke Brogaard

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we describe our initial research, using the humanoid robot NAO in primary and secondary schools. How does a programmable humanoid enrich teaching and how do we prepare the teachers? Ten school classes are using the robot for creative programming. So far we have experienced that the......In this paper, we describe our initial research, using the humanoid robot NAO in primary and secondary schools. How does a programmable humanoid enrich teaching and how do we prepare the teachers? Ten school classes are using the robot for creative programming. So far we have experienced...

  6. 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 accre......-users,) then it is possible to build on existing resources within the client organisation, leading to grounding of design decisions and a match between the e-learning environment designed and the capabilities of the client.......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 psychologists), from all over the world. The assumption was that it would be possible to identify and build...

  7. Psychotherapy for Suicidal Clients.

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    Lester, David

    1994-01-01

    Reviews various systems of psychotherapy for suitability for suicidal clients. Discusses psychoanalysis, cognitive therapy, primal therapy, transactional analysis, Gestalt therapy, reality therapy, person-centered therapy, existential analysis, and Jungian analysis in light of available treatment options. Includes 36 citations. (Author/CRR)

  8. O ensaio de adorno e a produção social da forma

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    Iná Camargo Costa

    1987-01-01

    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de participar num debate em torno da forma ensaio em sua relação com a filosofia, discutimos essa opção formal da Escola de Frankfurt a partir do texto de Adorno "O ensaio como forma". Uma vez encontrada sua proposição de que o objeto do ensaio é um conflito detido, tentamos sugerir algumas das razões sociais que induzem essa escolha.

  9. Teyssot, Georges, Da Teoria de Arquitectura: doze ensaios

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    Luís Quintais

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O volume de ensaios do historiador e crítico da arquitectura Georges Teyssot perfaz um arco temporal de mais de trinta anos. Um modo de aceder globalmente ao desenho que este percurso vai fazendo será, talvez, o de definir com clareza as figuras‑chave que o alimentam e o tipo de utensilagens metafóricas e conceptuais de que se serve ao longo da sua viagem pelos territórios da crítica. Convirá então dizer que o pensamento de Teyssot se define tendo em conta três vértices maiores: Michel Fouca...

  10. Linfoma do sistema nervoso central: ensaio iconográfico

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    Fabiano Reis

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Ilustramos este ensaio iconográfico de linfoma do sistema nervoso central com imagens de ressonância magnética obtidas em nosso serviço nos últimos 13 anos e discutimos algumas das principais características radiológicas deste tipo de linfoma, primário e secundário. O linfoma sistema nervoso central é um tumor relativamente infrequente, mas alguns achados na ressonância magnética podem sugerir este diagnóstico.

  11. Criminologia & desconstrução: um ensaio

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    Scapini, Marco Antonio de Abreu

    2010-01-01

    A presente dissertação de mestrado, elaborada como ensaio, se propõe como tarefa realizar uma articulação entre Criminologia e Desconstrução, desde a base filosófica do pensamento de Jacques Derrida. Nesse sentido, não se limitando a categorias do pensamento criminológico propriamente dito, procuramos desenvolver a análise a partir da temática da punição, do encarceramento, ou seja, daquilo que se chama em criminologia de populismo punitivo, buscando elementos que possam significar que a viol...

  12. Competition of NAO regime changes and increasing greenhouse gases and aerosols with respect to Arctic climate projections

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    Dorn, W.; Dethloff, K.; Rinke, A. [Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Telegrafenberg A43, 14473 Potsdam (Germany); Roeckner, E. [Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Bundesstrasse 55, 20146 Hamburg (Germany)

    2003-11-01

    Regional magnitudes and patterns of Arctic winter climate changes in consequence of regime changes of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) are analyzed using a regional atmospheric climate model. The regional model has been driven with data of positive and negative NAO phases from a control simulation as well as from a time-dependent greenhouse gas and aerosol scenario simulation. Both global model simulations include a quite realistic interannual variability of the NAO with pronounced decadal regime changes and no or rather weak long-term NAO trends. The results indicate that the effects of NAO regime changes on Arctic winter temperatures and precipitation are regionally significant over most of northwestern Eurasia and parts of Greenland. In this regard, mean winter temperature variations of up to 6 K may occur over northern Europe. Precipitation and synoptic variability are also regionally modified by NAO regime changes, but not as significantly as temperatures. However, the climate changes associated with the NAO are in some regions clearly stronger than those attributed to enhanced greenhouse gases and aerosols, indicating that projected global changes of the atmospheric composition and internal circulation changes are competing with each other in their importance for the Arctic climate evolution in the near future. The knowledge of the future NAO trend on decadal and longer time scales appears to be vitally important in terms of a regional assessment of climate scenarios for the Arctic. (orig.)

  13. Treating the disconfirmed psychiatric client.

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    Heineken, J

    1983-01-01

    Frequent disconfirmation behaviors have been documented in psychiatric clients. Individuals who demonstrate maladaptive patterns of disconfirmation can learn to understand and modify this dysfunctional sequence. Through one to one interactions and group discussions, psychiatric nurses can help clients learn more positive communication behaviors. This accomplishment will positively affect the client's interpersonal responsiveness and self-esteem.

  14. The Competitive Advantage: Client Service.

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    Leffel, Linda G.; DeBord, Karen B.

    The adult education literature contains a considerable amount of research on and discussion of client service in the marketing process, management and staff roles in service- and product-oriented businesses, and the importance of client service and service quality to survival in the marketplace. By applying the principles of client-oriented…

  15. The effect of the East Atlantic pattern on the precipitation δ18O-NAO relationship in Europe

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    Comas-Bru, L.; McDermott, F.; Werner, M.

    2016-10-01

    The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is known to influence precipitation δ18O (δ18Op) through its control on air temperature and on the trajectory of the westerly winds that carry moisture onto Europe during boreal winters. Hence, paleoclimate studies seeking to reconstruct the NAO can exploit the δ18O signal that is commonly preserved in natural archives such as stalagmites, ice cores, tree rings and lake sediments. However, such reconstructions should consider the uncertainties that arise from non-stationarities in the δ18Op-NAO relationship. Here, new insights into the causes of these temporal non-stationarities are presented for the European region using both observations (GNIP database) and the output of an isotope-enabled general circulation model (ECHAM5-wiso). The results show that, although the East Atlantic (EA) pattern is generally uncorrelated to δ18Op during the instrumental period, its polarity affects the δ18Op-NAO relationship. Non-stationarities in this relationship result from spatial shifts of the δ18Op-NAO correlated areas as a consequence of different NAO/EA combinations. These shifts are consistent with those reported previously for NAO-winter climate variables and the resulting non-stationarities mean that δ18O-based NAO reconstructions could be compromised if the balance of positive and negative NAO/EA states differs substantially in a calibration period compared with the period of interest in the past. The same approach has been followed to assess the relationships between δ18Op and both winter total precipitation and winter mean surface air temperature, with similar results. Crucially, this study also identifies regions within Europe where temporal changes in the NAO, air temperature and precipitation can be more robustly reconstructed using δ18O time series from natural archives, irrespective of concomitant changes in the EA.

  16. Initial phases of design-based research into the educational potentials of NAO-robots

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    Majgaard, Gunver; Bertel, Lykke Brogaard

    2014-01-01

    In this paper, we describe our initial research, using the humanoid robot NAO in primary and secondary schools. How does a programmable humanoid enrich teaching and how do we prepare the teachers? Ten school classes are using the robot for creative programming. So far we have experienced...... that the robot enriches the learning processes by combining the auditory, visual and kinaesthetic modalities....

  17. Natural modes of variability in the A1B scenario: Atmospheric forcing anomalies associated with NAO

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    Markovic, Michaela; Klein, Birgit; Mikolajewicz, Uwe; Mathis, Moritz

    2015-04-01

    A global fully coupled climate scenario run based on the Max Plank Institute Ocean Model (MPIOM) is used to disentangle the effect of internal climatic modes, e.g. the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), from climate change signals in the North Sea. By placing one grid pole on Central Europe, enhanced spatial resolution for the European seas was obtained (up to 4 km in the German Bight). This allows a regional scale resolution within the global model, without the inherent problems of prescribed lateral boundary conditions. Furthermore, it provides sufficient resolution to study the leading modes of variability in the circulation and climate of the North Sea, as well as their connection to exchange processes with adjacent parts of the North Atlantic. The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) is the dominant mode of winter climate variability affecting the North Sea with amplitudes comparable to the climate change signal. Here we investigate in the fully coupled scenario run how the NAO impact the surface heat fluxes, which comprises the sum of the four components: net surface solar radiation, net surface thermal radiation, sensible heat flux, and latent heat flux. In particular, we analyzed NAO+ and NAO- composites. The results show that the largest contributions to the net radiation balance are attributed to the sensible heat flux and the latent heat fluxes. The highest anomalies in both variables are found over the Norwegian Trench which are related to mixed layer dynamics, circulation changes, and changing in the mean wind field. This modification in the mixed layer dynamics, and mean wind fields will be further investigated.

  18. Correlation between sea surface temperature and wind speed in Greenland Sea and their relationships with NAO variability

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    Bo QU

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO is one of the major causes of many recent changes in the Arctic Ocean. Generally, it is related to wind speed, sea surface temperature (SST, and sea ice cover. In this study, we analyzed the distributions of and correlations between SST, wind speed, NAO, and sea ice cover from 2003 to 2009 in the Greenland Sea at 10°W to 10°E, 65°N to 80°N. SST reached its peak in July, while wind speed reached its minimum in July. Seasonal variability of SST and wind speed was different for different regions. SST and wind speed mainly had negative correlations. Detailed correlation research was focused on the 75°N to 80°N band. Regression analysis shows that in this band, the variation of SST lagged three months behind that of wind speed. Ice cover and NAO had a positive correlation, and the correlation coefficient between ice cover and NAO in the year 2007 was 0.61. SST and NAO also had a positive correlation, and SST influenced NAO one month in advance. The correlation coefficients between SST and NAO reached 0.944 for the year 2005, 0.7 for the year 2008, and 0.74 for the year 2009 after shifting SST one month later. NAO also had a positive correlation with wind speed, and it also influenced wind speed one month in advance. The correlation coefficients between NAO and wind speed reached 0.783, 0.813, and 0.818 for the years 2004, 2005, and 2008, respectively, after shifting wind speed one month earlier.

  19. Um ensaio etnofotográfico sobre o envelhecimento

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    Wilson José Alves Pedro

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo propõe uma síntese reflexiva – imagética e textual sobre o tema processos de envelhecimento. Trata-se de um ensaio etnofográfico, a partir de registros do diário de campo, realizados em Portugal. A partir de um enquadre teórico sociológico propõe uma reflexão sobre a complexidade da apreensão dos processos de envelhecimento, enquanto fenômeno-objeto de estudo e seus determinantes. Aponta-se a necessidade de saberes interdisciplinares e procedimentos plurimetodológicos no âmbito dos estudos gerontológicos para compreender e agir sobre as multideterminações deste processo.

  20. Paradigmas emergentes: um ensaio analítico

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    2008-01-01

    A sociedade contemporânea vive uma transição epistemológica, na qual o paradigma da ciência moderna mostra-se superado. Vários paradigmas têm emergido desde a revolução ocorrida nas ciências naturais desencadeada pela física no século XX. Neste ensaio, analisamos as propostas de inovação dos paradigmas científicos face à crise paradigmática existente na ordem mundial, com base nas idéias de Capra e Santos. Através de uma abordagem retrospectiva, traçamos a linha histórica do surgimento dos pa...

  1. Ensaio clínico com barbexaclone nas epilepsias

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    Clovis Oliveira

    1977-03-01

    Full Text Available Os autores fazem um ensaio clínico aberto em pacientes epilépticos com barbexaclone que é associação de fenobarbital com leve estimulante do sistema nervoso central i-I-cicloIiexil-2-metil-aminopropano. Foram estudados 40 casos de pacientes de 0-12 anos de idade, de ambos os sexos. Todos os pacientes apresentavam crises convulsivas tipo Grande Mal, associadas ou não a outras manifestações epilépticas. Após analisar diversos aspectos do grupo, os autores consideram satisfatório o resultado conseguido: muito bom ou bom em 82,5% dos casos.

  2. Percurso de herdeiro: Almanaque - cadernos de literatura e ensaio

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    Renata Praça de Souza Telles

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Ao entrar para o projeto "Poéticas contemporâneas", recebi a tarefa de indexar e analisar Almanaque — cadernos de literatura e ensaio, revista organizada por Walnice Nogueira Galvão e Bento Prado Jr., durante os anos de 1976 a 1982. A primeira parte do trabalho possuía regras claras e rígidas, comuns a todos os pesquisadores do projeto, às quais devia adaptar o meu objeto para incluir a variedade de assuntos e textos, que percorre as páginas dos quatorze números da revista, no banco de dados informatizado: classificando os tipos de texto, resumindo-os, atribuindo-lhes palavras-chave, destacando os colaboradores e listando os autores citados.

  3. Contiki NTP Client

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    Luštický, Josef

    2012-01-01

    This BSc Thesis was performed during a study stay at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany. The purpose of this thesis is to describe the operating system Contiki for embedded systems, NTP time synchronisation protocol and to design and implement an NTP client for the Contiki operating system. This BSc Thesis was performed during a study stay at the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences in Wiesbaden, Germany. The purpose of this thesis is to describe the ope...

  4. The Collaboration between SHAO and NAO by Expanding to the Joint Project

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    Jin, W.; Tang, Zh.; Gumerov, R.; Pinigin, G.; Shulga, A.

    2012-09-01

    The process of collaboration between SHAO and NAO, which has been implemented near 15 years since October 1996, is reviewed. The scientific results, such as link between optical and radio reference frames. The first collaborative project ``Angles refinement of connection of radio sources and optical reference frames on basis CCD observations for optical counterpart of radio sources'' between SHAO and NAO was implemented during 1996--2003. The positions of optical counterpart of extragalactic radio sources (ERS) were determined by SHAO using telescopes, such as 1-m telescope at Kunming and 2.16-m telescope at Beijing. The catalogue of second reference stars around the ERS was compiled by NAO using observations made with the Axial Meridian Circle. Later the project was expanded. A total of about 300 optical counterparts of ERS were observed mostly during 2000--2003 within the international Joint Project (JP) between astronomical observatories from China, Turkey, Russia, and Ukraine. Observations were carried out mainly with two telescopes: Russian-Turkish Telescope (RTT150) and the Chinese 1m telescope at Yunnan. The optical CCD positions of selected ERS in the declination zone -40° ≤ δ ≤80° were measured in the system of reference UCAC2 and 2MASS catalogues. It was made data processing, analysis and a comparison between measured optical positions and the radio positions. The estimation of the link between optical and radio reference frames has shown that orientation angles are near zero within their accuracy about 5 mas. The link accuracy becomes 3 mas when the observations are combined with other studies. The results were published in 2010. Chinese-Ukrainian network of optical telescopes for observation of fast moving objects, in particular asteroids, satellites and space debris, as well as astronomical instrumentation, software and the use of rotating CCD drift scan technique (suggested by NAO in 2000 year), were included in the agreements during 2004

  5. Franck-Condon factors for photodetachment from LiO(-), NaO(-), and KO(-)

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    Bauschlicher, Charles W., Jr.; Partridge, Harry; Pettersson, Lars G. M.

    1993-01-01

    The 1Sigma(+), 3Sigma(+), 1Pi, and 3Pi states of the negative ions and the 2Pi and 2Sigma(+) states of the neutral alkali oxides are studied at high levels of theory. The calculations show that ground state of the negative ions changes from 3Pi for LiO(-) to 1Sigma(+) for KO(-). Although the calculations give a 3Pi ground state for NaO(-), we cannot rule out the possibility that the very low-lying 1Sigma(+) state is the true ground state. The Franck-Condon factors for photodetachment of an electron from the 1Sigma(+) and/or 3Pi states of the negative ion are presented to help interpret photodetachment experiments. Our best results for the A 2Sigma(+) - X 2Pi separations in LiO and NaO are 2496 and 2061/cm, which are in excellent agreement with that deduced (2516 and 2018/cm) from experiment.

  6. ENSO and NAO Influences on the Urmia Lake Basin Meteorology and Hydrology

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    Abrishamchi, A.; Hazrati, S.; Tajrishy, M.; Marino, M. A.

    2006-12-01

    Urmia Lake Basin located in northwest Iran has an area of 51,876 Km2. The western limits of the Basin overlap the elevations on the border between Iran and Turkey. Mean annual precipitation in the Basin varies from 200 to 690 mm averaging 345 mm. The Urmia Lake located at the center of the closed Urmia Basin and west of the Caspian Sea is one of the most important and valuable ecosystems in the country. It is the largest inland lake in Iran and because of its unique natural and ecological features it has been given national park status and has been designated as a Ramsar site (wetland of international importance) in 1975 and a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. This paper attempts to explore the influences of the large-scale climate signals of the El Nino, La Nina, and NAO phenomena on temperature, precipitation, and streamflow in Urmia Lake Basin as well as the connection of the Urmia Lake level fluctuations with these signals. Results of this study indicate that variations in Urmia Lake Basin temperature and precipitation reflect the far-field influence of the NAO and ENSO. During high positive (negative) phases of NAOslp the region becomes drier (wetter) and cooler (warmer). Two of the main rivers in the Basin studied in this paper are Ajichai and Siminehrood. The extreme negative phase of NAOslp increases monthly Ajichai streamflow. ENSO has different seasonal influences; the most influence is on autumn streamflow that El Nino (La Nina) increases (decreases). Siminehrood streamflows are significantly correlated with the NAOslp and SOI and the occurrence of El Nino has various effects during the year on Siminehrood streamflow; the most significant effects are on autumn streamflow. Results also indicate that variations in Urmia Lake level reflect the far-field influence of the NAO and El Nino Southern Oscillation such that correlations between the normalized average monthly lake level and NAO and SOI indices of prior months are significant.

  7. Termografia em engenharia biomédica ensaios exploratórios

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    Martins, Marta Catarina Ferreira

    2012-01-01

    Este trabalho teve como principal objetivo a realização de ensaios exploratórios usando a Termogra a no âmbito da Medicina. Foram feitos ensaios de termografi a em duas regiões do corpo humano: face e membros inferiores. O trabalho focou-se principalmente sobre os membros inferiores, onde se estudou e acompanhou cirurgias de varizes. Os ensaios foram executados em dois locais: o primeiro (articulação temporomandibular), foi feito na Universidad de Valladolid, Espanha, e o segun...

  8. Gestor de citas y clientes

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    2015-01-01

    Aplicación web para una consulta de fisioterapia que permite la gestión de las citas y los clientes. Aplicació web per a una consulta de fisioteràpia que permet la gestió de les cites i els clients.

  9. Vocational Indecision and Rehabilitation Clients.

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    Strohmer, Douglas C.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Assessed the vocational decision-making problems of rehabilitation clients (N=60). Revealed that decision-making problems of clients can be grouped into three areas: employment readiness, self-appraisal, and decision-making readiness. Suggested that vocationally decided and undecided subjects differ significantly in the extent to which they have…

  10. 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…

  11. The influences of the AMO and NAO on an Iberian alpine lake during the Late Holocene

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    Hernández, Armand; Leira, Manel; Trigo, Ricardo; Vázquez-Loureiro, David; Carballeira, Rafael; Sáez, Alberto

    2017-04-01

    High mountain lakes, usually oligotrophic, in the Iberian Peninsula are particularly sensitive to the influence of North Atlantic large-scale modes of climate variability due to their geographical position and the reduced direct anthropic disturbances. In this context, Serra da Estrela (Portugal), in the westernmost of the Sistema Central Range, constitutes a physical barrier to air masses coming from the Atlantic Ocean. However, long-term climate reconstructions have not yet been conducted. We present a climate reconstruction in terms of precipitation and temperature changes of this setting based on facies analysis, X-ray fluorescence core scanning, elemental and isotope geochemistry on bulk organic matter and a preliminary study of diatom assemblages from the sedimentary record of Lake Peixão (1677 m a.s.l.; Serra da Estrela) for the last ca. 3500 years. A multivariate statistical analysis has been performed to recognize the main environmental factors controlling the lake sedimentation. Our results reveal that two main processes explain 70% of the total variance, with PC1 (accumulation of siliciclastic material vs organic matter), and PC2 (variations in lacustrine productivity, related to nutrient inputs from the catchment), explaining 53% and 17% respectively. In mountain lakes, siliciclastic and/or external organic matter accumulation tend to be governed by the snowmelt which, in turn, are frequently controlled by winter and spring temperatures. On the other hand, lake productivity, usually limited by phosphorus and nitrogen, is dependent of internal recycling and/or external inputs, mainly by catchment leaching (climatically driven by summer precipitation) and atmospheric deposition (anthropic influence). The results from Lake Peixão have been compared to other Western Iberia and Northeastern Atlantic records, as well as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) indices. Thus, a tentative Late Holocene climate

  12. Ensaio Sobre a Teoria da Divulgação

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    Bruno Meirelles Salotti

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente ensaio baseia-se no paper de Verrecchia (2001 e tem como objetivo apresentar e discutir os modelos analíticos desenvolvidos a partir da metodologia positiva por pesquisas relacionadas à Teoria da Divulgação. Inicialmente, tais pesquisas são classificadas em três categorias: baseadas em associação, julgamento e eficiência. Para cada categoria de pesquisa, demonstramse relações matemáticas que procuram representar o fenômeno da divulgação e das variáveis relacionadas a este fenômeno. Além disso, a Teoria dos Jogos é apresentada como uma outra abordagem possível para a modelagem do processo de divulgação. Espera-se que tais modelos sirvam como base teórica de sustentação para o desenvolvimento de hipóteses e a elaboração de pesquisas as quais objetivem a verificação empírica dessas hipóteses e, por conseqüência, a partir de tais evidências, a capacitação desses modelos na representação da realidade do processo de divulgação.

  13. Ensaio com sulpiride em esquizofrênicos hospitalizados

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    Clóvis Martins

    1974-09-01

    Full Text Available Um ensaio terapêutico é feito com sulpiride, substância psicotrópica dada como muito ativa e cujas propriedades permitem enquadrá-la entre os neurolépticos e os timoanalépticos. Foram tratados 24 pacientes internados, com idades que variavam entre 17 e 48 anos, de ambos os sexos (17 masculinos e 7 femininos, todos com o diagnóstico clínico de esquizofrenia e internados em hospital psiquiátrico. O tempo de doença variava de 30 dias a 18 anos. O sulpiride foi aplicado em doses diárias em torno de 1200 mg, predominantemente por via oral. O tratamento durou em média 6 semanas permanecendo a maioria dos casos em observação por alguns meses, sob tratamento de manutenção. Os resultados foram em geral favoráveis, principalmente no que tange aos fenômenos psicóticos sensoperceptivos e delirantes. Não foram assinalados efeitos colaterais ou manifestações colaterais molestas.

  14. GIS-based Stress Field Modeling of the North Arm of Sulawesi (NAoS) and its application in mineral prospectivity assessment

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    Albert, Gáspár; Szentpéteri, Krisztián

    2017-04-01

    Remotely sensed and digital map data are useful sources for regional structural analysis, including stress calculations. If the type of a given fault is determined and is considered as Andersonian, and rather juvenile instead of a reactivated one, the tectonic stress can be calculated for each of the fault segments (Albert et al. 2016). The North Arm of Sulawesi, a west-east-trending land strip of the irregular shaped Sulawesi Island, is actively deforming and the upper plate tectonic setting is quite complex in this region since it is situated above a triple junction of the Eurasian, Pacific and Australian plates. The stress currently acting in this region not only creates neotectonics but triggers subduction-related volcanism shifting from west to east on the peninsula. The volcanic centers - adjacent to transfer faults and the colliding plates at depth - appear to be the most productive areas for epithermal-porphyry mineralization systems of economic potential (Szentpéteri et al. 2015). In this work we demonstrate how the derived stress field model helps to understand the location and clustering of various mineralization types in the NAoS. We examine if this method is applicable for mineral prospectively assessments. References Albert, G., Barancsuk, Á., and Szentpéteri, K., 2016, Stress field modelling from digital geological map data: Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 18, EGU2016-14565. Szentpéteri, K., Albert, G., and Ungvári, Z., Plate tectonic - and stress field - modeling of the North Arm of Sulawesi, Indonesia, to better understand distribution of mineral deposits styles., in Proceedings SEG 2015 I World Class Ore Deposits: Discovery to Recovery, Wrest Point Convention Centre, Hobart, Australia, September 27 - 30. 2015.

  15. La relacion cliente-agencia: vision de los clientes

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    Gomez R., Claudia

    2010-01-01

    En este articulo se plasman los resultados de la investigacion exploratoria realizada para conocer y documentar el estado actual de la relacion agencia-cliente y de factores claves para la retencion...

  16. Paradigmas emergentes: um ensaio analítico

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    Dulcian Medeiros de Azevedo

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available A sociedade contemporânea vive uma transição epistemológica, na qual o paradigma da ciência moderna mostra-se superado. Vários paradigmas têm emergido desde a revolução ocorrida nas ciências naturais desencadeada pela física no século XX. Neste ensaio, analisamos as propostas de inovação dos paradigmas científicos face à crise paradigmática existente na ordem mundial, com base nas idéias de Capra e Santos. Através de uma abordagem retrospectiva, traçamos a linha histórica do surgimento dos paradigmas, permitindo-nos perceber que a maneira pela qual um cientista vê um aspecto específico de seu mundo será orientada pelo paradigma em que está trabalhando, consubstanciando-se em critério de julgamento da verdade e da realidade, exercendo impacto sobre todas as áreas práticas, incluindo a enfermagem. O paradigma emergente incorpora a complexidade e a racionalidade plural. Identificamos que as propostas de inovação nos paradigmas científicos, face à crise paradigmática, têm uma posição epistemológica antipositivista, pautada nas concepções de complexidade, holismo, interdisciplinaridade, resgate da subjetividade, valorização das questões ética e ecológica.

  17. Ensaio Sobre a Lucidez de José Saramago

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    Olívia Maria Figueiredo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available A Metáfora como Factor de Textualidade é uma reflexão sobre o modo como o sistema da língua se operacionaliza no discurso. Neste caso concreto, como é que na obra literária Ensaio sobre a Lucidez as expressões idiomáticas (expressões compósitas são transformadas de novo em expressões metafóricas (expressões componenciais. A incidência da análise focalizase na apreciação de como a expressão idiomática reganha a sua energia criadora e o impulso primeiro que a pôs em circulação. Tendo por fundamento as teorias da anáfora (ampliada e da reconceptualização, mostra-se que tal reconversão se vai fazendo ao longo da obra num processo de ampliação do enfoque cognitivo de que o recurso às implicaturas é um traço necessário para a compreensão das explicaturas. O que é preciso é que o leitor seleccione o contexto oportuno para pertinentemente entender o sentido comunicado. E o sentido comunicado não é mais do que a questionação da relação do homem com o mundo por meio da amplitude de cenários metafóricos que só a língua permite instaurar.

  18. Understanding the NAO from Iberian and UK paleoclimate records. The NAOSIPUK project

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    Garcia-Alix, Antonio; Toney, Jaime L.; Jiménez-Moreno, Gonzalo; Slaymark, Charlotte; José Ramos-Román, Maria; Camuera, Jon; Jiménez-Espejo, Francisco J.; Anderson, R. Scott

    2017-04-01

    The main goal of the NAOSIPUK project was to understand the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) during the Holocene, because the NAO is one major climate mode influencing climate patterns across Europe, and therefore, economy and society (Hurrell, 1995). We analysed several sedimentary records in two regions with opposing NAO responses. Our sedimentary surface survey from numerous lakes and bogs, led to further investigation of four records in the southern Iberian Peninsula and three in the central/northern UK. Past environments of the different sites were analysed using pollen and charcoal analysis, organic and inorganic geochemistry analyses, and sedimentary and geophysical surveys were performed. This work compares general environmental trends in both regions as deduced from the organic matter from bulk sediment to get an idea of the organic matter source, as well as specific organic compounds extracted from the sediment, such as leaf waxes (n-alkanes), algae-related compounds (diols and alkenones), and bacteria-related compounds (hopanes), to specify the sources of the organic matter, environmental temperature ranges, as well as hydrological changes. Our preliminary results show that the palaeoenvironmental indices developed from n-alkanes agree with the variations deduced from the carbon and nitrogen atomic ratios, as well as the carbon isotopic composition from bulk sediments in southern Iberia records. Interestingly, these indices show that some locations display opposite trends from one another, and are used to distinguish regional versus local effects of climate change, human impacts, and aeolian dust inputs. During the late Holocene solar forcing and NAO fluctuations are the main drivers of the environmental evolution in most of the Iberian and UK sites. However, we do detect the influence of the NAO in the temperatures oscillations of the studied sites in southern Iberia. This influence is much more important in the north/central UK sites. The regional

  19. Nao-Xue-Shu Oral Liquid Improves Aphasia of Mixed Stroke

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    Yuping Yan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The objective is to observe whether the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM Nao-Xue-Shu oral liquid improves aphasia of mixed stroke. Methods. A total of 102 patients with aphasia of mixed stroke were divided into two groups by a single blind random method. The patients treated by standard Western medicine plus Nao-Xue-Shu oral liquid (n=58 were assigned to the treatment group while the remaining patients treated only by standard Western medicine (n=58 constituted the control group. Changes in the Western Aphasia Battery (WAB, Modified Rankin Scale (mRS, National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS, and hemorheology parameters were assessed to evaluate the effects of the treatments. Results. Excluding the patients who dropped out, 54 patients in the treatment group and 51 patients in the control group were used to evaluate the effects. Significant and persistent improvements in the WAB score, specifically comprehension, repetition, naming, and calculating, were found in the treatment group when the effects were evaluated at the end of week 2 and week 4, respectively, compared with baseline. The naming and writing scores were also improved at the end of week 4 in this group. The comprehension and reading scores were improved at the end of week 4 in the control group compared with the baseline, but the improvements were smaller than those in the treatment group. The percentages of patients at the 0-1 range of mRS were increased at the end of week 2 and week 4 in both groups, but the improvements in the treatment group were much larger than those in the control group. Greater improvements in the NIHSS scores and the hemorheology parameters in the treatment group were also observed compared with the control group at the end of week 2 and week 4. Conclusion. Nao-Xue-Shu oral liquid formulation improved aphasia in mixed stroke patients and thus might be a potentially effective drug for treating stroke aphasia.

  20. Nao-Xue-Shu Oral Liquid Protects and Improves Secondary Brain Insults of Hypertensive Cerebral Hemorrhage

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    Hongning Jiang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim. To determine one traditional Chinese medicine (TCM Nao-Xue-Shu oral liquid which protects and improves secondary brain insults (SBI in hypertensive cerebral hemorrhage (HCH. Methods. 158 patients with HCH were divided into routine clinical medicine plus Nao-Xue-Shu oral liquid (n=78 as treatment group, and routine clinical medicine (n=80 only served as the control group. The incidence of SBI and the classification of a favorable prognosis and a bad prognosis using the Glasgow outcome scale (GOS were assessed to evaluate the clinical effects. The changes of IL-6 and TNF-α levels were determined to study the mechanism of the effects for the TCM. Results. The incidence of SBI at the end of week 2 was 8.97% in the treatment group and 23.75% in the control group, and the difference was significant (P<0.001. The incidence of a favorable prognosis was 48.72% in the treatment group and 32.72% in the control group, and the difference was significant (P<0.01 at the end of week 2. These findings indicate clear differences for IL-6 and TNF-α at the end of week 1 and week 2 compared with before treatment for the treatment group and a marked difference at the end of week 2 between the two groups. It also shows a significant difference between the end of week 2 and before treatment for IL-6 and TNF-α for the control group, although the difference was much smaller than the treatment group. Conclusion. Nao-Xue-Shu oral liquid could protect against the occurrence of SBI and improve HCH and SBI patients. It may also decrease the damage and the mass effects of the hematoma by reducing IL-6 and TNF-α to obtain the effects, and thus it is a potentially suitable drug for HCH and SBI.

  1. Abrupt transitions in the NAO control of explosive North Atlantic cyclone development

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    Gómara, Iñigo; Rodríguez-Fonseca, Belén; Zurita-Gotor, Pablo; Ulbrich, Sven; Pinto, Joaquim G.

    2016-11-01

    Explosive cyclones are intense extra-tropical low pressure systems featuring large deepening rates. In the Euro-Atlantic sector, they are a major source of life-threatening weather impacts due to their associated strong wind gusts, heavy precipitation and storm surges. The wintertime variability of the North Atlantic cyclonic activity is primarily modulated by the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). In this study, we investigate the interannual and multi-decadal variability of explosive North Atlantic cyclones using track density data from two reanalysis datasets (NCEP and ERA-40) and a control simulation of an atmosphere/ocean coupled General Circulation Model (GCM—ECHAM5/MPIOM1). The leading interannual and multi-decadal modes of variability of explosive cyclone track density are characterized by a strengthening/weakening pattern between Newfoundland and Iceland, which is mainly modulated by the NAO at both timescales. However, the NAO control of interannual cyclone variability is not stationary in time and abruptly fluctuates during periods of 20-25 years long both in NCEP and ECHAM5/MPIOM1. These transitions are accompanied by structural changes in the leading mode of explosive cyclone variability, and by decreased/enhanced baroclinicity over the sub-polar/sub-tropical North Atlantic. The influence of the ocean is apparently important for both the occurrence and persistence of such anomalous periods. In the GCM, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation appears to influence the large-scale baroclinicity and explosive cyclone development over the North Atlantic. These results permit a better understanding of explosive cyclogenesis variability at different climatic timescales and might help to improve predictions of these hazardous events.

  2. Indoor SLAM Using Laser and Camera with Closed-Loop Controller for NAO Humanoid Robot

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    Shuhuan Wen

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We present a SLAM with closed-loop controller method for navigation of NAO humanoid robot from Aldebaran. The method is based on the integration of laser and vision system. The camera is used to recognize the landmarks whereas the laser provides the information for simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM . K-means clustering method is implemented to extract data from different objects. In addition, the robot avoids the obstacles by the avoidance function. The closed-loop controller reduces the error between the real position and estimated position. Finally, simulation and experiments show that the proposed method is efficient and reliable for navigation in indoor environments.

  3. Electrolyte-controlled discharge product distribution of Na-O2 batteries: a combined computational and experimental study.

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    Wang, Beizhou; Zhao, Ning; Wang, Youwei; Zhang, Wenqing; Lu, Wencong; Guo, Xiangxin; Liu, Jianjun

    2017-01-25

    Tuning the composition of discharge products is an important strategy to reduce charge potential, suppress side reactions, and improve the reversibility of metal-oxygen batteries. In the present study, first-principles calculations and experimental confirmation were performed to unravel the influence of O2 pressure, particle size, and electrolyte on the composition of charge products in Na-O2 batteries. The electrolytes with medium and high donor numbers (>12.5) are favorable for the formation of sole NaO2, while those with low donor numbers (size hardly affect discharge products. On the electrode, only one-electron-transfer electrochemical reaction to form NaO2 takes place, whereas two-electron-transfer electrochemical and chemical reactions to form Na2O2 and Na3O4 are prevented in thermodynamics. The present study explains why metastable NaO2 was identified as a sole discharge product in many experiments, while thermodynamically more stable Na2O2 was not observed. Therefore, to achieve low overpotential, a high-donor-number electrolyte should be applied in the discharge processes of Na-O2 batteries.

  4. Impact of solar activity on NAO and AO meteorological indices: 1950 - 2009. (Slovak Title: Vplyv slnečnej aktivity na meteorologické indexy NAO a AO: 1950 - 2009)

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    Dorotovič, I.; Trigo, I.

