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  1. Audiobook Format: A Patron's Choice.

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    Connors, Kelly C.

    This study examines patron preference for abridged versus unabridged audiobooks, looking at patron usage over time and noting any changes in preference and why they occurred. A survey was conducted at the four branches of the Geauga County Public Library System (Geauga County, Ohio) with a random sample of adult patrons. Of the 274 surveys…

  2. Matching loci surveyed to questions asked in phylogeography

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    Drovetski, Sergei V.; Zink, Robert M.

    2016-01-01

    Although mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) has long been used for assessing genetic variation within and between populations, its workhorse role in phylogeography has been criticized owing to its single-locus nature. The only choice for testing mtDNA results is to survey nuclear loci, which brings into contrast the difference in locus effective size and coalescence times. Thus, it remains unclear how erroneous mtDNA-based estimates of species history might be, especially for evolutionary events in the recent past. To test the robustness of mtDNA and nuclear sequences in phylogeography, we provide one of the largest paired comparisons of summary statistics and demographic parameters estimated from mitochondrial, five Z-linked and 10 autosomal genes of 30 avian species co-distributed in the Caucasus and Europe. The results suggest that mtDNA is robust in estimating inter-population divergence but not in intra-population diversity, which is sensitive to population size change. Here, we provide empirical evidence showing that mtDNA was more likely to detect population divergence than any other single locus owing to its smaller Ne and thus faster coalescent time. Therefore, at least in birds, numerous studies that have based their inferences of phylogeographic patterns solely on mtDNA should not be readily dismissed. PMID:26962145

  3. Asking to Speak to Another: A Skill for Soliciting Survey Participation.

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    Maynard, Douglas W; Hollander, Matthew M

    2014-01-01

    This paper is in the vein of applied conversation analysis, dealing with a problem of declining participation rates for survey interviews. When calling a household to request participation in a survey, interviewers may ask for a pre-selected "sample person." We first explore how interviewers design this request in a more or less presumptive way, depending on how and when they identify themselves. Secondly, we analyze different linguistic structures that embody degrees of entitlement. Thirdly, we examine greeting items for their degree of ceremoniousness and in terms of what work they do when not part of an explicit greeting sequence. We examine other features of asking to speak to another as well, including "please" and references to the sample person. Our strategy for analyzing survey interview data is to explore the design of "switchboard" requests in ordinary telephone calls. We relate our analysis to previous research that addresses whether the detailed practices for asking to speak to another matter for obtaining consent to do an interview. We draw implications for obtaining participation in the survey interview and other kinds of phone call solicitations. Data in American English.

  4. Binge Drinking Associations with Patrons' Risk Behaviors and Alcohol Effects after Leaving a Nightclub: Sex Differences in the "Balada com Ciencia" Portal Survey Study in Brazil.

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    Zila M Sanchez

    Full Text Available The purpose of the present study was to investigate the potential associations of binge drinking detected at the exit of nightclubs and risk behaviors and alcohol effects just after leaving the venue in a representative sample of Brazilian nightclub patrons according to sex. For this purpose, a portal survey study called Balada com Ciência was conducted in 2013 in the megacity of São Paulo, Brazil, using a two-stage cluster sampling survey design. Individual-level data were collected in 2422 subjects at the entrance and 1822 subjects at the exit of 31 nightclubs, and breath alcohol concentration (BrAC was measured using a breathalyzer. The following day, 1222 patrons answered an online follow-up survey that included questions about risk behaviors and alcohol effects practiced just after leaving the nightclub. Weighted logistic regressions were used to analyze binge drinking associated with risk behaviors by sex. For both sexes, the most prevalent risk behaviors practiced after leaving a nightclub were drinking and driving (men=27.9%; women=20.4%, the use of illicit drugs (men=15.8%; women=9.4% and risky sexual behavior (men=11.4%; women=6.8%. The practice of binge drinking increased the behavior of illicit drug use after leaving the nightclub by 2.54 times [95% CI: 1.26-5.09] among men who drank and increased the risk of an episode of new alcohol use by 5.80 times [95% CI: 1.50-22.44] among women who drank. Alcoholic blackouts were more prevalent among men [OR=8.92; 95% CI: 3.83-20.80] and women [OR= 5.31; 95% CI: 1.68-16.84] whose BrAC was equivalent to binge drinking compared with patrons with a lower BrAC. Public policies aiming to reduce patrons' BrAC at the exit of nightclubs, such as staff training in responsible beverage service and legislation to prevent alcohol sales to drunk individuals, would be useful to protect patrons from the risk behaviors associated with binge drinking in nightclubs.

  5. Binge Drinking Associations with Patrons' Risk Behaviors and Alcohol Effects after Leaving a Nightclub: Sex Differences in the "Balada com Ciência" Portal Survey Study in Brazil.

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    Sanchez, Zila M; Ribeiro, Karen J; Wagner, Gabriela A

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the potential associations of binge drinking detected at the exit of nightclubs and risk behaviors and alcohol effects just after leaving the venue in a representative sample of Brazilian nightclub patrons according to sex. For this purpose, a portal survey study called Balada com Ciência was conducted in 2013 in the megacity of São Paulo, Brazil, using a two-stage cluster sampling survey design. Individual-level data were collected in 2422 subjects at the entrance and 1822 subjects at the exit of 31 nightclubs, and breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) was measured using a breathalyzer. The following day, 1222 patrons answered an online follow-up survey that included questions about risk behaviors and alcohol effects practiced just after leaving the nightclub. Weighted logistic regressions were used to analyze binge drinking associated with risk behaviors by sex. For both sexes, the most prevalent risk behaviors practiced after leaving a nightclub were drinking and driving (men=27.9%; women=20.4%), the use of illicit drugs (men=15.8%; women=9.4%) and risky sexual behavior (men=11.4%; women=6.8%). The practice of binge drinking increased the behavior of illicit drug use after leaving the nightclub by 2.54 times [95% CI: 1.26-5.09] among men who drank and increased the risk of an episode of new alcohol use by 5.80 times [95% CI: 1.50-22.44] among women who drank. Alcoholic blackouts were more prevalent among men [OR=8.92; 95% CI: 3.83-20.80] and women [OR= 5.31; 95% CI: 1.68-16.84] whose BrAC was equivalent to binge drinking compared with patrons with a lower BrAC. Public policies aiming to reduce patrons' BrAC at the exit of nightclubs, such as staff training in responsible beverage service and legislation to prevent alcohol sales to drunk individuals, would be useful to protect patrons from the risk behaviors associated with binge drinking in nightclubs.

  6. Reasons for consulting a doctor on the Internet: Web survey of users of an Ask the Doctor service.

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    Umefjord, Göran; Petersson, Göran; Hamberg, Katarina

    2003-10-22

    In 1998 the Swedish noncommercial public health service Infomedica opened an Ask the Doctor service on its Internet portal. At no charge, anyone with Internet access can use this service to ask questions about personal health-related and disease-related matters. To study why individuals choose to consult previously-unknown doctors on the Internet. Between November 1, 2001, and January 31, 2002 a Web survey of the 3622 Ask the Doctor service users, 1036 men (29%) and 2586 (71%) women, was conducted. We excluded 186 queries from users. The results are based on quantitative and qualitative analysis of the answers to the question "Why did you choose to ask a question at Infomedica's 'Ask the Doctor' service?" 1223 surveys were completed (response rate 36 %). Of the participants in the survey 322 (26%) were male and 901 (74%) female. As major reasons for choosing to consult previously-unknown doctors on the Internet participants indicated: convenience (52%), anonymity (36%), "doctors too busy" (21%), difficult to find time to visit a doctor (16%), difficulty to get an appointment (13%), feeling uncomfortable when seeing a doctor (9%), and not being able to afford a doctors' visit (3%). Further motives elicited through a qualitative analysis of free-text answers were: seeking a second opinion, discontent with previous doctors and a wish for a primary evaluation of a medical problem, asking embarrassing or sensitive questions, seeking information on behalf of relatives, preferring written communication, and (from responses by expatriates, travelers, and others) living far away from regular health care. We found that that an Internet based Ask the Doctor service is primarily consulted because it is convenient, but it may also be of value for individuals with needs that regular health care services have not been able to meet.

  7. Service preferences differences between community pharmacy and supermarket pharmacy patrons.

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    Dominelli, Angela; Weck Marciniak, Macary; Jarvis, Janice

    2005-01-01

    Differences in service preferences between patrons of supermarket and chain pharmacies were determined. Subjects fell into two groups: patrons of a supermarket chain's pharmacies and patrons of the same supermarket chain who patronized other community chain pharmacies for prescription drug purchases. Subjects were asked to prioritize services in terms of convenience and impact on pharmacy selection. Differences in service preferences emerged. Community pharmacy patrons were more likely to rate easy navigation through a pharmacy and 24 X 7 hours of operation as key services. Supermarket pharmacy patrons were more likely to rate one-stop shopping and adequate hours of operation as priorities. Both groups rated basic services such as maintenance of prescription and insurance information as priorities. Pharmacies should stress the delivery of basic services when trying to attract customers.

  8. 2016 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members: Frequently Asked Questions

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    2017-05-01

    OPA), has been conducting surveys of gender issues for the active duty military since 1988. RSSC uses scientific state of the art statistical...misunderstood. The following details some common questions about our methodology as a whole and the 2016 WGRA specifically. 1. What was the population of...subgroups. 2016 Workplace and Gender Relations Survey of Active Duty Members 2017 434 | OPA OPA scientifically weights the data so findings can

  9. Asking for Permission: A Survey of Copyright Workflows for Institutional Repositories

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    Hanlon, Ann; Ramirez, Marisa

    2011-01-01

    An online survey of institutional repository (IR) managers identified copyright clearance trends in staffing and workflows. The majority of respondents followed a mediated deposit model, and reported that library personnel, instead of authors, engaged in copyright clearance activities for IRs. The most common "information gaps" pertained to the…

  10. Games and gambling involvement among casino patrons.

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    LaPlante, Debi A; Afifi, Tracie O; Shaffer, Howard J

    2013-06-01

    A growing literature is addressing the nature of the relationships among gambling activity, gambling involvement, and gambling-related problems. This research suggests that among the general population, compared to playing any specific game, gambling involvement is a better predictor of gambling-related problems. To date, researchers have not examined these relationships among casino patrons, a population that differs from the general population in a variety of important ways. A survey of 1160 casino patrons at two Las Vegas resort casinos allowed us to determine relationships between the games that patrons played during the 12 months before their casino visit, the games that patrons played during their casino visit, and patrons' self-perceived history of gambling-related problems. Results indicate that playing specific gambling games onsite predicted (i.e., statistically significant odds ratios ranging from .5 to 4.51) self-perceived gambling-related problems. However, after controlling for involvement, operationally defined as the number of games played during the current casino visit and self-reported gambling frequency during the past 12 months, the relationships between games and gambling-related problems disappeared or were attenuated (i.e., odds ratios no longer statistically significant). These results extend the burgeoning literature related to gambling involvement and its relationship to gambling-related problems.

  11. Do Clinicians Ask Pregnant Women about Exposures to Tobacco and Cannabis Smoking, Second-Hand-Smoke and E-Cigarettes? An Australian National Cross-Sectional Survey

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    Gillian S. Gould

    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available Clinicians often ask pregnant women about tobacco smoking, but their practices of asking about other smoking and nicotine exposures are unknown. This study analysed how often clinicians ask pregnant women about their use of e-cigarettes, cannabis, chewing tobacco, and second-hand smoke (SHS exposure. Two cross-sectional surveys were undertaken. A random sample of 500 General Practitioner (GP members were invited from the National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NFATSIH to complete an on-line survey, and 5571 GP and Obstetrician (OBS members of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG were sent a paper survey by mail. Questions on frequency of asking about the exposures used Likert Scales, later dichotomized to “often-always” and “never-sometimes”. Logistic regressions estimated associations between clinician type and asking about cannabis, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and SHS. An adjusted model reduced potential confounders of location, guidelines, gender and population. n = 378 GPs and OBS participated (6.2% response. In total, 13–14% asked “often-always” about e-cigarettes; 58% cannabis; 38% cannabis with tobacco; 27% SHS, and 10% chewing tobacco—compared to 95% of the sample asking about cigarette smoking. After adjustment, the odds of RANZCOG GPs (OR 0.34 and OBS (OR 0.63 asking about cannabis were lower compared to NFATSIH GPs. Clinician type was non-significant for asking about e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and SHS. Surveyed Australian GPs and obstetricians asked less frequently about e-cigarettes, chewing, SHS exposure, and cannabis, potentially missing important exposures for mother and child.

  12. 'Asking the Right Question'. A Comparison of Two Approaches to Gathering Data on 'Herbals' Use in Survey Based Studies.

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    James S McLay

    Full Text Available Over the last decade academic interest in the prevalence and nature of herbal medicines use by pregnant women has increased significantly. Such data are usually collected by means of an administered questionnaire survey, however a key methodological limitation using this approach is the need to clearly define the scope of 'herbals' to be investigated. The majority of published studies in this area neither define 'herbals' nor provide a detailed checklist naming specific 'herbals' and CAM modalities, which limits inter-study comparison, generalisability and the potential for meta-analyses. The aim of this study was to compare the self-reported use of herbs, herbal medicines and herbal products using two different approaches implemented in succession.Cross-sectional questionnaire surveys of women attending for their mid-trimester scan or attending the postnatal unit following live birth at the Royal Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, North-East Scotland. The questionnaire utilised two approaches to collect data on 'herbals' use, a single closed yes/no answer to the question "have you used herbs, herbal medicines and herbal products in the last three months"; and a request to tick which of a list of 40 'herbals' they had used in the same time period.A total of 889 responses were obtained of which 4.3% (38 answered 'yes' to herbal use via the closed question. However, using the checklist 39% (350 of respondents reported the use of one or more specific 'herbals' (p<0.0001. The 312 respondents who reported 'no' to 'herbals' use via the closed question but "yes" via the checklist consumed a total of 20 different 'herbals' (median 1, interquartile range 1-2, range 1-6.This study demonstrates that the use of a single closed question asking about the use of 'herbals', as frequently reported in published studies, may not yield valid data resulting in a gross underestimation of actual use.

  13. Protecting patron privacy

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    Beckstrom, Matthew

    2015-01-01

    In a world where almost anyone with computer savvy can hack, track, and record the online activities of others, your library can serve as a protected haven for your visitors who rely on the Internet to conduct research-if you take the necessary steps to safeguard their privacy. This book shows you how to protect patrons' privacy while using the technology that your library provides, including public computers, Internet access, wireless networks, and other devices. Logically organized into two major sections, the first part of the book discusses why the privacy of your users is of paramount

  14. Patron Time-Use May Be an Effective Metric for Presenting Library Value to Policy Makers

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    Ann Glusker

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Objective – To test a metric for library use, that could be comparable to metrics used by competing government departments, for ease of understanding by policy makers. Design – Four types of data were collected and used: Time-diaries, exit surveys, gate counts, and circulation statistics. Setting – A large public library in British Columbia, Canada. Subjects – Time-diary subjects were 445 patrons checking out materials; exit survey subjects were 185 patrons leaving the library. Methods – A paper-based time diary, prototypes of which were tested, was given to patrons who checked out library materials during a one-week period. These patrons were charged with recording the use of the checked-out items during the entire three-week loan period. From this information, the average number of hours spent with various types of loaned material (print and audio/DVD was calculated. The average number of hours spent per item type was then applied to the circulation statistics for those items, across a month, to get a total of hours spent using all circulated material during that month. During the same one-week period of time-diary distribution, exit surveys were conducted by library staff with patrons leaving the library, asking them how long they had spent in the library during their current visit. The average number of minutes per visit was calculated and then applied to the gate count for the month, to get a total number of minutes/hours spent “resident” in the library that month. Adding the totals, a grand total of patron time-use hours was calculated. A monetary value was applied per hour, using the results of a contingent valuation study from Missoula, Montana (Dalenberg et al., 2004, in order to convert hours of library benefit into a dollar figure. Main Results – There was a 24% response rate for the time diaries (106/445. The diary entries yielded an average of 3.5 hours of time-use per print item, and 1.9 hours per DVD. The range for

  15. Patrones dietarios en adolescentes mexicanas. Una comparación de dos métodos. Encuesta Nacional de Nutrición, 1999 Dietary patterns in Mexican adolescent girls. A comparison of two methods. National Nutrition Survey, 1999

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    Ana Lilia Lozada

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: El estudio de patrones dietarios ha demostrado su utilidad en la investigación para entender la relación entre dieta y salud. En este trabajo se buscó identificar patrones de dieta en adolescentes mexicanas a través de dos métodos estadísticos. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo un estudio transversal con 477 mujeres de 12-19 años (Encuesta Nacional de Nutrición 1999. Se caracterizaron patrones dietarios por medio de análisis de factores y de conglomerados. RESULTADOS: Se identificaron tres patrones dietarios por conglomerados "urbano"[U], 9.7%, "rural" [R], 47.9% y "occidental" [O], 42.3%. Por aporte energético, los principales grupos de alimentos en el patrón [U] fueron el maíz (20% e industrializados (17%. En el patrón [R] predominaron el maíz (48%, los alimentos de trigo y leguminosas (~6% c/u. En [O] el trigo (19% y las carnes rojas (11%. Asimismo, se identificaron cuatro patrones dietarios por el método de factores. En el factor uno predominaron los productos de trigo, postres, botanas y carnes. El factor dos se caracterizó por consumo alto de lácteos bajos en grasas y cereal de caja. El factor tres se caracterizó por consumo alto de refrescos e industrializados. En el factor cuatro predominaron el café, los dulces y las leguminosas. CONCLUSIONES: Se identificaron patrones dietarios en adolescentes mexicanas y los resultados de los dos métodos utilizados fueron comparables.OBJECTIVE: To identify dietary patterns in Mexican female adolescents by two statistic methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Cross-sectional study of 477 women 12 to 19 years of age -National Nutrition Survey, 1999. Dietary patterns were obtained by factor and cluster analyses. RESULTS: Three dietary patterns were identified by cluster analysis: "Urban-poor" [U] (9.7%, "Rural" [R] (47.9%, and "Western" [W] (42.3%. Pattern [U] was characterized by a sizeable intake of maize products (20% and industrialized foods (17%. Maize products and legumes

  16. Food choices in recreation facilities: operators' and patrons' perspectives.

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    Thomas, Heather M; Irwin, Jennifer D

    2010-01-01

    Recreation facilities (RFs) provide physical activity environments; however, unhealthy food choices are abundant there. This needs assessment was conducted to determine patrons' satisfaction with food and purchasing preferences while at RFs, reasons for purchasing certain foods, and inclination for other options. Also assessed were RF operators' receptiveness to and perspectives on the feasibility of providing healthy foods. A previously developed and piloted paper-and-pencil survey was administered to a cross-section of 269 adult patrons of local RFs. Seven operators participated in a previously developed researcher-administered survey. Among patrons, 52.2% were satisfied with RF food choices, although 59.2% and 68.8% reported not purchasing any RF food or beverages from the snack bar or vending machines, respectively. Patrons who were dissatisfied and did not purchase food and beverages noted the abundance of unhealthy choices, poor food quality and variety, and expense as reasons. All operators were interested in and receptive to healthy food options at their RFs, but expressed concerns about poor sales of existing healthier options. All operators indicated the importance of knowing what patrons would purchase. The RF operators and most patrons were interested in and receptive to healthier food options at RFs. Developing, implementing, and evaluating a pilot RF healthy-food intervention are next steps.

  17. A national survey about human papillomavirus vaccination: what we didn't ask, but physicians wanted us to know.

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    Quinn, Gwendolyn P; Murphy, Devin; Malo, Teri L; Christie, Juliette; Vadaparampil, Susan T

    2012-08-01

    The current study presents findings from a qualitative examination of free text comments from a national survey of U.S. physicians on human papillomavirus vaccine recommendation beliefs and practices. Qualitative analyses of free text physician responses may offer a more complete and physician-driven description of influences on human papillomavirus vaccine recommendation. In 2009, a survey assessing physicians' knowledge, attitudes, and human papillomavirus vaccination practices was conducted among a national sample of U.S. physicians practicing Family Medicine, Pediatrics, or Obstetrics/Gynecology (response rate 67.8%). Qualitative comments were analyzed using a Grounded Theory approach. Of 1008 completed surveys, 112 participants provided comments, which were organized into three primary HPV vaccine-related themes: (a) comments about cost of the vaccine, (b) comments about institutional policies and procedures, and (c) physicians' personal views and one secondary theme related to survey methodology: the parent study's use of an upfront cash incentive. Many comments pertained to issues that were queried in the closed-end survey items; however, some comments provided insight into understudied areas (e.g., physician attitudes regarding survey methodology). Physician respondents used the free text space to reemphasize issues that were most important to them and to offer insight about aspects of the vaccine and the survey process. Copyright © 2012 North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. The Importance of Bone Mineral Density in Hip Arthroplasty: Results of a Survey Asking Orthopaedic Surgeons about Their Opinions and Attitudes Concerning Osteoporosis and Hip Arthroplasty.

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    Maier, Gerrit Steffen; Kolbow, Kristina; Lazovic, Djordje; Maus, Uwe

    2016-01-01

    Objective. In patients scheduled to undergo total joint arthroplasty of the hip, the bone quality around the joint affects the safety of prosthetic implantation. Bone strength is clinically assessed by measuring bone mineral density (BMD); therefore we asked if BMD is important to orthopaedic surgeons performing hip arthroplasty. Methods. In a 14-question survey, we asked about treatment patterns with respect to BMD, osteoporosis work-up, and treatment for patients with low BMD scheduled to undergo hip arthroplasty. Results. 72% of all asked orthopaedics reported to use cementless implants as a standard in hip arthroplasty. Over 60% reported that low BMD is a reason to reconsider operation strategies, but only 4% performed BMD measurement preoperatively. 26% would change their treatment strategy in case of a BMD (T-Score) between -1.5 and -2 and 40% in case of a T-score between -2 and -2.5, and 29% would change their intraoperative strategy if a T-score smaller than -2.5 was measured. Conclusion. The majority of orthopaedic surgeons who responded to the survey reported that they do not perform routine measurement of BMD before arthroplasty. However, most surgeons commented that low bone mineral density will influence their surgical plan and the implant design.

  19. Getting More Value from the LibQUAL+® Survey: The Merits of Qualitative Analysis and Importance-Satisfaction Matrices in Assessing Library Patron Comments

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    Detlor, Brian; Ball, Kathryn

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines the merit of conducting a qualitative analysis of LibQUAL+® survey comments as a means of leveraging quantitative LibQUAL+ results, and using importance-satisfaction matrices to present and assess qualitative findings. Comments collected from the authors' institution's LibQUAL+ survey were analyzed using a codebook based on…

  20. Patrones dietarios en adolescentes mexicanas. Una comparación de dos métodos. Encuesta Nacional de Nutrición, 1999 Dietary patterns in Mexican adolescent girls. A comparison of two methods. National Nutrition Survey, 1999

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    Ana Lilia Lozada; Mario Flores; Sonia Rodríguez; Simón Barquera

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: El estudio de patrones dietarios ha demostrado su utilidad en la investigación para entender la relación entre dieta y salud. En este trabajo se buscó identificar patrones de dieta en adolescentes mexicanas a través de dos métodos estadísticos. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Se llevó a cabo un estudio transversal con 477 mujeres de 12-19 años (Encuesta Nacional de Nutrición 1999). Se caracterizaron patrones dietarios por medio de análisis de factores y de conglomerados. RESULTADOS: Se identifi...

