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  1. La tapia en España. Técnicas actuales y ejemplos

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    Font, F.

    2011-09-01

    ética de finales de los años setenta, un sector de la población tomó conciencia de la escasez y del agotamiento de los recursos naturales del planeta. Muchos arquitectos y distintos agentes vinculados al sector de la construcción y la investigación se propusieron rescatar materiales y antiguas técnicas constructivas, en un intento de conciliar las exigencias de la edificación actual con los parámetros de la arquitectura bioclimática. En España, aunque más tardíamente, también ha surgido con determinación este movimiento y en los últimos 20 años han proliferado viviendas y todo tipo de edificaciones construidas a base de tierra. El tradicional tapial y el apisonado manual conviven actualmente con los encofrados procedentes de la industria del hormigón, pero la modernización de la técnica se va imponiendo paulatinamente. La diversidad de tipologías de edificaciones de tapia levantadas en los últimos años en España es, como puede verse en este trabajo, significativa. En nuestra opinión esto viene a corroborar que esta milenaria técnica constructiva regresa de un injustificado olvido y se reafirma en un esperanzador futuro.

  2. Vivienda ecoconfortable, tendencias actuales

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    Marcial Calero

    2016-06-01

    Conocer y manejar el comportamiento mecánico y el uso de componentes de la vivienda, como por ejemplo, materiaJes, agua y energía utilizados y disponibles, constituye el objetivo de investigación; sus resultados pueden revertir la situación actual, aJ obtener materiales y hacer posible la reutilización del agua a partir de la construcción de viviendas ecos confortables. Estas acciones contribuirán al desarrollo socio productivo del país en general y de la colectividad en particular.

  3. Ejemplos Nacionales relacionados con la Crisis

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    Nelson Loustaunau

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Buenas noches, inicialmente me voy a permitir una licencia, voy a excederme del tema que se me había confiado, el cual era tomar ejemplos nacionales relacionados con la crisis. ¿Por qué me tomo esta libertad?, por un motivo muy sencillo, si uno solamente mira el panorama nacional, puede no comprender la dimensión del problema a nivel mundial, y puede no comprender si realmente nuestro país está haciendo las cosas bien o no.Veamos, nosotros identificamos cinco tipos de medidas básicas tomadas en relación al Derecho del Trabajo, o a la salvaguarda de puestos de trabajo frente a la crisis. 

  4. 7 ejemplos de intervención basada en redes

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    Maya Jariego, Isidro; Holgado Ramos, Daniel

    2017-01-01

    El análisis de redes sociales resulta efectivo en el diseño, implementación y evaluación de intervenciones comunitarias. En este artículo mostramos, a través de diferentes ejemplos, cómo las redes sociales se han utilizado con éxito para poner en marcha procesos de influencia social, segmentar grupos y comunidades, promover el intercambio de apoyo social, coordinar organizaciones comunitarias, y facilitar la colaboración entre los participantes o los profesionales durante la aplicación de pro...

  5. Ejemplo de médico y revolucionario

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    María Elena Cuervo Calviño

    2015-01-01

    Hay hombres que dedican su vida a una causa y por eso, aunque mueran, se mantienen siempre vivos. El Dr. Jeremías José Ramón Hernández Ojito es un vivo ejemplo de ello, quien participó en las actividades revolucionarias desde sus inicios, en actos de sabotajes y distribución de propaganda revolucionaria, vendiendo bonos para el movimiento 26 de julio y en todo cuanto estuvo a su alcance para apoyar el triunfo en 1959. En el año 1965 termina sus estudios médicos y a pesar de ser del municipio ...

  6. Tendencias actuales del constitucionalismo latinoamericano

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    Jorge Carpizo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los cambios constitucionales que ha habido en América Latina y que han tenido incidencia directa en el progreso de la democracia en la región; de esta manera, hace una amplia comparación de la creación de instituciones que persiguen este fin en los diferentes estados. Desde una definición amplia y actual de democracia, se revelan sus principales focos de peligro como la ilegitimidad del Estado de derecho o la percepción de corrupción predominante en la población. El escrito hace un estudio de los atributos más importantes que pueden encontrarse actualmente en esta parte del continente, y no todos ellos parecen ser siempre optimistas; tal es el caso, por ejemplo, de los referendos cuando no son conducidos conforme a la ley o los no siempre exitosos gobiernos divididos y de coalición. Es claro que el avance en materia de democracia ha sido significativo en los últimos treinta años, pero aún existen factores de riesgo que no deben perderse de vista puesto que resulta imperativo seguir el camino sin retroceder.

  7. Tendencias Actuales del Constitucionalismo Latinoamericano

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    Jorge Carpizo

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza los cambios constitucionales que ha habido en América Latina y que han tenido incidencia directa en el progreso de la democracia en la región; de esta manera, hace una amplia comparación de la creación de instituciones que persiguen este fin en los diferentes estados. Desde una definición amplia y actual de democracia, se revelan sus principales focos de peligro como la ilegitimidad del Estado de derecho o la percepción de corrupción predominante en la población. El escrito hace un estudio de los atributos más importantes que pueden encontrarse actualmente en esta parte del continente, y no todos ellos parecen ser siempre optimistas; tal es el caso, por ejemplo, de los referendos cuando no son conducidos conforme a la ley o los no siempre exitosos gobiernos divididos y de coalición. Es claro que el avance en materia de democracia ha sido significativo en los últimos treinta años, pero aún existen factores de riesgo que no deben perderse de vista puesto que resulta imperativo seguir el camino sin retroceder.

  8. GENÉTICA DEL COMPORTAMIENTO: ABEJAS, un ejemplo.

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    Guiomar Nates Parra

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El concepto de que el comportamiento de los animales esta determinado genéticamente no es nuevo si se considera que ya Darwin en su famosa obra El origen del hombre, en 1871 mencionaba que… “los rasgos del temperamento de los animales son heredados”. Pero solo hasta hace casi 50 años fue que la genética del comportamiento surgió como una especialidad importante dentro de la Genética; desde esa época muchos son los avances que refuerzan la idea generalmente aceptada de que todos los patrones comportamentales están determinados por componentes tanto ambientales como genotípicos. El análisis del control genético de un determinado comportamiento es complicado por el hecho de que las acciones primarias de un gene pueden afectar: 1. Los órganos sensoriales, cambiando la información recibida. 2. Sistemas intermedios (nervioso, endocrino, alterando capacidades de coordinación y percepción y 3. Órganos efectores, alterando la respuesta. Las mutaciones inducidas, que bloquean o alteran los patrones normales de comportamiento, proporcionan una herramienta muy útil para entender como los genes influencian la conducta (Hall et al, 1982. Al respecto hay muchos ejemplos, cuyo conocimiento ha servido para controlar o seleccionar caracteres indeseables o deseables (respectivamente, importantes para el mejoramiento en algunas especies animales. Por ejemplo, con la llegada de la abeja africanizada a América del Sur (Brasil,1958 (Kerr, 1967 llegaron también varios inconvenientes generados por el fuerte comportamiento defensivo de la nueva subespecie introducida (Apis mellifera scutellata , lo cual hizo que se iniciaran programas de investigación tendientes a conocer la biología y el comportamiento de la nueva especie introducida, de manera que se pudieran establecer cepas de abejas menos defensivas, conjuntamente con otras características como productividad o comportamiento higiénico. El establecimiento de las bases moleculares del

  9. Un ejemplo del valor agregado que aportan las TIC en la Educación Universitaria

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    Carmen Rescala

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El mundo actual, con cambios permanentes que con llevan adelantos científicos y tecnológicos, nos obliga a delinear nuevas estrategias educativas para mejorar el proceso de enseñanza-aprendizaje, brindando a nuestros alumnos las herramientas informáticas que les permitirán plantear y resolver modelos que representen situaciones reales, transformando la realidad económica en la búsqueda de la optimización de la labor que desarrollen en el mundo de los negocios. Al enseñar contenidos de los programas de las distintas asignaturas del área matemática, las TIC (tecnologías de la información y de las comunicaciones constituyen un recurso didáctico valioso, potente, que favorece el estudio independiente y eficiente para alcanzar los objetivos que nos planteamos en las planificaciones de cada curso de Matemática. El objetivo de este trabajo es mostrar al lector como el uso de las TIC en la educación universitaria genera un valor agregado que beneficia al proceso de enseñanza- aprendizaje. Mediante la descripción de un ejemplo de la unidad de programación lineal se permite apreciar las formas en que las herramientas informáticas aportan un valor (al que llamamos valor agregado al suceso de elaborar y asimilar conocimientos.

  10. La Protección Medioambiental: Predicar con el Ejemplo

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    María José Vázquez-Cueto

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available La preocupación por el cuidado del medioambiente es generalizada, probablemente porque se considera que éste nos pertenece, nos afecta y, por tanto, nos concierne a todas las personas. La buena predisposición teórica hacia políticas o iniciativas que promueven buenos comportamientos ambientales se debilita al conocer los gastos asociados a la recuperación y mantenimiento del medioambiente, máxime cuando se toma conciencia de la repercusión directa para el bolsillo. Este trabajo pone de manifiesto la discrepancia entre la preocupación medioambiental y lo que estamos dispuestos a pagar para paliar los daños medioambientales. A partir de los datos del Ecobarómetro Andaluz (EBA y la Encuesta de Realidad Social en Andalucía (ERSA, realizamos análisis descriptivos y contrates paramétricos y no paramétricos. Observamos la escasa materialización en euros de la alta preocupación medioambiental, encontrando así que la población analizada está muy lejos de predicar con el ejemplo y que otorga un valor nulo a su conciencia medioambiental. Además, hemos analizado separadamente por sexo encontrando ciertas diferencias dignas de mención, según género.

  11. La arquitectura residencial como una realidad industrial. Tres ejemplos recientes

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    Casaldàliga, P.

    2008-12-01

    cuales reforzará a la industrialización como una profunda mejora de la construcción de los edificios destinados a uso residencial en España. La reflexión expuesta se ejemplifica con 3 obras proyectadas y edifi cadas a partir de su industrialización y que son representativas de las tipologías residenciales más comunes en nuestro país. La variabilidad de estos casos de estudio, y los satisfactorios resultados muestran el amplio abanico de edificios que se pueden resolver mediante estos sistemas constructivos y estructurales. Los ejemplos expuestos responden a las tipologías de: – Edificio de Vivienda plurifamiliar de baja altura: desarrollo de un sistema estructural industrializado mediante módulos tridimensionales como soporte de forjados de placas alveolares. – Edificio de vivienda plurifamiliar en altura: desarrollo de un sistema estructural industrializado para edificios en altura con un sistema de rigidización mediante tensores metálicos. – Edificio de vivienda unifamiliar aislada: desarrollo de una tipología de vivienda bioclimática que incorpora en su arquitectura, sus sistemas industriales y sus materiales parámetros de sostenibilidad ambiental.

  12. Ejemplo de médico y revolucionario

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    María Elena Cuervo Calviño

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Hay hombres que dedican su vida a una causa y por eso, aunque mueran, se mantienen siempre vivos. El Dr. Jeremías José Ramón Hernández Ojito es un vivo ejemplo de ello, quien participó en las actividades revolucionarias desde sus inicios, en actos de sabotajes y distribución de propaganda revolucionaria, vendiendo bonos para el movimiento 26 de julio y en todo cuanto estuvo a su alcance para apoyar el triunfo en 1959. En el año 1965 termina sus estudios médicos y a pesar de ser del municipio de Güines de la provincia de La Habana, vino a trabajar al hospital de la capital provincial de Las Tunas, donde estuvo al frente del servicio de Cirugía, también permaneció durante un tiempo en el hospital “Vladimir Ilich Lenin” de Holguín para realizar estudios de residencia en Cirugía, concluidos los cuales, regresa a Las Tunas, ocupando diferentes cargos administrativos y sindicales, siempre aportando sus conocimientos en el sitio donde más se necesitaran. Por la experiencia adquirida en su especialidad, en el año 1974 fue uno de los integrantes del equipo de cirugía que participó en la famosa separación de las siamesas en el hospital “Vladimir Ilich Lenin”, operación nunca antes realizada en nuestro país y de éxito rotundo, lo cual corrobora el hecho de que las dos aún viven. En septiembre de 1982 fue nombrado Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias Médicas de Las Tunas, cargo que desempeñó hasta septiembre de 1989 cuando fue designado Director del Centro Nacional de Información de Ciencias Médicas. Entre 1992 y 2000 fue miembro del “Panel de Asesores Expertos en Información Biomédica y Salud” de la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS, además  integró el Ejecutivo Nacional del Comité de Médicos para la Prevención de la Guerra Nuclear (IPPNW. Como aval de su trayectoria médica y revolucionaria se relacionan los principales reconocimientos y distinciones recibidos en el transcurso de su vida: Llegó a ser

  13. Ejemplos y definiciones de ecuaciones: una ventana hacia el conocimiento conceptual de estudiantes de secundaria

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    Elena Fernández Millán

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio utilizamos la generación de ejemplos y la definición de conceptos por estudiantes para indagar en el conocimiento conceptual implícito y explícito del concepto ecuación que han adquirido en la Educación Secundaria. Los estudiantes mostraron facilidad para generar ejemplos de ecuaciones y determinar diferencias entre ellos, dando evidencias de su conocimiento conceptual implícito. En cuanto al explícito, manifestaron dificultades para definir el concepto ecuación. Generar ejemplos les ayudó a identificar elementos comunes, generalizar y expresar verbalmente, aunque con ciertas limitaciones, lo que para ellos es una ecuación.

  14. Budget and Actuals

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    Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina — This dataset contains the Town's Year-to-Date Budget and Actuals for Fiscal Years 2016, 2017, and 2018. Fiscal years run from July 1 to June 30. The data comes from...

  15. Rumbos actuales del arte

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    Luis Vidales

    1964-01-01

    Full Text Available Si se nos preguntase cual podría ser la síntesis de los problemas actuales del arte, acaso deberíamos decir que no hay nada que la exprese tan cabalmente como la lucha por los espacios plásticos. Y agregar que este fenómeno no es privativo de nuestro tiempo.

  16. Linac project - actual stage

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    Carlin Filho, N.

    1990-01-01

    The actual development stage of Pelletron accelerator to study heavy ion reactions, nuclear structures and applied nuclear physics is presented. The construction of acceleration systems able to provide beams of several mass and energies up to 20 MeV/A, is discussed, describing acceleration structures and implemented systems. (M.C.K.)

  17. Un ejemplo de evolución literaria: Romance de El prisionero.

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    Francisco Javier Grande Quejigo

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available La riqueza del saber popular modifica las versiones literarias de aquellas manifestaciones que se transmiten de forma oral. En este sentido, la recreación en el siglo XX del tradicional romance de El Prisionero es un claro ejemplo de actualización del texto, acomodándolo a su tiempo y lugar, una vez alejado de su génesis. El presente artículo es una muestra de las oscilaciones de significado en la obra que, manteniendo ciertos motivos originarios, incorpora otros nuevos que lo amplifican y alteran su valor, al tiempo que nos demuestra la vigencia de la literatura de romances como ejemplo de literatura viva y en constante transformación.

  18. Tracing Actual Causes

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    2016-08-08

    was articu- lated by David Lewis in his work on causal ex- planations [Lewis, 1986a]. We address the prob- lem by defining the causal history of the...of actual causation involve coun- terfactuals. The counterfactual tradition goes back to Hume [ Hume , 1748] whose position was that an event c is a...work We present a new take on the old problem of tracing ac- tual causes articulated by David Lewis in his work on causal explanations [Lewis, 1986a]. We

  19. «Se lo llevó El Chamuco». El trato familiar hacia el Diablo en algunos ejemplos de la literatura oral de México

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    Claudia Carranza Vera

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT. This article is a review of some lexical examples and texts from oral literature, in which it can be seen the representations that have being given to the Devil and to the Hell in mexican culture. The analysis focuses on the folklore devil and analyzes the functions of this representations, which serves as a catalyzer for some of the emotions, positive and negative, of the Mexican society. RESUMEN. Este estudio realiza una revisión de algunos ejemplos léxicos y de textos provenientes de la literatura oral actual (paremias, coplas, narraciones, en donde es posible apreciar las representaciones que suelen hacerse del Diablo y del Infierno en México. El análisis se centra en el diablo folklórico y analiza las funciones que este personaje puede tener para exponer y catalizar algunas de las emociones, positivas y negativas de la sociedad mexicana.

  20. Estimations of actual availability

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    Molan, M.; Molan, G.

    2001-01-01

    Adaptation of working environment (social, organizational, physical and physical) should assure higher level of workers' availability and consequently higher level of workers' performance. A special theoretical model for description of connections between environmental factors, human availability and performance was developed and validated. The central part of the model is evaluations of human actual availability in the real working situation or fitness for duties self-estimation. The model was tested in different working environments. On the numerous (2000) workers, standardized values and critical limits for an availability questionnaire were defined. Standardized method was used in identification of the most important impact of environmental factors. Identified problems were eliminated by investments in the organization in modification of selection and training procedures in humanization of working .environment. For workers with behavioural and health problems individual consultancy was offered. The described method is a tool for identification of impacts. In combination with behavioural analyses and mathematical analyses of connections, it offers possibilities to keep adequate level of human availability and fitness for duty in each real working situation. The model should be a tool for achieving adequate level of nuclear safety by keeping the adequate level of workers' availability and fitness for duty. For each individual worker possibility for estimation of level of actual fitness for duty is possible. Effects of prolonged work and additional tasks should be evaluated. Evaluations of health status effects and ageing are possible on the individual level. (author)

  1. Las ciencias sociales como discurso de la salud reproductiva. El ejemplo del climaterio femenino

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    Stepke Fernando Lolas

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Tomando como ejemplo la construcción del climaterio femenino por parte de la medicina, de la opinión profana y de las ciencias sociales, se examinan los modelos de interrelación entre estos discursos y se propone la tesis de que la aportación de las ciencias sociales consiste en una reformulación de la base cognitiva de las profesiones de la salud en un nivel de integración.

  2. San Esteban de Atán (Lugo. Un ejemplo de iglesia que no es lo que parece

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    Caballero, Luis

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The archaeological analysis of the church of San Esteban de Atán (Lugo offers a stratigraphic sequence rich in phases and results. Documentary sources and some decorative elements (lattices appear to affirm the existence of a pre-Romanesque church previous to the present Romanesque style church. The reading of facings does not document any building phase that might correspond to these indications. Of the singular pieces considered pre-Romanesque, only one can be confirmed from this date, but its original location is unknown. On this basis, it is impossible to sustain the hypothesis of the church as pre-Romanesque. Secondly, the present construction, catalogued as belonging to the Romanesque period according to architectonic and decorative typologies, belongs in fact to the low medieval period, as seen in diverse relations and in the fact that elements accepted as chronological indicators have been reused in the walls. The results at Atán challenge the classifications within history of art, and this example is surely not an exception.El análisis arqueológico de la iglesia de San Esteban de Atán (Lugo ofrece una secuencia estratigráfica rica en fases y resultados. Las fuentes documentales y algunos elementos decorativos (celosías parecían afirmar la existencia de una iglesia prerrománica anterior a la actual de época románica. La lectura de paramentos no documenta ninguna fase constructiva que pueda corresponder a estos indicios. De las piezas singulares consideradas como prerrománicas, sólo una puede confirmarse de esta fecha, pero desconocemos su emplazamiento original. Sobre esta base, no se puede sostener la hipotética iglesia prerrománica. En segundo lugar, la construcción actual, catalogada en época románica de acuerdo a las tipologías arquitectónicas y decorativas, pertenece en realidad a época bajomedieval, como demuestran diversas relaciones y el hecho de que los elementos aceptados como indicadores cronológicos se

  3. Marijuana and actual driving performance

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    1993-11-01

    This report concerns the effects of marijuana smoking on actual driving performance. It presents the results of one pilot and three actual driving studies. The pilot study's major purpose was to establish the THC dose current marijuana users smoke to...

  4. Efectos de la Respuesta del Lector y del Uso de Ejemplos sobre la Composición Escrita

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    Virginia Pacheco

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Se evaluó el papel de la respuesta del lector y del uso de ejemplos en la elaboración de procedimientos de un escritor en estudiantes universitarios, en dos sesiones: en la primera 36 escritores describieron una figura y una ruta en un mapa; en la segunda, los escritores fueron distribuidos en tres grupos: DM: 12 escritores modificaron sus descripciones con base en ejemplos de procedimientos similares y en dibujos elaborados por 12 lectores; D: 12 escritores modificaron sus textos con base en dibujos de 12 lectores y SDSM: 12 escritores hicieron modificaciones sin ver dibujos ni ejemplos. Los grupos DM y D hicieron descripciones más precisas. Se discute la relevancia de analizar las interacciones escritoras en función del propósito y la complejidad de la tarea.

  5. La Neurociencia Computacional hoy: II. El Proyecto Blue Brain, un ejemplo muy representativo en el campo

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    Jesús Cortés

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La Neurociencia Computacional es un campo reciente, pero bien establecido dentro de las Neurociencias. En un primer artículo (Cortés, 2009, http://www.cienciacognitiva.org/?p=55, “Qué es y por qué es difícil su estudio”, explico su principal paradigma: todo proceso mental que tiene lugar en nuestro cerebro tiene un circuito o cableado físico que lo sustenta. En este artículo comento un ejemplo muy representativo en el campo: el macro-proyecto de simulación a gran escala y en tiempo real de procesos en la corteza cerebral, el famoso Blue Brain Project.

  6. La transversalidad en la enseñanza de la medicina: el ejemplo de la Oncología

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    A. Barnadas-Molins

    Full Text Available Introducción. El desarrollo de la medicina durante el siglo XIX conllevó la aparición de las especialidades médicas y quirúrgicas, configurando un nuevo escenario asistencial con la fragmentación de los tradicionales servicios de medicina y cirugía. Estos cambios también acontecieron en el campo de la docencia de la medicina, originando algunos conflictos en la definición de competencias que aún persisten. La patología médica debería actuar como punto de encuentro y eje vertebrador del resto de las especialidades médicas, pero hasta hace relativamente poco tiempo ha existido un excesivo esfuerzo en delimitar el campo de cada disciplina, aspecto que no ha facilitado una comunicación fluida entre los diferentes especialistas. La atención a los pacientes con cáncer necesita de la implicación y colaboración de los diferentes profesionales que participan en el diagnóstico y tratamiento y, por ello, precisa de un diálogo fluido entre todos ellos. La oportunidad de poder desarrollar en el pregrado una formación multidisciplinar que englobe aspectos referentes a la integración de los diferentes especialistas en beneficio del paciente facilitará una mejora en la optimización de los recursos sanitarios. La enseñanza de la Oncología en el pregrado ha estado compartida con otras especialidades, pero hasta el momento actual no ha tenido la adecuada consideración. La Oncología constituye un claro ejemplo de que el trabajo en equipo permite mejorar la eficiencia y conducción de los procesos asistenciales. Es de esperar que en las futuras promociones de estudiantes existan menos resistencias para establecer puntos de encuentro y de sinergia y que ello redunde en la adquisición de una visión más amplia y posibilista, y que pueda aplicarse en beneficio de los futuros enfermos.

  7. Actualities

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    Anon.

    1995-01-01

    This paper is a summary of the Cedigaz annual report about the economic analysis of the worldwide natural gas statistical data for the year 1994. This report gives an up-to-date balance sheet of: the proved reserves, the production and consumption rates, the evolutions and tendencies of the international trade, the retail prices on the international market. (J.S.). 2 tabs

  8. ¿Cómo hacer afirmaciones con pretensiones de universalidad a partir de acontecimientos contingentes?: El ejemplo de Cristo en la filosofía

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    Carlos Casale

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available A partir del desafío misional que se le plantea a la teología actual, de realizar afirmaciones universales salvíficas a partir de un hecho revelador concreto, la figura de Jesucristo, la cristología emerge como un campo paradigmático para reflexionar a fondo el reto recién señalado. En Cristo, "universal concreto", se revela la verdad de la humanidad, el cosmos y la historia, como señala el Concilio Vaticano II, en donde la idea de verdad debe ser pensada más allá de las formas clásicas de la "adecuación" y de los estrechos márgenes de la lógica y ciencia moderna: esta idea debe ser interpretada ante todo, apoyándose en Heidegger, como acontecimiento, donde se revela el sentido de la creación. Para poder expresar estas convicciones, la teología puede servirse del ejemplo de cómo algunos representantes fundamentales de la filosofía moderna (Kant, Hegel por ejemplo, han pensado la aparición de lo histórico en relación a la pregunta por el destino y sentido de lo universal.From the starting point of the missionary challenge that modern theology poses, by making universally salvific statements from a concrete act of revelation'the figure of Jesús ChrisfChristology emerges as a paradigmatic field for in-depth reflection upon this aforementioned provocative assertion. In Christ, "concrete universal", the truth about humanity, the cosmos and history is revealed, as Vatican Council II indicates. This is where the idea of truth must be considered beyond the classic forms of "adjustment" and of the narrow margins of logic and modern science. This idea must be interpreted, before anything else, based on Heidegger, as event, where the meaning of Creation is revealed. In order to express these convictions, theology can be served by the examples of how some fundamental representatives of modern philosophy (Kant and Hegel, for example have considered the appearance of the historical in relation to the question of destiny and meaning of

  9. Factores que intervienen en los usos de tú y usted en español peninsular. Algunos ejemplos prácticos para E/LE

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    Jorge Roselló Verdeguer

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available : La extensión del tuteo en el español actual puede llevar a pensar al estudiante de E/LE que esta forma de tratamiento es prácticamente la única que se utiliza en el discurso oral. Sin embargo, siguen existiendo condicionantes para el uso de tú y usted, unos derivados de factores sociales y culturales (la edad, el tema, la proximidad y otros relacionados con el contexto o situación. En este trabajo ofrecemos una serie de ejemplos, extraídos de películas, series de televisión, anuncios, etc., que nos ayudan a reflexionar sobre el uso real de estas formas de tratamiento y sobre su aplicación en el aula.   Palabras clave: formas de tratamiento, sociolingüística, cortesía, enseñanza.   Factors involved in the use of tú and usted in peninsular Spanish. Some practical examples for S/FL   Abstract: Addressing someone as  tú is used more often in current Spanish and that can make the students of Spanish as a Foreign Language believe that this form of addressing is almost the only one in the oral speech. However, the use of tú and usted are still conditioned by social, cultural and contextual factors. In this paper we offer a set of examples from movies, TV shows, ads, etc. that help us to reflect on the actual use of these forms of address and their educational applications in the class of  Spanish as a Foreign Language   Keywords: address forms, interactional sociolinguistics, politeness, teaching.

  10. Organización espacial de la arquitectura religiosa Postridentina: el confesonario en algunos ejemplos españoles

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    Cómez Ramos, Rafael

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    Este artículo trata sobre el impacto de los decretos del Concilio de Trento en la transformación del espacio de la arquitectura eclesiástica a través del confesonario, haciendo referencia a ciertos ejemplos españoles This paper deals with the impact of the Council of Trenton the space and function in ecclesiastical architecture of confessionals. Reference is made to several Spanish examples

  11. An analysis of actual evapotranspiration

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    Rijtema, P.E.

    1965-01-01

    The main interacting factors determining the actual evapotranspiration from crops were analysed.

    The apparent diffusion resistance of the crop was introduced because of the geometry of the evaporative surface. Its relation to light intensity and to suction in the leaves had been estimated for

  12. ATHENA: an actual antihydrogen annihilation

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    This is an image of an actual matter-antimatter annihilation due to an atom of antihydrogen in the ATHENA experiment, located on the Antiproton Decelerator (AD) at CERN since 2001. The antiproton produces four charged pions (yellow) whose positions are given by silicon microstrips (pink) before depositing energy in CsI crystals (yellow cubes). The positron also annihilates to produce back-to-back gamma rays (red).

  13. LA CONFLICTIVIDAD AGRARIA CASTELLANA DURANTE EL SIGLO XVIII. EL EJEMPLO DE LA MANCHA ORIENTAL

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    Ramón Cózar Gutiérrez

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN. Durante mucho tiempo la historiografía ha presentado la España del siglo XVIII como un paraíso idílico presidido por la concordia y en el que no ocurrieron hechos realmente serios. Nada más lejos de la realidad, pues existió una conflictividad social que no podemos ignorar. Con este artículo queremos contribuir a reforzar esta idea, constatando todos los hechos conflictivos ocurridos en La Mancha albacetense en los años 1765, tras la promulgación de la Real Pragmática liberalizadora del comercio de granos, y 1766, en el que, entre el clima de crispación general propiciado por el motín en Madrid, aparecen dos motines provinciales que ocupan un lugar importante en la historiografía española: Tobarra y Liétor. El primero, por ser el primer caso de sublevación después del motín madrileño de 1766, mientras que el segundo, ha sido considerado por algunos autores, como uno de los ejemplos más representativos de la conflictividad social decimonónica. Esperamos que este estudio pueda contribuir, de algún modo, a un mejor conocimiento de la conflictividad social en la España del siglo XVIII en general, y de La Mancha Oriental en particular. Palabras claves: conflictividad social, motines, Mancha Oriental, siglo XVIII. ABSTRACT. For a long time the historiography has represented the eighteenth-century Spain as an idyllic paradise where concord and unimportant facts prevailed. Far from being true, the situation lived in Spain was marked by a social conflict that can not be ignored. In this article we want to reinforce this idea, noting all the conflicting facts that occurred in La Mancha of Albacete in the years 1765, following the promulgation of the Royal Pragmatic liberalization of trade in grains, and 1766, where the climate of tension between generally favored by the mutiny in Madrid, two provincial riots that occupy an important place in Spanish history: Tobarra and Liétor. The first, being the first case of rebellion

  14. LITERATURA INTERCULTURAL CHILENA: PROYECTOS ACTUALES

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    Iván Carrasco M.

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo define y sistematiza distintos aspectos de la interculturalidad textual, sus actuales manifestaciones literarias en Chile -la poesía etnocultural, la literatura del exilio y la escritura de inmigrantes- y sugiere su importancia en la alteración del canon de la modernidadThis work defines and systematizes different aspects of textual interculture, its literary manifestations in Chile to-day -ethnocultural poetry, exile literature, and the immigrants’ writing- suggesting its special importance in the alteration of the modernity canon

  15. Tendencias actuales del constitucionalismo latinoamericano

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    Jorge Carpizo

    2009-01-01

    El artículo analiza los cambios constitucionales que ha habido en América Latina y que han tenido incidencia directa en el progreso de la democracia en la región; de esta manera, hace una amplia comparación de la creación de instituciones que persiguen este fin en los diferentes estados. Desde una definición amplia y actual de democracia, se revelan sus principales focos de peligro como la ilegitimidad del Estado de derecho o la percepción de corrupción predominante en la población. El escrit...

  16. El significado cultural de la plaza hispanoamericana: el ejemplo de la plaza mayor de Mérida

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    Aledo Tur, Antonio

    2000-01-01

    Este artículo presenta las interpretaciones del significado de la plaza hispanoamericana. Se toma como ejemplo la plaza central de la ciudad de Mérida. Tradicionalmente la plaza se ha presentado como resultado de la tradición europea-hispana que servía de presentación de las potencias de la colonización. En la actualidad, en la interpretación simbólica de la plaza, se ha introducido el factor indígena, tanto por las influencias del urbanismo prehispánico como por la preeminencia demográfica a...

  17. Ejemplos de varias aplicaciones de los blogs en la clase de ELE: el blog como herramienta motivadora

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    María Isabel Gibert Escofet

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Explicar tres tipos de ejemplos de blog con tres finalidades distintas:• El blog como tarea final de un curso de español para inmigrantes.• El blog como motivación a la lectura y la escritura en un curso de español para inmigrantes de diferentes niveles.• El blog como herramienta de comunicación e información en un curso de estudiantes universitarios de música chinos que estudian español en Tarragona.

  18. Ejemplos de varias aplicaciones de los blogs en la clase de ELE: el blog como herramienta motivadora

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    María Isabel Gibert Escofet

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Explicar tres tipos de ejemplos de blog con tres finalidades distintas: • El blog como tarea final de un curso de español para inmigrantes. • El blog como motivación a la lectura y la escritura en un curso deespañol para inmigrantes de diferentes niveles. • El blog como herramienta de comunicación e información en un curso deestudiantes universitarios de música chinos que estudian español enTarragona.

  19. How People Actually Use Thermostats

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    Meier, Alan; Aragon, Cecilia; Hurwitz, Becky; Mujumdar, Dhawal; Peffer, Therese; Perry, Daniel; Pritoni, Marco

    2010-08-15

    Residential thermostats have been a key element in controlling heating and cooling systems for over sixty years. However, today's modern programmable thermostats (PTs) are complicated and difficult for users to understand, leading to errors in operation and wasted energy. Four separate tests of usability were conducted in preparation for a larger study. These tests included personal interviews, an on-line survey, photographing actual thermostat settings, and measurements of ability to accomplish four tasks related to effective use of a PT. The interviews revealed that many occupants used the PT as an on-off switch and most demonstrated little knowledge of how to operate it. The on-line survey found that 89% of the respondents rarely or never used the PT to set a weekday or weekend program. The photographic survey (in low income homes) found that only 30% of the PTs were actually programmed. In the usability test, we found that we could quantify the difference in usability of two PTs as measured in time to accomplish tasks. Users accomplished the tasks in consistently shorter times with the touchscreen unit than with buttons. None of these studies are representative of the entire population of users but, together, they illustrate the importance of improving user interfaces in PTs.

  20. Los Retos del Mercado Actual

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    Juan Quirós Sáenz

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Probablemente la empresa que sobreviva en laeconomía actual, no será la que tenga el mejor productoo servicio, sino la que tenga la mayor eficienciaoperacional y ofrezca un servicio sorprendente paraobtener la lealtad de sus clientes. Pero también, la quetenga ejecutivos de mercadeo con el conocimiento,carácter y determinación, para enfrentar estos retos deuna manera creativa.   ABSTRACT Most probably the companies that will survive presentday’s economy will not be the ones with the better productor service but the ones with greater operational efficiencywho offers outstanding service to attain customer loyalty.But also the companies with marketing executives thatpossess the knowledge, temper and determination to facethese challenges in a creative way.

  1. biomoleculas extraídas por sbas: ejemplos prácticos

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    Dutra Molino, João; Feitosa, V. Araujo; Lencastre Novaes, L. C. de; Santos Ebinuma, V. de Carvalho; Lópes, A. Moreni; Jozala, A. Faustino; Marquez, D. de Araujo Viana; Pellegrini Malpiedi, Luciana; Pessoa Junior, Adalberto

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    La industria biotecnologica actual exige procesos rápidos y económicos para la producción y la purificación de biomoléculas. En este contexto, diferentes técnicas separativas que ofrezcan un alto rendimiento y una alta pureza del producto final han sido evaluadas por diferentes grupos de investigación. La extracción líquido-líquido con sistemas bifasicos acuosos (SBAs) es una de las metodologías más estudiadas para bio-separación. Esta técnica presenta varias ventajas, tales como condiciones ...

  2. Self-actualization and poststroke rehabilitation.

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    Couture, Mélanie; Desrosiers, Johanne; Leclerc, Gilbert

    2007-06-01

    Rehabilitation is influenced by the individual's abilities and resources and extent to which they are used. This study explored self-actualization (capacity to maximize use of one's abilities and resources) in 37 individuals attending in-patient rehabilitation following a stroke by (1) comparing the level of self-actualization of the participants to the level of self-actualization of 562 healthy community-dwelling individuals without stroke; (2) assessing changes in the level of self-actualization during rehabilitation (admission vs. discharge); and (3) exploring the relationships between self-actualization and changes in functional independence during rehabilitation, length of stay in the rehabilitation unit and change in living environment at discharge. Self-actualization was assessed with the measure of actualization of potential. The results showed that individuals with stroke had significantly lower self-actualization levels (PSelf-actualization levels remained stable during rehabilitation (P=0.07). No significant relationships were found between self-actualization and changes in functional independence (P=0.36), length of stay (P=0.82) or change in living environment (P=0.65). This study suggests that many individuals with stroke are poorly actualized and self-actualization levels do not improve during rehabilitation. Further studies are needed to explore the relationship between self-actualization and other outcome measures in poststroke rehabilitation such as depressive symptoms or social participation.

  3. The actual goals of geoethics

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    Nemec, Vaclav

    2014-05-01

    The most actual goals of geoethics have been formulated as results of the International Conference on Geoethics (October 2013) held at the geoethics birth-place Pribram (Czech Republic): In the sphere of education and public enlightenment an appropriate needed minimum know how of Earth sciences should be intensively promoted together with cultivating ethical way of thinking and acting for the sustainable well-being of the society. The actual activities of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Changes are not sustainable with the existing knowledge of the Earth sciences (as presented in the results of the 33rd and 34th International Geological Congresses). This knowledge should be incorporated into any further work of the IPCC. In the sphere of legislation in a large international co-operation following steps are needed: - to re-formulate the term of a "false alarm" and its legal consequences, - to demand very consequently the needed evaluation of existing risks, - to solve problems of rights of individuals and minorities in cases of the optimum use of mineral resources and of the optimum protection of the local population against emergency dangers and disasters; common good (well-being) must be considered as the priority when solving ethical dilemmas. The precaution principle should be applied in any decision making process. Earth scientists presenting their expert opinions are not exempted from civil, administrative or even criminal liabilities. Details must be established by national law and jurisprudence. The well known case of the L'Aquila earthquake (2009) should serve as a serious warning because of the proven misuse of geoethics for protecting top Italian seismologists responsible and sentenced for their inadequate superficial behaviour causing lot of human victims. Another recent scandal with the Himalayan fossil fraud will be also documented. A support is needed for any effort to analyze and to disclose the problems of the deformation of the contemporary

  4. Tratamiento actual de la fibromialgia

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    Begoña Dúo Uriarte

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available La fibromialgia (FM es una patología crónica de etiología desconocida que provoca dolor muscular generalizado, asociado a un mal descanso nocturno y fatiga, afectando a factores físicos, psíquicos y sociales del paciente. Dada su elevada prevalencia en la población general, que afecta al 2,4% de la población española mayor de 20 años y la complejidad de su tratamiento, exige consensos de actuación que sirvan de guía a los profesionales de la salud. En esta revisión queremos aunar los conocimientos actuales en la literatura médica, aunque hay que resaltar que diariamente multitud de estudios y referencias médicas abordan el tema con mayor o menor rigor científico. Explicaremos las diversas modalidades terapéuticas que se han descrito, basándonos en la mejor evidencia científica disponible sobre los hallazgos y recomendaciones más relevantes para el tratamiento y manejo de los pacientes con FM. No existe en la actualidad un criterio unánime para su tratamiento, ni ningún fármaco aprobado específicamente para la FM, por ello, en su tratamiento resulta fundamental el abordaje multidisciplinar basado en ejercicio físico moderado, tratamiento farmacológico y psicológico.

  5. La enseñanza del periodismo social y su aplicación. El ejemplo de Periodismo Humano

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    Rodríguez Montes, Alejandro

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigación surge del afán por conocer el alcance de la enseñanza del periodismo social en las universidades españolas de cara a una aplicación práctica, complementado con el ejemplo del medio de comunicación Periodismo Humano. En una época marcada por la globalización, en la que los intercambios culturales están a la orden del día, las condiciones de vida a lo largo y ancho del planeta difieren enormemente dependiendo del país en el que nos encontremos. Aunque se han logrado nu...

  6. La televisión universitaria, el ejemplo de la Universidad de Granada

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    Vanesa María Gámiz Sánchez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo mostramos, tras una pequeña introducción sobre las funciones sociales y posibilidades actuales de la televisión y en concreto de la televisión universitaria, la experiencia llevada a cabo en la Universidad de Granada con la puesta en marcha de una televisión Universitaria. Explicamos lo que se está haciendo (tipo de emisiones y cómo, ya que la Universidad de Granada ha apostado por la evolución tecnológica y está trabajando la televisión vía Internet y explotando sus posibilidades; describimos los recursos que está utilizando la UGR para la producción y distribución de material audiovisual. Finalmente valoramos la puesta en marcha de esta experiencia y señalamos sus posibilidades futuras en torno a su potencial formativo además de informativo y cómo ésta puede incidir en la formación de los receptores, modificando sus conocimientos, conducta, actitudes, etc., pero que sobre todo se ha de basar en la mejora del proceso de formación del individuo.

  7. Neurogenética en el Perú, ejemplo de investigación traslacional

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    Pilar Mazzetti

    Full Text Available La neurogenética es una disciplina emergente en el Perú que vincula la investigación básica con la práctica clínica. El Centro de Investigación Básica en Neurogenética, es el único centro en el Perú dedicado a la atención especializada de enfermedades neurogenéticas. La investigación en esta área está estrechamente ligada a la enfermedad de Huntington, desde la genotipificación del gen HTT por PCR, hasta los actuales estudios de haplogrupos en esta enfermedad. La investigación en otras enfermedades monogénicas permitió la implementación de metodologías alternativas para la genotipificación del síndrome X frágil y distrofia miotónica tipo 1. Esfuerzos colaborativos nacionales e internacionales han permitido conocer nuevas variantes genéticas en enfermedades complejas, como la enfermedad de Parkinson y Alzheimer. El entrenamiento multidisciplinario y la mentoría fomentan la formación de nuevos especialistas en neurogenética, permitiendo el crecimiento sostenido de esta disciplina en el país. El impulso de la investigación en el Perú ha impulsado el crecimiento de la investigación en neurogenética; sin embargo, las limitaciones en infraestructura, tecnología y capacitación aún son un reto para el crecimiento de investigación en esta disciplina

  8. EJEMPLOS DE AYUDAS PEDAGÓGICAS CON CALCULADORAS PROGRAMABLES PARA EL MEJORAMIENTO DE LA ENSEÑANZA EN MATEMÁTICAS

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    Jesús Fernando Novoa Ramírez

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Se presentan algunos ejemplos para motivar el uso de herramientas docentes que las calculadoras poseen. Estas herramientas son la programación, las presentaciones y el desarrollo de material de clase, las cuales pueden ser usadas en todos los niveles de la educación.

  9. Compatibility of self-actualization and anxiety.

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    Dodez, O; Zelhart, P F; Markley, R P

    1982-10-01

    Dabrowski's (1972) theory of positive disintegration argues that anxiety appears to be the dynamic of self-actualization. A study to assess this hypothesis (Wilkins, Hjelle, & Thompson, 1977) reported that self-actualization was incompatible with chronic, debilitating or neurotic anxiety. The current study further examined the empirical and conceptual relation between anxiety and self-actualization. A measure of self-actualization (the POI) and two measures of anxiety were taken from Ss (N = 126). Thirty-three items from the POI were found to be measures of anxiety and were scored negatively for self-actualization. Removal of anxiety items and rescoring of the POI yielded self-actualization measures that were related positively to anxiety test scores. The results indicate that the POI theoretically is biased against anxiety, the conclusion of Wilkins et al. is not necessary, and Dabrowski's theory remains viable.

  10. Subjective biological self and self-actualization.

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    Sumerlin, J R; Berretta, S A; Privette, G; Bundrick, C M

    1994-12-01

    Ginsburg, Rogers, and Maslow, humanistic theorists, have maintained that the self is an emergent characteristic of one's biological makeup. The relationship between physical self-efficacy as an appraisal of subjective biology and self-actualization was examined in a sample of 160 black and white participants. An r of .46 supports the association of subjective biology and self-actualization. Whereas there were no gender or racial differences in scores on self-actualization, men scored higher on physical self-efficacy and subscales of perceived physical ability and perceived self-presentation confidence.

  11. Los modos de pensar el álgebra lineal y ejemplos AD HOC en problemas específicos de su enseñanza y aprendizaje

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    González, Marcela

    2013-01-01

    Se presenta un análisis de distintos hechos didácticos específicos en el álgebra lineal, a través de dos ejemplos. El primero se aborda, bajo el enfoque de la teoría de los modos de pensar el álgebra lineal de Anna Sierpinska (sintético-geométrico, analítico-aritmético y analítico-estructural) para indagar cómo estudiantes universitarios se enfrentan a los conceptos dependencia e independencia lineal de vectores y de solución de un sistema de ecuaciones lineales en R2 y R3. El segundo ejemplo...

  12. Tolerance for ambiguity and self-actualization.

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    Foxman, P

    1976-02-01

    This study was designed to test the hypothesis, implicit in several areas of previous research, that high tolerance for ambiguity is a cognitive style which reflects high levels of underlying psychological health. Using Self-Actualization scores on the Tennessee Self Concept Scale, 36 adult subjects were defined as relatively high or low in self-actualization with equal numbers of males and females in each group. All subjects then performed individually on the Rorschach test and the Rorschach protocols were rated reliably for degree of tolerance for ambiguity. It was found that regardless of sex the high self-actualization group exhibited a significantly higher level of tolerance for ambiguity than the low self-actualization group. The finding was interpreted as confirmation of the study's hypothesis.

  13. Marijuana, alcohol and actual driving performance

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    1999-07-01

    The purpose of this study was to empirically determine the separate and combined effects of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and alcohol on actual driving performance. This was the first study ever in which the drugs' combined effects were measured...

  14. Self-Actualization, Liberalism, and Humanistic Education.

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    Porter, Charles Mack

    1979-01-01

    The relationship between personality factors and political orientation has long been of interest to psychologists. This study tests the hypothesis that there is no significant relationship between self-actualization and liberalism-conservatism. The hypothesis is supported. (Author)

  15. Las neurosis actuales y las psicosis ordinarias

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    Aguirre, Javier

    2013-01-01

    El trabajo tiene por finalidad poner en tensión las categorías de psicosis ordinaria y neurosis actuales. En primer lugar, se procede a examinar ambas categorías para luego establecer sus puntos de coincidencia y disidencia. Se concluye que la categoría de neurosis actual propuesta por Freud, es una posible expresión de lo que en la actualidad se llama psicosis ordinaria.

  16. Realismo y constructivismo en la teoría moral kantiana: el ejemplo de la ética del discurso

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    Lafont, Cristina

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available In this paper I argue against the metaethical view of moral Kantianism as a form of constructivism or antirealism. Given that Kantians do not share the expressivism characteristic of standard moral antirealism, Kantian constructivism seems to be an inherently unstable position, which can only be fully developed into either a consistently antirealist or a consistently realist approach. Taking Habermas’ discourse ethics as an example, I contrast a realist with an antirealist interpretation of the principle of universalization, and try to show that only the former is compatible with the moral cognitivism characteristic of Kantian moral theory, whereas the latter unavoidably leads to a decisionist (i.e., relativist approach.

    En este artículo se argumenta contra la interpretación metaética del kantianismo moral como una forma de constructivismo o antirealismo moral. Dado que los kantianos no comparten el expresivismo característico del antirealismo moral estándar, el constructivismo kantiano parece llevar a una posición inherentemente inestable que sólo puede desarrollarse o bien en un realismo consistente con el cognitivismo moral kantiano o en un decidido antirealismo moral. Tomando la ética del discurso de Habermas como ejemplo, aquí se contrasta una interpretación realista con una interpretación antirealista del principio moral de universalización con la intención de mostrar que sólo la primera es compatible con el cognitivismo moral característico de las éticas kantianas, mientras que la segunda lleva inevitablemente a un planteamiento decisionista y, con ello, a un claro relativismo moral.

  17. The actual technological progress of NPPs

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    Florescu, Gheorghe; Popa, Adrian; Panaitescu, Valeriu

    2010-01-01

    The actual nuclear R and D issues require new technologies and continuous progress in order to find adequate and effective solutions in sustained and increasing energy demand. The current tendency in energy consumption and occurring of large consumers, especially from Asian countries, imposes finding new means for energy clean, large scale and sustained production. NPPs reliability and availability were permanently monitored and improved; in the mean time the safety of the nuclear energy production was under surveillance. Corresponding development of the new technologies and discovery of improved materials and adequate technological processes offers the possibilities for appropriate implementation and use of them in the NPPs systems configuration and functioning/operation. The modern technologies and scientific discoveries, also the international cooperation, offer the opportunities to brake the actual barriers in order to cumulate and use advanced energy production processes in finding new energy sources and to build improved, reliable and safety power plants. The monitoring systems, intelligent sensors and intelligent SSCs, nanotechnologies and and modern and intelligent materials constitute the main reasons in improvement of the NPPs systems configuration and processes. The paper presents: - The state of the art in the level of actual and useful technologies for nuclear power systems development; - The actual technological limits that need to be over passed for NPPs systems improvements; - The main systems that need improvement and reconfiguration for actual NPPs development and increase in efficient operation, appropriate availability and total safety; - The actual energy production issues; - The key arguments in sustaining the R and D new NPPs systems development; - Future trends in NPPs development; - The limitations in industrial processes knowledge and use. Appropriate R and D in the field of NPPs systems has a specific characteristic that is highlighted in

  18. The actual universe of valuation standards

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    Ion Anghel

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available In the actual context (with issues like as viability of the global markets, cross-border transactions, transparency in financial reporting etc. it is a common interest for professional valuers, investors, universities, researchers etc. to consider a convergent set of global professional valuation standards. It is also in their best interest to work towards enhancement and refinement of valuation methodologies and applications to be prepared to address valuation issues that are bound to arise in the future. The paper is a view of actual universe of valuation standards and options for national valuation standard enforcements starting from the operating system named International Valuation Standards (IVS.

  19. Towards Designing Android Faces after Actual Humans

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    Vlachos, Evgenios; Schärfe, Henrik

    2015-01-01

    human) and its’ Original (the actual human). The emotional judgments were achieved through an online survey with video-stimuli and questionnaires, following a forced-choice design. Analysis of the results indicated that the emotional judgments for the Geminoid-DK highly depend on the emotional judgments...... initially made for the Original, suggesting that androids inherit the same style of facial expression as their originals. Our findings support the case of designing android faces after specific actual persons who portray facial features that are familiar to the users, and also relevant to the notion...

  20. Developing Human Resources through Actualizing Human Potential

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    Clarken, Rodney H.

    2012-01-01

    The key to human resource development is in actualizing individual and collective thinking, feeling and choosing potentials related to our minds, hearts and wills respectively. These capacities and faculties must be balanced and regulated according to the standards of truth, love and justice for individual, community and institutional development,…

  1. Self-Actualizing: Myth or Reality?

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    Butler, Robert R.

    1977-01-01

    The Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) was used to assess the impact of a semester-long encounter-group, personal-growth experience on students seeking degrees in counseling. Both the experimental and control groups showed gains in self-actualization. (Author)

  2. What is Process Tracing actually tracing?

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    Beach, Derek; Pedersen, Rasmus Brun

    and when we use PT case studies. First, there are differences in what we are actually tracing in the three variants, resulting in different methodological prescriptions for each variant. Second, the types of inferences being made are also different; the variants therefore have different analytical uses...

  3. Humanistic Education and Self-Actualization Theory.

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    Farmer, Rod

    1984-01-01

    Stresses the need for theoretical justification for the development of humanistic education programs in today's schools. Explores Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs and theory of self-actualization. Argues that Maslow's theory may be the best available for educators concerned with educating the whole child. (JHZ)

  4. Actual global problems of radiation protection

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    Ninkovic, M.

    1995-01-01

    Personal views on some actual problems in radiation protection are given in this paper. Among these problems are: evolution methodology used in radiation protection regulations; radiation protection, nuclear energy and safety, and new approaches to the process of the hazardous substances management. An interesting fact relating to the X-ray, radiation protection and Nikola Tesla are given also. (author)

  5. Whiteheadian Actual Entitities and String Theory

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    Bracken, Joseph A.

    2012-06-01

    In the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, the ultimate units of reality are actual entities, momentary self-constituting subjects of experience which are too small to be sensibly perceived. Their combination into "societies" with a "common element of form" produces the organisms and inanimate things of ordinary sense experience. According to the proponents of string theory, tiny vibrating strings are the ultimate constituents of physical reality which in harmonious combination yield perceptible entities at the macroscopic level of physical reality. Given that the number of Whiteheadian actual entities and of individual strings within string theory are beyond reckoning at any given moment, could they be two ways to describe the same non-verifiable foundational reality? For example, if one could establish that the "superject" or objective pattern of self- constitution of an actual entity vibrates at a specific frequency, its affinity with the individual strings of string theory would be striking. Likewise, if one were to claim that the size and complexity of Whiteheadian 'societies" require different space-time parameters for the dynamic interrelationship of constituent actual entities, would that at least partially account for the assumption of 10 or even 26 instead of just 3 dimensions within string theory? The overall conclusion of this article is that, if a suitably revised understanding of Whiteheadian metaphysics were seen as compatible with the philosophical implications of string theory, their combination into a single world view would strengthen the plausibility of both schemes taken separately. Key words: actual entities, subject/superjects, vibrating strings, structured fields of activity, multi-dimensional physical reality.