    2010-12-01

    Many phenomena on the Sun, in the interplanetary and near Earth space play an important role in the solar-terrestrial system. An increasing number of studies indicate that variations in the solar activity (SA) may have significant impact on the atmosphere, spanning from the upper layers directly affected by space weatherthrough the stratospheric ozone layer down to the troposphere. The goal of this study is to identify possible impact of the SA on the main modes of atmospheric variability in the Northern Hemisphere and the Northern Atlantic region in particular. As a first step, we have analysed the statistical distribution of the indices describing the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and the Arctic Oscillation (AO) during various phases of the SA. We have used the daily NAO and monthly AO indices available from the NOAA Climate Center (CPC). The AO probability density functions (PDFs) are analysed on monthly and quarterly scales, while the NAO PDFs are analysed on weekly, monthly and quarterly scales.

  5. On the feedback of the winter NAO-driven sea ice anomalies

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    García-Serrano, J.; Frankignoul, C.

    2016-09-01

    Satellite-derived sea-ice concentration (SIC) and re-analysed atmospheric data are used to analyse the potential feedback of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO)-driven sea-ice anomalies in winter onto the atmosphere during 1979-2013. A maximum covariance analysis shows that this feedback can be detected with monthly data. When SIC leads, the covariability between Atlantic SIC and the Euro-Atlantic atmospheric circulation in February is statistically significant, but shows intra-seasonal differences: the December SIC influence is dominated by anomalies east of Greenland, with maximum amplitude in the Greenland Sea (GS); while the January SIC influence is dominated by anomalies west of Greenland, in the Davis Strait-Labrador Sea (DL) region. The lagged atmospheric anomalies are likewise different. A reduction of SIC over GS in December is followed in February by a negative NAO-like pattern near the surface and a hemispheric signature in the upper-troposphere, thus acting as a negative feedback. On the other hand, a reduction of SIC over DL in January is followed by an atmospheric anomaly over the North Atlantic that projects on the positive phase of the East Atlantic pattern. The dynamics associated with these atmospheric anomalies is described, indicating that transient-eddy activity is likely at work in settling the large-scale patterns. The role of concomitant North Atlantic sea surface temperature anomalies is discussed.

  6. Distributed Multiagent for NAO Robot Joint Position Control Based on Echo State Network

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    Ling Qin

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Based on echo state networks, the joints position control of NAO robot is studied in this paper. The process to control the robot position can be divided into two phases. The senor parameters are released during the first phase. Depending on the dynamic coupling effect between the angle acceleration of passive joint and the torque of active joint, passive joint can be controlled indirectly to the desired position along the desired trajectory. The ESN control rules during the first phase are described and ESN controller is designed to control the motion of passive joint. The brake is locked during the second phase; then active joint is controlled to the desired position. The experimental control system based on PMAC controller is designed and developed. Finally, the joint position control of the NAO robot is achieved successfully by experiments. Echo state networks utilized incremental updates driven by new sensor readings and massive short memory with history inputs; thus varying communication rates can help imitate human upper limb motion based on wearable sensors to obtain human joint angles.

  7. Understanding the charge/discharge mechanisms and passivation reactions in Na-O2 batteries

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    Landa-Medrano, Imanol; Frith, James T.; Ruiz de Larramendi, Idoia; Lozano, Iñigo; Ortiz-Vitoriano, Nagore; Garcia-Araez, Nuria; Rojo, Teófilo

    2017-03-01

    Sodium-oxygen batteries are becoming of increasing interest in the research community as they are able to overcome some of the difficulties associated with lithium-oxygen batteries. The interpretation of the processes governing the discharge and charge of these batteries, however, has been under debate since their early development. In this work we combine different electrochemical methods to build up a model of the discharge product formation and decomposition. We initially analyze the formation and decomposition of the discharge products by means of electrochemical impedance spectroscopy. After that, and for the first time, oxygen electrode processes in Na-O2 cells are analyzed by means of electrochemical quartz crystal microbalance experiments. Based on the combination of these two techniques it is possible to evidence the stabilization of the discharge products in the electrolyte prior to their precipitation. The deposition of passivating products that cannot be stripped off during charge is also demonstrated. Cyclic voltammetry experiments at different potential limits further confirm these passivation reactions. In conclusion, this work provides an accurate picture of the mechanism of the Na-O2 cell reactions by combining different electrochemical techniques.

  8. Podemos fidelizar clientes inicialmente insatisfechos

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    Jesús Cambra-Fierro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El paradigma relacional, dominante en el ámbito de la mercadotecnia, aboga por establecer y desarrollar relaciones duraderas con los clientes. Para ello es preciso conocer cuáles son sus necesidades y esforzarse por satisfacerlas. Los clientes quieren sentirse importantes y, por tanto, las empresas deberían preocuparse no sólo por vender, sino también por conocer su índice real de satisfacción/ insatisfacción. Por tanto, desde un punto de vista lógico este debería ser el patrón de comportamiento empresarial, los trabajos de Barroso (2008 y Coca (2008 así lo indican. Pero la realidad demuestra que esto no siempre es así. A pesar de que los clientes siempre desean sentirse atendidos, existen empresas que parecen olvidarse de esta premisa básica y, sin embargo, obtienen resultados positivos. Este trabajo tiene el objetivo de analizar la posible contribución de los procesos de recuperación de servicios en la fidelización de clientes/usuarios. Para ello tomamos como referencia el concepto de procesos de recuperación de servicio y estudiamos el contexto del sector de telefonía móvil en España.Através de un análisis de estadísticos descriptivos y de la técnica Partial Least Squares (PLS, concluimos que las empresas se comportan de manera opuesta a lo que esperan los clientes y no se preocupan realmente por reconquistar su satisfacción. Sin embargo, la opinión de los usuarios resulta muy reveladora y sugiere que es posible convertir un cliente inicialmente insatisfecho en un cliente fiel.

  9. Winter AO/NAO modifies summer ocean heat content and monsoonal circulation over the western Indian Ocean

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    Gong, Dao-Yi; Guo, Dong; Li, Sang; Kim, Seong-Joong

    2017-02-01

    This paper analyzes the possible influence of boreal winter Arctic Oscillation/North Atlantic Oscillation (AO/ NAO) on the Indian Ocean upper ocean heat content in summer as well as the summer monsoonal circulation. The strong interannual co-variation between winter 1000-hPa geopotential height in the Northern Hemisphere and summer ocean heat content in the uppermost 120 m over the tropical Indian Ocean was investigated by a singular decomposition analysis for the period 1979-2014. The second paired-modes explain 23.8% of the squared covariance, and reveal an AO/NAO pattern over the North Atlantic and a warming upper ocean in the western tropical Indian Ocean. The positive upper ocean heat content enhances evaporation and convection, and results in an anomalous meridional circulation with ascending motion over 5°S-5°N and descending over 15°-25°N. Correspondingly, in the lower troposphere, significantly anomalous northerly winds appear over the western Indian Ocean north of the equator, implying a weaker summer monsoon circulation. The off-equator oceanic Rossby wave plays a key role in linking the AO/NAO and the summer heat content anomalies. In boreal winter, a positive AO/NAO triggers a down-welling Rossby wave in the central tropical Indian Ocean through the atmospheric teleconnection. As the Rossby wave arrives in the western Indian Ocean in summer, it results in anomalous upper ocean heating near the equator mainly through the meridional advection. The AO/NAO-forced Rossby wave and the resultant upper ocean warming are well reproduced by an ocean circulation model. The winter AO/NAO could be a potential season-lead driver of the summer atmospheric circulation over the northwestern Indian Ocean.

  10. Instrumentação de um pendulo para ensaio de impacto Charpy

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    Resumo: O ensaio de impacto Charpy convencional, possibilita que se determine a energia total ('E IND. T') absorvida para fratura de um corpo de prova entalhado, de dimensões padronizadas. Entretanto, sabe-se que essa energia total, resulta da soma de duas componentes: a energia necessária para iniciar a fratura ('E IND.I') mais a energia necessária para a propagação dessa fratura ('E IND. P'). No presente trabalho, é instrumentado um pêndulo de ensaio de impacto Charpy, utilizando-se técnica...

  11. Climate change of the Sardinian hydrology: the NAO impact on the precipitation and runoff regimes

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    Sarigu, Alessio; Montaldo, Nicola

    2015-04-01

    In the last decades, climate change and human activities increased desertification process in Mediterranean regions, with dramatic consequences for agriculture and water availability. In Sardinia a dramatic reduction of water in dam reservoirs has been observed, due to the decrease of runoff. The climate in Sardinia is typically Mediterranean maritime, characterized by a marked rainfall seasonality with wet winters and dry summers. The winter seasons play a key role for the dam water supply, and a systematic decrease of runoff during consequent years can dramatically impact on the management of the Sardinian water resources system. An analysis of the precipitation and runoff regimes for the whole Sardinia has been performed, highlighting the significant role of the coastal exposition and the orography. We collect an innovative database of rainfall and runoff observations from 1922 to 2011, including data of more than 400 rain stations and 30 discharge stations. Hystorical trends are detected using the Mann Kendall, with a significance level of 5%, showing a decrease of the rainfall of the winter trimester (January-February-March) and, more marked, of the runoff, for the whole Sardinia generally. Interestingly, the decrease is more marked for the rain and discharge stations of the Sardinian west coast, which is exposed to the west european climate dynamics. In this sense, several studies have shown a significant correlation between the main meteorological variables and indices related to fluctuations in global scale, for example NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation), which is a climatic phenomenon that represents the fluctuations in the difference of atmospheric pressure at sea level between the Icelandic low and the Azores high, and controls the direction and strength of westerly winds and storm tracks into Europe. A negative NAO brings to an increased storm activity and rainfall to southern Europe and North Africa. Finally, an analysis of hystorical storm tracks over

  12. 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

  13. Sevilla y la carrera de Indias: las compraventas de naos (1560-1622

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    Rodríguez Lorenzo, Sergio M.

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The shipping business remains one of the less known aspects of the Indies run. This article attempts to answer the question of how acquired in Seville the boats that make the transatlantic route. To this end, exhaustively describe the terms of some notarial contracts and purchases of ships between 1560 and 1622.El negocio naviero sigue siendo uno de los aspectos menos conocidos de la carrera de Indias. En este artículo se intenta responder a la pregunta de cómo se adquieren en Sevilla los barcos que hacen la ruta trasatlántica. Para ello, se describen exhaustivamente las cláusulas de algunos contratos notariales de compraventas de naos comprendidos entre 1560 y 1622.

  14. Multi-scale dynamical analysis (MSDA) of sea level records versus PDO, AMO, and NAO indexes

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    Scafetta, Nicola

    2013-01-01

    Herein I propose a multi-scale dynamical analysis to facilitate the physical interpretation of tide gauge records. The technique uses graphical diagrams. It is applied to six secular-long tide gauge records representative of the world oceans: Sydney, Pacific coast of Australia; Fremantle, Indian Ocean coast of Australia; New York City, Atlantic coast of USA; Honolulu, U.S. state of Hawaii; San Diego, U.S. state of California; and Venice, Mediterranean Sea, Italy. For comparison, an equivalent analysis is applied to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) index and to the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) index. Finally, a global reconstruction of sea level and a reconstruction of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index are analyzed and compared: both sequences cover about three centuries from 1700 to 2000. The proposed methodology quickly highlights oscillations and teleconnections among the records at the decadal and multidecadal scales. At the secular time scales tide gauge records present relatively...

  15. 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...

  16. Hsp90 interaction with clients

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    The conserved Hsp90 chaperone is an ATP-controlled machine that assists the folding and controls the stability of select proteins. Emerging data explain how Hsp90 achieves client specificity and its role in the cellular chaperone cascade. Interestingly, Hsp90 has an extended substrate binding

  17. physiotherapy student and client perspectives

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    should primarily consider the client and family needs within the home setting. Students need to be able to adjust the goal and process of the intervention to ... academic learning and personal development, but also to an understanding of social ...

  18. Client Compliance with Homework Directives during Counseling.

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    Worthington, Everett L., Jr.

    1986-01-01

    Investigated compliance as a function of counselor, client, and therapy variables. Results indicated that variables associated with the conduct of counseling more strongly influenced compliance with homework than did either counselor or client variables. (Author/BL)

  19. A Model of Client Impression Formation.

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    Bodden, Jack L.; Winer, Jane L.

    1978-01-01

    The model describes the clients' impression-formation process, describes changes in client impressions as therapy progresses, and suggests the relevance of client impressions for therapy outcome. An attempt at empirical validation by using a clinical population lent some support to certain aspects of the proposed model. (Author)

  20. Improving Services to Gay and Lesbian Clients.

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    Dulaney, Diana D.; Kelly, James

    1982-01-01

    Examines the gap in the theoretical and clinical training of social workers in helping the homosexual client. Proposes specific approaches for improving services to clients who are gay or lesbian. Discusses other neglected clients including heterosexual spouses, children of a homosexual parent, and aging homosexuals. (Author/RC)

  1. 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).

  2. 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...

  3. [On the clients of public health organizations].

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    Duran, Júlia; Villalbí, Joan R; Guix, Joan

    2004-01-01

    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.

  4. AO/NAO Response to Climate Change. 2; Relative Importance of Low- and High-Latitude Temperature Changes

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    Rind, D.; Perlwitz, J.; Lonergan, P.; Lerner, J.

    2005-01-01

    Using a variety of GCM experiments with various versions of the GISS model, we investigate how different aspects of tropospheric climate changes affect the extratropical Arctic Oscillation (AO)/North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) circulation indices. The results show that low altitude changes in the extratropical latitudinal temperature gradient can have a strong impact on eddy forcing of the extratropical zonal wind, in the sense that when this latitudinal temperature gradient increases, it helps force a more negative AO/NAO phase. In addition, local conditions at high latitudes can stabilize/destabilize the atmosphere, inducing negative/positive phase changes. To the extent that there is not a large temperature change in the tropical upper troposphere (either through reduced tropical sensitivity at the surface, or limited transport of this change to high levels), the changes in the low level temperature gradient can provide the dominate influence on the extratropical circulation, so that planetary wave meridional refraction and eddy angular momentum transport changes become uncorrelated with potential vorticity transports. In particular, the climate change that produces the most positive NAO phase change would have substantial warming in the tropical upper troposphere over the Pacific Ocean, with high latitude warming in the North Atlantic. An increase in positive phase of these circulation indices is still more likely than not, but it will depend on the degree of tropical and high latitude temperature response and the transport of low level warming into the upper troposphere. These are aspects that currently differ among the models used for predicting the effects of global warning, contributing to the lack of consensus of future changes in the AO/NAO.

  5. NaoXinTong Inhibits the Development of Diabetic Retinopathy in db/db Mice

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    Mengyang Liu

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Buchang NaoXinTong capsule (NXT is a Chinese Materia Medica standardized product extracted from 16 Chinese traditional medical herbs and widely used for treatment of patients with cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases in China. Formation of microaneurysms plays an important role in the development of diabetic retinopathy. In this study, we investigated if  NXT can protect diabetic mice against the development of diabetic retinopathy. The db/db mice (~6 weeks old, a diabetic animal model, were divided into two groups and fed normal chow or plus NXT for 14 weeks. During the treatment, fasting blood glucose levels were monthly determined. After treatment, retinas were collected to determine retinal thickness, accumulation of carbohydrate macromolecules, and caspase-3 (CAS-3 expression. Our results demonstrate that administration of NXT decreased fasting blood glucose levels. Associated with the decreased glucose levels, NXT blocked the diabetes-induced shrink of multiple layers, such as photoreceptor layer and outer nuclear/plexiform layers, in the retina. NXT also inhibited the diabetes-induced expression of CAS-3 protein and mRNA, MMP-2/9 and TNFα mRNA, accumulation of carbohydrate macromolecules, and formation of acellular capillaries in the retina. Taken together, our study shows that NXT can inhibit the development of diabetic retinopathy and suggests a new potential application of NXT in clinic.

  6. The Na-O anticorrelation in horizontal branch stars. II. NGC1851

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    Gratton, R G; Carretta, E; Bragaglia, A; D'Orazi, V; Momany, Y Al; Sollima, A; Salaris, M; Cassisi, S

    2012-01-01

    We studied the Na-O anti-correlation from moderately high resolution spectra for 35 stars on the blue HB (BHB), one RR Lyrae, and 55 stars are on the red HB (RHB) of NGC1851. We also derived abundances for He and N in BHB stars, and Ba and upper limits for N in RHB stars. The RHB stars clearly separate into two groups: the vast majority are O-rich and Na-poor, while about 10-15% are Na-rich and moderately O-poor. Most Na-rich RHB stars are also Ba-rich and there is an overall correlation between Na and Ba abundances within the RHB. The group of Ba-rich RHB stars resides on the warmer edge and includes ~10% of the RHB stars. We propose that they are the descendant of the stars on the RGB sequence with very red v-y colour. This sequence is known also to consist of Ba and perhaps CNO-rich stars. However, the upper limit we obtain for N ([N/Fe]<1.55) for one of the Ba-rich stars coupled with the low C-abundances for RGB Ba-rich stars from the literature suggests that the total CNO might not be particularly hig...

  7. The impact of ENSO and the NAO on extreme winter precipitation in North America in observations and regional climate models

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    Whan, Kirien; Zwiers, Francis

    2017-03-01

    The relationship between winter precipitation in North America and indices of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is evaluated using non-stationary generalized extreme value distributions with the indices as covariates. Both covariates have a statistically significant influence on precipitation that is well simulated by two regional climate models (RCMs), CanRCM4 and CRCM5. The observed influence of the NAO on extreme precipitation is largest in eastern North America, with the likelihood of a negative phase extreme rainfall event decreased in the north and increased in the south under the positive phase of the NAO. This pattern is generally well simulated by the RCMs although there are some differences in the extent of influence, particularly south of the Great Lakes. A La Niña-magnitude extreme event is more likely to occur under El Niño conditions in California and the southern United States, and less likely in most of Canada and a region south of the Great Lakes. This broad pattern is also simulated well by the RCMs but they do not capture the increased likelihood in California. In some places the extreme precipitation response in the RCMs to external forcing from a covariate is of the opposite sign, despite use of the same lateral boundary conditions and dynamical core. This demonstrates the importance of model physics for teleconnections to extreme precipitation.

  8. The impact of ENSO and the NAO on extreme winter precipitation in North America in observations and regional climate models

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    Whan, Kirien; Zwiers, Francis

    2016-05-01

    The relationship between winter precipitation in North America and indices of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is evaluated using non-stationary generalized extreme value distributions with the indices as covariates. Both covariates have a statistically significant influence on precipitation that is well simulated by two regional climate models (RCMs), CanRCM4 and CRCM5. The observed influence of the NAO on extreme precipitation is largest in eastern North America, with the likelihood of a negative phase extreme rainfall event decreased in the north and increased in the south under the positive phase of the NAO. This pattern is generally well simulated by the RCMs although there are some differences in the extent of influence, particularly south of the Great Lakes. A La Niña-magnitude extreme event is more likely to occur under El Niño conditions in California and the southern United States, and less likely in most of Canada and a region south of the Great Lakes. This broad pattern is also simulated well by the RCMs but they do not capture the increased likelihood in California. In some places the extreme precipitation response in the RCMs to external forcing from a covariate is of the opposite sign, despite use of the same lateral boundary conditions and dynamical core. This demonstrates the importance of model physics for teleconnections to extreme precipitation.

  9. Caseworker Behavior and Clients' Employability

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    Weatherall, Cecilie Dohlmann; Markwardt, Kristoffer

    experience, economic environment, and rules and restrictions with respect to active labor market policies. A few studies show that organizational structures and managerial organization within the unemployment offices also influence the employability of unemployed clients. But until now, no studies have...... empirically looked at the link between caseworker behavior and clients’ employability. A very rich survey dataset on caseworker behavior combined with informative panel data on the caseworker’s client—the unemployed—makes it possible to study the link between caseworker behavior and clients’ job possibilities...

  10. Experimentalidade: ciência, capital e poder no mundo dos ensaios clínicos

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    Adriana Petryna

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available A terceirização e expatriação de ensaios clínicos abriram um campo de atividade experimental sem precedentes. Este ensaio discute os mecanismos científicos e regulatórios através dos quais um campo global de experimentalidade se configura. Ele mapeia a indústria de ensaios clínicos e seu deslocamento para países de média e baixa renda (especialmente o Leste Europeu e o Brasil. Enquanto o empreendimento de ensaios clínicos se adapta a normas regulatórias nacionais e internacionais, o reconhecimento de riscos prejudiciais a pacientes e populações é frequentemente adiado ou evitado. Este texto explora as brechas legais em relação a como os benefícios e riscos desse empreendimento são calculados, bem como as práticas emergentes de responsabilidade.The outsourcing and offshoring of clinical trials have sparked an unprecedented field of experimental activity. This essay addresses the scientific and regulatory mechanisms by which a global field of experimentality takes form. It charts a clinical trials industry and its move to low- and middle-income countries (particularly in Eastern Europe and Brazil. As the clinical trials enterprise adapts itself to international and national regulatory norms, the acknowledgement of adverse risks to patients and populations is often deferred or engineered out. The essay explores policy gaps with respect to how benefits and liabilities of this enterprise are weighed as well as emergent practices of accountability.

  11. Natural forcing of climate during the last millennium: fingerprint of solar variability. Low frequency solar forcing and NAO

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    Swingedouw, D. [CERFACS, Toulouse (France); LSCE/IPSL, Gif-sur-Yvette (France); Terray, L.; Cassou, C. [CERFACS, Toulouse (France); Voldoire, A.; Salas-Melia, D. [CNRM, Toulouse (France); Servonnat, J. [LSCE/IPSL, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)

    2011-04-15

    The variability of the climate during the last millennium is partly forced by changes in total solar irradiance (TSI). Nevertheless, the amplitude of these TSI changes is very small so that recent reconstruction data suggest that low frequency variations in the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and in the thermohaline circulation may have amplified, in the North Atlantic sector and mostly in winter, the radiative changes due to TSI variations. In this study we use a state-of-the-art climate model to simulate the last millennium. We find that modelled variations of surface temperature in the Northern Hemisphere are coherent with existing reconstructions. Moreover, in the model, the low frequency variability of this mean hemispheric temperature is found to be correlated at 0.74 with the solar forcing for the period 1001-1860. Then, we focus on the regional climatic fingerprint of solar forcing in winter and find a significant relationship between the low frequency TSI forcing and the NAO with a time lag of more than 40 years for the response of the NAO. Such a lag is larger than the around 20-year lag suggested in other studies. We argue that this lag is due, in the model, to a northward shift of the tropical atmospheric convection in the Pacific Ocean, which is maximum more than four decades after the solar forcing increase. This shift then forces a positive NAO through an atmospheric wave connection related to the jet-stream wave guide. The shift of the tropical convection is due to the persistence of anomalous warm SST forcing the anomalous precipitation, associated with the advection of warm SST by the North Pacific subtropical gyre in a few decades. Finally, we analyse the response of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation to solar forcing and find that the former is weakened when the latter increases. Changes in wind stress, notably due to the NAO, modify the barotropic streamfunction in the Atlantic 50 years after solar variations. This implies a wind

  12. Do client fees help or hurt?

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    Barnett, B

    1998-01-01

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

  13. Preconceptions in the nurse-client relationship.

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    Forchuk, C

    1994-01-01

    Nursing theorist, Hildegard Peplau (1952) has identified the concept of preconceptions as critical in the development of the therapeutic nurse-client relationship. Although stereotypes exist for both nurses and chronic psychiatric clients, very little research has been reported on the preconceptions nurses and psychiatric clients have of each other. This investigation utilized non-probability, purposive sampling of 20 newly formed nurse-client dyads within programmes serving a chronically mentally ill population in Canada. Subjects were asked to give descriptions of each other. Semantic differentials based on this feedback were then developed and administered to 124 nurse-client dyads. Clients' statements generally evaluated their nurses positively. The generally positive views expressed by nurses and clients did not reflect public stereotypes for either group. The preconceptions the clients had of their nurses, and nurses had of their clients were related to both the quality of the emerging relationship (task, bond and goals) and the duration of the orientation phase. The preconceptions were virtually unchanged over the initial 6 months of the relationship.

  14. The Impact of Client Expertise, Client Gender and Auditor Gender on Auditors' Judgments

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    A.H. Gold-Nöteberg (Anna); J.E. Hunton (James); M.I. Gomaa (Mohamed)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractThe purpose of the current study is to assess the extent to which auditors’ judgments are affected by client expertise, client gender and auditor gender. Prior audit research suggests that auditors place more weight on evidence received from clients who possess higher, relative to

  15. The Impact of Client Expertise, Client Gender and Auditor Gender on Auditors' Judgments

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    A.H. Gold-Nöteberg (Anna); J.E. Hunton (James); M.I. Gomaa (Mohamed)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractThe purpose of the current study is to assess the extent to which auditors’ judgments are affected by client expertise, client gender and auditor gender. Prior audit research suggests that auditors place more weight on evidence received from clients who possess higher, relative to lower

  16. 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)

  17. Time series analysis performed on nephropathia epidemica in humans of northern Sweden in relation to bank vole population dynamic and the NAO index.

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    Palo, R Thomas

    2009-04-01

    Time series analysis was performed on two data series of human nephropathia epidemica (NE) infections in northern Sweden between the years 1959-1975 and 1985-2006. The analysis confirms that the bank vole (Myodes glareolus), the main reservoir species, shows regular peaks in population density approximately every fourth year. The periodicity in NE cases of the more recent time period (1985-2006) is 2.8-3.3 years and the older period shows a periodicity ranging 3.4-4.2 years, but this is not significantly different from that expected by vole dynamics. A comparison of North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index between the two periods reveals higher mean winter NAO index in the period 1985-2006 than in 1959-1975. No difference was found in frequency of the NAO index between the older period (2.8-3.4 years) compared with the recent period (2.4-2.8 years). Cross-correlation revealed a delayed effect by NAO index on vole abundance but a multivariate model showed that NAO index did not explain the variation in NE cases. Vole index was the only factor that contributed significantly to the variation in numbers of NE cases and that no climate effect could be detected. The climate signal from NAO index does not appear to significantly affect the human NE cases and this suggests that the transmission of disease to man is not particularly sensitive to variations in weather factors. The results favour the hypothesis that higher NAO index will not increase the likelihood of virus transmission from voles to man in northern Sweden under present climatic conditions.

  18. 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... § 10.28 Return of client's records. (a) In general, a practitioner must, at the request of a client, promptly return any and all records of the client that are necessary for the client to comply with his or...

  19. Can retail banking clients' attrition be managed?

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    Agaliotis Konstantinos

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    Full Text Available The rurrο_e of all banks across the universe is to satisfy their clients' necessities. One of the predominant impacts of the last few years' financial crisis in Europe was the way in which customers interact with their banks. The theory of 'main bank' is not any more the case as clients' trust toward banks fades away together with their loyalty. Nowadays, it is necessary for banks to segment their clientele data base, and target the most profitable clients. The retention strategy of each financial institution becomes more and more important as the value of each retained customer is disproportional to the cost of acquiring a new one. The main findings of the subject retail banking clients' retention policy analysis prove that clients of different lifetime value have different propensity to defect. At the same time, the ability of a bank to retain a potential defector does not depend directly on satisfying the defection reason. Many of the various bank counter offers which do not directly satisfy the reason that a client refers to as the 'defection' one, are enough in order to retain a client. Equally important to the identification of clients' behavioural patterns is the use of the subject findings on behalf of the retail oriented banks in order to predict accurately the cost of future defection, as well as, to incorporate one more measurable parameter in their credit risk scorecards i.e. the intention to increase credit exposure.

  20. Toward Achieving the Dietitian's Goal: Client Education.

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    Wulf, Kathleen M.; Biltz, Peggy

    The role of the dietitian as a teacher of clients who must adhere to a special diet for health reasons is discussed. The objective of this education process is to achieve a complete understanding on the part of the client not only of what is allowed in the diet but also why it is desirable. The dietitian in the professional role as an educator…

  1. YASGUI: Not Just Another SPARQL Client

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    Rietveld, L.; Hoekstra, R.

    2013-01-01

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

  2. YASGUI: not just another SPARQL client

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    Rietveld, L.; Hoekstra, R.

    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

  3. 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…

  4. A Seven Year Study of Client Characteristics.

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    Sharf, Richard S.

    Counselors have speculated about changes in their clientele from year to year. From 1977 through 1984 between 1,175 and 1,575 students annually have used the counseling services at the University of Delaware. For each client, counselors conducted intake interviews and then completed forms with information on client characteristics. The infomation…

  5. Client Contact versus Paperwork: A Student Perspective.

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    Strohmer, Douglas C.; And Others

    1979-01-01

    Surveys master's level rehabilitation counseling students and examines percentage of time students spend involved in client contact and paperwork during their internship. Time spent in client contact was nearly double that spent doing paperwork for this group. Data from a number of settings are discussed. (Author)

  6. 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...

  7. Influencia de la NAO en el clima marítimo del Mediterráneo noroccidental.

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    Cañellas, Bartomeu; Orfila, Alejandro; Méndez, Fernando; Álvarez, Alberto; Tintoré, Joaquín

    2010-01-01

    [ES] El presente trabajo estudia las teleconexiones entre la Oscilación del Atlántico Norte (NAO) y el clima marítimo en el Mediterráneo noroccidental, definido por la media mensual de la altura significante (SWH) y la media mensual de la altura significante correspondiente al percentil 95 (percentil 95 SWH), en el período comprendido entre 1958 y 2001. Los datos analizados corresponden al retroanálisis de 44 años de datos atmosféricos, dentro del marco del proyecto HIPOCAS. Estos datos ha...

  8. [Effects of nao yi-an granule on hemorheological indexes and RCD (erythrocyte deformability) in patients with hemorrhagic stroke].

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    Liang, Q; Li, X; Zhang, H

    1998-01-01

    The effects of Nao Yi-an granule(Chinese medicine group, CMG) and western medicine (western medicine group, WMG) on hemorheological indexes and red cell deformability(RCD) were investigated in 40 patients with hemorrhagic stroke. The results showed that whole blood relative viscosity(high and low shear), whole blood reduced viscosity(high shear), plasma relative viscosity and RCD were significantly elevated before the treatment in both group than those of the control group(P RCD, improvement of blood perfusion of brain tissue, protection of brain tissue and improved clinical in patients with hemorrhagic stroke.

  9. Diagnosis, medium-range predictability and impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO): the occurrence of extreme wind speed and precipitation events over central Europe. Final report; Diagnose, mittelfristige Vorhersagbarkeit und Auswirkungen der Nordatlantischen Oszillation (NAO): Das Auftreten extremer Windgeschwindigkeiten und Gebietsniederschlaege ueber Mitteleuropa. Abschlussbericht ueber die wissenschaftlichen Ergebnisse 1998 - 2000

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    Klawa, M.; Wefers, J.; Ulbrich, U.; Speth, P.

    2001-07-01

    In this research Rhine-floods at Cologne and severe storm events in Germany are investigated. Special emphasis is put on a possible link between these events and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Over Germany intensive storm events are identified with a statistical model based on gust-speed observations and NCEP-Reanalysis data. The model-output is validated to insurance data. It is found out that storm-probability in Germany increases with positive monthly and seasonal NAO-index values. Evaluations of scenario runs - simulating an intensification of greenhouse gas forcing due to anthropogenic emissions - show a trend to more positive phases of the NAO. For the future an increased number of severe storms is expected. An influence of the NAO on the Rhine floods can be stated. At slightly positive values of monthly NAO the frequency of floods is increased. Nevertheless, possible changes in the future NAO do have only a small influence on the number of events, but the impact on the flood-genesis has to be taken into account. (orig.) [German] In dieser Studie werden Hochwasser am Rhein bei Koeln und schadenintensive Sturmereignisse in Deutschland untersucht. Insbesondere wird der Zusammenhang zwischen der Nordatlantischen Oszillation (NAO) und diesen Extremereignissen erarbeitet. Schadenintensive Sturmereignisse werden mit Hilfe eines statistischen Sturmschadenmodells basierend auf Boeen und NCEP-Reanalysedaten identifiziert. Das Modell wurde zuvor an Schadendaten der Versicherungsindustrie verifiziert. Auf Basis der identifizierten Stuerme wird die Auftretenshaeufigkeit intensiver Ereignisse in Deutschland in Abhaengigkeit der NAO untersucht. Es wird festgestellt, dass bei positiven Phasen der Nordatlantischen Oszillation auf monatlicher bis saisonaler Zeitskala im Winterhalbjahr ein deutlich erhoehtes Auftretensrisiko intensiver Sturmereignisse in Deutschland besteht. Auswertungen von Klimaszenarienlaeufen deuten auf einen verstaerkten Trend zu hoeheren Phasen

  10. 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.

  11. Uniform guidelines improve client care.

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    Barnett, B

    1994-12-01

    Uniform national guidelines on the delivery of family planning methods and services improve client care, assuming these guidelines are based on current scientific information. Compliance with these guidelines yields safe and efficient delivery of family planning services. Service providers need information, training, supplies, and guidelines to deliver quality services. Guidelines contribute to consistency among family planning programs in different settings. Even though clinics may not provide the same services, the guidelines allow them to provide the same standards of care. Specifically, eligibility criteria, contraindications, and follow-up schedules are the same regardless of the service delivery point. Various international health organizations (such as World Health Organization, USAID, Program for International Training in Health, International Planned Parenthood Federation, and Association for Voluntary Surgical Contraception) have developed guidelines for family planning service delivery. Governments can use these documents to develop national family planning guidelines and policies. They should adapt the guidelines to local needs and consider program resources. After development of the national guidelines, training, workshops, and dissemination of written materials should be provided for policymakers, physicians, nurses, and other health providers. Countries that have either developed or are working to draft their own national guidelines are Cameroon, Ghana, Mexico, and Nepal.

  12. Client and therapist variability in clients' perceptions of their therapists' multicultural competencies.

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    Owen, Jesse; Leach, Mark M; Wampold, Bruce; Rodolfa, Emil

    2011-01-01

    This study examined therapist differences in their clients' ratings of their therapists' multicultural competencies (MCCs) as well as tested whether therapists' who were rated as exhibiting more MCCs also had clients who had better therapy outcomes (N = 143 clients and 31 therapists). All clients completed at least 3 sessions. Results demonstrated that therapists accounted for less than 1% of the variance in their clients' Cross-Cultural Counseling Inventory–Revised (CCCI-R; T. D. LaFromboise, H. L. K. Coleman, & A. Hernandez, 1991) scores, suggesting that therapists did not differ in terms of how clients rated their MCCs. Therapists accounted for approximately 8.5% of the variance in therapy outcomes. For each therapist, their clients' CCCI-R scores were aggregated to provide an estimate of therapists' MCCs. Therapists' MCCs, based on aggregate CCCI-R scores, did not account for the variability in therapy outcomes that were attributed to them. Additionally, clients' race/ethnicity, therapists' race/ethnicity, or the interaction of clients'–therapists' race/ethnicity were not significantly associated with clients' perceptions of their therapists' MCCs.

  13. 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.

  14. Client Involvement in Home Care Practice

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    Glasdam, Stinne; Henriksen, Nina; Kjær, Lone

    2013-01-01

    , 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...

  15. ENSAIO: A INOVAÇÃO, A FIRMA, O MERCADO E A HORA DA VERDADE

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    Paulo Hayashi Junior

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    Full Text Available O presente ensaio pretende ser uma forma criativa de aproximar conceitos e abordagens que parecem ser distintos e sem ligação ao redor do tema da inovação, tais como as pinturas impressionistas, a questão de poder de Nietzche e até mesmo o cachimbo do artista surrealista belga René Magritte. A inovação é algo desenvolvido pelas empresas modernas como uma espécie de novo ‘mantra’ empresarial e que, muitas vezes, é tratada de forma sistematizada com um foco em solucionar problemas ao invés de liberar o potencial criativo e criador do próprio homem. Deste modo, a inovação é um processo, uma estrada como é visto pela música referenciada no trabalho, que precisa de técnica e talento, liberdade e também inspiração. O ensaio procura contribuir com esta inspiração e também auxiliar na própria compreensão da inovação enquanto processo e também do lado relacional da empresa.