  1. Predictors of missing data when asking parents about their children's diet based on "Oral Health Situation of Iranian Children" Survey.

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    Shahravan, Arash; Hessari, Hossein; Baneshi, Mohammad Reza; Rad, Maryam; Haghdoost, Ali Akbar

    2015-01-01

    The predictors of missing data when parents fill out questionnaire about their children's diet are not defined. The aim of this study was to evaluate predictors which affect unresponsiveness to diet questions based on " Oral Health Situation of Iranian Children" Survey carried out in 1998. A dummy variable was created as dependent variable according to responding eight questions relating to diet. Then predictors of missing data were defined using multivariable logistic regression and classification tree method. To evaluate goodness of fit of logistic regression model, sensitivity and specificity were assessed. Classification tree analysis was done by Quest growing method. Significance level was set at 0.05 in logistic regression analysis. "Missing data" variable was marked as missing in 616 (7.2%) of questionnaires. In logistic regression model revealed that, gender, mother's education level and father's education level didn't affect "missing data" variable (P > 0.05). But, dmf index (OR = 0.94), Area of living (OR = 0.49), number of children in the family (OR = 1.19), sibling order (OR = 0.85), brushing (OR = 0.84) and visiting dentist (OR = 0.59) had statistically significant association with dependent variable (P diet.

  2. Asking about Sex in General Health Surveys: Comparing the Methods and Findings of the 2010 Health Survey for England with Those of the Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles.

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    Philip Prah

    Full Text Available Including questions about sexual health in the annual Health Survey for England (HSE provides opportunities for regular measurement of key public health indicators, augmenting Britain's decennial National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal. However, contextual and methodological differences may limit comparability of the findings. We examine the extent of these differences between HSE 2010 and Natsal-3 and investigate their impact on parameter estimates.Complex survey analyses of data from men and women in the 2010 HSE (n = 2,782 men and 3,588 women and Natsal-3 undertaken 2010-2012 (n = 4,882 men and 6,869 women aged 16-69y and resident in England, both using probability sampling, compared their characteristics, the amount of non-response to, and estimates from, sexual health questions. Both surveys used self-completion for the sexual behaviour questions but this was via computer-assisted self-interview (CASI in Natsal-3 and a pen-and-paper questionnaire in HSE 2010.The surveys achieved similar response rates, both around 60%, and demographic profiles largely consistent with the census, although HSE participants tended to be less educated, and reported worse general health, than Natsal-3 participants. Item non-response to the sexual health questions was typically higher in HSE 2010 (range: 9-18% relative to Natsal-3 (all <5%. Prevalence estimates for sexual risk behaviours and STI-related indicators were generally slightly lower in HSE 2010 than Natsal-3.While a relatively high response to sexual health questions in HSE 2010 demonstrates the feasibility of asking such questions in a general health survey, differences with Natsal-3 do exist. These are likely due to the HSE's context as a general health survey and methodological limitations such as its current use of pen-and-paper questionnaires. Methodological developments to the HSE should be considered so that its data can be interpreted in combination with those from dedicated

  3. [Adolescents ask physicians on the Internet: a one-year survey of adolescents' questions on health issues in an Internet forum].

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    Hardoff, Daniel; Friedman, Rina; Pilo, Nurit; Friedman, Fernando; Greilsammer, Daniel; Rigler, Shmuel

    2012-06-01

    During the past decade, the internet has become a major information resource in various domains of life and a communication venue among young people and adolescents who seek health information via the internet. Until now, the contents of Israeli adolescents' questions regarding health issues on internet sites have not been published. (1) A survey of the characteristics of adolescents who seek health information and their questions presented to the Ynet forum "The body during adolescence". In this forum physicians experienced in adolescent medicine respond to these questions and to comments of other forum participants. (2) Presentation of problematic issues in professionals' responses to health questions in the internet. Survey of a representative sample of contacts to the Ynet forum "The body during adolescence" during 2009 gathering information on gender and age of contacting person, parents' contacts, contacts' contents and physicians responses. A total of 412 contacts were surveyed, 210 (51%) females, aged 14-17 years--60%, 10-13 years--17% and 18-21 years 15%. Parents' questions appeared in 39 (9%) of contacts. Of all contacts, 44% related to sexuality issues and 17% related to self image and body composition. The physicians provided complete responses to 60% of the contacts, while in 40% the physician's responses included referral to clinical medical consultation. An internet health forum enables adolescents and parents to ask questions and raise doubts and anxieties regarding various health issues without the fear of being exposed and enables them to express their concerns face-to-face with a healthcare provider Sensitive issues regarding sexuality and self-image, which are not raised frequently during clinical encounters, are expressed and receive professional responses in the forum. Notwithstanding the significance of a rapid professional contribution, physicians responding to contacts in internet forums need to recognize the barrier related to professional

  4. Associations between a voluntary restaurant menu designation initiative and patron purchasing behavior.

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    Sosa, Erica T; Biediger-Friedman, Lesli; Banda, Martha

    2014-03-01

    Restaurant initiatives provide an efficient opportunity to impact large numbers of patrons. The purpose of this study is to measure patron purchasing behaviors during the ¡Por Vida! menu designation initiative. This study used a cross-sectional design and survey data to assess 23 restaurants throughout Bexar County and 152 restaurant patrons. The Patron Awareness Questionnaire assessed if patrons noticed the logo; believed nutrition, cost, and taste were important in making purchasing decisions; and purchased a ¡Por Vida! item. Descriptive statistics, Spearman correlations, and logistic regression were used to analyze the data. Most (93.4%) patrons considered taste very important when deciding what to eat. Cost was very important to 63.8% and nutrition was very important to 55.9% of the sample. The strongest predictors of purchasing a ¡Por Vida! item were the patrons' ages being between 18 and 35 years (odds ratio = 1.474; confidence interval = 0.017, 0.812; p purchasing behaviors among a segment of the population when the logo is visible.

  5. Asking Questions in Academia

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    Hansen, Annette Skovsted

    2014-01-01

    Motivation for the activity In academia the most important skill is to ask academically relevant and sound questions. This is not easy and students need to practice asking questions orally and in writing before they write research papers.......Motivation for the activity In academia the most important skill is to ask academically relevant and sound questions. This is not easy and students need to practice asking questions orally and in writing before they write research papers....

  6. Don't ask, sometimes tell. A survey of men who have sex with men sexual orientation disclosure in general practice.

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    Metcalfe, Rebecca; Laird, George; Nandwani, Rak

    2015-12-01

    Despite advances in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in recent years, some men who have sex with men remain at increased risk of ill-health. Positive interventions in primary care include psychological support and strategies for risk reduction. It is important that men who have sex with men can disclose sexual orientation in primary care. To quantify disclosure of sexual orientation by men who have sex with men attending general practice and identify barriers to disclosure we surveyed a group of Scottish men. A questionnaire was distributed by voluntary organisations and the National Health Service in the West of Scotland, to rural and urban populations. Two hundred and four gave evaluable responses, with all ages represented. A total of 199 (98%) were registered with a General Practitioner and 167 (83%) attended in the previous year. A total of 81 (40%) stated staff were aware of their sexual orientation. A total of 93/121 (75%) men who have sex with men whose GP was unaware stated this was because they had never been asked. A total of 36/81(44%) men who have sex with men rated support from practices since disclosure as 'excellent' and qualitative responses were positive. It is reassuring that almost all respondents were registered with GPs and attending primary care services. However, only 40% had disclosed sexual orientation. This was not because of fear of negative impact on care but because men who have sex with men felt it was irrelevant to their attendance. GPs appear to be reluctant to raise the issue of sexual orientation without prompting. © The Author(s) 2015.

  7. Pelagic Charter Boat Patrons (1999-2001)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This study describes several aspects of the charter fishing experience, including patrons' motivations for coming to Hawaii and going charter fishing, their related...

  8. Discusiones sobre el control patronal

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    Full Text Available El artículo evalúa las principales tesis y críticas de la teoría del control patronal a la luz del desenvolvimiento actual del capitalismo. Analiza la consistencia de ese enfoque con la teoría marxista y contrasta el aporte de Braverman con problemas de la visión neoclásica y la Teoría de la Regulación. El texto también revisa el alcance asignado al concepto de taylorismo en función de la segmentación e intelectualización actual del trabajo. Estudia en qué sentido Braverman privilegió la problemática de la resistencia al análisis del consentimiento e indaga cómo abordó la relación entre los procesos de trabajo y valorización. También se señalan aciertos, en la medición de las calificaciones por el grado de dominio en la comprensión de la tarea realizada. Pero se destaca la problemática relación de los pronósticos de descalificación absoluta con el concepto de miseria creciente. Se subrayan las implicancias políticas de esta tesis. El artículo pondera del enfoque totalizador de Braverman y su énfasis en la centralidad y no el fin del trabajo. Destaca como su mirada permite comprender el trasfondo confiscatorio de la precarización actual del empleo.

  9. What to Ask: Delirium

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    ... Join our e-newsletter! Resources What to Ask: Delirium Tools and Tips Under recognition of delirium is a major problem. It is important to ... questions you can ask your healthcare professional about delirium. What is delirium? What are its symptoms? How ...

  10. "Hack" Is Not A Dirty Word--The Tenth Anniversary of Patron Access Microcomputer Centers in Libraries.

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    Dewey, Patrick R.

    1986-01-01

    The history of patron access microcomputers in libraries is described as carrying on a tradition that information and computer power should be shared. Questions that all types of libraries need to ask in planning microcomputer centers are considered and several model centers are described. (EM)

  11. Classification of alcohol use disorders among nightclub patrons: associations between high-risk groups, sociodemographic factors and illicit drug use.

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    Santos, Raissa; Baldin, Yago; Carlini, Claudia M; Sanchez, Zila M

    2015-01-01

    Nightclubs are favorable environments for alcohol abuse and the use of other drugs among patrons. To identify patterns of alcohol use in a high-risk population and their relationship with sociodemographic factors and illicit drug use. A portal survey technique was used to recruit patrons in 31 nightclubs in the city of São Paulo, Brazil. A two stage sampling method allowed the selection of nightclubs and patrons within a nightclub. A total of 1057 patrons answered to a three stages-survey (nightclub entrance and exit face-to-face interviews and a day-after online questionnaire). Entrance survey offered information on sociodemographic data and history of drug use. The day-after survey used the Alcohol Use Disorders Identifications Test (AUDIT) that identified patterns of alcohol abuse disorders. Data were modeled using an ordered logit regression analysis, considering sample weights. Almost half of the nightclub patrons presented any alcohol use disorder (AUDIT score ≥8). Being male (OR = 1.68; 95% CI = 1.09-2.60) and single (OR = 1.71; 95% CI = 1.05-2.76) increased the chances for more severe alcohol use disorders. Having a graduate degree (OR = 0.57; 95% CI = 0.38-0.87) and age ≥35 years (OR = 0.48; 95% CI = 0.27-0.85) decreased the chances of patrons' alcohol use disorders. The prevalence rates of past-year marijuana, cocaine and inhalants use increased with the increased level of alcohol use disorders. Patrons of nightclubs show higher prevalence rates for any alcohol use disorders than the general population. Patrons could benefit from governmental brief intervention or referral to treatment for alcohol used disorders disclosed in nightclubs.

  12. Web life: Ask Nature

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    Ask Nature is a site devoted to biomimicry, an interdisciplinary field in which practitioners study how animals and plants solve problems, and then use those solutions to develop better human technologies.

  13. Secondhand Smoke Exposure Among Young Adult Sexual Minority Bar and Nightclub Patrons

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    Fallin, Amanda; Neilands, Torsten B.; Jordan, Jeffrey W.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. We compared exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) and attitudes toward smoke-free bar and nightclub policies among patrons of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) and non-LGBT bars and nightclubs. Methods. We conducted randomized time–location sampling surveys of young adults (aged 21–30 years) in 7 LGBT (n = 1113 patrons) and 12 non-LGBT (n = 1068 patrons) venues in Las Vegas, Nevada, in 2011, as part of a cross-sectional study of a social branding intervention to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle and environment in bars and nightclubs. Results. Compared with non-LGBT bars and nightclubs, patrons of LGBT venues had 38% higher adjusted odds of having been exposed to SHS in a bar or nightclub in the past 7 days but were no less likely to support smoke-free policies and intended to go out at least as frequently if a smoke-free bar and nightclub law was passed. Conclusions. The policy environment in LGBT bars and nightclubs appears favorable for the enactment of smoke-free policies, which would protect patrons from SHS and promote a smoke-free social norm. PMID:24328626

  14. Asking about Sex in General Health Surveys: Comparing the Methods and Findings of the 2010 Health Survey for England with Those of the Third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles

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    Prah, Philip; Johnson, Anne M.; Nardone, Anthony; Clifton, Soazig; Mindell, Jennifer S.; Copas, Andrew J.; Robinson, Chloe; Craig, Rachel; Woodhall, Sarah C.; Macdowall, Wendy; Fuller, Elizabeth; Erens, Bob; Sonnenberg, Pam; Wellings, Kaye; Mercer, Catherine H.

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    Objectives Including questions about sexual health in the annual Health Survey for England (HSE) provides opportunities for regular measurement of key public health indicators, augmenting Britain's decennial National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal). However, contextual and methodological differences may limit comparability of the findings. We examine the extent of these differences between HSE 2010 and Natsal-3 and investigate their impact on parameter estimates. Methods Complex survey analyses of data from men and women in the 2010 HSE (n = 2,782 men and 3,588 women) and Natsal-3 undertaken 2010–2012 (n = 4,882 men and 6,869 women) aged 16-69y and resident in England, both using probability sampling, compared their characteristics, the amount of non-response to, and estimates from, sexual health questions. Both surveys used self-completion for the sexual behaviour questions but this was via computer-assisted self-interview (CASI) in Natsal-3 and a pen-and-paper questionnaire in HSE 2010. Results The surveys achieved similar response rates, both around 60%, and demographic profiles largely consistent with the census, although HSE participants tended to be less educated, and reported worse general health, than Natsal-3 participants. Item non-response to the sexual health questions was typically higher in HSE 2010 (range: 9–18%) relative to Natsal-3 (all survey, differences with Natsal-3 do exist. These are likely due to the HSE’s context as a general health survey and methodological limitations such as its current use of pen-and-paper questionnaires. Methodological developments to the HSE should be considered so that its data can be interpreted in combination with those from dedicated sexual health surveys, thus improving our ability to monitor trends in sexual health. PMID:26252650

  15. IC: Frequently Asked Questions

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    ... ICA staff and volunteers answer questions from patients, healthcare providers, researchers and the public. Below are some of the most commonly asked ... Exercise & IC Managing Stress Sleep & IC Quitting Smoking Public Restrooms ... IC & Healthcare Toolkit Health Insurance Finding the Right Doctor Pain ...

  16. Asking the Right Questions

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    Based on fieldwork in Mali this paper discusses the role of anthropology (and the anthropologist) in a large public health research project on children's health. In the uncertainty and disquiet that comes with the battle to combat and avoid diseases in a setting where poverty and abysmal diseases......, is the ability to move beyond even the best hidden assumptions and question our own questions, thereby enabling us to ask the right questions....

  17. Panspermia asks new questions

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    Klyce, Brig

    2001-08-01

    There is a widespread sentiment that panspermia is uninteresting is because it does not answer fundamental questions about the origin of life. The strongest version of panspermia asks entirely new questions. While barriers to the acceptance of panspermia are falling and evidence supporting it is accumulating, the mere possibility of panspermia unhinges the Darwinian account of evolutionary progress. The new theory removes an issue dividing science and religion, but it requires an amendment to the big bang theory.

  18. ASK Magazine. No. 7

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    Post, Todd (Editor); Laufer, Alexander (Editor); Collins, Michelle (Editor)

    2002-01-01

    What makes a successful team? In this issue our contributors look closely at the subject and come up with several answers. Working on team chemistry is the "Activation Energy" Dr. Owen Gadeken's story is about. Scott Cameron thinks it's getting to know people one to one. Tony Maturo says it's getting the most out of your support staff. Dr. Michael Hecht finds the best people he can and build the team around their talents. Teamwork is a theme we explore often in Academy Sharing Knowledge (ASK), but never so directly as in this issue. You'll not only find formulas for building successful teams, you'll see examples of ones in action, strategies for how project managers can motivate their teams, and expert advice on how to choose who to work with and who not to work with. It seems like all the stories make one common point: everyone on a team counts. Few project managers can pull off a project alone, and when the whole team is performing to everyone's potential, the chances of pulling off a successful project goes up exponentially. If that doesn't seem like enough by itself, listen to this... Discerning fans of ASK will note the last two issues our Special Feature was "There are no Mistakes, Only Lessons." We have not abandoned this feature, but for now we want to broaden our repertoire. In this issue we add a new Special Feature, "My Metaphor," starting with Paul Espinosa's article "My Big Wall" about his rock climbing adventures on El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. If you think getting to Mars is work, read what it's like to scale a 3,000-foot rock face. This issue we're also welcoming two new members to our Review Board, Hugh Woodward and Jody Kusek. Hugh and Jody are our first reviewers from outside NASA, and we are delighted to have them on our team. Read their bios on the ASK Review Board page and see why we feel privileged to have them on our team.

  19. Training library patrons the ADDIE way

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    This book takes an informal and in-depth look at the five steps of the ADDIE model - Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation - as used in library training programmes. With hints and tips and practical advice from other trainers, the aims of the book are to (1) make the training of library patrons a simple task and (2) to show library staff that training can be rewarding and extremely satisfying. Anyone who has had to design a library training programme will know that it can be quite a daunting task without guidelines, but when it comes to the various learning theories and

  20. An Awareness of Library Patrons’ Social Styles May Play a Role in Librarians’ Satisfaction with the Reference Interview. A Review of: Sisselman, P. (2009. Exploiting the social style of patrons to improve their satisfaction with the reference interview. Library Review, 58, 123‐133.

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    were labelled analytical (p. 128. According to social style theory, analyticals “collect quite a bit of data before making decisions” and are methodical (p. 127. Patrons who were “more responsive” and “less assertive” were determined to be amiable; and expressives were those who were “more responsive” and “more assertive” (p. 128. Amiables are described as “easy‐going” and expressives as “outgoing” and “spontaneous” (p. 127.After the researcher had observed twelve reference interviews, the participating librarians received information on how to recognize and adapt to individual social styles. The information they received took the form of an article, a diagram of the four social style categories, and examples of famous people and their social styles. After the librarians received this information, the researcher then observed twelve additional reference interviews.After each reference interview, the patron and librarian completed separate surveys. The surveys were adapted from the tools used by the Wisconsin‐Ohio Reference Evaluation Program. Each survey consisted of ten questions, which gauged the patron’s and the librarian’s level of satisfaction with the reference experience. Librarians responded to questions relating to whether they were able to answer the patron’s question, their perceptions of the patron’s satisfaction, how comfortable and confident they felt during the interaction, and whether they “taught the patron something new” (p. 132. The patron survey asked about the quality of service patrons feel they received from the librarian, whether or not they found what they were looking for, and if they learned something new from the experience. A score was calculated based on the following possible responses: yes (4 points, partly (2 points and no (0 points.Main Results – Of the 24 patrons observed in the study, the majority (10 were analyticals. The next largest group was expressives (6, followed by amiables (4

  1. Mars by Way of Storytellers and Patrons

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    Polk, C.

    A business model is presented in which space-themed entertainment and educational media are harnessed to the goal of designing and financing the establishment of a self-sustaining Mars outpost. The model draws from two precedents: (i) The National Geographic Society's use of media sales to fund research and (ii) the historical role of patrons in the process of creativity. These precedents are combined in an international non-governmental organization (INGO) that is governed by the individuals who participate in the media businesses branded by the INGO - these individuals constitute a patron base of several tens of millions. Requiring only modest penetration into global media markets, expenditures of USD 5 billion per year (in 2008 dollars) can commence in 2025 and continue at an accelerating rate until the Mars outpost is established. The financing approach utilized, combined with a decision authority that is free to consider a broad range of solutions, will advance the technical state-of-the-art and result in an Earth-Mars infrastructure capable of expanding the initial Mars outpost into humanity's first second home.

  2. ASK Magazine; No. 21

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    Laufer, Alexander (Editor); Little, Terry (Editor); Davis, Marty (Editor); Simmons, Jessica (Editor); Margolies, Donald (Editor); Goshorn, Larry (Editor)

    2005-01-01

    THIS ISSUE FEATURES A VISUAL DEPICTION OF THE ACADEMY of Program and Project Leadership (APPL). I imagine a variety of initial reactions to the drawing. One might be, "What is a cartoon doing in a magazine about project management?" Or perhaps, "Wow, nice colors-and fun." Another may be to closely search the image for signs, symbols and meaning. Still another, to read a new level of innovation and creativity into the picture. Undoubtedly, some readers will raise questions about the cost. Of course, any reaction is a sign of engagement. The stronger, the more energized the emotional and cognitive processing, the better. It is a sign of attention and interaction. For I've heard it said, "You only need to worry if they don t care one way or the other." So what is the point of the picture? To stimulate interest, raise questions, promote discussion, and maybe raise a smile.. .That, at least, was my initial reaction when I was introduced to the work of Nancy Hegedus, who helps to create these drawings for Root Learning Inc. At the NASA PM Conference, I was first shown the work Nancy had been doing with the help of Goddard s Knowledge Management Architect, Dr. Ed Rogers. I was immediately drawn into the power of visualization as a tool for more effective learning, communicating, and conveying complex knowledge concepts. We need new tools in today s world, where information and data overwhelms by sheer volume. There are articles, pamphlets, communications, and white papers-all aiming to convince and influence. Reactions to these tend to be either avoidance or mind-numbing, heavy-eyed consent; the message never registers or enters the soul. That s one of the reasons that APPL s Knowledge Sharing Initiative (KSI) has turned to storytelling as a memorable way of transfer- ring knowledge, inspiring imitation of best practices, and spurring reflection. ASK Magazine s recent fourth birthday marks an important milestone in APPL s continuing quest to provide ongoing support to

  3. Online Patron Records and Privacy: Service vs. Security.

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    Fouty, Kathleen G.

    1993-01-01

    Examines issues regarding the privacy of information contained in patron databases that have resulted from online circulation systems. Topics discussed include library policies to protect information in patron records; ensuring compliance with policies; limiting the data collected; security authorizations; and creating and modifying patron…

  4. Evaluating the Reference Interview: Some Factors Influencing Patrons and Professionals.

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    Michell, Gillian; Harris, Roma M.