  6. Dancers' Perceived and Actual Knowledge of Anatomy.

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    Kotler, Dana H; Lynch, Meaghan; Cushman, Daniel; Hu, Jason; Garner, Jocelyn

    2017-06-15

    Dancers are highly susceptible to musculoskeletal injuries and frequently require interaction with medical professionals. While many dancers have a finely tuned awareness of their bodies, their knowledge of the fundamentals of human anatomy is not uniform. There is a paucity of literature on the benefits of human anatomy education in dancers, though it seems intuitive that there should be a relationship. The purpose of this study was to assess dancers' perceived and actual knowledge of basic musculoskeletal anatomy and its relationship to function. Adult dancers at the undergraduate, pre-professional, and professional levels were surveyed through an anonymous online questionnaire. Questions included demographic information, dance techniques studied, anatomy training, and injury history. Subjects rated their perceived knowledge of anatomy and were tested with 15 multiple-choice questions on basic musculoskeletal anatomy. Four hundred seventy-five surveys were completed. Ordinal regression showed a correlation of perceived to actual knowledge of anatomy (p < 0.001). Factors that correlated with increases in both perceived and actual knowledge of anatomy included having taken an anatomy course of any type (p < 0.001) and increased age (p ≤ 0.001). Years of dance training and professional dancer status both significantly correlated with increased knowledge of anatomy (p < 0.001) but not perceived knowledge. Chi-square analysis showed that dancers with training in either modern or jazz dance had a significantly higher perceived, but not actual, knowledge when compared to those without training in those styles of dance (p < 0.001 and p = 0.011, respectively). In conclusion, dancers generally scored well on questions pertaining to basic musculoskeletal anatomy, and their perception correlated with their actual knowledge of anatomy. Factors that contribute to dancers' knowledge of anatomy include age, years of experience, professional dancer status, and anatomy training.

  7. Manejo racional de agua, energía y residuos sólidos en la UNED: Un ejemplo de Educación Ambiental

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    Donato-Calderón, Fiorella; Garita-Azofeifa, Wendy

    2012-01-01

    En este artículo se describe cómo el Proyecto Institucional: Manejo racional de agua, energía y residuos sólidos, ejecutado en la UNED, es un ejemplo de Educación Ambiental, al cumplir con las etapas que esta disciplina plantea como necesarias para que el proceso sea efectivo: sensibilización, conocimientos, valores, actitudes, aptitudes, evaluación y participación.  Estas etapas han sido desarrolladas paulatinamente desde que se inició el Proyecto hace cuatro años, con el propósito de promov...

  8. Cuentos medievales: "La dama del castillo del gavilán" y el "Ejemplo de las flechas" Juan de Mandevilla, Libro de las maravillas del mundo

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    2003-01-01

    A partir de los últimos estudios acerca de la cuentística medieval, tendientes a ampliar el corpus de relatos insertos no sólo en colecciones de cuentos sino en textos muy variados, se rastrean y clasifican los incluidos en el Libro de las maravillas del mundo de Juan de Mandevilla. Asimismo, se realiza el análisis puntual de dos cuentos: "La dama del castillo del gavilán" y el "Ejemplo de las flechas". Taking account of the last studies about medieval tales, which intend to enlarge the co...

  9. Valoración del agua en la cuenca del Río Tempisque: Un ejemplo sobre el método de valoración contingente

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    Edwin Chaves Esquivel

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo corresponde a un ejemplo de la aplicación del método de valoración contingente. Se estima el monto económico que una familia estaría dispuesta a pagar para conservar los bosques de la parte alta de la cuenca del Río Tempisque, con el fin de preservar las nacientes de agua que alimentan este río. Ante la ausencia de un mercado, esta técnica permite valorar los bienes ambientales y sus resultados dan un importante aporte al establecimiento de políticas para la sostenibilidad.

  10. Actuality and fake tense in conditionals

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    John Mackay

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Sabine Iatridou (2000 and Katrin Schulz (2014 defend accounts of the past tense in subjunctive conditionals according to which the past tense has a modal reading that excludes the world of utterance or some set of epistemically possible worlds. I argue here that these views give an unsatisfactory treatment of certain subjunctive conditionals that contain embedded indicative clauses pertaining to the actual world. http://dx.doi.org/10.3765/sp.8.12 BibTeX info

  11. Paradigmas de control en las organizaciones actuales

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    Basabe-Aldecoa, M. (Marisol)

    2003-01-01

    Los sistemas de control han adquirido en la última década rango de herramienta estratégica para la gestión. Apoyándose en este cometido y estudiando el entorno competitivo actual este artículo ofrece un esquema conceptual desde el que plantear el diseño más apropiado para los sistemas de control.

  12. ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF MEDICAL GAS OXYGEN PRODUCTION

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    Подгорный, И. П.

    2014-01-01

    Medical gas oxygen is one of the most popular medicines. Its production is the major branch of the pharmaceutical industry. Provision of its high quality in the process of obtaining is an actual problem for companies of cryogenic oxygen production. For this purpose a concrete enterprise necessary to implement a quality assurance system in the production of medicinal products (QAS). The main component of the QAS is good manufacturing practice (Good Manufacturing Practice, GMP). It is shown how...

  13. Neoadjuvant Treatment in Rectal Cancer: Actual Status

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    Garajová, Ingrid; Di Girolamo, Stefania; de Rosa, Francesco; Corbelli, Jody; Agostini, Valentina; Biasco, Guido; Brandi, Giovanni

    2011-01-01

    Neoadjuvant (preoperative) concomitant chemoradiotherapy (CRT) has become a standard treatment of locally advanced rectal adenocarcinomas. The clinical stages II (cT3-4, N0, M0) and III (cT1-4, N+, M0) according to International Union Against Cancer (IUCC) are concerned. It can reduce tumor volume and subsequently lead to an increase in complete resections (R0 resections), shows less toxicity, and improves local control rate. The aim of this review is to summarize actual approaches, main problems, and discrepancies in the treatment of locally advanced rectal adenocarcinomas. PMID:22295206

  14. Actuality of the Einstein theory of gravitation

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    Ivanenko, D.D.

    1982-01-01

    Problems of actuality of the Einstein theory of gravitation are lightened. The great Einstein theory of gravitation is shown to remain a reliable base of understanding of modern physical world pattern and its inevitable further inexhaustible precising. The main GRT difficulties are enumirated: determination of reference systems, presence of singularities in the theory, absence of consistent determination of the gravity energy, impossibility of accounting the relations between atomic, gravitational and cosmological characteristics. The attention is paid to gauge, twistor problems and to unified interaction theory. The great contribution of the soviet science in the theory of gravitation is stressed

  15. La escritura intermedial en la escena actual

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    Luis Thenon

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Las escrituras artísticas actuales integran, en el marco determinado por las realidades intermediales de la escena tecnológica, el concepto de diseño como manipulación perceptiva del espacio, lo que constituye uno de los instrumentos determinantes en la puesta en marcha de un cuadro compositivo de resonancias transformacionales. Podríamos en este sentido hablar de una nueva ecología artística y en especial, teatral. En la renovación del pensamiento teatral actualizado, fuertemente influenciado por la estructura discursiva cinematográfica y por los universos sensoriales de la cultura tecnológica de la imagen y del sonido, está la base de la multiplicación diegética, de la superposición, de la fragmentación de los discursos y de la praxis inter-relacional en la que radica, en gran medida, la potencia intermedial de la escena actual.

  16. Periodicity and self-actualization in women.

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    Niesz, N L

    1977-10-01

    Studied the relationship between menstrual cycle phase and self-actualization as measured by the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI). In classroom testing sessions, 160 high school students completed the POI and personal data sheets, which gave information about their menstrual cycle phase. Premenstrual, menstrual, and midcycle groups of 20 Ss each were formed from those girls eligible for inclusion in each condition. Three one-by-three analyses of variance were run using the TC, I, and TC + I scores of the POI, which were selected as the best overall measures of self-actualization. A significant (p less than .05) difference on TC + I was found; subsequent t-tests revealed that the menstrual group's TC + I score was significantly (p less than .02) higher than that of the midcycle group. The difference between menstrual and premenstrual Ss on TC + I, though not significant, lay in the same direction and was of the same order of magnitude. Possible explanations for the results and implications for future testing that involves females are presented briefly.

  17. SITUACIÓN ACTUAL DEL ENTORNO DEL LAGO ARENAL

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    Araya García, Anabelle

    2013-01-01

    Los lagos y las lagunas son ecosistemas que pueden ser naturales o artificiales. El lago Arenal es un ejemplo de un ecosistema artificial que tiene múltiples y variados usos. Los lagos son susceptibles de sufrir modificaciones tanto por procesos naturales como por los inducidos por el hombre o antrópicos. En este estudio se procedió a evaluar el estado ambiental del lago Arenal y a señalar, clasificar y describir los principales problemas encontrados en el sitio. Se ofrecen además algunas con...

  18. Self-Actualization Level as Predictor of Practicum Supervision Effectiveness.

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    Deming, Anne L.

    1980-01-01

    Counselor growth in self-actualization was not affected by the level of self-actualization of the supervisor. Counseling students gained in self-actualization whether or not they were enrolled in a practicum and regardless of the level of self-actualization of their supervisors. (Author)

  19. 7 CFR 1437.101 - Actual production history.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 10 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Actual production history. 1437.101 Section 1437.101... Determining Yield Coverage Using Actual Production History § 1437.101 Actual production history. Actual production history (APH) is the unit's record of crop yield by crop year for the APH base period. The APH...

  20. The analysis of actual versus perceived risks

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    Covello, V.T.; Flamm, W.G.; Rodricks, J.V.; Tardiff, R.G.

    1983-01-01

    The major aims of the Society for Risk Analysis, as stated in its constitution, are to promote knowledge and understanding of risk analysis techniques and their applications; to promote communication and interaction among those engaged in risk analysis; and to disseminate risk analysis information and promote the advancement of all aspects of risk analysis. Members of the Society are drawn from a variety of disciplines, including the health sciences, engineering, the physical sciences, the humanities, and the behavioral and social sciences. An important function of the Society is the annual meeting, at which various aspects of risk analysis are discussed. The first annual meeting, represented by this volume, was the International Workshop on the Analysis of Actual vs. Perceived Risks, held from June 1-3, 1981, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC

  1. Actualizing scholarship in senior baccalaureate nursing students.

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    Sevean, Patricia A; Poole, Karen; Strickland, D Shane

    2005-10-01

    Nursing scholarship is difficult to define and often equated with either research and publication in academia or academic achievement of students, but the definition has recently been broadened to include clinical scholarship. This article emphasizes the connections between the theory of nursing scholarship and its application to advanced clinical practice for senior baccalaureate nursing students. Strategies used to enhance students' ability to operationalize scholarship include reflective journals, development of an abstract and professional paper, and presentation of a paper or poster at the student-led Nursing Scholarship Forum. The Forum is evaluated as a learning activity that helps students actualize scholarship. The results of the evaluation indicate this type of scholarly activity enhances nursing students' transition into the professional practice role.

  2. COYUNTURA ECONÓMICA Y CAMBIO EN LOS USOS DEL SUELO EN LA ISLA DE LA PALMA (CANARIAS, EL EJEMPLO DEL MUNICIPIO DE TAZACORTE

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    Carlos S. Martín Fernández

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El sector terciario y, en concreto, el turismo ha constituido el eje estructurador de la economía canaria en las últimas décadas. Un proceso que, en competencia con la agricultura, no se ha manifestado de igual forma en todas las islas. En esta línea, presentamos lo acontecido en la isla de La Palma, donde una rentable agricultura comercial, y por tanto un escaso interés de los propietarios por el cambio sectorial, ralentizó la penetración del fenómeno turístico. Para explicar este fenómeno, utilizamos el ejemplo del municipio de Tazacorte, uno de los emblemáticos enclaves plataneros insulares y, a la vez, uno de los más activos en el reciente cambio de funcionalización territorial.

  3. Hacia una alfabetización en medios: ejemplos en contextos de habla portuguesa Towards a media literacy: examples of the Portuguese speaking context

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    Vitor Reia Baptista

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available Los niveles de alfabetización en relación a los medios de comunicación vienen condicionados por las características de los contextos locales y globales en los que se desarrollan e integran los mismos. En este artículo se presentan algunos ejemplos concretos que permitirán obtener un conocimiento más cercano a la realidad que se produce en Portugal, así como en otros contextos de habla portuguesa. The levels of media literacy, their nature or even their lack, can show differences or similarities, according to the local and global contexts where they are developed and practiced. The following examples, though of fragmentary nature, are an eventual contribution towards a better knowledge of existing reality in this field both in Portugal and in some other local and global Portuguese speaking contexts.

  4. La técnica de muestreo: Ejemplo práctico de su aplicación en las evaluaciones educativas

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    MARIANO ÁLVARO PAGE

    1989-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo es un ejemplo eminentemente práctico sobre la forma de llevar a cabo un muestreo dentro del campo educativo, en el que la unidad muestral es generalmente, al menos en una primera fase, un conglomerado, el centro. Entre los temas tratados, los más interesantes podrían ser la definición de las poblaciones, el efecto del diseño en los muestreos aleatorios por conglomerados y el procedimiento utilizado para elegir un centro con probabilidad directamente proporcional al tamaño del mismo. Con la lectura de este artículo puede conocerse un método de muestreo que es común, en gran parte, a los utilizados en las diferentes instituciones internacionales dedicadas a la evaluación educativa.

  5. Las ciencias sociales como discurso de la salud reproductiva. El ejemplo del climaterio femenino The social sciences as discourse in reproductive health. The example of female climacteric

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    Fernando Lolas Stepke

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Tomando como ejemplo la construcción del climaterio femenino por parte de la medicina, de la opinión profana y de las ciencias sociales, se examinan los modelos de interrelación entre estos discursos y se propone la tesis de que la aportación de las ciencias sociales consiste en una reformulación de la base cognitiva de las profesiones de la salud en un nivel de integración.Climacteric is constructed by medicine, lay knowledge, and the social sciences. This article examines the interrational models involving these different discourses and proposes that the contribution of the social sciences lies in a reformulation of the cognitive base of the health professions at an integrative level.

  6. Si Zubiri pudiera discutir con la bioética actual: inteligencia y neurociencia

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    Feito Grande, Lydia

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Philosophers are products of their time. Their standpoints, themes and perspectives are a result of a historical time, a knowledge and a prevailing paradigm throughout their epoch. Zubiri is a good example of a philosopher who wants to be in touch with the science and knowledge of his time, but is an author from the XX century. Contemporary bioethics includes a profusion of themes that undoubtedly would have fascinated Zubiri, in as far as they relate to a reflection on the human condition itself. Specifically, the development of neurosciences is challenging to thought, and is producing a correlative development of so-called neuroethics. From this new scenario, this paper deals with those ideas that Zubiri would have discussed in the context of contemporary neuroethics.Los filósofos son hijos de su tiempo. Sus enfoques, sus temas y sus abordajes son deudores de un momento histórico, de unos conocimientos y de un paradigma vigente a la altura de los tiempos en que les ha tocado vivir. Zubiri es buen ejemplo del filósofo que no quiere estar al margen de la ciencia y el conocimiento de su tiempo, pero no deja de ser un autor del siglo XX. La bioética actual expone una profusión de temas que, sin duda, hubieran fascinado a Zubiri, en tanto que atañen a la reflexión sobre la misma condición del ser humano. Específicamente, el desarrollo de las neurociencias propone un reto al pensamiento, que está generando el correlativo avance de la llamada Neuroética. Desde este nuevo escenario se aborda aquí un esbozo del diálogo que Zubiri podría haber planteado ante la neuroética del presente.

  7. Introduccción al Bootstrap: Desarrollo de un ejemplo acompañado de software de aplicación

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    Rubén Ledesma

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available El bootstrap es un tipo de técnica de remuestreo de datos que permite resolver problemas relacionados con la estimación de intervalos de confianza o la prueba de significación estadística. Este enfoque puede resultar de interés para los investigadores en Psicología, no solo porque es menos restrictivo que el enfoque estadístico clásico, sino también porque es más general en su formulación y más simple de comprender en lo referente al procedimiento básico que subyace al método. En lugar de fórmulas o modelos matemáticos abstractos, el bootstrap simplemente requiere un ordenador capaz de simular un proceso de muestreo aleatorio de los datos. Sin embargo, y debido quizás a la escasa difusión de la técnica, los investigadores aún no han incorporado el bootstrap al repertorio habitual de herramientas de análisis de datos. En este trabajo realizamos una presentación conceptual del bootstrap, ilustramos la técnica mediante un ejemplo y revisamos algunas opciones disponibles en materia de software estadístico. El trabajo incluye además un programa para correr el ejemplo dentro de ViSta “The Visual Statistics System”, un sistema estadístico gratuito y abierto.

  8. Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction: Prediction of Cesium Extraction from Actual Wastes and Actual Waste Simulants

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    Delmau, L.H.; Haverlock, T.J.; Sloop, F.V. Jr.; Moyer, B.A.

    2003-01-01

    This report presents the work that followed the CSSX model development completed in FY2002. The developed cesium and potassium extraction model was based on extraction data obtained from simple aqueous media. It was tested to ensure the validity of the prediction for the cesium extraction from actual waste. Compositions of the actual tank waste were obtained from the Savannah River Site personnel and were used to prepare defined simulants and to predict cesium distribution ratios using the model. It was therefore possible to compare the cesium distribution ratios obtained from the actual waste, the simulant, and the predicted values. It was determined that the predicted values agree with the measured values for the simulants. Predicted values also agreed, with three exceptions, with measured values for the tank wastes. Discrepancies were attributed in part to the uncertainty in the cation/anion balance in the actual waste composition, but likely more so to the uncertainty in the potassium concentration in the waste, given the demonstrated large competing effect of this metal on cesium extraction. It was demonstrated that the upper limit for the potassium concentration in the feed ought to not exceed 0.05 M in order to maintain suitable cesium distribution ratios

  9. UN EJEMPLO DE FUNCIONAMIENTO DE LA "PREEMPTION" NORTEAMERICANA: LA REGULACIÓN DE LA INMIGRACIÓN

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    Francisco Velasco Caballero

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available This study analyses the function of “preemption” in the USA. In other words,the “blocking” of the legislative power of the States by virtue of a constitutional or federal legal decision. The study of this nomo dynamic technique is illustrated by a current topic: recent U.S. legislation on immigration in the US States (and even their cities in a subject traditionally regulated by the Federation.From the analysis described it transpires that U.S. “preemption” has no significant relationship with the “prevalence” of the Spanish constitutional system. US “preemption” only takes on its full meaning in its specific context:federalism in the United States, where although it exists, the distribution of powers has a limited role in the articulation of territorial power, where the States have ample sovereignty and where the limit of the this state sovereignty actually lies in federal power (constitutional or legal to prevent or displace the exercising of legislative authority originating in the states.

  10. METEOR v1.0 - A usage example; METEOR v1.0 - Un ejemplo de uso

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    Palomo, E.

    1994-07-01

    This script describes a detailed example of the use of the software package METEOR for statistical analysis of meteorological data series. A real spanish meteorological data set is chosen to show the capabilities of METEOR. Output files and resultant plots provided of their interpretations are compiled in three appendixes. The original version of METEOR have been developed by Ph. D.Elena Palomo, CIEMAT-IER, GIASE. It is built by linking programs and routines written in FORTRAN 77 and it adds the graphical capabilities of GNUPLOT. The shape of this toolbox was designed following the criteria of modularity, flexibility and agility criteria. All the input, output and analysis options are structured in three main menus: i) the first is aimed to evaluate the quality of the data set; ii) the second is aimed for pre-processing of the data; and iii) the third is aimed towards the statistical analyses and for creating the graphical outputs. Actually the information about METEOR is constituted by three documents written is spanish: 1) METEOR v1.0: User's guide; 2) METEOR v1.0: A usage example; 3) METEOR v1 .0: Design and structure of the software package. (Author)

  11. LA CALIDAD DEL ACOGIMIENTO RESIDENCIAL EN PORTUGAL Y EL EJEMPLO DE LA EVOLUCIÓN ESPAÑOLA

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    Sónia Rodrigues

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo describe el desarrollo histórico de los hogares para niños y jóvenes en Portugal y lleva a cabo una revisión de las investigaciones actuales sobre el sistema portugués de acogimiento residencial. Se apunta la necesidad de cumplir con criterios de calidad en los servicios prestados a los niños y jóvenes y se analiza el concepto de calidad en este contexto. Confrontando la realidad portuguesa con la española, se destaca el limitado número de trabajos de investigación sobre la calidad de los hogares de acogida portugueses y su adaptación a las necesidades de los niños y jóvenes. Se concluye que el acogimiento residencial de menores en Portugal ha ido evolucionando, y sigue funcionando, sin ningún apoyo real en un programa de evaluación amplio y exhaustivo de la calidad de sus servicios. A continuación, se describe un programa de evaluación de la calidad del acogimiento residencial en Portugal cuya implementación permitiría orientar las decisiones políticas y la definición de las prácticas profesionales que respondan a las necesidades de los niños y los jóvenes en acogimiento.

  12. La estructura resistente en la arquitectura actual

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    Manterola Armisén, J.

    1998-10-01

    Full Text Available A significant portion in nowadays architecture uses the resistant structures as a fundamental element conveying expression to a building. Resistant structures usually designed, calculated and built by engineers are in some occasions -those that draw our attention now- designed by architects who stress the plastic dimension. Sometimes architects have just tried to soften the elementality of the resistance per se. To abandon the quantitative element to get centered in the qualitative and expressive is a leitmotiv in the architectural proceedings that has been brilliantly fruitful in many an occasion -notice Frei Otto's work among others- but that, in other cases, damages the understanding of the resistant aspect by excessively priorizing the structure appearance upon the structure itself. This article makes a critical account of a series of structures in recent buildings, classified by resistance typologies, flat or spatial trusses, frames, domes, hanging and distensible roofs, tensigrity structures, etc., preceded by a retrospect on how resistance has been traditionally understood.

    Una parte de la arquitectura actual se caracteriza por utilizar la estructura resistente como el elemento expresivo fundamental del edificio. Las estructuras resistentes, diseñadas, calculadas y construidas hasta ahora por ingenieros, han pasado, en algunas ocasiones -las que aquí nos interesan-, a ser diseñadas por arquitectos que acentúan su dimensión plástica. En otras ocasiones los arquitectos se han reducido a dulcificar la elementalidad de lo resistente en cuanto tal. El abandono de lo cuantitativo, para centrarse en lo cualitativo y expresivo, es el "leit motiv" de ese proceder arquitectónico que ha dado frutos muy brillantes en bastantes ocasiones, no hay sino que ver el trabajo de Frei Otto y otros, pero que, en otros casos, perjudican el entendimiento de lo resistente al primar, excesivamente, la apariencia de estructura sobre lo que es la

  13. Radiation safety actuality in Republic of Moldova

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    Kuharuk, E.S.

    2011-01-01

    Radioecological monitoring issues and radiation safety are actual in the Republic of Moldova. Japan events show us the possibility of natural disasters. Republic of Moldova is surrounded by 8 NPPs, the closest being at the distance of 160 km. Moldovas territory is in seismic zone where underground earthquake shocks reaches 7 points or more. Thatis why radiation safety and radioecological monitoring is actual in our republic. Traces of Chernobyl were left in Moldovas soils. The fallouts of radio nuclides formed on the soil surfaces in the Republic of Moldova following the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Station Accident have been continuously affected by attacks of both natural and technicaly generated agents since the time of fallout. During the past decade a shift in emphasis has taken place regarding the need for more complete and accurate information on reservoir sedimentation. Classical sedimentation surveys involve repeated field measurement and, therefore, this is probably the most costly and time consuming method. The application of radio nuclides, particularly Cs 137, for water erosion and sedimentation studies in Republic of Moldova has not been attempted so far. This paper presents the results obtained on reservoir sedimentation rates in an area subjected to wide range in land degradation dy sheet-rill erosion. The profil characteristics support the assumption that in most undisturbed sites there is a sharp decline in Cs 137 activity with increasing dept. Such an asymmetrical distribution of the Cs 137 would suggest a standard pattern in the form of a cantilever. If the validity of this assamption is accepted it is possible to define two major types of Cs 137 cantilever distribution: shallow and deep buried cantilever. The main criterion in classifying these pattents lies generally in the shape of Cs 137 depth profile and particularly in burial magnitude of Cs 137 peak derived from Chernobyl. Hills area has been impacted by greatest sendimentation. This regional

  14. Nanomaterials environmental risks and recycling: Actual issues

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    Živković Dragana

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Nanotechnologies are being spoken of as the driving force behind a new industrial revolution. Nanoscience has matured significantly during the last decade as it has transitioned from bench top science to applied technology. Presently, nanomaterials are used in a wide variety of commercial products such as electronic components, sports equipment, sun creams and biomedical applications. The size of nanoparticles allows them to interact strongly with biological structures, so they present potential human and environmental health risk. Nanometer size presents also a problem for separation, recovery, and reuse of the particulate matter. Therefore, industrial-scale manufacturing and use of nanomaterials could have strong impact on human health and the environment or the problematic of nanomaterials recycling. The catch-all term ''nanotechnology' is not sufficiently precise for risk governance and risk management purposes. The estimation of possible risks depends on a consideration of the life cycle of the material being produced, which involves understanding the processes and materials used in manufacture, the likely interactions between the product and individuals or the environment during its manufacture and useful life, and the methods used in its eventual disposal. From a risk-control point of view it will be necessary to systematically identify those critical issues, which should be looked at in more detail. Brief review of actual trends in nanomaterials environmental risks and recycling is given in this paper.

  15. The Actual Problems of Modern Spain

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    Natalya E. Anikeeva

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The important aim of national and Spanish historiography and political science is to study history and foreign policy of modern Spain. The author studied articles and monographies of spanish politicians and researchers ( M. Rahoy, I. Aries, A. Rubalcaba, I. Molina for the preparation of this article during the scientific trip to Madrid (Complutense University, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, which was held in the framework of cooperation between the Bank Santander and MGIMO (University. The paper analyzes the political and economic aspects of life in Spain, and its foreign policy of the period of government of Mariano Rajoy (from 2011 to the present time. The article is dedicated to actual problems of modern Spain: the economy and the priorities of the government of M.Rajoy, the problem of separatism and political system of the country. Modern Spain is still recovering economically from the euro debt crisis and continues to struggle with near-record unemployment. Domestic economic recovery of Spain and the country's foreign position are closely linked. The European integration process still remains the main strategic task of the spanish foreign policy. Spain increases its role in world politics and obtains a non-permanent UN's Security Council seat for the 2015-2016 term.

  16. La alfabetización fílmica: apropiaciones mediáticas con ejemplos de cine europeo

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    Vitor Reia Baptista

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    Full Text Available El creciente desarrollo de nuevos materiales multimedia como apoyo al lenguaje fílmico ha promovido y generado algunos interrogantes y problemas en torno a la necesaria alfabetización global, así como nuevas perspectivas en la formación de los docentes. Así han surgido nuevos interrogantes sobre el currículum en medios: ¿cómo sintonizar la formación específica de los docentes con la dinámica diaria de los diversos medios de comunicación en contextos culturales diversos, con el objeto de aproximar los problemas globales a un lenguaje cinematográfico común, poseedor de apropiaciones cívicas y curriculares contemporáneas? El Curriculum MIL de la UNESCO (Media and Information Literacy, destinado a la formación del profesorado, sitúa la alfabetización mediática e informacional en el centro del aprendizaje a lo largo de toda la vida, así como en la adquisición de las competencias cívicas necesarias desde una perspectiva universal. Este trabajo plantea el análisis de algunos estudios de caso europeos para comprender las actuales interrelaciones entre los mensajes multimedia predominantes, sus canales de comunicación y las redes sociales, teniendo muy presente la importancia de la conservación de la memoria colectiva de sonidos, imágenes… como patrimonio cultural conectada con las diversas culturas del mundo, y sabiendo que estos procesos jamás ocurren geográfica y socialmente aislados. En esta propuesta se avanza un posible modelo interdisciplinario e intercultural para una alfabetización fílmica global, partiendo de estudios fílmicos de casos europeos, seleccionados de las aportaciones de «Comunicar, 35».

  17. La sostenibilidad en el ámbito del turismo y una correcta planificación y desarrollo sostenible en los destinos turísticos. El ejemplo de España

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    Kelejyan, Z. (2011). La sostenibilidad en el ámbito del turismo y una correcta planificación y desarrollo sostenible en los destinos turísticos. El ejemplo de España. http://hdl.handle.net/10251/13860. Archivo delegado

  18. Capitalismo actual y precios de monopolio

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    Alexander Tarassiouk

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este ensayo es redimensionar dos elementos de la herencia teórica de R. Hilferding que no se enfatizan mucho en la literatura, aunque son de gran valor teórico y metodológico para el estudio del capitalismo actual. Se trata del análisis de la naturaleza económica de los precios de los monopolios, realizado en "El capital financiero", y a la metodología que aplica el autor en su obra maestra para investigar una nueva etapa en la evolución del capitalismo. La importancia del primer tema es evidente porque vivimos en el mundo donde las grandes corporación transnacionales determinan los precios de sus productos en la medida mucho mayor que lo hacían los cárteles y los trusts del inicio del siglo XX. Y en lo que se refiere al segundo elemento, su actualidad esta dada por el hecho de que, al parecer, de nuevo vivimos en el período de grandes cambios del sistema económico del capitalismo que se manifiestan en: el creciente papel del capital ficticio en la reproducción del capital global; el paso en las políticas económicas de la lógica de Bretton Woods a la de neoconservadurismo y de Consenso de Washington; y, en las modificaciones de la forma y del mecanismo del ciclo económico.

  19. Interpersonal Compatibility and Self-Actualization in Sensitivity Training

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    Reddy, W. Brendan

    1972-01-01

    Significant positive changes in self actualization were attained in members of both intensive residential sensitivity training laboratories and nonintensive nonresidential sensitivity training laboratories. Affection compatibility was the prime interpersonal variable associated with self actualization gains. (Author)

  20. The Relationship of Counselor Self-Actualization to Counselor Facilitativeness.

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    Thames, Terri B.; Hill, Clara E.

    1980-01-01

    Correlational analyses indicate that counselor trainees who view themselves as more self-actualized are not perceived by clients or by themselves as being more encouraging. Some elements of self-actualization, however, are related to facilitative conditions. (Author)

  1. Seguridad y riesgo de toxicidad de los alimentos: un debate actual

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    Mariné Font, Abel

    2001-01-01

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    El progreso científico y tecnológico ha tenido muchas consecuencias beneficiosas para la humanidad pero también conlleva riesgos. Un ámbito en el que estos dos aspectos de la cuestión se manifiestan más claramente es el de la alimentación humana. Las posibilidades actuales de la industria alimentaria permiten la obtención de productos cada vez más adaptados a las necesidades y gustos del consumidor No obstante, existe una desconfianza frente a los alimentos transformados que se juzgan, injustamente, como menos seguros que los frescos o naturales. Ciertos escándalos de gran resonancia alimentan esta desconfianza, y no suele tenerse en cuenta que las vacas locas, los pollos con dioxinas o la carne con hormonas, por ejemplo, son problemas de las fases primarias de producción, agrícola y ganadera, y no de la industria alimentaria propiamente dicha. Bajo la perspectiva global de lo que son los alimentos y de lo que conocemos de su composición y funciones en el ser humano, y teniendo en cuenta de que el riesgo cero no existe para ninguna actividad, y por lo tanto tampoco en la alimentación, se puede afirmar que nuestros alimentos nunca han sido tan seguros como en la actualidad, aunque sigue habiendo problemas y en un tema como éste, de evidente implicación sanitaria, toda precaución es poca.
    En este artículo se discuten las relaciones entre alimentación y riesgo y la percepción social sobre estas relaciones, se describen someramente los componentes tóxicos naturales de los alimentos, la contaminación de los mismos, los problemas de alteración y deterioro, así como la adulteración y el fraude y sus consecuencias. También se aborda la significación de casos actuales que cuestionan la seguridad de los alimentos y el papel del control alimentario, por parte de productores y administraciones públicas, para garantizar la calidad y la seguridad de los alimentos.

  2. Self-actualization of youth in a summer camp.

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    Cartwright, G F; Tabatabai, D; Beaudoin, M C; Naidoo, L

    2000-12-01

    The self-actualization scores of 57 youths who attended a summer day camp for gifted students were assessed using the Reflections Of Self by Youth (ROSY). Significant sex differences were confirmed. Contrary to Lewis's significant difference (1996) in mean self-actualization between Grades 7 and 8, self-actualization scores in this study were uncorrelated with grade.

  3. MODEL-DRIVEN REVERSE ENGINEERING AND PROGRAM COMPREHENSION: AN EXAMPLE INGENIERÍA REVERSA Y COMPRENSIÓN DE PROGRAMAS DIRIGIDA POR MODELOS: UN EJEMPLO

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    Eugenio G Scalise P

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents an example of how Model-Driven Engineering (MDE can be applied to the development of tools for reverse engineering and program comprehension. The tool CodeCrawler was selected as an example; in particular, the polymetric view feature was computed using MDE techniques. To this end, two metamodels were proposed (source and target and meta-level transformations that were used to deduce the information of a polymetric view associated to any software project (source code. The technologies selected to develop the example were those related with the Eclipse Modeling Project, specifically the ATL and the KM3 languages. The approach used in this paper to obtain the implementation can be used to develop all the features of a MDE-oriented software comprehension tool, obtaining a domain-oriented implementation.En este artículo se presenta un ejemplo que describe cómo la Ingeniería Dirigida por Modelos (IDM puede ser aplicada al desarrollo de herramientas para la ingeniería reversa y comprensión de programas. Se seleccionó como caso de estudio la herramienta CodeCrawler, específicamente la funcionalidad denominada polymetric view, desarrollada mediante tecnologías y técnicas de la IDM. Para ello, se emplearon dos metamodelos (entrada y salida y transformaciones a nivel de los metamodelos que permiten generar la información de un polymetric view asociado a un proyecto de software, utilizando la información extraída del código fuente. Las tecnologías utilizadas para el desarrollo del ejemplo, las relacionadas con el Eclipse Modeling Project, específicamente el lenguaje de transformación ATL y el lenguaje KM3. El enfoque seguido para obtener la implementación resultante puede ser utilizado para desarrollar una herramienta de ingeniería reversa y comprensión de software mediante técnicas de la IDM, incorporando el vocabulario del dominio en la implementación.

  4. Cimentaciones actuales de los rascacielos de Chicago

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    López Ruiz, Álvaro

    1972-05-01

    Full Text Available The main characteristics of the land and the supporting rock are given, and the pattern of present performance of Chicago's deep foundations is briefly described. This city probably has some of the highest skyscrapers in the world with deep foundations resting on rock, and possibly as well, the highest building with foundations resting on soil. The construction of piles of large diameter, resting on rock and concreted dry, as prescribed by the City Code, is the weak point which sometimes makes it necessary to insert a permanent lining tube deep into the rock in order to obtain the required leaktightness, or to pump out significant quantities of water from the bottom of the excavations. The latter can cause the dragging away of earth from adjacent foundations resting on soil at a higher level, as with the drift of the phreatic level, with the consequent risk of producing appreciable subsidence, and even undermining. To overcome this problem we carried out for the first time in Chicago, a pre-sealing, by means of chemical injections, of the supporting rock of the periphery piles of some deep foundations, by drilling into the centre of each pile, which has also been useful as a means of examining the subsoil before proceeding to the perforation of each pile. This operation was carried out on the large diameter piles of the foundations of the Northern Trust Bank skyscraper, at present under construction, with very satisfactory results. The method of pre-sealing the rock used and the results obtained are described.Se presentan las características principales del terreno y de la roca de apoyo y se describe someramente la forma de ejecución actual de las cimentaciones profundas de Chicago. Esta ciudad tendrá (en breve varios de los rascacielos más altos del mundo apoyados en cimentaciones profundas sobre roca y, posiblemente, también el edificio más alto apoyado sobre suelo. La construcción de pilotes de gran diámetro apoyados sobre roca y

  5. La ciudad herida: Siete ejemplos paradigmáticos de rehabilitación urbana en la segunda mitad del siglo XX

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    Francisco Segado-Vázquez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En la historia del urbanismo, la segunda mitad del siglo XX marca un punto de inflexión. Los métodos de desarrollo urbano aplicados hasta la fecha ya no consiguen dar respuesta a los problemas surgidos en el corazón de las ciudades: guetos, inseguridad o delincuencia. Resulta necesario buscar nuevos métodos para la recuperación del pulso vital de nuestros barrios. Kreuzberg en Berlín, el centro histórico de Bolonia, Le Marais en París, Fener y Balat en Estambul, Molenbeek en Bruselas, Mouraria en Lisboa y Lavapiés en Madrid se han convertido en ejemplos paradigmáticos de la nueva idea de rehabilitación urbana. La diversidad social, que evita la creación de guetos; la calidad de los espacios públicos, que favorece las relaciones interpersonales; y la salvaguarda, que mantiene y fortalece la imagen que tenemos de nuestro entorno urbano, se convierten en conceptos necesarios para recuperar nuestra "ciudad herida".

  6. Fruticultura orgánica en el trópico: Situación y ejemplos de Mesoamérica

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    H. Alfred Jürgen Pohlan

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    Full Text Available La situación en la fruticultura orgánica de Mesoamérica no es fácil a cualificar y cuantificar. Indudablemente existen áreas certificadas sin embargo faltan datos exactos. En otra manera muchos campesinos cultivan frutas y vegetales sin el uso de fertilizantes inorgánicos y sin aplicaciones de pesticidazas por falta de insumos propios. Este estudio esta basado en ejemplos y practicas conocidas y trata a reflejar filosofías practicas del campesinado y las fortalezas y debilidades correspondientes. De lo mas énfasis se ha dedicado al chayote en Costa Rica y México, a la pitahaya en Nicaragua, a la papaya en el Estado Tabasco y al mango, rambutan y caña de azúcar en el estado Chiapas, México, y a las huertas familiares en Cuba. Resultados de una encuesta entre consumidores reflejan el interés para consumir productos orgánicos, establecer la interacción agricultores-consumidores como parte del proceso de desarrollo agroecológico y fortalecer la educación de los consumidores y productores en los aspectos agroecológicos y de salud.

  7. Génesis del fundamentalismo islámico. Auge de los movimientos islamistas globales con los ejemplos de Egipto y Argelia de 1979 a 2001

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    Mariano López de Miguel

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    Full Text Available Desde la revolución islámica en Irán en 1979 y la invasión soviética a Afganistán en ese mismo año, se desarrolló un nuevo fenómeno dentro de la historia contemporánea, que es el auge del islamismo. Durante los años 90, él mismo se transformó en un movimiento de alcance global, expandiéndose por todo el globo, con enormes implicaciones para la seguridad, política y relaciones internacionales. Lo que este esquema pretende analizar es la razón o principios por los cuales surgieron movimientos integristas islámicos, el motivo de su radicalización, como su ideología afecta a la seguridad internacional, usando en este caso dos ejemplos claros, como son el de Argelia en el Magreb y el de Egipto en el Machreq. Se procederá a estudiar los casi 30 años de auge islamista, sus causas y motivaciones políticas, su modus operandi, su implicación en la política regional de Oriente Medio, así como su expansión y proselitismo a nivel internacional, en donde se encuadra una amplia y compleja actividad por parte de estos grupos.

  8. El turismo rural en territorios periféricos (el ejemplo de algunas comarcas del Oeste castellano-leonés

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    Juan Ignacio Plaza Gutiérrez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo hace una valoración de los procesos y efectos inducidos por una nueva y creciente forma de ocupación del espacio y de utilización del medio en las zonas periféricas y marginales, como es el «turismo rural». Para ello, tras definir inicialmente cuáles son las referencias y planteamientos que le sirven de contexto, se hace un análisis sectorial y territorial más preciso. Tomando como ejemplo las comarcas fronterizas de la provincia de Zamora, se apuntan cuáles son las dimensiones generales que orientan la actividad turística en la zona —destacando especialmente su situación «fronteriza», generadora de singulares iniciativas—, se identifican los recursos en que se fundamenta el turismo rural aquí desarrollado y se analizan las realidades y resultados en que se traduce (desde los flujos de visitantes que se acercan a estos espacios hasta los apoyos institucionales y financieros públicos y privados. Se hace, finalmente, un balance en el que, tras señalar las ideas concluyentes más destacadas, se apuntan los principales problemas y las perspectivas de evolución

  9. El oráculo de Dídima : un ejemplo de las relaciones diplomáticas en época helenística

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    Mª Eugenia de la Nuez Pérez

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    Full Text Available En un periodo tan complejo como la época helenística, las ciudades de Asia Menor van a establecer una red de relaciones diplomáticas entre ellas y con los nuevos actores del momento, las monarquías helenísticas, a fin de garantizarse una cierta estabilidad tanto interior como exterior. En este ‘juego’, Mileto va a aprovechar la existencia en su territorio del oráculo de Apolo, situado en Dídima, para crear un vínculo sólido y duradero con los Seléucidas, vínculo que va más allá de la dominación territorial directa y que es un ejemplo de esas relaciones diplomáticas tan importantes tanto para los monarcas como para las ciudades.The Hellenistic period is a very complex period, especially in Asia Minor. The Greek cities of Anatolia have to establish a system of diplomatic relations between themselves and the Hellenistic Kingdoms intending to grant their independence and stability. In this paper, we will study the example of Miletos, which employed the sanctuary of Didyma to establish diplomatic relations with the Seleucids, a very strong link which is a good example of the Hellenistic diplomacy.

  10. Is the evolutionary theory still useful?: A review with examples ¿Es todavía útil la teoría evolutiva?: Una revisión con ejemplos

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    Full Text Available Evolutionary biology is experiencing an exceptional process of revisión and outreach because of the 200-anniversary if the birth of Charles Darwin. As a consequence, the study of organic evolution and also its teaching are being discussed at several levels, by evolutionary biologists, biologists and scholars outside evolutionary biology and by the general public. In this scenario, a didactic explanation of how biologists address evolutionary research in real populations seems to be useful. Using actual research examples, here I tried to outline how the classic theory (termed here as the "basic scheme" is useful to answer relevant questions in biology and how a less dogmatic paradigm (or a more versatile one would be needed when dealing with the most recent and extravagant cases of gene, genotype, phenotype and environment interactions. Specifically, I used three in-extenso examples of research driven by hypothesis-testing: (1 the changes in genetic architecture induced by sexuality in a cyclically parthenogenetic insect; (2 the test of the energetic definition of fitness through phenotypic selection studies; and (3 the assessment of the underlying causes of character displacement in Darwin finches. In the former two cases, it is argued that the basic scheme is useful and sufficient for testing relevant evolutionary hypotheses. In the third case, it is argued that something else is needed to explain the observed genetic variation that Geospiza species exhibit in Daphne major island (Galapagos. Finally, I outline some "extravagant" cases biological entities interacting, such as horizontal gene transfer, epigenetic inheritance, adaptive anticipatory conditioning, evolutionary capacitance and niche construction. This "post-modern" biology has been seriously proposed and demonstrated to be widespread in nature, which would justify an extended evolutionary synthesis.La biología evolutiva está experimentando un inédito proceso de revisión y difusi

  11. The feature of the self-actualization of infancy A longitudinal study about development of a self-actualization tendency

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    2003-01-01

    This study examined the developmental feature of the self-actualization of infancy in a longitudinal study. One hundred one 6 years-old children were participated in this study. The preschool teachers accessed self-actualization tendency on each child twice a year and recorded their impressive episode. It was found that 70 percent of the children increased the score for self-actualization tendency. Although, as for the child whose self-actualization score was low at the 1st time raised the sc...

  12. La beneficencia española en la época del cambio de siglo : un ejemplo gjijonés

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    Natalia Tielve Garcia

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    Full Text Available La pretensión de este articulo de investigación es el análisis a través de un ejemplo singularizado, el del antiguo Asilo Pola localizado en la ciudad asturiana de Gijón, de la problemática que rodeaba a la beneficencia en España en la época del cambio de siglo. Observaremos como entre los objetivos claves de este tipo de establecimientos estaba la idea de paliar e Intentar poner fin a la mendicidad Infantil, considerada ésta como una verdadera enfermedad social que encontraba en la Ineducación una de las causas de su existencia. Desde una perspectiva sociológica abordaremos las bases en las que se fundamentaban las iniciativas encaminadas a la protección a la infancia, resaltando en este sentido la iniciativa de la Asociación Gijonesa de Caridad, pero sin perder como marco referencial las medidas de tipo legislativo aplicadas en todo el ámbito español. Junto a ello, incluimos un estudio histórico-artístico del asilo gijonés y de la vida cotidiana desarrollada en torno al mismo.This article tries to anallze, through a singular example —the old Asilo Pola sltuated in the asturian clty of Gijón— all the questions around the beneficence in Spain at the end of 19 th. century and the begining of the 20 th. The end of chlldren baggary was one of its objectlves. This work'll anallze the bases of this kind of initiatives too; in Asturias, but also in Spain. Besides, we include a hlstoric-artistic study about the Asilo Pola and the daily life in this asylum.

  13. MATRICES DE RIGIDEZ Y DE CARGA DE PRIMER Y SEGUNDO ORDEN DE UNA VIGA-COLUMNA ORTOTRÓPICA CON CONEXIONES SEMIRRÍGIDAS: II EJEMPLOS

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    Full Text Available Las matrices de rigidez y de carga de primer y segundo orden de una vigacolumna de Timoshenko ortotrópica de sección transversal simétrica con conexiones semirrígidas incluyendo los efectos de la carga axial en los extremos (tracción o compresión y de las fuerzas cortantes a lo largo del elemento fueron deducidas en el primer artículo. El modelo de Haringx descrito por Timoshenko y Gere (1961 fue adoptado en la formulación de las matrices. Ambas matrices serán utilizadas en los análisis elásticos de estabilidad, de primer y de segundo orden de estructuras aporticadas con elementos vigacolumna de Timoshenko de sección transversal simétrica con conexiones rígidas, semirrígidas y simples en los cinco adjuntos en este artículo. Estudios analíticos indican que la carga de pandeo y la rigidez de estructuras aporticadas son reducidas por efecto de la deformación por cortante a lo largo de cada elemento. Además, el fenómeno de pandeo bajo fuerzas de tracción en elementos con rigidez a cortante relativamente baja es incluido en las ecuaciones propuestas. El pandeo por tracción no debe ser ignorado en el análisis de estabilidad de elementos vigacolumna con rigidez a cortante G As del mismo orden de magnitud que EI/h 2 . La validez de ambas matrices es verificada con soluciones disponibles de análisis de estabilidad y de comportamiento elástico geométrico no lineal de estructuras vigacolumna. Se incluyen cinco ejemplos que demuestran la eficiencia del método propuesto y de las matrices correspondientes.

  14. Regresión logística: Un ejemplo de su uso en Endocrinología Logistic regression: An example of its use in Endocrinology

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    Emma Domínguez Alonso

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    Full Text Available Se intentó un acercamiento a la regresión logística, como una de las técnicas estadísticas multivariadas de más frecuente uso en las últimas décadas, para orientar a su uso correcto. Se consideraron cuestiones de tipo práctico como número de sujetos necesarios para aplicarla, situaciones en las que está indicado su uso, tipo de variables a las que es posible aplicarla y las formas en que puede ser incluida en el modelo, interpretación de los resultados, etc. Se mostró un ejemplo de la aplicación de esta técnica en una investigación en el campo de la Endocrinología. Se concluyó que la regresión logística resulta de gran utilidad para su aplicación en cualquier campo de la investigación médica cuando necesitamos precisar el efecto de un grupo de variables, consideradas potencialmente influyentes, sobre la ocurrencia de un determinado proceso.An approach to logistic regression , as one of the most used multivariate statistical techniques in the last decades, was made to recommend its correct use. Practical questions as the number of subjects necessary for its application, the situations in which it should be used, the type of variables to which it may be applied, the way it may be included in the model, the interpretation of the results, etc., were taken into consideration. An example of the application of this technique in the field of Endocrinology was given. It was concluded that the application of logistic regression is very useful in any field of medical research when we need to determine the effect of a group of variables, potentially considered as influential, on the ocurrence of a certain process.

  15. Arquitectura de aeropuertos : cuatro ejemplos de terminales aeroportuarias de la década de 1930 = Arquitecture of Airports. Four air terminal examples of the 30s

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    Concepción Bibián Díaz

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Este artículo se adentra en la reflexión sobre la arquitectura de los aeropuertos que se produjo en el momento del nacimiento de las primeras terminales de pasajeros, en la década de 1930. Antes de ese momento, el tráfico aéreo se desarrolla en Europa de forma más o menos desorganizada sirviéndose de  instalaciones improvisadas en aeródromos deportivos o militares. A partir de 1930 la aviación comercial se consolida como explotación comercial, convirtiéndose además en espejo de las aspiraciones de cada nación. Para ilustrar este proceso se presentan cuatro ejemplos de terminales de pasajeros, que se corresponden con cuatro realidades nacionales, contemporáneas pero muy distintas entre sí. Abstract During the 1930s Europe witnessed the coming to fruition of early efforts to create a new sort of building: the airport terminal. Architects and engineers struggled to define its essential layout and technical demands, as well as its cultural and aesthetic implications. ¿How did these first designers deal with the invention of a new kind of architectural type? Among many other, four examples of airport terminal have been chosen to illustrate the successes and failures of the first mature approaches to this type of building, which was born at the beginning of the 20th century and has been in constant revision up to the present time: Madrid-Barajas (1933, Paris-Le Bourget (1937, Dublin-Collinstown (1940 and Berlin- Tempelhof, (started in 1936.

  16. Rational Behavioral Training and Changes in Self-Actualization.

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    Johnson, Norbert; And Others

    1982-01-01

    Examined the effects on self-actualization of CETA supervisors who participated in a Rational Behavioral Training (RBT) group. The Personal Orientation Inventory (POI) was administered to experimental and control groups before and after the group. Results indicated the RBT experience enabled participants to move toward self-actualization. (RC)

  17. Counseling Practicum as a Facilitator of Self-Actualization.

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    Osborne, John W.; Steeves, Liliane

    1982-01-01

    Uses 12 subscale scores on the Personal Orientation Inventory to assess effects of a practicum experience upon self-actualization of 79 University of Alberta graduate students (counseling students with and without practicum, and noncounseling students). Results indicate a facilitative effect of practicum upon self-actualization. (AH)

  18. SELF-ACTUALIZATION AND THE UTILIZATION OF TALENT.

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    FRENCH, JOHN R.P.; MILLER, DANIEL R.

    THIS STUDY ATTEMPTED (1) TO DEVELOP A THEORY OF THE CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF SELF-ACTUALIZATION AS RELATED TO THE UTILIZATION OF TALENT, (2) TO FIT THE THEORY TO EXISTING DATA, AND (3) TO PLAN ONE OR MORE RESEARCH PROJECTS TO TEST THE THEORY. TWO ARTICLES ON IDENTITY AND MOTIVATION AND SELF-ACTUALIZATION AND SELF-IDENTITY THEORY REPORTED THE…

  19. Self-Actualization of Elite Blind Athletes: An Exploratory Study.

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    Sherrill, C.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    This study used the Personal Orientation Inventory to compare self-actualization of 52 elite blind athletes with sighted athletes. Self-actualization profiles of blind athletes were lower for measures of existentiality and self-acceptance but otherwise identical to those of sighted athletes. Both sighted and blind athletes scored below test-manual…

  20. Beneficial academic orientations and self-actualization of college students.

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    Davidson, William B; Bromfield, Jeffrey M; Beck, Hall P

    2007-04-01

    This study tested the prediction that individual differences in self-actualization would be associated with six academic orientations which influence college students' adjustment to their studies. Volunteer undergraduates, solicited from courses in the sciences and liberal arts and invited to complete internet measures of the academic orientations and self-actualization were 137 men and 311 women (M age=21.1, SD=4.8). Statistically significant bivariate correlations obtained between scores on self-actualization with all six orientations: creative expression, reading for pleasure, academic efficacy, and, inversely, structure dependence, academic apathy, and mistrust of instructors. Regression analysis showed that four orientations were independently related to self-actualization scores. The role of these four orientations in actualizing students' adjustment was discussed, and implications were drawn about the interpretation of scores on the four orientations.

  1. ACTUALIZATION OF METHODIC OF CALCULATION OF ACTUAL INDICATOR OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT DISPATCH RELIABILITY

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    A. R. Aleksanyan

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    Full Text Available Dispatch reliability – is one of the key criteria of aircraft technical operation process efficiency which reflects economic efficiency of airline activity. The higher the operational reliability, the better the level of aircraft operation in airline, the higher maintenance quality and safety policy is more effective. Due to the lack of unified procedure of dispatch reliability control both for aircraft manufacturers and Russian Federation aircraft operators and based on international experience it was concluded that there is a need for dispatch reliability specification by introducing a number of parameters, definitions and development, thereby the unified updated methodic of calculation. In this work six basic and three auxiliary parameters are introduced, the following terms and definitions are established: dispatch reliability, operational reliability, ground operational interruptions, operational interruptions, in-flight  interruptions. A unified actualized methodic of dispatch reliability and operational reliability calculation is developed, which is reasonable and more accurate. Since the aircraft dispatch reliability includes the notion of Regularity and Punctuality, definitions and criteria calculation are given.  The detailed example of criteria calculation is shown: dispatch reliability, dispatch regularity, flight punctuality, operational reliability, flight delays for a hundred landings, aircraft changes for a hundred landings, flight cancellations for a hundred landings.