  16. Equipamento para ensaios estáticos de transmissões a cardan

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    Moreira Cláudio Alves

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Os componentes das transmissões a cardan, utilizados intensivamente nas áreas automotiva e agrícola, estão sujeitos a cargas torcionais, axiais e de flexão, as quais podem ser estudadas em banco dinamométrico. Descreve-se neste trabalho o projeto de equipamento para ensaios estáticos, no qual torques relativamente altos, na árvore de saída, necessários nos ensaios em questão, são obtidos por meio de dois redutores de rosca-sem-fim, a partir de torques baixos, impressos na árvore de entrada por uma alavanca de acionamento manual. Uma célula de carga indica a força aplicada a um braço de alavanca, enquanto um goniômetro indica o ângulo de torção correspondente à deformação do espécime testado. O equipamento foi submetido a testes experimentais a fim de ajustar e comprovar sua resistência mecânica e detectar possíveis deformações na sua estrutura, alcançado-se torque máximo de 3.139 N*m (320 kgf*m. Analisaram-se, também, as magnitudes de erros prováveis.

  17. Ensaio laboratorial e clínico com Hycanthone, nôvo agente esquistossomicida

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    Naftale Katz

    1967-08-01

    Full Text Available A partir do Miracil D, um derivado hidroximetílico (Hycanthone pode ser obtido através da atividade biológica do Aspergillus sclerotiorum. Êste derivado mostrou-se muito ativo quando administrado a camundongos, hamsters e macacos Cebus experimentalmente infectados com Schistosoma mansoni. Ensaios clínicos com o Hycanthone foram feitos em 52 pacientes com esquistossomose mansoni ativa. A droga foi administrada, nas doses de 2 e 3 mg/kg/ dia, junto com um anti-ácido, duas vêzes ao dia, durante 5 dias consecutivos. Com exceção de 2 casos, todos os pacientes completaram o tratamento. Náusea e/ou vômito, anorexia, tonturas e cefaléia foram os efeitos colaterais mais comuns. Atividade terapêutica foi avaliada através de repetidos exames de fezes (4 a 6 e uma biópsia retal realizada a partir do 4.° mês após o tratamento. As percentagens de cura foram de 83,3 e 80,0% com o esquema de 2 e 3 mg/kg, respectivamente. Os dados laboratoriais e clínicos sôbre a atividade esquistossomicida do Hycanthone até agora obtidos mostram a necessidade de novos ensaios com êste promissor medicamento.

  18. Influence of winter NAO pattern on variable renewable energies potential in Europe over the 20th century

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    François, Baptiste; Raynaud, Damien; Hingray, Benoit; Creutin, Jean-Dominique

    2017-04-01

    Integration of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) sources in the electricity system is a challenge because of temporal and spatial fluctuations of their power generation resulting from their driving weather variables (i.e. solar radiation wind speed, precipitation, and temperature). Very few attention was paid to low frequency variability (i.e. from annual to decades) even though it may have significant impact on energy system and energy market Following the current increase in electricity supplied by VRE generation, one could ask the question about the risk of ending up in a situation in which the level of production of one or more VRE is exceptionally low or exceptionally high for a long period of time and/or over a large area. What would be the risk for an investor if the return on investment has been calculated on a high energy production period? What would be the cost in term of carbon emission whether the system manager needs to turn on coal power plant to satisfy the demand? Such dramatic events would definitely impact future stakeholder decision to invest in a particular energy source or another. Weather low frequency variability is mainly governed by large-scale teleconnection patterns impacting the climate at global scale such as El Niño - Southern Oscillation (ENSO) in the tropics and in North America or the North Atlantic Oscillation (hereafter, NAO) in North America and Europe. Teleconnection pattern's influence on weather variability cascades to VRE variability and ends up by impacting electricity system. The aim of this study is to analysis the impact of the NAO on VRE generation in Europe during the winter season. The analysis is carried out over the twentieth century (i.e. from 1900 to 2010), in order to take into account climate low frequency variability, and for a set of 12 regions covering a large range of climates in Europe. Weather variable time series are obtained by using the ERA20C reanalysis and the SCAMP model (Sequential Constructive

  19. Caring for Clients and Families With Anxiety

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    Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This study elucidated Japanese home care nurses’ experiences of supporting clients and families with anxiety. We interviewed 10 registered nurses working in home care agencies and analyzed the data using grounded theory to derive categories pertaining to the nurses’ experiences of providing care. We conceptualized nurses’ approaches to caring for anxiety into three categories: First, they attempted to reach out for anxiety even when the client/family did not make it explicit; second, they tried to alter the outlook of the situation; and third, they created comfort in the lives of the client/family. The conceptualizations of nurses’ strategies to alleviate client/family anxiety may reflect Japanese/Eastern cultural characteristics in communication and their view of the person and social care system, but these conceptualizations may also inform the practice of Western nurses by increasing awareness of skills they may also have and use.

  20. Managing Client Values in Construction Design

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

    2008-01-01

    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 management challenge is further complicated by the fact that the delivery team, who are to understand and deliver client value, consists of even more different parties. To address this a Danish engineering consultancy company has, together with a major contractor, developed a value-based workshop method...

  1. Caring for Clients and Families With Anxiety

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    Noriko Yamamoto-Mitani

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available This study elucidated Japanese home care nurses’ experiences of supporting clients and families with anxiety. We interviewed 10 registered nurses working in home care agencies and analyzed the data using grounded theory to derive categories pertaining to the nurses’ experiences of providing care. We conceptualized nurses’ approaches to caring for anxiety into three categories: First, they attempted to reach out for anxiety even when the client/family did not make it explicit; second, they tried to alter the outlook of the situation; and third, they created comfort in the lives of the client/family. The conceptualizations of nurses’ strategies to alleviate client/family anxiety may reflect Japanese/Eastern cultural characteristics in communication and their view of the person and social care system, but these conceptualizations may also inform the practice of Western nurses by increasing awareness of skills they may also have and use.

  2. 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)

  3. Client Information in Counseling: An Existential View

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    Pine, Gerald J.

    1975-01-01

    An emphasis on existentialism as a dynamic philosophical force with significant implications for vocational guidance in the use of information to help clients, followed by a Comment by Lee Isaacson. (Author)

  4. Clients Who Frequent Madam Barnett's Emporium.

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    Russell, Scott

    1999-01-01

    Develops a comparison between writing tutors and prostitutes. Suggests that the intimate arrangement of people that places one in the position of professional and the other in the position of client works against collaboration. (NH)

  5. Avaliação do ensaio de toxicidade com alga Scenedesmus subspicatus para o estudo de efluentes industriais

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    Valeria Reginatto

    1998-01-01

    Resumo: Os estudos preliminares com a alga Scenedesmus subspicatus visaram avaliar os diferentes métodos padronizados do ensaio de toxicidade recomendados por órgãos internacionais, como a Internacional Standard Organization (ISO 8692). Nesse sentido foram comparados distintos métodos para a determinação da concentração da alga, as melhores condições de inóculo para o ensaio e as alterações do pH durante a realização do mesmo. Tendo em vista os resultados obtidos por esses estudos, foi feita ...

  6. How Does Mediterranean Basin's Atmosphere Become Weak Moisture Source During Negative Phase of NAO: Use of AIRS, AMSR, TOVS, & TRMM Satellite Datasets Over Last Two NAO Cycles to Examine Governing Controls on E-P

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    Smith, Eric A.; Mehta, Amita V.

    2008-01-01

    The Mediterranean Sea is a noted 'concentration" basin in that it almost continuously exhibits positive evaporation minus precipitation (E - P ) properties -- throughout the four seasons and from one year to the next. Nonetheless, according to the ECMWF Era-40 48-year (1958-2005) climate reanalysis dataset, for various phases of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) when the pressure gradient between Portugal and Iceland becomes either very relaxed (large negative NAO-Index) or in transition (small positive or negative NAO-Index), the atmospheric moisture source properties of the basin become weak, at times even reversed for several months (i.e., negative E - P). This behavior poses numerous questions concerning how and why these events occur. Moreover, it begs the question of what it would take for the basin to reach its tipping point in which P would exceed E throughout the rainy season (some six months) on an annually persistent basis -- and the sea would possibly transform to a recurring "dilution" basin. This talk investigates these questions by: (1) establishing over a period from 1979 to present, based on detailed analyses of satellite retrieval products from a combination of NASA-AQUA, NOAA-LEO, NASA/JAXA Scatterometer, and NASA-TRMM platforms, plus additional specialized satellite data products and ancillary meteorological datasets, the actual observation-based behavior of E - P, (2) diagnosing the salient physical and meteorological mechanisms that lead to the weaker E - P events during the analysis period, partly based on analyzing surface and upper air data at discrete stations in the western and eastern Mediterranean -- while at the same time evaluating the quality of the ERA-40 data over this same time period, (3) conducting GCM and high-resolution regional modeling experiments to determine if perturbed but realistic meteorological background conditions could maintain Mediterranean as a "dilution" basin through the October to March rainy season on

  7. 49 CFR 1103.23 - Confidences of a client.

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    ... OF TRANSPORTATION RULES OF PRACTICE PRACTITIONERS Canons of Ethics The Practitioner's Duties and Responsibilities Toward A Client § 1103.23 Confidences of a client. (a) The practitioner's duty to preserve his client's confidence outlasts the practitioner's employment by the client, and this duty extends to the...

  8. Pursuing Therapeugenic Consequences of Restricting Client Smoking during Counseling.

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    Schneider, Lawrence J.; Dearing, Nancy

    Theorists and therapists have become increasingly attentive to the role of interpersonal behaviors that facilitate or hinder the ability of the counselor to exert influence over the client during counseling. A study was conducted to examine the impact of a counselor's preference that clients not smoke, client stress levels, client sex, and…

  9. 14 CFR 1261.317 - Attorney-client privilege.

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    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Attorney-client privilege. 1261.317 Section... Injury or Death-Accruing On or After January 18, 1967 § 1261.317 Attorney-client privilege. (a) Attorneys... traditional attorney-client relationship with the employee with respect to application of the attorney-client...

  10. 29 CFR 403.9 - Attorney-client communications exempted.

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    ... 29 Labor 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Attorney-client communications exempted. 403.9 Section 403... LABOR-MANAGEMENT STANDARDS LABOR ORGANIZATION ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORTS § 403.9 Attorney-client... communicated to such attorney by any of his clients in the course of a legitimate attorney-client relationship. ...

  11. 29 CFR 404.5 - Attorney-client communications exempted.

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    ... 29 Labor 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Attorney-client communications exempted. 404.5 Section 404... LABOR-MANAGEMENT STANDARDS LABOR ORGANIZATION OFFICER AND EMPLOYEE REPORTS § 404.5 Attorney-client... communicated to such attorney by any of his clients in the course of a legitimate attorney-client relationship. ...

  12. 29 CFR 402.11 - Attorney-client communications exempted.

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    ... 29 Labor 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Attorney-client communications exempted. 402.11 Section 402... LABOR-MANAGEMENT STANDARDS LABOR ORGANIZATION INFORMATION REPORTS § 402.11 Attorney-client... communicated to such attorney by any of his clients in the course of a legitimate attorney-client relationship. ...

  13. 32 CFR 776.28 - Conflict of interest: Former client.

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    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Conflict of interest: Former client. 776.28... ADVOCATE GENERAL Rules of Professional Conduct § 776.28 Conflict of interest: Former client. (a) Conflict of interest: Former client. A covered attorney who has represented a client in a matter shall not...

  14. 49 CFR 1103.22 - Restraining clients from improprieties.

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    ... 49 Transportation 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Restraining clients from improprieties. 1103.22... Practitioner's Duties and Responsibilities Toward A Client § 1103.22 Restraining clients from improprieties. A practitioner should see that his clients act with the same restraint that the practitioner himself uses...

  15. 32 CFR 776.4 - Attorney-client relationships.

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    ... 32 National Defense 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Attorney-client relationships. 776.4 Section 776... General § 776.4 Attorney-client relationships. (a) The executive agency to which assigned (DON in most cases) is the client served by each covered USG attorney unless detailed to represent another client by...

  16. Tema 2: The NAO robot as a Persuasive Educational and Entertainment Robot (PEER – a case study on children’s articulation, categorization and interaction with a social robot for learning

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    Lykke Brogaard Bertel

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The application of social robots as motivational tools and companions in education is increasingly being explored from a theoretical and practical point of view. In this paper, we examine the social robot NAO as a Persuasive Educational and Entertainment Robot (PEER and present findings from a case study on the use of NAO to support learning environments in Danish primary schools. In the case study we focus on the children’s practice of articulation and embodied interaction with NAO and investigate the role of NAO as a ‘tool’, ‘social actor’ or ‘simulating medium’ in the learning designs. We examine whether this categorization is static or dynamic, i. e. develops and changes over the course of the interaction and explore how this relates to and affects the student’s motivation to engage in the NAO-supported learning activities.

  17. The influences of the AMO and NAO on the sedimentary infill in an Azores Archipelago lake since ca. 1350 CE

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    Hernández, Armand; Sáez, Alberto; Bao, Roberto; Raposeiro, Pedro M.; Trigo, Ricardo M.; Doolittle, Sara; Masqué, Pere; Rull, Valentí; Gonçalves, Vítor; Vázquez-Loureiro, David; Rubio-Inglés, María J.; Sánchez-López, Guiomar; Giralt, Santiago

    2017-07-01

    The location of the Azores Archipelago in the North Atlantic makes this group of islands an excellent setting to study the long-term behavior of large oceanic and atmospheric climate dynamic patterns, such as the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). Here, we present the impacts of these patterns on Lake Empadadas (Azores Archipelago) from the Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA) - Little Ice Age (LIA) transition to the present based on sedimentological, geochemical and biological characterizations of the sedimentary record. Multivariate analyses of a number of proxies including X-ray fluorescence (XRF), X-ray diffraction (XRD), total organic and inorganic carbon (TOC and TIC) and diatom life forms abundance reveal that the sedimentary infill evolution has been controlled by (i) fluctuations in the lake level and (ii) variations in organic matter accumulation. Both processes are governed by climate variability and modulated by anthropogenic activities associated with changes on the lake catchment. Changes in these two sedimentary processes have been used to infer five stages: (i) the MCA-LIA transition (ca. 1350-1450 CE) was characterized by a predominantly positive AMO phase, which led to intermediate lake levels and high organic matter concentration; (ii) the first half of the LIA (ca. 1450-1600 CE) was characterized by predominant lowstand conditions and intermediate organic matter deposition mainly related to negative AMO phases; (iii) the second half of the LIA (ca. 1600-1850 CE) was characterized by negative AMO and NAO phases, implying intermediate lake levels and high organic matter deposition; (iv) the Industrial era (ca. 1850-1980 CE) was characterized by the lowest lake level and organic matter accumulation associated with negative AMO phases; and (v) the period spanning between 1980 CE and the present reveals the highest lake levels and low organic matter deposition, being associated with very positive AMO

  18. Linguagem e dignidade: um ensaio a partir de Frankenstein de Mary Shelley

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    Marciano Adilio Spica

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Este pretende ser um ensaio relacionando filosofia e literatura. Mais especificamente, o que pretendo mostrar é como a literatura pode ajudar a ilustrar grandes temas filosóficos. Para isso farei uma discussão relacionando a obra Frankenstein de Mary Shelley a algumas abordagens filosóficas sobre a linguagem. Tentarei mostrar que a clássica obra de terror, acima citada, reúne passagens que ilustram o papel da linguagem na significação do mundo e, mais do que isso, na constituição da dignidade humana. Farei isso aproximando tal obra de alguns escritos de Habermas e Wittgenstein.

  19. Nota sobre Marcel Mauss e o ensaio sobre a dádiva

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    Lanna Marcos

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa a obra clássica de M. Mauss, Ensaio sobre a dádiva, à luz de desenvolvimentos recentes da Antropologia. Salienta como contribuição de Mauss o entendimento da dimensão política da troca de dádivas, assim como a sugestão de sua universalidade, posteriormente demonstrada por Lévi-Strauss, constituir-se em princípio formal-abstrato, e não num fato empírico-concreto. A partir desse princípio, avalia a tese segundo a qual a dádiva é fundamento de toda sociabilidade e comunicação humanas, assim como sua presença e sua diferente institucionalização em várias sociedades analisadas por Mauss, capitalistas e não-capitalistas.

  20. O curar e o cuidar: a historia de uma relação (um ensaio

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    Maria José dos Santos Rossi

    1991-03-01

    Full Text Available O presente ensaio refere-se a um estudo da relação entre a arte de cuidar e a arte de curar. Se o cuidar existiu desde que a humanidade se constituiu, ele era um saber indiferenciado o qual tanto faziam parte as atividades elaboradas no cuidado e na cura. Utilizando autores que tratam tanto da questão da relação de poder entre os gêneros masculino e feminino, bem como situam aquelas atividades no contexto histórico, verificamos existir uma ruptura entre o cuidar e o curar, ficando este último hegemônico. O cuidar, assim se transforma em enfermagem, como atividade subalterna. Este é o início de uma pesquisa a longo prazo para situar as noções relativas da disciplina - o seu discurso.

  1. Ensaios de inovação no ensino médio

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    Eleny Mitrulis

    2002-07-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho é examinar alguns ensaios de inovação que vêm ocorrendo no ensino de nível médio e destacar elementos que possam contribuir para sua interpretação bem como para a formulação de políticas de apoio e de orientação às escolas. Em um primeiro momento, examinam-se a centralidade do ensino médio no conjunto das reformas educativas, o direcionamento destas reformas no contexto da mudança do papel do Estado e as questões relativas à formação geral e à formação profissional. A segunda parte deste ensaio é dedicada ao exame de alguns conceitos de reforma e de inovação e à descrição e análise de relatos de experiências e ensaios de inovação realizados por escolas de nível médio. São relatos apresentados por escolas públicas estaduais que participaram da primeira fase do Programa de Expansão e Melhoria do Ensino Médio da Secretaria de Estado da Educação de São Paulo¹, entre os anos 2000 e 2001. Os relatos apresentados, com exceção daqueles referentes à gestão da aplicação dos recursos financeiros distribuídos pelo programa, referem-se a ensaios de inovação realizados pelas escolas antes de sua vinculação a ele.This article aims to examine some of the experiences implemented at the mid level and to highlight elements that can contribute to their interpretation as well as the formulation of policies to support and guide the schools. First, the centrality of mid level education to the body of educational reforms is examined, the nature of these reforms in the context of the changing role of the State and issues referring to training in general and of professionals. The second part is dedicated to an examination of some concepts of reform and of innovation and a description and analysis of reports of experiences and trails of innovations realized by mid level schools. These are reports presented by state public schools which participated in the first phase of the Program to Improve

  2. Ensaio e anseios crípticos, de Paulo Leminski: poesia e crítica

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    Lívia Mendes Pereira

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Quando abordamos as obras críticas de Leminski, encontramos uma grande produção sobre arte, cultura, literatura e especialmente a poesia. Neste artigo, vamos investigar Leminski como ensaísta, refletindo sobre suas leituras, convicções e, principalmente, seus anseios poéticos: quem o poeta acredita ser e o que o poeta acredita para a poesia. Através desta chave, poderemos enquadrar o seu pensamento em um contexto histórico e estético específico em que o tropicalismo, concretismo, poesia beat e marginal-70 foram acontecendo. Depois dessas investigações, vamos tentar indicar como suas convicções poéticas foram aplicadas a sua poesia, principalmente em seus poemas que expressam ideias metapoéticas. Depois disso, faremos uma seleção de metapoemas a partir do livro Distraídos Venceremos, publicado em 1987, pela editora Brasiliense. Estará sob análise algumas convicções poéticas de Leminski em sua própria poesia. Os ensaios do poeta que iremos utilizar foram compilados no livro póstumo Ensaios e Anseios crípticos, publicado pela editora Unicamp em 2011. Levando-se em conta as próprias concepções do poeta sobre poesia, pretendemos apresentar neste estudo como essas ideias estão presentes em alguns de seus poemas de caráter metapoéticos.

  3. Counselor Trainees' Self-Statement Responses to Sexually and Physically Abused Clients, and Client Role Conflict.

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    Parisien, Lynne S.; Long, Bonita C.

    1994-01-01

    Assessed 63 female counselor trainees after viewing videotape of client reporting sexual abuse, physical abuse, or role conflict. Results indicated that trainees who expected to counsel sexually abused client increased their positive self-statements. Applied Schwartz's States-of-Mind model to self-statement ratios, and, according to model,…

  4. Analyses of client variables in a series of psychotherapy sessions with two child clients.

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    Mook, B

    1982-04-01

    Studied the process of child psychotherapy by means of analyses of client verbal behaviors. Audio-video recordings were made of nine intermittent psychotherapy sessions with 2 child clients, aged 8 and 12. A randomized mastertape of 4-minute segments was rated for self-exploration by means of the Carkhuff scale. Transcripts were categorized by means of an extended Snyder system and a preliminary set of grammatical variables. Transcripts then were minutized, and all client variables were intercorrelated and factor-analyzed. According to the research expectations, a high level of interrater reliability for the Carkhuff scale and high levels of interjudge agreement for the extended Snyder system were found. Analyses of the client variables demonstrated the nature of each client's verbal responding as well as their pattern of change across successive therapy sessions. The overall verbal response behavior of each client was summarized best through the factor analyses. Communalities and individual differences between the clients were discussed. Future directions for the study of client variables in child psychotherapy process research were suggested.

  5. Relationship between the Late Spring NAO and Summer Extreme Precipitation Frequency in the Middle and Lower Reaches of the Yangtze River

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    TTIAN Bao-Qiang; FAN Ke

    2012-01-01

    The relationship between the late spring North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and the summer extreme precipitation frequency (EPF) in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River Valley (MLYRV) is examined using an NECP/NCAR reanalysis dataset and daily precipitation data from 74 stations in the MLYRV. The results show a significant negative correlation between the May NAO index and the EPF over the MLYRV in the subsequent summer. In positive EPF index years, the East Asian westerly jet shifts farther southward, and two blocking high positive anomalies appear over the Sea of Okhotsk and the Ural Mountains. These anomalies are favorable to the cold air from the mid-high latitudes invading the Yangtze River Valley (YRV). The moisture convergence and the ascending motion dominate the MLYRV. The above patterns are reversed in negative EPF index years. A wave train pattern that originates from the North Atlantic extends eastward to the Mediterranean and then moves to the Tibetan Plateau and from there to the YRV, which is an important link in the May NAO and the summer extreme precipitation in the MLYRV. The wave train may be aroused by the tripole pattern of the SST, which can explain why the May NAO affects the summer EPF in the MLYRV.

  6. Os desafios de Herr Nein: no comando da estatal Ceitec, o "alemao que diz nao" a politicagem quer vencer no mercado de nichos para chips

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    Paulin, Igor

    2010-01-01

    ... que um estrangeiro era o mais apto, Lula torceu o nariz. "Nao da para ser um cara nosso?", indagou o presidente. So sossegou depois de ser informado de que o alemao tinha raizes no pais: ja fora casado com uma brasileira, com quem tem um filho, e falava portugues. "Ai pode ser", topou Lula. Weichselbaumer foi empossado um ano atras. Ha ...

  7. Jian Nao Ning for Treatment of Memory Impairment in Patients with Mild or Moderate Multi-infarct Dementia

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    田金洲; 尹军祥; 刘峘; 杨承芝; 王永炎

    2002-01-01

    Forty patients with multi-infarct dementia (MID) were randomly assigned to the treatment group (25 cases) treated with Jian Nao Ning (健脑宁JNN) and the duxil control group (15 cases). Memory function were assessed at baseline and endpoint using memory subscales of a battery of New Psychometric Tests (Chinese version) including mini-mental state examination (MMSE), verbal memory, and non-verbal memory, etc. After treatment, the mean scores of verbal memory in the Hopkins Verbal Learning Test (P<0.05) and total memory scores of memory items (P<0.001) in JNN group increased significantly; and improvement in episodic memory function including story recall (immediate and delayed), delayed word recall, verbal learning and verbal recognition and visual recognition in the JNN group was better than that in the duxil control group, suggesting that JNN can obviously improve memory function for the patients with mild or moderate multi-infarct dementia.

  8. Telematics-based online client-server/client collaborative environment for radiotherapy planning simulations.

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    Kum, Oyeon

    2007-11-01

    Customized cancer radiation treatment planning for each patient is very useful for both a patient and a doctor because it provides the ability to deliver higher doses to a more accurately defined tumor and at the same time lower doses to organs at risk and normal tissues. This can be realized by building an accurate planning simulation system to provide better treatment strategies based on each patient's tomographic data such as CT, MRI, PET, or SPECT. In this study, we develop a real-time online client-server/client collaborative environment between the client (health care professionals or hospitals) and the server/client under a secure network using telematics (the integrated use of telecommunications and medical informatics). The implementation is based on a point-to-point communication scheme between client and server/client following the WYSIWIS (what you see is what I see) paradigm. After uploading the patient tomographic data, the client is able to collaborate with the server/client for treatment planning. Consequently, the level of health care services can be improved, specifically for small radiotherapy clinics in rural/remote-country areas that do not possess much experience or equipment such as a treatment planning simulator. The telematics service of the system can also be used to provide continued medical education in radiotherapy. Moreover, the system is easy to use. A client can use the system if s/he is familiar with the Windows(TM) operating system because it is designed and built based on a user-friendly concept. This system does not require the client to continue hardware and software maintenance and updates. These are performed automatically by the server.

  9. Managing Client Values in Construction Design

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

    2008-01-01

    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....... The management challenge is further complicated by the fact that the delivery team, who are to understand and deliver client value, consists of even more different parties. To address this a Danish engineering consultancy company has, together with a major contractor, developed a value-based workshop method...... for 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...

  10. IS THE CLIENT ALWAYS RIGHT? AN EMOTIONAL APPROACH TO SERVICES PROVIDING O cliente tem sempre razão? Uma abordagem emocional no provimento de serviços

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    Márcia Pitrowsky

    2011-01-01

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    This essay aims at using the marketing academic frame of reference to present an approach on the emotional interaction processes that surround the supply and delivery of services in general, based on a quick analysis of the principle – not accepted by all service providers – that the client is always right.

    Este ensaio objetiva apresentar, dentro do estado da arte acadêmico do marketing, abordagem sobre a importância do comportamento humano pelo lado emocional nos processos de interação que envolvem a oferta e a entrega de serviços em geral, a partir de avaliação a respeito do princípio – do qual nem todos provedores de serviços compartilham – de que o cliente sempre teria razão.

  11. Ensaios de variedades de amendoim: III - Décima e décima-primeira séries de ensaios Peanut variety trials: III

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    Vicente Canecchio Filho

    1957-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho são relatadas experiências com 16 variedades de amendoim (Arachis hypogaea, L., recebidas dos Estados Unidos da América do Norte, do Congo Belga e de várias regiões do Brasil. Essas experiências, em número de oito, das quais três pertencentes à décima série (ano agrícola de 1953/54 e cinco compreendendo a décima-primeira série (ano agrícola de 1954/55, foram executadas nas localidades de Campinas, Ribeirão Prêto, Pindorama, Presidente Prudente e Tatuí, no Estado de São Paulo. Os resultados obtidos mostraram que, para as condições em que foram realizados os ensaios, as variedades Paulista-269, Bandeirante-263, Brasília-265, Centenário-264 e Tatuí-76, sobressairam-se das demais, notadamente a primeira, que, de um modo geral, foi bem classificada em todas as localidades, não só em relação à produção como pelo alto teor em óleo, nos frutos. A variedade Tatu-53 (testemunha, ainda bastante cultivada no Estado, classificou-se entre as piores. As maiores produções foram obtidas em terra arenosa. Nas terras roxa e roxa-misturada, também se conseguiram boas produções. Já na região representada pela terra massapê as produções foram fracas, confirmando os resultados dos anos anteriores.This paper reports the results obtained from field tests with sexteen peanut varieties received from the United States of America, Belgium Congo and several Brazilian regions. Eight experiments were conducted in the following counties of the State of São Paulo: Campinas, Ribeirão Preto, Pindorama, Presidente Prudente and Tatuí. Yield data showed the varieties Paulista-269, Bandeirante-263, Brasilia-265, Centenário-264 and Tatui-76 to prove better, particularly the first one, that ranked good classification in every locality as far as seed production and oil content of the seeds are concerned. Variety Tatu-53 which still widespreads all over the State, was one of the least yielders. The highest yields were

  12. Counselors' Feelings toward Clients as Related to Intake Judgments and Outcome Variables.

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    Sharf, Richard S.; Bishop, John B.

    1979-01-01

    Subjects were clients of a university counseling center. Intake counselors' liking of clients was related to their rating of the realism of clients' stated goals, clients' motivation for counseling, and clients' physical appearance. Low correlation was found between liking for clients and clients' positive ratings of experience and counselor.…

  13. Enhancing Student Learning through Scaffolded Client Projects

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    Tomlinson, Elizabeth

    2017-01-01

    This article reports on the current status of client projects (CPs) in business communication courses, provides a scaffolded model for implementing CP, and assesses student learning in CPs. Using a longitudinal mixed method research design, survey data and qualitative materials from six semesters are presented. The instructor survey indicated need…

  14. Consequences of Psychotherapy Clients' Mental Health Ideology.

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    Milling, Len; Kirsch, Irving

    Current theoretical approaches to understanding emotional difficulties are dominated by the medical model of mental illness, which assumes that emotional dysfunction can be viewed the same way as physical dysfunction. To examine the relationship between psychotherapy clients' beliefs about the medical model of psychotherapy and their behavior…

  15. 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

  16. The Existential Mode and Client Anxiety.

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    Yoder, James D.

    1981-01-01

    Reviews and clarifies counseling from an existential perspective, with emphasis on the distinction between neurotic and ontological anxiety. The existentially oriented counselor insists that clients face themselves as referents in a phenomenological context by experiencing existential "anxiety" when confronted with the pain of finitude,…

  17. 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…

  18. Prediagnostic Commentary in Veterinarian-Client Interaction.

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    Stivers, Tanya

    1998-01-01

    A study investigated the form of diagnostic talk occurring between veterinarian and client before or during the physical examination and before the clinical diagnosis. Data are from six cases from a corpus of veterinary consultations. Analysis focuses on use of qualifiers, hedges, and evidential mitigators in communicating both good news and bad…

  19. Brain Damage in Deaf Vocational Rehabilitation Clients.

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    Getz, Marc; Vernon, McCay

    1986-01-01

    Screening of 54 deaf vocational clients by the Bender-Gestalt and other tests indicated the likely presence of significantly more brain damage than among the hearing population with a particularly high correlation between low IQ and brain damage in the deaf population. (DB)

  20. Effect of veterinarian-client-patient interactions on client adherence to dentistry and surgery recommendations in companion-animal practice.

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    Kanji, Noureen; Coe, Jason B; Adams, Cindy L; Shaw, Jane R

    2012-02-15

    To explore the relationship between veterinarian-client-patient interactions and client adherence to dental and surgery recommendations and to test the a priori hypotheses that appointment-specific client satisfaction and relationship-centered care are positively associated with client adherence. Cross-sectional study. A subsample of 19 companion-animal veterinarians and 83 clients from a larger observational study consisting of 20 randomly recruited veterinarians and a convenience sample of 350 clients from eastern Ontario. Videotaped veterinarian-client-patient interactions containing a dentistry recommendation, surgery recommendation, or both were selected for inclusion from the larger sample of interactions coded with the Roter interaction analysis system. Client adherence was measured by evaluating each patient's medical record approximately 6 months after the videotaped interaction. The clarity of the recommendation, appointment-specific client-satisfaction score, and relationship-centered care score were compared between adhering and nonadhering clients. Among the 83 veterinarian-client-patient interactions, 25 (30%) clients adhered to a dentistry recommendation, surgery recommendation, or both. The odds for adherence were 7 times as great for clients who received a clear recommendation, compared with clients who received an ambiguous recommendation from their veterinarian. Moreover, adhering clients were significantly more satisfied as measured after the interview. Interactions resulting in client adherence also had higher scores for relationship-centered care than did interactions leading to nonadherence. Veterinarian use of a relationship-centered care approach, characterized as a collaborative partnership between a veterinarian and a client with provision of clear recommendations and effective communication of the rationale for the recommendations, has positive implications for client adherence.

  1. Climate reconstruction for the last two millennia in central Iberia: The role of East Atlantic (EA), North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and their interplay over the Iberian Peninsula

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    Sánchez-López, G.; Hernández, A.; Pla-Rabes, S.; Trigo, R. M.; Toro, M.; Granados, I.; Sáez, A.; Masqué, P.; Pueyo, J. J.; Rubio-Inglés, M. J.; Giralt, S.

    2016-10-01

    A multi-proxy characterization of the uppermost sedimentary infill of an Iberian alpine lake (Cimera, 2140 m a.s.l.) was performed to establish the climatic and environmental conditions for the Iberian Central Range (ICR) over the last two millennia. This multi-proxy characterization was used to reconstruct the intense runoff events, lake productivity and soil erosion in the lake catchment and interpret these factors in terms of temperature and precipitation variability. The Roman Period (RP; 200 BCE - 500 CE) beginning was characterized by an alternation between cold and warm periods as indicated by short-lived oscillations of intense runoff conditions and soil erosion, although warm conditions dominated the end of the period and the Early Middle Age (EMA; 500-900 CE) onset in the ICR. A noticeable decrease in intense runoff events and a progressive decrease in soil erosion during the late EMA indicated a shift to colder temperatures. In terms of precipitation, both the RP and EMA climate periods displayed a transition from dry to wet conditions that led to a decrease in lake productivity. The Medieval Climate Anomaly (MCA; 900-1300 CE) was characterized by warm and dry conditions with frequent intense runoff episodes and increases in lake productivity and soil erosion, whereas the Little Ice Age (LIA; 1300-1850 CE) showed the opposite characteristics. The Industrial Era (1850-2012 CE) presented an increase in lake productivity that likely demonstrates the influence of global warming. The spatio-temporal integration of the Cimera record with other Iberian reconstructions has been used to identify the main climate drivers over this region. During the RP and EMA, N-S and E-W humidity gradients were dominant, whereas during the MCA and LIA, these gradients were not evident. These differences could be ascribed to interactions between the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) and East Atlantic (EA) phases. During the RP, the general warm conditions and the E-W humidity

  2. Prioritizing Project Performance Criteria within Client Perspective

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    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

  3. Children and adolescents' commercial sexual exploitation: comparing truck drivers clients and non-clients of sexual

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    Elder Cerqueira-Santos

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aims at comparing two groups of truck drivers, clients and non-clients of children and adolescents' commercial sexual exploitation (ESCA. Interviews were conducted with 239 truck drivers in different areas of Brazil. The data were analyzed statistically by inferential and descriptive analyses. The comparison between the groups showed that those who said they were clients of ESCA (n = 85 use to have a higher loading time than the ones in the other group (n = 154. Moreover, the clients use to utilize more prostitutes' services and have less knowledge of children's rights. However, the profiles of both groups were very similar, according to demographic and professional data. This study highlighted the circumstantial feature of the relationship between the truck drivers and the children and adolescents' commercial sexual exploitation.

  4. Aspectos “Subjetivos” do Fetichismo da Mercadoria Cultural no Ensaio Sobre Música Popular de T. W. Adorno

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    Fábio César da Silva

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, apresento uma leitura do ensaio Sobre Música Popular (1941 de T. W. Adorno (1903-1969, enfatizando os aspectos “subjetivos” do fetichismo da mercadoria cultural. Considero aspectos “subjetivos” do fetichismo quando se enfatiza o consumo de mercadorias. Esse ensaio fez parte dos resultados de pesquisa de rádio da Universidade de Princeton, feita nos Estados Unidos entre 1938 a 1940, cujo objetivo era analisar as programações radiofônicas. Focarei a leitura na seção Teoria do Ouvinte, pois nela Adorno enfatizou esses aspectos “subjetivos” por meio de análises específicas do consumo da música popular americana supondo seus modos de recepção.