    1987-01-01

    This study examined differences between public library patrons and librarians in their assessments of the competence of librarians they observed in videotaped reference interviews. Interviews varied in the level of nonverbal warmth shown by the librarian toward the patron and in the level of inclusion exhibited. (6 references) (Author/MES)

  5. Aplicaciones Web - Patrones de diseño

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    Luján Mora, Sergio; Valarezo, Edgar

    2014-01-01

    Patrones de diseño web: los patrones de diseño son la base para la búsqueda de soluciones a problemas comunes en el desarrollo de software y otros ámbitos referentes al diseño de interacción o interfaces.

  6. Drug use among people who patronize beer parlours: The function ...

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    This study investigates big five personality factors and self-monitoring as predictors of drug use among people who patronize beer parlours within Ibadan metropolis. The study adopted expost facto design. Two hundred and twenty eight (228) people who patronize beer parlours were sampled using purposive sampling ...

  7. Rethinking our mobility: supporting our patrons where they live.

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    Gomes, Alexandra; Abate, Laura

    2012-01-01

    This article describes initiatives undertaken by one academic medical library to support patrons using handheld mobile devices. These initiatives included efforts to assist patrons with installation and use of mobile information resources, educate librarians regarding content and navigation of mobile apps and websites, and leverage tools to promote the library in a mobile environment.

  8. Patron-driven acquisitions history and best practices

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    About 40 percent of the books academic libraries purchase in traditional ways never circulate and another 40 percent circulate fewer than three times. By contrast, patron-driven acquisition allows a library to borrow or buy books only when a patron needs them. In a typical workflow, the library imports bibliographic records into its catalogue at no cost. When a patron finds a patron-driven record in the course of research, a short-term loan can allow him to borrow the book, and the transaction charge to the library will be a small percentage of the list price. Typically, a library will automatically buy a book on a third or fourth use. The contributions in this volume, written by experts, describe the genesis and brief history of patron-driven acquisitions, its current status, and its promise.

  9. Saint Blase, patron saint of otorhinolaryngology.

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    Til-Pérez, G; Tomás-Barberán, M; Magri-Ruiz, C

    2001-04-01

    Otorhinolaryngology is one of the few medical specialities which has a patron saint, Saint Blase (born 317-AD). He was a Doctor and Bishop in Sebaste, Armenia, and he suffered martyrdom under the rule of the Roman Emperor Licinio (Iliria 250 AD - Tsalonica 325 AD). He was acknowledged as having the ability to protect people against throat infections, after curing a child who had choked on a fishbone. The feast of Saint Blase is on February 3rd, and it is celebrated all over the Western world. There are many other Saints related to our speciality, who protect people against ear, nose and throat disorders. We have reviewed the world literature on this subject.

  10. Blood alcohol concentrations among bar patrons: A multi-level study of drinking behavior

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    Clapp, John D.; Reed, Mark B.; Min, Jong W.; Shillington, Audrey M.; Croff, Julie M.; Holmes, Megan R.; Trim, Ryan S.

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents data from a study that collected observational data, survey data, and breath samples to estimate blood alcohol concentrations (BrAC) from patrons attending 30 bars. The study examines: 1) drinking behavior and settings prior to going to a bar; 2) characteristics of the bar where respondents are drinking; 3) person and environmental predictors of BrAC change (entrance to exit). Purposive sampling of bars that cater to young adults gave a sample of 30 bars. Patrons were randomly selected from bars (n=839). Approximately half of the sample was female (48.7%). Nearly three-quarters of participants reported drinking before attending the bar. Serving practices of the bars were observed; majority of bars served excessive amounts of alcohol in short periods of time. On average, those who drank before attending the bar had BrACs at approximately half the legal limit. Implications for responsible beverage service coupled with law enforcement strategies are discussed. PMID:19250775

  11. The image of health sciences librarians: how we see ourselves and how patrons see us.

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    Blackwelder, M B

    1996-07-01

    A survey was conducted to solicit data related to health professionals image of librarians. Physicians, residents, nurses, medical students, dentists, pharmacists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists were questioned about their experiences with and opinions of librarians, particularly the skills and characteristics needed by helpful, successful librarians. Health sciences librarians were also questioned about their own professional image and their perceptions of their patrons' impression of librarians. Librarians and health professionals alike ranked good communication as the most important skill for librarians. Computer or technological skills were ranked fourth by librarians but second by health professionals. Although librarians tended to describe themselves in slightly more positive terms than did their patrons, health professionals viewed librarians as approachable, responsive, supportive, and open to change. Health professionals also reported that they received accurate, reliable, and timely information from librarians and that this information was valuable.

  12. Patron-driven acquisitions current successes and future directions

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    2014-01-01

    For over a decade, some academic libraries have been purchasing, rather than borrowing, recently published books requested by their patrons through interlibrary loan. These books had one circulation guaranteed and so appealed to librarians who were concerned about the large percentage of books selected and purchased by librarians but never checked out by their patrons. Early assessments of the projects indicated that patrons selected quality books that in many cases were cross disciplinary and covered emerging areas of scholarly interest. However, now we have a significant database of the ILL

  13. Prevalence of Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) to Vape Recreational Drugs by Club Patrons in South London.

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    Thurtle, Natalie; Abouchedid, Rachelle; Archer, John R H; Ho, James; Yamamoto, Takahiro; Dargan, Paul I; Wood, David M

    2017-03-01

    Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS, often called e-cigarettes) are nicotine delivery devices that heat nicotine into vapour that is inhaled, a process called 'vaping'. Use eclipsed nicotine-replacement therapy (NRT) in 2014 but ENDS role in smoking cessation remains controversial. Safety has not been proven and there have been reports to US poison centres regarding potential ENDS-related nicotine toxicity. A further concern is use of ENDS to vape recreational drugs, but there is limited data to substantiate this. The aim of this study was to report on ENDS use to vape recreational drugs in patrons of a South London nightclub where high prevalence of recreational drug use has previously been shown. A convenience sample of 101 participants was surveyed in March 2015 as part of a larger survey on drug use. Individuals were asked if they used ENDS to vape nicotine and/or other substances (and if so which substances). Ninety (89.1 %) of respondents were male with median age of 28 years (IQR 23-34). Eighty (79.2 %) currently smoked cigarettes; 20 (19.8 %) currently used ENDS for nicotine. Six (5.9 %) reported using ENDS to take other substances: 2 for 'liquid cannabis' and 4 did not elaborate on the substance(s) used. Of these 6, 3 were using ENDS to vape nicotine and 3 had never used them for nicotine. 5.9 % of individuals in this sample reported using ENDS to vape substances other than nicotine. Further work is required in larger populations to determine how common this is, evaluate which agents are being vaped and to inform appropriate public education.

  14. Asking Research Questions: Theoretical Presuppositions

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    Tenenberg, Josh

    2014-01-01

    Asking significant research questions is a crucial aspect of building a research foundation in computer science (CS) education. In this article, I argue that the questions that we ask are shaped by internalized theoretical presuppositions about how the social and behavioral worlds operate. And although such presuppositions are essential in making…

  15. Patrones de movimiento en espermatozoides de alpaca : observaciones ex situ

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    Pacheco C., Joel; Villalta R., P; Barriga R., D

    2011-01-01

    La hiperactivacion espermatica es un paso de la capacitacion de los espermatozoides, consistente en un cambio en el patron de movimiento, destacando la variacion del angulo de la cabeza, la longitud...

  16. Padrões de violência domiciliar associada ao uso de álcool no Brasil Patrones de violencia domiciliar asociada al uso de alcohol en Brasil Alcohol-related domestic violence: a household survey in Brazil

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    realizado un levantamiento domiciliar que incluyó las 108 ciudades brasileras con más de 200 mil habitantes en 2005. El muestreo fue por conglomerados, estratificado, probabilístico y autoponderado, obtenido en tres fases de selección: sectores censitarios, domicilios y respondentes (población entre 12-65 años de edad. El instrumento utilizado para obtención de los datos fue el Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, con preguntas sobre datos sociodemográficos y uso de drogas psicotrópicas. RESULTADOS: Fueron investigados 7.939 domicilios. En 33,5% fue relatado histórico de violencia domiciliar, siendo 17,1% con agresores alcoholizados. Los tipos de violencia en asociación con uso de alcohol más frecuentes fueron: discusiones direccionadas a personas del domicilio (81,8%, escándalos no direccionados a alguien específico (70,9%, amenaza de agresión física (39,5% y de ruptura de objetos (38,7%, agresiones físicas (27,8%, con armas (5,5% y abuso sexual (3,2%. Más de la mitad de los agresores era morador del domicilio, 88,8% de ellos del sexo masculino. La mayoría de las víctimas era del sexo femenino (63,9%; 33,9% eran esposas y 18,2% hijos. Con relación a las reincidencias, 14,1% de los casos perduraron por período entre uno a cinco años y en 14,3% ultrapasaron una década. La mayor parte de las víctimas (86% y de los agresores (77,9% no procuró ayuda en servicio de salud y/o policía. CONCLUSIONES: Además de la alta proporción de domicilios brasileros con histórico de violencia con agresores alcoholizados, las agresiones presentaron varias especificidades. La baja búsqueda de ayuda en servicios de salud/policía indica la importancia de la detección activa de casos de violencia domiciliar.OBJECTIVE: To describe situations of domestic violence committed by perpetrators under the influence of alcohol in the largest Brazilian cities. METHODS: A household survey was carried out in the 108 Brazilian cities with more than 200

  17. LGBT Caregiving: Frequently Asked Questions

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  18. Effect of an antismoking advertisement on cinema patrons' perception of smoking and intention to smoke: a quasi-experimental study.

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    Hanewinkel, Reiner; Isensee, Barbara; Sargent, James D; Morgenstern, Matthis

    2010-07-01

    To assess the effect of an antismoking advertisement under real-world conditions. Design Quasi-experimental study. Multiplex cinema in Kiel, Germany; 4073 patrons were surveyed after having viewed a movie. Some 4005 patrons were > or = 10 years old (28.7% between 10 and 17 years). A total of 654 subjects (16.3%) were smokers. In the intervention condition (weeks 1 and 3), a 30-second antismoking advertisement-accentuating long-term health consequences of smoking and promoting cessation-was shown prior to all movies; in the control condition (weeks 2 and 4) no such spot was shown. (i) Awareness of smoking in the movie, (ii) approval of smoking in the movie, (iii) attitude towards smoking, (iv) intention to smoke in the future and (v) desire to smoke among smokers. Findings Patrons who were exposed to the antismoking advertisement were more likely to be female, but did not differ with respect to smoking status. After controlling for gender differences, patrons exposed to the antismoking advertisement had (i) higher awareness of smoking in the movies, (ii) lower levels of approval of smoking in the movies, and (iii) a more negative attitude towards smoking in general compared with those not exposed. Among smokers, smoking in the movies increased urge to smoke, but there was no interaction between smoking in the movies and experimental condition. Study results suggest that placing an antismoking advertisement before movies can affect attitudes towards smoking, bolstering evidence in support of such policies.

  19. Characteristics Associated with Smoking Among Patrons of Three Philadelphia Parks.

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    McIntire, Russell K; Singer, David; DiVito, Brittany; Basile, Vincent; DiCarlo, Melissa; German, Eileen; Payton, Colleen

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    To create healthy public spaces, Philadelphia prohibits smoking in city-owned and operated parks. Identifying the prevalence and characteristics of smoking in Philadelphia Parks would be useful for monitoring purposes; yet no studies have collected this data. This study identified the prevalence and characteristics of smoking among adult patrons entering three Philadelphia Parks (Washington Square Park, Independence Square Park, and Louis Kahn Park). During May and June 2016, we observed patrons entering the parks on Thursday afternoons. We used handheld electronic devices to categorize patrons by smoking status, age, gender, and tobacco product. We used logistic regression to assess the association of these variables with smoking. We observed 4822 people, of which 10.6% were children. Smoking was noted among 2.6% of adults in Washington Square Park, 2.6% of adults in Independence Square Park, and 7.7% of adults in Louis Kahn Park. Patronizing Louis Kahn Park was associated with greater likelihood of smoking (OR 3.11, CI 1.77-5.46) compared to Washington Square. Males were more likely than females to smoke (OR 1.45, CI 1.01-2.09). Higher likelihood of smoking among males concurs with previous studies. Higher prevalence in Louis Kahn Park may be due to differences in park patron demographics compared to other parks. Results could be used as a baseline for periodic monitoring of smoking in parks in order to inform implementation of the smoke-free park policy in Philadelphia.

  20. Female Public Library Patrons Value the Library for Services, Programs, and Technology. A Review of: Fidishun, Dolores. “Women and the Public Library: Using Technology, Using the Library.” Library Trends 56.2 (2007: 328-43.

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    Full Text Available Objective – This study attempts to give insight into why and how women use the public library and information technology, and how they learned to use the technology.Design – Qualitative survey.Setting – The research took place at the Chester County Library in Exton, Pennsylvania, USA.Subjects – One hundred and eighty-four female library patrons 18 years and older.Methods – An anonymous qualitative survey was handed out to all patrons at the ChesterCounty Library 18 years of age and older who came into the library on four separate days and times. Times were chosen to obtain a good representation of library patrons, and included daytime, evening, and weekend hours. The survey consisted of questions about library use, information sought, information seeking behaviour, technology used, and how the respondents learned to use the technology. The surveys were collated and spreadsheets were created that reported answers to yes/no and other data questions. Word documents facilitated the listing of more qualitative answers. The data were analyzed using a thematic content analysis to find themes and patterns that emerged to create grounded theory. In thematic content analysis, “the coding scheme is based on categories designed to capture the dominant themes in a text (Franzosi 184. There is no universal coding scheme, and this method requires extensive pre-testing of the scheme (Franzosi 184. Grounded theory “uses a prescribed set of procedures for analyzing data and constructing a theoretical model” from the data (Leedy and Ormrod 154.Main Results – The survey asked questions about library use, reasons for library use, using technology, finding information, and learning to use online resources. A total of 465 surveys were distributed and 329 were returned. From the surveys returned, 184 were from female patrons, 127 from male patrons, and 18 did not report gender. The data for this article are primarily taken from the 184 female

  1. Carbon monoxide levels among patrons of hookah cafes.

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    Barnett, Tracey E; Curbow, Barbara A; Soule, Eric K; Tomar, Scott L; Thombs, Dennis L

    2011-03-01

    Individuals who use a hookah (water pipe) as a method of tobacco smoking are exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide (CO). Assessing hookah use in one of the venues of its use (hookah bars) will aid the understanding of the toxins and exposure for the user. In Florida, smoking is prohibited in public places under the Florida Clean Indoor Act but permitted in establishments that have less than 10% gross revenue from food. To assess the CO level of hookah cafe patrons, using traditional bar patrons as a comparison. After IRB approval, a nighttime field study of patrons (aged >18 years) exiting hookah cafes and traditional bars in 2009 was conducted, using sidewalk locations immediately outside these establishments in a campus community. As hookah cafes and bars are typically entered and exited in groups, every other group of people exiting the establishment was approached. For comparison purposes, the sample collected was similar in number, 173 hookah cafe and 198 traditional bar participants. Results from analysis conducted in 2010 indicate that patrons of hookah cafes had significantly higher CO levels (mean=30.8 parts per million [ppm]) compared to patrons of traditional bars (mean=8.9 ppm). Respondents who indicate no cigarette use in the past month but had visited a hookah cafe still demonstrated significantly higher CO values (mean=28.5 ppm) compared to those exiting traditional bars (mean=8.0 ppm). Current cigarette smokers also produced significantly more CO if exiting a hookah cafe (mean=34.7 ppm) compared to a traditional bar (mean=13.3 ppm). CO levels are higher for patrons of hookah cafes, for both current and non-cigarette smokers. Although users report that they perceive hookah to be less harmful than cigarettes, the greater CO exposure for hookah users that was observed in this study is not consistent with that perception. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  2. Patron-Driven Acquisition (PDA - ein Modell mit Zukunft?

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    Full Text Available Gestützt auf eine dreijährige Erfahrung mit der nutzergesteuerten Erwerbung an der UB Erlangen-Nürnberg beleuchtet der Beitrag die verschiedenen Rollen der an dieser Erwerbungsform beteiligten Akteure. Vor dem Hintergrund geänderter Geschäftsmodelle werden die zukünftigen Perspektiven der nutzergesteuerten Erwerbung in Deutschland kritisch hinterfragt. Based on a three years experience with Patron-Driven Acquisition at University library Erlangen-Nuremberg the article discusses the roles of the protagonists at this acquisition form. Regarding to modified business models the perspectives of Patron-Driven Acquision in Germany seems to be unconfident.

  3. Patron perception and utilization of an embedded librarian program

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    Full Text Available Objective: The study measured the perceived value of an academic library’s embedded librarian service model. Setting: The study took place at the health sciences campuses of a research institution. Methods: A web-based survey was distributed that asked respondents a series of questions about their utilization of and satisfaction with embedded librarians and services. Results: Over 58% of respondents reported being aware of their embedded librarians, and 95% of these were satisfied with provided services. Conclusions: The overall satisfaction with services was encouraging, but awareness of the embedded program was low, suggesting an overall need for marketing of services.

  4. The Majority of Library Clients Still Use Person-to-Person Interaction When Asking Reference Questions. A review of: De Groote, Sandra L. “Questions Asked at the Virtual and Physical Health Sciences Reference Desk: How Do They Compare and What Do They Tell Us?” Medical Reference Services Quarterly 24.2 (Summer 2005: 11-23.

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    Full Text Available Objective - To identify similarities and difference in the questions asked at the virtual and physical refernece desks of a helath scienmces library, in order to better undertand user needs and highlight areas for service improvement. Also to retrospectively analyze reference statistics collected over the previous six years. Design - Use study; retrospective study of reference statistics for the period July 1997 to June 2003; literature review. Setting - Large academic helath sciences library in the United States. Subjects - All questions asked at the reference and information desks, plus questions submitted to the University-wide virtual reference service and answered by a health sciences librarian, over a period of one month. The questions were asked by faculty, staff, students and members of the public. Methods - A literature review was carried out to examine the types of information/reference questions typically asked in health sciences libraries both before and after the mass introduction of remote end-user searching of online resources and the establishment of virtual reference services. Next, the reference statistics collected at the University of Illinois at Chicage (UIC Library of the Health Sciences between July 1997 and June 2003 were examined. For most of this period a digital reference service was offered using a listserv address to which patrons would submit email queries. Beginning in March 2003, a formal virtual reference service (chat and email was provided using commercial software. Finally, data was gathered on questions answered by a health sciences librarians, and clients who asked the question, at either the physical or cirtual reference desk, during the month of November 2003 at the UIC Library of the Health Sciences. Library staff completed an online survey form for each question, and if a client asked more than one question, each question was coded individually. Data included: status of client using the service (faculty

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  7. Strategic Responses to Demographic Changes: Students, Faculty, and Patrons.

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    Demographic changes affecting college students, faculty, and patrons and responses to the changes are considered. For each of the three groups, attention is directed to factors influencing change within and outside the campus, options available to the campus, and strategies for responding to the demographic changes. To recruit new full-time…

  8. RSS Made Easy with Engaged Patrons and Yahoo! Pipes

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    2010-01-01

    Jasper County Public Library in Indiana had started using EngagedPatrons.org (EP) in 2007. EP is a low-cost technology solution providing online events calendars, RSS feeds, database support, and other web services to connect libraries to their users. It was created in 2006 by Glenn Peterson, who also designs the feature-rich websites for…

  9. Factors Influencing Virtual Patron Satisfaction with Online Library Resources and Services

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    Full Text Available College students are accessing virtual libraries whether they are on campus or learning from a distance. Academic institutions serving virtual patrons must remain focused on meeting the needs of those library users by continually examining their preferences, their searching behavior, and the information they seek. The purpose of this research was to determine if virtual patrons are satisfied with the resources and services being provided by a university’s online library. Following a web-based survey, demographic characteristics of students were analyzed to determine if any influenced students’ satisfaction. Using analysis of variance, correlation, and descriptive statistics, several demographic factors were found to influence student satisfaction with the library’s online resources: age, gender, achieved educational level, student status, and computer experience. One factor, computer experience, was found to influence student satisfaction with the library’s online services. Overall, students reported satisfaction with the university’s online library resources and services. Comments submitted to open-ended questions regarding areas for improvement to the online library provide library administrators with avenues for development to increase awareness of library services, focus improvement in navigation, and enhance student satisfaction.

  10. (Reexamining the attitudes of comic book store patrons in the digital era

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    Full Text Available As digital comic book consumption continues to rise in popularity, the comic book community appears conflicted over the effects that digital scans have on the meaning of collecting and reading comic books. Historically, comic ownership served as the locus of comic fan social capital; will digital scans hold the same cultural capital as printed books? And does postpurchased digital scan dissemination primarily hurt copyright holders through lost sales, or does it help through social promotion? Building on an analysis of fan attitudes toward digital comic book texts, we seek to account for the limitations of locality by surveying the attitudes of comic book store patrons concerning their attitudes toward physical and digital comic book texts.

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  14. Epilepsy - what to ask your doctor - child

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  19. Patrones de diseño y milticulturalidad

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    La multiculturalidad se ha convertido en un reto para los diseñadores web ya que la interacción de culturas diversas busca que los diseños web posean ícono, símbolos, colores y características sistemáticas que puedan ser reconocidos y utilizados por diversas culturas desde un contexto visual; por ello, se considera imprescindible la utilización de patrones de diseño para desarrollar aplicaciones web pero que concentren en su solución atributos multiculturales para la diversidad de usuarios se...

  20. Gestor avanzado de requisitos y patrones de atributos de requisitos

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    El proyecto de fin de carrera denominado “Gestor Avanzado de Requisitos y Patrones de Atributos de Requisitos” se desarrolla dentro del grupo de investigación Knowledge Reuse Group del departamento de Ingeniería Informática de la Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Para la realización de este proyecto, en el proceso de análisis y diseño, se han empleado principios básicos de modelado de la orientación a objetos empleando UML (Unified Modeling Language: Lenguaje de Modelado Unificado). Para la f...

  1. Patrones de consumo de alcohol en la adolescencia

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    Este estudio analiza los patrones de consumo de alcohol y el papel de la influencia social y la percepción de peligrosidad de esta sustancia en dicho consumo en una muestra de 1.624 estudiantes de Secundaria de Girona con edades comprendidas entre los 12 y los 18 años (49,4% chicos). Los resultados muestran que un 20,9% de los adolescentes se consideran consumidores habituales de alcohol, y que el consumo se incrementa con la edad, independientemente del género. Un porcentaje elevado de co...

  2. The patron-driven library a practical guide for managing collections and services in the digital age

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    Libraries in the USA and globally are undergoing quiet revolution. Libraries are moving away from a philosophy that is collection-centered to one focused on service. Technology is key to that change. The Patron Driven Library explores the way technology has moved the focus from library collections to services, placing the reader at the center of library activities. The book reveals the way library users are changing, and how social networking, web delivery of information, and the uncertain landscape of e-print has energized librarians to adopt technology to meet a different model of the library while preserving core values. Following an introduction, the first part begins with the historical milieu, and moves on to current challenges for financing and acquiring materials, and an exploration of why the millennial generation is transformational. The second part examines how changes in library practice can create a culture for imagining library services in an age of information overflow. The final chapter asks: ...