  2. Actualization rate and environment policies: a review on the debate

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    The aim of this report is to present the theoretical basis which underlies the actualization of future values of gains and losses associated with the degradation of the environment on a long term, and even on a very long term. After having recalled some elements related to the actualization rate, the report discusses how to determine the actualization rate parameters through a descriptive or prescriptive approach, and outlines the multiplicity of choices and the sensitivity to parameters. It discusses the impact of relative prices and which hypothesis on these relative prices is to be retained. It finally discusses how risks are to be taken into account

  3. Estimating actual irrigation application by remotely sensed evapotranspiration observations

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    Droogers, P.; Immerzeel, W.W.; Lorite, I.J.; SWAP, PEST

    2010-01-01

    Water managers and policy makers need accurate estimates of real (actual) irrigation applications for effective monitoring of irrigation and efficient irrigation management. However, this information is not readily available at field level for larger irrigation areas. An innovative inverse

  4. Criterion validity of a new measure of self-actualization.

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    Leclerc, G; Lefrançois, R; Dubé, M; Hébert, R; Gaulin, P

    1999-12-01

    Many authors have questioned the validity of the major existing measures of self-actualization (the Personal Orientation Inventory, the Personal Orientation Dimensions, and the Short Index of Self-actualization), given their serious theoretical and methodological limitations. A new inventory was developed, the Measure of Actualization of Potential, and various studies were conducted to assess its theoretical and empirical content as well as its construct validity, internal consistency, and temporal reliability. The present aim was to estimate the criterion validity of the new measure using humanistic clinical psychologists' assessments as the criterion. The results show that eight clinical psychologists' rankings of 73 individuals are positively and highly correlated with the scores obtained by the same individuals on the Measure of Actualization of Potential.

  5. Actual Nursing Competency among Nurses in Hospital in Vietnam

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    2016-01-01

    Background: Competency of nurses is vital to safe nursing practice as well as essential component to drive quality of nursing services. There exists little up to date information concerning actual competency among Vietnamese nurses. Purposes: The purpose of this study is to identify the actual nursing competency among nurses in clinical settings in Vietnam. Methods: A qualitative study, ethnographic method, comprised of the participant-observation, in-depth interview, and focus group discussi...

  6. « Optimal » vs actual hematocrit in obesity and overweight.

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    Brun, Jean-Frédéric; Varlet-Marie, Emmanuelle; Fédou, Christine; Raynaud de Mauverger, Eric

    2016-01-01

    Equations of blood viscosity provide a prediction of the 'optimal' hematocrit' (hct) as the hct resulting in the highest value of the bell-shaped curve of hematocrit/viscosity ratio h/η. We investigated if overweight and obesity have an influence on these parameters. We compared 32 normal weight subjects, 40 overweight (BMI 25-30) and 38 obese subjects. There was no difference in the theoretical curve of h/η. The actual h/η is the same in the 3 groups but is always higher than the theoretical h/η in all groups. The actual h/η is lower in overweight than controls (p = 0.011). Modeling yields the same value of theoretical optimal hct across BMI classes. The 3 groups have the same values of actual hct, but actual is significantly lower than optimal in all cases (p Hematocrit is lower than predicted due to a discrepancy between predicted and actual h/η which is due to the inter-subject variability of RBC rigidity ...   The discrepancy between optimal and actual h/η is negatively correlated to RBC rigidity indexes even if the model uses a fixed value of these indexes. Thus keeping in mind that the optimal hct should not be the same in the various parts of the vascular bed, its theoretical prediction with Quemada's equation appears to predict a value higher than actual hematocrit but well correlated to it, and the agreement between optimal and actual hct is dependent on RBC flexibility. This leads to think that the body sets hematocrit below its ideal value in sedentary subjects in order to cope with the need of increasing blood viscosity factors in case of exercise without impairing O2 supply to tissues.

  7. La hipótesis de la compresión de la morbilidad: un ejemplo de desarrollo teórico en epidemiología The hypothesis of the compression of morbidity: an example of theoretical development in epidemiology

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    Sergio López-Moreno

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    Full Text Available En este documento se revisa la hipótesis de la compresión de la morbilidad, propuesta por James Fries en 1980, como un ejemplo de elaboración teórica en el campo de la epidemiología. Se presentan inicialmente algunos rasgos fundamentales de las teorías científicas y se hace un recuento histórico de los modelos causales más importantes que ha utilizado la epidemiología. Posteriormente, se presentan los fundamentos de la hipótesis de la compresión de la morbilidad, y se examinan sus posibilidades y limitaciones actuales, así como sus implicaciones epistemológicas con base en la teoría estructuralista. Se concluye que si el modelo de la compresión de la morbilidad fuera correcto, tendría una enorme capacidad para describir, explicar y predecir la salud y la enfermedad en las poblaciones humanas; por lo tanto, el desarrollo sistemático de este tipo de propuestas tiene una extraordinaria importancia para la salud pública.In this paper we review a hypothesis put forth in 1980 by James Fries under the name of the compression of morbidity, as an example of theoretical development in the field of epidemiology. Initially we discuss some of the essential features of scientific theories and make a historical account of the most important causal models that epidemiology has embraced. Then, the basis for proposing that a compression of the morbidity is taking place are described focusing on its advantages and limitations when it is analyzed from the point of view of structuralism. Finally, we conclude that, to the extent that they are correct, models of this kind have the potential of describing and predicting the evolution of human health; hence, their systematic development entails an extraordinary importance for public health.

  8. Actual proliferating index in oral squamous cell carcinoma and leukoplakia.

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    Chandak, Abhay R; Gadbail, Amol Ramchandra; Chaudhary, Minal S; Chandak, Shweta A; Wadhwani, Ritesh

    2011-08-01

      To examine the possible association between epithelial proliferation and disease progression in the oral mucosa using the actual proliferation index.   The actual proliferation index was measured by the Ki-67 labeling index and argyrophilic nucleolar organizer region count per nucleus. Immunohistochemistry was carried out for Ki-67 by using the molecular immunology borstel-1 clone in 20 leukoplakias, 20 oral squamous cell carcinomas, and 10 normal oral mucosae.   The argyrophilic nucleolar organizer region count per nucleus, Ki-67 labeling index, and actual proliferation index were significantly higher in oral squamous cell carcinoma, followed by leukoplakia and normal oral mucosa. Leukoplakia with dysplasia showed a significantly higher Ki-67 labeling index and actual proliferation index, compared to leukoplakia without dysphasia. There was a significant correlation of Bryne's histological malignancy grading with the argyrophilic nucleolar organizer region count and the Ki-67 labeling index. There was a significant positive correlation between the argyrophilic nucleolar organizer region count and the Ki-67 labeling index among all groups.   Leukoplakia or suspected epithelial dysplasia should be stained for argyrophilic nucleolar organizer regions and Ki-67. The actual proliferation index is not only useful as a prognostic factor, but could also be a promising treatment determining modality for patients with premalignant and malignant lesions. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  9. SELF-ACTUALIZATION OF FUTURE SPECIALISTS ON INNOVATIVE TECHOLOGY

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    Viacheslav M. Oleksenko

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    Full Text Available Urgency of the material presented in the article is stipulated by the pressing needs of the society to provide high quality of education and training of highly skilled specialists. The ways of forming future specialists’ self-actualization of engineer specialities by the studactive pedagogical technology are revealed. It is established that such process obtains a practically oriented character and it is realized with regard for correlation of inner intentions of a person and conditions in which he/she gets a speciality. The basic methods of a teacher to form a person’s self-actualization are exposed. The aspects of a technological process considered in the article define the directions of the further research of forming self-actualization of pupils and future specialists of any speciality.

  10. Experimental philosophy of actual and counterfactual free will intuitions.

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    Feltz, Adam

    2015-11-01

    Five experiments suggested that everyday free will and moral responsibility judgments about some hypothetical thought examples differed from free will and moral responsibility judgments about the actual world. Experiment 1 (N=106) showed that free will intuitions about the actual world measured by the FAD-Plus poorly predicted free will intuitions about a hypothetical person performing a determined action (r=.13). Experiments 2-5 replicated this result and found the relations between actual free will judgments and free will judgments about hypothetical determined or fated actions (rs=.22-.35) were much smaller than the differences between them (ηp(2)=.2-.55). These results put some pressure on theoretical accounts of everyday intuitions about freedom and moral responsibility. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. Sex Differences in Jealousy in Response to Actual Infidelity

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    John E. Edlund

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The present studies address two criticisms of the theory of evolved sex differences in jealousy: (a that the sex difference in jealousy emerges only in response to hypothetical infidelity scenarios, and (b that the sex difference emerges only using forced-choice measures. In two separate studies, one a paper-and-pencil survey with a student sample and the other a web-based survey targeting a non-student sample, men and women showed significant sex differences in jealousy in response to actual infidelity experiences; men experienced more jealousy in response to the sexual aspects of an actual infidelity, whereas women experienced more jealousy in response to the emotional aspects of the infidelity. Sex differences emerged using both continuous measures of jealousy as well as the traditional forced-choice measure. Overall, our results demonstrate that sex differences in jealousy are not limited to responses to hypothetical infidelity scenarios; they also emerge in response to actual infidelity experiences.

  12. Meditation and college students' self-actualization and rated stress.

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    Janowiak, J J; Hackman, R

    1994-10-01

    This paper concerns the efficacy of meditation and relaxation in promoting self-actualization and changes in self-reported stress among 62 college students. Two groups were given mantra meditation and a yogic relaxation technique referred to as Shavasana. Pre- and posttest measures were taken on the Personal Orientation Inventory and the Behavioral Relaxation Scale. Both groups showed significant increases in scores on self-actualization; however, no differences were found between groups. Meditation training was associated with larger gains in scores on measures of systematic relaxed behavior than of the relaxation training.

  13. Cibersociedad y ciencias humanas: el caso de la Historia Actual

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    Molina Rabadán, David; Fernandez-Garcia, Jesus

    2006-01-01

    La intención del presente artículo es presentar cómo los avances en el nuevo patrón de producción y difusión de conocimientos de la sociedad presente, ejemplificado en Internet, pueden influir en la reconceptualización de las ciencias humanas y en especial de la Historia Actual. Se analizarán los puntos de convergencia y divergencia de la práctica de la Historia Actual con los nuevos paradigmas intelectuales de la “tercera cultura”, y la posibilidad de que desde la filosofía y organización...

  14. Associations among somatotype, temperament and self-actualization.

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    Catell, P; Metzner, R

    1993-06-01

    Based on a sample of 45 subjects, 28 men and 17 women, examination was made of the relationships among body type according to Sheldon's methodology, temperament as measured by Cortes and Gatti, and self-actualization as assessed by the Personal Orientation Inventory developed by Shostrom. No significant associations between somatotype and temperament but some significant results were found by examining the self-actualization scores and the body type/temperament match or mismatch. Significant findings were seen on the Spontaneity, Self-regard, Inner-directed, and Feeling Reactivity scales.

  15. Correlation of ultrasonographic estimated fetal weight with actual ...

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    Abstract. Background: Sonographic fetal weight estimation is an important component of antenatal care. Aim: To sonographically estimate fetal weight at term and to compare estimated with actual birth weights to determine the validity of estimated fetal weights. Subjects and methods: In the prospective study, a convenience ...

  16. Actual Leisure Participation of Norwegian Adolescents with Down Syndrome

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    Dolva, Anne-Stine; Kleiven, Jo; Kollstad, Marit

    2014-01-01

    This article reports the actual participation in leisure activities by a sample of Norwegian adolescents with Down syndrome aged 14. Representing a first generation to grow up in a relatively inclusive context, they live with their families, attend mainstream schools, and are part of common community life. Leisure information was obtained in…

  17. Served versus actual nutrient intake of hospitalised patients with ...

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    Objectives: To assess whether actual nutrient intake of hospitalised patients with tuberculosis differed from that served by the hospital and from that required according to current recommendations. Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional study. Setting: Brooklyn Chest Hospital in Brooklyn, Cape Town, Western Cape, South ...

  18. Actual and preferred personality characteristics of physical educators

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    Saša Cecić Erpič

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The Five-Factor Model of personality, which includes dimensions energy, agreeableness, conscientiousness, emotional stability, and openness, gained a growing acceptance by personality researchers. In the present study the actual personality characteristics of physical educators and the personality profile of an ideal (according to subjective evaluations of experts physical educator were investigated. The aim of the study was to examine differences between profiles of actual and preferred personality characteristics and to present differences in personality characteristics between male and female physical educators of different ages. The study included 76 (40 male, 36 female 24 to 58 year-old physical educators (mean age 39.7 years. 34 experts from the field of sport, physical education, and kinesiology evaluated the preferred personality structure of an ideal physical educator. The Big Five Observer (BFO was used to assess actual and preferred personality structures. These results show that the actual personality profile of physical educators is described with all five moderately high dimensions, which is relatively congruent with the social type from Holland's typology, characteristic of educators. In comparison with participants, an ideal physical educator should have equally expressed agreeableness, while other four dimensions should be highly expressed. Gender differences in energy and agreeableness (women have higher results in both dimensions were found significant. No significant age differences in the personality structure were obtained by a cross-sectional comparison.

  19. Probability: Actual Trials, Computer Simulations, and Mathematical Solutions.

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    The purpose of this teaching unit is to approach elementary probability problems in three ways. First, actual trials are performed and results are recorded. Second, a simple computer simulation of the problem provided on diskette and written for Apple IIe and IIc computers, is run several times. Finally, the mathematical solution of the problem is…

  20. A Taxometric Analysis of Actual Internet Sports Gambling Behavior

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    Braverman, Julia; LaBrie, Richard A.; Shaffer, Howard J.

    2011-01-01

    This article presents findings from the first taxometric study of actual gambling behavior to determine whether we can represent the characteristics of extreme gambling as qualitatively distinct (i.e., taxonic) or as a point along a dimension. We analyzed the bets made during a 24-month study period by the 4,595 most involved gamblers among a…

  1. Political Protest Songs and Actual Protest Values: Analysis of Fela's ...

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    , Tears and Blood and Bob Marley's Stand up, Get up, using in-depth analysis of the songs' lyrics plus opinion survey of their listeners. Finding is that the actual protest values of the two songs are high in meditation upon protest problem and ...

  2. Sensitivity Training... and the Healthy Become Self-Actualized

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    Reddy, W. Brendan; Beers, Thomas

    1977-01-01

    Explores the dimensions of self-concept in response to sensitivity training, i.e., that psychologically healthy participants would make greater gains in self-actualization than would those participants who viewed themselves as less healthy. Results support the hypothesis. (Author/HMV)

  3. From nascent to actual entrepreneurship: the effect of entry barriers

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    A.J. van Stel (André); D. Storey (David); A.R.M. Wennekers (Sander); A.R. Thurik (Roy)

    2005-01-01

    textabstractThis exploratory study focuses on the conversion from nascent to actual entrepreneurship and the role of entry barriers in this process. Using data for a sample of countries participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor between 2002 and 2004, we estimate a twoequation model

  4. Actual development of the chenier coast of suriname (South America)

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    Augustinus, P.G.E.F.

    The Holocene coastal plain of Suriname is a chenier plain. Its actual sedimentological development has been studied during three field-work periods (1966, 1967/1968, 1972). Clay is the predominant sediment in this low- to medium-energy environment. It accumulates in extensive shoreface-attached

  5. Managing Actual Problems of Peatsoils Associated with Soil Acidity

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    M Edi Armanto

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    Full Text Available The research objective is to manage actual problems of peatsoils associated with soil acidity. The research has been conducted on peatsoils in river backswamps located in Subdistricts of East Pedamaran and Pedamaran, District of OKI South Sumatra. Soil sampling was taken in cultivated and uncultivated types of landuse; cultivated peatsoils consist of Site A (intercropping between oil palm and pineapple and Site B (oil palm, uncultivated peatsoils are divided into Site C (peat forest, Site D (swamp bush and Site E (swamp grass. The research resulted that actual problems of soil acidity is associated with base saturation, cations exchange capacity, soil organic matters and C/N ratio, balances of soil nutrients, and toxicity potency. The climatic condition and drought can accelerate the occurrence of actual problems of peatsoils associated with acidity peatsoils. Some ameliorant have been applied in order of importance in the fields, namely lime/dolomite, mineral soils, organic fertilizers, combustion ash, and volcanic ash. Application of ameliorant materials is capable to minimize the actual problems of peatsoils associated with soil acidity.

  6. Correlation of ultrasonographic estimated fetal weight with actual ...

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    An experienced sonographer estimated fetal weights by measuring BPD, HC, AC and FL using a scanner with Hadlock 3 weight estimation model. Actual birth weights were measured with a Crown weighing scale by a midwife. Data was analyzed with SPSS software version 17.0 while descriptive and inferential statistics ...

  7. Perceived and Actual Learning Difficulties of Students in Secondary ...

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    Abstract. This study investigated students' perceived and actual learning difficulties in secondary school mathematics. A total of 120 secondary school students were involved in the study. This number was made up of 60 males and 60 females from four co-educational secondary schools in Etinan Local. Government Area of ...

  8. RE-ACTUALIZATION OF BALE BANJAR FUNCTION IN DENPASAR CITY

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to know and understand the re-actualization of bale banjar function in Denpasar City. This study was conducted due to the imbalance between the assumptions and current reality. The data sources of this study were some bale banjar-s in Denpasar City, related informants, and previous research findings. All data were collected using observation, interviews, and literature studies techniques and were analyzed using sociocultural evolution, community rationalization, and commodification theories. The research findings showed that re-actualization of bale banjar function in Denpasar City happened due to the high demand of economic space of capitalist economy and the changes of local society’s way of thinking; re-actualization of bale banjar’s form in Denpasar City could be seen from the changes in style and appearance of the spaces that are now widely designed into two floors. The society used the upper floors as a gathering place and the lower floors are rented as a center of economic activity; re-actualization of bale banjar function in Denpasar City had the implications on the way of thinking, the conception of bale banjar form and function and material culture such as the weakening of social relations among krama banjar.

  9. Actual situation of radioactive waste management in Guatemala

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    1996-01-01

    This paper focuses on the actual radioactive waste management situation in Guatemala, as well as on the sources and facilities that have obtained the license, and the way to disposal them, when they are considered as radioactive waste. The Direccion General de Energia Nuclear is the entity responsible for the proper and normal performance of the regulatory activity in the country. (author). 3 refs

  10. Lexical inferencing: perceptions and actual behaviours of Turkish ...

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    The purpose of this study was to examine Turkish English as a Foreign Language Learners' (EFL) handling of unknown words while reading English texts. The study also examines the relationship between these learners' perceptions and actual practices in the employment of knowledge sources while trying to guess the ...

  11. Perceived and Actual Learning Difficulties of Students in Secondary ...

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    This study investigated students' perceived and actual learning difficulties in secondary school mathematics. A total of 120 secondary school students were involved in the study. This number was made up of 60 males and 60 females from four co-educational secondary schools in Etinan Local Government Area of Akwa ...

  12. Specialized Middle Level Teacher Preparation: Moving from Advocacy to Actualization

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    Cook, Chris M.; Howell, Penny B.; Faulkner, Shawn A.

    2016-01-01

    Is specialized middle level teacher preparation necessary? This essay offers the authors' thoughts regarding middle level teaching and the necessity of specialized middle level teacher preparation. The reader is encouraged to further the discussion of middle level teacher preparation from advocacy to actualization.

  13. Progressive Digressions: Home Schooling for Self-Actualization.

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    Rivero, Lisa

    2002-01-01

    Maslow's (1971) theory of primary creativeness is used as the basis for a self-actualization model of education. Examples of how to use the model in creative homeschooling are provided. Key elements include digressive and immersion learning, self-directed learning, and the integration of work and play. Teaching suggestions are provided. (Contains…

  14. Field dependence and self-actualization in alcoholics.

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    McWilliams, J; Brown, C C; Minard, J C

    1975-03-01

    Field independence and self-actualization were significantly increased in alcoholic patients following a 6-week treatment program. There were no differences, however, between patients treated by drug-assisted individual therapy, individual therapy, or milieu therapy. Some causal factors are hypothesized, and implications for treatment are discussed.

  15. The body type/temperament mismatch and self-actualization.

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    Eisenman, R

    1993-12-01

    The Catell and Metzner (1993) finding of higher self-actualization among people with body type/temperament mismatch is important and could be viewed as support for a link of creativity with deviance. Also, there is an error in one of their statements, which is corrected here.

  16. Self-actualization and empathy as predictors of marital satisfaction.

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    Rowan, D G; Compton, W C; Rust, J O

    1995-12-01

    The relationships between marital satisfaction, self-actualization, and empathy scores were tested for 30 intact couples. Analyses indicated that both satisfaction and empathy scores were independent predictors of marital satisfaction scores for men, but not for women. Implications were discussed.

  17. Commitment to Change Statements Can Predict Actual Change in Practice

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    Wakefield, Jacqueline; Herbert, Carol P.; Maclure, Malcolm; Dormuth, Colin; Wright, James M.; Legare, Jeanne; Brett-MacLean, Pamela; Premi, John

    2003-01-01

    Introduction: Statements of commitment to change are advocated both to promote and to assess continuing education interventions. However, most studies of commitment to change have used self-reported outcomes, and self-reports may significantly overestimate actual performance. As part of an educational randomized controlled trial, this study…

  18. Teachers' Beliefs and Actual Practice of Problem Solving Approach ...

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    The major purpose of this study was to examine teachers' beliefs and actual classroom practices of problem-solving teaching in mathematics at grade nine and ten. More specifically, the study assessed teachers' confessed beliefs about the application of problematic situations, contextualizing of the lesson and application ...

  19. Actual issues of organ donation. Introduction. The lecture.

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    V. L. V.L. Vinogradov

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Further development of transplantation is becoming increasingly problematic despite the impressive achievements. A deficit of donor organs is becoming the main constraint factor of its development in the world and in Russia. This article is an introduction to a series of review articles on actual issues of organ donation.

  20. In-Situ Determination Of Actual Evapotranspiration Using Zero Flux ...

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    This paper presents a method of determining in-situ actual evapotranspiration using water balance method in the case of maize crop grown for two seasons at the Experimental Farm of the Department of Agricultural Engineering, Federal University of Technology, Akure in a non-saturated soil condition. The crop was ...

  1. Physician job satisfaction related to actual and preferred job size

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    Schmit Jongbloed, Lodewijk J.; Cohen-Schotanus, Janke; Borleffs, Jan C. C.; Stewart, Roy E.; Schonrock-Adema, Johanna

    2017-01-01

    Background: Job satisfaction is essential for physicians' well-being and patient care. The work ethic of long days and hard work that has been advocated for decades is acknowledged as a threat for physicians' job satisfaction, well-being, and patient safety. Our aim was to determine the actual and

  2. Challenges in actual implementation of health policies: a review of ...

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    Challenges in actual implementation of health policies: a review of payment exemption in Nigeria. CA Onoka, OE Onwujekwe, BSC Uzochukwu. Abstract. Background: As a response to the negative impact of implementation of user fees for health care services, an exemption scheme from payment was developed in many ...

  3. Eles eram muitos cavalos y las búsquedas del realismo actual

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    Matias Rebolledo Dujisin

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    Full Text Available Existe una tendencia en la literatura latinoamericana de las últimas décadas de regreso a modos realistas de representación, intentando volver a vincular la literatura con la realidad concreta que se representa, con un compromiso social y político, pero a su vez cuestionando desde su misma enunciación los modos tradicionales de representación, que ya no se sostienen en un mundo donde las estructuras sociales, políticas y económicas se han transformado, cambiando la experiencia de lo real y cuestionando las posibilidades del lenguaje literario de comunicar dicha realidad material e histórica. Dentro de este panorama, Eles eram muitos cavalos (Luiz Ruffato 2001 aparece como uno de los ejemplos más radicales y complejos en esta tendencia literaria actual. En este artículo se estudiarán las características que permiten hablar de esta novela como una novela que propone un regreso crítico al realismo, con especial énfasis en algunos de los recursos y técnicas que utiliza, concentrados en tres dimensiones: el compromiso, la representación y el lenguaje, intentando comprender el sentido crítico que estos adquieren en la novela. Há uma tendência na literatura latino-americana das últimas décadas que pretende um retorno a modos realistas de representação que tentam vincular novamente a criação literária com a realidade fatual que é representada, com um engajamento social e político, mas pondo em tensão desde a sua enunciação os modos tradicionais de representação, que já não são válidos num mundo onde as estruturas sociais, políticas e econômicas têm sido transformadas, mudando a experiência do real e questionando as possibilidades da linguagem literária de comunicar essa realidade material e histórica. Dentro desse panorama, Eles eram muitos cavalos (Luiz Ruffato 2001 se apresenta como um dos exemplos mais radicais e complexos desta tendência literária atual. Neste artigo, estudaremos as caracter

  4. Cesium ion exchange using actual waste: Column size considerations

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    Brooks, K.P.

    1996-04-01

    It is presently planned to remove cesium from Hanford tank waste supernates and sludge wash solutions using ion exchange. To support the development of a cesium ion exchange process, laboratory experiments produced column breakthrough curves using wastes simulants in 200 mL columns. To verify the validity of the simulant tests, column runs with actual supernatants are being planned. The purpose of these actual waste tests is two-fold. First, the tests will verify that use of the simulant accurately reflects the equilibrium and rate behavior of the resin compared to actual wastes. Batch tests and column tests will be used to compare equilibrium behaviors and rate behaviors, respectively. Second, the tests will assist in clarifying the negative interactions between the actual waste and the ion exchange resin, which cannot be effectively tested with simulant. Such interactions include organic fouling of the resin and salt precipitation in the column. These effects may affect the shape of the column breakthrough curve. The reduction in column size also may change the shape of the curve, making the individual effects even more difficult to sort out. To simplify the evaluation, the changes due to column size must be either understood or eliminated. This report describes the determination of the column size for actual waste testing that best minimizes the effect of scale-down. This evaluation will provide a theoretical basis for the dimensions of the column. Experimental testing is still required before the final decision can be made. This evaluation will be confined to the study of CS-100 and R-F resins with NCAW simulant and to a limited extent DSSF waste simulant. Only the cesium loading phase has been considered

  5. El acceso global a los medicamentos en el contexto internacional actual

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    Germán Velásquez

    2011-03-01

    El problema del costo de los medicamentos -de extrema urgencia para los países en desarrollo- amenaza con afectar a todo el planeta en el transcurso de los próximos 10 a 15 años, incluso a los países industrializados, cuya población está habituada desde hace casi cincuenta años a acceder sistemática y gratuitamente a los medicamentos necesarios. En efecto, ¿hasta qué punto los sistemas de salud de los países industrializados podrán seguir soportando el aumento del costo de reembolso ante la aparición, por ejemplo, de nuevos medicamentos contra las enfermedades cardiovasculares o el cáncer? Y ello, por no hablar de los tratamientos que se desarrollarán y patentarán a partir de la investigación sobre el genoma humano -sin olvidar que se ha llevado a cabo gracias a fondos públicos-, ni de las terapias relacionadas con el envejecimiento de la población, o la aparición de formulaciones pediátricas. Numerosos países europeos ya destinan a los productos farmacéuticos un porcentaje más elevado de sus gastos totales de salud que los Estados Unidos, país en el que el gasto alcanza el 12,4 %. Así, por ejemplo, en Alemania se destina el 15,2 %; en España, el 22,8 %; en Finlandia, el 16,3 %; en Francia, el 16,6 %, y en Italia, el 20,1 %. La tendencia es la misma en el conjunto de los países ricos: por ejemplo, en Canadá los medicamentos representaban en el 2005 el 17,7 % del presupuesto de la salud, contra el 11 % quince años antes; y en Japón se observa la misma tendencia. Hace 10 años, ningún país industrializado gastaba en medicamentos más del 10 % de su presupuesto de salud (2. Desde 1995, año del nacimiento de la Organización Mundial del Comercio (OMC, el debate sobre el precio de los medicamentos ha estado en la primera línea de los medios de comunicación y foros internacionales debido a los posibles efectos del ADPIC, el acuerdo sobre los aspectos de los derechos de propiedad intelectual relacionados con el comercio. La lógica del

  6. La transversalidad en la enseñanza de la medicina: el ejemplo de la Oncología Cross-sectional approach in medical education: the example of Oncology

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    A. Barnadas-Molins

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. El desarrollo de la medicina durante el siglo XIX conllevó la aparición de las especialidades médicas y quirúrgicas, configurando un nuevo escenario asistencial con la fragmentación de los tradicionales servicios de medicina y cirugía. Estos cambios también acontecieron en el campo de la docencia de la medicina, originando algunos conflictos en la definición de competencias que aún persisten. La patología médica debería actuar como punto de encuentro y eje vertebrador del resto de las especialidades médicas, pero hasta hace relativamente poco tiempo ha existido un excesivo esfuerzo en delimitar el campo de cada disciplina, aspecto que no ha facilitado una comunicación fluida entre los diferentes especialistas. La atención a los pacientes con cáncer necesita de la implicación y colaboración de los diferentes profesionales que participan en el diagnóstico y tratamiento y, por ello, precisa de un diálogo fluido entre todos ellos. La oportunidad de poder desarrollar en el pregrado una formación multidisciplinar que englobe aspectos referentes a la integración de los diferentes especialistas en beneficio del paciente facilitará una mejora en la optimización de los recursos sanitarios. La enseñanza de la Oncología en el pregrado ha estado compartida con otras especialidades, pero hasta el momento actual no ha tenido la adecuada consideración. La Oncología constituye un claro ejemplo de que el trabajo en equipo permite mejorar la eficiencia y conducción de los procesos asistenciales. Es de esperar que en las futuras promociones de estudiantes existan menos resistencias para establecer puntos de encuentro y de sinergia y que ello redunde en la adquisición de una visión más amplia y posibilista, y que pueda aplicarse en beneficio de los futuros enfermos.The development of Medicine throughout the 19th century led to the appearance of medical and surgical specialties, which thus gave rise to a new health care

  7. Sobre la presencia de Cneorum (Cneoraceae en Cuba: ¿ejemplo de disyunción biogeográfica Mediterráneo-Caribe?

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    Brull, Gabriel

    2009-06-01

    the presence of Cneorum in Cuba. Hence, we conclude that Cneorum can no longer be used as an example of biogeographical disjunction between the floras of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean.El objetivo del presente estudio es esclarecer la, hasta ahora, enigmática distribución mundial de la familia Cneoraceae y confirmar la existencia de un posible taxon de esta familia en Cuba, el cual es frecuentemente usado como ejemplo de conexión entre la floras del Mediterráneo y el Caribe. Para ello, durante los últimos cinco años, se han realizado intensas prospecciones de campo en aquellas áreas donde previamente se había documentado la presencia de una especie de Cneorum (identificada inicialmente como C. trimerum y como C. tricoccon posteriormente en Sierra Maestra, Cuba. Además, se ha revisado material de herbario y bibliografía diversa. La presencia de antiguos asentamientos de cafeteros franceses en las localidades donde se colectó esta especie, junto con el hecho de presentar propiedades medicinales (en hojas y frutos, hace posible que fuera introducida intencionadamente en Cuba desde el sur de Francia por los propios colonos a mediados del siglo XIX. Concluimos que esta especie no se encuentra ya en Cuba, y creemos que nunca llegó a establecerse y naturalizarse en la isla. Además, debido a un sutil parecido en las hojas, y a identificaciones realizadas a partir de materiales de herbarios, se ha estado confundiendo, hasta muy recientemente, C. tricoccon con Schoepfia stenophylla Urb. (Olacaceae, un endemismo amenazado y sobre el que ya hay actualmente un plan de conservación in situ. Dicha confusión de especies ha contribuido a mantener y transmitir diferentes errores a lo largo de la historia taxonómica sobre la supuesta presencia de Cneorum en Cuba, y por tanto, de una aparente conexión de las floras mediterráneas y caribeñas en relación a Cneoraceae.

  8. Comparative study of methods for potential and actual evapotranspiration determination

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    Kolev, B.

    2004-01-01

    Two types of methods for potential and actual evapotranspiration determining were compared. The first type includes neutron gauge, tensiometers, gypsum blocks and lysimeters. The actual and potential evapotranspiration were calculated by water balance equation. The second type of methods used a simulation model for all calculation. The aim of this study was not only to compare and estimate the methods using. It was mainly pointed on calculations of water use efficiency and transpiration coefficient in potential production situation. This makes possible to choose the best way for water consumption optimization for a given crop. The final results find with the best of the methods could be used for applying the principles of sustainable agriculture in random region of Bulgarian territory. (author)

  9. Actual expense associated with patients with Alzheimer's disease in Colombia.

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    Prada, Sergio I; Takeuchi, Yuri; Merchán-Galvis, Angela M; Ariza-Araújo, Yoseth

    2017-11-01

    There is paucity in the level of knowledge on the actual insurer expenses associated with patients suffering with dementia in the developing world. Less is known about direct costs by severity and how costs vary because of the presence of other comorbidities. Using claims data from an insurer for three years, we identified patients with AD with an algorithm that takes advantage of information on age, primary diagnosis, and services and drugs provided. Distribution by dementia stage was as follows: mild 21%, moderate 53%, severe 17%, and undetermined 9%. Expenses paid for all causes by the insurer were at least double than estimated in the literature and were increasing annually at rates higher than 30%. Also, 92% of patients have at least another chronic condition. Worldwide costs of dementia estimates maybe underestimating the actual costs to health systems in the developing world.

  10. Tourism guide cloud service quality: What actually delights customers?

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    Lin, Shu-Ping; Yang, Chen-Lung; Pi, Han-Chung; Ho, Thao-Minh

    2016-01-01

    The emergence of advanced IT and cloud services has beneficially supported the information-intensive tourism industry, simultaneously caused extreme competitions in attracting customers through building efficient service platforms. On response, numerous nations have implemented cloud platforms to provide value-added sightseeing information and personal intelligent service experiences. Despite these efforts, customers' actual perspectives have yet been sufficiently understood. To bridge the gap, this study attempts to investigate what aspects of tourism cloud services actually delight customers' satisfaction and loyalty. 336 valid survey questionnaire answers were analyzed using structural equation modeling method. The results prove positive impacts of function quality, enjoyment, multiple visual aids, and information quality on customers' satisfaction as well as of enjoyment and satisfaction on use loyalty. The findings hope to provide helpful references of customer use behaviors for enhancing cloud service quality in order to achieve better organizational competitiveness.

  11. Monitoring actual temperatures in Susquehanna SES reactor buildings

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    Derkacs, A.P.

    1991-01-01

    PP and L has been monitoring temperatures in the Susquehanna SES reactor building with digital temperature recorders since 1986. In early 1990, data from four representative areas was analyzed to determine the temperature in each area which would produce the same rate of degradation as the distribution of actual temperatures recorded over about 40 months. From these effective average temperatures, qualified life multipliers were determined for activation energies in the range of 0.5 to 1.5 and those multipliers were used to estimate new qualified lives and the number of replacements which might be saved during the life of the plant. The results indicate that pursuing a program of determining EQ qualified lives from actual temperatures, rather than maximum design basis temperatures, will provide a substantial payback in reduced EQ driven maintenance

  12. Effects of two antihistamine drugs on actual driving performance.

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    Betts, T; Markman, D; Debenham, S; Mortiboy, D; McKevitt, T

    1984-01-01

    A double blind placebo controlled experiment was conducted measuring the effects of the centrally active antihistamine triprolidine and the peripherally acting antihistamine terfenadine on actual driving performance in a group of experienced women drivers. Triprolidine greatly impaired driving behaviour, whereas terfenadine did not. Triprolidine also impaired subjective and objective measures of mood and arousal, and despite an awareness that their driving was impaired while they were taking ...

  13. SELF-ACTUALIZATION OF FUTURE SPECIALISTS ON INNOVATIVE TECHOLOGY

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    Viacheslav M. Oleksenko

    2011-01-01

    Urgency of the material presented in the article is stipulated by the pressing needs of the society to provide high quality of education and training of highly skilled specialists. The ways of forming future specialists’ self-actualization of engineer specialities by the studactive pedagogical technology are revealed. It is established that such process obtains a practically oriented character and it is realized with regard for correlation of inner intentions of a person and conditions in whi...

  14. NUEN-618 Class Project: Actually Implicit Monte Carlo

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    2017-12-14

    This research describes a new method for the solution of the thermal radiative transfer (TRT) equations that is implicit in time which will be called Actually Implicit Monte Carlo (AIMC). This section aims to introduce the TRT equations, as well as the current workhorse method which is known as Implicit Monte Carlo (IMC). As the name of the method proposed here indicates, IMC is a misnomer in that it is only semi-implicit, which will be shown in this section as well.

  15. Informe sobre el estado actual del comercio cafetero en Colombia

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    Spencer S. Dickson

    1976-01-01

    Full Text Available Informe sobre el estado actual del comercio cafetero en Colombia (1903/ Por Spencer S. Dickson, Vice-consul de Gran Bretaña // En: Anuario No. 8 (1976; p. 101-106. Descripción del proceso de cultivo y beneficio del café en esa época con algunos datos sobre precios del grano y cantidades exportadas entre 1894-1898.

  16. Physician job satisfaction related to actual and preferred job size

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    Schmit Jongbloed, Lodewijk J.; Cohen-Schotanus, Janke; Borleffs, Jan C. C.; Stewart, Roy E.; Schonrock-Adema, Johanna

    2017-01-01

    Background: Job satisfaction is essential for physicians' well-being and patient care. The work ethic of long days and hard work that has been advocated for decades is acknowledged as a threat for physicians' job satisfaction, well-being, and patient safety. Our aim was to determine the actual and preferred job size of physicians and to investigate how these and the differences between them influence physicians' job satisfaction. Method: Data were retrieved from a larger, longitudinal study a...

  17. Physician job satisfaction related to actual and preferred job size.

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    Schmit Jongbloed, Lodewijk J; Cohen-Schotanus, Janke; Borleffs, Jan C C; Stewart, Roy E; Schönrock-Adema, Johanna

    2017-05-11

    Job satisfaction is essential for physicians' well-being and patient care. The work ethic of long days and hard work that has been advocated for decades is acknowledged as a threat for physicians' job satisfaction, well-being, and patient safety. Our aim was to determine the actual and preferred job size of physicians and to investigate how these and the differences between them influence physicians' job satisfaction. Data were retrieved from a larger, longitudinal study among physicians starting medical training at Groningen University in 1982/83/92/93 (N = 597). Data from 506 participants (85%) were available for this study. We used regression analysis to investigate the influence of job size on physicians' job satisfaction (13 aspects) and ANOVA to examine differences in job satisfaction between physicians wishing to retain, reduce or increase job size. The majority of the respondents (57%) had an actual job size less than 1.0 FTE. More than 80% of all respondents preferred not to work full-time in the future. Respondents' average actual and preferred job sizes were .85 FTE and .81 FTE, respectively. On average, respondents who wished to work less (35% of respondents) preferred a job size reduction of 0.18 FTE and those who wished to work more (12%) preferred an increase in job size of 0.16 FTE. Job size influenced satisfaction with balance work-private hours most (β = -.351). Physicians who preferred larger job sizes were - compared to the other groups of physicians - least satisfied with professional accomplishments. A considerable group of physicians reported a gap between actual and preferred job size. Realizing physicians' preferences as to job size will hardly affect total workforce, but may greatly benefit individual physicians as well as their patients and society. Therefore, it seems time for a shift in work ethic.

  18. Long-term leach rates of glasses containing actual waste

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    Wiley, J.R.; LeRoy, J.H.

    1979-01-01

    Leach rates of borosilicate glasses that contained actual Savannah River Plant waste were measured. Leaching was done by water and by buffer solutions of pH 4, 7, and 9. Leach rates were then determined from the amount of 137 Cs, 90 Sr, and Pu released into the leach solutions. The cumulative fractions leached were fit to a mathematical model that included leaching by diffusion and glass dissolution

  19. Superconductivity: actual stage forcasting and subsidies for national policy

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    Morato, S.P.

    1987-01-01

    An overview on the situation of metallic superconductors, their applications and market, and a brief history about the superconductivity at high T c (new ceramic superconductors), describing the actual level of research and development in the world and national plans are presented. Some comments about incentives and markets for rare earths are done. The scientific and technological challengers are discussed and some suggestions to lead a superconductivity national program are proposed. (M.C.K.) [pt

  20. Is There a Link Between Actual and Perceived Wildfire Danger?

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    Kaval, Pamela

    2008-01-01

    Over the last 20 years, costs for wildfire initial attack in the U.S. have increased significantly. The increased cost relates to wildfire suppression practices as well as the growing number of wildland urban interface (WUI) homes. Requiring WUI residents to pay an annual tax for their wildfire risk would lower costs to the general taxpayer. Willingness-to-pay (WTP) for wildfire prevention, in relation to both perceived and actual wildfire danger, was the focus of this study. Colorado WUI res...

  1. Posibilidad de la ética en el mundo actual

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    Cesar de J. Areiza A.

    1991-05-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN En el mundo actual la ética cumple un papel fundamental en la vida de las personas, porque  son  muy frecuentes  las críticas que se le ha hecho  a la  ética como un sistema dogmático de verdades y recetas que solucionan los problemas humanos

  2. Calculation of the actual cost in the chemical fertilizer industry

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    Ion Ionescu

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available The main goal of the research is to present a way of organising the managerial accounting of totally and semi finished product obtained in chemical fertilizer industry entities. For this study, we analyzed the current principle of managerial accounting to an entity in the studied area, in order to emphasize the need of organizing and implementing a modern accounting management to control the cost and increase the performance of the entities in this area, starting from the premise that there are sufficient similarities between entities in the field. The research has highlighted the fact that, nowadays, the cost calculation is organized using traditional methods, which focus on the monthly determination of the actual unit cost per product (semi-fabric and that it is necessary to organize and implement a managerial accounting, based on the use of a modern method, namely the standard cost method combined with cost centre method. The major implications of the proposed system for the researched field are the monthly calculation of actual costs per cost centres, the calculation of the actual cost per product, as the final cost carrier, to be performed over longer periods of time, usually, quarterly.

  3. Developing an Intelligent Generator for Semi-Actual Test Data

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    S. A. Hameed, A. M. A. Al-Abbasi

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available The actual test data generation is one of the difficult and expensive parts of applying software-testing techniques. Many of the current test data generators suffer from the reduction of user’s confidence in generated test data and testing process. This is because of focusing on developer and database administrator viewpoints regardless of users concerns and focusing on data type and structure regardless of meaning. This paper proposes a model of an intelligent generator for semi-actual test data with the aim of increasing users confidence in software testing. The model uses samples of real data as a resource data and a set of efficient generation techniques based on statistical methods such as permutations, combination, sampling, and statistical distributions. The selection of the suitable structure and generation technique is based on one of the intelligent soft computing techniques such as fuzzy logic, neural network, heuristic, or genetic algorithm. The generated test data is validated according to the data specifications then tested by one of the normality testing techniques to be close to the real world or environment of the testing processes. This model offers the ability of simulating real environments.Key Words: Software Testing, Test Data Generation, Semi-Actual Data, Intelligent Generator, Simulation.

  4. Performance of a piezoelectric energy harvester in actual rain

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    Wong, Voon-Kean; Ho, Jee-Hou; Chai, Ai-Bao

    2017-01-01

    When raindrops impact on the surface of a piezoelectric beam, strain energy produced by the impinging raindrop will be converted to harvestable electrical energy by the piezoelectric layers in a cantilever beam. The novelty of this study is to investigate the performance of the harvester in actual rain and provide practical insights on implementation. The influences of rain parameters such as rain rate, rainfall depth, raindrop count, and drop size distribution (DSD) are discussed in this study. The raindrops accumulated on the surface of the piezoelectric beam will form a water layer. It is described using added mass coefficient in this study. In an actual rain experiment, a piezoelectric beam with surface area of 0.0018 m 2 is able to produce 2076 μJ of energy over a duration of 301 min. The energy generation of a raindrop impact piezoelectric energy harvester is highly dependent on the rain rate. Due to the inconsistency of the energy generation, the piezoelectric energy harvester would require an integration of suitable energy storage device for continuous operation. Nevertheless, this work shows the feasibility of harvesting raindrop energy using a piezoelectric beam. - Highlights: • The performance of a piezoelectric rain energy harvester is tested in actual rain. • The energy generation is highly dependent on the rain rate. • Practical insights on the implementation of the harvester are discussed. • A total energy of 2076 μJ is generated over a duration of 301 min.

  5. Body weight: relationship to conversational distance and self-actualization.

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    Clarke, P N

    1989-01-01

    Body weight is a major concern for women. This study investigated the relationship between body weight deviation, perceived effect of weight, conversational distance, and self-actualization in healthy caucasian college women (N = 109) between the ages of 18 and 50. The perception of body weight was measured with a structured questionnaire. Conversational distance was measured by having the participant approach the investigator, and self-actualization was determined using the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI). Significant correlations were found between the Time Competence (TC) subscale of the POI and Perceived Effect (PE) and between conversational distance and TC. Further analysis of the data revealed a relationship between body weight deviation, using the actual deviation from the norm, and the combined effect (magnitude and direction) of body weight (r = .54, p less than .001). Path analysis revealed the multidimensional nature of the issue of body weight for women. The usual assumptions about body fat for women are questioned and implications for future research are discussed.

  6. Panorámica actual de la Diabetes Mellitus

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    Rolando Calderón Velasco

    2001-08-01

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    Los avances en el conocimiento de la fisiopatología y etiopatogenia de la diabetes mellitus y sus complicaciones han traído como consecuencia un aumento impresionante de la literatura médica sobre el particular. Estamos en una etapa de la medicina en que el estudio de cada enfermedad se convierte en un libro, lo que trae por consecuencia que al médico general le sea imposible manejar tan vasta información.

    Por ello, es necesario periódicamente revisar los avances que se hacen en la investigación para definir cuales de ellos serán de aplicación en la práctica diaria en el futuro. Muchas veces la literatura médica es tan controversial que es necesario recurrir a los llamados meta-análisis, es decir, reunir estudios y examinar miles de casos que permitan llegar a una conclusión. Sin embargo hay que recordar que la medicina siempre es individual y que por ejemplo una reacción secundaria a un medicamento, con una bajísima incidencia, puede ser que, precisamente se presente en el paciente que estamos atendiendo.

    En la diabetes mellitus se ha realizado también una transición epidemiológica. Al prolongarse el tiempo medio de vida, los pacientes tienen mayor oportunidad de presentar las llamadas complicaciones: nefropatía, retinopatía, neuropatía, vasculopatía. La desventaja para el paciente y para los sistemas de salud, sean estos últimos públicos o privados, es que estas complicaciones son incapacitantes. Así, la segunda causa de ceguera en el mundo es la diabetes mellitus, los servicios de diálisis atienden casi en el 50% a pacientes diabéticos, las amputaciones de miembros son tres o cuatro veces más frecuentes en pacientes diabéticos.

    Sin contar condiciones incapacitantes derivadas de la enfermedad cardiovascular, como el accidente cerebro vascular con sus secuelas o el infarto del miocardio con las limitaciones que deja.

    Para este artículo hemos tenido que seleccionar sólo algunos de los

  7. Un ejemplo de dinámica de role playing en una asignatura de libre configuración en Derecho

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    Encarnación La Spina

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Las exigencias del actual mundo laboral y profesional requieren una mayor creación de espacios de formación universitaria para la solución de problemas reales. El role playing, como técnica didáctica diseñada para asignaturas de libre configuración cursadas por estudiantes de diferente perfil formativo, facilita el proceso de enseñanza aprendizaje de contenidos complejos del Derecho. Este artículo trata de describir y evaluar la experiencia docente en una dinámica basada en la simulación para la asignatura “Convención sobre la eliminación de todas las formas de discriminación contra la mujer”.

  8. Tolerable versus actual soil erosion rates in Europe

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    Verheijen, F. G. A.; Jones, R. J. A.; Rickson, R. J.; Smith, C. J.

    2009-05-01

    Erosion is a major threat to soil resources in Europe, and may impair their ability to deliver a range of ecosystem goods and services. This is reflected by the European Commission's Thematic Strategy for Soil Protection, which recommends an indicator-based approach for monitoring soil erosion. Defined baseline and threshold values are essential for the evaluation of soil monitoring data. Therefore, accurate spatial data on both soil loss and soil genesis are required, especially in the light of predicted changes in climate patterns, notably frequency, seasonal distribution and intensity of precipitation. Rates of soil loss are reported that have been measured, modelled or inferred for most types of soil erosion in a variety of landscapes, by studies across the spectrum of the Earth sciences. Natural rates of soil formation can be used as a basis for setting tolerable soil erosion rates, with soil formation consisting of mineral weathering as well as dust deposition. This paper reviews the concept of tolerable soil erosion and summarises current knowledge on rates of soil formation, which are then compared to rates of soil erosion by known erosion types, for assessment of soil erosion monitoring at the European scale. A modified definition of tolerable soil erosion is proposed as 'any actual soil erosion rate at which a deterioration or loss of one or more soil functions does not occur,' actual soil erosion being 'the total amount of soil lost by all recognised erosion types.' Even when including dust deposition in soil formation rates, the upper limit of tolerable soil erosion, as equal to soil formation, is ca. 1.4 t ha - 1 yr - 1 while the lower limit is ca. 0.3 t ha - 1 yr - 1 , for conditions prevalent in Europe. Scope for spatio-temporal differentiation of tolerable soil erosion rates below this upper limit is suggested by considering (components of) relevant soil functions. Reported rates of actual soil erosion vary much more than those for soil formation

  9. Self-actualization as a factor of future specialist’ personality becoming

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    Stoliarchuk, O.

    2017-01-01

    The research results of influence of a self-actualization on students’ professional becoming were analyzed. Self-actualization is impact factor of students’ professional becoming, it was proved. Positive trend of growth indicators of students’ self-actualization during their professional studying was found. Differentiation of the dynamics of students’ self-actualization was done. The highest level of self-actualization was found in future psychologists. The lowest level of self-actualization ...

  10. Los vínculos entre la información y el poder en la sociedad actual

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    Xosé Soengas

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available La importancia de la información y sus efectos es algo conocido y apreciado por el poder político y económico, de ahí la necesidad y las intenciones de influir en el tratamiento y en el enfoque de los contenidos para orientarlos en el sentido que favorezcan a los sectores que controlan los medios. Por eso enmarcamos nuestro trabajo dentro de tres líneas que consideramos que establecen unas directrices que permiten analizar con rigor la información actual: la agenda setting, el news making y la información-espectáculo. Este planteamiento ayudará a conocer mejor las características de los medios y las tendencias. La gran pregunta es ¿quién establece la agenda informativa? Encontrar la respuesta a esta cuestión permite identificar quién controla la información y, por extensión, quién ejerce el poder político y económico en la sociedad. El control de la información casi siempre es paralelo al control de la opinión.La participación de empresas en los medios de comunicación es una práctica habitual y en muchos casos el capital que sustenta los periódicos, las radios y las televisiones es totalmente ajeno al mundo del periodismo. Los medios se han convertido en un negocio y, como consecuencia de ello, la información pasa a un segundo plano, siempre después de la rentabilidad económica y política. La tiranía que ejercen las audiencias sobre los contenidos es un buen ejemplo de ello, incluso en los informativos. Los programas ya no se califican por la calidad de sus contenidos, sino por el número de espectadores que los ven.

  11. Actual drawing of histological images improves knowledge retention.

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    Balemans, Monique C M; Kooloos, Jan G M; Donders, A Rogier T; Van der Zee, Catharina E E M

    2016-01-01

    Medical students have to process a large amount of information during the first years of their study, which has to be retained over long periods of nonuse. Therefore, it would be beneficial when knowledge is gained in a way that promotes long-term retention. Paper-and-pencil drawings for the uptake of form-function relationships of basic tissues has been a teaching tool for a long time, but now seems to be redundant with virtual microscopy on computer-screens and printers everywhere. Several studies claimed that, apart from learning from pictures, actual drawing of images significantly improved knowledge retention. However, these studies applied only immediate post-tests. We investigated the effects of actual drawing of histological images, using randomized cross-over design and different retention periods. The first part of the study concerned esophageal and tracheal epithelium, with 384 medical and biomedical sciences students randomly assigned to either the drawing or the nondrawing group. For the second part of the study, concerning heart muscle cells, students from the previous drawing group were now assigned to the nondrawing group and vice versa. One, four, and six weeks after the experimental intervention, the students were given a free recall test and a questionnaire or drawing exercise, to determine the amount of knowledge retention. The data from this study showed that knowledge retention was significantly improved in the drawing groups compared with the nondrawing groups, even after four or six weeks. This suggests that actual drawing of histological images can be used as a tool to improve long-term knowledge retention. © 2015 American Association of Anatomists.

