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  1. Locked-In Syndrome: Case Report and Discussion of Decisional Capacity.

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    Maiser, Samuel; Kabir, Ashish; Sabsevitz, David; Peltier, Wendy

    2016-04-01

    Locked-in syndrome (LIS) is a rare neurologic disorder rendering an individual quadriplegic and anarthric with preserved self-awareness and normal if not near-normal cognition. A lesion to the ventral pons causes the classic form of LIS, and patients can typically interact with their environment with eye/eyelid movements. LIS patients may live for years with preserved quality of life (QoL) and cognitive function, but with severe disability. However, medical providers and family often underestimate the patient's QoL, and choose less aggressive care. Prompt assessment of decisionality in LIS patients is challenging, but it must be done to allow these patients to participate in their care. We present the case of a 54-year-old man with LIS. The medical team recommended comfort measures, but the family advocated involving the patient in goals of care discussions. The patient was determined to be decisional during the acute hospitalization, and he elected for life-prolonging care. This case emphasizes the importance of unbiased shared decision making, but also the importance of utilizing a practical framework to assess the decision-making capacity in these patients. We provide a suggested approach to determining decision-making capacity in similar cases or conditions.

  2. Conservatives report, but liberals display, greater happiness.

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    Wojcik, Sean P; Hovasapian, Arpine; Graham, Jesse; Motyl, Matt; Ditto, Peter H

    2015-03-13

    Research suggesting that political conservatives are happier than political liberals has relied exclusively on self-report measures of subjective well-being. We show that this finding is fully mediated by conservatives' self-enhancing style of self-report (study 1; N = 1433) and then describe three studies drawing from "big data" sources to assess liberal-conservative differences in happiness-related behavior (studies 2 to 4; N = 4936). Relative to conservatives, liberals more frequently used positive emotional language in their speech and smiled more intensely and genuinely in photographs. Our results were consistent across large samples of online survey takers, U.S. politicians, Twitter users, and LinkedIn users. Our findings illustrate the nuanced relationship between political ideology, self-enhancement, and happiness and illuminate the contradictory ways that happiness differences can manifest across behavior and self-reports.

  3. Promoting greater Federal energy productivity [Final report

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    Hopkins, Mark; Dudich, Luther

    2003-03-05

    This document is a close-out report describing the work done under this DOE grant to improve Federal Energy Productivity. Over the four years covered in this document, the Alliance To Save Energy conducted liaison with the private sector through our Federal Energy Productivity Task Force. In this time, the Alliance held several successful workshops on the uses of metering in Federal facilities and other meetings. We also conducted significant research on energy efficiency, financing, facilitated studies of potential energy savings in energy intensive agencies, and undertook other tasks outlined in this report.

  4. Parental decision making involvement and decisional conflict: a descriptive study.

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    Boland, Laura; Kryworuchko, Jennifer; Saarimaki, Anton; Lawson, Margaret L

    2017-06-13

    Decisional conflict is a state of uncertainty about the best treatment option among competing alternatives and is common among adult patients who are inadequately involved in the health decision making process. In pediatrics, research shows that many parents are insufficiently involved in decisions about their child's health. However, little is known about parents' experience of decisional conflict. We explored parents' perceived decision making involvement and its association with parents' decisional conflict. We conducted a descriptive survey study in a pediatric tertiary care hospital. Our survey was guided by validated decisional conflict screening items (i.e., the SURE test). We administered the survey to eligible parents after an ambulatory care or emergency department consultation for their child. Four hundred twenty-nine respondents were included in the analysis. Forty-eight percent of parents reported not being offered treatment options and 23% screened positive for decisional conflict. Parents who reported being offered options experienced less decisional conflict than parents who reported not being offered options (5% vs. 42%, p make a choice (RR 1.07, 95% CI 1.03-1.11). Many parents in our sample experienced decisional conflict after their clinical consultation. Involving parents in the decision making process might reduce their risk of decisional conflict. Evidence based interventions that support parent decision making involvement, such as shared decision making, should be evaluated and implemented in pediatrics as a strategy to reduce parents' decisional conflict.

  5. Modelo interrelacionado de decisiones

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    Edwin Haramoto Nishikimoto

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Propone la implementación de un sistema interrelacionado de decisiones que permita superar los problemas que enfrentan los agentes que participan en las áreas de trabajo involucradas en la acción habitacional. Para estos describe cuatro modelos (habitacional, de decisión, de información y de alternativas habitacionales que permiten ordenar, relacionar, agrupar y jerarquizar todos los componentes del proceso habitacional

  6. Decisional capacity and medication adherence among youth with HIV.

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    Chenneville, Tiffany; Clutter, Michiko Otsuki; Hintz, Stephanie; Walsh, Audra; Emmanuel, Patricia; Lujan-Zilberman, Jorge; Rodriguez, Carina

    2015-01-01

    This exploratory study examined the degree to which decisional capacity (DC) is associated with measures of self-reported medication adherence. We hypothesized that youth with higher levels of DC would report greater levels of antiretroviral medication adherence. Seventy-two (72) youth with HIV aged 13-24 participated in this study. Data collection included administration of the MacArthur Competence Tool for Treatment and measures of adherence (i.e., seven-day self-report interview, visual analog scale, and biological indicators). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, intercorrelations, and multiple and Poisson regression analyses. Youth with HIV who exhibited greater understanding of their disease were more likely to report fewer missed doses in the last seven days. Findings build upon literature in the areas of DC and health literacy and highlight the potential utility of enhancing HIV disease understanding among youth with HIV.

  7. El cerebro y las decisiones

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    Gómez, Germán Manuel

    2015-01-01

    Los continuos descubrimientos en el terreno de las neurociencias, junto con importantes avances de la psicología, permiten nuevos abordajes a los problemas propios de la toma de decisiones. El presente trabajo se centrará en la toma de decisiones en un terreno en particular, el de la ética, concentrándose en la interrelación de las emociones y la razón, a partir de las investigaciones de D. Kahneman, J. Haidt y J. Green, con el objeto de determinar el lugar que cada una ocupa.

  8. Arthroscopic Tuberoplasty for a Malunited Greater Tuberosity Fracture: A Case Report.

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    Killen, Maire-Clare; Charalambous, Charalambos P

    2015-01-01

    Superior migration and malunion of a fractured greater tuberosity can lead to mechanical subacromial impingement with resultant ongoing pain and limitation of abduction. We describe such a case successfully treated with arthroscopic excision of the protruding portion of the greater tuberosity, with marked improvement in pain and range of movement. The greater tuberosity was exposed by elevating the supraspinatus tendon, which was reattached at the end of the procedure. This case, along with outcomes of similar techniques previously reported in literature suggest that arthroscopic excision of a superiorly malunited greater tuberosity is associated with good symptomatic outcome and preservation of rotator cuff function.

  9. Why do Greater one-horned rhinoceroses (Rhinoceros unicornis) die? - An evaluation of necropsy reports

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    Wyss, F; Wenker, C; Robert, N.; Clauss, Marcus; von Houwald, F

    2012-01-01

    Many case reports about different diseases in greater one-horned rhinoceroses (Rhinoceros unicornis) have been published, but an overview of the prevalence of diseases and an evaluation of causes of death is lacking. Necropsy reports of 106 greater one-horned rhinoceroses from 38 zoos worldwide were evaluated. Half of them were from adult animals, a third from perinatal deaths/stillbirths and the rest from juveniles and sub adults. Cardiac problems (cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, heart infarct)...

  10. Metastasis of greater wing of sphenoid bone in bronchogenic carcinoma: a unusual case report.

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    Gupta, Prashant K; Mital, Mukta; Dwivedi, Amit; Gupta, Kumkum

    2011-01-01

    Orbital metastasis in systemic cancer is known to occur and occurs in up to 7% of all systemic cancers. Orbital features typically present after the diagnosis of the primary tumor. In about 20% of cases, there is no known primary cancer at the time of presentation with orbital metastatic disease. Here we report a case of a 60-year-old male smoker, in whom proptosis, due to metastasis in greater wing of left sphenoid bone secondary to bronchogenic carcinoma, was the initial symptom. We could not find in literature metastasis to greater wing of sphenoid bone due to small cell carcinoma of lung.

  11. Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor arising from the greater omentum: Case report

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    Tokunaga Masakazu

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNSTs are rare soft tissue tumors that arise from a peripheral nerve or exhibit nerve sheath differentiation. Most of these tumors arise on the trunk, extremities, or head and neck regions; they are very rarely located in the abdominal cavity. The patient was a 71-year-old man who was referred to our hospital for a mass and pain in the right lower abdomen. Abdominal computed tomography revealed a large (9 × 9 cm, well-circumscribed, lobulated, heterogeneously enhanced mass in the pelvis. Exploratory laparotomy revealed a large mass in the greater omentum, and the tumor was completely excised. Histopathological analysis revealed that the tumor was composed of spindle cells with high mitotic activity. On staining the tumor, positive results were obtained for S-100 but negative results were obtained for c-kit, cluster of differentiation (CD34, α-smooth muscle actin, and desmin. These findings strongly supported a diagnosis of MPNST primarily arising from the greater omentum. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of an MPNST arising from the greater omentum. In this report, we have described the case of a patient with an MPNST arising from the greater omentum and have discussed the clinical characteristics and management of MPNSTs.

  12. Variations in band reporting rate and implications for kill rate in Greater Snow Geese

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    Guillaume Souchay

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available We assessed spatial and temporal variation in reporting probability of banded Greater Snow Geese (Chen caerulescens atlantica shot by hunters in eastern North America and evaluated potential residual biases in kill rate estimation. Adult Greater Snow Geese were marked with reward (value: US$10, $20, $30, $50, and $100 and standard bands ($0, control in the Canadian Arctic from 2003 to 2005. We used a spatially explicit multinomial model based on 200 direct recoveries from 4256 banded geese to estimate reporting rate and harvest rate. We found that reporting rate for standard bands varied over time whereas harvest rate was higher in Canada than in the U.S. The reporting probability increased from 0.40 ± 0.11 in the first year of the study to 0.82 ± 0.14 and 0.84 ± 0.13 the second and third years, respectively. Overall, these reporting rates are higher than two previous estimates for this population, which leads to lower estimates of kill rate. However, the large annual differences in reporting rates found in this study lead to uncertainty in the estimation of kill rate. We suggest that the increase in reporting rate in the last two year of the study may be due to the dissemination of information among hunters regarding the presence of reward bands on birds, resulting in increased reporting rate for all bands. This raises issues about the need to adequately inform the public in such large-scale studies to avoid undesirable temporal trends over the course of the study.

  13. High Levels of Decisional Conflict and Decision Regret When Making Decisions About Biologics.

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    Lipstein, Ellen A; Lovell, Daniel J; Denson, Lee A; Kim, Sandra C; Spencer, Charles; Ittenbach, Richard F; Britto, Maria T

    2016-12-01

    The aim of the study was to understand the association between parents' perceptions of the decision process and the decision outcomes in decisions about the use of biologics in pediatric chronic conditions. We mailed surveys to parents of children with inflammatory bowel disease or juvenile idiopathic arthritis who had started treatment with biologics in the prior 2 years and were treated at either of 2 children's hospitals. The survey included measures of the decision process, including decision control and physician engagement, and decision outcomes, including conflict and regret. We used means and frequencies to assess the response distributions. General linear models were used to test the associations between decision process and decision outcomes. We had 201 respondents (response rate 54.9%). Approximately 47.0% reported using shared decision making. Each physician engagement behavior was experienced by the majority of parents, with the highest percentage reporting that their child's physician used language they understood and listened to them. Approximately 48.5% of parents had decisional conflict scores of 25 or greater, indicating high levels of conflict. Approximately 28.2% had no regret, 31.8% had mild regret, and the remaining 40.0% had moderate to severe regret. Shared decision making was not associated with improved decisional conflict, but physician engagement behaviors were associated with both decisional conflict and regret. Improving decision outcomes will require more than just focusing on who parents perceive as controlling the final decision. Developing interventions that facilitate specific physician engagement behaviors may decrease parents' distress around decision making and improve decision outcomes.

  14. Hepatitis from Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus L.): review of literature and report of a new case.

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    Moro, Paola A; Cassetti, Federica; Giugliano, Gianni; Falce, Maria T; Mazzanti, Gabriela; Menniti-Ippolito, Francesca; Raschetti, Roberto; Santuccio, Carmela

    2009-07-15

    Folk medicine is a rich source of useful therapeutic tools. Nevertheless, use of medicinal plants can have unwanted, negative effects. By means of the description of an adverse reaction to a herbal remedy, we highlight the need for better efficacy-toxicity studies on these products. To report a case of possible Chelidonium majus L. (Greater celandine)-induced hepatitis and evaluate the past published cases. We outlined the main features of hepatitis associated with use of Chelidonium majus by providing a review of cases reported and analysing in detail a new one. Several cases of acute hepatitis related to Greater celandine consumption were found in the literature. The assessment for causality using Naranjo probability scale showed a probable relationship between the liver injury and the consumption of Chelidonium majus in the case we described. Our case, along with the other ones reported in the literature, increases the concern about the safety of oral use of Chelidonium majus. Plants used in traditional medicine are not necessarily harmless. Customers and prescribers should be aware of this, especially when a herbal drug is used with therapeutic purposes in absence of reliable studies of clinical efficacy and benefit-risk assessment.

  15. Childhood osteosarcoma of greater wing of sphenoid: case report and review of literature.

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    Meel, Rachna; Thulkar, Sanjay; Sharma, Mehar Chand; Jagadesan, Pandjatcharan; Mohanti, Bidhu Kalyan; Sharma, Suresh Chandra; Bakhshi, Sameer

    2012-03-01

    Primary osteosarcoma of skull base is extremely rare. We present a case of primary osteosarcoma arising in greater wing of sphenoid in a child. Our patient had an incomplete excision after which he received adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy. There was good response to adjuvant chemoradiotherapy and the patient is disease free at a follow-up of 18 months. Treatment of skull base osteosarcomas is difficult, as complete excision is often not possible. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of sphenoid wing osteosarcoma in childhood to be reported in literature.

  16. Tecnología decisiones informadas

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    Sanchéz A., José

    2009-01-01

    La Tecnología Decisiones Informadas (TDI), esta basada en la generación de datos y uso de información de los factores determinantes de la desnutrición, tomados a través de una encuesta reciente a nivel distrital. Permite la toma de decisiones oportunas en la planificación de acciones dirigidas a reducir la desnutrición infantil, con la participación del gobierno local.

  17. Suspected Greater Celandine hepatotoxicity: liver-specific causality evaluation of published case reports from Europe.

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    Teschke, Rolf; Glass, Xaver; Schulze, Johannes; Eickhoff, Axel

    2012-03-01

    In 21 published case reports, the use of the herb Greater Celandine (GC) (Chelidonium majus L.) has been causally related to liver injury, but a variety of confounding variables were evident that might have offset causality. This study reanalyses causality levels in these cases with a liver-specific causality evaluation method. All 21 cases were submitted to the liver-specific, standardized, structured, quantitative and updated scale of the Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences. This scale considers, among other items, latency period, course of alanine aminotransferase after treatment discontinuation, risk factors, comedication and alternative causes. Using this method for assessment, causality for GC was highly probable in two and probable in six cases, with lower causality grading in the remaining 13 cases. In these patients, causality for GC was possible in 10 cases and excluded in three cases. On the basis of the eight cases with highly probable and probable causality gradings, GC hepatotoxicity represents an idiosyncratic reaction of the metabolic type, whereas immunologic or obligatory hepatotoxic features are lacking. In some cases, alternative diagnoses and poor data quality were confounding variables that reduced causality levels. Confounding variables reduced causality levels for GC in reported cases of liver injury, but there is still striking evidence for herb-induced liver injury by GC with high causality gradings. GC hepatotoxicity is caused by an idiosyncratic reaction of the metabolic form, but there is uncertainty with respect to its culprit(s).

  18. Greater Confinement Disposal Test at the Nevada Test Site, Final Technology Report

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    Dickman, P. T.

    1989-01-01

    The Greater Confinement Disposal Test (GCDT) was conducted at the Nevada Test Site to demonstrate an alternative method for management of high-specific-activity (HSA) low-level waste (LLW). The GCDT was initially conceived as a method for managing small volumes of highly concentrated tritium wastes, which, due to their environmental mobiilty, are considered unsuitable for routine shallow land disposal. Later, the scope of the GCDT was increased to address a variety of other "problem" HSA wastes including isotope sources and thermal generating wastes. The basic design for the GCDT evolved from a series of studies and assessments. Operational design objectives were to (1) emplace the wastes at a depth sufficient to minimize or eliminate routine environmental transport mechanisms and instrusion scenarios and (2) provide sufficient protection for operations personnel in the handling of HSA sources. To achieve both objectives, a large diameter borehole was selected. The GCDT consisted of a borehole 3 meters (10 feet) in diameter and 36 meters (120 feet) deep, surrounded by nine monitoring holes at varying radii. The GCDT was instrumented for the measurement of temperature, moisture, and soil-gas content. Over one million curies of HSA LLW were emplaced in GCDT. This report reviews the development of the GCDT project and presents analyses of data collected.

  19. Adrenal Rest Tumor from the Greater Omentum Mimicking Exophytic Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC): A Case Report

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    Yoon, Hyung Jo; Kim, Seong Hoon; Shin, Hyun Woong [Daegu Fatima Hospital, Daegu (Korea, Republic of); Park, Jae Bok [Catholic University of Daegu, Gyeongsan (Korea, Republic of); Jo, Hyun Chul; Son, Mi Young; Kim, Tae Bong [Daegu Veterans Hospital, Daegu (Korea, Republic of)

    2010-02-15

    Adrenal rest tumors are aberrant adrenocortical tissue which has been most commonly described in abdominal and pelvic sites. To our knowledge, there has been no previous description of an adrenal rest tumor of the greater omentum. We present a case of a pathologically confirmed adrenal rest tumor of the greater omentum in a 76-year- old man

  20. LA PREDECIBILIDAD DE LAS DECISIONES JUDICIALES

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    María Isabel Garrido Gómez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El tema que estudio es la predecibilidad de las decisiones judiciales, ligada a los valores de la libertad, la seguridad y la igualdad. El punto de partida es el de que el principio jurisdiccional que guía la actividad de los jueces es ejercer la garantía de cierre del sistema mediante la corrección de los márgenes de desviación e ilegitimidad jurídicas en las que se hubiera podido incurrir. Desde esta perspectiva, me ocupo del marco en el que se ha de construir la teoría y la práctica de la predecibilidad de tales decisiones dentro de un Estado de Derecho, y del juego concatenado de los valores indicados. Para analizar el juego, me adentro en la cuestión de la motivación de las sentencias, la discrecionalidad judicial, los elementos y significados de la seguridad jurídica y los precedentes; profundizando en el tratamiento dado a la predecibilidad del Derecho por el realismo jurídico norteamericano, especialmente por Frank y Llewellyn. En general, se advierte que los cambios que sufre el modelo aplicativo del Derecho rompen con la concepción del estricto formalismo, creándose espacios relacionados con fines y estrategias no jurídicas. Por consiguiente, se comprende que tenía razón el realismo jurídico norteamericano a la hora de conceptuar el Derecho como realidad que sufre un cambio incesante, apoyado en la actividad judicial creativa. En este sentido, queda patente que no se produce sólo por el legislador, sino que también toma parte el juez. Su creación se reenvía a la interpretación de la norma aplicable y a que la norma particular en la que deriva la decisión no es efecto de la lógica.The issue addressed in this study is the predictability of judicial decisions, linked to the values of liberty, the feeling of security it affords people, and equality. The jurisdictional principal guiding judges is to exercise the guarantee of closure of the system by correcting the margins of legal deviation and illegitimacy that

  1. Nesting ecology of greater white-fronted geese on the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge: 1988 progress report

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report covers the nesting ecology of greater white-fronted geese on the Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge. Aerial surveys to document spring phenology and...

  2. Validity of the Decisional Process Inventory.

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    Marco, Cynthia D.; Hartung, Paul J.; Newman, Isadore; Parr, Patricia

    2003-01-01

    The Gestalt-based Decisional Process Inventory and measures of career indecision and vocational identity were completed by 201 subjects. Results supported the inventory's ability to differentiate by career choice states. Concurrent validity was supported, but confirmatory factor analysis did not support the factor structure regarding measurement…

  3. Decisional conflict in patients considering diagnostic thyroidectomy with indeterminate fine needle aspirate cytopathology.

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    Taylor, Benjamin A; Hart, Robert D; Rigby, Matthew H; Trites, Jonathan; Taylor, S Mark; Hong, Paul

    2016-02-27

    Fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytopathology is the gold standard work-up for thyroid nodules. However, indeterminate lesions are encountered commonly and can lead to difficult treatment decisions. We sought to determine whether patients experienced decisional conflict surrounding management with diagnostic thyroidectomy in the setting of indeterminate FNA results. Patients with indeterminate results of thyroid nodule FNA were prospectively enrolled. All consultations were carried out by three otolaryngologists in a consistent manner. After consultation, participants completed a demographics form and the Decisional Conflict Scale (DCS) questionnaire. Thirty-five patients (28 female) between the ages of 30 and 88 years (mean age 54.89) participated. The median total DCS score was 10.94 (interquartile range, 4.69-25.0). Twelve patients (34%) scored at or above 25 on the DCS, indicating clinically significant level of decisional conflict. Patients reported feeling significantly more confident about their decision after the surgical consultation compared to before the consultation (p = 0.00). The total DCS score was significantly negatively correlated with self-reported confidence after the consultation (r = -0.421, p = 0.012). Many patients experienced clinically significant decisional conflict when considering thyroidectomy for management of a thyroid nodule with indeterminate cytopathology. Future research should be directed at developing decision support tools for this patient group, and exploring the impact of decisional conflict on health outcomes.

  4. Case report 358: Desmoid tumor of the greater wing of the right sphenoid bone

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    Crisi, G.; Calo, M.; Mauri, C.

    1986-03-01

    In summary, a case has been presented of a 26-year-old man who on admission showed a mild right proptosis and swelling of the right temple. Roentgenograms of the skull demonstrated loss of the right innominate line. CT studies after contrast demonstrated a sharply-demarcated, destructive area of the right greater sphenoid wing with an enhancing, spindle-shaped, soft tissue mass observed around the bony defect. Increased uptake was demonstrated on a radionuclide scan. The lesion was surgically removed and proved to be a desmoid. (orig./SHA).

  5. How report cards on physicians, physician groups, and hospitals can have greater impact on consumer choices.

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    Sinaiko, Anna D; Eastman, Diana; Rosenthal, Meredith B

    2012-03-01

    Public report cards with quality and cost information on physicians, physician groups, and hospital providers have proliferated in recent years. However, many of these report cards are difficult for consumers to interpret and have had little impact on the provider choices consumers are making. To gain a more focused understanding of why these reports cards have not been more successful and what improvements could be made, we interviewed experts and surveyed registrants at the March 2011 AHRQ National Summit on Public Reporting for Consumers in Health Care. We found broad agreement that public reporting has been disconnected from consumer decisions about providers because of weaknesses in report card content, design, and accessibility. Policy makers have an opportunity to change the landscape of public reporting by taking advantage of advances in measurement, data collection, and information technology to deliver a more consumer-centered report card. Overcoming the constraint of limited public funding, and achieving the acceptance of providers, is critical to realizing future success.

  6. Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Strategy report and institutional plan

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    Schmitt, R.C.; Tyacke, M.J.

    1995-01-01

    This document contains two parts. Part I, Greater-Than-Class-C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Transportation Strategy, addresses the requirements, responsibilities, and strategy to transport and receive these wastes. The strategy covers (a) transportation packaging, which includes shipping casks and waste containers; (b) transportation operations relating to the five facilities involved in transportation, i.e., waste originator, interim storage, dedicated storage, treatment, and disposal; (c) system safety and risk analysis; (d) routes; (e) emergency preparedness and response; and (o safeguards and security. A summary of strategic actions is provided at the conclusion of Part 1. Part II, Institutional Plan for Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Packaging and Transportation, addresses the assumptions, requirements, and institutional plan elements and actions. As documented in the Strategy and Institutional Plan, the most challenging issues facing the GTCC LLW Program shipping campaign are institutional issues closely related to the strategy. How the Program addresses those issues and demonstrates to the states, local governments, and private citizens that the shipments can and will be made safely will strongly affect the success or failure of the campaign.

  7. y confianza en las propias decisiones

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    Juan Carlos Mejía Ceballos

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de disponer en lengua española de un instrumento para evaluar la preferencia de los sujetos por el uso de diferentes estilos de mensajes en situaciones de conflicto, se tradujo al español el Conflict Management Message Style. Realizada una recogida de datos exploratoria y otra confirmatoria con muestras de jóvenes universitarios de ambos sexos, se encontró mediante análisis factoriales que la traducción reproducía fielmente el instrumento original, por lo que puede ser utilizada para los mismos propósitos. Desde una perspectiva cognitiva que relaciona el afrontamiento de los conflictos con los procesos de toma de decisiones, se evaluó la autoestima de los sujetos como tomadores de decisiones mediante una escala. Se describen las diversas relaciones entre las variables y se realiza una comparación intercultural de este último constructo.

  8. Capillary haemangioma of the greater omentum in a 5-month-old female infant: a case report

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    Chateil, J.F. [Hopital Pellegrin, 33 - Bordeaux (France). Service de Neuro-Radiologie; Unite de Radiopediatrie, Hopital Pellegrin, Bordeaux (France); Saragne-Feuga, C.; Brun, M.; Diard, F. [Hopital Pellegrin, 33 - Bordeaux (France). Service de Neuro-Radiologie; Perel, Y. [Service de Pediatrie A, Hopital Pellegrin, Bordeaux (France); Neuenschwander, S. [Service de Radiologie, Institut Curie, Paris (France); Vergnes, P. [Service de Chirurgie Pediatrique, Hopital Pellegrin, Bordeaux (France)

    2000-12-01

    Capillary haemangiomas are frequent benign tumours in infancy. The authors report a case of capillary haemangioma of the greater omentum, discovered in a child of 5 months of age and studied with US, CT and MRI. The localization of such a lesion in the greater omentum is exceptional. Abdominal US revealed a heterogeneous, multinodular intraperitoneal mass. Doppler study demonstrated hypervascularity of the lesion. CT localized the mass to the greater omentum. The mass was hypodense on the unenhanced scan and enhanced massively after injection. The infant suffered a reaction to contrast medium during the CT. MRI demonstrated a mass which was hypointense on T1-weighted images and hyperintense on T2-weighted images. Laparotomy confirmed the location of the mass within the greater omentum and allowed resection of the tumour. (orig.)

  9. Decisional style, mood and work communication: email diaries.

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    Shirren, S; Phillips, J G

    2011-10-01

    To understand the use of technology to support interpersonal interaction, a theory of decisional style was applied to email use within the workplace. Previous research has used self-report and rating scales to address employee email behaviours, but this falls short of management's capability to monitor the actual behaviour. Thirty-nine employed individuals completed a five-day communication diary recording their actual behaviour upon receiving personal and work-related emails as well as the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales. It was found that vigilant individuals were more likely to use email in an efficient manner by deleting personal email and being less likely to open email later. Procrastinators, buckpassers and people experiencing high levels of negative affect were all more likely to delay dealing with email, which could be viewed as dealing with email in a less efficient manner. STATEMENT OF RELEVANCE: This work offers insights as to how people receive and process emails and is thus relevant to the development and implementation of collaborative technologies. Whilst other studies use individual's self-reports, this study uses a more accurate communication diary. Decisional style can predict the monitoring and response to electronic communication.

  10. Herbal hepatotoxicity by Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus): causality assessment of 22 spontaneous reports.

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    Teschke, Rolf; Glass, Xaver; Schulze, Johannes

    2011-12-01

    Toxic liver injury due to the herb Greater Celandine (GC) (Chelidonium majus L.) has been assumed in patients originating from various European countries and created concern. Based on regulatory and liver unspecific ad hoc causality assessments in 22 spontaneous cases of Germany, causality levels for GC were considered probable in 16 and possible in 6 cases. We now analyzed the data of these 22 cases regarding their causality levels employing the liver specific, standardized, structured and quantitative assessment method of the updated scale of CIOMS (Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences). Causality for GC was found highly probable (n=2), probable (n=6), possible (n=10), unlikely (n=1), and excluded (n=3). Thus, causality could be upgraded in 2 cases to a highly probable causality level, but had to be down graded to excluded, unlikely, or possible causality levels in 3, 1, or 9 cases, respectively. GC hepatotoxicity shows a hepatocellular pattern of liver injury with female gender predominance. On average, age of the patients was 56.4 years, treatment 36.4 days, and latency period until first symptoms and jaundice 29.8 and 35.6 days, respectively. This analysis therefore provides further evidence for the existence of GC hepatotoxicity as a distinct form of herb induced liver injury, but due to poor data quality the causal association between GC use and liver injury is less strong than hitherto assumed. We propose replacement of the regulatory organ unspecific by a liver specific causality assessment method in cases of herb induced liver injury as well as stricter pharmacovigilance strategies towards improvements of data quality. Toxicological studies are now warranted to elucidate the mechanism(s) of human GC hepatotoxicity that represents a European issue. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  11. College students who have an eveningness preference report lower self-control and greater procrastination.

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    Digdon, Nancy L; Howell, Andrew J

    2008-11-01

    Previous research suggests a possible link between eveningness and general difficulties with self-regulation (e.g., evening types are more likely than other chronotypes to have irregular sleep schedules and social rhythms and use substances). Our study investigated the relationship between eveningness and self-regulation by using two standardized measures of self-regulation: the Self-Control Scale and the Procrastination Scale. We predicted that an eveningness preference would be associated with poorer self-control and greater procrastination than would an intermediate or morningness preference. Participants were 308 psychology students (mean age=19.92 yrs) at a small Canadian college. Students completed the self-regulation questionnaires and Morningness/Eveningness Questionnaire (MEQ) online. The mean MEQ score was 46.69 (SD=8.20), which is intermediate between morningness and eveningness. MEQ scores ranged from definite morningness to definite eveningness, but the dispersion of scores was skewed toward more eveningness. Pearson and partial correlations (controlling for age) were used to assess the relationship between MEQ score and the Self-Control Scale (global score and 5 subscale scores) and Procrastination Scale (global score). All correlations were significant. The magnitude of the effects was medium for all measures except one of the Self-Control subscales, which was small. A multiple regression analysis to predict MEQ score using the Self-Control Scale (global score), Procrastination Scale, and age as predictors indicated the Self-Control Scale was a significant predictor (accounting for 20% of the variance). A multiple regression analysis to predict MEQ scores using the five subscales of the Self-Control Scale and age as predictors showed the subscales for reliability and work ethic were significant predictors (accounting for 33% of the variance). Our study showed a relationship between eveningness and low self-control, but it did not address whether the

  12. Greater Green River Basin production improvement project, Phase 1: Site characterization report

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    DeJarnett, B.B.; Krystinik, L.F.; Mead, R.H.; Poe, S.C.

    1996-05-01

    Several tight, naturally-fractured, gas-productive formations in the Greater Green River Basin (GGRB) in Wyoming have been exploited using conventional vertical well technology. Typically, hydraulic fracture treatments must be performed in completing these wells to increase gas production rates to economic levels. However, with the maturation of horizontal drilling technology hydraulic fracture treatments may not be the most effective method for improving gas production from these tight reservoirs. Two of the most prolific tight gas reservoirs in the Green River Basin, the Frontier and the Mesaverde, are candidates for the application of horizontal well completion technology. The objective of the proposed project is to apply the DOE`s technical concept to the Second Frontier Formation on the western flank of the Rock Springs Uplift. Previous industry attempts to produce in commercial quantities from the Second Frontier Formation have been hampered by lack of understanding of both the in-situ natural fracture system and lack of adequate stimulation treatments. The proposed technical approach involves drilling a vertical characterization well to the Second Frontier Formation at a depth of approximately 16,000 ft. from a site located about 18 miles northwest of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Logging, coring, and well testing information from the vertical well will be used to design a hydraulic fracturing treatment and to assess the resulting production performance. Data from the vertical drilling phase will be used to design a 2,500 to 3,000-ft lateral wellbore which will be kicked off from the vertical hole and extend into the blanket marine sandstone bench of the Second Frontier Formation. The trajectory of this wellbore will be designed to intersect the maximum number of natural fractures to maximize production rates. Production testing of the resulting completion will provide an assessment of reserve potential related to horizontal lateral completions.

  13. Self-reported posttraumatic growth predicts greater subsequent posttraumatic stress amidst war and terrorism.

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    Zalta, Alyson K; Gerhart, James; Hall, Brian J; Rajan, Kumar B; Vechiu, Catalina; Canetti, Daphna; Hobfoll, Stevan E

    2017-03-01

    This study tested three alternative explanations for research indicating a positive, but heterogeneous relationship between self-reported posttraumatic growth (PTG) and posttraumatic stress symptoms (PSS): (a) the third-variable hypothesis that the relationship between PTG and PSS is a spurious one driven by positive relationships with resource loss, (b) the growth over time hypothesis that the relationship between PTG and PSS is initially a positive one, but becomes negative over time, and (c) the moderator hypothesis that resource loss moderates the relationship between PTG and PSS such that PTG is associated with lower levels of PSS as loss increases. A nationally representative sample (N = 1622) of Israelis was assessed at three time points during a period of ongoing violence. PTG, resource loss, and the interaction between PTG and loss were examined as lagged predictors of PSS to test the proposed hypotheses. Results were inconsistent with all three hypotheses, showing that PTG positively predicted subsequent PSS when accounting for main and interactive effects of loss. Our results suggest that self-reported PTG is a meaningful but counterintuitive predictor of poorer mental health following trauma.

  14. Trypanosoma evansi in dromedary camel: with a case report of zoonosis in greater Cairo, Egypt.

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    Haridy, Fouad M; El-Metwally, Mohamed Tolba; Khalil, Hazem H M; Morsy, Tosson A

    2011-04-01

    Trypanosoma evansi (Steel, 1885) Balbiani, is the cause of trypanosomiasis (Surra) which multiples in the blood and body fluids. The incubation period varies from 7-15 days. The mortality rate was up to 20% and fatality rate may reach up to 100% in untreated camels. Three hundred randomly selected camels were 200 males 4-6 years old and 100 females 10-15 years. They were examined clinically and diagnosed by Giemsa stained blood smear, anti- trypanosomiasis-antibodies by ELISA and urine Thymol turbidity test for natural infection with T. evani (Surra). The results showed that camels were naturally infected with T. evansi as indicated by stained blood film examination and/or ELISA. Infection in males was 6.0% (stained blood smears), 8.0% (ELISA) and 5.0% (urine thymol turbidity test). In females the infection rate was 9.0%, 24.0% and 12% respectively. By correlation with suggestive clinical manifestations, ELISA proved to be more sensitive and specific (13.3%) than stained blood films (10.0%) and urine Thymol turbidity test (7.3%). Regarding humans, one out of 30 was positive as indicated by ELISA and stained blood smear but was negative by urine thymol turbidity test. The human case was successfully treated as indicated clinically, parasitologically and serologically. This is the first reported Egyptian human case of trypanosomiasis evansi, a neglected zoonosis.

  15. THE DECISIONAL TRANSPARENCY IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

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    OCTAVIA MARIA CILIBIU

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The principle of decisional transparency is one of the principles of good administration, fundamental principles of public administration and it is enshrined in the law of many European Union member states, including our country. In their work the public authorities must show transparency reflected by the active involvement of citizens in administrative decision as its primary beneficiary. The citizen information, consultation and his stimulation to participate actively in the elaboration of draft normative acts for their preparation and before that by bringing them to public knowledge, are tasks of the public authorities which exceed the limit of the obligations imposed by internal rules and are significant efforts to modernize the public administration and rallying to the administrative structures.

  16. Social and institutional evaluation report for Greater-Than-Class C Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal

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    Anderson, T.L.; Lewis, B.E.; Turner, K.H.; Rozelle, M.A. [Dames and Moore, Denver, CO (United States)

    1993-10-01

    This report identifies and characterizes social and institutional issues that would be relevant to the siting, licensing, construction, closure, and postclosure of a Greater-Than-Class-C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLW) disposal facility. A historical perspective of high-level radioactive waste (HLW) and LLW disposal programs is provided as an overview of radioactive waste disposal and to support the recommendations and conclusions in the report. A characterization of each issue is provided to establish the basis for further evaluations. Where applicable, the regulatory requirements of 10 CFR 60 and 61 are incorporated in the issue characterizations. The issues are used to compare surface, intermediate depth, and deep geologic disposal alternatives. The evaluation establishes that social and institutional issues do not significantly discriminate among the disposal alternatives. Recommendations are provided for methods by which the issues could be considered throughout the lifecycle of a GTCC LLW disposal program.

  17. Waste Management Facilities Cost Information report for Greater-Than-Class C and DOE equivalent special case waste

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    Feizollahi, F.; Shropshire, D.

    1993-07-01

    This Waste Management Facility Cost Information (WMFCI) report for Greater-Than-Class C low-level waste (GTCC LLW) and DOE equivalent special case waste contains preconceptual designs and planning level life-cycle cost (PLCC) estimates for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities needed for management of GTCC LLW and DOE equivalent waste. The report contains information on 16 facilities (referred to as cost modules). These facilities are treatment facility front-end and back-end support functions (administration support, and receiving, preparation, and shipping cost modules); seven treatment concepts (incineration, metal melting, shredding/compaction, solidification, vitrification, metal sizing and decontamination, and wet/air oxidation cost modules); two storage concepts (enclosed vault and silo); disposal facility front-end functions (disposal receiving and inspection cost module); and four disposal concepts (shallow-land, engineered shallow-land, intermediate depth, and deep geological cost modules). Data in this report allow the user to develop PLCC estimates for various waste management options. A procedure to guide the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its contractor personnel in the use of estimating data is also included in this report.

  18. Adults with Greater Weight Satisfaction Report More Positive Health Behaviors and Have Better Health Status Regardless of BMI

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    Christine E. Blake

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Prior studies suggest that weight satisfaction may preclude changes in behavior that lead to healthier weight among individuals who are overweight or obese. Objective. To gain a better understanding of complex relationships between weight satisfaction, weight-related health behaviors, and health outcomes. Design. Cross-sectional analysis of data from the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study (ACLS. Participants. Large mixed-gender cohort of primarily white, middle-to-upper socioeconomic status (SES adults with baseline examination between 1987 and 2002 (n=19,003. Main Outcome Variables. Weight satisfaction, weight-related health behaviors, chronic health conditions, and clinical health indicators. Statistical Analyses Performed. Chi-square test, t-tests, and linear and multivariate logistic regression. Results. Compared to men, women were more likely to be dieting (32% women; 18% men and had higher weight dissatisfaction. Men and women with greater weight dissatisfaction reported more dieting, yo-yo dieting, and snacking and consuming fewer meals, being less active, and having to eat either more or less than desired to maintain weight regardless of weight status. Those who were overweight or obese and dissatisfied with their weight had the poorest health. Conclusion. Greater satisfaction with one’s weight was associated with positive health behaviors and health outcomes in both men and women and across weight status groups.

  19. Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Future. Ad hoc working group report, Key Biscayne, Florida, October 26-28, 1980

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    Thorhaug, A. (ed.)

    1980-01-01

    This report of Workshop I (presented in outline form) by the Greater Caribbean Energy and Environment Foundation begin an intensive focus on the energy problems of the Caribbean. The process by which environmental assessments by tropical experts can be successfully integrated into energy decisions is by: (1) international loan institutions requiring or strongly recommending excellent assessments; (2) engineering awareness of total effects of energy projects; (3) governmental environmental consciousness-raising with regard to natural resource value and potential inadvertent and unnecessary resource losses during energy development; and (4) media participation. Section headings in the outline are: preamble; introduction; research tasks: today and twenty years hence; needed research, demonstration and information dissemination projects to get knowledge about Caribbean energy-environment used; summary; recommendations; generalized conclusions; and background literature. (JGB)

  20. New reports, phylogenetic analysis, and a key to Lactarius Pers. in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem informed by molecular data

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    Edward G. Barge

    2016-09-01

    Full Text Available The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE, located in the Central Rocky Mountains of western North America, is one of the largest nearly intact temperate-zone ecosystems on Earth. Here, Lactarius is an important component of ectomycorrhizal communities in many habitat types, from low elevation riparian areas to high elevation conifer forests and alpine tundra. Molecular phylogenetic analyses of ITS and RPB2 gene sequences along with detailed morphological examination confirm at least 20 Lactarius species, as well as three varieties, and one unresolved species group in the GYE. Eight taxa are reported from the GYE for the first time, and nearly every major ectomycorrhizal host plant in the GYE appears to have at least one Lactarius species associated with it. Broad intercontinental distributions are suggested for alpine Salix and Betula associates, and for certain subalpine Picea and aspen (Populus spp. associates. Some species appear to be restricted to western North America with Pinus, Pseudotsuga or Abies. The distribution and/or host affinities of others is not clear due in part to ambiguous host assignment, taxonomic problems or the relative rarity with which they have been reported.

  1. TOMA DE DECISIONES EMPRESARIALES: UN ENFOQUE MULTICRITERIO MULTIEXPERTO

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    Eivis Salinas Gómez

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    Para resolver los problemas empresariales de toma de decisiones se ha venido desarrollando un conjunto de herramientas matemáticas, que garantizan una toma de decisiones rápida y eficiente, proporcionando una ayuda para los empresarios actuales.Es por esto, que en el presente trabajo se muestra un procedimiento para la toma de decisiones multicriterio multiexperto, el cual permite facilitar el consenso, una toma de decisiones en menor tiempo, garantizando el incremento de la eficiencia, eficacia y competitividad empresarial.

  2. Young adult cannabis users report greater propensity for risk-taking only in non-monetary domains.

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    Gilman, Jodi M; Calderon, Vanessa; Curran, Max T; Evins, A Eden

    2015-02-01

    Though substance use is often associated with elevated risk-taking in real-world scenarios, many risk-taking tasks in experimental psychology using financial gambles fail to find significant differences between individuals with substance use disorders and healthy controls. We assessed whether participants using marijuana would show a greater propensity for risk-taking in distinct domains including, but not limited to, financial risk-taking. In the current study, we assessed risk-taking in young adult (age 18-25) regular marijuana users and in non-using control participants using a domain-specific risk-taking self-report scale (DOSPERT) encompassing five domains of risk-taking (social, financial, recreational, health/safety, and ethical). We also measured behavioral risk-taking using a laboratory monetary risk-taking task. Marijuana users and controls reported significant differences on the social, health/safety, and ethical risk-taking scales, but no differences in the propensity to take recreational or financial risks. Complementing the self-report finding, there were no differences between marijuana users and controls in their performance on the laboratory risk-taking task. These findings suggest that financial risk-taking may be less sensitive than other domains of risk-taking in assessing differences in risky behavior between those who use marijuana and those who do not. In order to more consistently determine whether increased risk-taking is a factor in substance use, it may be necessary to use both monetary risk-taking tasks and complementary assessments of non-monetary-based risk-taking measures. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Ecology of Greater Sage-Grouse in the Bi-State Planning Area Final Report, September 2007

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    Casazza, Michael L.; Overton, Cory T.; Farinha, Melissa A.; Torregrosa, Alicia; Fleskes, Joseph P.; Miller, Michael R.; Sedinger, James S.; Kolada, Eric J.

    2009-01-01

    Conservation efforts for greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), hereafter sage-grouse, are underway across the range of this species. Over 70 local working groups have been established and are implementing on-the-ground sage-grouse oriented conservation projects. Early on in this process, the California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) recognized the need to join in these efforts and received funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) under the Candidate Species Conservation Program to help develop a species conservation plan for sage-grouse in the Mono County area. This conservation plan covers portions of Alpine, Mono, and Inyo counties in California and Douglas, Esmeralda, Lyon, and Mineral counties in Nevada. A concurrent effort underway through the Nevada Governor's Sage-grouse Conservation Team established Local Area Working Groups across Nevada and eastern California. The Mono County populations of sage-grouse were encompassed by the Bi-State Local Planning Area, which was comprised of six population management units (PMUs). The state agencies from California (CDFG) and Nevada (Nevada Department of Wildlife; NDOW) responsible for the management of sage-grouse agreed to utilize the process that had begun with the Nevada Governor's Team in order to develop local plans for conservation planning and implementation. Resources from the USFWS were applied to several objectives in support of the development of the Bi-State Local Area Sage-grouse Conservation Plan through a grant to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Objectives included: (1) participate in the development of the Bi-State Conservation Plan, (2) compile and synthesize existing sage-grouse data, (3) document seasonal movements of sage-grouse, (4) identify habitats critical to sage-grouse, (5) determine survival rates and identify causal factors of mortality, (6) determine nest success and brood success of sage-grouse, and (7) identify sage-grouse lek sites. Progress reports

  4. Towards a greater understanding of the illicit tobacco trade in Europe: a review of the PMI funded 'Project Star' report.

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    Gilmore, Anna B; Rowell, Andy; Gallus, Silvano; Lugo, Alessandra; Joossens, Luk; Sims, Michelle

    2014-05-01

    Following a legal agreement with the European Union (EU), Philip Morris International (PMI) commissions a yearly report ('Project Star', PS) on the European illicit cigarette trade from KPMG, the global accountancy firm. Review of PS 2010 report. Comparison with data from independent sources including a 2010 pan-European survey (N=18,056). Within PS, data covering all 27 EU countries are entered into a model. While the model itself seems appropriate, concerns are identified with the methodologies underlying the data inputs and thus their quality: there is little transparency over methodologies; interview data underestimate legal non-domestic product partly by failing to account for legal cross-border sales; illicit cigarette estimates rely on tobacco industry empty pack surveys which may overestimate illicit; and there is an over-reliance on data supplied by PMI with inadequate external validation. Thus, PMI sales data are validated using PMI smoking prevalence estimates, yet PMI is unable to provide sales (shipment) data for the Greek islands and its prevalence estimates differ grossly from independent data. Consequently, comparisons with independent data suggest PS will tend to overestimate illicit cigarette levels particularly where cross-border shopping is frequent (Austria, Finland, France) and in Western compared with Eastern European countries. The model also provides data on the nature of the illicit cigarette market independent of seizure data suggesting that almost a quarter of the illicit cigarette market in 2010 comprised PMI's own brands compared with just 5% counterfeited PMI brands; a finding hidden in PMI's public representation of the data. PS overestimates illicit cigarette levels in some European countries and suggests PMI's supply chain control is inadequate. Its publication serves the interests of PMI over those of the EU and its member states. PS requires greater transparency, external scrutiny and use of independent data. Published by the BMJ

  5. LA ESTADISTICA Y LA COMPUTACION EN APOYO A LA TOMA DE DECISIONES

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    La mayoria de la decisiones a nivel tactico-estrategico de una organizacion necesitan un apoyo computacional que ofrezca mas que simples datos descriptivos. Se esperaria que un sistema que apoye realmente este tipo de decisiones proponga al usuario diversas alternativas para que este las conjugue a su juicio en la toma de decisiones. Estas decisiones normalmente involucran cierto grado de incertidumbre y de riesgo. Para crear un sistema de apoyo a estas decisiones,en estas circunstancias, el ...

  6. A longitudinal study investigating the role of decisional conflicts and regret and short-term psychological adjustment after IVF treatment failure.

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    Chan, Celia Hoi Yan; Lau, Hi Po Bobo; Tam, Michelle Yi Jun; Ng, Ernest Hung Yu

    2016-12-01

    What is the relationship between decisional conflict, decisional regret and psychological well-being in women following unsuccessful IVF cycles? The mediating effect of decisional regret on the relationship between decisional conflict and fertility-related quality of life (FRQOL) has been found to be moderated by the availability (versus absence) of frozen embryos after an unsuccessful IVF cycle. Infertility treatment is marked by its open-ended nature. Stresses in treatment decision-making could be aggravated by a culture which honours families through procreation. While studies have investigated treatment-related decision-making among infertile women, little is known about the mental health consequences of decisional conflict and decisional regret following an unsuccessful IVF cycle. A study was conducted over a 3-month period with infertile women who had recently experienced a failed IVF cycle (T0). Decisional conflict when they decided on terminating or continuing treatment (T1) and decisional regret 3 months later (T2) were measured. Participants reported their levels of depression, anxiety and FRQOL at three time points. A total of 151 participants completed all time points (attrition rate: 39%). The average age of participants was 37.2 years, and they had had 1.1 cycles (range: 0-8) on average at the time of study intake. The duration of the study was 2 years. Participants were infertile women who were not pregnant following an IVF cycle recruited from a university-affiliated assisted reproduction centre. Following the notification of a negative pregnancy result, patients were invited to complete measures of FRQOL, depression and anxiety across three time points and decisional conflict and decisional regret at T1 and T2 respectively. Decisional regret partially mediated the effect of decisional conflict on overall and treatment-specific FRQOL (P interest. HKU Clinical Trials Registry (Trial registration number: HKUCTR-1680). © The Author 2016. Published by

  7. Staff nurse decisional involvement: an Internet mixed-method study in Taiwan.

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    Liu, Yi; Hsu, Hsin-Tien; Chen, Hsing-Mei

    2015-05-01

    (a) To explore staff nurses' actual decisional involvement and preferred level of decisional involvement, the decisional dissonance, and the attributing factors; and (b) to understand staff nurses' perceptions about the process of decisional involvement at their work place in Taiwan. Research related to nurses' decisional involvement was scarce and mainly emphasized the level of involvement without examining the possible attributing factors and the process of nurses' decisional involvement. A two-phase internet mixed-method study design was used. A total of 125 staff nurses completed the internet survey using decisional involvement scale and 15 completed online forum discussion questions. Nurses' actual decisional involvement was significantly lower than preferred decisional involvement. The attributing factor to nurses' actual decisional involvement included the level of education, type of hospital, work unit and workload. There were no differences of preferred decisional involvement among different demographic data. Regarding nurses' perceptions of decisional involvement, three themes were identified: dependent on administrators, fear of getting into trouble, and the power of consensus. The low level of actual decisional involvement and preferred decisional involvement might be associated with workload, management style and the fear of getting into troubles. The government, health care organisations, nursing leaders should reexamine the influence of work setting factors, workload and management style to nurses' actual decisional involvement. © 2013 John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

  8. What is a “good” treatment decision?: Decisional control, knowledge, treatment decision-making, and quality of life in men with clinically localized prostate cancer

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    Orom, Heather; Biddle, Caitlin; Underwood, Willie; Nelson, Christian J.; Homish, D. Lynn

    2016-01-01

    Objective We explored whether active patient involvement in decision making and greater patient knowledge are associated with better treatment decision making experiences and better quality of life (QOL) among men with clinically localized prostate cancer. Localized prostate cancer treatment decision-making is an advantageous model for studying patient treatment decision-making dynamics as there are multiple treatment options and a lack of empirical evidence to recommend one over the other; consequently, it is recommended that patients be fully involved in making the decision. Methods Men with newly diagnosed clinically localized prostate cancer (N=1529) completed measures of decisional control, prostate cancer knowledge, and their decision-making experience (decisional conflict, and decision-making satisfaction and difficulty) shortly after they made their treatment decision. Prostate cancer-specific QOL was assessed 6-months after treatment. Results More active involvement in decision making and greater knowledge were associated with lower decisional conflict and higher decision-making satisfaction, but greater decision-making difficulty. An interaction between decisional control and knowledge revealed that greater knowledge was only associated with greater difficulty for men actively involved in making the decision (67% of sample). Greater knowledge, but not decisional control predicted better QOL 6-months post-treatment. Conclusion Although men who are actively involved in decision making and more knowledgeable may make more informed decisions, they could benefit from decisional support (e.g., decision-making aids, emotional support from providers, strategies for reducing emotional distress) to make the process easier. Men who were more knowledgeable about prostate cancer and treatment side effects at the time they made their treatment decision may have appraised their QOL as higher because they had realistic expectations about side effects. PMID:26957566

  9. Decisional equipoise is not decisional conflict: avoiding the false clarity bias in the evaluation of decision aids and Shared Decision Making processes

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    Kaltoft, Mette Kjer; Salkeld, Glenn; Cunich, Michelle

    2014-01-01

    Purposes: To question the use of criteria related to decisional ‘sureness’ in evaluating decision aids and Shared Decision Making processes,- as occurs in the Decisional Conflict Scale (items 10-12) and its reduced form SURE (item 1) - on the ground that decisional equipoise is a legitimate outco...

  10. Progress report 1988: predator control to enhance production of Greater Sandhill Cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The nesting population of greater sandhill cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon has declined from 181 pairs in 1986 when predator control began to 137...

  11. Progress report 1989: predator control to enhance the production of Greater Sandhill Cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The nesting population of greater sandhill cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon has declined from 236 pairs in 1971 to 181 pairs in 1986 when predator...

  12. Progress report 1987: predator control to enhance the production of Greater Sandhill Cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The nesting population of greater sandhill cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon has declined from 236 pairs in 1971 to 181 pairs in 1986. Nesting...

  13. Progress Report 1986 : Predator Control to Enhance the Production of Greater Sandhill Cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The nesting population of greater sandhill cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon has declined from 236 pairs in 1971 to 181 pairs in 1986. Nesting...

  14. Progress report 1991: predator control to enhance the production of greater Sandhill Cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The nesting population of greater sandhill cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon had declined from 236 pairs in 1971 to 181 pairs in 1986 when predator...

  15. Progress Report 1990: predator control to enhance the production of Greater Sandhill Cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The nesting population of greater sandhill cranes on Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Oregon had declined from 236 pairs in 1971 to 181 pairs in 1986 when predator...

  16. An embedded decisional model of stress and coping: implications for exploring treatment decision making by women with breast cancer.

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    Balneaves, L G; Long, B

    1999-12-01

    Treatment decision making by women with breast cancer has been recognized to be an inherently stressful process. However, past decisional theory and research has failed to fully elucidate the personal, transactional, and relational nature of choice behaviour. The purpose of this paper is to explore an embedded decisional model of stress and coping that locates key assumptions of Janis & Mann's (1977) conflict-theory model of decision making within Lazarus & Folkman's (1984) transactional framework. Through combining decisional and stress and coping theories, a model is developed that addresses the theoretical limitations of the conflict-theory model and provides greater specificity within decision-making research. The paper examines the complexity of treatment decision making within the context of the constructs of causal antecedents, primary appraisal, secondary appraisal, coping, and adaptational outcomes. Examples specific to women with breast cancer are provided to illustrate the potential application of the embedded model. The implications of this inclusive and comprehensive decisional theory for future knowledge development and research in the area of treatment decision making are also discussed.

  17. Fistulotomy or seton in anal fistula: a decisional algorithm.

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    Cariati, Andrea

    2013-09-01

    Fistula in ano is a common proctological disease. Several authors stated that internal and external anal sphincters preservation is in the interest of continence maintenance. The aim of the present study is to report our experience using a decisional algorithm on sphincter saving procedures that achieved us to obtain good results with low rate of complications. From 2008 to 2011, 206 patients underwent surgical treatment for anal fistula; 28 patients underwent perianal abscess drainage plus seton placement of trans-sphincteric or supra-sphincteric fistula (13.6 %), 41 patients underwent fistulotomy for submucosal or low inter-sphincteric or low trans-sphincteric anal fistula (19.9 %) and 137 patients underwent partial fistulectomy or partial fistulotomy (from cutaneous plan to external sphincter muscle plan) and cutting seton placement without internal sphincterotomy for trans-sphincteric anal fistula (66.50 %). Healing rates have been of 100 % and healing times ranged from 1 to 6 months in 97 % of patients treated by setons. Transient fecal soiling was reported by 19 patients affected by trans-sphincteric fistula (11.5 %) for 4-6 months and then disappeared or evolved in a milder form of flatus occasional incontinence. No major incontinence has been reported also after fistulotomy. Fistula recurred in five cases of trans-sphincteric fistula treated by seton placement (one with abscess) (1/28) (3.5 %) and four with trans-sphincteric fistula (4/137) (3 %). Our algorithm permitted us to reduce to 20 % sphincter cutting procedures without reporting postoperative major anal incontinence; it seems to open an interesting way in the treatment of anal fistula.

  18. Case Report: Anteromedial temporosphenoidal encephalocele with a clinically silent lateral bony defect in the greater wing of the sphenoid

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    Pandey Anoop

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Anteromedial temporosphenoidal encephalocele is the least common type of temporal encephalocele. It commonly presents with spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea in adults. This article presents the CT cisternography and MRI findings of one such case, which also had an associated clinically silent defect in the greater wing of the sphenoid on the same side.

  19. Complicated sternal dehiscence treated with the strasbourg thoracic osteosyntheses system (STRATOS and the transposition of greater omentum: a case report

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    Casablanca Giuseppe

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Sternal dehiscence is a serious complication after cardiac surgery. Sternal refixation, performed by simple rewiring or techniqual modification of rewiring as described by Robicsek, can fail, overall when the bone quality is poor or the sternum is completely destroyed. The sternal closure systems, consisting of plates, screws or rib clips and titanium bars, have been recently introduced to treat the complicated sternal dehiscence. We describe for the first time the use of the Strasbourg Thoracic Osteosyntheses System (STRATOS and the greater omentum, to treat a complicated sternal dehiscence, causing chest pain and respiratory failure.

  20. Consumer control in service recovery: beyond decisional control

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    Joosten, H.W.M.; Bloemer, J.M.M.; Hillebrand, B.

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    PURPOSE - Focusing on decisional control of the outcome provides only a partial picture of how firms may handle customer complaints and ignores many (alternative) opportunities to recover the relationship with the customer when service delivery fails. The purpose of this paper is to introduce

  1. TOMA DE DECISIONES BASADAS EN EL ALGORITMO DE DIJKSTRA

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    Laura Méndez Martínez

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    Full Text Available Una de las funciones que realiza un ‘Radio Cognitivo’ es la toma de decisiones sobre el espectro radioeléctrico, esto a partir del análisis que realiza de su entorno. En este trabajo de investigación, se propone un método para la toma de decisiones para la selección de una banda en el espectro radioeléctrico que cumpla con ciertos criterios requeridos para una aplicación. Esta toma de decisiones se basa en un algoritmo de búsqueda del camino más corto similar al Algoritmo de Dijkstra. Para encontrar el camino más corto, el cual representa a la banda de frecuencia requerida, se especifican los atributos o parámetros a considerar para cada una de las bandas de acuerdo a una aplicación en particular o servicio requerido. A estos atributos o parámetros se les asignan valores es decir, pesos que determinan la prioridad e importancia para cada servicio. El algoritmo propuesto basado en Dijkstra, evalúa los parámetros del conjunto de bandas disponibles considerando el peso asignado, e indica la banda a seleccionar y que cubre con los criterios de la toma de decisiones. Se realizaron simulaciones por computadora para caracterizar los servicios identificados como mejor esfuerzo ‘Best Effort’ y tiempo real ‘Real Time’, obteniendo como resultado una latencia reducida que representa un tiempo práctico para ser implementado en un Radio Cognitivo en su toma de decisiones. Se observó también que los tiempos mostraron una mejora al ser comparados con los resultados obtenidos al implementar el Algoritmo de AHP.

  2. EnergyWorks Final Report: A Better Buildings Neighborhood Program in the Five-County Greater Philadelphia Region

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    Gajewski, Katherine [City of Philadelphia

    2014-03-05

    This report covers the grant performance period of July 1, 2010-September 30, 2013 and discusses of the program design, outcomes and best practices as they relate to the following six areas: 1. Institutional Design and Business Model; 2. Program Design and Customer Experience; 3. Driving Demand; 4. Workforce Development; 5. Financing and Incentives; 6. Data and Evaluation.

  3. Do older people with visual impairment and living alone in a rural developing country report greater difficulty in managing stairs?