  3. Concepcion del Maltrato Infantil y los Patrones de Crianza

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    Full Text Available Existen situaciones y comportamientos de la persona, familia y colectivos, que por diferentes circunstancias pueden propiciar la Violencia Intrafamiliar conllevando al Maltrato Infantil. El que se presenten estos factores predispone a la aparicion del maltrato, pero esto no significa que necesariamente el resultado de tales comportamientos desemboque en violencia contra los miembros del nucleo familiar, pero si es seguro que esas personas son mas vulnerables al problema. Cuando la persona traduce el castigo fisico como practica educativa, la primera consecuencia es la asociacion del amor con la violencia. El niflo aprende que aquel que mas le ama es tambien aquel que le pega y que tiene derecho a hacerlo, paradojica negativa para el futuro de ese niflo/a que lleva una vision generalizada para sus proximas relaciones como la de esposo/a, o padres, o hijo/a. Para evitar llegar a lo anterior se deben usar las costumbres beneficas que se transmiten de generaci6n en generaci6n como parte del patron cultural, que tienen que ver como los padres, crian, cuidan y educan a sus hijos, dependen de lo aprendido, de lo vivido y la influencia cultural que se ejerce en cads una de las generaciones, llamadas pautas o Patrones de Crianza, que en conjunto se convierten en una garantia para los mas vulnerables: los niflos/as.

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  5. Librarian Self-Disclosure and Patron Satisfaction in the Reference Interview.

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    Results of study conducted in academic library to determine whether self-disclosure by librarians would promote patron satisfaction with the reference interview and willingness to return for aid indicate that patrons felt more satisfied with self-disclosure, but it had no effect on their perception of being understood. Thirteen references are…

  6. Library Catalog Log Analysis in E-Book Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA): A Case Study

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    Urbano, Cristóbal; Zhang, Yin; Downey, Kay; Klingler, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Patron-Driven Acquisitions (PDA) is a new model used for e-book acquisition by academic libraries. A key component of this model is to make records of ebooks available in a library catalog and let actual patron usage decide whether or not an item is purchased. However, there has been a lack of research examining the role of the library catalog as…

  7. Primed for Patron-Driven Acquisition: A Look at the Big Picture

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    Dahl, Candice

    2012-01-01

    The development of patron-driven acquisition (PDA) as a viable collections practice is encouraging many academic libraries to be proactive about sharing significant collection development responsibilities with their patrons. The adoption of PDA represents a challenge to some long-held understandings about libraries and collections, however, and…

  8. An Exploratory Research on Deviant Behaviors of Problem Patrons in Taiwan’s Public Library

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    Full Text Available Patrons of public libraries are more diverse and complex than those of other types of libraries, implying potentially more unexpected and difficult situations. Negative emotions such as frustration and anxiety are generated among librarians when they must handle problem patrons, an effort that may influence the work efficiency of librarians and their physical and mental health. This study conducted a semi-structured in-depth interview, using public service librarians in Taiwan as subjects, to explore the categories of problem patrons and their behavioral characteristics. According to the results, the behavioral characteristics of problem patrons can be divided into 6 categories: interfering with others, violating library regulations, influencing library works, improperly using resources and facilities, breaking laws, and exhibiting a psychological disorder as well as violating social norms. On the basis of the research results, this study offers suggestions for future reference when public libraries must handle problem patrons.

  9. Diarrhea - what to ask your doctor - child

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  11. A Survey of Graphic Novel Collection and Use in American Public Libraries

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    Full Text Available Objective – The objective of this study was to survey American public libraries about their collection and use of graphic novels and compare their use to similar data collected about video games. Methods – Public libraries were identified and contacted electronically for participation through an open US government database of public library systems. The libraries contacted were asked to participate voluntarily. Results – The results indicated that both graphic novels and video games have become a common part of library collections, and both media can have high levels of impact on circulation. Results indicated that while almost all libraries surveyed had some graphic novels in their collections, those serving larger populations were much more likely to use graphic novels in patron outreach. Similarly, video game collection was also more commonly found in libraries serving larger populations. Results also showed that young readers were the primary users of graphic novels. Conclusion – Responses provided a clear indicator that graphic novels are a near-ubiquitous part of public libraries today. The results on readership bolster the concept of graphic novels as a gateway to adult literacy. The results also highlight differences between larger and smaller libraries in terms of resource allocations towards new media. The patron demographics associated with comics show that library cooperation could be a potential marketing tool for comic book companies.

  12. [Patron saints and Christian perception of health and illness].

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    2012-01-01

    As a religion based on the teaching of Jesus Christ, from the outset Christianity has developed a completely different attitude toward health and illness than the Old Testament. Health and illness are now viewed through the eyes of Jesus Christ the redeemer, who accepted each and every man. The history of Christianity has had its episodes of masochistic attitude toward illness, but today it clearly underscores the need to fight it with any means available, but it also teaches to accept what can not be changed. Saints are often patrons against diseases they had to endure. However, this is not their main role. To this day many seem to miss the main point their heritage, but see them as miracle healers. This misperception of miracle needs revising as well as the simplistic interpretation of the healing powers of relics (viewed as a demiurge of sort) and of the private vows and votive offerings.

  13. Saint Trophymus of Arles, the patron of sufferers from podagra

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    Full Text Available Among the large number of saints patronizing the sufferers from gout, St. Trophymus of Arles, that lived in the first times of Christianity, is a very interesting figure, by enjoying a particular devotion in Rome during the XVII/XVIII centuries. Such a veneration, as widely described by Anton Maria Bonucci in the agiographic essay “Istoria di S. Trofimo, Arcivescovo di Arles, Primate in Francia, e Avvocato de’ Podagrosi” (1711, was promoted by the Roman Congregation of the Five Wounds of Jesus Christ and practised at the San Filippo Neri’s Church in via Giulia. In the present study, besides some biographical notes, it has been told how the cult of gouty subjects to St. Trophymus has been founded in Rome and displayed in a solemn fashion.

  14. [Neurohagiography. Lamberto Caesaraugustanus, the cephalophoric: holy patron of Spanish neurology?].

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    Until now Neurology has lacked a patron saint who, taking the most advantage of the rich cultural tradition inherited from our past and independently of the religious ideology of each one, can be helpful approach in the neurologist figure to different people. An Ad Hoc Committee from the Neurology History Study Group of the SEN has researched the medical hagiography with any kind of neurological relationship (neurohagiography), in order to make a hagiography study of every saint related to our speciality, with the added luck of proposing a patron for Neurology with hispanic origin. In this pioneer study of historiographic research different documents related with the medical hagiography have been studied, especially the Index ac Status Causarum, and information coming from different national ecclesiastic archives. A total of 342 saints share the patronage of 137 diseases, of which a 27,7% are related in some way to Neurology. Headache constitutes the prime cause of the invocations, with 20 saints. Another 11 saints plead for epilepsy; to these we also must add another six for so called possessed patients. Therefore, two of the three main causes of invocation (headache, fever and epilepsy) come up to chronic processes. Of all the saints with a hispanic origin candidates to the patronage of the neurologists San Lamberto Caesaraugustanus stands out, who died in the year 303 during Diocletian persecution. Belonging to the selected standing of "cephalophoric martyrs" (those beheahed who carry their own head in their hands), he was able to walk an important distance (about six kilometres) with his head split from the body, a fact only understood as a suprahuman phenomenon thanks to which he has becomes the brain transplant pioneer.

  15. A Survey of the Usability of Digital Reference Services on Academic Health Science Library Web Sites

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    2006-01-01

    Reference interactions with patrons in a digital library environment using digital reference services (DRS) has become widespread. However, such services in many libraries appear to be underutilized. A study surveying the ease and convenience of such services for patrons in over 100 academic health science library Web sites suggests that…

  16. ASK1 and ASK2 differentially regulate the counteracting roles of apoptosis and inflammation in tumorigenesis.

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    Iriyama, Takayuki; Takeda, Kohsuke; Nakamura, Hiromi; Morimoto, Yoshifumi; Kuroiwa, Takumi; Mizukami, Junya; Umeda, Tsuyoshi; Noguchi, Takuya; Naguro, Isao; Nishitoh, Hideki; Saegusa, Kaoru; Tobiume, Kei; Homma, Toshiki; Shimada, Yutaka; Tsuda, Hitoshi; Aiko, Satoshi; Imoto, Issei; Inazawa, Johji; Chida, Kazuhiro; Kamei, Yoshimasa; Kozuma, Shiro; Taketani, Yuji; Matsuzawa, Atsushi; Ichijo, Hidenori

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    Apoptosis and inflammation generally exert opposite effects on tumorigenesis: apoptosis serves as a barrier to tumour initiation, whereas inflammation promotes tumorigenesis. Although both events are induced by various common stressors, relatively little is known about the stress-induced signalling pathways regulating these events in tumorigenesis. Here, we show that stress-activated MAP3Ks, ASK1 and ASK2, which are involved in cellular responses to various stressors such as reactive oxygen species, differentially regulate the initiation and promotion of tumorigenesis. ASK2 in cooperation with ASK1 functioned as a tumour suppressor by exerting proapoptotic activity in epithelial cells, which was consistent with the reduction in ASK2 expression in human cancer cells and tissues. In contrast, ASK1-dependent cytokine production in inflammatory cells promoted tumorigenesis. Our findings suggest that ASK1 and ASK2 are critically involved in tumorigenesis by differentially regulating apoptosis and inflammation.

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  2. Improving Chinese Junior High School Students' Ability to Ask Critical Questions

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    Huang, Xiao; Lederman, Norman G.; Cai, Chaojing

    2017-01-01

    The present study explores ways to enhance students' question-asking ability (i.e., the ability to ask critical questions), which is the premise of scientific inquiry and a precondition for effective science teaching. A survey of junior high school students in Zhejiang province in China showed that students' questioning behavior was not well…

  3. [Epilepsy, eponyms and patron saints (history of Western civilization)].

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    Janković, S M; Sokić, D V; Lević, Z M; Susić, V; Stojsavljević, N; Drulović, J

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    From a historic point of view, epilepsy and its eponyms were in an ontogenetic symbiosis throughout their history. Epilepsy is a disease with a history of eponyms presenting the frame of mind of both streetwise as well as skilled "authors" about its origin and nature. From ancient times the names for epilepsy, archetypal Hippocratic disease, just as rich in number as varied in their implication, reflected the local folkways of thinking. In this article we briefly presented more than 50 eponyms and patrons of epilepsy. As the source of information we used both the apocryphal, canonical and hagiographic as well as heretic literature, legends and iconography from the Middle Ages of domestic and foreign origin. Pre- and post-Hippocratic era, apart from stemming from the oldest written medical sources, point to the position that the disease had organic origin located in the brain. The period of Rome adopted the attitudes set by Galen which remained en vogue throughout the emerging Middle Ages and Renaissance. These eras generated new eponyms which reflected a downfall in the manor, stating that the disease is the consequence of supernatural forces. In the "Age of darkness" eponyms for epilepsy reflected more the relation of men to the Nature than to the disease or a sick man; this is evidenced through the generation of number of patrons for the disease. The most famous patron of patients with epilepsy was St. Valentine (after conversion from pagandom he died in Rome as a martyr, c. 270). He was allotted a patronage either due to the phonic resemblance of his name with the (past participle of the) verb "fallen"-as Martin Luther claimed, or due to a cure of epilepsy of the son of a Roman rhetor who built for him a chapel in which he continued to cure the sick. The emergence of a flamboyant personality of Paracelsus on the historic scene of the XVI century represents a less successful attempt to revoke the way of thinking set by the old Greek doctors; however, it brought

  4. Diversidad, patrones de uso y conservacion de palmas en bosques pluviales del Choco, Colombia

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    Valois-Cuesta, Hamleth; Martinez-Ruiz, Carolina; Yudelmis Renteria Cuesta, Yucith; Panesso Hinestroza, Sol Maria

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    .... En el presente trabajo se estudio la riqueza, diversidad, composicion y patrones de uso de la familia Arecaceae en tres localidades de la cuenca media del rio Atrato en el Choco, Colombia, con el fin...

  5. Henry E. Hale. Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective

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    Henry E. Hale. Patronal Politics: Eurasian Regime Dynamics in Comparative Perspective. Problems of International Politics. Eds. Keith Darden and Ian Shapiro. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015. xviii, 542 pp. References. Index. US$39.99, paper.

  6. The Arizona Universities Library Consortium patron-driven e-book model

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    Full Text Available Building on Arizona State University's patron-driven acquisitions (PDA initiative in 2009, the Arizona Universities Library Consortium, in partnership with the Ingram Content Group, created a cooperative patron-driven model to acquire electronic books (e-books. The model provides the opportunity for faculty and students at the universities governed by the Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR to access a core of e-books made accessible through resource discovery services and online catalogs. These books are available for significantly less than a single ABOR university would expend for the same materials. The patron-driven model described is one of many evolving models in digital scholarship, and, although the Arizona Universities Library Consortium reports a successful experience, patron-driven models pose questions to stakeholders in the academic publishing industry.

  7. Determinacion de los niveles de colesterol LDL en una especie con patron HDL

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    Henry Osorio, Jose

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    ... ("Lipoproteinas de alta densidad"). El presente estudio tuvo por objetivo comparar el metodo de precipitacion y el metodo de Friedewald para la determinacion del colesterol LDL en una especie con patron HDL...

  8. Patrones de Objetos de Aprendizaje para la Programación

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    Este artículo describe objetos de aprendizaje que fueron diseñados para ayudar a los nuevos programadores de ordenadores y cómo se extrajeron patrones de esos objetos de aprendizaje. Esto resulta en un pequeño catálogo de patrones de objetos de aprendizaje que tiene potencial para reusarse en la construcción de nuevos objetos de aprendizaje.

  9. Movimientos migratorios y curso de vida: causas y patrones especiales

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    Puga González, Dolores

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    Full Text Available This is a longitudinal analysis of the mobility causes and patterns of the Spanish generations bom before 1936. Almost half of the residential changes didn't go beyond the province border, generally bound to family reasons (marriage. In the first years of life, the individuals move engaged in the mobility of their parents. In the teen-ages social (studies and other and economic (first employment, etc. reasons add to them. Around the 25 years old the economic and family reasons highlight.

    Estudio de las causas y patrones de la movilidad de las generaciones españolas nacidas antes de 1936, aplicando un análisis longitudinal. Casi la mitad de los cambios residenciales no traspasaron la frontera provincial, generalmente ligados a motivos familiares (matrimonio. En los primeros años de vida, los individuos se mueven «arrastrados» por la movilidad de sus padres; en la adolescencia, se suman razones sociales (estudios y otras y económicas (primer empleo, etc.; en tomo a los 25 años destacan los motivos económicos y familiares.

  10. Learning How to Ask: Women and Negotiation.

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    Fischer, Lauren H; Bajaj, Anureet K

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    Women are less likely to reach top-level leadership positions, and more likely to leave academic positions, than men, and are likely to earn less money than men. Women are also less likely to initiate a negotiation-a process that is crucial for professional advancement. This reluctance to ask hinders their advancement and can have long-lasting consequences-both financial and professional. The reasons that women do not ask are multifactorial. In this article, we will explore reasons why women are less likely to negotiate, the barriers they face when they do, and strategies that women can apply to improve their negotiation skills.

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    This document provides a summary of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the treatment of anthrax disease caused by a wide-area release of Bacillus anthracis spores as an act bioterrorism. These FAQs are intended to provide the public health and medical community, as well as others, with guidance and communications to support the response and long-term recovery from an anthrax event.

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  14. Who asks questions at astronomy meetings?

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    Schmidt, Sarah J.; Davenport, James R. A.

    2017-06-01

    Over the last decade, significant attention has been drawn to the gender ratio of speakers at conferences, with ongoing efforts for meetings to better reflect the gender representation in the field. We find that women are significantly under-represented, however, among the astronomers asking questions after talks.

  15. The Question Each Citizen Must Ask

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    Educating students to be good, informed citizens remains a core purpose of K-12 schools. The purposes of civic education, however, are contested, notes Levine, director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement. Levine argues that a citizen is someone who seriously asks, "What should we do?"--someone who…

  16. Teaching Children with Autism to Ask Questions

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    Squires, Katie E.; Bickel, Alyssa

    2015-01-01

    Children with autism have impairments in communication that make it difficult for them to acquire the ability to ask appropriate wh- questions. This is a very important skill, and one that clinicians often do not know how to target. Search terms were entered into several databases to locate studies published in peer-reviewed journals. The studies…

  17. Children Ask Questions about West African Art.

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    Abercrombie, Denice; Cochran, Mathilda; Mims, Margaret

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    Presents a collection of questions that fifth-grade students asked about African artwork and answers provided by staff from the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas. Observes that students' interest in important visual aspects of the art creates lead-ins to more detailed discussions of West African art and culture. (DSK)

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  20. Small proportions of actively-smoking patrons and high PM2.5 levels in southern California tribal casinos: support for smoking bans or designated smoking areas

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Nearly all California casinos currently allow smoking, which leads to potentially high patron exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke pollutants. Some argue that smoking restrictions or bans would result in a business drop, assuming > 50% of patrons smoke. Evidence in Nevada and responses from the 2008 California tobacco survey refute this assertion. The present study investigates the proportion of active smokers in southern California tribal casinos, as well as occupancy and PM2.5 levels in smoking and nonsmoking sections. Methods We measured active-smoker and total-patron counts during Friday or Saturday night visits (two per casino to smoking and nonsmoking gaming areas inside 11 southern California casinos. We counted slot machines and table games in each section, deriving theoretical maximum capacities and occupancy rates. We also measured PM2.5 concentrations (or used published levels in both nonsmoking and smoking areas. Results Excluding one casino visit with extremely high occupancy, we counted 24,970 patrons during 21 casino visits of whom 1,737 were actively smoking, for an overall active- smoker proportion of 7.0% and a small range of ~5% across casino visits (minimum of 5% and maximum of 10%. The differences in mean inter-casino active-smoker proportions were not statistically significant. Derived occupancy rates were 24% to 215% in the main (low-stakes smoking-allowed slot or table areas. No relationship was found between observed active-smoker proportions and occupancy rate. The derived maximum capacities of nonsmoking areas were 1% to 29% of the overall casino capacity (most under 10% and their observed occupancies were 0.1 to over 3 times that of the main smoking-allowed casino areas. Seven of twelve visits to nonsmoking areas with no separation had occupancy rates greater than main smoking areas. Unenclosed nonsmoking areas don’t substantially protect occupants from PM2.5 exposure. Nonsmoking areas

  1. New Roads for Patron-Driven E-Books: Collection Development and Technical Services Implications of a Patron-Driven Acquisitions Pilot at Rutgers

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    De Fino, Melissa; Lo, Mei Ling

    2011-01-01

    Collection development librarians have long struggled to meet user demands for new titles. Too often, required resources are not purchased, whereas some purchased resources do not circulate. E-books selected through patron-driven plans are a solution but present new challenges for both selectors and catalogers. Radical changes to traditional…

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  3. It doesn't hurt to ask: Question-asking increases liking.

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    Huang, Karen; Yeomans, Michael; Brooks, Alison Wood; Minson, Julia; Gino, Francesca

    2017-09-01

    Conversation is a fundamental human experience that is necessary to pursue intrapersonal and interpersonal goals across myriad contexts, relationships, and modes of communication. In the current research, we isolate the role of an understudied conversational behavior: question-asking. Across 3 studies of live dyadic conversations, we identify a robust and consistent relationship between question-asking and liking: people who ask more questions, particularly follow-up questions, are better liked by their conversation partners. When people are instructed to ask more questions, they are perceived as higher in responsiveness, an interpersonal construct that captures listening, understanding, validation, and care. We measure responsiveness with an attitudinal measure from previous research as well as a novel behavioral measure: the number of follow-up questions one asks. In both cases, responsiveness explains the effect of question-asking on liking. In addition to analyzing live get-to-know-you conversations online, we also studied face-to-face speed-dating conversations. We trained a natural language processing algorithm as a "follow-up question detector" that we applied to our speed-dating data (and can be applied to any text data to more deeply understand question-asking dynamics). The follow-up question rate established by the algorithm showed that speed daters who ask more follow-up questions during their dates are more likely to elicit agreement for second dates from their partners, a behavioral indicator of liking. We also find that, despite the persistent and beneficial effects of asking questions, people do not anticipate that question-asking increases interpersonal liking. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  4. Mastectomy and breast reconstruction - what to ask your doctor

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  5. Patrones en elearning. Elementos y referencias para la formación

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    Miguel Zapata Ros

    2011-01-01

    los patrones pedagógicos en cinco categorías: Aprendizaje activo, aprendizaje experimental, "enseñando desde diferentes perspectivas", aprendizaje autónomo y aprendizaje basado en problemas. El lenguaje de patrones no es sólo un instrumento de comunicación y de trabajo entre individuos de distintos niveles de experticia sino incluso de ámbitos de conocimiento diferentes. Puede ser un instrumento de comunicación y de trabajo interdisciplinar. Así los patrones pueden ser un instrumento de comunicación entre pedagogos (expertos en enseñanza, o psicólogos (expertos en aprendizaje, de una parte, y expertos en sistemas computacionales, desarrolladores, ingenieros de arquitectura, etc. de otra parte.

  6. A large specific deterrent effect of arrest for patronizing a prostitute.

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    Devon D Brewer

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Prior research suggests that arrest, compared with no police detection, of some types of offenders does not decrease the chances they will reoffend.We assessed the specific deterrent effect of arrest for patronizing a street prostitute in Colorado Springs by comparing the incidence of arrest for clients of prostitutes first detected through public health surveillance with the incidence of rearrest for clients first detected by police arrest. Although these sets of clients were demographically and behaviorally similar, arrest reduced the likelihood of a subsequent arrest by approximately 70%. In other areas of the United States, arrest did not appear to displace a client's patronizing.Our results suggest that apprehending clients decreases their patronizing behavior substantially.

  7. A Large Specific Deterrent Effect of Arrest for Patronizing a Prostitute

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    Brewer, Devon D.; Potterat, John J.; Muth, Stephen Q.; Roberts, John M.