  5. Ensaios latino-americanos: "caráter nacional" e construção de estereótipos

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    Maria Helena Rolim Capelato

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    Full Text Available O artigo se refere à questão do "caráter nacional" amplamente discutida por intelectuais latino-americanos entre as décadas de 1930-50. Procuro analisar ensaios produzidos por autores que, nesse período, demonstraram grande interesse pelo tema. Busco identificar em suas obras aspectos que contribuíram para a formação de mitos e tipos nacionais estereotipados. Essas obras tiveram grande repercussão nacional e continental na época em que foram publicados e até hoje os traços do caráter nacional apresentados nos ensaios que analiso continuam sendo mencionados como se tivessem base científica. Tento mostrar os preconceitos resultantes dessas caracterizações, que continuam vivas nos imaginários sociais, servindo de justificativa para formas diversas de intolerância.

  6. Counseling Older Japanese American Clients: An Overview and Observations.

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    Itai, Goro; McRae, Cynthia

    1994-01-01

    Discusses important aspects of providing counseling to older Japanese American clients, including ethical issues based on cultural differences and nontraditional approaches to counseling. Examines unique historical and cultural characteristics of these clients. Includes 26 citations. (Author/CRR)

  7. Voice and Communication Therapy for Transgender/Transsexual Clients

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    ... Voice and Communication Therapy for Clients Who Are Transgender [ en Español ] What does the speech-language pathologist do when working with clients who are transgender? What organizations have more information? What does the ...

  8. Asymmetry of Responsiveness in Client-Centered Therapy

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    Each utterance of a psychotherapy session conducted by Carl Rogers was transcribed on a separate card. Fifteen undergraduate subjects reconstituted client-therapist sequences more accurately than therapist-client sequences. (Author)

  9. Home-based rehabilitation: Physiotherapy student and client ...

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    Home-based rehabilitation: Physiotherapy student and client perspectives. ... There is a scarcity of literature on student and client experiences of HBR in the physiotherapy context. Increased knowledge of HBR could result in ... Article Metrics.

  10. 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.

  11. Client-to-client Password-Based Authenticated Key Establishment in a Cross-Realm Setting

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    Full Text Available The area of password-based authenticated key establishment protocols has been the subject of a vast amount of work in the last few years due to its practical aspects. Despite the attention given to it, most passwordauthenticated key establishment (PAKE schemes in the literature consider authentication between a client and a sever. Although some of them are extended to a threeparty PAKE protocol, in which a trusted server exists to mediate between two clients to allow mutual authentication, they are less considered in a cross-realm setting like in kerberos system. In this paper, we propose a provably secure password-authenticated key establishment protocol in a cross-realm setting where two clients in different realms obtain a secret session key as well as mutual authentication, with the help of respective servers. We deal with it using ideas similar to those used in the three-party protocol due to M. Abdalla et al. In our protocol, each client firstly establish secure channel with its server and then the servers securely distribute a fresh common session key to the two clients. One of the attractive features is that our protocol can be easily extended to a more general scenario where a common key should be established among more than two clients. Moreover, analysis shows that the proposed protocol has a per-user computational cost of the underlying two-party encrypted key exchange.

  12. Infusão de insulina em terapia intensiva: ensaio controlado randomizado

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    Milena Penteado Ferraro Miranda

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    Full Text Available Ensaio clínico controlado e aleatorizado que comparou o uso de protocolo de insulina intensivo e convencional na evolução clínica de pacientes em sepse grave e choque séptico, nas primeiras 72 h. Foi conduzido em um hospital universitário na cidade de São Paulo. Os pacientes (n=46 foram alocados em dois grupos: glicêmico intensivo (glicemia entre 80-110mg/dl e convencional (180-220mg/dl. Utilizaram-se testes t-Student e Qui-Quadrado na análise dos dados. Observou-se diferença estatisticamente significativa (p<0,001 na média glicêmica, mas não houve diferença para as variáveis pressão arterial média mínima (p=0,06 e máxima (p=0,11, creatinina sérica (p=0,33 e na mortalidade (p=0,11. Apesar de não haver diferença entre os grupos quanto à mortalidade, a instabilidade hemodinâmica no grupo convencional foi mais duradoura e somente nele ocorreram óbitos.

  13. Ensaios de uma rede ampliada entre os circuitos de exclusão dos adolescentes

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    Mateus Freitas Cunda

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este escrito relata a experiência da equipe de Saúde Mental do Centro Integrado em Atenção Psicossocial do Hospital Psiquiátrico São Pedro na construção de uma rede ampliada de atenção aos adolescentes da zona leste de Porto Alegre. Nesse território, analisamos os circuitos que inscrevem certa adolescência nos regimes de controle e os muros que a contêm: instituições que vão desde as escolas até a clássica instituição psiquiátrica da qual partimos. Apresentamos nossos itinerários conceituais e intervencionistas pelos regimes de atenção e exclusão dos adolescentes; as estratégias de acompanhamento de um passo desviante da norma; os ensaios de trama de uma rede ampliada; a proposta de um acolhimento responsabilizado em rede.

  14. Lignina isolada da palha de milho utilizada com indicador em ensaios de digestibilidade: estudo comparativo

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    Saliba E.O.S.

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este experimento foi conduzido com o objetivo de comparar a lignina isolada da palha de milho (LPM-RM com indicadores utilizados em ensaios de consumo e digestibilidade. Utilizaram-se além da LPM-RM, óxido crômico (Cr2O3, cloreto de itérbio (YbCl3.6H2O, fibra detergente ácido indigestível (FDA - ind, teor de metoxila da lignina (OCH3, lignina Klason (LK e lignina determinada por espectroscopia no infravermelho (LIG-IV. O coeficiente de digestibilidade diferiu apenas entre a metoxila e os demais indicadores. Todos os indicadores foram semelhantes quanto à recuperação fecal, exceto a metoxila que teve baixa recuperação (44,6%. Os dados de digestibilidade obtidos com LIG-IV, Cr2O3 e YbCl3.6H2O foram semelhantes entre si mas diferentes dos demais indicadores (21% superior no caso do Cr2O3 e 24% inferiores no caso da LIG-IV e do itérbio, quando comparados com a coleta total.

  15. Ensaio sobre a comunicação nas redes sociais - alteridade e tecnologias de comunicação

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    Lauren Ferreira Colvara

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    Full Text Available Este ensaio trata da perocupação com estudos e afirmações sobre a sociabilidade das redes sociais. Estar na rede não é comunicar, mas estar no risco de uma quase comunicação que é afastada por um enquadramento existencial e de visibilidade. Dentro do referencial da Nova Teoria percebe-se que as redes sociais são meramente informacionais e que alimentam um narcisismo.

  16. O ensaio sobre o dom de Marcel Mauss: um texto pioneiro da crítica decolonial

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    Paulo Henrique Martins

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste artigo é mostrar que Marcel Mauss, em seu Ensaio sobre o dom, publicado em 1924, desenvolve uma reflexão pós-colonial avant la lettre que estrutura toda a sua crítica antiutilitarista do ocidentalismo e que pode esclarecer uma série de aspectos da crítica decolonial, especialmente em suas relações atuais com o pensamento antiutilitarista desenvolvido na Europa.

  17. Precisão experimental de ensaios de trigo analisados pelo método de Papadakis

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    Lindolfo Storck

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar se o uso da análise dos resultados dos ensaios de valor de cultivo e uso (VCU de trigo pelo método de Papadakis modifica os pressupostos do modelo matemático e as medidas de precisão experimental. Para isso, foram usados os dados de produtividade de grãos de trigo de 48 ensaios de VCU, conduzidos sob delineamento de blocos ao acaso, entre 2008 e 2011. Para cada ensaio, sem e com o uso do método de Papadakis, foram realizados a verificação dos pressupostos, a análise de variância, os testes de hipóteses e calculadas as estatísticas para a identificação da precisão experimental. Esses pressupostos não foram violados para os dois métodos de análise (sem e com Papadakis. Com o uso do método de Papadakis (parcelas vizinhas, aumenta o índice de diferenciação de Fasoulas, 29,7 contra 15,5 sem o uso do método e a acurácia seletiva, 0,95 contra 0,90 sem o uso do método. Ensaios com três repetições, analisados com o método de Papadakis, possibilitam a identificação de cultivares de trigo com superioridade na produtividade de grãos com 90% de precisão. Para manter a precisão de 90% na análise sem o uso de Papadakis, seriam necessárias seis repetições.

  18. A teatralidade como vetor do ensaio fílmico no documentário brasileiro contemporâneo

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    Ismail Xavier

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    Full Text Available Este texto analisa o filme Jogo de cena (2007, de Eduardo Coutinho, recorrendo aos conceitos de filme-ensaio e de teatralidade e tendo como contexto histórico o documentário brasileiro contemporâneo. Pensado como exercício livre das regras de género, o filme-ensaio requer a presença explícita de uma dimensão reflexiva que se apoia no emprego de formas e técnicas cinematográficas concretas. Se filmes como Lettre de Sibérie, Deux ou trois choses que je sais d’elle (1966, de Godard, ou também Santiago (2007, de João Moreira Salles, são ensaios que se constituem pela justaposição entre comentário over e imagem, Jogo de cena, ao contrário, se apoia somente na entrevista em som direto. A indistinção entre mulheres voluntárias que narram a sua própria experiência e atrizes que seguem um script tornam os seus relatos de vida, cada qual a seu modo, expressivos, embora não necessariamente ‘verdadeiros’. Forma de comentar a teatralidade implicada na relação entre depoente, câmera e cineasta, esta indefinição obriga a repensar a relação entre registro documental e teatro, pessoa e personagem, dando ensejo a uma reflexão sobre o sujeito como um constructo e os seus ‘relatos de vida’ como performances catalisadas pelo efeito-câmera. Coutinho inova porque trabalha a reflexividade numa intersecção em que o meta-cinema encontra o meta-teatro, constituindo um filme-ensaio.

  19. Scientific Objectives and Design Study of an Adaptive Optics Visual Echelle Spectrograph and Imager Coronograph (AVES-IMCO) for the NAOS Visitor Focus at the VLT

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    Pallavicini, Roberto; Zerbi, Filippo; Beuzit, Jean-Luc; Bonanno, Giovanni; Bonifacio, Piercarlo; Comari, Maurizio; Conconi, Paolo; Delabre, Bernard; Franchini, Mariagrazia; Marcantonio, Paolo Di; Lagrange, Anne-Marie; Mazzoleni, Ruben; Molaro, Paolo; Pasquini, Luca; Santin, Paolo

    We present the scientific case for an Adaptive Optics Visual Echelle Spectrograph and Imager Coronograph (AVES-IMCO) that we propose as a visitor instrument for the secondary port of NAOS at the VLT. We show that such an instrument would be ideal for intermediate resolution (R=16,000) spectroscopy of faint sky-limited objects down to a magnitude of V=24.0 and will complement very effectively the near-IR imaging capabilities of CONICA. We present examples of science programmes that could be carried out with such an instrument and which cannot be addressed with existing VLT instruments. We also report on the result of a two-year design study of the instrument, with specific reference to its use as parallel instrument of NAOS.

  20. El ciclo anual de la hidrología de Colombia en relación con el ENSO y la NAO

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    Full Text Available INFLUENCE DE L’ENSO ET DE LA NAO SUR LE CYCLE ANNUEL DE L’HYDROLOGIE DE COLOMBIE. On évalue l’impact de El Niño-Oscillation du Sud (ENSO et de l’Oscillation de l’Atlantique Nord (NAO sur le cycle annuel hydrologique colombien. Les résultats du Projet de Réanalyse Climatologique NCEP/NCAR ont été utilisés pour identifier les mécanismes de la circulation atmosphérique qui interviennent dans cette région au cours des phases extrêmes de l’ENSO. En particulier, l’affaiblissement du courant jet inférieur d’ouest, qui se propage du Pacifique vers l’intérieur de la Colombie, est l’un des principaux mécanismes de circulation susceptible de nous aider à expliquer les anomalies hydrologiques en situation El Niño. Les résultats confirment l’importance de l’influence de l’ENSO et de la NAO sur les précipitations et les débits de Colombie, en particulier au cours des trimestres de septembre-octobre-novembre et de décembre-janvier-février. Se cuantifica la dependencia del ciclo anual de la hidroclimatología de Colombia con respecto del fenómeno El Niño-Oscilación del Sur (ENSO y la Oscilación del Atlántico Norte (NAO. Se usan los resultados del Proyecto de Reanálisis Climático de NCEP/NCAR para identificar los mecanismos de la circulación involucrados en las anomalías climáticas en la región de Suramérica tropical durante las fases extremas del ENSO (El Niño y La Niña. De particular importancia, el debilitamiento, durante El Niño, de la corriente de chorro superficial del oeste que penetra desde el Océano Pacífico hacia el interior de Colombia es un mecanismo de la circulación que coadyuva para explicar las anomalías hidrológicas. Los resultados confirman la fuerte influencia del ENSO y la NAO sobre las lluvias y los caudales de Colombia, en particular durante los trimestres septiembre-octubre-noviembre y diciembre-enero-febrero. THE ANNUAL CYCLE OF THE HYDROLOGY IN COLOMBIA IN RELATION TO THE ENSO AND NAO

  1. 19 CFR 111.39 - Advice to client.

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    ... CUSTOMS BROKERS Duties and Responsibilities of Customs Brokers § 111.39 Advice to client. (a) Withheld or false information. A broker must not withhold information relative to any customs business from a client... false information relative to any customs business. (b) Error or omission by client. If a broker...

  2. Health Promotion through the Use of Nurse-Client Contracts.

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    Van Dover, Leslie J.

    Much of the practice of community health nurses is focused on health promotion. Nurse-client contracting has been used with clients experiencing hypertension, diabetes, or arthritis. A study was conducted to determine whether nurse-client contracting would be useful as a method for providing nursing care to assist sexually active young women to…

  3. 32 CFR 776.33 - Client under a disability.

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    ... 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 attorney...

  4. Client Good Moments: An Intensive Analysis of a Single Session.

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    Stalikas, Anastassios; Fitzpatrick, Marilyn

    1995-01-01

    An intensive analysis of a single counseling session conducted by Fritz Perls was carried out to examine relationships among client experiencing level, client strength of feeling, counselor interventions, and client good moments. The possibility that positive therapeutic outcome is related to the accretion of good moments is discussed. (JBJ)

  5. 37 CFR 10.67 - Settling similar claims of clients.

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    ... clients. 10.67 Section 10.67 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE... Office Code of Professional Responsibility § 10.67 Settling similar claims of clients. A practitioner who represents two or more clients shall not make or participate in the making of an aggregate settlement of the...

  6. 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... PROHIBITED POLITICAL ACTIVITIES § 1608.7 Attorney-client relationship. Nothing in this part is intended to prohibit an attorney or staff attorney from providing any form of legal assistance to an eligible client...

  7. 17 CFR 205.3 - Issuer as client.

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    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Issuer as client. 205.3... ISSUER § 205.3 Issuer as client. (a) Representing an issuer. An attorney appearing and practicing before...'s clients. (b) Duty to report evidence of a material violation. (1) If an attorney, appearing and...

  8. 45 CFR 1639.4 - Permissible representation of eligible clients.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Permissible representation of eligible clients... CORPORATION WELFARE REFORM § 1639.4 Permissible representation of eligible clients. Recipients may represent an individual eligible client who is seeking specific relief from a welfare agency. ...

  9. 37 CFR 10.33 - Direct contact with prospective clients.

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    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Direct contact with prospective clients. 10.33 Section 10.33 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND... clients. A practitioner may not solicit professional employment from a prospective client with whom the...

  10. 37 CFR 10.78 - Limiting liability to client.

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    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Limiting liability to client... Office Code of Professional Responsibility § 10.78 Limiting liability to client. A practitioner shall not attempt to exonerate himself or herself from, or limit his or her liability to, a client for his or her...

  11. 37 CFR 10.84 - Representing a client zealously.

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    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Representing a client... Office Code of Professional Responsibility § 10.84 Representing a client zealously. (a) A practitioner shall not intentionally: (1) Fail to seek the lawful objectives of a client through reasonably available...

  12. 31 CFR 10.21 - Knowledge of client's omission.

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Knowledge of client's omission. 10.21 Section 10.21 Money and Finance: Treasury Office of the Secretary of the Treasury PRACTICE BEFORE THE... § 10.21 Knowledge of client's omission. A practitioner who, having been retained by a client...

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Involvement of the Client in Home Care Practice

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    Glasdam, Stinne; Kjær, Lone; Præstegaard, Jeanette

    2011-01-01

    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...

  16. Accommodating Extension Clients Who Face Language, Vision, or Hearing Challenges

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    Angima, Sam; Etuk, Lena; Maddy, Deborah

    2016-01-01

    A survey-based study explored approaches used by one land-grant university to meet the needs of Extension clients who face language, vision, or hearing challenges. In attempts to serve such clients, the greatest gaps existed for clients whose main language was Spanish, followed by those who had vision impairments and then those who had hearing…

  17. Analysis of A-DLTS spectra of MOS structures with thin NAOS SiO2 layers

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    Hockicko, Peter; Bury, Peter; Sidor, Peter; Kobayashi, Hikaru; Takahashi, Masao; Yanase, Takashi

    2011-02-01

    A set of MOS structures with thin SiO2 layers prepared by nitric acid oxidation (NAOS) method was investigated using acoustic deep level transient spectroscopy (A-DLTS) to explain the role of annealing treatment (post-oxidation annealing (POA) and post-metallization annealing (PMA)) at different conditions on the distribution of interface states. The activation energies of interface states and the corresponding capture cross-section were calculated both from Arrhenius plots constructed for individual peaks of the A-DLTS spectra and applying the method of modeling of measured acoustic spectra. The energy distribution of the interface states was determined also from the dependence of acoustoelectric response signal (ARS) on the external bias voltage (U ac - V G curves). By comparing the A-DLTS spectra, U ac - V G characteristics and some electrical measurements (G-V, I-V curves) of investigated MOS structures with no treatment with those treated with POA and/or PMA, the role of individual treatments was observed. The definite decrease of the interface states in the structures with the PMA treatment in comparison with the POA treatment was confirmed too.

  18. Electrochemical reduction of oxygen in aprotic ionic liquids containing metal cations: Na-O2 system case study.

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    Azaceta, Eneko; Lutz, Lukas; Grimaud, Alexis; Vicent-Luna, Jose Manuel; Hamad, Said; Yate, Luis; Cabañero, Geman; Grande, Hans-Jurgen; Anta, Juan Antonio; Tarascon, Jean-Marie; Tena-Zaera, Ramon

    2017-01-19

    Metal-air batteries are intensively studied because of their high theoretical energy storage capability. However, the fundamental science at work dealing with electrodes, electrolytes and reaction products still need to be better understood. In this report, the ionic liquid N-butyl-N-methylpyrrolidinium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl) imide (PYR14TFSI) is chosen to study the influence of a wide range of metal cations (Mn+) on the electrochemical behavior of oxygen.. We demonstrate the relevance of the Lewis hard-soft acid-base (HSAB) theory to predict satisfactorily the reduction potential of the oxygen reduction in electrolytes containing metal cations. Systems with soft and intermediate Mn+ acidity are shown to facilitate oxygen reduction and metal oxide formation, whereas oxygen reduction is hampered by hard acid cations such as sodium (or lithium). Furthermore, the Density Functional Theory calculations on the energy formation of the resulting metal oxides rationalizes the effect of the Mn* on the oxygen reduction. The case study of Na-O2 system is described in detail. We show that, among others, the Na+ electrolyte concentration controls the electrochemical pathway, (solution precipitation vs. surface deposition) by which discharge product growth. All in all, fundamental insights to design advanced electrolytes for metal-air batteries and Na-air ones in particular are provided.

  19. Scrutable Mobile Client-side Personalization

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    Muhammad Asif

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Personalization has become an essential feature of mobile services of different domains. On the other hand, users have conflicting needs of personalized experience and privacy. This leads to the question of how to maximize the user’s experience of personalized mobile services while keeping privacy. One possible solution is to provide user’s control of their personal data by keeping their user model on their personal mobile devices. In this way, a user can scrutinize the data while sharing with service providers depending on her/his requirements. The client-side personalization approach can shift the control of privacy to the users and can involve them in personalization process. Transparency and user control can increase the user’s trust. In this paper, we have proposed a solution with the objective of scrutable client-side personalization while keeping the user in control of both privacy and personalization process.

  20. 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.

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

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    Nedim Makarevic

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    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.

  2. Java ME Clients for XML Web Services

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    Paul POCATILU

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    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. A economia internacional no século XX: um ensaio de síntese

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    Paulo Roberto de Almeida

    2001-06-01

    Full Text Available Ensaio sobre as grandes tendências da economia mundial no século XX, com ênfase nas transformações estruturais e institucionais de sua primeira metade, na expansão e crise da economia internacional no pós-Segunda Guerra e nas características do processo de globalização capitalista do final do século XX e princípios do XXI (discussão sobre as desigualdades estruturais entre países e sociedades. Seções específicas do trabalho são dedicadas ao comércio (do liberalismo ao protecionismo e do multilateralismo ao neoprotecionismo, às finanças internacionais e ao câmbio (do padrão ouro ao padrão ouro-dólar e à flutuação generalizada de moedas e à estrutura institucional da economia internacional no século XX.Essay on the main trends of the world economy during the XXth century, stressing the structural and institutional changes of the first half of that period, the expansion and crisis of the international economy in the post-WWII and the main features of the globalization process of the end of that century and the beginning of the XXIth (discussion on the structural inequalities among countries and societies. Special sections of the work are devoted to trade (from liberalism to protectionism and from multilateralism to neoprotectionism, to international finance and exchange (from gold standard to gold-dollar standard and the overall flotation of currencies and to the institutional structure of the international economy of the XXth century.

  6. Tomografia computadorizada das células etmoidais intra e extramurais: ensaio iconográfico

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    Fabrício Guimarães Gonçalves

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available O desenvolvimento dos seios paranasais é um processo intricado que se inicia na vida intrauterina e termina na idade adulta. Dos seios da face, as células etmoidais são provavelmente as estruturas mais complexas e as que estão associadas com o maior número de variantes da normalidade. Variações no padrão de pneumatização das células etmoidais podem ser divididas em intra ou extramurais. Intramurais são aquelas que ao se desenvolverem mantêm contato com o labirinto etmoidal, e extramurais as que se desenvolvem isoladamente. A tomografia computadorizada é a ferramenta mais útil na avaliação de processos inflamatórios dos seios paranasais. De igual modo, ela é importante para o planejamento pré-operatório e controle pós-operatório, pois possibilita grande detalhe anatômico das estruturas normais e detecção precisa de suas variantes. Neste ensaio iconográfico os autores descrevem as principais variantes da normalidade do labirinto etmoidal e suas relações com estruturas adjacentes. Cirurgias endoscópicas para o tratamento de afecções dos seios paranasais têm-se tornado cada vez menos invasivas, o que certamente aumentará a demanda por relatórios de imagem cada vez mais ricos em detalhes desta região.

  7. 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

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    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.

  8. The near-term prediction of drought and flooding conditions in the northeastern United States based on extreme phases of AMO and NAO

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    Berton, Rouzbeh; Driscoll, Charles T.; Adamowski, Jan F.

    2017-10-01

    A series of hydroclimatic teleconnection patterns were identified between variations in either Atlantic or Pacific oceanic indices with precipitation and discharge anomalies in the northeastern United States. We hypothesized that temporal annual or seasonal changes in discharge could be explained by variations in extreme phases of the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation (AMO index, SST: Sea Surface Temperature anomalies) and the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO index, SLP: Sea-Level Pressure anomalies) up to three seasons in advance. The Merrimack River watershed, the fourth largest basin in New England, with a drainage area of 13,000 km2, is a compelling study site because it not only provides an opportunity to investigate the teleconnection between hydrologic variables and large-scale climate circulation patterns, but also how those patterns may become obscured by anthropogenic disturbances such as river regulation or urban development. We considered precipitation and discharge data of 21 gauging stations within the Merrimack River watershed, including the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest (HBEF), NH, with a median record length of 55 years beginning as early as 1904. The discharge anomalies were statistically significant (p-value ≤ 0.2) between extreme positive and negative phases of AMO (1857-2011) and NAO (1900-2011) and revealed the potential teleconnectivity of climate circulation patterns with discharge. Annual and seasonal correlations of discharge were examined with the extreme phases of AMO and NAO at zero-, one-, or two- year/season lags (total of 30 scenarios). When AMO was greater than 0.2, the strongest correlations of AMO and NAO with discharge were observed at headwater catchments. This correlation weakened downstream towards larger regulated and/or developed sub-basins. We introduced a simple approach for near-term prediction of drought and flooding events. An exponential decay function was regressed through the historic occurrence of the relative

  9. Accessing a low-lying bound electronic state of the alkali oxides, LiO and NaO, using laser induced fluorescence

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    Pugh, J. V.; Shen, K. K.; Winstead, C. B.; Gole, J. L.

    1996-01-01

    The first laser based probe for the sodium and lithium monoxides is established. The Li(Na)+N 2O reactions studied in a multiple collision entrainment mode produce the LiO and NaO ground X 2Π and low-lying monoxide excited states. In contrast to the alkali halides, laser induced excitation spectroscopy confirms that the LiO and NaO B 2Π states, counter to recent predictions, are located at energies well below the ground state dissociation asymptote and, as predicted, possess significant binding energies. An assignment of the laser induced excitation spectra (LIF) for the B 2Π-X 2Π transitions of LiO in the region 3940-4300 Å is based on a direct correlation with the observed chemiluminescence (CL) from the lowest level of the LiO B 2Π state ( ˜4000-7000 Å) and high quality ab initio calculations for the ground state. The self-consistent assignment of the observed LIF and CL spectra makes use of the complimentary extended progressions in the X 2Π (CL) and B 2Π (LIF) vibrational level structure which results from the significant shift of the B 2Π excited state potential relative to that of the ground state. The experimental data are consistent with an excited state vibrational frequency separation of order 130 cm -1, and T e( B2Π) ≈ 26078 ± 800 cm-1. The latter value, in correlation with the ground state dissociation energy of LiO, suggests a B 2Π excited state dissociation energy well in excess of 2000 cm -1. The radiative lifetimes of the lowest levels of the LiO B 2Π state, isoergic with the highest levels of the LiO ground state, are determined to be in excess of 600 ns. The corresponding NaO excitation spectra in the range 6680-7250 Å also correlate well with ab initio calculations for the ground electronic state of NaO. Within this study, we provide optical signatures which one might consider to monitor LiO or NaO in process streams. In correlation with the observed chemiluminescence from B 2Π states of the higher alkali oxides KO, RbO, and

  10. 基于NAO.99b资料对南海主要岛礁潮汐特征的分析%Tidal characteristics analysis of main islands, reefs and shoals in South China Sea by NAO.99b data

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    谢石建; 朱首贤; 马疆; 张瑰; 张文静

    2015-01-01

    为了详细地认识南海岛礁潮汐特征,基于大洋潮汐模式NAO.99b的全球8个分潮(M2、S2、N2、K2、K1、O1、P1、Q1)调和常数资料建立南海潮汐计算模型.利用该模型计算南海主要岛礁2010年逐分钟的潮位,得出了这些岛礁的最大潮差、平均潮差、平均高潮间隙和潮汐特征系数.结果表明:南海岛礁绝大部分为不正规日潮型,潮汐特征系数在2.98~4.34;在半个月中,有连续六七天为每日2个高低潮.平均高潮间隙整体从南海东北部往西南部逐渐增大,范围为8.32~11.63 h,曾母暗沙为1.57 h;平均潮差和最大潮差从南海东北部向西南部逐渐增大,平均潮差变化范围为65~92 cm,最大潮差变化范围144~200 cm.

  11. 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

  12. Microfinance clients' awareness index: A measure of awareness and skills of microfinance clients

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    Vinita Kalra

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The promotion of financial education for poor people in developing countries calls for work on several fronts, one of which is to develop a measure to evaluate the outcome of financial education in relation to broader development goals. This paper proposes a Microfinance Clients' Awareness Index (MCAI to determine the level of financial awareness of microfinance clients. This index is a comprehensive measure that incorporates information on several aspects of financial awareness in one single number lying between 1 and 2, where 1 denotes complete ignorance and 2 indicates complete financial awareness of the microfinance product.

  13. Use of Bacillus subtilis isolates from Tua-nao towards nutritional improvement of soya bean hull for monogastric feed application.

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    Wongputtisin, P; Khanongnuch, C; Kongbuntad, W; Niamsup, P; Lumyong, S; Sarkar, P K

    2014-09-01

    Soya bean hull (SBH) is a cheap and high-fibre content feed ingredient that obtained after soya bean oil extraction. Microbial fermentation was expected to improve SBH qualities before applying to animals, especially monogastric animals. Two bacterial strains, Bacillus subtilis MR10 and TK8 that were isolated from Tua-nao, a traditional fermented soya bean in northern Thailand, were used for fermented soya bean hull (FSBH) production. Both could easily grow at 37°C in SBH as the sole substrate. MR10 produced the highest β-mannanase activity (400 U g(-1) SBH) on day 2, while TK8 produced the highest cellulase activity (14·5 U g(-1) SBH) on day 3. After fermentation, the nutritional quality of SBH was obviously improved by an increase in soluble sugars, soluble proteins, crude protein and crude lipid, and a decrease in the content of raffinose family oligosaccharides. Scavenging activity (%) of SBH against ABTS radical cation was also increased from 14 to 27 and 20% by MR10 and TK8 fermentation, respectively. According to the GRAS property of these both strains and various improvements of nutritional values, the fermented SBH proved to be a potential feed ingredient, especially for the monogastric animals. Normally, soya bean hull has been recognized as only a worthless by-product from soya bean oil production process because of its low utilizable nutrients. Our study introduced an alternative way to utilize this worthless residue using biotechnological knowledge. The nutritional quality of soya bean hull was improved by microbial fermentation. Fermented soya bean hull can be used as a cheap, safe and high-nutrient feed ingredient for livestock production, especially monogastric animals, to promote their growth performances, instead of using antibiotics in some regions of the world. © 2014 The Society for Applied Microbiology.

  14. Client/consultant model services agreement

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

  15. O problema do ethos da escrita de si em Montaigne e em Petrarca: do ensaio à epístola

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    Sergio Xavier Gomes de Araujo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Montaigne insiste ao longo dos Ensaios em seu desprezo pela retórica. Mas como procuraremos mostrar aqui, sua "forma natural" inscreve-se em grande medida dentro dos termos da própria retórica, sob uma mobilização particular dos preceitos e convenções tradicionalmente apropriados à escrita em primeira pessoa, especialmente aqueles que regulavam o sermo familiaris, gênero recuperado pela primeira vez na Renascença por Petrarca. Retomamos assim, para desenvolvê-la, a fecunda intuição de Hugo Friedrich que, em sua clássica obra sobre os Ensaios de Montaigne, aponta o seu parentesco com a forma epistolar de Petrarca, sem, porém, acompanhá-lo quando distancia o ensaio da epístola familiar, por entendê-lo como marco de ruptura com os procedimentos da retórica e, assim, com toda a prosa artisticamente trabalhada do humanismo.Montaigne insists throughout the course of the Essays on his disdain for rhetoric. But as we try to expose here, his "natural form" includes itself to a large extent in the terms of rhetoric itself, under a particular usage of the precepts and conventions traditionally appropriate to the discourse in first person, especially those which regulated the sermo familiaris, genre recuperated for the first time in the Renaissance by Petrarch. We retake, in order to develop it, the fruitful intuition of Hugo Friedrich in his classical work about Montaigne's Essays, indicating its kinship with Petrarch's epistolary form, without, however, following him when he moves the essay away from the familiar epistle by interpreting the essay as a rupture with the rhetorical procedures and therefore with all the artistically worked prose of humanism.

  16. Reducao do uso de acucar em escolas publicas: ensaio randomizado por conglomerados

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    Rita Adriana Gomes de Souza

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO Analisar a eficácia de ações de educação nutricional com merendeiras na redução da adição de açúcar na alimentação escolar e no próprio consumo. MÉTODOS Ensaio randomizado por conglomerado, controlado, conduzido em 20 escolas municipais na cidade metropolitana de Niterói, RJ, de março a dezembro de 2007. Programa de educação nutricional foi implementado nas escolas de intervenção, junto a merendeiras, usando mensagens, atividades e material educativo que encorajassem a redução da adição de açúcar na alimentação escolar e no consumo. A redução da disponibilidade de açúcar pelas escolas foi analisada por planilhas com dados da utilização dos itens do estoque. O consumo individual das merendeiras foi avaliado pelo uso de questionário de frequência de consumo alimentar. As medidas antropométricas foram realizadas de acordo com técnicas padronizadas e a variação na mudança do peso foi medida ao longo do estudo. RESULTADOS A redução da disponibilidade de açúcar ocorreu mais acentuadamente nas escolas de intervenção quando comparadas às escolas controle (-6,0 kg versus 3,4 kg, sem diferença estatisticamente significante (p = 0,21, embora o poder do estudo tenha sido baixo. Houve redução do consumo de doces e bebidas açucaradas nos dois grupos, mas o consumo de açúcar não apresentou diferenças estatisticamente significativas entre eles. Houve redução do peso e do consumo de energia total nos dois grupos, mas sem diferença estatisticamente significante entre eles e sem modificação dos percentuais de adequação dos macronutrientes em relação ao consumo de energia. CONCLUSÕES Não foi possível provar que a estratégia de redução da disponibilidade e do consumo de açúcar por merendeiras de escolas públicas se mostrou eficaz.

  17. Ensaio de historiografia I: a arquitetura das escolas no século XX

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    Anne-Marie Châtelet, Tradução Marcus Levy Albino Bencostta

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    Full Text Available Resumo A história da arquitetura da escola primária se inicia por volta de 1950. Ela é essencialmente escrita por historiadores da educação e historiadores da arquitetura que por muito tempo consideravam as construções escolares como um tema marginal. Os primeiros se interessaram pelas teorias pedagógicas, os segundos pelas obras esteticamente mais importantes. Apesar dos pontos de vistas terem se modificado, o ritmo das publicações cresceu continuamente a partir de 1980. Este ensaio historiográfico oferece os grandes traços da escrita dessa história a partir de um exame que abarca cinqüenta anos de publicações (1950-2000 e diversos países, cinco dos quais foram objetos de investigações mais sistemáticas: Inglaterra, Estados Unidos, Suíça, França e Alemanha. Palavras-chave: história da educação; arquitetura escolar; historiografia.   Résumé L’histoire de l’architecture des écoles primaires débute vers 1950. Elle est essentiellment écrite par des historiens de l’éducation et des historiens de l’architecture qui ont longtemps considéré les bâtiments scolaires comme um sujet marginal. Les premiers s’intéressaient aux théories pédagogiques, les seconds aux oeuvres esthétiquement remarquables. Cependant, les points de vue ont changé et, depuis 1980, le rythme des publications ne cesse d’augmenter. Cet essai historiographique dégage les grands traits de l’écriture de cette histoire, à partir d’un examen embrassant cinquante ans de publications (1950-2000 et plusieurs pays dont cinq dans lesquels l’enquête a été menée de façon systématique: l’Angleterre, les Étads-Unis, la Suisse, la France et l’Allemagne. Mots-clé: histoire de l’éducation; architecture scolaire; historiographie.