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    Hairi, Noran N; Bulgiba, Awang; Peramalah, Devi; Mudla, Izzuna

    2013-01-01

    Managing stairs is a challenging activity of daily living (ADL) for older people. This study aims to examine the association between visual impairment and difficulty in managing stairs among older people living alone and those living with others. A population-based cross sectional study was conducted in rural Malaysia from 2007 till 2008. Seven hundred and sixty five older people aged 60 years and over underwent eye examination for visual impairment. Visual acuity criteria were used to define visual impairment. Presenting visual acuity was assessed using a standard metric Snellen Chart of E type. Difficulty in managing stairs was measured according to a question drawn from the Barthel Index which asks "do you need help in climbing stairs". Overall, the prevalence of difficulty in managing stairs among older people in our population was 135 (18.3%, 95% CI 15.7-21.2). After adjusting for important confounders the odds ratio (OR) for visual impairment and difficulty in managing stairs among older people living alone was 5.04 (95% CI 2.27, 10.62). Among older people living with others, the adjusted OR for visual impairment and difficulty in managing stairs was 3.10 (95% CI 1.52, 6.80). In a sample of older people aged 60 years and over, those living alone with visual impairment had greater difficulty in managing stairs than those living with others. Identification of these groups of older people is useful for targeting interventions. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Natural Recharge to the Unconfined Aquifer System on the Hanford Site from the Greater Cold Creek Watershed: Progress Report 2004

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    Waichler, Scott R.; Wigmosta, Mark S.; Coleman, Andre M.

    2004-09-14

    Movement of contaminants in groundwater at the Hanford Site is heavily dependent on recharge to the unconfined aquifer. As the effects of past artificial discharges dissipate, the water table is expected to return to more natural conditions, and natural recharge will become the driving force when evaluating future groundwater flow conditions and related contaminant transport. Previous work on the relationship of natural recharge to groundwater movement at the Hanford Site has focused on direct recharge from infiltrating rainfall and snowmelt within the area represented by the Sitewide Groundwater Model (SGM) domain. However, part of the groundwater recharge at Hanford is provided by flow from Greater Cold Creek watershed (GCC), a large drainage area on the western boundary of the Hanford Site that includes Cold Creek Valley, Dry Creek Valley, and the Hanford side of Rattlesnake Mountain. This study was undertaken to estimate the recharge from GCC, which is believed to enter the unconfined aquifer as both infiltrating streamflow and shallow subsurface flow. To estimate recharge, the Distributed Hydrology-Soil-Vegetation Model (DHSVM) was used to simulate a detailed water balance of GCC from 1956 to 2001 at a spatial resolution of 200~m and a temporal resolution of one hour. For estimating natural recharge to Hanford from watersheds along its western and southwestern boundaries, the most important aspects that need to be considered are 1)~distribution and relative magnitude of precipitation and evapotranspiration over the watershed, 2)~streamflow generation at upper elevations and infiltration at lower elevations during rare runoff events, and 3)~permeability of the basalt bedrock surface underlying the soil mantle.

  5. Personalidad y toma de decisiones vocacionales en universitarios

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    Cabrera, Lidia

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizan las relaciones entre la personalidad y la toma de decisiones vocacionales en estudiantes universitarios. La hipótesis de partida es que la personalidad eficaz está asociada a un proceso de toma de decisiones vocacionales más maduro. Para ello se administró el Cuestionario de Personalidad Eficiente y el Inventario de Factores Vocacionales a 497 estudiantes de último y penúltimo curso de carrera. Se encontraron diferencias significativas en las dimensiones constitutivas de la decisión vocacional en grupos extremos de alta y baja personalidad eficiente. Los resultados confirman que la personalidad eficaz está vinculada a una toma de decisión vocacional más basada en el conocimiento óptimo tanto de sí mismo como del mercado laboral.

  6. Improving The Decisional Process By Using UML Diagrams

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    Udrica Mioara

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available In the last years, the world has moved from predominantly industrial society to information society, governed by a new set of rules, which allows access to digital technologies, processing, storage and transmission of information. Organizations include in their decisional process Business Intelligence components, which help the decision-makers to establish the conditions of financial equilibrium, to highlight weaknesses and strengths, to make predictions.Particularly, Unified Modelling Language (UML, as a formal and standardized language, allows the control of the system’s complexity, shows different but complementary views of the organization and ensures independence towards the implementation language and the domain of application. This article aims to show the way UML diagrams are used as support in a decisional process for a hotel company. UML diagrams designed help decisionmakers to analysis and discover the causes, to design and simulation of possible scenarios, to implement and measuring the results.

  7. Mecanismos cognitivos de la toma de decisiones en mujeres mayores

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    Jose Ramón Alameda Bailén

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available La hipótesis del marcador somático de Damasio se centra en la influencia que los estados emocionales pueden ejercer sobre los procesos de toma de decisiones. Desde esta teoría se viene utilizando como instrumento de evaluación la denominada Iowa Gambling Task(IGT. El objetivo de este trabajo es conocer si en el deterioro cognitivo asociado a la edad(GDS 2 se observan alteraciones en la toma de decisiones. El análisis de los datos se realiza desde dos perspectivas: cuantitativa, mediante el computo de elecciones ventajosas frente a desventajosas; y cualitativa, según los parámetros del modelo Prospect ValenceLearning (PVL. Se analizaron dos grupos: uno formado por mujeres mayores condeterioro cognitivo, y otro, sin deterioro. Los resultados evidencian, respecto al análisis cuantitativo, diferencias significativas entre ambos grupos en el sentido de que las mujeres con deterioro cognitivo presentan menos elecciones ventajosas que las mujeres sin deterioro; sin embargo, desde un punto de vista cualitativo, los resultados ponen de manifiesto que no existen diferencias significativas entre ambos grupos en ninguno de los cuatro parámetros del PVL, es decir, que las ejecuciones de las mujeres con y sin deterioro cognitivo son similares. Como conclusión, se puede afirmar que los procesos de toma de decisiones en mujeres con y sin deterioro cognitivo son cuantitativamente diferentes, pero cualitativamente similares.

  8. Racionalidad y toma de decisiones hacia el siglo XXI

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    Ríos, Sixto

    1999-08-01

    Full Text Available No disponible.Tratamos de reflejar en este artículo el estado actual, desarrollo, tensiones, actividades investigadoras y problemas abiertos al futuro prometedor de esta actividad científico-práctica ilustrando nuestra exposición con ejemplos en parte tomados de trabajos realizados sucesivamente con nuestros discípulos y colaboradores de la Escuela de Estadística de la Universidad Complutense, del Departamento de I.O. de la Universidad Complutense, del Instituto de Investigación Operativa y Estadística (CSIC, de Bedaux, SOFEMASA, METRA-6, del Grupo de Análisis de Decisiones de la Real Academia de Ciencias en nuestra etapa final de trabajo. Está claro que si no queremos que el público pierda la confianza en el proceso asociado al control del riesgo por los científicos, los tecnólogos y administradores se han de tomar con el mayor rigor las decisiones que pueden influir en el futuro bienestar de todos; es decir, se debe aprender a tratar el riesgo y la incertidumbre en las decisiones importantes individuales o colectivas.

  9. Demencia tipo Alzheimer, deterioro cognitivo y toma de decisiones

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    Aurora Moreno

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es el de conocer cómo es la toma de decisiones en la Demencia Tipo Alzheimer (DTA en situaciones de incertidumbre, si se manifiesta la tendencia al riesgo o no, y la relación que guarda la ejecución con el status cognitivo en cada una de las áreas evaluadas por los test de cribado del deterioro cognitivo propios de las demencias. Participaron 10 pacientes con DTA, y comparados con 10 sujetos controles. Se utilizó la Prueba Cartas (basada en la Iowa Gambling Task, donde los sujetos deben elegir entre varias opciones que entrañan más o menos riesgo, y una batería de cribado del deterioro cognitivo. Los resultados reflejaron que los sujetos con DTA en etapas iniciales presentan cierta tendencia al riesgo en las decisiones que toman y no desarrollan patrones estratégicos de elección. Parece que el deterioro cognitivo y el grado de afectación en las distintas áreas se relaciona con la forma en que toman decisiones.

  10. A Decisional Collaborative System in Hydroelectric Domain

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    Eva BALINT

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available For the branch is a necessity to implement aBusiness Intelligence solutions. This solution should providemanagement with information in real time. Information aredecision-making for all levels in the management. We propose acomplete Business Intelligence (BI solution for hydorelectricdomain, by identifying and implementing of some pre-existingBI solutions followed by some own solutions developing in orderto satisfy the energy field specific needs, analyze and reports.Our approach use the concept of intelligent business from thelarger perspective of Corporate Performance Management(CPM. The implementation use SharePoint Server and OLAP.

  11. Yoga Meditation Practitioners Exhibit Greater Gray Matter Volume and Fewer Reported Cognitive Failures: Results of a Preliminary Voxel-Based Morphometric Analysis

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    Brett Froeliger

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Hatha yoga techniques, including physical postures (asanas, breathing exercises (pranayama, and meditation, involve the practice of mindfulness. In turn, yoga meditation practices may induce the state of mindfulness, which, when evoked recurrently through repeated practice, may accrue into trait or dispositional mindfulness. Putatively, these changes may be mediated by experience-dependent neuroplastic changes. Though prior studies have identified differences in gray matter volume (GMV between long-term mindfulness practitioners and controls, no studies to date have reported on whether yoga meditation is associated with GMV differences. The present study investigated GMV differences between yoga meditation practitioners (YMP and a matched control group (CG. The YMP group exhibited greater GM volume in frontal, limbic, temporal, occipital, and cerebellar regions; whereas the CG had no greater regional greater GMV. In addition, the YMP group reported significantly fewer cognitive failures on the Cognitive Failures Questionnaire (CFQ, the magnitude of which was positively correlated with GMV in numerous regions identified in the primary analysis. Lastly, GMV was positively correlated with the duration of yoga practice. Results from this preliminary study suggest that hatha yoga practice may be associated with the promotion of neuroplastic changes in executive brain systems, which may confer therapeutic benefits that accrue with repeated practice.

  12. El ethos de las decisiones penales: verdad real y consenso

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    Gabriela Rodríguez Fernández

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo es una reflexión profunda sobre los principales fundamentos del Derecho penal. En concreto, se ocupa de esclarecer los criterios de verdad sobre los que se apoyan las decisiones de los jueces. Ello supone cuestionar las bases filosóficas y científicas más rígidas del mundo jurídico, que postulan su carácter objetivo, y exponerlas a la crítica sociológica y política.

  13. Guarantee of Criminal Policy as Limited to Criminal Decisionism

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    María Belén Bonilla Albán

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The essay explains how the inclusion of the security of public policy in the 2008 Constitution of Ecuador as part of the constitutional state of law and justice or “guarantor state” can become a substantial limit for criminal decisionism, which is usually behind the penal policy in Latin America. Thus, the function of this collateral is to eliminate the huge space of discretion in the management of the most sensitive policy of modern state penal policy. However, the guarantee of public policy is not clear in determining the limits of punitive power; therefore, this paper seeks to explore some of the international human rights.

  14. Choice processes and their post-decisional consequences in morally conflicting decisions

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    Amy R. Krosch

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available Morally challenging decisions tend to be perceived as difficult by decision makers and often lead to post-decisional worry or regret. To test potential causes of these consequences, we employed realistic, morally challenging scenarios with two conflicting choice options. In addition to respondents' choices, we collected various ratings of choice options, decision-modes employed, as well as physiological arousal, assessed via skin conductance. Not surprisingly, option ratings predicted choice, such that the more positively rated option was chosen. However, respondents' self-reported decision modes also independently predicted choice. We further found that simultaneously engaging in decision modes that predict opposing choices increased decision difficulty and post-decision worry. In some cases this was related to increased arousal. Results suggest that at least a portion of the negative consequences associated with morally challenging decisions can be attributed to conflict in the decision modes one engages in.

  15. A Proxy Signature Scheme as Secure as Decisional Diffie- Hellman Problem

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    LU Rong-xing; CAO Zhen-fu

    2005-01-01

    Based on decisional Diffie-Hellman problem, we propose a simple proxy-protected signature scheme. In the random oracle model, we also carry out the strict security proof for the proposed scheme. The security of the proposed scheme is not loosely related to the discrete logarithm assumption but tightly related to the decisional Diffie-Hellman assumption in the random oracle model.

  16. First report of a mixed infection of Trichinella nelsoni and Trichinella T8 in a leopard (Panthera pardus from the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa

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    Louis J. La Grange

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    Full Text Available At least three Trichinella species, namely Trichinella nelsoni, Trichinella britovi and Trichinella zimbabwensis, and one genotype (Trichinella T8, have been isolated from sylvatic carnivores on the African continent. With the exception of T. britovi, the other species are known to circulate in wildlife of the Kruger National Park (KNP, South Africa, and KNP neighbouring game reserves (collectively known as the greater KNP area. Lions (Panthera leo and spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta appear to be the most important reservoirs of T. nelsoni and Trichinella T8 in the KNP and surrounding areas. Interspecies predation between lions and hyenas has been implicated as a primary mode of maintaining the life cycles of these two Trichinella species. This is the first report of a mixed natural infection of T. nelsoni and Trichinella T8 in a leopard (Panthera pardus from South Africa. Trichinella muscle larvae were identified to species level by multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR. Probable sources of infection, based on the known dietary preference and prey species’ range of leopards, are also discussed. The described occurrence of Trichinella species in a leopard from the greater KNP area raises the question of possible sources of infection for this predator species.

  17. First report of a mixed infection of Trichinella nelsoni and Trichinella T8 in a leopard (Panthera pardus) from the Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

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    La Grange, Louis J; Reininghaus, Björn; Mukaratirwa, Samson

    2014-11-20

    At least three Trichinella species, namely Trichinella nelsoni, Trichinella britovi and Trichinella zimbabwensis, and one genotype (Trichinella T8), have been isolated from sylvatic carnivores on the African continent. With the exception of T. britovi, the other species are known to circulate in wildlife of the Kruger National Park (KNP), South Africa, and KNP neighbouring game reserves (collectively known as the greater KNP area). Lions (Panthera leo) and spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta) appear to be the most important reservoirs of T. nelsoni and Trichinella T8 in the KNP and surrounding areas. Interspecies predation between lions and hyenas has been implicated as a primary mode of maintaining the life cycles of these two Trichinella species. This is the first report of a mixed natural infection of T. nelsoni and Trichinella T8 in a leopard (Panthera pardus) from South Africa. Trichinella muscle larvae were identified to species level by multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Probable sources of infection, based on the known dietary preference and prey species' range of leopards, are also discussed. The described occurrence of Trichinella species in a leopard from the greater KNP area raises the question of possible sources of infection for this predator species.

  18. Decision making in depression: differences in decisional conflict between healthy and depressed individuals.

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    van Randenborgh, Annette; de Jong-Meyer, Renate; Hüffmeier, Joachim

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated differences in the emergence of decisional conflict in healthy and depressed participants. The two groups of interest were questioned about their experience of decisional conflict and ongoing thoughts and impressions during decision making. As predicted, depressed participants experienced more decisional conflict than healthy participants. Furthermore, the diverse processes hypothesis was supported: In healthy participants, preoccupation with the task was the only predictor of decisional conflict. In depressed participants, decisional conflict was predicted by a combination of depression-related processes (e.g., low self-efficacy, lack of concentration, rumination, etc.). This research reduces the gap between the relevance of the symptom of indecisiveness (e.g., for diagnostic purposes) and the lack of knowledge in this realm of psychopathology.

  19. Archibald Cochrane: evidencia, efectividad y toma de decisiones en salud

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    Arantxa Fátima Hortiales González

    2017-09-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente, la Medicina Basada en Evidencia tiene un papel fundamental en la toma de decisiones médicas, ya que intenta, a través de los métodos de la ciencia, justificar las diferentes alternativas que se le pueden ofrecer a un paciente. Para entender la evolución histórica de esta forma de practicar la medicina, es necesario revisar la contribución de uno de los principales participantes en este movimiento cultural: Archibald Leman Cochrane, quien ayudó a definir el marco teórico que ha permitido incorporar la ciencia a la práctica de la medicina. Su papel, al insistir en la necesidad de integrar la evidencia científica y conjuntarla con la experiencia clínica, constituyó un elemento fundamental y decisivo en el desarrollo de una nueva disciplina, la Medicina Basada en Evidencia.

  20. Decisional support for young people who self-harm: protocol for a feasibility trial

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    Rowe, Sarah L; French, Rebecca S; Henderson, Claire; Ougrin, Dennis; Slade, Mike; Moran, Paul

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Self-harm is common in adolescents, and it is the strongest predictor of suicide. Young people who self-harm are often unsure of how and where to get help. Decision aids (DAs) have been shown to help with decisional conflict where there is uncertainty around different options. We have developed an online DA to support young people in help-seeking for self-harm. A feasibility trial will examine the acceptability of the online intervention and the ability to recruit and follow-up participants within a school setting. Methods and analysis In this parallel arm, single-blind feasibility trial, 60 participants aged 12–18 years who have self-harmed in the past 12 months, will be randomised to either (1) a group receiving the online DA or (2) a control group receiving general information about feelings and emotions. Both groups will complete measures assessing decision-making and help-seeking behaviour. The school counsellor will be notified of any participants who have been randomised to ensure safeguarding for the young person. Participants in both groups will be followed up at 4 weeks, and the measures will be repeated. Qualitative interviews will be conducted with a subset of participants to explore their views and experiences of the DA and of participation in the study. Ethics and dissemination Ethical approval was granted by King's College London (KCL) College Research Ethics Committee. Results of this study will help to clarify if we can recruit and administer an online decisional support intervention within a school setting for young people who self-harm. The study will inform the design and implementation of a larger randomised controlled trial to test the effectiveness of the DA. Dissemination of the study findings will target publication in peer-reviewed journals of general and special interest. The funder will be sent a report outlining the major findings of the study. Trial registration number ISRCTN11230559. PMID:27683517

  1. Towards a greater understanding of the illicit tobacco trade in Europe: a review of the PMI funded ‘Project Star’ report

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    Gilmore, Anna B; Rowell, Andy; Gallus, Silvano; Lugo, Alessandra; Joossens, Luk; Sims, Michelle

    2014-01-01

    Background Following a legal agreement with the European Union (EU), Philip Morris International (PMI) commissions a yearly report (‘Project Star’, PS) on the European illicit cigarette trade from KPMG, the global accountancy firm. Methods Review of PS 2010 report. Comparison with data from independent sources including a 2010 pan-European survey (N=18 056). Findings Within PS, data covering all 27 EU countries are entered into a model. While the model itself seems appropriate, concerns are identified with the methodologies underlying the data inputs and thus their quality: there is little transparency over methodologies; interview data underestimate legal non-domestic product partly by failing to account for legal cross-border sales; illicit cigarette estimates rely on tobacco industry empty pack surveys which may overestimate illicit; and there is an over-reliance on data supplied by PMI with inadequate external validation. Thus, PMI sales data are validated using PMI smoking prevalence estimates, yet PMI is unable to provide sales (shipment) data for the Greek islands and its prevalence estimates differ grossly from independent data. Consequently, comparisons with independent data suggest PS will tend to overestimate illicit cigarette levels particularly where cross-border shopping is frequent (Austria, Finland, France) and in Western compared with Eastern European countries. The model also provides data on the nature of the illicit cigarette market independent of seizure data suggesting that almost a quarter of the illicit cigarette market in 2010 comprised PMI's own brands compared with just 5% counterfeited PMI brands; a finding hidden in PMI's public representation of the data. Conclusions PS overestimates illicit cigarette levels in some European countries and suggests PMI's supply chain control is inadequate. Its publication serves the interests of PMI over those of the EU and its member states. PS requires greater transparency, external scrutiny and

  2. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ACCOUNTING INFORMATION FOR THE DECISIONAL PROCESS

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    Chiriac Silviu

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    Full Text Available The contemporary evolution of accounting led to the elaboration of an information system which connects all the organizational structures of a company, in which the accounting information system is the basic component of the information system. It responds to information requirements of other departments as well as to external factors. This study is meant to show the importance that we have to give to accounting information, addressing it according to the sources where found and its areas of application. The following study reviews the main articles and books that have approached the study of the „accounting information” from a decisional view. Our research is a qualitative approach, by a theoretical point of view. A review of the local and foreign literature has been made. The starting point of this work relates to the fact that that the main source for the informational sistem is accountancy, without it the system could not exist. In the first part of this study, we have reviewed the actual level of knowledge about accountancy presented by a selection of authors that have studied this subject. After presenting the authors, we have reviewed the way in which the national and international regulators have referred to the subject. The informational needs of the internal users depend on a large scale on the size of the entity; as an example, the management of a smaller company will give a high level of importance for any accounting information, while a larger company’s informational needs are more diverse and are usually grouped according to the organization chart. Based on the accounting information, you cand realise a measurement system of economic performance. To exemplify the importance that the accounting information requires, we have presented the areas of use required. At the entity’s level we have graphically presented possibilities of capitalisation of the accounting information concluding that this represents the key to the

  3. Empresarios exitosos: cómo toman decisiones

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    María Elizabeth Castillo de Matheus

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En el ámbito empresarial se destacan empresarios que han garantizado un crecimiento sostenido en cuanto a oferta de productos, incremento en el número de clientes, ampliación de las zonas geográficas y en general, crecimiento empresarial. El objetivo clave de la investigación, busca interpretar hasta comprender, la estructura que subyace en el proceso de toma de decisiones de empresarios exitosos sin estudios universitarios, y de manera particular el objetivo de este artículo, es determinar las características claves de esta estructura desde el contexto empresarial, las cuales fueron obtenidas a través de un estudio cualitativo apoyado en una trama metodológica que tuvo como protagonistas a la hermenéutica, la etnometodología y las historias de vida, dando como resultado o conclusión las implicaciones que tienen la experiencia y el aprendizaje en la conformación de habilidades de tipo analítica, práctica y creativa que asociadas a los tipos de pensamiento racional, sistémico, creativo y la inteligencia emocional, conforman un decisor que con visión prospectiva, maximiza resultados en pro de organizaciones exitosas.

  4. Teoria de la decision: proceso de interacciones u organizaciones como sistemas de decisiones

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    2012-01-01

    .... sobresalen dos teorias de las decisiones. La primera, basada en el proceso de decision a partir una teoria critica de la multirracionalidad lineal elaborado por Lucien Sfez, al plantear que con la decision se trata de un proceso...

  5. Implicancias de la gubernamentalidad financiera en las decisiones financieras de las cooperativas tabacaleras en Argentina

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    Aguero, Juan Omar

    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se expone una sintesis de los argumentos que sostienen la tesis sobre la influencia de la gubernamentalidad financiera en las decisiones financieras de las cooperativas tabacaleras en Argentina...

  6. Lodging Update: Greater Boston

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    Rachel Roginsky

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Pinnacle Advisory Group provides an update of lodging industry performance in New England and Boston for the first half of 2012. While the New England region outpaced the nation, the specific story varies from state to state. Only Massachusetts and Vermont achieved REVPAR performance better than the national average. A review of the Greater Boston lodging market reveals that a healthy local economy and strong convention calendar, combined with a number of one-time events and limited new supply, boosted the local market in 2012. The outlook for 2013 in Greater Boston remains positive, with expectations of a 4.7% growth in REVPAR.

  7. The Role of Health Care Provider and Partner Decisional Support in Patients' Cancer Treatment Decision-Making Satisfaction.

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    Palmer-Wackerly, Angela L; Krieger, Janice L; Rhodes, Nancy D

    2017-01-01

    Cancer patients rely on multiple sources of support when making treatment decisions; however, most research studies examine the influence of health care provider support while the influence of family member support is understudied. The current study fills this gap by examining the influence of health care providers and partners on decision-making satisfaction. In a cross-sectional study via an online Qualtrics panel, we surveyed cancer patients who reported that they had a spouse or romantic partner when making cancer treatment decisions (n = 479). Decisional support was measured using 5-point, single-item scales for emotional support, informational support, informational-advice support, and appraisal support. Decision-making satisfaction was measured using Holmes-Rovner and colleagues' (1996) Satisfaction With Decision Scale. We conducted a mediated regression analysis to examine treatment decision-making satisfaction for all participants and a moderated mediation analysis to examine treatment satisfaction among those patients offered a clinical trial. Results indicated that partner support significantly and partially mediated the relationship between health care provider support and patients' decision-making satisfaction but that results did not vary by enrollment in a clinical trial. This study shows how and why decisional support from partners affects communication between health care providers and cancer patients.

  8. Quantifying the decisional satisfaction to accept or reject the Human Papillomavirus (HPV vaccine: a preference for cervical cancer prevention.

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    Diane M Harper

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Only a portion of the US population is willing to consider HPV vaccination to date. The primary aim of this study is to determine the decisional satisfaction associated with HPV vaccination. STUDY DESIGN: This is a prospective survey conducted at an urban college where women 18-26 years old completed a decisional satisfaction survey about their HPV vaccine experience. RESULTS: Regardless of the decision to accept or reject HPV vaccination, the decisional satisfaction was very high (mean 5-item score = 21.2 (SD 3.8. Women without HPV vaccination were decisionally neutral significantly more often than those already vaccinated; 22% were decisionally neutral for the option to accept HPV vaccination at that visit. Cervical cancer prevention was preferred significantly more often than genital wart prevention in all analyses. CONCLUSIONS: Targeting those who are decisionally neutral about HPV vaccination may result in a higher uptake of HPV vaccination.

  9. [Greater trochanteric pain syndrome].

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    Gollwitzer, H; Opitz, G; Gerdesmeyer, L; Hauschild, M

    2014-01-01

    Greater trochanteric pain is one of the common complaints in orthopedics. Frequent diagnoses include myofascial pain, trochanteric bursitis, tendinosis and rupture of the gluteus medius and minimus tendon, and external snapping hip. Furthermore, nerve entrapment like the piriformis syndrome must be considered in the differential diagnosis. This article summarizes essential diagnostic and therapeutic steps in greater trochanteric pain syndrome. Careful clinical evaluation, complemented with specific imaging studies and diagnostic infiltrations allows determination of the underlying pathology in most cases. Thereafter, specific nonsurgical treatment is indicated, with success rates of more than 90 %. Resistant cases and tendon ruptures may require surgical intervention, which can provide significant pain relief and functional improvement in most cases.

  10. QUALITY OF ACCOUNTING INFORMATION TO OPTIMIZE THE DECISIONAL PROCESS

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    Miculescu Marius Nicolae

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available This article provides information on business and therefore need managers to obtain information relevant accounting, reliable, clear, accurate and lowest costs to optimize decision making. This need derives from the current economic environment. The survival of organizations in a competitive environment, to which they must adapt, is conditioned by obtaining accounting information which should be qualitative, opportune, vital, and in a short time. This information is related to patrimony, analytical results, the market (dynamics, dimensions, and structure, and relationships with business partners, competitors, suppliers. Therefore focus more intensely on the quality of accounting information. Definition of quality of accounting information but leave the boundaries and features of accounting communication process and aims to determine \\\\\\"quality criteria\\\\\\" or \\\\\\"qualitative characteristics\\\\\\" to develop a measurement tool. Note that the reviewliterature was found that the normalization and accounting dotrine, criteria for definition of quality of accounting infornation are not identical, their selection and ranking is different. Theory and practice also identifies the fact that information itself is worthless. Instead it is valuable once it is used in a decisional process. Thus, the economic value of the accounting information depends on the earnings obtained after making a decision, diminished by information cost. To be more specific, it depends on the table or on the implemented decision tree, on the informational cost and on the optimal condition established by the decision maker (due to the fact that producing accounting information implies costs which are often considerable and profits arise only form shares. The problem of convergence between content and interpretation of information sent by users also take, and the quality of information to be intelligible. In this case, those who use, say users should have sufficient

  11. La implementación del proceso de toma de decisiones estratégicas en las universidades

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    Emilio Rodríguez-Ponce

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación tiene por objetivo describir las relaciones que existen entre el diseño de las decisiones estratégicas, la politización del proceso de toma de decisiones, y el grado de justicia procesal con la implementación de las decisiones estratégicas en las instituciones universitarias. Para este efecto, se trabaja con una muestra de 71 instituciones de educación superior, las cuales están constituidas por 32 universidades españolas y 39 universidades chilenas. Los resultados de la investigación muestran que el diseño de las decisiones estratégicas, la politización del proceso de toma de decisiones, y el grado de justicia procesal explican el 75.9% de las variaciones en la implementación de las decisiones estratégicas en las universidades de España y Chile. En forma complementaria, se descubre que individualmente el diseño de las decisiones, la politización del proceso de toma de decisiones y el grado de justicia procesal tienen un impacto estadístico significativo sobre la implementación de las decisiones estratégicas. Ahora bien, la calidad del diseño de las decisiones estratégicas depende fundamentalmente de la racionalidad del proceso. En consecuencia, para tener éxito en la implementación de las decisiones se requieren altos grados de racionalidad y justicia procesal, y bajos niveles de politización en los procesos de toma de decisiones estratégicas.

  12. Decisional procrastination of school-to-work transition: Personality correlates of career indecision

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    Bańka Augustyn

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Procrastination as putting off until tomorrow what one had intended to do today is well-known tendency in everyday life. In an attempt to understand the character of procrastination in different life-domains, a large body of research has been accumulated over the last decades. This article was aimed to evaluate a specific decisional procrastination of school-to-work transition (SWT that is treated as maturity postponement. Two studies are reported examining SWT procrastination defined as career indecision among Polish students graduating universities. In Study 1 (N=366, attitudinal and identity statuses were analyzed as correlates of career procrastination. A path analysis conducted for the model, which was aimed to explain the influence of career self-efficacy and occupational commitment on career indecision (dependent variable, revealed its very good fitness (RMSEA=.000. Those two independent variables explain 10% of career indecision variance. Stepwise multiple regression analyses conducted to ascertain relationship of five identity statuses (Brzezińska, Piotrowski, 2010 to procrastination measure (career indecision showed that Commitment Making and Ruminative Exploration are strongest predictor variables. In study 2 (N=157, the stepwise multiple regression analyses conducted to ascertain the independent relationship of each of Big Five personality factor revealed that Neuroticism and Extraversion accounts of the most of explained variance of school-to-work transition procrastination.

  13. THE INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SMES. A SYNTHETIC ANALYSIS OF THE DECISIONAL FACTORS AND PROCESS

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    Livia Oltean

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    Full Text Available Having an increased complexity, the internationalization process of small and medium- sized enterprises (SMEs becomes, in the context of globalization and of the freedom of circulation of goods, services, and capital, a decisive factor of both the evolution of the company and the economic force distribution report on the market. The evolution of the world economic system opened a wide action field for small and medium sized companies, who had to adapt to new rules. The internationalization of SMEs is no longer an option, but it becomes a condition of their existence. A high importance in this process belongs to the way decisions are made, both regarding the target market and the entry option, the way entry barriers are overcome and the promotional techniques in this extended business environment. A synthetic analysis of the decisional factors and process is needed in order to fully and correctly understand the internationalization strategies adopted by SMEs. This paper is built around three major objectives, with the scope of determining the SMEs’ internationalization decisions, as well s the impediments met in the process. The paper contributes to the literature in the field of the internationalization of SMEs through the analysis and interpretation of the results acquired during the study regarding their behavior towards the activity expansion on international markets.

  14. Sesgos presentes en la toma de decisiones de los gerentes y equipos gerenciales en Lima, Perú

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    Galdós Jiménez, Walter Gonzalo

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    El ambiente actual de negocios en el Perú, las empresas, frente a la complejidad de las decisiones, promueven en forma creciente decisiones individuales más rigurosas y decisiones en equipo, sobre la premisa que en conjunto, los seres humanos alcanzan un nivel más alto de racionalidad. Se han identificado una serie de fallas en la forma en que pensamos al tomar decisiones. Algunas, como la heurística por claridad, son concepciones sensoriales erradas. Otras toman la forma de se...

  15. Aporte de enfermería a la toma de decisiones en salud

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    Angélica Mosqueda-Díaz

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    Full Text Available En el ámbito sanitario tomar decisiones es una situación frecuente, aunque potencialmente difícil, ya sea por las características del(la usuario(a, del contexto o de la situación de salud. Esto provoca conflicto decisional en los(as usuarios(as. El presente artículo se propone analizar conceptualmente la toma de decisiones en salud y los aportes realizados desde enfermería para comprender y enfrentar el fenómeno. Así, el Modelo de Toma de Decisiones en Salud de Ottawa, propuesto por la enfermera Annette O'Connor, surge como una herramienta útil para que las(os enfermeras(os realicen intervenciones efectivas con personas que se enfrentan a problemas decisionales, donde además el(la usuario(a puede asumir una participación más activa en las decisiones sobre su propia salud.

  16. Decisional strategy determines whether frame influences treatment preferences for medical decisions.

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    Woodhead, Erin L; Lynch, Elizabeth B; Edelstein, Barry A

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    Decision makers are influenced by the frame of information such that preferences vary depending on whether survival or mortality data are presented. Research is inconsistent as to whether and how age impacts framing effects. This paper presents two studies that used qualitative analyses of think-aloud protocols to understand how the type of information used in the decision making process varies by frame and age. In Study 1, 40 older adults, age 65 to 89, and 40 younger adults, age 18 to 24, responded to a hypothetical lung cancer scenario in a within-subject design. Participants received both a survival and mortality frame. Qualitative analyses revealed that two main decisional strategies were used by all participants: one strategy reflected a data-driven decisional process, whereas the other reflected an experience-driven process. Age predicted decisional strategy, with older adults less likely to use a data-driven strategy. Frame interacted with strategy to predict treatment choice; only those using a data-driven strategy demonstrated framing effects. In Study 2, 61 older adults, age 65 to 98, and 63 younger adults, age 18 to 30, responded to the same scenarios as in Study 1 in a between-subject design. The results of Study 1 were replicated, with age significantly predicting decisional strategy and frame interacting with strategy to predict treatment choice. Findings suggest that framing effects may be more related to decisional strategy than to age. (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved.

  17. Propuestas de lógica difusa para la toma de decisiones

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    Laura Patricia Peñalva Rosales

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    Full Text Available Los modelos para la toma de decisiones que pretenden incluir elementos de tipo cualitativo aportados por el lenguaje natural, han sido trabajados desde hace algún tiempo bajo los conceptos de la Lógica Difusa, planteada por Zadeh en 1965; sin embargo, no son aún lo suficientemente conocidos en nuestro ámbito para probar en la práctica su capacidad. En este escrito se ejemplifican algunas de las propuestas de modelos surgidas bajo este enfoque: la toma de decisiones individual, la configuración de decisiones grupales a partir de opiniones individuales y la obtención del orden preferencial de alternativas de solución, todas las cuales cumplen con un conjunto requerido de condicionantes.

  18. Desarrollo de sistemas de apoyo para la toma de decisiones en procesos industriales

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    Enrique E. Tarifa; Martínez, Sergio; Domínguez, Samuel Franco; Núñez, Álvaro; Sánchez Rivero, David

    2011-01-01

    El presente proyecto tiene por objetivo general desarrollar sistemas de apoyo para la toma de decisiones en procesos industriales. Estos sistemas son cada vez más necesarios debido a la complejidad creciente de los escenarios planteados por la globalización, la competencia, los avances tecnológicos, los problemas ambientales y sociales, entre otros. La secuencia de procesos requeridos para tomar decisiones es independiente del área particular de aplicación. Esta secuencia es: 1) Identifica...

  19. Un modello di decisione per l'eugenetica: il criterio del maximin

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    Camilla Colombo

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    Full Text Available In un ipotetico scenario tecnologicamente molto più avanzato di quello attuale, in cui sia possibile modificare alcune caratteristiche di un feto attraverso interventi di ingegneria genetica, viene illustrato un possibile problema etico circa la legittimità di tali interventi. In particolare, nell’esempio trattato ci si chiede quando e se sia legittimo per un genitore autorizzare un intervento genetico su suo figlio. Il casus fictus è analizzato utilizzando gli strumenti della Teoria della Decisione Razionale (TDR, costruendo un opportuno modello di decisione che consenta di rispettare un vincolo di razionalità e un vincolo di giustizia. Il modello proposto si caratterizza come alternativo rispetto a quelli classici della TDR, poiché il problema in analisi non può essere risolto in una matrice di decisione individuale, che non tiene conto della componente interpersonale di una scelta riguardante l’eugenetica, né come un caso di Scelta Sociale, perché le preferenze di uno degli individui coinvolti sono indefinite al momento della decisione. La soluzione prospettata è l’utilizzo del criterio di decisione del maximin, formalizzato da Von Neumann e Morgenstern, in luogo della massimizzazione dell’utilità prevista. Tale criterio, attraverso astrazioni (sul problema e idealizzazioni (sull’agente consente di rispettare i due vincoli di razionalità e giustizia, imponendo al genitore di autorizzare solo quegli interventi genetici che non diminuiscano il successo del nascituro in un piano di vita possibile. Questo criterio di decisione, a differenza dei criteri di demarcazione tra terapia e avanzamento utilizzati frequentemente in letteratura, è solo procedurale, ma non vuoto perché risponde a istanze di giustizia. Inoltre, il problema dell’autorizzazione degli interventi genetici rappresenta un caso di applicazione giustificata di un criterio di decisione generalmente non ritenuto ragionevole, perché troppo conservativo e

  20. ANÁLISIS DE LAS DECISIONES ESTRATÉGICAS: CASO UNE EPM TELECOMUNICACIONES

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es identificar la presencia de ciertos patrones en la formación de la estrategia de la empresa UNE EPM Telecomunicaciones, que han influido en la toma de decisiones. Los referentes teóricos son básicamente tres: Ansoff, Porter y Mintzberg. El análisis se centra en una serie de comparaciones y coincidencias entre la teoría y los hallazgos encontrados, en lo que respecta a comportamientos, resultados y decisiones de la compañía, de donde se logra vislumbrar la estrategia adoptada.

  1. Emociones y toma de decisiones éticas: desarrollo e implicaciones para la empresa

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    Granada Restrepo, Daniel

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    Los líderes organizacionales se deben enfrentar a retos ambientales del mundo de los negocios y diversas presiones que los ponen día a día en un alto riesgo ético. Sortear dichos riesgos ha demandado cambios sustanciales en las dinámicas de las organizaciones contemporáneas, por lo que las exigencias a los directivos de tomar decisiones acertadas en situaciones de alta complejidad moral son cada vez mayores. Estas decisiones involucran un comportamiento ético de quien las toma, lo cual a su v...

  2. Análisis de las decisiones de Operaciones en el Hotel Murillo

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    Flores Ligero, María

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    Seleccionamos al Hotel Murillo para analizar las decisiones tomadas en el área de Operaciones. Este trabajo ha sido posible gracias a las entrevistas realizadas a personal directivo y de administración, y al análisis de información financiero-contable de la empresa. El trabajo ha estado guiado por el previo análisis de los objetivos estratégicos y por el desarrollo del análisis DAFO del Hotel Murillo. Gracias a este trabajo hemos determinado la aportación de las decisiones a la...

  3. Estudio de la relación entre conocimiento y toma de decisiones en jugadores de tenis, y su influencia en la pericia deportiva. (Relation between knowledge and decision making in tennis players and its influence in sport expertise.

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    Luis García González

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Este trabajo pretende estudiar no solo algunos de los factores cognitivos implicados dentro del tenis, sino establecer las relaciones existentes entre distintos factores cognitivos fundamentales como el conocimiento y la toma de decisiones. De esta forma, se han evaluado 12 tenistas de distinto nivel de pericia en variables como el conocimiento declarativo y procedimental general de juego (medidos a través de cuestionarios, toma de decisiones y ejecución (evaluados a través de observación sistemática. Podemos destacar fundamentalmente la relación observada entre el conocimiento, tanto declarativo como procedimental, y la toma de decisiones, destacando en mayor medida la que se produce entre el conocimiento procedimental general y la toma de decisiones tanto en el servicio como en el resto de golpeos, que plantean la importancia del conocimiento sobre los aspectos tácticos y decisionales que los jugadores de tenis desarrollan durante el juego. Abastract This work tries to study nonsingle some of the cognitive factors implied in tennis, but to establish the existing relations between different fundamental cognitive factors as the knowledge and the decision making. Of this form, 12 tennis players of different skill level in variables like declarative and procedural knowledge (measured through questionnaires, decision making and execution (evaluated through systematic observation have evaluated themselves. We can emphasize the relation observed between the knowledge (declarative and procedural, and decision making, emphasizing in greater measurement the one takes place between the procedural knowledge and decision making in service as in the game play, that raise the importance of the knowledge on the tactical and decisional aspects that tennis players develop during the game.

  4. Public acceptance of management actions and judgments of responsibility for the wolves of the southern Greater Yellowstone Area: Report to Grand Teton National Park

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    Taylor, Jonathan G.; Johnson, S. Shea; Shelby, Lori B.

    2005-01-01

    Introduction Wolves of Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Area Gray wolves (Canis lupus) appeared in Grand Teton National Park (GRTE) in October of 1998, two years after being reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park (YNP). Since that time, five packs have been within the GRTE borders - Gros Ventre Pack, Nez Perce Pack, Yellowstone Delta Pack, Teton Pack, and Green River Pack (Table 1). Wolves in the Greater Yellowstone Area are increasing and spreading out geographically (USFWS and others, 2004). This dispersion was demonstrated recently by the death of a 2-year-old female wolf from the Swan Lake pack on I-70 in Colorado (June 7, 2004; http://mountain-prairie.USFWS.gov/pressrel /04-43.htm). The organization of wolf packs in the GYA is dynamic and highly structured. In 2003, for example, a wolf from the Teton Pack joined with the Green River Pack, and several young wolves left the Teton Pack and moved south (USFWS and others, 2004). Pack size (averaging five to ten members) is dependent on hunting efficiency, which depends on prey size, type, and density. Each pack defends home ranges of several hundred square miles. The social structure of the pack is based on a breeding pair (an alpha male and female). Other wolves in the pack can be categorized as betas (males and/or females second in rank to the alphas), subordinates, pups, and occasional omegas (outcasts). Because generally only the alpha pair breeds, subordinate wolves of reproductive age must disperse from their packs and form new associations in order to breed. (http://www.nps.gov/grte/wolf/biolo.htm). The reintroduced wolves are classified by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as "nonessential experimental" under section 10(j) of the Endangered Species Act. The recovery criteria for the GYA wolves were met in 2002 for removing the wolves from the Endangered Species List (30 or more breeding pairs). Currently, the USFWS manages wolf populations in the GYA until delisting occurs

  5. El papel de la mujer en la compra: una tipología del consumidor basada en las decisiones vacacionales

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    María José Barlés Arizón

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    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo analizamos el papel de la mujer en el proceso de decisión de compra de las vacaciones familiares, en concreto, tratamos de identificar tipologías de mujeres en función de variables tales como las decisiones pre y post vacacionales, los estilos de vida y las variables sociodemográficas. Los datos obtenidos mediante la realización de 300 encuestas a mujeres casadas o que viven en pareja muestran tres grupos de mujeres en función del papel que toman en las decisiones vacacionales: las que participan más en las decisiones pre-vacacionales, las que tienen menos relevancia en la toma de decisiones y las que participan especialmente en las decisiones durante el viaje. También se muestra la necesidad de profundizar en el uso de los estilos de vida como variable explicativa.

  6. Emotional scenes elicit more pronounced self-reported emotional experience and greater EPN and LPP modulation when compared to emotional faces.

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    Thom, Nathaniel; Knight, Justin; Dishman, Rod; Sabatinelli, Dean; Johnson, Douglas C; Clementz, Brett

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    Emotional faces and scenes carry a wealth of overlapping and distinct perceptual information. Despite widespread use in the investigation of emotional perception, expressive face and evocative scene stimuli are rarely assessed in the same experiment. Here, we evaluated self-reports of arousal and pleasantness, as well as early and late event-related potentials (e.g., N170, early posterior negativity [EPN], late positive potential [LPP]) as subjects viewed neutral and emotional faces and scenes, including contents representing anger, fear, and joy. Results demonstrate that emotional scenes were rated as more evocative than emotional faces, as only scenes produced elevated self-reports of arousal. In addition, viewing scenes resulted in more extreme ratings of pleasantness (and unpleasantness) than did faces. EEG results indicate that both expressive faces and emotional scenes evoke enhanced negativity in the N170 component, while the EPN and LPP components show significantly enhanced modulation only by scene, relative to face stimuli. These data suggest that viewing emotional scenes results in a more pronounced emotional experience that is associated with reliable modulation of visual event-related potentials that are implicated in emotional circuits in the brain.

  7. Psychometric Testing of the Chinese Version of the Decisional Balance Scale (CDBS)

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    Chen, Huey-Shys; Sheu, Jiunn-Jye; Chen, W. William

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to conduct psychometric testing on the Chinese version of the decisional balance scale (CDBS) with Taiwanese seventh, eighth, and ninth graders who were recruited from the Taipei metropolitan area. A random cluster sampling method was used with 554 adolescents between the ages of 13 and 17 years. Factor analysis…

  8. El moep y el Peep Luces amarillas en el tablero de las decisiones empresariales

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    Alfredo Kaplan

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    Full Text Available Entre la variada gama de posibilidades que debe manejar uma organizacion, en el momento de tomar decisiones o politicas con respecto a lineas de producto, puntos de yenta etc., es posible que se plantee la eleccion de continuar con la produccion o comercializacion de un determinado producto o servicio.

  9. Influencia de la estrategia "toma de decisiones" en el autoconcepto de adolescentes consumidores de alcohol

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    Reyna Isabel Hernández Pedroza

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación fue determinar la influencia de la estrategia "toma de decisiones" en el autoconcepto de adolescentes consumidores de alcohol. Se aplicó un estudio longitudinal, pre-experimental. Se incluyeron 30 adolescentes, previo consentimiento informado de estudiantes y padres. La recolección de datos se realizo con AUDIT, test de conflicto decisional y The Tennessee Self-Concep Scale (TSCS. Se encontró que la edad promedio fue 16.56 ± 0.85 años, 60% hombres, el 100% de los adolescentes presentaron conflicto decisional. El 100% habían consumido alcohol alguna vez en su vida. No se encontró diferencia estadísticamente significativa entre el autoconcepto pre y post intervención (p = 0.27, excepto en la dimensión Yo moral (p = 0.01. Se concluye de acuerdo a los resultados obtenidos en la pre y post intervención que la estrategia de intervención tuvo una influencia en la dimensión del autoconcepto Yo Moral del adolescente consumidor de alcohol. Es posible que esto influyera en la percepción de sí mismo al encontrarse con la realidad de que por primera vez consideraba su capacidad o incapacidad para tomar decisiones.

  10. Perceptual and Decisional Factors Influencing the Discrimination of Inversion in the Thatcher Illusion

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    Cornes, Katherine; Donnelly, Nick; Godwin, Hayward; Wenger, Michael J.

    2011-01-01

    The Thatcher illusion (Thompson, 1980) is considered to be a prototypical illustration of the notion that face perception is dependent on configural processes and representations. We explored this idea by examining the relative contributions of perceptual and decisional processes to the ability of observers to identify the orientation of two…

  11. 78 FR 76100 - Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notices for Pre-Decisional Administrative Review...

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    ... Forest Service Newspapers Used for Publication of Legal Notices for Pre- Decisional Administrative Review.... ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: This notice provides the list of newspapers that Responsible Officials in the... newspapers will be used to publish legal notices, thereby allowing the public to receive constructive notice...

  12. Emotional Intelligence and Decisional Conflict Styles: Some Empirical Evidence among Italian High School Students

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    Di Fabio, Annamaria; Blustein, David L.

    2010-01-01

    This study assessed the relationship between emotional intelligence and decisional conflict styles. Five hundred and twenty-eight Italian high school students (median age = 18; SD = 0.76) were given the Melbourne Decision Making Questionnaire (MDMQ) and the Bar-On Emotional Quotient Inventory: short (Bar-On EQ-i:S). The "Intrapersonal"…

  13. Decisional Stage Distribution for Colorectal Cancer Screening among Diverse, Low-Income Study Participants

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    Hester, C. M.; Born, W. K.; Yeh, H. W.; Young, K. L.; James, A. S.; Daley, C. M.; Greiner, K. A.

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    Colorectal cancer (CRC) screening uptake among minorities and those with lower incomes is suboptimal. Behavioral interventions specifically tailored to these populations can increase screening rates and save lives. The Precaution Adoption Process Model (PAPM) allows assignment of a decisional stage for adoption of a behavior such as CRC screening.…

  14. El impacto de los sesgos conductuales en la toma de decisiones de inversión

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    Cano, Carlos (1946-2000); Cardoso, Edward

    2015-01-01

    Presentan brevemente las principales diferencias entre las finanzas del comportamiento y la teoría financiera tradicional, y se desarrolla el concepto de sesgo conductual y sus efectos sobre las decisiones de inversión de los agentes económicos.

  15. Parental decisional strategies regarding HPV vaccination before media debates: a focus group study

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    Hofman, R.; Empelen, P. van; Vogel, I.; Raat, H.; Ballegooijen, M. van; Korfage, I.J.

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    Before the introduction of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, decisional strategies and factors that could guide HPV vaccination intentions were explored. The authors conducted 4 focus group discussions with 36 parents of children 8-15 years of age. Three groups consisted primarily of Dutch

  16. Choice processes and their post-decisional consequences in morally conflicting decisions

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    Krosch, A.R.; Figner, B.C.; Weber, E.U.

    2012-01-01

    Morally challenging decisions tend to be perceived as difficult by decision makers and often lead to post-decisional worry or regret. To test potential causes of these consequences, we employed realistic, morally challenging scenarios with two conflicting choice options. In addition to respondents’

  17. O decisionismo jurídico de Carl Schmitt The juridical decisionism of Carl Schmitt

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    Ronaldo Porto Macedo Júnior

    1994-04-01

    Full Text Available O nome de Carl Schmitt está condenado a associar-se à rubrica "decisionismo" jurídico, teoria segundo a qual o fundamento último do direito é uma decisão política do soberano. Este artigo se propõe mostrar como o decisionismo jurídico de Carl Schmitt dos anos 20 modifica-se, sem se tornar contraditório, com a asssimilação nos anos 30 do "institucionalismo jurídico" de autores como Maurice Hauriou e Santi Romano. A partir dos anos 30 Schmitt explicita o sentido próprio do decisionismo fundado no "pensamento da ordem concreta", ou seja, o decisionismo institucionalista.Carl Schmitt's name is irrevocably linked to the label of decisionism, the theory according to which the ultimate foundation of right is the sovereign's political decision. This paper aims to show how the juridical decisionism of Schmitt has changed without becoming contraditory as it assimilated in the thirties the '"juridical institutionalism" of authors like Hauriou and Santi Romano. Following those years Schmitt worked out the meaning of a decisionism based on the "concrete order thought", namely, the institutionalist decisionism.

  18. 32 CFR 70.10 - Complaints concerning decisional documents and index entries.

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    2010-07-01

    ... statement of findings, conclusions, and reasons for the decision in your case. In order to obtain a new... decisional document, except when the complainant demonstrates that facts present in the review in question... that such matters be accompanied by a statement of findings, conclusions, or reasons. For example,...

  19. Es la intuición un método para la toma de decisiones gerencial

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    Castro Luna, Andrés Guillermo; Camejo Ariza, John Jairo

    2013-01-01

    El presente trabajo evalúa la toma de decisiones desde el punto de vista descriptivo, exploratorio, dado que no existe un estado del arte al respecto ni estudios que permitan determinar si la toma de decisiones gerencial es intuitiva. Se elaboró una encuesta con 4 variables cada una describiendo un método de toma de decisiones entre los que se operacionalizaron el racional, intuitivo, experiencial y holístico; para determinar el estilo de decisión en cargos gerenciales de la ciudad de Bogotá....

  20. LÓGICA DIFUSA APLICADA A LA TOMA DE DECISIONES

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    En el presente trabajo se utilizan métodos de análisis cuantitativos, aplicados a criterios con incertidumbre en la toma de decisiones, lo cual permite que se involucren trabajadores, expertos y equipos de trabajo, en la

  1. AMBIGÜEDAD SOCIAL Y MORAL PÚBLICA EN LAS DECISIONES JUDICIALES

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    Gustavo Fondevila

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la conexión entre derecho y moral en el contexto de la sexualidad, en general, y de la prostitución femenina, en particular, por medio del examen de las sentencias pronunciadas por el poder judicial federal. En contra de la tendencia jurídica mexicana de interpretar las disposiciones legales de manera literal, los jueces en este tema toman decisiones basadas en sus convicciones morales. El conjunto de resoluciones permite identificar una ideología particular del sistema judicial articulada por dos supuestos fundamentales: la prostitución es una actividad lícita pero inicua que genera rechazo social, y las decisiones judiciales deben reflejar ese sentimiento y protegerlo, incluso de los preceptos legales. De esta forma, el poder judicial se convierte en el guardián de las costumbres morales de la sociedad y en su juez más severo.

  2. La ética y la toma de decisiones en la empresa

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    Antonio Argandoña

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available La ética es necesaria en la empresa porque forma parte de todas y cada una de las decisiones humanas. Las personas que participan en una empresa buscan resultados distintos y actúan por motivaciones variadas; por tanto, los directivos tienen que tener en cuenta varias dimensiones de sus acciones, que incluyen los beneficios materiales, pero también variables psicológicas, sociales y éticas. Esta manera de introducir la ética en la empresa es endógena: viene a ser una condición de equilibrio de la empresa, que mira no ya a su rentabilidad a corto plazo, sino, sobre todo, a su consistencia, es decir, a su capacidad de generar beneficios también a largo plazo, porque mejora la capacidad de las personas para tomar mejores decisiones.

  3. BCG-vaccination of newborns – a descriptive study about shared decision making and decisional conflicts

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    mothers, 662 (67 %) had a score single parent status. To investigate the extent to which the decisional conflicts reflected inadequate knowledge......BCG-vaccination of newborns – a descriptive study about shared decision making and decisional conflicts Objective: To evaluate the use of shared decision making to support the parent in a low-evidence decision about a vaccine when using telephone consultations. The present study was conducted.......9 % of the mothers felt that they had inadequate support. Almost half of the mothers (43.7 %) were uncertain about the best choice, indicating that they were not confident that they had made the right decision. Discussion: Because all parents received both written information and were offered personal counselling...

  4. Intelligent Decisional Assistant that Facilitate the Choice of a Proper Computer System Applied in Busines

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    Nicolae MARGINEAN

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The choice of a proper computer system is not an easy task for a decider. One reason could be the present market development of computer systems applied in business. The big number of the Romanian market players determines a big number of computerized products, with a multitude of various properties. Our proposal tries to optimize and facilitate this decisional process within an e-shop where are sold IT packets applied in business, building an online decisional assistant, a special component conceived to facilitate the decision making needed for the selection of the pertinent IT package that fits the requirements of one certain business, described by the decider. The user interacts with the system as an online buyer that visit an e-shop where are sold IT package applied in economy.

  5. Efectividad de las decisiones de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en Brasil

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    Flávia de Ávila

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    Full Text Available El texto objetiva el análisis de la implementación de las decisiones de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos en Brasil. Se pretende demostrar que, a pesar de haber ratificado la Convención Americana de Derechos Humanos en 1992 y de haber reconocido la jurisdicción de la Corte en 1998, no hay mecanismos jurídicos capaces de hacer las decisiones del tribunal eficaces en Brasil. Se llegó a la conclusión que Brasil necesita de una legislación y procura dar concreta efectividad a las sentencias proferidas por la Corte. Para ello, es necesario el establecimiento de procedimientos claros, que ocurran en el ámbito administrativo, pero cuya inobservancia sea considerada por la judicatura afrenta a los principios de Dignidad de la Persona Humana y del Estado Democrático de Derecho.

  6. IMPLICANCIAS DE LA GUBERNAMENTALIDAD FINANCIERA EN LAS DECISIONES FINANCIERAS DE LAS COOPERATIVAS TABACALERAS EN ARGENTINA

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    Agüero, Juan Omar

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se expone una síntesis de los argumentos que sostienen la tesis sobre la influencia de la gubernamentalidad financiera en las decisiones financieras de las cooperativas tabacaleras en Argentina. Esta tesis fue defendida por el autor en la Universidad de Buenos Aires y se apoya en un estudio de las cooperativas de Jujuy, Salta y Misiones en el período 1969-2009.

  7. Flujo de caja. Herramienta clave para la toma de decisiones en la microempresa

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    Jaime Fernando Rodríguez Rocha

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    Full Text Available Este artículo describe la experiencia de poner en contacto el entorno productivo (la empresa con el del conocimiento (la academia o universidad mediante grupos interdisciplinarios de académicos y empresarios para desarrollar un sistema de información sobre el manejo de los flujos de dinero que maneja una microempresa, y de esta manera optimizar la toma de decisiones en la misma.

  8. Decisional pathways in breast augmentation: how to improve outcomes through accurate pre-operative planning.

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    Nava, Maurizio B; Rocco, Nicola; Tunesi, Gianfranco; Catanuto, Giuseppe; Rancati, Alberto; Dorr, Julio

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    Breast augmentation is the most commonly performed surgical procedure in aesthetic plastic surgery. Accurate pre-operative planning is crucial to obtain the best outcomes. We present our planning method deriving from a more than 30-year experience in aesthetic breast surgery, matching together patients tissues' characteristics and patients' wishes. We schematized our planning method in an easy-to-use flow diagram to help the decisional process in breast augmentation.

  9. The influence of group decision making on indecisiveness-related decisional confidence

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    Andrea L. Patalano; Zachary LeClair

    2011-01-01

    Indecisiveness is an individual difference measure of chronic difficulty and delay in decision making. Indecisiveness is associated with low decisional confidence and distinct patterns of pre-choice information search behavior. The present study explored whether the confidence levels and search behaviors associated with individual indecisiveness also emerge in group decision making contexts. In this study, 97 decisive and indecisive participants were assigned to make a decision individually o...

  10. Programación lineal como herramienta para toma de decisiones

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    Gloria Marlene Díaz

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available Los métodos cuantitativos han demostrado ser apoyo fundamental en la toma de decisiones gerenciales. Este trabajo analiza la evolución histórica que ha tenido la programación lineal a través de sus principales exponentes. Igualmente, presenta la importancia del lenguaje cuantitativo como una forma de aproximarse a la práctica gerencial en las diferentes áreas.

  11. Decisiones y narcos. discusiones recientes en torno a los hechos del palacio de justicia

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    Atehortúa Cruz, Adolfo León

    2011-01-01

    El presente artículo trata sobre las producciones bibliográficas recientes sobre los hechos del Palacio de Justicia de noviembre de 1985 en Colombia. El texto debate los aspectos sobre los cuales se ha centrado el tema: el origen de las decisiones y la participación presunta de los narcos. La trascendencia, el significado, la magnitud de su ocurrencia, su impacto en la memoria.

  12. Sistema soporte de decisiones para empresas industriales: diseño de la base de modelos

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    Rico, Mariela; Ramos, Juan C.; Chiotti, Omar Juan Alfredo; Scotta, Marcelo; Yuschak, Ornar; Taverna, María Laura

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    En este trabajo presentamos el diseño conceptual de la. estructura de la Base de Modelos de un Sistema Soporte de Decisiones para empresas industriales dedicadas a la elaboración de varios productos. La Base de Modelos se representa mediante una estructura modular especificando la función de cada módulo en el proceso de soporte de decisión

  13. IMPLICANCIAS DE LA GUBERNAMENTALIDAD FINANCIERA EN LAS DECISIONES FINANCIERAS DE LAS COOPERATIVAS TABACALERAS EN ARGENTINA

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    2013-01-01

    En este trabajo se expone una síntesis de los argumentos que sostienen la tesis sobre la influencia de la gubernamentalidad financiera en las decisiones financieras de las cooperativas tabacaleras en Argentina. Esta tesis fue defendida por el autor en la Universidad de Buenos Aires y se apoya en un estudio de las cooperativas de Jujuy, Salta y Misiones en el período 1969-2009.

  14. TOMA DE DECISIONES, ESTILOS DE COMUNICACIÓN EN EL CONFLICTO Y COMUNICACIÓN FAMILIAR EN ADOLESCENTES BACHILLERES

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    Alejandro Cesar A. Luna Bernal

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analizan correlaciones significativas entre patrones de toma de decisiones, autoconfianza como tomador de determinaciones, patrones de comunicación familiar y estilos de mensajes en el manejo de conflictos con los padres en 412 adolescentes bachilleres con edades de entre 15 y 19 años, quienes respondieron una versión adaptada del Cuestionario de Estilos de Mensajes en el Manejo del Conflicto, el Cuestionario Melbourne de Toma de Decisiones y la Escala de Autoconfianza como Tomador de Decisiones, así como la Escala de Comunicación Padres-Adolescentes. Entre los resultados, se encontraron correlaciones significativas entre comunicación familiar abierta, estilos de afrontamiento del conflicto orientados hacia la cooperación, y autoconfianza y vigilancia en la toma de decisiones. Se discuten estos y otros resultados relevantes.