    2006-01-01

    Background Prior research suggests that arrest, compared with no police detection, of some types of offenders does not decrease the chances they will reoffend. Methodology/Principal Findings We assessed the specific deterrent effect of arrest for patronizing a street prostitute in Colorado Springs by comparing the incidence of arrest for clients of prostitutes first detected through public health surveillance with the incidence of rearrest for clients first detected by police arrest. Although these sets of clients were demographically and behaviorally similar, arrest reduced the likelihood of a subsequent arrest by approximately 70%. In other areas of the United States, arrest did not appear to displace a client's patronizing. Conclusions/Significance Our results suggest that apprehending clients decreases their patronizing behavior substantially. PMID:17183691

  8. EVALUACIÓN DE CUATRO PATRONES PARA INJERTOS DE GUAYABA (Psidium guajava L.

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    Full Text Available El trabajo se realizó en la Estación Experimental Los Diamantes del INTA entre el 2004 y el 2007, con el objetivo de determinar el efecto de varios patrones en la injertación de la guayaba. Se evaluaron cuatro patrones: tres de cas (Psidium friedrichsthalianum, y uno de guayaba, sobre el crecimiento y desarrollo de un clon experimental de guayaba (Psidium guajava. En la etapa de vivero, el prendimiento fue de un 100% para los patrones guayaba y "cas brasileño", mientras que para los tratamientos con "arrayán" y "cas criollo" fue de un 90%. El crecimiento vegetativo inicial fue significativamente mayor en el testigo. En el campo, se observó la misma tendencia de mayor crecimiento en el tratamiento de guayaba como patrón. También, se observó un claro efecto enanizante del patrón arrayán, mientras que los patrones "cas brasileño" y "cas criollo" mostraron un crecimiento intermedio. El número y peso de la fruta fue superior en el tratamiento de guayaba como patrón y no hubo diferencias entre los tipos de cas. Con el fin de evaluar la susceptibilidad de los patrones a nematodos en plantas adultas, se incluyó un testigo adicional de guayaba al que se le aplicó nematicida en campo. Los resultados indican que los nematodos Meloidogyne sp. y Pratylenchus sp. lograron colonizar las raíces de los tratamientos de guayaba con y sin nematicida, así como del cas brasileño. No se detectaron nematodos en las raíces de los patrones cas criollo ni de arrayán.

  9. Frequently asked questions in hypoxia research

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    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Roland H Wenger,1,2 Vartan Kurtcuoglu,1,2 Carsten C Scholz,1,2 Hugo H Marti,3 David Hoogewijs1,2,4 1Institute of Physiology and Zurich Center for Human Physiology (ZIHP, University of Zurich, 2National Center of Competence in Research “Kidney.CH”, Zurich, Switzerland; 3Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, 4Institute of Physiology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Essen, Germany Abstract: “What is the O2 concentration in a normoxic cell culture incubator?” This and other frequently asked questions in hypoxia research will be answered in this review. Our intention is to give a simple introduction to the physics of gases that would be helpful for newcomers to the field of hypoxia research. We will provide background knowledge about questions often asked, but without straightforward answers. What is O2 concentration, and what is O2 partial pressure? What is normoxia, and what is hypoxia? How much O2 is experienced by a cell residing in a culture dish in vitro vs in a tissue in vivo? By the way, the O2 concentration in a normoxic incubator is 18.6%, rather than 20.9% or 20%, as commonly stated in research publications. And this is strictly only valid for incubators at sea level. Keywords: gas laws, hypoxia-inducible factor, Krogh tissue cylinder, oxygen diffusion, partial pressure, tissue oxygen levels

  10. Management Satisfaction Survey

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    Office of Personnel Management — The Chief Human Capital Officers' Managers' Satisfaction Survey asks managers to rate their perception of workforce planning, interaction with and levels of support...

  11. USO DE REPRODUCTORES PORTÁTILES DE ENTRETENIMIENTO: PATRONES DE USO EN ADOLESCENTES

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    Edgar Humberto Macías Escobedo; Emma Karina Rodríguez Galindo; Gabriela Patricia Cid Ibarra; Antonio Cepeda Muñiz

    2012-01-01

    El aumento del uso de dispositivos reproductores portátiles de entretenimiento en la población de entre 15 y 25 años empieza a manifestarse como una preocupación para la salud ótico-auditiva dado que es probable que algunos patrones de uso continuo de dichos dispositivos deriven en una pérdida auditiva asociada al ruido. Así, el objetivo de este trabajo fue identificar los patrones de uso de reproductores portátiles de entretenimiento de este grupo poblacional a fin de plantear un es...

  12. Alteraciones de patrones funcionales en personas con tuberculosis pulmonar, villavicencio, colombia

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    Aponte Garzón, Luz Helena; Hernández Páez, Ruth Fabiola

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    Objetivo: determinar las alteraciones de patrones funcionales de salud que más frecuentemente se presentan en personas con tuberculosis pulmonar en tratamiento.Metodología: estudio cualitativo, descriptivo, basado en la técnica de análisis de contenido. Durante el segundo semestre de 2009 se valoraron los patrones funcionales de salud de pacientes inscritos en el Programa de Prevención y Control de Tuberculosos de tres instituciones prestadoras de salud de carácter público de Villavicencio, M...

  13. Reconocimiento automático mediante patrones biométricos de huella dactilar

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    2011-01-01

    Esta Tesis Doctoral trata del reconocimiento automático de personas a partir de sus patrones biométricos de huella dactilar. Los objetivos planteados en este trabajo de investigación abarcan: el estudio de las técnicas y sistemas de reconocimiento de huellas dactilares, el diseño de algoritmos de procesado para la mejora de la calidad de imagen y para la extracción de características, el diseño de algoritmos para el reconocimiento de patrones de minucias de huella dactilar y la implementación...

  14. FUNCIONAMIENTO FAMILIAR, LOCUS DE CONTROL Y PATRONES DE CONDUCTA SEXUAL RIESGOSA EN JÓVENES UNIVERSITARIOS

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    La presente investigación tuvo como objetivo conocer la relación que existe entre el funcionamiento familiar, el locus de control y los patrones de conducta sexual riesgosa en jóvenes universitarios. La muestra estuvo constituida por 95 sujetos, de los cuales el 78% eran mujeres y el 22% hombres, estudiantes de la Licenciatura en Psicología de una universidad privada. Los hallazgos abordan primero una descripción de los patrones de conducta sexual de la muestra y además demuestran que un fact...

  15. Half of Vermont Academic and Public Libraries Lack Written Confidentiality Policies Despite Directors’ Support for Principles of Patron Confidentiality. A Review of: Magi, Trina J., “The Gap between Theory and Practice: A Study of the Prevalence and Strength of Patron Confidentiality Policies in Public and Academic Libraries.” Library & Information Science Research 29 (2007: 455-70.

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    Stephanie Walker

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available Objectives – To examine the prevalence and strength of patron confidentiality policies and practices at academic and public libraries in Vermont; to examine variances in policies by type and size of library and by qualifications of library directors; and to examine the level of support among Vermont library directors for strengthening state law to clarify that personally identifiable information about library patrons is confidential and should only be released with a court order.Design – Survey (non-randomized of 213 library directors.Setting – Academic and public libraries in Vermont (USA.Subjects – The initial audience was defined to be the directors of the 213 academic and public libraries in Vermont (as the persons to whom the survey was directed. Ultimately, results from 149 returned surveys were used as a basis for analysis. In addition, a written report of the information gathered was provided to the governing bodies of the Vermont Department of Libraries and the Vermont Library Association. The author also anticipates that the results of the survey will be of general interest to academic and public librarians.Methods – A literature review of previous research on library policies and practices regarding patron confidentiality was completed. As well, the author examined the various state and federal laws and library association codes of ethics which address issues of the confidentiality of library patron data. A paper questionnaire was mailed on January 11, 2006, to directors of 188 municipal and incorporated public libraries (including 11 combined public and school libraries and 25 college and university libraries, for a total of 213 libraries targeted. Cover letters explaining the purpose of the study and assuring respondents of the confidentiality of their responses were included in the mailing. The contact information came from a list supplied by the Vermont Department of Libraries. The questionnaire had previously been

  16. SURVEY

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    SURVEY er en udbredt metode og benyttes inden for bl.a. samfundsvidenskab, humaniora, psykologi og sundhedsforskning. Også uden for forskningsverdenen er der mange organisationer som f.eks. konsulentfirmaer og offentlige institutioner samt marketingsafdelinger i private virksomheder, der arbejder...

  17. Transference patron for the calibration of activemeters for use in nuclear medicine; Patron de transferencia para la calibracion de activimetros de uso en medicina nuclear

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    Cortes P, A.; Garcia D, O.C.; Ortiz P, I.; Becerril V, A. [Instituto nacional de Investigaciones Nucleares, Laboratorio de Patrones Radiactivos, Departamento de Metrologia, A.P. 18-1027. C.P. 11801 Mexico D.F. (Mexico)

    2000-07-01

    With the object to improve the calibration service of the activemetersof the users (nuclear medicine centres) so internal as external users at ININ and initiating the establishment of the traceability of the activity measures that carry out in the country, with respect to the National Patron of Nuclear Activity No. ININ-PNM-2, it is initiated the characterization and the performance control of the activemeter make Capintec, model CRC-7BT of the laboratory of Radioactive Patrons (LPR) of the Department of Metrology for to convert it in a transference patron. This characterization and control are based in the sustained review of the activemeter calibration for the I-131, Mo-99 and Sm-153 radioisotopes with activities from 100 mCi until some {mu} Ci and the Tc-99m, In-111, Tl-201, Ga-67, Cs-137, Co-60, and Ba-133 with activities of the range of some {mu} Ci. To verify the good performance of the instrument it was revised the linearity of its scale, the stability of readings, the variation of readings respect of the source position inside the activemeter well and it was determined the calibration factors for each one of the radiosotopes mentionated. The radioactive sources of mid-short life that are used which consist in radioactive solutions of 10 cm{sup 3} contained in polyethylene small bottles of 25 cm{sup 3} elaborated in the LPR and whose activity is measured with respect to the National Patron ININ-PNM-2. The sources of mid-large life are ampoules with 5 cm{sup 3} of radioactive solution, calibrated in activity by the primary laboratory, LNHB (formerly LMRI) of France. (Author)

  18. Strategies for Helping Patrons when a Line Forms at the Reference Desk

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    Sheehan, Peter

    2012-01-01

    Librarians who staff the reference desk at a community college are familiar with the moments when multiple patrons need assistance concurrently. Their needs can vary from technical issues to directional questions, such as the location of the restroom, to deeper reference questions that require the librarian's time and focused attention to conduct…

  19. China, autocratic patron? An empirical investigation of China as a factor in autocratic survival

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    Bader, J.

    2015-01-01

    Critics frequently accuse China of acting as a patron for autocratic states. But does Chinese engagement actually increase the stability of authoritarian clients? This article demonstrates that Chinese bilateral interactions have little effect on the longevity of autocratic regimes. Analyses of

  20. PATRON: Using a Multimedia Digital Library for Learning and Teaching in the Performing Arts.

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    Lyon, Elizabeth

    The creation and application of a multimedia digital library to support learning and teaching in the performing arts is described. PATRON (Performing Arts Teaching Resources Online) delivers audio, video, music scores, dance notation, and theater scripts to the desktop via an innovative Web-based interface. Digital objects are linked subjectively…

  1. Developing an Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy for Evergreen Valley College Library Patrons. Governance and Management.

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    Poehlmann, Ruth I.

    The increased use of interlibrary loan (ILL) services at the Evergreen Valley College (EVC) library which resulted from joining OCLC automated Interlibrary Loan subsystem in 1979 led to the development of an Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Policy by the EVC library staff. The policy is designed to explain to library patrons the limitations on…

  2. A Cost Analysis of Web-Enhanced Training to Reduce Alcohol Sales to Intoxicated Bar Patrons

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    Page, Timothy F.; Nederhoff, Dawn M.; Ecklund, Alexandra M.; Horvath, Keith J.; Nelson, Toben F.; Erickson, Darin J.; Toomey, Traci L.

    2015-01-01

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to document the development and testing costs of the Enhanced Alcohol Risk Management (eARM) intervention, a web enhanced training program to prevent alcohol sales to intoxicated bar patrons and to estimate its implementation costs in a "real world", non-research setting. Methods: Data for this…

  3. The Secret to Patron-Centered Web Design: Cheap, Easy, and Powerful Usability Techniques

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    Reynolds, Erica

    2008-01-01

    When the Johnson County Library (JoCo Library), a midsize suburban public library in Kansas City, Kansas, completely rebuilt its 2,000-plus-page website--one that had remained relatively stable for almost 5 years--the reaction from patrons and staff members was overwhelmingly positive. The web development team at the JoCo Library realized that the…

  4. Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform, and the Politics of Influence. Educational Innovations Series

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    Tompkins-Stange, Megan E.

    2016-01-01

    "Policy Patrons" offers a rare behind-the-scenes view of decision making inside four influential education philanthropies: the Ford Foundation, the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. The outcome is an intriguing, thought-provoking look at the impact of current…

  5. Helping Patrons Find Locally Held Electronic Resources: An Interlibrary Loan Perspective

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    Johnston, Pamela

    2016-01-01

    The University of North Texas Libraries provide extensive online access to academic journals through major vendor databases. As illustrated by interlibrary loan borrowing requests for items held in our databases, patrons often have difficulty navigating the available resources. In this study, the Interlibrary Loan staff used data gathered from the…

  6. Connecting the Library's Patron Database to Campus Administrative Software: Simplifying the Library's Accounts Receivable Process

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    Oliver, Astrid; Dahlquist, Janet; Tankersley, Jan; Emrich, Beth

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses the processes that occurred when the Library, Controller's Office, and Information Technology Department agreed to create an interface between the Library's Innovative Interfaces patron database and campus administrative software, Banner, using file transfer protocol, in an effort to streamline the Library's accounts…

  7. Testing legal assumptions regarding the effects of dancer nudity and proximity to patron on erotic expression.

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    Linz, D; Blumenthal, E; Donnerstein, E; Kunkel, D; Shafer, B J; Lichtenstein, A

    2000-10-01

    A field experiment was conducted in order to test the assumptions by the Supreme Court in Barnes v. Glen Theatre, Inc. (1991) and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Colacurcio v. City of Kent (1999) that government restrictions on dancer nudity and dancer-patron proximity do not affect the content of messages conveyed by erotic dancers. A field experiment was conducted in which dancer nudity (nude vs. partial clothing) and dancer-patron proximity (4 feet; 6 in.; 6 in. plus touch) were manipulated under controlled conditions in an adult night club. After male patrons viewed the dances, they completed questionnaires assessing affective states and reception of erotic, relational intimacy, and social messages. Contrary to the assumptions of the courts, the results showed that the content of messages conveyed by the dancers was significantly altered by restrictions placed on dancer nudity and dancer-patron proximity. These findings are interpreted in terms of social psychological responses to nudity and communication theories of nonverbal behavior. The legal implications of rejecting the assumptions made by the courts in light of the findings of this study are discussed. Finally, suggestions are made for future research.

  8. Accommodation Requests: Who Is Asking for What?

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    Von Schrader, Sarah; Xu, Xu; Bruyère, Susanne M.

    2014-01-01

    Purpose: Workplace accommodations are central to improving employment outcomes for people with and without disabilities; this study presents national estimates comparing accommodation requests and receipt as reported by individuals with and without disabilities. Method: Estimates are developed from the May 2012 Current Population Survey Disability…

  9. [Knowledge and attitude of workers and patrons in coffee houses, cafes, restaurants about cigarette smoke].

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    Fidan, Fatma; Sezer, Murat; Unlü, Mehmet; Kara, Ziya

    2005-01-01

    A legislation about smoking restriction in all workplaces is under consideration in Turkey. In our study we evaluated the knowledge and attitudes of workers and patrons of cafes, restaurants and coffee houses about smoking ban in their work places. Twenty eight owners, 67 workers and 242 patrons in 12 coffee house, 12 restaurants and 7 cafes were interviewed. A desire to work in a smoke-free workplace was most frequent (79.8%) among coffee house group and 63.9% in cafe group, 57.8% in restaurants group. Smoking ban was most frequently requested by coffee house group and least frequently by cafe group. Coffee house and cafe groups were supposing a decrease in the number of patrons and incomes with such a legislation, whereas restaurant group was thinking that no change will occur. 45.4% of the coffee house patrons stated that they would less frequently visit that workplace in case of a smoking ban, whereas 47.8% of restaurant patrons stated that there would be no change with their frequency to visit there. A desire to work in a smoke-free workplace and requesting a smoking ban for all workplaces were more frequent among nonsmokers. Smokers stated that their frequency to visit those places would decrease in case of a smoking ban, whereas nonsmokers stated an increase in their frequency to visit those places. We think that informing the owners and workers of coffee houses, restaurants and cafes about these facts is very important and would increase the compliance to such a legislation.

  10. Polydrug use among nightclub patrons in a megacity: A latent class analysis.

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    Sañudo, Adriana; Andreoni, Solange; Sanchez, Zila M

    2015-12-01

    Nightclubs are places with a high prevalence of binge drinking and illicit drug use. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics of polydrug use, including licit and illicit drugs, among 2420 nightclub patrons in a probabilistic sample in the city of São Paulo, Brazil, The study was conducted in 2013. A latent class analysis (LCA) of polydrug use, accounting for binge drinking (BD) and other drug use (cannabis, cocaine, ecstasy, tobacco, ketamine, inhalants and hallucinogens) in the past 12 months was performed using Mplus. Multinomial logistic regression was used to evaluate latent class associations with sociodemographic characteristics and variables that characterise type of nightclub and frequency of attendance. A three-class LCA model best described polydrug use patterns. We found a "no polydrug use" class (55%), a "moderate polydrug use" class (35%) and a "high level polydrug use" class (10%). Compared to "no polydrug use", patrons in the two "polydrug use classes" were more likely to be men, young adults (<34 years), have attended nightclubs three times or more per month and have attended hip-hop and rock music nightclubs. Patrons in the "high level polydrug use" class were more likely to attend electronic (aOR=9.9, 95% CI: 5.4-8.1, p<0.001) and hip-hop music nightclubs (aOR=10.1, 95% CI: 6.2-16.5, p<0.001). LCA is a useful method to identify groups of polydrug users among nightclub patrons. The three groups identified represented the diversity of patrons of São Paulo nightclubs. Frequency of attendance and the nightclub's musical style were highly correlated with polydrug use. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  11. Awareness and usage of automated library systems by patrons in ...

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    The emergence of automated information systems in libraries has changed the landscape of library environment. This paper assessed awareness and usage of automated information systems in two academic libraries in Nigeria; University of Lagos Main Library and Keneth Dike Library, University of Ibadan. Survey ...

  12. Asking the right questions of disadvantaged and homeless communities: the role of housing, patterns of illness and reporting behaviours in the measurement of health status.

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    Trevena, L J; Nutbeam, D; Simpson, J M

    2001-08-01

    To assess the self-reported health status and its relationship to key demographic variables among patrons of a charity-run meals service at The Exodus Foundation, in urban Sydney, Australia. Random-sample cross-sectional study of 100 face-to-face interviews (79% recruitment rate). Self-reported health status was measured by subjective rating scale, open-ended and checklist questions about presence and type of acute and chronic disease. Anaysis by logistic regression of fair-poor health status on demographic variables in Exodus patrons and genera Sydney population adjusted for age and sex using the 1995 National Health Survey. Compared to housed but poor counterparts within the Exodus sample, homeless people were significantly more likely to report fair-poor health status (age-adjusted OR-3.0, 95% CI 1.3-7.1). Exodus patrons, as a whole, were much more likely than Sydney's general population to report fair-poor health status, after adjusting for age and sex (OR-4.5, 95% CI 2.9-7.0) and had a more serious pattern of illness (diseases of the digestive system; depression; common cold; bronchitis; refractive errors; drug and alcohol dependence; diabetes mellitus Type II). Exodus patrons reported fewer acute and chronic illnesses with open-ended questions than with a checklist (phomelessness. When patterns of illness and injury were measured within this disadvantaged group, they showed more serious illness types than in the general population. Such patterns may not be identified by methods often used in traditional population health surveys.

  13. Patterns and predictors of non-prescription medicine use among Malaysian pharmacy patrons: a national cross sectional study.

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    Mohamed Azmi Hassali

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The study aims to evaluate the predictors of non-prescription medicine purchasing patterns among pharmacy patrons in Malaysia. METHODS: A cross-sectional nationwide study was undertaken in 2011 in sixty randomly selected community pharmacies across 14 Malaysian states. A pharmacy exit survey was conducted over a 6-month period across Malaysia. A one-stage random cluster sampling technique was employed as there was no national sampling framework available for conducting this survey. Face-to-face interviews using a validated and pre-tested questionnaire were conducted by trained data collectors. The non-prescription medicine purchasing pattern was explored and analysed descriptively. Chi-square/Fisher exact test was used to determine the association between study variables. Multinomial logistic regression analysis was used to determine the predictors of type of non-prescription medicine purchased. RESULTS: A total of 2729 pharmacy patrons agreed to participate in 60 selected pharmacy outlets. A total of 3462 non-prescription medicine were purchased during the study period with an average of 1.3 medicines per participant. Most of the non-prescription medicine purchased was meant for alimentary tract and metabolism (31.8%, followed by respiratory system (19.4% and musculoskeletal system (15.8% usage. Factors found to be associated with the choice of non-prescription medicine purchased were age group [χ2 = 170.75, (df = 57, p<0.01], locality [χ2 = 48.16, (df = 19, p<0.01], gender [χ2 = 32.93, (df = 13, p = 0.002], ethnic group [χ2 = 118.89, (df = 39, p<0.01] and type of occupation [χ2 = 222.434, (df = 117, p<0.01]. Non-prescription medicine purchased defined about 20% of the variance in the combination of predictors such as locality, gender, age, ethnicity, type of occupation and household income. CONCLUSION: The predictors for selection of non-prescription medicine were locality (urban or rural, gender, age, ethnicity, type of

  14. Be Careful What You Ask for

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    von Arx, Lill Brith; Johnson, Fred Reed; Mørkbak, Morten Raun

    2017-01-01

    model. Log-likelihood ratio tests were used to compare parameter vectors. Results: In total, 1031 people responded to the survey. Significantly more severe hypoglycemic events were accepted for a health improvement in terms of LTS mitigation versus HbA1c improvement (0.7 events per year; 95% confidence...... carefully defined effectiveness measures to accurately take account of the patient perspective in benefit-risk assessments....

  15. High blood pressure - what to ask your doctor

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    What to ask your doctor about high blood pressure; Hypertension - what to ask your doctor ... problems? What medicines am I taking to treat high blood pressure? Do they have any side effects? What should ...

  16. Hepatitis C: Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Treatment

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    ... Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Treatment Viral Hepatitis Menu Menu Viral Hepatitis Viral Hepatitis Home For ... treatment? Other questions you want to ask: _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ Search Hepatitis Search this website Submit Share this page Related ...

  17. Hepatitis C: Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Your Diagnosis

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    ... to Ask Your Doctor about Your Diagnosis Viral Hepatitis Menu Menu Viral Hepatitis Viral Hepatitis Home For ... me? Other questions you want to ask: ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________ Search Hepatitis Search this website Submit Share this page Related ...

  18. Frequently Asked Questions about Colorectal Cancer and IBD

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    ... IBD Go Back Frequently Asked Questions About Colorectal Cancer & IBD Email Print + Share CCFA's Chair of Professional Education, Tom Ullman, MD, Answers Frequently Asked Questions About Colorectal Cancer & IBD Each year, in the United States, 147, ...