  12. Expected satiation alone does not predict actual intake of desserts.

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    Guillocheau, Etienne; Davidenko, Olga; Marsset-Baglieri, Agnès; Darcel, Nicolas; Gaudichon, Claire; Tomé, Daniel; Fromentin, Gilles

    2018-04-01

    The degree to which consumers expect foods to satisfy hunger, referred to as expected satiation, has been reported to predict food intake. Yet this relationship has not been established precisely, at a quantitative level. We sought to explore this relationship in detail by determining whether expected satiation predicts the actual intake of semi-solid desserts. Two separate experiments were performed: the first used variations of a given food (eight apple purées), while the second involved a panel of different foods within a given category (eight desserts). Both experiments studied the consumption of two products assigned to volunteers based on their individual liking and expected satiation ratings, given ad libitum at the end of a standardised meal. A linear model was used to find predictors of food intake and included expected satiation scores, palatability scores, BMI, age, sex, TFEQ-R, TFEQ-D, water consumption during the meal, reported frequency of eating desserts, and reported frequency of consuming tested products as explanatory variables. Expected satiation was a significant predictor of actual food intake in both experiments (apple purée: F(1,97) = 18.60, P < .001; desserts: F(1,106) = 9.05, P < .01), along with other parameters such as product palatability and the volunteers' age, sex and food restriction (variation explained by the model/expected satiation in the experiments: 57%/23% and 36%/17%, respectively). However, we found a significant gap between expected and actual consumption of desserts, on group and on individual level. Our results confirm the importance of expected satiation as a predictor of subsequent food intake, but highlight the need to study individual consumption behaviour and preferences in order to fully understand the role of expected satiation. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  13. Actual new cancer-causing hydrazines, hydrazides, and hydrazones.

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    Toth, B

    1980-01-01

    Twenty actual new cancer-causing hydrazines, hydrazides, and hydrazones of synthetic or natural origin are described. These compounds induce tumors in various target tissues in mice, hamsters and rats. To nine of these compounds the human population is exposed in the form of drugs, agricultural herbicides, and naturally occurring ingredients of edible mushrooms. Yet, with one exception, none of the hydrazines described here were investigated for cancer-inducing abilities in man. The human population should be warned against the use of this hazardous class of chemicals, the total number of which is now 40.

  14. Mobile phones. Up-to-date knowledge and actual questions

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    Asmuss, Monika; Dehos, Anne; Geschwentner, Dirk; Kreuzer, Michaela; Matthes, Ruediger; Poelzl, Christiane; Pophof, Blanka

    2010-01-01

    Starting point of the German Mobile Phone Research Project (DMF) were reported health effects from low level exposure. In mostly interdisciplinary projects, these effects were followed up. In addition the actual everyday exposure was evaluated and the risk perception within the society and possibilities for risk communication were investigated. Although there are still scientific questions unsolved, the DMF contributed significantly to an improvement of the risk assessment and the public communication. Overall, the results from DMF and other research projects do not give reason to doubt the effectiveness of the radiation protection limits. (orig.)

  15. The actual practice of air cleaning in Belgian nuclear facilities

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    Goossens, W.R. [PEGO, Mol (Belgium)

    1995-02-01

    With 60% of its power generation from nuclear stations Belgium has 7 nuclear power stations in operation with a total capacity of 5.4 MWe. Enriched uranium is imported and converted to fuel assemblies. The actinides of reprocessed fuel are recycled as MOX fuel. A main waste conditioning operation has been performed in the PAMELA vitrifier. The actual practice of nuclear air cleaning in the Belgian PWR station DOEL-4 and in the PAMELA -vitrification plant for high level liquid waste is reviewed.

  16. ORÍGENES Y PANORAMA ACTUAL DEL ARBITRAJE

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    Juan Carlos Villalba Cuéllar

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El arbitraje es el medio de solución mas antigua en al historia de la humanidad. Hoy en día se constituye en una alternativa afectiva frente a la morosidad de los jueces estatales y presenta grandes beneficios en el ámbito del derecho comercial y del derecho internacional. Este artículo pretende hacer un recorrido por la historia del arbitraje internacional con el fin de precisar los orígenes de la figura y su desarrollo actual.

  17. El problema del paisaje en los actuales desarrollos Suburbanos

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    Arias Sierra, Pablo

    2001-01-01

    Investigar sobre lo que hoy significa el Paisaje de lo periférico se constituye en el tema central de la Tesis. Problema íntimamente vinculado a las transformaciones de la ciudad actual, que está desbordando las formas y fórmulas metropolitanas convencionales y que e ... Investigación sobre Paisaje, que como ya hemos afirmado no puede olvidar que la Nueva Ciudad tiene entre sí problemas de Sostenibilidad y retos medioambientales que se acrecientan cada día, en función del desinterés y la desc...

  18. The relationship between self-actualization and psychosocial maturity.

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    Olczak, P V; Goldman, J A

    1975-07-01

    Similarities were noted between Maslow's notion of self-actualization (SA) and Erikson's notion of psychosocial maturity. Previous research by Simmons has shown a significant relationship between identity achievement status and the degree of SA as measured by the Personal Orientation Inventory (POI). Results of the present study extend these findings to include one's total level of psychosocial maturity as measured by Constantinople's Inventory of Psychosocial Development (IPD). Highly significant positive correlations were obtained between one's overall score on the IPD and the two major dimensions of the POI. Implications of this relationship were discussed.

  19. Estado Actual y Retos Futuros en el Estudio del Burnout

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    Salanova Soria, Marisa; Llorens Gumbau, Susana

    2008-01-01

    El objetivo principal de este artículo es ofrecer una revisión de la actual investigación aplicada del síndrome de quemarse por el trabajo o burnout. Comenzamos con el concepto de burnout, su evolución desde los primeros estudios en ocupaciones de servicios, hasta la actualidad en donde la investigación ha demostrado la importancia de considerar otras ocupaciones, y ampliar las dimensiones clave del burnout. En segundo lugar, examinaremos cómo evaluar el burnout, en función de la pos...

  20. Energy saving strategies in an actual confectionery plant

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    Grimaldi, C.N.; Lunghi, P.; Mariani, F. [Universita di Perugia, Dip. di Ingegneria Industriale, Perugia (Italy)

    2000-07-01

    The achievements of a more rational use of energy can be difficult when large and complex industrial plants are considered. In the present work, an example is given of how a well-focused energy analysis, based on experimental data, can help to point out possible relevant energy savings. In particular, two different refrigeration systems have been examined for a confectionery plant in different seasons, atmospheric and production conditions, allowing us to understand the actual operation. Based on the analysis of the results, energy saving strategies have been proposed and discussed. (Author)

  1. Bombas centrífugas como asistencia ventricular: estado actual

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    Morales Pérez, Carlos

    2009-01-01

    Las bombas centrífugas se han mostrado sobradamente eficaces en nuestra rutina quirúrgica con un bajo nivel de complicaciones cuando las usamos en la cirugía cardíaca convencional. En este trabajo se expone su utilidad como dispositivos de asistencia mecánica ventricular. se analizan sus características, técnicas de implantación, manejo, indicaciones actuales y sus complicaciones desde un doble enfoque: físico-técnico y clínico-quirúrgico. se revisan los avances que estas bombas han experimen...

  2. Actual questions in Slovak and European nuclear sector

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    Slugen, V.

    2010-01-01

    The close cohesion of research and education underlines the development of all research areas and contributes to their sustainability. In the paper, new approaches of European Commission (DG RTD Energy) to nuclear power engineering development (focused on area fission and reactor systems) and applications also for Slovak conditions are discussed in details. Research, education and training increase not only economical factor and technical development, but imply the higher level of safety culture by design or operation of nuclear installations. The paper will be focused on the actual questions in frame of Slovak as well as European nuclear sector.

  3. [Volunteering in psychiatry: determining factors of attitude and actual commitment].

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    Lauber, C; Nordt, C; Falcato, L; Rössler, W

    2000-10-01

    To assess public attitude, actual working commitment and the respective influence of demographic, psychological and sociological variables on voluntary help in psychiatry. Multiple logistic regression analysis of the results of a representative population survey in Switzerland. Public attitude is mostly positive, but the respective working commitment is small. Attitude depends on gender, psychological factors (social distance, stereotypes), and on attitude to community psychiatry. For the working commitment, clearly distinct predictors are found: age, emotions, participation, and perceived discrimination to the mentally ill. For both attitude and commitment, having a social profession and interest in mass media are predictors. Internationally compared, Switzerland has a positive attitude and a big commitment in lay helping in psychiatry. But attitude is different from actual commitment. Lay helpers' work must be limited to realizable tasks and they need professional recruitment, instruction, and supervision otherwise they tend to be over-burden. The unused potential of voluntary helpers has to be opened specifically, e.g. by involving mass media and opinion-makers.

  4. THE POPULATION'S ECONOMIC EDUCATION IN THE ROMANIAN ACTUALITY

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    Mihaela, SAVU

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available This paper aims at to present the essence and the role of economic education related to the natural movement of a functioning market economy in the Romanian actuality. We understand education as an important form of social consciousness in the sense of bipolarity, namely as the premise and the effect at a dynamic microeconomic and macroeconomic level. In this dynamic movement, economic education appears more and more visibly as a new factor of production or as a new dimension of human capital. In our approach we consider several theoretical and methodological axes that allow us to reveal the interdependence of education to the economic and social development, from an emulative or frantic perspective. In this way we treat the evolution of complex phenomena of economic education in terms of public policy, highlighting the need to intensify the decision-making efforts of management and execution, consistent pursuing to link the causes with the effects of economic education in the Romanian actuality.

  5. The Singularity: A Crucial Phase in Divine Self-Actualization?

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    Michael Zimmerman

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Ray Kurzweil and others have posited that the confluence of nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, robotics, and genetic engineering will soon produce posthuman beings that will far surpass us in power and intelligence. Just as black holes constitute a ldquo;singularityrdquo; from which no information can escape, posthumans will constitute a ldquo;singularity:rdquo; whose aims and capacities lie beyond our ken. I argue that technological posthumanists, whether wittingly or unwittingly, draw upon the long-standing Christian discourse of ldquo;theosis,rdquo; according to which humans are capable of being God or god-like. From St. Paul and Luther to Hegel and Kurzweil, the idea of human self-deification plays a prominent role. Hegel in particular emphasizes that God becomes wholly actualized only in the process by which humanity achieves absolute consciousness. Kurzweil agrees that God becomes fully actual only through historical processes that illuminate and thus transform the entire universe. The difference is that for Kurzweil and many other posthumanists, our offspringmdash;the posthumansmdash;will carry out this extraordinary process. What will happen to Home sapiens in the meantime is a daunting question.br /br /

  6. Angina crónica estable. Consideraciones actuales

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    Yanier Coll Muñoz

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available La angina de pecho crónica estable es un síndrome clínico caracterizado por dolor o malestar precordial secundario a isquemia miocárdica y sin características clínicas de inestabilidad. El debate actual sobre esta entidad clínica incluye tres aspectos fundamentales: diagnóstico, prevalencia e impacto socioeconómico, y tratamiento médico frente a revascularización miocárdica. En los últimos cuatro años se han dado a conocer los resultados de varios estudios multicéntricos de gran importancia que compararon tratamiento médico con revascularización miocárdica y cirugía de revascularización frente a intervención coronaria percutánea; además, han mejorado las técnicas de revascularización y existe abundante información sobre la eficacia de nuevos fármacos antiisquémicos. El presente trabajo tiene como objetivo hacer una revisión de los aspectos actuales más importantes relacionados con la angina de pecho estable y su tratamiento, publicados en la literatura especializada.

  7. Determination of the actual evapotranspiration by using remote sensing methods

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    Bora, Eser

    2017-10-01

    Evapotranspiration is so crucial for determining amount of the irrigation and the effective water management planning. Moreover, it is vital for determining agricultural drought management and determination the actual evapotranspiration ın a region is critical for early drought warning systems. The main object of this study was to assess accuracy of the remote sensing method (METRIC) by calibrating with the bowen ratio observations at the same time. The research was carried out in the west of Marmara Region, Turkey. Landsat 5 images was used to determine the metric algorithm. By using this algorithms are found. Landsat 5 images file were used to determine actual evapotranspiration and the image's date was June 11 in 2010. This date was used for calibration with available terrestrial observation by using bowen ratio in that time. Landsat images obtained from the web site, earthexplorer.usgs.gov, and results of bowen ratio taken from micrometeorology station. As a result, energy balance parameters that are net radiation, soil heat flux and latent heat flux were compared both metric algorithm and the bowen ration in the images time. The results are found so close to each other.

  8. Actual conditions of radiation control in radioisotope utilization field

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    Kakihara, Koji

    1980-01-01

    It may be said that the actual conditions on radiation safety are being improved in utilizing radioisotopes or radiation in Japan. It depends greatly on the results of the voluntary effort of users and the regulations by the ''radiation injury prevention law'' and its relevant ordinances. However, the actual conditions of the strict observation of the law are much insufficient. According to the results of official inspection in 1978, 60% of whole enterprises concerned and 73% of educational and medical organizations were judged as incomplete. Such tendency should not be left as it is, but it should also be noticed that there are realities that critical accidents or injuries have not occurred even in such conditions as many violations mentioned above. Since the existing law has not been subjected to essential revision in the past two decades, it might be said that the law does not properly fit to the present conditions because the progress of related techniques was made during this period. Meanwhile, difficulties exist in measuring the low level concentration in the use of low energy radioisotopes or tracer experiments such as in the process analysis in factories or in the analysis of the movement of trace constituent in soil. Further, there is a problem on the necessity of securing the chief technicians handling radiation, and there is the contradiction that the chief technicians are useless in normal condition but are powerless in case of accidents. This situation should be improved as soon as possible. (Wakatsuki, Y.)

  9. Tendencias actuales y futuras de la terapia de familias

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    Francisco Almagro Domínguez

    1996-06-01

    Full Text Available Se exponen brevemente la situación actual y las perspectivas de la terapia familiar a partir de la información obtenida en el Séptimo Congreso de IFTA (International Family Therapy Association, celebrado en Guadalajara, México, en Octubre de 1995. Los criterios actuales abarcan desde el ciclo vital y las técnicas nuevas, hasta el tratamiento familiar del SIDA y el cáncer. El futuro se considera, en general, promisorio para estas terapias. Se habla de relacionar diagnósticos, enseñanza integrada a planes de estudio y entrenamiento de personal comunitario; todo ello como perspectiva de la terapia de familiasThe present situation and the outlooks of family therapy based on the information obtained at the 7th Congress of the International Family Therapy Association, held in Guadalajara, Mexico, in October, 1995, are briefly explained. New criteria embrace from the vital cycle and the new techniques to the family treatment of AIDS and cancer. In general, the future is considered as promising for these therapies. It is talked about relating diagnoses, integrating teaching to curricula, and training community personal; all of it as a prospect of family therapy.

  10. Investigations of actual conditions of medical radiation technologists

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    2002-01-01

    At 50 year after enactment of the law of medical radiation technologists, their actual conditions were investigated. The investigation was done in December 2001 by questionnaire to directors of 10,514 facilities and answers were obtained from 4,241 facilities (40.37%). Following 11 questions (major answers and their analysis in parenthesis) were made: Nature of the facility (Private hospitals 45.8%, public ones 20.8%); State of radiation department (Independent department of the technologists from medical one about 30%); Actual job of the technologists (X-ray about 81% of the facilities, angiography 34%, CT 78%, MRI 38% where 94% of technologists conduct, nuclear medicine 17%, ultrasound 51% where, 10%); Personnel of the radiation department (21,897 persons in total/male 85%); Fulfillment of the personnel number; Treatment of the personnel; Acknowledgement system of the Technologist Society; Management of radiation instruments like daily examination; Radiation control (Leak dose measurement by technologists by themselves about 50% facilities for X-ray and radio-therapy); Medical exposure (Measurement experience about 50%); and Possession of dose rate-meter/survey-meter (Possession in about 40% facilities). (N.I.)

  11. Investigations of actual conditions of medical radiation technologists

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    NONE

    2002-12-01

    At 50 year after enactment of the law of medical radiation technologists, their actual conditions were investigated. The investigation was done in December 2001 by questionnaire to directors of 10,514 facilities and answers were obtained from 4,241 facilities (40.37%). Following 11 questions (major answers and their analysis in parenthesis) were made: Nature of the facility (Private hospitals 45.8%, public ones 20.8%); State of radiation department (Independent department of the technologists from medical one about 30%); Actual job of the technologists (X-ray about 81% of the facilities, angiography 34%, CT 78%, MRI 38% where 94% of technologists conduct, nuclear medicine 17%, ultrasound 51% where, 10%); Personnel of the radiation department (21,897 persons in total/male 85%); Fulfillment of the personnel number; Treatment of the personnel; Acknowledgement system of the Technologist Society; Management of radiation instruments like daily examination; Radiation control (Leak dose measurement by technologists by themselves about 50% facilities for X-ray and radio-therapy); Medical exposure (Measurement experience about 50%); and Possession of dose rate-meter/survey-meter (Possession in about 40% facilities). (N.I.)

  12. Actual evaporation estimation from infrared measurement of soil surface temperature

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    Davide Pognant

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Within the hydrological cycle, actual evaporation represents the second most important process in terms of volumes of water transported, second only to the precipitation phenomena. Several methods for the estimation of the Ea were proposed by researchers in scientific literature, but the estimation of the Ea from potential evapotranspiration often requires the knowledge of hard-to-find parameters (e.g.: vegetation morphology, vegetation cover, interception of rainfall by the canopy, evaporation from the canopy surface and uptake of water by plant roots and many existing database are characterized by missing or incomplete information that leads to a rough estimation of the actual evaporation amount. Starting from the above considerations, the aim of this study is to develop and validate a method for the estimation of the Ea based on two steps: i the potential evaporation estimation by using the meteorological data (i.e. Penman-Monteith; ii application of a correction factor based on the infrared soil surface temperature measurements. The dataset used in this study were collected during two measurement campaigns conducted both in a plain testing site (Grugliasco, Italy, and in a mountain South-East facing slope (Cogne, Italy. During those periods, hourly measurement of air temperature, wind speed, infrared surface temperature, soil heat flux, and soil water content were collected. Results from the dataset collected in the two testing sites show a good agreement between the proposed method and reference methods used for the Ea estimation.

  13. Downscaling Coarse Actual ET Data Using Land Surface Resistance

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    Shen, T.

    2017-12-01

    This study proposed a new approach of downscaling ETWATCH 1km actual evapotranspiration (ET) product to a spatial resolution of 30m using land surface resistance that simulated mainly from monthly Landsat8 data and Jarvis method, which combined the benefits of both high temporal resolution of ETWATCH product and fine spatial resolution of Landsat8. The driving factor, surface resistance (Rs), was chosen for the reason that could reflect the transfer ability of vapor flow over canopy. Combined resistance Rs both upon canopy conditions, atmospheric factors and available water content of soil, which remains stable inside one ETWATCH pixel (1km). In this research, we used ETWATCH 1km ten-day actual ET product from April to October in a total of twenty-one images and monthly 30 meters cloud-free NDVI of 2013 (two images from HJ as a substitute due to cloud contamination) combined meteorological indicators for downscaling. A good agreement and correlation were obtained between the downscaled data and three flux sites observation in the middle reach of Heihe basin. The downscaling results show good consistency with the original ETWATCH 1km data both temporal and spatial scale over different land cover types with R2 ranged from 0.8 to 0.98. Besides, downscaled result captured the progression of vegetation transpiration well. This study proved the practicability of new downscaling method in the water resource management.

  14. Fatigue life prediction of autofrettage tubes using actual material behaviour

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    Jahed, Hamid; Farshi, Behrooz; Hosseini, Mohammad

    2006-01-01

    There is a profound Bauschinger effect in the behaviour of high-strength steels used in autofrettaged tubes. This has led to development of methods capable of considering experimentally obtained (actual) material behaviour in residual stress calculations. The extension of these methods to life calculations is presented here. To estimate the life of autofrettaged tubes with a longitudinal surface crack emanating from the bore more accurately, instead of using idealized models, the experimental loading-unloading stress-strain behaviour is employed. The resulting stresses are then used to calculate stress intensity factors by the weight function method as input to fatigue life determination. Fatigue lives obtained using the actual material behaviour are then compared with the results of frequently used ideal models including those considering Bauschinger effect factors and strain hardening in unloading. Using standard fatigue crack growth relationships, life of the vessel is then calculated based on recommended initial and final crack length. It is shown that the life gain due to autofrettage above 70% overstrain is considerable

  15. La acción etwinning : situación actual y necesidades formativas del profesorado

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    Moreno Peña, Benito

    2008-01-01

    La acción eTwinning se presenta como una propuesta innovadora dentro del aula, donde la dimensión europea de la educación y el uso de las TICs aparecen de una manera natural en el aprendizaje del alumnado. Este artículo comienza por una descripción del programa eTwinning, haciendo referencia a ejemplos de prácticas reales en centros educativos. A continuación analizamos eTwinning desde el punto de vista del profesorado, con sus posibilidades formativas y experiencias. Concluimos con una breve...

  16. Demand power with EV charging schemes considering actual data

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    Jun-Hyeok Kim

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Eco-friendly energies have recently become a popular topic. Given this trend, we predict that a large number of electric vehicles (EVs will be widely used. However, EVs need to be connected to a power system for charging, thereby causing severe risks, such as rapid increase of demand power. Therefore, in this study, we analyze the effects of EV charging on demand power, which depend on different charging schemes, namely, dumb charging, off-peak charging, time-of-use (ToU price-based charging. For practical analysis, we conduct simulations by considering the actual power system and driving patterns in South Korea. Simulation results show that the ToU price-based charging scheme exhibits better performance in terms of demand power over the other charging schemes.

  17. CONECTIVISMO, ¿UN NUEVO PARADIGMA EN LA EDUCACION ACTUAL?

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    Liana Carolina Ovalles Pabon

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Este proyecto es producto de una reflexión crítica y estructurada por la inminente presencia en la cotidianidad de mecanismos tecnológicos que directa o indirectamente están presentes en los actos pedagógicos, surge la necesidad de entender la forma como está estructurando el pensamiento de los estudiantes y desde el accionar docente, cómo se puede beneficiar el accionar docente y pedagógico de ésta nueva tendencia que gira entorno a la tecnología que permite la conectividad; la educación no puede ser agena a las tendencias y actualizaciones del mundo, por esta razón se crea el paradigma de la educación actual en base al conectivismo.

  18. Actualizing Gadow's moral framework for nursing through research.

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    Minicucci, Daryl Sharp; Schmitt, Madeline H; Dombeck, Mary T; Williams, Geoffrey C

    2003-07-01

    The purpose of this paper is to describe how Sally Gadow's perspectives on existential advocacy as the moral framework for the nurse-patient relationship were synthesized with a general theory of motivation, self-determination theory (SDT), to inform the design of a study in which the influence of interpersonal care on the process of tobacco dependence treatment was explored. Consistent with the tenets of existential advocacy, participants who perceived their care providers as interpersonally sensitive and bringing more of their whole selves to the care encounter reported more autonomous motivation and felt competence for stopping smoking. The integration of existential advocacy with SDT, which led to the empirical work in which Gadow's ideas were actualized and her model supported, is described. Study findings are discussed in light of Gadow's philosophical views, and implications for nursing highlighted.

  19. Bombas centrífugas como asistencia ventricular: estado actual

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    Carlos Morales Pérez

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Las bombas centrífugas se han mostrado sobradamente eficaces en nuestra rutina quirúrgica con un bajo nivel de complicaciones cuando las usamos en la cirugía cardíaca convencional. En este trabajo se expone su utilidad como dispositivos de asistencia mecánica ventricular. se analizan sus características, técnicas de implantación, manejo, indicaciones actuales y sus complicaciones desde un doble enfoque: físico-técnico y clínico-quirúrgico. se revisan los avances que estas bombas han experimentado desde su uso más temprano a finales de la década de 1980 hasta nuestros días, en los que las bombas centrífugas de levitación magnética se están incorporando a nuestro arsenal quirúrgico.

  20. IMPORTANCIA DE LA POSVENTA EN LA MEZCLA DE MERCADEO ACTUAL

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    Ana Prieto Sánchez

    2007-07-01

    Full Text Available El artículo tiene como objetivo analizar la importancia de la postventa en la mezcla de mercadeo actual. Para lograr este propósito, se utilizó el método de la interpretación de los significados de la información, se llama información a los “datos” recolectados a través de la investigación documental. Se consultaron autores como: Cancer (2005, Kotler (2005, Reyes (2005,Villar (1997, Walther (1997. Con el resultado de la aplicación de este método se procedió a presentar los aspectos relevantes de la investigación: necesidad de la postventa, atención al cliente, postventa como estrategia competitiva, para finalmente plantear un nuevo modelo de organización de postventa.

  1. Actual application of hot repairing technology to operating coke oven

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    Ohtani, Susumu; Ito, Hidekuni; Numazawa, Makoto; Yamazaki, Takao; Narita, Yuji; Kondo, Toshio

    1993-01-01

    In Wakayama Steel Works, the coke ovens have been operating for 23 [approximately] 25 years, and many over-aged parts can be seen. However the investment for the construction of a new coke oven is so huge that the maximum prolongation of the existing coke ovens life becomes very important. In the Wakayama Steel Works, it is thought that the coking chamber repairing technology can be the key to that prolongation. While, repairing the coking chamber, the area near the wall head can be observed by the naked eye and repaired using conventional methods, such a welding repairment by metal oxidation heat, partial chamber wall brick re-laying in the hot stage. However, these repairing methods are limited to the area near the wall head, and successful repair methods for the central portion of chamber wall have not, heretofore, been found. In the Wakayama Steel Works, the development of a new welding repairing machine for the central portion of the chamber wall was started and the actual repairing machine has been completed with practical use tests on operating coke ovens. This repairing machine has the following characteristic; (1) Repair of the central portion of ovens under high temperature (over 1,000 C); (2) Capability to seal narrow cracks or open brick joints and to smooth out brick roughness into a flat surface; (3) High working efficiency (max. welding capacity [equals] 30K g/h); (4) Compact and fully automatic operation with a high level of man/machine control interface; and (5) No disturbance of coke oven operation and no cooling of the chamber wall. In this paper, the outline of the actual hot repairing machine and its application results in the Wakayama operating coke ovens are reported.

  2. Drone based estimation of actual evapotranspiration over different forest types

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    Marzahn, Philip; Gampe, David; Castro, Saulo; Vega-Araya, Mauricio; Sanchez-Azofeifa, Arturo; Ludwig, Ralf

    2017-04-01

    Actual evapotranspiration (Eta) plays an important role in surface-atmosphere interactions. Traditionally, Eta is measured by means of lysimeters, eddy-covariance systems or fiber optics, providing estimates which are spatially restricted to a footprint from a few square meters up to several hectares . In the past, several methods have been developed to derive Eta by means of multi-spectral remote sensing data using thermal and VIS/NIR satellite imagery of the land surface. As such approaches do have their justification on coarser scales, they do not provide Eta information on the fine resolution plant level over large areas which is mandatory for the detection of water stress or tree mortality. In this study, we present a comparison of a drone based assessment of Eta with eddy-covariance measurements over two different forest types - a deciduous forest in Alberta, Canada and a tropical dry forest in Costa Rica. Drone based estimates of Eta were calculated applying the Triangle-Method proposed by Jiang and Islam (1999). The Triangle-Method estimates actual evapotranspiration (Eta) by means of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) and land surface temperature (LST) provided by two camera systems (MicaSense RedEdge, FLIR TAU2 640) flown simultaneously on an octocopter. . Results indicate a high transferability of the original approach from Jiang and Islam (1999) developed for coarse to medium resolution satellite imagery tothe high resolution drone data, leading to a deviation in Eta estimates of 10% compared to the eddy-covariance measurements. In addition, the spatial footprint of the eddy-covariance measurement can be detected with this approach, by showing the spatial heterogeneities of Eta due to the spatial distribution of different trees and understory vegetation.

  3. Actualization of Categories Linguonationalism and Linguopatriotism in Modern Linguistics

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    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: In modern linguistics E. Sepir’s-B. Warf’s theory of a language relativity attracts attention of many scientists, the essence of which some linguists negate as well as they don’t agree to a traditional system of the methodological bases of linguoculturology because this theory «approves» linguonationalism. Purpose: The purpose of the analysis is to illustrate the fact of implementation of the linguonationalism ideology concerning the Ukrainian language by the Russian Empire; the very fact is observed nowadays and the linguopatriotism of the Ukrainians is negated and disrespected by the Russian linguists. Results: Linguonationalism is the ideologization of the very language and a language as a means of a collective self-identification, as a realization of a certain language policy of totalitarian states and modelling of myths in different language forms (discourses. The status of the Ukrainian language, its functions, ontology in Ukraine is considered by modern Russian linguists untruthfully, certain facts are falsified. The system of O. Potebnya’s views represents the objective points of view on the actualized in this research notions of «linguonationalism» and «linguopatriotism». O. Potebnya singled out the task to keep to a reasonable linguopatriotism, which is mentioned in his quotation: «a gradual nationalism – is internationalism». O. Potebnya emphasizes that a nation can be understood only through its language. It is the language that gives the opportunity to see and to feel a nation’s seeing of the world. The scientist actualizes the problem of a modern culturology and the language must be considered as «a certain means of creation and thought refining». Discussion: Modern Ukrainian linguists must elaborate a certain perspective programme aimed at the explanation of the problem of linguonationalism and linguopatriotism.

  4. Self-actualization of junior high school students (2) : An analysis of the relationships among self-actualization of child, self-actualization of parents, and mutual cognition of parental rearing behavior

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    Kosaka, Keiko; Yamazaki, Akira

    2002-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to identify the relationships among self-actualization of junior high school students, self-actualization of their parents, and mutual cognition about parental rearing behavior. Self-actualization Scale and Parental Behavior Inventory (EICA) were administered to 83 junior high school students (44 males and 39 females) and their parents. EICA consists of four factors : Emotional support, Identification, Control, Autonomy. Results of factor analysis showed t...

  5. Los prioratos cistercienses y benedictinos como ejemplo del protagonismo monástico en la Galicia del antiguo régimen

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    María SEIJAS MONTERO

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo hemos intentando conocer el papel relevante que los prioratos benedictinos y cistercienses, situados en las actuales provincias de Pontevedra y Ourense, han tenido a lo largo del Antiguo Régimen en el contexto del monacato gallego. No podemos olvidar que estas pequeñas instituciones eran los enclaves fundamentales para la administración de las rentas de sus respectivas casas matrices: San Martín de Santiago y Santa María de Acibeiro, respectivamente. En esta tesitura, nuestros objetivos han sido dos: por una parte, acercarnos al estudio evolutivo de la renta foral en los prioratos benedictinos de Carboeiro y Vilanova, gracias a la documentación eclesiástica existente en diferentes archivos gallegos; y por otro, aproximarnos al sistema contable, es decir el comportamiento de los ingresos y de los gastos en estas dos instituciones en la segunda mitad del siglo XVII y a los prioratos cistercienses de Banga y Beariz en el siglo XVIII, a través, en este último caso, de los libros de contabilidad consultados en el Archivo Histórico Nacional.ABSTRACT: In this article we have tried to know the important role of the cistercienses and benedictines priories, located in the currents provinces of Pontevedra and Ourense, during Old Regime and in the Galician monkhood context. We can't leave out that these little institutions were the basis enclaves to the management of the rents of theirs headquarters: San Martin de Santiago and Santa María de Acibeiro, respectively. In this way, we expound two objectives: on the one hand, we want to approach to the evolutional study of the foral rent ���through the eclesiastical documents keeped in the Galician archives—, in the benedictines priories of Carboeiro and Vilanova; and, in the other hand, we are trying to take up the accountant system, the incomes and expenses behavior in both institutions of the second half of the 17th century and the cistercienses priories of Banga

  6. Los prioratos cistercienses y benedictinos como ejemplo del protagonismo monástico en la Galicia del antiguo régimen

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    María SEIJAS MONTERO

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: En este artículo hemos intentando conocer el papel relevante que los prioratos benedictinos y cistercienses, situados en las actuales provincias de Pontevedra y Ourense, han tenido a lo largo del Antiguo Régimen en el contexto del monacato gallego. No podemos olvidar que estas pequeñas instituciones eran los enclaves fundamentales para la administración de las rentas de sus respectivas casas matrices: San Martín de Santiago y Santa María de Acibeiro, respectivamente. En esta tesitura, nuestros objetivos han sido dos: por una parte, acercarnos al estudio evolutivo de la renta foral en los prioratos benedictinos de Carboeiro y Vilanova, gracias a la documentación eclesiástica existente en diferentes archivos gallegos; y por otro, aproximarnos al sistema contable, es decir el comportamiento de los ingresos y de los gastos en estas dos instituciones en la segunda mitad del siglo XVII y a los prioratos cistercienses de Banga y Beariz en el siglo XVIII, a través, en este último caso, de los libros de contabilidad consultados en el Archivo Histórico Nacional.ABSTRACT: In this article we have tried to know the important role of the cistercienses and benedictines priories, located in the currents provinces of Pontevedra and Ourense, during Old Regime and in the Galician monkhood context. We can't leave out that these little institutions were the basis enclaves to the management of the rents of theirs headquarters: San Martin de Santiago and Santa María de Acibeiro, respectively. In this way, we expound two objectives: on the one hand, we want to approach to the evolutional study of the foral rent —through the eclesiastical documents keeped in the Galician archives—, in the benedictines priories of Carboeiro and Vilanova; and, in the other hand, we are trying to take up the accountant system, the incomes and expenses behavior in both institutions of the second half of the 17th century and the cistercienses priories of Banga and

  7. Perspectiva histórica y claves actuales de la diversidad terminológica aplicada a la educación mediática

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    Alejandro Buitrago Alonso

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available El ámbito de la educación mediática transita en un terreno científico que a lo largo del tiempo ha sido etiquetado con un extenso catálogo de denominaciones diferentes. “Educomunicación”, “alfabetización mediática” o “competencia digital” son sólo algunos ejemplos de los vocablos que encontramos con mayor frecuencia a la hora de sumergirnos en el campo de estudio que aboga por empoderar al ciudadano en el sentido crítico ante sus medios. Más allá de la preferencia de los diversos autores ante unas u otras opciones terminológicas, se hace necesaria una revisión conceptual que trate de arrojar luz acerca de las particularidades teóricas y semánticas relativas a los diversos sustantivos y adjetivos que conviven en el entramado léxico que rodea a la educación mediática. De este modo, el presente artículo se fundamenta en un recorrido histórico a través de las nomenclaturas que mayor influencia alcanzaron en las últimas décadas, a la vez que trata de ofrecer las claves actuales para caminar hacia una convergencia que establezca un criterio sólido y común en lo referente a la cuestión terminológica de la educación mediática.

  8. RENOVACIÓN DE LA DIDÁCTICA DE LA GEOGRAFÍA FÍSICA EN 2º DE BACHILLERATO. LA CLIMATOLOGÍA COMO EJEMPLO

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    José María Ramos Santos

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    Full Text Available   Los recientes cambios normativos que afectan a las materias de segundo curso de Bachillerato han obligado a modificaciones en los libros de texto que se siguen en los centros educativos. ¿Hasta qué punto ha tenido lugar una mejora en la calidad del curriculum de Geografía Física que se presenta en estos libros? ¿Es coherente el análisis de los climas de España con el nivel académico al que se dirigen los libros de texto? La propuesta de cambio que realizamos se enmarca dentro de la Climatología, pues observamos que en el análisis de los climas se producen importantes desajustes entre las propuestas metodológicas y los contenidos que realmente se presentan en los libros de textos, no siempre ajustados a un tratamiento geográfico de los climas Palabras clave: Libros de texto, curriculum, clasificación climática, climas, climatología. Abstract: Recent normative changes that affect on second year of high school have obliged changes in textbooks How far have taken place an improvement in the quality of the curriculum of Physical Geography presented in these books? How coherent is analysis of the climates of Spain with the academic level at which textbooks are heading? The proposed change, which we make, is part of Climatology, as we observe that in the analysis of climates are produced significant misalignments between the methodological proposals and the content that is actually presented in textbooks, are not always adjusted to a geographical treatment of the climates. Key Words: Textbooks, curriculum, climate classification, climate, Climatology. Résumé: Les changements de politique concernant les matières de la dernière année de baccalauréat ont entraîné des modifications dans les manuels utilisés dans les lycées. Dans quelle mesure il y a une amélioration de la qualité du programme d’études de géographie physique présenté dans ces livres? L’analyse des climats de l’Espagne est-il cohérent avec le

  9. Tutorial on Actual Space Environmental Hazards For Space Systems (Invited)

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    Mazur, J. E.; Fennell, J. F.; Guild, T. B.; O'Brien, T. P.

    2013-12-01

    It has become common in the space science community to conduct research on diverse physical phenomena because they are thought to contribute to space weather. However, satellites contend with only three primary environmental hazards: single event effects, vehicle charging, and total dose, and not every physical phenomenon that occurs in space contributes in substantial ways to create these hazards. One consequence of the mismatch between actual threats and all-encompassing research is the often-described gap between research and operations; another is the creation of forecasts that provide no actionable information for design engineers or spacecraft operators. An example of the latter is the physics of magnetic field emergence on the Sun; the phenomenon is relevant to the formation and launch of coronal mass ejections and is also causally related to the solar energetic particles that may get accelerated in the interplanetary shock. Unfortunately for the research community, the engineering community mitigates the space weather threat (single-event effects from heavy ions above ~50 MeV/nucleon) with a worst-case specification of the environment and not with a prediction. Worst-case definition requires data mining of past events, while predictions involve large-scale systems science from the Sun to the Earth that is compelling for scientists and their funding agencies but not actionable for design or for most operations. Differing priorities among different space-faring organizations only compounds the confusion over what science research is relevant. Solar particle impacts to human crew arise mainly from the total ionizing dose from the solar protons, so the priority for prediction in the human spaceflight community is therefore much different than in the unmanned satellite community, while both communities refer to the fundamental phenomenon as space weather. Our goal in this paper is the presentation of a brief tutorial on the primary space environmental phenomena

  10. Family Business in the Czech Republic: Actual Situation

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    Anastasia PETLINA

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Purpose of the article: The purpose of this paper is to define the actual situation of family business on the market, particularly focused on qualities of family business and its strengths or weaknesses. The object of research is the family business as an economical phenomenon. The study includes two subjects: firstly, to find out a specification of the family business, to analyze family ties within the business in accordance with the laws of the Czech Republic or to find out the current economic situation in family business and, secondly, to identify the features of family business as well as the difficulties faced thereby, lying in a base of two main components, namely the family system and the same of entrepreneurship. Methodology/methods: The article was prepared on the basis of general theoretical scientific methods, particularly on those of analysis, synthesis, analogy, comparison, generalization and deduction, or the method of expert estimates. For the analysis of the actual situation in big Czech family business enterprises, it was decided to use the secondary data of a top research-journal for this area, namely the Forbes.cz. In accordance with one of the paper goals, a SWOT analysis was applied to find out the basic strengths and weaknesses of family business. It was decided to verify the received information by interviewing several representatives of the family business in the Czech Republic. Scientific aim: The aim of scientific research is to improve the understanding of family business from the perspective of difficulties faced by family business and its economic perspectives. Findings: The results of this study have allowed the finding of a definition for the family business based on family ties and the laws of the Czech Republic. Another finding is that family business as a motor of the Czech economy has a real potencial for its development and it is able to enhance the Czech economy competitiveness on the world market. In

  11. The Cinematic Bergson: From Virtual Image to Actual Gesture

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    John Ó Maoilearca

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Deleuze’s film-philosophy makes much of the notion of virtual images in Bergson’s Matter and Memory, but in doing so he transforms a psycho-meta-physical thesis into a (very unBergsonian ontological one. In this essay, we will offer a corrective by exploring Bergson’s own explanation of the image as an “attitude of the body”—something that projects an actual, corporeal, and postural approach, not only to cinema, but also to philosophy. Indeed, just as Renoir famously said that “a director makes only one movie in his life. Then he breaks it into pieces and makes it again,” so Bergson wrote that each philosopher only makes one “single point” throughout his or her whole career. And this one point, he then declares, is like a “vanishing image,” only one best understood as an attitude of the body. It is embodied image that underlies an alternative Bergsonian cinema of the actual and the body—one that we will examine through what Bergson’s has to say about “attitude” as well as “gesture” and “mime.” We will also look at it through a gestural concept enacted by a film, to be precise, the five remakes that comprise Lars von Trier’s and Jørgen Leth’s The Five Obstructions (2003. This will bring us back to the idea of what it is that is being remade, both by directors and philosophers, in Renoir’s “one film” and Bergson’s singular “vanishing image” respectively.  Is the “one” being remade an image understood as a representation, or is it a gesture, understood as a bodily movement? It is the latter stance that provides a wholly new and alternative view of Bergson’s philosophy of cinema.

  12. LA ÉTICA EN EL PERIODISMO MULTIMEDIA ACTUAL

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    Full Text Available La convergencia entre prensa, audiovisual, telecomunicaciones e Internet a través de la tecnología digital es el marco histórico en el que tiene que desarrollarse el periodismo hoy. En este complejo y nuevo panorama informativo actual, desde diversos soportes interconectados, sigue siendo, sin embargo, inmutable la exigencia del derecho constitucional y fundamental de los ciudadanos a recibir informaciones plurales, veraces y opiniones libres y éticas en todos los temas de interés general, respetando los derechos fundamentales de la persona -en el marco del art. 20 y Título I de nuestra Constitución- y la garantía, para ello, es que existan profesionales de la información con dos requisitos imprescindibles: (a Formación adecuada para la elaboración, interpretación y transmisión de los contenidos informativos a los ciudadanos a través de los medios de comunicación y (b compromiso público de asumir su responsabilidad deontológica. Sólo estos profesionales tienen el derecho de denominarse periodistas con las consecuencias de que sin periodistas no existe el periodismo y sin periodismo no tiene sentido la existencia de medios de comunicación -empresas informativas, tal como se entienden actualmente jurídica y socialmente, por lo que seguir denominando medios de comunicación- empresas informativas sin la existencia del ejercicio profesional del periodismo, sería un fraude a las garantías exigibles por los ciudadanos desde su derecho constitucional y fundamental a la información, desnaturalizando además la singularidad de las empresas informativas que de acuerdo con el Código de Deontológica del Periodismo del Consejo de Europa se deben considerar “como empresas especiales socioeconómicas cuyos objetivos empresariales deben quedar limitados por las condiciones que deben hacer posible la prestación de derechos fundamentales”. Con estas características, es imprescindible en el campo de la información la convivencia

  13. Is transferring an educational innovation actually a process of transformation?

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    Varpio, Lara; Bell, Robert; Hollingworth, Gary; Jalali, Alireza; Haidet, Paul; Levine, Ruth; Regehr, Glenn

    2012-08-01

    Recent debates question the extent to which adopting an educational innovation requires compromise between the innovation's original design and the adoption site's context. Through compromises, the innovation's fundamental principles may be transferred, transformed, or abandoned. This paper analyzes such compromises during the piloting of Team-Based Learning (TBL). We ask: When is the process of transferring an innovation actually a process of transformation? This study is an autoethnography of our research team's implementation process. Autoethnographies are personalized accounts where authors draw on their own experiences to extend understanding of a particular topic. To conduct this autoethnography, we used an in-depth, interactive interview with the piloting clinician educator. In the analysis of TBL's fundamental principles, some aspects of the principles transferred easily, while others were transformed. Analysis raised concerns that the transformations threatened the foundational principles of TBL. While an educational innovation's techniques may seem to be surface structures, they are realizations of deeper fundamental principles. The fundamental principles are themselves realizations of the innovation's foundational philosophy. When techniques and/or principles are modified to a context, it is important to analyze if the modifications continue to uphold the innovation's philosophy.

  14. Condom negotiation strategies and actual condom use among Latino youth.

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    Tschann, Jeanne M; Flores, Elena; de Groat, Cynthia L; Deardorff, Julianna; Wibbelsman, Charles J

    2010-09-01

    To examine which condom negotiation strategies are effective in obtaining or avoiding condom use among Latino youth. Interviews were conducted with 694 Latino youth, 61% female, aged 16-22. Participants reported on their condom negotiation strategies, perceptions of whether their sexual partner wanted to use condoms, and actual condom use. Three strategies to obtain condom use (risk information, direct verbal/nonverbal communication, insist) and four strategies to avoid condom use (emotional coercion, ignore condom use, dislike condoms, seduction) were examined. Data were analyzed using multiple linear regression, and included youth (n = 574) who reported wanting to use or avoid condoms. Almost 60% of participants reported wanting to use condoms, and nearly all of these used some strategy to obtain condom use. Young men who wanted to use condoms were more likely to do so, compared with young women. Risk information and direct verbal/nonverbal communication were effective strategies to obtain condom use, even among youth who perceived their sexual partners as not wanting to use condoms. Ignoring condom use was an effective condom avoidance strategy, even when youth thought their partners wanted to use condoms. Unexpectedly, young men who expressed dislike of condoms had higher rates of condom use than young men not using this condom avoidance strategy. This research identified condom negotiation strategies that are effective among Latino youth, even when they believe their partners do not want to use condoms. Health care providers could encourage Latino youth to use such condom negotiation strategies.

  15. Prevención y tratamiento actual del glaucoma

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    DR. P. José Manuel Díaz

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available El glaucoma es la principal causa de ceguera no reversible en el mundo, afectando al 2% de la población. Actualmente se considera una neuropatía óptica, donde la presión intraocular juega un rol fundamental en la patogenia y las características del daño óptico producido. Con el tratamiento actual, se busca prevenir el daño en la estructura del nervio óptico, para preservar el campo visual, persiguiendo mantener la calidad de vida del paciente. Existen nuevos métodos imaginológicos que junto al examen clínico y campo visual, predicen daño y avance de enfermedad. Se incluyen en la comprensión de la patología la apoptosis y el concepto de neuroprotección. Nuevos fármacos buscan mantener una adecuada reducción en la presión intraocular sin fluctuaciones, evitando efectos adversos y mejorando la adherencia al tratamiento. Nuevas herramientas terapéuticas como la trabeculoplastía selectiva láser y nuevas cirugías como el implante de tubos de drenaje, aumentan las posibilidades de evitar la ceguera por glaucoma.

  16. EL TRASTORNO LÍMITE DE LA PERSONALIDAD: CONTROVERSIAS ACTUALES

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    Full Text Available Los trastornos de personalidad representan hoy día una de las áreas de mayor desafío para la psicología científica. Aunque los principales sistemas de clasificación de la psicopatología (DSM-IV y CIE-10 les dedican un considerable espacio, son, quizás, unos de los grupos de síndromes más desconocidos a todos los niveles: epidemiología, etiología, evaluación, tratamiento, etc. En el breve trabajo que aquí presentamos intentamos describir brevemente diversos aspectos de uno de los trastornos de personalidad más representativos actualmente: el trastorno límite de la personalidad (TLP. A pesar de que este síndrome comparte con el resto de los trastornos de personalidad una escasez de conocimiento, es, probablemente, uno de los más investigados y sobre el que se han desarrollado una variedad de terapias cognitivo-conductuales. A lo largo de este trabajo planteamos también algunas de las controversias actuales más candentes y resaltamos la necesidad de una mayor y más sistematizada investigación sobre el TLP.

  17. Investigaciones actuales del empleo de Allium sativum en medicina

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    Eslhey María Sánchez Dominguez

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    Full Text Available Desde tiempos ancestrales el ajo Allium sativum ha sido utilizado por sus propiedades medicinales, ampliamente conocidas. Posee múltiples efectos beneficiosos; tales como: antimicrobiano, hipolipidémico, antitrombótico, actividad antitumoral, antihipertensivo, entre otras. Los compuestos sulfurados presentes en el mismo, principalmente alicina y ajoene, constituyen los principios activos responsables de las actividades biológicas referidas. Se realizó una revisión bibliográfica empleando los recursos disponibles en la red Infomed, específicamente Ebsco, PubMed, Hinari y SciELO, a través de los cuales se accedieron a las bases de datos: Medline, Academic Search Premier, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews y MedicLatina, para revisar el estado actual de las investigaciones del ajo en medicina. Existen evidencias científicas que avalan su uso, comprobando los efectos antes referidos. En los últimos años predominan artículos que se centran en el estudio de diferentes formulaciones del ajo: extracto añejo, extracto acuoso, aceite, ajo crudo. En algunas de las referencias consultadas se reconocen limitaciones metodológicas en estas investigaciones. Es consenso que las diferentes formulaciones elaboradas a partir el ajo deben utilizarse como tratamiento complementario.

  18. Virtual reality as telemedicine tool: technology, ergonomics and actual applications.

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    Riva, G; Gamberini, L

    2000-01-01

    This paper surveys the state of the art in telemedicine applications of virtual environments (VEs) and related technologies for health care. The possible use of VEs as telemedicine tool has attracted much interest in medicine. Actually this technology is commonly used in remote or augmented surgery, and surgical training, which are critically dependent upon eye-hand coordination. Recently, however, different researchers have tried to use VEs in anatomic learning and for the assessment and rehabilitation in neuro-psychology. To date, such applications have improved the quality of health care, and later they will lead to substantial cost savings. Tools that respond to the needs of present VE systems are being refined or developed. However, the possible use of VEs in telemedicine is not linked to the solution of technical problems only. In fact telemedicine is not simply a technology but a complex process whose successful exploitation needs significant attention to ergonomics, human factors and organizational changes in the structure of the relevant health service.

  19. Abnormal patterning analysis using actual lens and illumination source data

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    Hong, Jongkyun; Lee, Jeonkyu; Kang, Eunsuk; Yang, Hyunjo; Yim, Donggyu; Guerrero, James; Chung, Rob

    2005-05-01

    As the minimum feature size shrinks down, i.e. low K1 lithography regime, the tool"s lens aberration sensitivity and user defined illumination imperfection might play a major role in patterning error. Thus, the study of impact from lens aberration and illumination on patterning is required for good tool maintenance and yield improvement. For this purpose, we collected many cases of abnormal patterning result from production line and then simulated in terms of actual lens aberration and illumination source data. LITEL products of ISI(In-situ Interferometer) and SMI(Source Metrology Interferometer) were used for characterizing lens and illumination source. Moreover, the ACE(Analysis and Characteristic Engine) of LITEL development product was used as the simulator. In this work, deformation of pattern fidelity, for example, CD asymmetry in word line and metal contact layer, pattern bending in isolation layer and also decreasing process window in bit line layer will be discussed with experimental and simulation data. Finally, we are able to make a guideline for preventing abnormal phenomenon. From this study, we can understand which lens aberration terms and illumination imperfection take an effect of abnormal pattering result.

  20. Actual Pathogen Detection: Sensors and Algorithms - a Review

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    Federico Hahn

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Pathogens feed on fruits and vegetables causing great food losses or at least reduction of their shelf life. These pathogens can cause losses of the final product or in the farms were the products are grown, attacking leaves, stems and trees. This review analyses disease detection sensors and algorithms for both the farm and postharvest management of fruit and vegetable quality. Mango, avocado, apple, tomato, potato, citrus and grapes were selected as the fruits and vegetables for study due to their world-wide consumption. Disease warning systems for predicting pathogens and insects on farms during fruit and vegetable production are commonly used for all the crops and are available where meteorological stations are present. It can be seen that these disease risk systems are being slowly replaced by remote sensing monitoring in developed countries. Satellite images have reduced their temporal resolution, but are expensive and must become cheaper for their use world-wide. In the last 30 years, a lot of research has been carried out in non-destructive sensors for food quality. Actually, non-destructive technology has been applied for sorting high quality fruit which is desired by the consumer. The sensors require algorithms to work properly; the most used being discriminant analysis and training neural networks. New algorithms will be required due to the high quantity of data acquired and its processing, and for disease warning strategies for disease detection.

  1. Telecommunications in South Africa: Governance of who is actually regulating?

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    L-F Pau

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Although the Republic of South Africa telecommunications market is a maturing one with a large customer base to serve, it has been repeatedly been observed over the past few years that many good intentions were formulated in the regulatory sphere with sometimes poor outcomes and unclear governance. A number of surprising observations have been made on the outcomes, the delays or other process related events linked to regulatory measures. The paper thus researches first, from a governance point of view, who is actually regulating the telecommunications industry; it identifies next opportunities and bottlenecks whereby a change might happen to reach the expected outcomes. A political economy methodology is taken, backed up by extensive field work over 2010 and 2011, leading to a web of conjectures providing answers to the first question, based on an extensive analysis of key stakeholders goals, positions and interactions. Finally, a number of measures are proposed to improve the governance, regulatory impact and efficiency, and evolve the South African telecommunications eco-system.