  15. Plataforma de simulacion y visualizacion para el apoyo al analisis y toma de decisiones en proyectos de movilidad urbana

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    Romero, William; Tiberio Hernandez, Jose; Ibarra, Juan Camilo; Ordonez, Sergio

    2009-01-01

    Este articulo presenta los resultados parciales de la implementacion de una plataforma de simulacion y visualizacion para apoyar procesos de analisis y toma de decisiones en proyectos de movilidad urbana...

  16. Psychometric assessment of the Chinese version of the decisional conflict scale in Chinese women making decision for breast cancer surgery

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    Lam, Wendy W. T; Kwok, Marie; Liao, Qiuyan; Chan, Miranda; Or, Amy; Kwong, Ava; Suen, Dacita; Fielding, Richard

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    ... need to make value trade‐offs in selecting a course of action and (iv) when anticipated regret over the positive aspects of rejected options. Manifestations of decisional conflict include verbaliz...

  17. The influence of group decision making on indecisiveness-related decisional confidence

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    Andrea L. Patalano

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Indecisiveness is an individual difference measure of chronic difficulty and delay in decision making. Indecisiveness is associated with low decisional confidence and distinct patterns of pre-choice information search behavior. The present study explored whether the confidence levels and search behaviors associated with individual indecisiveness also emerge in group decision making contexts. In this study, 97 decisive and indecisive participants were assigned to make a decision individually or in a homogenous three-person group. Indecisiveness score was found to predict participant decisional confidence in the individual condition but not in the group condition, with group participants being overall more confident than individuals. Similar results were obtained for other related measures of participants' perceptions of the decision task. Surprisingly, no indecisiveness-related differences in information search were found, suggesting that other aspects of the group process contribute to increased confidence. The results provide initial evidence that indecisiveness does not influence group decision making and that, especially for indecisive individuals, working in groups may be a way to boost decisional confidence.

  18. To be involved or not: factors that influence nurses' involvement in providing treatment decisional support in advanced cancer.

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    Barthow, Christine; Moss, Cheryle; McKinlay, Eileen; McCullough, Leslie; Wise, Debbie

    2009-02-01

    Decisional support is a multifaceted process of facilitating patients' decision making regarding treatment choices. Effective decisional support practices of nurses in relation to the use of anticancer therapies in patients with advanced disease are central to quality cancer care. A recent qualitative descriptive study (n=21) exploring the decision making practices of doctors and nurses in one tertiary cancer centre in New Zealand identified many complexities associated with nurses and their participation in decisional support. The study revealed that cancer nurses had varied opinions about the meaning and importance of their roles in treatment related decision making. This variation was significant and led the researchers to undertake a detailed secondary exploration of factors that impacted on the nurses' involvement in the provision of decisional support. Four key groups of factors were identified. These were factors relating to degree of knowledge, level of experience, beliefs and understandings about nursing roles and cancer therapies, and structural interfaces in the work setting. Understanding these factors is important because it allows modification of the conditions which impact on the ability to provide effective decisional care. It also provides some understanding of clinical drivers associated with nurses' decisional support work with patients who have advanced cancer.

  19. El proceso de Toma de Decisiones en pacientes con Demencia tipo Alzheimer

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    Full Text Available Tomar decisiones es algo común en nuestra vida y contribuye a la adaptación al medio en que vivimos, por ello es relevante conocer cómo es el proceso de toma de decisiones y las posibles disfunciones que puedan darse a causa de su deterioro. En el caso de los pacientes con demencia tipo Alzheimer, los problemas en la toma de decisiones parecen incluso ya en fases leves, lo que dificulta la correcta interacción con el entorno, especialmente en situaciones de incertidumbre. Este proceso ha sido analizado desde varios enfoques, siendo la hipótesis del marcador somático y la tarea de la Iowa Gambling Task (IGT uno de los más utilizados. El objetivo de este trabajo es el de analizar la toma de decisiones en pacientes con DTA frente a un grupo de sujetos control, y analizar el tipo de elecciones de ambos grupos en situaciones de incertidumbre mediante la una versión modificada de la IGT, observar si son tendentes al riesgo o no, y la relación que guarda su ejecución con el status cognitivo en cada una de las áreas evaluadas por los tests. Además de la IGT, utilizaremos como test de cribado en demencias el Miniexamen Cognoscitivo de Lobo, Test del Reloj a la Orden y Copia y Test de Fluidez Verbal de Isaacs. En nuestros resultados, los sujetos con DTA presentan una ejecución deficitaria en la IGT, tanto en el cómputo global como en su análisis por bloques, con una estrategia de elección de cartas aleatoria, por lo que podríamos considerar ciertas tendencias al riesgo, si bien su ejecución muestra cierta capacidad de aprendizaje a lo largo de los bloques. Por último, el deterioro cognitivo y el grado de afectación en las distintas áreas analizadas se relacionan con la forma en que toman decisiones los pacientes con DTA.

  20. Conscientiousness predicts greater recovery from negative emotion

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    Kristin N Javaras; Schaefer, Stacey M.; van Reekum, Carien M.; Lapate, Regina C.; Greischar, Lawrence L.; Bachuber, David R.; Love, Gale; Ryff, Carol D.; Richard J Davidson

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    Greater levels of conscientiousness have been associated with lower levels of negative affect. We focus on one mechanism through which conscientiousness may decrease\\ud negative affect: effective emotion regulation, as reflected by greater recovery from negative stimuli. In 273 adults who were 35 - 85 years old, we collected self-report measures of personality including conscientiousness and its self-control facet, followed\\ud on average 2 years later by psychophysiological measures of emotio...

  1. 对配偶婚外情的决定宽恕和情感宽恕与心理健康的关系%Mental Health Following Partner's Extramarital Involvement:Role of Decisional Forgiveness and Emotional Forgiveness

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    池培莲; 杜洪飞; 林爱冰

    2011-01-01

    目的:考察因配偶婚外情而求助热线的个案决定宽恕与情感宽恕与心理健康状况的关系.方法:采用问卷调查法对82名热线求助个案进行测查.结果:①求助个案自尊和生活满意度处于中等水平,而抑郁和沉思处于较高水平;②决定宽恕显著正向预测生活满意度,情感宽恕显著负向预测抑郁心境和沉思;③高决定宽恕低情感宽恕组的生活满意度显著高于低决定宽恕低情感宽恕组;高决定宽恕高情感宽恕组的沉思显著低于另外两组.结论:决定宽恕和情感宽恕对个体心理健康有积极影响,婚姻家庭治疗师或其他专业人士应关注两者在婚外恋创伤心理治疗中的重要意义.%Objective: To examine the relationships among decisional forgiveness, emotional forgiveness and mental health of individuals who seek hotline helps because of partner's extramarital involvement. Methods: A sample of 82 participants was recruited to complete the questionnaires. Results: ①Participants reported moderate self esteem and life satisfaction as well as high depression and rumination; ②Decisional forgiveness positively predicated life satisfaction, emotional forgiveness negatively predicated depression and rumination; ③Participants could be clustered into three different groups: Low decisional forgiveness and low emotional forgiveness; high decisional forgiveness and low emotional forgiveness; high decisional forgiveness and high emotional forgiveness. The second group had higher life satisfaction than the first group, and the third group had less rumination than the other two groups. Conclusion: Decisional forgiveness and emotional forgiveness promote individuals' mental heath following partner's extramarital involvement. Marital and family therapists and other helping professionals might pay attention to the significance of these two processes in their interventions.

  2. Consulta regional sobre investigacion en educacion y toma de decisiones en America Latina: Informe final (Lima, Peru, 11-15 de mayo de 1987) (Regional Meeting on Research in Education and Decision Making in Latin America: Final Report [Lima, Peru, May 11-15, 1987]).

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    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Santiago (Chile). Regional Office for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

    This report presents the highlights of a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) conference that was convened to give impetus to and encourage research programs, to analyze research policy formation, and to establish research priorities in the field of educational planning and administration. The document…

  3. Consulta regional sobre investigacion en educacion y toma de decisiones en America Latina: Informe final (Lima, Peru, 11-15 de mayo de 1987) (Regional Meeting on Research in Education and Decision Making in Latin America: Final Report [Lima, Peru, May 11-15, 1987]).

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  4. Perceptual and decisional attenuation of tactile perception during the preparation of self- versus externally-generated movements.

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    Juravle, Georgiana; Spence, Charles

    2012-11-01

    We investigated tactile perception during the execution of self- versus externally-generated movements. In a first experiment, we established the temporal characteristics of the movements of interest. In a second experiment, participants had to try to detect a short gap in an otherwise continuous vibratory stimulus delivered to their right wrist under conditions of rest, throwing (i.e., self-initiated movement), or catching a basketball (i.e., externally-generated movement). Our hypothesis was that different patterns of tactile sensitivity (d') and response bias (criteria c and c') would be observed as a function of the timing of gap delivery (i.e., during movement preparation or movement execution) and the type of movement (self- or externally-generated). A third experiment investigated tactile perception at rest while participants adopted different hand postures. This experiment also tested the simple preparation of the self-/externally-generated movements versus the observation of these targeted movements as performed by the experimenter. Due to sensory suppression, participants were significantly less sensitive in detecting the gap in tactile stimulation while executing the movement. Preparing to catch the ball only triggered a shift in response bias (i.e., participants were more liberal/conservative when reporting the gap in stimulation), but no change in perceptual sensitivity was observed, as compared to rest. Preparing to make a ball-throwing movement resulted in a significant decrement in tactile sensitivity, as well as a shift in participants' criterion toward their being more conservative, when responding to the presence of the target. Similar decrements were observed for the observation of self-initiated movement preparation, but not for the observation of their externally-generated counterparts. Taken together, these results demonstrate that different forms of attenuation influence tactile perception, depending on the type of movement that is executed

  5. Criterios éticos para las decisiones sanitarias al final de la vida de personas incapaces

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    Inés Ma. Barrio Cantalejo

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Actualmente las relaciones sanitarias se apoyan en el reconocimiento del derecho de los pacientes a participar en las decisiones sobre su salud. Esta idea es el fundamento del consentimiento informado. Sin embargo, problema surge cuando el paciente no puede participar en estas decisiones porque se halla en una situación de incapacidad. Es otro, un representante, quien debe decidir por él. En España no existe claridad sobre qué criterios deben orientar las decisiones que ha de tomar el representante. El presente artículo presenta los criterios de decisión en pacientes incapaces desarrollados por la jurisprudencia norteamericana: el criterio subjetivo, el criterio del juicio sustitutivo y el criterio del mejor interés o mayor beneficio. El criterio subjetivo consiste en seguir las directrices que el paciente dictó antes de perder la capacidad. El criterio del juicio sustitutivo trata de deducir la decisión que hubiese tomado el propio paciente si pudiera, a partir de lo que conocemos de él. El criterio del mayor beneficio intenta proteger el bienestar del paciente. Tradicionalmente el «mejor interés» ha sido defender la vida a toda costa, sin atender a otro tipo de consideraciones. Quizás sea el momento de buscar un consenso sobre lo que socialmente hoy en día se considera «mejor interés». Su significado no podrá derivarse exclusivamente del derecho a la vida, sino de la conjunción entre éste –en cantidad y calidad suficientes– y la libertad, interpretados a la luz del respeto a la dignidad de la persona.

  6. Reflexiones en torno a las emociones en la toma de decisiones éticas en medicina.

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    Paula Bedregal

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es revisar las teorías de toma de decisiones en general y en bioética, identificando teorías normativas y descriptivas. Se argumenta sobre la necesidad de desarrollar modelos basados en el conocimiento empírico disponible y en presupuestos antropológicos claros, en el que las emociones son consideradas como un aspecto inseparable de la cognición (racionalidad. Estos modelos permitirán comprender mejor la acción moral de la persona humana.

  7. Exploración sobre las decisiones estratégicas desde el pensamiento complejo

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    Luz María Rivas Montoya

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    La racionalidad, las decisiones estratégicas y el pensamiento complejo motivaron la construcción del problema de esta investigación, planteado en términos del carácter limitado y reduccionista de los criterios y referentes de decisión en la visión gerencial tradicional frente a una visión compleja de la realidad humana. La exploración de este problema se realizó desde y para el campo académico de la estrategia, con el propósito de mostrar algunas de las dificultades que se presentan en la def...

  8. La religión en las decisiones sobre aborto no punible en la Argentina

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    Irrazábal, María Gabriela

    2015-01-01

    En este artículo trabajaremos sobre la presencia de agentes religiosos expertos en bioética en comités de hospitales públicos y su intervención en casos de solicitud de acceso al aborto legal. En primer lugar realizaremos una descripción general del contexto de los casos de aborto no punible en la Argentina, resaltando que en la mayoría de los casos las creencias religiosas de los expertos suelen influir y condicionar las decisiones de las mujeres. Luego, pondremos el foco en la discusión den...

  9. Configuraciones Institucionales de Gobernabilidad: Perspectiva comparada de la toma de decisiones en cuerpos colegiados universitarios

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    Olmos, Doctorando Mirtha Tancredi

    2007-01-01

    La reforma del estado en la República Argentina, iniciada luego de la promulgación de la Ley de Educación Superior, impulsó a las instituciones educativas universitarias a emprender esfuerzos importantes para incrementar su capacidad de gestión, por lo cual, los cuerpos colegiados debieron tomar decisiones fundamentadas en respuesta a las nuevas demandas. La exigencia por resultados organizacionales no deriva de un problema de coyuntura, sino de una situación estructural con perspectivas d...

  10. La Inteligencia Artificial aplicada a la toma de decisiones en la Empresa de Internet

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    Mª Carmen Lozano Gutiérrez

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available En el presente documento de trabajo se presenta una aplicación de una metodología basada en distintas técnicas de Inteligencia Artificial (redes neuronales, lógica difusa, así como técnicas bio-inspiradas basadas en el comportamiento de las hormigas al proceso de toma de decisiones de la empresa en red, para la consecución de un objetivo concreto como es el de lograr la maximización de los enlaces recorridos así como el logro de una óptima usabilidad del sitio.

  11. ¿Cómo saber si las decisiones del gobierno son las mejores para las personas?

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    Abad Restrepo, Ana Cristina; Ospina Londoño, Mónica Patricia; Arango Uribe, María Adelaida; Gómez Rico, Elena María; Muriel Gil, Luisa Fernanda; Uribe, José Ignacio

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    Este documento incluye un texto que responde la pregunta planteada en el título, un mapa de contenidos y una guía metodológica para la realización de un taller -- En el presente texto se afirma que los gobiernos determinan la forma en que los países funcionan -- Unas de las decisiones pilares se refiere a los impuestos y los gastos -- Los gastos de los gobiernos van dirigidos a aumentar el bienestar de la población, al crecimiento económico y a distribuir los bienes necesarios -- Es vital enc...

  12. Hacer una historia de vida : decisiones clave en el proceso de investigación

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    Javier Ernesto Bassi Follari

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo presento una serie de aspectos del método biográfico —o método de las historias de vida— que suelen surgir durante procesos de investigación y acerca de los cuales los/as investigadores/as deben poder tomar decisiones fundadas. Me detengo en distinciones terminológicas, diferencias con áreas fronterizas —como el enfoque narrativo o la literatura— y en la relevancia del método para la ciencia social. Analizo el «problema» de la objetividad y de la representatividad y la disyunt...

  13. Árbol de decisiones para la resolución de incidencias

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    Molas Roca, Meritxell

    2016-01-01

    Análisis e implementación de un sistema de información para dar soporte al personal del grupo de soporte técnico en Everis para la resolución de incidencias del SI existente en Gas Natural (área de contratación). Se va a desarrollar basándose en la definición de un árbol de decisiones. Analysis and implementation of an information system to support the staff group at Everis for resolve the problems existing at Natural Gas computer sytem. The process of resolution of an issue is displayed b...

  14. La disonancia cognitiva como factor motivador en las decisiones del consumidor: caso smartphones

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    Rosero Barzola, Christian; Montalvo Ruilova, Hellen

    2015-01-01

    El artículo examina las diferentes teorías de la disonancia pre-decisoria, y las variables que la explican. Expone a la disonancia cognitiva como un factor motivador en la toma de decisiones del consumidor. Para contrastar el modelo teórico se utilizó una muestra de 250 casos de usuarios de teléfonos inteligentes de la ciudad de Guayaquil, se realizó un análisis factorial y se identificó los diferentes niveles de disonancia del mercado. En los resultados se encontraron seis clases latentes...

  15. Los métodos de costeo y su impacto en la toma de decisiones

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    Uno de los principales problemas de la contabilidad de costos es la distribución y la asignación de los diferentes componentes del costo de producción a los diferentes objetos del costo; para suplir estos inconvenientes, han surgido diferentes propuestas mediante la utilización de métodos de costeo; sin embargo, por los cambios existentes en el entorno de los negocios, los resultados que se obtienen, no necesariamente ayudan a la gerencia con la información adecuada para la toma de decisiones...

  16. Reflexiones en torno a las emociones en la toma de decisiones éticas en medicina.

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    Paula Bedregal

    2010-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo es revisar las teorías de toma de decisiones en general y en bioética, identificando teorías normativas y descriptivas. Se argumenta sobre la necesidad de desarrollar modelos basados en el conocimiento empírico disponible y en presupuestos antropológicos claros, en el que las emociones son consideradas como un aspecto inseparable de la cognición (racionalidad). Estos modelos permitirán comprender mejor la acción moral de la persona humana.

  17. Conscientiousness predicts greater recovery from negative emotion.

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    Javaras, Kristin N; Schaefer, Stacey M; van Reekum, Carien M; Lapate, Regina C; Greischar, Lawrence L; Bachhuber, David R; Love, Gayle Dienberg; Ryff, Carol D; Davidson, Richard J

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    Greater levels of conscientiousness have been associated with lower levels of negative affect. We focus on one mechanism through which conscientiousness may decrease negative affect: effective emotion regulation, as reflected by greater recovery from negative stimuli. In 273 adults who were 35-85 years old, we collected self-report measures of personality including conscientiousness and its self-control facet, followed on average 2 years later by psychophysiological measures of emotional reactivity and recovery. Among middle-aged adults (35-65 years old), the measures of conscientiousness and self-control predicted greater recovery from, but not reactivity to, negative emotional stimuli. The effect of conscientiousness and self-control on recovery was not driven by other personality variables or by greater task adherence on the part of high conscientiousness individuals. In addition, the effect was specific to negative emotional stimuli and did not hold for neutral or positive emotional stimuli.

  18. Decisional impairments in cocaine addiction, reward bias, and cortical oscillation “unbalance”

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    Full Text Available Michela Balconi, Roberta Finocchiaro Research Unit in Affective and Social Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan, Italy Abstract: A vast amount of research has suggested that subjects with substance use disorder (SUD might have difficulty making advantageous decisions that opt in favor of a longer-term, larger reward than an immediate, smaller reward. The current research explored the impact of reward bias and cortical frontal asymmetry (left lateralization effect in SUD in response to a decisional task (Iowa Gambling Task. Fifty SUD participants and 40 controls (CG were tested using the Iowa Gambling Task. Electrophysiology (electroencephalography recording was performed during task execution. We measured left and right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex power activity. Behavioral responses (gain/loss options; frequency band modulation (asymmetry index for delta, theta, alpha, and beta band; and cortical source localization (standardized low-resolution brain electromagnetic tomography were considered. The SUD group opted in favor of the immediate reward option (loss more frequently than the long-term option (gain when compared to the CG. Secondly, SUD showed increased left-hemisphere activation in response to losing (with immediate reward choices in comparison with the CG. The left hemispheric unbalance effect and the “reward bias” were adduced to explain the decisional impairment in SUD. Keywords: drug addiction, cortical brain oscillations, left lateralization effect, reward mechanism, Iowa Gambling Task

  19. En busca de una salud más participativa: compartiendo decisiones de salud

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    Paulina Bravo

    Full Text Available El modelo de atención en salud paternalista está derivando hacia modelos más participativos, como lo es la toma de decisiones compartidas (TDC, en el que se considera al paciente como agente responsable y autónomo. La TDC representa un enfoque terapéutico en el que profesionales y pacientes comparten la mejor evidencia científica disponible para tomar una decisión, incorporando los valores y preferencias del paciente. Este intercambio de información puede facilitarse mediante el uso de herramientas de ayuda para la TDC, que han demostrado ser efectivas para mejorar el conocimiento, la satisfacción del paciente, y reducir el conflicto decisional. En este sentido, las habilidades comunicacionales ejercen un rol fundamental en el establecimiento de la relación profesional - paciente, facilitando el intercambio de información y preferencias de manera efectiva y respetuosa. Esta aproximación terapéutica podría apoyar la reducción de las disparidades en salud que prevalecen en Latinoamérica, al facilitar que las personas puedan participar informada y activamente en el cuidado de su salud.

  20. Hacer una historia de vida. Decisiones clave en el proceso de investigación

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    Javier Ernesto Bassi Follari

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo presento una serie de aspectos del método biográfico —o método de las historias de vida— que suelen surgir durante procesos de investigación y acerca de los cuales los/as investigadores/as deben poder tomar decisiones fundadas. Me detengo en distinciones terminológicas, diferencias con áreas fronterizas —como el enfoque narrativo o la literatura— y en la relevancia del método para la ciencia social. Analizo el «problema» de la objetividad y de la representatividad y la disyuntiva entre (sólo presentar o analizar el material generado. Comento algunos criterios para la elección de un/a «buen/a» informante, las estrategias de producción y análisis de la información y la cuestión de la (desconfianza en los relatos de informantes e investigadores/as. Mi objetivo es plantear —no resolver— estas cuestiones, con el fin de que sean tenidas en cuenta en la toma de decisiones durante los procesos de composición de una historia de vida. 

  1. En busca de una salud más participativa: compartiendo decisiones de salud

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    Paulina Bravo

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available El modelo de atención en salud paternalista está derivando hacia modelos más participativos, como lo es la toma de decisiones compartidas (TDC, en el que se considera al paciente como agente responsable y autónomo. La TDC representa un enfoque terapéutico en el que profesionales y pacientes comparten la mejor evidencia científica disponible para tomar una decisión, incorporando los valores y preferencias del paciente. Este intercambio de información puede facilitarse mediante el uso de herramientas de ayuda para la TDC, que han demostrado ser efectivas para mejorar el conocimiento, la satisfacción del paciente, y reducir el conflicto decisional. En este sentido, las habilidades comunicacionales ejercen un rol fundamental en el establecimiento de la relación profesional - paciente, facilitando el intercambio de información y preferencias de manera efectiva y respetuosa. Esta aproximación terapéutica podría apoyar la reducción de las disparidades en salud que prevalecen en Latinoamérica, al facilitar que las personas puedan participar informada y activamente en el cuidado de su salud.

  2. Sustainable transportation stage of change, decisional balance, and self-efficacy scale development and validation in two university samples.

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    Redding, Colleen A; Mundorf, Norbert; Kobayashi, Hisanori; Brick, Leslie; Horiuchi, Satoshi; Paiva, Andrea L; Prochaska, James O

    2015-01-01

    Single occupancy vehicle (SOV) transportation is a key contributor to climate change and air pollution. Sustainable transportation (ST), commuting by any means other than SOV, could both slow climate change and enhance public health. The transtheoretical model (TTM) provides a useful framework for examining how people progress towards adopting ST. Short valid and reliable measures for ST decisional balance, self-efficacy, and climate change doubt were developed and their relationship with stages of change was examined. Two large university-based volunteer samples participated in measurement studies. Using multiple procedures, three brief internally consistent measures were developed: decisional balance, self-efficacy, and climate change doubt. The stages of change correctly discriminated both decisional balance and self-efficacy, as well as replicated hypothesized relationships. Climate change doubt did not vary by stages; however, it may prove useful in future studies. Results support the validation of these measures and the application of the TTM to ST.

  3. ACTITUDES DE LAS MUJERES DIAGNOSTICADAS DE CÁNCER DE MAMA FRENTE A LATOMA DE DECISIONES COMPARTIDA

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    Roberto Martín-Fernández

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamentos: La mayor autonomía y el protagonismo de las mujeres con cáncer de mama en las decisiones sobre su salud son aspectos recientes en su asistencia sanitaria. El objetivo del trabajo es identificar y caracterizar los elementos que influyen en la toma de decisiones terapéuticas de las mujeres. Métodos: Metodología cualitativa de tipo fenomenológico. Muestreo teórico intencionado que incluyó a 70 mujeres diagnosticadas de cáncer de mama. Se realizaron 45 entrevistas y 3 grupos focales entre octubre de 2009 y julio de 2010 en 15 Comunidades Autónomas españolas. Análisis basado en los principios de la grounded theory con el apoyo del programa Atlas.ti v6.1. Resultados: Las pacientes se muestran proclives a tomar un papel activo o pasivo en la toma de decisiones dependiendo de la edad, la información disponible, su autovaloración como agente capaz de decidir y la importancia relativa al aspecto estético.Amedida que avanza la enfermedad se puede producir un cambio en la posición de las mujeres, desde una postura inicial pasiva a una posición más activa. La actitud de los profesionales sanitarios frente a la toma de decisiones compartida y la información que ofrecen influye en la participación de las pacientes mientras que la familia juega un papel fundamental como apoyo o refuerzo en sus decisiones. Conclusiones: La postura ante la toma de decisiones de las mujeres con cáncer de mama es muy variable, cobrando especial importancia la situación emocional, nivel de información disponible y la influencia del entorno.

  4. Perceived needs for the information communication technology (ICT)-based personalized health management program, and its association with information provision, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and decisional conflict in cancer patients.

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    Sim, Jin Ah; Chang, Yoon Jung; Shin, Aesun; Noh, Dong-Young; Han, Wonshik; Yang, Han-Kwang; Kim, Young Whan; Kim, Young Tae; Jeong, Seoung-Yong; Yoon, Jung-Hwan; Kim, Yoon Jun; Heo, Daesuk; Kim, Tae-You; Oh, Do-Youn; Wu, Hong-Gyun; Kim, Hak Jae; Chie, Eui Kyu; Kang, Keon Wook; Kim, Ju Han; Yun, Young Ho

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    The use of information communication technology (ICT)-based tailored health management program can have significant health impacts for cancer patients. Information provision, health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and decision conflicts were analyzed for their relationship with need for an ICT-based personalized health management program in Korean cancer survivors. The health program needs of 625 cancer survivors from two Korean hospitals were analyzed in this cross-sectional study. Multivariate logistic regression was used to identify factors related to the need for an ICT-based tailored health management system. Association of the highest such need with medical information experience, HRQOL, and decision conflicts was determined. Furthermore, patient intentions and expectations for a web- or smartphone-based tailored health management program were investigated. Cancer survivors indicated high personalized health management program needs. Patients reporting the highest need included those with higher income (adjusted odds ratio [aOR], 1.70; 95% [confidence interval] CI, 1.10-2.63), those who had received enough information regarding helping themselves (aOR, 1.71; 95% CI, 1.09-2.66), and those who wished to receive more information (aOR, 1.59; 95% CI, 0.97-2.61). Participants with cognitive functioning problems (aOR, 2.87; 95%CI, 1.34-6.17) or appetite loss (aOR, 1.77; 95% CI, 1.07-2.93) indicated need for a tailored health care program. Patients who perceived greater support from the decision-making process also showed the highest need for an ICT-based program (aOR, 0.49; 95% CI, 0.30-0.82). We found that higher income, information provision experience, problematic HRQOL, and decisional conflicts are significantly associated with the need for an ICT-based tailored self-management program. Copyright © 2017 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  5. Decisiones al final de la vida en el ordenamiento jurídico español

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    Risco, David Larios

    2012-01-01

    El proceso de toma de decisiones clínicas se torna especialmente complejo durante las últimas fases de las enfermedades irreversibles o terminales. Cuando la decisión del paciente implica un ataque a la propia vida, la autonomía de la voluntad de la persona puede colisionar con el criterio médico o con los límites que impone el Ordenamiento Jurídico. El artículo aborda las diferentes figuras jurídicas em el proceso de toma de decisiones al final de la vida, diferenciando entre las admitidas p...

  6. TOMA DE DECISIONES, ESTILOS DE COMUNICACIÓN EN EL CONFLICTO Y COMUNICACIÓN FAMILIAR EN ADOLESCENTES BACHILLERES

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    Alejandro Cesar A. Luna Bernal; Laca Arocena, Francisco A.; Liliana Isabel Cedillo Navarro

    2012-01-01

    En este trabajo se analizan correlaciones significativas entre patrones de toma de decisiones, autoconfianza como tomador de determinaciones, patrones de comunicación familiar y estilos de mensajes en el manejo de conflictos con los padres en 412 adolescentes bachilleres con edades de entre 15 y 19 años, quienes respondieron una versión adaptada del Cuestionario de Estilos de Mensajes en el Manejo del Conflicto, el Cuestionario Melbourne de Toma de Decisiones y la Escala de Autoconfianza como...

  7. Subjective and objective knowledge and decisional role preferences in cerebrovascular patients compared to controls

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    Full Text Available Christina Riechel,1,* Anna Christina Alegiani,1,* Sascha Köpke,2 Jürgen Kasper,3,4 Michael Rosenkranz,1,5 Götz Thomalla,1 Christoph Heesen1,4 1Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; 2Nursing Research Unit, Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany; 3Department of Health and Caring Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway; 4Institute of Neuroimmunology and Multiple Sclerosis, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany; 5Department of Neurology, Albertinen-Krankenhaus, Hamburg, Germany *These authors contributed equally to this work Background: Risk knowledge and active role preferences are important for patient involvement in treatment decision-making and adherence. Although knowledge about stroke warning signs and risk factors has received considerable attention, objective knowledge on secondary prevention and further self-esteem subjective knowledge have rarely been studied. The aim of our study was to investigate knowledge and treatment decisional role preferences in cerebrovascular patients compared to controls. Methods: We performed a survey on subjective and objective stroke risk knowledge and autonomy preferences in cerebrovascular patients from our stroke outpatient clinic (n=262 and from pedestrians on the street taken as controls during a “World Stroke Day” (n=274. The questionnaire includes measures for knowledge and decisional role preferences from previously published questionnaires and newly developed measures, for example, subjective knowledge, revealed on a visual analog scale. Results: The overall stroke knowledge was low to moderate, with no differences between patients and controls. Knowledge about secondary prevention was particularly low. Only 10%–15% of participants correctly estimated the stroke absolute risk reduction potential of aspirin. The medical data

  8. Sobre la toma de decisiones económicas bajo incertidumbre

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    Aurora García Gallego

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo resumimos la evolución de la Teoría Económica sobre la toma de decisiones bajo incertidumbre. Tras una breve introducción a la teoría de la Utilidad Esperada, nos referimos a comportamientos paradójicos que obligaron a los economistas a adoptar teorías menos simplistas que permitieran explicar un mayor abanico de fenómenos. La mayor complejidad conlleva una descripción multidimensional de las actitudes humanas frente al riesgo económico. Sin embargo, las mediciones de la actitud frente al riesgo utilizadas por los economistas continúan siendo, en su mayoría, unidimensionales.

  9. Asesoría en la toma de decisiones frente al aborto

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    Uno de los dilemas éticos más frecuentes a que se ve enfrentado el profesional de salud, se presenta cuando una mujer o pareja solicita asesoría en la toma de decisiones frente al aborto provocado, como alternativa de solución al embarazo indesearlo. El artículo hace una serie de reflexiones a considerar, antes de tomar la decisión, tales como: la gravedad del problema, el drama de la mujer, aspectos religiosos, éticos y consecuencias en el hijo indeseado. Finalmente, propone una serie de pasos que guían al profesional de salud para ofrecer la asesoría y reflexiones sobre su participación en medidas preventivas.

  10. El gobierno electrónico. Una herramienta estratégica de toma de decisiones.

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    Diego Fernando Cardona Madariaga

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    Full Text Available El gobierno electrónico ha evolucionado desde la década de los noventa como herramienta de apoyo estatal para desarrollar su función de servicio a los ciudadamos. Dentro de la creciente tendencia por aplicar conceptos clásicos de la gestión privada en el ámbito público, es clave identificar las Tecnologias de la Información y las Comunicaciones (TIC como elemento de apoyo y no como un fin, de tal manera que soporten el proceso de toma de decisiones ejecutado por los gestores públicos. Para justificar esta aseveración, se presentan los conceptos básicos relacionados con gobierno electrónico y su relevancia internacional, para terminar planteando un reto a nuestros dirigentes en el sentido de aprovechar esta herramienta para acercarse a la ciudadanía.

  11. Decisional Processes with Boolean Neural Network: the Emergence of Mental Schemes

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    Barnabei, Graziano; Conversano, Ciro; Lensi, Elena

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    Human decisional processes result from the employment of selected quantities of relevant information, generally synthesized from environmental incoming data and stored memories. Their main goal is the production of an appropriate and adaptive response to a cognitive or behavioral task. Different strategies of response production can be adopted, among which haphazard trials, formation of mental schemes and heuristics. In this paper, we propose a model of Boolean neural network that incorporates these strategies by recurring to global optimization strategies during the learning session. The model characterizes as well the passage from an unstructured/chaotic attractor neural network typical of data-driven processes to a faster one, forward-only and representative of schema-driven processes. Moreover, a simplified version of the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) is introduced in order to test the model. Our results match with experimental data and point out some relevant knowledge coming from psychological domain.

  12. Las voluntades anticipadas y su utilización en la toma de decisiones

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    Nuria Terribas Sala

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Enfrentar la muerte como final inevitable de todo ser humano es una cuestión que ha preocupado a la humanidad desde sus orígenes y ha motivado innumerable literatura en todos los tiempos. Quizás por esta razón, la actuación del profesional sanitario en el tramo final de la vida de sus pacientes se ha enmarado tradicionalmente en la toma de decisiones individuales o bien de forma conjunta con la familia del enfermo, debatiéndose entre su máxima aspiración de salvar esa vida y la aceptación del desenlace inevitable como consecuencia de la enfermedad.

  13. Estrategias para la toma de decisiones sobre costos en un proceso productivo. Toma de decisiones sobre costos en la pesca del atún

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    Full Text Available La contabilidad de costos ha adquirido un papel fundamental dentro de las organizaciones modernas, considerándose una herramienta valiosa en el control y la toma de decisiones estratégi- cas, utilizando para ello nuevas técnicas, tales como el costeo basado en actividades (ABC y el en- foque de la cadena de valor, a través de los cuales se controlan las actividades desempeñadas en los procesos y se logra el entendimiento del comportamiento de los costos. En este sentido se seleccio- nó el proceso de pesca del atún para identificar las actividades que intervienen en el mismo y dife- renciar aquellas que agregan o no valor al producto. Se tomó como muestra un barco atunero, por el método del muestreo aleatorio al azar simple, para garantizar la representatividad de la misma. El estudio se realizó aplicando técnicas de recolección de información, tales como la entrevista y la ob- servación directa. Con la identificación de actividades se espera que la empresa encargada del pro- ceso de pesca del atún pueda realizar un mejor control de estas y alcanzar un nivel de desempeño por actividad, a la vez que permita la planificación de las mismas. Se determinó además las actividades que no agregan valor, en las cuales se pueden lograr reducciones de costos.

  14. Concordancia y utilidad de un sistema de estratificación para la toma de decisiones clínicas

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    Ana Isabel González González

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    Conclusión: La fuerza de concordancia obtenida fue moderada/buena; la incorporación de un agrupador en la HCE puede servir de ayuda como recordatorio para una toma de decisiones más proactiva/integrada según las necesidades sociosanitarias de las personas con enfermedades crónicas.

  15. Aplicación de las opciones reales en la toma de decisiones en los mercados de electricidad

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    Felipe Isaza Cuervo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Las decisiones estratégicas en los mercados de electricidad están sujetas a un alto riesgo e incertidumbre; en consecuencia, las opciones reales aparecen como una alternativa para la toma de decisiones en dichos mercados. En el presente artículo se realiza una revisión de literatura analizando y clasificando aplicacio- nes de opciones reales sobre decisiones de inversión, operación, y de políticas y programas energéticos. Además se presenta un ejemplo sintético de aplicación teórico utilizando un modelo binomial para incor- porar energía eólica en vez de térmica de acuerdo con la volatilidad de los precios del carbón. Se concluye que las opciones reales permiten tomar mejores decisiones que los métodos tradicionales, pues capturan a través de sus múltiples modelos las diferentes incertidumbres propias de estos mercados.

  16. Perceptions of Exercise Stages, Barrier Self-Efficacy, and Decisional Balance for Middle-Level School Students.

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    Hausenblas, Heather A.; Nigg, Claudio R.; Downs, Danielle Symons; Fleming, David S.; Connaughton, Daniel P.

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    Determinants of exercise for middle school children were addressed by examining the validity of the Stages of Change (SOC) construct of the Transtheoretical Model, as well as the relation between the stages of change and barrier self-efficacy and decisional balance. Findings provided preliminary cognitive and behavioral support for the use of the…

  17. Aplicación de las opciones reales en la toma de decisiones en los mercados de electricidad

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    Felipe Isaza Cuervo

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available Las decisiones estratégicas en los mercados de electricidad están sujetas a un alto riesgo e incertidumbre; en consecuencia, las opciones reales aparecen como una alternativa para la toma de decisiones en dichos mercados. En el presente artículo se realiza una revisión de literatura analizando y clasificando aplicaciones de opciones reales sobre decisiones de inversión, operación, y de políticas y programas energéticos. Además se presenta un ejemplo sintético de aplicación teórico utilizando un modelo binomial para incorporar energía eólica en vez de térmica de acuerdo con la volatilidad de los precios del carbón. Se concluye que las opciones reales permiten tomar mejores decisiones que los métodos tradicionales, pues capturan a través de sus múltiples modelos las diferentes incertidumbres propias de estos mercados.

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

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    Miguel González

    2013-01-01

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

  19. DECISIONES ESTRATÉGICAS DE LECTURA Y RENDIMIENTO EN TAREAS DE COMPETENCIA LECTORA SIMILARES A PISA

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    María-Ángeles Serrano Mendizábal

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    Full Text Available El rendimiento dispar encontrado en algunos pa ses del informe PISA 2009 (OECD, 2010 entre textos continuos y no-continuos en tareas de competencia lectora, as como la naturaleza y estructura diferente de la informaci n textual, han motivado el estudio del procesamiento on-line de ambos tipos de texto con el objetivo de explorar qu sucede cuando se usan para responder preguntas. El objetivo de este estudio fue analizar las decisiones estrat gicas de relectura de textos continuos y no-continuos en tareas de competencia lectora similares a las de PISA, as como la estabilidad en el uso de esta estrategia. Para ello, se aplicaron dos pruebas estandarizadas de competencia lectora a 112 alumnos de 6. de Primaria y 1. y 2. de ESO, una que inclu a dos textos continuos y otra con cinco textos, tres continuos y dos no-continuos. Los estudiantes leyeron los textos y contestaron las preguntas con el software Read&Answer (Vidal-Abarca, Mart nez, Salmer n, Cerd n y otros, 2011, que permite registrar la conducta on-line adem s del rendimiento. Las puntuaciones en los textos no-continuos resultaron m s bajas que en los continuos, a pesar del mayor n mero de re - lecturas de estos antes de responder. Asimismo, los estudiantes mostraron un grado de estabilidad en sus decisiones estrat gicas de relectura en ambos tipos de texto. El menor rendimiento en textos no-continuos sumado al n mero superior de relecturas para responder preguntas sobre estos, podr a estar indi - cando una menor competencia de nuestros estudiantes en el uso de estrategias relacionadas con la interpretaci n de informaci n no-continua en comparaci n con la mostrada para procesar textos continuos. Los resultados revelan la im - portancia de ense ar de manera expl cita procedimientos espec cos para la comprensi n de textos no-continuos a trav s de las diversas materias.

  20. Decisional conflict in patients and their physicians: a dyadic approach to shared decision making.

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    LeBlanc, Annie; Kenny, David A; O'Connor, Annette M; Légaré, France

    2009-01-01

    Decisional conflict is defined as personal uncertainty about which course of action to take when choice among competing options involves risk, regret, or challenge to personal life values. It is influenced by inadequate knowledge, unclear values, inadequate support, and the perception that an ineffective decision has been made. Until recently, it has been studied at the individual level, which ignores the interpersonal system between patients and physicians. To explore the effect of feeling uninformed, unclear values, inadequate support, and the perception that an ineffective decision has been made on one own's outcome (actor effect) and on the other person's outcome (partner effect). After a clinical encounter, modifiable deficits and personal uncertainty were measured in physicians and patients using the Decisional Conflict Scale. Structural equation modeling was used to measure the parameters of the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model. A total of 112 dyads of physicians and patients were included in the analysis. For both patients and physicians, 2 actor effects, unclear values (P decision has been made (P personal uncertainty. One partner effect, feeling uninformed (P=0:03), was found to be negatively correlated with personal uncertainty. Personal uncertainty of patients and physicians is influenced not only by their respective deficits but also by the deficits of the other member of the dyad. Our results indicate that the more unclear the expression of their own values and the more they perceive that an ineffective choice had been made, the more both physicians and patients experience personal uncertainty. They also indicate that the less uninformed they feel, the more both physicians and patients experience personal uncertainty.

  1. [Autoerotic fatalities in Greater Dusseldorf].

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    Hartung, Benno; Hellen, Florence; Borchard, Nora; Huckenbeck, Wolfgang

    2011-01-01

    Autoerotic fatalities in the Greater Dusseldorf area correspond to the relevant medicolegal literature. Our results included exclusively young to middle-aged, usually single men who were found dead in their city apartments. Clothing and devices used showed a great variety. Women's or fetish clothing and complex shackling or hanging devices were disproportionately frequent. In most cases, death occurred due to hanging or ligature strangulation. There was no increased incidence of underlying psychiatric disorders. In most of the deceased no or at least no remarkable alcohol intoxication was found. Occasionally, it may be difficult to reliably differentiate autoerotic accidents, accidents occurring in connection with practices of bondage & discipline, dominance & submission (BDSM) from natural death, suicide or homicide.

  2. Greater trochanter apophysitis in the adolescent athlete.

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    Young, Simon W; Safran, Marc R

    2015-05-01

    Lower limb traction apophysitis is common in young athletes, occurring at sites such as the tibial tubercle (Osgood-Schlatter disease) and distal patella (Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease). Around the hip, iliac apophysitis is well recognized, but no cases of greater trochanter apophysitis have previously been reported. We describe the case of a 15-year-old male basketball player with a 2-month history of the right hip pain and significant functional limitation. X-rays revealed widening of the greater trochanter apophysis with subchondral sclerosis, consistent with a diagnosis of traction apophysitis. The patient was treated with a period of relative rest and anti-inflammatory medication. He gradually returned to full athletic activity, including basketball, without recurrence of pain or limitation. We describe the first reported case of traction apophysitis of the greater trochanter. The unique muscular anatomy of this apophysis with balanced forces explains the rarity of this condition. If encountered, rest and activity modification is the recommended treatment.

  3. Depoliticization and Criminalization of Social Protest through Economic Decisionism: the Colombian Case

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    María Carolina Olarte

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    Full Text Available This article argues that current manifestations of criminalization of protest in contexts rich in natural resources can be inscribed in a wider economic context that contributes to the neutralization of political claims to land, natural resources and self-determination. The first part suggests a view of the tendency to criminalize protests as underpinned by a biopolitical immunization of economic decisions from political contestation. By effecting a normative, impassable disjuncture between what is considered juridical-political and what is considered economic, a biopolitical articulation appears in order to functionally present economic decisions as technical and necessary, and consequently, non-political. The second part of the article presents a preliminary approach to the current configuration of criminalization of protests in Colombia. I argue that recent initiatives to criminalize protests exemplify the manner in which physical violence, whether realized or implied, is playing an important role in the legitimization, foundation, and operation of a new property regime characterized by a de facto land reform, a selective enforcement of property rights and an increasing shielding of economic decisions - concerning natural resources exploitation - from political debate. Este artículo sostiene que las actuales formas de criminalización de la protesta social en contextos de riqueza en recursos naturales, pueden estar inscritas dentro de un contexto más amplio, que contribuye a la neutralización de las luchas en torno a la tierra, los recursos naturales y la autodeterminación. La primera parte presenta una perspectiva de la tendencia a la criminalización de la protesta, justificada como un medio eficiente de inmunización biopolítica de las decisiones económicas y de la confrontación política. Al producir un desentendimiento entre lo que se considera jurídico-político y lo que se considera económico, aparece una articulación biopol

  4. Greater Trochanter Tuberculosis : MRI Findings

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    Full Text Available Tuberculosis has been reported in almost all bones of body. The great trochanter tuberculosis (GTT installation is insidious and clinical symptoms are often vague with moderate painful swelling and stiffness. GTT is about 0,2 to 2% of all osteo-articular tuberculosis, occurring most commonly by hematogenous seeding secondary to primary focus elsewhere, more commonly in the lungs. Isolated GTT is unusual and thus its awareness is slow and diagnosis is often delayed.

  5. Evaluación económica y toma de decisiones en salud ambiental

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    Gutiérrez Zúñiga Cristina

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    Full Text Available Ante el creciente deterioro ambiental y sus posibles consecuencias en la salud de la población resulta una prioridad indiscutible el diseño e instrumentación de políticas que controlen las actividades económicas bajo el criterio de protección a la salud humana y al ambiente mismo. Es preciso que dichas políticas consideren la factibilidad económica de las alternativas de protección existentes. Sin embargo, por la cantidad de intereses dentro del área ambiental, otros factores como el social y el político deben también ser considerados. La evaluación económica ha sido vista como un promisorio fundamento para la toma de decisiones en esta materia. Los autores analizan la capacidad de esta herramienta para organizar en forma sistemática y comparable los costos y los beneficios de alternativas para la solución de problemas ambientales. Se resumen las principales características de los estudios de costo-beneficio y costo-efectividad, las formas de evaluación económica del ambiente, y las particularidades de esta área para la aplicación de dichas técnicas de análisis. Se señalan los límites encontrados en estas herramientas para cuantificar los costos no monetarios de los riesgos ambientales y de los consecuentes daños a la salud, tales como el dolor, el sufrimiento ó la incapacidad de personas económicamente inactivas, constituyendo estos aspectos el reto metodológico de la evaluación económica en el área. Se reflexiona sobre la importancia de ampliar los insumos informativos para la toma de decisiones en materia de salud ambiental en aspectos como la distribución de los costos y los beneficios entre los distintos grupos sociales. Por último se señala tanto la creciente politización del tema ambiental, como la posibilidad técnica de manipulación de estas herramientas de análisis. Partiendo de estos elementos se señala la necesidad, por parte de los evaluadores, de ser conscientes sobre las implicaciones pol

  6. Negociación social: cómo nuestro cerebro se anticipa a las decisiones de otras personas

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    Pablo Billeke

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Durante nuestro desarrollo nuestras conductas y cerebros se moldean para participar en complejas formas de interacción social. Por ejemplo, al enfrentarnos a una negociación resulta clave poder anticiparnos a las posibles decisiones de las otras personas a fin de llegar a un acuerdo. Investigaciones recientes han demostrado que la actividad oscilatoria cerebral está relacionada con esta expectativa que nos formamos sobre la conducta de los otros. Esta actividad cerebral guía nuestras futuras decisiones y se muestra alterada en pacientes con esquizofrenia. Los hallazgos de estas investigaciones pueden aplicarse para elaborar terapias de rehabilitación de habilidades sociales en enfermedades neuropsiquiátricas.

  7. Peritajes psicológicos forenses en decisiones judiciales de primera instancia en delitos sexuales

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    Milena M. Rudas

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    Full Text Available Se analiza la importancia de los informes psicológicos forenses en la toma de decisiones judiciales de primera instancia en delitos sexuales en la ciudad de Barranquilla (Colombia mediante un enfoque cuantitativo de alcance descriptivo. Se analizaron diversas variables con el propósito de categorizar si en las sentencias judiciales se menciona la pericial por el juez al momento de dictarlas, y cuál es el valor diferencial de los informes psicológicos forenses. También se revisó la concordancia entre la decisión final del juez y los resultados plasmados en el informe psicológico. Como conclusión significativa se obtuvo que en el 80 % de las sentencias hubo mención a la pericial por el juez al fundamentar su decisión; en un 80 % de los casos el juez tomó la decisión de manera concordante con los resultados del informe psicológico. Como conclusión se plantea que para la Administración de Justicia se requiere personal auxiliar especializado y que el psicólogo jurídico en función forense funge como fuente directa de conocimiento, y se constituye en un medio de convicción apreciable.

  8. CARACTERÍSTICAS SOCIOECONÓMICAS Y CONSISTENCIA EN LA TOMA DE DECISIONES

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    Jhon James Mora

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    Full Text Available Este ensayo analiza cuál es el efecto de las características socioeconómicas sobre la consistencia en las preferencias cuando los agentes se encuentran eligiendo entre loterías. El análisis parte de realizar la prueba de ALLAIS, sobre la consistencia en las elecciones, a los estudiantes de la carrera de Economía y Negocios Internacionales de la Universidad Icesi y, se encuentra que el sexo, el estrato socioeconómico, el ingreso, la edad y el semestre en forma conjunta no son relevantes para explicar la consistencia en las preferencias. Sin embargo, también se observa que la CARACTERÍSTICAS SOCIOECONÓMICAS Y CONSISTENCIA EN LA TOMA DE DECISIONES JOHN JAMES MORA1 Economista, Universidad del Valle, Maestría Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Jefe del Departamento de Economía, Universidad Icesi. email: jjmora@icesi.edu.co edad y el semestre podrían ayudar a explicar la consistencia.

  9. Automated Decisional Model for Optimum Economic Order Quantity Determination Using Price Regressive Rates

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    Roşu, M. M.; Tarbă, C. I.; Neagu, C.

    2016-11-01

    The current models for inventory management are complementary, but together they offer a large pallet of elements for solving complex problems of companies when wanting to establish the optimum economic order quantity for unfinished products, row of materials, goods etc. The main objective of this paper is to elaborate an automated decisional model for the calculus of the economic order quantity taking into account the price regressive rates for the total order quantity. This model has two main objectives: first, to determine the periodicity when to be done the order n or the quantity order q; second, to determine the levels of stock: lighting control, security stock etc. In this way we can provide the answer to two fundamental questions: How much must be ordered? When to Order? In the current practice, the business relationships with its suppliers are based on regressive rates for price. This means that suppliers may grant discounts, from a certain level of quantities ordered. Thus, the unit price of the products is a variable which depends on the order size. So, the most important element for choosing the optimum for the economic order quantity is the total cost for ordering and this cost depends on the following elements: the medium price per units, the stock cost, the ordering cost etc.

  10. Cambio social y decisiones comunitarias. Análisis de factores psicosociales

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    Erick Roth

    2000-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pone de manifiesto la importancia de entender el desarrollo comunitario como parte inseparable de la dinámica del cambio social, influenciada por una serie de variables psicológicas y socioculturales y que culminan en forma de decisiones de aceptación y rechazo de la innovación. En el artículo se analiza el desarrollo comunitario como un producto complejo de un impulso de naturaleza externa al que se denomina "implantación" y de un proceso de aceptación e integración de la innovación al sistema comunitario, al que se identifica como "asimilación". El análisis se centra exclusivamente en la consideración del proceso de implantación, identificando sus elementos constituyentes: la necesidad de la implantación, las relaciones para la implantación y la generalización y sostenibilidad de la innovación.

  11. Observatorios de convivencia y seguridad ciudadana: herramientas para la toma de decisiones y gobernabilidad

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    Gabriela Sánchez-Rentería

    Full Text Available La necesidad de gobernabilidad para generar desarrollo en los países, se ha venido convirtiendo en foco de interés de los gobiernos. América Latina cuenta con sistemas políticos en crisis de gobernabilidad, dada la incapacidad de los actores estratégicos para resolver los conflictos basándose en reglas y procedimientos establecidos. La presente revisión tiene como objetivo mostrar cómo la creación de sistemas de vigilancia en violencia (observatorios contribuye al fortalecimiento de la gobernabilidad y a la generación de políticas públicas efectivas. Se realizó un análisis de los componentes necesarios para la existencia de gobernabilidad y su relación con el papel que cumplen los observatorios para proporcionar información confiable, oportuna y representativa. La gobernabilidad se enriquece con la legitimidad otorgada por la ciudadanía a partir de los resultados de los gobiernos, en la formulación, implementación, evaluación de políticas públicas y la toma de decisiones en salud pública basadas en evidencia.

  12. Navigating Decisional Discord: The Pediatrician's Role When Child and Parents Disagree.

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    Sisk, Bryan A; DuBois, James; Kodish, Eric; Wolfe, Joanne; Feudtner, Chris

    2017-06-01

    From the time when children enter the preteen years onward, pediatric medical decision-making can entail a complex interaction between child, parents, and pediatrician. When the child and parents disagree regarding medical decisions, the pediatrician has the challenging task of guiding the family to a final decision. Unresolved discord can affect family cohesiveness, patient adherence, and patient self-management. In this article, we outline 3 models for the pediatrician's role in the setting of decisional discord: deference, advocative, and arbitrative. In the deference model, the pediatrician prioritizes parental decision-making authority. In the advocative model, the pediatrician advocates for the child's preference in decision-making so long as the child's decision is medically reasonable. In the arbitrative model, the pediatrician works to resolve the conflict in a balanced fashion. Although each model has advantages and disadvantages, the arbitrative model should serve as the initial model in nearly all settings. The arbitrative model is likely to reach the most beneficial decision in a manner that maintains family cohesiveness by respecting the authority of parents and the developing autonomy of children. We also highlight, however, occasions when the deference or advocative models may be more appropriate. Physicians should keep all 3 models available in their professional toolkit and develop the wisdom to deploy the right model for each particular clinical situation. Copyright © 2017 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

  13. Validation of decisional balance inventory test in Italian: assessment of motivation in weight loss

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    Anna Giulia Falchi

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available The decisional balance inventory (DBI test is a valuable tool to assess motivation to change; we consider its application in enhancing motivation of losing weight. Our aim is the translation, cultural adaption and validation in Italian of this test originally designed and drafted in English. The questionnaire has been translated according to an English → Italian → Italian → English algorithm with reconciliation of the differences. Pilot study and retests were performed on 47 cases [body mass index (BMI ≥30 kg/m2] and 15 controls (BMI value between 18.5 and 25 kg/m2. The internal consistency of the Italian version of DBI test, was satisfied (Cronbach α 0.87 on patients; test-retest shows a good concordance in pilot [Lin’s concordance correlation coefficient (CCC 0.79; 95% confidence interval (CI 0.68-0.90] and in patient sample (Lin’s CCC 0.83; 95% CI: 0.67 0.99.Our study demonstrated the trans-cultural adaptation and validation of DBI test in Italian.

  14. Factores de riesgo en las decisiones sobre cobertura financiera: mercado del cobre en Chile

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    Manuel J. Donoso Muñoz

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio es analizar la relación existente entre la decisión de cobertura financiera y los resultados de las empresas productoras de cobredurante el período 2005-2007. Para llevarlo a cabo se han analizado las mayores empresas productoras de cobre de Chile, el país de mayor producción mundial. El resultado del estudio muestra que existe una relación directa entre aquellas empresas de este mineral con mayor rentabilidad económica y financiera y la declaración formal y explícita de una política de cobertura financiera. A su vez la investigación permite verificar que el factor de riesgo derivado del mercado físico del cobre es el de mayor consideración a la hora de tomar decisiones de cobertura financiera, seguido del factor de riesgo derivado del mercado financiero

  15. El proceso cognitivo de la toma de decisiones en la enfermedad de Alzheimer

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    María Rita Malm Morgan

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    Full Text Available El objetivo de este trabajo es describir, desde la neuropsicología, el proceso de Toma de Decisiones (TD en sujetos que padecen la Enfermedad de Alzheimer (EA. Para ello, se estableció una comparación del desempeño en TD de 40 sujetos con diagnóstico de enfermedad de Alzheimer con el desempeño de un grupo control de 40 sujetos sin diagnóstico de enfermedad neurológica y /o psiquiátrica, pareados por NSEC. El desempeño en la TD se evaluó con la tarea de Game Dice Task (GDT –Tarea del Juego de los Dados de Brand–. También se aplicaron otras pruebas y tareas de evaluación cognitiva para determinar la relación de la TD con otras Funciones Ejecutivas (FE. Los resultados permitieron establecer que el proceso de TD se deteriora desde los comienzos de la enfermedad, evidenciando que el desempeño de los sujetos con EA es significativamente inferior al de los sujetos sanos, con un porcentaje mayor de respuestas de riesgo y aumentos significativos de los tiempos de respuesta. También se observó deterioro en todas las funciones ejecutivas evaluadas. El trabajo provee evidencia empírica que soporta la idea de que la TD se encuentra estrechamente relacionada a las demás FE.

  16. Comunicación familiar y toma de decisiones en sexualidad entre ascendientes y adolescentes

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    Valentina González

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    Full Text Available Los individuos adolescentes aprenden de sexualidad a través de diferentes medios, pero la familia es uno de los primeros agentes socializadores y es la encargada, a través de la comunicación, de trasmitir información sobre ésta. Este estudio tiene como objetivo describir los procesos de comunicación que se establecen entre padres y madres con sus hijos e hijas adolescentes para entablar diálogos sobre sexualidad y su relación con la toma de decisiones, en dos familias pertenecientes a instituciones educativas de Cali. A través de esta investigación cualitativa encontramos que los procesos de comunicación, los temas abordados y los recursos empleados, están influidos por los conocimientos y percepciones de los ascendientes, en quienes la sexualidad aún es un tabú y tienen carencia de información y de estrategias de acompañamiento.

  17. DECISIONES DE FINANCIACIÓN DE LA INDUSTRIA METALMECÁNICA DEL VALLE DEL CAUCA

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    JORGE ALBERTO RIVERA GODOY

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación tiene como objetivo conocer los factores que influyen en la toma de decisiones de financiamiento a largo plazo en la industria metalmecánica del Valle del Cauca (Colombia, hasta ahora no explorados. Se realiza un estudio para el periodo 2000-2006, utilizando como método el análisis de la estructura financiera y la aplicación de un modelo econométrico de Datos de Panel, teniendo como marco de referencia las principales teorías sobre la estructura de capital y pruebas de campo en el ámbito nacional e internacional. Se encuentra un bajo nivel de deuda a largo plazo con una alta dependencia de créditos con entidades financieras; además, que los factores determinantes y su relaciones con el endeudamiento son: protección fiscal diferente a la deuda (-, oportunidad de crecimiento (+ y rentabilidad (-. El análisis de los factores no permite probar plenamente si las empresas pretenden encontrar una estructura de capital óptima o evitar problemas de información asimétrica, dado el escaso desarrollo del mercado de capitales colombiano; lo que suscita ampliar la investigación en este campo.

  18. LA GESTIÓN DE INDICADORES EMPRESARIALES CON LÓGICA DIFUSA PARA LA TOMA DE DECISIONES

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    En las organizaciones actuales la tomade decisiones está acompañada de cierto grado deincertidumbre, lo que no permite planificar sobre resultadosciertos. En algunas ocasiones medir estosresultados también implica incertidumbre asociadacon la ambigüedad o subjetividad del instrumentoutilizado. Como solución para este problema, sepropone un sistema de medición y análisis basadoen el Balance Scorecard que incorpora técnicas delógicas ...

  19. Contornos negociados del "buen morir": la toma de decisiones médicas en el final de la vida

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    Juan Pedro Alonso

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la toma de decisiones médicas en el final de la vida, explorando las nociones legas y profesionales respecto al "buen morir" que estas decisiones ponen de relieve. A partir de un planteamiento etnográfico en un servicio de cuidados paliativos de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, el artículo encara empíricamente la forma en que los significados en torno a estas nociones se negocian en contextos prácticos y situacionales. El análisis de casos concretos de toma de decisiones en el final de la vida evidencia el carácter problemático de definir estas nociones en ámbitos médicos, y que el significado y la definición de una muerte como "buena" o "digna" se sujeta a un proceso de construcción interpretativa por parte de los actores. Asimismo, se señalan las tensiones entre los proyectos de "humanización" de los cuidados en el final de la vida y la medicación de la muerte y el morir.