  19. Children's Question Asking and Curiosity: A Training Study

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    Jirout, Jamie; Klahr, David

    2011-01-01

    A primary instructional objective of most early science programs is to foster children's scientific curiosity and question-asking skills (Jirout & Klahr, 2011). However, little is known about the relationship between curiosity, question-asking behavior, and general inquiry skills. While curiosity and question asking are invariably mentioned in…

  20. Potencial forrajero y productividad del agua en patrones de cultivos alternativos

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    David Guadalupe Reta Sánchez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Los sistemas de producción de forrajes se pueden mejorar con la incorporación de especies alternativas con altos atributos nutricionales. El objetivo del estudio fue evaluar el potencial forrajero y productividad del agua (PA en patrones de cultivos forrajeros que incluyeron canola (Brassica napus L., chícharo (Pisum sativum L. y soya (Glycine max L. como cultivos alternativos. Se compararon los patrones alternativos maíz-maíz-canola, sorgo-sorgo-canola, maíz-maíz-chícharo y soya-maíz-avena con los patrones convencionales, alfalfa, maíz-avena y maíz-maíz-avena. El estudio se realizó de abril de 2009 a abril de 2011 en Matamoros, Coahuila, México. Se determinó la composición química del forraje, los rendimientos de materia seca (MS, nutrientes y PA en la producción de MS, proteína cruda (PC y energía neta para lactancia (ENL. La incorporación de canola en los patrones con maíz o sorgo en primavera y verano incrementó el rendimiento de PC (34.4 % y la PA (33.3 %, sin disminuir los rendimientos de MS y ENL, al compararse con el patrón convencional maíz-maíz-avena. Los patrones que incluyeron canola registraron mayores rendimientos de MS y ENL, utilizando el 83 % del volumen de agua requerido por alfalfa, pero con menor rendimiento de PC (19 a 25 %. La PA y el rendimiento de PC se incrementaron en el patrón soya-maíz-avena, pero con menores rendimientos de MS y ENL. En los patrones maíz-maíz-chícharo y maíz-maíz-avena los rendimientos de MS y nutrientes y PA fueron similares. Los resultados indican que la incorporación de canola y soya en los sistemas de producción de forrajes incrementa la productividad del agua.

  1. Patronal'nye izobraženija v programme rospisej Spasskoj cerkvi Evfrosin'eva monastyrja v Polocke

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    Sarab'janov Vladimir

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The murals of Christ`s Transfiguration cathedral in Polotsk (ca. 1161, which were revealed during restoration in the last several years, include several thematic strata. Among them especially notable is a group of images, related to the patron saints. Distinguished among them are the figures of the patron saints of the Polotsk ducal family, to which St. Euphrosynia of Polotsk, the founder of the monastery and the builder of the Christ`s Church, belonged. The composition “Exaltation of the Cross” is set in one row with the patron saints, thus revealing semantic correlation with the ktitors` portrait in Kiev Saint Sophia and some other Kiev churches of tenth and eleventh centuries, where the idea of Russia becoming a member of Christian community is developed. At the same time, the patron theme is deeply intertwined with the purpose of the Christ`s Church to serve as a family burial for St. Euphrosynia.

  2. PATRONES E ÍNDICE DE FRECUENCIA EN ALGUNAS LOCUCIONES ADVERBIALES

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    Juan A. Martínez López

    2007-12-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene como fin profundizar en la estructura morfosintáctica de las locuciones adverbiales, más concretamente de aquellas iniciadas mediante la preposición a. Para ello se ha extraído la totalidad de dichas formaciones pluriverbales de dos diccionarios: uno que versa sobre la lengua general como es el Diccionario de la Real Academia de la Lengua Española (DRAE y otro de carácter fraseológico, el Diccionario de Locuciones y Expresiones Familiares. Una vez recabadas todas las estructuras, se ha procedido a establecer patrones funcionales, lo que nos ha permitido observar qué estructuras son las productivas y, por tanto, base para nuevas creaciones, y cuáles representan patrones poco eficaces para su reproducción en el proceso de creación de nuevas unidades.

  3. Patrones e índice de frecuencia en algunas locuciones adverbiales

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    Juan A. Martínez López

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente estudio tiene como fin profundizar en la estructura morfosintáctica de las locuciones adverbiales, más concretamente de aquellas iniciadas mediante la preposición a. Para ello se ha extraído la totalidad de dichas formaciones pluriverbales de dos diccionarios: uno que versa sobre la lengua general como es el Diccionario de la Real Academia de la Lengua Española (drae y otro de carácter fraseológico, el Diccionario de Locuciones y Expresiones Familiares. Una vez recabadas todas las estructuras, se ha procedido a establecer patrones funcionales, lo que nos ha permitido observar qué estructuras son las productivas y, por tanto, base para nuevas creaciones, y cuáles representan patrones poco eficaces para su reproducción en el proceso de creación de nuevas unidades.

  4. The Virtual Naval Hospital: the digital library as knowledge management tool for nomadic patrons.

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    D'Alessandro, Michael P; D'Alessandro, Donna M; Bakalar, Richard S; Ashley, Denis E; Hendrix, Mary J C

    2005-01-01

    To meet the information needs of isolated primary care providers and their patients in the US Navy, a digital health sciences library, the Virtual Naval Hospital, was created through a unique partnership between academia and government. The creation of the digital library was heavily influenced by the principles of user-centered design and made allowances for the nomadic nature of the digital library's patrons and the heterogeneous access they have to Internet bandwidth. The result is a digital library that has been in operation since 1997, continues to expand in size, is heavily used, and is highly regarded by its patrons. The digital library is dedicated to delivering the right information at the right time to the right person so the right decision can be made, and therefore the Virtual Naval Hospital functions as a knowledge-management system for the US Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery.

  5. Impact of a Structural Intervention to Address Alcohol Use Among Gay Bar Patrons in San Francisco: The PACE Study.

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    Charlebois, Edwin D; Plenty, Albert H; Lin, Jessica; Ayala, Alicia; Hecht, Jennifer

    2017-11-01

    We evaluated the impact on alcohol intake and blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of a multi-level structural intervention to increase the availability of free water, coupled with messaging on pacing alcohol intake and normative feedback of blood alcohol concentration in a convenience sample of gay bars in San Francisco. Participants (n = 1,293) were recruited among exiting patrons of four gay bars (two intervention bars and two control bars). Participants were surveyed on alcohol intake and BAC was measured by breathalyzer. Prior to the intervention there were no significant differences in baseline alcohol measures between intervention and control bars. Post-intervention there were significant differences on objective and subjective measures of alcohol consumption: 30% of intervention bar participants had BAC% levels over the legal driving limit (0.08%) compared to 43% of control bar participants, p < 0.0001 and 78% of intervention bar participants were above the AUDIT-C cut-off for hazardous drinking compared to 87% in control bars, p < 0.001.

  6. Mental health and HIV sexual risk behavior among patrons of alcohol serving venues in Cape Town, South Africa.

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    Sikkema, Kathleen J; Watt, Melissa H; Meade, Christina S; Ranby, Krista W; Kalichman, Seth C; Skinner, Donald; Pieterse, Desiree

    2011-07-01

    Alcohol-serving venues in South Africa provide a location for HIV prevention interventions due to risk factors of patrons in these establishments. Understanding the association between mental health and risk behaviors in these settings may inform interventions that address alcohol use and HIV prevention. Participants (n = 738) were surveyed in 6 alcohol-serving venues in Cape Town to assess post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression symptoms, traumatic experiences, sexual behavior, and substance use. Logistic regression models examined whether traumatic experiences predicted PTSD and depression. Generalized linear models examined whether substance use, PTSD, and depressive symptoms predicted unprotected sexual intercourse. Men and women were analyzed separately. Participants exhibited high rates of traumatic experiences, PTSD, depression, alcohol consumption, and HIV risk behaviors. For men, PTSD was associated with being hit by a sex partner, physical child abuse, sexual child abuse and HIV diagnosis; depression was associated with being hit by a sex partner, forced sex and physical child abuse. For women, both PTSD and depression were associated with being hit by a sex partner, forced sex, and physical child abuse. Unprotected sexual intercourse was associated with age, frequency and quantity of alcohol use, drug use, and PTSD for men and frequency and quantity of alcohol use, depression, and PTSD for women. Mental health in this setting was poor and was associated with sexual risk behavior. Treating mental health and substance-use problems may aid in reducing HIV infection. Sexual assault prevention and treatment after sexual assault may strengthen HIV prevention efforts.

  7. Gender-based violence, alcohol use, and sexual risk among female patrons of drinking venues in Cape Town, South Africa.

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    Pitpitan, Eileen V; Kalichman, Seth C; Eaton, Lisa A; Cain, Demetria; Sikkema, Kathleen J; Skinner, Donald; Watt, Melissa H; Pieterse, Desiree

    2013-06-01

    Gender-based violence is a well-recognized risk factor for HIV infection among women. Alcohol use is associated with both gender-based violence and sexual risk behavior, but has not been examined as a correlate of both in a context of both high HIV risk and hazardous drinking. The purpose of this paper is to examine the association between recent abuse by a sex partner with alcohol and sexual risk behavior among female patrons of alcohol serving venues in South Africa. Specifically, the aim of this study is to determine whether sexual risk behaviors are associated with gender-based violence after controlling for levels of alcohol use. We surveyed 1,388 women attending informal drinking establishments in Cape Town, South Africa to assess recent history of gender-based violence, drinking, and sexual risk behaviors. Gender-based violence was associated with both drinking and sexual risk behaviors after controlling for demographics among the women. A hierarchical logistic regression analysis showed that after controlling for alcohol use sexual risk behavior remained significantly associated with gender-based violence, particularly with meeting a new sex partner at the bar, recent STI diagnosis, and engaging in transactional sex, but not protected intercourse or number of partners. In South Africa where heavy drinking is prevalent women may be at particular risk of physical abuse from intimate partners as well as higher sexual risk. Interventions that aim to reduce gender-based violence and sexual risk behaviors must directly work to reduce drinking behavior.

  8. I Wish I'd Asked That: The Culture of Asking Questions in Astronomy

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    Baleisis, Audra

    2009-01-01

    I will present the results from a qualitative study of the values and norms for thinking about science in academic astronomy, as seen through astronomers’ beliefs about departmental speech events. In-depth interviews were carried out with 12 graduate students and 9 faculty members from a prominent astronomy department at a large, public university. Interviewees were asked about a variety of speaking events in their department. The speaking events chosen were those at which: (1) graduate students could be presenters and/or ask questions, and (2) presenters spoke about science research to an audience of academic peers. This included Coffee Hour, Journal Club, research seminars, Colloquium, and dissertation defense talks. These events are part of the socialization of students into "acting like an astronomer.” Socialization is a process by which novices learn the rules (can and can't do), norms (should and shouldn't do), and values of a culture. The values of astronomy culture are encoded within the rules for participation in these events and the assumptions that audience members make about speakers. When these values contradict each other speakers face the dilemma of choosing between conflicting behaviors. One of the central dilemmas that arose in this study was that of whether or not to ask a question during a talk. Both graduate students and faculty members wanted students to speak up more often. However, students had conflicting worries - of voicing a question and it being a "stupid question” vs. having remained silent if it turned out to have been a "good question.” I will argue that this anxiety is a product of academic culture and not an indicator of individual failure, and discuss a number of factors that influence this situation, such as the perceived goals of each event, and astronomers’ beliefs about intelligence and learning.

  9. Defense Commissaries: DOD Needs to Improve Business Processes to Ensure Patron Benefits and Achieve Operational Efficiencies

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    stores . In fiscal year 2015, the most recent data available at the time of our review, DeCA’s Board of Directors approved a desired average savings...grocery stores and excludes private- label items.33 However, patrons at commercial stores typically shop for a mix of private-label and name- brand ...items are products generally intended to be comparable to and sometimes less expensive than name brand products and are commonly referred to as “ store

  10. eBooks for Libraries and Patrons: Two Years of Experience

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    Full Text Available A little over two years ago, netLibrary defined its primary mission to encompass a singular focus on developing and offering library-centric solutions for organizing, hosting, and serving digital learning content in ways that integrated with the mission and methods of libraries. Today, netLibrary provides thousands of academic, public, government, corporate, special and school libraries with access to digital versions of monograph content they deem of particular value to their patrons.

  11. A Real Challenge: Incorporating Patron-Driven Acquisitions Programs into Collection Development Strategies and Budgets

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    Many academic libraries are struggling to revise collection policies and develop improved methods of allocating budgets that integrate Patron or Demand-Driven Acquisitions plans. Two Acquisitions Librarians from the University of Florida will discuss how academic libraries are meeting this challenge and describe how their library has modified collection management policies and approval profiles, and reallocated material budgets to incorporate their ongoing PDA programs.

  12. Measurement of dose equivalent with personal dosemeters and instrumentation of radiological protection in the new operative magnitudes ICRU, for external fields of radiation beta. Part IV. Survey of the angular response of instruments used in radiological protection in secondary patron fields of beta radiation ({sup 90}Sr/{sup 90}Y (1850 MBq and 74 MBq), {sup 204}TI (18.5 MBq) and {sup 147}Pm (518 MBq)); Medicion de dosis equivalente con dosimetros personales e instrumentacion de proteccion radiologica en las nuevas magnitudes operativas ICRU, para campos de radiacion beta externos. Parte IV. Estudio de la respuesta angular de instrumentos empleados en proteccion radiologica en campos patrones secundarios de radiacion beta ({sup 90}Sr/{sup 90}Y (1850 MBq y 74 MBq), {sup 204}TI (18.5 MBq) y {sup 147}Pm(518 MBq))

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    Tests type were made (type test) in the following commercial instrumentation commonly used in radiological protection: Geiger-Mueller Counters (FH40 FE), Plastic Scintillators (NE-BP/6/4A), Ionization Chambers (RO-5) and Proportional Counters (HP-100A; gas:P-10). With object of checking the possibility that these they can carry out the new operative unit ICRU, H' (0.07; {alpha}). The tests consisted on determining the energy and angular response of the detectors in secondary patron fields of beta radiation, for isotopes of {sup 90}Sr/{sup 90}Y (1850 MBq and 74 MBq and {sup 147}Pm(518 MBq). The results show the inadequate of these commercial instruments for the realization of the H' operative unit (0.07; {alpha}) in beta external fields. Due to flaws in the design, construction and calibration of the instruments for this type of radiation fields (Author)

  13. Using nutrition labeling as a potential tool for changing eating habits of university dining hall patrons.

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    Driskell, Judy A; Schake, Marian C; Detter, Hillary A

    2008-12-01

    The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to examine the influence of the nutritional labeling Nutrition Bytes on the eating habits of adults eating in dining halls at a Midwestern university and to assess differences between sexes. Dining hall patrons (114 men, 91 women) 19 years of age or older voluntarily completed a descriptive 15-item written questionnaire that examined the use and nonuse of Nutrition Bytes, which contains much of the information included in the Nutrition Facts label. A significantly higher percentage of women than men patrons reported currently using Nutrition Bytes labels (PNutrition Bytes labels were: general knowledge, concern about overall health, calorie counting, and concern about a certain nutrient(s). Predominant reasons given for not using Nutrition Bytes labels were: will not change my mind about food items selected and not enough time. Reasons given by men and women for using or not using Nutrition Bytes labels were similar. Significantly higher percentages of women than men using Nutrition Bytes labels indicated being interested in having serving sizes (Pusers who indicated nearly always and sometimes changing their food choices after reading Nutrition Bytes labels inside the dining halls were 12% and 80%, respectively, whereas 23% and 65%, respectively, indicated changing their food choices after reading the nutrition label when eating outside the dining halls. Nutrition Bytes labeling seemed to positively impact food choices of these adult dining hall patrons, and likely would do so at other dining halls.

  14. Asking fathers: a study of psychosocial adaptation.

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    Herrick, E K; Nussbaum, R; Holtzman, N A; Wissow, L

    2004-09-01

    Although few contemporary studies specifically address paternal adaptation, the theme of paternal estrangement from medical care and from family relationships is pervasive in the psychosocial literature on haemophilia. This estrangement has been shown to have a negative effect on fathers' psychological well-being, marital relationships and the adaptive outcome of their sons who have haemophilia. The goals of this study were to provide contemporary data on the psychosocial adaptation of fathers of boys with haemophilia and to examine specific variables that might influence their adjustment. Eighty-three eligible fathers returned a survey instrument that collected demographic and medical information, as well as scores on self-measures of adaptation in marital and parenting roles. Statistically significant direct correlations (P Parenting Sense of Competence subscales (parenting efficacy and satisfaction). Variables specific to rearing a son with haemophilia that negatively affected fathers' marital adjustment scores included: feeling left out of medical decision making by their wives or partners, worry about their sons' having limited activity, and the presence of a secondary diagnosis in the affected child. Scores on the parenting efficacy subscale of the PSOC were statistically significantly reduced (i.e. fathers felt less effective in the parenting role) in men who 'rarely' or 'never' infused their sons (42/80, 53%). Variables that negatively affected scores on the parenting satisfaction subscale included frustrating interactions with medical staff and concern about their sons' potential to contract an infection or secondary diagnosis. This paper presents a model to examine the interrelationships among the data and discusses the clinical implications.

  15. PATRONES DE TRANSMISIÓN DE LA TUBERCULOSIS EN UN ÁREA SANITARIA DE MADRID

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    Jesús Iñigo Martínez

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: La aplicación de las técnicas de epidemiología molecular en el estudio de la tuberculosis puede permitir identificar los patrones de transmisión de la enfermedad. El objetivo de este estudio ha sido estimar la incidencia de tuberculosis asociada a transmisión reciente en Madrid e identificar los factores de riesgo que permitan definir patrones de transmisión. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo poblacional de tres años de duración en pacientes diagnosticados de tuberculosis mediante cultivo en cuatro distritos de Madrid (550.442 habitantes. La descripción de los patrones de transmisión se realizó mediante la investigación epidemiológica convencional y las técnicas moleculares (análisis de fragmentos de restricción de longitud polimórfica –RFLP– con IS6110 y spoligotyping. Resultados: Se realizó RFLP en 233 aislados clínicos de Mycobacterium tuberculosis, de los que 99 (42,5% estaban agrupados en 29 clusters. El grupo más numeroso lo formaban 134 enfermos infectados por cepas de M. tuberculosiscon patrón RFLP único. Su media de edad era 48,3 años (DE 19,4 y el 17,2% presentaba un factor de riesgo de reactivación endógena. Entre los casos agrupados se identificaron dos patrones de transmisión.El primero de ellosincluía a 57 enfermos pertenecientes a 23 clusterspequeños (2-4 casos, de los que 25 (43,9% estaban conectados epidemiológicamente con otro caso de su mismo cluster. El segundo lo formaban 42 pacientes agrupados en 6 clustersgrandes (5 casos o más. La media de edad era de 31,4 años (DE 15,8, el 28,6% eran usuarios de drogas inyectadas, el 31% estaban infectados por el VIH, y el 26,2% tenían antecedentes de estancia en prisión. Conclusiones: La identificación de patrones de transmisión de la tuberculosis utilizando técnicas de biología molecular permite detectar grupos de población susceptibles de actuación preferente en los programas de prevención y control.

  16. Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act frequently asked questions

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    One stop shop for Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) questions. This frequently asked document will assist with Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) related questions.

  17. Children’s Reports of Parents’ Education Level: Does it Matter Whom You Ask and What You Ask About?

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    Full Text Available Education researchers who study the effect of family social background on student achievement often use students’ survey reports of parental education to investigate these effects. However, past research has demonstrated that students misreport their parents’ education levels. We expand upon this research in two ways. First we use cognitive theories about the response process to develop and test hypotheses about reporting inconsistencies across these variables. Second we evaluate the impact of student misreporting on estimates of the relationship between parental education levels and student math achievement. Using data from the German administration of PISA 2000 (OECD Programme for International Student Assessment in which both students and parents were asked to report parental variables, we show that reporting inconsistencies are a function of student achievement: students with higher math scores tend to provide reports that are more consistent with their parents' reports. This interesting case of differential measurement error has consequences for comparisons of the effects of parental background on student achievement across different subgroups of the population and across countries (a common use of PISA data and other international studies similar to PISA.

  18. Do Pediatricians Ask About Adverse Childhood Experiences in Pediatric Primary Care?

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    Kerker, Bonnie D; Storfer-Isser, Amy; Szilagyi, Moira; Stein, Ruth E K; Garner, Andrew S; O'Connor, Karen G; Hoagwood, Kimberly E; Horwitz, Sarah M

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    The stress associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has immediate and long-lasting effects. The objectives of this study were to examine 1) how often pediatricians ask patients' families about ACEs, 2) how familiar pediatricians are with the original ACE study, and 3) physician/practice characteristics, physicians' mental health training, and physicians' attitudes/beliefs that are associated with asking about ACEs. Data were collected from 302 nontrainee pediatricians exclusively practicing general pediatrics who completed the 2013 American Academy of Pediatrics Periodic Survey. Pediatricians indicated whether they usually, sometimes, or never inquired about or screened for 7 ACEs. Sample weights were used to reduce nonresponse bias. Weighted descriptive and logistic regression analyses were conducted. Only 4% of pediatricians usually asked about all 7 ACEs; 32% did not usually ask about any. Less than 11% of pediatricians reported being very or somewhat familiar with the ACE study. Pediatricians who screened/inquired about ACEs usually asked about maternal depression (46%) and parental separation/divorce (42%). Multivariable analyses showed that pediatricians had more than twice the odds of usually asking about ACEs if they disagreed that they have little effect on influencing positive parenting skills, disagreed that screening for social emotional risk factors within the family is beyond the scope of pediatricians, or were very interested in receiving further education on managing/treating mental health problems in children and adolescents. Few pediatricians ask about all ACEs. Pediatric training that emphasizes the importance of social/emotional risk factors may increase the identification of ACEs in pediatric primary care. Copyright © 2016 Academic Pediatric Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  19. Correlates of verbal and physical aggression among patrons of licensed venues in Australia.