  2. How to actualize potential: a bioecological approach to talent development.

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    Ceci, Stephen J; Williams-Ceci, Sterling; Williams, Wendy M

    2016-08-01

    Bioecological theory posits three interacting principles to explain developmental outcomes such as fluctuating achievement levels and changing heritability coefficients. Here, we apply the theory to the domain of talent development, by reviewing short-term and long-term cognitive interventions. We argue that macro-level analyses of cultural practices (e.g., matrilineal inheritance and property ownership) and national systems of education are consistent with the bioecological theory; when the findings from these analyses are unpacked, the engines that drive them are so-called proximal processes. This finding has implications for the design and delivery of instruction and the development of talent. We argue that talent is fostered by the same three bioecological mechanisms that explain the actualization of genetic potential. We conclude by discussing several self-descriptions and personal narratives by gifted students in which they spontaneously refer to these bioecological mechanisms in their own talent-development processes. Similar testimonials have been documented by historic talent researchers such as Benjamin Bloom, noting the importance of continual adjustments in feedback. © 2016 New York Academy of Sciences.

  3. CONTROVERSIAS ACTUALES EN LA TEORÍA PURA DEL DINERO

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    Ari Wancier

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se expone el debate actual sobre la teoría pura del dinero evaluando la validez de los resultados de dos clases de modelos neoclásicos -de generaciones traslapadas y de búsqueda- que intentan explicar el dinero a partir de la teoria del equilibrio general walrasiano. De otro lado se presenta una propuesta alternativa no neoclásica fundamentada en la concepción de la unidad de la circulación y la producción de Marx y en una visión institucional del dinero.This article presents the current debate on pure theory of the money, evaluating the validity of the results of two types of neoclassical models -overlapping generations and search-, which attempt to explain money departing from Walrasian general equilibrium theory. It also presents an alternative non-neoclassical proposal, based on Marx's conception of the unity between circulation and production and on an institutional vision of money

  4. Designed for wartime needs, but never actually issued

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    Pantelić Svetlana

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    Full Text Available Seeking funds to finance the war against the Turks which it entered in July 1876, Serbia, ruled by Prince Milan Obrenović, passed the decision on issuing paper banknotes with no backing in precious metals. They were printed at the national printing house in Belgrade. About 1500 pieces of banknotes of the Main National Treasury of the Principality of Serbia were printed in different denominations: 1, 5, 10, 50, and 100 dinars. These banknotes were never actually in circulation, being the test prints only, used to check whether the machines and technology for their future printing were working properly. They are extremely rare and popular with collectors. The most interesting ones are the 1-dinar banknotes because they have no reverse side, the 5-dinar banknotes because they were painted by the poet and painter Đura Jakšić, and the 10-dinar ones because they feature the drawings of the painter Đorđe Krstić.

  5. Eyewitness identification in actual criminal cases: an archival analysis.

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    Behrman, B W; Davey, S L

    2001-10-01

    This study analyzed 271 actual police cases in order to address several prevalent issues in the eyewitness literature. Suspect identification (SI) rates were obtained for 289 photographic lineups, 258 field showups, 58 live lineups, and 66 lineup identifications preceded by earlier identifications. SI rates were assessed for 3 levels of extrinsic evidence: no extrinsic evidence, evidence of minimal probative value, and evidence of substantial probative value. The SI rates for the photographic lineups were assessed as a function of delay, same vs. cross-race conditions, witness type, and weapon presence. SI rates declined significantly over time; SI rates were significantly greater for the same-race condition. SI rates were much greater for field showups than photographic lineups, 76% vs. 48%. The SI rates for the field showups did not vary as a function of eyewitness conditions. The relation between confidence and suspect/foil identifications for the live lineups was significant and moderately high. The utility of archival identification studies for eyewitness testimony research is discussed.

  6. Sustainability: Actuality and necessity in the construction sector in Colombia

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    Acevedo Agudelo, Harlem; Vasquez Hernandez, Alejandro; Ramirez Cardona, Diego Alejandro

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    The construction industry, a part of being essential to achieve the society development, is also one of the main generators of solid waste and pollution, and it is also responsible for a great part of the landscape transformation and the energy usage. These are enough reasons for the industry not to be indifferent to the actual environmental problematic. This paper, which is intended for academic and professional community generally, presents a diagnosis about the current state of construction in Colombia regarding the environmental impact that it generates. To this end, it exposes the Colombian construction industry framed-related to its environmental impact, and documents, chronologically, the practices and strategies that have been used to reduce the negative impact on the environment throughout the time until nowadays. Finally, this document presents a survey result applied to a representative sample of constructive firms of the Valle de Aburra, Antioquia, where several aspects, regarding the concept of sustainable building and the environmental actions that the firm carries out, were inquired.

  7. ERGONOMIC DESIGN RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON AN ACTUAL CHAINSAW DESIGN

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    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: To develop high quality products, a designer has to consider various influential factors, one of which is ergonomics. And to fashion a specific product for the user, a designer needs expert knowledge of the user’s requirements. However, expert knowledge can also be accessed through an intelligent advisory system for ergonomic design support. The effectiveness of such an expert system depends mainly on the quality of the knowledge base and on the appropriateness of the system's inference engine. Data for the system’s knowledge base can be collected in different ways. One approach is to study relevant projects to collect appropriate ergonomic solutions; another is to recognise bottlenecks in ergonomic design. This paper presents a case study of the design of an actual chainsaw – with emphasis on ergonomic design solutions – that can be transformed into ergonomic design recommendations. At the end of the paper, an application of one of the derived recommendations within the knowledge base of the intelligent advisory system is presented.

    AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: By die ontwerp van gehaltegoedere moet aandag gegee word aan verskeie faktore soos die Ergonomie. Die produkontwerper moet deeglike kennis dra van die verbruikersbehoeftes. Daarbenewens moet hy liefs ook gebruik maak van ’n intelligente sisteem vir ontwerphulp. Die navorsing is toegespits op datasteun vir ’n kettingsaagontwerp en toon hoe die intelligente sisteem betekenisvolle ondersteuning verleen.

  8. Relationship between self-actualization and self-reported health practices.

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    Petosa, R A; Baum, R A; Cangemi, J P; Harryman, M E

    1987-06-01

    To compare the reported health practices of high self-actualizing individuals with those of low self-actualizing individuals, 453 students enrolled in personal hygiene classes at a large southern university completed the Personal Orientation Inventory, a measure of self-actualization. The fifty highest scorers were identified as the high self-actualizing group and the 50 lowest scorers were identified as the low self-actualizing group. The two groups were administered the Health Practices Inventory. The high self-actualizing group reported using better health practices.

  9. El Fondo Monetario Internacional ante la crisis financiera actual

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    Romualdo Bermejo y Rosana Garciandía

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La convulsión financiera iniciada en octubre de 2008 ha reavivado el debate político, social y doctrinal sobre las debilidades del sistema monetario y financiero internacional. Desde su consolidación institucional en la segunda post-guerra mundial, su legitimidad,eficiencia y justicia se han cuestionado constantemente. En estos últimos meses, su incapacidad para prever y evitar crisis como la actual se ha criticado especialmente. La crisis de la deuda de los años ochenta, el “tequilazo” mexicano de 1994 o la crisisasiática de finales de los años noventa ponen de manifiesto la existencia de elementos que dichas instituciones no han sido capaces de controlar. La cadena de infortunios financieros de los últimos meses lo corrobora y hace necesaria una profunda reflexión en términos económicos, jurídicos y también institucionales.El Fondo Monetario Internacional constituye, junto con el Banco Internacional de Reconstrucción y Fomento, el núcleo del sistema monetario y financiero internacional. Creado por los acuerdos de Bretton Woods en diciembre de 1945, el Fondo debía encargarse en su origen de favorecer la estabilidad financiera y el crecimiento económico de los Estados, poniendo a disposición de éstos sus recursos. Con el paso de los años, su cometido se ha ampliado abarcando cada vez más aspectos como la supervisión de las políticas económicas de los países miembros o la influencia en las políticas macroeconómicas nacionales. Esa extensión de sus facultades va unida, sin lugar a duda, a una creciente responsabilidad por el cumplimiento satisfactorio de su misión.Teniendo esto en cuenta, el actual debate sobre la necesidad de una nueva arquitectura financiera internacional debe ahondar en las fortalezas y debilidades del Fondo, por su papel fundamental en la misma. En este sentido, la reforma iniciada en 2005 bajo ladirección del español Rodrigo Rato se ha enfrentado a la evaluación más exigente: una crisis

  10. Beaked Whales Respond to Simulated and Actual Navy Sonar

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    Tyack, Peter L.; Zimmer, Walter M. X.; Moretti, David; Southall, Brandon L.; Claridge, Diane E.; Durban, John W.; Clark, Christopher W.; D'Amico, Angela; DiMarzio, Nancy; Jarvis, Susan; McCarthy, Elena; Morrissey, Ronald; Ward, Jessica; Boyd, Ian L.

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    Beaked whales have mass stranded during some naval sonar exercises, but the cause is unknown. They are difficult to sight but can reliably be detected by listening for echolocation clicks produced during deep foraging dives. Listening for these clicks, we documented Blainville's beaked whales, Mesoplodon densirostris, in a naval underwater range where sonars are in regular use near Andros Island, Bahamas. An array of bottom-mounted hydrophones can detect beaked whales when they click anywhere within the range. We used two complementary methods to investigate behavioral responses of beaked whales to sonar: an opportunistic approach that monitored whale responses to multi-day naval exercises involving tactical mid-frequency sonars, and an experimental approach using playbacks of simulated sonar and control sounds to whales tagged with a device that records sound, movement, and orientation. Here we show that in both exposure conditions beaked whales stopped echolocating during deep foraging dives and moved away. During actual sonar exercises, beaked whales were primarily detected near the periphery of the range, on average 16 km away from the sonar transmissions. Once the exercise stopped, beaked whales gradually filled in the center of the range over 2–3 days. A satellite tagged whale moved outside the range during an exercise, returning over 2–3 days post-exercise. The experimental approach used tags to measure acoustic exposure and behavioral reactions of beaked whales to one controlled exposure each of simulated military sonar, killer whale calls, and band-limited noise. The beaked whales reacted to these three sound playbacks at sound pressure levels below 142 dB re 1 µPa by stopping echolocation followed by unusually long and slow ascents from their foraging dives. The combined results indicate similar disruption of foraging behavior and avoidance by beaked whales in the two different contexts, at exposures well below those used by regulators to define

  11. [The actual questions of the care of rare diseases].

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    Pogány, Gábor

    2017-11-01

    The aim was to present the actual situation of rare diseases, especially to characterize the circumstances in Hungary. The most important developments were summarized which could help the care of rare disease patients in the everyday practice. There are around 800 000 patients with rare diseases in Hungary. The lack of information leads to "invisibility" for the health and social care system (most of them without ICD code). Therefore, these patients still have a huge disadvantage even when compared to the patients of common diseases. Important national and international measures took place in the last years to decrease these disadvantages. The Hungarian Centres of Expertise were officially approved, thus several health care providers were able to get membership in the forming European Reference Networks. The rare disease specific "Lifebelt" Information Centre and Help Line was established by HUFERDIS. These steps assist the implementation of the National Rare Disease Plan, although its formal approval process has temporarily stopped because of the reorganization of the health care system. The summarized developments can contribute to define better patient directions, and thus decrease the family knocks about the maze of health, social and educational systems. The realization of Rare Disease National Strategy is needed to improve the current fragmentation of services and enable patients and health, social and educational professionals to provide and use best practice care. This will ensure that all patients with rare disease cannot only be diagnosed quickly, but also have timely access to the care and support that they need, resulting in a decreasing burden of families and society. Orv Hetil. 2017; 158(47): 1851-1856.

  12. Beaked whales respond to simulated and actual navy sonar.

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    Tyack, Peter L; Zimmer, Walter M X; Moretti, David; Southall, Brandon L; Claridge, Diane E; Durban, John W; Clark, Christopher W; D'Amico, Angela; DiMarzio, Nancy; Jarvis, Susan; McCarthy, Elena; Morrissey, Ronald; Ward, Jessica; Boyd, Ian L

    2011-03-14

    Beaked whales have mass stranded during some naval sonar exercises, but the cause is unknown. They are difficult to sight but can reliably be detected by listening for echolocation clicks produced during deep foraging dives. Listening for these clicks, we documented Blainville's beaked whales, Mesoplodon densirostris, in a naval underwater range where sonars are in regular use near Andros Island, Bahamas. An array of bottom-mounted hydrophones can detect beaked whales when they click anywhere within the range. We used two complementary methods to investigate behavioral responses of beaked whales to sonar: an opportunistic approach that monitored whale responses to multi-day naval exercises involving tactical mid-frequency sonars, and an experimental approach using playbacks of simulated sonar and control sounds to whales tagged with a device that records sound, movement, and orientation. Here we show that in both exposure conditions beaked whales stopped echolocating during deep foraging dives and moved away. During actual sonar exercises, beaked whales were primarily detected near the periphery of the range, on average 16 km away from the sonar transmissions. Once the exercise stopped, beaked whales gradually filled in the center of the range over 2-3 days. A satellite tagged whale moved outside the range during an exercise, returning over 2-3 days post-exercise. The experimental approach used tags to measure acoustic exposure and behavioral reactions of beaked whales to one controlled exposure each of simulated military sonar, killer whale calls, and band-limited noise. The beaked whales reacted to these three sound playbacks at sound pressure levels below 142 dB re 1 µPa by stopping echolocation followed by unusually long and slow ascents from their foraging dives. The combined results indicate similar disruption of foraging behavior and avoidance by beaked whales in the two different contexts, at exposures well below those used by regulators to define

  13. DISCURSIVE ACTUALIZATION OF ETHNO-LINGUOCULTURAL CODE IN ENGLISH GLUTTONY

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    Nikishkova Mariya Sergeevna

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the overview of linguistic research on gastronomic / gluttony communicative environment as ethnocultural phenomenon from the standpoint of conceptology, discourse study and linguosemiotics. The authors study the linguosemiotic encoding / decoding in the English gastronomic (gluttony discourse. The peculiarities of gastronomic gluttonyms "immersion" into everyday communication are studied. The anglophone ethnicities are revealed and different ways of gluttony texts (including the precedent ones formation are investigated. The linguosemiotic parameters of ethnocultural (anglophone gastronomic coded communication are established, their discursive characteristics are identified. It is determined that in English gastronomic communication, the discursive actualization of ethno-linguocultural code has a dynamic nature; the constitutive features of gastronomic discourse have symbolic (semiotic basics and are connected with such semiotic categories as code, encoding, decoding. It was found that food is semiotic in its origin and represents the cultural code. It was revealed that the semiosis of English gastronomic text is regularly filled with the codes of traditional "English-likeness" (ethnic term by Roland Barthes expressed by gluttonyms. "Nationality" code is detected through the names of products specific to certain areas; national identity of ethnic code also allows highlighting ways of dish garnishing and serving, typical characteristics of particular local preparation methods. The authors analyze the "lingualization" of food images having an ambivalent character, determined, firstly, by food signs (gluttonyms which structure the common space of gastronomic discourse and provide it with ethnic linguocultural food source; secondly, by immerging formed images into a specific ethnic code that is decoded in gastronomic discourse unfolding. The precedent texts accumulate ethnic information supplying adequate gastronomic worldview

  14. Beaked whales respond to simulated and actual navy sonar.

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    Peter L Tyack

    Full Text Available Beaked whales have mass stranded during some naval sonar exercises, but the cause is unknown. They are difficult to sight but can reliably be detected by listening for echolocation clicks produced during deep foraging dives. Listening for these clicks, we documented Blainville's beaked whales, Mesoplodon densirostris, in a naval underwater range where sonars are in regular use near Andros Island, Bahamas. An array of bottom-mounted hydrophones can detect beaked whales when they click anywhere within the range. We used two complementary methods to investigate behavioral responses of beaked whales to sonar: an opportunistic approach that monitored whale responses to multi-day naval exercises involving tactical mid-frequency sonars, and an experimental approach using playbacks of simulated sonar and control sounds to whales tagged with a device that records sound, movement, and orientation. Here we show that in both exposure conditions beaked whales stopped echolocating during deep foraging dives and moved away. During actual sonar exercises, beaked whales were primarily detected near the periphery of the range, on average 16 km away from the sonar transmissions. Once the exercise stopped, beaked whales gradually filled in the center of the range over 2-3 days. A satellite tagged whale moved outside the range during an exercise, returning over 2-3 days post-exercise. The experimental approach used tags to measure acoustic exposure and behavioral reactions of beaked whales to one controlled exposure each of simulated military sonar, killer whale calls, and band-limited noise. The beaked whales reacted to these three sound playbacks at sound pressure levels below 142 dB re 1 µPa by stopping echolocation followed by unusually long and slow ascents from their foraging dives. The combined results indicate similar disruption of foraging behavior and avoidance by beaked whales in the two different contexts, at exposures well below those used by

  15. Estado actual y perspectivas de la domótica

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    Recuero, A.

    1999-02-01

    Full Text Available An Intelligent House is the one that allows "a better quality of living through technology, a reduction of domestic tasks, an increase of the well-being and safety of dwellers, and a rationalization of the different consumers power; it includes automatized groups of equipments, usually associated by functions, which have the capacity of interactively communicate between them through an "integrated multimedia domestic bus". For this purpose, the Intelligent House foresees the execution of certain functions, depending on the information captured by measuring systems and sent through the communication network according to specific standards. This paper presents an overview of the present situation regarding these aspects, and their foreseen evolution.

    Una vivienda domótica es aquélla que, a través de la tecnología, permite "una mayor calidad de vida, una reducción del trabajo doméstico, un aumento del bienestar y la seguridad de sus habitantes, y una racionalización de los distintos consumos; en ella existen agrupaciones automatizadas de equipos, normalmente asociadas por funciones, que tienen la capacidad de comunicarse interactivamente entre ellas a través de un "bus doméstico multimedia que las integra ". Para ello, la Domótica prevé la ejecución de ciertas funciones, dependiendo de la información captada por sistemas de medida y trasmitidas a través de redes de comunicación de acuerdo con ciertos estándares. En este trabajo se revisa cuál es la situación actual de estos aspectos y cuál es su evolución previsible.

  16. Hipótesis actuales relacionadas con la sensibilidad dentinal

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    Andrés Pérez Ruiz

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available Se hace una revisión sobre las hipótesis actuales concernientes a la sensibilidad dentinal, centrando el análisis en las teorías acerca de la presencia de nervios en la dentina, la transmisión del impulso nervioso mediante el odontoblasto y el movimiento de fluidos dentro de la dentina. Por ser la explicación de la sensibilidad de la dentina uno de los más complejos problemas de la fisiología y la histología del diente, se exponen los hechos morfológicos y funcionales que apoyan la validez de los mecanismos mencionados. Se concluye que aunque la teoría hidrodinámica tiene una sólida base experimental y es la de mayor aceptación en la actualidad, pudieran estar involucrados en la génesis del dolor dentinal más de una de estas explicaciones probables.A review of the present hypotheses of dentinal sensitivity was carried out. The analysis was centered on the theories of the existance of nerves in dentin, the transfer of nervous impulse through odontoblast and the fluid flow in the dentin. Since the explanation of dentin sensitivity is one of the most complex problems of dental physiology and histology; the morphological and functional aspects that support the validity of the mentioned mechanisms are stated. It is concluded that although the hydrodynamic theory has a sound experimental basis and is widely accepted at present, more than one of these likely theories could be involved in the genesis of dentinal pain.

  17. LA GEOGRAFÍA DE LA PERCEPCIÓN: UNA METODOLOGÍA VÁLIDA APLICADA AL CASO DE UNA CIUDAD DE TIPO MEDIO-PEQUEÑO. EL EJEMPLO DE YECLA (MURCIA

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    Francisco José Morales Yago

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    Full Text Available Cualquier ciudad está compuesta por un espacio real, físico que condiciona o facilita la vida de sus ciudadanos. Para su estudio se emplea una visión “externa” que estaría avalada por el manejo de la cartografía y los datos estadísticos, la confrontación de estos datos daría pie a unos resultados concretos, medibles. La geografía de la percepción y el comportamiento desde sus inicios hace más de cinco décadas propone sumar a lo anterior una nueva visión que recogería la experiencia personal de sus ciudadanos a través de sus sensaciones, emociones y preferencias. Ello nos conduciría a una visión “interior” de esta misma realidad que se encaminaría más hacia el espacio vivido y subjetivo. El presente trabajo tiene como objeto utilizar las propuestas de esta corriente de pensamiento geográfico para analizar el caso real de una ciudad de tipo medio que podría servir como ejemplo para aplicarse en otros espacios de similares características.

  18. Making the user visible: analysing irrigation practices and farmers’ logic to explain actual drip irrigation performance

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    Benouniche, M.; Kuper, M.; Hammani, A.; Boesveld, H.

    2014-01-01

    The actual performance of drip irrigation (irrigation efficiency, distribution uniformity) in the field is often quite different from that obtained in experimental stations. We developed an approach to explain the actual irrigation performance of drip irrigation systems by linking measured

  19. Psychological Self-Actualization Analysis of Chinese People of Different Age Groups

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    S I Kudinov

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available The problem of personality self-actualization is discussed in the article; the separate components of the authorial self-actualization approach are analyzed. The authorial methods of investigation of the given phenomenon are described. The self-actualization comparative analysis of the Chinese representatives of different age groups is carried out.

  20. Psychological Peculiarities of Personality Self-Actualization in Teachers-Psychologists

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    S S Kudinov

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the empirical results of researching the individual features of self-actualization in teachers-psychologists within the framework of the polysystem concept of self-actualization of the personality. Three types of self-actualization: optimum, adaptive and inert - are singled out.

  1. Psychological Peculiarities of Personality Self-Actualization in Teachers-Psychologists

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    S S Kudinov; L A Gorbaneva

    2012-01-01

    The article presents the empirical results of researching the individual features of self-actualization in teachers-psychologists within the framework of the polysystem concept of self-actualization of the personality. Three types of self-actualization: optimum, adaptive and inert - are singled out.

  2. Psychological Self-Actualization analysis of the Russian and Foreign Students

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    S I Kudinov; S S Kudinov

    2011-01-01

    The article discusses the problem of self-actualization of the personality. It also examines separate components of the author’s approach to self-actualization. The author’s techniques of research of the given phenomenon are described. The comparative analysis of self-actualization of the Russian and foreign students is carried out.

  3. Esteroides inhalados: pilar fundamental en el tratamiento actual del asma

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    Roidel Pérez Pérez

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available El asma bronquial es una de las enfermedades a las que más se enfrenta el médico cubano, y un mejor conocimiento de su fisiopatología ha provocado modificaciones en la estrategia terapéutica. Con el propósito de actualizar conocimientos referentes al tema de los antiinflamatorios esteroides y el uso de los dispositivos para la terapia inhalatoria, se realizó una revisión bibliográfica, para lo cual se consultó la información disponible en Medline, Medscape, Infomed y Doyma; se realizó además un bosquejo sobre la evolución fisiopatológica del asma y su repercusión en la terapéutica actual; se resumieron los aspectos más importantes de la terapia por vía inhalatoria, los dispositivos empleados para este fin, así como las drogas más usadas; y se concluyó que son fundamentales en el tratamiento del asma y que deben ser usados precozmente en todo asmático crónico, que los efectos adversos son mínimos usados adecuadamente, y que es de importancia capital el uso correcto de esos inhaladores.Bronchial asthma is one of the diseases that is more commonly faced by the Cuban physician, so a better knowledge of its physiopathology has brought about changes in the therapeutic strategy. With the objective of updating knowledge about steroid anti-inflammatory drugs and the use of devices for inhaling therapy, a literature review was made using data available in Medline, Medscape, Infomed and Doyma. This was accompanied by an outline of the physiopathological evolution of asthma and its effect on the present therapy. The most important aspects of inhaling therapy, the devices used as well as the most used drugs were summarized and it was concluded that inhalers are fundamental in asthma treatment, that they should be early used in chronic asthma cases, their adverse effects are minimal if adequately applied and that the correct use of these devices are of vital importance.

  4. Marco actual del suicidio e ideas suicidas en personal sanitario

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    M. Cano-Langreo

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: El suicidio es un problema de salud pública en muchos países. Varios estudios han demostrado factores de riesgo laborales asociados a ideación suicida y altos índices de suicidio en el personal sanitario con respecto a la población general. Objetivos: Describir la situación actual del suicidio en el personal sanitario y evaluar las características demográficas, factores laborales relacionados con ideación suicida y tendencias de acuerdo a la localización geográfica y además compararlas con la población general u otras profesiones. Método: Revisión bibliográfica en diferentes bases de datos, en dos fases: búsqueda/selección de artículos y evaluación de 20 estudios seleccionados. Resultados: El personal sanitario tiene mayor riesgo de suicidio comparado con la población general y otras profesiones. Se evidenció mayor riesgo en los sectores de enfermería, farmacéutico, odontología y medicina. Las especialidades médicas con mayor riesgo son anestesiología y psiquiatría. La tasa de suicidio es mayor en mujeres. Se objetiva mayor riesgo en grupos de mayor edad. En cuanto los métodos más utilizados en EEUU son las armas de fuego, mientras que en otros países es la sobredosis de drogas. Las experiencias desagradables recientes/acoso laboral, el burnout y conflictos laborales han demostrado ser factores de riesgo en la ideación suicida en médicos. Conclusiones: Existen diferencias demográficas en las características del suicidio de acuerdo a diferentes poblaciones estudiadas. Los métodos empleados en médicos por países son diferentes, que posiblemente se deban a la influencia cultural de cada país. Se han encontrado factores asociados entre riesgo e ideación suicida. Sería importante trabajar en ellos para elaborar estrategias de prevención en esta población.

  5. The Brain's Reward Response Occurs Even Without Actual Reward!

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    Fielding, A; Fu, Y; Franz, E A

    2017-10-12

    What if the brain's response to reward occurs even when there is no reward? Wouldn't that be a further concern for people prone to problem gambling and other forms of addiction, like those related to eating? Electroencephalography was employed to investigate this possibility using probabilistic feedback manipulations and measures of known event-related potentials (ERPs) related to reward processing. We tested the hypothesis-that reward-based ERPs would occur even in the absence of a tangible reward and when manipulations on expectation are implicit. The well-known P300 response potential was a key focus, and was assessed in non-gambling volunteer undergraduates on a task involving experimentally-manipulated probabilities of positive or negative feedback comprising three trial types-80, 50, or 20% positive feedback. A feedback stimulus (F1) followed a guess response between two possible outcomes (implicit win/loss), and then a second feedback stimulus (F2) was presented to confirm an alleged 'win' or 'loss' (explicit win/loss). Results revealed that amplitude of the P300 in F1-locked data (implicit manipulation) was larger (more positive) on average for feedback outcomes that were manipulated to be less likely than expected. The effect is pronounced after increased time on task (later trials), even though the majority of participants were not explicitly aware of our probability manipulations. For the explicit effects in F2-locked data, no meaningful or significant effects were observed. These findings point to the existence of proposed success-response mechanisms that operate not only explicitly but also with implicit manipulations that do not involve any direct indication of a win or loss, and are not associated with tangible rewards. Thus, there seems to be a non-explicit form of perception (we call 'implicit') associated with an internal experience of wins/losses (in the absence of actual rewards or losses) that can be measured in associated brain processes. The

  6. Las revistas latinoamericanas de economía y la encrucijada actual

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    Supelano Sarmiento Alberto

    1995-12-01

    Full Text Available Siguiendo el ejemplo mexicano, deseo comenzar con la palabra gracias, esa palabra que expresan todas las lenguas. La gracia es un don, y aquél que lo recibe, lo agradece. Se me ha dado el don de participar en este encuentro y doy las gracias: gracias a la doctora Alicia Girón, directora del instituto de Investigaciones Económicas de la Universidad Autónoma de México y gracias al doctor Salvador Rodríguez, director de Problemas del Desarrollo: caballero andante que hace unos meses recorría los caminos de América Latina para invitarnos a compartir nuevas aventuras y desventuras. Celebro que su empeño nos haya congregado. Espero que esta reunión inicie nuevas andaduras.

  7. Analyzing Actual Uses of ICT in Formal Educational Contexts: A Socio-Cultural Approach

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    César Coll

    2008-05-01

    Full Text Available This paper has three goals: (1 to identify intended and actual uses of ICT in five different didactic sequences; (2 to compare the intended and actual uses of ICT in the sequences; (3 to investigate how the actual uses of ICT in the sequences transform and improve teaching and learning in those classrooms. The didactic sequences were studied using an observational, case study approach. Four main actual uses of ICT were identified. These actual uses differ from the intended uses. The identified actual uses did not involve so much transformation of classroom practice as it was intended. These results are discussed from a socio-cultural view. The need of analysing actual uses of ICT within the framework of teacher-students joint activity is stressed.

  8. Perceived and actual social discrimination: the case of overweight and social inclusion.

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    Hartung, Freda-Marie; Renner, Britta

    2013-01-01

    The present study examined the correspondence between perceived and actual social discrimination of overweight people. In total, 77 first-year students provided self-ratings about their height, weight, and perceived social inclusion. To capture actual social inclusion, each participant nominated those fellow students (a) she/he likes and dislikes and (b) about whom she/he is likely to hear social news. Students with lower Body Mass Index (BMI) felt socially included, irrespective of their actual social inclusion. In contrast, students with higher BMI felt socially included depending on the degree of their actual social inclusion. Specifically, their felt social inclusion accurately reflected whether they were actually liked/disliked, but only when they were part of social news. When not part of social news, they also showed insensitivity to their actual social inclusion status. Thus, students with a lower BMI tended to be insensitive, while students with a higher BMI showed a differential sensitivity to actual social discrimination.

  9. Simplificar: el ejemplo de Michel Thonet

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    Munari, Bruno

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    La rigurosa coherencia formal de toda la producción Thonet demuestra que el uso correcto de los materiales y de las técnicas puede dar lugar a un tipo de estética que no necesita embellecerse con el arte aplicado. (Extraído del libro de Bruno Munari "El arte como oficio" Ed. Labor 5.A., 1994.) Facultad de Arquitectura y Urbanismo

  10. A Cognitive-Systemic Reconstruction of Maslow's Theory of Self-Actualization

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    Heylighen, Francis

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    Maslow's need hierarchy and model of the self-actualizing personality are reviewed and criticized. The definition of self-actualization is found to be confusing, and the gratification of all needs is concluded to be insufficient to explain self-actualization. Therefore the theory is reconstructed on the basis of a second-order, cognitive-systemic framework. A hierarchy of basic needs is derived from the urgency of perturbations which an autonomous system must compensate in order to maintain i...

  11. Actual versus perceived peer sexual risk behavior in online youth social networks

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    Black, Sandra R; Schmiege, Sarah; Bull, Sheana

    2013-01-01

    Perception of peer behaviors is an important predictor of actual risk behaviors among youth. However, we lack understanding of peer influence through social media and of actual and perceived peer behavior concordance. The purpose of this research is to document the relationship between individual perception of and actual peer sexual risk behavior using online social networks. The data are a result of a secondary analysis of baseline self-reported and peer-reported sexual risk behavior from a ...

  12. Self-Actualization of Youth Subculture Members (Role-Playing Movement as an Example

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    A S Zhuravleva

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    Full Text Available The article is dedicated to the research of youth subculture members’ self-actualization (role-playing movement as an example. It describes certain characteristics of role-players’ self-actualization, its structure, and also its gender and age specific features. It has been proven that the level of self-actualization of the members of the role-playing movement is higher than of the people who are not interested in it and that taking part in role-playing games is a more significant factor for the self-actualization of the personality than the gender and age of the players.

  13. A MODEL FOR INTEGRATING ACTUAL NEUROTIC OR UNREPRESENTED STATES AND SYMBOLIZED ASPECTS OF INTRAPSYCHIC CONFLICT.

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    Busch, Fredric N

    2017-01-01

    In psychoanalytic theory, the importance of actual neuroses-considered to be devoid of psychic content-diminished as Freud and subsequent analysts focused on unconscious intrapsychic conflict. This paper explores the relationship between actual neurotic and unrepresented states, which are believed to be best addressed through attention to countertransference, intersubjectivity, and enactments rather than interpretation of intrapsychic conflict. Models suggesting how actual neurotic states and symbolized intrapsychic conflict may interact with each other and environmental stressors are described. Symbolizing actual neurotic states and establishing meaningful linkages between somatic/affective experiences and intrapsychic conflict are viewed as necessary for effective treatment of many disorders. © 2017 The Psychoanalytic Quarterly, Inc.

  14. Let's not, and say we would: imagined and actual responses to witnessing homophobia.

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    Crosby, Jennifer Randall; Wilson, Johannes

    2015-01-01

    We compared imagined versus actual affective and behavioral responses to witnessing a homophobic slur. Participants (N = 72) witnessed a confederate using a homophobic slur, imagined the same scenario, or were not exposed to the slur. Those who imagined hearing the slur reported significantly higher levels of negative affect than those who actually witnessed the slur, and nearly one half of them reported that they would confront the slur, whereas no participants who actually heard the slur confronted it. These findings reveal a discrepancy between imagined and real responses to homophobic remarks, and they have implications for the likelihood that heterosexuals will actually confront homophobic remarks.

  15. La investigación histórica y el debate actual sobre la salud masculina: el caso de Alemania

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    Dinges, Martin

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available The current discourse on men’s health refers too insistently to an obsolete and monolithic pattern of masculinity contrasting “men” with “women” in a simplistic manner. However, historical analysis shows the remarkable changes that have occurred in the health of men, both in terms of their attitudes and their behaviors, since the industrial revolution; so, for example, the relationship between masculinity and risk behavior throughout life, the professional life and the world of work, and also the medical evaluation of certain high-risk behaviors such as smoking. Differences of the life expectancy between men and women deserve an explanation more accurate and less simplistic. From a historical perspective of longue-durée, it is also a myth that men keep silent on matters of health.El discurso actual sobre la salud masculina remite con demasiada insistencia a una imagen obsoleta y monolítica de la masculinidad contrastando de manera simplista el colectivo “hombres” con el de las “mujeres”. Sin embargo, el análisis histórico hace muy evidentes los notables cambios que se han producido en la salud de los hombres, tanto en lo que se refiere a sus actitudes como a sus comportamientos, desde la revolución industrial; así, por ejemplo, se ha transformado no solamente la vida profesional y el mundo del trabajo, sino también la relación entre la masculinidad y el comportamiento de riesgo a lo largo de la vida y, asimismo, la evaluación médica de ciertos comportamientos de alto riesgo como fumar. Las diferencias en la esperanza de vida entre hombres y mujeres merecen una explicación más precisa y menos simplista. Desde una perspectiva histórica de longue-durée, también es un mito que los hombres guarden silencio en asuntos de salud.

  16. ¿Un brindis al sol? Panorama de la Educación Comparada en el actual escenario universitario español

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    María Jesús Martínez Usarralde

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo analiza cuál es el papel que juega la Educación Comparada como asignatura en el marco de la próxima reforma de los planes de estudios de Pedagogía en España, escrutando para ello los últimos documentos (como, por ejemplo, las denominadas «fichas de Pedagogía» emitidos desde diferentes instancias involucradas con la titulación. Parte, así, de la hipótesis de que la disciplina no está siendo suficientemente considerada, a pesar de que exista una literatura actual que avale la pertinencia y aun necesidad de la misma, corriendo el riesgo incluso de desaparecer a juzgar por su invisibilidad como referente en el bosquejo de los ámbitos educativos actuales. Para demostrar dicha hipótesis, el texto hace un recorrido desde la situación de la asignatura por los actuales planes de estudio de Pedagogía, para continuar con la revisión de la propuesta que se hizo en el año 2005 sobre el nuevo diseño del título de Pedagogía, los acuerdos alcanzados en la Conferencia de Decanos de Educación y las Jornadas sobre el futuro Grado de Pedagogía, en junio de 2006, para desembocar en las últimas modificaciones realizadas en las Fichas Técnicas del Título de Pedagogía (septiembre de 2006.The present article analyzes which is the role that plays the subject of Comparative Education in the context of the next reform of the curricula of Pedagogy in Spain, by scrutinizing last documents (as, for example, «Cards of Pedagogy», emitted from different instances involved with the degree. The text arranges, thus, from the hypothesis that the discipline is not sufficiently being considered, although a present literature guarantees the pertinence and necessity of the same one, and has the risk even of disappear, judging by its referring invisibility as in the sketch of the present educative scopes.In order to demonstrate this hypothesis, the text makes a route from the situation of the subject by the present curricula of Pedagogy

  17. Las revistas de empresa en España: algunos ejemplos de house organ desde principios del siglo XX / House Organ in Spain: some examples from the early twentieth century

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    Jesús Reina Estevez

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Sobre los house organ o revista de empresa parece haberse escrito muy poco y siempre desde su dimensión técnica, obviando su evolución histórica. Pese a ser una técnica con fuerte tradición en otros países como EEUU, Inglaterra o Francia desde finales del siglo XIX, en España su estudio ha pasado casi desapercibido. El principal objetivo de esta investigación es encontrar algunas manifestaciones de este instrumento en las organizaciones patrias desde principios del pasado siglo XX, para confeccionar una lista de ejemplos reales sin carácter exhaustivo. Para alcanzar los resultados se parte de una revisión bibliográfica de las primeras obras sobre publicidad que se publicaron en nuestro país, que dará lugar al estudio de los manuales sobre relaciones públicas que se han editado posteriormente. Esta metodología se completa con la consulta a hemerotecas y las, comúnmente conocidas, como librerías de viejo o librerías de segunda mano, donde a día de hoy se atesoran algunos ejemplares de house organ que han sobrevivido al paso del tiempo. / It´s have written about house organ very little and always from technical dimension, ignoring the historical evolution. Despite being a technique with a strong tradition in other countries like USA, England or France since the late nineteenth century, in Spain study it has gone unnoticed until now. The main objective of this research focuses on finding some manifestations of this instrument in the patriotic organizations since the beginning of the twentieth century, to compile a list of real examples without limitation. To achieve results is part of a literature review of the first works on advertising that were published in our country that will lead to the study of public relations manuals that have been subsequently released. This methodology is supplemented by consulting newspaper archives and used bookstores, where today some specimens of house organs have survived the passage of time.

  18. Enviromental and land use Planning decision support system: An application example / Ordenación ambiental del Territorio sistema de apoyo a la decisión: Un ejemplo de aplicación

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    Ardeshir Anjomani

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with land use/environmental planning problems and describes the application of an innovative planning approach to develop alternative land use solutions. It provides an implementation example of a framework that can be applied to a variety of complex environmental and land use planning problems. The paper first briefly introduces an analysis process and a related Spatial Decision Support System (SDSS, which utilizes GIS and optimization models, both of which were developed in previous works. Then it attempts to demonstrate how the process and the SDSS can be used in real world situations to help in analysis and planning of spatial distribution of activities. This is accomplished by applying the innovative land-use planning approach to an area located in the fringe of a thriving metropolitan area, which encompasses a newly developed lake and major thoroughfares. Este artículo trata sobre el uso del suelo / problemas de planificación ambiental y se describe la aplicación de un enfoque de planificación innovador para desarrollar soluciones alternativas de uso del suelo. Se proporciona un ejemplo de implementación de un marco que se puede aplicar a una variedad de complejos problemas de la planificación ambiental y uso de la tierra. El primer artículo presenta brevemente un proceso de análisis relacionados con el sistema espacial de soporte de decisiones (SDSS, que utiliza modelos de SIG y de optimización, los cuales se han desarrollado en trabajos anteriores. A continuación, se intenta demostrar que el proceso y el SDSS se pueden utilizar en situaciones del mundo real para ayudar en el análisis y la planificación de la distribución espacial de las actividades. Esto se logra mediante la aplicación del innovador uso de la tierra enfoque de planificación de una zona situada en el borde de una próspera área metropolitana, que incluye un lago de nuevo desarrollo y las principales carreteras.

  19. Individually-Typological Peculiarities of Personality Self-Discipline and Self-Actualization Correlation

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    S S Kudinov

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    Full Text Available The scientific credence to the personality self-actualization and self-discipline correlation is given in the article. Within the frame of a system-defined research, different individually-typological peculiarities of self-discipline are highlighted and characterized. Their comparative analysis with the personality self-actualization is conducted.

  20. Perceptions of Gifted and Non-Gifted Students Related to Their Levels of Self-Actualization

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    Gur Erdogan, Duygu; Yurtkulu, Tugba

    2017-01-01

    Purpose: Self-actualization is understood as an effort to develop a level to which one aspires. Gifted individuals are expected especially to be more likely to reach this level than normal individuals of the same age. The purpose of this study is to determine the self-actualization perception levels of students at BILSEM, which is within the…

  1. Self-Actualizations and Experience with Zen Meditation: Is a Learning Period Necessary for Meditation?

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    Compton, William C.; Becker, Gordon M.

    1983-01-01

    Investigated the relationship between the practice of Zen meditation and a measure of self-actualization in experienced (N=36) and inexperienced (N=34) meditator groups. Analysis of data showed that a learning period (or selection period) exists for Zen meditation during which there is no increase in group self-actualization. (LLL)

  2. The effects of transparency on perceived and actual competence of a content-based recommender.

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    H. Cramer; B. Wielinga; S. Ramlal; V. Evers; L. Rutledge (Lloyd); N. Stash

    2008-01-01

    htmlabstractPerceptions of a system’s competence influence acceptance of that system [31]. Ideally, users’ perception of competence matches the actual competence of a system. This paper investigates the relation between actual and perceived competence of transparent Semantic Web recommender

  3. Psychological research of self-actualization of the employees of advertising sector in professional activity

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    Валерія Геннадіївна Кот

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The results of research of actualization of employees of advertising sector are presented in the article. The method of averages and factor analysis of data are used. The gender specific of self-actualization is educed among the employees of advertising sector. It is found a professionally-oriented modification of advertisers’ personalities

  4. Gestalt Workshops and Measured Changes in Self-Actualization: Replication and Refinement Study

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    Foulds, Melvin L.; Hannigan, Patricia S.

    1977-01-01

    A Solomon 4-group design was used in order to study further the effects of Gestalt workshops on the measured self-actualization of college students. Results indicated a significant treatment effect on an overall measure of self-actualization. (Author)

  5. Consumer choice : Linking consumer intentions to actual purchase of GM labeled food products

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    Sleenhoff, S.; Osseweijer, P.

    2013-01-01

    With a mandatory labeling scheme for GM food in Europe since 2004 measuring actual consumer choice in practice has become possible. Anticipating Europeans negative attitude toward GM food, the labeling was enforced to allow consumers to make an informed choice. We studied consumers actual purchase

  6. Effects of a Growth Group on Counseling Students' Self-Actualization.

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    Barnette, Edmund L.

    1989-01-01

    Examined the effects of a 12-week growth group on self-actualizing behaviors involving a treatment group of 9 master-level counselor candidates and a control group of 8 master-level counselor candidates. Significant gains were obtained by the treatment group on a measure of self-actualization, and these gains tended to hold 5 months later.…

  7. Marathon versus Weekly Encounter-Group Treatment on Self-Actualization: Two Years Later.

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    Kilmann, Peter R.; And Others

    1978-01-01

    Both treatment groups, conducted by the same leader, received the same sequence of group exercises. A significant group effect indicated that both groups increased their self-actualization scores from the pretest. No significant differences were found between the two experimental groups on self-actualization or perceived adjustment to life events.…

  8. 77 FR 13328 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Information Collection; Davis Bacon Act-Price Adjustment (Actual...

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    ... Regulation; Information Collection; Davis Bacon Act--Price Adjustment (Actual Method) AGENCY: Department of... previously approved information collection requirement concerning the Davis-Bacon Act price adjustment... comments identified by Information Collection 9000- 0154, Davis Bacon Act--Price Adjustment (Actual Method...

  9. 7 CFR 400.55 - Qualification for actual production history coverage program.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Qualification for actual production history coverage program. 400.55 Section 400.55 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS Actual...

  10. 7 CFR 400.51 - Availability of actual production history program.

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    ... 7 Agriculture 6 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Availability of actual production history program. 400.51 Section 400.51 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) FEDERAL CROP INSURANCE CORPORATION, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS Actual Production...

  11. Does age impact self-actualization needs?—an empirical study ...

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    Over a considerable period of time scholars and philosophers have worked on the concept of self-actualization and tried to decipher the aura of 'Self-actualized' people whether such people can contribute to the overall objectives of a group. In every society there are some parameters which are perceived as indicators of ...

  12. Actual and potential nitrogen fixation in pea and field bean as affected by combined nitrogen

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    Mil, van M.

    1981-01-01

    Actual nitrogen fixation of pea and field-bean plants, grown in soil in the open air, was determined as the acetylene reduction of nodulated roots. During the major part of the vegetative growth of these plants, actual nitrogen fixation was equal to the potential maximum nitrogenase activity of the

  13. Distribution of Actual Evapotranspiration over Qaidam Basin, an Arid Area in China

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    Xiaomei Jin

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Evapotranspiration is a major loss flux of the water balance in arid and semi-arid areas. The estimation of actual evapotranspiration has significance for hydrological and environmental purposes. The Surface Energy Balance System (SEBS algorithm was applied to estimate actual evapotranspiration in the Qaidam Basin and its eight hydrological sub-regions, Northwest China. There were 3,036 cloud-free and atmospherically corrected MODIS satellite images from 2001 to 2011 used in the SEBS algorithm to determine the actual evapotranspiration. The result indicated that the estimated annual actual evapotranspiration of the basin increased with time and the value varied from 72.7 to 182.3 mm. SEBS estimates were 7.5% and 14.1% of observed pan evaporation over the western and eastern areas, respectively. The variation of SEBS actual evapotranspiration is influenced by climate factors, vegetation, net radiation, land cover type and water table depth. The analysis of the evaporative behavior of different land cover types in the basin presented that water bodies, marsh, and farmland had relatively higher mean actual evapotranspiration though these land cover types make up less than 3.5% of the total basin. Bare soil has very low evapotranspiration and covered almost 60% of the study area. The actual evapotranspiration was observed to be decreased with an increase of water table depth. Overall, the SEBS algorithm proved to be useful and has potential for estimating spatial actual evapotranspiration on a regional scale.

  14. From VET School to the Labour Market in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Expected versus Actual Wages

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    Brankovic, Nina; Oruc, Nermin

    2016-01-01

    This article analyses the differences between expected and actual wages of VET students and graduates. It uses a survey of VET students enrolled in schools in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and data about employed VET graduates from the Labour Force Survey. The model of determinants of wages, expected or actual, estimated separately on each dataset,…

  15. Legal and actual central bank independence : A case study of Bank of Indonesia

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    Artha, I.K.D.S.; de Haan, J.

    2010-01-01

    Indicators of central bank independence (CBI) based on the interpretation central bank laws in place may not capture the actual independence of the central bank. This paper develops an indicator of actual independence of the Bank Indonesia (BI), the central bank of Indonesia, for the period

  16. 77 FR 3785 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Importers of Merchandise Subject to Actual Use Provisions

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    ... keepers from the collection of information (total capital/startup costs and operations and maintenance... accordance with 19 CFR 10.137, importers of goods subject to the actual use provisions of the Harmonized... these goods were actually used as contemplated by the law and to support the importer's claim for a free...

  17. El status actual de las ecoescuelas : el caso de la provincia de Granada (España)

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    Perales Palacios, F. Javier

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    La preocupación progresiva por la sostenibilidad de las organizaciones sociales representa hoy un factor de calidad de la madurez institucional de un país. Las ecoauditorías ambientales son un ejemplo de buenas prácticas ambientales en los centros educativos. En esta comunicación se analiza la aplicación de estas metodologías al campo de la planificación y gestión escolar. La implantación del Programa a 21 ecoescuelas de la Provincia de Granada se evalúa mediante un diseño de investigación cu...

  18. Do CS-US pairings actually matter? A within-subject comparison of instructed fear conditioning with and without actual CS-US pairings.

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    An K Raes

    Full Text Available Previous research showed that instructions about CS-US pairings can lead to fear of the CS even when the pairings are never presented. In the present study, we examined whether the experience of CS-US pairings adds to the effect of instructions by comparing instructed conditioning with and without actual CS-US pairings in a within-subject design. Thirty-two participants saw three fractals as CSs (CS(+1, CS(+2, CS(- and received electric shocks as USs. Before the start of a so-called training phase, participants were instructed that both CS(+1 and CS(+2 would be followed by the US, but only CS(+1 was actually paired with the US. The absence of the US after CS(+2 was explained in such a way that participants would not doubt the instructions about the CS(+2-US relation. After the training phase, a test phase was carried out. In this phase, participants expected the US after both CS(+s but none of the CS(+s was actually paired with the US. During test, self-reported fear was initially higher for CS(+1 than for CS(+2, which indicates that the experience of actual CS-US pairings adds to instructions about these pairings. On the other hand, the CS(+s elicited similar skin conductance responses and US expectancies. Theoretical and clinical implications are discussed.

  19. Individual Perceptions of Self-Actualization: What Functional Motives Are Linked to Fulfilling One's Full Potential?

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    Krems, Jaimie Arona; Kenrick, Douglas T; Neel, Rebecca

    2017-09-01

    Maslow's self-actualization remains a popular notion in academic research as well as popular culture. The notion that life's highest calling is fulfilling one's own unique potential has been widely appealing. But what do people believe they are doing when they pursue the realization of their full, unique potentials? Here, we examine lay perceptions of self-actualization. Self-actualizing, like any drive, is unlikely to operate without regard to biological and social costs and benefits. We examine which functional outcomes (e.g., gaining status, making friends, finding mates, caring for kin) people perceive as central to their individual self-actualizing. Three studies suggest that people most frequently link self-actualization to seeking status, and, concordant with life history theory, what people regard as self-actualizing varies in predictable ways across the life span and across individuals. Contrasting with self-actualization, people do not view other types of well-being-eudaimonic, hedonic, subjective-as furthering status-linked functional outcomes.

  20. Philosophic-educational dimension of educational potential of self-actualization and self-identity phenomenon

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    N. V. Ovcharenko

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available The problem of self­education is of particular importance in relation to the aspect of self­actualization and self­realization concerning the acquisition of subject status of the individual in the educational activity. Self­actualization and processes of self­realization and act as interdependent components samorozvyvayuchoho training. Self­education is an important mechanism for combining the educational process as focus on educational needs and the needs of self­identity. The concept of self enhances the synergy potential methodological concepts of self­actualization and self­realization, as based on the ideas of self synergistic. Self ­ education as self­realization and self­actualization, existential character is integrative and target dimension beyond the formal educational activities, as characterizes identity as being constantly overridden in their self­development. The concept of self­actualization and reinforces the importance of self as goals of lifelong learning as a lifetime reflects the nature of the self­creation of the individual. In the context of synergetic methodology using concepts important aspect of self­actualization and self­realization in the process of goal­setting educational activities postmodern design is a change in the meaning of deviations and their relation to the process of self­identity. Self­actualization and positive­deviant personality appears as qualitatively new social and educational phenomenon.

  1. Self-Actualization of Youth Subculture Members (Role-Playing Movement as an Example)

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    A S Zhuravleva

    2014-01-01

    The article is dedicated to the research of youth subculture members’ self-actualization (role-playing movement as an example). It describes certain characteristics of role-players’ self-actualization, its structure, and also its gender and age specific features. It has been proven that the level of self-actualization of the members of the role-playing movement is higher than of the people who are not interested in it and that taking part in role-playing games is a more significant factor for...

  2. Effect of neurolinguistic programming training on self-actualization as measured by the Personal Orientation Inventory.

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    Duncan, R C; Konefal, J; Spechler, M M

    1990-06-01

    Neurolinguistic programming training is based on principles that should enable the trainee to be more "present"-oriented, inner-directed, flexible, self-aware, and responsive to others, that is, more self-actualized. This study reports within-person changes on self-actualization measures of the Personal Orientation Inventory following a 24-day residential training in neurolinguistic programming. Significant positive mean changes were found for 18 master practitioners on nine of the 12 scales and for 36 practitioners on 10 of the 12 scales. Findings are consistent with the hypothesis that training increases individual self-actualization scores.

  3. Scores on self-actualization for gifted junior high school students.

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    Lewis, J D

    1996-08-01

    Self-actualization scores of 47 gifted students in Grades 7 and 8 were assessed using the Reflections of Self by Youth (ROSY), the Maslowian Scale, and the Personal Orientation Inventory. No gender differences were observed. Students in Grade 7 scored significantly higher on the ROSY; students in Grade 8 scored significantly higher on the Maslowian Scale Psychological subscale and Total score. Scores on the Maslowian Scale Fundamentals and Self-actualization subscales and Personal Orientation Inventory were not different for any group. Correlations among the three measures of self-actualization are presented.

  4. Preventing treatment errors in radiotherapy by identifying and evaluating near misses and actual incidents

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    Holmberg, Ola; McClean, Brendan

    2002-01-01

    The aim of this work is to study the effectiveness of a multilayered error prevention system by analysing both the near misses found at calculation-check stations and the actual treatment errors originating in the treatment preparation chain

  5. [Self-actualization of the elderly living in nursing homes, what does it mean?].