  20. Requerimientos informacionales para la toma de decisiones estratégicas en organizaciones de información

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    Yunier RODRÍGUEZ-CRUZ

    Full Text Available Resumen Se examina el carácter informacional del proceso de toma de decisiones estratégicas con el propósito de identificar los requerimientos informacionales que condicionan el uso de información que se realiza en los niveles estratégicos en instituciones de información. El acercamiento teórico al tema permite comprender las particularidades en relación a la información como recurso estratégico y determinar aquellos factores y elementos que desde las Ciencias de la Información han contribuido a la teoría de las decisiones organizacionales. El estudio se realizó con directivos de once instituciones cubanas. Se profundiza, a partir del método fenomenográfico, en la opinión de los entrevistados acerca de los recursos, procesos, sistemas, factores y estados emocionales vinculados a la información y su uso en la toma de decisiones. Como resultado se identifica un conjunto de requerimientos informacionales, entre los que destacan los sistemas de información, procesos informacionales y gerenciales, así como un conjunto de recursos informacionales y factores socio-cognitivos que posibilitan fomentar y generar una infraestructura informacional y potenciar la cultura informacional necesaria para el desarrollo de procesos de decisión eficaces a nivel estratégico.

  1. Decisiones al final de la vida en el ordenamiento jurídico español

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    David Larios Risco

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available El proceso de toma de decisiones clínicas se torna especialmente complejo durante las últimas fases de las enfermedades irreversibles o terminales. Cuando la decisión del paciente implica un ataque a la propia vida, la autonomía de la voluntad de la persona puede colisionar con el criterio médico o con los límites que impone el Ordenamiento Jurídico. El artículo aborda las diferentes figuras jurídicas em el proceso de toma de decisiones al final de la vida, diferenciando entre las admitidas por la ley (limitación del esfuerzo terapéutico, rechazo al tratamiento, sedación en la agonía y voluntades anticipadas y las prohibidas (auxilio al suicidio y eutanasia com el objetivo de ofrecer una aproximación al régimen jurídico de las decisiones al final de la vida en el ordenamiento jurídico español.

  2. Contornos negociados del "buen morir": la toma de decisiones médicas en el final de la vida

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    Juan Pedro Alonso

    Full Text Available El artículo analiza la toma de decisiones médicas en el final de la vida, explorando las nociones legas y profesionales respecto al "buen morir" que estas decisiones ponen de relieve. A partir de un planteamiento etnográfico en un servicio de cuidados paliativos de la ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, el artículo encara empíricamente la forma en que los significados en torno a estas nociones se negocian en contextos prácticos y situacionales. El análisis de casos concretos de toma de decisiones en el final de la vida evidencia el carácter problemático de definir estas nociones en ámbitos médicos, y que el significado y la definición de una muerte como "buena" o "digna" se sujeta a un proceso de construcción interpretativa por parte de los actores. Asimismo, se señalan las tensiones entre los proyectos de "humanización" de los cuidados en el final de la vida y la medicación de la muerte y el morir.

  3. Educación, Bioética y toma de decisiones éticas en unidades de cuidado intensivo

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    Mónica Rincón R. M.D. M.A.

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En el mundo médico, las decisiones del personal de Unidad de Cuidado Intensivo (UCI, influyen tanto de manera positiva como negativa en el entorno de un paciente y su familia. El personal de salud que está vinculado al cuidado del paciente en UCI, debe ser capaz de resolver y tomar decisiones que son trascendentales para el futuro de una persona que se encuentra entre la vida y la muerte. A pesar de esta obligación moral y profesional, no existe un consenso ampliamente conocido para la toma de decisiones, que facilite al personal afrontar la situación de un paciente en estado crítico. Razón por la cual la educación universitaria en bioética es de vital importancia, para la formación de profesionales competentes, libre pensadores con responsabilidad social, que actúen como defensores y promotores de la vida.

  4. Motivation for HPV Vaccination Among Young Adult Men: Validation of TTM Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy Constructs.

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    Fernandez, Anne C; Amoyal, Nicole R; Paiva, Andrea L; Prochaska, James O

    2016-01-01

    In the United States, 36% of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers occur among men. HPV vaccination can substantially reduce the risk of HPV infection; however, the vast majority of men are unvaccinated. This study developed and validated transtheoretical model-based measures for HPV vaccination in young adult men. Cross-sectional measurement development. Online survey of young adult men. Three hundred twenty-nine mostly college-attending men, ages 18 to 26. Stage of change, decisional balance (pros/cons), and self-efficacy. The sample was randomly split into halves for exploratory principal components analysis (PCA), followed by confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) to test measurement models. Multivariate analyses examined relationships between scales. For decisional balance, PCA revealed two uncorrelated five-item factors (pros α = .78; cons α = .83). For the self-efficacy scale, PCA revealed a single-factor solution (α = .83). CFA confirmed that the two-factor uncorrelated model for decisional balance and a single-factor model for self-efficacy. Follow-up analyses of variance supported the theoretically predicted relationships between stage of change, pros, and self-efficacy. This study resulted in reliable and valid measures of pros and self-efficacy for HPV vaccination that can be used in future clinical research.

  5. erfiles decisionales de jugadores y jugadoras de voleibol de diferente nivel de pericia. (Decisional profiles of volleyball players of different expertise level.

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    Virginia García Coll

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available ResumenLa toma de decisiones por parte de los deportistas se viene estudiando como un tipo de habilidad cognitiva. En este estudio se parte de una perspectiva motivacional y emocional de la toma de decisiones en el deporte, que ha recibido una menor atención en la literatura. Se aplica el Cuestionario de Estilos de Toma de Decisión en el Deporte-CETD (Ruiz y Graupera, 2005 que evalúa tres escalas: Competencia Decisional Percibida, Ansiedad y Agobio al Decidir y Compromiso en el Aprendizaje Decisional. Se toma una muestra de 121 jugadoras (76 y jugadores (45 de voleibol de diferente nivel de pericia deportiva: autonómico, nacional e internacional. Los resultados muestran que las escalas del cuestionario tienen una buena fiabilidad cuando se aplican a muestras mono-deportivas. Las jugadoras y jugadores de voleibol tienen un perfil decisional muy similar (no se encuentran diferencias significativas, con una moderada percepción de competencia, baja ansiedad y alto compromiso (perfil en V. Según aumenta el nivel deportivo se incrementa moderadamente el compromiso y la percepción de competencia, mientras que decrece considerablemente la ansiedad ante la toma de decisiones. Como consecuencia el perfil en V del nivel internacional es considerablemente más cerrado que el de los niveles deportivos inferiores. Palabras clave: ansiedad; competencia percibida; decisión; deporte colectivo; pericia deportiva. Abstract Decision making in sport has been studied as a kind of cognitive skill. This study has been developed from a motivacional and emotional point of view and this question has received little attention in the scientific literature. It was applied the Decision Making Style Questionnaire-CETD (Ruiz y Graupera, 2005 that assess three scales: Perceived Decisional Competence, Anxiety and Strain to Decide and Commitment for learning how to decide. One hundred and twenty one voleyball players participated (76 female and 45 male of differente level

  6. Estudio de la eficiencia en la toma de decisiones de las sociedades cooperativas agrarias a través del análisis financiero

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    Matilla Gómez, Juan Vicente

    2015-01-01

    Debido a la particular forma de funcionamiento de las sociedades cooperativas agrarias en las que los socios participan en todos los flujos empresariales, la toma de decisiones difiere de las empresas capitalistas convencionales y condiciona su funcionamiento y, por tanto, sus resultados. Esta toma de decisiones, tanto de los socios como de la propia sociedad cooperativa en su conjunto, está condicionada por la ley aplicable y por los principios cooperativos. Para la valoración de la eficienc...

  7. Dificultades de las enfermeras de atención primaria en los procesos de planificación anticipada de las decisiones: un estudio cualitativo

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    Nani Granero-Moya

    2016-12-01

    Conclusiones: Es necesario el aprendizaje de los profesionales sobre planificación anticipada de decisiones, su entrenamiento en habilidades comunicativas y su educación afectiva. Los gestores sanitarios han de tener en cuenta el hecho de que las intervenciones para planificar anticipadamente decisiones sanitarias precisan formación, tiempo y atención continuada. En tanto no acontezca un cambio cultural, persistirá un modelo evasivo para afrontar el final de la vida.

  8. JPRS Report, West Europe.

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    of IL POPOLO, Paolo Cabras , was also thinking about reforms. He criticized those who, by comparing the institutional reforms with the renewal of the...common good and national responsibility." Cabras ’ editorial responded in an indirect way also to Tognoli’s statement on direct election of the...president. In fact, in Cabras ’ view, "the most decisional systems do not guarantee greater participation or a better quality of government, nor do they

  9. Decisional impulsivity and the associative-limbic subthalamic nucleus in obsessive-compulsive disorder: stimulation and connectivity

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    Droux, Fabien; Morris, Laurel; Chabardes, Stephan; Bougerol, Thierry; David, Olivier; Krack, Paul; Polosan, Mircea

    2017-01-01

    Why do we make hasty decisions for short-term gain? Rapid decision-making with limited accumulation of evidence and delay discounting are forms of decisional impulsivity. The subthalamic nucleus is implicated in inhibitory function but its role in decisional impulsivity is less well-understood. Here we assess decisional impulsivity in subjects with obsessive compulsive disorder who have undergone deep brain stimulation of the limbic and associative subthalamic nucleus. We show that stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus is causally implicated in increasing decisional impulsivity with less accumulation of evidence during probabilistic uncertainty and in enhancing delay discounting. Subthalamic stimulation shifts evidence accumulation in subjects with obsessive-compulsive disorder towards a functional less cautious style closer to that of healthy controls emphasizing its adaptive nature. Thus, subjects with obsessive compulsive disorder on subthalamic stimulation may be less likely to check for evidence (e.g. checking that the stove is on) with no difference in subjective confidence (or doubt). In a separate study, we replicate in humans (154 healthy controls) using resting state functional connectivity, tracing studies conducted in non-human primates dissociating limbic, associative and motor frontal hyper-direct connectivity with anterior and posterior subregions of the subthalamic nucleus. We show lateralization of functional connectivity of bilateral ventral striatum to right anterior ventromedial subthalamic nucleus consistent with previous observations of lateralization of emotionally evoked activity to right ventral subthalamic nucleus. We use a multi-echo sequence with independent components analysis, which has been shown to have enhanced signal-to-noise ratio, thus optimizing visualization of small subcortical structures. These findings in healthy controls converge with the effective contacts in obsessive compulsive disorder patients localized within the

  10. Decisional impulsivity and the associative-limbic subthalamic nucleus in obsessive-compulsive disorder: stimulation and connectivity.

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    Voon, Valerie; Droux, Fabien; Morris, Laurel; Chabardes, Stephan; Bougerol, Thierry; David, Olivier; Krack, Paul; Polosan, Mircea

    2017-02-01

    Why do we make hasty decisions for short-term gain? Rapid decision-making with limited accumulation of evidence and delay discounting are forms of decisional impulsivity. The subthalamic nucleus is implicated in inhibitory function but its role in decisional impulsivity is less well-understood. Here we assess decisional impulsivity in subjects with obsessive compulsive disorder who have undergone deep brain stimulation of the limbic and associative subthalamic nucleus. We show that stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus is causally implicated in increasing decisional impulsivity with less accumulation of evidence during probabilistic uncertainty and in enhancing delay discounting. Subthalamic stimulation shifts evidence accumulation in subjects with obsessive-compulsive disorder towards a functional less cautious style closer to that of healthy controls emphasizing its adaptive nature. Thus, subjects with obsessive compulsive disorder on subthalamic stimulation may be less likely to check for evidence (e.g. checking that the stove is on) with no difference in subjective confidence (or doubt). In a separate study, we replicate in humans (154 healthy controls) using resting state functional connectivity, tracing studies conducted in non-human primates dissociating limbic, associative and motor frontal hyper-direct connectivity with anterior and posterior subregions of the subthalamic nucleus. We show lateralization of functional connectivity of bilateral ventral striatum to right anterior ventromedial subthalamic nucleus consistent with previous observations of lateralization of emotionally evoked activity to right ventral subthalamic nucleus. We use a multi-echo sequence with independent components analysis, which has been shown to have enhanced signal-to-noise ratio, thus optimizing visualization of small subcortical structures. These findings in healthy controls converge with the effective contacts in obsessive compulsive disorder patients localized within the

  11. Commercial Integrated Heat Pump with Thermal Storage --Demonstrate Greater than 50% Average Annual Energy Savings, Compared with Baseline Heat Pump and Water Heater (Go/No-Go) FY16 4th Quarter Milestone Report

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    Shen, Bo [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Baxter, Van D. [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Rice, C. Keith [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Abu-Heiba, Ahmad [Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)

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    For this study, we authored a new air source integrated heat pump (AS-IHP) model in EnergyPlus, and conducted building energy simulations to demonstrate greater than 50% average energy savings, in comparison to a baseline heat pump with electric water heater, over 10 US cities, based on the EnergyPlus quick-service restaurant template building. We also assessed water heating energy saving potentials using ASIHP versus gas heating, and pointed out climate zones where AS-IHPs are promising.

  12. Exploración sobre las decisiones estratégicas desde el pensamiento complejo.

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    Luz María Rivas Montoya

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La racionalidad, las decisiones estratégicas y el pensamiento complejo motivaron la construcción del problema de esta investigación, planteado en términos del carácter limitado y reduccionista de los criterios y referentes de decisión en la visión gerencial tradicional frente a una visión compleja de la realidad humana. La exploración de este problema se realizó desde y para el campo académico de la estrategia, con el propósito de mostrar algunas de las dificultades que se presentan en la definición e implementación de una estrategia corporativa en particular. El trabajo de campo se realizó en una empresa multinegocio del sector asegurador colombiano; los datos se obtuvieron a través de entrevistas semiestructuradas realizadas adiversos actores de la organización. El pensamiento complejo desde la perspectiva de Edgar Morin (1990 se constituyó en el marco de referencia teórica.   La hermenéutica de la acción de Ricœur (2010 iluminó la interpretación de los datos cualitativos; para su análisis se utilizó el sistema de codificación abierta, axial, selectiva y de procesoque proponen Strauss y Corbin (2002. En términos generales, tres fueron las categorías que emergieron de los datos: sinergia, como decisión estratégica relevante; des-humanización,como uno de los efectos de la decisión estratégica en los individuos, y rupturas de tejidos relacionales, como uno de los impactos que deja la sinergia en la organización bajo estudio.

  13. Diseño de sistema experto para toma de decisiones de compra de materiales

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    Carlos A. Torres Navarro

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de esta investigación es verificar la factibilidad de integración entre las teorías de inventarios y de sistemas expertos a través del diseño de un sistema informático basado en el conocimiento para apoyar el proceso de toma de decisiones en el área de logística y abastecimiento de una empresa forestal líder en Latino América. La metodología utilizada consistió en una revisión de publicaciones científicas de acceso online sobre modelos de inventarios, criterios de clasificación multicriterio ABC e identificación de los componentes de sistemas expertos basados en el conocimiento. Los resultados permiten disponer de un diseño de sistema experto soportado por planillas Excel, programación de macros en Visual Basic e interacción con un sistema informático de planificación de recursos empresariales. Las principales conclusiones son que es factible la integración entre la teoría de inventarios, la utilización de una clasificación multicriterio ABC con la teoría de sistemas expertos basados en conocimientos de tipo tácito y explícito y además, es posible lograr una reducción del 40% del capital de trabajo retenido en inventarios

  14. OBSERVATORIO EN TURISMO: ORGANISMO INTELIGENTE PARA LA TOMA DE DECISIONES EN EL DESTINO

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    Dani Blasco Franch

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Un observatorio turístico es una herramienta de inteligencia turística estable, encargada de observar la realidad, analizar la dinámica, y proveer los resultados a todos los agentes de un destino. La aparente necesidad de organismos de inteligencia contrasta con la escasez de estas herramientas en los destinos turísticos contemporáneos. El presente artículo tiene por objeto analizar uno de los principales retos a los que se enfrentan los destinos turísticos en la actualidad: la incorporación de los Observatorios Turísticos. En el caso de Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua – México, a pesar del episodio crítico derivado de la mala imagen asociada a la violencia en la ciudad, la realidad es que el volumen de cruces por los puentes internacionales asciende a más de 22 millones anuales, pero todavía no existe un conocimiento del perfil y los deseos de estos visitantes. En el presente artículo se desarrolla el estudio del caso del Observatorio Turístico para Ciudad Juárez, y se debaten las cuestiones siguientes: la estructura orgánica que debería tener un modelo de observatorio para la ciudad, los estudios que se deberían desarrollar, y los agentes que facultan la toma de decisiones para la empresa y los organismos de la actividad turística.

  15. Post-irradiation angiosarcoma of the greater omentum

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    Westenberg, A.H.; Wiggers, T.; Henzen-Logmans, S.C.; Verweij, J.; Meerwaldt, J.A.; Geel, A.N. van (Dr Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, Rotterdam (Netherlands))

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    A case of angiosarcoma of the greater omentum is reported. This angiosarcoma developed 8 years after irradiation for cervical carcinoma and presented with an intra-abdominal hemorrhage. The authors describe her clinical course, treatment and follow-up. Although several other locations of irradiation-induced sarcomas have been published, this is the first report in literature of a postirradiation angiosarcoma in the greater omentum. (author).

  16. Post-irradiation angiosarcoma of the greater omentum.

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    Westenberg, A H; Wiggers, T; Henzen-Logmans, S C; Verweij, J; Meerwaldt, J A; van Geel, A N

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    A case of angiosarcoma of the greater omentum is reported. This angiosarcoma developed 8 years after irradiation for cervical carcinoma and presented with an intra-abdominal hemorrhage. We describe her clinical course, treatment and follow-up. Although several other locations of irradiation-induced sarcomas have been published, this is the first report in literature of a postirradiation angiosarcoma in the greater omentum.

  17. Monitoring and research on the Bi-State Distinct Population Segment of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) in the Pine Nut Mountains, California and Nevada—Study progress report, 2011–15

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    Coates, Peter S.; Andrle, Katie M.; Ziegler, Pilar T.; Casazza, Michael L.

    2016-09-29

    The Bi-State distinct population segment (DPS) of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus) that occurs along the Nevada–California border was proposed for listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in October 2013. However, in April 2015, the FWS determined that the Bi-State DPS no longer required protection under the ESA and withdrew the proposed rule to list the Bi-State DPS (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 2015). The Bi-State DPS occupies portions of Alpine, Mono, and Inyo Counties in California, and Douglas, Esmeralda, Lyon, Carson City, and Mineral Counties in Nevada. Unique threats facing this population include geographic isolation, expansion of single-leaf pinyon (Pinus monophylla) and Utah juniper (Juniperus osteosperma), anthropogenic activities, and recent changes in predator communities. Estimating population vital rates, identifying seasonal habitat, quantifying threats, and identifying movement patterns are important first steps in developing effective sage-grouse management and conservation plans. During 2011–15, we radio- and Global Positioning System (GPS)-marked (2012–14 only) 44, 47, 17, 9, and 3 sage-grouse, respectively, for a total of 120, in the Pine Nut Mountains Population Management Unit (PMU). No change in lek attendance was detected at Mill Canyon (maximum=18 males) between 2011 and 2012; however, 1 male was observed in 2014 and no males were observed in 2013 and 2015. Males were observed near Bald Mountain in 2013, making it the first year this lek was observed to be active during the study period. Males were observed at a new site in the Buckskin Range in 2014 during trapping efforts and again observed during surveys in 2015. Findings indicate that pinyon-juniper is avoided by sage-grouse during every life stage. Nesting females selected increased sagebrush cover, sagebrush height, and understory horizontal cover, and brood-rearing females selected similar areas

  18. Grant Monitoring: Department of Education Could Improve Its Processes with Greater Focus on Assessing Risks, Acquiring Financial Skills, and Sharing Information. Report to Congressional Requesters. GAO-10-57

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    Ashby, Cornelia M.

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    The Department of Education (Education) awards about $45 billion in grants each year to school districts, states, and other entities. In addition, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 provided an additional $97 billion in grant funding. In a series of reports from 2002 to 2009, Education's Inspector General cited a number of grantees…

  19. Shared decision-making in mental health care—A user perspective on decisional needs in community-based services

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    Katarina Grim

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Background: Shared decision-making (SDM is an emergent research topic in the field of mental health care and is considered to be a central component of a recovery-oriented system. Despite the evidence suggesting the benefits of this change in the power relationship between users and practitioners, the method has not been widely implemented in clinical practice. Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate decisional and information needs among users with mental illness as a prerequisite for the development of a decision support tool aimed at supporting SDM in community-based mental health services in Sweden. Methods: Three semi-structured focus group interviews were conducted with 22 adult users with mental illness. The transcribed interviews were analyzed using a directed content analysis. This method was used to develop an in-depth understanding of the decisional process as well as to validate and conceptually extend Elwyn et al.'s model of SDM. Results: The model Elwyn et al. have created for SDM in somatic care fits well for mental health services, both in terms of process and content. However, the results also suggest an extension of the model because decisions related to mental illness are often complex and involve a number of life domains. Issues related to social context and individual recovery point to the need for a preparation phase focused on establishing cooperation and mutual understanding as well as a clear follow-up phase that allows for feedback and adjustments to the decision-making process. Conclusions and Implications for Practice: The current study contributes to a deeper understanding of decisional and information needs among users of community-based mental health services that may reduce barriers to participation in decision-making. The results also shed light on attitudinal, relationship-based, and cognitive factors that are important to consider in adapting SDM in the mental health system.

  20. Indicadores de rentabilidad: herramientas para la toma decisiones financieras en hoteles de categoría media ubicados en Maracaibo

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    Betty De La Hoz Suárez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo busca establecer la importancia de la información para tomar decisiones financieras dentro de las empresas; describiendo como herramienta importante para el flujo de información, el sistema de control de gestión basado en indicadores. Es una investigación de tipo descriptiva, orientada hacia un diseño documental, de campo, no experimental. Inicialmente se abordó la teoría documentada de distintos autores, lo que permitió la preparación de un cuestionario de recolección de datos, aplicado a cinco hoteles de categoría media ubicados en Maracaibo. Se concluye que, en las empresas es importante contar con indicadores financieros como herramienta para la toma de decisiones empresariales. La información empírica demostró que las empresas objeto de estudio fueron incrementando moderadamente su rentabilidad durante tres períodos económicos (2001-2003. Por ejemplo, con respecto a la rentabilidad económica, la mayoría de los hoteles pasaron de una rentabilidad que oscila entre el 1%y 10% en el año 2001, a una rentabilidad económica de entre el 11% y el 20% en el año 2002 y 2003; producto de las buenas decisiones tomadas en cuanto a la formulación e implementación de estrategias financieras, y a su vez, gracias al control de gestión basado en indicadores.

  1. Neurofinanzas: Cuando las Decisiones Financieras no son Racionales (Neurofinances: When finantial decisions are irrational

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    Manrique Hernández Ramírez

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available La teoría financiera, considerada como moderna, ha tratado alos humanos como “cajas negras”, pues sugiere que los detalles defuncionalidad de sus cerebros no pueden ser conocidos. Con esteplanteamiento se han creado teorías y modelos que especulan sobreel comportamiento que se supone deben seguir los humanosa partir del enfoque de las finanzas modernas o neoclásicas, y delplanteamiento dado por las finanzas conductuales. De forma contraria,las neurofinanzas intentan entender la conducta humana alanalizar los procesos fisiológicos reales que se dan en el cerebrohumano cuando éste es expuesto al riesgo financiero, utilizandopara ello las más modernas técnicas de la neurociencia. Todo lo anterior potencia la creación de un modelo más realista de latoma de decisiones que se espera logre, finalmente, explicar unaamplia variedad de comportamientos económicos y financierosindividuales que no logra hacer el modelo estándar. El objetivode la investigación bibliográfica desarrollada en este artículo esanalizar esta prometedora y novedosa línea de investigación detallandola importancia de su campo de estudio, las implicacionesque éste puede tener, los objetivos que persigue, sus principalesáreas de interés y los hallazgos e instrumentos de que se vale. Sedescribe, además, el proceso general con el que inicia este tipo deexperimentos y prometedoras líneas de investigación a futuro quepodrían implementarse en Latinoamérica.   ABSTRACT Modern financial theory considers human beings as“black boxes” whose brain functionalities can`t be identified.This statement has led to develop theories and modelsthat speculate about the behavior that humans follow fromthe theories proposed by modern or neoclassic finance, andfrom the one stated by conductive finance. On the otherhand, neurofinances try to understand human behavior analyzingthe real physiological processes happening in the humanbrain when it is exposed to financial risk using

  2. Herramientas de apoyo a la toma de decisiones y prospectiva territorial

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    Silvia Luna

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available En la Provincia de Santa Cruz el área cordillerana es la más postergada en términos de poblamiento y cualificación de sus territorios. En este espacio de cerca de 100.000 km2 ubicado sobre la traza de la Ruta Nacional 40 y la frontera con Chile, cinco municipios y tres comisiones de fomento reunían en 2001 menos de 25.000 habitantes. Estos espacios experimentan particularmente desde fines del Siglo pasado profundas transformaciones territoriales: penetración de nuevas actividades y capitales, acelerada inserción en mercados internacionales y modificaciones en las relaciones entre grupos sociales afectando las formas de organización de la producción y del espacio.Las dinámicas de las actividades dominantes son fundamentalmente extractivas, como la minería y la explotación de hidrocarburos, que lentamente se despliega hacia el oeste provincial, determinadas por un escenario internacional de disputa por la valoración y el acceso a recursos naturales entre grandes empresas trasnacionales y sociedades.El plan se encuadró en el Subproyecto Herramientas de apoyo a la toma de decisiones del Proyecto de Investigación UNPA 29 A/254-2 Desarrollo territorial y recursos naturales en el espacio cordillerano santacruceño. Potencialidades, vulnerabilidades y proyectos regionales dirigido por Alejandro Schweitzer y codirigido por Boris Díaz. A tal efecto se trabajó en particular en torno al estudio de indicadores de desarrollo territorial y la integración de unidades espaciales en el marco de su incorporación a los sistemas de información territorial y la captura y procesamiento de información en campo por medio de entrevistas e inventarios particularmente sobre la Micro-Región de Río Turbio.

  3. Evidencias que utilizan las enfermeras que participan en comités de infecciones, para la toma de decisiones

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    Carrillo González, Gloria Mabel

    2012-01-01

    Este artículo presenta los resultados de la investigación en la que se abordaron dos temáticas de interés para el fortalecimiento de enfermería como disciplina profesional: la práctica basada en evidencia y el proceso de toma de decisiones, enmarcadas en un contexto específico: los comités de infecciones de instituciones de segundo y tercer nivel de atención en Bogotá.A través de un estudio exploratorio se identifican y describen las evidencias que más utilizan las enfermeras que partic...

  4. La revisión de las decisiones del contencioso administrativo por parte de las sentencias internacionales

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    Juan Pablo Hinestrosa Vélez

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Teniendo en cuenta el fenómeno de la Constitucionalización del Derecho, en este caso del Derecho Administrativo y en especial la apertura y subordinación del ordenamiento jurídico colombiano al Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, se hace imperante, tal y como ya se hizo en el Derecho Penal. Permitir que las decisiones de los organismos internacionales de Derechos Humanos se conviertan en causal del recurso extraordinario de revisión del Código Contencioso Administrativo, con el fin de cumplir con lo que se conoce como reparación a las violaciones a los Derechos Humanos.

  5. LA GESTIÓN DE INDICADORES EMPRESARIALES CON LÓGICA DIFUSA PARA LA TOMA DE DECISIONES

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    MARTÍN DARÍO ARANGO SERNA

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available En las organizaciones actuales la tomade decisiones está acompañada de cierto grado deincertidumbre, lo que no permite planificar sobre resultadosciertos. En algunas ocasiones medir estosresultados también implica incertidumbre asociadacon la ambigüedad o subjetividad del instrumentoutilizado. Como solución para este problema, sepropone un sistema de medición y análisis basadoen el Balance Scorecard que incorpora técnicas delógicas difusas para disminuir la incidencia de estaincertidumbre en los procesos de toma y análisis dedecisiones.

  6. Potenciales cerebrales relacionados a feedback en el estudio del aprendizaje y la toma de decisiones económicas

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    Claudio Lavin

    2011-01-01

    esperado", o su interacción en términos de un modelo de "valor esperado" que las integre, afectan la Negatividad Relacionada a Retroalimentación de Error. El presente trabajo contextualiza el estudio de los mecanismos cerebrales asociados a la toma de decisiones, situando los estudios de Negatividad Relacionada a Retroalimentación de Error en su contexto teórico, revisa las dos tendencias de estudio desarrolladas hasta la fecha y explora posibilidades de ampliación del estudio de este componente en el contexto del naciente campo transdisciplinario de la neuroeconomía

  7. Tipos de lógica utilizadas en la toma de decisiones estratégicas de marketing

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    Garzón Rivera, Marcela; Boyacá Torres, Natalia María

    2015-01-01

    Para el administrador el proceso de la toma de decisiones es uno de sus mayores retos y responsabilidades, ya que en su desarrollo se debe definir el camino más acertado en un sin número de alternativas, teniendo en cuenta los obstáculos sociales, políticos y económicos del entorno empresarial. Para llegar a la decisión adecuada no hay que perder de vista los objetivos y metas propuestas, además de tener presente el proceso lógico, detectando, analizando y demostrando el porqué de esa ele...

  8. Tipos de lógica utilizadas en la toma de decisiones estratégicas de marketing

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    2015-01-01

    Para el administrador el proceso de la toma de decisiones es uno de sus mayores retos y responsabilidades, ya que en su desarrollo se debe definir el camino más acertado en un sin número de alternativas, teniendo en cuenta los obstáculos sociales, políticos y económicos del entorno empresarial. Para llegar a la decisión adecuada no hay que perder de vista los objetivos y metas propuestas, además de tener presente el proceso lógico, detectando, analizando y demostrando el porqué de esa ele...

  9. Indicadores de rentabilidad: herramientas para la toma decisiones financieras en hoteles de categoría media ubicados en Maracaibo

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    2008-01-01

    El artículo busca establecer la importancia de la información para tomar decisiones financieras dentro de las empresas; describiendo como herramienta importante para el flujo de información, el sistema de control de gestión basado en indicadores. Es una investigación de tipo descriptiva, orientada hacia un diseño documental, de campo, no experimental. Inicialmente se abordó la teoría documentada de distintos autores, lo que permitió la preparación de un cuestionario de recolección de datos, a...

  10. Estrategias pedagógicas que favorecen la toma de decisiones clínicas en fisioterapia

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    Torres-Narvaez, Martha-Rocio; Tolosa-Guzman, Ingrid-Alexandra; Daza Lesmes, Javier; Universidad del Rosario, Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud. Grupo de Investigación en Rehabilitación e Integración Social de la Persona con Discapacidad

    2009-01-01

    El Programa de Fisioterapia tiene en curso la reforma curricular que desde el segundo periodo académico de 2005 plasma su proyecto educativo. La puesta en marcha del currículo demanda integrar las estrategias pedagógicas con el modelo pedagógico asumido, es por esto que, para conocer el alcance de esa apropiación, se realiza el presente documento donde se muestra el contexto de la toma de decisiones en el quehacer del fisioterapeuta en el ámbito clínico, con referentes nacionales e internacio...

  11. La disonancia cognitiva y trampa de la memoria en decisiones de Inversión: caso colombiano

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    Acevedo Pulido, Camila

    2016-01-01

    Este documento es el resultado de una investigación bajo el enfoque de Finanzas Corporativas del Comportamiento, disciplina relevante en el mundo financiero desde el 2002 y que hasta el momento poco se ha investigado en Colombia. Esta difiere del supuesto tradicional de la racionalidad de los individuos en la toma de decisiones financieras, ya que pueden ser influenciadas por sesgos cognitivos y emocionales que la teoría ortodoxa no tiene en cuenta en sus supuestos. Esta investigación busca ...

  12. Integración de decisiones de inversión en capacidad en la planificación agregada

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    Corominas Subias, Albert; Lusa García, Amaia; Martínez Costa, Carme

    2010-01-01

    En este trabajo se presenta un modelo de programación lineal mixta para un problema de planificación agregada en el que se incluyen decisiones de ampliación de la capacidad que suelen inscribirse en un nivel de planificación estratégica. Se supone que el equipo adicional (que puede adquirirse o no) y el antiguo se integran para dar lugar a una nueva configuración productiva única, con costes variables distintos de los correspondientes al equipo antiguo. El modelo, cuyo objetivo co...

  13. Autopercepción de inteligencia contextual para jugar y de competencia decisional en el fútbol

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    Ruiz Perez, Luis Miguel; Navia Manzano, José Antonio; Miñano Espin, Francisco Javier; García Coll, Virginia; Palomo Nieto, Miriam

    2015-01-01

    En el presente estudio se analizó la autopercepción de competencia decisional y la inteligencia contex- tual de jugadores de fútbol de diferente nivel de pericia. Además, se exploraron las relaciones existen- tes entre las autopercepciones de competencia para decidir y de inteligencia contextual en jugadores de fútbol, para lo cual participaron voluntariamente 467 jugadores (M = 20,26, DT = 4,83). El nivel de peri- cia de los participantes se estableció en tres diferentes: Autonómico (N = 141...

  14. LOS ESTUDIOS DE MERCADO Y PERFILES DE SECTOR COMO HERRAMIENTAS ÚTILES PARA LA TOMA DE DECISIONES

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    Yolanda Morejón-Bravo

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    Full Text Available En primer lugar, se ofrece una breve explicación de los fundamentos teóricos de la inteligencia empresarial y sus productos, haciendo énfasis en los perfiles estratégicos, y dentro de ellos, en los perfiles de sector. También, se hace énfasis en los estudios de mercado y sus características. En segundo lugar, se presentan dos casos de estudio (un perfil de sector y un estudio de mercado, que demuestran la importancia de estos productos y servicios de inteligencia competitiva, para la toma de decisiones lo más acertada posible, en las organizaciones.

  15. La toma de decisiones en salud y el modelo conceptual de Ottawa Decision-making in health and the Ottawa decision-support framework

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    Mendoza P. Sara

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Realizar un análisis del Modelo de Toma de Decisiones en Salud de Ottawa, planteado por la enfermera canadiense Annette M. O’Connors, como una estrategia para resolver conflictos decisionales en salud. Se plantea su utilidad en la intervención que hace enfermería en la comunidad y la familia. Se concluye que el conflicto decisional surge frente a la toma de decisiones y los profesionales de la salud deben adoptar un rol protagónico en él, desarrollando habilidades para apoyar a sus pacientes o usuarios en los conflictos que deben enfrentar, teniendo el Modelo de toma de decisiones de Ottawa como un referencial útil para ayudarles, especialmente a las mujeres, a asumir un rol más activo en las decisiones que afectan su propia salud.This article analyses the Ottawa Decision-support Framework proponed by the Canadian nurse Annette M. O´Connors to help strategic decision-making in Health and its usefulness in the nurses´intervention in the family and the community. When conflicting opinions have to be considered before making a decision, the nursing professionals should assume a protagonist part. Therefore they have to develop abilities to support their patients when they face conflicts. The Ottawa Decision Support Framework is a very useful reference to help people, especially women, when they should assume a more active part in decisions that affect their health.

  16. Conocimientos, habilidades de aserción sexual y toma de decisiones en función de la intención de los comportamientos sexuales y reproductivos en adolescentes

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    Sandra Fontanilla

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    Full Text Available Abstract This research paper describes the results of a study whose objective was to describe the sexual and reproductive behavior of adolescents aged 10-19 years attending school according to the attitude, beliefs, intention, knowledge, assertion skills and decision making in the city of Santa Marta (Colombia. The study was done from an analysis of the Theory of Planned Behavior and the variables included were: knowledge, sexual assertion skills and decision making based on the intention of sexual and reproductive behavior. The design research was a descriptive or experimental cross transaction. The instrument used was the sexual and reproductive health questionnaire-male and female version (CSR F-M and a Likert-type scale (Peralta, Bello, Palacio, & Mosquera, 2010 was used for their design. It was validity by experts in the area, with a Cronbach’s Alpha greater than .85, indicating a very acceptable reliability. The sample was 556 adolescents from two private and three public schools of Santa Marta city. The results indicate a need to design better strategies to impart knowledge and empower sexual assertion skills and decision making in the teenagers work. Resumen Este artículo de investigación describe los resultados de un trabajo cuyo objetivo consistió en describir el comportamiento sexual y reproductivo de los y las adolescentes escolarizados entre 10-19 años, de acuerdo con sus actitudes, creencias, intención, conocimientos, habilidades de aserción y toma de decisiones, en la ciudad de Santa Marta (Colombia. El trabajo se realizó desde un análisis de la Teoría del Comportamiento Planeado y las variables tenidas en cuenta fueron: conocimiento, habilidades de aserción sexual y toma de decisiones en función de la intención de comportamiento sexual y reproductivo. El diseño fue cuantitativo, de un cruce experimental transeccional o descriptivo y el instrumento utilizado fue el Cuestionario de Salud Sexual y Reproductiva

  17. DECISIONES DE TENENCIA DE VIVIENDA Y ACULTURACIÓN DE LA POBLACIÓN EXTRANJERA RESIDENTE EN ESPAÑA

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    Mario V. González Fuentes

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de la adaptación de los inmigrantes al país de destino es una tarea compleja, que exige considerar multitud de aspectos expresados desde la perspectiva socioeconómica en el concepto de aculturación. Frente a esto, la tenencia de vivienda en propiedad supone decisiones a largo plazo, vinculadas con un amplio conjunto de factores que para los inmigrantes expresan el éxito de sus proyectos de inmigración. Por ello, el artículo analiza los procesos de aculturación de los inmigrantes residentes en España mediante el estudio de sus decisiones de tenencia de vivienda en propiedad. Se concluye que ser extranjero reduce notablemente la probabilidad de ser propietario, siendo la variable central que explica las menores tasas de propiedad de este grupo de personas en comparación con los españoles nativos. Los procesos de aculturación de los inmigrantes, aproximados de esta forma, se basarían en los procesos de adquisición de información, que presentarían diferencias relevantes en función de la etnia a la que pertenecen.

  18. Las matemáticas como soporte de las decisiones en economía y empresa.

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    Pérez Gladish, B.

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La toma de decisiones sobre problemas propios de su ámbito competencial es una de las tareas de mayor importancia con las que se ha de enfrentar un titulado en Economía o en Gestión y/o Dirección de Empresas. El término “decisión” puede tener diferentes matices según en qué contexto se esté empleando (derecho, economía, ingeniería, etc. pero en todos los casos existen elementos comunes sobre los que se puede razonar para construir un modelo, matemático o no, válido en cualquier situación. Un individuo enfrentado con la toma de decisiones debe escoger una alternativa dentro de un conjunto de acciones posibles. Para ello es necesario manejar y evaluar información acerca de factores muy diversos, algunos de ellos solo parcialmente conocidos, que influyen en los cursos de acción y en sus resultados. La Teoría de la Decisión, en este marco, es una disciplina matemática que incluye una amplia gama de métodos y modelos que afrontan el proceso de decisión desde diversas perspectivas o corrientes de pensamiento. Pretendemos, con este trabajo, explicitar las matemáticas que deben servir de soporte a tales métodos y modelos.

  19. Información censal para la toma de decisiones en política pública de vivienda

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    Mariana Eva Di Bello

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En las políticas públicas, los diferentes niveles jerárquicos en la toma de decisiones y las distintas estrategias de intervención pública generan usos y sentidos diferenciados con respecto a la utilización de información estadística y, en particular, censal. Encontramos, según las instancias de gobierno, un uso de negociación política, un uso retórico de legitimación de acciones puntuales, un uso técnico-profesional como fundamento de la organización territorial del "conocimiento" para planificar y tomar decisiones. Se presentan resultados de un estudio acerca del uso de información estadística en organismos públicos. Se trata de un estudio exploratorio de caso que, como tal, no "representa" situaciones típicas. En cambio, el análisis se orienta a la confección de conceptos que permitan una mejor aprehensión del tema.

  20. Greater Celandine hepatotoxicity: a clinical review.

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    Teschke, Rolf; Frenzel, Christian; Glass, Xaver; Schulze, Johannes; Eickhoff, Axel

    2012-01-01

    Herbal hepatotoxicity is a rare and poorly described disease because reported cases are mostly scattered and lack an appropriate causality assessment. We now describe in detail the clinical picture of herbal hepatotoxicity by extracts of Greater Celandine (GC), syn. Chelidonium majus L. from the Papaveraceae family, which contain more than 20 ingredients including various biologically active isoquinoline alkaloids. For this purpose, we analyzed and reviewed published cases of 16 patients from various European countries. In all patients, herbal hepatotoxicity was of probable and highly probable causality for GC, using the original and updated scale of CIOMS (Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences). GC associated hepatotoxicity usually has an acute clinical course exhibiting a hepatocellular pattern of injury and is correlated to an idiosyncratic reaction with its metabolic subtype. Jaundice combined with high values of serum aminotransferases was present in virtually all cases with favourable outcome despite severe clinical course. In conclusion, GC hepatotoxicity is a typical herbal hepatotoxicity with a sound causality track for GC, but there is uncertainty regarding the respective causative compound(s). The present detailed review of GC hepatotoxicity may serve as an example for clinical causality assessments of future cases of liver injury due to other herbs.

  1. La educación como herramienta para desarrollar decisiones asertivas en los adolescentes

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    Mery Luz Valderrama Sanabria

    2012-12-01

     adolescentes pueden determinar el momento de iniciar su actividad sexual con conocimiento más profundo y  actitud libre, por tanto la educación sexual debe basarse en la toma de decisiones responsables y el uso correctode métodos anticonceptivos porque conocerlosno garantiza la ausencia de embarazo.(Rev Cuid 2012;3(3:416-8.Palabras clave: Educación, Asertividad, Embarazo en Adolescencia. (Fuente: DeCS BIREME.

  2. Some considerations about taking decisions in the medical assistance area. Algunas consideraciones sobre la toma de decisiones en el campo de la asistencia médica.

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    Luis Alberto Corona Martínez

    Full Text Available The determination of the main elements that forms the decision taking process in medical assistance facilitates the comprehension of the process to be put in practice by the physician, as well as the evaluation of the professional performance. In this article the most outstanding characteristics of the medical decision taking are identified: the decisions transcendence, great influence of time factor; probabilistic character of Medicine as a science, ¨relative¨ predictability of pathologic phenomena, variability of medical knowledge, patient involving in decisions, and limited objectivity of problems and decisions. For being the auxiliary medical attention a decision taking process, this elements determine by far the medical professional performance.La determinación de los principales elementos que matizan el proceso de toma de decisiones en la asistencia médica facilita la comprensión del proceso a ejecutar por el médico, así como la evaluación de la actuación profesional. En este artículo son identificadas las características más esenciales de la toma de decisiones médicas: trascendencia de las decisiones; gran influencia del factor tiempo; carácter probabilístico de la Medicina como ciencia; predecibilidad ¨relativa¨ de los fenómenos patológicos; variabilidad del conocimiento médico; la participación del paciente en las decisiones; y objetividad limitada de los problemas y las decisiones. Por ser la atención médica asistencial un proceso de toma de decisiones, estos elementos o rasgos determinan en gran medida la actuación del profesional médico.

  3. Análisis de las decisiones estratégicas de operaciones de la empresa Agrolab Analítica, S. L.

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    El objetivo del trabajo fin de grado es conocer y aplicar los términos de la Dirección de Operaciones en una empresa, definir su estrategia y analizar todas las decisiones de la dirección de operaciones que son decisiones a largo plazo y que condicionan la estrategia competitiva. Primeramente, realizaremos una introducción de la empresa y de las operaciones que realiza, después definiremos la estrategia tras haber analizado el sector y la misión corporativa. Tras la def...

  4. La toma de decisiones vista como un proceso de aprendizaje para los directivos de primer nivel en PYMES del Valle de Aburrá

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    2011-01-01

    En este trabajo, se abordó la toma de decisiones como un proceso de aprendizaje en las PYMES del Valle de Aburrá. Primero, iniciamos una exploración por el concepto de acción de Schutz A; luego nos dirigimos al concepto de acción - decisión de Parra D; posteriormente, entramos en el concepto de aprendizaje de Senge P. Además, tomamos el concepto de aprendizaje a partir de la toma de decisiones de Vélez M, en el que se piensa en el proceso de aprendizaje desde la modificación en los conocimien...

  5. En busca de la virtud: el papel de las virtudes, los valores y las fortalezas de carácter en la toma de decisiones éticas

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    Crossan, M; Mazutis, D. (Daina); Seijts, G. (Gerard)

    2015-01-01

    Presentamos un modelo global que integra las virtudes, los valores, las fortalezas de carácter y la toma de decisiones éticas (EDM). Describimos cómo un marco ético en gran medida consecuencialista ha dominado la mayor parte de la literatura académica sobre EDM hasta la fecha. Sugerimos que reintroducir una perspectiva ética de la virtud en las teorías EDM existentes puede ayudar a ilustrar las deficiencias de los modelos existentes de toma de decisiones, y también que las fortalezas de carác...

  6. Decisiones financieras para la optimización de la gestión de las pequeñas y medianas empresas industriales de Lima Metropolitana

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    Segura de la Peña, Germán Máximo

    2014-01-01

    Determina la manera cómo las decisiones financieras podrán facilitar la optimización de la gestión de las pequeñas y medianas empresas industriales de Lima Metropolitana. La población estuvo compuesta por 10,000 personas y la muestra por 370 personas. El resultado más importante es que el 91% de los encuestados aceptó que las decisiones financieras facilitan la optimización de la gestión de las pequeñas y medianas empresas industriales de Lima Metropolitana. La principal conclusión d...

  7. Uma análise do comportamento empreendedor e do processo decisional de presidentes de associações apícolas no rio grande do sul

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    Leticia Lengler

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available This study purposes to relate the entrepreneurial profile and the decision making process of rural producers in collective organizations. Therefore, it’s aimed to identify the decisional process and the entrepreneurial profile of the presidents of two beekeeping associations located in the central area of Rio Grande do Sul. To reach these goals, the research used information from the two presidents through a two part questionnaire, one part regarding the decisional process and the other regarding the entrepreneurial profile. This way, it was possible to identify that the two presidents showed an entrepreneurial potential, however one of them takes decisions more individually them collectively.

  8. Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome in general Practice

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    2011-01-01

    textabstractThis thesis focuses on patients with greater trochanteric pain syndrome. These patients suffer from local pain at the lateral side of the hip. The syndrome is characterized by chronic intermittent or continuous pain at and around the greater trochanter, sometimes radiating to the lateral

  9. Greater happiness for a greater number: is that possible and desirable?

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    R. Veenhoven (Ruut)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractGREATER HAPPINESS FOR A GREATER NUMBER: IS THAT POSSIBLE AND DESIRABLE? Utilitarian philosophy holds that public policy should aim at greater happiness for a greater number of people. This moral tenet meets many objections, on pragmatic grounds it is denounced as unfeasible and on ideolo

  10. Greater happiness for a greater number: is that possible and desirable?

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    R. Veenhoven (Ruut)

    2010-01-01

    textabstractGREATER HAPPINESS FOR A GREATER NUMBER: IS THAT POSSIBLE AND DESIRABLE? Utilitarian philosophy holds that public policy should aim at greater happiness for a greater number of people. This moral tenet meets many objections, on pragmatic grounds it is denounced as unfeasible and on

  11. Latina Women and Cervical Cancer Screening: Decisional Balance and Self-Efficacy.

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    Tung, Wei-Chen; Lu, Minggen; Smith-Gagen, Julie; Yao, Yan

    2016-06-01

    Latina women in the United States have greater cervical cancer mortality rates than non-Latina women because of their low rates of Papanicolau (Pap) smear screening. The purpose of this article is to assess differences in perceived benefits, perceived barriers, and self-efficacy among Latina women to obtain Pap smears using the framework of the Transtheoretical Model. A descriptive design with a snowball sample was used. The researchers assessed demographics, three perceived benefits, 12 barriers, and seven self-efficacy measures for 121 Latina women in northern Nevada. Participants in precontemplation and relapse perceived greater barriers than those in action and maintenance for three items.

  12. Decisiones en reacciones adversas a medicamentos, intoxicaciones y respuestas inesperadas de productos naturales como problema de salud pública

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    Pedro P. Álvarez-Falconí

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    Full Text Available En esta revisión se evalúa la información relevante sobre diversas reacciones adversas severas atribuidas a medicamentos de relativa reciente introducción en el mercado mundial, intoxicaciones por medicamentos contaminados, así como respuestas inesperadas adversas de productos naturales, todo lo cual contribuyó a la toma y adopción de decisiones en el pasado y en el presente, por organismos reguladores en medicamentos en diversos países. Se exploran a grandes perfiles las acciones relacionadas con los pilares de las políticas de medicamentos, los sucesos históricos y actuales calificados como desastres o tragedias en salud pública en el uso de medicamentos en el siglo pasado y presente, a fin de ofrecer un panorama básico en este manejo. Se incluyeron efectos que afectaron la salud por el empleo de algunos productos naturales para prestar atención a su implicancia en la práctica médica. Se comentan y discuten las decisiones de los organismos reguladores internacionales, los enormes gastos en salud pública por reacciones adversas, las estrategias que han contribuido a evitar perjuicios en la sociedad por reacciones adversas de medicamentos innovadores y antiguos. Se contribuye en afianzar los conceptos de responsabilidad empresarial y gubernamental, estándares científicos, éticos y seguridad de los medicamentos, la importancia del control de calidad, bioética, buenas prácticas clínicas en la investigación científica en medicamentos, buenas prácticas de manufactura y evitar prácticas corruptas. Se reafirma que el éxito de la medicina moderna se debe en magnitud importante a los medicamentos y dentro de ellos a los innovadores. Las decisiones oportunas de los expertos se orientan a evitar tragedias, sufrimientos y gastos innecesarios por reacciones adversas a medicamentos y consecuentemente eludir problemas en salud pública.

  13. Sistema integrado para toma de decisiones en el diseño de estructuras de hormigón

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    Armengou, J.

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a methodology to analyze decisions in the design of concrete structures. Specifically, we propose a multi-criteria approach to assess the value implications of precast concrete technologies versus in-situ concrete solutions. First, we emphasize the importance of careful decision-making in early stages of construction projects to enhance customer value. Second, we present a decisionmaking methodology that uses fuzzy logic to represent and synthesize information about risk-return tradeoffs in the different kinds of variables involved in the evaluation of a project’s value. To illustrate, we use our methodology to analyze precast vs. in-situ solutions in the design of drainage structures. The results of our analysis point at precast solutions as the most desirable design choice in this setting, and highlight the importance of value analysis in early stages of construction projects.

    El presente artículo hace una breve reflexión sobre las alternativas in situ y prefabricadas para estructuras de hormigón, justificando la necesidad de profundizar en métodos multicriterio como ayuda a la toma de decisiones. Manifiesta la trascendencia de la calidad en las decisiones más allá de este ámbito concreto, así como su influencia en la mayor eficiencia de las obras. Presenta luego un sistema de ayuda a la toma de decisiones basado en matemática difusa, que considera el valor de cada alternativa contemplando el riesgo inherente. Para ilustrarlo desarrolla un ejemplo aplicado a pasos inferiores que pueden resolverse mediante prefabricación o in situ. Efectuándolo por completo, llega a dos conclusiones principales: la bondad de la herramienta presentada y cómo la solución prefabricada, en este caso, aporta mayor valor. Concluye también que todo buen gestor debe plantearse su toma de decisión desde los inicios de cualquier proyecto, empleando herramientas como la presentada.

  14. Country Report on China's Participation in Greater Mekong Subregion Cooperation

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    2012-01-01

    1.Executive SummaryThe Mekong River,which originates from the Danggula Mountain Range on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in China and runs 4,880 km southward through six countries,namely,China,Myartmar,Laos,Thailand,Cambodia and Viet Nam,is an important transnational river in Asia and even the world.The section in China is called the Lancang River.Since the 1990s,the international cooperation in the Lancang-Mekong subregiun has received wide attention from the international community.Related countries and intemational organizations have carried out extensive cooperation,which has produced good results and forcefully facilitated economic and social development of the subregion.

  15. Decisiones óptimas de consumo y portafolio Un enfoque de precios de estado de Arrow-Debreu

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    Nora Gavira Durón

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación desarrolla, bajo el supuesto de mercados completos, un modelo estocástico que explica el proceso de toma de decisiones de un consumidor-inversionista racional al seleccionar un portafolio en un ambiente de riesgo de mercado sujeto a su restricción presupuestal. El modelo propuesto se desarrolla en el marco de utilidad esperada del tipo Von Neumann-Morgenstern y precios de estado del tipo Arrow-Debreu en un horizonte de planeación infinito. Los principales resultados son: 1 la proporción que el individuo asigna de su riqueza a la tenencia del activo riesgoso es constante y 2 la estrategia óptima de consumo que el agente sigue es que siempre consume la misma proporción de su riqueza.

  16. Toma de decisiones en la adolescencia: Entre la razón y la emoción

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    Yunier Broche-Pérez

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    Full Text Available Aunque tradicionalmente las conductas propensas al riesgo durante la adolescencia han sido asociadas a limitaciones intelectuales en los adolescentes, nuevas evidencias sugieren que estas dificultades pueden estar relacionadas con asincronías en el desarrollo de estructuras cerebrales. De acuerdo con el “Modelo del Sistema Dual” existen dos sistemas fundamentales, el Sistema Socioemocional y el Sistema de Control Cognitivo, que, al no estar equilibrados en su desarrollo, favorecen los comportamientos arriesgados y la toma de decisiones ineficientes. En este sentido, ciertas estructuras prefrontales tienen un desarrollo más tardío, provocando que el Sistema de Control Cognitivo no pueda ejercer adecuadamente su función reguladora del comportamiento.

  17. INFLUENCIA DE LOS INVERSIONISTAS INSTITUCIONALES EN LAS DECISIONES DE ESTRUCTURA DE CAPITAL DE LA EMPRESA. Evidencia para un mercado emergente

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    Felipe Araya Sepúlveda

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza empíricamente la influencia de las Administradoras de Fondos de Pensión (AFP como principales accionistas institucionales, sobre las decisiones de estructura de capital de la empresa chilena. Estos inversionistas pueden influir en la estructura de capital mediante distintos papeles como los de monitoreo a la gestión y de recopilación y transferencia de información al mercado. El análisis es desarrollado durante el periodo 2009-2011 para una muestra de 109 empresas chilenas que cotizan en la bolsa. Las AFP no sólo participan en el mercado accionario sino que también compiten por la deuda pública, por lo que nuestros resultados son relevantes al indicar la positiva influencia de este tipo de inversionistas en la contratación y emisión de deuda, particularmente la pública.

  18. LA PARTICIPACIÓN DE LOS TRABAJADORES EN LA TOMA DE DECISIONES DE SUS EMPRESAS. REALIDADES Y REGULACIONES

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    Rómulo Ogando Ramos

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    Full Text Available El trabajo aborda la participación activa y consciente de los trabajadores en la toma de decisiones como condición indispensable de su desempeño laboral y su desarrollo individual. Tiene como propósito fundamental analizar el tratamiento del tema en un grupo de documentos regulatorios de la Gestión de Recursos Humanos y de esta manera, mostrar los espacios oficiales de participación que tienen los trabajadores y las formas que puede adoptar la misma.AbstractThe paper deals with the active and conscious participation of the workers in the decision-making as an indispensable condition of its labor performance and its individual development. Its main purpose is to analyze the treatment of this subject in a group of regulations of Human Resource Management and thus, to show the official spaces of participation that the workers have and the ways that it can takes.

  19. Juicios y toma de decisiones didácticas de alumnos de una escuela universitaria de Formación del Profesorado de EGB

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    Luis M. VILLAR ANGULO

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available El estudio de los procesos de pensamiento, juicios y toma de decisiones de los profesores ha representado, en la última década, una de las aportaciones más interesantes para el análisis de la enseñanza (Clark y Peterson, 1986. Los profesores emiten juicios y toman decisiones «sobre la base de un modelo psicológico sobre la realidad. Para comprender la conducta de los profesores es esencial conocer: a sus fines, b la naturaleza del entorno de la tarea que afronta, c sus capacidades de procesar información y d la relación entre todos los elementos » (Shavelson y Stern, 1983, p. 378. En esta investigación nos centramos en analizar los juicios y decisiones de profesores en formación, y cómo éstos transforman sus juicios y decisiones como consecuencia de la información que se les proporciona.

  20. Exceso de confianza y optimismo en las decisiones de presupuesto de capital: las finanzas corporativas desde un enfoque centrado en el comportamiento

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    Useche A., A. J, Alejandro José

    ..., un análisis comparativo entre el proceso de evaluación de decisiones de inversión, desde la teoría financiera tradicional, y un nuevo enfoque complementario que surge desde las finanzas corporativas basadas en el comportamiento...

  1. Una aplicación de apoyo a la toma de decisiones para el costeo de maquinarias de cosecha forestal

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    Eduardo Acuña

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available Desde hace años las empresas forestales y en especial las que prestan servicios de cosecha forestal han implementado la computación como una herramienta de trabajo, esto ha permitido automatizar la toma de decisiones. El propósito de esta práctica es lograr que el sector forestal siga siendo competitivo a nivel internacional, para tal objetivo se hace necesario optimizar las diferentes actividades que participan en la producción forestal. Los costos asociados a la faena de cosecha forestal son los de mayor incidencia dentro de los planes operativos, por ello es importante tener conocimiento de sus efectos reales en el cálculo de las tarifas. El trabajo realizado consistió en desarrollar un software de aplicación y consulta para la estructuración y tarifa a cobrar para una faena de cosecha forestal mecanizada, desarrollado en el lenguaje de programación Visual Basic. SICOFOR 1.0.1 al ser comparado con otras planillas de cálculo como por ejemplo las desarrolladas en Microsoft Excel entrega una mayor facilidad de trabajo, permite actualizar las bases de datos de la maquinaria a utilizar, personal, administración e implementación de trabajo para cada sistema de aprovechamiento, además entrega detalladamente la tarifa a cobrar. Aunque realmente los que fijan las tarifas de los diferentes servicios son las empresas demandantes de los servicios, el desarrollo del programa como herramienta de apoyo a la toma de decisiones, sigue siendo útil para comparar la tarifa que la empresa forestal mandante ofrece y los costos reales del servicio de cosecha, para tomar la decisión de aceptar o desestimar el negocio.

  2. Mecanismos cognitivos en la toma de decisiones en situaciones de incertidumbre. Un estudio con pacientes con demencia tipo Alzheimer

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    Aurora Moreno

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Los pacientes con demencia tipo Alzheimer (DTA suelen presentar problemas en la toma de decisiones (TD, incluso ya en fase leve. Diversos estudios han analizado el funcionamiento de los mecanismos cognitivos en los procesos de TD, especialmente en situaciones de incertidumbre. Una de estas aproximaciones es la hipótesis del marcador somático a través de la Iowa Gambling Task (IGT y el índice Gambling (IG. Uno de los problemas es la inespecificidad de los indicadores de la IGT, por ello se han propuesto modelos explicativos para solventar estas carencias, como el Prospective Valence Learning (PVL. En este trabajo, aplicamos la IGT a 10 pacientes y 10 controles. Analizamos los parámetros del PVL: aversión a las pérdidas (λ regla de utilidad (α, recencia (A y consistencia (c, y la evolución de la tarea en función de las elecciones ventajosas. Nuestros resultados muestran que el rendimiento de los controles es mejor que el de pacientes DTA, aunque en las fases iniciales no hay diferencias, estas se ciñen a los dos bloques finales. En los parámetros del PVL se obtienen diferencias en α y c y en menor medida en λ. A partir de los parámetros del PVL podemos caracterizar el proceso de toma de decisiones de los pacientes DTA, como sensibles a las pérdidas, más influenciados por las elecciones inmediatas y un nivel de consistencia muy bajo, que indica estrategias de elección aleatoria.