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    Hyder, Shannon; Coomber, Kerri; Pennay, Amy; Droste, Nicolas; Curtis, Ashlee; Mayshak, Richelle; Lam, Tina; Gilmore, William; Chikritzhs, Tanya; Miller, Peter G

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    The current study aimed to examine the association between patron demographics and substance use, and experiences of verbal and physical aggressive incidents within the last 3 months among patrons of night-time entertainment precincts (NEP) in Australia. Patron interviews (n = 4216) were conducted around licensed venues in the NEPs of five Australian cities. Seven correlates of verbal and physical aggressive incidents were examined: gender, age, occupation, blood alcohol concentration, pre-drinking, energy drink use and illicit drug use in the current session. A total of 7.5% and 8.2% of respondents reported involvement in a verbally and physically aggressive incident in the past 3 months, respectively. Multivariate logistic regression models indicated men and people verbal and physical aggressive incidents. A significant occupation effect showed lower levels of both verbal and physical aggression in managers/professionals compared with non-office workers. The likelihood of being involved in a verbally aggressive incident significantly increased with energy drink consumption, while the likelihood of being involved in a physically aggressive incident significantly increased with blood alcohol concentration, energy drink consumption and illicit drug use. This study highlights the different correlates of verbal and physical aggression within NEPs, suggesting they should be viewed as distinct types of violence, rather than points on a continuum. Major modifiable correlates with verbal and physical aggression included intoxication, energy drink consumption, and illicit drug use, suggesting the need for further interventions and policy development to address these key issues. © 2017 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

  20. Plataforma en la nube para el análisis de patrones dentro del campus virtual

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    Este trabajo tiene por objetivo especificar un proceso para analizar los patrones de navegación de los usuarios de la UOC en el campus virtual. Se basa en la minería de datos, explotación y estudio de datos registrados en diferentes formatos. El estudio se centra en la explotación de datos de navegación de los usuarios del campus de la UOC, y después de una serie de procesos, exportarlos a un formato compatible para poder estudiarlos con la herramienta Weka (plataforma de software para el apr...

  1. FACTORES QUE AFECTAN LOS PATRONES DE DISTRIBUCION DEL MODO DE DESARROLLO LARVAL EN INVERTEBRADOS MARINOS

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    El modo de desarrollo larval de los invertebrados marinos es un atributo importante que afecta las tasas de dispersión, la longevidad de las especies y las tasas macroevolutivas. Los modos de desarrollo larval no se distribuyen en forma homogénea en el océano, por ende, es importante identificar y entender los factores que afectan esta distribución y su influencia en los patrones de diversidad. El objetivo general de esta tesis es entender los factores que afectan la distribución de los mo...

  2. Modelos ocultos de Markov para el análisis de patrones espaciales

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    F. Rodríguez; S. Bautista

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    Modelos ocultos de Markov para el análisis de patrones espaciales. Los modelos ocultos de Markov (HMM) constituyen una herramienta de modelización altamente flexible, inicialmente utilizada en el campo del reconocimiento automático del habla, que ha encontrado en los últimos años numerosas aplicaciones en áreas científico-técnicas muy diversas, aunque su utilización en ecología es aún escasa. En esta revisión se describen los elementos esenciales de los HMM, se presentan los al...

  3. Patrones de consumo, estado nutricional y suplementos dietarios en el Muay Thai

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    El Muay Thai es un arte marcial tailandés considerado hoy uno de los mejores deportes de contacto en el mundo porque trabaja todas las extremidades del cuerpo, y permite un elevado desarrollo de la aptitud física, de concentración y la confianza. El objetivo del presente trabajo es determinar cuáles son los patrones de consumo alimentario, el estado nutricional y el consumo de suplementos dietarios en deportistas que practican la disciplina de Muay Thai en la ciudad de Mar del ...

  4. Patrones de consumo de carne en el noroeste de México

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    Cristina Taddei; Martín Preciado; Jesús Robles; Cristina Garza

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    En gran medida, el conocimiento de la forma en la que se comporta el consumidor determina el desempeño en el mercado de un producto determinado. Se utiliza un algoritmo de agrupamiento de datos, en el marco del reconocimiento de patrones, para identificar tipos de consumidores de carne en el noroeste de México, con el objetivo de conocer las preferencias de consumo y con ello orientar decisiones de mercado por parte de los productores o bien de funcionarios responsables de políticas de foment...

  5. Patrones de prescripción de antirretrovirales en 997 pacientes colombianos

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    Conclusiones. Todos los antirretrovirales se están utilizando a las dosis establecidas internacionalmente y predominan patrones de prescripción racionales para iniciar la terapia. Sin embargo, el encontrar 69 asociaciones diferentes de antirretrovirales lleva a considerar que no hay adecuados criterios para la implementación de los esquemas después del inicio del tratamiento, guiados según los datos científicos y quienes los prescriben adoptan múltiples opciones por fuera de lo recomendado a nivel mundial.

  6. Librarians Tell Publishers What They Really Need: A YALSA Survey.

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    Adams, Lauren

    2001-01-01

    Discusses the results of a survey of young adult librarians that investigated how their needs are being met by publishers. Highlights include budgets; nonfiction expenditures; marketing; factors that influence patrons' book selections; jacket art; adults reading young adult books; underserved populations; the need for more paperbacks; and Internet…

  7. Adolescents’ comfort answering questions about sexuality asked by their physicians

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    Hébert, Natacha; Beaulieu, Émilie; Tremblay, Marie-Michelle; Laflamme, Sophie

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    OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the attitudes of adolescents toward communicating with their doctor about different aspects of their sexuality. METHODS: The present descriptive survey was conducted with the participation of teenagers from four high schools in Sherbrooke, Quebec. In each school, the students of two grade 8 classes (≤14 years of age) and two grade 10 classes (≥15 years of age) anonymously completed a self-administered questionnaire. Permission from the school board and parental consent for every participant was obtained. RESULTS: A total of 387 adolescents completed the self-administered questionnaire. The response rate for the study was 98%. Only 27% of the respondents remembered being questioned by their doctor about sexuality, and 17% of the respondents had already brought up the topic of sexuality themselves with their doctor. More than one-half (57%) of the adolescents reported they would be moderately comfortable to totally comfortable discussing sexuality with their doctor if they felt the need to. Overall, when asked to evaluate their degree of comfort if questioned on specific questions about their sexuality, 73.8% to 99.5% believed they would be moderately to totally comfortable responding. Nevertheless, there was a statistically significant difference between age groups, with the older age group being more comfortable than the younger age group (P<0.001). There was no difference between the level of comfort among boys and girls answering the same questions. Respondents believed that their treating physician should discuss sexuality with them (73.8%) and, in the majority of cases (78%), that he/she should initiate the conversation. CONCLUSION: Regardless of age or sex, teenagers considered themselves to be at ease discussing sexuality with their doctor and found it an important topic best brought up by their practitioner. PMID:24421673

  8. Asking About Pets Enhances Patient Communication and Care: A Pilot Study.

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    Hodgson, Kate; Darling, Marcia; Freeman, Douglas; Monavvari, Alan

    2017-01-01

    This research explored whether asking patients about their pets would enable better environmental/social history taking, and improve patient communication/care. Primary health care providers (PHPs) were surveyed about prevalence of patients living with pets, the health impact of pets, and influences on patient communication. Following an educational intervention, they committed to asking patients about their pets. A follow-up survey was conducted electronically. PHPs were recruited at a continuing medical education (CME) conference and at CME workshops. All 225 participants were PHPs. At the conference, participants were educated one-on-one about the clinical relevance of pets in the family. CME sessions were large or small group teaching. Baseline and final surveys measured awareness of pets in patients' families, assessment of determinants of health, impact on rapport with patients, and patient care. A sign test assessed difference in scores using repeated-measures analysis. Binomial outcomes were assessed using Fisher's exact test. Comments were themed. Ninety-four PHPs (42%) completed the study. Pet-related discussions opened communication with patients. Two-thirds of participants identified positive effects on practice and on relationships with patients. PHPs were able to leverage the health benefits of pets (zooeyia) and mitigate zoonotic risk. Asking patients about pets in the family reveals clinically relevant information, improves communication, and strengthens the therapeutic alliance.

  9. Patrones de consumo de alcohol en la población masculina de cuatro consultorios médicos

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    Juan E. Sandoval Ferrer

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio epidemiológico descriptivo, directo y de corte transversal de la población masculina adulta perteneciente a 4 consultorios médicos de Ciudad de La Habana para realizar una caracterización de ésta según sus patrones de consumo de alcohol. Se encuestó el universo de 910 personas a quienes se aplicaron los cuestionarios CAGE y CID y a un familiar; también se tuvo en cuenta el criterio de la comunidad y la valoración psiquiátrica según la CIE-10. Se detectó el 21,8 % de consumidores de riesgo y el 6,6 % de alcohólicos con un predominio de edades en los grupos de 20 a 29 y de 30 a 39 años de edad respectivamente. Fue alta la ausencia de vínculo laboral en esos grupos. Resultaron significativas las asociaciones entre consumo de alcohol y otros hábitos tóxicos, la repercusión laboral y en las relaciones de parejaA cross-sectional, direct, descriptive and epidemiological study of the adult male population from 4 family physician’s offices in Havana City was conducted to characterize it according to its alcohol drinking patterns. 910 persons and a relative of each of them were surveyed by using the CAGE and CID questionnaries. The community’s criterion as well as the psychiatric evaluation according to CIE-10 were taken into account. 21.8 % of risk drinkers and 6.6 % of alcoholics were detected. A predominance was observed in the age groups 20-29 and 30-39, respectively. Most of these persons did not work. The associations between alcohol drinking and other toxic habits, working repercussion and couple’s relations were significant

  10. Prestige and alcohol in South Mexican fiesta: drinking with saint patrons in the central valleys of Oaxaca

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    Full Text Available Food and alcohol are the key elements of celebrating a Mexican fiesta. I show that drinking at patronal feasts can be the way of constructing a respectful position, as presented in the ethnographic material collected in the three suburban communities of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca (in the years 2012–13. I discuss the relation between drinking alcohol at fiestas, participation and collective identity. I analyse the issue of prestige in the context drinking at fiestas and its relation to gender. I also discuss the role of alcohol in ritual exchanging of gifts at the patronal feasts which were under study and its relation with prestige. Other questions being analysed include the problem of refusing drink and the Catholic and non-Catholic critiques of patronal feasts as based on perceptions of excessive drinking.

  11. Applicant Satisfaction Survey

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    Office of Personnel Management — The Chief Human Capital Officers developed 3 surveys that asks applicants to assess their satisfaction with the application process on a 1-10 point scale, with 10...

  12. Commentary on Rossheim and Thombs (2011): artificial sweeteners, caffeine, and alcohol intoxication in bar patrons.

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    2011-10-01

    This commentary discusses the paper by Rossheim and Thombs (Alcohol Clin Exp Res 35, 2011), which examined the relationship between type of alcohol mixer (regular caffeinated cola, diet caffeinated cola, energy drink, or no mixer) and breath alcohol readings in bar patrons. The significance of the findings of this study and new unaddressed questions for the field are discussed. Rossheim and Thombs (2011) reported that breath alcohol concentration readings were highest when patrons reported the consumption of caffeine mixers that were artificially sweetened (i.e., diet cola), after adjusting for potential confounds. Women were more likely to consume diet cola-caffeinated mixed drinks. The findings from this field study raise several new interesting questions. Given the reported gender difference in consumption of diet cola-caffeinated mixed drinks, more research is needed regarding gender differences in gastric emptying time for alcoholic beverages mixed with artificially sweetened versus sucrose sweetened caffeinated drinks. In addition, the recent explosion in the energy drink market has resulted in the availability of sugar-free or diet versions of most energy drink products. The implications of mixing diet energy drinks with alcohol are unknown. Copyright © 2011 by the Research Society on Alcoholism.

  13. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Social Anxiety in İstanbul Heavy Metal Bar Patrons

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    Özalp Ekinci

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Objective: We aimed to examine the heavy metal bar patrons in Istanbul by means of self-reported questionnaires for psychiatric disorder symptoms.Material and Methods: Seventy-one volunteers from 4 popular heavy metal bars were included to the study. The Beck Depression Inventory, the Liebowitz Social Anxiety Scale (LSAS, the Adult Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD Scale and the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST were administered to the participants. Results: One fourth of the participants (25.4% were under high risk for a depressive episode (BDI>17, 22 (32.3% reported significant social anxiety (LSAS>30, and 41 (57.7% showed moderate ADHD symptoms (Adult ADD/ADHD scale: 20-59. According to BDI score participants who were under the risk for depression showed higher scores in Adult ADD/ADHD scale scores than that of participants who were not under a risk for depression (p=0.001 for attention deficit; p=0.003 for hyperactivity; p=0.002 for impulsivity; p=0.001 for total score. In the study group, ADD/ADHD scale attention deficit score was positively correlated with the total fear, total avoidence and the total scores of LSAS (r=.359 p<0.01; r=.332 p<0.01; r=.358 p<0.01, respectively. Conclusion: Heavy metal bar patrons appear to be a particular social group with an increased risk of psychopathology.

  14. Patrones pedagógicos en educación virtual

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    Full Text Available Desde que Christopher Alexander definió los patrones de diseño y los lenguajes de diseño, su aplicación se ha ido extendiendo desde el ámbito original de la arquitectura a otros como el de la ingeniería del software y, más recientemente, el pedagógico. La progresiva implantación de estudios y cursos online hace necesario que los docentes deban dar respuesta a problemas pedagógicos que son específicos de la educación virtual y que ya han sido solucionados con anterioridad. El presente trabajo analiza los patrones de diseño y los lenguajes de diseño, en especial en el ámbito pedagógico, y subraya la importancia de contar con un lenguaje de patrón pedagógico específico para entornos virtuales de aprendizaje, de modo que los docentes puedan contar con un instrumento pedagógico que les oriente en las características específicas de la educación virtual.

  15. Frequently Asked Questions about Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

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    ... Vaccine Safety Frequently Asked Questions about Ventilator-associated Pneumonia Recommend on Facebook Tweet Share Compartir What is a Ventilator-associated Pneumonia (VAP)? Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is a lung ...

  16. Weight-loss surgery - after - what to ask your doctor

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    ... heart disease Gastric bypass surgery Laparoscopic gastric banding Obstructive sleep apnea - adults Type 2 diabetes Patient Instructions Gastric bypass surgery - discharge Laparoscopic gastric banding - discharge Weight-loss surgery - before - what to ask your doctor Your ...

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    ... heart disease Gastric bypass surgery Laparoscopic gastric banding Obstructive sleep apnea - adults Type 2 diabetes Patient Instructions Gastric bypass surgery - discharge Laparoscopic gastric banding - discharge Weight-loss surgery - after - what to ask your doctor Your ...

  18. Colds and the flu - what to ask your doctor - child

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    ... gov/ency/patientinstructions/000250.htm Colds and the flu - what to ask your doctor - child To use ... Nasal congestion Sneezing Sore throat Cough Headache The flu is an infection of the nose, throat, and ...

  19. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Local Foods, Local Places

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    Answers to frequently asked questions about EPA's Local Foods, Local Places planning assistance program to help communities revitalize downtowns, create economic opportunities, and improve access to healthy food by promoting local foods.

  20. Substance Abuse Treatment for Children and Adolescents: Questions to Ask

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    ... Families - Vietnamese Substance Abuse Treatment For Children And Adolescents: Questions To Ask No. 41; Reviewed July 2013 Many children and adolescents use alcohol and other drugs. Some develop serious ...

  1. Questions to Ask Your Doctor--Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

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    ... Questions to Ask Your Doctor - Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Updated:Dec 21,2016 Implantable cardioverter defibrillators are ... are the benefits versus the limitations of the ICD? What is the general prognosis and how might ...

  2. Patrones y procesos de la dinámica poblacional de la ostra puelche, Ostrea puelchana, (D´Orbigny, 1842)

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    Doldan,María del Socorro

    2013-01-01

    La detección de los patrones y procesos ecológicos depende de la escala de análisis. Los bivalvos marinos conforman, por lo general, metapoblaciones, conformadas por poblacionales locales discontinuas conectadas entre sí mediante el flujo de larvas pelágicas. La existencia de estadios larvarios pelágicos es un rasgo de la historia de vida que puede generar patrones espaciales complejos que son modificados por procesos que operan a la escala de las poblaciones locales. Las fluctuaciones que ex...

  3. Patrones básicos de movimiento y maduración neuropsicológica en Preescolares

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    Higuita-Herrera, Erika Vanessa

    2016-01-01

    La presente investigación busca Identificar la relación existente entre los patrones motores básicos de movimiento, la maduración neuropsicológica y el rendimiento académico en niños preescolares, llevando a cabo un estudio de tipo no experimental retrospectivo, transversal y de tipo correlacional. Se eligieron las pruebas neuropsicológicas EVANM para evaluar la adquisición de los patrones básicos de movimientos en los niños y la prueba CUMANIN para valorar la maduración neuropsicológica en l...

  4. Parents' Qualitative Perspectives on Child Asking for Fruit and Vegetables.

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    Beltran, Alicia; O'Connor, Teresia M; Hughes, Sheryl O; Thompson, Debbe; Baranowski, Janice; Nicklas, Theresa A; Baranowski, Tom

    2017-06-05

    Children can influence the foods available at home, but some ways of approaching a parent may be better than others; and the best way may vary by type of parent. This study explored how parents with different parenting styles would best receive their 10 to 14 years old child asking for fruits and vegetables (FV). An online parenting style questionnaire was completed and follow-up qualitative telephone interviews assessed home food rules, child influence on home food availability, parents' preferences for being asked for food, and common barriers and reactions to their child's FV requests. Parents ( n = 73) with a 10 to 14 years old child were grouped into authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, or uninvolved parenting style categories based on responses to questionnaires, and interviewed. Almost no differences in responses were detected by parenting style or ethnicity. Parents reported their children had a voice in what foods were purchased and available at home and were receptive to their child's asking for FV. The most important child asking characteristic was politeness, especially among authoritarian parents. Other important factors were asking in person, helping in the grocery store, writing requests on the grocery shopping list, and showing information they saw in the media. The barrier raising the most concern was FV cost, but FV quality and safety outside the home environment were also considerations.

  5. Parents’ Qualitative Perspectives on Child Asking for Fruit and Vegetables

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    Beltran, Alicia; O’Connor, Teresia M.; Hughes, Sheryl O.; Thompson, Debbe; Baranowski, Janice; Nicklas, Theresa A.; Baranowski, Tom

    2017-01-01

    Children can influence the foods available at home, but some ways of approaching a parent may be better than others; and the best way may vary by type of parent. This study explored how parents with different parenting styles would best receive their 10 to 14 years old child asking for fruits and vegetables (FV). An online parenting style questionnaire was completed and follow-up qualitative telephone interviews assessed home food rules, child influence on home food availability, parents’ preferences for being asked for food, and common barriers and reactions to their child’s FV requests. Parents (n = 73) with a 10 to 14 years old child were grouped into authoritative, authoritarian, permissive, or uninvolved parenting style categories based on responses to questionnaires, and interviewed. Almost no differences in responses were detected by parenting style or ethnicity. Parents reported their children had a voice in what foods were purchased and available at home and were receptive to their child’s asking for FV. The most important child asking characteristic was politeness, especially among authoritarian parents. Other important factors were asking in person, helping in the grocery store, writing requests on the grocery shopping list, and showing information they saw in the media. The barrier raising the most concern was FV cost, but FV quality and safety outside the home environment were also considerations. PMID:28587236

  6. The Relationship between Patron-Dependence, Communication and Development: A Look into Social Integration and Socio-Economic Control.

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    Quesada, Gustavo M.

    Personal interviews were conducted in July, 1967, with 315 farm operators in rural Brazil where the local extension service had been in operation for more than four years. Patron-dependence (PD) was described as the subscription to a value system, according to the individual's position in the status structure, which produces dependency at…

  7. Patrones de prescripción de los nuevos anticoagulantes orales y sus costos económicos en Colombia

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    Jorge E. Machado-Alba

    2016-07-01

    Conclusiones: El rivaroxaban fue el medicamento con mayor costo. A partir de estos patrones se puede determinar que los nuevos anticoagulantes orales se están empleando principalmente en monoterapia. Se requieren nuevos estudios que evalúen la efectividad y la seguridad en la población colombiana.

  8. Impact of Alcohol Use and Bar Attendance on Smoking and Quit Attempts Among Young Adult Bar Patrons

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    Jiang, Nan

    2013-01-01

    Objectives. We examined cigarette smoking and quit attempts in the context of alcohol use and bar attendance among young adult bar patrons with different smoking patterns. Methods. We used randomized time location sampling to collect data among adult bar patrons aged 21 to 26 years in San Diego, California (n = 1235; response rate = 73%). We used multinomial and multivariate logistic regression models to analyze the association between smoking and quit attempts and both drinking and binge drinking among occasional, regular, very light, and heavier smokers, controlling for age, gender, race/ethnicity, and education. Results. Young adult bar patrons reported high rates of smoking and co-use of cigarettes and alcohol. Binge drinking predicted smoking status, especially occasional and very light smoking. All types of smokers reported alcohol use, and bar attendance made it harder to quit. Alcohol use was negatively associated with quit attempts for very light smokers, but positively associated with quitting among heavier smokers. Conclusions. Smoking and co-use of cigarettes and alcohol are common among young adult bar patrons, but there are important differences by smoking patterns. Tobacco interventions for young adults should prioritize bars and address alcohol use. PMID:23488485

  9. Association between tobacco and alcohol use among young adult bar patrons: a cross-sectional study in three cities

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    Jiang, Nan; Lee, Youn Ok; Ling, Pamela M

    2014-01-01

    .... Cross-sectional data was collected from a random sample of young adult bar patrons aged 18-29 in San Diego, CA (N = 1,150), Portland, ME (N = 1,019), and Tulsa, OK (N = 1,106) from 2007-2010 (response rate 88...

  10. Patrones regionales de emparejamiento conyugal en México en el año 2000

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    María Viridiana SOSA-MÁRQUEZ

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    Full Text Available En este documento se estiman los niveles de emparejamiento conyugal en México para las va - riables edad y nivel escolar de las parejas al momento de la unión legal en el año 2000, a nivel nacional y estatal. Para ello, se utilizan las estadísticas vitales de matrimonios, obteniendo las proporciones de parejas en las que se tiene mayor, igual o menor edad o nivel escolar (hiperga - mia, homogamia o hipogamia, respectivamente. Se aplicó un análisis de conglomerados a las citadas proporciones para construir grupos de estados que se parezcan entre sí y se representaron en mapas, con el fin de conocer la existencia de patrones de casamiento legal en el país a nivel estatal, en cuanto a la edad y escolaridad de los contrayentes.

  11. Last Call: decreasing drunk driving among 21-34-year-old bar patrons.

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    Rivara, Frederick P; Boisvert, Deanne; Relyea-Chew, Annemarie; Gomez, Tony

    2012-01-01

    Any effort to decrease the toll of drunk driving must include efforts directed at people who drink in bars, particularly young adults who use motor vehicles after drinking. We designed a multifaceted social marketing campaign, Last Call, to increase the use of designated drivers and safe rides homes among 21-34-year olds. There were three components to the intervention: (1) use of taxi stands to promote taxi use; (2) point-of-sale information to patrons at partner bars and (3) a mass media campaign to support the designated driver/safe ride home message. Among the heaviest drinkers, the programme significantly increased the use of designated drivers and increased the use of taxis by 63%.