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    Wälti-Bolliger, Marianne; Fontaine, Michel

    2011-03-01

    This action-research (I) explores the phenomenon of "self-actualization" of the elderly living in a nursing home (EMS or medico-social establishment) with 50 inhabitants and 70 collaborators for all sectors of activity. To begin comprehensive interviews were carried out with the inhabitants and collaborators. The study makes it possible to clarify the notion of self-actualization of the elderly through the following elements: definition, demonstration, supporting factors, barriers and interventions to be proposed. We highlight a field of tension in which the collaborators act: the phenomenological approach of the person, which is necessary to support the self-actualization of the resident and the necessity for taking account of the resources and needs for the community. A model for a practice supporting the feeling of self-actualization is proposed.

  6. Effects of Three Types of Sensitivity Groups on Changes in Measure of Self-Actualization

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    Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1972

    1972-01-01

    Results did not support the hypothesis that group participation would produce greater change in self-actualization than an untreated control nor were there differential effects among the types of sensitivity groups. (Author)

  7. Self-Actualization Measures as Predictors of Ability in Facilitative Communication among Counselor Trainees.

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    Omizo, Michael M.; And Others

    1980-01-01

    It was concluded that the self-actualization indices of the Personal Orientation Dimensions afford promise as predictors on ability in facilitative communication among counselor trainees, as measured by the Gross Rating of Facilitative Interpersonal Functioning Scale. (Author/CP)

  8. Integración de las actuales definiciones sobre función ejecutiva

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    Cadavid Ruiz, Natalia; Río Pereda, Pablo del; Martínez, R.

    2007-01-01

    Cartel expositivo del curso sobre Integración de las actuales definiciones sobre función ejecutiva realizado por la Universidad de Salamanca en colaboración con la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

  9. Patients’ expectations and actual use of custom-made orthopaedic shoes

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    van Netten, Jaap J.; Jannink, M.J.A.; Hijmans, Juha M.; Geertzen, Jan H.B.; Postema, Klaas

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the association between patients’ expectations and the actual use of custom-made orthopaedic shoes. - Design: A prospective cohort study with internal comparison. - Setting: Twelve orthopaedic shoe companies. - Patients: During six months, consecutive patients who were

  10. Patients' expectations and actual use of custom-made orthopaedic shoes

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    van Netten, Jaap J.; Jannink, Michiel J. A.; Hijmans, Juha M.; Geertzen, Jan H. B.; Postema, Klaas

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the association between patients' expectations and the actual use of custom-made orthopaedic shoes. Design: A prospective cohort study with internal comparison. Setting: Twelve orthopaedic shoe companies. Patients: During six months, consecutive patients who were provided

  11. Actual versus 'ideal' antibiotic prescribing for common conditions in English primary care

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    Pouwels, Koen B; Dolk, F Christiaan K; Smith, David R M; Robotham, Julie V; Smieszek, Timo

    Objectives: Previous work based on guidelines and expert opinion identified 'ideal' prescribing proportions-the overall proportion of consultations that should result in an antibiotic prescription-for common infectious conditions. Here, actual condition-specific prescribing proportions in primary

  12. The relationship of self-disclosure to personality, adjustment and self-actualization.

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    Lombardo, J P; Fantasis, S C

    1976-10-01

    This study tested the hypothesis that a high level of self-disclosure is indicative of psychological adjustment and self-actualization. The self-disclosure scale, Social Avoidance and Distress, Fear of Negative Evaluation, Alienation and Repression-Sensitization scales were administered to 60 Ss. The results for all scales indicated that a high level of disclosure was associated with adjustment as measured by these scales. A second group of 94 Ss completed the self-disclosure scale and the Personal Orientation Inventory, a measure of self-actualization. The results indicated that high disclosers compared to low disclosers had achieved a higher level of self-actualization. That is, there were significant correlations between self-disclosure and measures of self-actualization such as Time Competence, Internal Support, Existentiality, Self-Acceptance and Capacity for Intimate Contact.

  13. [Comparative analysis of self-actualization and self-esteem of pensioners].

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    Kozlova, T Z

    2007-01-01

    This article presents the results of a sociological study of the correlation between self-actualization and self-esteem of pensioners. The analysis of the data established a strong link between these two characteristics.

  14. LRFD software for design and actual ultimate capacity of confined rectangular columns.

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    2013-04-01

    The analysis of concrete columns using unconfined concrete models is a well established practice. On the : other hand, prediction of the actual ultimate capacity of confined concrete columns requires specialized nonlinear : analysis. Modern codes and...

  15. La enseñanza de la arquitectura en la sociedad actual. La integración de las nuevas formas de práctica profesional en el Taller de Arquitectura

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available En la actualidad la práctica profesional está experimentando cambios que están afectando al modo de trabajar de los arquitectos. Los estudios de arquitectura están reinventándose para adaptarse a las nuevas demandas sociales, tecnológicas y productivas. Sin embargo, a pesar de los cambios que están produciéndose en la profesión, la formación de los arquitectos en las escuelas continúa centrándose en modelos educativos cada vez más alejados de las demandas profesionales. Conscientes de ello, las escuelas se han visto obligadas a revisar sus programas para desarrollar métodos de enseñanza que les permitan adecuarse a la situación actual. En consecuencia, el modelo tradicional de Taller de Arquitectura, considerado el núcleo de la enseñanza en arquitectura, se encuentra inmerso en un proceso de transformación. En este artículo se abordan algunas de las tendencias que actualmente se perciben en la profesión y su impacto en la formación de los arquitectos. En particular se analiza cómo el modelo tradicional de Taller de Arquitectura está evolucionando hacia nuevos espacios de aprendizaje interdisciplinares, interdependientes e interconectados. También se exponen algunos ejemplos basados en modelos educativos emergentes –Aprendizaje Combinado, Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos Colaborativos, Aprendizaje Digital, Aprendizaje Basado en la Práctica Profesional–. Finalmente se formulan algunas hipótesis sobre el futuro del Taller de Arquitectura.

  16. Effectiveness of energy renovations: a reassessment based on actual consumption savings

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    Filippidou, F.; Nieboer, N.E.T.; Visscher, H.J.

    2018-01-01

    Energy renovations offer unique opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of the built environment and for the existing housing stock; they are the most important solution. Usually, energy savings are based on modeling calculations. However, recent research has shown that the predicted energy consumption differs largely from the actual consumption. In this paper, the effectiveness of energy measures is re-assessed based on actual consumption data. We use a monitoring system, which conta...

  17. Panorámica actual de la psicología positiva

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    Gracia Navarro, Eva

    2013-01-01

    Este trabajo intenta dar una panorámica del estado actual de la psicología positiva; una revisión global para intentar situar los contenidos de sus constructos principales. Aquest treball intenta donar una panoràmica de l'estat actual de la psicologia positiva, una revisió global per intentar situar els continguts dels seus constructes principals. Bachelor thesis for the Psychology program.

  18. Farmland Tenure Security in China: Influencing Factors of Actual and Perceived Farmland Tenure Security

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    Ren, Guangcheng; Zhu, Xueqin; Heerink, Nico; van Ierland, Ekko; Feng, Shuyi

    2017-04-01

    Tenure security plays an important role in farm households' investment, land renting and other decisions. Recent literature distinguishes between actual farmland tenure security (i.e. farm households' actual control of farmland) and perceived farmland tenure security (i.e. farm households' subjective understanding of their farmland tenure situation and expectation regarding government enforcement and equality of the law). However little is known on what factors influence the actual and perceived farmland tenure security in rural China. Theoretically, actual farmland tenure security is related to village self-governance as a major informal governance rule in rural China. Both economic efficiency and equity considerations are likely to play a role in the distribution of land and its tenure security. Household perceptions of farmland tenure security depend not only on the actual farmland tenure security in a village, but may also be affected by households' investment in and ability of changing social rules. Our study examines what factors contribute to differences in actual and perceived farmland tenure security between different villages and farm households in different regions of China. Applying probit models to the data collected from 1,485 households in 124 villages in Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Liaoning and Chongqing, we find that development of farmland rental market and degree of self-governance of a village have positive impacts, and development of labour market has a negative effect on actual farmland tenure security. Household perceptions of tenure security depend not only on actual farmland tenure security and on households' investment in and ability of changing social rules, but also on risk preferences of households. This finding has interesting policy implications for future land reforms in rural China.

  19. Perceived and Actual Social Discrimination: The Case of Overweight and Social Inclusion

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    Hartung, Freda-Marie; Renner, Britta

    2013-01-01

    The present study examined the correspondence between perceived and actual social discrimination of overweight people. In total, 77 first-year students provided self-ratings about their height, weight, and perceived social inclusion. To capture actual social inclusion, each participant nominated those fellow students (a) she/he likes and dislikes and (b) about whom she/he is likely to hear social news. Students with lower Body Mass Index (BMI) felt socially included, irrespective of their act...

  20. La jerarquía de monedas nacionales y los problemas financieros actuales

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    Pilar Piqué

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo desarrolla el concepto de jerarquía de monedas nacionales para contextualizar la estructura monetaria y financiera mundial y su relación con los rasgos centrales del capitalismo actual. Examina los desequilibrios permanentes de cuenta corriente, los cambios en los objetivos de los bancos centrales, los problemas del sistema financiero actual y los límites de las instituciones financieras para formular un programa de reformas estructurales.

  1. Correlation of parents' religious behavior with family's emotional relations and students' self-actualization.

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    Poorsheikhali, Fatemah; Alavi, Hamid Reza

    2015-02-01

    The main goal of this research is to study the relationship between parents' religious behavior, emotional relations inside family, and self-actualization of male and female high school students of district 2 in Kerman city. Research method is descriptive and of correlative type. Questionnaires of parent's religious behavior, emotional relations inside family, and students' self-actualization were used in the research. After collecting questionnaires, data were analyzed by SPSS, MINITAB, and EXCEL software. The sample volume in the research has been 309 students and their parents, and the sampling method was in the form of classification and then in the form of cluster in two stages. 1.29 % of students had a low self-actualization, 17.15 % had average, and 81.55 % of them had high self-actualization. Also the results showed that 9.4 % of emotional relations in families were undesirable, 55.3 % were relatively desirable, and 35.3 % were desirable. Moreover, 2.27 % of parents' religious behavior was inappropriate, 29.13 % was relatively appropriate, and 68.61 % was appropriate. The main results of the research are as follows: (1) There is a significant positive correlation between parents' religious behavior and emotional relations inside students' family. (2) There is not any significant correlational between parents' religious behavior and students' self-actualization. (3) There is a significant positive correlation between emotional relations inside family and students' self-actualization.

  2. Estimation of actual evapotranspiration in the Nagqu river basin of the Tibetan Plateau

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    Zou, Mijun; Zhong, Lei; Ma, Yaoming; Hu, Yuanyuan; Feng, Lu

    2018-05-01

    As a critical component of the energy and water cycle, terrestrial actual evapotranspiration (ET) can be influenced by many factors. This study was mainly devoted to providing accurate and continuous estimations of actual ET for the Tibetan Plateau (TP) and analyzing the effects of its impact factors. In this study, summer observational data from the Coordinated Enhanced Observing Period (CEOP) Asia-Australia Monsoon Project (CAMP) on the Tibetan Plateau (CAMP/Tibet) for 2003 to 2004 was selected to determine actual ET and investigate its relationship with energy, hydrological, and dynamical parameters. Multiple-layer air temperature, relative humidity, net radiation flux, wind speed, precipitation, and soil moisture were used to estimate actual ET. The regression model simulation results were validated with independent data retrieved using the combinatory method. The results suggested that significant correlations exist between actual ET and hydro-meteorological parameters in the surface layer of the Nagqu river basin, among which the most important factors are energy-related elements (net radiation flux and air temperature). The results also suggested that how ET is eventually affected by precipitation and two-layer wind speed difference depends on whether their positive or negative feedback processes have a more important role. The multivariate linear regression method provided reliable estimations of actual ET; thus, 6-parameter simplified schemes and 14-parameter regular schemes were established.

  3. Are human mating preferences with respect to height reflected in actual pairings?

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    Gert Stulp

    Full Text Available Pair formation, acquiring a mate to form a reproductive unit, is a complex process. Mating preferences are a step in this process. However, due to constraining factors such as availability of mates, rival competition, and mutual mate choice, preferred characteristics may not be realised in the actual partner. People value height in their partner and we investigated to what extent preferences for height are realised in actual couples. We used data from the Millennium Cohort Study (UK and compared the distribution of height difference in actual couples to simulations of random mating to test how established mate preferences map on to actual mating patterns. In line with mate preferences, we found evidence for: (i assortative mating (r = .18, (ii the male-taller norm, and, for the first time, (iii for the male-not-too-tall norm. Couples where the male partner was shorter, or over 25 cm taller than the female partner, occurred at lower frequency in actual couples than expected by chance, but the magnitude of these effects was modest. We also investigated another preference rule, namely that short women (and tall men prefer large height differences with their partner, whereas tall women (and short men prefer small height differences. These patterns were also observed in our population, although the strengths of these associations were weaker than previously reported strength of preferences. We conclude that while preferences for partner height generally translate into actual pairing, they do so only modestly.

  4. From preferred to actual mate characteristics: the case of human body shape.

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    Alexandre Courtiol

    Full Text Available The way individuals pair to produce reproductive units is a major factor determining evolution. This process is complex because it is determined not only by individual mating preferences, but also by numerous other factors such as competition between mates. Consequently, preferred and actual characteristics of mates obtained should differ, but this has rarely been addressed. We simultaneously measured mating preferences for stature, body mass, and body mass index, and recorded corresponding actual partner's characteristics for 116 human couples from France. Results show that preferred and actual partner's characteristics differ for male judges, but not for females. In addition, while the correlation between all preferred and actual partner's characteristics appeared to be weak for female judges, it was strong for males: while men prefer women slimmer than their actual partner, those who prefer the slimmest women also have partners who are slimmer than average. This study therefore suggests that the influences of preferences on pair formation can be sex-specific. It also illustrates that this process can lead to unexpected results on the real influences of mating preferences: traits considered as highly influencing attractiveness do not necessarily have a strong influence on the actual pairing, the reverse being also possible.

  5. The impact of media reporting of suicide on actual suicides in Taiwan, 2002-05.

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    Chen, Ying-Yeh; Chen, Feng; Yip, Paul S F

    2011-10-01

    To assess changes in the intensity of suicide news reporting in Taiwan's local newspapers after the arrival of a daily tabloid-type newspaper, Apple Daily (AD), and evaluate the impact of suicide news reporting on actual suicides and possible mutual causation. A counting process was used to estimate the intensity of daily suicide news items reported in the China Times (CT) and United Daily (UD) before and after the arrival of AD (2002-05). Poisson regression models were used to assess the impact of the intensity of suicide news reporting on the actual number of next day suicides. Granger's causation model was used to assess mutual causation between suicide news reporting and actual suicides. There was a significant increase in reporting intensity of suicide news in the UD soon after the entry of the AD into Taiwan's media market, while a delayed increase of approximately 1 year was observed in the CT. After the arrival of the AD, the reporting intensity in the UD was significantly related to the occurrence of actual suicides (psuicide news reporting and actual suicides was also observed. The presence of the AD in Taiwan has fuelled competitive reporting of suicide news among traditional newspapers. This increase in the intensity of suicide news reporting has consequently had an impact on the actual number of suicides. This provides further empirical support for improving media reporting as a key element in suicide prevention.

  6. Actual versus 'ideal' antibiotic prescribing for common conditions in English primary care.

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    Pouwels, Koen B; Dolk, F Christiaan K; Smith, David R M; Robotham, Julie V; Smieszek, Timo

    2018-02-01

    Previous work based on guidelines and expert opinion identified 'ideal' prescribing proportions-the overall proportion of consultations that should result in an antibiotic prescription-for common infectious conditions. Here, actual condition-specific prescribing proportions in primary care in England were compared with ideal prescribing proportions identified by experts. All recorded consultations for common infectious conditions (cough, bronchitis, exacerbations of asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sore throat, rhinosinusitis, otitis media, lower respiratory tract infection, upper respiratory tract infection, influenza-like illness, urinary tract infection, impetigo, acne, gastroenteritis) for 2013-15 were extracted from The Health Improvement Network (THIN) database. The proportions of consultations resulting in an antibiotic prescription were established, concentrating on acute presentations in patients without relevant comorbidities. These actual prescribing proportions were then compared with previously established 'ideal' proportions by condition. For most conditions, substantially higher proportions of consultations resulted in an antibiotic prescription than was deemed appropriate according to expert opinion. An antibiotic was prescribed in 41% of all acute cough consultations when experts advocated 10%. For other conditions the proportions were: bronchitis (actual 82% versus ideal 13%); sore throat (actual 59% versus ideal 13%); rhinosinusitis (actual 88% versus ideal 11%); and acute otitis media in 2- to 18-year-olds (actual 92% versus ideal 17%). Substantial variation between practices was found. This work has identified substantial overprescribing of antibiotics in English primary care, and highlights conditions where this is most pronounced, particularly in respiratory tract conditions.

  7. Clinical learning environments (actual and expected): perceptions of Iran University of Medical Sciences nursing students

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    Bigdeli, Shoaleh; Pakpour, Vahid; Aalaa, Maryam; Shekarabi, Robabeh; Sanjari, Mahnaz; Haghani, Hamid; Mehrdad, Neda

    2015-01-01

    Background: Educational clinical environment has an important role in nursing students' learning. Any difference between actual and expected clinical environment will decrease nursing students’ interest in clinical environments and has a negative correlation with their clinical performance. Methods: This descriptive cross-sectional study is an attempt to compare nursing students' perception of the actual and expected status of clinical environments in medical-surgical wards. Participants of the study were 127 bachelor nursing students of Iran University of Medical Sciences in the internship period. Data gathering instruments were a demographic questionnaire (including sex, age, and grade point average), and the Clinical Learning Environment Inventory (CLEI) originally developed by Professor Chan (2001), in which its modified Farsi version (Actual and Preferred forms) consisting 42 items, 6 scales and 7 items per scale was used. Descriptive and inferential statistics (t-test, paired t-test, ANOVA) were used for data analysis through SPSS version 16. Results: The results indicated that there were significant differences between the preferred and actual form in all six scales. In other word, comparing with the actual form, the mean scores of all items in the preferred form were higher. The maximum mean difference was in innovation and the highest mean difference was in involvement scale. Conclusion: It is concluded that nursing students do not have a positive perception of their actual clinical teaching environment and this perception is significantly different from their perception of their expected environment. PMID:26034726

  8. Discrepancies Between Planned and Actual Operating Room Turnaround Times at a Large Rural Hospital in Germany

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    Regula Morgenegg

    2018-01-01

    retrospective study examined the OR turnaround data of 875 elective surgery cases scheduled at the Marienhospital, Vechta, Germany, between July and October 2014. The frequency distributions of planned and actual OR turnaround times were compared and correlations between turnaround times and various factors were established, including the time of day of the procedure, patient age and the planned duration of the surgery. Results: There was a significant difference between mean planned and actual OR turnaround times (0.32 versus 0.64 hours; P <0.001. In addition, significant correlations were noted between actual OR turnaround times and the time of day of the surgery, patient age, actual duration of the procedure and staffing changes affecting the surgeon or the medical specialty of the surgery (P <0.001 each. The quotient of actual/planned OR turnaround times ranged from 1.733–3.000. Conclusion: Significant discrepancies between planned and actual OR turnaround times were noted during the study period. Such findings may be potentially used in future studies to establish a tool to improve OR planning, measure OR management performance and enable benchmarking.

  9. Importancia actual de la oleoquímica en el sector industrial de tensioactivos

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    Gómez Herrera, Carlos

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Oleochemistry is an industrial sector with various applications and important developments in the field of surfactans. In this article different parts are dedicated to: A Sources of oleochemical raw materials; B Valorization of the oleochemistry in the field of surfactants; C Hydrophilic heads based on carbohydrates or proteins, D Examples of surfactants currently prepared at industrial scale, such as esters of polyols, alkylpolyglucosides, glucamides and lipoaminoacids. Collaboration between industrial sectors of surfactants and oleaginous products has evidenced various strong points. Ecological, energetic, economical and sanitary reasons will probably increase this collaboration in the future.La oleoquímica es un sector industrial con aplicaciones múltiples e importantes desarrollos en el campo de los tensioactivos. En el presente artículo se dedican apartados a: A fuentes de materias primas oleoquímicas, B valorización de la oleoquímica en el campo de los tensioactivos, C partes hidrófilas de los tensioactivos basadas en carbohidratos o en proteínas, D ejemplos de biotensioactivos actualmente preparados a escala industrial, tales como ésteres de polioles, alquilpoliglucósidos, glucamidas, ésteres de sacarosa y lipoaminoácidos. La colaboración entre los sectores industriales de tensioactivos y de productos oleaginosos ha puesto en evidencia numerosos puntos fuertes. Muy probablemente, razones energéticas, económicas, ecológicas y sanitarias harán que esta colaboración se incremente en el futuro.

  10. Comparison of actual tidal volume in neonatal lung model volume control ventilation using three ventilators.

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    Toyama, H; Endo, Y; Ejima, Y; Matsubara, M; Kurosawa, S

    2011-07-01

    In neonates, small changes in tidal volumes (V(T)) may lead to complications. Previous studies have shown a significant difference between ventilator-measured tidal volume and tidal volume delivered (actual V(T)). We evaluated the accuracy of three different ventilators to deliver small V(T) during volume-controlled ventilation. We tested Servo 300, 840 ventilator and Evita 4 Neoflow ventilators with lung models simulating normal and injured neonatal lung compliance models. Gas volume delivered from the ventilator into the test circuit (V(TV)) and actual V(T) to the test lung were measured using Ventrak respiration monitors at set V(T) (30 ml). The gas volume increase of the breathing circuit was then calculated. Tidal volumes of the SV300 and PB840 in both lung models were similar to the set V(T) and the actual tidal volumes in the injured model (20.7 ml and 19.8 ml, respectively) were significantly less than that in the normal model (27.4 ml and 23.4 ml). PB840 with circuit compliance compensation could not improve the actual V(T). V(TV) of the EV4N in the normal and the injured models (37.8 ml and 46.6 ml) were markedly increased compared with set V(T), and actual V(T) were similar to set V(T) in the normal and injured model (30.2 ml and 31.9 ml, respectively). EV4N measuring V(T) close to the lung could match actual V(T) to almost the same value as the set V(T) however the gas volume of the breathing circuit was increased. If an accurate value for the patient's actual V(T) is needed, this V(T) must be measured by a sensor located between the Y-piece and the tracheal tube.

  11. How important is young children's actual and perceived movement skill competence to their physical activity?

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    Slykerman, Sarah; Ridgers, Nicola D; Stevenson, Christopher; Barnett, Lisa M

    2016-06-01

    To determine the associations between young children's actual and perceived object control and locomotor skills and physical activity and whether associations differ by sex. Cross sectional study. A total of 136 children consented. Children had actual skill (Test of Gross Motor Development-2), perceived skill (Pictorial Scale of Perceived Movement Skill Competence for Young Children), and moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity (MVPA) (accelerometers) assessed. Independent t-tests assessed sex differences. A regression (with MVPA as the outcome) was performed with all predictor variables (i.e. Actual Object Control, Actual Locomotor, Perceived Object Control, and Perceived Locomotor). Model 2 also adjusted for age, sex, accelerometer wear time and whether the child was from an English speaking background. Interaction terms between the respective actual or perceived skill factor and sex were added to assess sex differences. Analyses were conducted on 109 children (59 boys, 50 girls; mean age=6.5 years, SD=1.0). Boys had higher actual and perceived object control skill and were more active by an average of 19min per day. There were no sex differences in locomotor skills. There were no associations between skill factors and MVPA, except for girls, where locomotor skill was a significant predictor of MVPA (B=3.66, p=0.016). Actual rather than perceived skill competence was more important to MVPA in this sample. Locomotor skill competence may be more important than object control skill competence for girls as they may engage in types of physical activity that do not require object control mastery. Copyright © 2015 Sports Medicine Australia. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  12. Estimation of Regional-Scale Actual Evapotranspiration in Okayama prefecture in Japan using Complementary Relationship

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    Moroizumi, T.; Yamamoto, M.; Miura, T.

    2008-12-01

    It is important to estimate accurately a water balance in watershed for proposing a reuse of water resources and a proper settlement of water utilization. Evapotranspiration (ET) is an important factor of water balance. Therefore, it is needed to estimate accurately the actual ET. The objective of this study is to estimate accurately monthly actual ET in Yoshii, Asahi, and Takahashi River watersheds in Okayama prefecture from 1999 to 2000. The monthly actual ET was calculated by a Morton and a modified Brutsaert and Stricker (B&S) method, using Automated Meteorological Data Acquisition Systems (AMeDAS) in the basin. The actual ET was estimated using land covers which were classified in 11 categories. The land covers includes the effects of albedo. The actual ET was related to the elevation at each AMeDAS station. Using this relationship, the actual ET at the 1 or 5 km grid-interval mesh in the basin was calculated, and finally, the distribution of actual ET was mapped. The monthly ET estimated by the modified B&S method were smaller than that by Morton method which showed a same tendency as the Penman potential ET (PET). The annual values of Morton"fs ET, modified B&S"fs ET, and PET were estimated as 796, 645, and 800 mm, respectively. The ET by the modified B&S was larger in hilly and mountainous areas than in settlement or city. In general, it was a reasonable result because city or settlement areas were covered with concrete and asphalt and the ET was controlled.

  13. Prediction of Self-actualization Based on Personality Traits and Self-Awareness among Gifted Students

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    Full Text Available Background: Gifted individuals have exclusive personality traits and need various experiences to achieve more information about themselves and their ability into developmental process from giftedness to talent. Also, they can increase mental experiences and obtain greater self- actualization with recognition of the level of challenges, values and their personality traits. The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between personality traits, self-awareness and self-actualization dimensions. Methods: This descriptive study was conducted in Shiraz city among 239 gifted students from high schools during 2013. The Big Five Personality Questionnaire (BFPQ, Self-Consciousness Scale (SCS and Measure of Actualization of Potential (MAP were used to gather the data. Validity and reliability of these tools were acceptable. Data were analyzed by regression test using SPSS v19 statistic software. Results: The finding showed that agreeableness (r=0.34 and conscientiousness (r=0.41 factors (from five factors of personality had a positive relationship and neuroticism (r=-0.21 had a correlation with self-actualization negatively. Moreover, the privative self-awareness (r=0.41 and public self-awareness (r=0.15 showed a positive correlation and social anxiety revealed a significant negative relationship (r=-0.27 with general selfactualization. On the other hand, privative self-awareness and agreeableness predicted that 23% of the scores belong to openness to experience dimension (self–actualization positively. In addition, conscientiousness and privative self-awareness predicted self-reference dimension positively, and neuroticism predicted it negatively. These variables determine 40% of the scores of self reference dimension. Also, conscientiousness, agreeableness and privative self-awareness predicted that 36% of the scores belong to general self-actualization. Conclusion: Based on our study results, conscientiousness and agreeableness factors

  14. Children's route choice during active transportation to school: difference between shortest and actual route.

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    Dessing, Dirk; de Vries, Sanne I; Hegeman, Geertje; Verhagen, Evert; van Mechelen, Willem; Pierik, Frank H

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    The purpose of this study is to increase our understanding of environmental correlates that are associated with route choice during active transportation to school (ATS) by comparing characteristics of actual walking and cycling routes between home and school with the shortest possible route to school. Children (n = 184; 86 boys, 98 girls; age range: 8-12 years) from seven schools in suburban municipalities in the Netherlands participated in the study. Actual walking and cycling routes to school were measured with a GPS-device that children wore during an entire school week. Measurements were conducted in the period April-June 2014. Route characteristics for both actual and shortest routes between home and school were determined for a buffer of 25 m from the routes and divided into four categories: Land use (residential, commercial, recreational, traffic areas), Aesthetics (presence of greenery/natural water ways along route), Traffic (safety measures such as traffic lights, zebra crossings, speed bumps) and Type of street (pedestrian, cycling, residential streets, arterial roads). Comparison of characteristics of shortest and actual routes was performed with conditional logistic regression models. Median distance of the actual walking routes was 390.1 m, whereas median distance of actual cycling routes was 673.9 m. Actual walking and cycling routes were not significantly longer than the shortest possible routes. Children mainly traveled through residential areas on their way to school (>80% of the route). Traffic lights were found to be positively associated with route choice during ATS. Zebra crossings were less often present along the actual routes (walking: OR = 0.17, 95% CI = 0.05-0.58; cycling: OR = 0.31, 95% CI = 0.14-0.67), and streets with a high occurrence of accidents were less often used during cycling to school (OR = 0.57, 95% CI = 0.43-0.76). Moreover, percentage of visible surface water along the actual route was higher

  15. Adolescents' explicit and implicit evaluations of hypothetical and actual peers with different bullying participant roles.

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    Pouwels, J Loes; Lansu, Tessa A M; Cillessen, Antonius H N

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    This study examined how adolescents evaluate bullying at three levels of specificity: (a) the general concept of bullying, (b) hypothetical peers in different bullying participant roles, and (c) actual peers in different bullying participant roles. Participants were 163 predominantly ethnic majority adolescents in The Netherlands (58% girls; M age =16.34years, SD=0.79). For the hypothetical peers, we examined adolescents' explicit evaluations as well as their implicit evaluations. Adolescents evaluated the general concept of bullying negatively. Adolescents' explicit evaluations of hypothetical and actual peers in the bullying roles depended on their own role, but adolescents' implicit evaluations of hypothetical peers did not. Adolescents' explicit evaluations of hypothetical peers and actual peers were different. Hypothetical bullies were evaluated negatively by all classmates, whereas hypothetical victims were evaluated relatively positively compared with the other roles. However, when adolescents evaluated their actual classmates, the differences between bullies and the other roles were smaller, whereas victims were evaluated the most negatively of all roles. Further research should take into account that adolescents' evaluations of hypothetical peers differ from their evaluations of actual peers. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. A novel method of rapidly modeling optical properties of actual photonic crystal fibres

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    Li-Wen, Wang; Shu-Qin, Lou; Wei-Guo, Chen; Hong-Lei, Li

    2010-01-01

    The flexible structure of photonic crystal fibre not only offers novel optical properties but also brings some difficulties in keeping the fibre structure in the fabrication process which inevitably cause the optical properties of the resulting fibre to deviate from the designed properties. Therefore, a method of evaluating the optical properties of the actual fibre is necessary for the purpose of application. Up to now, the methods employed to measure the properties of the actual photonic crystal fibre often require long fibre samples or complex expensive equipments. To our knowledge, there are few studies of modeling an actual photonic crystal fibre and evaluating its properties rapidly. In this paper, a novel method, based on the combination model of digital image processing and the finite element method, is proposed to rapidly model the optical properties of the actual photonic crystal fibre. Two kinds of photonic crystal fibres made by Crystal Fiber A/S are modeled. It is confirmed from numerical results that the proposed method is simple, rapid and accurate for evaluating the optical properties of the actual photonic crystal fibre without requiring complex equipment. (rapid communication)

  17. Cálculo de la capacidad de trabajo y parámetros de funcionamiento de los cojinetes de deslizamiento, actualidad del tema. // Calculation of work capacity and operation parameters of sliding bearings, topic actuality.

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    Full Text Available El estudio de los cojinetes de deslizamiento es indispensable para garantizar el adecuado funcionamiento y un correcto mantenimientode las máquinas. Este es un tema muy actual, en los últimos años se sometieron al proceso de aprobación, por el comité técnico 123 dela ISO, 4 normas referidas al cálculo de cojinetes de deslizamiento de diferentes características constructivas y lubricaciónhidrodinámica e hidrostática.Este trabajo presenta un método de cálculo que valora la capacidad de carga de cojinetes en condiciones de lubricación hidrodinámica.El procedimiento se basa en el estudio de la norma DIN 31652 (1983, y la propuesta de norma ISO/DIS 7902, debatida de octubre adiciembre de 1997.El cálculo consiste en determinar si el cojinete bajo el efecto de las cargas y en las condiciones de trabajo es capaz de formar ymantener una cuña de lubricante, que impida el contacto de las superficies empleando el número de Sommerfield (So. Con el uso dedicho método se pueden determinar los factores que influyen en el buen establecimiento de la cuña de lubricante, lo que permitegarantizar las correctas condiciones de funcionamiento en cada caso y una adecuada reparación de los apoyos. Algunos de estosfactores son: la holgura radial, la velocidad de giro del árbol, la viscosidad del lubricante, el diámetro y la longitud del cojinete,rugosidad superficial, carga radial. En el trabajo aparece también un ejemplo de cálculo.Palabras claves: Cojinetes de deslizamiento, lubricación hidrodinámica, capacidad de trabajo.____________________________________________________________________________Abstract.The study of sliding bearings is indispensable to guarantee the appropriate operation and correct maintenance of machines.This is a very actual topic, in recent years underwent the approval process by the 123 ISO technical committee, 4 normsreferred to calculation of sliding bearings of different constructive characteristic, hydrodynamic and

  18. Effects of Nurses' Perceptions of Actual and Demanded Competence on Turnover Intentions.

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    Takase, Miyuki; Yamamoto, Masako; Sato, Yoko; Imai, Takiko; Kawamoto, Mitsuko

    2017-10-01

    With the growing focus on continuous professional development, demands placed on nurses to uphold nursing competence have been increasing. This study examined how nurses with different lengths of clinical experience perceived the relationship between their actual competence and the competence they felt was demanded of them, and how this relationship was related to their turnover intentions. Survey questionnaires were distributed to 1,377 nurses, of whom 765 returned usable completed forms. The results showed that across all the groups of clinical experience, nurses perceived the demanded competence levels to be higher than their actual competence levels. However, turnover intentions were not related to nurses' perceptions of demanded competence and were negatively related to perceptions of actual competence. The levels of competence demanded should not be considered as threats for nurses. Improving nurses' competence may reduce their turnover intentions.

  19. Determinants of perceived and actual knowledge of commission paid by contributors in the pension funds industry

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    Full Text Available This paper examines the determinants of perceived and actual knowledge of commission paid by contributors in the Chilean pension funds industry. Results show that price consciousness and brand credibility are positively associated with perceived and actual knowledge of commission paid by pension fund contributors. Results also show that financial literacy is only positively associated with actual knowledge of commission paid by contributors. Additionally, results show that price based advertising exposure is only positively associated with perceived knowledge of commission paid by contributors. This association is stronger for contributors with a high use of the price-quality cue. Based on the findings presented, implications for managers, regulators and researchers are drawn.

  20. Posicionamiento y proyección actual del motor de paso en aplicaciones industriales. // Position and proyection in actual industrial applications of stepping motors.

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo aborda el empleo del motor de paso en las aplicaciones industriales actuales, los recientesavances y tendencias en la construcción de los mismos así como sus principales características y variantes másconocidas.Palabras claves: Motores de paso, control de movimiento.______________________________________________________________________Abstract.This paper focuses on the position of stepping motors in current industrial applications, recent advances andgeneral trends in design and manufacturing such motors. Their most outstanding features and different typesare also shown.Key words: Stepping motors, motion control.

  1. Preferred and actual participation roles during health care decision making in persons with cancer: a systematic review

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    Tariman, J. D.; Berry, D. L.; Cochrane, B.; Doorenbos, A.; Schepp, K.

    2009-01-01

    The preferred and actual participation roles during decision making have been studied over the past two decades; however, there is a lack of evidence on the degree of match between patients’ preferred and actual participation roles during decision making. A systematic review was carried out to identify published studies that examined preferred and actual participation roles and the match between preferred and actual roles in decision making among patients with cancer. PubMed (1966 to January ...

  2. Self-Perceived and Actual Motor Competence in Young British Children.

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    Duncan, Michael J; Jones, Victoria; O'Brien, Wesley; Barnett, Lisa M; Eyre, Emma L J

    2018-04-01

    Children's perception of their own motor competence is an important correlate of their actual motor competence. The current study is the first to examine this association in British children and the first to use both product and process measures of actual motor competence. A total of 258 children (139 boys and 119 girls; aged 4 to 7 years, Mean = 5.6, SD = .96) completed measures of self-perceived motor competence using the Pictorial Scale for Perceived Movement Competence in Young Children. Children were classified as "Low," "Medium," or "High" perceived competence based on tertile analysis. Actual motor competence was assessed with the Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (a process measure) and a composite of 10-m sprint run time, standing long jump distance, and 1-kg seated medicine ball throw (collectively, a product measure). Data for process and product measures were analyzed using a 2 (sex) × 3 (high, medium, low perceived competence) analysis of covariance, with body mass index, calculated from height and mass, and age controlled. Boys obtained significantly higher scores than girls for both the process ( p = .044) and product ( p = .001) measures of actual motor competence. Boys had significantly ( p = .04) higher scores for perceived competence compared to girls. Compared to children classified as medium and high self-perceived competence, children classified as low self-perceived competence had lower process ( p = .001) and product scores (i.e., medium, p = .009 and high, p = .0001) of actual motor competence. Age ( p = .0001) and body mass index ( p = .0001) were significantly associated with product motor competence. Strategies to enhance actual motor competence may benefit children's self-perceived motor competence.

  3. THE IMPACT OF VIRTUAL REALITY ON SELF-ACTUALIZATION OF TEENAGERS: ANTHROPOLOGICAL DIMENSION

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Purpose. Mechanization and computerization of modern society causes dramatic changes in the forms and methods of teaching. Their uniqueness lies in bringing computer technology and the Internet for education, causing formation of extreme polar social assessments of their impact on the harmonious development of children and adolescents, on possibility of self-actualization of natural potentials of teenagers whose minds are often on the brink of real and virtual worlds. Methodology is caused by interdisciplinary approach, involving not only the use of scientific methods such as analysis, synthesis and generalization, but also the methods of comparative analysis and analogies which were used to solve specific research problems related to the study of influence of computer technology and created through it virtual reality on self-actualization of teenagers. Originality lays in the explication of conceptual philosophical core to study the impact of virtual reality on self-actualization of teenagers and to prove possibility of differentiation of such concepts as "actualization" and "self-actualization" for the study of specific features of teenagers’ development. Such the approach provides a theoretical justification of major conflicts of personality development in adolescence and clearly demonstrates the threats that virtual reality brings to the process of person formation and development of mankind. Conclusions. Due to high levels of emotional stress in teenagers’ worldview, there is no evidence to suggest that they are at the level of self-actualization. The latter is possible only in the case of organic inclusion of adolescents in real socio-cultural processes, while their simulation in the virtual world can lead to inhibition of personality development.

  4. Philosophic-educational dimension of educational potential of self-actualization and self-identity phenomenon

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    The problem of self­education is of particular importance in relation to the aspect of self­actualization and self­realization concerning the acquisition of subject status of the individual in the educational activity. Self­actualization and processes of self­realization and act as interdependent components samorozvyvayuchoho training. Self­education is an important mechanism for combining the educational process as focus on educational needs and the needs of self­identity. The concept of sel...

  5. Economic consequences assessment for scenarios and actual accidents do the same methods apply

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    Brenot, J.

    1991-01-01

    Methods for estimating the economic consequences of major technological accidents, and their corresponding computer codes, are briefly presented with emphasis on the basic choices. When applied to hypothetic scenarios, those methods give results that are of interest for risk managers with a decision aiding perspective. Simultaneously the various costs, and the procedures for their estimation are reviewed for some actual accidents (Three Mile Island, Chernobyl,..). These costs are used in a perspective of litigation and compensation. The comparison of the methods used and cost estimates obtained for scenarios and actual accidents shows the points of convergence and discrepancies that are discussed

  6. Actualizing Unique Type and Token Values as a Solution to the Problem of Evil

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    Full Text Available Concerning the problem of evil, I suggest that God's goodness and omnipotence causes God to want to actualize many different values and things, not solely angels in heaven, but also type unique values like independence, self-formation, creativity, and surprise, and token unique goods like animals and human beings. Such a universe as ours, though, requires undisturbed indeterministic self-formation as actualized by a good God to give those token unique beings access to those type unique values and allow them the opportunity to live forever with God after completion of this self-formation.

  7. Focussed probes ultrasonic follow-up of actual flaw growth during fatigue testing

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    Cinotti, C.; Dufresne, J.; Prot, A.C.; Touffait, A.M.; Saglio, R.

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    A programme was undertaken to follow-up the growth of actual flaws purposely introduced during the welding process of five test specimens. The aim of this programme is to measure the actual size of the cracks which develop from the known defects during the fatigue testing. The sizing method is based on the use of focussed probes, which allow good accuracy and repeatability, as well as good sensitivity. Examples are given of the first results: sizing before testing, then step by step during the fatigue testing and also under compression. This last point is very important in view of the ultrasonic testing during periodic in-service inspection

  8. Adaptation to homelessness: self-actualization, loneliness, and depression in street homeless men.

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    Sumerlin, J R

    1995-08-01

    Adaptation to homelessness was investigated in a sample of 145 street homeless men using loneliness and depression scales and the construct of self-actualization. Principal components analysis with varimax rotation of a matrix of correlations of measures on the history of being homeless, demographic data, scores on loneliness and depression scales, and self-actualization measures gave a 3-factor model of adjustment: adaptive striving, detachment, and adaptive resources. Maslow's and Sullivan's contention that satisfying interpersonal relationships are common pathways to mental health was affirmed.

  9. Plantar pressure and EMG activity of simulated and actual ski jumping take-off.

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    Virmavirta, M; Komi, P V

    2001-10-01

    Plantar pressures and activation of the four muscles (VL - vastus lateralis, GL - gluteus, TA - tibialis anterior and GA - lat. gastrocnemius) were measured from ten ski jumpers under simulated laboratory conditions with training shoes (Lab TS) and with jumping boots (Lab JB) as well as in actual hill jumping conditions (Hill). The most significant differences between measured conditions were found in muscle activation patterns and plantar pressures prior to take-off. The centrifugal force due to the curvature of the inrun under actual hill jumping conditions caused extra pressure under the fore and rear parts of the feet (Pknee and hip extensor muscles.

  10. 41 CFR 301-11.9 - When does per diem or actual expense entitlement start/stop?

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    ... actual expense entitlement start/stop? 301-11.9 Section 301-11.9 Public Contracts and Property Management... DIEM EXPENSES General Rules § 301-11.9 When does per diem or actual expense entitlement start/stop? Your per diem or actual expense entitlement starts on the day you depart your home, office, or other...

  11. The Problems of Proving Actual or Apparent Bias: An Analysis of ...

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    This article takes a critical look at the divergent approaches of courts in constructing the meaning of actual and apparent bias in adjudicative contexts. ... which has seemingly emerged is that which weighs the allegations of bias against the presumption of impartiality and the requirements of the double reasonableness test.

  12. Predictors of Intentions to Participate in Politics and Actual Political Behaviors in Young Adulthood

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    Eckstein, Katharina; Noack, Peter; Gniewosz, Burkhard

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    Drawing on data from a three-wave longitudinal study, the present research examined predictors of young adults' intentions to participate in politics and their actual political activities while referring to the broader assumptions of the theory of planned behavior. The analyses were based on a sample of university students from the federal state…

  13. RITUALITY AS A WAY OF ACTUALIZING THE CATEGORY OF OTHERNESS WITHIN THE JUDICIAL DISCOURSE

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    Full Text Available The article deals with the rituality as one of the ways of actualizing the category of otherness within the judicial discourse, in general, and the court session, in particular. The author analyzes the relevant features of rituality in the judicial discourse, reveals the categorical connection between the rituality and otherness, the speech means which actualize their interaction. The author gives examples illustrating the actualization of the concept by means of rituality in the texts of court sessions' records. In addition, the author identifies the main communicative strategies and tactics used by the participants of judicial discourse. They serve as a means of expressing the analyzed categories. It is shown that a convict often uses the communicative strategy of self-defense, a defender and/or lawyer – the communicative strategy of defense or psychological impact, the prosecutor often appeals to the strategy of accusation and psychological impact. The author makes conclusion that the ritual character of judicial communication as a whole contributes to the distinction of discourse participants according to the features of "friend" and "enemy" thus actualizing the category of otherness.

  14. Basic Needs as a Predictors of Prospective Teachers' Self-Actualization

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    Arslan, Ali

    2017-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to compare the predictive power of prospective teachers' basic needs on self-actualization. This is a correlational research which is one of the descriptive research methods. The study was conducted on 1033 prospective teachers studying in Bulent Ecevit University Eregli Faculty of Education in the spring term of the…

  15. Formation of Students' Professional Self-Actualization in Modern Educational Environment

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    Dmitrienko, Nadezhda A.; Gorbina, Marina A.; Porozhnyak, Natalya F.; Trusova, Tatyana V.; Konovalenko, Tatyana G.

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    The research relevance of the paper is determined by social demands in highly qualified specialists with abilities to professional growth. In this regard, the article is aimed at developing students' professional self-actualization in modern educational environment. The article presents authors' technology of developing students' consciousness…

  16. Affective Education: A Teacher's Manual to Promote Student Self-Actualization and Human Relations Skills.

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    Snyder, Thomas R.

    This teacher's manual presents affective education as a program to promote student self-actualization and human relations skills. Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs and Erik Erikson's life stages of psychosocial development form the conceptual base for this program. The goals and objectives of this manual are concerned with problem-solving…

  17. How investor perceptions drive actual trading and risk-taking behavior

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    Hoffmann, A.O.I.; Post, T.; Pennings, J.M.E.

    2015-01-01

    Recent work in behavioral finance showed how investors' perceptions (i.e., return expectations, risk tolerance, and risk perception) affect hypothetical trading and risk-taking behavior. However, are such perceptions also capable of explaining actual trading and risk-taking behavior? To answer this

  18. Consumer choice: Linking consumer intentions to actual purchase of GM labeled food products.

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    Sleenhoff, Susanne; Osseweijer, Patricia

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    With a mandatory labeling scheme for GM food in Europe since 2004 measuring actual consumer choice in practice has become possible. Anticipating Europeans negative attitude toward GM food, the labeling was enforced to allow consumers to make an informed choice. We studied consumers actual purchase behavior of GM food products and compared this with their attitude and behavioral intention for buying GM food. We found that despite a majority of consumers voicing a negative attitude toward GM food over 50% of our European respondents stated that they did not actively avoid the purchase of GM food and 6% actually purchased one of the few available GM labeled food products in the period between September 2006 and October 2007. Our results imply that a voiced negative attitude of consumers in responses to questionnaires about their intentions is not a reliable guide for what they actually do in supermarkets. We conclude that the assumption of a negative attitude with regard to GM food is at least in part construed.

  19. An Analysis of the Differences among Log Scaling Methods and Actual Log Volume

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    R. Edward Thomas; Neal D. Bennett

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    Log rules estimate the volume of green lumber that can be expected to result from the sawing of a log. As such, this ability to reliably predict lumber recovery forms the foundation of log sales and purchase. The more efficient a sawmill, the less the scaling methods reflect the actual volume recovery and the greater the overrun factor. Using high-resolution scanned...

  20. Corrective Feedback in L2 Latvian Classrooms: Teacher Perceptions versus the Observed Actualities of Practice

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    Dilans, Gatis

    2016-01-01

    This two-part study aims to investigate teacher perceptions about providing oral corrective feedback (CF) to minority students of Latvian as a second language and compare the perceptions to the actual provision of CF in L2 Latvian classrooms. The survey sample represents sixty-six L2 Latvian teachers while the classroom observations involved 13…

  1. Coffee Shop As a Media for Self-Actualization Today's Youth

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    Salendra Salendra

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available Trends go to a coffee shop that is currently self-actualization can be a medium for today's youth. In this study, the author uses Dramaturgy Theory introduced by Erving Goffman 1955 in The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.                This research methods using qualitative methodology and data collection technique was done by observation, interviews and  study by literature. Trends goes to coffee shop by teen nowdays be assumed as teen’s activity to follow modern life style and it does to complete needs of self actualization.             It was concluded that the phenomenon of teenage habit to go to the coffee shop is an adolescent self-actualization behaviors performed by following a growing trend. Dramaturgy Theory discusses the two sides of teenage life in self actualize, front stage of a teenager is a person who has wide connections and likes to follow the trend of going to the coffee shop, and the back stage of the teenager is the pupil / student in an educational institution and a child in a family whose primary job is to learn and serve the elderly.

  2. Adventure Training: Its Effect on Self-Actualization and Self-Perception of Personal Change.

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    Vogel, Robert

    1989-01-01

    Finds that 39 teenagers participating in Project USE, an adventure education program, showed significant increases in 7 of 12 self-actualization factors and in self-perception of personal change. Discusses the goals and basic format of Outward Bound training conducted by Project USE. Contains 26 references. (SV)

  3. Effects of Various Group Approaches on Self-Actualization of Graduate Counseling Students.

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    Johnson, Sarah; Johnson, Norbert

    1979-01-01

    Graduate counseling students were assigned by sex to a marathon group, a shorter session group, a combination session group, and control group to determine impact on self-actualization. The personal orientation inventory indicated some significant positive movement for treatment groups. No one approach was significantly more effective than the…

  4. The Relationship between Meditation and/or Exercise and Three Measures of Self-Actualization.

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    Brown, Lynn L.; Robinson, Sharon E.

    1993-01-01

    Investigated relationship between regular meditation and/or physical exercise and dimensions of self-actualization (inner-directedness, living in present, lowered anxiety) of 103 graduate counseling students. Students who meditated or who meditated and exercised had significantly greater inner-directedness than did those who only exercised or who…

  5. Forest Landowner Education Interests and Delivery Preferences: A Retrospective Look at Survey Results and Actual Participation

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    Zobrist, Kevin W.; Rozance, Mary Ann

    2015-01-01

    This article presents survey data on education interests and delivery preferences of small forest landowners in Washington and compares it to actual program participation over 6 years. The survey was conducted in late 2007 to guide development and implementation of a Extension forestry program. The survey found broad interest across many topics…

  6. Taiwanese Parents' Beliefs Regarding Young Children's Art Education and the Actual Art Achievements of Children

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    Hsiao, Ching-Yuan; Pai, Tzu-Chi

    2014-01-01

    The research goal is to ascertain the current beliefs of the parents of preschool children regarding art education in Taiwan. Background factors on the parents were tested to show the differences between the parents' beliefs regarding art education and the actual art achievements of the children. From there, relationships between the beliefs and…

  7. 29 CFR 776.10 - Employees participating in the actual movement of commerce.

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    ... 29 Labor 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Employees participating in the actual movement of commerce... commerce. (a) Under the principles stated in § 776.9, the wage and hours provisions of the Act apply... instrumentalities and channels of interstate and foreign commerce. Similarly, employees of such businesses as...

  8. Simple models to predict grassland ecosystem C exchange and actual evapotranspiration using NDVI and environmental variables

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    Semiarid grasslands contribute significantly to net terrestrial carbon flux as plant productivity and heterotrophic respiration in these moisture-limited systems are correlated with metrics related to water availability (e.g., precipitation, Actual EvapoTranspiration or AET). These variables are als...

  9. How Investor Perceptions Drive Actual Trading and Risk-Taking Behavior

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    Hoffmann, A.O.I.; Post, T.; Pennings, J.M.E.

    2015-01-01

    Recent work in behavioral finance showed how investors’ perceptions (i.e., return expectations, risk tolerance, and risk perception) affect hypothetical trading and risk-taking behavior. However, are such perceptions also capable of explaining actual trading and risktaking behavior? To answer this

  10. Perceived and Actual Behavior in Female Sexual Assertiveness: A Within-Couple Analysis in Hong Kong.

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    Zhang, Huiping; Yip, Paul S F

    2018-01-02

    Studies in female sexual assertiveness have generally focused on individuals rather than couples, and little research has been conducted in the Chinese context. This study examined perceived and actual female sexual assertiveness at the couple level, and also explored its impact on marital and sexual satisfaction with a representative sample of 770 couples in Hong Kong. The results showed that husbands reported a higher level of acceptance of female sexual assertiveness in both perception and actual behavior; furthermore, couples reported greater congruence in their perception of female sexual initiation than actual behavior. Multiple logistic regressions showed that actual female sexual assertiveness, not the perception of it, affects both spouses' marital and sexual satisfaction. Compared with couples in which neither accepted female sexual initiation in practice, husbands where both spouses accepted this were more likely to be satisfied with the marriage. Husbands who accepted female sexual refusal whilst their wives did not were also more likely to be satisfied with both the marital and sexual relationship. Similarly, wives who did accept female sexual assertiveness but whose husbands did not were more likely to be satisfied with both the marital and sexual relationship.