  3. Hailstones across the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Area

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    A. A. Rasuly

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    Full Text Available This study addresses the recent climatology of hail occurrence in the Greater Metropolitan Severe Thunderstorm Warning Area (GMSTWA of New South Wales, Australia, which is a sprawling suburban area, with a population of nearly 4.7 million and one of Australia's largest metropolis. The main objective is to highlight the recent temporal-spatial fluctuations of hailstone frequencies and magnitudes for each of recognized and vastly inhabited Local Government Areas (LGAs. The relevant hail event data from 1989 to 2013 were initially derived from the severe storm archive of Australian Bureau of Meteorology. A climatologically oriented GIS technique was applied in the examining and mapping procedure of all hail events and hail days reported throughout the study area. By applying a specific criterion, all severe hails (defined as 2 cm or more in diameter were cautiously selected and then imported into the ArcGIS software for relevant analysis. Appropriate data layers were stored in a unique database to allow logical integration of the data directly into some geoprocessing functions, mainly for querying, analyzing and mapping purposes in a model-builder setting. The database includes 357 hailstones with sizes 2–11 cm and occurred in 169 hail days across the region during the past 25 years. The models have established that hailstones are neither temporally nor spatially uniform in magnitude throughout the study area. Temporal analysis indicated that most of hail events occurred predominately in the afternoons with peak time of 1–5 p.m. EST. They were particularly common in spring and summer, and reached maximum frequency in November and December. There was an average of 14.3 events each year, but a significant decreasing trend in terms of hail frequency and associated magnitude in the recent years has been identified. In turn, spatial models also established three main distribution patterns over the study area, which include the Sydney Metropolitan

  4. Greater Somalia, the never-ending dream?

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    Zoppi, Marco

    2015-01-01

    This paper provides an historical analysis of the concept of Greater Somalia, the nationalist project that advocates the political union of all Somali-speaking people, including those inhabiting areas in current Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. The Somali territorial unification project of “lost ter...

  5. Greater trochanteric fracture with occult intertrochanteric extension.

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    Reiter, Michael; O'Brien, Seth D; Bui-Mansfield, Liem T; Alderete, Joseph

    2013-10-01

    Proximal femoral fractures are frequently encountered in the emergency department (ED). Prompt diagnosis is paramount as delay will exacerbate the already poor outcomes associated with these injuries. In cases where radiography is negative but clinical suspicion remains high, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the study of choice as it has the capability to depict fractures which are occult on other imaging modalities. Awareness of a particular subset of proximal femoral fractures, namely greater trochanteric fractures, is vital for both radiologists and clinicians since it has been well documented that they invariably have an intertrochanteric component which may require surgical management. The detection of intertrochanteric or cervical extension of greater trochanteric fractures has been described utilizing MRI but is underestimated with both computed tomography (CT) and bone scan. Therefore, if MRI is unavailable or contraindicated, the diagnosis of an isolated greater trochanteric fracture should be met with caution. The importance of avoiding this potential pitfall is demonstrated in the following case of an elderly woman with hip pain and CT demonstrating an isolated greater trochanteric fracture who subsequently returned to the ED with a displaced intertrochanteric fracture.

  6. Peritajes psicológicos forenses en decisiones judiciales de primera instancia en delitos sexuales

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    Milena Martínez Rudas; Stefany Baena Valencia; Ismael Pérez García

    2016-01-01

      It was analyzed the importance of forensic psychological reports on judicial decisions by first instance courts in sexual assaults in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia, this by using a quantitative...

  7. la influencia de la felicidad en las decisiones de inversión de activos de largo plazo para una muestra de siete gerentes financieros en la ciudad de Bogotá en el año 2016.

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    Poveda Achury, Juan Camilo

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    El presente artículo contribuye con la investigación de las Finanzas Corporativas del Comportamiento, rama de las finanzas corporativas que considera que el individuo que toma decisiones financieras no es completamente racional y que por hecho existen sesgos psicológicos que influyen en sus decisiones. Este documento se enfoca, desde el punto de vista conceptual y también mediante el análisis de un estudio de campo, en la influencia de la felicidad en las decisiones de inversión en activos de...

  8. la influencia de la felicidad en las decisiones de inversión de activos de largo plazo para una muestra de siete gerentes financieros en la ciudad de Bogotá en el año 2016.

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    Poveda Achury, Juan Camilo

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    El presente artículo contribuye con la investigación de las Finanzas Corporativas del Comportamiento, rama de las finanzas corporativas que considera que el individuo que toma decisiones financieras no es completamente racional y que por hecho existen sesgos psicológicos que influyen en sus decisiones. Este documento se enfoca, desde el punto de vista conceptual y también mediante el análisis de un estudio de campo, en la influencia de la felicidad en las decisiones de inversión en activos de...

  9. Environmental planning and management in Greater Johannesburg.

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    Von Schirnding, Y E

    1996-03-01

    This article describes the actions among urban environmental, management, and development planners in Greater Johannesburg, South Africa. Initiatives, such as the Healthy Cities Project and Model Communities, are being integrated into an environmental management and development approach that attains the goals of Agenda 21. Greater Johannesburg has housing shortages and homelessness. Priority needs include the areas of housing, water, electricity, public transportation, and sanitation. Clean water and air are inequitably distributed. Other key environmental problems include illegal dumping, inadequate waste disposal, poor environmental hygiene in overcrowded inner city areas, lack of open spaces, flooding, and water scarcities. The newly formed metropolitan authority offers opportunities to improve coordination and integration of environmental problems. Stakeholders from government at all levels, politicians, nongovernmental organizations, and the business sector formed an intersectoral, interdepartmental environment management committee in 1995. Stakeholders will integrate Agenda 21 within broader urban development plans and processes. The executive committee and the full council approved a set of guiding principles on environmental policy and an administrative framework for management. Four workshops were held to ensure a participatory consultation process in 1995. The WHO Collaborating Center for Urban Health will be used to facilitate the work of the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council. Changes are being made in the way local governments work.

  10. Greater omentum in reconstruction of refractory wounds

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    沈余明; 沈祖尧

    2003-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the clinical efficacy of greater omentum in reconstruction of refractory wounds. Methods: From August 1988 to May 2001, 20 patients with refractory wound underwent pedicle or microvascular free transfer of the greater omentum. Indications of surgery were electrical injury of the wrist and hand in 9 patients, electrical injury of the scalp and cranial bones in 3, avulsion injury of the scalp in 2, radiation-related ulcer of the chest wall in 2, ulcer and osteomyelitis following resection of the sternum sarcoma in 1, electrical injury of the abdomen in 1, bone and soft tissue defects following compound fracture of the leg in 1, and extensive scar and ulcer of the leg and footdrop following trauma in 1. Severe infection and extensive tissue necrosis were present prior to surgical operation in 12 patients. Eleven patients were treated with pedicled omental flaps, and 9 patients with free omental flaps. The size of the omental flaps ranged from 20 cm×12 cm to 38 cm×23 cm. Results: All the omental flaps survived. Healing at the first intention of the wounds was achieved in 17 cases. The on-top skin grafts resulted in partial necrosis of lipid liquefaction developed in the omentum and healed with dressing change in 2 cases. A sinus tract of osteomyelitis occurred in one case and healed after delayed excision of the necrosed bone. Follow-up study of all cases from 3 to 24 months showed no recurrent wounds and post-operative abdominal complication. Recovery with acceptable appearance and restoration of function was satisfactory. Conclusions: Greater omentum provides a well-vascularized tissue with lymphatic ducts for wound coverage. It has strong resistance against infection. It is very malleable and can be molded easily. Therefore it is an ideal tissue in filling cavities and repairing defects, especially in covering large and irregular defects that can not be treated with skin or muscle flaps.

  11. Greater Sage-Grouse National Research Strategy

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    Hanser, Steven E.; Manier, Daniel J.

    2013-01-01

    The condition of the sagebrush ecosystem has been declining in the Western United States, and greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), a sagebrush-obligate species, has experienced concurrent decreases in distribution and population numbers. This has prompted substantial research and management over the past two decades to improve the understanding of sage-grouse and its habitats and to address the observed decreases in distribution and population numbers. The amount of research and management has increased as the year 2015 approaches, which is when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is expected to make a final decision about whether or not to protect the species under the Endangered Species Act. In 2012, the Sage-Grouse Executive Oversight Committee (EOC) of the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies (WAFWA) requested that the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) lead the development of a Greater Sage-Grouse National Research Strategy (hereafter Research Strategy). This request was motivated by a practical need to systematically connect existing research and conservation plans with persisting or emerging information needs. Managers and researchers also wanted to reduce redundancy and help focus limited funds on the highest priority research and management issues. The USGS undertook the development of this Research Strategy, which addresses information and science relating to the greater sage-grouse and its habitat across portions of 11 Western States. This Research Strategy provides an outline of important research topics to ensure that science information gaps are identified and documented in a comprehensive manner. Further, by identifying priority topics and critical information needed for planning, research, and resource management, it provides a structure to help coordinate members of an expansive research and management community in their efforts to conduct priority research.

  12. El proceso de gestión de documentos en la Universidad del Zulia: Su intervención en las decisiones gerenciales

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    Tania Peña Vera

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Se parte de la hipótesis que las deficiencias en los servicios informativos ofrecidos por los archivos de LUZ, afectan las gestiones gerenciales; como objetivo se planteó analizar la incidencia de la gestión de información en las decisiones de la gerencia estratégica. Teóricamente se abordó el proceso comunicativo informativo, la gestión de archivos e información, sistemas de información universitarios, toma de decisiones y solución de contingencias. Se aplicó un cuestionario a los encargados de los archivos y otro a los gerentes, concluyéndose que la gestión de la información documental en LUZ se orienta hacia el proceso, y descuida la satisfacción del usuario.

  13. Conveniencia de la cirugìa profiláctica del tercer molar retenido: un análisis de decisiones

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    Ramírez, Adriana; Rodríguez G., Mauricio; Sánchez Pedraza, Ricardo

    2010-01-01

    Antecedentes. La proporción de cirugías de terceros molares que se realizan de manera profiláctica es difícil de estimar de manera precisa y depende en muchos casos de la definición que se dé para éste término. Objetivo. Determinar entre pacientes y cirujanos cuál es la alternativa más útil para plantear la cirugía profiláctica de los terceros molares retenidos asintomáticos. Material y métodos. Un análisis de decisiones clínicas (modelo de árbol de decisiones) se utilizó para defini...

  14. Propuesta de medición para toma de decisiones sobre el consumo de energía eléctrica

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    Claudia García-Landa

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito de este trabajo es documentar las características psicométricas de un instrumento para evaluar la toma de decisiones sobre el consumo de energía eléctrica (TDCEE a través de viñetas narrativas. El instrumento elaborado parte de supuesto de que la toma de decisiones en modelos descriptivos es un proceso dual razonado e intuitivo. Con base en los resultados del análisis factorial se identificaron dos dimensiones TDI y TDR con alfas moderadas y coeficiente de correlación bajo entre dichas dimensiones. Se concluye que esta escala cumple con criterios psicométricos aceptables para ser aplicada en población mexicana

  15. Entre la razón y el corazón: La importancia de la emoción en la toma de decisiones

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    Fernando Gordillo

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available La razón y la emoción, por separado, se convierten en procesos que pueden perjudicar nuestro futuro por medio de decisiones desacertadas. Somos capaces de valorar una decisión, a pesar de su racionalidad, como inadecuada (“matar a uno para salvar a muchos”. También somos capaces de advertir decisiones inadecuadas por lo exagerado de las razones que las motivan (“no viajar por el miedo a volar”. En definitiva, nos valemos de un equilibrio entre lo racional y lo emocional para decidir de manera correcta, proceso éste que se ha ido conformando gracias a nuestra experiencia vital.

  16. Interspecific hybridization between greater kudu and nyala.

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    Dalton, Desiré L; Tordiffe, Adrian; Luther, Ilse; Duran, Assumpta; van Wyk, Anna M; Brettschneider, Helene; Oosthuizen, Almero; Modiba, Catherine; Kotzé, Antoinette

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    Hybridization of wildlife species, even in the absence of introgression, is of concern due to wasted reproductive effort and a reduction in productivity. In this study we detail an accidental mating between a female nyala (Tragelaphus angasii) and a male greater kudu (T. strepsiceros). The hybrid was phenotypically nyala and was identified as such based on mitochondrial DNA. Further genetic analysis based on nine microsatellite markers, chromosome number and chromosome morphology however, confirmed its status as an F1 hybrid. Results obtained from a reproductive potential assessment indicated that this animal does not have the potential to breed successfully and can be considered as sterile.

  17. ¿Qué Determina el Desempeño en la Toma de Decisiones de Hombres y Mujeres?

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    Alicia Arenas Moreno

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo pretende analizar el efecto del sexo sobre el desempeño en una tarea compleja de toma de decisiones. El rendimiento en tareas de logro está ligado a las dinámicas autorreguladoras, como la autoeficacia, las metas personales y el compromiso con la tarea, determinadas por variables disposicionales como la orientación de las metas o, estudiada más recientemente, la orientación hacia los errores. Concretamente, tratamos de comparar los procesos de autorregulación y factores disposicionales entre chicos y chicas estudiantes universitarios ante la realización de una tarea que simula la implementación de la innovación y el cambio en una organización. Los resultados muestran que son las mujeres quienes manifiestan una clara tendencia a comunicar los errores y se muestran menos preocupadas por demostrar competencia ante los demás. Sin embargo, ante las dificultades mostrarían sentirse menos capaces de afrontarlas, más angustiadas y se plantearían metas más bajas para su desempeño, lo que les llevaría finalmente a alcanzar un rendimiento inferior.

  18. Los sistemas de información geográfica (SIG una herramienta poderosa para la toma de decisiones

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    Néstor Sáenz Saavedra

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas de información tradicionales, orientados hacia el suministro de información útil para la toma de decisiones mediante la manipulación de una base de datos numérica, estaban impedidos para combinar simultáneamente los datos espaciales o gráficos 'Con sus datos descriptivos asociados. Esta labor de análisis se convertía entonces, en un proceso bastante complejo donde los cálculos geográficos debían realizarse por separado para, posteriormente buscar la manera de que los usuarios finales pudieran visualizar gráficamente los resultados tabulados sobre esquemas y mapas, en forma manual, o con la ayuda de programas de dibujo como el AUTOCAD. Esta tecnología, conocida con el nombre genérico de SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION GEOGRAFICO (SIG, se ha convertido en una poderosa herramienta al alcance de estudiantes y profesionales como ingenieros, geógrafos, médicos, historiadores y, en general, para todos los planificadores de aquellas disciplinas que necesitan información geográfica o georreferenciada, como ayuda para la solución de sus problemas. El presente documento pretende dar algunos conceptos generales sobre los SIG, su definición, componentes, datos de entrada y algunos procedimientos de análisis que se ofrecen con los paquetes disponibles en el mercado.

  19. Lógica difusa para la toma de decisiones y la selección de personal

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    Francisco Javier Ruvalcaba Coyaso

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo de investigación se enfoca en la lógica difusa. Identifica de qué manera sirve para la selección de personal y qué publicaciones relevantes existen acerca de su efectividad en el escenario empresarial. La revisión realizada se llevó a cabo a partir de una búsqueda en bases de datos especializadas. Se encuentra que la fuzzy logic puede ofrecer al proceso de selección de personal algo de certidumbre, en particular en la toma de decisiones que lo acompaña. Puede contribuir también en el proceso de identificación de la persona más adecuada para realizar un conjunto de actividades, de acuerdo, además, con su perfil psicológico. Su uso ayuda, en efecto, a disminuir la ambigüedad y la subjetividad inherentes a la decisión en estos procesos. Esto, dado que los resultados de las pruebas psicométricas y de las entrevistas no son discrecionales, ellas se acompañan, usualmente, de múltiples criterios de asignación de valor.

  20. FORMULACIÓN DE UN ANÁLISIS MULTIOBJETIVO PARA LA TOMA DE DECISIONES AMBIENTALES EN ANDES COLOMBIANOS

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    JORGE ANDRES POLANCO

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    Full Text Available En el caso del Sistema de Páramos Alto-Andinos de Antioquia, la toma de decisiones ambientales es esencialmente un problema de asignación de recursos financieros para la protección del bosque. En este texto, se formula el análisis mutiobjetivo de este problema con el ánimo de fijar pautas metodológicas para su solución. Para este efecto, primero se proponen criterios de análisis según observaciones de campo y gracias a un marco teórico de Ciencias Sociales. Luego, se estudian sus correlaciones y se identifican dos objetivos de análisis. Los resultados sugieren que coeficientes de correlación del orden de 0.6 pueden ser aceptados para representar el fenómeno social estudiado. La formulación de este método exige pues conocer la realidad de campo dentro de un marco teórico flexible y escoger criterios de análisis teniendo en cuenta su comportamiento estadístico de conjunto.

  1. TOMA DE DECISIONES DE AGENTES RACIONALES CON PROCESOS MARKOVIANOS. Avances recientes en economía y finanzas

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    Onésimo Hernández-Lerma

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta investigación se revisa la evolución teórica y práctica de los procesos markovianos y se resalta su rápido avance y notorio potencial en el modelado de los procesos de toma de decisiones de agentes racionales. Dichos procesos han incorporado dinámicas más realistas en el comportamiento de diversas variables económicas y financieras que enriquecen el análisis en ambientes con riesgo e incertidumbre. Particularmente, se destaca diversas extensiones y reformulaciones de procesos markovianos de decisión, juegos estocásticos, optimalidad de Blackwell para procesos de difusión controlados, control óptimo estocástico con procesos de difusión y su combinación con saltos de Poisson, modelado de series de tiempo con cadenas de Markov y, por último, redes bayesianas con cadenas de Markov en conjunción con simulación Monte Carlo (MCMC.

  2. Modelo de gestión estratégica para la toma de decisiones en entidades agropecuarias

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    Full Text Available Para contribuir a la toma de decisiones en entidades agropecuarias se apreció la necesidad de concebir un Modelo de Gestión Estratégica (MGE, compuesto por un conjunto de procedimientos y herramientas específicos, el cual se sustenta en varias premisas que están relacionadas con el cometido de la administración de la entidad, la disponibilidad de información y el compromiso de los trabajadores; asimismo, tiene características fundamentales que lo distinguen. El MGE es participativo, proactivo e interactivo, y posee cuatro etapas de evaluación; en él se integran una serie de herramientas que logran analizar e interpretar sus dimensiones con un enfoque holístico, mediante la utilización de un sistema de gestión por procesos que favorece la interrelación actores-ecosistemas y promueve la agroecología. Después de ejecutadas las cuatro etapas, que incluyen la planeación estratégica de la entidad, se implementó el modelo y se realizaron actividades de control estratégico.

  3. Human papillomavirus vaccination: what is the best choice? A comparison of 16 strategies by means of a decisional model.

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    Gasparini, R; Amicizia, D; Manfredi, P; Ansaldi, F; Lucioni, C; Gallelli, G; Panatto, D

    2009-06-01

    Some European countries decided to include human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in national immunization schedules. In order to help decision makers choose the best vaccination policy for females, a decisional model has been developed. The study was performed from the National Health Service perspective. Several hypotheses of multi-cohort vaccination policies were compared. 'Potentially avoidable infections' were chosen as the outcome. The model envisioned a short-term scenario (2008-2011). The best policy was that of vaccinating 12-year-olds and, a year later, those aged 14-16 years; the most expensive strategy was that of vaccinating 12-year-old females and, after 1 year, vaccinating those aged 15, 18 and 25 years. The sensitivity analysis showed that coverage rate has a great effect on the cost of avoidable infections. The study offers stake-holders an important datum-point for the choice of the best HPV policy vaccination in the short term. Indeed, it could generate interesting savings for the National Health Service and a rapid HPV immunization of young girls.

  4. RELACIÓN ENTRE DECISIONES ARBITRALES Y VARIABLES DEPORTIVAS EN EL FÚTBOL PROFESIONAL DE COSTA RICA

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    María Clara Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Con el objetivo de determinar objetivamente si existen algunas tendencias en los juicios arbitrales del fútbol costarricense, específicamente en cuanto a amonestaciones y expulsiones, se analizaron 575 partidos de primera y segunda división jugados durante los años 2001 y 2002, a partir de los informes arbitrales oficiales. Se confirmó la hipótesis de la ventaja para el equipo local, así como la tendencia a compensar las sanciones entre los equipos contrincantes, especialmente con respecto a las expulsiones; no hubo diferencias en función del nivel de los árbitros, ni se evidenciaron sesgos en función de los equipos. Se hallaron diferencias significativas individuales entre los árbitros. También se encontraron diferencias significativas para tarjetas rojas (TA y tarjetas amarillas (TR entre primer y segundo tiempo, y con relación al número total de goles marcados. En conclusión, se observó mayor discriminación en las decisiones arbitrales frente a las TR y mayor homogeneidad frente a las TA.

  5. SitDF: sistema informático de apoyo a la toma de decisiones en fundición

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    Lourdes M. García-Pujadas

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available En el taller de fundición de la Empresa Mecánica del Níquel, de la ciudad de Moa, provincia de Holguín, la creación y control de las normas de consumo de materiales para la producción de piezas, se realiza actualmente de forma manual, lo que resulta un proceso lento y en ocasiones impreciso. En este trabajo se propone un software que sistematiza y agiliza, partiendo de la documentación y de los registros de información, el procesamiento de la información técnico-económica de la fundición, que resulta de gran utilidad en la toma de decisiones a partir de un análisis científico-técnico de la información que se procesa. El diseño y desarrollo del software se basa en la utilización de las metodologías de análisis y diseño estructurado de sistemas informáticos, y la programación orientada a objeto mediante las herramientas de programación de Borland Delphi versión 5.0. Puede ser utilizado en talleres de fundición que se dediquen a producir y reparar piezas para la industria mecánica en Cuba.

  6. Greater trochanteric stippling in trisomy 7p

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    Wilde, Justin R. [Starship Children' s Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, Auckland (New Zealand); Teele, Rita L. [Starship Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Auckland (New Zealand); Aftimos, Salim [Auckland City Hospital, Northern Regional Genetic Services, Auckland, Private Bag 92024 (New Zealand)

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    Trisomy 7p is a rare condition involving partial or complete duplication of the short arm of chromosome 7. Radiological features include large fontanelles, widened sutures, dolicocephaly and asymmetrical skull. We report a new radiological finding of punctate calcifications in the region of femoral trochanters. This finding has not previously been reported with chromosome 7p duplication. (orig.)

  7. Policías, ladrones y gente corriente: Diferencias entre expertos y noveles en el uso de estrategias para la toma de decisiones

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    Rocío García-Retamero

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Imagine que quiere invertir su dinero en una propiedad inmobiliaria, y el hecho de que ésta pueda ser objeto de hurto es crucial para usted... En este artículo analizamos las estimaciones que expertos y noveles en el ámbito de la delincuencia realizan sobre el poder de distintas claves para predecir el éxito en la conducta de hurto y las estrategias que utilizan en su toma de decisiones.

  8. Toma de decisiones para la evaluación formativa: el proceso de planeación y determinación de sus mecanismos

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    Katherina Edith Gallardo Córdova

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta un estudio exploratorio sobre la toma de decisiones al determinar los procesos de evaluación formativa. Se eligió al azar el trabajo realizado por 20 equipos de trabajo (102 estudiantes en la materia Evaluación del aprendizaje de un programa de posgrado en educación, en la modalidad en línea. Se optó por métodos mixtos; se analizaron 20 tablas de especificaciones que albergaron 60 objetivos de aprendizaje. Asimismo, se examinaron 60 justificaciones que fundamentaban las decisiones sobre la elección de organizadores gráficos o productos escritos que coadyuvan a inferir el logro de los objetivos de aprendizaje. Los resultados indicaron que en el proceso de planeación existió una alta tendencia a la emisión de objetivos de aprendizaje que demandan procesos de pensamiento de baja complejidad. Además, al tomar decisiones sobre los productos, el proceso fue mayormente bien conducido. Esto puede deberse a la inclusión de elementos teóricos que contribuyeron a la comprensión del proceso de aprendizaje y las necesidades a cubrir en el marco de la evaluación formativa. Se exhorta a continuar con investigaciones relacionadas con la toma de decisiones en cuanto a la elección de organizadores gráficos, en especial sobre aquellos que presentaron resultados inesperados, como fue el caso del mapa conceptual.

  9. Autopercepción de inteligencia contextual para jugar y de competencia decisional en el fútbol. [Game intelligence and perceived competence to decide on soccer players].

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    José Antonio Navia

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    Full Text Available En el presente estudio se analizó la autopercepción de competencia decisional y la inteligencia contextual de jugadores de fútbol de diferente nivel de pericia. Además, se exploraron las relaciones existentes entre las autopercepciones de competencia para decidir y de inteligencia contextual en jugadores de fútbol, para lo cual participaron voluntariamente 467 jugadores (M = 20,26, DT = 4,83. El nivel de pericia de los participantes se estableció en tres diferentes: Autonómico (N = 141, nacional (N = 253 e internacional (N = 73, de un total de 46 clubes españoles así como de varias selecciones nacionales. Se utilizaron dos instrumentos en forma de cuestionarios. El primero fue el Cuestionario de Inteligencia Contextual Percibida en el deporte (ICD y el segundo el de Estilos de Toma de Decisión en el Deporte (CETD. Los resultados mostraron que la competencia decisional y la inteligencia contextual están relacionadas y mejoran según aumenta el nivel deportivo. Abstract The aim of this paper was to analyze decisional competence and contextual intelligence in sport among different level of expertise football players. In addition, the relationship between self-perceptions of decisional competence and contextual intelligence was assessed. Participants were 467 football players (M=20,26, DT=5,43. They were assigned three levels of expertise: Autonomic (N = 141, National (N = 253 and International (N = 73, from a group of 46 spanish clubs and several national teams. The Contextual Intelligence in Sport Questionnaire (ICD and the Decision Making in Sport Questionnaire (CETD were used to explore self-perceptions of players. Results showed that self-perceptions of Contextual Intelligence and Decision Making increased with the level of expertise.

  10. La habitabilidad de la vivienda de interés social en Colombia. Un enfoque en los procesos y las decisiones

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    Luis Fernando Fique Pinto

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    Full Text Available Alrededor de una reflexión acerca del proceso de deterioro que ha venido presentando la vivienda de interés social (V.I.S. producida en el marco de la política pública en vivienda vigente en Colombia a partir de la década de 1990, el artículo esboza un planteamiento elaborado en reciente estudio por el autor. Allí propone ampliar el usual enfoque disciplinario de la arquitectura y el urbanismo acerca de los problemas sectoriales - reiteradamente centrado en los productos- virando la mirada hacia los procesos en los que estos productos (la vivienda y su entorno se configuran con las decisiones tomadas. En ellos se resuelve -con exclusiones e inequidades- la confrontación inherente a los procesos, entre actores con motivaciones diversas. El examen e interpretación de estos procesos, de las motivaciones de los actores y de las decisiones tomadas -especialmente en la fase de formulación de las políticas públicaspermite elaborar una interpretación de la situación del sector V.I.S. que muestra la ausencia de procesos sociales amplios e incluyentes en la toma de las decisiones públicas y, al respecto, conduce a plantear la necesidad de reconfigurar la inserción profesional en ellos.

  11. Una perspectiva económico-institucional de la toma de decisiones: solución de problemas en situación de incertidumbre

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    M. Alberto Morales Sánchez

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    Full Text Available E ste trabajo discute en torno al problema de la toma de decisiones de los agentes eco - nómicos en situaciones de incertidumbre. Se plantea que las instituciones económicas son estructuras centrales en este proceso porque facilitan la selección de heurísticas y reglas de decisión mediante la conformación de patrones conductuales comunes. El argumento central plantea que la interrelación de los agentes económicos dentro de su ambiente de interacción propicia un proceso de aprendizaje y selección de estrategias de decisión que favorece una adecuada resolución de problemas, sin necesidad de asumir que dichos agentes son plenamente racionales. Se presenta una perspectiva ins- titucional de la toma de decisiones que puede constituir una alternativa epistemológica a la teoría de la utilidad esperada como explicación de la conducta de los agentes en contextos de intercambio económico. Palabras clave : elección racional; toma de decisiones; instituciones; incertidumbre.

  12. El Flujo Informativo como elemento esencial para la correcta toma decisiones en los Centros de Información y Gestión Tecnológica.

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    Amarilis Alicia Leiva Acosta

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El mundo en que vivimos hoy en día exige de quienes dirigen la organizaciones los conocimientos o el uso de tecnología, pero sobre todo el manejo eficiente de información que le permiten una correcta toma decisiones, para asegurar el adecuado funcionamiento de las entidades. Es importante mencionar que la toma de decisiones que se lleva acabo dentro de las organizaciones debe cumplir con ciertas características como son: ser rápida, oportuna, fundamentada en información concreta, que permita tomar decisiones eficientes, efectivas y con un bajo costo para la empresa; pues de ello dependerá el éxito o fracaso de una Entidad. Para que todo lo anterior expuesto se lleve a cabo es necesario que las organizaciones posean un Sistema de Información y formando parte del mismo el Flujo Informativo como elemento esencial del Sistema. En el siguiente trabajo se muestra la importancia del Flujo Informativo para los directivos y trabajadores de los Centros de Información y Gestión Tecnológica.

  13. Decisiones estratégicas de creación de valor bajo incertidumbre y su incidencia en la competitividad y la valoración empresarial

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    Erik Ernesto Muñoz Royo

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Este documento estudia tópicos de la literatura teórica de las decisiones estratégicas tomadas por los ejecutivos bajo condiciones de incertidumbre. De igual manera, el nivel competitivo que cada organización alcance y lo sostenga en el corto, mediano y largo plazo; mismo que debería estar relacionado e integrado a la estrategia y por ende en las decisiones bajo incertidumbre. Los resultados económicos y financieros cuantificados a través del flujo de caja libre descontado permitirán valorar la organización y situarla en una determinada posición con respecto a sus similares de su industria; análisis que será abordado desde la investigación experimental económica. Por tanto, el marco teórico del presente artículo servirá de sustento para la aplicación de una futura investigación experimental; una simulación industrial implicará el estudio integral de las diferentes decisiones y estrategias adoptadas bajo incertidumbre, y su incidencia en los indicadores de competitividad y la creación o destrucción de valor empresarial.

  14. El entrenamiento de la toma de decisiones en el tenis: ¿qué fundamentos científicos se pueden aplicar en los programas de entrenamiento?

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    Jo\\u00E3o Carvalho

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo es realizar una revisión de los estudios que se han realizado en el ámbito de la toma de decisiones en el deporte, y en particular en el tenis. Presentamos los constructos teóricos que fundamentan los distintos enfoques, los procedimientos metodológicos más utilizados y sus principales limitaciones, evidenciando la necesidad de la práctica basada en evidencias científicas en el rendimiento experto de los jugadores de alto nivel. Sobre la base de los principios teóricos de la dinámica ecológica, sugerimos una nueva propuesta de entrenamiento de la toma de decisiones en el tenis basada en la manipulación de constreñimientos. Para finalizar indicamos algunas sugerencias metodológicas a tener en cuenta en futuras investigaciones en el área del entrenamiento de la toma de decisiones en el deporte.

  15. Greater patient confidence yields greater functional outcomes after primary total shoulder arthroplasty.

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    Styron, Joseph F; Higuera, Carlos A; Strnad, Greg; Iannotti, Joseph P

    2015-08-01

    Patient satisfaction is increasingly being tied to reimbursement rates, and patient satisfaction is often associated with improving functionality and decreasing disability postoperatively. This study sought to determine if a total shoulder arthroplasty patient's preoperative confidence in his or her ability to attain the level of activity desired would influence postoperative functional scores. Patients undergoing a primary total shoulder arthroplasty at a single institution were asked to complete a preoperative questionnaire with multiple items including baseline symptom severity measures and their confidence in reaching their level of desired functionality postoperatively (scored 0-10). Patients then completed an identical postoperative questionnaire at their follow-up visits. Associations between the patient's confidence in attaining treatment goals and functional outcomes was established by multiple linear regression models that were adjusted for gender, age, body mass index, baseline 12-Item Short Form Health Survey mental component scores, college education, smoking status, baseline functional scores, and length of follow-up. Patients had a high level of confidence that their outcome would match their expectations, with an average score of 7.8 (range, 0-10; 28.4% reported a full 10/10 confidence). For every 1-point increase in confidence, patients experienced an average increase in their function score of 2.7 points (P = .039) and improvement in their pain score of 2.0 (P = .033) according to the Penn Shoulder Score. There was no significant association with the patient's 12-Item Short Form Health Survey score postoperatively. Patients with greater preoperative confidence actually have significantly better postoperative functional outcomes than their less confident peers even with adjustment for other known risk factors. Copyright © 2015 Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Board of Trustees. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  16. The post-orgasmic prolactin increase following intercourse is greater than following masturbation and suggests greater satiety.

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    Brody, Stuart; Krüger, Tillmann H C

    2006-03-01

    Research indicates that prolactin increases following orgasm are involved in a feedback loop that serves to decrease arousal through inhibitory central dopaminergic and probably peripheral processes. The magnitude of post-orgasmic prolactin increase is thus a neurohormonal index of sexual satiety. Using data from three studies of men and women engaging in masturbation or penile-vaginal intercourse to orgasm in the laboratory, we report that for both sexes (adjusted for prolactin changes in a non-sexual control condition), the magnitude of prolactin increase following intercourse is 400% greater than that following masturbation. The results are interpreted as an indication of intercourse being more physiologically satisfying than masturbation, and discussed in light of prior research reporting greater physiological and psychological benefits associated with coitus than with any other sexual activities.

  17. Pre-Decisional Sodium Bearing Waste Technology Development Roadmap FY-01 Update

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    Mc Dannel, Gary Eidson

    2001-09-01

    This report provides an update to the Sodium Bearing Waste (SBW) Technology Development Roadmap generated a year ago. It outlines progress made to date and near-term plans for the technology development work necessary to support processing SBW. In addition, it serves as a transition document to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) required by the Project per DOE Order 413.3, “Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets.” Technical uncertainties have been identified as design basis elements (DBEs) and captured in a technical baseline database. As the risks are discovered, assessed, and mitigated, the status of the DBEs in the database will be updated and tracked to closure.

  18. Camminabilità e capacità urbane: valutazione e supporto alla decisione e alla pianificazione urbanistica

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    Ivan Blečić

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available L’articolo propone una metodologia di valutazione della camminabilità (walkability urbana ed il rispettivo strumento software di supporto alla decisione ed alla pianificazione urbanistica. Nella parte introduttiva discutiamo la rilevanza del concetto di camminabilità per la qualità urbana ed offriamo un suo inquadramento teorico all’interno dell’approccio alle capacità (capability approach. La parte centrale è dedicata alla presentazione del modello spaziale e multicriteriale di valutazione della camminabilità. La nostra costruzione della camminabilità nel modello propone un certo ribaltamento di prospettiva rispetto ai metodi sinora proposti: anziché valutare quanto un determinato luogo è in sé camminabile, il punteggio di camminabilità calcolato riflette come e verso dove una persona può intraprendere una camminata a partire da quel luogo; in altre parole, non quanto è camminabile, ma invece qual è la camminabilità di cui il luogo è dotato. Per questo, il punteggio di camminabilità combina tre componenti: (1 il numero di destinazioni di interesse/opportunità urbane raggiungibili a piedi; (2 le loro distanze; (3 la qualità dei percorsi pedonali verso queste destinazioni. La qualità dei percorsi pedonali è valutata in base a diversi attributi rilevanti per la camminabilità, che fanno riferimento a caratteristiche proprie della strada e dell’ambiente circostante in grado di contribuire a rendere il percorso piacevole, sicuro ed attrattivo. A titolo illustrativo viene nella terza parte dell’articolo presentato un esempio di applicazione del modello alla città di Alghero.

  19. [Decisional algorithm in extended neoplasms of the hypopharynx and the cervical esophagus].

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    Benazzo, M; Bertino, G; Spasiano, R; Gatti, P; Capelli, M

    2005-01-01

    Hypopharynx reconstruction must deal with restoration of not a simple tubed conduit but a complex arrangement of constrictive and propulsive forces with fine sensory circuits. The chosen surgical approach should guarantee both complete removal of tumor and re-establishement of the two primary functions of the district: first swallowing and then phonation. We retrospectively reviewed data of 67 patients who had undergone oncologic reconstruction of hypopharynx with either pedicled or free flaps at the ENT Department of IRCCS Policlinico S Matteo, University of Pavia, between November 1994 and July 2004. Type and extension of the defect following cancer removal guided the selection of reconstructive procedure. Partial defects, with more than 50% mucosa spared, in absence of chance of being closed primarly, were covered with radial forearm free flaps as first choice; pedicled flaps such as pectoralis major and SCM rotational flaps were used instead if free flaps contraindicated by general and/or local conditions. With circumferential defects reconstruction was accomplished by means of jejunum free flap, as first choice. Adverse local abdominal conditions mandated the alternative use of either tubulized or tunnelized fasciocutaneous free flaps, such as radial forearm and lateral thigh. When free flaps use contraindicated, or in case of salvage surgery after flap loss, pectoralis major and latissimus dorsi pedicled flap were chosen. Both reconstructions with free and pedicled flaps were successful in an high percentage of cases (>85%). Analysis of incidence and causes of flap failure are reported in this work. In the free flaps group of patients a lower rate of complications were registered, allowing a faster patient discharge from hospital (36% versus 81.3%). An oral swallowing function was gained in 92% of free flaps and 62.5% of pedicled flaps. Excellent and exclusive oral nutrition (free diet), was obtained in 54% of free flaps and 25% of pedicled flaps. None of

  20. F-35 Sustainment: Need for Affordable Strategy, Greater Attention to Risks, and Improved Cost Estimates

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    F - 35 SUSTAINMENT Need for Affordable Strategy, Greater Attention to Risks, and Improved Cost Estimates Report...2. REPORT TYPE 3. DATES COVERED 00-00-2014 to 00-00-2014 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE F - 35 Sustainment: Need for Affordable Strategy, Greater...House of Representatives September 2014 F - 35 SUSTAINMENT Need for Affordable Strategy, Greater Attention to Risks, and Improved Cost Estimates Why

  1. Grassroots Action Research and the Greater Good

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    Rainey Isobel

    2011-04-01

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    This study examines the action research topics and topic preferences of two groups of grassroots teachers: active researchers, and potential researchers. The analysis of the topics appears to indicate that, over the past decade, action research at the teaching of English at the grassroots level to speakers of other languages has been principally understood in terms of professional development with respect to teachers’ methodologies and learners’ learning behaviours. A nascent concern for a more ample approach to professional development and issues conducive to the greater good of the profession can, it is mooted, flourish only with the collaboration of all relevant stakeholders.

    En este estudio se examinan los temas de investigación acción y los temas preferidos por dos grupos de profesores de base: uno de investigadores activos y otro de investigadores potenciales. El análisis sugiere que, durante la última década, la investigación acción en el aula de inglés para hablantes de otras lenguas se ha entendido principalmente en términos del desarrollo profesional con respecto a las metodologías de los profesores y las conductas estudiantiles de aprendizaje. Se considera que un incipiente interés por un enfoque más amplio y por asuntos conducentes al beneficio general de la profesión, solamente puede florecer con la colaboración de todos los actores más importantes.

  2. Potentials for Heat Savings in Greater Copenhagen

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    Nørgaard, Jørgen; Karlsson, Kenneth

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    are suggested. Two scenarios for future heat savings are established, deviating in the rates of renovation, demolition, and construction of buildings, as well as in the thermal insulation standards, ventilation systems ,and in the daily behaviour. The results are that compared to the base year 1995, heat......This report describes methodologies for analysing heat saving potentials. The background for the lack of activities in that field is suggested. Various elements of heat savings are described, including changes in daily behaviour and life styles. Definition of various levels of potentials...

  3. Appeal for legislation on greater safety.

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    Baillie, Jonathan

    2011-10-01

    An Essex-headquartered company which claims to manufacture the world's leading "brand" of glass vision panel, is calling for legislation to regulate the quality and design of such products. With no statutory governance currently in place, it is concerned that a rash of badly-designed, poorer quality variants, that it says have emerged in recent years, pose a significant self-harm and ligature risk to mentally unwell patients in hospitals, and a potential danger to staff when components like internal fittings and the glass itself, especially should the latter be too thin and thus easy to break, are used as "weapons". HEJ editor Jonathan Baillie reports.

  4. LA EFICACIA CIVIL DEL MATRIMONIO CANÓNICO Y DE LAS DECISIONES ECLESIÁSTICAS EN EL DERECHO ESPAÑOL CIVIL EFFECTS OF CANONICAL MARRIAGE AND ECCLESIASTICAL JUDGMENTS UNDER SPANISH LAW

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    Javier Ferrer Ortiz

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo ofrece una visión, ampliamente documentada, del sistema de reconocimiento del matrimonio canónico, así como de las decisiones eclesiásticas de nulidad y de disolución del matrimonio rato y no consumado. Una breve referencia histórica precede a la exposición de las fuentes de un sistema matrimonial facultativo, compuesto, plural y de formación progresiva. El estudio se centra en el régimen del matrimonio canónico, contenido en el Acuerdo concordatario de 1979 y en el Código Civil reformado en 1981. En particular afronta los problemas del control registral, al que el legislador estatal supedita el pleno reconocimiento de los efectos civiles del matrimonio canónico. Asimismo se analizan los problemas surgidos de la interpretación del ajuste al Derecho del Estado que las decisiones eclesiásticas de nulidad o disolución deberán obtener para producir efectos civiles. Este análisis se completa con la más reciente jurisprudencia del Tribunal Constitucional y del Tribunal Supremo. Por último, se muestra la incidencia de la Ley 1/2000, de Enjuiciamiento Civil, y del Reglamento 2201/2003 del Consejo de Europa relativo, entre otros asuntos, al reconocimiento y ejecución de resoluciones judiciales en materia matrimonial, que reconoce en los países miembros y en terceros países las decisiones canónicas que produzcan efectos civiles en los países concordatarios de la Unión Europea.This paper gives a wide vision about recognition of canonical marriage just as the ecclesiastical judgments upon void marriage and dissolution of ratified but not consummated marriage. After a historical account, the sources of the facultative, compound and plural Spanish matrimonial system, which also is formed in a progressive way, are exposed in the present work in detail. Therefore this work focus the attention on canonical marriage legislation included in the Concordat signed in 1979 and in the Civil Code amended by Act 1981. Particularly the

  5. Inferior glenohumeral joint dislocation with greater tuberosity avulsion

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    Mohd Faizan; Latif Zafar Jilani; Mazhar Abbas; Yasir Salam Siddiqui; Aamir Bin Sabir; M.K.A.Sherwani; Saifullah Khalid

    2015-01-01

    Inferior glenohumeral dislocation is the least common type of glenohumeral dislocations.It may be associated with fractures of the adjacent bones and neurovascular compromise.It should be treated immediately by close reduction.The associated neuropraxia usually recovers with time.Traction-counter traction method is commonly used for reduction followed by immobilization of the shoulder for three weeks.Here,we report a case of inferior glenohumeral joint dislocation with greater tuberosity fracture with transient neurovascular compromise and present a brief review of the literature.

  6. How Workplace Managers Can Protect Against Hostile Environment Claims From Their Female And Male Employees: A Legal Review Of Decisional Law

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    Nina Compton

    2011-07-01

    Full Text Available Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances within the workplace setting.  A review of case law illuminates the circumstances that have been identified as sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of l964.  This paper reviews the decisional law which has recognized various forms of prohibited sexual harassment.  The case analysis explores numerous types of “hostile environment” sexual harassment that can occur, including persistent abusive behavior by a victim’s supervisor, an agent of the employer, and a co-worker.  Moreover, the victim as well the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.  Under present decisional mandate, the victim must use any employer complaint mechanism or grievance system available in order to prevail in a claim of sexual harassment.  The law also mandates that employers need to establish an effective complaint system and stated policy against sexual harassment and take immediate and appropriate action when an employee complains.  Employers are encouraged to employ procedures in their stated policies that will tend to prevent claims of sexual harassment. This paper discusses the legal regime of decisional law that governs the responsibility of both the employer and employee in a sexual harassment claim.  Methodologies that business managers can employ in order to protect themselves from liability are discussed and proposed in this treatment.

  7. Clinician views of patient decisional conflict when deciding between dialysis and conservative management: Qualitative findings from the PAlliative Care in chronic Kidney diSease (PACKS) study.

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    Noble, Helen; Brazil, Kevin; Burns, Aine; Hallahan, Sarah; Normand, Charles; Roderick, Paul; Thompson, Colin; Maxwell, Peter; Yaqoob, Magdi

    2017-04-01

    Only a paucity of studies have addressed clinician perspectives on patient decisional conflict, in making complex decisions between dialysis and conservative management (renal supportive and palliative care). To explore clinician views on decisional conflict in patients with end-stage kidney disease. Interpretive, qualitative study. As part of the wider National Institute for Health Research, PAlliative Care in chronic Kidney diSease study, semi-structured interviews were conducted with clinicians (nephrologists n = 12; 7 female and clinical nurse specialists n = 15; 15 female) across 10 renal centres in the United Kingdom. Interviews took place between April 2015 and October 2016 and a thematic analysis of the interview data was undertaken. Three major themes with associated subthemes were identified. The first, 'Frequent changing of mind regarding treatment options', revealed how patients frequently altered their treatment decisions, some refusing to make a decision until deterioration occurred. The second theme, 'Obligatory beneficence', included clinicians helping patients to make informed decisions where outcomes were uncertain. In weighing up risks and benefits, and the impact on patients, clinicians sometimes withheld information they thought might cause concern. Finally, 'Intricacy of the decision' uncovered clinicians' views on the momentous and brave decision to be made. They also acknowledged the risks associated with this complex decision in giving prognostic information which might be inaccurate. Relies on interpretative description which uncovers constructed truths and does not include interviews with patients. Findings identify decisional conflict in patient decision-making and a tension between the prerequisite for shared decision-making and current clinical practice. Clinicians also face conflict when discussing treatment options due to uncertainty in equipoise between treatments and how much information should be shared. The findings are

  8. Exceso de confianza y optimismo en las decisiones de presupuesto de capital: las finanzas corporativas desde un enfoque centrado en el comportamiento.

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    Alejandro José Useche Arévalo

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta, como resultado de la revisión de literatura efectuada como un proyecto de investigación, un análisis comparativo entre el proceso de evaluación de decisiones de inversión, desde la teoría financiera tradicional, y un nuevo enfoque complementario que surge desde las finanzas corporativas basadas en el comportamiento (Behavioral Corporate Finance, un campo creciente de investigación en el cual se incorporan las influencias emocionales y cognitivas con el fin de lograr una mejor comprensión respecto a la toma de decisiones empresariales. Se analiza, en particular, la forma en la que los sesgos en el comportamiento, denominados exceso de confianza y optimismo, influyen de forma sistemática en el proceso de presupuesto de capital. La evidencia empírica demuestra que dichos sesgos conducen a sobreestimar los flujos de caja netos esperados y a subestimar sus varianzas, lo cual resulta principalmente en decisiones financieras sub-óptimas (i.e. sobreinversión y excesiva exposición al riesgo, aunque en ocasiones originan también prácticas que aportan valor a la empresa (i.e. rapidez en la ejecución de proyectos y mayor compromiso. El trabajo plantea recomendaciones para corregir las distorsiones que los sesgos psicológicos del exceso de confianza y el optimismo generan sobre el proceso de presupuesto de capital.

  9. LOS SERVICIOS DE INTELIGENCIA EMPRESARIAL PARA EL APOYO A LAS DECISIONES SOBRE LA ORIENTACIÓN ESTRATÉGICA DE LAS ORGANIZACIONES

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    Sonallys Sáchez-Reyes

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La inteligencia empresarial ofrece productos informativos de valor añadido que sustentan la toma de decisiones en las organizaciones. Estos incluyen la recopilación, el procesamiento y el análisis de diferentes tipos de información, sobre: el mercado, las tecnologías, las regulaciones y el medio ambiente; entre otros; en dependencia de los objetivos y por tanto de las necesidades de las entidades. En particular, aquellos que se orientan al apoyo de las decisiones estratégicas requieren del conocimiento de la situación externa – del micro y el macroentorno – y de las condiciones internas de la organización. Según la experiencia de la Consultoría Biomundi/IDICT (Cuba en este tipo de servicios, la participación activa tanto de los clientes como de los consultores, garantiza que se obtengan resultados que satisfagan las expectativas de aquellos. En el presente trabajo se ofrecen las características y los resultados de dos servicios de consultoría, en los que se utilizaron algunas técnicas de análisis cualitativo, que favorecieron la gestión de la información interna de las organizaciones y la obtención de un conocimiento para la toma de decisiones. Se presentan como estudios de caso la elaboración de un proyecto -mediante la matriz de marco lógico- para establecer el sistema de ciencia e innovación (SCeI en la zona especial de desarrollo del Mariel (ZEDM; y un análisis de prefactibilidad, para la diversificación productiva de una empresa cubana que se instalará en la ZEDM y debe responder a su SCeI.

  10. Community Teaching Practice for Greater Learning

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    Siao-cing Guo

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Field experience has been considered a vital part of teacher education. Universities have to search for ways for student teachers to gain experience in an authentic teaching environment. Several successful models incorporating service learning have been reported across fields (Brooks & Schramm, 2007; Nandan, 2010; Salas, Safaradan, & Ugarte, 2008, but there is still insufficient research found that combined English teacher preparation and service learning (Hsieh, 2002. Consequently, this researcher incorporated service learning into an English methodology course in Taiwan to engage students in higher learning experiences that take them beyond traditional teacher training. This paper describes a four-stage process of community service teaching, presenting its benefits and challenges. This study which incorporated quantitative and qualitative methodologies proved that teaching practices in collaboration with community libraries created three-way benefits: advancing the quality of college education and bringing valuable learning opportunities to the student teachers as well as the children who participated; and creating memorable experiences for the students and the communities that participated. Keywords: service learning, teacher preparation, university partnership, higher education

  11. Emociones y género en el proceso de toma de decisiones de compra. Estudio realizado con resonancia magnética funcional

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    Moya Burgos, Ingrit V.

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    El paradigma de la elección ha sido durante años objeto de estudio por parte de múltiples disciplinas, como la psicología y la economía. La forma en que los individuos se decantan por una u otra opción de entre todas las disponibles, ha despertado durante siglos la curiosidad científica de todos aquellos interesados en entender el comportamiento humano. Numerosos investigadores y múltiples enfoques, han hecho de la toma de decisiones una materia rica, extensa y diversa (Buchanann & ÓConnell,...

  12. Inflación y su impacto en la lectura y análisis de estados financieros en la toma de decisiones

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    Calderón, Karina Andrea

    2015-01-01

    I. INTRODUCCIÓN - II. METODOLOGÍA - 1) Estudio exploratorio bibliográfico sobre inflación y su impacto en los Estados Financieros y en la toma de decisiones - 2) Estudio exploratorio sobre la normativa contable vigente a nivel nacional e internacional referida al ajuste por pérdida del poder adquisitivo - 3) Identificación de los efectos de la inflación sobre la gestión empresarial - 4) Análisis de índices que permitan establecer la importancia de la implementación del ajuste por inflación. ...

  13. Exceso de confianza y optimismo en las decisiones de presupuesto de capital: las finanzas corporativas desde un enfoque centrado en el comportamiento.

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    Alejandro José Useche Arévalo

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    Este artículo presenta, como resultado de la revisión de literatura efectuada como un proyecto de investigación, un análisis comparativo entre el proceso de evaluación de decisiones de inversión, desde la teoría financiera tradicional, y un nuevo enfoque complementario que surge desde las finanzas corporativas basadas en el comportamiento (Behavioral Corporate Finance), un campo creciente de investigación en el cual se incorporan las influencias emocionales y cognitivas con el fin de lograr u...

  14. Información contable y toma de decisiones: el aporte de la contabilidad en la construcción de confianza en las organizaciones

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    Suárez Tirado, Jorge

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    El objetivo de esta tesis es caracterizar y evaluar la forma en que la información contable-financiera contribuye a la generación de confianza en los agentes tomadores de decisiones y en las organizaciones. La metodología es de carácter normativa, cualitativa y crítica, con base en revisión literaria de libros y journals de carácter nacional e internacional. Se realiza un análisis de la confianza desde las ciencias sociales, continuando con una decantación de las bases conceptuales e instrume...

  15. Factores económico-financieros determinantes de las decisiones de inversión privada en el sector confección

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    La evolución desfavorable de la inversión privada destaca como un aspecto relevante de la crisis económica venezolana. En este contexto, el objetivo del artículo consiste en determinar los factores económico-financieros que afectan las decisiones de inversión privada en el sector confección zuliano. El estudio es descriptivo y de campo, incluyendo una entrevista personal a 18 gerentes. Los resultados muestran que dentro de tales factores destacan la inflación (44,44%) y la devaluación monetar...

  16. Toma de decisiones para mejorar el rendimiento de una (pyme) empresa de impresión y digitalización de fotografías

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    Espol; Macías Avecillas, Esilda Alexandra

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    La presente tesis tiene como objetivo resolver el problema para las empresas dedicadas al modelo tradicional de negocios de las imágenes fotográficas y la impresión de las mismas, ya que el entorno tecnológico ha cambiado drásticamente debido a las bondades de internet, las facilidades de cyber-socialización y entre otras. Se presentará el análisis y el proceso de toma de decisiones acerca del modelo del negocio industrial de la impresión de imágenes, considerando sus inicios con el enfoqu...

  17. Metodología para la toma de decisiones de inversión en portafolio de acciones utilizando la técnica multicriterio AHP

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    John Willmer Escobar

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    Este artículo presenta una metodología para la toma de decisiones en el mercado accionario colombiano utilizando la técnica multicriterio Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). La problemática está relacionada con el proceso de inversión en un mercado bursátil considerando criterios de riesgo y rentabilidad. La metodología propuesta incluye la integración de las técnicas tradicionales de decisión de inversión en portafolio de acciones junto con la técnica multicriterio AHP que permite evaluar...

  18. El derecho humano a la información accesible : Importancia en el proceso de toma de decisiones de las personas con discapacidad intelectual

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    El objetivo principal de esta investigación se centra indagar en la importancia del derecho humano a la información accesible de las personas con discapacidad intelectual y su influencia en el proceso de toma de decisiones a la luz del” Modelo Social de la Discapacidad”. El autor entiende que la información que los seres humanos obtenemos de nuestro entorno, resulta ser la base de ese proceso, que nos va a permitir la posibilidad de ejercicio de los derechos en igualdad de condic...

  19. Association of Self-efficacy and Decisional Balance with Stages of Change for Fiber Intake and Glycemic Control in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

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    Parisa Keshani

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    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: Constructs of behavioral models such as trans-theoretical model can be associated with healthy eating behaviors like increasing fiber intake. They can also be effective in improving these behaviors in patients with diabetes. This study aimed to assess the association of self-efficacy and decisional balance with stages of change for fiber intake and glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 145 literate male and female patients with type 2 diabetes (aged 30 to 65 years they were randomly selected from the patients’ list of “Charity Foundation for Special Diseases” and ”Iranian Diabetes Society” in Tehran-Iran. Stages of change, self-efficacy, and decisional balance questionnaires were filled out, and three food records were used to assess their nutritional status. Blood samples were taken to assess fasting blood glucose, HbA1c, serum insulin, and insulin resistance. One-way ANOVA and logistic regression were used to analyze the data. The tests were done using the SPSS software (ver. 16. P<0.05 was considered significant. Results: 126 patients with type 2 diabetes completed the study. Participants’ mean age was 53.5±6.02 and 65% were men. Patients in post-action stages revealed higher self-efficacy than did those in pre-action stages (P=0.035. A relationship was observed between insulin resistance and self-efficacy (P=0.040. One unit increase in self-efficacy decreased the risk of insulin resistance by 12%, and each unit increase in decisional balance increased the chance of eating sufficient fiber by 2.2 times. There was also a significant relationship between the perceived cons (P<0.0001 and self-efficacy (P=0.037 with fiber intake after adjustment with confounders. Conclusions: This study suggests that there is a relationship between transtheoretical model constructs such as self-efficacy and decisional balance, especially cons, with

  20. Una revisión al estado del arte de la integración de toma de decisiones en la red logística

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    Cesar Augusto Pineda Pérez

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo es resultado de la investigación del proyecto titulado “Integración de Toma de decisiones en la red logística” y comprende la revisión del estado del arte en el cual se identifica el concepto de integración en la cadena de suministro, los tipos de integración, mecanismos de integración, herramientas de integración, estrategias de integración y final-mente los beneficios y las medidas de rendimiento.

  1. Autopercepción de inteligencia contextual para jugar y de competencia decisional en el fútbol. [Game intelligence and perceived competence to decide on soccer players].

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    José Antonio Navia;; Javier Miñano-Espín; Virginia García-Coll; Miriam Palomo-Nieto

    2015-01-01

    En el presente estudio se analizó la autopercepción de competencia decisional y la inteligencia contextual de jugadores de fútbol de diferente nivel de pericia. Además, se exploraron las relaciones existentes entre las autopercepciones de competencia para decidir y de inteligencia contextual en jugadores de fútbol, para lo cual participaron voluntariamente 467 jugadores (M = 20,26, DT = 4,83). El nivel de pericia de los participantes se estableció en tres diferentes: Autonómico (N = 141), nac...

  2. Dificultades de las enfermeras de atención primaria en los procesos de planificación anticipada de las decisiones: un estudio cualitativo

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    Objetivo: Conocer las dificultades que encuentran las enfermeras de atención primaria para promover procesos de planificación anticipada de las decisiones con personas en el final de la vida. Diseño: Estudio cualitativo fenomenológico. Emplazamiento: Área de Gestión Sanitaria Norte de Jaén. Participantes: Enfermeras de atención primaria. Método: Muestreo intencional. Realización de 14 entrevistas en profundidad hasta la saturación de los discursos. Análisis de contenido en 4 etapa...

  3. Inflación y su impacto en la lectura y análisis de estados financieros en la toma de decisiones

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    Calderón, Karina Andrea

    2015-01-01

    I. INTRODUCCIÓN - II. METODOLOGÍA - 1) Estudio exploratorio bibliográfico sobre inflación y su impacto en los Estados Financieros y en la toma de decisiones - 2) Estudio exploratorio sobre la normativa contable vigente a nivel nacional e internacional referida al ajuste por pérdida del poder adquisitivo - 3) Identificación de los efectos de la inflación sobre la gestión empresarial - 4) Análisis de índices que permitan establecer la importancia de la implementación del ajuste por inflación. ...

  4. Exceso de confianza y optimismo en las decisiones de presupuesto de capital: las finanzas corporativas desde un enfoque centrado en el comportamiento.

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    Alejandro José Useche Arévalo

    2014-01-01

    Este artículo presenta, como resultado de la revisión de literatura efectuada como un proyecto de investigación, un análisis comparativo entre el proceso de evaluación de decisiones de inversión, desde la teoría financiera tradicional, y un nuevo enfoque complementario que surge desde las finanzas corporativas basadas en el comportamiento (Behavioral Corporate Finance), un campo creciente de investigación en el cual se incorporan las influencias emocionales y cognitivas con el fin de lograr u...

  5. Panorámica de las teorías y métodos de investigación en torno a la toma de decisiones en el tenis

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    Luis Garc\\u00EDa-Gonz\\u00E1lez

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available En esta revisión teórica y metodológica sobre la toma de decisiones en el tenis, buscamos exponer distintas aproximaciones explicativas del proceso decisional, fundamentadas en dos perspectivas: la psicología cognitiva y la psicología ecológica. Dentro del planteamiento de la psicología cognitiva, en base a los modelos de procesamiento de la información, nos centramos en la importancia de los comportamientos visuales y las estrategias perceptivas como mediadores de habilidades de anticipación y de decisión en el tenis, así como otros conceptos relacionados, como la atención o la agudeza visual. Posteriormente se explican otras teorías cognitivas basadas en las representaciones mentales y el desarrollo de distintos tipos de memoria como elemento central y determinante de la toma de decisiones. El segundo enfoque aborda la toma de decisiones desde la psicología ecológica, realizando una aproximación a la toma de decisiones en tenis en torno a la dinámica ecológica, planteando la importancia del entorno y los constraints, y entendiendo el tenis como un sistema no-lineal, dinámico y auto-organizado. Abordamos igualmente distintas aproximaciones metodológicas de evaluación de la toma de decisiones en el tenis, independientemente del marco teórico que las sustenta. Exponemos distintas formas de evaluar la toma de decisiones a través de análisis de protocolos verbales y cuestionarios, análisis observacional, análisis de variables cinemáticas, y también análisis perceptivos. Por último, concluimos la necesidad de superar algunas limitaciones para estudiar la toma de decisiones de una forma global, donde la toma de decisiones se vincule directamente a las acciones de juego.