  18. Mágoas de amizade: um ensaio em antropologia das emoções

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    Claudia Barcellos Rezende

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Neste ensaio, analiso a recorrência das categorias grosseria (rudeness e ofensa (offence no discurso sobre a amizade de um grupo de ingleses de camadas médias em Londres. Mais do que outros sentimentos ditos positivos, a menção freqüente a essas categorias aponta para uma tensão que atravessa o discurso sobre a amizade e que problematiza o espaço das amizades no conjunto mais amplo das relações sociais. Adoto, aqui, uma abordagem pragmática dentro do campo da "antropologia das emoções". Se, em um primeiro momento, os estudos priorizavam a relativização das categorias de emoções entre as culturas, verifica-se, mais recentemente, um movimento no sentido de tomar os discursos emotivos como práticas situadas em jogos de relações sociais e negociações de poder. Com isso, a emoção deixa de ser vista como experiência interna, subjetiva, para ser analisada como prática discursiva com efeitos externos, extrapolando o chamado domínio do privado.In this essay, I discuss the presence of the categories rudeness and offence in the discourse on friendship produced by a group of middle class English people resident in London. The frequent reference to these categories, rather than to the so called positive emotions, reveals the tensions regarding the negotiation of personal space which crosscut this discourse, which in turn highlight the problematic space that friendship occupies within the field of social relations. This essay draws on the analytical tools of a pragmatic approach within the area known as "anthropology of emotions", developed in the last decade in the Unites States. If at first emotion concepts were mainly studied cross-culturally, nowadays they are seen as discursive practices situated within the wider field of social relations and negotiations of power. As such, emotions cease to be treated as an internal, purely subjective experience, in order to be analysed as a discursive practice with external effects on both

  19. Um Ensaio Teórico sobreas Teoria de Priming no Contexto de Marcas Esportivas.

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    Fabio Henrique Galvão

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Esse ensaio teórico pretende confirmar algumas afirmações a respeito da teoria do priming, se utilizando do contexto esportivo. O priming é a ativação de estruturas de conhecimento interno através de um estímulo externo, sem qualquer consciência por parte do individuo. Como por exemplo, consumidores expostos à marcas de preço baixo tendem a gastar menos em situações de consumo quando comparados a consumidores expostos a marcas de prestígio. Com relação às marcas, é proposto que elas tenderão a funcionar como ferramentas de priming caso possuam a capacidade de antropomorfização. Ainda com relação às marcas, aspectos como o relacionamento prévio ou experiências passadas podem exercer influência sobre os resultados obtidos. Quanto aos estímulos de priming, questões como o tempo de exposição e o envolvimento com o estímulo podem sugerir diferentes resultados, ainda a quantidade de marcas expostas em um curto período de tempo pode confrontar significados e modificar o desencadeamento de ações. A escolha por marcas esportivas se deu pela sua capacidade de absorver significados distintos encontrados nos esportes, tornando possível que tais marcas desencadeiem comportamentos não necessariamente relacionados com as características encontradas nas mesmas. Onde marcas influenciam na autoconfiança e consequentemente na propensão ao risco em decisões subsequentes a sua exposição. Tais proposições de pesquisa visam uma contribuição para o enriquecimento da teoria do priming em geral e principalmente fornecerão novos recursos para os profissionais de marketing construírem suas estratégias de construção de marcas (brand equity. Palavras-chave: Marca esportiva, priming de marca, antropomofização, autoconfiança propensão ao risco, brand-equity. 

  20. Interpretação de ensaios de CPTU e DMT em solos com permeabilidade intermediária

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    Jonatas Sosnoski

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    A indústria mineradora do país sofre constantemente com problemas ambientais devido à qualidade e volume de rejeitos gerados durante o processo de extração do minério. Os volumes gerados demandam grandes áreas para armazenagem e consequentemente obras complexas de contenção dos rejeitos. A engenharia geotécnica busca entender o comportamento mecânico de depósitos destes rejeitos através do uso de ensaios tanto de campo como de laboratório. Para isso utiliza ferramentas e procedimentos consagr...

  1. Delineamentos de Experimentos em Ensaios Fatoriais Utilizados em Preferência Declarada: Uma Aplicação em Benchmarking

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    Souza, Osmar Ambrosio de; UNICENTRO

    2009-01-01

    Análise nos delineamentos experimentais em ensaios fatoriais, utilizados em preferência declarada, otimizados pela formação do conjunto de escolha baseado nos arranjos ortogonais de Taguchi e técnicas de blocos incompletos balanceados. Desenvolvimento do processo de estimação dos parâmetros da função logit multinomial que leva em consideração a probabilidade condicional da escolha efetuada no conjunto de escolha formado pela divisão do conjunto de alternativas (modelo LMPC – Logit Multinomial...

  2. Use of an anecdotal client feedback note in family therapy.

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    Haber, Russell; Carlson, Ryan G; Braga, Cristina

    2014-06-01

    To attain information about divergent agendas in family therapy, as well as incorporate client feedback, we present the Client Feedback Note (CFN). The CFN elicits information about each family member's feelings, learning, dislikes, and wishes for each session. Anecdotal feedback after each session may help the therapist have better insight into the clients' perceptions and experience of the therapy and the therapist. Sensitivity to information generated by the CFN can help both therapist and client work to coconstruct a therapeutic process that is relevant to the diverse needs of the client system. This manuscript will (a) discuss literature supporting the use of client feedback in therapy; (b) present the CFN and rationale for its development; (c) discuss our experiences utilizing the CFN along with case examples that illustrate its use; and (d) identify practical applications, limitations, and potential research with using the CFN in systemic therapy. © 2014 FPI, Inc.

  3. 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.

  4. The Impact of Organizational Stress and Burnout on Client Engagement

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    Landrum, Brittany; Knight, Danica K.; Flynn, Patrick M.

    2011-01-01

    This paper explores the impact of organizational attributes on client engagement within substance abuse treatment. Previous research has identified organizational features, including small size, accreditation, and workplace practices that impact client engagement (Broome, Flynn, Knight, & Simpson, 2007). The current study sought to explore how aspects of the work environment impact client engagement. The sample included 89 programs located in 9 states across the U.S. Work environment measures...

  5. Educational assessment and teaching of older clients with pressure ulcers.

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    Ayello, E A; Mezey, M; Amella, E J

    1997-08-01

    The importance of education in preventing and treating patients with pressure ulcers is evident by the inclusion of recommendations for educational objectives in the clinical guidelines by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research. Both caregiver and client should be assessed for knowledge of pressure ulcers. Physical changes in vision, hearing, and cognition that might affect educating older clients are described. Strategies suitable for teaching older clients about the prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers are given.

  6. The client experience of assertive community treatment: a qualitative study.

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    Leiphart, Linda R; Barnes, Madaline G

    2005-01-01

    Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing hospital days for persons with schizophrenia. Utilizing depth interviews and Grounded Theory techniques (Strauss & Corbin, 1998), client reactions to this intensive form of treatment delivery were explored. This study illustrates the importance of the relationship between treatment providers and persons with schizophrenia. As providers assisted clients with practical needs, clients began to develop trust, which fostered a sense of belonging and relationship, leading toward a positive motivation regarding treatment.

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

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    Schulte, S. J.; Meier, P.S.; Stirling, J.

    2011-01-01

    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 publi...

  8. 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%.

  9. CREANDO CAPACIDADES QUE AUMENTEN EL VALOR PARA EL CLIENTE

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    Martelo Landroguez, Silvia; Barroso Castro, Carmen; Cepeda Carrión, Gabriel

    2011-01-01

    El objetivo de este artículo es contribuir a la literatura al identificar las posibles combinaciones entre tres capacidades organizativas (orientación al mercado, procesos de conocimiento y gestión de la relación con el cliente) y analizar su interacción, cuyo resultado será la creación de un mayor valor para el cliente. Nuestra pregunta clave es ‘si los clientes demandan mayor valor, ¿cómo tenemos que combinar las capacidades existentes en la empresa para ofrecerle al cliente ese valor super...

  10. Improvement of AMGA Python Client Library for Belle II Experiment

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    Kwak, Jae-Hyuck; Park, Geunchul; Huh, Taesang; Hwang, Soonwook

    2015-12-01

    This paper describes the recent improvement of the AMGA (ARDA Metadata Grid Application) python client library for the Belle II Experiment. We were drawn to the action items related to library improvement after in-depth discussions with the developer of the Belle II distributed computing system. The improvement includes client-side metadata federation support in python, DIRAC SSL library support as well as API refinement for synchronous operation. Some of the improvements have already been applied to the AMGA python client library as bundled with the Belle II distributed computing software. The recent mass Monte- Carlo (MC) production campaign shows that the AMGA python client library is reliably stable.

  11. BUSINESS CLIENT SEGMENTATION IN BANKING USING SELF-ORGANIZING MAPS

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    Mirjana Pejic Bach; Sandro Jukovic; Ksenija Dumicic; Natasa Sarlija

    2013-01-01

    ...) effectively extend the pool of possible criteria for segmentation of the business client market with more relevant criteria, including behavioral, demographic, personal, operational, situational...

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

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

    2014-01-01

    ...) effectively extend the pool of possible criteria for segmentation of the business client market with more relevant criteria, including behavioral, demographic, personal, operational, situational...

  13. Experimental Blind Quantum Computing for a Classical Client

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    Huang, He-Liang; Zhao, Qi; Ma, Xiongfeng; Liu, Chang; Su, Zu-En; Wang, Xi-Lin; Li, Li; Liu, Nai-Le; Sanders, Barry C.; Lu, Chao-Yang; Pan, Jian-Wei

    2017-08-01

    To date, blind quantum computing demonstrations require clients to have weak quantum devices. Here we implement a proof-of-principle experiment for completely classical clients. Via classically interacting with two quantum servers that share entanglement, the client accomplishes the task of having the number 15 factorized by servers who are denied information about the computation itself. This concealment is accompanied by a verification protocol that tests servers' honesty and correctness. Our demonstration shows the feasibility of completely classical clients and thus is a key milestone towards secure cloud quantum computing.

  14. 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.

  15. Snow anomaly events from historical documents in eastern China during the past two millennia and implication for low-frequency variability of AO/NAO and PDO

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    Chu, Guoqiang; Sun, Qing; Wang, Xiaohua; Sun, Junying

    2008-07-01

    Models and instrumental data indicate that the spatial and temporal variations of snow cover are significantly related to atmospheric circulation (e.g. the AO/NAO). Here, we present historical snow anomaly events during the past two millennia that provide a unique temporal window to studying long-term AO/NAO, a prominent phenomenon in wintertime. Direct descriptions such as ``no snow during the winter'' and ``pray God for snow'' are interpreted as convincing evidence for snow anomalies. The variations of positive/negative snow abnormal events show clear decadal to century variations during the past two millennia. Based on the previous instrumental research and comparison with other reconstruction data, we suggest the Index of Abnormal Snow (IAS) may be an AO-like atmospheric variability. The winter during the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) (AD 900-1300) might be strongly influenced by a predominantly positive AO with less snow condition, whereas the Little Ice Age (LIA) (AD 1300-1900) by negative AO concomitant with heavier snowfalls in East Asia. Our data show that a warm climate period (the MWP)/a cold period (the LIA) can be perturbed by a cold spell/a warm spell which are linked with a change in atmospheric circulation. Low-frequency variability of snow records may be intrinsic to the natural climate system. Although the dynamic mechanisms linking snow anomalies with atmospheric circulation (the AO/NAO, the PDO) is unclear on the decadal to century time scales, Pacific Ocean may play an important role in regulating atmospheric circulations since the IAS is highly correlated with the reconstruction of PDO.

  16. La estrategia para la nutrición, actividad física y prevención de la obesidad (estrategia NAOS.

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    Juan Manuel Ballesteros Arribas

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available La obesidad, cuya prevalencia permanece en aumento, se halla relacionada con las principales enfermedades crónicas que afectan a la salud de la población. Por ello, la Asamblea Mundial de la Salud aprobó, en 2004, la Estrategia Mundial sobre Régimen Alimentario, Actividad Física y Salud, con el objetivo de reducir los factores de riesgo de enfermedades no transmisibles relacionados con las dietas poco saludables y la inactividad física. En esta línea, en 2005, el Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo puso en marcha la Estrategia NAOS como una plataforma donde incluir e impulsar todas aquellas iniciativas que contribuyan a lograr el necesario cambio social en la promoción de una alimentación saludable y la prevención del sedentarismo a partir de unos retos específicos en diversos ámbitos de actuación. La Estrategia NAOS trasciende de las áreas sanitaria y educativa y aglutina actuaciones en todos los sectores de la sociedad que juegan un papel en la prevención de la obesidad. Campañas de información, acuerdos con instituciones públicas y privadas, convenios de colaboración voluntaria, programas educativos, apoyo a iniciativas de promoción de la salud, son algunas de las actividades que se llevan a cabo en el seno de la Estrategia NAOS. El desarrollo de las mismas y la incorporación de otras nuevas, junto con la labor de evaluación y seguimiento de todas ellas será lo que permita mantener un alto grado de efectividad en la prevención de la obesidad.

  17. Processes involved in client-nominated relationship building incidents: Client attachment, attachment to therapist, and session impact.

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    Janzen, Jennifer; Fitzpatrick, Marilyn; Drapeau, Martin

    2008-09-01

    Thirty volunteer clients of trainee therapists nominated an incident that was critical in the development of their therapeutic relationship. Clients completed the Client Attachment to Therapist Scale (CATS), the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale (ECRS), and the Session Impacts Scale (SIS). Clients reported an increase in attachment security with their therapists, along with perceptions of support and relief and increasing exploration following the relationship building incident. While clients' avoidant attachment was unrelated to attachment to the therapist prior to the incidents, in subsequent sessions avoidance was related to a change in secure attachment to therapist. Finally, client attachment to therapist but not general attachment was significantly related to in-session exploration. Findings are discussed in light of attachment theory and convergence with findings from the field of social psychology. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

  18. Profile and client satisfaction among clients of Integrated Counselling and Testing Centre for human immunodeficiency virus in Delhi

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    Vinoth Gnana Chellaiyan

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Background: Integrated Counseling and Testing Centre (ICTC is a place where a person is counseled and tested for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV and also a key entry point to the prevention of HIV infection and treatment of HIV infected people. The ICTC services are cost-effective and noncoercive intervention in the prevention of HIV/AIDS. The satisfaction of the clients availing these services indicates the quality of the services provided. Objective: The objective was to study the profile and satisfaction of clients attending counseling services of integrated counseling and testing centers in Delhi. Materials and Methods: The study was a descriptive, cross-sectional, health facility based study. The study was done in 20 ICTCs of Delhi. The ICTCs were chosen on the basis of population proportion to size. Consecutive sampling method was followed for recruiting the clients. After obtaining written consent, exit interview of 300 clients was undertaken. Results: Among 300 clients, 204 (68% were males, and 96 (32% were females. Majority, 267 (89% of the clients were staying with family and 33 (11% were staying with friends/roommates. The total number of referred clients was 270 (90% and self-referred or direct walk-in client was 30 (10%. Among the direct walk-in/self-referred clients, 12 (40% clients were recommended by their friends to come, 4 (13.3% clients seek to avail ICTC services because of high risk behavior and 14 (46.7% clients wanted to get tested for HIV as their spouse was HIV positive. About 96.3% of the clients who attended the counseling services were found to be satisfied. Conclusion: The proportion of self-referred/direct walk-in clients was very low, and low level of awareness about the HIV test and counseling services was found among the clients. This reflects the need to enhance the efforts directed at increasing the awareness of HIV test and counseling services. The satisfaction of clients could be further improved by better

  19. Fundamento dos testes estatísticos e sua aplicabilidade em ensaios experimentais com animais

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    Éder Clementino dos Santos

    2010-12-01

    1772, que foi um notável continuador dos estudos de Hermann Conrig (1606-1681. Gottfried determinou os objetivos da Estatística e suas relações com as demais ciências. A Estatística é uma parte da Matemática Aplicada que fornece métodos para coleta, organização, descrição, análise e interpretação de dados e para a utilização dos mesmos na tomada de decisões. Atualmente, os estudos estatísticos têm avançado rapidamente e, com seus processos e técnicas, têm contribuído para a organização dos negócios e recursos do mundo moderno. Um problema que é necessário aprender a resolver é o de testar uma hipótese, isto é, feita uma determinada afirmação sobre um parâmetro populacional, por exemplo, sobre uma média populacional ou uma proporção populacional, será que os resultados de uma amostra contrariam ou não tal afirmação? As variáveis dependentes escolhidas e obtidas nos experimentos com animais de forma planejada e conduzidas adequadamente, podem ser submetidas a vários tipos de análises estatísticas, sendo a de comparações múltiplas de testes de médias uma importante ferramenta para verificar a possível existência do efeito de dois ou mais fatores testados no desempenho, rendimento de carcaça ou outro parâmetro zootécnico de qualquer animal. Assim, desde que a validade do erro não possa ser questionada, o aumento de precisão da experiência, que corresponde à diminuição do erro experimental, permite detectar diferenças dos tratamentos que de outra maneira seriam atribuídos a efeitos de flutuação aleatória. Nesse sentido, o objetivo de um teste estatístico de hipóteses é fornecer ferramentas que nos permitam aceitar ou rejeitar uma hipótese estatística através dos resultados de uma amostra. Sendo assim, este estudo objetiva apresentar de forma introdutória algumas noções em estatística experimental e suas variadas aplicações com ensaios com animais, visando permitir uma melhor compreensão da

  20. Investigating bias in psychotherapy with BDSM clients.

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    Kolmes, Keely; Stock, Wendy; Moser, Charles

    2006-01-01

    There is a concern among consensual BDSM participants that they will receive biased care from mental health professionals. Results are presented of an anonymous Internet-based survey administered to both BDSM-identified individuals who have received psychological care and to mental health professionals. The survey included socio-demographic data and invited participants to write narrative accounts of biased or culturally sensitive care, from which common themes were identified. Mental health providers (N=17) responded in fewer numbers than those who identified as BDSM-identified participants (N=175). Descriptive characteristics of the sample will be discussed. Themes from the qualitative data may be useful in informing the future development of guidelines for practitioners to work more responsibly with clients who identify as members of this sexual minority group.

  1. Treating clients with Asperger's syndrome and autism.

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    Woods, Alisa G; Mahdavi, Esmaeil; Ryan, Jeanne P

    2013-09-11

    Asperger's syndrome (AS) is a form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affecting many individuals today. Although neurobiological correlates for AS have been identified, like many ASDs, AS is not completely understood. AS as a distinct disorder is also not universally accepted and in the DSM-5 AS is not considered a separate nosological entity. In contrast to some other ASDs, individuals with AS are commonly characterized by having standard or higher than average intelligence, yet difficulties in social skills and communication can present challenges for these individuals in everyday functioning. Counseling a person with AS or autism presents a unique challenge for the mental health care provider. We have compiled this review consisting of some recent ideas regarding counseling the client with AS with the goal of providing some clinical insights and practical clues. Although the focus of the present paper is largely on AS, many of these strategies could also apply to individuals with high-functioning autism (HFA).

  2. Client Interfaces to the Virtual Observatory Registry

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    Demleitner, Markus; Taylor, Mark; Normand, Jonathan

    2015-01-01

    The Virtual Observatory Registry is a distributed directory of information systems and other resources relevant to astronomy. To make it useful, facilities to query that directory must be provided to humans and machines alike. This article reviews the development and status of such facilities, also considering the lessons learnt from about a decade of experience with Registry interfaces. After a brief outline of the history of the standards development, it describes the use of Registry interfaces in some popular clients as well as dedicated UIs for interrogating the Registry. It continues with a thorough discussion of the design of the two most recent Registry interface standards, RegTAP on the one hand and a full-text-based interface on the other hand. The article finally lays out some of the less obvious conventions that emerged in the interaction between providers of registry records and Registry users as well as remaining challenges and current developments.

  3. Client interfaces to the Virtual Observatory Registry

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    Demleitner, M.; Harrison, P.; Taylor, M.; Normand, J.

    2015-04-01

    The Virtual Observatory Registry is a distributed directory of information systems and other resources relevant to astronomy. To make it useful, facilities to query that directory must be provided to humans and machines alike. This article reviews the development and status of such facilities, also considering the lessons learnt from about a decade of experience with Registry interfaces. After a brief outline of the history of the standards development, it describes the use of Registry interfaces in some popular clients as well as dedicated UIs for interrogating the Registry. It continues with a thorough discussion of the design of the two most recent Registry interface standards, RegTAP on the one hand and a full-text-based interface on the other hand. The article finally lays out some of the less obvious conventions that emerged in the interaction between providers of registry records and Registry users as well as remaining challenges and current developments.

  4. Client Abuse to Public Welfare Workers:

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    Strøbæk, Pernille Solveig; Korczynski, Marek

    2016-01-01

    We analyse a case study of workers’ experience of client abuse in a Danish public welfare organisation. We make an original contribution by putting forward two different theoretical expectations of the case. One expectation is that the case follows a pattern of customer abuse processes in a social...... market economy – in which workers are accorded power and resources, in which workers tend to frame the abuse as the outcome of a co-citizen caught in system failure and in which workers demonstrate some resilience to abuse. Another expectation is that New Public Management reforms push the case to follow...... patterns of customer abuse associated with a liberal market economy – in which the customer is treated as sovereign against the relatively powerless worker, and in which workers bear heavy emotional costs of abuse. Our findings show a greater match to the social processes of abuse within a social market...

  5. Controlo de Lolium rigidum Gaud e infestantes dicotiledóneas em pós-emergência na cultura da cevada em sementeira directa. Ensaio: Dopler + Sekator

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    2009-01-01

    No ano agrícola de 2008/2009, realizou-se um ensaio de campo, cujo objectivo foi estudar o efeito de doses inferiores às recomendadas de diclofope-metilo + fenoxaprope – p – etilo + mefenepir dietilo (Dopler) e amidosulfurão & iodosulfurão & mefenepir – dietilo (Sekator) no controlo de Lolium rigidum Gaud. (erva-febra) e diversas infestantes dicotiledóneas em pós-emergência, e na produção de cevada dística (Hordeum vulgare L.) em sementeira directa. Os ensaios realizaram-se na herdade Exp...

  6. Controlo de Infestantes mono e dicotiledóneas em pós-emergência na cultura do trigo em sementeira directa. Ensaios: Atlantis e Dopler

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    No ano agrícola de 2005/2006, realizaram-se ensaios cujo objectivo foi o de estudar o efeito de doses inferiores às recomendadas de Mesosulfurão-metilo & iodosulfurão-metilo & mefenepir-dietilo (Atlantis) no controlo de infestantes mono e dicotiledóneas e diclofope-metilo + fenoxaprope-p-etilo + mefenepir – dietilo (Dopler) no controlo de infestantes monocotiledóneas em pós-emergência, e na produção de trigo em sementeira directa. Os ensaios realizaram-se na herdade da Revilheira (Regueng...

  7. Desenvolvimento de ensaios de corrosão-fadiga para juntas soldadas de aço API 5L X60

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    Fabrício Pinheiro dos Santos

    2006-01-01

    Este trabalho tem por objetivo desenvolver um equipamento de ensaios para avaliar a vida de juntas soldadas, provenientes de tubulações para extração de petróleo, submetidas à corrosão-fadiga. Para atingir este objetivo foi estudado em que condições de corrosãofadiga uma tubulação esta exposta em alto mar sendo então definidos os parâmetros mais relevantes para serem reproduzidos em laboratório em corpos de prova menores. Nesta etapa foram definidos quais seriam os parâmetros de ensaio que o ...

  8. Estudo da oferta e demanda por serviços laboratoriais de ensaios e calibração (ODSLEC) : sumário executivo

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    2009-01-01

    O Estudo da Oferta e Demanda por Serviços Laboratoriais de Ensaios e Calibração fez parte do Projeto Escola Nacional de Tecnologia Industrial Básica – ENTIB – Fase II, coordenado pela Sociedade Brasileira de Metrologia (SBM) em parceria com o Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Normalização e Qualidade Industrial (Inmetro) e contou com o apoio financeiro da FINEP/MCT. Este estudo teve por objetivos: a) Mapear a demanda por serviços laboratoriais de ensaios e calibração no parque industrial bras...

  9. Estudo da oferta e demanda por serviços laboratoriais de ensaios e calibração ODSLEC : relatório final

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    2009-01-01

    O Estudo da Oferta e Demanda por Serviços Laboratoriais de Ensaios e Calibração fez parte do Projeto Escola Nacional de Tecnologia Industrial Básica – ENTIB – Fase II, coordenado pela Sociedade Brasileira de Metrologia (SBM) em parceria com o Instituto Nacional de Metrologia, Normalização e Qualidade Industrial (Inmetro) e contou com o apoio financeiro da FINEP/MCT. Este estudo teve por objetivos: a) Mapear a demanda por serviços laboratoriais de ensaios e calibração no parque industrial bras...

  10. Curvas de correlação para caracterizar concretos usados no Rio de Janeiro por meio de ensaios não destrutivos

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    Full Text Available Os ensaios não destrutivos fornecem informações quanto às propriedades do concreto das estruturas, mas a confiabilidade da avaliação dessas propriedades depende da experiência do profissional que realiza esses ensaios e das curvas empregadas para correlacionar as grandezas medidas nos ensaios com as propriedades do concreto investigado. Este estudo visou prover os engenheiros de curvas de correlação que os possibilitem estimar, por meio da utilização de ensaios não destrutivos, a resistência à compressão e o módulo de elasticidade dos concretos dosados em central utilizados no Rio de Janeiro. Foram ensaiados corpos-de-prova moldados com concretos usados em diversas obras, fornecidos por diferentes concreteiras. Esses concretos tinham, em geral, fck nominal de 25 MPa ou 30 MPa. Objetivando englobar concretos com resistências mais variadas e os dois tipos de agregados graúdos típicos do Rio de Janeiro, foram ensaiados corpos-de-prova moldados nos laboratórios de dois grupos de concreteiras. Nestes concretos, variaram-se a relação água-cimento (0,40 a 0,60 e a característica petrográfica do agregado graúdo. Foram realizados ensaios de resistência à compressão e de módulo de elasticidade, de velocidade de propagação de ondas ultra-sônicas, de esclerometria e de penetração de pinos, em concretos com idades de 3, 7, 14, 28 e 90 dias. Aqui são apresentadas as curvas de correlação obtidas a partir da análise dos resultados de todos esses ensaios. Ao se usarem os métodos isolados, o de esclerometria foi o que levou à melhor avaliação da resistência à compressão e a combinação desse método com o de cravação de pinos melhorou a acurácia dessa avaliação. Na impossibilidade de se realizarem ensaios de módulo de elasticidade, o ensaio de velocidade de propagação de ondas ultra-sônicas pode ser uma opção interessante para a avaliação dessa grandeza.

  11. Clinical Judgments of Easy vs. Difficult Clients by Counselor Trainees.

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    Berger, Allen; Morrison, Thomas L.

    1984-01-01

    Investigated responses of counselor trainees (N=31) to easy versus difficult clients in terms of clinical judgments. Results indicated that clients with a difficult interpersonal style were not regarded as more psychologically disturbed, but were rated as having less potential for change and less ego strength. (LLL)

  12. Exploring Psychotherapy Clients' Independent Strategies for Change While in Therapy

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    Mackrill, Thomas

    2008-01-01

    Psychotherapy research usually describes how client change is caused by therapist interventions. This article describes how clients change by continuing to use and revising the strategies for change that they bring with them when they first enter therapy. This article presents data from a qualitative diary study of psychotherapy. Three cases…

  13. Facilitating the Job Search for Special Needs Clients.

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    Bennett, Carolyn C.

    It is the work of the job search counselor/facilitator to educate, mentor, and guide the special needs client in identifying and tackling anything that would encumber the job hunter. The purpose of this paper is to provide information to the job search counselor that will enable him/her to fully and skillfully assist the special needs client in…

  14. Clients' Views of Live Supervision and Satisfaction with Therapy.

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    Locke, Lisa D.; McCollum, Eric E.

    2001-01-01

    Examines clients' perceptions of live supervision and their satisfaction with therapy in a university-based training clinic for marriage and family therapists. Results indicate that clients were generally satisfied with therapy and found the live-supervision process satisfactory as long as the perceived helpfulness of live supervision outweighed…

  15. Family Therapist Comfort with and Willingness to Discuss Client Sexuality

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    Harris, Steven M.; Hays, Kelli Wenner

    2008-01-01

    Limited empirical information exists on whether or not marriage and family therapists are having sexuality-related discussions with their clients. When helping professionals ignore client sexuality, the potential for unintended negative outcomes increases. The researchers surveyed 175 clinical members of the American Association for Marriage and…

  16. Alternative Lifestyle Clients: Therapists' Attitudes and Clinical Experiences.

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    Hymer, Sharon M.; Rubin, Arline M.

    1982-01-01

    Examined therapists' attitudes and fantasies toward clients involved in extramarital sex, sexually open marriages, and swinging. Therapists (N=57) responded to a 17-item questionnaire. The prediction that therapists would have more negative then positive attitudes toward alternative lifestyle clients was supported. (RC)

  17. 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…

  18. Missing Intrauterine Contraceptive Device amongst Clients in Enugu ...

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    Log in or Register to get access to full text downloads. ... Relevant information on biodata, methods of diagnosis and removal were extracted and analysed ... The mean age of clients with missing IUCD was 38±2.18 years and the mean parity was 6.00 ± 0.54. ... One client had a co-existing pregnancy of about 10 weeks.

  19. Individual Counseling with the Rehabilitation Client: A Point of View.

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    Matheny, Kenneth B.

    A model for individual counseling with the rehabilitation client is presented. The model consists of five stages: (1) exploration, (2) contract, (3) action, (4) evaluation, and (5) termination. The counselor assumes three roles: (1) alter ego, to help the client understand his needs; (2) interventionist, to procure services and employment for the…

  20. 42 CFR 483.420 - Condition of participation: Client protections.

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    2010-10-01

    ... and meet privately with individuals of their choice, and to send and receive unopened mail; (10... must establish and maintain a system that— (i) Assures a full and complete accounting of clients... treatment of clients. (1) The facility must develop and implement written policies and procedures...

  1. Young Clients' Narratives of the Purpose and Outcome of Counselling

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    Gibson, Kerry; Cartwright, Claire

    2014-01-01

    This study explores how adolescent clients construct the purpose and outcome of counselling. A narrative analysis was performed on interviews with 22 clients (aged 16--18) who had used a school-based counselling service. The aim was to identify the purpose and outcomes that participants attributed to their counselling experience. The analysis…

  2. Reading the Client: Nonverbal Communication as an Interviewing Tool.

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    Willett, Tom H.

    The importance of effective communication skills between lawyers and clients is equalled only by the imperative need for sustained instruction in the development of communicative skills for the lawyer. Especially important are the nonverbal communication skills in "reading the client." The subtleties of intonation, posture, gesture, and eye…

  3. 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…

  4. Beyond Values Clarification: Addressing Client Values in Clinical Behavior Analysis

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    Bonow, Jordan T.; Follette, William C.

    2009-01-01

    Ethical principles of psychology, as exemplified in the American Psychological Association (APA) Code of Ethics (2002), provide impractical advice for addressing client values during psychotherapy. These principles seem to argue that each client's values should be respected and protected at all times, except in cases in which this would result in…

  5. 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…

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

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    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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. Client Anticipations about Computer-Assisted Career Guidance System Outcomes.

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    Osborn, Debra S.; Peterson, Gary W.; Sampson, James P., Jr.; Reardon, Robert C.

    2003-01-01

    This study describes how 55 clients from a career center at a large, southeastern university anticipated using computer-assisted career guidance (CACG) systems to help in their career decision making and problem solving. Responses to a cued and a free response survey indicated that clients' most frequent anticipations included increased career…

  10. Client Views of TESOL Service: Expectations and Perceptions.

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    Walker, John

    2001-01-01

    Used focus groups to explore TESOL (teaching of English to speakers of other languages) client expectations and perceptions of the service they received in New Zealand English language schools. Findings confirmed the key role of the teacher and the importance of the school's milieu and home stay, quality of client feedback systems, servicescape,…

  11. Sexual Counseling with Spinal Cord-Injured Clients

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    Miller, Donald K.

    1975-01-01

    Spinal cord-injured clients have many fears and misapprehensions about their sexual functioning. Such misapprehensions can be helped by the counselor's willingness to discuss sexual issues openly. Clients need a clear and accurate picture of the facts, as well as encouragement and support to help them rediscover their sexuality. (Author)

  12. Counselor Preferences of Clients Entering a Counselor-Training Clinic.

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    Strohmer, Douglas C.; Leiere, Stephen J.; Hotard, Jacqueline M.; Stuckey, Rebecca I.

    2003-01-01

    Examines the expressed counselor preferences of individuals entering a community-based counselor-training clinic. Clients were asked whether they had a preference regarding counselor age, disability status, education, gender, and race. Of these characteristics, only for gender did even a moderate number of clients (30%) express a preference.…

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

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

    2010-01-01

    . 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...

  14. 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…

  15. 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

  16. Client Anticipations about Computer-Assisted Career Guidance System Outcomes.

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    Osborn, Debra S.; Peterson, Gary W.; Sampson, James P., Jr.; Reardon, Robert C.

    2003-01-01

    This study describes how 55 clients from a career center at a large, southeastern university anticipated using computer-assisted career guidance (CACG) systems to help in their career decision making and problem solving. Responses to a cued and a free response survey indicated that clients' most frequent anticipations included increased career…

  17. 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…

  18. Two Rebt Therapists and One Client: Windy Dryden Transcript

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    Dryden, Windy

    2010-01-01

    In the summer of 1994, two of the most published authors in the field of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Albert Ellis and Windy Dryden, each saw the same client. The transcript of Windy Dryden is presented with slight modifications to protect the confidentiality of the client and those in the client’s life.

  19. 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…

  20. A Client-Centered Review of Rogers with Gloria

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    Moon, Kathryn A.

    2007-01-01

    Carl Rogers's nondirective theory and his response style with Gloria (E. L. Shostrom, 1965) are discussed in reply to S. A. Wickman and C. Campbell's (2003) "An Analysis of How Carl Rogers Enacted Client-Centered Conversation With Gloria." Client-centered studies of C. Rogers's transcripts give context for reformulating S. A. Wickman and C.…

  1. The Small Agency/Client Relationship: The Small ClientÕs Perspective

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    William S Sekely; Vicki L. Blakney

    1996-01-01

    A study was conducted among small to medium sized advertisers in the midwest United States. The respondents in this study rated local agencies high in overall performance. Agencies received particularly high ratings in the areas of flexibility, creativity, meeting deadlines, and adaptability. Advertisers felt, however, that these agencies were less effective in public relations, research, and understanding a clientÕs business. These advertisers rated arts and graphics, copy creation, and mark...

  2. Investigation of sea level trends and the effect of the north atlantic oscillation (NAO) on the black sea and the eastern mediterranean sea

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    Ozgenc Aksoy, Aysegul

    2017-07-01

    The North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) has significant effects on sea levels, weather, and climate. In this study, the sea level trends and the effects of the North Atlantic Oscillation Indices (NAOI) on annual mean sea level data were assessed for the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The trends of sea level and NAOI were determined using Mann-Kendall dimensionless z statistics. Generally, upward sea level trends were detected for the Black Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. In the Black Sea, significant and continuous upward trends were detected after the year 1950. Weaker trends were detected for the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. Sea level trends were correlated with trends in NAO indices; negative correlations were detected for the Black Sea, whereas positive correlations were found for the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Paired t tests were performed to determine the turning points for all sea level data sets. The value of t was positive for all data sets, which means that the mean value of the data set before the turning point was smaller than the mean value of the data set after the turning point.

  3. Diversity and uses of Zingiberaceae in Nam Nao National Park, Chaiyaphum and Phetchabun provinces, Thailand, with a new record for Thailand

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    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Three tribes, 12 genera and 38 species of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae along five routes in Nam Nao National Park were surveyed between January 2012 and December 2013 to determine their diversity, ecological data, phenology, uses and conservation status. The highest diversity was found in the tribe Zingibereae (6 genera and 21 species, of which the genera Curcuma and Zingiber comprised the highest number species (eight species each. A species key was constructed based on morphology. The ginger family was found in four forest-types—deciduous dipterocarp forest, mixed deciduous forest, dry evergreen forest and pine forest. The most flowering bloom of the ginger family in Nam Nao National Park was during March to August and the most fruiting bloom was during June to September. The popular uses of Zingiberaceae were as a food, spice, in medicine, as ornamentation and in rituals. Eight species have been evaluated as of least concern and are presented in the IUCN Red List, while two rare species were reported in Thailand Red Data: Plants, while six rare Zingiberaceae species were identified based on the evaluation criteria of Saensouk (2011. Four species were endemic to Thailand. Moreover, Etlingera yunnanensis (T. L. Wu & S. J. Chen R. M. Smith was a new record for Thailand.