  11. The Relationship between EFL Teachers' Beliefs and Actual Practices of Classroom Management

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    Aliakbari, Mohammad; Heidarzad, Mohsen

    2015-01-01

    This study aimed at analyzing Iranian EFL teachers' beliefs toward classroom management and the relationship between teachers' beliefs and their actual practices of classroom management in regard with individual variables such as gender, education degree, and teaching experience. The data were collected using a behavior and instructional…

  12. The Survey and Analysis of Excellent Senior High School Physics Teachers' Professional Growth Actuality

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    Sun, Haibin; Liu, Tingting

    2010-01-01

    Excellent senior high school physics teachers are the backbone power in the new course reform of physics in China. The excellent senior high school physics teachers' professional growth actuality in Shandong is surveyed in this article by the self-made "Questionnaire of Excellent Senior High School Physics Teachers' Professional Growth",…

  13. A Comparison of Actual and Preferred Classroom Environments as Perceived by Middle School Students

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    Lai, Hsiang-Ru; Chou, Wei-Lun; Miao, Nae-Fang; Wu, Yu-Ping; Lee, Pi-Hsia; Jwo, Jiunn-Chern

    2015-01-01

    Background: A good classroom environment can promote students' learning motivation and affect their academic efficacy and adaptation. This study compares the perceptions of Taiwanese middle school students regarding actual and preferred classroom environments and explores the association with sex and grade level. Methods: Data were collected using…

  14. Satellite-Based actual evapotranspiration over drying semiarid terrain in West-Africa

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    Schuttemeyer, D.; Schillings, Ch.; Moene, A.F.; Bruin, de H.A.R.

    2007-01-01

    A simple satellite-based algorithm for estimating actual evaporation based on Makkink¿s equation is applied to a seasonal cycle in 2002 at three test sites in Ghana, West Africa: at a location in the humid tropical southern region and two in the drier northern region. The required input for the

  15. Actualizing Nigeria‟s Vision 20:2020 Goals: Imperativeness of Arts ...

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    Actualizing Nigeria‟s Vision 20:2020 Goals: Imperativeness of Arts and Social Science Education. ... Worse still, is the monumental corruption and inept leadership in the country. Thus the most crucial ... It is in this context that the usefulness and the need to stress Arts and Social Sciences education is strongly advocated.

  16. Perceived Versus Actual Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by Race and Ethnicity.

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    Yang, Kyeongra; Baniak, Lynn M; Imes, Christopher C; Choi, JiYeon; Chasens, Eileen R

    2018-04-01

    Purpose The purpose of this study was to examine associations between perceived risk and actual risk of type 2 diabetes by race and/or ethnicity. Methods The study sample included 10 999 adults from the 2011 to 2014 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Sociodemographic, clinical, and behavioral data were collected using interviews and physical examinations. Participants were asked if they felt at risk for diabetes or prediabetes and then asked the reasons why. Data analyses were conducted with SAS to properly analyze complex survey data. Results About 86% of the sample (n = 9496) answered the risk perception question for diabetes, and among those, 28.4% indicated having a high perceived risk. Among this subsample, 38.3% were identified as having an actual risk for prediabetes or diabetes according to the American Diabetes Association guidelines. Across all race groups, the most frequently reported risk factors participants believed to contribute to their risk for diabetes were family history of diabetes, obesity, and poor diet habits. When the percentage of participants with an actual risk factor who correctly perceived it as a risk factor was examined, fewer Asians correctly perceived weight status and physical activity level as a risk for diabetes in contrast to the other racial/ethnic groups. Conclusions Our study showed that when perception was compared to actual risks, associations differed statistically by race. It will be essential to discuss their risk perception to proper screening for diabetes and relevant lifestyle modifications to prevent and delay the onset of diabetes.

  17. Self-reported attitudes versus actual practice of oxygen therapy by ICU physicians and nurses

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    Helmerhorst, Hendrik J. F.; Schultz, Marcus J.; van der Voort, Peter H. J.; Bosman, Robert J.; Juffermans, Nicole P.; de Jonge, Evert; van Westerloo, David J.

    2014-01-01

    Background: High inspiratory oxygen concentrations are frequently administered in ventilated patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) but may induce lung injury and systemic toxicity. We compared beliefs and actual clinical practice regarding oxygen therapy in critically ill patients. Methods: In

  18. Actual versus perceived peer sexual risk behavior in online youth social networks.

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    Black, Sandra R; Schmiege, Sarah; Bull, Sheana

    2013-09-01

    Perception of peer behaviors is an important predictor of actual risk behaviors among youth. However, we lack understanding of peer influence through social media and of actual and perceived peer behavior concordance. The purpose of this research is to document the relationship between individual perception of and actual peer sexual risk behavior using online social networks. The data are a result of a secondary analysis of baseline self-reported and peer-reported sexual risk behavior from a cluster randomized trial including 1,029 persons from 162 virtual networks. Individuals (seeds) recruited up to three friends who then recruited additional friends, extending three waves from the seed. ANOVA models compared network means of actual participant behavior across categories of perceived behavior. Concordance varied between reported and perceived behavior, with higher concordance between perceived and reported condom use, multiple partners, concurrent partners, sexual pressure, and drug and alcohol use during sex. Individuals significantly over-reported risk and under-reported protective peer behaviors related to sex.

  19. Actual Evapotranspiration (AET) and tree species richness in the eastern U.S.A.

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    Weihong Fan; Richard H. Waring

    2009-01-01

    Although many studies confirm that competition and disturbance play important roles in determining tree diversity locally, climatic constraints become increasingly important at broader geographic scales. We evaluate the extent that annual actual evapotranspiration (AET) might account for observed variation in tree diversity across the entire eastern U.S. and within 24...

  20. Salient Key Features of Actual English Instructional Practices in Saudi Arabia

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    Al-Seghayer, Khalid

    2015-01-01

    This is a comprehensive review of the salient key features of the actual English instructional practices in Saudi Arabia. The goal of this work is to gain insights into the practices and pedagogic approaches to English as a foreign language (EFL) teaching currently employed in this country. In particular, we identify the following central features…

  1. Relative Proximity Theory: Measuring the Gap between Actual and Ideal Online Course Delivery

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    Swart, William; MacLeod, Kenneth; Paul, Ravi; Zhang, Aixiu; Gagulic, Mario

    2014-01-01

    Based on the Theory of Transactional Distance and Needs Assessment, this article reports a procedure for quantitatively measuring how close the actual delivery of a course was to ideal, as perceived by students. It extends Zhang's instrument and prescribes the computational steps to calculate relative proximity at the element and construct…

  2. The Dynamics of Study-Work Choice and Its Effect on Intended and Actual University Attainment

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    Gong, Xiaodong

    2017-01-01

    We study the dynamics of study-work choices of Australian high school students and how these choices affect intended and actual enrolment in universities when they finish their school education. A dynamic random effect multi-equation model is constructed and estimated. We find that study-work choices are state dependent, driven by student…

  3. Small increase of actual physical activity 6 months after total hip or knee arthroplasty

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    I.B. de Groot (Ingrid); J.B.J. Bussmann (Hans); H.J. Stam (Henk); J.A.N. Verhaar (Jan)

    2008-01-01

    textabstractLimitation in daily physical activity is one of the reasons for total hip arthroplasty (THA) or total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, studies of the effects of THA or TKA generally do not determine actual daily activity as part of physical functioning. We determined the effect of THA

  4. Sport-specific Outdoor Rehabilitation in a Group Setting : Do the Intentions Match Actual Training Load?

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    de Bruijn, Jeroen; van der Worp, Henk; Korte, Mark; de Vries, Astrid J; Nijland, Rick; Brink, Michel S

    2017-01-01

    CONTEXT: Previous research has shown a weak relationship between intended and actual training load in various sports. Due to variety in group and content, this relationship is expected to be even weaker during group rehabilitation. OBJECTIVE: The goal of our study was to examine the relationship

  5. Not salt taste perception but self-reported salt eating habit predicts actual salt intake.

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    Lee, Hajeong; Cho, Hyun-Jeong; Bae, Eunjin; Kim, Yong Chul; Kim, Suhnggwon; Chin, Ho Jun

    2014-09-01

    Excessive dietary salt intake is related to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although dietary salt restriction is essential, it is difficult to achieve because of salt palatability. However, the association between salt perception or salt eating habit and actual salt intake remains uncertain. In this study, we recruited 74 healthy young individuals. We investigated their salt-eating habits by questionnaire and salt taste threshold through a rating scale that used serial dilution of a sodium chloride solution. Predicted 24-hr urinary salt excretions using Kawasaki's and Tanaka's equations estimated dietary salt intake. Participants' mean age was 35 yr, and 59.5% were male. Salt sense threshold did not show any relationship with actual salt intake and a salt-eating habit. However, those eating "salty" foods showed higher blood pressure (P for trend=0.048) and higher body mass index (BMI; P for trend=0.043). Moreover, a salty eating habit was a significant predictor for actual salt intake (regression coefficient [β] for Kawasaki's equation 1.35, 95% confidence interval [CI] 10-2.69, P=0.048; β for Tanaka's equation 0.66, 95% CI 0.01-1.31, P=0.047). In conclusion, a self-reported salt-eating habit, not salt taste threshold predicts actual salt intake.

  6. Self-actualization of gifted youth as measured on the reflections of self by youth.

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    Karnes, F A; D'Ilio, V R

    1990-10-01

    The self-actualization of 74 intellectually gifted youth in Grades 4 through 8 was studied through the administration and data analysis of Reflections of Self by Youth. Scores for boys and girls were similar and more like those of bright youth of a prior study than like those of the subjects of normal intelligence.

  7. Professionalism of Associate Degree Nurses: The Role of Self-Actualization.

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    Fetzer, Susan Jane

    2003-01-01

    Usable data from 304 of 1,495 associate degree nursing graduates showed that self-actualization was positively and significantly related to professional attitudes, values, and behaviors. Length and intensity of work experience were only slightly related. The need to reevaluate the induction model of professional socialization was suggested.…

  8. 45 CFR 73.735-904 - Resolution of apparent or actual conflicts of interest.

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    ... ADMINISTRATION STANDARDS OF CONDUCT Reporting Financial Interests § 73.735-904 Resolution of apparent or actual... when: (1) The employee seeking the waiver reported the financial interest that bears some relationship... counselor or the Department Ethics Counselor, determines that the financial interest is not so substantial...

  9. Radwaste cost savings ampersand mixed waste volume reduction achieved with CO2 decontamination - actual utility history

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    Gillis, P.J.

    1994-01-01

    Non-Destructive Cleaning Mobile CO 2 Decontamination Facilities have more than 100 months of operational time conducting decontamination at Nuclear Power Stations. During this time we have compiled an extensive database on what has been decontaminated and the cost savings realized. This paper will discuss the following: (1) how the CO 2 decontamination process works; (2) what kinds of items have been decontaminated, ranging from tools to underwater TV cameras, and from electric motors to lead shielding; (3) liquid radwaste volume reduction; (4) mixed waste volume reduction; and (5) ALARA dose reduction achievements. In all of these areas, the paper will discuss the actual volumes of materials decontaminated, the DF's achieved, the amounts and types of things free released, and the actual cost savings in all of these areas. All of the data presented will be actual utility data and not the vendor's data. All the experiences presented will be actual power plant experiences. This paper will bring the audience current with the developments and achievements realized with this state-of-the-art decontamination technique. Furthermore, it will give the audience real utility data on cost savings, worker dose reduction, radwaste volume reduction, and mixed waste volume reduction

  10. ACTUAL PROBLEMS OF IMPLEMENTING ECDL COURSE IN THE TRAINING OF TEACHERS.

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    L.E. Petuhova

    2010-11-01

    Full Text Available The article deals with actual problems of providing training for future teachers in line with international standards in the ICT field, the experience of creating an Internet portal ECDL e-learning for higher education in the KSU, and the organization of a distance course by tools of platform MOODLE.

  11. Sexualization of Awareness: Catchy, but Does It Actually Increase Knowledge of Breast Cancer?

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    Burgess, Melinda C. R.; Murray, Ashley B.

    2014-01-01

    Currently, in the United States, there exist numerous public awareness campaigns about breast cancer. Many of these campaigns are highly sexualized, focusing on the breasts as an object of fun, as opposed to focusing on information about prevention/diagnosis/treatment. In spite of their popularity, it is unknown what effect they actually have on…

  12. 12 CFR Appendix M2 to Part 226 - Actual Repayment Disclosures

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    2010-01-01

    ... Part 226 Banks and Banking FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM (CONTINUED) BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM TRUTH IN LENDING (REGULATION Z) Pt. 226, App. M2 Appendix M2 to Part 226—Actual Repayment... nearest whole year if the estimate contains a fractional year less than 0.5, and rounded up to the nearest...

  13. Consistency across repeated eyewitness interviews: contrasting police detectives' beliefs with actual eyewitness performance.

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    Krix, Alana C; Sauerland, Melanie; Lorei, Clemens; Rispens, Imke

    2015-01-01

    In the legal system, inconsistencies in eyewitness accounts are often used to discredit witnesses' credibility. This is at odds with research findings showing that witnesses frequently report reminiscent details (details previously unrecalled) at an accuracy rate that is nearly as high as for consistently recalled information. The present study sought to put the validity of beliefs about recall consistency to a test by directly comparing them with actual memory performance in two recall attempts. All participants watched a film of a staged theft. Subsequently, the memory group (N = 84) provided one statement immediately after the film (either with the Self-Administered Interview or free recall) and one after a one-week delay. The estimation group (N = 81) consisting of experienced police detectives estimated the recall performance of the memory group. The results showed that actual recall performance was consistently underestimated. Also, a sharp decline of memory performance between recall attempts was assumed by the estimation group whereas actual accuracy remained stable. While reminiscent details were almost as accurate as consistent details, they were estimated to be much less accurate than consistent information and as inaccurate as direct contradictions. The police detectives expressed a great concern that reminiscence was the result of suggestive external influences. In conclusion, it seems that experienced police detectives hold many implicit beliefs about recall consistency that do not correspond with actual recall performance. Recommendations for police trainings are provided. These aim at fostering a differentiated view on eyewitness performance and the inclusion of more comprehensive classes on human memory structure.

  14. Children's route choice during active transportation to school: Difference between shortest and actual route

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    Dessing, D.; Vries, S.I. de; Hegeman, G.; Verhagen, E.; Mechelen, W. van; Pierik, F.H.

    2016-01-01

    Background: The purpose of this study is to increase our understanding of environmental correlates that are associated with route choice during active transportation to school (ATS) by comparing characteristics of actual walking and cycling routes between home and school with the shortest possible

  15. Children's route choice during active transportation to school : difference between shortest and actual route

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    F.H. Pierik; G. Hegeman; D. Dessing; S.I. (Sanne) de Vries; W. van Mechelen

    2016-01-01

    Background: The purpose of this study is to increase our understanding of environmental correlates that are associated with route choice during active transportation to school (ATS) by comparing characteristics of actual walking and cycling routes between home and school with the shortest possible

  16. Dissociation and memory fragmentation: Experimental effects on meta-memory but not on actual memory performance.

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    van den Hout, M.; Kindt, M.

    2003-01-01

    The relation between state dissociation and fragmentary memory was investigated by assessing both actual memory performance and meta-memory. From a sample of 330 normal subjects, 2 subsamples were selected on basis of trait dissociation, as measured by the Dissociative Experience Scale. 20 subjects

  17. A systematic model to compare nurses' optimal and actual competencies in the clinical setting.

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    Meretoja, Riitta; Koponen, Leena

    2012-02-01

    This paper is a report of a study to develop a model to compare nurses' optimal and actual competencies in the clinical setting.   Although future challenge is to focus the developmental and educational targets in health care, limited information is available on methods for how to predict optimal competencies. A multidisciplinary group of 24 experts on perioperative care were recruited to this study. They anticipated the effects of future challenges on perioperative care and specified the level of optimal competencies by using the Nurse Competence Scale before and after group discussions. The expert group consensus discussions were held to achieve the highest possible agreement on the overall level of optimal competencies. Registered Nurses (n = 87) and their nurse managers from five different units conducted assessments of the actual level of nurse competence with the Nurse Competence Scale instrument. Data were collected in 2006-2007. Group consensus discussions solidified experts' anticipations about the optimal competence level. This optimal competence level was significantly higher than the nurses' self-reported actual or nurse managers' assessed level of actual competence. The study revealed some competence items that were seen as key challenges for future education of professional nursing practice. It is important that the multidisciplinary experts in a particular care context develop a share understanding of the future competency requirements of patient care. Combining optimal competence profiles to systematic competence assessments contribute to targeted continual learning and educational interventions. © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

  18. The effects of perceived and actual financial knowledge on regular personal savings: Case of Vietnam

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    Thi Anh Nhu Nguyen

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The paper examines the factors, which affect decision-making on regular personal saving behaviour in the context of an emerging market in Vietnam. Focusing on financial literacy, the paper uses a combined measure of actual financial knowledge and a self-assessment of overall financial knowledge. The sample of the study consists of 240 commercial banks customers selected in 12 branches of four banks in Ho Chi Minh City. The questionnaire covers: (1 actual financial knowledge; (2 self-rating of financial knowledge; (3 financial risk tolerance; and (4 demographic characteristics of the respondents. The results of a logistic regression analysis show that perceived and actual financial literacy have separate effects on regular personal saving. Particularly, actual financial knowledge has a statistically significant positive relationship with regular personal saving with odds ratio higher than 6.5 times. However, perceived financial knowledge and financial risk tolerance factor are not statistically significant with regular personal saving. Finally, this paper offers evidence that the interaction variable, which is used to combine education level with their major study, has a statistically significant relationship with regular personal saving.

  19. Actual versus Desired Family-Centered Practice in Early Intervention for Children with Hearing Loss

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    Ingber, Sara; Dromi, Esther

    2010-01-01

    Early intervention programs (EIPs) for children with hearing loss (HL) are increasingly characterized by a growing family-centered orientation. This article examined mothers' and professionals' assessments of actual and desired parental involvement in 6 educational centers in Israel that implement an EIP for young children with HL and their…

  20. Sludge batch 9 follow-on actual-waste testing for the nitric-glycolic flowsheet

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    Martino, C. J. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Newell, J. D. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Crawford, C. L. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Pareizs, J. M. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Williams, M. S. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)

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    An actual-waste Sludge Batch 9 qualification run with the nitric-glycolic flowsheet (SC-18) was performed in FY16. In order to supplement the knowledge base for the nitric-glycolic flowsheet, additional testing was performed on the product slurries, condensates, and intermediate samples from run SC-18.

  1. Creating the tourist product in the opposition between self-actualization and collective consumption

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    Lauring, Jakob

    2013-01-01

    Being a popular way of traveling, charter tourism has received an often derogatory image. This may be related to dominating societal ideals promoting self-actualization and individual exploration. However, not much is known about the development of motivations and behaviors among charter tourists...

  2. ICTs and Indigenous Languages as Agents for the Actualization of Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria

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    Olise, Festus Prosper

    2013-01-01

    This paper advocates for the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and indigenous languages for the actualization of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria because both tools are capable of transforming the rural and urban populace. It explores the MDGs so as to unravel the ways ICTs and indigenous languages can…

  3. Actual and theoretical gas consumption in Dutch dwellings: What causes the differences?

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    Majcen, Daša; Itard, Laure; Visscher, Henk

    2013-01-01

    Energy labels in buildings are awarded based on theoretical gas and electricity consumption based on dwelling's physical characteristics. Prior to this research, a large-scale study was conducted in The Netherlands comparing theoretical energy use with data on actual energy use revealing substantial discrepancies (Majcen et al., 2013). This study uses identical energy label data, supplemented with additional data sources in order to reveal how different parameters influence theoretical and actual consumptions gas and electricity. Analysis is conducted through descriptive statistics and regression analysis. Regression analysis explained far less of the variation in the actual consumption than in the theoretical and has shown that variables such as floor area, ownership type, salary and the value of the house, which predicted a high degree of change in actual gas consumption, were insignificant (ownership, salary, value) or had a minor impact on theoretical consumption (floor area). Since some possibly fundamental variables were unavailable for regression analysis, we also conducted a sensitivity study of theoretical gas consumption. It showed that average indoor temperature, ventilation rate and accuracy of U-value have a large influence on the theoretical gas consumption; whereas the number of occupants and internal heat load have a rather limited impact. - Highlights: • Floor area, ownership, salary and value predict the change in actual gas use well. • Mentioned variables are insignificant or have small impact on theoretical use. • Energy consumption of less energy efficient systems is overestimated. • Accurate model assumptions and inspections would reduce the discrepancies. • Big discrepancies stem from misassumption of temperature, heated floor area, U values

  4. The analysis of actual and symbolic models of secondary school students in Serbia

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    Stepanović Ivana

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with role models of secondary school students in Serbia. In the course of adolescence, there is a gradual separation from parental figures, and other persons become role models for behavior. For that reason, secondary school population is of interest when analyzing this phenomenon, particularly bearing in mind that role models influence not only social, but also other aspects of development. We analyzed role models from students' personal (actual models and public life (symbolic models. The main aim was to determine who their actual and symbolic models are, and why secondary school students look up to them. Based on the data on secondary school students' actual models, it is possible to identify who important persons from their milieu are and why they are important to them. The data about the categories in which symbolic models can be divided, as well as about their occurrence, indicate the young people's system of values in these analyses. The sample comprises 2426 students from 26 schools in 9 Serbian towns. Actual and symbolic models were examined in separate questions, where students were asked to name up to three people from their private life or the world of celebrities that they look up to. 53,9% of students named their actual models, the most common being their mothers. Nearly half the examinees (49,3% stated their symbolic models are public figures. Most symbolic models are from the world of show-business. The results show that parental figures remain the models of behavior throughout adolescence. The data about the categories of symbolic models show the young are drawn to the world of entertainment and indicate a weak role of schools as a potential source of models in the fields of science and culture who would promote cognitive values.

  5. Formation of Students’ Professional Self-Actualization in Modern Educational Environment

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    Nadezhda A. Dmitrienko

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available The research relevance of the paper is determined by social demands in highly qualified specialists with abilities to professional growth. In this regard, the article is aimed at developing students’ professional self-actualization in modern educational environment. The article presents authors’ technology of developing students’ consciousness indicating higher levels of students’ professional self- actualization. Leading research methods are: theoretical analyses, induction and deduction, systematic and structural analysis, methods of indirect and direct pedagogic observation, expert evaluation and experimental testing (experimental questionnaires and review. Materials of the article are of practical value for teachers, students and people who are interested in practical ways of self-organizing personal and professional development in modern educational environment of technical university.

  6. On the power of autobiographical memories: from threat and challenge appraisals to actual behaviour.

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    Selimbegović, Leila; Régner, Isabelle; Huguet, Pascal; Chatard, Armand

    2016-11-01

    Autobiographical memories are a major feature of mental life in humans. However, research on the influence of autobiographical recall on actual behaviour is scarce. We predicted and found that general memories of failure and specific memories of success resulted in worse performance than general memories of success and specific memories of failure. This performance pattern was mediated by task appraisal, suggesting that autobiographical memories (of failure and success) impact performance by shaping the perception of the upcoming task. Combined with the fact that these effects occurred even when the content of autobiographical memories was unrelated to the upcoming task, the present research represents an important step forward in understanding how autobiographical recall influences actual behaviour.

  7. Perceived Risk and Trust as Major Determinants of Actual Purchase, Transcending The Influence of Intention

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    Ni Luh Putu Indiani

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available This study analyzed online purchasing behavior in the hotel industry through an integrative framework, utilizing sets of variables rarely used in previous studies. The analysis was focused on the influence of online purchase intention, perceived risk, and trust upon actual purchase, with the idea of further determining which construct has the strongest impact. It also analyzed two new measurement items for website quality. The sample consisted of travelers who have recently made hotel reservations online. The model was tested with Structural Equation Modeling. Perceived risk was found to have the strongest impact on actual purchase, followed by trust and online purchase intention. The weak influence of online purchase intention is quite interesting since it stands in contrast to previous research findings. Perceived risk also perfectly mediates the relationship between website quality and eWOM towards online purchase intention. Being descriptive in nature, this study did not manipulate the antecedents in the manner of an experimental study.

  8. Association between maternal perceptions and actual nutritional status for children in a study group in Mexico.

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    Guevara-Cruz, M; Serralde-Zúñiga, A E; Frigolet Vázquez-Vela, Ma E; Blancas Galicia, L; Islas-Ortega, L

    2012-01-01

    Mexico has the highest rates of childhood obesity of any country in the world. As an environmental risk factor, family perception and behavior concerning child obesity is thought to have an important influence on the prevention and treatment of obesity. the aim of this study was to evaluate maternal perceptions of children's weight and to determine whether these perceptions are associated with the actual weight of the children. A descriptive study was conducted that assessed 273 children and included interviews with their mothers. Maternal perceptions of the children's weight status were compared with the measured weights, statures and body mass indices (BMI). The mean BMIs of the children and mothers were 18.1 ± 3.6 and 27.7 ± 4.7 kg/m², respectively. The perceptions of mothers of children's weight are not associated with actual BMI category of children (p nutritional status.

  9. What does a modified-Fibonacci dose-escalation actually correspond to?

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    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background In most phase I oncology trials, it is often stated that the dose increments follow a “modified-Fibonacci sequence”. This term, however, is vague. Methods To better characterize this sequence, we reviewed 81 phase I trials based on this concept. Results Out of 198 phase I oncology trials, 81 (41% are based on modified-Fibonacci series. Actual incremental ratios varied in a large range from 0.80 to 2.08. The median of actual increments was about 2.00, 1.50, 1.33, 1.33, 1.33, 1.33, 1.30, 1.35…. The “modified Fibonacci-sequence” gathers heterogeneous variation of the genuine sequence, which does not tend to a constant number at higher dose-levels. Conclusion This confusing term should be avoided.

  10. The necessity of implementation of ERP systems within the actual economical-financial crisis

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    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Initially started in the USA as a subprime crisis, the actual financial crisis tends to be transformedin one of the most powerful economical crisis that was known in the last ten years, and some of the analystspredict that this crisis is even worse than the one that took place in the ’30 years. In these conditions, seems tobe very natural that all the companies to look up for surviving solutions during this period, and one of themost popular methods to fight against the negative effects of the crisis applied by all the companies is the costreduction. We may consider also that such a period could represent in the same time an opportunity for thecompanies to reconsider the business processes and repositioned in the actual context of the market, and forthis a considerable help could be implementation of an ERP system.

  11. Perceived Risk and Trust as Major Determinants of Actual Purchase, Transcending The Influence of Intention

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    Ni Luh Putu Indiani; I Ketut Rahyud; Ni Nyoman Kerti Yasa; I Putu Gde Sukaatmadja

    2015-01-01

    This study analyzed online purchasing behavior in the hotel industry through an integrative framework, utilizing sets of variables rarely used in previous studies. The analysis was focused on the influence of online purchase intention, perceived risk, and trust upon actual purchase, with the idea of further determining which construct has the strongest impact. It also analyzed two new measurement items for website quality. The sample consisted of travelers who have recently made hotel reserva...

  12. Tratamiento tributario actual del comercio electrónico en la República Argentina

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    Martínez Giribone, María Silvana

    2010-01-01

    Tratamiento tributario actual del comercio electrónico en la República Argentina. PROBLEMA: ¿Constituye la legislación tributaria argentina aplicada a operaciones comerciales tradicionales un marco legal acorde para gravar operaciones de comercio electrónico? OBJETIVOS DE LA INVESTIGACION OBJETIVO GENERAL Analizar la aplicación de la legislación tributaria argentina para operaciones de comercio tradicionales en el comercio electrónico. OBJETIVOS ESPECIFICOS Ana...

  13. THE ACTUALIZATION OF SEARCH OF SENSE-VITAL VALUES AS A PHILOSOPHICAL-EDUCATIONAL PROBLEM

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    E. G. Rogova

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this article is determination and revelation of philosophical and educational axiostrategies of actualization of searching the special place of sense-vital values in the process of axio-sphere forming by growing the personality as a representative of the modern technocratic society which takes place in the process of his education. Methodology. In the study of the philosophic and educational constructs of actualization of the searching the sense-vital values the methods of the systematically, socio-cultural and comparative analysis were used, that allowed to define the axiostrategies of subsequent development of meaning and formative education. Scientific novelty of work consists in the philosophical constructs of development by the meaning-formative education in the conditions of the world values-view pluralism which are considered in the determining context of definition of «axiostrategу» notion and also the deep connections and synthesizing values of «the generalizing high level». They are general for most wide-spread (atheistic and religious varieties of the existential education in the sense-vital aspect. Conclusions. The axiostrategies of searching of the life sense are formulated and exposed as an independent global personality construction which has powerful motivational nature and not only shows the certain level of philosophical culture, but also the internal change of personality brings it on the new degree of life, which is identical in its sense and ultimate aim with the adoption of own human existence. That is instrument in self-actualization, self-realization of personality in accordance with the individual possibilities, interests, aspirations, and also providing the firmness of personality in Postmodern terms and that is the urgent task of modern education, because the actualization of sense-vital problems is one of the main mission of comprehensive school.

  14. Self-reported and actual beta-blocker prescribing for heart failure patients: physician predictors.

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    Sanjai Sinha

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Beta-blockers reduce mortality among patients with systolic heart failure (HF, yet primary care provider prescription rates remain low.To examine the association between primary care physician characteristics and both self-reported and actual prescription of beta-blockers among patients with systolic HF.Cross-sectional survey with supplementary retrospective chart review.Primary care providers at three New York City Veterans Affairs medical centers.MAIN OUTCOMES WERE: 1 self-reported prescribing of beta-blockers, and 2 actual prescribing of beta-blockers among HF patients. Physician HF practice patterns and confidence levels, as well as socio-demographic and clinical characteristics, were also assessed.Sixty-nine of 101 physicians (68% completed the survey examining self-reported prescribing of beta-blockers. Physicians who served as inpatient ward attendings self-reported significantly higher rates of beta-blocker prescribing among their HF patients when compared with physicians who did not attend (78% vs. 58%; p = 0.002, as did physicians who were very confident in managing HF patients when compared with physicians who were not (82% vs. 68%; p = 0.009. Fifty-one of these 69 surveyed physicians (74% were successfully matched to 287 HF patients for whom beta-blocker prescribing data was available. Physicians with greater self-reported rates of prescribing beta-blockers were significantly more likely to actually prescribe beta-blockers (p = 0.02; however, no other physician characteristics were significantly associated with actual prescribing of beta-blockers among HF patients.Physician teaching responsibilities and confidence levels were associated with self-reported beta-blocker prescribing among their HF patients. Educational efforts focused on improving confidence levels in HF care and increasing exposure to teaching may improve beta-blocker presciption in HF patients managed in primary care.

  15. Nuclear power plant Isar. Actualized environmental statement 2012 on the consolidated environmental statement 2010

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    2012-01-01

    The actualized environmental statement 2012 for the NPP Isar covers the following issues: Direct environmental aspects: heat dissipation to the environment, water management, radioactive matter release onto the environment, environmental monitoring, waste management, operational materials supply, radioactive materials transport, safety of the nuclear facilities, remote monitoring and information system, environmental protection, communication; indirect environmental aspects; core indicators according EMAS III, development of the environmental targets and programs, reference to the valid environmental regulations, declaration of the environmental consultant.

  16. Body Image, Self-Esteem, Media, Disordered Eating and Actual Ideal Weight Discrepancy: Findings in Cyprus

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    Marios Argyrides

    2017-02-01

    discrepancy. No differences were found concerning age, socioeconomic status and place of upbringing and residence. The results of this study offer important additional information to the body image and disordered eating literature regarding a construct (actual ideal weight discrepancy never examined before in Cyprus. This information could be used by Cypriot and European mental health professionals when working with children and teenagers who are at risk for or exhibit symptoms related to eating disorders and in developing prevention interventions.

  17. Relationship on the Price Sensitivity and Actual Market Acceptance Degree of Metallic Materials

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    Jing Muxue

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available In order to find out the relationship between the price sensitivity and actual market acceptance degree of metallic materials, the database ensemble learning model is proposed in this paper. Due to the variety and class imbalance of customers, a database marketing model based on supervised clustering and ensemble learning is used for the model. The results show that the database ensemble learning model can thus improve the calculation accuracy and time-efficiency substantially.

  18. Examining the relationship between cue-induced craving and actual smoking

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    Conklin, Cynthia A.; Vella, Elizabeth J.; Joyce, Christopher J.; Salkeld, Ronald P.; Perkins, Kenneth A.; Parzynski, Craig

    2015-01-01

    Smoking cue reactivity studies have consistently demonstrated heightened self-report craving, as well as moderate autonomic reactivity, among smokers exposed to salient drug-related cues. However, significantly fewer studies have examined whether exposure to smoking cues affects smokers’ actual smoking, or examined the predictive relationship between cue-induced craving and smoking behavior. Using our well-tested pictorial cues in a cue-reactivity paradigm, we investigated the impact of smoki...

  19. Trends in pan evaporation and actual evapotranspiration across the conterminous U.S.: paradoxical or complementary?

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    Michael T. Hobbins; Jorge A. Ramirez; Thomas C. Brown

    2004-01-01

    Pan evaporation (ETpan) has decreased at 64% of pans in the conterminous U.S. over the past half-century. Comparing trends in ETpan and water budget-derived actual evapotranspiration (ET*a), we observe the so-called ‘‘Pan Evaporation Paradox,’’ which we confirm is no more than a...

  20. The International Monetary System in the Context of the Actual Financial Crisis. Change Proposals

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    Andreea TRIMBITAS

    2013-01-01

    The International Monetary System (I.M.S.) has a crucial role in economy, representing the frame for a sustainable development of the economic relationships between states, while contributing at the progress of the world’s economies. Nowadays, this system confronts large difficulties, as a consequence of the lack of financial disciplinary instruments, meant at regulation and coordination. The actual economic-financial crisis proved the limits of the present I.M.S., reason why it is now under ...

  1. Obesity Bias in Children: The Role of Actual and Perceived Body Size

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    Kornilaki, Ekaterina N.

    2015-01-01

    The aim of this study was to examine how children perceive their body size and whether their actual or perceived body size can explain their anti-fat views. Four hundred and fourteen 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10-year-old children were read short vignettes depicting two characters, one possessing a positive and the other a negative quality. Following each…

  2. Problemas actuales del automóvil y el futuro del mismo

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    Gómez San Martín, María Begoña

    2011-01-01

    315 p. El automóvil es un elemento indispensable en la sociedad actual a nivel mundial. Pero presenta serios problemas no resueltos al día de hoy, ocasionados principalmente por el combustible universalmente utilizado: el petróleo. Estos problemas plantean serias preocupaciones cara al futuro. En esta Tesis realizamos una investigación y una prospección sobre los posibles elementos energéticos sustitutivos del petróleo.

  3. Marx y la teoría económica actual.

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    Cataño, José Félix

    2011-01-01

    Si tal es el estado actual del paradigma central de la teoría económica en este artículo nos proponemos cómo se sitúa el marxismo frente a este problema y terminaremos mostrando que la propuesta monetaria puede ser una salida exitosa a los problemas analíticos tanto de la ortodoxa como del marxismo tradicional.

  4. Market-implied risk-neutral probabilities, actual probabilities, credit risk and news

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    Shashidhar Murthy

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Motivated by the credit crisis, this paper investigates links between risk-neutral probabilities of default implied by markets (e.g. from yield spreads and their actual counterparts (e.g. from ratings. It discusses differences between the two and clarifies underlying economic intuition using simple representations of credit risk pricing. Observed large differences across bonds in the ratio of the two probabilities are shown to imply that apparently safer securities can be more sensitive to news.

  5. Actual problems of physics and technology. III International youth scientific school-conference. Book of abstracts

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    2014-01-01

    The third International youth scientific school-conference took place 10-13 April 2014 year in Moscow on the basis National Research Nuclear University MEPhI and RAS Lebedev P.N. Physical Institute. The actual scientific problems of current fundamental and applied physics as well as nuclear and physical technologies were discussed. This book of abstracts contains many interesting items devoted problems of theoretical physics and astrophysics, nuclear physics, nanotecnology, laser physics and plasma physics [ru

  6. Consistency across repeated eyewitness interviews: contrasting police detectives' beliefs with actual eyewitness performance.

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    Alana C Krix

    Full Text Available In the legal system, inconsistencies in eyewitness accounts are often used to discredit witnesses' credibility. This is at odds with research findings showing that witnesses frequently report reminiscent details (details previously unrecalled at an accuracy rate that is nearly as high as for consistently recalled information. The present study sought to put the validity of beliefs about recall consistency to a test by directly comparing them with actual memory performance in two recall attempts. All participants watched a film of a staged theft. Subsequently, the memory group (N = 84 provided one statement immediately after the film (either with the Self-Administered Interview or free recall and one after a one-week delay. The estimation group (N = 81 consisting of experienced police detectives estimated the recall performance of the memory group. The results showed that actual recall performance was consistently underestimated. Also, a sharp decline of memory performance between recall attempts was assumed by the estimation group whereas actual accuracy remained stable. While reminiscent details were almost as accurate as consistent details, they were estimated to be much less accurate than consistent information and as inaccurate as direct contradictions. The police detectives expressed a great concern that reminiscence was the result of suggestive external influences. In conclusion, it seems that experienced police detectives hold many implicit beliefs about recall consistency that do not correspond with actual recall performance. Recommendations for police trainings are provided. These aim at fostering a differentiated view on eyewitness performance and the inclusion of more comprehensive classes on human memory structure.

  7. La Revista "Materiales de Construcción". Historia, situación actual y perspectivas

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    Vázquez, Tomás; Alonso, Mª del Mar; Puertas, Francisca

    2008-01-01

    In this communication a revision of the most infl uence scientifi c journals on building materials will be presented. Special attention would be paid in historic evolution, actual situation and future perspectives of the journal "Materiales de Construcción". This journal is edited by CSIC and manages in the Eduardo Torroja Institute of Construction Science. The infl uence of its presence on the journal on Journal Citation Reports data base will be examined. Also more data about the prese...

  8. Functional brain mapping of actual car-driving using [18F]FDG-PET

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    Jeong, M.; Tashiro, Manabu; Singh, L.N.

    2006-01-01

    This study aims at identifying the brain activation during actual car-driving on the road, and at comparing the results to those of previous studies on simulated car-driving. Thirty normal volunteers, aged 20 to 56 years, were divided into three subgroups, active driving, passive driving and control groups, for examination by positron emission tomography (PET) and [ 18 F]2-deoxy-2-fluoro-D-glucose (FDG). The active driving subjects (n=10) drove for 30 minutes on quiet normal roads with a few traffic signals. The passive driving subjects (n=10) participated as passengers on the front seat. The control subjects (n=10) remained seated in a lit room with their eyes open. Voxel-based t-statistics were applied using SPM2 to search brain activation among the subgroups mentioned above. Significant brain activation was detected during active driving in the primary and secondary visual cortices, primary sensorimotor areas, premotor area, parietal association area, cingulate gyms, the parahippocampal gyrus as well as in thalamus and cerebellum. The passive driving manifested a similar-looking activation pattern, lacking activations in the premotor area, cingulate and parahippocampal gyri and thalamus. Direct comparison of the active and passive driving conditions revealed activation in the cerebellum. The result of actual driving looked similar to that of simulated driving, suggesting that visual perception and visuomotor coordination were the main brain functions while driving. In terms of attention and autonomic arousal, however, it seems there was a significant difference between simulated and actual driving possibly due to risk of accidents. Autonomic and emotional aspects of driving should be studied using an actual driving study-design. (author)

  9. Not Salt Taste Perception but Self-Reported Salt Eating Habit Predicts Actual Salt Intake

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    Lee, Hajeong; Cho, Hyun-Jeong; Bae, Eunjin; Kim, Yong Chul; Kim, Suhnggwon; Chin, Ho Jun

    2014-01-01

    Excessive dietary salt intake is related to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Although dietary salt restriction is essential, it is difficult to achieve because of salt palatability. However, the association between salt perception or salt eating habit and actual salt intake remains uncertain. In this study, we recruited 74 healthy young individuals. We investigated their salt-eating habits by questionnaire and salt taste threshold through a rating scale that used serial dilution of a s...

  10. Preventing treatment errors in radiotherapy by identifying and evaluating near misses and actual incidents

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    Holmberg, Ola

    2002-06-01

    When preparing radiation treatment, the prescribed dose and irradiation geometry must be translated into physical machine parameters. An error in the calculations or machine settings can negatively affect the intended treatment outcome. Analysing incidents originating in the treatment preparation chain makes it possible to find weak links and prevent treatment errors. The aim of this work is to study the effectiveness of a multilayered error prevention system by analysing both near misses and actual treatment errors.

  11. Reaction chemistry of nitrogen species in hydrothermal systems: Simple reactions, waste simulants, and actual wastes

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    Dell'Orco, P.; Luan, L.; Proesmans, P.; Wilmanns, E.

    1995-01-01

    Results are presented from hydrothermal reaction systems containing organic components, nitrogen components, and an oxidant. Reaction chemistry observed in simple systems and in simple waste simulants is used to develop a model which presents global nitrogen chemistry in these reactive systems. The global reaction path suggested is then compared with results obtained for the treatment of an actual waste stream containing only C-N-0-H species

  12. Route choices of transport bicyclists: a comparison of actually used and shortest routes

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    Krenn, Patricia Jasmin; Oja, Pekka; Titze, Sylvia

    2014-01-01

    Background Despite evidence that environmental features are related to physical activity, the association between the built environment and bicycling for transportation remains a poorly investigated subject. The aim of the study was to improve our understanding of the environmental determinants of bicycling as a means of transportation in urban European settings by comparing the spatial differences between the routes actually used by bicyclists and the shortest possible routes. Methods In the...

  13. Actual waste demonstration of the nitric-glycolic flowsheet for sludge batch 9 qualification

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    Newell, D. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Pareizs, J. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Martino, C. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Reboul, S. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Coleman, C. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Edwards, T. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL); Johnson, F. [Savannah River Site (SRS), Aiken, SC (United States). Savannah River National Lab. (SRNL)

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    For each sludge batch that is processed in the Defense Waste Processing Facility (DWPF), the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) performs qualification testing to demonstrate that the sludge batch is processable. Based on the results of this actual-waste qualification and previous simulant studies, SRNL recommends implementation of the nitric-glycolic acid flowsheet in DWPF. Other recommendations resulting from this demonstration are reported in section 5.0.

  14. [The Actual Legal and Organizational Problems of Licensing of Military Medical Expertise].

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    Sogiiainen, A A; Schepin, V O; Telnova, E A; Chicherin, L P

    2017-09-01

    The article presents analysis of problems of organization of functioning of military medical commissions in the light of implementation of complex of activities related to licensing of military medical expertise as a type of medical activity. The conceptual definitions and main legislative acts regulating procedures of licensing of the given type of expertise are considered. The characteristics of functioning of military medical expertise in actual conditions of Russia, including experience of Moscow and the Moskovskaia oblast are established.

  15. Motorcyclists' self-reported riding mileage versus actual riding mileage in the following year.

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    Williams, Vicki; McLaughlin, Shane; McCall, Robert; Buche, Tim

    2017-12-01

    Accurate motorcyclist mileage estimates are important because self-evaluation of riding experience is related to riding behavior, the relationship of self-reported to actual or future mileage is necessary in targeting training and considering survey responses, and motorcycle crash statistics require accurate travel data. This study collected real-world data from motorcyclists over the course of two months to two years per rider. This paper explores motorcyclists' self-reported annual riding mileage (obtained via pre-study surveys) and the actual amount of riding during the study (based upon odometer readings and GPS data). Of the 91 riders who had been riding for at least a year before the study, significantly more (73%) rode less the following year than reported for the previous year. The recorded annualized mileage averaged 89% of the reported mileage from the previous year. Analyses based on estimated average annual mileage were similar to those using the previous year estimation, and the pattern held regardless of age group, motorcycle type, or gender. The exception was novice or returning riders, who tended to either significantly underestimate or increase actual mileage as they began (or continued) to ride. Motorcyclists' estimation of riding experience expressed as mileage may not be indicative of current or future mileage. Reliance on self-reported mileage during training to categorize groups, for interpretation of studies, or to develop motorcycle travel data and safety statistics may be unrealistic. Certainly any use of self-reported mileage should incorporate the concept that mileage overestimation seems likely. Because questions about previous year and average annual mileage may elicit similar responses, motorcyclist surveys should be constructed to prompt the most thoughtful responses in terms of mileage estimations. In general, reported mileage should not be relied upon as an accurate predictor of future actual mileage. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd

  16. DESIGN IN ACTUAL ADVERTISING DISCOURSE: SOCIAL AND CULTUREL MEANING AND FUNCTIONS

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    Yepifanova A. G.

    2015-01-01

    The article is devoted to the theoretical coverage of the actual system of modern humanitarian knowledge of design concepts and advertising discourse. Design theory and the concept of advertising discourse are considered in relation to the area of advertising communications, in terms of design technology. The article also gives definitions of the concepts of "design", "advertising discourse." It is concluded that the application of the theory of design and advertising discourse mastering conc...

  17. Consistency across Repeated Eyewitness Interviews: Contrasting Police Detectives’ Beliefs with Actual Eyewitness Performance

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    Krix, Alana C.; Sauerland, Melanie; Lorei, Clemens; Rispens, Imke

    2015-01-01

    In the legal system, inconsistencies in eyewitness accounts are often used to discredit witnesses’ credibility. This is at odds with research findings showing that witnesses frequently report reminiscent details (details previously unrecalled) at an accuracy rate that is nearly as high as for consistently recalled information. The present study sought to put the validity of beliefs about recall consistency to a test by directly comparing them with actual memory performance in two recall attempts. All participants watched a film of a staged theft. Subsequently, the memory group (N = 84) provided one statement immediately after the film (either with the Self-Administered Interview or free recall) and one after a one-week delay. The estimation group (N = 81) consisting of experienced police detectives estimated the recall performance of the memory group. The results showed that actual recall performance was consistently underestimated. Also, a sharp decline of memory performance between recall attempts was assumed by the estimation group whereas actual accuracy remained stable. While reminiscent details were almost as accurate as consistent details, they were estimated to be much less accurate than consistent information and as inaccurate as direct contradictions. The police detectives expressed a great concern that reminiscence was the result of suggestive external influences. In conclusion, it seems that experienced police detectives hold many implicit beliefs about recall consistency that do not correspond with actual recall performance. Recommendations for police trainings are provided. These aim at fostering a differentiated view on eyewitness performance and the inclusion of more comprehensive classes on human memory structure. PMID:25695428

  18. Evolución y tendencias actuales de los Web crawlers

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    Fernando Iván Camargo Sarmiento

    2013-12-01

    crawlers, los cuales por la misma dinámica de la información, deben mejorarse constantemente en busca de algoritmos más eficientes. Este documento presenta el estado actual de los algoritmos de rastreo de la Web, sus tendencias, avances, y nuevos enfoques dentro del contexto de la dinámica de las redes sociales.

  19. The Effects of Perceived and Actual Financial Knowledge on Credit Card Behavior

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    Sam Allgood; William B. Walstad

    2011-01-01

    This study uses a combined measure of financial literacy or financial knowledge that includes both a test score of actual financial knowledge and a self-assessment of overall financial knowledge. The combined measure provides greater understanding about how financial knowledge affects financial behavior. The study uses a large national survey of U.S. adults and households (n=28,146) to investigate how financial knowledge affects typical behaviors related to credit card use. The five behaviors...

  20. Actual state and perspectives of the small hydroelectric plants in Colombia

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    Torres Q, E.; Castillo C, J.J.

    1995-01-01

    In this article, the actual state of the small-scale hydroelectric power plants (PCHs, abbreviations in Spanish) in Colombia in aspects as: Statistic of the water in Colombia, a brief historical review and the characteristics of the PCHs in Colombia, is present. The development PCHs, the executing projects and the actions that has been develop by the INEA (Institute of Nuclear Sciences and the Alternative Energies) is described

  1. Accuracy of self-reported versus actual online gambling wins and losses.

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    Braverman, Julia; Tom, Matthew A; Shaffer, Howard J

    2014-09-01

    This study is the first to compare the accuracy of self-reported with actual monetary outcomes of online fixed odds sports betting, live action sports betting, and online casino gambling at the individual level of analysis. Subscribers to bwin.party digital entertainment's online gambling service volunteered to respond to the Brief Bio-Social Gambling Screen and questions about their estimated gambling results on specific games for the last 3 or 12 months. We compared the estimated results of each subscriber with his or her actual betting results data. On average, between 34% and 40% of the participants expressed a favorable distortion of their gambling outcomes (i.e., they underestimated losses or overestimated gains) depending on the time period and game. The size of the discrepancy between actual and self-reported results was consistently associated with the self-reported presence of gambling-related problems. However, the specific direction of the reported discrepancy (i.e., favorable vs. unfavorable bias) was not associated with gambling-related problems. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved.

  2. Treatability studies of actual listed waste sludges from the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR)

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    Jantzen, C.M.; Peeler, D.K.; Gilliam, T.M.; Bleier, A.; Spence, R.D.

    1996-01-01

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and Savannah River Technology Center (SRTC) are investigating vitrification for various low-level and mixed wastes on the Oak Ridge Reservation (ORR). Treatability studies have included surrogate waste formulations at the laboratory-, pilot-, and field-scales and actual waste testing at the laboratory- and pilot-scales. The initial waste to be processing through SRTC's Transportable Vitrification System (TVS) is the K-1407-B and K-1407-C (B/C) Pond sludge waste which is a RCRA F-listed waste. The B/C ponds at the ORR K-25 site were used as holding and settling ponds for various waste water treatment streams. Laboratory-, pilot-, and field- scale ''proof-of-principle'' demonstrations are providing needed operating parameters for the planned field-scale demonstration with actual B/C Pond sludge waste at ORR. This report discusses the applied systems approach to optimize glass compositions for this particular waste stream through laboratory-, pilot-, and field-scale studies with surrogate and actual B/C waste. These glass compositions will maximize glass durability and waste loading while optimizing melt properties which affect melter operation, such as melt viscosity and melter refractory corrosion. Maximum waste loadings minimize storage volume of the final waste form translating into considerable cost savings

  3. Designers' and users' roles in participatory design: What is actually co-designed by participants?

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    Barcellini, Flore; Prost, Lorène; Cerf, Marianne

    2015-09-01

    This research deals with an analysis of forms of participation in a participatory design (PD) process of a software that assesses the sustainability of agricultural cropping systems. We explore the actual forms of participation of designers and users by adapting an Actual Role Analysis in Design approach (Barcellini et al., 2013) to capture the levels of abstraction (conceptual, functional and operational) of participants' discussions. We show that: (1) the process does not only concern the design of the artifact itself, but also the design of the concept of sustainability; (2) all participants (users & designers) have a role in co-designing the concept (in our case, sustainability); (3) some roles and profiles are key to this co-design. We discuss our contributions to both the research and the practices of participatory design. These contributions deal with the production of a method and related knowledge about actual activities in participatory design situations. They may support the development of relevant training programs regarding participatory situations, or be reflexive activities that can help those who are involved in designing and leading in participatory situations, to make improvements. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd and The Ergonomics Society. All rights reserved.

  4. Perceived and actual arm performance in multiple sclerosis: relationship with clinical tests according to hand dominance.

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    Lamers, Ilse; Kerkhofs, Lore; Raats, Joke; Kos, Daphne; Van Wijmeersch, Bart; Feys, Peter

    2013-09-01

    The real-life relevance of frequently applied clinical arm tests is not well known in multiple sclerosis (MS). This study aimed to determine the relation between real-life arm performance and clinical tests in MS. Thirty wheelchair-bound MS patients and 30 healthy controls were included. Actual and perceived real-life arm performance was measured by using accelerometry and a self-reported measure (Motor Activity Log). Clinical tests on 'body functions & structures' (JAMAR handgrip strength, Motricity Index (MI), Fugl Meyer (FM)) and 'activity' level (Nine Hole Peg Test (NHPT), Action Research Arm test) of the International Classification of Functioning were conducted. Statistical analyses were performed separately for current dominant and non-dominant arm. For all outcome measures, MS patients scored with both arms significantly lower than the control group. Higher correlations between actual arm performance and clinical tests were found for the non-dominant arm (0.63-0.80). The FM (55%) was a good predictor of actual arm performance, while the MI (46%) and NHPT (55%) were good predictors of perceived arm performance. Real-life arm performance is decreased in wheelchair-bound MS patients and can be best predicted by measures on 'body functions & structures' level and fine motor control. Hand dominance influenced the magnitude of relationships.

  5. Comparison of ASSESS neutralization module results with actual small force engagement outcomes

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    Gardner, B.H.; Snell, M.K.; Paulus, W.K.