  6. Assessment of stage of change, decisional balance, self-efficacy, and use of processes of change of low-income parents for increasing servings of fruits and vegetables to preschool-aged children.

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    Hildebrand, Deana A; Betts, Nancy M

    2009-01-01

    Use the Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM) to determine the proportionate stage of change of low-income parents and primary caregivers (PPC) for increasing accessibility, measured as servings served, of fruits and vegetables (FV) to their preschool-aged children and evaluate response differences for theoretical constructs. Cross-sectional, quantitative survey design consisting of staging algorithm, construct scales, and food frequency questionnaire. Rural and urban communities in a southwestern state of the United States. 238 low-income PPC enrolled in federal nutrition education programs were recruited from group nutrition education sessions. Stage of change using a staging algorithm, TTM constructs of processes of change, decisional balance, and self-efficacy measured by multiple-item scales using Likert response, and fruit and vegetable servings served using a food frequency questionnaire. Descriptive analysis, Pearson's chi-square, analyses of variance with Tukey's Honestly Significant Difference post hoc test, and principal component function analysis. Of the surveyed PPC, 43% were in precontemplation/contemplation stages, and 29% were in the preparation stage for increasing FV accessibility (measured by servings served) to their preschool-aged children. PPC in the action/maintenance stages evidenced greater use of behavioral processes and had higher self-efficacy scores compared to PPC in precontemplation/contemplation and preparation stages. Interventions aimed at increasing FV accessibility for preschool-aged children should be tailored to meet PPCs' stage of change. Interventions targeting PPC in precontemplation/contemplation stages should use methods to share ideas for planning meals and snacks to include FV. Interventions for PPC in the preparation stage should aim to build skills in quick preparation of economical FV, address parental role modeling of FV consumption, and encourage goal setting. Learning formats providing social support may

  7. Concepciones adultas sobre participación infantil en relación con la toma de decisiones de los niños

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    Adriana María Gallego Henao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Con este artículo de investigación se genera reflexión sobre la concepción de participación infantil que tienen agentes educativos, cuidadores o personas significativas. La metodología se llevó a cabo mediante la realización de grupos focales y entrevistas a profundidad con 12 madres y 3 agentes educativos vinculados a un centro infantil del barrio Robledo, comuna siete de la ciudad de Medellín. Los resultados apuestan a tres aspectos básicamente: a. la participación infantil está relacionada con la posibilidad que tienen los niños y las niñas de expresar sentimientos, pensamientos y emociones, sin embargo el adulto termina siendo el centro de la participación y la toma de decisiones; b. la participación infantil se aprende en la familia, pero se potencia en el centro infantil y en el medio social; c. las personas significativas o cuidadores consideran que la participación infantil y la toma de decisiones son aspectos diferentes, lo que evidenciaría una fragmentación en ejercicio de este derecho. Se concluye que los adultos cuidadores consideran que “permitir” que los niños participen es perder la autoridad y el control sobre ellos.

  8. Conocimiento táctico y la toma de decisiones en jóvenes jugadores de fútbol (10 años

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    Sixto Gonz\\u00E1lez V\\u00EDllora

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del estudio es evaluar el conocimiento técnico-táctico en jugadores de fútbol con alto nivel de pericia. A 13 jugadores de 10 años del Albacete Balompié se les evaluó el rendimiento mediante video sobre un juego modificado de fútbol 3vs3 mediante la Herramienta de Evaluación del Rendimiento de Juego (HERJ. El objeto fue evaluar el rendimiento de los componentes individuales y grupales del juego (toma de decisiones y ejecución. A continuación se les realizaron dos entrevistas para conocer su conocimiento de base. En la primera se les preguntó por el conocimiento en los deportes de invasión, tomando referencia el fútbol. En la segunda se analizó el conocimiento procedimental a partir de secuencias de video de fútbol A-7. Los resultados revelan que los jugadores adquieren antes el rendimiento de juego (toma de decisiones y ejecución que el conocimiento del dominio específico. A su vez poseen un rendimiento superior en la selección de las respuestas que en la ejecución. Los niños de 10 años deben hacer deporte pero la planificación de enseñanza tiene que centrarse en sus características y posibilidades.

  9. Tecnologías de información en la toma de decisiones operativas en empresas petroleras del estado Zulia

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    Romero, Mildred

    2010-09-01

    Full Text Available Las tecnologías de información (TI han surgido como nuevas herramientas que transforman la manera tradicional de hacer las cosas, facilitando la automatización en actividades tanto operativas como administrativas en las organizaciones y mejorando el manejo de información. Atendiendo a la relevancia que han tomado las TI, el presente estudio se planteó como objetivo analizar la influencia de las tecnologías de información en la delegación de autoridad, y en la eficacia, eficiencia y efectividad de las decisiones operativas en las empresas del sector petrolero del estado Zulia. Fundamentándose para ello en los postulados de autores como Daft (2007, Domínguez et al. (1995, Fernández et al. (2003, Oz (2001, entre otros. La población objeto de estudio la conforman las empresas que prestan servicios a pozo. Llevándose a cabo una investigación de tipo descriptiva- transeccional con un diseño no experimental. Como resultado se pudo apreciar que las TI en las empresas del sector petrolero del estado Zulia han presentado mayor relevancia en la eficacia organizacional, es decir, han logrado las metas propuestas, sin embargo, los mismos resultados no son notorios en la eficiencia y efectividad. Palabras clave: Tecnologías de información, decisiones, operativo.

  10. Efecto del tipo de colocación en el comportamiento visual y la toma de decisiones en bloqueadores de voleibol

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    Sara Vila-Maldonado

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo del presente estudio ha sido analizar el comportamiento visual y de la toma de decisiones de jugadores de voleibol en la acción del bloqueo, ante dos situaciones diferentes de colocación: en apoyo y en salto. La muestra estaba compuesta por siete jugadores (25,14 ± 3,98 años de edad de categoría absoluta, que participaban durante el juego en la acción del bloqueo. Todos los participantes competían en liga FEV. Se utilizó el sistema de registro de los movimientos oculares Mobile Eye de los laboratorios ASL para analizar el comportamiento visual, y el software Suberlab 4.0 para analizar la toma de decisiones. Los resultados muestran que los jugadores de voleibol usan diferentes estrategias visuales en los dos tipos de colocación analizadas; además la fijación balón-muñeca es la más repetida.

  11. RELACIÓN ENTRE LOS SISTEMAS DE CONTABILIDAD Y CONTROL DE GESTIÓN Y LOS SESGOS EN LA EVALUACIÓN Y TOMA DE DECISIONES

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    ERNESTO LOPEZ-VALEIRAS

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Los directivos realizan evaluaciones y toman decisiones que pueden estar sesgadas y, como conse - cuencia, provocar efectos contrarios a los deseados en el rendimiento organizacional. La identifi - cación de los sesgos y sus causas han sido ampliamente estudiadas en la literatura de contabilidad y control de gestión en las últimas décadas. El objetivo de este trabajo es sintetizar los resultados previos, lo cual permite disponer de una visión más clara y comprensiva del papel de los Sistemas de Contabilidad y Control de Gestión (SCCG en relación a los sesgos en las decisiones y evaluaciones. Como resultado se obtiene un marco conceptual en el que los SCCG se postulan al mismo tiempo como generadores e inhibidores de sesgo, en función de sus propias características y de las carac - terísticas de los usuarios. Este resultado permite que profesionales (especialmente los controllers y académicos conozcan mejor los procesos de utilización de la información generada por los SCCG y así actúen en consecuencia.

  12. Taking decision theory and its application in the medical assistance field (I. La teoría sobre la toma de decisiones y su aplicación al campo de la asistencia médica (I

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    Luis Alberto Corona Martínez

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available Decision making is a necessary element in the medical work. This article is a part of a series of articles that is aimed at divulging some theoretical aspects about decision making and their concrete application in the medical assistance. This paper analyses the classic (rational and behavioural theories in decision making.

    La toma de decisiones es un elemento necesariamente presente en la labor asistencial del médico. Este artículo forma parte de una serie que tiene como propósito la divulgación de algunos aspectos teóricos generales acerca del proceso de toma de decisiones y la aplicación concreta de estos en la asistencia médica. En este trabajo son analizadas las teorías clásica (racional y conductista de la toma de decisiones.

  13. Greater Happiness for a Greater Number: Did the Promise of Enlightenment Come True?

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    Veenhoven, Ruut

    2017-01-01

    In the eighteenth century 'Enlightened' thinkers challenged the belief that happiness exists only in Heaven. They claimed that happiness is possible in earthly life and foresaw that greater happiness would be achieved using reason. Did this promise of greater happiness come true? Several scholars doubt that we have become any happier and some claim that happiness has declined. These critical claims are tested using the time trend data available in the World Database of Happiness, which cover the period 1950-2010 and involve 1531 data points in 67 nations yielding 199 time-series ranging for 10 to more than 40 years. The analysis reveals that happiness has risen in most nations. The average yearly rise in the 67 nations was +0.012 on scale 0-10, which equals a rise of one full point every 83 years. At this rate happiness must have improved by more than two points over the past two centuries and, together with increasing longevity, this denotes an unprecedented rise in happy life years.

  14. Solitary fibrous tumor of the greater omentum mimicking an ovarian tumor in a young woman

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    Elisabet Rodriguez Tarrega

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    Full Text Available We report a case of solitary fibrous tumor (SFT of greater omentum in a young woman. SFT arising from the greater omentum can mimic a gynecologic neoplasm. SFTs are generally benign but some of them are malignant and have uncertain prognosis. An adequate follow-up is essential in these patients.

  15. Linking Sleep to Hypertension: Greater Risk for Blacks

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    A. Pandey

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    Full Text Available Background. Evidence suggests that insufficient sleep duration is associated with an increased likelihood for hypertension. Both short (8 hour sleep durations as well as hypertension are more prevalent among blacks than among whites. This study examined associations between sleep duration and hypertension, considering differential effects of race and ethnicity among black and white Americans. Methods. Data came from a cross-sectional household interview with 25,352 Americans (age range: 18–85 years. Results. Both white and black short sleepers had a greater likelihood of reporting hypertension than those who reported sleeping 6 to 8 hours. Unadjusted logistic regression analysis exploring the race/ethnicity interactions between insufficient sleep and hypertension indicated that black short (8 hours sleepers were more likely to report hypertension than their white counterparts (OR = 1.34 and 1.37, resp.; P<0.01. Significant interactions of insufficient sleep with race/ethnicity were observed even after adjusting to effects of age, sex, income, education, body mass index, alcohol use, smoking, emotional distress, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and stroke. Conclusion. Results suggest that the race/ethnicity interaction is a significant mediator in the relationship between insufficient sleep and likelihood of having a diagnosis of hypertension.

  16. Programa de capacitación “gerencia participativa”, su efectividad en la toma de decisiones de los administradores en las Instituciones Educativas de la Misión Peruana del Sur, 2014

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    La presente investigación, cuyo título es Programa de capacitación “Gerencia participativa”, su efectividad en la toma de decisiones de los administradores en las instituciones educativas en la Misión Peruana del Sur, tiene el propósito fundamental de determinar la eficacia del programa “Gerencia Participativa” en la toma de decisiones de los administradores y gerente educativos de las instituciones educativas de la Misión Peruana del Sur. Surge como consecuencia de las refl...

  17. Evaluación Psicológica de la Toma de Decisiones Éticas de Riesgo en Entorno Organizacional: Revisión Teórica

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    Díaz Muelle, José Simón; Molano Ramírez, María Alejandra

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    Este trabajo de investigación explora el proceso de toma de decisiones fundamentado desde la perspectiva psicológica. El campo de interés está centrado en la toma de decisiones éticas a nivel organizacional y las consecuencias que las zonas grises o las conductas de riesgo repercuten en las dinámicas económicas y sociales. Con base en el análisis de los escándalos financieros más importantes de Europa, Estados Unidos y Colombia, y la literatura ofrecida por las ciencias sociales, la ética y l...

  18. Greater Sandhill Crane colt survival on the Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — This report details Greater Sandhill Crane colt survival at Ruby lake NWR during the time period from 1984 to 2006. Management recommendations are suggested to...

  19. General theory on taking decisions and its application in the medical assistance area. (IV La teoría general sobre la toma de decisiones y su aplicación al campo de la asistencia médica (IV

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    Luis Alberto Corona Martínez

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    Full Text Available The general theory about decision taking makes reference mainly to those concepts related to decision taking for the individual. The present article is aimed at group decision taking and at stating the principal advantages and disadvantages in group decision taking and at analyzing the implications of these aspects in medical decisions.
    La teoría general sobre la toma de decisiones hace referencia fundamentalmente a aquellos conceptos relacionados con la toma de decisiones por individuos. El presente artículo está dedicado a la toma grupal de decisiones; son señaladas las principales ventajas y desventajas de la toma de decisiones por grupos de individuos, y se analizan las implicaciones de estos aspectos en la toma de decisiones médicas.

  20. Myiasis in Dogs in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana.

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    Johnson, Sherry A M; Gakuya, Daniel W; Mbuthia, Paul G; Mande, John D; Afakye, Kofi; Maingi, Ndichu

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    Myiasis is the infestation of tissues of live vertebrate animals and humans with dipterous larvae. In sub-Saharan Africa, Cordylobia anthropohaga and Cordylobia rodhaini are known to be responsible for cutaneous myiasis in animals and humans. Human cases of myiasis, purportedly acquired in Ghana but diagnosed in other countries, have been reported; however, published data on its occurrence in animals in Ghana is unavailable. This study assessed the prevalence of canine myiasis among owned dogs in the Greater Accra region (GAR) of Ghana. A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Greater Accra region of Ghana, selected for being the region with the highest estimated population density of owned dogs. Physical examination and demographic characteristics of the study dogs were assessed. Management of the dogs was assessed through a questionnaire administered to the dog owners. A total of 392 owned dogs were sampled. Twenty-nine (7.4%) had cutaneous myiasis caused by C. rodhaini. In addition, one (0.2%) of the dogs had intestinal myiasis, with Dermatobia hominis as the offending larvae. Among the breeds of dogs with myiasis, the mongrel was most affected, with 24 (82.8%) out of the 29 cases. The mongrels, majority of which (24; 82.8%) were males, were left to roam freely in the community. Results from this study demonstrate that C. rodhaini and D. hominis are important causes of myiasis in owned dogs in the GAR of Ghana. Dogs could play a role in the spread of myiasis to humans, with its attendant public health implications.

  1. Enzootic reticuloendotheliosis in the endangered Attwater's and greater prairie chickens.

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    Zavala, Guillermo; Cheng, Sunny; Barbosa, Taylor; Haefele, Holly

    2006-12-01

    Reticuloendotheliosis (RE) in captive greater prairie chickens (GPC, Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus) and Attwater's prairie chickens (APC, Tympanuchus cupido attwateri) was first reported in 1998. RE is caused by avian reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV), an oncogenic and immunosuppressive retrovirus infecting multiple species of wild and domestic birds. During August 2004 through May 2006 a captive population of prairie chickens was affected simultaneously with a neoplastic condition and also avian pox, the latter being detected in 7.4% (2 of 27) of all birds submitted for histopathology. A survey for REV was conducted in order to examine its possible role in mortality observed primarily in juvenile and adult specimens of prairie chickens. The investigative procedures included postmortem examinations, histopathology, molecular detection, and virus isolation. In total, 57 Attwater's prairie chickens and two greater prairie chickens were included in the study. REV infection was diagnosed using virus isolation or polymerase chain reaction (PCR) or both in 59.5% (28 of 47) of blood samples and/or tumors from suspect birds. Lymphosarcomas were detected in the tissues of 37% (10 of 27) of the birds submitted for histopathology. Such lymphosarcomas suggestive of RE represented the most frequent morphologic diagnosis on histopathology among 27 separate submissions of naturally dead prairie chickens. Overall, REV was detected or RE diagnosed in 34 of 59 prairie chickens (57.62%). The average death age of all birds diagnosed with lymphosarcomas on histopathology was 2.2 yr, ranging from birds of undetermined gender). Reticuloendotheliosis virus was confirmed as a significant cause of mortality in captive prairie chickens.

  2. La aversión al riesgo en la toma de decisiones médicas: una revisión

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    Liliana Chicaíza

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available El artículo presenta una revisión de literatura sobre la aversión al riesgo en la toma de decisiones médicas. Se cubrieron las bases de datos Econlit, Jstor, Science Direct y Springer Link desde 1985. Los resultados se dividen en tres temas: la aversión al riesgo desde las teorías de la utilidad esperada y de la utilidad esperada basada en rangos, y las metodologías de medición de la aversión al riesgo en situaciones clínicas desde la economía y desde la psicología. Se encontró que, a pesar de los avances conceptuales y en técnicas de medición en economía, la medición experimental se ha limitado principalmente al punto de vista psicológico.

  3. Toma de decisiones en cirugía coronaria. Indicaciones y resultados del tratamiento quirúrgico del paciente con cardiopatía isquémica

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    José López

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    Full Text Available En el presente artículo realizamos una revisión sobre la importancia de la toma de decisiones en el tratamiento quirúrgico de la cardiopatía isquémica. En primer lugar, los fundamentos de la indicación de la intervención, así como la importancia de la toma de esta decisión de manera colegiada a través del «Heart-Team». Por otro lado, trataremos cómo elegir el momento idóneo de la intervención en función de diferentes factores. Finalmente, abordaremos las expectativas del tratamiento desde el punto de vista del cardiólogo clínico.

  4. MARC21 y conceptos de economía en las decisiones bibliotecarias: MARC21 and economic concepts in the library-related decisions

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    Luis A. Herrera

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    Full Text Available En el contexto profesional bibliotecológico de la catalogación moderna, y utilizando MARC21 en el marco internacional y la historia de los formatos, en Argentina como casos de estudio, se propone una metodología basada en la teoría de costo de oportunidad, extraída del campo de la economía, como elemento a considerar para la toma de decisiones.In the Library Science professional context of modern cataloging and studying MARC21 in the international framework on one hand, and the history of formats in Argentina on the other hand, it is suggested a methodology based on the opportunity cost theory, from the economic field, as an element to be considered for decision making.

  5. El Perfeccionamiento de la gestión ambiental desde el análisis de riesgo para la toma eficiente de decisiones

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    Alejandro Merayo Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Se aborda la gestión ambiental y su articulación con la gestión de riesgo y la vulnerabilidad, como herramientas para la toma efectiva de decisiones, en la que se realizó un análisis de la evolución relacionada con la percepción de los problemas ambientales y su relación con la gestión ambiental, teniendo como punto de partida los diferentes paradigmas económicos que fueron marcando los distintos momentos de su desarrollo hasta la actualidad. Se presenta como resultado del estudio, una reformulación del concepto de gestión ambiental, tomando como base la lógica formal, lográndose la integración de conceptos esenciales que la caracterizan y facilitan su interpretación y aplicación.

  6. Toma de decisiones compartidas y medicina mínimamente impertinente en el manejo de las enfermedades crónicas

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    Claudia Zeballos-Palacios

    Full Text Available Las enfermedades crónicas son la causa más importante de morbilidad y mortalidad a nivel mundial. Estas condiciones requieren considerable inversión de tiempo y recursos por parte del sistema de salud en el Perú, así como de los pacientes y sus familiares. Paradójicamente, las estrategias médicas desarrolladas para el manejo de estas condiciones generan una carga constante y creciente para el paciente y su entorno, que repercute en la calidad de vida del paciente y en los resultados terapéuticos. En este artículo describimos el rol de la toma de decisiones compartidas y de la medicina mínimamente impertinente como estrategias para abordar estos problemas

  7. Guidance on Compatibility of UST Systems with Ethanol Blends Greater Than 10 Percent and Biodiesel Blends Greater Than 20 Percent

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    EPA guidance on complying with the federal compatibility requirement for underground storage tank (UST) systems storing gasoline containing greater than 10 percent ethanol or diesel containing greater than 20 percent biodiesel.

  8. Contributions of Decision Making Theory to comprehensive medical attention. Contribución de la teoría sobre la toma de decisiones a la atención médica integral.

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    Mercedes Fonseca Hernández

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    Full Text Available Decision Making Theory contributes many useful elements for General Comprehensive Doctors, associated with their function of integral attention, mainly related with treatment. In this article we present as core elements: the need for logic to make decisions, the usefulness of programmed and non-programmed decisions concepts and the importance of make individual decisions using determination factors.La teoría sobre la toma de decisiones aporta elementos de clara aplicación en la actividad del médico general integral básico relacionada con su función de atención médica integral a pacientes, fundamentalmente en el área del tratamiento. En este artículo son expuestos como principales elementos: la existencia de una lógica para tomar decisiones, la utilidad del concepto de decisiones programadas y no programadas y la necesidad de individualizar las decisiones mediante el empleo de los factores de decisión.

  9. Validación inicial de un instrumento de análisis del apoyo a la toma de decisiones para el manejo de enfermedades crónicas

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    Claudia Bustamante

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    Full Text Available El apoyo a la toma de decisiones en salud facilita el automanejo de personas con enfermedades crónicas (EC. Ob- jetivo: validar la versión en español del DSAT-cdm: herramienta de análisis del apoyo en las decisiones para el manejo de EC, desa- rrollada por Stacey (2006. Materiales y métodos: estudio descriptivo que aplica un proceso sistemático que considera, entre otros: traducción-contratraducción, desarrollo de escenarios de simulación, entrenamiento de evaluadores, entrenamiento pacientes simulados y capacitación para participantes. Muestra: 15 profesionales y 2 jueces, obteniéndose 60 DSAT-cdm versión español aplicado (pre y pos capacitación. Resultados: el instrumento presentó confiabilidad aceptable en la aplicación entre-jueces y detectó la mejora en la calidad del apoyo a la toma de decisiones en los profesionales. Sin embargo, no se obtuvieron resultados que aportaran a la validez de criterio concurrente. Conclusiones: este estudio es la primera evaluación del DSAT-cdm en idioma español, el resultado principal indica que se detecta un cambio en el desempeño de profesionales para apoyar el proceso de toma de decisiones de sus pacientes y, a pesar estos hallazgos favorables, es necesario seguir evaluando el instrumento.

  10. La representación social que orienta las decisiones paternas al afrontar el consumo de drogas de sus hijos The social representation guiding parental decisions to face drug consumption of their teenage children

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    OBJETIVO: Identificar la representación social que orientó la toma de decisiones en padres de adolescentes usuarios de drogas para afrontar el consumo de sus hijos. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Por selección aleatoria sistemática se realizó...

  11. Validation of a Short Form of the Greek Version of the Decisional Balance Scale in the Exercise Domain. (Validación de la Versión Griega de la Escala Abreviada de Equilibrio Decisional en el Campo del Ejercicio Físico.

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    Full Text Available AbstractAlthough the Decisional Balance Scale (DBS for exercise has been established to have sound psychometric properties, the factorial structure of this instrument has not been examined in other European countries. The purpose of this study was to test a short version of the decisional balance scale for exercise in Greek adults. The DBS was administered to 158 (61.2% women and 100 (38.8% men. An exploratory factor analysis yielded a positive (pros factor and a negative (cons factor. The results from confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the two-factor structure was the best fit for the DBS when it was used with Greek adults. The alpha coefficients were .84 for the positive factor and .81 for the negative factor. The findings are similar to those of the English original, and suggest that the revised DBS can be used in exercise and activity research with Greek adults. However, to expand the usefulness of this instrument across cultures, the DBS should continue to be tested with other Greek populations and settings.Resumen La escala del equilibrio decisional (DBS presenta unas sólidas propiedades psicométricas, no obstante la estructura factorial de dicho instrumento no se ha examinado en otros países europeos. Este estudio tiene como objetivo probar una versión corta de la escala decisional sobre ejercicio a una muestra de adultos griegos. La DBS revisada se administró a 158 (61.2% participantes mujeres y 100 (38.8% hombres. El análisis factorial exploratorio mostró la presencia de dos factores, uno positivo (los pros y uno negativo (los contras. Los resultados del análisis factorial confirmatorio indicaron que la mejor solución factorial para la versión griega de la escala DBS se componía de una doble estructura. Los coeficientes alpha fueron de .84 para el factor positivo y de .81 para el factor negativo. Los hallazgos de este estudio fueron similares a los de la versión original, indicando que la revisada DBS es adecuada

  12. Metodología para la toma de decisiones de inversión en portafolio de acciones utilizando la técnica multicriterio AHP

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    John Willmer Escobar

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta una metodología para la toma de decisiones en el mercado accionario colombiano utilizando la técnica multicriterio Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP. La problemática está relacionada con el proceso de inversión en un mercado bursátil considerando criterios de riesgo y rentabilidad. La metodología propuesta incluye la integración de las técnicas tradicionales de decisión de inversión en portafolio de acciones junto con la técnica multicriterio AHP que permite evaluar un número finito de alternativas de manera jerárquica bajo criterios cualitativos y cuantitativos. La metodología ha sido probada en la solución del problema de selección de portafolio de acciones de alta y media bursatilidad que cotizaron en el mercado colombiano durante el periodo de diciembre de 2007 a abril de 2010. Los resultados computacionales muestran la importancia y la eficiencia de la integración exitosa de los criterios tradicionales de inversión en portafolio de acciones junto con la metodología AHP para encontrar un balance apropiado entre rentabilidad y riesgo en el proceso de toma de decisiones de inversión en acciones en el mercado bursátil colombiano. Derechos reservados © 2015 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Facultad de Contaduría y Administración. Este es un artículo de acceso abierto distribuido bajo los términos de la Licencia Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

  13. Más allá de los cinco grandes: disposiciones y personalidad en la predicción de decisiones deshonestas en el contexto organizacional

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    Edgar E. Kausel

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio analiza el poder predictivo, del locus de control y la propensión al riesgo por sobre cinco grandes factores de personalidad en la predicción de decisiones deshonestas en contextos organizacionales. Participaron 305 estudiantes trabajadores estadounidenses, 63% mujeres, con un promedio de edad de 23,6 años (DE = 7,0. En una primera etapa, se midieron las características de personalidad de los participantes. En una segunda etapa, se les pidió que, en el marco de un hipotético viaje de trabajo pagado por su empresa, decidieran si solicitarían reembolso de gastos a la organización por consumos realizados durante el viaje, consumos que tenían razones evidentemente personales. Adicionalmente, se midieron algunas justificaciones que podrían haber influido en su decisión acerca de la ejecución o no de la conducta deshonesta. Por medio de una regresión logística, se comprobó que el factor responsabilidad, el locus de control y la propensión al riesgo explican en forma significativa el tipo de decisión tomada por los participantes. Posteriormente, se identificó que el tipo de justificación utilizada media la relación entre locus de control y la decisión. Los resultados confirman la necesidad de incluir variables de personalidad adicionales a los cinco grandes para explicar ciertos comportamientos dentro de las organizaciones, así como el efecto que tiene el contexto grupal en la toma de decisiones deshonestas.

  14. Relación entre la Expansión de los Informes Publicados por las Empresas y la Calidad de las Decisiones de los Usuarios. El Problema de la Sobrecarga de Información.

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    María Flora Muíño Vázquez

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    Full Text Available El énfasis en la provisión de toda aquella información relevante para los procesos de decisión de los usuarios está dando lugar a la presentación de informes tan amplios que pueden sobrecargar al individuo y deteriorar sus procesos de decisión. El presente trabajo tiene por objetivo analizar con detalle la investigación realizada hasta el momento con la finalidad de valorar la posibilidad de que en el entorno financiero se pueda presentar un problema de sobrecarga de información. A pesar de las notables diferencias existentes en el planteamiento de los trabajos revisados, a partir de sus resultados se puede concluir que, al aumentar la carga de información mejora la calidad de las decisiones de los usuarios hasta que se alcanza un determinado nivel a partir del cual el volumen de datos presentados resulta excesivo y la relación se invierte. The emphasis on providing all relevant information for users' decision making processes is leading to the publication of reports so expansive as to be in danger of overloading the individual and harming their decision making processes. The aim of this paper is to provide a detailed analysis of up-to-date research in order to assess the possibility that a problem of information overload could exist in the financial environment. Despite important differences in the design of the reviewed studies, from their results we can conclude that the quality of users' decisions improves as information load increases up to a point beyond which data load becomes excessive and the direction of the relationship between these variables reverses.

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    Full Text Available En Colombia, las actividades relacionadas con organismos genéticamente modificados (OGM deben estar respaldadas por evaluaciones de los riesgos que ellas puedan representar para la diversidad biológica, la salud humana y la producción agropecuaria. Con base en estas evaluaciones, las autoridades competentes toman decisiones consistentes principalmente en autorizar o negar las actividades solicitadas.En estas decisiones, la racionalidad del proceso está bastante bien determinada en lo que respecta a los efectos sobre la salud humana, en particular toxicidad y alergenicidad, pero no ocurre lo mismo con los efectos sobre la biodiversidad. Uno de los mayores problemas en este campo es la falta de definición de una metodología específica para la toma de decisiones, lo cual da como resultado que las decisiones sean tomadas de manera intuitiva y poco sistemática. Las autoridades competentes han reconocido la necesidad de contar con un sistema de información que contribuya a resolver esta situación.Este trabajo presenta una propuesta de la estructura básica de un sistema para la toma de decisiones orientado a las autoridades involucradas en el proceso. La propuesta se definió con base en una revisión de las principales metodologías para la evaluación de riesgos en materia de OGM y tomando como caso de estudio el flujo de genes desde OGM hacia parientes silvestres. La estructura está planteada como un modelo entidad-relación de carácter general a partir del cual puede desarrollarse el diseño detallado del sistema. La propuesta hace énfasis en la documentación de los protocolos de decisión y de la racionalidad de uso de los insumos de información.

  16. Greater Phoenix Forward: Sustaining and Enhancing the Human-Services Infrastructure

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    This report provides descriptive data for understanding the status of human services in Greater Phoenix, describes provocative issues that certain populations and providers face, and offers a starting point for determining Maricopa Valley's aspirations for tomorrow's human-services infrastructure. This report describes an array of populations that…

  17. Giant solitary fibrous tumor arising from greater omentum

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    Liang Zong; Ping Chen; Guang-Yao Wang; Qun-Shan Zhu

    2012-01-01

    Extrathoracic solitary fibrous tumors (SFTs) have been described at almost every anatomic location of human body,but reports of SFT in the abdominal cavity are rare.We herein present a rare case of SFT originating from greater omentum.Computed tomography revealed a 15.8 cm x 21.0 cm solid mass located at superior aspect of stomach.Open laparotomy confirmed its mesenchymal origin.Microscopically,its tissue was composed of non-organized and spindle-shaped cells exhibiting atypical nuclei,which were divided up by branching vessel and collagen bundles.Immunohistochemical staining showed that this tumor was negative for CD117,CD99,CD68,cytokeratin,calretinin,desmin,epithelial membrane antigen,F8 and S-100,but positive for CD34,bcl-2,α-smooth muscle actin and vimentin.The patient presented no evidence of recurrence during follow-up.SFT arising from abdominal cavity can be diagnosed by histological findings and immunohistochemical markers,especially for CD34 and bcl-2 positive cases.

  18. Evaluation and management of greater trochanter pain syndrome.

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    Mulligan, Edward P; Middleton, Emily F; Brunette, Meredith

    2015-08-01

    Greater trochanteric pain syndrome is an enigmatic but common cause of lateral hip symptoms in middle-aged active women. The most common manifestation of this syndrome is a degenerative tendinopathy of the hip abductors similar to the intrinsic changes seen with rotator cuff pathology in the shoulder. There are no definitive tests to isolate the underlying pathology and palpation is a non-specific means by which to differentiate the source of the pain generator. The physical examination must comprehensively evaluate for a cluster of potential impairments and contributing factors that will need to be addressed to effectively manage the likely functional limitations and activity challenges the syndrome presents to the patient. Compressive forces through increased tension in the iliotibial band should be avoided. Intervention strategies should include education regarding postural avoidance, activity modifications, improvement of lumbopelvic control, and a patient approach to resolving hip joint restrictions and restoring the tensile capabilities of the deep rotators and abductors of the hip. A number of reliable and validated hip-specific self-report outcome tools are available to baseline a patient's status and monitor their progress. Further investigations to identify the epidemiological risk factors, establish effective treatment strategies, and predict prognosis are warranted.

  19. Diets of greater prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grasslands

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    Mark A. Rumble; Jay A. Newell; John E. Toepfer

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    Diets of greater prairie chickens on the Sheyenne National Grassland of North Dakota were examined. During the winter months agricultural crops (primarily corn) were the predominant food items. Green vegetation was consumed in greater quantities as spring progressed. Dandelion flowers and alfalfa/sweetclover were the major vegetative food items through the summer. Both...

  20. Strategies for Talent Management: Greater Philadelphia Companies in Action

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    Human capital is one of the critical issues that impacts the Greater Philadelphia region's ability to grow and prosper. The CEO Council for Growth (CEO Council) is committed to ensuring a steady and talented supply of quality workers for this region. "Strategies for Talent Management: Greater Philadelphia Companies in Action" provides…

  1. 5 CFR 630.1210 - Greater leave entitlements.

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    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Greater leave entitlements. 630.1210 Section 630.1210 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS ABSENCE AND LEAVE Family and Medical Leave § 630.1210 Greater leave entitlements. (a) An agency shall...

  2. Factores involucrados en el proceso de toma de decisiones en bibliotecas de tamaño medio y pequeño. Resultados del Proyecto Decimal

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    Bosch, M.

    1999-03-01

    Full Text Available The article presents the research results of the DECIMAL European project. The aim of the project is to produce an integrated decision support module for library management systems used in small and medium size libraries. The quantitative and qualitative research carried out in United Kingdom, Italy and Spain has been based on a combination of different methods: literature review, interviews, questionnaires and discussion groups during both presentation workshops held. Two basic research lines are discerned: the first one involving the real use of performance measures and indicators in management and evaluation of the library activities, and also their potential interest in the case they have not been applied to the present, and the second one involving the type of decisions most frequantly made in libraries and the issues that influence decision-making process (information sources used, organizational culture, training, satisfaction level.
    The article has been centered in the results obtained in Spanish libraries, but the general results are also mentioned in order to be compared. The conclusions of the study have resulted in the user requirement specification, as a first step in the design of the decision support module. The project has concluded with a prototype evaluation phase organised as an iterative testing of the prototypes and successive software modifications. The development of four versions of the module has resolved the problems identified earlier in the evaluation process.

    Se presentan los resultados de la investigación realizada en el marco del proyecto europeo DECIMAL, que tiene como objetivo el desarrollo de un módulo integrado de soporte de la toma de decisiones para sistemas automatizados usados en bibliotecas pequeñas y medianas. La investigación cuantitativa y cualitativa llevada a cabo en el Reino Unido, Italia y España se ha basado en una combinación de diversos métodos: revisión de la literatura

  3. Interspecific nest parasitism by chukar on greater sage-grouse

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    Fearon, Michelle L.; Coates, Peter S.

    2014-01-01

    Nest parasitism occurs when a female bird lays eggs in the nest of another and the host incubates the eggs and may provide some form of parental care for the offspring (Lyon and Eadie 1991). Precocial birds (e.g., Galliformes and Anseriformes) are typically facultative nest parasites of both their own and other species (Lyon and Eadie 1991). This behavior increases a female’s reproductive success when she parasitizes other nests while simultaneously raising her own offspring. Both interspecific and conspecific nest parasitism have been well documented in several families of the order Galliformes, particularly the Phasianidae (Lyon and Eadie 1991, Geffen and Yom-Tov 2001, Krakauer and Kimball 2009). The Chukar (Alectoris chukar) has been widely introduced as a game bird to western North America from Eurasia and is now well established within the Great Basin from northeastern California east to Utah and north to Idaho and Oregon (Christensen 1996). Over much of this range the Chukar occurs with other phasianids, including the native Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), within sagebrush (Artemisia spp.) steppe (Christensen 1996, Schroeder et al. 1999, Connelly et al. 2000). Chukar typically exploit a broader range of habitats than do sage-grouse, but both species use the same species of sagebrush and other shrubs for nesting cover (Christensen 1996, Schroeder et al. 1999). Chukar are known to parasitize nests of other individuals of their own species (Geffen and Yom-Tov 2001), but we are unaware of reported evidence that Chukar may parasitize nests of sage-grouse. Here we describe a case of a Chukar parasitizing a sage-grouse nest in the sagebrush steppe of western Nevada.

  4. Influence of Delhi Pollution on Aerosol Properties Over Greater Noida

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    Sharma, M.; Singh, R. P.; Kumar, R.

    2015-12-01

    Influence of Delhi Pollution on Aerosol Properties over Greater NoidaManish Sharma1, Ramesh P. Singh2 and Rajesh Kumar3 1Research and Technology Development Centre, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India. 2School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science, Chapman University, Orange 92866, USA 3School of Basic Sciences and Research, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India. Delhi capital of India is highly polluted during winter and summer seasons. Due to dominant westerly winds the air mass influence its neighboring city Greater Noida which is located 60 km south east of Delhi. Detailed analysis of multi satellite data and ground observations have been carried out during 2001-2015. The ground observation and satellite data show dynamic aerosol optical parameters over Greater Noida. During winter and summer seasons, dominant westerly wind outflow pollutants of Delhi that mix with the local anthropogenic emissions of Greater Noida influencing aerosol properties at different pressure levels. The characteristics of trace gases and aerosol parameters over Delhi and Greater Noida will be presented. The air quality is severely affected from the outflow of pollutants from Delhi which is threat to people living in the area. Due to dominant winds the air mass further transported towards eastern parts of Indo-Gangetic plains affecting weather conditions of the major cities.

  5. Surgical Treatment of Displaced Greater Tuberosity Fractures of the Humerus.

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    Rouleau, Dominique M; Mutch, Jennifer; Laflamme, Georges-Yves

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    Greater tuberosity fractures of the humerus can be successfully treated nonsurgically in most patients. However, as little as 3 to 5 mm of superior greater tuberosity displacement may adversely affect rotator cuff biomechanics and lead to subacromial impingement in patients who are active. In these cases, surgical treatment is recommended. Multiple surgical techniques include open and arthroscopic options tailored to fracture morphology, and strategies for repair include the use of suture anchors, transosseous sutures, tension bands, and plates/screws. Three classification systems are commonly used to describe greater tuberosity fractures: the AO, Neer, and morphologic classifications. Several hypotheses have been discussed for the mechanism of greater tuberosity fractures and the deforming forces of the rotator cuff, and the use of advanced imaging is being explored.

  6. Management plan for Midcontinent greater white-fronted geese

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    US Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior — The purpose of this plan is to provide guidelines for management decisions affecting the Midcontinent Population of Greater White-fronted Geese (Anser albifrons...

  7. Greater Sage-grouse Telemetry - Mono Co. [ds68

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    California Department of Resources — Combined telemetry locations for sage grouse in Mono County which were fitted with radio-transmitters for the USGS Greater sage-grouse project. Contains spatial and...

  8. THE GREATER CENTRAL ASIA PROJECT: PRESENT STATE AND EVOLUTION

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    The Greater Central Asia (GCA) project initiated in 2005 confirmed that the United States treated the region as a foreign policy and security priority. The project was primarily promoted by the changed balance of forces in favor of Russia and partly China, which called for an adequate strategic and geopolitical response. At the same time, the Greater Central Asia idea can be viewed as a conceptual and ideological substantiation of what the United States is trying to accomplish in the region. ...

  9. Gestão do processo decisório: mapeamento ao tema conforme as delimitações postas pelos pesquisadores DECISIONAL PROCESS MANAGEMENT: KNOWLEDGE CONSTRUCTION ABOUT THE FIELD

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    Leonardo Corrêa Chaves

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    Full Text Available A gestão do processo decisório é um assunto multidisciplinar e sua abrangência tem chamado a atenção de pesquisadores de todas as áreas, tornando interessante investigar como esse tema é tratado no meio acadêmico. Nesse sentido, o objetivo da presente pesquisa, de natureza exploratório-descritiva, consiste no mapeamento para o tema gestão do processo decisório, segundo as delimitações postas pelos pesquisadores. Para cumprir tal propósito, utilizou-se o processo Knowledge Development Process – Constructivist (ProKnow-C. Ao final do levantamento, identificaram-se 12 artigos publicados em periódicos internacionais alinhados às delimitações postas pelos pesquisadores. Na montagem do Portfólio Bibliográfico (PB, evidenciaram-se: (i periódicos, em termos de fatores de impacto; (ii artigos, com relação ao número de citações; (iii os autores mais prolíferos; e, (iv a distribuição do PB em relação aos fatores de impacto Journal Report Citattions – JCR e SCImago Journal Rank –  SJR.The decision support management has a large scope and that’s why it has called the researchers attention. Therefore, this theme worth an investigation. The aim of this paper, fit as exploratory-descriptive, is to perform a mapping under the decisional process management according to the delimitations establish by the researchers. To accomplish the purpose will be used Knowledge Development Process – Constructivist (ProKnow-C as intervention tool. The process enabled us to identify a Bibliographic Portfolio (BP composed of 12 articles aligned to the researchers’ perceptions and delimitations. Through this BP and its references we could disclosure  the outstanding: (i Journals with highest impact factor; (ii The most cited articles; (iii  The most cited authors and; (iv the BP distribution related to Journal Report Citattions – JCR and SCImago Journal Rank - SJR impact factors

  10. [Professional values: a strategic component of health professionals. The contribution of decisional research at the Toulouse University Hospital Center].

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    Péoc'h, Nadia; Ceaux, Christine

    2012-03-01

    The organizational involvement concept is often developed by many researchers and practitioners. This study is in the right inheritance of Allen and Meyer (1990) and Thevenet and Neveu (2002) works who all considered the involvement as "an affective or emotional attachment towards the organization such as an individual strongly involved identifies himself, reinforces his own agreement and enjoys being a member of the organization that employs him". The aim of this study was to demonstrate the impact of professional values (in terms of adherence to the purposes, norms and values of the establishment upon the subject's involvement in professional activities). 1538 health professionals practising in Toulouse academic hospital center have answered a questionnaire upon the subject's individual perception of his personal involvement in his workplace; the possible working impacts upon his own motivation, the perceptions upon professional values. Results indicate that if involvement is subject to professional values, it turns towards a double determination: technical and axiological or ethical. The professional and axiological dimension introduces a moral position and a cognitive framework that participates in the decision-making action : working together, creating a climate of confidence, trusting the group, and progressing for greater cohesion. The ethical dimension joins historic and humanist values: self respect and altruism; developing human values for oneself and for others. Specifying values is already a project in itself, in terms of consciousness. Understanding those impacts upon health professionals involvements' is also the aim to include the historical of our Care Project in collective interaction, alteration and construction purposes.

  11. CONVENIENCIA DE LA CIRUGÍA PROFILÁCTICA DEL TERCER MOLAR RETENIDO: UN ANÁLISIS DE DECISIONES Prophylactic removal of the third molars: a clinical making decisions

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    Adriana Ramírez; Mauricio Rodríguez G; Ricardo Sánchez P

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    Antecedentes . La proporción de cirugías de terceros molares que se realizan de manera profiláctica es difícil de estimar de manera precisa y depende en muchos casos de la definición que se dé para éste término. Objetivo . Determinar entre pacientes y cirujanos cuál es la alternativa más útil para plantear la cirugía profiláctica de los terceros molares retenidos asintomáticos. Material y métodos. Un análisis de decisiones clínicas (modelo de árbol de decisiones) se utilizó para definir el tr...

  12. INFLUENCIA DE LAS CARACTERÍSTICAS DEMOGRÁFICAS Y SITUACIONALES EN LA SATISFACCIÓN Y TOMA DE DECISIONES DE LAS ACTIVIDADES TURÍSTICAS A TRAVÉS DEL MOBILE MARKETING

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    Lázaro Florido-Benítez

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    Full Text Available La democratización del medio digital en las polis turísticas, ha hecho que los humanos se transformen en personas bifuncionales (Humano-smartphone, estos dispositivos han cambiando el paradigma en la toma de decisiones de las actividades turísticas cuando viajamos y, por ende, condicionan al turista su nivel de satisfacción global de su entorno más inmediato. Las factores demográficos y situacionales, son el germen de la adopción de la toma de decisiones de actividades como: búsqueda de información, nuevas experiencias o la compra de productos y servicios a través de los teléfonos inteligentes.

  13. Fundamentos Teóricos de los Sistemas Informativos de Apoyo a la Toma de Decisiones como Herramientas de Implantación en el Control de Gestión Moderno

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    Lázaro Tundidor Montes de Oca

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    Full Text Available Los sistemas informativos para la toma de decisiones gerenciales son en la actualidad, una de las herramientas más robustas en el Control de Gestión Moderno. Se observa un desarrollo acelerado de su desempeño a nivel mundial en los últimos 50 años. Por la necesidad de conocer sus avances en las empresas, el presente artículo tiene como objetivo realizar una fundamentación teórica acerca del tema. Se presenta la evolución de este importante instrumento a lo largo de la historia. En el ámbito nacional se recogen los resultados más significativos publicados para las propuestas de creación de software en apoyo a la toma de decisiones y, además, se muestran las limitaciones de la información tradicional del Control de Gestión.

  14. Decisiones de financiamiento en pymes: ¿existen diferencias en función del tamaño y la forma legal?

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    Anahí Briozzo

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    Full Text Available Se analiza si existen características diferenciales en las pequeñas y medianas empresas en función de su tamaño y de su forma legal. Se estudian en especial las decisiones de financiamiento, tomando como marco el enfoque de jerarquía financiera, trade-off y ciclo de vida. Empleando una muestra de empresas radicadas en la ciudad de Bahía Blanca (Argentina, se realizan test no paramétricos y test de independencia sobre las variables. Los resultados muestran que las empresas de mayor tamaño se endeudan en mayor medida, mientras que las empresas que adoptan formas legales con responsabilidad limitada se diferencian en un mayor uso de créditos con garantías reales. Estos resultados señalan la necesidad de diseñar políticas de apoyo focalizadas hacia los distintos segmentos de empresas

  15. RECIÉN NACIDO PORTADOR DE CARDIOPATÍA CONGÉNITA COMPLEJA. ANÁLISIS DE RIESGO, TOMA DE DECISIONES Y NUEVAS POSIBILIDADES TERAPÉUTICAS

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    Dr. Luis Cárdenas

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    Full Text Available Se presenta en este artículo de revisión, un análisis de los factores a considerar en la toma de decisiones de manejo respecto a un grupo de pacientes portadores de cardiopatías congénitas complejas de muy alto riesgo, generalmente asociadas a comorbilidades y condiciones agravantes. Basándose en la experiencia de los autores, revisión de la literatura y casos clínicos ilustrativos, se sugieren posibilidades terapéuticas iniciales, poniendo énfasis en el análisis estrictamente caso a caso y las características que posea el centro de salud. Se proponen además nuevas posibilidades de tratamiento para el extremo del espectro en este grupo de recién nacidos, mostrando que una estrategia híbrida, quirúrgica-intervencional, es posible y segura para pacientes con bajo peso de nacimiento, anatomías extremadamente complejas o con comorbilidad asociada de alto riesgo. Para lograr éxito en este abordaje, es necesario que grupos multidisciplinarios se involucren en todo el proceso de diagnóstico y tratamiento.

  16. Factores económico-financieros determinantes de las decisiones de inversión privada en el sector confección

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    Maryana Sandrea

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    Full Text Available La evolución desfavorable de la inversión privada destaca como un aspecto relevante de la crisis económica venezolana. En este contexto, el objetivo del artículo consiste en determinar los factores económico-financieros que afectan las decisiones de inversión privada en el sector confección zuliano. El estudio es descriptivo y de campo, incluyendo una entrevista personal a 18 gerentes. Los resultados muestran que dentro de tales factores destacan la inflación (44,44% y la devaluación monetaria (38,89%. Además, según el 61,11% de los entrevistados, las condiciones de financiamiento de la banca privada imposibilitan el acceso al crédito. Se concluye que es necesario crear condiciones macroeconómicas estables y favorables, que permitan frenar la inflación y devaluación; así como mejorar las condiciones de la oferta crediticia, adecuándolas a las necesidades del sector empresarial.

  17. Plataforma de simulación y visualización para el apoyo al análisis y toma de decisiones en proyectos de movilidad urbana

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    Juan Camilo Ibarra

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta los resultados parciales de la implementación de una plataforma de simulación y visualización para apoyar procesos de análisis y toma de decisiones en proyectos de movilidad urbana. La posibilidad de representar anomalías en la infraestructura vial y en el comportamiento de los diferentes actores, permite su potencial aplicación en escenarios de las ciudades latinoamericanas. Los resultados se presentan en los siguientes temas: modelo de simulación y visualización, aplicaciones de simulación y visualización./ This article presents the partial results obtained in the implementation of a simulation and visualization platform, to support the analysis and decision making processes in urban mobility projects. The possibility to represent pathologies in road infrastructure and the actors behaviour, allows the potential application in scenarios of Latin-American cities. These results are briefed in the following topics: simulation and visualization model, simulation and visualization applications.

  18. Dos contextos de intervención de la sociedad civil: a propósito de su participación en la toma de decisiones ambientales

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    Erli Margarita Marín Aranguren

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    Full Text Available Cercanos a la Conferencia de Copenhague, donde debe producirse un acuerdo multilateral que aborde el cambio climático, se hace imprescindible volver la mirada a la sociedad civil que tanto en el ámbito internacional como en el nacional se intenta dejar de lado a la hora de tomar decisiones ambientales. Al estudiar a este actor social y político cabe preguntarse ¿hasta ahora las organizaciones de la sociedad civil han tenido juego en el ciclo de las políticas públicas ambientales? Y si es así, ¿cómo interactúan en cada una de las fases? Luego, se precisa comparar los comportamientos en el ámbito internacional y en el local para hallar diferencias y similitudes. En este artículo, se analiza la incidencia de las organizaciones de la sociedad civil global y de la sociedad civil colombiana, para el caso local. Finalmente, se muestra la intervención de este agente en el ciclo de política pública ambiental, y se concluye que hay asimetrías. No obstante, pueden señalarse logros en uno y otro ámbito y en ambos casos redundan en impactos ambientales positivos para la humanidad, en tanto que las acciones locales tienen repercusiones globales.

  19. Un sistema informatizado de apoyo a las decisiones clínicas para el manejo de la depresión en atención primaria

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    Enric Aragonès

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    Full Text Available A pesar de su relevancia clínica y de su importancia como problema de salud pública existen importantes deficiencias en el abordaje de la depresión. Las guías clínicas basadas en la evidencia son útiles para mejorar los procesos y los resultados clínicos, y para facilitar su implementación se ha ensayado su transformación en sistemas informatizados de apoyo a las decisiones clínicas. En este artículo se describen los fundamentos y principales características de una nueva guía clínica informatizada para el manejo de la depresión mayor desarrollada en el sistema sanitario público de Cataluña. Esta herramienta ayuda al clínico a establecer diagnósticos de depresión fiables y precisos, a elegir el tratamiento idóneo a priori según las características de la enfermedad y del propio paciente, y enfatiza en la importancia de un seguimiento sistemático para evaluar la evolución clínica y adecuar las intervenciones terapéuticas a las necesidades del paciente en cada momento.

  20. Influencia de la religión en la toma de decisiones sobre sexualidad en estudiantes católicos practicantes

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    Juan Pablo Sanabria Mazo

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación cualitativa de diseño fenomenológico tuvo como objetivo comprender la influencia de la religión en la toma de decisiones sobre sexualidad en estudiantes católicos practicantes. La muestra, seleccionada intencionalmente, estuvo conformada por cuatro hombres y cuatro mujeres, de los cuales dos de cada sexo habían iniciado su vida sexual y dos no. Las entrevistas en profundidad se analizaron con el apoyo del programa Atlas.ti. Las motivaciones para no iniciar su vida sexual se relacionaron con el amor hacia Dios y no convertir sus relaciones en un acto sexual, mientras que para iniciarla se asociaron con la exploración y la madurez espiritual. Los participantes que no habían iniciado su vida sexual estuvieron en contra de los métodos anticonceptivos artificiales al percibirlos como un elemento que solo promueve la satisfacción sexual. Se identificó que la religión influyó en las motivaciones que tuvieron los estudiantes para iniciar o no su vida sexual.

  1. Marco de referencia para el desarrollo de un sistema de apoyo para la toma de decisiones para la gestión de inventarios

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    Carlos Alberto Castro Zuluaga

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    Full Text Available El principal objetivo de este artículo es presentar un marco de referencia para desarrollar un sistema de soporte a la toma de decisiones para la gestión de inventarios que permita definir técnicamente los parámetros de una política de control de inventario específica. El modelo propuesto puede ser utilizado de forma genérica en casi cualquier tipo de industria, el cual incluye las entradas fundamentales, una descripción de los procesos internos requeridos y las salidas esperadas. En la investigación se utilizaron métodos inductivos-deductivos para definir el marco de referencia propuesto, el cual se fundamenta en dos indicadores clave en la gestión de inventario: niveles de servicio y costos. Finalmente, mediante una simulación es posible concluir que utilizando los parámetros teóricos para el modelo de inventario punto de reorden-cantidad fija, que son encontrados por el marco de referencia propuesto, se obtienen aproximadamente los valores esperados tanto de los niveles de servicio como de los costos.

  2. Factores que influyen en la toma de decisiones sobre la RSC. Un estudio comparativo sobre las percepciones de estudiantes peruanos y brasileños

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    Elsa Del Castillo Mory

    2009-11-01

    Full Text Available La consideración de aspectos de responsabilidad social corporativa (RSC en las decisiones sobre la actuación empresarial se ve influenciada por diversos factores, entre los cuales destacan las creencias personales de los decisores respecto de las que constituyen las responsabilidades de la empresa en la sociedad –factor de motivación interna de la persona– y la influencia de los diversos grupos de interés con los que la organización interactúa –factor de motivación desde el entorno–. El estudio presentado en este artículo, realizado en una muestra de estudiantes de maestría del Perú y del Brasil, tuvo por objetivo analizar cómo esos factores son percibidos por los encuestados cuando deben priorizar los diversos campos de actuación social responsable de la empresa. Los resultados indican que el factor económico tiende a ser el principal motivador en la mayor parte de los procesos decisorios. Por otra parte, se evidenció el hecho de que los grupos de interés ejercen mayor influencia en temas vinculados con la oferta de productos y servicios, contexto en el cual la legitimidad percibida en las demandas de esos grupos es el atributo que se destaca como el más importante al priorizar los ámbitos de actuación empresarial.

  3. Decisiones de financiamiento en pymes: ¿existen diferencias en función del tamaño y la forma legal?

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    Anahí Briozzo

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza si existen características diferenciales en las pequeñas y medianas empresas en función de su tamaño y de su forma legal. Se estudian en especial las decisiones de financiamiento, tomando como marco el enfoque de jerarquía financiera, trade-off y ciclo de vida. Empleando una muestra de empresas radicadas en la ciudad de Bahía Blanca (Argentina, se realizan test no paramétricos y test de independencia sobre las variables. Los resultados muestran que las empresas de mayor tamaño se endeudan en mayor medida, mientras que las empresas que adoptan formas legales con responsabilidad limitada se diferencian en un mayor uso de créditos con garantías reales. Estos resultados señalan la necesidad de diseñar políticas de apoyo focalizadas hacia los distintos segmentos de empresas.

  4. ¿Es Racional, la Compra de un Auto Nuevo?: Una Nueva Óptica Acerca de la Racionalidad y la Toma de Decisiones

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    Federico Torres Carballo

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    Full Text Available Durante siglos hemos confiado en supuestos sobreel comportamiento económico del ser humano, elmás básico, quizás, es la racionalidad. Por otra parte,los postulados científicos envejecen y deben de sersustituidos para que las ciencias puedan renovarse.Este artículo esboza el debate entre los recienteshallazgos de la psicología, la economía experimental yla teoría económica vigente. Se explora esa dimensiónde la toma de decisiones menos estructurada a niveladministrativo, pero cognitiva y emocionalmentehumana.   ABSTRACT For centuries we have trusted assumptions about theeconomic behavior of human beings, the most basic onewhich perhaps is rationality. On the other hand, scientificpostulates grow old and should be substituted by newones in order to advance science. This article sketchesout the debate between recent findings in psychology,experimental economics and current economic theory.This dimension of the less structured decision making atthe managerial level but still cognitive and emotionallyhuman is explored.

  5. Desarrollo de la competencia argumentativa a través de la toma de decisiones en el abordaje de la cuestión sociocientífica "uso y comercialización del PVC"

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    Lady Carolina Achury; Jenny Alvarez Hoyos

    2015-01-01

    ... y comercialización del Policloruro de Vinilo (PVC). En un primer momento se analizan las ideas previas de los estudiantes frente a los polímeros, específicamente el PVC, con el objetivo de establecer algunos parámetros que permitan mejorar la secuencia a implementar. Posteriormente se presentan los resultados obtenidos en las actividades planteadas de la secuencia, analizando el nivel de argumentación en la toma de decisiones que presentan los estudiantes.

  6. Greater tibial bone strength in male tennis players than controls in the absence of greater muscle output

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    Alex Ireland

    2015-07-01

    Conclusion: Results suggest that sports with quick turning movements are highly osteogenic, even in the absence of greater muscular output. This may be related to the large torsional stresses produced during turning movements.

  7. Pericias psicológicas y otros medios probatorios en las decisiones en las comisarías de familia de Bogotá: casos de violencia de pareja contra la mujer

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    Martha Stella Ospino Rodríguez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta el estudio que establece la asociación de las pericias psicológicas y otros medios probatorios con las decisiones de los operadores de justicia en las Comisarías de Familia de Bogotá; para lo cual, se realizó una investigación con diseño analítico de corte transversal descriptivo con 47 mujeres víctimas de violencia de pareja que solicitaron medida de protección en el Centro de Atención Integral contra la Violencia Intrafamiliar (CAVIF. Se analizaron los fallos de las medidas de protección definitivas impuestas en 16 comisarías de familia de 13 localidades de Bogotá. Los resultados mostraron que no existe asociación entre la utilización de las pericias psicológicas, dictamen de lesiones no fatales del Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses (INMLCF, informes sociales, denuncias de Fiscalía y testimonios de terceros, con las decisiones tomadas por los comisarios de familia. Solo se encontró asociación entre la aceptación de cargos, con las decisiones de aprobación de acuerdo conciliatorio y conminación a no agresión del accionado.

  8. PRINCIPIOS BIOETICOS PARA LA TOMA DE DECISIONES APLICANDO BORROSIDAD EN EL MARCO DE LA COMPLEJIDAD // BIOETHICAL PRINCIPLES DECISIONS FOR DECISION MAKING BY APPLIYING FUZZINESS IN THE CONTEXT OF COMPLEXITY

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    Ernesto Márquez

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available En este artículo se pretende mostrar las bondades de la lógica difusa como una herramienta de apoyo en la toma de decisiones a la luz de los principios bioéticos, a la vez, estimular a los colegas investigadores a continuar investigando sobre el desarrollo de esta prometedora área del saber a la luz de la complejidad de la realidad actual. La metodología utilizada fue la revisión bibliográfica de autores de primer y segundo orden y la aplicación de la técnica de grupos focales a los líderes para recolectar la información. Se presentan conceptos tales como la lógica difusa, complejidad, ética, religación ética, bioética y su interrelación en la toma de decisiones. Dentro de los resultados obtenidos se destaca la aplicabilidad de la borrosidad en el proceso de toma de decisiones gerenciales donde el actor principal es el individuo dentro de un entorno complejo.

  9. Environmental Impacts of Wind Power Development on the Population Biology of Greater Prairie-Chickens

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    Sandercock, Brett K. [Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States)

    2013-05-22

    This report summarizes the results of a seven-year, DOE-funded research project, conducted by researchers from Kansas State University and the National Wind Coordinating Collaborative, to assess the effects of wind energy development in Kansas on the population and reproduction of greater prairie chickens.