  4. Walking control of biped robot NAO based on CPG%基于CPG的双足机器人NAO的行走控制

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    蔡志强; 刘成菊; 陈启军

    2011-01-01

    Walking control of biped robot NAO was realized based on the central pattern generator (CPG) in this paper. By using Kimura neuron oscillators, a CoG (center of gravity) generator was designed and the workspace trajectories were designed based on the CoG trajectories. So by adjusting the CPG parameters, adaptive control signals could be generated to realize adaptive walking of biped robot NAO. Simulations with ODECopen dynamics engine)-based 3D simulator validate the feasibility and efficiency of the presented control method.%基于中枢模式发生器(CPG)机理实现双足机器人NAO的行走控制.利用Kimura振荡神经元设计双足机器人的重心轨迹,得益于CPG丰富的动态特性,机器人的重心轨迹可以通过调节CPG参数来灵活调节.进一步利用生成的重心轨迹信息来在线规划机器人的脚掌轨迹,得到具有环境适应性的脚掌轨迹从而达到适应性行走的目的.通过开放动力学引擎(ODE) 3D仿真实验,验证了所设计的CPG控制方法的可行性与有效性.

  5. Services for clients of community support programs in rural Wisconsin.

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    Hollingsworth, E J

    1997-01-01

    To improve understanding of services provided or coordinated by rural community support programs (CSPs) for people with severe mental illness, this article identifies services most used by clients and the amounts of services used. Data on publicly funded services for more than 900 clients in 13 rural CSPs in a midwestern state have been analyzed. Virtually all clients were Caucasian. Information about types and amounts of client services for 12 consecutive months was obtained from county information systems, local records, and Medicaid claims. Most CSP clients use case management, community support, medication checks, counseling, and medication counseling services. Much smaller percentages use other outpatient, residential, vocational, and inpatient services. Significant amounts of only two services, case management and community support, are reported. The findings emphasize the ability of rural mental health providers to supply general services, but some limitation in provision of specialized services and facilities.

  6. Mutual construction and reconstruction in client-consultant interaction

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    Smith, Irene Skovgaard

    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......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...... 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...

  7. Altering the home care agency/client relationship: notice requirements.

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    Kapp, Marshall B

    2004-01-01

    Many older and disabled individuals regularly receive valuable services from home health agencies (HHAs). The unilateral termination or reduction of such services by an HHA may exert a significant impact on the life of a client who has come to depend on those services. The prerogatives of Medicare-certified HHAs to terminate their relationships with clients are constrained today not only by contract and tort law principles, but also by federal statutes and regulations establishing Conditions of Participation, including provisions concerning clients' rights. A recent important federal judicial decision interpreted and expanded the legal responsibilities of HHAs to provide formal notice to their Medicare clients before terminating or reducing home health care services to those clients, regardless of the reason for ending or altering the relationship. This article critically discusses the background, holding, and practice implications of the 2004 Lutwin v. Thomson decision, which imposes these notice requirements on HHAs.

  8. 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

  9. Culture analysis and metaphor psychotherapy with Arab-Muslim clients.

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    Dwairy, Marwan

    2009-02-01

    Attempting to reveal unconscious content and promoting self-actualization may be counterproductive for clients who come from collectivistic cultures. Such treatment goals may expose clients to harsh confrontations with the family. Clients with dependency traits, low ego-strength, and strict families may be helped through metaphor psychotherapy or culture analysis. Metaphor therapy makes it possible to deal symbolically and indirectly with unconscious content; culture analysis can pave the way to reveal unconscious needs and enable clients to establish a new order within their belief systems and within their families. The present article describes these two therapy methods and illustrates their clinical use with an Arab-Muslim suffering from depression. Through such therapy anchored in his own culture and religion, the client altered his beliefs, became satisfied with himself, and found successful ways to adapt to his family.

  10. Characterizing fentanyl use in methadone-maintained clients.

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    Arfken, Cynthia L; Suchanek, Jessica; Greenwald, Mark K

    2017-04-01

    Deaths attributed to fentanyl have increased in the United States. However, little is known about fentanyl use among substance abuse treatment clients. To fill this gap, we assessed prevalence of fentanyl exposure, characteristics of clients testing positive for fentanyl, other substances detected concurrently or simultaneously with fentanyl, and clients' perception of how many people are actively seeking to use fentanyl. A retrospective chart review was conducted of all clients at one methadone maintenance treatment clinic between January 2015 and May 2016 in Wayne County, Michigan. Urine drug screens (UDS) including fentanyl (and its metabolite norfentanyl) were conducted clinically. To obtain additional data, 113 clients in this clinic subsequently completed an anonymous survey. Of 368 unique clients with UDS, 38.0% had at least one and 26.1% had ≥2 fentanyl-positive UDS results. None had a fentanyl prescription. Clients ever testing positive for fentanyl were significantly (p<0.05) more likely to use cocaine, have multiple treatment admissions to the clinic, and leave treatment sooner. Fentanyl-positive UDS results coincided most commonly with metabolites of cocaine- and heroin-positive UDS results. Of the anonymously surveyed clients, most (67.3%) reported they did not know anyone seeking fentanyl, a proportion significantly higher than for heroin, cocaine, alprazolam, hydrocodone and morphine. Fentanyl was commonly detected during this period with some clients having multiple fentanyl-positive UDS. Most clients did not know anyone seeking to obtain fentanyl. Regardless, the high exposure underscores that naloxone training and distribution is needed. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Precisão experimental de ensaios de feijão analisada pelo método de Papadakis

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    Lindolfo Storck

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi verificar se o uso do método de Papadakis na análise dos resultados dos ensaios de competição de cultivares de feijão modifica os pressupostos do modelo matemático e as medidas de precisão experimental. Foram utilizados dados de produtividade de grãos de feijão de 26 ensaios de competição de cultivares, conduzidos em delineamento de blocos ao acaso. Para cada ensaio, sem e com uso do método de Papadakis, foram realizados verificação dos pressupostos, análise de variância e testes de hipóteses, e calculadas as estatísticas para identificação da precisão experimental. Os pressupostos não foram violados por nenhum dos métodos de análise (sem e com Papadakis. O índice de diferenciação de Fasoulas aumentou de 5,9 para 13,9, e a acurácia seletiva de 0,82 para 0,89, com uso do método de Papadakis. Esse método permitiu que se obtivesse 80% de precisão na identificação de cultivares de feijão superiores quanto à produtividade de grãos com uso de apenas quatro repetições; enquanto que, na análise sem uso de Papadakis, foram necessárias sete repetições para manter a precisão de 80%. O método de Papadakis melhora os índices das medidas de precisão experimental e reduz o número de repetições necessário para a predição do desempenho de cultivares de feijão, em termos de produtividade de grãos.

  12. The Relationship Between NAO Index and Wind Field, Wave Field in the North Atlantic Ocean during the last 43 years%近43年北大西洋海浪场与NAO指数的相关性研究

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    刘志宏; 郑崇伟; 王健; 刘寒

    2011-01-01

    本文利用来自ECMWF的ERA-40 wave reanalysis海浪资料,分析了北大西洋海浪场与NAO(北大西洋涛动指数)的关系.研究发现如下主要特征:北大西洋海域的海表风场和(风浪、涌浪、混合浪)浪场与NAO(北大西洋涛动)有着密切的关系,且存在3.71年左右的共同周期.

  13. Analysis of a high-resolution regional climate simulation for Alpine temperature. Validation and influence of the NAO

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    Proemmel, K. [GKSS-Forschungszentrum Geesthacht GmbH (Germany). Inst. fuer Kuestenforschung

    2008-11-06

    elevations reaches -3.5 K, whereas by applying a monthly varying lapse rate based on the station data it reaches only about -1 K. The comparison of the REMO simulation and ERA40 reanalysis shows that the added value of the former varies between seasons and regions. In some regions it also depends on the selection of stations used for the validation. Robust features include a better performance of REMO in the inner Alpine subregions, where the orography is most complex. The lack of consistent value added by REMO in this hindcast setup may be partly explicable by the fact that meteorological measurements are assimilated in the ERA40 reanalysis but not in the REMO simulation. As the higher resolution leads to an added value in the simulation of temperature, at least in the most complex areas, the question is addressed whether it also leads to more detailed structures in the temperature response to circulation variability. In this study the temperature response to the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) with its strong influence on European winter climate is analysed over the GAR by using a very dense homogenised station dataset (HISTALP and stations from Austrian and Swiss weather services), the high-resolution simulation (for information in areas, where no station data are available) and the reanalysis. In earlier studies only a few individual stations or gridded data not higher resolved than 1 were used. The temperature signals based on the station data and based on the model data have very similar patterns and are in agreement with the European-wide pattern. The highly resolved model data show an additional clear small-scale pattern with a strong signal south of the main Alpine ridge potentially caused by the foehn effect. This small-scale structure is not visible in the reanalysis due to the coarser resolution and was also not found in previous studies based on both station and model data for the same reason. (orig.)

  14. 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

  15. Clients' psychosocial communication and midwives' verbal and nonverbal communication during prenatal counseling for anomaly screening

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    Martin, L.; Gitsels-van der Wal, J.T.; Pereboom, M.T.; Spelten, E.R.; Hutton, E.K.; Dulmen, A.M. van

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    OBJECTIVES: This study focuses on facilitation of clients' psychosocial communication during prenatal counseling for fetal anomaly screening. We assessed how psychosocial communication by clients is related to midwives' psychosocial and affective communication, client-directed gaze and counseling du

  16. A Review and Critical Analysis of Humanistic Approaches to Treating Disturbed Clients.

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    Hansen, James T.

    1999-01-01

    Humanistic psychotherapies for disturbed clients, including client-centered and existential-phenomenological treatments, are reviewed. It is concluded that humanistic treatments are effective and provide a good conceptual framework for working with disturbed clients. (Author/MKA)

  17. Involving Clients in Programme Evaluation and Research: A New Methodology for Occupational Therapy.

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    Clark, Carrie; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Reviews the relationship between occupational therapy and client involvement, examines the rationale for involving clients in program evaluation and research, and discusses how clients are involved in evaluation and research in today's mental health care setting. (Author)

  18. Terapia gênica para cardiopatia isquêmica: revisão de ensaios clínicos

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    Eibel, Bruna; Rodrigues, Clarissa G.; Giusti, Imarilde I.; Ivo A Nesralla; Prates,Paulo R . L.; Roberto T. Sant'Anna; Nance B. Nardi; Kalil, Renato A. K.

    2011-01-01

    Cardiopatia isquêmica grave com angina refratária a formas convencionais de tratamento apresenta-se em uma crescente incidência. Para tratar angina refratária, terapias alternativas na tentativa de redução da isquemia miocárdica e alívio de sintomas têm sido estudadas. Neste contexto, a terapia gênica representa uma opção, pela possibilidade de induzir angiogênese, estabelecer circulação colateral e reperfundir miocárdio isquêmico. Diversos ensaios clínicos têm sido conduzidos e, com exceção ...

  19. Ensaio sobre arte e testemunho: Rodrigo Braga e a invenção da experiência

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    Tania Rivera

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    Full Text Available Resumo O ensaio enfoca o testemunho como uma posição discursiva e explora seu papel na simbolização do trauma. Considerando-o como transmissão de centelhas do Real, defende que uma de suas modalidades seria a invenção da experiência, tal como aponta parte da produção contemporânea em artes visuais. Para melhor explorar essa hipótese, propõe um diálogo com alguns dos trabalhos apresentados pelo artista brasileiro Rodrigo Braga em sua exposição Mais Força que o Necessário, realizada na Bélgica em 2010.

  20. A Ignorância Letrada: ensaio sobre a mediocrização do ambiente acadêmico

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    Paulo Roberto Almeida

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Ensaio sobre a crescente deterioração da qualidade da produção acadêmica brasileira na área de humanas, examinando a natureza do problema, suas causas, suas consequências mais evidentes e as evidências disponíveis, de modo indireto. Ademais das pedagogias freireanas, que estão na raiz da tragédia educacional nos dois primeiros ciclos de ensino, o sistema de educação superior padece de viseiras mentais criadas por ideologias supostamente progressistas que deformam a percepção da realidade e contribuem para a erosão de qualidade nos diferentes ciclos de ensino.

  1. As ideias nascem do real: ensaio sobre museus de arte = Ideas sprout from the real: essay on art museums

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    Fróis, João Pedro

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio tem como objectivo examinar as mediações educacionais propostas pelos museus. A reflexão proposta, de modo claro, pretende legitimar a dimensão pedagógica do museu de arte. O texto organiza-se em duas partes: na primeira, situamos a problemática em aberto no contexto português; na segunda, é dada voz à urgência de inovação neste domínio em análise. Utilizamos três conceitos – fora da museologia – para a compreensão da experiência estética dos visitantes de museus de arte

  2. Conhecimento e voluntariedade para participação em pesquisas: um estudo descritivo com participantes de um ensaio clínico

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    Lucas Lobato

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo é avaliar o conhecimento sobre as informações do Termo de Consentimento Livre e Esclarecido (TCLE e a voluntariedade de participantes de um ensaio clínico. Trata-se de um estudo quantitativo, descritivo, transversal, realizado em novembro de 2011 com participantes de um ensaio clínico realizado em Americaninhas, no Nordeste de Minas Gerais, Brasil. Amostra por conveniência, com 143 adultos de 18 a 45 anos, de ambos os sexos. Utilizou-se um questionário estruturado, aplicado uma semana após a assinatura do TCLE. A maioria dos participantes do ensaio clínico assinou o TCLE sem o conhecimento suficiente das informações da pesquisa, e sofreu influência em sua decisão de participar do ensaio clínico. Concluímos que a assinatura do TCLE não garante a expressão da autonomia de todos os participantes de pesquisa clínica.

  3. Thomas Kuhn. O caminho desde a Estrutura: ensaios filosóficos 1970-1993, com uma entrevista autobiográfica

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    Tamires Dal Magro

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Resenha de KUHN, Thomas S. O caminho desde a Estrutura: ensaios filosóficos 1970-1993, com uma entrevista autobiográfica. (Ed. por James Conant e John Haugeland. Trad. Cezar Mortari. São Paulo: Editora UNESP, 2006.

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

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    OLUWATAYO Adedapo Adewunmi

    2013-07-01

    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.

  5. Client perceptions of incest and substance abuse.

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    Janikowski, T P; Bordieri, J E; Glover, N M

    1997-01-01

    Clients receiving substance abuse treatment from 35 treatment facilities throughout the United States were surveyed using the Substance Abuse and Incest Survey-Revised (SAIS-R). A total of 732 participants responded to the survey; 518 (71%) were males, 204 (28%) were females, and 10 (1%) did not indicate gender. Participants had a mean age of 33.8 years, were predominately Caucasian (61.6%), never married (45.2%), were currently unemployed (69.4%), and had completed an average of 11.7 years of education. Of the entire sample, 266 (36.3%) reported having been victims of incest; 151 were males and 113 were females (2 did not indicate gender). The group reporting incest histories had a significantly greater percentage of females that did the group not reporting incest histories (chi 2 = 48.1, p incest histories were asked about their perceptions regarding incest, substance abuse, and counseling. Item responses were examined using descriptive statistics and factor analysis. The factor analysis on SAIS-R perception items identified five factors that accounted for 68.9% of the variance; these factors were Stigma and Resistance to Counseling; Substance Abuse and Incest; Ambivalence; Fear and Anticipation; and Receptivity to Counseling. Results are presented and the implications for substance abuse treatment and counseling are discussed.

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

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    Full Text Available 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

  7. When hearing clients work with a deaf therapist.

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    Jampel, Julie B

    2010-06-01

    Not being able to hear can present significant challenges for the therapist and for the deaf therapist/hearing client dyad. It can also create opportunities. Although the literature indicates that most culturally Deaf therapists work with Deaf clients due to their mutual use of American Sign Language, I describe (a) the background of an audiologically deaf therapist who relies on speech reading rather than sign language, and (b) this therapist's clinical work with hearing clients. Some of the relational dynamics of these treatments are identified, and I conclude by noting how attention to communication can benefit the work of all psychotherapists.

  8. Mortality Risk Among Heroin Abusers: Clients and Non-clients of Public Treatment Centers for Drug Addiction.

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    Pavarin, Raimondo Maria

    2015-01-01

    In Europe, the prevalence of problematic heroin consumption is declining but, in spite of the constant rise in the number of treated patients, many of them do not turn to a public treatment center (PTC) for their drug addiction. The aim of this study is to study the mortality risk separately for heroin abusers PTC clients and non-PTC clients (i.e., those never treated at a PTC). Cohort study on 959 subjects resident in the metropolitan area of Bologna who went to a health service (i.e., hospital, emergency unit) or to a PTC following problems due to heroin abuse for the first time between 01/01/2004 and 31/12/2009. Standardized mortality ratios (SMRs) were calculated, and regression analysis using the Poisson method was used. Elevated and statistically significant SMRs were found in both genders, irrespective of the contact facility, being higher for PTC clients. Among non-PTC clients 28% of deaths overall were from AIDS or infectious diseases (6% PTC clients), 17% from opiate overdose (6% PTC clients) and 14% from violent causes (6% PTC clients). Multivariate analysis showed a higher mortality risk for patients who used both heroin and cocaine and for concomitant abuse of benzodiazepines. The characteristics of patients never before treated for addiction prompts a reflection on the presence of a hidden group of patients who are hard to reach, who have a high mortality risk and who turn to health care treatment facilities only in the event of an emergency.

  9. 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.

  10. 75 FR 82236 - Principal Trades with Certain Advisory Clients

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    2010-12-30

    ... interests of an advisory client, including fulfilling the duty with respect to the best price and execution... absent evidence of significant harm to investors.''). VI. Promotion of Efficiency, Competition,...

  11. CREANDO CAPACIDADES QUE AUMENTEN EL VALOR PARA EL CLIENTE

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    Martelo Landroguez, Silvia

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es contribuir a la literatura al identificar las posibles combinaciones entre tres capacidades organizativas (orientación al mercado, procesos de conocimiento y gestión de la relación con el cliente y analizar su interacción, cuyo resultado será la creación de un mayor valor para el cliente. Nuestra pregunta clave es ‘si los clientes demandan mayor valor, ¿cómo tenemos que combinar las capacidades existentes en la empresa para ofrecerle al cliente ese valor superior?’ Nosotros proponemos que la interacción entre las tres capacidades conforma una capacidad de orden superior.

  12. The role of written provider communication in external client participation.

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    Dellande, Stephanie; Taylor, Gail Ayala

    2004-01-01

    In certain classes of services, the client's role in the service delivery process often extends beyond the face-to-face exchange. With compliance dependent services (CDS), the client is expected to continue to perform for him or herself once away from the service provider in order to ensure positive outcomes and customer satisfaction (Dellande and Gilly, 1998). This study examined the effectiveness of written provider communication in influencing client motivation and role clarity in CDS. Two exploratory investigations examining written provider communication were conducted. In study 1, written material of three different types of health care related CDS (dialysis, prenatal care and weight loss) were examined; in study 2, dialysis written material was further examined. The findings suggest that, in the majority of the materials examined, written provider communication does not seem to clearly communicate the consequences of noncompliance (a source of customer motivation). However, the materials examined were effective in clarifying the client's external service roles.

  13. Verbal Response Mode Use by Clients in Psychotherapy.

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    Stiles, William B.; Sultan, Faye E.

    1979-01-01

    Verbal behavior in transcripts of psychotherapy was coded according to Stile's taxonomy of verbal response modes. Therapists of different theoretical persuasions used different mixtures of verbal techniques. Common elements that make verbal interaction psychologically therapeutic lie in client behavior. (Author)

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

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    Pitonyak, Jennifer S.; Fogelberg, Donald; Leland, Natalie E.

    2015-01-01

    Health reform promotes the delivery of patient-centered care. Occupational therapy’s rich history of client-centered theory and practice provides an opportunity for the profession to participate in the evolving discussion about how best to provide care that is truly patient centered. However, the growing emphasis on patient-centered care also poses challenges to occupational therapy’s perspectives on client-centered care. We compare the conceptualizations of client-centered and patient-centered care and describe the current state of measurement of client-centered and patient-centered care. We then discuss implications for occupational therapy’s research agenda, practice, and education within the context of patient-centered care, and propose next steps for the profession. PMID:26356651

  15. 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

    Health reform promotes the delivery of patient-centered care. Occupational therapy's rich history of client-centered theory and practice provides an opportunity for the profession to participate in the evolving discussion about how best to provide care that is truly patient centered. However, the growing emphasis on patient-centered care also poses challenges to occupational therapy's perspectives on client-centered care. We compare the conceptualizations of client-centered and patient-centered care and describe the current state of measurement of client-centered and patient-centered care. We then discuss implications for occupational therapy's research agenda, practice, and education within the context of patient-centered care, and propose next steps for the profession. Copyright © 2015 by the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

  16. HIV Prevalence amongst Clients Attending Antenatal Clinic at the ...

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    Nigerian Journal of Medicine. Journal Home ... HIV Prevalence amongst Clients Attending Antenatal Clinic at the Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi. ET Agida, P Abu, ... 2007 to 30 April, 2007 was carried out. Information ... Article Metrics.

  17. 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...

  18. Implicit spiritual assessment: an alternative approach for assessing client spirituality.

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    Hodge, David R

    2013-07-01

    To provide optimal services, a spiritual assessment is often administered to understand the intersection between clients' spirituality and service provision. Traditional assessment approaches, however, may be ineffective with clients who are uncomfortable with spiritual language or who are otherwise hesitant to discuss spirituality overtly. This article orients readers to an implicit spiritual assessment, an alternative approach that may be more valid with such clients. The process of administering an implicit assessment is discussed, sample questions are provided to help operationalize this approach, and suggestions are offered to integrate an implicit assessment with more traditional assessment approaches. By using terminology that is implicitly spiritual in nature, an implicit assessment enables practitioners to identify and operationalize dimensions of clients' experience that may be critical to effective service provision but would otherwise be overlooked.

  19. 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.

  20. Visualization Software for VisIT Java Client

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    The VisIT Java Client (JVC) library is a lightweight thin client that is designed and written purely in the native language of Java (the Python & JavaScript versions of the library use the same concept) and communicates with any new unmodified standalone version of VisIT, a high performance computing parallel visualization toolkit, over traditional or web sockets and dynamically determines capabilities of the running VisIT instance whether local or remote.

  1. Towards improving client-contractor communication in industrialised building

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    Engström, Susanne; Sardén, Ylva; Stehn, Lars

    2009-01-01

    Criticism of the building sector in Sweden, concerning for example high cost and poor quality, has lead to a growing interest in industrialised building. However, the effect on the sector and the overall building market is still quite insignificant. One business challenge for industrialised building companies to face in order to become more competitive is to further improve client/market interaction, improve mutual understanding and to reduce uncertainties in client relations. In this ongoing...

  2. Using art to empower clients during a facility move.

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    Osborn, Lawrence A; Tate, Frederic B

    2011-06-01

    Eastern State Hospital, a state psychiatric facility in Williamsburg, Virginia, moved from its old campus into a single new building in 2010. Adult clients were given the opportunity to decorate a portion of the new facility with ceramic tiles they designed using permanent markers. The purpose of this project was to empower the clients so they felt involved in the transition. This article describes the project from inception to fruition and is accented with images and descriptions of some of the tiles.

  3. Treatment approaches for dual diagnosis clients in England

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    Schulte, S.; Meier, P.S.; Stirling, J.; Berry, M

    2008-01-01

    Introduction - Dual diagnosis (DD, co-occurrence of substance use and mental health problems) prevalence data in England are limited to specific regions and reported rates vary widely. Reliable information on actual service provision for dual diagnosis clients has not been collated. Thus a national survey was carried out to estimate dual diagnosis prevalence in treatment populations and describe the service provision available for this client population in drug/alcohol (DAS) and mental health...

  4. 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.

  5. Avaliação da compactação do solo por meio de um ensaio oedometrico

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    Alex Rogerdan Medeiros

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho teve o objetivo de avaliar a compactação do solo por meio de um ensaio oedometrico. O estudo foi desenvolvido na fazenda experimental Rafael Fernandes, da UFERSA localizada em Alagoinha, zona rural do município de Mossoró/RN.O experimento foi conduzido  no período de Março de 2012 à Agosto de 2012. Os parâmetros analisados foram densidade do solo, matéria orgânica, índices de vazios estruturais, índice de compressão. O delineamento experimental utilizado foi em blocos casualizados, com três tratamentos e quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram representados por três profundidades de solo 0,0-0,05m; 0,05-0,10m e 0,10-0,20m. Os resultados evidenciaram que os valores de Matéria orgânica e densidade do solo variaram inversamente. O ensaio oedometrico revelou que o índice de vazios estrutural do solo e reduzido com o aumento da densidade do solo e com o teor de água para uma mesma pressão aplicada. Para o mesmo teor de água o índice de vazios estrutural diminuiu com o aumento da pressão aplicada. O índice de compressão do solo diminuiu com a profundidade. Evaluation of soil compaction by means of a test oedometrico ABSTRACT- This study aimed to assess soil compaction through an essay oedometrico. The study was conducted at the experimental farm, Rafael Fernandes of UFERSA located in Alagoinha, rural zone of Mossoró / RN.The experiment was conducted in the period from March 2012 to August 2012. The parameters analyzed were bulk density, void ratio structural compression index and soil organic matter. The experimental design was a randomized block design with three treatments and four replications. The treatments consisted of three soil depths (0.0-0.05 m, 0.05-0.10 m and 0.10-0.20 m The results showed that the values of organic matter decreased with increasing soil depth. The bulk density increased with depth, with a smaller value obtained in the 0 to 5 cm. The oedometer test revealed that the void content

  6. Clients' perspective on quality of audiology care: Development of the Consumer Quality Index (CQI) 'Audiology Care' for measuring client experiences.

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    Hendriks, Michelle; Dahlhaus-Booij, Judith; Plass, Anne Marie

    2017-01-01

    Clients' perspective on the quality of audiology care has not been investigated thoroughly. Research has focused primarily on satisfaction with, and limitations of hearing aids. We developed a Consumer Quality Index (CQI) questionnaire 'Audiology Care' to systematically assess client experiences with audiology care. The CQI Audiology Care was developed in three steps: (1) posing open-ended questions through e-mail (n = 14), (2) two small-scale surveys assessing psychometric properties of the questionnaire (n = 188) and importance of quality aspects (n = 118), and (3) a large-scale survey (n = 1793) assessing psychometric properties and discriminatory power of the questionnaire. People with complex hearing impairments and/or balance and communicative disorders who visited an audiology care centre during the past year. Important quality aspects were translated into seven reliable scales: accommodation and facilities, employees' conduct and expertise, arrangement of appointments, waiting times, client participation and effectiveness of treatment. Client experiences differed among the participating centres concerning accommodation and facilities, arrangement of appointments, waiting times and client participation. The CQI Audiology Care is a valid and reliable instrument to assess clients' experiences with audiology care. Future implementation will reveal whether results can be used to monitor and improve the quality of audiology care.

  7. 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.

  8. Male Therapists' Clinical Bias: Influence of Client Gender Roles and Therapist Gender Role Conflict.

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    Wisch, Andrew F.; Mahalik, James R.

    1999-01-01

    Examines male therapists' gender-role conflict, client sexual orientation, and client emotional expression as they interrelate with clinical judgments about male clients. Results indicate that therapist gender-role-conflict factors, in combination with client sexual orientation and emotional expression, were associated with therapists' ratings of…

  9. Exploring the Use of Real Clients in the PR Campaigns Course.

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    Aldoory, Linda; Wrigley, Brenda

    2000-01-01

    Examines from three perspectives (that of students, clients, and professors) the strengths and weaknesses of using actual clients in student projects for undergraduate public relations campaigns courses. Finds: students appreciated using actual clients; teachers felt the extra effort was worthwhile; and clients valued their experiences working…

  10. Effects on Briefing upon Client Satisfaction with the Initial Counseling Contact

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    Heilbrun, Alfred B., Jr.

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    The results indicate that under special conditions providing prior information to the client concerning the directive nondirective character of interviewer behavior during the initial diagnostic interview influences client satisfaction, leads to client mediated changes in interviewer behavior, and increases the probability that the client will at…

  11. Meeting the Needs of Clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder: Considerations for Psychotherapy

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    Ringrose, Jo L.

    2011-01-01

    Psychotherapy for clients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is different to therapy with most clients because these clients are multiple, comprising one or more host, and one or more alter personalities. The necessary components to be addressed in order that clients can live successfully either as a multiple or as an integrated person are…

  12. The Contribution of the Counselor-Client Working Alliance to Career Exploration

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    Elad-Strenger, Julia; Littman-Ovadia, Hadassah

    2012-01-01

    This longitudinal study examines the effects of Israeli counselors' and clients' ratings of their working alliance on clients' career exploration (CE), using a sample of 94 three-session career counseling processes. Results reveal that both clients' and counselors' working alliance ratings increased over time; yet, clients' ratings remained…

  13. 37 CFR 10.112 - Preserving identity of funds and property of client.

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    ... and property of client. 10.112 Section 10.112 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT... funds and property of client. (a) All funds of clients paid to a practitioner or a practitioner's firm... therein. (2) Funds belonging in part to a client and in part presently or potentially to the practitioner...

  14. 45 CFR 1621.4 - Complaints by clients about manner or quality of legal assistance.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Complaints by clients about manner or quality of...) LEGAL SERVICES CORPORATION CLIENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES § 1621.4 Complaints by clients about manner or... clients about the manner or quality of legal assistance that has been rendered by the recipient to the...

  15. 49 CFR 1103.19 - Advising upon the merits of a client's cause.

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    ... 49 Transportation 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Advising upon the merits of a client's cause. 1103... Practitioner's Duties and Responsibilities Toward A Client § 1103.19 Advising upon the merits of a client's cause. A practitioner shall try to obtain full knowledge of his client's cause before advising thereon...

  16. 34 CFR 377.31 - What information must a grantee provide to eligible clients?

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    ... clients? 377.31 Section 377.31 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department of Education... PROJECTS TO INCREASE CLIENT CHOICE PROGRAM What Post-Award Conditions Must Be Met by a Grantee? § 377.31 What information must a grantee provide to eligible clients? Each grantee shall advise all clients and...

  17. 34 CFR 377.1 - What is the Demonstration Projects to Increase Client Choice Program?

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    ... 34 Education 2 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What is the Demonstration Projects to Increase Client... PROJECTS TO INCREASE CLIENT CHOICE PROGRAM General § 377.1 What is the Demonstration Projects to Increase Client Choice Program? The Demonstration Projects to Increase Client Choice Program is designed to...

  18. 37 CFR 10.65 - Limiting business relations with a client.

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    ... with a client. 10.65 Section 10.65 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT AND... a client. A practitioner shall not enter into a business transaction with a client if they have differing interests therein and if the client expects the practitioner to exercise professional judgment...

  19. Earthdata Search Client Usability Study: Improving Client Usability to Increase Data Discoverability and Accessibility

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    Siarto, J.; Reese, M.; Berrick, S. W.; Baynes, K.; Shum, D.; Plofchan, P.

    2016-12-01

    User experience and visual design are greatly improved when usability testing is performed on a periodic basis. Design decisions should be tested by real users so that application owners can understand the effectiveness of each decision and identify areas for improvement. It is important that applications be tested not just once, but as a part of a continuing process that looks to build upon previous tests. NASA's Earthdata Search Client has undergone a usability study to ensure its users' needs are being met and that users understand how to use the tool efficiently and effectively. This poster will highlight the process followed for usability study, the results of the study, and what has been implemented in light of the results to improve the application's interface.

  20. Tratamento da nefrolitíase: onde está a evidência dos ensaios clínicos?

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    Maria Aparecida Pachaly

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    Full Text Available Resumo A prevalência da nefrolitíase está aumentando em todo o mundo e resulta em ônus significativo para o sistema de saúde. Novos estudos revelam que a formação de cálculos urinários está associada a várias morbidades graves. No entanto, poucos estudos observacionais ou ensaios clínicos randomizados de qualidade demonstraram que intervenções clínicas específicas diminuem a recorrência da nefrolitíase. Portanto, nesta revisão são analisadas as evidências disponíveis da terapia médica expulsiva para cálculos ureterais; avaliam-se os dados da terapêutica não farmacológica, incluindo modificações dietéticas e terapia à base de sucos cítricos; e discute-se a eficácia dos diuréticos tiazídicos no tratamento da hipercalciúria associada à nefrolitíase recorrente.

  1. Psicopatologia, exotismo e diversidade: ensaio de antropologia da psicopatologia Psychopathology, exoticism and diversity: some remarks on the anthropology of psychopathology

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    Adriano Holanda

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available O texto se propõe a uma reflexão em torno de uma perspectiva antropológica da questão da psicopatologia. Partindo da análise antropológica de Tzvetan Todorov, perpassa o ensaio histórico de Theodore Zeldin, alcançando a crítica de Thomas Szasz e a abordagem histórico-antropológica de Michel Foucault, na tentativa de clarear a compreensão do fenômeno psicopatológico. Nesta perspectiva crítico-histórica, a psicopatologia é vista como um fenômeno contextualizado, inserido na construção das mentalidades específicas da cultura ocidental.The purpose of this paper is to reflect upon an anthropological approach of psychopathology. It intends to throw some light upon the phenomenon of the "psychopathologic". It begins with some remarks on the anthropological concept of Tzevan Todorov. It also analyses Theodore Zeldin’s historical essay, Thomas Szasz’s critical reflections and Michel Foucault’s historic-anthropological approach. In this historical perspective, "Psychopathology" is conceived as a rather contextualized phenomenon, part of the specific mentalities constructed by the Western culture.

  2. Participatory citizenship: Critical perspectives on client-centred occupational therapy.

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    Fransen, Hetty; Pollard, Nick; Kantartzis, Sarah; Viana-Moldes, Inés

    2015-07-01

    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. The authors present a critical discussion shaped by their research, including a survey, discussions at workshops at international conferences, and critical engagement with the literature on occupational therapy, occupation, and citizenship. A focus on citizenship suggests reframing professional development based on the participation in public life of people as citizens of their society. While occupational therapists often refer to clients in the context of communities, groups, families, and wider society, the term client-centred practice typically represents a particular view of the individual and may sometimes be too limited in application for a more systemic and societal approach. The authors question the individual focus which has, until recently, been typical of client-centred occupational therapy. Placing citizenship at the core of intervention is a transformative process that assumes all people are citizens and conceives of health as a collective issue, influencing the way we educate, do research, and practise.

  3. Client-centred occupational therapy: the importance of critical perspectives.

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    Whalley Hammell, Karen R

    2015-07-01

    The occupational therapy profession has proclaimed itself to be client-centred for over 30 years, but until recently this assertion remained largely unchallenged. Critical thinkers, who have begun to explore client-centred practice in occupational therapy, highlight the necessity for further critical reflection. This paper aims to define what constitutes "critical" thinking; and to persuade occupational therapists of the importance of employing critical perspectives towards the profession's assumptions and assertions regarding occupational therapy's "client-centred" practices. Critical thinking is not solely a process of carefully and thoughtfully weighing various arguments or evidence, but of additionally appraising the ideological and structural contexts in which these positions or evidence have arisen. Critical perspectives towards occupational therapy's client-centred practices identify the ways in which power is exercised by the profession, and culturally specific and disabling ideologies are perpetuated. Critical thinking enables occupational therapists to reflect on their own inequitable access to privilege and power, and reduces the potential for the profession to re-inscribe dominant ideologies that devalue disabled people and justify their inequitable opportunities. Because critical thinking demands a readiness to restructure one's thinking, and decreases the risk of acting on faulty assumptions, it is an essential component of client-centred practice.