    1991-01-01

    The ASSESS Neutralization module (Neutralization) is part of the Analytic System and Software for Evaluation of Safeguards and Security (ASSESS), a vulnerability assessment tool. Neutralization models a fire fight between security inspectors (SIs) and adversaries. This paper reports that a comparison has been made between actual outcomes of police and small military engagements and the results predicted by the Neutralization module for similar scenarios. The results of this comparison show a surprising correlation between predicted outcomes (based on numbers of combatants, weapon types, and exposures, etc.) and the actual outcomes of the engagements analyzed. The importance of this analysis is that given the defenders have intelligence on actual adversary characteristics or are protecting against a design basis threat, defense capabilities can be evaluated before an engagement. Results could then be used to develop a favorable probability of a desired outcome. For example, law enforcement agencies are frequently able to compile the number of criminals, types of weaponry, willingness to use force, etc., from analysis of crime scenes

  6. Characterization, Leaching, and Filtration Testing for Tributyl Phosphate (TBP, Group 7) Actual Waste Sample Composites

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    Edwards, Matthew K.; Billing, Justin M.; Blanchard, David L.; Buck, Edgar C.; Casella, Amanda J.; Casella, Andrew M.; Crum, J. V.; Daniel, Richard C.; Draper, Kathryn E.; Fiskum, Sandra K.; Jagoda, Lynette K.; Jenson, Evan D.; Kozelisky, Anne E.; MacFarlan, Paul J.; Peterson, Reid A.; Shimskey, Rick W.; Snow, Lanee A.; Swoboda, Robert G.

    2009-03-09

    .A testing program evaluating actual tank waste was developed in response to Task 4 from the M-12 External Flowsheet Review Team (EFRT) issue response plan. The bulk water-insoluble solid wastes that are anticipated to be delivered to the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant (WTP) were identified according to type such that the actual waste testing could be targeted to the relevant categories. Eight broad waste groupings were defined. Samples available from the 222S archive were identified and obtained for testing. The actual waste-testing program included homogenizing the samples by group, characterizing the solids and aqueous phases, and performing parametric leaching tests. The tributyl phosphate sludge (TBP, Group 7) is the subject of this report. The Group 7 waste was anticipated to be high in phosphorus as well as aluminum in the form of gibbsite. Both are believed to exist in sufficient quantities in the Group 7 waste to address leaching behavior. Thus, the focus of the Group 7 testing was on the removal of both P and Al. The waste-type definition, archived sample conditions, homogenization activities, characterization (physical, chemical, radioisotope, and crystal habit), and caustic leaching behavior as functions of time, temperature, and hydroxide concentration are discussed in this report. Testing was conducted according to TP-RPP-WTP-467.

  7. Age, sex, and personality correlates of self-actualization in elderly adults.

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    Plouffe, L; Gravelle, F

    1989-10-01

    The present study examined age, sex and personality correlates of self-actualization among older adults. The Personal Orientation Inventory and Personality Research Form were administered individually to 80 community men and women aged 56 yr.-84 yr. No main effect for sex was observed on inventory scores, but younger subjects (56 yr.-67 yr.) obtained higher scores than older subjects (68 yr.-84 yr.) on four subscales: Existentiality, Feeling Reactivity, Acceptance of Aggression and Capacity for Intimate Contact. Age was negatively correlated with Feeling Reactivity in both sexes; Inner-directedness decreased with age in men and Capacity for Intimate Contact diminished with age in women. For men, inventory scores were positively associated with the traits of Change and Endurance and negatively correlated with Abasement, Order and Succorance. For women, Impulsivity correlated positively and Order was associated negatively with scores on the inventory. These results suggest that the components of self-actualization are differentially influenced by age for men and women and that the traits accompanying self-actualization are sex-linked.

  8. Is climatic regionalization in frame of estimated pedologic-ecological system actual in 21st century?

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    Středová, Hana; Chuchma, Filip

    2014-09-01

    Climatic variables defining climatic regions of estimated pedologic-ecological system (EPEU) were calculated based on fifty-year climatic data from 1961 to 2010. Obtained results were subsequently compared to intervals determining individual climatic regions defined by previous climatic data (1901-1950). In many agricultural intense areas sum of air temperature and mean air temperature exceeded upper limit. In terms of precipitation it is especially noticeable in the wet (higher) altitudes. Significant volatility was found for probability of dry periods from April to September. The values of the moisture certainty from April to September for the period 1961-2010 reached to several tens. In the final analysis, the only safe prediction is that the present and future are likely to be very different from the past. It is necessary to take it into account for actualization of EPEU methodology. Among the strongest arguments justifying the need of this actualization is in particular climate development since 1901, technological progress and improved measurement technology as well as automation and development of climate models coupled with simulations of complex characteristics and estimates of future climate. It is evident that the development of climate and other factors have an enormous impact on soil fertility. This should be also taken into consideration when fixing the official price. It is necessary to consider the possible replacement of the existing characteristics by more suitable (for example soil moisture balance). The findings might be summarized in few words: old climatic regions do not reflect actual climatic conditions.

  9. When perceptions defy reality: The relationships between depression and actual and perceived Facebook social support.

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    Park, Jiyoung; Lee, David Seungjae; Shablack, Holly; Verduyn, Philippe; Deldin, Patricia; Ybarra, Oscar; Jonides, John; Kross, Ethan

    2016-08-01

    Although the relationship between depression and "offline" social support is well established, numerous questions surround the relationship between "online" social support and depression. We explored this issue by examining the social support dynamics that characterize the way individuals with varying levels of depression (Study 1) and SCID-diagnosed clinically depressed and non-depressed individuals (Study 2) interact with Facebook, the world's largest online social network. Using a novel methodology, we examined how disclosing positive or negative information on Facebook influences the amount of social support depressed individuals (a) actually receive (based on actual social support transactions recorded on Facebook walls) and (b) think they receive (based on subjective assessments) from their Facebook network. Contrary to prior research indicating that depression correlates with less actual social support from "offline" networks, across both studies depression was positively correlated with social support from Facebook networks when participants disclosed negative information (p=.02 in Study 1 and p=.06 in Study 2). Yet, depression was negatively correlated with how much social support participants thought they received from their Facebook networks (p=.005 in Study 1 and p=.001 in Study 2). The sample size was relatively small in Study 2, reflecting difficulties of recruiting individuals with Major Depressive Disorder. These results demonstrate that an asymmetry characterizes the relationship between depression and different types of Facebook social support and further identify perceptions of Facebook social support as a potential intervention target. (243 words; 250 max). Copyright © 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  10. Investigation of thermolytic hydrogen generation rate of tank farm simulated and actual waste

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    To support resolution of Potential Inadequacies in the Safety Analysis for the Savannah River Site (SRS) Tank Farm, Savannah River National Laboratory conducted research to determine the thermolytic hydrogen generation rate (HGR) with simulated and actual waste. Gas chromatography methods were developed and used with air-purged flow systems to quantify hydrogen generation from heated simulated and actual waste at rates applicable to the Tank Farm Documented Safety Analysis (DSA). Initial simulant tests with a simple salt solution plus sodium glycolate demonstrated the behavior of the test apparatus by replicating known HGR kinetics. Additional simulant tests with the simple salt solution excluding organics apart from contaminants provided measurement of the detection and quantification limits for the apparatus with respect to hydrogen generation. Testing included a measurement of HGR on actual SRS tank waste from Tank 38. A final series of measurements examined HGR for a simulant with the most common SRS Tank Farm organics at temperatures up to 140 °C. The following conclusions result from this testing.

  11. Self-Reported Losses Versus Actual Losses in Online Gambling: An Empirical Study.

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    Auer, Michael; Griffiths, Mark D

    2017-09-01

    Many research findings in the gambling studies field rely on self-report data. A very small body of empirical research also suggests that when using self-report, players report their gambling losses inaccurately. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the differences between objective and subjective gambling spent data by comparing gambler's actual behavioral tracking data with their self-report data over a 1-month period. A total of 17,742 Norwegian online gamblers were asked to participate in an online survey. Of those surveyed, 1335 gamblers answered questions relating to gambling expenditure that could be compared with their actual gambling behavior. The study found that the estimated loss self-reported by gamblers was correlated with the actual objective loss and that players with higher losses tended to have more difficulty estimating their gambling expenditure (i.e., players who spent more money gambling also appeared to have more trouble estimating their expenses accurately). Overall, the findings demonstrate that caution is warranted when using self-report data relating to amount of money spent gambling in any studies that are totally reliant on self-report data.

  12. Laboratory stabilization/solidification of surrogate and actual mixed-waste sludge in glass and grout

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    Spence, R.D.; Gilliam, T.M.; Mattus, C.H.; Mattus, A.J.

    1998-01-01

    Grouting and vitrification are currently the most likely stabilization/solidification technologies for mixed wastes. Grouting has been used to stabilize and solidify hazardous and low-level waste for decades. Vitrification has long been developed as a high-level-waste alternative and has been under development recently as an alternative treatment technology for low-level mixed waste. Laboratory testing has been performed to develop grout and vitrification formulas for mixed-waste sludges currently stored in underground tanks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and to compare these waste forms. Envelopes, or operating windows, for both grout and soda-lime-silica glass formulations for a surrogate sludge were developed. One formulation within each envelope was selected for testing the sensitivity of performance to variations (±10 wt%) in the waste form composition and variations in the surrogate sludge composition over the range previously characterized in the sludges. In addition, one sludge sample of an actual mixed-waste tank was obtained, a surrogate was developed for this sludge sample, and grout and glass samples were prepared and tested in the laboratory using both surrogate and the actual sludge. The sensitivity testing of a surrogate tank sludge in selected glass and grout formulations is discussed in this paper, along with the hot-cell testing of an actual tank sludge sample

  13. A Historical Perspective on Significance Relative to Safety Analysis and Actual Events

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    HALLINAN, EDWARD

    2006-01-01

    Since the early days of safety analysis there has been an overall goal to protect against accidents with significant risk. However, there has been considerable discussion and fluctuation in how to define ''significant''. This paper presents past and current attempts to define ''significant''. These include various siting evaluation guidelines, ''small fraction'' and ''well within'' for further division of the guidelines. These definitions were expanded to include identification of USQ, proper control functional classification and when a preliminary safety basis is required to authorize construction. Such schemes started with quantitative guidelines which have changed over time to today's climate of qualitative definitions. The differences, advantages and disadvantages are discussed and safety analysis expectations on what is significant are compared to a selection of actual events from the US Department of Energy (DOE), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and the chemical industry. The paper concludes with an assessment of causal factors common to those actual events that are not generally considered in typical accident sequence identification and, thus, are not usually considered ''significant'' in the pre-event time frame. These common causal factors are still valid today and are important and recurring contributors to actual events

  14. Laicismo y esplritualismo: Dos ejemplos del réformisme pedagógico francés en la España de la Restauración

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    Conrado VILANOU TORRANO

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available RESUMEN: La crisis europea no es un tema nuevo. Desde el clásico libro de Paul Hazard hasta la época actual abunda la bibliografía que nos habla, entre otras muchas cosas, de la decadencia de las naciones, del declive de Europa, de la caída de Occidente. Por su protagonismo en la historia continental Francia acusará, como ninguna otra nación europea, esta crisis de conciencia, que en su caso tendrá un fatal desenlace: la derrota militar de 1870. Ya antes de consumarse la debacle de Sedán, nuestra vecina pirenaica estaba sumida en una profunda reflexión. En 1868 Prévost-Paradol lanzaba su France Nouvelle a modo de antídoto contra la latente postración francesa. Poco después, Charles Renouvier publicaba su Science de la morale, uno de los primeros llamamientos a la regeneración. Ernest Fournier insistirá en 1869 sobre un programa de cambio formulado a través de Les réformes nécessaires. Estas voces que en ocasiones terminan en situaciones límites —Prévost Paradol se suicidó al no poder resistir la hecatombe— anticipan una dinámica larvada hacía tiempo. Francia en 1870 es una nación deshecha y destrozada, pero que alberga unos resortes de reacción inimaginables. Libros como La réforme intellectuelle et morale, de Ernest Renán, o La République. Conditions de la régénération de la France, de Edgar Quinet, alimentan una literatura regeneracionista surgida desde primera hora.

  15. Estimating actual, potential, reference crop and pan evaporation using standard meteorological data: a pragmatic synthesis

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    T. A. McMahon

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available This guide to estimating daily and monthly actual, potential, reference crop and pan evaporation covers topics that are of interest to researchers, consulting hydrologists and practicing engineers. Topics include estimating actual evaporation from deep lakes and from farm dams and for catchment water balance studies, estimating potential evaporation as input to rainfall-runoff models, and reference crop evapotranspiration for small irrigation areas, and for irrigation within large irrigation districts. Inspiration for this guide arose in response to the authors' experiences in reviewing research papers and consulting reports where estimation of the actual evaporation component in catchment and water balance studies was often inadequately handled. Practical guides using consistent terminology that cover both theory and practice are not readily available. Here we provide such a guide, which is divided into three parts. The first part provides background theory and an outline of the conceptual models of potential evaporation of Penman, Penman–Monteith and Priestley–Taylor, as well as discussions of reference crop evapotranspiration and Class-A pan evaporation. The last two sub-sections in this first part include techniques to estimate actual evaporation from (i open-surface water and (ii landscapes and catchments (Morton and the advection-aridity models. The second part addresses topics confronting a practicing hydrologist, e.g. estimating actual evaporation for deep lakes, shallow lakes and farm dams, lakes covered with vegetation, catchments, irrigation areas and bare soil. The third part addresses six related issues: (i automatic (hard wired calculation of evaporation estimates in commercial weather stations, (ii evaporation estimates without wind data, (iii at-site meteorological data, (iv dealing with evaporation in a climate change environment, (v 24 h versus day-light hour estimation of meteorological variables, and (vi uncertainty in

  16. SEBAL-based Daily Actual Evapotranspiration Forecasting using Wavelets Decomposition Analysis and Multivariate Relevance Vector Machines

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    Torres, A. F.

    2011-12-01

    Agricultural lands are sources of food and energy for population around the globe. These lands are vulnerable to the impacts of climate change including variations in rainfall regimes, weather patterns, and decreased availability of water for irrigation. In addition, it is not unusual that irrigated agriculture is forced to divert less water in order to make it available for other uses, e.g. human consumption and others. As part of implementation of better policies for water control and management, irrigation companies and water user associations have been implemented water conveyance and distribution monitoring systems along with soil moisture sensors networks in the last decades. These systems allow them to manage and distribute water among the users based on their requirements and water availability while collecting information about actual soil moisture conditions in representative crop fields. In spite of this, requested water deliveries by farmers/water users is based typically on total water share, traditions and past experience on irrigation, which in most cases do not correspond to the actual crop evapotranspiration, already affected by climate change. Therefore it is necessary to provide actual information about the crop water requirements to water users/managers, so they can better quantify the required vs. available water for the irrigation events along the irrigation season. To estimate the actual evapotranspiration in a spatial extent the Sensitivity Analysis of the Surface Energy Balance Algorithm for Land (SEBAL) algorithm has demonstrated its effectiveness using satellite or airborne data. Nonetheless the estimation is restricted to the day when the geospatial information was obtained. Without information of precise future daily water crop demand there is a continuous challenge for the implementation of better water distribution and management policies in the irrigation system. The purpose of this study is to investigate the plausibility of using

  17. EL COLEGIO DE HUÉRFANOS DE FERROVIARIOS DE TORREMOLINOS. UN EJEMPLO DE INNOVACIÓN DOCENTE DESDE EL PROYECTO ARQUITECTÓNICO / THE TORREMOLINOS SCHOOL FOR ORPHANS OF RAILWAY WORKERS. AN EXAMPLE OF EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION AS ARCHITECTURAL PROJECT

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    Mar Loren-Méndez

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    Full Text Available RESUMEN El antiguo Colegio de Huérfanos de Ferroviarios de Torremolinos (Málaga (1933/1935 es una obra ampliamente reconocida en publicaciones, así como en registros y legislación patrimonial, siendo declarado en 1990 Bien de Interés Cultural en su categoría de máxima protección como monumento. Sin embargo, no se ha realizado hasta el momento un estudio monográfico desde el proyecto arquitectónico, que trascienda el relato educativo o la descripción formal del edificio. Este artículo estudia por vez primera esta arquitectura híbrida socio-educativa en su contexto histórico y en el marco de la obra de Francisco Alonso Martos, autor de todos los proyectos de la red de Colegios de Huérfanos de Ferroviarios (CHF, presentando el CHF de Torremolinos como la propuesta de referencia. Comenzando con una presentación de la asociación CHF y del autor, el colegio de Torremolinos se analiza desde una triple entrada: la búsqueda desde el proyecto en el marco del debate tipológico, la formalización de las corrientes de innovación pedagógica y una modernidad de base técnica, concluyendo con la revisión crítica de su caracterización patrimonial actual. SUMMARY The former Torremolinos School for Orphans of Railway Workers in the province of Malaga in Spain (1933/1935 is a work of architecture that has been widely referenced in publications, registers and heritage legislation, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest, and awarded maximum protection as a monument. However, to date, no monographic study based on an architectural assessment of the project has been carried out, moving beyond educational or formal descriptions of the building. The article presents this type of hybrid socio-educational architecture in its historical context for the first time, focusing on the work of Francisco Alonso Martos, the architect behind all the projects that comprise a network of Schools for Orphans of Railway Workers (SORs. A general overview of the SOR

  18. Actual situation analyses of rat-run traffic on community streets based on car probe data

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    Sakuragi, Yuki; Matsuo, Kojiro; Sugiki, Nao

    2017-10-01

    Lowering of so-called "rat-run" traffic on community streets has been one of significant challenges for improving the living environment of neighborhood. However, it has been difficult to quantitatively grasp the actual situation of rat-run traffic by the traditional surveys such as point observations. This study aims to develop a method for extracting rat-run traffic based on car probe data. In addition, based on the extracted rat-run traffic in Toyohashi city, Japan, we try to analyze the actual situation such as time and location distribution of the rat-run traffic. As a result, in Toyohashi city, the rate of using rat-run route increases in peak time period. Focusing on the location distribution of rat-run traffic, in addition, they pass through a variety of community streets. There is no great inter-district bias of the route frequently used as rat-run traffic. Next, we focused on some trips passing through a heavily used route as rat-run traffic. As a result, we found the possibility that they habitually use the route as rat-run because their trips had some commonalities. We also found that they tend to use the rat-run route due to shorter distance than using the alternative highway route, and that the travel speeds were faster than using the alternative highway route. In conclusions, we confirmed that the proposed method can quantitatively grasp the actual situation and the phenomenal tendencies of the rat-run traffic.

  19. Actual versus predicted impacts of three ethanol plants on aquatic and terrestrial resources

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    Eddlemon, G.K.; Webb, J.W.; Hunsaker, D.B. Jr.; Miller, R.L.

    1993-01-01

    To help reduce US dependence on imported petroleum, Congress passed the Energy Security Act of 1980 (public Law 96-294). This legislation authorized the US Department of Energy (DOE) to promote expansion of the fuel alcohol industry through, among other measures, its Alcohol Fuels Loan Guarantee Program. Under this program, selected proposals for the conversion of plant biomass into fuel-grade ethanol would be granted loan guarantees. of 57 applications submitted for loan guarantees to build and operate ethanol fuel projects under this program, 11 were considered by DOE to have the greatest potential for satisfying DOE's requirements and goals. In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), DOE evaluated the potential impacts of proceeding with the Loan Guarantee Program in a programmatic environmental assessment (DOE 1981) that resulted in a finding of no significant impact (FANCY) (47 Federal Register 34, p. 7483). The following year, DOE conducted site-specific environmental assessments (EAs) for 10 of the proposed projects. These F-As predicted no significant environmental impacts from these projects. Eventually, three ethanol fuel projects received loan guarantees and were actually built: the Tennol Energy Company (Tennol; DOE 1982a) facility near Jasper in southeastern Tennessee; the Agrifuels Refining Corporation (Agrifuels; DOE 1985) facility near New Liberia in southern Louisiana; and the New Energy Company of Indiana (NECI; DOE 1982b) facility in South Bend, Indiana. As part of a larger retrospective examination of a wide range of environmental effects of ethanol fuel plants, we compared the actual effects of the three completed plants on aquatic and terrestrial resources with the effects predicted in the NEPA EAs several years earlier. A secondary purpose was to determine: Why were there differences, if any, between actual effects and predictions? How can assessments be improved and impacts reduced?

  20. Actual performance of mechanical ventilators in ICU: a multicentric quality control study.

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    Govoni, Leonardo; Dellaca', Raffaele L; Peñuelas, Oscar; Bellani, Giacomo; Artigas, Antonio; Ferrer, Miquel; Navajas, Daniel; Pedotti, Antonio; Farré, Ramon

    2012-01-01

    Even if the performance of a given ventilator has been evaluated in the laboratory under very well controlled conditions, inappropriate maintenance and lack of long-term stability and accuracy of the ventilator sensors may lead to ventilation errors in actual clinical practice. The aim of this study was to evaluate the actual performances of ventilators during clinical routines. A resistance (7.69 cmH(2)O/L/s) - elastance (100 mL/cmH(2)O) test lung equipped with pressure, flow, and oxygen concentration sensors was connected to the Y-piece of all the mechanical ventilators available for patients in four intensive care units (ICUs; n = 66). Ventilators were set to volume-controlled ventilation with tidal volume = 600 mL, respiratory rate = 20 breaths/minute, positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) = 8 cmH(2)O, and oxygen fraction = 0.5. The signals from the sensors were recorded to compute the ventilation parameters. The average ± standard deviation and range (min-max) of the ventilatory parameters were the following: inspired tidal volume = 607 ± 36 (530-723) mL, expired tidal volume = 608 ± 36 (530-728) mL, peak pressure = 20.8 ± 2.3 (17.2-25.9) cmH(2)O, respiratory rate = 20.09 ± 0.35 (19.5-21.6) breaths/minute, PEEP = 8.43 ± 0.57 (7.26-10.8) cmH(2)O, oxygen fraction = 0.49 ± 0.014 (0.41-0.53). The more error-prone parameters were the ones related to the measure of flow. In several cases, the actual delivered mechanical ventilation was considerably different from the set one, suggesting the need for improving quality control procedures for these machines.

  1. Preferences and actual chemotherapy decision-making in the greater plains collaborative breast cancer study.

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    Berger, Ann M; Buzalko, Russell J; Kupzyk, Kevin A; Gardner, Bret J; Djalilova, Dilorom M; Otte, Julie L

    2017-12-01

    There is renewed interest in identifying breast cancer patients' participation in decision-making about adjuvant chemotherapy. There is a gap in the literature regarding the impact of these decisions on quality of life (QOL) and quality of care (QOC). Our aims were to determine similarities and differences in how patients diagnosed with breast cancer preferred to make decisions with providers about cancer treatment, to examine the patient's recall of her role when the decision was made about chemotherapy and to determine how preferred and actual roles, as well as congruence between them, relate to QOL and perceived QOC. Greater Plains Collaborative clinical data research network of PCORnet conducted the 'Share Thoughts on Breast Cancer' survey among women 12-18 months post-diagnosis at eight sites in seven Midwestern United States. Patients recalled their preferred and actual treatment decision-making roles and three new shared decision-making (SDM) variables were created. Patients completed QOL and QOC measurements. Correlations and t-tests were used. Of 1235 returned surveys, 873 (full sample) and 329 (subsample who received chemotherapy) were used. About one-half of women in both the full (50.7%) and subsample (49.8%,) preferred SDM with providers about treatment decisions, but only 41.2% (full) and 42.6% (subsample) reported experiencing SDM. Significant differences were found between preferred versus actual roles in the full (p decision-making variables with QOL, but there was an association with QOC. The subsample's decision-making variables related to several QOL scales and QOC items, with a more patient-centered decision than originally preferred related to higher physical and social/family well-being, overall QOL and QOC. Patients benefit from providers' efforts to identify patient preferences, encourage an active role in SDM, and tailor decision making to their desired choice.

  2. Exploring students’ perceived and actual ability in solving statistical problems based on Rasch measurement tools

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    Azila Che Musa, Nor; Mahmud, Zamalia; Baharun, Norhayati

    2017-09-01

    One of the important skills that is required from any student who are learning statistics is knowing how to solve statistical problems correctly using appropriate statistical methods. This will enable them to arrive at a conclusion and make a significant contribution and decision for the society. In this study, a group of 22 students majoring in statistics at UiTM Shah Alam were given problems relating to topics on testing of hypothesis which require them to solve the problems using confidence interval, traditional and p-value approach. Hypothesis testing is one of the techniques used in solving real problems and it is listed as one of the difficult concepts for students to grasp. The objectives of this study is to explore students’ perceived and actual ability in solving statistical problems and to determine which item in statistical problem solving that students find difficult to grasp. Students’ perceived and actual ability were measured based on the instruments developed from the respective topics. Rasch measurement tools such as Wright map and item measures for fit statistics were used to accomplish the objectives. Data were collected and analysed using Winsteps 3.90 software which is developed based on the Rasch measurement model. The results showed that students’ perceived themselves as moderately competent in solving the statistical problems using confidence interval and p-value approach even though their actual performance showed otherwise. Item measures for fit statistics also showed that the maximum estimated measures were found on two problems. These measures indicate that none of the students have attempted these problems correctly due to reasons which include their lack of understanding in confidence interval and probability values.

  3. Location of colorectal cancer: colonoscopy versus surgery. Yield of colonoscopy in predicting actual location.

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    Blum-Guzman, Juan Pablo; Wanderley de Melo, Silvio

    2017-07-01

     Recent studies suggest that differences in biological characteristics and risk factors across cancer site within the colon and rectum may translate to differences in survival. It can be challenging at times to determine the precise anatomical location of a lesion with a luminal view during colonoscopy. The aim of this study is to determine if there is a significant difference between the location of colorectal cancers described by gastroenterologists in colonoscopies and the actual anatomical location noted on operative and pathology reports after colon surgery.  A single-center retrospective analysis of colonoscopies of patient with reported colonic masses from January 2005 to April 2014 (n = 380) was carried. Assessed data included demography, operative and pathology reports. Findings were compared: between the location of colorectal cancers described by gastroenterologists in colonoscopies and the actual anatomical location noted on operative reports or pathology samples.  We identified 380 colonic masses, 158 were confirmed adenocarcinomas. Of these 123 underwent surgical resection, 27 had to be excluded since no specific location was reported on their operative or pathology report. An absolute difference between endoscopic and surgical location was found in 32 cases (33 %). Of these, 22 (23 %) differed by 1 colonic segment, 8 (8 %) differed by 2 colonic segments and 2 (2 %) differed by 3 colonic segments.  There is a significant difference between the location of colorectal cancers reported by gastroenterologists during endoscopy and the actual anatomical location noted on operative or pathology reports after colon surgery. Endoscopic tattooing should be used when faced with any luminal lesions of interest.

  4. Are GIS-modelled routes a useful proxy for the actual routes followed by commuters?

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    Dalton, Alice M; Jones, Andrew P; Panter, Jenna; Ogilvie, David

    2015-06-01

    Active commuting offers the potential to increase physical activity among adults by being built into daily routines. Characteristics of the route to work may influence propensity to walk or cycle. Geographic information system (GIS) software is often used to explore this by modelling routes between home and work. However, if the validity of modelled routes depends on the mode of travel used, studies of environmental determinants of travel may be biased. We aimed to understand how well modelled routes reflect those actually taken, and what characteristics explain these differences. We compared modelled GIS shortest path routes with actual routes measured using QStarz BT-Q1000X Global Positioning System (GPS) devices in a free-living sample of adults working in Cambridge and using varying travel modes. Predictors of differences, according to length and percentage overlap, between the two route sets were assessed using multilevel regression models and concordance coefficients. The 276 trips, made by 51 participants, were on average 27% further than modelled routes, with an average geographical overlap of 39%. However, predictability of the route depended on travel mode. For route length, there was moderate-to-substantial agreement for journeys made on foot and by bicycle. Route overlap was lowest for trips made by car plus walk (22%). The magnitude of difference depended on other journey characteristics, including travelling via intermediate destinations, distance, and use of busy roads. In conclusion, GIS routes may be acceptable for distance estimation and to explore potential routes, particularly active commuting. However, GPS should be used to obtain accurate estimates of environmental contexts in which commuting behaviour actually occurs. Public health researchers should bear these considerations in mind when studying the geographical determinants and health implications of commuting behaviour, and when recommending policy changes to encourage active travel.

  5. Linguosemiotic Actualization of Agroengineering Signs in English and Russian Agricultural Discourse

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    Full Text Available Agro-discourse, or agricultural discourse, represents both a person-oriented and an institutional type of communication between the agricultural producers as participants in the agricultural sphere – one of the areas of production, processing and consumption of agricultural products (agronomy, crop production, horticulture, veterinary medicine, animal husbandry, mechanization and electrification of agriculture, land reclamation and irrigation of agricultural lands, environmental soil and water pollution, aqua and ichthiological culture. The cognitive model of this type of discourse organizes the entire aspect of agriculture as a semiotic formation comprising a significant part of human culture, and includes the appropriate chronotope, members (agents and customers – producers and consumers of agricultural products, tools, objects and conditions of cultivation, production, processing and consumption . Within the framework of this model we describe the linguosemiotic actualization of signs-pragmatonyms forming the system of concepts and nominations on agroindustrial themes in this discourse. The article describes the linguosemiotic actualization of one of the main types of signspragmatonyms – signs of agroengineering – in English and Russian agricultural discourse. These signs are qualified as signs-instrumentatives nominating the means of production and product operations (manipulations with real material objects for the purpose of their treatment or processing as the procedures of transformation to some agricultural products. The agroengineering signs-pragmatonyms, as one of the agricultural sectors, providing mechanized cultivation and processing of soil for sowing grain, harvesting, growing and harvesting of fruits and vegetables, as well as carrying out many other manipulations and operations with the help of technology, include the signs which gain linguosemiotic actualization in English and Russian agricultural discourse. First of

  6. Potential and Actual impacts of deforestation and afforestation on land surface temperature

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    Li, Yan; Zhao, Maosheng; Mildrexler, David J.; Motesharrei, Safa; Mu, Qiaozhen; Kalnay, Eugenia; Zhao, Fang; Li, Shuangcheng; Wang, Kaicun

    2016-12-01

    Forests are undergoing significant changes throughout the globe. These changes can modify water, energy, and carbon balance of the land surface, which can ultimately affect climate. We utilize satellite data to quantify the potential and actual impacts of forest change on land surface temperature (LST) from 2003 to 2013. The potential effect of forest change on temperature is calculated by the LST difference between forest and nearby nonforest land, whereas the actual impact on temperature is quantified by the LST trend difference between deforested (afforested) and nearby unchanged forest (nonforest land) over several years. The good agreement found between potential and actual impacts both at annual and seasonal levels indicates that forest change can have detectable impacts on surface temperature trends. That impact, however, is different for maximum and minimum temperatures. Overall, deforestation caused a significant warming up to 0.28 K/decade on average temperature trends in tropical regions, a cooling up to -0.55 K/decade in boreal regions, a weak impact in the northern temperate regions, and strong warming (up to 0.32 K/decade) in the southern temperate regions. Afforestation induced an opposite impact on temperature trends. The magnitude of the estimated temperature impacts depends on both the threshold and the data set (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer and Landsat) by which forest cover change is defined. Such a latitudinal pattern in temperature impact is mainly caused by the competing effects of albedo and evapotranspiration on temperature. The methodology developed here can be used to evaluate the temperature change induced by forest cover change around the globe.

  7. On the actual controlling of standards concerning the 'fast breeder reactor'

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    Rengeling, H.W.

    1978-01-01

    If the decision of the OVG Muenster to present the case to the Federal Constitutional Court asking whether Article 7 of the atomic energy law corresponds to the constitution or not, as far as the article allows the licensing of a fast breeder reactor, two problems arise: The legal question in how far the actual controlling of standards is to be preceeded by a statement of facts given by the court of first instance, and the problem behind concerning the responsibility of decision. The Federal Constitutional Court should accept the responsibility of decision to be borne by it. (orig.) [de

  8. Life cycle management for equipments in nuclear plants based on reliability and actual conditions

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    Dalin, Wang; Jingquan, Liu; Peng, Liu

    2010-01-01

    Life cycle management model based on reliability includes two parts: obtaining failure rate function and founding cost-oriented model to solve. It is actually a single objective programming whose optimal solution is the most economical replacement period. Parameters of failure rate function are estimated by Weibull process fitting with the method of maximum likelihood. The objective function of the model is life-cost function where the dependent variable is replacement period T, with the constraints of failure rate or availability. After foundation of LCM model, we solve it to find the optimal replacement period for the equipments. (authors)

  9. Perspectivas actuales de la proteína unicelular (scp) en la agricultura y la industria

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    Alejandro Chac\\u00F3n

    2004-01-01

    Perspectivas actuales de la proteína unicelular (SCP) en la agricultura y la industria. La producción de proteína unicelular ha representado desde principios del siglo XX una opción biotecnológica de discutida viabilidad en el manejo y aprovechamiento de grandes cantidades de desechos orgánicos de origen agrícola, constituyendo una alternativa recurrente para convertir estas fuentes de polución en materiales útiles desde un punto de vista económico, nutricional e industri...

  10. El amparo constitucional. Doctrina y problemas actuales. La admisibilidad del recurso

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    Hernández Ramos, Mario

    2015-01-01

    El presenta artículo desarrolla el tema del amparo constitucional abordando los siguientes puntos relacionados con la doctrina y los problemas más actuales, así como la admisibilidad del recurso del amparo: Aspectos introductorios. El recurso de amparo y el trámite de admisión. 1) Estado de la cuestión y diagnóstico de la situación. 1.1) La situación en cifras. 2) Causas de la avalancha de recursos de amparo y acumulación de asuntos ante el tribunal constitucional. 2.1) Causas de origen legis...

  11. [Personality self-actualization: an independent additional risk factor of myocardial infarction and unstable angina].

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    Sharobaro, V I; Zhenchevskaia, Iu V; Ivanova, T M

    2011-01-01

    It is shown for the first time that changes of self-actualization (SA) in patients with CHD are the main risk factor of myocardial infarction (MI) and unstable angina (UA). The clinical course and prognosis of MI correlate with SA prior to the development of an acute coronary event. Isolated correlations exist between CHD risk factors and results of SA questionnaire studies. SA personality peculiarities in patients with MI and UA account for more than 50% dispersion of the results of linear factor analysis.

  12. FDG PET/CT in cancer: comparison of actual use with literature-based recommendations

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    Petersen, Henrik; Johansen, Allan; Hoeilund-Carlsen, Poul Flemming [Odense University Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Odense C (Denmark); Holdgaard, Paw Christian [Vejle Hospital, Department of Nuclear Medicine, Vejle (Denmark); Madsen, Poul Henning [Vejle Hospital, Department of Medicine, Vejle (Denmark); Knudsen, Lene Meldgaard [Odense University Hospital, Department of Haematological, Odense (Denmark); Gad, Dorte; Gravergaard, Anders Eggert [Odense University Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, Odense (Denmark); Rohde, Max; Godballe, Christian [Odense University Hospital, Department of ORL Head and Neck Surgery, Odense (Denmark); Engelmann, Bodil Elisabeth [Naestved Sygehus, Department of Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine, Naestved (Denmark); Bech, Karsten [Aabenraa Sygehus, Organ Centre, Aabenraa (Denmark); Teilmann-Joergensen, Dorte [Aabenraa Sygehus, Department of Gynaecoligcal and Obstetrics, Aabenraa (Denmark); Mogensen, Ole [Odense University Hospital, Department of Gynaecoligcal and Obstetrics, Odense (Denmark); Karstoft, Jens [Odense University Hospital, Department of Radiology, Odense (Denmark); Johansen, Joergen [Odense University Hospital, Department of Oncology, Odense (Denmark); Christensen, Janne Buck [Odense University Hospital, Department of Quality and Research/HTA, Odense (Denmark); Collaboration: on behalf of the PET/CT Task Force of the Region of Southern Denmark

    2016-04-15

    The Region of Southern Denmark (RSD), covering 1.2 of Denmark's 5.6 million inhabitants, established a task force to (1) retrieve literature evidence for the clinical use of positron emission tomography (PET)/CT and provide consequent recommendations and further to (2) compare the actual use of PET/CT in the RSD with these recommendations. This article summarizes the results. A Work Group appointed a professional Subgroup which made Clinician Groups conduct literature reviews on six selected cancers responsible for 5,768 (62.6 %) of 9,213 PET/CT scans in the RSD in 2012. Rapid Evidence Assessment was applied, using the methodology of systematic reviews with predefined limitations to search PubMed, Embase and the Cochrane Library for articles published in English/Danish/Swedish/Norwegian since 2002. PICO questions were defined, data recorded and quality appraised and rated with regard to strength and evidence level. Consequent recommendations for applications of PET/CT were established. The actual use of PET/CT was compared with these, where grades A and B indicated ''established'' and ''useful'' and grades C and D ''potentially useful'' and ''non-recommendable'' indications, respectively. Of 11,729 citations, 1,729 were considered for review, and 204 were included. The evidence suggested usefulness of PET/CT in lung, lymphoma, melanoma, head and neck, and colorectal cancers, whereas evidence was sparse in gynaecological cancers. The agreement between actual use of PET/CT and literature-based recommendations was high in the first five mentioned cancers in that 96.2 % of scans were made for grade A or B indications versus only 22.2 % in gynaecological cancers. Evidence-based usefulness was reported in five of six selected cancers; evidence was sparse in the sixth, gynaecological cancers. Actual use of PET/CT agreed well with recommendations. (orig.)

  13. The actual current density of gas-evolving electrodes—Notes on the bubble coverage

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    Vogt, H.

    2012-01-01

    All investigations of electrochemical reactors with gas-evolving electrodes must take account of the fact that the actual current density controlling cell operation commonly differs substantially from the nominal current density used for practical purposes. Both quantities are interrelated by the fractional bubble coverage. This parameter is shown to be affected by a large number of operational quantities. However, available relationships of the bubble coverage take account only of the nominal current density. A further essential insufficiency is their inconsistency with reality for very large values of the bubble coverage being of relevance for operation conditions leading to anode effects. An improved relationship applicable to the total range is proposed.

  14. Coffee Shop As a Media for Self-Actualization Today's Youth

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    Salendra Salendra

    2014-01-01

    Trends go to a coffee shop that is currently self-actualization can be a medium for today's youth. In this study, the author uses Dramaturgy Theory introduced by Erving Goffman 1955 in The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life.                This research methods using qualitative methodology and data collection technique was done by observation, interviews and  study by literature. Trends goes to coffee shop by teen nowdays be assumed as teen’s activity to follow modern life style and i...

  15. A preliminary study of opening-up meditation college adjustment, and self-actualization.

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    Tloczynski, J

    1994-08-01

    The effects of opening-up meditation on college adjustment and self-actualization were examined with 45 subjects who were divided into groups for opening-up meditation, relaxation, and control using scores on the Anxiety Scale of the College Adjustment Scales. Subjects also completed the Personal Orientation Inventory. 1 hr. of training for the meditation and relaxation groups was given and 20 min./day practice requested. After 2 and 4 wk. anxiety and family problem scores significantly increased for the meditation group as did scores on the Feeling Reactivity Scale. Analysis was compromised by high dropout (leaving 3, 4, and 3 subjects, respectively, in the meditation, relaxation, and control groups).

  16. Perceived versus actual condom skills among clients at sexually transmitted disease clinics.

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    Langer, L M; Zimmerman, R S; Cabral, R J

    1994-01-01

    The primary aim of this study was to investigate whether individual self-reports of perceived ability to use a condom correctly correlated with the actual ability to do so. Participants in the study were 3,059 clients of a sexually transmitted disease clinic. The findings revealed that the participants' perceived self-efficacy with regard to using a condom effectively was a poor indicator of their clinically demonstrated skills using a penile model as scored on the 6-point Condom Skills Index...

  17. OUTSOURCING DE SISTEMAS DE INFORMACIÓN: SITUACIÓN ACTUAL, EVOLUCIÓN Y TENDENCIAS

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    González Ramírez, María Reyes

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es describir detalladamente cómo es el outsourcing de sistemas de información a través de los resultados de una encuesta realizada a las mayores empresas españolas. Se trata de un estudio longitudinal que aborda 12 años, ya que se contrastan los resultados actuales con los de 2 encuestas realizadas anteriormente en el mismo ámbito y por los mismos autores. Las conclusiones apuntan a un continuismo en la configuración del outsourcing y a un mayor grado de madurez en las características de los contratos.

  18. La locatio-conductio en Roma y su régimen actual

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    Torices Viña, Noelia

    2016-01-01

    En este trabajo se aborda el desarrollo de una figura importante como es la locatio conductio (o, como podemos denominar hoy en día, arrendamiento) tanto en tiempos pasados como en nuestra época actual. Pudiendo dar una definición de esta figura de manera amplia como la prestación del uso o uso y disfrute de una cosa, así como la prestación de una obra o trabajo a cambio de una remuneración o renta, se puede afirmar que esta práctica ha estado siempre presente en nuestra sociedad, de menor a ...

  19. La importancia de la experiencia estética y el arte actual

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    Tejada, Jesús

    2003-01-01

    Es imprescindible que la reflexión estética aborde el problema de la crisis del arte actual y que analice las distintas respuestas que en la práctica se le están dando. La renovación del diálogo con planteamientos estéticos tradicionales puede arrojar una nueva luz sobre la actividad de la creatividad artística, al destacar los conceptos de emoción y conocimiento entre otros.

  20. The International Monetary System in the Context of the Actual Financial Crisis. Change Proposals

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    Andreea TRIMBITAS

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The International Monetary System (I.M.S. has a crucial role in economy, representing the frame for a sustainable development of the economic relationships between states, while contributing at the progress of the world’s economies. Nowadays, this system confronts large difficulties, as a consequence of the lack of financial disciplinary instruments, meant at regulation and coordination. The actual economic-financial crisis proved the limits of the present I.M.S., reason why it is now under “reconstruction”. In this direction, there is a series of reforms that can be implemented, so that the new architecture of the system is much more solid.

  1. Cementos de escorias activadas alcalinamente: Situación actual y perspectivas de futuro

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    Puertas, F.

    1995-09-01

    Full Text Available The paper presents the state of the art in cements and concretes with alkaline-activated slag. Characteristics and properties of these materials are given. Special emphasis is made on those scientific and technical aspects which remain unsolved and which, therefore, call for further research.

    Se presenta el estado del conocimiento actual de los cementos y hormigones de escorias activadas alcalinamente, detallándose las características y propiedades de los citados materiales. Se incide especialmente en aquellos aspectos de carácter científico y técnico que permanecen sin resolver y que, por tanto, precisan nuevas investigaciones.

  2. Catálisis en Colombia: Estado actual y oportunidades para el futuro

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    Henao López, Juan David; Montes de Correa, Consuelo

    2002-01-01

    En este artículo se hace una revisión del estado actual de la catálisis en Colombia. Se empieza con una reseña sobre las tendencias mundiales en aspectos relacionados con la química y el medio ambiente, mostrando cómo dichas tendencias han influido en la investigación sobre Catálisis que se realiza en Colombia. Luego se plantean algunos retos que surgen de las necesidades de la industria nacional resaltando una serie de oportunidades, previamente identificadas, para el desarrollo de tecnologí...

  3. Potential dividends and actual cash flows in equity valuation. A critical analysis1

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    Ignacio Vélez-Pareja

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Practitioners and most academics in valuation include changes in liquid assets (potential dividends in the cash flows. This widespread and wrong practice is inconsistent with basic finance theory. We present economic, theoretical, and empirical arguments to support the thesis. Economic arguments underline that only flows of cash should be considered for valuation; theoretical arguments show how potential dividends lead to contradiction and to arbitrage losses. Empirical arguments, from recent studies, suggest that investors discount potential dividends with high discount rates, which means that changes in liquid assets are not value drivers. Hence, when valuing cash flows, we should consider only actual payments.

  4. El discurso sobre el actual proceso de paz en la revista Semana (2012-2014)

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    Rincón Henao, Diana Marcela

    2016-01-01

    Este artículo presenta un análisis sobre el discurso del actual proceso de paz en la revista Semana entre los años 2012 a 2014, dada la relevancia de la participación de los medios de comunicación en un proceso trascendental para el futuro del país y la reconciliación de la sociedad. El objetivo es describir qué estrategias argumentativas usa la revista a partir de las noticias sobre el proceso de paz durante este periodo. La metodología utilizada se basó en los esquemas argumentativos (top...

  5. Contaminación del aire en Santiago: Estado actual y soluciones

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    Raúl O'Ryan; Luis Larraguibel

    2000-01-01

    En el presente trabajo se discute el problema de la contaminación atmosférica en Santiago y de los esfuerzos en marcha para su solución, representados formalmente por el Plan de Prevención y Descontaminación de la Región Metropolitana (PPDA). A modo de introducción se definen términos y conceptos utilizados en el PPDA, los cuales son de uso frecuente en el área de contaminación urbana. Posteriormente, se analizan el estado actual, la evolución y tendencias de los indicadores representativos d...

  6. The Gap between Actual and Mandated Use of an Electronic Medication Record Three Years after Deployment

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    Granlien, Maren Fich; Hertzum, Morten; Gudmundsen, Jette

    2008-01-01

    Three years after the hospitals in one of Denmark's five healthcare regions deployed an electronic medication record (EMR) four of eight main system facilities are used consistently by only 3%-37% of the hospital wards. Furthermore, four of eight mandated work procedures involving the EMR......, such as lack of knowledge, information, and training among clinicians. However, the prime barrier appears to be uncertainty about what the barriers concretely are and about the extent to which system facilities and work procedures are actually adopted. Three years after deployment it is apparent that time...

  7. Estilo de vida actual de los pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2

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    María Mercedes Ramírez-Ordoñez; Maira Ascanio-Carvajalino; Mariana del Pilar Coronado-Cote; Carlos Alberto Gómez-Mora; Luz Dary Mayorga-Ayala; Rosalvis Medina-Ospino

    2011-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal con el objetivo principal de determinar el estilo de vida actual de los pacientes con diabetes mellitus tipo 2. Para la recolección de la información se utilizó el cuestionario IMEVID1. La población está conformada por 60 pacientes inscritos al programa de diabetes e hipertensión de una Institución Promotora de Salud (IPS) de I nivel; como muestra se tuvo en cuenta 30 pacientes que asistieron sin falta al control de la diabetes a los cuales se les...

  8. Cambios en las relaciones de trabajo: paradojas y consecuencias en el actual mundo del trabajo

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    Verónica Andrade Jaramillo

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    El objetivo del presente artículo es realizar una reflexión conceptual orientada a comprender los cambios acontecidos en el mundo del trabajo en las últimas décadas, por ser estos trascendentales para analizar la relación persona-trabajo. Dichos cambios se guían al menos a través de tres tendencias: la competición, la tecnologización y la globalización. Se mencionan las paradojas del actual mercado(s) de trabajo, y se explicitan seis cambios concretos producto de las tendencias y las paradoja...

  9. Problemática y tendencias actuales en la formación orientadores

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    María Luisa RODRÍGUEZ MORENO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available Siendo las atinadas afirmaciones de Thomas J. Sweeney (1979 habremos de admitir que en la sociedad actual están surgiendo ciertas condiciones que afectan (e influyen en el planteamiento de los programas de la formación de orientadores. El las resume en las siguientes: restricciones progresivas a la libertad individual; dinámica de cambio y super abundancia en las elecciones y en las alternativas; cambios en el mundo obrero y del trabajo; aumento de la edad y expectativa de vida; problemas originados de la vida urbana y superpoblación.

  10. Estado actual del conocimiento de los moluscos acuáticos en el Perú

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    Carlos Paredes

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Se revisa los antecedentes y el estado actual del conocimiento, acerca de los moluscos acuáticos en el Perú. Los moluscos marinos y dulceacuícolas se tratan separadamente, y se da información sobre el número de familias, géneros y especies conocidas, su distribución geográfica y estado de su conservación y utilización por el hombre. Se incluye listas actualizadas de las especies.

  11. Observaciones sobre la predicción de sismos: Una visión actual

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    Tapia-Hernandez, Edgar

    2013-01-01

    El presente artículo estudia la factibilidad de efectuar predicciones de sismos, así como el estado actual de los estudios relacionados con sustento científico. El artículo centra su atención en métodos basados en precursores físicos que consideran observaciones directas, métodos basados en patrones estadísticos, catálogos históricos para establecer los requisitos mínimos que deben considerarse para identificar métodos objetivos para la predicción de sismos. El artículo discute distribuciones...

  12. Controversias actuales en la teoría pura del dinero

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    Wancier, Ari

    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo se expone el debate actual sobre la teoría pura del dinero evaluando la validez de los resultados de dos clases de modelos neoclásicos -de generaciones traslapadas y de búsqueda- que intentan explicar el dinero a partir de la teoria del equilibrio general walrasiano. De otro lado se presenta una propuesta alternativa no neoclásica fundamentada en la concepción de la unidad de la circulación y la producción de Marx y en una visión institucional del dinero.This article presents ...

  13. Don't Take 'No' For An Answer: An Experiment With Actual Organ Donor Registrations

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    Judd B. Kessler; Alvin E. Roth

    2014-01-01

    Over 10,000 people in the U.S. die each year while waiting for an organ. Attempts to increase organ transplantation have focused on changing the registration question from an opt-in frame to an active choice frame. We analyze this change in California and show it decreased registration rates. Similarly, a "field in the lab" experiment run on actual organ donor registration decisions finds no increase in registrations resulting from an active choice frame. In addition, individuals are more lik...

  14. Psicología y lesión deportiva: estado actual

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    Palmi Guerrero, Joan; Solé Cases, Silvia

    2014-01-01

    En este estudio se realiza una revisión bibliográfica sobre el estado actual de la psicología del deporte en la prevención y rehabilitación de lesiones deportivas. Tras analizar una serie de artículos y revisiones se observa una cierta dispersión metodológica en el abordaje del tema. Vemos que existen todavía pocas publicaciones que recojan las intervenciones psicológicas en la prevención y tratamiento de lesiones deportivas. Propondremos líneas de futuro para seguir avanzando en este campo....

  15. Psicología y lesión deportiva: estado actual

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    Joan Palmi Guerrero

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available En este estudio se realiza una revisión bibliográfica sobre el estado actual de la psicología del deporte en la prevención y rehabilitación de lesiones deportivas. Tras analizar una serie de artículos y revisiones se observa una cierta dispersión metodológica en el abordaje del tema. Vemos que existen todavía pocas publicaciones que recojan las intervenciones psicológicas en la prevención y tratamiento de lesiones deportivas. Propondremos líneas de futuro para seguir avanzando en este campo.

  16. Hipertensión arterial: ¿qué nos aportan las recomendaciones actuales?

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    Yanier Coll Muñoz; Ángel Javier Coll Pulgarón

    2014-01-01

    El manejo de la hipertensión arterial sigue constituyendo un punto de mira para los médicos y el personal de la salud, con el objetivo de lograr el control integral y la prevención de complicaciones en su evolución. Existen aspectos en el manejo de los pacientes hipertensos que aún son discutibles, y aunque los resultados de diferentes estudios aporten las evidencias actuales, la conducta ante este grupo de pacientes sigue siendo compleja e interdisciplinaria. Las nuevas guías para el manejo ...

  17. Las actuales propuestas y desafíos en educación: el caso Ecuatoriano

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    Isch L.,Edgar

    2011-01-01

    El presente artículo busca explicar analíticamente el actual escenario de intereses conflictivos en Ecuador, referidos a la estructura y principales objetivos del sistema educativo a escala nacional. Este análisis demuestra que los cambios en el interior de la educación durante los últimos cuatro años, correspondientes al gobierno de Rafael Correa, no tienen una clara política estatal y no responden a una concepción nacionalista. Esas contraposiciones se expresaron principalmente al momento d...

  18. Educación mediática en la sociedad actual

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    Rosa García Ruíz

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available La influencia de los medios de comunicación en la sociedad actual conlleva un cambio de actitud por parte de todos los ciudadanos, instituciones y organismos. De este modo, emana una incesante búsqueda de recursos, propuestas, investigaciones, iniciativas innovadoras y estrategias, relacionadas con la alfabetización mediática, que garantice la participación activa y responsable de la ciudadanía en la sociedad de las múltiples pantallas, como un derecho básico.

  19. How secure is your information system? An investigation into actual healthcare worker password practices.

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    Cazier, Joseph A; Medlin, B Dawn

    2006-09-27

    For most healthcare information systems, passwords are the first line of defense in keeping patient and administrative records private and secure. However, this defense is only as strong as the passwords employees chose to use. A weak or easily guessed password is like an open door to the medical records room, allowing unauthorized access to sensitive information. In this paper, we present the results of a study of actual healthcare workers' password practices. In general, the vast majority of these passwords have significant security problems on several dimensions. Implications for healthcare professionals are discussed.

  20. Death anxiety, death competency and self-actualization in hospice volunteers.

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    Robbins, R A

    1991-01-01

    A total of 248 hospice volunteers completed the Personal Orientation Inventory, the Templer/McMordie Death Anxiety Scale, the Bugen Coping with Death Scale, and a Death Self-Efficacy Scale constructed for this research. Death anxiety significantly negatively correlated with four Personal Orientation Inventory scales, Coping with Death Scale positively correlated with seven of the twelve Personal Orientation Inventory Scales, and the Self-Efficacy Scale significantly correlated with eleven of them. These findings suggest that death competency constructs may be more useful than the concept of death anxiety in conceptualizing people's emerging self-actualization in the process of confronting mortality.