  10. Aspartame intake is associated with greater glucose intolerance in individuals with obesity.

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    2016-07-01

    This study examined whether sucrose, fructose, aspartame, and saccharin influences the association between obesity and glucose tolerance in 2856 adults from the NHANES III survey. Aspartame intake significantly influenced the association between body mass index (BMI) and glucose tolerance (interaction: P = 0.004), wherein only those reporting aspartame intake had a steeper positive association between BMI and glucose tolerance than those reporting no aspartame intake. Therefore, consumption of aspartame is associated with greater obesity-related impairments in glucose tolerance.

  11. Adjustment of Business Expatriates in Greater China: A Strategic Perspective

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    2006-01-01

    Research has found that due to similarities, firms which have gained business experience elsewhere in Greater China may exhibit relatively better performance in mainland China. Hence, the experience of business expatriates could be of strategic importance for the expansion path of their firms....... Based on data collected by a survey, this study compares how business expatriates adjust to life and work in different locations in Greater China. Results show that expatriates assigned to Singapore had a higher degree of general adjustment and interaction adjustment than their counterparts elsewhere...... longer both in Hong Kong and mainland China than in Singapore. Implications of these results for business firms contemplating to enter Greater China and specifically mainland China are discussed in detail....

  12. La toma de decisiones multicriterio eficaces en el ámbito de la pequeña y mediana empresa: el establecimiento de los objetivos y la determinación de los criterios

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    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Una de las condiciones que define y caracteriza al empresario o directivo es que, en la empresa, él es la persona que toma las decisiones de importancia. Esta es una responsabilidad que ningún empresario o directivo puede eludir. Ahora bien, todo ser humano, por las propias condiciones en que se desenvuelve en la vida, se ve forzado, desde que supera el período de la primera infancia, a adoptar continuamente múltiples y variadas decisiones. No obstante, se plantean numerosos problemas y se ha dedicado mucho esfuerzo y tiempo a analizar, con todo tipo de detalles, los procesos de toma de decisiones multicriterio que se producen en el ámbito empresarial. Una vez superada la primera etapa del proceso, identificada como “el planteamiento de la situación” es necesario proceder al próximo paso, de crucial y vital importancia para la eficacia y eficiencia de la empresa y se refiere a “el establecimiento de los objetivos”. Mientras el planteamiento de la situación nos indica dónde estamos, el establecimiento de los objetivos nos señala dónde queremos ir. Adicionalmente, una de las funciones principales que cumple el establecimiento de los objetivos en el proceso de toma de decisiones consiste en establecer múltiples criterios, usualmente en conflicto entre sí, que se utilizarán para evaluar las distintas alternativas de decisión. De esta forma, en el presente trabajo se estudia con cierto grado de detalle el establecimiento de los objetivos y la determinación de los criterios dentro del proceso de toma de decisiones en el ámbito de la pequeña y mediana empresa. La extensión del análisis de decisión multicriterio al ámbito empresarial permite así afrontar situaciones que son directa y perentoriamente conflictivas, y que requieren una solución en el más breve plazo posible.

  13. Decision taking as an essential professional ability in the Medical career La toma de decisiones médicas como la habilidad profesional esencial en la carrera de Medicina

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    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Taking as a starting point the logic of the professional’s performance of the comprehensive general doctor and the relationship between medical decision taking and the abilities in the curricular design of the Medical Career it is possible to identify the essence of the main professional abilities in medical decision taking. The considerations that medical decision taking first deal with diagnostic actions related to the patient’s health problem and a later with actions to restore the patient’s health by solving their medical problem, make medical decision taking abilities as the core of the professional logic abilities that allows doctors to fulfill with their function of giving comprehensive medical assistance to their patients. References about medical decision taking as a professional ability and its main essence has not been found in the medical literature up to the present.A partir del análisis de la lógica de la actuación profesional del médico general integral básico, así como de la relación existente entre la toma de decisiones médicas y las habilidades contenidas en el sistema de habilidades de la carrera de Medicina se logra identificar el carácter de la habilidad profesional esencial de la toma de decisiones médicas. Al concebir que la habilidad toma de decisiones médicas posee un momento inicial constituido por acciones dirigidas al diagnóstico del problema de salud del paciente y un momento posterior conformado por acciones en función de la solución de ese problema, la habilidad toma de decisiones médicas expresa, como ninguna otra habilidad profesional, la lógica profesional del médico general integral básico para llevar a cabo la función de atención médica integral a los pacientes. No se encuentran referencias en la literatura al reconocimiento de habilidad profesional de la toma de decisiones médicas ni obviamente, al carácter esencial de dicha habilidad.

  14. The Educational Afterlife of Greater Britain, 1903-1914

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    Gardner, Philip

    2012-01-01

    Following its late nineteenth-century emergence as an important element within federalist thinking across the British Empire, the idea of Greater Britain lost much of its political force in the years following the Boer War. The concept however continued to retain considerable residual currency in other fields of Imperial debate, including those…

  15. On Dalai Lama's “Greater Tibet”

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    2004-01-01

    Referring to the point of the “middle road” made by the 14th Dalai Lama, there is a concept of “Greater Tibet” which covers the existing Tibet Autonomous Region, the entire area of Qinghai Province, one-fifth of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, two-thirds of Gansu Province, two-thirds of Sichuan Province and half of Yunnan Province.

  16. An ovarian adenocarcinoma in a greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber roseus).

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    Wadsworth, P F; Jones, D M

    1981-01-01

    An ovarian adenocarcinoma was diagnosed in a greater flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber roseus) which had been maintained in captivity for over 32 years. Neoplastic epithelial cells showed both solid and tubular patterns of growth. Metastases were found in the lung, liver and on the peritoneal surface of the pancreas.

  17. Adjustment of Business Expatriates in Greater China: A Strategic Perspective

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    Selmer, Jan

    2006-01-01

    Research has found that due to similarities, firms which have gained business experience elsewhere in Greater China may exhibit relatively better performance in mainland China. Hence, the experience of business expatriates could be of strategic importance for the expansion path of their firms...

  18. Surgical treatment of high-standing greater trochanter.

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    Takata, K; Maniwa, S; Ochi, M

    1999-01-01

    Eleven patients with high-standing greater trochanter (13 joints) aged 13-36 years underwent surgery. Distal transfer of the greater trochanter (group T) was performed in 4 patients (5 joints) and lateral displacement osteotomy (group L) in 7 (8 joints). The average follow-up duration was 13.4 years in group T and 5.9 years in group L. Clinical results were evaluated by the hip score according to Merle d'Aubigne. The mean hip score in group T was 13.4 points before operation and 15.4 points after operation, and in group L, 12.8 and 17.4 points, respectively. The postoperative clinical results of group L were significantly better than those of group T (P = 0.0494). In radiological evaluation, although the articulo-trochanteric distance (ATD) increased in both groups in group L it improved remarkably from 9.8 to 24.3, indicating a large descending distance of the greater trochanter. The lever arm ratio (LAR) did not change significantly in group T, but it decreased from 1.97 to 1.60 in group L (P = 0.004). This means that the lever arm of the abductors can certainly be extended by lateral displacement osteotomy. Lateral displacement osteotomy is the most effective procedure for high-standing greater trochanter.

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  20. The Educational Afterlife of Greater Britain, 1903-1914

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    Gardner, Philip

    2012-01-01

    Following its late nineteenth-century emergence as an important element within federalist thinking across the British Empire, the idea of Greater Britain lost much of its political force in the years following the Boer War. The concept however continued to retain considerable residual currency in other fields of Imperial debate, including those…

  1. On the Occurrence of Standardized Regression Coefficients Greater than One.

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    Deegan, John, Jr.

    1978-01-01

    It is demonstrated here that standardized regression coefficients greater than one can legitimately occur. Furthermore, the relationship between the occurrence of such coefficients and the extent of multicollinearity present among the set of predictor variables in an equation is examined. Comments on the interpretation of these coefficients are…

  2. Radiographic features of tuberculous osteitis in greater trochanter and lschium

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    Hahm, So Hee; Lee, Ye Ri [Hanil Hospital Affiliated to KEPCO, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Dong Jin; Sung, Ki Jun [Yonsei Univ. Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju (Korea, Republic of); Lim, Jong Nam [Konkuk Univ. College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1996-11-01

    To evaluate, if possible, the radiographic features of tuberculous osteitis in the greater trochanter and ischium, and to determine the cause of the lesions. We reterospectively reviewed the plain radiographic findings of 14 ptients with histologically proven tuberculous osteitis involving the greater trochanter and ischium. In each case, the following were analyzed:morphology of bone destruction, including cortical erosion;periosteal reaction;presence or abscence of calcific shadows in adjacent soft tissue. On the basis of an analysis of radiographic features and correlation of the anatomy with adjacent structures we attempted to determine causes. Of the 14 cases evaluated, 12 showed varrious degrees of extrinsic erosion on the outer cortical bone of the greater trochanter and ischium ; in two cases, bone destruction was so severe that the radiographic features of advanced perforated osteomyelitis were simulated. In addition to findings of bone destruction, in these twelve cases, the presence of sequestrum or calcific shadows was seen in adjacent soft tissue. Tuberculous osteitis in the greater trochanter and ischium showed the characteristic findings of chronic extrinsic erosion. On the basis of these findings we can suggest that these lesions result from an extrinsic pathophysiologic cause such as adjacent bursitis.

  3. College Students with ADHD at Greater Risk for Sleep Disorders

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    Gaultney, Jane F.

    2014-01-01

    The pediatric literature indicates that children with ADHD are at greater risk for sleep problems, daytime sleepiness, and some sleep disorders than children with no diagnosed disability. It has not been determined whether this pattern holds true among emerging adults, and whether comorbid sleep disorders with ADHD predict GPA. The present study…

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    Jul 11, 2010 ... serous signals to the defence and national security formations in the Greater Horn of ... provoke a state of terror in the general public, a group of persons or particular persons. ... others using the environment of the Somali collapsed state as a safe haven to ..... They don't know any other way of life but war.

  5. Dumb-bell shaped tuberculous abscess across the greater sciatic notch compressing both sciatic nerves.

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    Baba, H; Okumura, Y; Furusawa, N; Omori, H; Kawahara, H; Fujita, T; Katayama, K; Noriki, S

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    We report an instructive case of a 65-year-old man who presented with a dumb-bell shaped tuberculous abscess across the greater sciatic notch bilaterally compressing both sciatic nerves. Clinical symptoms progressed slowly and mimicked lumbar radiculopathy, thus delaying an accurate diagnosis. Anterolateral retroperitoneal and posterolateral gluteal approaches of the greater sciatic notch as well as the acetabulum on both sides were followed in order to provide safe viewing and resection of the abscess. The abscess wall was adherent to the sciatic nerve and surrounding blood vessels. The symptoms completely disappeared after resection of the abscess.

  6. BILATERAL ANTERIOR DISLOCATION OF SHOULDER WITH GREATER TUBEROSITY FRACTURE DUE TO HYPONATREMIA : A RARE PRESENTATION

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    Sivananda

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available We here report a rare presentation of bilateral anterior dislocation of shoulder with associated fracture of greater tuberosity in a 38 year old male due to minor trauma which he sustained secondary to hyponatremia induced irritability. There was no associ ated rotator cuff tear which is often associated with BADS which makes this presentation unique. Unilateral dislocation of shoulder is a common condition which is frequently encountered in emergency trauma department. Anterior dislocation is more common th an posterior dislocation. However, simultaneous bilateral shoulder dislocations are usually posterior. Bilateral anterior dislocations with fractures of the greater tuberosity are even rarer and are usually associated with trauma or seizures

  7. Las decisiones de los habitantes de Medellín en materia de servicios de salud Health seeking behavior in Medellin

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    Luz Stella Álvarez C

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: se realizó una investigación cualitativa para conocer las preferencias en materia de salud, de habitantes de diferentes estratos sociales de Medellín y las razones que explican esas preferencias. El objetivo era establecer si existían patrones de comportamiento entre los informantes y si algunos de los modelos teóricos contribuían a explicar esos patrones. Métodología: se entrevistaron 46 personas entre los meses de julio y septiembre de 2005. Se les preguntó si habían estado enfermos durante los últimos tres meses, qué pasos habían dado para solucionar su problema y por qué razón lo habían hecho. Resultados: se encontró que los factores que más pesan en las decisiones tomadas por los entrevistados son razones de índole cultural; es así como buscan recursos en la medicina popular; financiera porque de acuerdo a los recursos de que disponen, acceden a servicios de salud; e insatisfacción con la medicina occidental y con la prestación de los servicios de salud. Discusión: los elementos que las personas tuvieron en cuenta para decidir en salud fueron diferentes a aquellos planteados en los modelos teóricos de comportamiento en salud. Conclusiones: se necesita acudir a elementos aportados por otras teorías que consultan el contexto económico, social y cultural para la explicación de las decisiones en salud.Objective: a qualitative study was carried out to explore health choices of Medellín’s residents from different social strata and factors associated to decisions. The aim was to determine behavior patterns, if any, among informants and if a health behavior model contributes to explain any existing pattern. Methodology: forty six people from different social strata were interviewed from July to September 2005; informants were questioned about the diseases and ailments they suffered during the last three months, as well as the course of action taken and the reason for each decision made. Results: the study

  8. APOYO A LA TOMA DE DECISIONES EN UN OBSERVATORIO TECNOLÓGICO INCORPORANDO PROACTIVIDAD / DECISION-MAKING SUPPORT IN A TECHNOLOGY OBSERVATORY BY INCORPORATING PROACTIVITY

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    Mailyn Moreno-Espino

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Buscar y procesar información tiene un gran impacto en varias profesiones, es por ello que recuperarla y compartir los resultados se convierte en un tema esencial. Actualmente la cantidad de información es cada vez mayor y difícil de encontrar debido a su heterogeneidad, sus cambios y la diversidad de las fuentes. Los Observatorios Tecnológicos resuelven de alguna forma el problema planteado anteriormente, aunque los mismos no siempre tienen en cuenta la necesidad de que su proceso de vigilancia se haga proactivamente. Este trabajo presenta un Observatorio Tecnológico con comportamientos proactivos con el objetivo de mantener a los usuarios actualizados de sus intereses. Se utilizó una arquitectura de agentes que emplea patrones de implementación para desarrollar un observatorio proactivo que apoye a la toma de decisiones. Se hace una descripción de los resultados en una prueba piloto, donde los usuarios recibieron correos con documentos de su interés.AbstractThe process of finding and processing information is very important for many professionals. Therefore, information retrieving and sharing are key issues. At present, the quantity of information is growing and it is difficult to find it, due to its heterogeneity, its constant change and the diversity of data sources. Technological observatories solve this problem in some way, although they do not always take into account the necessity to make the monitoring process proactively. This paper shows how the inclusion of proactive behaviors into a technological observatory using the agent’s philosophy and the implementation patterns can improve its performance and keep users updated if their interests are known. The test pilot results are described, where the users received mails according to their interests.

  9. Sistemas para la preparación y toma de decisiones en la Ingeniería // Systems for preparing and making decisions under multiple criterions

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    J. Arzola Ruiz

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available En el articulo se expone una metodología de Análisis y Síntesis de Sistemas destinados a la preparación y toma de decisionesbajo criterios múltiples y su aplicación a tareas de ingeniería.Esta metodología presupone la realización de las siguientes etapas consecutivas de trabajos:Descomposición de la tarea de mayor envergadura a la que pertenece la tarea estudiadaAnálisis externo e interno.Elaboración del procedimiento general de preparación y toma de decisionesSe exponen ejemplos de aplicación de esta metodología a la solución de tareas de ingeniería de gran complejidad.Palabras claves : Optimización discreta, Análisis de Sistemas, Ingeniería de Sistemas, OptimizaciónMultiobjetivo, Descomposición de tareas complejas de optimización._________________________________________________________________________________Abstract:In the paper a methodology for Analysis and Synthesis of Systems dedicated to the preparation and making of decisions under multipleobjectives is exposed and it application to engineering tasks.This methodology presupposes the realization of the following stages of works:· Decomposition of the task of more spans which belongs the studied task· External and Internal Analysis.· Elaboration of the general procedure of preparation and making of decisionsExamples of application of this methodology to the solution of great complexity engineering tasks are exposed.Key words: discreet optimization, systems analysis, systems engineering, multiple objective optimization, decomposition,complex optimization tasks.

  10. APLICACIÓN DE LA TOMA DE DECISIONES MULTICRITERIO EN LA CADENA DE CORTE, ALZA Y TIRO DE LA CAÑA DE AZÚCAR

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    Fernando Marrero Delgado

    2001-01-01

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    La situación actual en que se encuentra la economía cubana hace necesario que se eleve su eficacia a fin de contribuir a su recuperación. Al ser esta una de las ramas principales, es imprescindible aplicar técnicas que permitan asegurar un funcionamiento óptimo de cada una de sus etapas y áreas, siendo la cadena de corte, alza y transportación de la caña de azúcar el eslabón que vincula a la agricultura con la industria y donde se incurre en una serie de costos que afectan decisivamente el costo total del proceso de obtención de azúcar; por lo que es importante evaluar la misma con varios criterios de desempeño. Por esta razón, es imprescindible el uso de la óptica multicriterio para la toma de decisiones en esta área y precisamente aquí radica el objetivo del presente trabajo, donde se presenta un modelo multimeta para evaluar el desenvolvimiento de la transportación de la caña desde el campo hasta la industria

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  11. Esto es lo que me gusta y lo que voy a estudiar”: Un estudio cualitativo sobre la toma de decisiones académicas en bachillerato

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    Mª del Carmen RODRÍGUEZ MENÉNDEZ

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    Full Text Available Durante la educación secundaria los estudiantes comienzan a explorar las ocupaciones y expectativas profesionales, forman sus creencias de autoeficacia y consolidan sus intereses académicos. En este contexto, el artículo presenta los resultados de una investigación realizada en el Principado de Asturias para conocer las percepciones y opiniones que tienen los estudiantes de bachillerato y sus progenitores sobre las elecciones académicas realizadas en la educación secundaria, haciendo especial hincapié en los factores contextuales que pueden ayudar u obstaculizar el desarrollo de la carrera. Se ha usado una metodología cualitativa fundamentada en el uso de la técnica del grupo de discusión. Se han organizado cinco grupos de discusión con estudiantes y dos grupos con progenitores. El total de personas que participó en las entrevistas focales fue de 51 estudiantes y de 14 padres/madres. Los resultados obtenidos nos permiten concluir que el bachillerato sigue siendo considerado la puerta de acceso a la universidad y no a la formación profesional de grado superior. También se concluye que los estudiantes fundamentan sus decisiones académicas sobre la base de la preferencia y gusto personal por determinada opciones y esta razón prevalece sobre otras como las salidas profesionales o el rendimiento académico previo. Respecto a la influencia de distintos agentes sociales en el proceso de decisión académica, los resultados son concluyentes al afirmar que el principal apoyo de los estudiantes son sus progenitores, por encima del que perciben encontrar de docentes y grupo de iguales. El artículo finaliza con algunas sugerencias para mejorar la práctica de la orientación educativa en las instituciones de educación secundaria.

  12. Fragilidad financiera en colombia y las decisiones de política monetaria del banco de la república, 1996-2012

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    José Mauricio Gil León

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    Full Text Available Este artículo evalúa cuál ha sido el papel de las decisiones de política monetaria del Banco de la República dentro de los procesos de inestabilidad financiera acaecidos en Colombia en el período 1996-2012. Según la revisión de hechos, la crisis de 1999 puso en duda el papel estabilizador del banco central, lo cual reflejó una postura contra-cíclica demasiado débil para la recuperación, y la crisis de 2008 encontró un banco más preparado, aunque con respuesta tardía a los procesos emergentes de fragilidad financiera. A través de estimaciones econométricas se evidencia que una política monetaria contractiva puede inducir una crisis financiera cuando la reacción se da en momentos de mayor estrés financiero. This paper evaluates what has been the role of the monetary policy decisions taken by the Central Bank during the financial instability processes that Colombia has gone through during 1996 – 2012. According to the fact analysis, the 1999 crisis questioned the role of the central bank, which defended a counter-cyclic posture that was not strong enough to lead the economic recovery. The 2008 crisis found a stronger stand­ing Central Bank, even though it answered late to the emerging processes regarding financial fragility. With the use of econometric studies it was proven that a contractive monetary policy can accelerate a financial crisis when the measure is implemented in moments when the financial stress is too high.

  13. Greater temperature sensitivity of plant phenology at colder sites

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    Warmer temperatures are accelerating the phenology of organisms around the world. Temperature sensitivity of phenology might be greater in colder, higher latitude sites than in warmer regions, in part because small changes in temperature constitute greater relative changes in thermal balance...... at colder sites. To test this hypothesis, we examined up to 20 years of phenology data for 47 tundra plant species at 18 high-latitude sites along a climatic gradient. Across all species, the timing of leaf emergence and flowering was more sensitive to a given increase in summer temperature at colder than...... warmer high-latitude locations. A similar pattern was seen over time for the flowering phenology of a widespread species, Cassiope tetragona. These are among the first results highlighting differential phenological responses of plants across a climatic gradient and suggest the possibility of convergence...

  14. Trafficking in persons and development: towards greater policy coherence.

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    Danailova-Trainor, Gergana; Laczko, Frank

    2010-01-01

    Poverty is often regarded as the "root cause" of trafficking, but the linkages between poverty, a lack of development and trafficking are complex. For example, there is some evidence to suggest that victims of cross-border trafficking are more likely to originate from middle-income rather than lower-income countries. Trafficking and development have tended to be treated as very separate policy areas and the assessment of the development impact of counter-trafficking programmes is still at an early stage. This paper outlines a possible framework for a more evidence-based approach to understanding the linkages between trafficking, trafficking policy and human development. The paper argues that the human development gains from greater mobility could be significantly enhanced if there was greater coherence between policies to combat trafficking and policies to promote development.

  15. Taxonomy of Greater White-fronted Geese (Aves: Anatidae)

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    Banks, Richard C.

    2011-01-01

    Five subspecies of the Greater White-fronted Goose, Anser albifrons (Scopoli, 1769), have been named, all on the basis of wintering birds, and up to six subspecies have been recognized. There has been confusion over the application of some names, particularly in North America, because of lack of knowledge of the breeding ranges and type localities, and incorrect taxonomic decisions. There is one clinally varying subspecies in Eurasia, one that breeds in Greenland, and three in North America, one newly named herein.

  16. Age and Expatriate Job Performance in Greater China

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    Selmer, Jan; Lauring, Jakob; Feng, Yunxia

    2009-01-01

    , companies should not discriminate against older candidatesin expatriate selection for Greater China. Furthermore, older expatriates destined for a Chinesecultural context could be trained how to exploit their age advantage. Originality/value - In contrast to previous studies, this investigation attempts...... to match a certain personal characteristic of expatriates with a specific host culture. The results have implications for and contribute to the literature on expatriate selection as well as to the body of research on crosscultural training....

  17. Gaining a greater share of the healthcare dollar.

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    Gilbert, R N

    1986-01-01

    Are physicians being left out as hospitals rush to form outpatient surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, home health agencies, and other new financial ventures? Joint ventures and revenue diversification offer an often unexplored means for medical group practice to profit from the many financial opportunities created by the changing reimbursement system. Out-lined here are the considerations involved in the formation of an alternative health delivery system to help medical group practices gain a greater share of the healthcare dollar.

  18. Integrating parasitology and marine ecology: Seven challenges towards greater synergy

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    Poulin, Robert; Blasco-Costa, Isabel; Randhawa, Haseeb S.

    2016-07-01

    Despite their very different historical origins as scientific disciplines, parasitology and marine ecology have already combined successfully to make important contributions to our understanding of the functioning of natural ecosystems. For example, robust assessments of the contribution of parasites to ecosystem biomass and energetics, and of their impact on community-wide biodiversity and food web structure, have all been made for the first time in marine systems. Nevertheless, for the marriage between parasitology and marine ecology to remain fruitful, several challenges must first be overcome. We discuss seven such challenges on the road to a greater synergy between these disciplines: (1) Raising awareness of parasitism as an ecological force by increasing the proportion of articles about parasites and diseases in marine ecology journals; (2) Making greater use of theory and conceptual frameworks from marine ecology to guide parasitological research; (3) Speeding up or at least maintaining the current rate at which marine parasites are found and described; (4) Elucidating a greater proportion of life cycles in all major groups of marine parasites; (5) Increasing the number of host-parasite model systems on which our knowledge is based; (6) Extending parasitological research offshore and into ocean depths; and (7) Developing, as needed, new epidemiological theory and transmission models for the marine environment. None of these challenges is insurmountable, and addressing just a few of them should guarantee that parasitology and marine ecology will continue to join forces and make further substantial contributions.

  19. Dietary phosphorus is associated with greater left ventricular mass.

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    Yamamoto, Kalani T; Robinson-Cohen, Cassianne; de Oliveira, Marcia C; Kostina, Alina; Nettleton, Jennifer A; Ix, Joachim H; Nguyen, Ha; Eng, John; Lima, Joao A C; Siscovick, David S; Weiss, Noel S; Kestenbaum, Bryan

    2013-04-01

    Dietary phosphorus consumption has risen steadily in the United States. Oral phosphorus loading alters key regulatory hormones and impairs vascular endothelial function, which may lead to an increase in left ventricular mass (LVM). We investigated the association of dietary phosphorus with LVM in 4494 participants from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, a community-based study of individuals who were free of known cardiovascular disease. The intake of dietary phosphorus was estimated using a 120-item food frequency questionnaire and the LVM was measured using magnetic resonance imaging. Regression models were used to determine associations of estimated dietary phosphorus with LVM and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Mean estimated dietary phosphorus intake was 1167 mg/day in men and 1017 mg/day in women. After adjustment for demographics, dietary sodium, total calories, lifestyle factors, comorbidities, and established LVH risk factors, each quintile increase in the estimated dietary phosphate intake was associated with an estimated 1.1 g greater LVM. The highest gender-specific dietary phosphorus quintile was associated with an estimated 6.1 g greater LVM compared with the lowest quintile. Higher dietary phosphorus intake was associated with greater odds of LVH among women, but not men. These associations require confirmation in other studies.

  20. Absenteeism movement in Greater Poland in 1840–1902

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    Izabela Krasińska

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    Full Text Available The article presents the origins and development of the idea of absenteeism in Greater Poland in the 19th century. The start date for the research is 1840, which is considered to be a breakthrough year in the history of an organized absenteeism movement in Greater Poland. It was due to the Association for the Suppression of the Use of Vodka (Towarzystwo ku Przytłumieniu Używania Wódki in the Great Duchy of Posen that was then established in Kórnik. It was a secular organization that came into being on an initiative of doctor De La Roch, who was a German surgeon of a French origin. However, as early as 1844, the idea of absenteeism raised an interest of catholic clergymen of Greater Poland with high ranking clergy such as Rev. Leon Michał Przyłuski, Archbishop of Gniezno and Rev. Jan Kanty Dąbrowski, Archbishop of Posen, and later on Archbishops Rev. Mieczysław Halka Ledóchowski and Rev. Florian Oksza Stablewski. They were fascinated with activities of Rev. Jan Nepomucen Fick, Parish Priest of Piekary Śląskie and several other priests on whose initiative a lot of church brotherhoods of so called holy continence were set up in Upper Silesia as early as the first half-year of 1844. It was due to Bishop Dąbrowski that 100 000 people took vows of absenteeism in 1844–1845, becoming members of brotherhoods of absenteeism. In turn, it was an initiative of Archbishop Przyłuski that Jesuit missionaries – Rev. Karol Bołoz Antoniewicz, Rev. Teofil Baczyński and Rev. Kamil Praszałowicz, arrived in Greater Poland from Galicia in 1852 to promote the idea of absenteeism. Starting from 1848, they were helping Silesian clergymen to spread absenteeism. Clergymen of Greater Poland were also active in secular absenteeism associations. They became involved in the workings of the Association for the Promotion of Absenteeism that was set up by Zygmunt Celichowski in Kórnik in 1887, and especially in the Jutrzenka Absenteeism Association

  1. Report

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    Akin Aydogan

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction. Gossypiboma (GP is a term used to express the mass resulting from forgotten cotton sponge in operations. Rarely, a transmural migration may occur into the gastrointestinal lumen without creating any defect by GP. Laparotomy or endoscopic removal may be required, by the way it can be taken out of the body itself by intestinal ways. In this study, we reported a case of mechanical intestinal obstruction causing GP. Case. The fifty-one-year-old female patient admitted to the emergency department with the complaints of mechanical intestinal obstruction and had a history of open cholecystectomy 20 years ago. There were the findings of intestinal obstruction in abdominal plain radiography and computerized tomography. The sponge that obstructed the lumen completely 40 cm proximal to the ileocecal valve was identified in the laparotomy with the diagnosis of brid ileus. The small intestine was closed over double-fold after removal of sponge. Transmural migration of abdominal-remained sponge was thought to be occurred without creating a defect after cholecystectomy. Postoperatively, the patient was discharged without having any problems at 4th day of hospitalization. Conclusion. Although it is a rare situation in routine clinical practice, GP should be considered as a differential diagnosis in the patients who had a diagnosis of mechanical intestinal obstruction, and laparotomy was applied before. As GP may lead to situations which cause mortality, all precautions should be taken to prevent it.

  2. Land cover mapping of Greater Mesoamerica using MODIS data

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    Giri, Chandra; Jenkins, Clinton N.

    2005-01-01

    A new land cover database of Greater Mesoamerica has been prepared using moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS, 500 m resolution) satellite data. Daily surface reflectance MODIS data and a suite of ancillary data were used in preparing the database by employing a decision tree classification approach. The new land cover data are an improvement over traditional advanced very high resolution radiometer (AVHRR) based land cover data in terms of both spatial and thematic details. The dominant land cover type in Greater Mesoamerica is forest (39%), followed by shrubland (30%) and cropland (22%). Country analysis shows forest as the dominant land cover type in Belize (62%), Cost Rica (52%), Guatemala (53%), Honduras (56%), Nicaragua (53%), and Panama (48%), cropland as the dominant land cover type in El Salvador (60.5%), and shrubland as the dominant land cover type in Mexico (37%). A three-step approach was used to assess the quality of the classified land cover data: (i) qualitative assessment provided good insight in identifying and correcting gross errors; (ii) correlation analysis of MODIS- and Landsat-derived land cover data revealed strong positive association for forest (r2 = 0.88), shrubland (r2 = 0.75), and cropland (r2 = 0.97) but weak positive association for grassland (r2 = 0.26); and (iii) an error matrix generated using unseen training data provided an overall accuracy of 77.3% with a Kappa coefficient of 0.73608. Overall, MODIS 500 m data and the methodology used were found to be quite useful for broad-scale land cover mapping of Greater Mesoamerica.

  3. Passalidae (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea) of the Greater and Lesser Antilles.

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    Jiménez-Ferbans, Larry; Reyes-Castillo, Pedro; Schuster, Jack C

    2015-05-12

    We present a synthesis of the state of knowledge concerning the species of Passalidae (Coleoptera) of the West Indies and we present a key to the species. The recently described genus Antillanax Boucher renders the subgenus Passalus (Pertinax) Kaup paraphyletic, therefore we place Antillanax in synonymy with Passalus (Pertinax) and we propose a new combination for Passalus (Pertinax) doesburgi (Boucher). The island richest in species is Hispaniola, with five species, three of them endemic. Excluding Trinidad and Tobago, the passalid fauna of the West Indies comprises 13 species; this is low richness, but with high endemism (50%), especially for the Greater Antilles.

  4. Range-wide patterns of greater sage-grouse persistence

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    Aldridge, C.L.; Nielsen, S.E.; Beyer, H.L.; Boyce, M.S.; Connelly, J.W.; Knick, S.T.; Schroeder, M.A.

    2008-01-01

    Aim: Greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus), a shrub-steppe obligate species of western North America, currently occupies only half its historical range. Here we examine how broad-scale, long-term trends in landscape condition have affected range contraction. Location: Sagebrush biome of the western USA. Methods: Logistic regression was used to assess persistence and extirpation of greater sage-grouse range based on landscape conditions measured by human population (density and population change), vegetation (percentage of sagebrush habitat), roads (density of and distance to roads), agriculture (cropland, farmland and cattle density), climate (number of severe and extreme droughts) and range periphery. Model predictions were used to identify areas where future extirpations can be expected, while also explaining possible causes of past extirpations. Results: Greater sage-grouse persistence and extirpation were significantly related to sagebrush habitat, cultivated cropland, human population density in 1950, prevalence of severe droughts and historical range periphery. Extirpation of sage-grouse was most likely in areas having at least four persons per square kilometre in 1950, 25% cultivated cropland in 2002 or the presence of three or more severe droughts per decade. In contrast, persistence of sage-grouse was expected when at least 30 km from historical range edge and in habitats containing at least 25% sagebrush cover within 30 km. Extirpation was most often explained (35%) by the combined effects of peripherality (within 30 km of range edge) and lack of sagebrush cover (less than 25% within 30 km). Based on patterns of prior extirpation and model predictions, we predict that 29% of remaining range may be at risk. Main Conclusions: Spatial patterns in greater sage-grouse range contraction can be explained by widely available landscape variables that describe patterns of remaining sagebrush habitat and loss due to cultivation, climatic trends, human

  5. A greater voice for academic health sciences libraries: the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries' vision.

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    Bunting, Alison

    2003-04-01

    The founders of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries (AAHSL) envisioned the development of a professional organization that would provide a greater voice for academic health sciences libraries, facilitate cooperation and communication with the Association of American Medical Colleges, and create a forum for identifying problems and solutions that are common to academic health sciences libraries. This article focuses on the fulfillment of the "greater voice" vision by describing action and leadership by AAHSL and its members on issues that directly influenced the role of academic health sciences libraries. These include AAHSL's participation in the work that led to the publication of the landmark report, Academic Information in the Academic Health Sciences Center: Roles for the Library in Information Management; its contributions to the recommendations of the Physicians for the Twenty-first Century: The GPEP Report; and the joint publication with the Medical Library Association of Challenge to Action: Planning and Evaluation Guidelines for Academic Health Sciences Libraries.

  6. The radiological impact on the Greater London population of postulated accidental releases from the Sizewell PWR

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    Kelly, G N; Charles, D; Hemming, C R

    1983-01-01

    This report contains an assessment of the radiological impact on the Greater London population of postulated accidental releases from the Sizewell PWR. Three of the degraded core accident releases postulated by the CEGB are analysed. The consequences, conditional upon each release, are evaluated in terms of the health impact on the exposed population and the impact of countermeasures taken to limit the exposure. Consideration is given to the risk to the Greater London population as a whole and to individuals within it. The consequences are evaluated using the NRPB code MARC (Methodology for Assessing Radiological Consequences). The results presented in this report are all conditional upon the occurrence of each release. In assessing the significance of the results, due account must be taken of the frequency with which such releases may be predicted to occur.

  7. THE DECISIONAL MOMENT AND ETHICS

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    Loredana TEREC-VLAD

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this article is to analyze the ethical decisions taken by organizations both in everyday life as well as in exceptional circumstances. For this purpose, we thought it would be important to bring into account the ethical issues within organizations, such as: responsibility, morals or trust capital. In this context, we have raised the problem of unethical behaviour, given that knowing the causes of unethical behaviour can help prevent it. Throughout this paper we shall also highlight the aspects related to organizational communication, since the decision making process also involves communicating with the employees or business partners.

  8. Decisional Balance and Collegiate Drinking

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    Morgen, Keith; Gunneson, Lauren

    2008-01-01

    The study examined the perceived benefits and costs of alcohol use among undergraduates (N=462) perceiving their drinking as normal or abnormal as well as those undergraduates who met or did not meet the DSM-IV-TR criteria for an alcohol disorder. A 2x2 MANOVA and univariate analyses on the benefits (pros) and costs (cons) scales of the Alcohol…

  9. MR findings of primary Ewing's sarcoma of greater wing of sphenoid.

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    Singh, Paramjeet; Jain, Manoj; Singh, D P; Kalra, Naveen; Khandelwal, N; Suri, S

    2002-12-01

    Primary Ewing's sarcoma of the skull is a very rare entity. We report MRI findings in a case of Ewing's sarcoma of the greater wing of sphenoid in a 4-year-old patient. Magnetic resonance imaging showed markedly heterogenous signal intensity with areas of haemorrhage and necrosis. It also demonstrated the exact extent of tumour due to its multiplanar capabilities and was, therefore, helpful in planning surgery.

  10. Metodología basada en viñetas para el estudio de toma de decisiones clínicas: validez, utilidad y aplicación en los estudios de campo de la CIE-11

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    Spencer C. Evans

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Las metodologías basadas en viñetas se utilizan frecuentemente para examinar los procesos de toma de decisiones, incluyendo los de profesionales sanitarios. No obstante, existen dudas respecto a si las viñetas reflejan adecuadamente los fenómenos del “mundo real” permitiendo así resultados y conclusiones válidas. Ofrecemos una visión de las características, variaciones de diseño, fortalezas y debilidades de estos estudios para examinar cómo los profesionales forman juicios clínicos (como el diagnóstico y tratamiento. Siendo “híbridos” de las encuestas tradicionales y los métodos experimentales, estos estudios pueden ofrecer tanto la alta validez interna de los experimentos como la alta validez externa de las encuestas, al aislar múltiples factores predictivos del comportamiento de los clínicos. Un diseño adecuado para poner a prueba preguntas específicas acerca de los juicios y la toma de decisiones permite resultados altamente generalizables a la “vida real”, sin las limitaciones éticas, prácticas y científicas de los métodos alternativos (como la observación, el auto-informe, la evaluación de pacientes estandarizados, o el análisis de archivos clínicos. Concluimos con recomendaciones metodológicas que se ilustran tras una descripción del uso de las metodologías de viñetas para investigar las decisiones diagnósticas de los clínicos en los estudios de campo controlados de la clasificación de los trastornos mentales y del comportamiento en la CIE-11.

  11. The State of Lithospheric Stress in Greater Thailand

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    Meyers, B.; Furlong, K. P.; Pananont, P.; Pornsopin, P.

    2013-12-01

    Thailand and its surrounding regions occupy an important, but often overlooked, location in terms of plate tectonics and lithospheric deformation. The lateral extrusion of Tibet southeastward and eastward along deep strike slip faults to the north and the Sumatra-Andaman subduction zone to the south and west bound the region of greater Thailand. While it is adjacent to some of the most seismically active plate boundaries and intra-plate regions on Earth, this region has experienced only a low level of background seismicity. Thus, the long-term seismic potential of greater Thailand remains highly uncertain. Although historic seismicity is one indicator for future seismicity it is not the only tool we have for determining seismic hazard; we can assess the state of lithospheric stress. The stress conditions in this apparent aseismic region will be controlled by the forces acting on it boundaries. We can analyze those conditions through a study of fault structure, earthquake activity, and kinematics in the boundary area. Using Global Seismic Network (GSN) data augmented with Thai seismic network data to constrain the kinematics, and numerical finite element modeling of crustal and lithospheric deformation of the region, we are able to determine to overall stress conditions. This stress model can be compared to the known fault states in Thailand to assess the potential for earthquake activity.

  12. Dynamic Study of Soil Erosion in Greater Khingan Forest

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    Wei Li

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Based on the amended model of RUSLE universal soil loss equation and GIS technology, combined with the natural geographical features of Great Khingan, it has conducted quantitative analysis of the factor in Soil loss equation. Uses 2000 and 2010 years TM images classification are land uses/cover type figure, we gets all factors values of space distribution in the RUSLE model, gets soil erosion volume estimates data and soil erosion strength distribution figure based on grid cell data and obtained Great Khingan soil erosion strength grade distribution figure and through the terrain niche index and spatial center of gravity transfer model theory, revealed soil erosion in the temporal and spatial evolution of Greater Khingan in 11 years. Study results indicate that during the 2000 and 2010 period, the amount of soil erosion in Greater Khingan shown overall upward trend, the slightly erosion area is reduced, the low erosion area is increased, several other types of erosion intensity had no obvious change.

  13. Análisis del impacto de las decisiones en el ámbito de la dependencia mediante mapas cognitivos borrosos

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    Ester Gutiérrez Moya

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available El Sistema para la Autonomía y Atención a la Dependencia (SAAD fue creado con el fin de proporcionar un marco de protección a las personas en situación de dependencia. La prioridad de las prestaciones en servicios frente a las económicas, según la Ley, y la gestión eficiente de los recursos públicos destinados al SAAD hacían prever retornos económicos, como la generación de empleo. Las variables que influyen en la implantación del SAAD son extremadamente complejas y dinámicas, existiendo múltiples relaciones entre las mismas. El objetivo de este trabajo es analizar la problemática de satisfacer una demanda creciente de protección al mínimo coste y aprovechar los retornos económicos mediante la lógica borrosa (mapa cognitivo borroso. Esta técnica se configura como una herramienta para la toma de decisiones en este ámbito, porque permite analizar la evolución de las variables causales hasta un estado de equilibrio. Para ello, se han ideado 4 escenarios (E1:Envejecimiento, E2: Envejecimiento y prestaciones en servicios, E3: Envejecimiento y prestaciones económicas, E4: Envejecimiento y prestación económica para cuidados en el entorno familiar, con el fin de analizar la evolución de las variables, especialmente el gasto público y el empleo. Entre los principales resultados obtenidos destacan: el envejecimiento es determinante en el incremento del gasto en todos los escenarios, pero solamente en E1 y E2 se genera empleo. La prestación residencial no se altera, ni siquiera en E2. La teleasistencia aumenta en todos los escenarios y la prestación económica por asistente personal aumenta en E1 y E2.

  14. Avances e inconsistencias en el concepto de reparación integral a raíz de las decisiones de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos y del Consejo de Estado Colombiano

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    2010-01-01

    Resumen El concepto de reparación integral en Colombia está mediado en gran parte por las decisiones de la Corte Interamericana de Derechos Humanos. Ello ha propiciado algunos avances en materia de ampliar el espectro de las reparaciones económicas; en la posibilidad de reabrir investigaciones antes cobijadas por la intangibilidad de la cosa juzgada; en la participación de las víctimas en los procesos penales y disciplinarios, y en algunas formas de reparación simbólica. Sin embargo, en gener...

  15. Desarrollo de una metodología de vigilancia tecnológica para la toma de decisiones : aplicación a las tecnologías multimedia

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    La aplicación de la vigilancia tecnología se ha mostrado como una de las herramientas más importantes para ganar competitividad y mejorar las actividades de innovación de las empresas. La vigilancia se basa en captar las informaciones, normalmente patentes y publicaciones científicas, más relevantes para un determinado campo tecnológico y valorarlas para influir en la toma de decisiones. Las fases clásicas son: búsqueda, análisis y comunicación de la información. El trabajo se sop...

  16. Diseño de una propuesta de cuadro de mando integral, para apoyar la toma de decisiones gerenciales de la Organización de Abastecimiento Global, de la empresa Chiquita Brands International

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    Redondo-Vega, Andrés

    2006-01-01

    Tesis de maestría -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Posgrado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. Maestría Profesional en Administración y Dirección de Empresas con énfasis en Gerencia, 2006 Redondo Vega, Andrés Diseño de una propuesta de cuadro de mando integral para apoyar la toma de decisiones gerenciales de la Organización de Abastecimiento Global, de la empresa Chiquita Brands International Trabajo Final de Graduación, Posgrado en Administración y Dirección de Empresas. ...

  17. La marca-país como fuente de valor para las economías nacionales y elemento orientador en las decisiones estratégicas de las empresas

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    Montesinos Bonet, Mari Angeles

    2015-01-01

    Esta tesis se enmarca en el campo de investigación del Marketing sobre el comportamiento del consumidor. Dado el fenómeno actual de la globalización, la información relativa al país de origen y la marca de los productos han adquirido una gran relevancia para los consumidores, junto con otros atributos como la calidad, el diseño, la información sobre las características técnicas del producto. En los procesos de toma de decisiones de los individuos la búsqueda de información se convierte en det...

  18. DESARROLLO E IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE UN SISTEMA DE TOMA DE DECISIONES PARA LA OPTIMIZACIÓN DE TRATAMIENTOS QUIMIOTERAPÉUTICOS CONTRA EL CÁNCER: SoT-Q

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    Valderrama Saltos, Ismael Rafael

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    El objetivo del presente trabajo es el de desarrollar un sistema de toma de decisiones (SoT-Q), que ayude a los médicos oncólogos (especialistas en tratar el cáncer), a optimizar los esquemas de dosificación de los fármacos utilizados en los tratamientos quimioterapéuticos que estos administran a sus pacientes. Para esto, se integraron dos módulos desarrollados en C++: uno de modelado matemático, que acopla el modelo de crecimiento de masas tumorales de Gompertz con el modelo farmacocinético ...

  19. Análisis de la toma de decisiones en la acción de bloqueo en voleibol: Comparación entre jugadoras de élite y amateur

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    Sara Vila-Maldonado

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    Full Text Available El propósito del presente estudio ha sido analizar la toma de decisiones en una situación de bloqueo en voleibol, basándonos en las acciones De las colocadoras. La muestra estaba compuesta por 40 jugadoras de voleibol (24.0 ± 4.9 años, que competían de manera federada y participaban Durante el juego en la acción de bloqueo. Se analizó la toma de decisiones en esta acción, utilizando secuencias de video proyectadas a tamaño real. Las Participantes, en función de su nivel de juego, se dividieron en grupo élite (n = 10, formado por las jugadoras de la selección española absoluta, y en Grupo amateur (n = 30, compuesto por jugadoras de equipos amateur de segunda y primera división. Las secuencias de colocación que visionaron las Participantes estuvieron en consonancia con su nivel competitivo, de modo que cada grupo visionó el mismo número de colocaciones, realizadas por Dos jugadoras distintas, de su mismo nivel competitivo. Se realizó una comparación entre el porcentaje de acierto de ambos grupos en los diferentes Tipos de colocación. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en los aciertos entre los grupos élite y amateur, aunque sí se detectaron diferencias Significativas tras ponderar los datos, además de un tamaño del efecto por encima del valor medio. Estas diferencias en las medias de las variables de Acierto pueden tener importancia a nivel práctico, puesto que traducidas al terreno de juego supondrían un mayor número de decisiones acertadas. Además, había una fuerte correlación positiva entre las variables de acierto, lo que nos indica que hay una tendencia a acertar o fallar independientemente De la zona de colocación. Estos resultados pueden ser la base para realizar programas de intervención para la mejora de la toma de decisiones en esta Acción concreta.

  20. Biomarcadores farmacodinámicos y predictivos de respuesta en la toma de decisiones en ensayos clínicos Fase I de terapias dirigidas contra el cáncer

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    Rodón Ahnert, Jordi; Bosch Gil, Josep Angel

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo se centra en el papel de los biomarcadores en el desarrollo temprano de fármacos en Oncología, e introduce un concepto nuevo como es la implementación precoz de marcadores predictivos de respuesta en estudios fase I como estrategia para acelerar la toma de decisiones en el desarrollo de un fármaco experimental. Tras validar la plataforma multiplexada de MassARRAY, se usó para detectar la mutación del gen PIK3CA en nuestros de pacientes, facilitando el probar el poder predictivo d...

  1. Biomarcadores farmacodinámicos y predictivos de respuesta en la toma de decisiones en ensayos clínicos Fase I de terapias dirigidas contra el cáncer

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    Rodón Ahnert, Jordi

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo se centra en el papel de los biomarcadores en el desarrollo temprano de fármacos en Oncología, e introduce un concepto nuevo como es la implementación precoz de marcadores predictivos de respuesta en estudios fase I como estrategia para acelerar la toma de decisiones en el desarrollo de un fármaco experimental. Tras validar la plataforma multiplexada de MassARRAY, se usó para detectar la mutación del gen PIK3CA en nuestros de pacientes, facilitando el probar el poder predictivo ...

  2. Simulación como herramienta de ayuda para la toma de decisiones empresariales. Un caso práctico || Simulation as a business decision making tool. A case study

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    Puche Regaliza, Julio César

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available La toma de decisiones empresariales es un factor crítico para la viabilidad de las empresas. En el actual escenario más dinámico, global y competitivo, este factor crítico abre espacio a requerimientos más amplios. El modelado y la simulación tradicionalmente han formado parte sustancial del juego de herramientas utilizadas para el soporte a la toma de decisiones, especialmente en referencia a la toma de decisiones estratégicas. En este trabajo, pretendemos mostrar una perspectiva clara sobre el valor añadido que ofrece la simulación. En primer lugar, se describen las etapas que deben llevarse a cabo para completar un proceso de toma de decisiones mediante simulación. A continuación, se desarrolla un caso práctico en el que se plasman dichas etapas frente a la decisión de implantar un comportamiento PUSH o un comportamiento PULL en una determinada empresa. Los resultados obtenidos nos conducen a la decisión de implantar PULL en favor de PUSH, mostrando que el valor esperado de las técnicas de simulación justifica que una organización madura incorpore tales técnicas en su banco de talento corporativo. || Business decision making is a critical factor to the viability of companies. In the current more dynamic, global and competitive scenario, this critical factor opens space to wider requirements. Modeling and simulation have traditionally formed a substantial part of the toolkit used to support decision making, especially in the business strategy field. In this paper, our aim is to open a clear perspective on the added value offered by simulation. We first introduce an overview about the process of decision making based on simulation. Next, a case study is developed, in which such steps are reflected to decide whether to implement a PUSH behavior or a PULL behavior in a particular company. The results obtained lead us to the decision to implement PULL instead of PUSH, showing that simulation techniques are a very valuable tool to

  3. Análisis comparativo de la auditoría financiera y la auditoría integral y sus beneficios en la toma de decisiones en las empresas comerciales

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    Altamirano Calderón, Silvia Soraya

    2014-01-01

    La necesidad de ser competitivos, requiere concientización empresarial para mejorar esquemas de control, administración, mitigar riesgos internos, externos, para prevenir, corregir, implementar, tener herramientas fiables, tomar decisiones estratégicas, lograr objetivos organizacionales. Se comparó teoría y práctica entre Auditoria Financiera y Auditoria Integral sector comercial período 2012 para resolver la pregunta de cuál Auditoria, tiene información con mayor confiabilidad concluyendo co...

  4. Age and Expatriate Job Performance in Greater China

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    Selmer, Jan; Lauring, Jakob; Feng, Yunxia

    2009-01-01

    Purpose - As opposed to the predominant belief in the West, in Chinese dominated societies theremay be a positive relationship between age and perceived possession of high quality personalresources. That attitude towards old age may carry over to expatriates in Chinese societies. This mayhave...... a positive impact on expatriates' job performance. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is toexamine the association between the age of business expatriates and their work performance in a Chinese cultural setting. Design/methodology/approach - Controlling for the potential bias of a number of background...... with the age of the expatriates. This finding provides partial affirmative support to the presumption that the age of business expatriates matters in a Chinese cultural context. Practical implications - Companies sending expatriates to Greater China could introduce age among other selection criteria. At least...

  5. Production of centrifugal fields greater than 100 million times gravity.

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    Katano, R; Shimizu, S

    1979-07-01

    A high-speed rotation instrument to produce centrifugal fields greater than 100 million times gravity has been constructed. Small, solid, spherical high-carbon chromium steel rotors are suspended magnetically in high vacuum and spun by a rotating magnetic field. It is found that the spinning rotor explodes when the calculated average value of stress in the meridian plane reaches about 1.2 times the tensile strength of the material. The maximum speed of rotation so far achieved for more than a few days without bursting was obtained with a rotor of 1.50 mm diameter. The speed of 2.11 x 10(5) rev/s corresponded to a centrifugal field of 1.34 x 10(8) times gravity. Our instrument will find application in the study of nuclear atomic phenomena.

  6. Slimness is associated with greater intercourse and lesser masturbation frequency.

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    Brody, Stuart

    2004-01-01

    I examined the relationship of recalled and diary recorded frequency of penile-vaginal intercourse (FSI), noncoital partnered sexual activity, and masturbation to measured waist and hip circumference in 120 healthy adults aged 19-38. Slimmer waist (in men and in the sexes combined) and slimmer hips (in men and women) were associated with greater FSI. Slimmer waist and hips were associated with rated importance of intercourse for men. Noncoital partnered sexual activity had a less consistent association with slimness. Slimmer waist and hips were associated with less masturbation (in men and in the sexes combined). I discuss the results in terms of differences between different sexual behaviors, attractiveness, emotional relatedness, physical sensitivity, sexual dysfunction, sociobiology, psychopharmacological aspects of excess fat and carbohydrate consumption, and implications for sex therapy.

  7. Risks of Brucella abortus spillover in the Greater Yellowstone area.

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    Schumaker, B

    2013-04-01

    Recurrent spillover of Brucella abortus from wildlife reservoirs to domestic cattle in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) has prevented the United States from completely eradicating bovine brucellosis. Risks to cattle are a function of the size and location of wildlife and livestock populations, the degree and nature of spatio-temporal interactions between the various hosts, the level of disease in wildlife, and the susceptibility of livestock herds. While the brucellosis prevalence in wild, free-ranging GYA bison (Bison bison) is high, current management actions have successfully limited contact between bison and cattle. Under current management practices, the risks to cattle in the GYA are predominantly from wild elk (Cervus elaphus). Intra- and inter-species transmission events, while uncommon, are nevertheless crucial for the maintenance of brucellosis in the GYA. Future management actions should focus on decreasing elk herd densities and group sizes and on understanding the behavioural and environmental drivers that result in co-mingling that makes transmission possible.

  8. The Greater Plains Collaborative: a PCORnet Clinical Research Data Network.

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    Waitman, Lemuel R; Aaronson, Lauren S; Nadkarni, Prakash M; Connolly, Daniel W; Campbell, James R

    2014-01-01

    The Greater Plains Collaborative (GPC) is composed of 10 leading medical centers repurposing the research programs and informatics infrastructures developed through Clinical and Translational Science Award initiatives. Partners are the University of Kansas Medical Center, Children's Mercy Hospital, University of Iowa Healthcare, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marshfield Clinic, the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center, the University of Nebraska Medical Center, the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The GPC network brings together a diverse population of 10 million people across 1300 miles covering seven states with a combined area of 679 159 square miles. Using input from community members, breast cancer was selected as a focus for cohort building activities. In addition to a high-prevalence disorder, we also selected a rare disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

  9. Evil genius? How dishonesty can lead to greater creativity.

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    Gino, Francesca; Wiltermuth, Scott S

    2014-04-01

    We propose that dishonest and creative behavior have something in common: They both involve breaking rules. Because of this shared feature, creativity may lead to dishonesty (as shown in prior work), and dishonesty may lead to creativity (the hypothesis we tested in this research). In five experiments, participants had the opportunity to behave dishonestly by overreporting their performance on various tasks. They then completed one or more tasks designed to measure creativity. Those who cheated were subsequently more creative than noncheaters, even when we accounted for individual differences in their creative ability (Experiment 1). Using random assignment, we confirmed that acting dishonestly leads to greater creativity in subsequent tasks (Experiments 2 and 3). The link between dishonesty and creativity is explained by a heightened feeling of being unconstrained by rules, as indicated by both mediation (Experiment 4) and moderation (Experiment 5).

  10. Greater learnability is not sufficient to produce cultural universals.

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    Rafferty, Anna N; Griffiths, Thomas L; Ettlinger, Marc

    2013-10-01

    Looking across human societies reveals regularities in the languages that people speak and the concepts that they use. One explanation that has been proposed for these "cultural universals" is differences in the ease with which people learn particular languages and concepts. A difference in learnability means that languages and concepts possessing a particular property are more likely to be accurately transmitted from one generation of learners to the next. Intuitively, this difference could allow languages and concepts that are more learnable to become more prevalent after multiple generations of cultural transmission. If this is the case, the prevalence of languages and concepts with particular properties can be explained simply by demonstrating empirically that they are more learnable. We evaluate this argument using mathematical analysis and behavioral experiments. Specifically, we provide two counter-examples that show how greater learnability need not result in a property becoming prevalent. First, more learnable languages and concepts can nonetheless be less likely to be produced spontaneously as a result of transmission failures. We simulated cultural transmission in the laboratory to show that this can occur for memory of distinctive items: these items are more likely to be remembered, but not generated spontaneously once they have been forgotten. Second, when there are many languages or concepts that lack the more learnable property, sheer numbers can swamp the benefit produced by greater learnability. We demonstrate this using a second series of experiments involving artificial language learning. Both of these counter-examples show that simply finding a learnability bias experimentally is not sufficient to explain why a particular property is prevalent in the languages or concepts used in human societies: explanations for cultural universals based on cultural transmission need to consider the full set of hypotheses a learner could entertain and all of

  11. Black breast cancer survivors experience greater upper extremity disability.

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    Dean, Lorraine T; DeMichele, Angela; LeBlanc, Mously; Stephens-Shields, Alisa; Li, Susan Q; Colameco, Chris; Coursey, Morgan; Mao, Jun J

    2015-11-01

    Over one-third of breast cancer survivors experience upper extremity disability. Black women present with factors associated with greater upper extremity disability, including: increased body mass index (BMI), more advanced disease stage at diagnosis, and varying treatment type compared with Whites. No prior research has evaluated the relationship between race and upper extremity disability using validated tools and controlling for these factors. Data were drawn from a survey study among 610 women with stage I-III hormone receptor positive breast cancer. The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (QuickDASH) is an 11-item self-administered questionnaire that has been validated for breast cancer survivors to assess global upper extremity function over the past 7 days. Linear regression and mediation analysis estimated the relationships between race, BMI and QuickDASH score, adjusting for demographics and treatment types. Black women (n = 98) had 7.3 points higher average QuickDASH scores than White (n = 512) women (p education, cancer treatment, months since diagnosis, and aromatase inhibitor status, Black women had an average 4-point (95 % confidence interval 0.18-8.01) higher QuickDASH score (p = 0.04) than White women. Mediation analysis suggested that BMI attenuated the association between race and disability by 40 %. Even several years post-treatment, Black breast cancer survivors had greater upper extremity disability, which was partially mediated by higher BMIs. Close monitoring of high BMI Black women may be an important step in reducing disparities in cancer survivorship. More research is needed on the relationship between race, BMI, and upper extremity disability.

  12. Economic and geographic factors affecting the development of Greater Baku

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    Vusat AFANDIYEV

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Globally, the responsible factors for the ongoing development of urbanization are the high speed of population growth, and the mass migration of humans to cities and large urban areas. In most countries, this process resulted in the emergence of ‘pseudo-urbanization’ which is difficult to be regulated. The purpose of the carried researches to determine the development priorities in the territory of Greater Baku – the capital city of the Republic of Azerbaijan; to define the problems that take place in this connection; and to develop ways of elimination of these problems. The reason of taking Baku as a research area is connected with some of the factors. Firstly, studies on Baku have been conducted based on the Soviet geographical and urban planning school and their methods for a long period. In this regard, it is necessary to carry out research in this field based on the principles adopted in most countries. Secondly, since 1992, the intensive accumulation of population in the territory of the capital city and the surrounding areas is being observed because of socio-economic problems. As a result, the process of pseudo-urbanization intensified, entailing a densely-populated area. Thirdly, low-rise buildings still continue to exist in the large areas within the territory of Baku, and they are not associated with the functional structure of the city. This situation creates many challenges, particularly in terms of density growth and effective use of the city’s territory. Finally, numerous new buildings have been constructed in the residential areas of Baku in recent years, and this may entailserious problems in water supply, energy provision, and utilities. The study is carried out referring to previous works of researchers, statistic data, and the results of the population census conducted in 1959-2009.The practical significance of the scientific work is that positive and negative factors affecting the further development of Greater Baku

  13. Secondary Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma of the Greater Omentum after Therapy for Primary Pleural Mesothelioma

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    Andreas Gutzeit

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Mesothelioma is the most common malignant primary tumor of the pleura and usually associated with inhalation of asbestos fibers. In contrast, peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare entity whose pathomechanism is not yet fully understood. The coexistence of pleural mesothelioma with secondary involvement of the abdominal cavity has not been addressed in the literature. In this case report, we describe secondary malignant mesothelioma of the greater omentum. A 69-year-old man with histologically proven pleural mesothelioma on the right side and no past medical history of asbestos exposure received palliative treatment consisting of a talc pleurodesis. After a 6-month interval of stable disease, a local progressive tumor of the right pleura was seen on a CT scan. Eleven months later, during follow-up, the patient presented at our emergency department with a sudden onset of diffuse abdominal pain. Abdominal ultrasound revealed a mass within the greater omentum and the coexistence of free fluid. Subsequent abdominal CT scans demonstrated tumor infiltration from the right pleura by a transdiaphragmatic route into the abdomen, where diffuse infiltration of the greater omentum was observed. Aspiration of the ascites and the biopsy of the greater omentum confirmed the diagnosis of secondary malignant mesothelioma of the peritoneum. In conclusion, we present the extremely rare diagnosis of secondary malignant mesothelioma of the abdomen, which arose as a result of local progression from the right pleura into the abdomen.