  4. Verbally Conditioning Client Behaviors in the Therapeutic Setting

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    Henry D. Schlinger, Jr.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se aborda la cuestión de cómo, a través de las interacciones verbales en contextos terapéuticos, se puede cambiar la conducta de un cliente. Sugerimos que, cuando se producen cambios de este tipo, independientemente de la orientación teórica del terapeuta, se ha producido condicionamiento verbal de la conducta del cliente. Concretamente, cualquier estimulo verbal en un contexto terapéutico que provoque tal cambio alterará también la función de contextos donde normalmente se producen las conductas o sentimientos problemáticos. Estos serán substituidos por otros sentimientos o conductas, verbales y non verbales, más sanos. Señalamos que este tipo de condicionamiento verbal tiene que ser continuo y presente siempre, tanto en el contexto de las sesiones terapéuticas como fuera de ellas, y que no solo las mejoras clínicamente relevantes se ven condicionadas por el autodiálogo del cliente, sino que también lo están los mismos problemas que experimenta el cliente. Por último, presentamos varios ejemplos de como las conductas del cliente fuera de la sesión terapéutica pueden sufrir cambios por medio de sus interacciones con el terapeuta.

  5. Being empathetic: benefits and challenges for the clinician and client.

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    Abbott Moore, Lisa

    2010-01-01

    This article explores the meaning of empathy and how it influences clinicians in their personal and professional lives. Empathy may benefit client and clinician by improving patient satisfaction and pain management, reducing medical errors, and helping to keep clinicians grounded in the priorities of patient care. The cultural and developmental origins and neural basis of empathy are reviewed to provide insight into how a clinician's and client's emotions can interact and influence each other. Methods for cultivating and communicating empathetic responses in the clinical setting are provided, including ways of identifying and dealing with difficult clients. Concepts such as attunement, emotional labor, and parallel emotions are explained. The limitations to empathy and potential challenges or difficulties for the clinician are also explored, along with possible solutions. Narratives from the author's personal and professional life are included to illustrate how a clinician's emotions can play a significant part in interactions with clients. This discussion shows that clinicians must combine both evidenced-based practice and empathy in their interactions with clients to achieve the professional goal of high-quality care.

  6. 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.

  7. Maximizing health literacy and client recall in a developing context: speech-language therapist and client perspectives.

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    von Wühlisch, Friderike Schmidt; Pascoe, Michelle

    2011-01-01

    In the field of speech-language therapy, limited research has been conducted with regards to health literacy and client recall. However, speech-language therapists frequently provide a considerable amount of information for clients to understand, apply and review in order to manage their (or their child's) health. This study aimed to investigate (1) issues around clients' health literacy and recall of information; and (2) how these issues can be overcome in speech-language therapy in a developing context. An exploratory study was undertaken with specific focus on speech-language therapists and their clients who had previously received treatment for dysphagia, voice disorders (including laryngectomies), and cleft lip and/or palate management. They were recruited at public tertiary hospitals and primary healthcare clinics in Cape Town, South Africa. Data were gathered through focus group discussions and qualitatively analysed using a content-driven immersion/crystallization style. Five themes and 13 subthemes were identified. Speech-language therapists currently use mostly low-technology strategies to manage issues of health literacy and client recall, and frequently view poor outcomes as being related to clients themselves and a lack of compliance. An understanding of context, intercultural health literacy and client-provider concordance are important factors that should inform the clinical practice of speech-language therapy. There is a need to develop effective strategies for information provision and review post-consultation. Speech-language therapists have an important mediating role in cross-cultural communication. © 2011 Royal College of Speech & Language Therapists.

  8. Avaliação de ensaios analíticos para detecção de coliformes fecais em queijo Minas

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    Pereira M.L.

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    Full Text Available Foram submetidas à pesquisa de coliformes fecais, utilizando-se a técnica do número mais provável (NMP/g, 168 amostras de variedades de queijo Minas (20 frescal, 48 canastra e 100 padronizado coletadas em Belo Horizonte. Para a comparação de diferentes ensaios em temperatura elevada, utilizou-se o caldo EC isoladamente, e caldos EC e triptofano em paralelo. Visando à pesquisa de indol foi realizado ensaio para confirmação de produção de beta-D-glucuronidase e indol em caldo fluorocult lauril sulfato. Os resultados demonstraram não haver diferença estatística significativa entre as três metodologias utilizadas para a pesquisa de coliformes fecais, considerando os índices de aceitação definidos pelos padrões legais de inspeção de queijo Minas. A facilidade de execução do ensaio da beta-D-glucuronidase em caldo fluorocult lauril sulfato, associada à confiabilidade dos resultados e demanda de tempo (redução de 96 para até 48h, permitem sugeri-lo como método de escolha para enumeração de coliformes em queijo Minas.

  9. Análise da adaptabilidade e estabilidade de produção em ensaios regionais de feijoeiro para o Estado de São Paulo

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    Guilherme Augusto Peres Silva

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar genótipos, superiores em produtividade, adaptabilidade e estabilidade, na produção de grãos de feijoeiro, por meio da análise Lin & Binns (1988, modificada por Carneiro (1998. Foram avaliados vinte e dois genótipos pertencentes aos principais programas de melhoramento do país. Essas avaliações constaram de dados dos ensaios de VCU 2007/2008/2009 para o Estado de São Paulo, que seguiram as normas estabelecidas pelo MAPA/SNPC, para ensaios de campo. Estes ensaios foram instalados em vinte e quatro ambientes, nas épocas das águas de 2007 e 2008, seca de 2008 e 2009 e inverno de 2008 e 2009. Os resultados obtidos no conjunto dos anos e ambientes de 2007/2008/2009 demonstraram que os genótipos 'Gen C2-1-3', 'CNFC 10408', 'Juriti Claro' e 'LP 04-72' comportaram-se como os mais estáveis e adaptados. O método Lin & Binns (1988, modificado por Carneiro (1998, mostrou-se adequado para análise dos dados, identificando os genótipos mais estáveis, produtivos e adaptados aos ambientes de cultivo.

  10. Does Motivational Interviewing (MI) Work with Nonaddicted Clients? A Controlled Study Measuring the Effects of a Brief Training in MI on Client Outcomes

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    Young, Tabitha L.; Gutierrez, Daniel; Hagedorn, W. Bryce

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    This study investigated the relationships between motivational interviewing (MI) and client symptoms, attendance, and satisfaction. Seventy-nine clients attending a university-based counseling center were purposefully assigned to treatment or control conditions. Statistical analyses revealed client symptoms in both groups improved. However,…

  11. Web-client based distributed generalization and geoprocessing

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    Wolf, E.B.; Howe, K.

    2009-01-01

    Generalization and geoprocessing operations on geospatial information were once the domain of complex software running on high-performance workstations. Currently, these computationally intensive processes are the domain of desktop applications. Recent efforts have been made to move geoprocessing operations server-side in a distributed, web accessible environment. This paper initiates research into portable client-side generalization and geoprocessing operations as part of a larger effort in user-centered design for the US Geological Survey's The National Map. An implementation of the Ramer-Douglas-Peucker (RDP) line simplification algorithm was created in the open source OpenLayers geoweb client. This algorithm implementation was benchmarked using differing data structures and browser platforms. The implementation and results of the benchmarks are discussed in the general context of client-side geoprocessing. (Abstract).

  12. A Hybrid Brain-Computer Interface-Based Mail Client

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    Tianyou Yu

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    Full Text Available Brain-computer interface-based communication plays an important role in brain-computer interface (BCI applications; electronic mail is one of the most common communication tools. In this study, we propose a hybrid BCI-based mail client that implements electronic mail communication by means of real-time classification of multimodal features extracted from scalp electroencephalography (EEG. With this BCI mail client, users can receive, read, write, and attach files to their mail. Using a BCI mouse that utilizes hybrid brain signals, that is, motor imagery and P300 potential, the user can select and activate the function keys and links on the mail client graphical user interface (GUI. An adaptive P300 speller is employed for text input. The system has been tested with 6 subjects, and the experimental results validate the efficacy of the proposed method.

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

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    Li Kuang

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    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. 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.

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

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    Ørngreen, Rikke; Nielsen, Janni; Levinsen, Karin

    2008-01-01

    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......  This paper claims that the strategies applied in designing e-learning solutions tend to focus on how to proceed after the precondition, e.g., learners requirements, pedagogical choice, etc., have been decided upon. Investigating the HCI research field, we find that the methodological approaches...... perspectives in a Client Centred framework that is useable as the starting point for others in developing large scale e-learning projects....

  16. Acculturation and polysubstance abuse in Arab-American treatment clients.

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    Arfken, Cynthia L; Kubiak, Sheryl P; Farrag, Mohamed

    2009-12-01

    Acculturation to U.S. culture by Latinos and Asian Americans has been associated with increased prevalence of substance abuse. However, little is known about the association between acculturation and substance use among Arab Americans, or more specifically, among Arab-American treatment clients. In 156 Arab-American male treatment clients, we found that higher levels of U.S. acculturation were positively associated with increased prevalence of polysubstance abuse. This first report on a large series of Arab-American clients also found considerable within-group variability. These results can be used to develop treatment plans and work-force training on the importance of U.S. acculturation and variability within Arab Americans.

  17. 基于验潮资料的CSR4.0模型和NAO.99b模型在中国海域的精度分析%Accuracy analysis of CSR4.0 and NAO.99b over China seas by tidal data

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    孙佳龙; 郭金运; 郭淑艳; 刘新

    2013-01-01

    卫星测高资料可以提供全球海洋的海面地形、海面波浪及海面粗糙度的信息,探测洋流的边界和趋势,分析极区冰层厚度及变化,因此,深入研究卫星测高技术对于人类更好地认识地球和海洋都具有重要意义.而在近海,由于卫星测高数据受到多种因素的影响,数据质量较差.其中,海洋潮汐模型在近海海域的精度是影响卫星测高数据质量的一个主要因素.本文通过利用卫星测高数据常用的两种潮汐模型(CSR4.0和NAO.99b)和验潮站资料得到的海面高误差以及四个主要分潮的振幅、迟角误差,对两种潮汐模型在中国海域的精度进行了详细地分析.用CSR4.0潮汐模型和NAO.99b潮汐模型的海面高与中国近海11个验潮站的水位数据进行了比较,在中国大陆近海,CSR4.0模型的平均精度比NAO.99b模型好,其RMS分别为0.6493 m和0.8967m.两种模型在中国台湾两个验潮站的精度都比较高,其RMS的平均值分别为0.3673m和0.3043m.与验潮站数据比较得到的振幅误差、迟角误差、潮高均方根误差以及相对误差中,NAO.99b模型的振幅误差均比CSR4.0潮汐模型的振幅误差小,其中O1分潮的振幅误差最小,仅为1.78 cm,最大为M2分潮误差,为3.58 cm.在潮高误差中,NAO.99b模型的潮高误差也均比CSR4.0潮汐模型要小.其中,最小潮高误差为O1分潮的潮高误差,仅为1.66 cm,最大为M2分潮潮高误差,为4.35 cm.对于相对误差,NAO.99b模型的相对误差也均比CSR4.0潮汐模型要小.两种潮汐模型相对误差最大的是S2分潮,其相对误差分别为0.16和0.48.通过以上分析,本文建议当利用卫星测高数据进行海平面变化的研究时,在中国海域适宜采用CSR4.0模型进行海潮改正.当利用潮汐模型进行海洋潮汐分布特征的研究时,在中国海域适宜采用NAO.99b模型.

  18. Indigenous clients intersecting with mainstream nursing: a reflection.

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    Trueman, Scott

    2017-01-01

    Mental health care for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in rural and remote locations is delivered primarily by nurses. Culturally safe therapeutic interventions can promote understanding and improve care. Reflective knowledge thinking, writing and practice can support nurses to practice cultural safety. Two instances of mental health care for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients are described in this reflective piece of writing. The care provided in both instances was culturally inappropriate and/or inadequate. I was an agent or observer in both cases, which happened during my employment as a mental health nurse in Australia. The first story, 'the traumatisation of Client A' describes an instance where I, from a place of ignorance, acted without cultural sensitivity and knowledge. I restrained and observed a client in a way that accorded with workplace policy but, at the same time, failed to take into account the circumstances and cultural safety of my client. The second story, 'the misunderstandings about Client B', occurred much later in my career. This time, I engaged with the client, acted with cultural safety, listened to his story and was able to clear up misunderstandings surrounding his presentation to hospital. The two events described in this article led me to discover the nurse I was then and the nurse I have become now. In comparing the two events and my level of awareness and understanding of Aboriginal peoples, along with my own actions, I reflect on my own journey of discovery, which has informed and shaped my awareness as a culturally safe and more sensitive nurse.

  19. Cliente - Proveedor: Dos caras de una misma moneda, la Calidad

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    Aymée Hernández Cruz

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available 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 es el menos común de los sentidos. Muchos aún creen que lograr calidad es meramente cumplir requisitos, y es mucho más que ello. Es adelantarse a las exigencias y necesidades actuales de los clientes, para proveerles de nuevos y más avanzadas y excelentes formas de lograr su plena satisfacción. En el estudio se quiere demostrar que tener clientes plenamente conformes y satisfechos es la razón de ser de la calidad y su gestión. Gestionar calidad es gestionar satisfacción. Centramos la aplicación de la propuesta en la Empresa Comercializadora de Azúcar y demás productos del MINAZ (CONAZUCAR, la cual está en vías de implantar su Sistema de Gestión de la Calidad siendo la satisfacción de los clientes un aspecto importante para el logro de la eficiencia y eficacia del sistema, teniendo en cuenta que contamos con los clientes para la Economía Interna (MINCIN, Lácteos, MININT, y otros y los clientes para la Exportación (CUBAZUCAR y CAISA.

  20. Ensaios sobre a metodologia do estudo da influência de três herbicidas em Spirodela punctata (G.F.W. Meyer Thompson (Lemnaceae

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    Durvalina Maria Mathias dos Santos

    1988-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho visa conhecer a taxa de multiplicação e o índice de mortalidade de S. punctata a diversas concentrações do butaclora, propanila e glifosato bem como comparar dois métodos diferentes de investigações (ensaio 1 e 2. Os dados indicaram que no ensaio 1 as concentrações foram pouco tóxicas provocando baixos índices de mortalidade embora tenha ocorrido inibição do crescimento nas concentrações mais fortes. O ensaio 2 mostrou que a butaclora e a propanila são mais tóxicas que o glifosato, com valores de mortalidade de 100% em apenas 48 horas. A taxa de multiplicação, neste ensaio, somente foi determinada para o glifosato, pois os demais herbicidas foram altamente tóxicos para a espécie. Verificou-se, na comparação dos dois métodos diferentes, que os recipientes utilizados no ensaio 2 foram mais adequados ao cultivo da espécie e que os efeitos tóxicos devem ser observados em frondes consideradas individualmente e não em plantas inteiras.The present work looks for a knowledge of multiplícate rate and mortality index of. S. punctata to several concentrations of butachlor, propanil and gliphosate as well as to compare two different methods. On essay 1 the concentrations were a little toxic provoking low index of mortality in spite of it has occured inhibition of increasing on stronger concentrations. The essay 2 showed what, the butachlor and the propanil are more toxics than the gliphosate, with values of mortality of 100% in only 48 hours. The multiplícate rate, on this essay, was only determinated to the gliphosate, because the other herbicides were highly toxic to the species. It was checked on the comparation of the two different methods the posts used on essay 2 were more appropriate to the cultive specie and the toxic effects must be observated on considered individualy and not on whole plants.

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

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    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.

  2. WORKING WITH HOMOSEXUAL CLIENTS: Application of Solution-Focused Therapy

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available This article discusses the psychosocial problems dealt by gay, lesbian, and bisexual clients. Gay is an individual who has sex orientation to male, whereas lesbian is to female. Bisexual has both sex orientation towards male and female. This article also points out one approach called Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT which can be applied in clinical practice. Working with SFT technique to homoerotic individual or group is significantly different to common people. Mental health experts such as social workers and clinical psychologists should have this understanding. Keywords: Homosexuality, client, clinical practice, therapy, solution focused

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

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

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    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.

  4. Networks implementation using thin clients in educational sector

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    Valencia Ayala, Luz Estela; Medina Arias, Camilo Ernesto; Valencia Ochoa, Juan Carlos

    2008-01-01

    En este articulo se presenta una alternativa para la reutilización de equipos de cómputo en las instituciones y centros educativos, promoviendo el uso de la tecnología de clientes livianos con el fin de aumentar la infraestructura tecnológica y de esta manera proporcionar mayor acceso a las Tecnología de la Información y Comunicación -TIC’s. Los clientes livianos son una alternativa que puede implementarse en algunas áreas de organizaciones en donde se realicen tareas de cómputo simples, ...

  5. Modelo Kano de satisfação do cliente

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    Iata, Cristiane Mitsuê

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro Tecnológico. Programa de Pós-Graduação em Engenharia Mecânica. Estudo realizado com base no modelo Kano de Satisfação do Cliente que classifica os diversos itens de qualidade de um produto ou serviço conforme percebido por seus clientes: os característicos de qualidade obrigatória, os característicos de qualidade linear e os característicos de qualidade atrativa. No presente trabalho, a utilização do modelo Kano foi re...

  6. Understanding, eliciting and negotiating clients' multicultural health beliefs.

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    Jackson, L E

    1993-04-01

    People of many cultures explain and treat illness in ways that are different from and that may conflict with the biomedical beliefs and practices on which the American health care system is based. Eliciting clients' health beliefs and negotiating treatment plans with them can help avoid problems caused by discrepancies in belief systems. This article presents three major categories of belief systems commonly found in the United States as well as other countries. Questions designed to discover clients' health beliefs are included, along with guidelines for arriving at plans of care that accommodate those beliefs. Case studies are provided that illustrate this process of negotiation.

  7. 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.

  8. Ensaio com sulpiride em esquizofrênicos hospitalizados Clinical trial with sulpiride on schizophrenic in-patients

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    Full Text Available Um ensaio terapêutico é feito com sulpiride, substância psicotrópica dada como muito ativa e cujas propriedades permitem enquadrá-la entre os neurolépticos e os timoanalépticos. Foram tratados 24 pacientes internados, com idades que variavam entre 17 e 48 anos, de ambos os sexos (17 masculinos e 7 femininos, todos com o diagnóstico clínico de esquizofrenia e internados em hospital psiquiátrico. O tempo de doença variava de 30 dias a 18 anos. O sulpiride foi aplicado em doses diárias em torno de 1200 mg, predominantemente por via oral. O tratamento durou em média 6 semanas permanecendo a maioria dos casos em observação por alguns meses, sob tratamento de manutenção. Os resultados foram em geral favoráveis, principalmente no que tange aos fenômenos psicóticos sensoperceptivos e delirantes. Não foram assinalados efeitos colaterais ou manifestações colaterais molestas.A therapeutic trial with sulpiride was made, submiting to treatment 24 in-patients of a mental hospital, diagnosed as schizophrenics. The ages are from 17 to 48 years old, 17 males and 7 females. The time of disease was from 30 dayes to 18 years. The drug was given mainly orally on about 1200 mg/die, in a treament of 6 weeks followed in some cases, by several months of observation. The best results were obtained in the sensoperceptive and delusional symptoms. No side effects of importance were detected.

  9. Intervenção multiprofissional em adultos com hipertensão arterial: ensaio clínico randomizado

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    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo: avaliar a influência de uma intervenção, constituída por orientações relacionadas à saúde e treinamento físico aeróbio, na diminuição dos valores pressóricos, dos indicadores antropométricos e na adequação dos parâmetros bioquímicos de indivíduos com hipertensão. Método: estudo de intervenção do tipo ensaio clínico randomizado, com 42 indivíduos. O grupo-intervenção seguiu o protocolo de orientações de saúde e nutricionais e da realização de atividade física. Resultados: consideraram-se dois grupos de intervenção, grupo-intervenção (a e grupo-intervenção (b. O grupo-intervenção (a revelou diminuição significativa dos valores de pressão arterial sistólica e diastólica, dos parâmetros de lipoproteína de alta densidade e dos valores de circunferência do quadril e relação cintura-quadril. O grupo-intervenção (b apresentou diminuição significativa para o valor de pressão arterial sistólica. Conclusão: destaca-se que a intervenção em saúde atrelada à atividade física mostrou-se eficiente na diminuição e/ou controle dos valores pressóricos, bioquímicos e dos indicadores antropométricos.

  10. A metáfora como factor de textualidade em Ensaio Sobre a Lucidez de José Saramago

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    Full Text Available A Metáfora como Factor de Textualidade é uma reflexão sobre o modo como o sistema da língua se operacionaliza no discurso. Neste caso concreto, como é que na obra literária Ensaio sobre a Lucidez as expressões idiomáticas (expressões compósitas são transformadas de novo em expressões metafóricas (expressões componenciais. A incidência da análise focalizase na apreciação de como a expressão idiomática reganha a sua energia criadora e o impulso primeiro que a pôs em circulação. Tendo por fundamento as teorias da anáfora (ampliada e da reconceptualização, mostra-se que tal reconversão se vai fazendo ao longo da obra num processo de ampliação do enfoque cognitivo de que o recurso às implicaturas é um traço necessário para a compreensão das explicaturas. O que é preciso é que o leitor seleccione o contexto oportuno para pertinentemente entender o sentido comunicado. E o sentido comunicado não é mais do que a questionação da relação do homem com o mundo por meio da amplitude de cenários metafóricos que só a língua permite instaurar.

  11. Risk ranking of pathogens in ready-to-eat unprocessed foods of non-animal origin (FoNAO) in the EU: Initial evaluation using outbreak data (2007-2011)

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    Da Silva Felício, M. T.; Hald, Tine; Liebana, E.

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    Foods of non-animal origin (FoNAO) are consumed in a variety of forms, being a major component of almost all meals. These food types have the potential to be associated with large outbreaks as seen in 2011 associated with VTEC O104. In order to identify and rank specific food/pathogen combination...... processed, stored and prepared as part of the above data collection exercises....

  12. 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

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    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...

  13. The structure of client language and drinking outcomes in project match.

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    Martin, Tim; Christopher, Paulette J; Houck, Jon M; Moyers, Theresa B

    2011-09-01

    Client language during Motivational Interviewing interventions is an important predictor of drinking outcomes, but there are inconsistencies in the literature regarding what aspects of client language are most predictive. We characterized the structure of client language by factor analyzing frequency counts of several categories of client speech. The results provide limited support for a model proposed by Miller et al. (2006) and Amrhein et al. (2003) but with some important differences. While Amrhein et al. (2003) found that only increasing strength in client commitment language predicted behavior change, the current study revealed that client language preparatory to commitment predicted drinking outcomes. (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved.

  14. 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.

  15. The asymmetric relationship between the winter NAO and the precipitation in Southwest China%冬季北大西洋涛动与中国西南地区降水的不对称关系

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    徐寒列; 李建平; 冯娟; 毛江玉

    2012-01-01

    The simultaneous relationship between the North Atlantic Oscillations (NAO) and the precipitation over Southwest China in boreal winter is investigated using the NCEP/NCAR reanalysis data and 160 Chinese stations monthly rainfall datasets during 1951 7 2010. The results show that there is a significant positive correlation between the boreal winter NAO index (INao) and the winter precipitation in Southwest China. Moreover, the positive correlation is asymmetric. During the winter of weak NAO years, the circulation pattern in East Asia is not favorable for precipitation in Southwest China. Contrastingly, during the winter of strong NAO years, the relationship between them is not significant. Further analysis shows that the main circulation pattern which influences the precipitation in Southwest China is a teleconnection pattern existed in the Caspian Sea and Middle East-Arabian Sea-Tibetan Plateau and the downstream area (CAT teleconnection). It is found that the CAT teleconnection pattern has an asymmetric relationship with the winter NAO, and the relationship is significant only in the winter when the NAO is in its negative phase. The results from the composite of the wave ray and the wave-activity flux during strong and weak winter NAO years show that in weak winter NAO years the wave rays which were aroused by the wave sources in the Mediterranean could be consistent with the route of the CAT teleconnection pattern, and the wave-activity flux shows that the stationary wave could spread to the downstream along the Caspian Sea and Middle East-Arabian Sea-Tibetan Plateau. On the other hand, in strong winter NAO years, the wave rays are to the north of the CAT teleconnection and the stationary wave could spread only to Indian Peninsular. These results indicate that the asymmetric relationship between the winter NAO and the winter rainfall over Southwest China is determined by the asymmetric influence of NAO on the CAT teleconnection.%利用1951-2010

  16. 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…

  17. Undergraduate Role Players as "Clients" for Graduate Counseling Students.

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    Anderson, Dana D.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Describes two exercises in which undergraduates from abnormal psychology courses act as role-play clients for graduate counselor-trainees. Finds that the exercises seem to be educationally beneficial and may also help decrease undergraduates' negative stereotyping of persons with psychological problems. (KO)

  18. Teaching Accountability: Using Client Feedback to Train Effective Family Therapists

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    Sparks, Jacqueline A.; Kisler, Tiffani S.; Adams, Jerome F.; Blumen, Dale G.

    2011-01-01

    The AAMFT Task Force on Core Competencies (Nelson et al., 2007) proposed that marriage and family therapy (MFT) educators teach and provide evidence of trainee competence beyond coursework and accrued clinical hours. This article describes the integration of a systematic client feedback protocol into an MFT-accredited program's curricula to…

  19. Client Experience in Psychotherapy: What Heals and What Harms?

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    4/ is there anything else you would like to say about your .... agenda so that they feel empowered and fully respected by ... pain, clients want to experience the space as a completely ... and saw beyond my jargon and terminology into the heart ...

  20. Data Cleaning Methods for Client and Proxy Logs

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    Weinreich, H.; Obendorf, H.; Herder, E.; Edmonds, A.; Hawkey, K.; Kellar, M.; Turnbull, D.

    2006-01-01

    In this paper we present our experiences with the cleaning of Web client and proxy usage logs, based on a long-term browsing study with 25 participants. A detailed clickstream log, recorded using a Web intermediary, was combined with a second log of user interface actions, which was captured by a mo

  1. Evaluation of a Continuing Education Training on Client Financial Capability

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    Frey, Jodi Jacobson; Svoboda, Deborah; Sander, Rebecca L.; Osteen, Philip J.; Callahan, Christine; Elkinson, Audrey

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    The researchers conducted an evaluation study assessing outcomes among 37 social workers who completed a continuing education course on financial capability and working with clients. Key constructs assessed included participants' attitudes about financial capability, self-efficacy to provide services, organizational barriers, and basic financial…

  2. Functional web applications : implementation and use of client side interpreters

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    Jansen, J.M.

    2010-01-01

    The Internet has become a prominent platform for the deployment of computer applications. Web-browsers are an important interface for e-mail, on-line shopping, and banking applications. Despite this popularity, the development of web applications is a difficult job through their complex client-serve

  3. 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.

  4. Client-server optimization for multimedia document exchange

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    1997-01-01

    Client-server optimization for multimedia document exchange / Gerhard Köstler, Wolfgang Kowarschick, Werner Kießling. - In: Database systems for advanced applications ´97 / eds. Rodney Topor ... - Singapore u.a. : World Scientific, 1997. - S. 35-44. - (Advanced database research and development series ; 6)

  5. Client satisfaction with a nurse-managed clinic.

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    Pulliam, L

    1991-01-01

    To survive and thrive in today's competitive health-care market, health-care providers must evaluate outcomes of their services, including client satisfaction, then use this information to set standards. In the past, standards of care for the elderly were based on tradition rather than evaluation of their effect on outcomes (Thorsland, 1986). There are, therefore, few guidelines for evaluating outcomes of care in any setting and almost none for care of the elderly in nurse-managed centers. As a first step in evaluating client satisfaction in a nurse-managed clinic a focus group discussion was conducted with nine clients of the Nurse Education Link to Aged (NELA) Wellness Center. The focus group participants indicated that the Center had done an excellent job of meeting physical and emotional health needs of clients. Participants especially liked the location of the clinic in the apartment building where they live. Additional services requested by participants included programs for coping with depression and stress, alcoholism, and arthritis, and for increasing social interaction between men and women.

  6. Play Therapy: Client-Centered Counseling for Elementary School Children.

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    DeMaagd, Joan

    The value and importance of creative activities and play opportunities in play therapy is reviewed and discussed. Play therapy is considered to be part of the non-directive client-centered approach to counseling developed by Carl Rogers. The importance of giving the child the opportunity to play out his feelings and explore his thoughts and…

  7. Clients experience of video recordings of their psychotherapy

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

    . 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 situations...

  8. Competent Counseling for Middle Eastern American Clients: Implications for Trainees

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    Soheilian, Sepideh S.; Inman, Arpana G.

    2015-01-01

    The authors used a factorial multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) to determine whether counselor trainees' group differences on measures of multicultural competence, empathy, and multicultural counseling self-efficacy (CSE) when working with Middle Eastern American (MEA) clients were moderated by trainee race. Two hundred and fifty-six…

  9. Dominican Republic: Analysis of the Clients of FondoMicro

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    Claudio Gonzalez-Vega; Mark Schreiner

    2001-01-01

    This report provides a preliminary quantitative analysis of the financial results of five organizations which are clients of FondoMicro. It also includes a qualitative assessment of the long-run vision held by these institutions' managers and of the organizations' ability to allow a transformation into self-sustainable institutions, whose financial contracts are useful to small and micro entrepreneurs.

  10. 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,…

  11. Langfristige Performance mit Thin Clients bei HSBC Trinkaus

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    HSBC Trinkaus nutzt Thin Clients als grafikstarke Desktops einer Citrix-basierenden Server Based Computing-Umgebung. Die neuen Dualview-Arbeitsplätze sind zuverlässiger, pflegeleichter und stromsparender als die bisherigen Terminal-PCs. Selbst die Administration erfolgt im Zweibildschirmbetrieb.

  12. 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…

  13. Clinical Assessment of Dissociative Identity Disorder among College Counseling Clients

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    Levy, Benjamin; Swanson, Janine E.

    2008-01-01

    College counseling professionals address a wide range of complex student mental health concerns. Among these, accurately identifying client presentations of dissociative identity disorder (DID) can be especially challenging because students with DID sometimes present as if they are experiencing another problem, such as a mood, anxiety, or…

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

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    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.

  15. Chapter 48: How to Build a Simple SIAP Client

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    Kwok, S. H.; Tody, D.

    This tutorial describes how to build a SIAP Client application. The steps are: find the SIAP service, set the parameters, build the query, submit the request, retrieve the response, analyze the response and prepare the output. Examples in Java and Python are given. The second part of the tutorial explains how to retrieve the image data from access references.

  16. Perceptions of Clients and Counseling Professionals regarding Spirituality in Counseling

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    Morrison, Julie Q.; Clutter, Stacy M.; Pritchett, Elaine M.; Demmitt, Alan

    2009-01-01

    Although current research indicates that psychotherapeutic change both affects and is affected by spiritual concerns, relatively little is known about the degree to which spirituality is used as an intervention in counseling and how it is perceived by clients and mental health professionals. The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions…

  17. assessment of clients' satisfaction with health service deliveries at ...

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    Statistical tests were employed where ... Furthermore, satisfaction with the health care was found to have a significant association ... INTRODUCTION ... the client's point of view. .... New visit. 191(45.3). Repeat visit. 231(54.7). Religion. Muslim. 273(64.7) .... diagnostic facilities. .... in eastern Ethiopia: Patient's perspective.

  18. Interpreting Behavioral Genetic Results: Suggestions for Counselors and Clients.

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    Gatz, Margaret

    1990-01-01

    Contends treatment strategies often are premised on modifying either environmental factors or clients' interpretations of the interpersonal environment, but a more complete analysis would take into account the role played by genetic transmission in an individual's personality. Recommends when developing interventions both counselors and clients…

  19. The Clinical and Client-Centered Approach to Counseling.

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    Rivas, Richard G.

    This review analyzes the clinical and client-centered approaches to counseling. Clinical counseling separated from vocational counseling in the third decade of this century. A split took place between guidance and discipline. The mental hygiene movement facilitated this split. In 1942 Carl Rogers made an impact on counseling theory with the…

  20. Undergraduate Role Players as "Clients" for Graduate Counseling Students.

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    Anderson, Dana D.; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Describes two exercises in which undergraduates from abnormal psychology courses act as role-play clients for graduate counselor-trainees. Finds that the exercises seem to be educationally beneficial and may also help decrease undergraduates' negative stereotyping of persons with psychological problems. (KO)

  1. Use of Drama Students as "Clients" in Teaching Abnormal Psychology.

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    Gilliland, Kirby

    1982-01-01

    Describes the use of drama students to role play subjects of case studies in simulations of standard interviews in a college-level abnormal psychology class. Graduate drama students role-played clients in interviews with instructors or student panels. After the interviews, class discussion covered alternative possible diagnoses and possible…

  2. A Client-Centered Approach to Teacher Development.

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    Nunan, David

    1989-01-01

    Presents a rationale for adopting a client-centered approach for foreign language teacher development programs. An inservice English-as-a-second-language teacher education workshop in Adelaide (Australia) helped participants to select and grade learning tasks. Participants then incorporated the "good" learning tasks into their own…

  3. A Client-Centered Approach to Teacher Development.

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    Nunan, David

    1989-01-01

    Presents a rationale for adopting a client-centered approach for foreign language teacher development programs. An inservice English-as-a-second-language teacher education workshop in Adelaide (Australia) helped participants to select and grade learning tasks. Participants then incorporated the "good" learning tasks into their own…

  4. Women Counselors for Women Clients? A Review of the Research

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    Tanney, Mary Faith; Birk, Janice M.

    1976-01-01

    Reviews the available research on the effects of counselor sex on the effectiveness of therapy for female clients. It concludes that the research findings are not clear cut and that much remains to be done on the extent and effects of sex stereotyping in the therapeutic relationship. (NG)

  5. Developments in the Market for Client-based Management Education.

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    Prince, Christopher

    2002-01-01

    Interviews with 19 human resource managers, 6 consultants, and 11 business faculty investigated the effectiveness of client-based management education. Results suggested that strategic management education is a business imperative and many companies are developing partnerships with business schools to deliver training that supports business…

  6. Perceived Counselor Acculturation Levels: Their Pertinence to Caucasian Client Expectations.

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    Liu, Huan-Chung Scott; Schneider, Lawrence J.

    After reading 1 of 4 randomly-assigned written descriptions of a counselor, a group of 257 Caucasian undergraduates completed the Expectations sbout Counseling: Brief Form (Tinsley, 1982), Confidence Rating scales and Willingness items to examine how the perceived levels of acculturation of the counselor influenced client's perceptions of the…

  7. 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.

  8. 31 CFR 8.34 - Knowledge of client's omission.

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    ... 31 Money and Finance: Treasury 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Knowledge of client's omission. 8.34 Section 8.34 Money and Finance: Treasury Office of the Secretary of the Treasury PRACTICE BEFORE THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS Duties and Restrictions Relating to Practice § 8.34 Knowledge...

  9. 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…

  10. Beyond Multiplication: Incorporating Importance into Client Satisfaction Measures

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    Hsieh, Chang-Ming

    2014-01-01

    Objective: This article brings the discussions on incorporating perceived importance across study areas into the study of client satisfaction and cautions the use of multiplicative scores (multiplying satisfaction and importance scores) as a weighting method. An alternative weighting method is provided. Method: Analyze data from a client…

  11. The Concerns about Counseling Racial Minority Clients Scale

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    Wei, Meifen; Chao, Ruth Chu-Lien; Tsai, Pei-Chun; Botello-Zamarron, Raquel

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to develop and validate the Concerns about Counseling Racial Minority Clients (CCRMC) scale among counselor trainees. Sample 1 was used for an exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis. Four factors were identified, Managing Cultural Differences ([alpha] = 0.82), Offending or Hurting Clients…

  12. Suicidal Clients and Supervisees: A Model for Considering Supervisor Roles

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    McGlothlin, Jason M.; Rainey, Steve; Kindsvatter, Aaron

    2005-01-01

    It is likely that counselor trainees will be exposed to suicidal clients and subsequently face personal dilemmas, stress, and feelings of incompetence. Ethical guidelines mandate that supervisors have procedures to assist supervisors in such times. Currently, the literature does not provide a framework for providing such supervision. This article…

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. Risk Factors for Hip Fracture in Older Home Care Clients

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    Poss, Jeff; Cook, Richard J.; Byrne, Kerry; Hirdes, John P.