  14. Arthroscopic double-row suture anchor fixation of minimally displaced greater tuberosity fractures.

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    Ji, Jong-Hun; Kim, Weon-Yoo; Ra, Ki-Hang

    2007-10-01

    In cases of displaced greater tuberosity fractures, treatments by arthroscopic-assisted reduction and percutaneous screw fixation have been reported. However, in cases in which there is a comminuted fracture or a minimally displaced fracture combined with concomitant lesions such as rotator cuff tear or labral pathology, it is difficult to reduce the fracture and to treat other pathologies by use of a percutaneous screw. Recently, many surgeons have used the double-row repair method in rotator cuff repair, which provides a tendon-bone interface better suited for biologic healing and restoring normal anatomy. In accordance with this method, we used the arthroscopic technique of double-row suture anchor fixation for a minimally displaced greater tuberosity fracture without additional incision. Initially, debridement was performed on the fracture surface by use of a shaver, and the medial-row anchor was inserted through the anterior portal or the intact cuff. Two lateral-row anchors were inserted just anterior and posterior to the lower margin of the fractured fragment under C-arm guidance. The medial-row sutures and lateral-row sutures were then placed. Arthroscopic double-row suture anchor fixation of a displaced greater tuberosity fracture restores the original footprint of the rotator cuff and normal tendon-bone interface of the displaced greater tuberosity fracture.

  15. A new probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for greater Tokyo

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    Stein, R.S.; Toda, S.; Parsons, T.; Grunewald, E.; Blong, R.; Sparks, S.; Shah, H.; Kennedy, J.

    2006-01-01

    Tokyo and its outlying cities are home to one-quarter of Japan's 127 million people. Highly destructive earthquakes struck the capital in 1703, 1855 and 1923, the last of which took 105 000 lives. Fuelled by greater Tokyo's rich seismological record, but challenged by its magnificent complexity, our joint Japanese-US group carried out a new study of the capital's earthquake hazards. We used the prehistoric record of great earthquakes preserved by uplifted marine terraces and tsunami deposits (17 M???8 shocks in the past 7000 years), a newly digitized dataset of historical shaking (10 000 observations in the past 400 years), the dense modern seismic network (300 000 earthquakes in the past 30 years), and Japan's GeoNet array (150 GPS vectors in the past 10 years) to reinterpret the tectonic structure, identify active faults and their slip rates and estimate their earthquake frequency. We propose that a dislodged fragment of the Pacific plate is jammed between the Pacific, Philippine Sea and Eurasian plates beneath the Kanto plain on which Tokyo sits. We suggest that the Kanto fragment controls much of Tokyo's seismic behaviour for large earthquakes, including the damaging 1855 M???7.3 Ansei-Edo shock. On the basis of the frequency of earthquakes beneath greater Tokyo, events with magnitude and location similar to the M??? 7.3 Ansei-Edo event have a ca 20% likelihood in an average 30 year period. In contrast, our renewal (time-dependent) probability for the great M??? 7.9 plate boundary shocks such as struck in 1923 and 1703 is 0.5% for the next 30 years, with a time-averaged 30 year probability of ca 10%. The resulting net likelihood for severe shaking (ca 0.9g peak ground acceleration (PGA)) in Tokyo, Kawasaki and Yokohama for the next 30 years is ca 30%. The long historical record in Kanto also affords a rare opportunity to calculate the probability of shaking in an alternative manner exclusively from intensity observations. This approach permits robust estimates

  16. Does unilateral transtibial amputation lead to greater metabolic demand during walking?

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    Elizabeth Russell Esposito, PhD

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Previous literature reports greater metabolic demand of walking following transtibial amputation. However, most research focuses on relatively older, less active, and often dysvascular amputees. Servicemembers with traumatic amputation are typically young, fit, and highly active before and often following surgical amputation of their lower limb. This study compared the metabolic demand of walking in young, active individuals with traumatic unilateral transtibial amputation (TTA and nondisabled controls. Heart rate (HR, rate of oxygen consumption, and rating of perceived exertion (RPE were calculated as subjects walked at a self-selected velocity and at five standardized velocities based on leg length. The TTA group completed a Prosthetics Evaluation Questionnaire. Oxygen consumption (p = 0.89, net oxygen consumption (p = 0.32, and RPE (p = 0.14 did not differ between groups. Compared with controls, HR was greater in the TTA group and increased to a greater extent with velocity (p < 0.001. Overall, the TTA group rated their walking abilities as high (mean: 93% out of 100%. This is the first study to report equivalent metabolic demand between persons with amputation and controls walking at the same velocity. These results may reflect the physical fitness of the young servicemembers with traumatic amputations and may serve to guide outcome expectations in the future.

  17. Views That Are Shared With Others Are Expressed With Greater Confidence and Greater Fluency Independent of Any Social Influence.

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    Koriat, Asher; Adiv, Shiri; Schwarz, Norbert

    2016-05-01

    Research on group influence has yielded a prototypical majority effect (PME): Majority views are endorsed faster and with greater confidence than minority views, with the difference increasing with majority size. The PME was attributed to conformity pressure enhancing confidence in consensual views and causing inhibition in venturing deviant opinions. Our results, however, indicate that PME for binary choices can arise from the process underlying confidence and latency independent of social influence. PME was demonstrated for tasks and conditions that are stripped of social relevance; it was observed in within-individual analyses in contrasting the individual's more frequent and less frequent responses to the same item, and was found for the predictions of others' responses. A self-consistency model, which assumes that choice and confidence are based on the sampling of representations from a commonly shared pool of representations, yielded a PME for confidence and latency. Behavioral implications of the results are discussed.

  18. Shifting South African Learners towards Greater Autonomy in Scientific Investigations

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    Ramnarain, Umesh; Hobden, Paul

    2015-01-01

    This report describes how teachers support ninth-grade students who are doing scientific investigations in Natural Sciences in South African schools. This is of interest as allowing students to participate in inquiry-based investigations is a significant shift from traditional practices. It presents a new challenge to teachers as it signals an…

  19. Mayors and Public Education: The Case for Greater Involvement

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    Usdan, Michael D.

    2006-01-01

    Over the last generation, a new politics of education has evolved throughout the United States. Since the 1983 watershed report "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983), the country's most influential business and political leaders--and, more recently, mayors--have spearheaded efforts to improve student achievement…

  20. Updating Financial Ratios: Seeking Greater Understanding, Precision, and Practicality.

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    Jenny, Hans H.; Minter, W. John

    1993-01-01

    Modifications to current methods of calculating and reporting financial ratios are outlined for college managers. The modified ratios, felt to be more realistic, are illustrated with applications in three areas: (1) student revenues; (2) endowment and other investment income; and (3) public and private gifts, grants, and contracts revenue. (MSE)

  1. Mayors and Public Education: The Case for Greater Involvement

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    Usdan, Michael D.

    2006-01-01

    Over the last generation, a new politics of education has evolved throughout the United States. Since the 1983 watershed report "A Nation at Risk" (National Commission on Excellence in Education, 1983), the country's most influential business and political leaders--and, more recently, mayors--have spearheaded efforts to improve student achievement…

  2. Severe Pain Predicts Greater Likelihood of Subsequent Suicide

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    Ilgen, Mark A.; Zivin, Kara; Austin, Karen L.; Bohnert, Amy S. B.; Czyz, Ewa K.; Valenstein, Marcia; Kilbourne, Amy M.

    2010-01-01

    Using data from the 1999 Large Health Survey of Veterans, Veterans Affairs' medical records, and the National Death Index (N = 260,254), the association between self-reported pain severity and suicide among veterans as examined, after accounting for demographic variables and psychiatric diagnoses. A Cox proportional hazards regression demonstrated…

  3. UTILIZACIÓN DE LA INTELIGENCIA EMPRESARIAL EN LA TOMA DE DECISIONES. CASO DE ESTUDIO: PERFILES DE PAÍSES DE AMÉRICA LATINA (SECTOR ELÉCTRICO

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    Juan Carlos Carro-Cartaya

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    Full Text Available La Inteligencia Empresarial es una herramienta gerencial que tiene como función primordial facilitar a los directivos el cumplimiento de la misión de sus organizaciones, mediante el análisis de la información relativa a su propia organización y al entorno de la misma. Todas estas acciones se realizan con el objetivo de ayudar en al proceso de toma de decisiones y la orientación estratégica. Basándose en el análisis, describe o prevé hechos y procesos tecnológicos, de mercado, sociales, presenta tendencias. En el presente trabajo se analiza un caso de estudio en el que se han utilizado productos de la Inteligencia Empresarial para la toma de decisiones en una organización cubana. En este caso, se realiza un análisis cualitativo de perfiles de países de Latinoamérica para decidir cuál será el más adecuado para exportar transformadores de distribución sumergidos en aceite por parte de una empresa cubana del sector electro mecánico.

  4. La participación del tercer sector en las decisiones de vivienda: La integración del usuario en el proceso. Barrio 1 y 2 – Autoconstructores – Ensenada – Provincia de Buenos Aires

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    Jorge Lombardi

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    Full Text Available La experiencia desarrollada recientemente en los Seminarios de posgrado, diseñados y coordinados por la UI 3, IDEHAB, FAU, UNLP, en el marco de los correspondientes Proyectos de Investigación, sumada a las actividades de grado y de extensión universitaria, facilita la verificación del rol protagónico que desempeña el usuario en el proceso de decisiones tendientes a lograr soluciones al problema habitacional. El sostenido crecimiento del Tercer Sector, sus complejidades y limitaciones, en el cambiante contexto actual, ha favorecido la incorporación del usuario de la vivienda desde el inicio del proceso como su gestor y generador de recursos, y a continuación, integrando distintas formas organizativas, aportando desde lo personal a las decisiones referidas a diseño y producción de la vivienda. La propuesta de la vivienda implica servicios, equipamiento y comunicaciones; es la respuesta a una necesidad sentida, donde el usuario construye directamente su propio crecimiento personal, acompañado por una mejor calidad de vida de su grupo familiar y acorde a su identidad y reconocimiento de lenguaje tectónico. Esta integración del usuario en el proceso decisorio, requiere la participación de profesionales universitarios con formación consciente y comprometida con la problemática social.

  5. Análisis de los factores cognitivos que inciden en la toma de decisiones de inversión de los administradores financieros de la ciudad de Barranquilla

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    José Luis Alcalá Villarreal

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    Full Text Available La mayoría de los directores financieros admiten (Roa, 2010 que existe una gran laguna entre lo aprendido sobre finanzas corporativas en las distintas escuelas de negocios y lo puesto en práctica como ejecutivos. La explicación se encuentra resumida en tres conceptos clave: el sesgo, la estructuración y la heurística, los cuales en su conjunto permiten entender de mejor forma las finanzas conductuales. Es por ello que en este artículo de clasificación corto, producto de una entrega parcial de tesis doctoral, pretendemos abordar esta problemática desde lo conceptual de este campo, que aplica investigación científica desde lo cognitivo y emocional en términos de la toma de decisiones económicas y financieras, así como también la comprensión de la manera como los errores de razonamiento afectan las mismas. Los errores que surgen de esta toma de decisiones se conocen como errores cognitivos y vienen dados principalmente por los conceptos ya mencionados.

  6. Las Micro, Pequeñas y Medianas Empresas de la Zona Metropolitana de Guadalajara: una perspectiva hacia la gestión de su proceso de toma de decisiones

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    Francisco Ernesto Navarrete Báez

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo de investigación pretende mostrar, a través de un análisis factorial, apoyado de la herramienta de Rotación de Varimax, cómo se presenta la gestión del p roceso de toma de decisiones en las micro, pequ eñas y medianas empresas de la Zona M etropolitana de Guadalajara (ZMG y cómo ésta está ligada a la cultur a organizacional de la misma. A su vez , se analizan sus distintas consecuencias producidas en proces os de innovación, competitividad y calidad de vida laboral. Se aplicó en forma directa un instrumento de diseño propio a 725 Micro, Pequeña y Mediana empresas ( MIPYME de la ZMG, desarrollándose una base de datos para generar la extracción de componentes iguales y agruparlas en distintas categorías basadas en los criterios descritos en el mismo. Al final , se concluye a partir de los resultados obtenidos de las distintas variables rotadas , que la toma de decisiones del empresario está en función del grado d e competitividad e innovación que tiene, y se recomienda que para que incremente estos índices, mejore sus prácticas laborales para beneficio de la m isma y de sus empleados.

  7. Un problema de consenso para problemas de toma de decisiones multicriterio en grupo mediante relaciones de preferencia intervalares difusas lingüísticas || A Consensus Model for Group Multicriteria Decision Making Problems with Interval Fuzzy Preference Relations

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    Amor Pulido, Raúl

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    Full Text Available En el contexto de toma de decisiones multicriterio y bajo ciertas circunstancias, puede ocurrir que no se pueda expresar una cierta valoración mediante una única etiqueta lingüística, ya que puede haber duda en esa valoración. En este trabajo, presentamos un modelo de consenso para problemas de toma de decisiones en grupo con relaciones de preferencia intervalares lingüísticas. Este modelo está basado en dos criterios de consenso, una medida de consenso y una de proximidad, y en el concepto de coincidencia entre preferencias. Calcularemos ambos criterios en los tres niveles de representación de una relación de preferencia y diseñaremos un mecanismo de realimentación automático para guiar a los expertos en el proceso para alcanzar el consenso. || In some circumstances a decision maker, expert, in a group decision making problem cannot express his/her preferences with a unique linguistic fuzzy preference because he/she is dubious into some preferences. In this paper, we present a consensus model for group decision making problems with interval fuzzy preference relations. This model is based on two consensus criteria, a consensus measure and a proximity measure, and on the concept of co- incidence among preferences. We compute both consensus criteria in the three representation levels of a preference relation and design an automatic feedback mechanism to guide experts in the consensus reaching process.

  8. The Yellowstone hotspot, Greater Yellowstone ecosystem, and human geography

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    Pierce, Kenneth L.; Despain, D.G.; Morgan, Lisa A.; Good, John M.; Morgan Morzel, Lisa Ann.

    2007-01-01

    Active geologic processes associated with the Yellowstone hotspot are fundamental in shaping the landscapes of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem (GYE), a high volcanic plateau flanked by a crescent of still higher mountainous terrain. The processes associated with the Yellowstone hotspot are volcanism, faulting, and uplift and are observed in the geology at the surface. We attribute the driving forces responsible for the northeastward progression of these processes to a thermal plume rising through the Earth’s mantle into the base of the southwest-moving North American plate. This progression began 16 million years ago (Ma) near the Nevada-Oregon border and arrived at Yellowstone about 2 Ma. Before arrival of the hotspot, an older landscape existed, particularly mountains created during the Laramide orogeny about 70–50 Ma and volcanic terrain formed by Absaroka andesitic volcanism mostly between 50–45 Ma. These landscapes were more muted than the present, hotspot-modified landscape because the Laramide-age mountains had worn down and an erosion surface of low relief had developed on the Absaroka volcanic terrain.

  9. Integration core exercises elicit greater muscle activation than isolation exercises.

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    Gottschall, Jinger S; Mills, Jackie; Hastings, Bryce

    2013-03-01

    The American College of Sports Medicine and the United States Department of Health and Human Services advocate core training as a means to improve stability, reduce injury, and maintain mobility. There are countless exercises that target the primary core trunk muscles (abdominal and lumbar) with the aim of providing these benefits. However, it is unknown as to which exercises elicit the greatest activation thereby maximizing functional gains and peak performance. Thus, our purpose was to determine whether integration core exercises that require activation of the distal trunk muscles (deltoid and gluteal) elicit greater activation of primary trunk muscles in comparison with isolation core exercises that only require activation of the proximal trunk muscles. Twenty participants, 10 men and 10 women, completed 16 randomly assigned exercises (e.g., crunch, upper body extension, and hover variations). We measured muscle activity with surface electromyography of the anterior deltoid, rectus abdominus, external abdominal oblique, lumbar erector spinae, thoracic erector spinae, and gluteus maximus. Our results indicate that the activation of the abdominal and lumbar muscles was the greatest during the exercises that required deltoid and gluteal recruitment. In conclusion, when completing the core strength guidelines, an integrated routine that incorporates the activation of distal trunk musculature would be optimal in terms of maximizing strength, improving endurance, enhancing stability, reducing injury, and maintaining mobility.

  10. Greater-than-Class C low-level waste characterization

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    Piscitella, R.R. [EG and G Idaho, Inc., Idaho Falls, ID (United States). Idaho National Engineering Lab.

    1991-12-31

    In 1985, Public Law 99-240 (Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985) made the Department of Energy (DOE) responsible for the disposal of greater-than-Class C low-level radioactive waste (GTCC LLW). DOE strategies for storage and disposal of GTCC LLW required characterization of volumes, radionuclide activities, and waste forms. Data from existing literature, disposal records, and original research were used to estimate characteristics, project volumes, and determine radionuclide activities to the years 2035 and 2055. Twenty-year life extensions for 70% of the operating nuclear reactors were assumed to calculate the GTCC LLW available in 2055. The following categories of GTCC LLW were addressed: Nuclear Utilities Waste; Potential Sealed Sources GTCC LLW; DOE-Held Potential GTCC LLW; and Other Generator Waste. It was determined that the largest volume of these wastes, approximately 57%, is generated by nuclear utilities. The Other Generator Waste category contributes approximately 10% of the total GTCC LLW volume projected to the year 2035. DOE-Held Potential GTCC LLW accounts for nearly 33% of all waste projected to the year 2035. Potential Sealed Sources GTCC LLW is less than 0.2% of the total projected volume. The base case total projected volume of GTCC LLW for all categories was 3,250 cubic meters. This was substantially less than previous estimates.

  11. Are the obese at greater risk for depression?

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    Roberts, R E; Kaplan, G A; Shema, S J; Strawbridge, W J

    2000-07-15

    Two waves of data from a community-based study (Alameda County Study, 1994-1995) were used to investigate the association between obesity and depression. Depression was measured with 12 items covering Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for major depressive episode. Following US Public Health Service criteria, obese subjects were defined as those with body mass index scores at the 85th percentile or higher. Covariates were age, sex, education, marital status, social isolation and social support, chronic medical conditions, functional impairment, life events, and financial strain. Results were mixed. In cross-sectional analyses, greater odds for depression in 1994 were observed for the obese, with and without adjustment for covariates. When obesity and depression were examined prospectively, controlling for other variables, obesity in 1994 predicted depression in 1995 (odds ratio (OR) = 1.73, 95% confidence interval (CI): 1.04, 2.87). When the data were analyzed with obesity defined as a body mass index of > or = 30, cross-sectional results were the same. However, the prospective multivariate analyses were not significant (OR = 1.43, 95% CI: 0.85, 2.43). Although these data do not resolve the role of obesity as a risk factor for depression, overall the results suggest an association between obesity and depression. The authors found no support for the "jolly fat" hypothesis (obesity reduces risk of depression). However, there has been sufficient disparity of results thus far to justify continued research.

  12. [Reproductive health survey of young adults in greater Santiago].

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    Valenzuela, M S; Herold, J M; Morris, L; López, I M

    1992-01-01

    In 1988 a survey was carried out in order to obtain information on knowledge about reproduction, sexual activity, attitudes, and use of contraceptive methods among residents between 15 and 24 years of age in Greater Santiago. For this purpose, a multistage, self-weighted, non-replacement probability sample was chosen from the entire Santiago urban area. After 2,898 households were visited, 865 women and 800 men were selected and interviewed. For the interview, a questionnaire with 156 questions was developed; many questions were similar to those included in similar surveys in Brazil and Guatemala. The interviewers were professionals who had received prior training. Although 75% of the interviewees had attended sex education classes, they had erroneous ideas on various basic subjects. Sixty-nine percent of the women interviewed had undergone menarche before attending these classes. In addition, 35.4% of the women and 65.0% of the men had had sexual relations prior to marriage, and less than 20% had used any contraceptive method. More than 60% of the interviewees who had children had conceived them before marrying. These findings point up the necessity of offering sex education classes for children and young people, as well as facilitating their access to family planning services, in order to decrease the number of illegitimate and unwanted children that are born in Chile.

  13. Vaccine preventability of meningococcal clone, Greater Aachen Region, Germany.

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    Elias, Johannes; Schouls, Leo M; van de Pol, Ingrid; Keijzers, Wendy C; Martin, Diana R; Glennie, Anne; Oster, Philipp; Frosch, Matthias; Vogel, Ulrich; van der Ende, Arie

    2010-03-01

    Emergence of serogroup B meningococci of clonal complex sequence type (ST) 41/44 can cause high levels of disease, as exemplified by a recent epidemic in New Zealand. Multiplication of annual incidence rates (3.1 cases/100,000 population) of meningococcal disease in a defined German region, the city of Aachen and 3 neighboring countries (Greater Aachen) prompted us to investigate and determine the source and nature of this outbreak. Using molecular typing and geographic mapping, we analyzed 1,143 strains belonging to ST41/44 complex, isolated from persons with invasive meningococcal disease over 6 years (2001-2006) from 2 German federal states (total population 26 million) and the Netherlands. A spatially slowly moving clone with multiple-locus variable-number tandem repeat analysis type 19, ST42, and antigenic profile B:P1.7-2,4:F1-5 was responsible for the outbreak. Bactericidal activity in serum samples from the New Zealand MeNZB vaccination campaign confirmed vaccine preventability. Because this globally distributed epidemic strain spreads slowly, vaccination efforts could possibly eliminate meningococcal disease in this area.

  14. The shifting climate portfolio of the Greater Yellowstone Area

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    Sepulveda, Adam; Tercek, Mike T; Al-Chokhachy, Robert K.; Ray, Andrew; Thoma, David P.; Hossack, Blake R.; Pederson, Gregory T.; Rodman, Ann; Olliff, Tom

    2015-01-01

    Knowledge of climatic variability at small spatial extents (test if climate change has increased the synchrony of surface air temperatures among 50 sites within the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) of the interior western United States. This important biological reserve is the largest protected area in the Lower 48 states and provides critical habitat for some of the world’s most iconic wildlife. We focused our analyses on temporal shifts and shape changes in the annual distributions of seasonal minimum and maximum air temperatures among valley-bottom and higher elevation sites from 1948–2012. We documented consistent patterns of warming since 1948 at all 50 sites, with the most pronounced changes occurring during the Winter and Summer when minimum and maximum temperature distributions increased. These shifts indicate more hot temperatures and less cold temperatures would be expected across the GYA. Though the shifting statistical distributions indicate warming, little change in the shape of the temperature distributions across sites since 1948 suggest the GYA has maintained a diverse portfolio of temperatures within a year. Spatial heterogeneity in temperatures is likely maintained by the GYA’s physiographic complexity and its large size, which encompasses multiple climate zones that respond differently to synoptic drivers. Having a diverse portfolio of temperatures may help biological reserves spread the extinction risk posed by climate change.

  15. Status on disposal of greater-than-Class C

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    Plummer, T.L.

    1995-12-31

    The Department of Energy (DOE) has developed a plan for the management and disposal of commercially generated greater-than-Class C (GTCC) low-level radioactive waste. The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Amendments Act of 1985 made DOE responsible for disposal of GTCC waste. The act requires that GTCC waste be disposed in a Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)-licensed facility. The NRC has amended 10 CFR 61 to express a preference for geologic disposal of GTCC waste. Based on reassessment studies, legislative guidance, and stakeholder involvement, a revised plan has been formulated to provide for total management of GTCC waste. The plan has four major thrusts: (1) plan for GTCC waste storage at the generator site until disposal is available, (2) establish storage for GTCC sealed sources posing health and safety risk to the public, (3) facilitate storage for other GTCC waste posing health and safety risk to the public, and (4) plan for co-disposal of GTCC waste in a geologic disposal site with similar waste types. The revised plan focuses on applying available resources to near- and long-term needs.

  16. Integrating Alpine Adventure and Citizen Science in the Greater Himalaya

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    Mix, H.

    2014-12-01

    As earth scientists, we are drawn together by our fascination with the natural world. On alpine climbing expeditions in the Greater Ranges of Asia during 2012-14, I had the opportunity to contribute to the scientific understanding and stewardship of the places I visit for personal fulfillment. Using the "matchmaking" services of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation, I was connected with researchers to conduct field studies in some of the world's highest and most remote mountains. Here, I present work from two projects: 1) Assessing the role of biological weathering in shaping high altitude landscapes in the Pamir Mountains of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and 2) Understanding the effects of anthropogenic biomass burning on glacial thinning in the Everest Region, Nepal. Both collaborative efforts succeeded in collecting valuable data from challenging environments using a small research budget. As a scientist with expertise in terrestrial paleoclimate and stable isotope geochemistry, these projects served to expand my research horizons and areas of professional interest. Citizen science can not only add a sense of value to otherwise selfish endeavors such as high altitude climbing, but also serve to connect scientists with the communities who appreciate their efforts most.

  17. Scaling and allometry in the building geometries of Greater London

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    Batty, M.; Carvalho, R.; Hudson-Smith, A.; Milton, R.; Smith, D.; Steadman, P.

    2008-06-01

    Many aggregate distributions of urban activities such as city sizes reveal scaling but hardly any work exists on the properties of spatial distributions within individual cities, notwithstanding considerable knowledge about their fractal structure. We redress this here by examining scaling relationships in a world city using data on the geometric properties of individual buildings. We first summarise how power laws can be used to approximate the size distributions of buildings, in analogy to city-size distributions which have been widely studied as rank-size and lognormal distributions following Zipf [ Human Behavior and the Principle of Least Effort (Addison-Wesley, Cambridge, 1949)] and Gibrat [ Les Inégalités Économiques (Librarie du Recueil Sirey, Paris, 1931)]. We then extend this analysis to allometric relationships between buildings in terms of their different geometric size properties. We present some preliminary analysis of building heights from the Emporis database which suggests very strong scaling in world cities. The data base for Greater London is then introduced from which we extract 3.6 million buildings whose scaling properties we explore. We examine key allometric relationships between these different properties illustrating how building shape changes according to size, and we extend this analysis to the classification of buildings according to land use types. We conclude with an analysis of two-point correlation functions of building geometries which supports our non-spatial analysis of scaling.

  18. The Shifting Climate Portfolio of the Greater Yellowstone Area.

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    Adam J Sepulveda

    Full Text Available Knowledge of climatic variability at small spatial extents (< 50 km is needed to assess vulnerabilities of biological reserves to climate change. We used empirical and modeled weather station data to test if climate change has increased the synchrony of surface air temperatures among 50 sites within the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA of the interior western United States. This important biological reserve is the largest protected area in the Lower 48 states and provides critical habitat for some of the world's most iconic wildlife. We focused our analyses on temporal shifts and shape changes in the annual distributions of seasonal minimum and maximum air temperatures among valley-bottom and higher elevation sites from 1948-2012. We documented consistent patterns of warming since 1948 at all 50 sites, with the most pronounced changes occurring during the Winter and Summer when minimum and maximum temperature distributions increased. These shifts indicate more hot temperatures and less cold temperatures would be expected across the GYA. Though the shifting statistical distributions indicate warming, little change in the shape of the temperature distributions across sites since 1948 suggest the GYA has maintained a diverse portfolio of temperatures within a year. Spatial heterogeneity in temperatures is likely maintained by the GYA's physiographic complexity and its large size, which encompasses multiple climate zones that respond differently to synoptic drivers. Having a diverse portfolio of temperatures may help biological reserves spread the extinction risk posed by climate change.

  19. Malaria Modeling and Surveillance for the Greater Mekong Subregion

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    Kiang, Richard; Adimi, Farida; Soika, Valerii; Nigro, Joseph

    2005-01-01

    At 4,200 km, the Mekong River is the tenth longest river in the world. It directly and indirectly influences the lives of hundreds of millions of inhabitants in its basin. The riparian countries - Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and a small part of China - form the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). This geographical region has the misfortune of being the world's epicenter of falciparum malaria, which is the most severe form of malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Depending on the country, approximately 50 to 90% of all malaria cases are due to this species. In the Malaria Modeling and Surveillance Project, we have been developing techniques to enhance public health's decision capability for malaria risk assessments and controls. The main objectives are: 1) Identifying the potential breeding sites for major vector species; 2) Implementing a malaria transmission model to identify the key factors that sustain or intensify malaria transmission; and 3) Implementing a risk algorithm to predict the occurrence of malaria and its transmission intensity. The potential benefits are: 1) Increased warning time for public health organizations to respond to malaria outbreaks; 2) Optimized utilization of pesticide and chemoprophylaxis; 3) Reduced likelihood of pesticide and drug resistance; and 4) Reduced damage to environment. Environmental parameters important to malaria transmission include temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, and vegetation conditions. These parameters are extracted from NASA Earth science data sets. Hindcastings based on these environmental parameters have shown good agreement to epidemiological records.

  20. Interculturalism and Physical Cultural Diversity in the Greater Toronto Area

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    Yuka Nakamura

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available The Greater Toronto Area (GTA is one of the most multicultural communities in the world. Frequently, this description is based on ethnic, linguistic, and culinary diversity. Physical cultural diversity, such as different sports, martial arts, forms of dance, exercise systems, and other physical games and activities, remains ignored and understudied. Based on a living database of the GTA’s physical cultural diversity, this study identifies the trajectories of the lifecycle of activities that have been introduced into the GTA’s physical culture by immigrants. These pathways differ based on whether the activity is offered in a separate setting, where individuals may be participating with other immigrants of the same ethnocultural group, or mixed settings, where people are participating with people from outside of their ethnocultural group. We argue that the diversity and the lifecycle trajectories of physical cultural forms in the GTA serve as evidence of interculturalism and the contribution by immigrants to the social and cultural life of Canada.

  1. Malaria Modeling and Surveillance for the Greater Mekong Subregion

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    Kiang, Richard; Adimi, Farida; Soika, Valerii; Nigro, Joseph

    2005-01-01

    At 4,200 km, the Mekong River is the tenth longest river in the world. It directly and indirectly influences the lives of hundreds of millions of inhabitants in its basin. The riparian countries - Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and a small part of China - form the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). This geographical region has the misfortune of being the world's epicenter of falciparum malaria, which is the most severe form of malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Depending on the country, approximately 50 to 90% of all malaria cases are due to this species. In the Malaria Modeling and Surveillance Project, we have been developing techniques to enhance public health's decision capability for malaria risk assessments and controls. The main objectives are: 1) Identifying the potential breeding sites for major vector species; 2) Implementing a malaria transmission model to identify the key factors that sustain or intensify malaria transmission; and 3) Implementing a risk algorithm to predict the occurrence of malaria and its transmission intensity. The potential benefits are: 1) Increased warning time for public health organizations to respond to malaria outbreaks; 2) Optimized utilization of pesticide and chemoprophylaxis; 3) Reduced likelihood of pesticide and drug resistance; and 4) Reduced damage to environment. Environmental parameters important to malaria transmission include temperature, relative humidity, precipitation, and vegetation conditions. These parameters are extracted from NASA Earth science data sets. Hindcastings based on these environmental parameters have shown good agreement to epidemiological records.

  2. Distribution of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, 2004

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    Schwartz, C.C.; Haroldson, M.A.; Gunther, K.; Moody, D.

    2006-01-01

    The US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposed delisting the Yellowstone grizzly bear (Ursus arctos horribilis) in November 2005. Part of that process required knowledge of the most current distribution of the species. Here, we update an earlier estimate of occupied range (1990–2000) with data through 2004. We used kernel estimators to develop distribution maps of occupied habitats based on initial sightings of unduplicated females (n = 481) with cubs of the year, locations of radiomarked bears (n = 170), and spatially unique locations of conflicts, confrontations, and mortalities (n = 1,075). Although each data set was constrained by potential sampling bias, together they provided insight into areas in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) currently occupied by grizzly bears. The current distribution of 37,258 km2 (1990–2004) extends beyond the distribution map generated with data from 1990–2000 (34,416 km2 ). Range expansion is particularly evident in parts of the Caribou–Targhee National Forest in Idaho and north of Spanish Peaks on the Gallatin National Forest in Montana.

  3. La inteligencia de negocio como apoyo a la toma de decisiones en el ámbito académico (Business Intelligence as decision support system in academic environment

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    Yusnier Reyes Dixson

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Spanish abstract. Las organizaciones competitivas han establecido sistemas de inteligencia de negocio para proporcionar a sus trabajadores herramientas que les ayuden en la toma de decisiones (Guitart y Conesa, 2014. El acertado flujo y gestión de datos e información es vital para un acertado proceso de toma de decisiones. Esta táctica trasladada al ámbito universitario significa proporcionar a profesores y directivos sistemas que apoyen la toma de decisiones en su actividad docente (Guitart y Conesa, 2014. A pesar de las ventajas que ha propiciado el uso de estos sistemas y de las dificultades detectadas con el tratamiento y la forma en que se utilizan los datos para dar soporte a las decisiones en el ámbito académico universitario, no se ha evidenciado un uso sistemático de los mismos. Debido al aumento del volumen de los datos almacenados, los profesores y directivos se enfrentan a un ambiente de incertidumbre y complejidad crecientes. Generalmente no se cuenta con las herramientas necesarias para manipular estos datos y convertirlos en información valiosa. Este trabajo tuvo como objetivo desarrollar un sistema basado en inteligencia de negocios que permita capturar, almacenar, procesar, analizar y mostrar de manera eficiente, los datos generados en el proceso de formación. La propuesta fue utilizada con datos reales del primer año de una facultad de la Universidad de las Ciencias Informáticas en los cursos 2012-2013, 2013-2014 y del primer semestre del curso 2014-2015 a partir de lo cual se obtuvo información útil para la toma de decisiones. Por último se propuso un conjunto de elementos organizativos para la correcta utilización del sistema. English abstract. Competitive organizations have established business intelligence systems to provide their workers with tools to help them in decision-making (Guitart and Conesa, 2014. The successful flow and management of data and information is vital for a successful decision

  4. Satisfacción de los pacientes con el proceso de información, consentimiento y toma de decisiones durante la hospitalización Patient satisfaction with the process of computerisation, consent and decision making during hospitalisation

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    P Simón

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available Las organizaciones sanitarias han pasado de estar centradas en los profesionales a poner en el centro a los usuarios y sus expectativas. Las nuevas instituciones de salud quieren conocer la percepción de los pacientes sobre la calidad de la atención que reciben, en particular sobre la información recibida, el consentimiento y la toma de decisiones. Es necesario disponer de instrumentos de medida que exploren los distintos componentes del proceso de información, consentimiento y toma de decisiones. Fundamento. Identificar las dimensiones relacionadas con el proceso de información, consentimiento y toma de decisiones más importantes para los pacientes y susceptibles de ser evaluadas a través de un cuestionario. Sujetos y método. Personas mayores de edad que hayan estado hospitalizadas al menos dos días. Estudio cualitativo de entrevistas semiestructuradas. Resultados. Los participantes desean ser informados y participar en la toma de decisiones, no conocen el significado de la carta de derechos de los pacientes, desean compartir con la familia todo el proceso asistencial, la información escrita les resulta incomprensible y sienten que no se atiende convenientemente su dolor y malestar. Conclusión. Conviene incluir las siguientes dimensiones en los cuestionarios sobre satisfacción: a posibilidad de aclaración de dudas, b conocimiento real de los derechos y deberes de los pacientes, c participación de la familia en el proceso asistencial, d continuidad del mismo informador a lo largo de la hospitalización, d grado de comprensión de la información escrita, e implicación en la toma de decisiones y f atención al dolor y al malestar.The health organisations have moved from being centred on the professionals and are now centred on users and their expectations. The new health institutions want to know patients’ perception of the quality of the care received, with particular respect to the information received, consent and decision

  5. On carrots and curiosity: eating fruit and vegetables is associated with greater flourishing in daily life.

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    Conner, Tamlin S; Brookie, Kate L; Richardson, Aimee C; Polak, Maria A

    2015-05-01

    Our aim was to determine whether eating fruit and vegetables (FV) is associated with other markers of well-being beyond happiness and life satisfaction. Towards this aim, we tested whether FV consumption is associated with greater eudaemonic well-being - a state of flourishing characterized by feelings of engagement, meaning, and purpose in life. We also tested associations with two eudaemonic behaviours - curiosity and creativity. Daily diary study across 13 days (micro-longitudinal, correlational design). A sample of 405 young adults (67% women; mean age 19.9 [SD 1.6] years) completed an Internet daily diary for 13 consecutive days. Each day, participants reported on their consumption of fruit, vegetables, sweets, and chips, as well as their eudaemonic well-being, curiosity, creativity, positive affect (PA), and negative affect. Between-person associations were analysed on aggregated data. Within-person associations were analysed using multilevel models controlling for weekday and weekend patterns. Fruit and vegetables consumption predicted greater eudaemonic well-being, curiosity, and creativity at the between- and within-person levels. Young adults who ate more FV reported higher average eudaemonic well-being, more intense feelings of curiosity, and greater creativity compared with young adults who ate less FV. On days when young adults ate more FV, they reported greater eudaemonic well-being, curiosity, and creativity compared with days when they ate less FV. FV consumption also predicted higher PA, which mostly did not account for the associations between FV and the other well-being variables. Few unhealthy foods (sweets, chips) were related to well-being except that consumption of sweets was associated with greater curiosity and PA at the within-person level. Lagged data analyses showed no carry-over effects of FV consumption onto next-day well-being (or vice versa). Although these patterns are strictly correlational, this study provides the first evidence

  6. Greater decision-making competence is associated with greater expected-value sensitivity, but not overall risk taking: An examination of concurrent validity

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    Andrew M Parker

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available Decision-making competence reflects individual differences in the susceptibility to decision-making errors, measured using tasks common from behavioral decision research (e.g., framing effects, under/overconfidence, following decision rules. Prior research demonstrates that those with higher decision-making competence report lower incidence of health-risking and antisocial behaviors, but there has been less focus on intermediate mechanisms that may impact real-world decisions, and, in particular, those implicated by normative models. Here we test the associations between measures of youth decision-making competence (Y-DMC and one such mechanism, the degree to which individuals make choices consistent with maximizing expected value (EV. Using a task involving hypothetical gambles, we find that greater EV sensitivity is associated with greater Y-DMC. Higher Y-DMC scores are associated with (a choosing risky options when expected value favors those options and (b avoiding risky options when expected value favors a certain option. This relationship is stronger for gambles that involved potential losses. The results suggest that Y-DMC captures decision processes consistent with standard normative evaluations of risky decisions.

  7. The subjective dimension of decision making in sport development and validity of the cetd questionnaire of sport decision style Dimensión subjetiva de la toma de decisiones en el deporte: desarrollo y validación del cuestionario cetd de estilo de decision en el deporte

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    J.L. Graupera

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    One of the main objectives of sport psychological research is knowing how sportsmen and women understand, perceive, interpret and decide in sport situations. This study presents the results of the development and validation of a questionnaire for analysing the personal dimension of decision making in sport. This instrument permits to explore different aspects of this process such as commitment with the decision training, perceived decisional competence and anxiety with decisional situations. Its psychometric properties permits to say that is an adequate tool for sport psychologists and coaches in order to improve psychological process implied in sport decisions.
    KEY WORDS: Decision making, questionnaire, psychological processes, assessment

     

    Una de los retos de la investigación sobre los procesos psicológicos en el ámbito deportivo es acercarse a la comprensión de lo que percibe, interpreta y decide el deportista ante las situaciones que su deporte le presenta. En el presente estudio se presenta el desarrollo y validación de un instrumento para analizar la dimensión subjetiva de la toma de decisiones en el deporte. Este instrumento permite explorar aspectos relacionados con la toma de decisiones tales como el compromiso al decidir, la competencia decisional percibida así como la ansiedad y el agobio al decidir.
    Sus características psicométricas permite que se puede considerar adecuados para poder ser empleado por los profesionales del Deporte y la Psicología con intenciones de mejorar los aspectos psicológicos y emocionales de los deportistas participantes en deportes en los que la decisión es fundamental.
    PALABRAS CLAVE: Toma de decisiones, Cuestionario, procesos psicológicos, evaluación

  8. Torsion of the greater omentum: treatment by laparoscopy.

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    Sánchez, Javier; Rosado, Rafael; Ramírez, Diego; Medina, Pedro; Mezquita, Susana; Gallardo, Andrés

    2002-12-01

    Four new cases of necrosis of the omentum secondary to torsion are reported. We review the associated signs and symptoms, which are usually those of an acute inflammatory condition in the right lower quadrant (RLQ), very similar to acute appendicitis. Because of acute abdominal pain in the RLQ, along with an uncertain diagnosis, laparoscopic surgery was performed in these cases. Laparoscopy demonstrated the existence of the omental infarction and allowed for complete treatment of the condition without the need for laparotomy.

  9. Wise Detections of Known QSOS at Redshifts Greater Than Six

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    Blain, Andrew W.; Assef, Roberto; Stern, Daniel; Tsai, Chao-Wei; Eisenhardt, Peter; Bridge, Carrie; Benford, Dominic; Jarrett, Tom; Cutri, Roc; Petty, Sara; Wu, Jingwen; Wright, Edward L.

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    We present WISE All-Sky mid-infrared (IR) survey detections of 55 % (17/31) of the known QSOs at z greater than 6 from a range of surveys: the SDSS, the CFHT-LS, FIRST, Spitzer and UK1DSS. The WISE catalog thus provides a substantial increase in tiie quantity of IR data available for these sources: 17 are detected in the WISE Wl (3.4 micrometer) band, 16 in W2 (4.6 micrometers), 3 in W3 (12 micrometers) and 0 in W4 (22micrometers). This is particularly important with Spitzer in its warm-mission phase and no faint follow-up capability at wavelengths longwards of 5 micrometers until the launch of JWST. WISE thus provides a useful tool for understanding QSOs found in forthcoming large-area optical/IR sky surveys, using PanSTARRS, SkyMapper, VISTA, DES and LSST. The rest-UV properties of the WISE-detected and the WISE-non-detected samples differ: the detections have brighter i/z-band magnitudes and redder rest-UV colors. This suggests thai a more aggressive hunt for very-high-redshift QSOs, by combining WISE Wl and W2 data with red observed optical colors could be effective at least, for a subset of dusty candidate QSOs. Stacking the WISE images of the WISE-non-detected QSOs indicates that they are on average significantly fainter than the WISE-detccted examples, and are thus not narrowly missing detection in the WISE catalog. The WISE-catalog detection of three of our sample in the W3 band indicates that their mid-ID flux can be detected individually, although there is no stacked W3 detection of sources detected in Wl but not. W3. Stacking analyses of WISE data for large AGN samples will be a useful tool, and high-redshifl. QSOs of all types will be easy targets for JWST.

  10. Deviance and resistance: Malaria elimination in the greater Mekong subregion.

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    Lyttleton, Chris

    2016-02-01

    Malaria elimination rather than control is increasingly globally endorsed, requiring new approaches wherein success is not measured by timely treatment of presenting cases but eradicating all presence of infection. This shift has gained urgency as resistance to artemisinin-combination therapies spreads in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) posing a threat to global health security. In the GMS, endemic malaria persists in forested border areas and elimination will require calibrated approaches to remove remaining pockets of residual infection. A new public health strategy called 'positive deviance' is being used to improve health promotion and community outreach in some of these zones. However, outbreaks sparked by alternative understandings of appropriate behaviour expose the unpredictable nature of 'border malaria' and difficulties eradication faces. Using a recent spike in infections allegedly linked to luxury timber trade in Thai borderlands, this article suggests that opportunities for market engagement can cause people to see 'deviance' as a means to material advancement in ways that increase disease vulnerability. A malaria outbreak in Ubon Ratchathani was investigated during two-week field-visit in November 2014 as part of longer project researching border malaria in Thai provinces. Qualitative data were collected in four villages in Ubon's three most-affected districts. Discussions with villagers focused primarily on changing livelihoods, experience with malaria, and rosewood cutting. Informants included ten men and two women who had recently overnighted in the nearby forest. Data from health officials and villagers are used to frame Ubon's rise in malaria transmission within moral and behavioural responses to expanding commodity supply-chains. The article argues that elimination strategies in the GMS must contend with volatile outbreaks among border populations wherein 'infectiousness' and 'resistance' are not simply pathogen characteristics but also

  11. Reserves in western basins: Part 1, Greater Green River basin

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    1993-10-01

    This study characterizes an extremely large gas resource located in low permeability, overpressured sandstone reservoirs located below 8,000 feet drill depth in the Greater Green River basin, Wyoming. Total in place resource is estimated at 1,968 Tcf. Via application of geologic, engineering and economic criteria, the portion of this resource potentially recoverable as reserves is estimated. Those volumes estimated include probable, possible and potential categories and total 33 Tcf as a mean estimate of recoverable gas for all plays considered in the basin. Five plays (formations) were included in this study and each was separately analyzed in terms of its overpressured, tight gas resource, established productive characteristics and future reserves potential based on a constant $2/Mcf wellhead gas price scenario. A scheme has been developed to break the overall resource estimate down into components that can be considered as differing technical and economic challenges that must be overcome in order to exploit such resources: in other words, to convert those resources to economically recoverable reserves. Total recoverable reserves estimates of 33 Tcf do not include the existing production from overpressured tight reservoirs in the basin. These have estimated ultimate recovery of approximately 1.6 Tcf, or a per well average recovery of 2.3 Bcf. Due to the fact that considerable pay thicknesses can be present, wells can be economic despite limited drainage areas. It is typical for significant bypassed gas to be present at inter-well locations because drainage areas are commonly less than regulatory well spacing requirements.

  12. Lancet dynamics in greater horseshoe bats, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum.

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    Full Text Available Echolocating greater horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum emit their biosonar pulses nasally, through nostrils surrounded by fleshy appendages ('noseleaves' that diffract the outgoing ultrasonic waves. Movements of one noseleaf part, the lancet, were measured in live bats using two synchronized high speed video cameras with 3D stereo reconstruction, and synchronized with pulse emissions recorded by an ultrasonic microphone. During individual broadcasts, the lancet briefly flicks forward (flexion and is then restored to its original position. This forward motion lasts tens of milliseconds and increases the curvature of the affected noseleaf surfaces. Approximately 90% of the maximum displacements occurred within the duration of individual pulses, with 70% occurring towards the end. Similar lancet motions were not observed between individual pulses in a sequence of broadcasts. Velocities of the lancet motion were too small to induce Doppler shifts of a biologically-meaningful magnitude, but the maximum displacements were significant in comparison with the overall size of the lancet and the ultrasonic wavelengths. Three finite element models were made from micro-CT scans of the noseleaf post mortem to investigate the acoustic effects of lancet displacement. The broadcast beam shapes were found to be altered substantially by the observed small lancet movements. These findings demonstrate that-in addition to the previously described motions of the anterior leaf and the pinna-horseshoe bat biosonar has a third degree of freedom for fast changes that can happen on the time scale of the emitted pulses or the returning echoes and could provide a dynamic mechanism for the encoding of sensory information.

  13. Lancet dynamics in greater horseshoe bats, Rhinolophus ferrumequinum.

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    He, Weikai; Pedersen, Scott C; Gupta, Anupam K; Simmons, James A; Müller, Rolf

    2015-01-01

    Echolocating greater horseshoe bats (Rhinolophus ferrumequinum) emit their biosonar pulses nasally, through nostrils surrounded by fleshy appendages ('noseleaves') that diffract the outgoing ultrasonic waves. Movements of one noseleaf part, the lancet, were measured in live bats using two synchronized high speed video cameras with 3D stereo reconstruction, and synchronized with pulse emissions recorded by an ultrasonic microphone. During individual broadcasts, the lancet briefly flicks forward (flexion) and is then restored to its original position. This forward motion lasts tens of milliseconds and increases the curvature of the affected noseleaf surfaces. Approximately 90% of the maximum displacements occurred within the duration of individual pulses, with 70% occurring towards the end. Similar lancet motions were not observed between individual pulses in a sequence of broadcasts. Velocities of the lancet motion were too small to induce Doppler shifts of a biologically-meaningful magnitude, but the maximum displacements were significant in comparison with the overall size of the lancet and the ultrasonic wavelengths. Three finite element models were made from micro-CT scans of the noseleaf post mortem to investigate the acoustic effects of lancet displacement. The broadcast beam shapes were found to be altered substantially by the observed small lancet movements. These findings demonstrate that-in addition to the previously described motions of the anterior leaf and the pinna-horseshoe bat biosonar has a third degree of freedom for fast changes that can happen on the time scale of the emitted pulses or the returning echoes and could provide a dynamic mechanism for the encoding of sensory information.

  14. Dietary breadth of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

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    Gunther, Kerry A.; Shoemaker, Rebecca; Frey, Kevin L.; Haroldson, Mark A.; Cain, Steven L; van Manen, Frank T.; Fortin, Jennifer K.

    2014-01-01

    Grizzly bears (Ursus arctos) in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) are opportunistic omnivores that eat a great diversity of plant and animal species. Changes in climate may affect regional vegetation, hydrology, insects, and fire regimes, likely influencing the abundance, range, and elevational distribution of the plants and animals consumed by GYE grizzly bears. Determining the dietary breadth of grizzly bears is important to document future changes in food resources and how those changes may affect the nutritional ecology of grizzlies. However, no synthesis exists of all foods consumed by grizzly bears in the GYE. We conducted a review of available literature and compiled a list of species consumed by grizzly bears in the GYE. We documented >266 species within 200 genera from 4 kingdoms, including 175 plant, 37 invertebrate, 34 mammal, 7 fungi, 7 bird, 4 fish, 1 amphibian, and 1 algae species as well as 1 soil type consumed by grizzly bears. The average energy values of the ungulates (6.8 kcal/g), trout (Oncorhynchus spp., 6.1 kcal/g), and small mammals (4.5 kcal/g) eaten by grizzlies were higher than those of the plants (3.0 kcal/g) and invertebrates (2.7 kcal/g) they consumed. The most frequently detected diet items were graminoids, ants (Formicidae), whitebark pine seeds (Pinus albicaulis), clover (Trifolium spp.), and dandelion (Taraxacum spp.). The most consistently used foods on a temporal basis were graminoids, ants, whitebark pine seeds, clover, elk (Cervus elaphus), thistle (Cirsium spp.), and horsetail (Equisetum spp.). Historically, garbage was a significant diet item for grizzlies until refuse dumps were closed. Use of forbs increased after garbage was no longer readily available. The list of foods we compiled will help managers of grizzly bears and their habitat document future changes in grizzly bear food habits and how bears respond to changing food resources.

  15. Greater trochanter pain syndrome: A descriptive MR imaging study

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    Klontzas, Michail E., E-mail: miklontzas@gmail.com; Karantanas, Apostolos H., E-mail: akarantanas@gmail.com

    2014-10-15

    Objective: Greater trochanter pain syndrome (GTPS) is a diverse clinical entity caused by a variety of underlying conditions. We sought to explore the impact of (1) hip morphology, namely the center-edge angle (CEa) and femoral neck-shaft (NSa) angle, (2) hip abductor tendon degeneration, (3) the dimensions of peritrochanteric edema and (4) bursitis, on the presence of GTPS, using MR imaging. Materials and methods: The presence of pain was prospectively assessed blindly by the senior author. CEa and NSa were blindly measured in 174 hip MR examinations, after completion of the clinical evaluation by another evaluator. The existence and dimensions of T2 hyperintensity of the peritrochanteric soft tissues, the existence and dimensions of bursae, as well as degeneration and tearing of gluteus tendons were also recorded. Results: Out of 174 examinations, 91 displayed peritrochanteric edema (group A) and 34 bursitis, all with peritrochanteric edema (group B). A number of 78 patients from both A and B groups, showed gluteus medius tendon degeneration and one tendon tear. CEa of groups A and B were 6° higher than those of normals (group C, P = 0.0038). The mean age of normals was 16.6 years less than in group A and 19.8 years less than in group B (P < 0.0001). Bursitis was associated with pain with a negative predictive value of 97% (P = 0.0003). Conclusion: Acetabular morphology is associated with GTPS and the absence of bursitis was proved to be clinically relevant. Peritrochanteric edema alone was not associated with local pain.

  16. Home range dynamics, habitat selection, and survival of Greater Roadrunners

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    Kelley, S.W.; Ransom, D.; Butcher, J.A.; Schulz, G.G.; Surber, B.W.; Pinchak, W.E.; Santamaria, C.A.; Hurtado, L.A.

    2011-01-01

    Greater Roadrunners (Geococcyx californianus) are common, poorly studied birds of arid and semi-arid ecosystems in the southwestern United States. Conservation of this avian predator requires a detailed understanding of their movements and spatial requirements that is currently lacking. From 2006 to 2009, we quantified home-range and core area sizes and overlap, habitat selection, and survival of roadrunners (N= 14 males and 20 females) in north-central Texas using radio-telemetry and fixed kernel estimators. Median home-range and core-area sizes were 90.4 ha and 19.2 ha for males and 80.1 ha and 16.7 ha for females, respectively. The size of home range and core areas did not differ significantly by either sex or season. Our home range estimates were twice as large (x??= 108.9 ha) as earlier published estimates based on visual observations (x??= 28-50 ha). Mean percent overlap was 38.4% for home ranges and 13.7% for core areas. Male roadrunners preferred mesquite woodland and mesquite savanna cover types, and avoided the grass-forb cover type. Female roadrunners preferred mesquite savanna and riparian woodland cover types, and avoided grass-forb habitat. Kaplan-Meier annual survival probabilities for females (0.452 ?? 0.118[SE]) were twice that estimated for males (0.210 ?? 0.108), but this difference was not significant. Mortality rates of male roadrunners were higher than those of females during the spring when males call from elevated perches, court females, and chase competing males. Current land use practices that target woody-shrub removal to enhance livestock forage production could be detrimental to roadrunner populations by reducing availability of mesquite woodland and mesquite savanna habitat required for nesting and roosting and increasing the amount of grass-forb habitat that roadrunners avoid. ??2011 The Authors. Journal of Field Ornithology ??2011 Association of Field Ornithologists.

  17. Chinese-US Relations: Moving Toward Greater Cooperation or Conflict?

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    uters, 13 January 2013, http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/14/us-china- forex -investment -idUSBRE90D05T20130114. 45. Keith Bradsher, “After...Ballistic Missiles: Technical Report APA-TR-2010-0802,” Air Power Aus- tralia, August 2010, http://www.ausairpower.net/APA-PLA-Ballistic-Missiles.html...Chinese-US Relations Strategic Studies Quarterly ♦ Winter 2013 [ 45 ] 82. If internal DoD analysis is correct, US bases in Japan and on Guam are the

  18. A new probabilistic seismic hazard assessment for greater Tokyo

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    Stein, R.; Toda, S.; Parsons, T.; Grunewald, E.

    2006-12-01

    Tokyo and its outlying cities are home to one-quarter of Japan's 127 million people. Highly destructive earthquakes struck the capital in 1703, 1855 and 1923, the last of which took 105,000 lives. Unlike California's seismic environment of shallow and largely strike-slip faults, Tokyo lies 200 km from a triple junction with two subduction zones, and 80 km from a front of active volcanoes. Further, some of the region's megathust faults are seismically coupled, some undergo episodic slip events, and others appear to be permanently aseismic. To reinterpret the tectonic structure, identify active faults and their slip rates, and estimate their earthquake frequency, we analyzed the 7,000-yr record of seventeen M~8 shocks preserved by uplifted marine terraces and tsunami deposits, and 150 GPS vectors in the past 10 years from Japan's GeoNet array. We also digitized 10,000 observations of historical shaking recorded over the past 400 years, and examined 300,000 earthquakes registered by the dense NIED/JMA network in a 3D geographic information system. In a principal departure from previous work, we propose that a 100-km-wide, 25-km-thick dislodged fragment of the Pacific plate is jammed between the Pacific, Philippine Sea and Eurasian plates beneath Tokyo, and argue that the this fragment controls much of Tokyo's seismic behavior, including the damaging 1855 M~7.1 Ansei-Edo shock. On the basis of the frequency of earthquakes beneath greater Tokyo, we estimate that events with magnitude and location similar to the Ansei-Edo event have a 20% likelihood in an average 30-yr period. In contrast, our renewal (time-dependent) probability for great M~7.9 megathrust shocks such as struck in 1923 and 1703 is just 0.5% for the next 30 years, with a time-averaged 30-yr probability of ~10%. The resulting net likelihood for severe shaking (~0.9 g peak ground acceleration) in Tokyo, Kawasaki, and Yokohama for the next 30 years is ~30%, and the annual probability is 1.3%.

  19. Malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion: Heterogeneity and Complexity

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    Cui, Liwang; Yan, Guiyun; Sattabongkot, Jetsumon; Cao, Yaming; Chen, Bin; Chen, Xiaoguang; Fan, Qi; Fang, Qiang; Jongwutiwes, Somchai; Parker, Daniel; Sirichaisinthop, Jeeraphat; Kyaw, Myat Phone; Su, Xin-zhuan; Yang, Henglin; Yang, Zhaoqing; Wang, Baomin; Xu, Jianwei; Zheng, Bin; Zhong, Daibin; Zhou, Guofa

    2011-01-01

    The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), comprised of six countries including Cambodia, China's Yunnan Province, Lao PDR, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand and Vietnam, is one of the most threatening foci of malaria. Since the initiation of the WHO's Mekong Malaria Program a decade ago, malaria situation in the GMS has greatly improved, reflected in the continuous decline in annual malaria incidence and deaths. However, as many nations are moving towards malaria elimination, the GMS nations still face great challenges. Malaria epidemiology in this region exhibits enormous geographical heterogeneity with Myanmar and Cambodia remaining high-burden countries. Within each country, malaria distribution is also patchy, exemplified by ‘border malaria’ and ‘forest malaria’ with high transmission occurring along international borders and in forests or forest fringes, respectively. ‘Border malaria’ is extremely difficult to monitor, and frequent malaria introductions by migratory human populations constitute a major threat to neighboring, malaria-eliminating countries. Therefore, coordination between neighboring countries is essential for malaria elimination from the entire region. In addition to these operational difficulties, malaria control in the GMS also encounters several technological challenges. Contemporary malaria control measures rely heavily on effective chemotherapy and insecticide control of vector mosquitoes. However, the spread of multidrug resistance and potential emergence of artemisinin resistance in Plasmodium falciparum make resistance management a high priority in the GMS. This situation is further worsened by the circulation of counterfeit and substandard artemisinin-related drugs. In most endemic areas of the GMS, P. falciparum and P. vivax coexist, and in recent malaria control history, P. vivax has demonstrated remarkable resilience to control measures. Deployment of the only registered drug (primaquine) for the radical cure of vivax malaria is

  20. Health equity and migrants in the Greater Mekong Subregion

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    McMichael, Celia; Healy, Judith

    2017-01-01

    ABSTRACT Background: Migrant health is receiving increasing international attention, reflecting recognition of the health inequities experienced among many migrant populations and the need for health systems to adapt to diverse migrant populations. In the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) there is increasing migration associated with uneven economic integration and growth, socio-economic vulnerabilities, and disparities between countries. There has been limited progress, however, in improving migrant access to health services in the Subregion. This paper examines the health needs, access barriers, and policy responses to cross-border migrants in five GMS countries. Methods: A review of published literature and research was conducted on migrant health and health service access in Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, as well as analysis of current migration trends and universal health coverage (UHC) indicators in the Subregion. The review included different migrant types: i.e. migrant workers, irregular migrants, victims of trafficking, refugees and asylum seekers, and casual cross-border migrants. Results: There is substantial diversity in the capacity of GMS health systems to address migrant populations. Thailand has sought to enhance migrant health coverage, including development of migrant health policies/programs, bilateral migrant worker agreements, and migrant health insurance schemes; Viet Nam provides health protection for emigrant workers. Overall, however, access to good quality health care remains weak for many citizens in GMS countries let alone migrants. Migrant workers – and irregular migrants in particular – face elevated health risks yet are not adequately covered and incur high out-of-pocket (OOP) payments for health services. Conclusions: UHC implies equity: UHC is only achieved when everyone has the opportunity to access and use good-quality health care. Efforts to achieve UHC in the GMS require