    2009-01-01

    Background Little information is available on hip fracture risks among community-dwelling persons receiving home care. Our aim was to identify risk factors for hip fracture from health information routinely collected for older home care clients. Methods This was a cohort study involving secondary analysis of data on 40,279 long-stay (>60 days) home care clients aged 65 and older in Ontario, Canada; occurrence of hip fracture as well as potential risk factor information were measured using the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI)/Minimum Data Set–Home Care assessment instrument. Results In all, 1,003 clients (2.5%) had hip fracture on follow-up assessment. Older (85+ vs 65–74, relative risk [95% confidence interval]: 0.52 [0.43–0.64]) clients are at increased risk; males are at reduced risk [0.60 (0.51–0.70)]. Other risk factors include osteoporosis (1.19 [1.03–1.36]), falls (1.31 [1.15–1.49]), unsteady gait (1.18 [1.03–1.36]), use of ambulation aide (1.39 [1.21–1.59]), tobacco use (1.42, [1.13–1.80]), severe malnutrition (2.61 [1.67–4.08]), and cognitive impairment (1.30 [1.12–1.51]). Arthritis (0.86 [0.76–0.98]) and morbid obesity (0.34 [0.16–0.72]) were associated with reduced risk. Males and females demonstrated different risk profiles. Conclusions Important risk factors for hip fracture can be identified from routinely collected data; these could be used to identify at-risk clients for further investigation and prevention strategies [22]. PMID:19196903

  16. 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

  17. 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, p<0.001, CFI=0.99, TLI=0.98, RMSEA =0.040 (90% CI: 0.035, 0.045). Overall, the latent factor of treatment satisfaction was significantly associated with client engagement predictors and treatment evaluation significantly mediated the associations between both working alliance and treatment expectations in the prediction of alcohol-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.

  18. Client's Perspective on Quality of Audiology Care: development of the Consumer quality index (CQI) Audiology Care for measuring client experiences.

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    Hendriks, M.; Dahlhaus-Booij, J.; Plass, A.M.

    2017-01-01

    Objective: Clients’ perspective on the quality of audiology care has not been investigated thoroughly. Research has focused primarily on satisfaction with, and limitations of hearing aids. We developed a Consumer Quality Index (CQI) questionnaire ‘Audiology Care’ to systematically assess client

  19. Participation by clients and nurse midwives in family planning decision making in Indonesia.

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    Kim, Y.; Kols, A.; Putjuk, F.; Heerey, M.; Rinehart, W.; Elwyn, G.; Edwards, A.

    2003-01-01

    In order to enhance understanding of the quality of decision making during family planning consultations in developing countries, provider competencies and client behaviors during 179 randomly selected consultations in Indonesia were assessed. Results show that family planning clients make a

  20. Midwives' views on of appropriate antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests: do they match clients' preferences?

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    Martin, L.; Hutton, E.K.; Spelten, E.R.; Gitsels-van der Wal, J.T.; Dulmen, S. van

    2014-01-01

    Objective: this study aims to provide insight into: (a) midwives' views on appropriate antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests, and (b) whether these views match clients' preferences regarding antenatal counselling. Design: a comparative (midwives versus clients) questionnaire survey. Cog

  1. Midwives' views on appropriate antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests: Do they match clients' preferences?

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    Martin, L.; Hutton, E.K.; Spelten, E.R.; Gitsels-van der Wal, J.T.; Dulmen, S. van

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: this study aims to provide insight into: (a) midwives' views on appropriate antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests, and (b) whether these views match clients' preferences regarding antenatal counselling. DESIGN: a comparative (midwives versus clients) questionnaire survey. Cog

  2. 49 CFR 1103.21 - How far a practitioner may go in supporting a client's cause.

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    2010-10-01

    ... of Ethics The Practitioner's Duties and Responsibilities Toward A Client § 1103.21 How far a... cause a practitioner to refrain from the full discharge of his duty. The client is entitled to the...

  3. 75 FR 742 - Temporary Rule Regarding Principal Trades With Certain Advisory Clients

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    2010-01-06

    ... Clients AGENCY: Securities and Exchange Commission. ACTION: Final rule; correction. SUMMARY: On December... principal capacity in transactions with certain of their advisory clients. As adopted, the only change to...

  4. Como liberar los clientes del servicio: el reto del siglo XXI

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    Fisk, Raymond P

    2011-01-01

    Liberar a los clientes de servicios es el reto empresarial del siglo XXI. Muchas organizaciones tienen estructuras organizacionales y procesos que pretenden mas ejercer un control sobre los clientes que brindarles un servicio...

  5. Midwives' views on of appropriate antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests: do they match clients' preferences?

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    Martin, L.; Hutton, E.K.; Spelten, E.R.; Gitsels-van der Wal, J.T.; Dulmen, S. van

    2014-01-01

    Objective: this study aims to provide insight into: (a) midwives' views on appropriate antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests, and (b) whether these views match clients' preferences regarding antenatal counselling. Design: a comparative (midwives versus clients) questionnaire survey.

  6. Midwives' views on appropriate antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests: Do they match clients' preferences?

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    Martin, L.; Hutton, E.K.; Spelten, E.R.; Gitsels-van der Wal, J.T.; Dulmen, S. van

    2014-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: this study aims to provide insight into: (a) midwives' views on appropriate antenatal counselling for congenital anomaly tests, and (b) whether these views match clients' preferences regarding antenatal counselling. DESIGN: a comparative (midwives versus clients) questionnaire survey.

  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. Counselling and Psychological Services for Clients at the Shelter Home

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    2014-07-01

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

  9. Ensaios de variedades de cana de açúcar. I - série de ensaios realizados no período de 1951 a 1954 Sugar cane variety trials 1951-1954

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    A. L. Segalla

    1956-01-01

    Full Text Available No presente trabalho são apresentados os resultados obtidos em quatro ensaios de variedades de cana de açúcar, realizados de 1951 a 1954, nas usinas Junqueira, Porto Feliz e Itaiquara e na Fazenda Pau-a-pique. O objetivo foi determinar, dentre as variedades estudadas, as mais recomendáveis para os diversos tipos de solo e clima do Estado de São Paulo. Estudaram-se 16 variedades, sendo cinco indianas, Co.290, Co.331, Co.413, Co.419 e Co.421, quatro americanas, CP. 27/139, C.P.29/137, C.P.29/291 e C.P.34/120, uma argentina, Tuc. 2645, uma javaneza, P.O.J.2961 e cinco brasileiras, sendo três do Instituto Agronômico de Campinas, I.A.C.34/373, I.A.C.34/536 e I.A.C.34/553, e duas da Estação Experimental de Campos, no Estado do Rio, C.B.36/14 e C.B.38/1. Em cada ensaio foram feitos três cortes, cana planta, soca e ressoca, sendo analisados os resultados de produção de cana e de açúcar provável do primeiro corte e do total dos três cortes. Os resultados obtidos mostraram que podem ser recomendadas para todo o Estado de São Paulo as variedades Co.419 e C.B.36/14 juntamente com a Co.290, que é a variedade mais cultivada. Co.421 e Co.413 revelaram maior exigência quanto a solo e clima, especialmente esta última, C.P.34/120 e Co.331, apesar de produzirem bem como a Co.290, não são recomendadas por serem sucetíveis ao carvão, o mesmo acontecendo com a C.P.29/291, que também apresentou produções satisfatórias.A series of four sugar cane variety trials was carried out from 1951 to 1954 at the following places in the state of São Paulo: 1 Usina Junqueira, Igarapava, in the "terra-roxa" type of soil; 2 Usina Pôrto Feliz, Pôrto Feliz, and 3 Fazenda Pau-a-pique, Capivari, both in "terra-roxa-misturada" soil; and 4 Usina Itaiquara, Tapiratiba, in the "massapê-salmourão" soil. Four by four lattice squares with 5 replications were used in all laocations. The varieties tested were as follows: Co. 290, Co. 331, Co. 413, Co. 419, Co. 421

  10. Patient silence is not necessarily client satisfaction: communication problems in home care nursing.

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    1998-02-01

    Although we may believe we are inviting client feedback about care, it is clear from a recent study surveying home care providers and older adult care recipients that failures in communication continue to plague us. Inadequate communication can lead to misunderstandings, client and provider dissatisfaction, and even termination of the home care provider-client relationship. By strengthening communication skills, staff can see changes in client satisfaction, have greater success in resolving potential problems, and may ultimately experience more job performance satisfaction.

  11. Distribución comercial: Tema 14. El servicio al cliente en el comercio minorista

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    Juan Vigaray, María Dolores de

    2010-01-01

    El servicio al cliente tiene una importancia trascendente a la hora de mantener y recuperar clientes. Un mal servicio al cliente puede anular completamente un producto fantástico. Se debe de recordar al cliente la posibilidad y el interés de la empresa en que reclame y diga cualquier cosa que no le haya satisfecho, para que la empresa pueda corregir el error y compensarle.

  12. Distribución comercial: Tema 14. El servicio al cliente en el comercio minorista

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    Juan Vigaray, María Dolores de

    2010-01-01

    El servicio al cliente tiene una importancia trascendente a la hora de mantener y recuperar clientes. Un mal servicio al cliente puede anular completamente un producto fantástico. Se debe de recordar al cliente la posibilidad y el interés de la empresa en que reclame y diga cualquier cosa que no le haya satisfecho, para que la empresa pueda corregir el error y compensarle.

  13. 养血清脑颗粒治疗老年偏头痛性眩晕的效果%Effect of Yang Xue Qing Nao granule in the treatment of elderly migraine vertigo

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    周华祥; 陈春富; 许亮; 王维; 王国卿; 曹玉玲; 阎志慧

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To compare and observe the treatment effect of Yang Xue Qing Nao granule in elderly migraine vertigo(MV). Methods:78 MV cases were selected from October 2011 to March 2013.They were randomly divided into 3 groups.Yang Xue Qing Nao group were given Yang Xue Qing Nao granule 4 g,3 times one day.Flunarizine group were given flunarizine 5~10 mg,1 time one night.Betahistine group were given betahistine 4~8 mg one time,2~4 times one day.After 12 weeks of treatment,the changs of headache,vertigo indicators and drug adverse reaction were observed.Results:After treatment,the vertigo indicator of 3 groups were significantly improved.The effect of Yang Xue Qing Nao granule on the headache index of MV patients was better than betahistine.The effect of the time and degree of headache was better than flunarizine.The effect of the vertigo frequency was equal to flunarizine.The effect of the vertigo time was equal to betahistine and flunarizine.The effect of the vertigo intensity was better than flunarizine.After treatment,dizziness disability scale(DHI) of 3 groups had no significant difference in total score (P>0.05). Yang Xue Qing Nao granule was better than betahistine and flunarizine on the improving of DHI itemized mood score.Yang Xue Qing Nao granule had mild adverse reaction,and its tolerance was well.Conclusion:Yang Xue Qing Nao granule in the treatment of elderly MV is safe and effective.%目的:对比观察养血清脑颗粒对老年偏头痛性眩晕(MV)的治疗效果。方法:2011年10月-2013年3月收治MV 患者78例,随机分为3组,养血清脑组给予养血清脑颗粒4 g,3次/日。氟桂利嗪组给予氟桂利嗪5~10 mg,1次/晚。倍他司汀组给予倍他司汀4~8 mg/次,2~4次/日。治疗12周,观察头痛、眩晕指标的变化及药物不良反应。结果:治疗后3组眩晕指标均显著改善。养血清脑颗粒对MV患者头痛指标的影响优于倍他司汀,对头痛时间、程度的影响优于氟桂

  14. Ensaios em econometria financeira

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    João Frois Caldeira

    2010-01-01

    Os modelos de otimização de carteiras baseados na análise média-variância apresentam dificuldades para estimação das matrizes de covariância, usadas no processo de otimização, o que leva a necessidade de métodos ad hoc para limitar ou suavizar as alocações eficientes recomendadas pelo modelo. Embora as carteiras obtidas por este método sejam eficientes, não é assegurado que o tracking error seja estacionário, podendo a carteira se distanciar do benchmark, exigindo frequentes recomposições. Ne...

  15. Ensaios com minoxidil

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    Bergold, Ana Maria; Camargo, Laura N.; Dias, Maria Christina S.; Maciel, Regina A.G.; Nunes, Renata L.; Ribeiro, Maira H.; Sartori, Vera L.G.; Ponzio, Humberto Antonio Salomon

    1989-01-01

    A dissolução de minoxidil sob forma de pó microcristalino foi avaliada em diversas temperaturas. A avaliação de minoxidil em soluções com diferentes concentrações foi feita espectrofotometricamente (U.V.). The dissolution of minoxidil as microcrystaline powder, was assessed under various environmental temperatures. The evaluation of minoxidil in solution at different concentrations was made by ultraviolet spectrophotometry.

  16. Ensaios do "Manguebeat"

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    Rodrigues, Sílvio Sérgio Oliveira

    2015-01-01

    Tese (doutorado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Programa de Pós-Graduação Interdisciplinar em Ciências Humanas, Florianópolis, 2015. Nosso propósito investigativo presente nesse trabalho de tese nasceu com a preocupação de focalizar na poesia popular de massa do Manguebeat pernambucano uma proposta poético-musical-literária, que preferimos chamar de uma nova poiesis, que se apresenta como fenômeno cultural da contemporaneidade, voltado par...

  17. Ensaios de micologia

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    Octavio de Magalhães

    1946-03-01

    Full Text Available Os autores estudam as micoses produzidas principalmente por microsifonados em homens e animais, no Estado de Minas Gerais. Estudam as seguintes espécies: I - "Actinomyces bovis". II - "Actinomyces brasiliensis". III - "Proactinomyces asteroides var. decolor". Descrevem também um caso de micetoma podal, por "Monosporium apiospermum" e dois casos de pseudo micetoma: O primeiro, na face, pelo "Rhinocladium Beurmanni eo segundo, nos braços, pelos sáis de cálcio. Relatam as noções fundamentais sôbre granulomas actinomicóticos e descrevem as propriedades culturais das espécies. Dão um resumo das observações clínicas com as respectivas origens.The authors study the mycosis produced principally by microsiphonades in man and animals, in the State of Minas Gerais. The following species are studied: I - "Actinomyces bovis". II - "Actinomyces brasiliensis". III - "Proactinomyces asteroides var. decolor". They also describe a case of foot-mycetoma (Madura-foot by "Monosporium apiospermum" and two cases of pseudo mycetoma: The first, on the cheeck, by "Rhinocladium Beurmanni" and the second, on teh arms, by calcium salts. They relate the fundamental notions on actinomicotic granules and describe the cultural properties of the species. They give a summary of clinical observations with their respective origins.

  18. Ensaios de micologia

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    Octavio Coelho de Magalhães

    1957-05-01

    Full Text Available The author passes in review what he has observed during 44 years of clinical data, and principally, of the laboratory, completing has been published in former works on Ringworm and fungi that injure the skin and dependencies. The author refers to the debated question of the systematisation and nomenclature of the fungi or Ringworm considering the best classification to be that of R. Sabouraud. He thinks there should be an itnernational Congress of Specialists for the complete solution of the problem. He showed that, in 261 samples, the highest percentage (47,1% was of Microsporum, followed by Trichopytons with 14,1% and in the third place, together with 11,4% Epidermophyton floccosum and Malassezia furfur. The remaining species were in a low percentage. He verified in Minas Gerais the relative rarity of Trichophyton violaceum, the culture and pathogenic power of which he studied, showing that, contrary to what has been verified in other countries (12 to 50% and even in Brasil (S. Paulo 47% where the Ringworm is produced by this fungi. He atributes this fact, in Minas Gerais, to the relatively small immigration of person from Europe.

  19. Implante de Stent guiado por ultrassom intracoronariano melhora desfechos: meta-análise de ensaios randomizados

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    Graciele Sbruzzi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available FUNDAMENTO: Ultrassom Intracoronariano (USIC tem sido usado como um método auxiliar a fim de otimizar o implante de stents. No entanto, o impacto desse método em alguns resultados é controverso. OBJETIVO: Analisar sistematicamente o impacto dos stents coronarianos guiados por USIC, em comparação com os stents guiados angiograficamente, sobre os resultados clínicos e angiográficos. MÉTODOS: Foi realizada uma busca em bases de dados (MEDLINE, Cochrane CENTRAL, EMBASE e referências de estudos publicados entre 1982 e 2010. Foram incluídos Ensaios Clínicos Randomizados (ECR que compararam o implante de stents coronarianos guiados por angiografia e USIC versus implante de stents coronarianos guiados apenas por angiografia (ANGIO. O seguimento mínimo foi de seis meses e os resultados avaliados foram eventos cardíacos adversos importantes (MACE, Revascularização da Lesão-alvo (RLA e reestenose angiográfica. Dois revisores extraíram os dados de forma independente. Razão de risco sumário e intervalos de confiança de 95% (CI foram calculados com modelos com efeitos aleatórios. A abordagem GRADE foi utilizada para determinar a qualidade geral de evidências para cada resultado. RESULTADOS: Dos 3.631 artigos identificados, oito ECR avaliando um total de 2.341 pacientes foram incluídos. Houve uma redução de 27% na reestenose angiográfica (95% IC: 3% -46% e uma redução de 38% em RLA (95% IC: 17% -53% em favor de USIC versus ANGIO. No entanto, os MACE não foram reduzidos por USIC (RR: 0,79; 95%CI: 0,61-1,03. Os dados MACE representam apenas 47% do tamanho ótimo de informações necessárias para detectar com segurança um efeito de tratamento plausível. CONCLUSÕES: Observamos que o implante de stent coronariano guiado por USIC oferece reduções significativas em RLA e reestenose angiográfica em comparação com implante de stent guiado por angiografia, porém não reduz casos de MACE.

  20. Um ensaio sobre desempenho econômico e participação em cooperativas agropecuárias

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    Sigismundo Bialoskorski Neto

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Este ensaio analisa a influência da função objetivo, do número de associados e do desempenho econômico da organização cooperativa na participação de associados nas assembléias gerais ordinárias e em comitês educativos. São analisados dois modelos de regressão que permitem considerar que há uma correlação negativa entre o desempenho econômico e a participação em assembléias gerais, e que a participação em comitês educativos ocorre provavelmente para intensificar as relações sociais em organizações que apresentem problemas de participação econômica do quadro associado. Por fim, também se pode indicar que a participação em empreendimentos coletivos, como as cooperativas, é de fundamental importância para gerar transparência de governança corporativa, e assim há uma dicotomia a ser discutida, pois, quanto melhor é o desempenho econômico das cooperativas, também é menor a participação e, portanto, menos transparente será o processo de gestão e governança, exigindo custos adicionais para suplantar essa deficiência.This essay analyzes the member participation in general assembly and educational committees in agricultural cooperatives in function of economic objective function, members' number, and economic performance. There are analyses of two regression models that show the participation is an inverse function of economic performance in cooperatives and the educational committee participation occurs in functions to intensify the member relations in cooperative with problems with member economic activity. At the end it is possible also indicate that member participation is important to corporate governance transparency in agricultural cooperative but there is a dichotomy because the best economic performance in cooperatives could not incentive member participation and in consequence the governance transparency that needs additional costs to correct this deficiency.

  1. Ferramenta computacional para medição de deslocamentos em ensaios de carga através de técnicas de processamento de imagem

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    Fernandes, Helder Gonçalves

    2016-01-01

    Dissertação de Mestrado para a obtenção de grau de Mestre em Engenharia Eletrotécnica Ramo de Automação e Eletrónica Industrial A realização desta dissertação teve como objetivo o desenvolvimento de uma ferramenta computacional, que permita a medição de deslocamentos de uma amostra de um determinado material a analisar (região de interesse - ROI) em um ensaio em carga estático através de processamento de imagem. A ferramenta computacional impleme...

  2. Ensaios de arrancamento e de empuxamento aplicados a taliscas de bambu encravadas em corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento

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    Wilza G. R. Lopes; Wesley J. Freire; Gisleiva C. dos S. Ferreira

    2002-01-01

    Neste trabalho, taliscas de bambu da espécie Dendrocalamus giganteus, engastadas em corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento, foram submetidas a ensaios de arrancamento (pull-out) e de empuxamento (push-out) a fim de se determinar sua resistência de aderência. Para esta finalidade, foi utilizado um solo-cimento feito a partir de um solo arenoso que continha aproximadamente 70% de areia. Corpos-de-prova de solo-cimento, de 15 cm de diâmetro e 30 cm de altura, foram moldados com 14% de cimento na umidad...

  3. Redução do uso e do consumo de açúcar por merendeiras de escolas públicas : ensaio randomizado por conglomerado

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    Rita Adriana Gomes de Souza

    2010-01-01

    O Brasil é um dos maiores consumidores per capita de açúcar e estudos têm mostrado um papel específico do consumo excessivo de açúcar no ganho de peso. Com o aumento do ganho de peso observado em vários países, e também no Brasil, é importante testar quais mensagens, estratégias e propostas de intervenção seriam eficazes na prevenção dessa epidemia. Os dados reportados são referentes a um ensaio randomizado por conglomerado, controlado, conduzido em 20 escolas municipais na cidade metropolita...

  4. Síntese e ensaio de análogos estruturais de prolina no estudo da interação com trombina.

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    Roberta Noguci da Silva

    2013-01-01

    Rotas sintéticas foram empregadas no grupo funcional ligado ao carbono 4 da trans-hidroxi-L-prolina para a obtenção de quatro análogos de prolina com amino e guanido grupos nesta posição e isomeria espacial cis e trans. Adicionalmente, o aminoácido guanidino fenilalanina foi comparado com os análogos de prolina em todos os ensaios realizados. Entre os análogos de prolina sintetizados, o peptídeo contendo o aminoácido não natural com o grupo funcional guanido e isomeria trans apresentou a melh...

  5. A qualidade dos ensaios clínicos randomizados publicados no Jornal Vascular Brasileiro Quality of randomized clinical trials published in the Jornal Vascular Brasileiro

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    João Gustavo Rocha Peixoto dos Santos; Fabiano Timbó Barbosa; Tamires Santos Fraga

    2011-01-01

    CONTEXTO: A qualidade dos ensaios clínicos randomizados (ECR) define-se como a probabilidade de um estudo planejado gerar resultados sem tendências e que se aproximem da realidade terapêutica. OBJETIVO: Determinar a qualidade dos artigos originais com ECR publicados no Jornal Vascular Brasileiro. MATERIAIS E MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo transversal com base na busca eletrônica dos artigos originais publicados no Jornal Vascular Brasileiro, entre dezembro de 2004 e setembro de 2009, que tivessem...

  6. ESTUDO TRIBOLÓGICO DE ÓLEOS BIODEGRADÁVEIS DE COCO E DE RÍCINO ATRAVÉS DE ENSAIOS ABRASIVOS

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    jaciana silva de santana

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available Em substituição aos óleos minerais, os óleos biodegradáveis vêm proporcionando uma grande alternativa ao mercado, uma vez que o mesmo diminui os impactos ambientais. Com a finalidade de avaliar o desempenho do óleo de rícino (refinado e bruto e o óleo de coco comparando-os com os óleos minerais SAE 20W50 SJ e W40, realizaram-se ensaios tribológicos de desgaste na configuração pino-contra-cilindro de aço AISI 52100. As superfícies das amostras metálicas foram confeccionadas por torneamento e lixamento, utilizando-se lixas de diferentes granulometrias, seguidas por limpeza com banho ultrassônico e pesagem antes e após a realização dos ensaios. Os corpos-de-prova foram analisados antes dos ensaios no microscópio óptico. A dureza do aço AISI 52100 foi medida utilizando-se um durômetro Rockwell. O óleo foi caracterizado através de ensaios de densidade e tensão superficial (Souza et. al., 2007. A eficiência da ação do lubrificante foi avaliada através da taxa de desgaste calculada para as amostras utilizando-se a equação de Archard e através da microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV. Segundo resultados da taxa de desgaste, os óleos vegetais de rícino e coco obtiveram valores de 88,89 % e 33,33 % menores que para os óleos W40 e SAE 20W50 SJ, respectivamente. Sendo assim, os óleos vegetais possuem propriedades tribológicas equivalentes e até superiores às dos óleos minerais estudados.

  7. Simulação, desenvolvimento de equipamento e validação experimental de ensaios não destrutivos com células bacterianas

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    Costa, Alexandre Manuel Afonso

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    A técnica de Ensaios Não Destrutivos (END) baseada em células bacterianas (CB) foi proposta recentemente e tem demonstrado viabilidade na identificação de micro defeitos superficiais, com espessuras e profundidades inferiores a 5 μm, em vários materiais de engenharia. O conhecimento processual já é significativo, mas diversos aspectos carecem de desenvolvimentos, nomeadamente, a interacção das bactérias com outros materiais, o limiar de detectabilidade da técnica, a aplicação a defeitos na...

  8. Desenvolvimento e aplicação de técnicas inovadoras de Ensaios Não Destrutivos (END) com células bacterianas

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    Carvalho, Diogo Jorge Teixeira de

    2012-01-01

    Dissertação para obtenção do Grau de Mestre em Engenharia Mecânica O aparecimento de novos materiais e novas tecnologias de produção criou um novo paradigma nos Ensaios Não Destrutivos (END). Exemplo disso é a microfabricação, cuja evolução não tem sido acompanhada por um desenvolvimento consentâneo das técnicas de END, não existindo actualmente capacidade para detectar defeitos submilimétricos com a fiabilidade desejada. Recentemente foram dados os primeiros passos no desenvolvimento d...

  9. Avaliação da ocorrência de fratura inversa em ensaio DWTT em aço de elevada tenacidade

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    Arlindo Lopes Faria

    2015-01-01

    O Ensaio de Queda de Peso (DWTT Drop Weigth Tear Test) é um método de teste comum para determinar a capacidade de um material em impedir a propagação de uma trinca. Esse método foi desenvolvido pelo Battelle Memorial Institute, e é realizado em conformidade com a especificação API RP 5L3 "Práticas Recomendadas para a Condução de Testes de Queda de Peso". No entanto, aços modernos para dutos, com processamento termomecânico, incluindo resfriamento acelerado, não apresentam o mesmo comportamen...

  10. Client Verbal and Nonverbal Reinforcement of Counselor Behavior: Its Impact on Interviewing Behavior and Postinterview Evaluation.

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    Lee, Dong Yul; And Others

    1979-01-01

    Examined effects of client reinforcement on counselor behavior and on attitudinal judgments about the client. Counselor-trainees interviewed a standard client. Counselors in verbal and verbal plus nonverbal conditions showed increases in reflection of feeling statements. Differences in counselor attraction and clinical impression of the client…

  11. The Effect of Brief Training in Motivational Interviewing on Client Outcomes and Trainee Skill Development

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    Young, Tabitha L.

    2010-01-01

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based practice that focuses on working through client ambivalence and increasing clients' motivation to change. The purposes of this study were to investigate the effect that a unique student-based training in MI had on counselor trainees' ability to perform MI, and on client outcomes. This training…

  12. Correspondence of Motivational Interviewing Adherence and Competence Ratings in Real and Role-Played Client Sessions

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    Decker, Suzanne E.; Carroll, Kathleen M.; Nich, Charla; Canning-Ball, Monica; Martino, Steve

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    Treatment integrity ratings (adherence and competence) are frequently used as outcome measures in clinician training studies, drawn from recorded real client or role-played client sessions. However, it is unknown whether clinician adherence and competence are similar in real client and role-played sessions or whether real and role-play clients…

  13. 37 CFR 10.57 - Preservation of confidences and secrets of a client.

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    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Preservation of confidences and secrets of a client. 10.57 Section 10.57 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights UNITED STATES PATENT.... (2) Use a confidence or secret of a client to the disadvantage of the client. (3) Use a confidence...

  14. ARQUITETURA E PROTOCOLO PARA APLICAÇÃO VISUAL THIN CLIENT

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    Vanius Roberto Bittencourt

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    Full Text Available In this paper are studied different solutions to an increasingly common need today - to run applications thin client visuals. To solve common problems is provided a proposed open architecture and protocol for client-server application with visual thin client on windows.

  15. Breaking through with Thin-Client Technologies: A Cost Effective Approach for Academic Libraries.

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    Elbaz, Sohair W.; Stewart, Christofer

    This paper provides an overview of thin-client/server computing in higher education. Thin-clients are like PCs in appearance, but they do not house hard drives or localized operating systems and cannot function without being connected to a server. Two types of thin-clients are described: the Network Computer (NC) and the Windows Terminal (WT).…

  16. Clients' psychosocial communication and midwives' verbal and nonverbal communication during prenatal counseling for anomaly screening.

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    Martin, Linda; Gitsels-van der Wal, Janneke T; Pereboom, Monique T R; Spelten, Evelien R; Hutton, Eileen K; van Dulmen, Sandra

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    This study focuses on facilitation of clients' psychosocial communication during prenatal counseling for fetal anomaly screening. We assessed how psychosocial communication by clients is related to midwives' psychosocial and affective communication, client-directed gaze and counseling duration. During 184 videotaped prenatal counseling consultations with 20 Dutch midwives, verbal psychosocial and affective behavior was measured by the Roter Interaction Analysis System (RIAS). We rated the duration of client-directed gaze. We performed multilevel analyses to assess the relation between clients' psychosocial communication and midwives' psychosocial and affective communication, client-directed gaze and counseling duration. Clients' psychosocial communication was higher if midwives' asked more psychosocial questions and showed more affective behavior (β=0.90; CI: 0.45-1.35; pcommunication was not related to midwives" client-directed gaze. Additionally, psychosocial communication by clients was directly, positively related to the counseling duration (β=0.59; CI: 0.20-099; p=0.004). In contrast with our expectations, midwives' client-directed gaze was not related with psychosocial communication of clients. In addition to asking psychosocial questions, our study shows that midwives' affective behavior and counseling duration is likely to encourage client's psychosocial communication, known to be especially important for facilitating decision-making. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  17. Pension helpdesk calls : A repair mechanism in the client communication of financial institutions

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    Nell, Louise; Lentz, Leo; Pander Maat, Henk; Koole, Tom

    2015-01-01

    This paper analyzes the role of helpdesk calls in the client communication package of pension funds.Our audio-corpus of 77 helpdesk calls contained 104 client questions. These show that clients seem tocall the helpdesk in order to repair a comprehension problem, to find specific information they mis

  18. Training Counselors to Work with Disabled Clients: Cognitive and Affective Components.

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    Strohmer, Douglas C.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Examined the relationship of cognitive complexity, counselor anxiety, and client disability to accurate empathy in 28 counseling students who observed counseling interviews of clients with and without disabilities. A significant interaction among cognitive complexity, anxiety, and client disability condition indicated that all three factors…

  19. 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…

  20. Attitudes of Counselors-in-Training toward Career Goals of a Male Client.

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    Arnold, Susan T.

    1981-01-01

    Explored how vocational choices inconsistent with sex-role expectations affect counselor's perceptions of male clients. After observing a male client choosing either a nursing or accounting career, graduate students assessed the clients' masculine or feminine attributes. Results indicated significant differences in counselor perceptions of clients…

  1. Client Resistance as Predicted by Therapist Behavior: A Study of Sequential Dependence.

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    Bischoff, Mary M.; Tracey, Terence J. G.

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    Examines the relation of client resistant behavior to therapist directive behavior in a sample of ten archival therapy sessions. Results indicated an overall trend, with therapist directive behavior slightly increasing the probability of subsequent client resistance. No similar effect of client behavior on subsequent therapist behavior was found.…

  2. Experiences of Rural Vocational Rehabilitation Clients Who Leave the System Prematurely: A Qualitative Exploration

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    Rigles, Bethany; Ipsen, Catherine; Arnold, Nancy; Seekins, Tom

    2011-01-01

    Vocational rehabilitation (VR) clients who leave the system prematurely experience worse employment outcomes than clients who stay in services. The authors conducted this study to learn about factors leading to premature exit by rural VR clients. Results will inform survey development for a large longitudinal study on this topic. The authors…

  3. 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…

  4. 49 CFR 1103.15 - The practitioner's duty to clients, generally.

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    ... 49 Transportation 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false The practitioner's duty to clients, generally... TRANSPORTATION BOARD, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RULES OF PRACTICE PRACTITIONERS Canons of Ethics The Practitioner's Duties and Responsibilities Toward A Client § 1103.15 The practitioner's duty to clients...

  5. 13 CFR 113.3-3 - Structural accommodations for handicapped clients.

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    ... 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) Existing... by handicapped clients. Where structural changes are necessary to make the recipient's goods...

  6. 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…

  7. A Comparison of Client and Counselor Judgments about Intake Variables at a University Counseling Center.

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    Bishop, John B.; Sharf, Richard S.

    1995-01-01

    In comparisons of intake judgments, counselors viewed clients as being more anxious, less likely to change, less motivated to solve their problems, and less likely to be satisfied with counseling than did the clients themselves. Clients judged their personal and vocational problems to be more severe than did the counselors. (Author/RJM)

  8. 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…

  9. Training Counselors to Work with Disabled Clients: Cognitive and Affective Components.

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    Strohmer, Douglas C.; And Others

    1983-01-01

    Examined the relationship of cognitive complexity, counselor anxiety, and client disability to accurate empathy in 28 counseling students who observed counseling interviews of clients with and without disabilities. A significant interaction among cognitive complexity, anxiety, and client disability condition indicated that all three factors…

  10. Rehabilitation Counselor Hypothesis Testing: The Role of Negative Information, Client Disability, and Counselor Experience.

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    Strohmer, Douglas C.

    1995-01-01

    Examines the way that rehabilitation counselors (n=41) select information to test a hypothesis about a client. Consistent with previous research, rehabilitation counselors systematically noted more negative client information when presented with equal numbers of equivalently weighted positive and negative client factors. (JPS)

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

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

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    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…

  12. 17 CFR 275.206(4)-3 - Cash payments for client solicitations.

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    ... 17 Commodity and Securities Exchanges 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Cash payments for client... for client solicitations. (a) It shall be unlawful for any investment adviser required to be... client at the time of the solicitation or referral; or (iii) Other than a solicitor specified in...

  13. 45 CFR 2551.81 - What type of clients are eligible to be served?

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false What type of clients are eligible to be served... 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...

  14. 77 FR 67804 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Client Assistance Program

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    ... Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Application for Client Assistance Program... notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Application for Client Assistance Program... request funds to establish and carry out Client Assistance Programs (CAP). CAP is mandated by the...

  15. 37 CFR 10.85 - Representing a client within the bounds of the law.

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    ... 37 Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Representing a client within... OFFICE Patent and Trademark Office Code of Professional Responsibility § 10.85 Representing a client within the bounds of the law. (a) In representation of a client, a practitioner shall not: (1) Initiate...

  16. 75 FR 66796 - Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP (“PwC”), Internal Firm Services Client Account Administrators Group...

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    ... Employment and Training Administration Pricewaterhousecoopers LLP (``PwC''), Internal Firm Services Client... subject firm should read PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (``PwC''), Internal Firm Services Client Account... subject firm to read PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (``PwC''), Internal Firm Services Client Account...

  17. 45 CFR 1609.5 - Acceptance of reimbursement from a client.

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    ... 45 Public Welfare 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Acceptance of reimbursement from a client. 1609.5... CORPORATION FEE-GENERATING CASES § 1609.5 Acceptance of reimbursement from a client. (a) When a case results in recovery of damages or statutory benefits, a recipient may accept reimbursement from the client...

  18. 17 CFR 4.31 - Required delivery of Disclosure Document to prospective clients.

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    ... Disclosure Document to prospective clients. 4.31 Section 4.31 Commodity and Securities Exchanges COMMODITY... Advisors § 4.31 Required delivery of Disclosure Document to prospective clients. (a) Each commodity trading... prospective client a Disclosure Document containing the information set forth in §§ 4.34 and 4.35 for the...

  19. 34 CFR 379.42 - What are the special requirements pertaining to the Client Assistance Program?

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    ... Client Assistance Program? 379.42 Section 379.42 Education Regulations of the Offices of the Department... requirements pertaining to the Client Assistance Program? Each grantee under a program covered by this part... availability and purposes of the State's Client Assistance Program, including information on seeking assistance...

  20. 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.