  12. PATRONES DE MULTICULTURALIDAD PARA EL DISEÑO DE APLICACIONES WEB

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    Víctor Alfonso Zapata

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available La diversidad cultural en la Web surge como resultado del crecimiento de internet en los últimos años, logrando que los servicios y aplicaciones Web sean cada vez más utilizados por usuarios de diversas culturas, que en muchos casos terminan siendo diferentes a los usuarios iniciales en los que se basó su diseño y construcción. Este trabajo analiza las diferencias que se presentan en la comunicación multicultural a través de la Web, tomando como punto de partida las dimensiones culturales propuestas por Victor, Hofstede, Trompenaars y Hall. Se identificaron los elementos de diseño Web que están relacionados con las dimensiones culturales y su comportamiento en sitios Web representativos de Argentina, Colombia y España para finalmente construir un conjunto de Patrones de Multiculturalidad para el Diseño de Aplicaciones Web.

  13. Stimulating Teachers' Reflection and Feedback Asking: An interplay of Self-Efficacy, Learning Goal Orientation, and Transformational Leadership

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    Runhaar, Piety; Sanders, Karin; Yang, Huadong

    2010-01-01

    The goal of the study was to investigate how teachers' reflection and feedback asking--two crucial components of professional development--can be explained by occupational self-efficacy, learning goal orientation and transformational leadership. A survey study with data from 456 teachers from a Dutch College for Vocational Education and Training…

  14. Surveying Education

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    Enemark, Stig

    2009-01-01

    In relation to surveying education there is one big question to be asked: Is the role of the surveyors changing? In a global perspective the answer will be "Yes". There is a big swing that could be entitled "From Measurement to Management". This does not imply that measurement is no longer....... In surveying education there are a range of other challenges to be faced. These relate to the focus on learning to learn; the need for flexible curriculum to deal with constant change; the move towards introducing virtual academy; the demand for creating a quality culture; and the perspective of lifelong...... on an efficient interaction between education, research, and professional practice....

  15. EMERGENCIA Y SOBREVIVENCIA DEL ZACATE ROSADO EN DIFERENTES SUELOS Y PATRONES DE HUMEDAD-SEQUÍA

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    Martha Balandrán Valladares

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Las plantas invasoras afectan la función y composición de los ecosistemas nativos. La gramínea zacate rosado [Melinis repens (Willd. Zizka] es una especie invasora introducida que ha ido incrementando su presencia en el estado de Chihuahua, México. Para determinar su posible propagación se evaluó en invernadero, la emergencia y sobrevivencia de M. repens en suelos provenientes de cuatro áreas con diferente tipo de vegetación y patrones de humedad-sequía (bajo, pobre, medio y alto más comunes durante el verano en Chihuahua. Los tipos de vegetación fueron matorral, pastizal mediano, pastizal halófito con suelo aluvial profundo y bosque con suelo coluvial. Los datos fueron analizados como categóricos y se realizó la comparación de medias mediante una prueba de proporciones en distribuciones normales. La semilla germinó en los suelos provenientes de las cuatro áreas con diferentes tipos de vegetación y patrones de humedad-sequía. La mayor emergencia, 92%, se presentó en el suelo aluvial profundo de pastizal mediano con una secuencia de humedad-sequía de 120 mm que representa una precipitación de 12 días al año (P < 0.0008. Las plantas sobrevivieron de 12 a 24 días sin riego, pero no a los 36 días. El pasto M. repens es capaz de germinar en cualquier suelo proveniente de las cuatro áreas con diferentes tipos de vegetación estudiados y la poca o abundante humedad no representa un impedimento para su emergencia.

  16. Examining the sociocultural sensitivity of subjective drunkenness: Comparing Arab and Jewish Israeli pub patrons.

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    Sznitman, Sharon R; Bord, Shiran; Elias, Wafa; Gesser-Edelsburg, Anat; Shiftan, Yoram; Baron-Epel, Orna

    2017-11-01

    Subjective drunkenness measures may be useful screening tools for alcohol-related problems. However, if self-reported drunkenness is influenced by social and cultural understandings, the measure may not predict drinking patterns equally across different sociocultural groups. The current study aims to determine whether the two main sociocultural groups in Israel (Arabs and Jews) are equally likely to report drunkenness at comparable levels of breath alcohol content (BrAC). A cross-sectional study was conducted among 901 Jewish and 225 Arab Israeli pub patrons. Respondents were interviewed as they exited pubs between midnight and 4 am. In addition to sociodemographic data, respondents reported whether they felt drunk at the time of the interview, after which they provided breath samples to determine BrAC. A logistic regression model tested whether there were differences in the probability of reporting drunkenness between Arabs and Jews holding BrAC levels and other background variables constant. Arabs had higher BrAC levels than Jews (M = 0.19 vs. M = 0.13, P ≤ 0.0001) but a lower proportion of Arabs reported drunkenness than Jews (22% vs. 43%). Adjusted logistic regression showed that at all levels of BrAC, Jews had a higher probability of reporting drunkenness than Arabs (odds ratio = 6.40, P ≤ 0.0001). Subjective drunkenness is likely to be influenced by cultural factors and may thus not reflect objective drinking patterns equally across different groups within the same society. This is likely to limit its usefulness as a screening tool for alcohol abuse and problems. [Sznitman SR, Bord S, Elias W, Gesser-Edelsburg A, Shiftan Y, Baron-Epel O. Examining the sociocultural sensitivity of subjective drunkenness: Comparing Arab and Jewish Israeli pub patrons. © 2017 Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs.

  17. Patrones de resistencia a antibióticos de Acinetobacter baumannii en un hospital de Colombia

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    Mónica Chávez

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: Identificar patrones de resistencia en los aislamientos de A. baumannii obtenidos en una unidad de cuidados intensivos de Cali, Colombia. Diseño: Estudio descriptivo, prospectivo de corte transversal. Institución: Clínica Universitaria Rafael Uribe Uribe, Cali, Colombia. Materiales: Los aislamientos se obtuvieron de cultivos de muestras de sangre, heridas quirúrgicas, secreción nasal, orina, secreción uretral y puntas de catéter. Intervenciones: Se recolectaron 52 aislamientos durante los años 2009 y 2010. Mediante el análisis del antibiograma se identificaron patrones de resistencia (antibiotipos, se realizó antibiograma cuantitativo y se construyó un cladograma basado en el agrupamiento por el método de promedios aritméticos de grupos apareados no ponderados (conocido en inglés como UPGMA. Principales medidas de resultados: Medida de la concentración mínima inhibitoria (CMI y el coeficiente de similitud generado por las distancias de los diámetros de los halos de inhibición entre dos aislamientos (antibiograma cuantitativo. Resultados: Se identificaron 5 antibiotipos; el 50% de los aislamientos se agruparon en el antibiotipo 1, con resistencia a todos los antibióticos y sensibilidad a tigeciclina y sulperazona; el antibiotipo 4 agrupó los aislamientos con resistencia a todos los antibióticos (19,3%. En el antibiograma cuantitativo se identificaron dos clados con 5 y 47 aislamientos, respectivamente. Conclusiones: Los aislamientos de Acinetobacter baumannii tuvieron pocas diferencias fenotípicas y es probable que presenten alguna de las β-lactamasas tipo OXA.

  18. Inspiring Sustainable Behaviour 19 Ways to Ask for Change

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    2012-01-01

    What is the answer to inspiring sustainable behaviour? It starts with a question - or nineteen. With this simple and inspiring guide you'll learn how to ask for persistent, pervasive, and near-costless change by uncovering our hidden quirks, judgmental biases, and apparent irrationalities.  The only change you'll need to make is how you ask.Businesses, larger or small, will soon have to cut costs and cut carbon, irrespective of the products they sell, or the services they perform. National government has structural policy and legislative needs, and local government has implementation and docum

  19. "This is a question we have to ask everyone": asking young people about self-harm and suicide.

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    O'Reilly, M; Kiyimba, N; Karim, K

    2016-10-01

    WHAT IS KNOWN ON THE SUBJECT?: An essential part of the mental health assessment is to evaluate the risk of harm to self. Fundamentally this involves asking directly about self-harming behaviour and suicidal thoughts or urges, but practitioners often find it difficult to open up these conversations. This evaluation of risk is particularly important as self-harm and suicidal thoughts are frequently found in young people who attend mental health services. WHAT THIS PAPER ADDS TO EXISTING KNOWLEDGE?: Young people are not always routinely asked directly about self-harm or suicidal thoughts when they are assessed. There are two ways that mental health practitioners introduce this topic: first, by building up to it by initially asking about general feelings, and second by stating that it is a requirement to ask everyone. WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE?: These questions should not be avoided by mental health practitioners just because they are difficult. We offer suggestions as to how to ask questions about self-harm and suicide based on real-world practice. Introduction Questions about self-harm and suicide are essential in risk assessments with children and young people, yet little is known about how mental health practitioners do this. Aim The core aim was to examine how questions about self-harm and suicidal ideation are asked in real-world practice. Method A qualitative design was employed to analyse 28 video-recorded naturally occurring mental health assessments in a child and adolescent mental health service. Data were analysed using conversation analysis (CA). Results In 13 cases young people were asked about self-harm and suicide, but 15 were not. Analysis revealed how practitioners asked these questions. Two main styles were revealed. First was an incremental approach, beginning with inquiries about emotions and behaviours, building to asking about self-harm and suicidal intent. Second was to externalize the question as being required by outside agencies

  20. Surveying Humaness

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    Markussen, Randi; Gad, Christopher

    and development of a large collection of biological and psychological symptoms and psycho-social problems. However, the surveys say nothing about how the information will be of use to the people who answer the procedure or how this scientific intervention will be put to use more specifically within the public......Christopher Gad. Ph.d. Dept. of Information and Media Studies Randi Markussen. Associate Professor, Dept. of Information and Media Studies. rmark@imv.au.dk   Abstract:   Surveying humanness -politics of care improvement   For various reasons we both were subjected to a specific survey procedure...... carried out in a Danish county in order to improve treatment of people who have suffered from long-term illnesses. The surveys concern not only feed back on how people experience their present and past interaction with the social services and health care system; they also ask people to indicate the state...

  1. Surveying Humaness

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    Markussen, Randi; Gad, Christopher

    carried out in a Danish county in order to improve treatment of people who have suffered from long-term illnesses. The surveys concern not only feed back on how people experience their present and past interaction with the social services and health care system; they also ask people to indicate the state...... and development of a large collection of biological and psychological symptoms and psycho-social problems. However, the surveys say nothing about how the information will be of use to the people who answer the procedure or how this scientific intervention will be put to use more specifically within the public......Christopher Gad. Ph.d. Dept. of Information and Media Studies Randi Markussen. Associate Professor, Dept. of Information and Media Studies. rmark@imv.au.dk   Abstract:   Surveying humanness -politics of care improvement   For various reasons we both were subjected to a specific survey procedure...

  2. Quality Circles: Answers to 100 Frequently Asked Questions.

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    Dewar, Donald L.

    This booklet contains frequently asked questions--and their answers--about "quality circles," a factory program first introduced in Japan in which workers participate voluntarily in quality control and management decisions through various means of communication. Following an introductory chapter, the remainder of the booklet answers…

  3. The Importance of Asking Questions–in Different Ways!

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    The Importance of Asking Questions - in Different Ways! Uday Maitra. Classroom Volume 20 Issue 1 January 2015 pp 73-75. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link: http://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/020/01/0073-0075. Keywords. Questions; answers; creativity; classroom teaching. Author Affiliations.

  4. Men ask more questions than women at a scientific conference.

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    Full Text Available Gender inequity in science and academia, especially in senior positions, is a recognised problem. The reasons are poorly understood, but include the persistence of historical gender ratios, discrimination and other factors, including gender-based behavioural differences. We studied participation in a professional context by observing question-asking behaviour at a large international conference with a clear equality code of conduct that prohibited any form of discrimination. Accounting for audience gender ratio, male attendees asked 1.8 questions for each question asked by a female attendee. Amongst only younger researchers, male attendees also asked 1.8 questions per female question, suggesting the pattern cannot be attributed to the temporary problem of demographic inertia. We link our findings to the 'chilly' climate for women in STEM, including wider experiences of discrimination likely encountered by women throughout their education and careers. We call for a broader and coordinated approach to understanding and addressing the barriers to women and other under-represented groups. We encourage the scientific community to recognise the context in which these gender differences occur, and evaluate and develop methods to support full participation from all attendees.

  5. Asking Better Questions: Approaching the Process of Thesis Supervision.

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    Manderson, Desmond

    1996-01-01

    The questions typically asked by a law student in different stages of the process of thesis supervision are re-formulated to encourage more student reflection on the experience. The stages include approaching the supervision concept, selecting an appropriate supervisor, considering rights and responsibilities of both parties in developing a…

  6. IRS Releases Tax Questionnaire that Asks Colleges to Disclose More

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    Kelderman, Eric

    2008-01-01

    Nearly 400 colleges across the United States are about to be asked to disclose intimate financial details of their operations to the Internal Revenue Service. This article reports on a highly detailed financial questionnaire designed by the IRS for the first phase of its Colleges and Universities Compliance Project, which is part of a continuing…

  7. MedlinePlus Connect: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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    ... page: https://medlineplus.gov/connect/faqs.html MedlinePlus Connect: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) To use the sharing ... for the MedlinePlus Connect email list . Using MedlinePlus Connect How does MedlinePlus Connect work? MedlinePlus Connect responds ...

  8. Asking the Right Questions: Teaching about Islam and Globalization

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    Jafar, Afshan

    2017-01-01

    This article describes an exercise designed to introduce the topic of Islam and Muslims in a Sociology of Globalization course. The activity asks students to complete a sentence regarding Muslim women. Rather than provide any definitive answers regarding Islam or Muslims, the purpose of the exercise is for students to see the reductive nature of…

  9. Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC): Frequently Asked Questions

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    An ESPC is a working relationship between a Federal agency and an energy service company (ESCO). The ESCO conducts a comprehensive energy audit for the Federal facility and identifies improvements to save energy. The following sections present a number of frequently asked questions from ESPC end-users and stakeholders.

  10. The Retarded Child: Answers to Questions Parents Ask.

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    Attwell, Arthur A.; Clabby, D. Ann

    Specific questions that parents ask and answers to them are presented on the following areas of mental retardation: categories and terminology; causes; diagnosis and referral; mental age and IQ; problems and adjustments in family relationships; behavior of the retarded child; speech; schooling; parent organizations; sex education;…

  11. What's the Harm in Asking about Suicidal Ideation?

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    Mathias, Charles W.; Furr, Michael; Sheftall, Arielle H.; Hill-Kapturczak, Nathalie; Crum, Paige; Dougherty, Donald M.

    2012-01-01

    Both researchers and oversight committees share concerns about patient safety in the study-related assessment of suicidality. However, concern about assessing suicidal thoughts can be a barrier to the development of empirical evidence that informs research on how to safely conduct these assessments. A question has been raised if asking about…

  12. Demystifying the Electoral College: 12 Frequently Asked Questions

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    Middleton, Tiffany

    2012-01-01

    As the presidential election of 2012 draws closer, Americans will witness a resurgence of references to the Electoral College in news reports. Here, "Looking at the Law" hopes to demystify the Electoral College, and refresh many social studies memories--just in time for the next election--with some frequently asked questions about electing the…

  13. Parents' qualitative perspectives on child asking for fruit and vegetables

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    Children can influence the foods available at home, but some ways of approaching a parent may be better than others; and the best way may vary by type of parent. This study explored how parents with different parenting styles would best receive their 10 to 14 year old child asking for fruit and vege...

  14. SIMULATION OF EARTH'S POLES DYNAMICS USING ASK-ANALYSIS

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    2014-01-01

    Based on local semantic information models, we have examined the dependence of the dynamics of the displacement of the pole positions of celestial objects. We have also developed and differentiated an analysis of ASK-pole modeling of dynamics within sixty-year cycles of reference points and substantiated reasons for the population inversion and singular states in the dynamics of the pole

  15. Musharraf asks for Hamas to be given a chance

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    "President General Pervez Musharraf friday asked to give Haams a chance for peace and underscored that the worls which is already in turmoil cannot afford another confrontationist course, says a report received here from Geneva in Switzerlan" (1/2 page)

  16. Competence-Based Education and Training– about Frequently Asked Questions

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    Mulder, M.

    2012-01-01

    This article follows the author's previous piece on practical guidelines for the development of comprehensive competence-based education and training (Mulder, 2012). It is about the questions that have been and are still frequently asked in presentations, workshops and classes about the introduction

  17. Who would students ask for help in academic cheating? Cross-sectional study of medical students in Croatia.

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    Đogaš, Varja; Jerončić, Ana; Marušić, Matko; Marušić, Ana

    2014-12-30

    Academic cheating does not happen as an isolated action of an individual but is most often a collaborative practice. As there are few studies that looked at who are collaborators in cheating, we investigated medical students' readiness to engage others in academic dishonest behaviours. In a cross-sectional survey study in Zagreb, Croatia, 592 medical students from the first, 3rd and 6th (final) study year anonymously answered a survey of readiness to ask family, friends, colleagues or strangers for help in 4 different forms of academic cheating or for 2 personal material favours. Stepwise multiple linear regression models (MLR) were used to evaluate potential factors influencing propensity for engaging others in these two types of behaviour. Many students would ask another person for help in academic cheating, from 88.8% to 26.9% depending on a cheating behaviour. Students would most often ask a family member or friend for help in academic cheating. The same "helpers" were identified for non-academic related behaviour - asking for personal material favours. More respondents, however, would include three or four persons for asking help in academic cheating than for routine material favours. Score on material favours survey was the strongest positive predictor of readiness for asking help in academic cheating (stepwise MLR model; beta = 0.308, P motivation (compensation) and male gender, whereas intrinsic motivation, year of study and grade point average were weak negative predictors. Our study indicates that medical students are willing to engage more than one person in either close or distant relationships in academic cheating. In order to develop effective preventive measures to deter cheating at medical academic institutions, factors surrounding students' preference towards academic cheating rather than routine favours should be further investigated.

  18. Comportamiento de la mandarina Arrayana en seis patrones en suelos ácidos del piedemonte Llanero de Colombia

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    2006-12-01

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    Los cultivos de mandarina Arrayana en el piedemonte Llanero se encuentran injertados en mandarina Cleopatra y presentan una entrada tardía en producción, por lo que es necesario seleccionar patrones que mejoren la producción y calidad de la mandarina Arrayana en las primeras cosechas. En el experimento, establecido en julio de 1997 en suelos de la terraza alta del piedemonte del Meta (Typic Haplustox, se  evaluaron seis patrones usados en la citricultura colombiana. Antes del transplante  se aplicaron correctivos para aumentar la saturación de bases por encima del 60%. La mayor producción de frutos acumulada de cinco cosechas se obtuvo con Swingle, superando a Volkameriana y detrás de éste, los patrones Sunki × English y Cleopatra, sin diferencias estadísticas entre ellos, seguidos por Sunki × Jacobson y por último, con la menor producción, por Carrizo. En la última lectura, la altura de la planta fue igual para todos los patrones, con excepción de Carrizo, que presentó el menor tamaño, así como también el menor volumen de copa. La mayor eficiencia productiva del volumen de copa promedio de cinco cosechas se obtuvo con Swingle, seguida, en su orden, con los patrones Volkameriana, Sunki × English y Sunki × Jacobson –sin diferencias estadísticas entre ellos–, Cleopatra y en el último lugar Carrizo. El mayor tamaño de fruta se produjo en Volkameriana y Swingle, seguidos, en su orden, por Sunki × English, Sunki × Jacobson, Carrizo y Cleopatra. Todos los patrones presentaron calidad de fruta similar, con excepción de Volkameriana, que demostró un menor contenido en sólidos solubles totales (SST y en la relación SST

  19. The Role Of Gender In Asking Questions At Cool Stars 18 And 19

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    Schmidt, Sarah J.; Douglas, Stephanie; Gosnell, Natalie M.; Muirhead, Philip S.; Booth, Rachel S.; Davenport, James R. A.; Mace, Gregory N.

    2016-12-01

    We examine the gender balance of the 18th and 19th meetings of the Cambridge Workshop on Cool Stellar Systems and the Sun (CS18 and CS19). The percent of female attendees at both meetings (31% at CS18 and 37% at CS19) was higher than the percent of women in the American Astronomical Society (25%) and the International Astronomical Union (18%). The representation of women in Cool Stars as SOC members, invited speakers, and contributed speakers was similar to or exceeded the percent of women attending the meetings. We requested that conference attendees assist in a project to collect data on the gender of astronomers asking questions after talks. Using this data, we found that men were over-represented (and women were under-represented) in the question sessions after each talk. Men asked 79% of the questions at CS18 and 75% of the questions at CS19, but were 69% and 63% of the attendees respectively. Contrary to findings from previous conferences, we did not find that the gender balance of questions was strongly affected by the session chair gender, the speaker gender, or the length of the question period. We also found that female and male speakers were asked a comparable number of questions after each talk. The contrast of these results from previous incarnations of the gender questions survey indicate that more data would be useful in understanding the factors that contribute to the gender balance of question askers. We include a preliminary set of recommendations based on this and other work on related topics, but also advocate for additional research on the demographics of conference participants. Additional data on the intersection of gender with race, seniority, sexual orientation, ability and other marginalized identities is necessary to fully address the role of gender in asking questions at conferences.

  20. Collaborative Chat Reference Service Effectiveness Varies by Question Type for Public Library Patrons. A review of: Kwon, Nahyun. ʺPublic Library Patronsʹ Use of Collaborative Chat Reference Service: The Effectiveness of Question Answering by Question Type.ʺ Library & Information Science Research 29.1 (Mar. 2007: 70‐91.

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    Full Text Available Objective – To assess the effectiveness of a collaborative chat reference service in answering different types of question. Specifically, the study compares the degree of answer completion and the level of user satisfaction for simple factual questions vs. more in‐depth subject‐based reference questions, and for ‘local’ (pertaining to a particular library and non‐local questions.Design – Content analysis of 415 transcripts of reference transactions, which were also compared to corresponding user satisfaction survey results.Setting – An online collaborative reference service offered by a large public library system (33 branch and regional locations. This service is part of the Metropolitan Cooperative Library System: a virtual reference consortium of U.S. libraries (public, academic, special, and corporate that provides 24/7 service.Subjects – Reference librarians from around the U.S. (49 different libraries, and users logging into the service via the public library system’s portal (primarily patrons of the 49 libraries. Method – Content analysis was used to evaluate virtual reference transcripts recorded between January and June, 2004. Reliability was enhanced through triangulation, with researchers comparing the content analysis of each transcript against the results of a voluntary exit survey. Of 1,387 transactions that occurred during the period of study, 420 users completed the survey and these formed the basis of the study, apart from 5 transactions that were omitted because the questions were incomprehensible. Questions were examined and assigned to five categories: “simple, factual questions; subject‐based research questions; resource access questions; circulation‐related questions; and local library information inquiries” (80‐81. Answers were classed as either “completely answered, partially answered or unanswered, referred, and problematic endings” (82. Lastly, user satisfaction was surveyed on three

  1. What’s the Harm in Asking about Suicidal Ideation?

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    Mathias, Charles W.; Furr, R. Michael; Sheftall, Arielle H.; Hill-Kapturczak, Nathalie; Crum, Paige; Dougherty, Donald M.

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    Both researchers and oversight committees share concerns about patient safety in the study-related assessment of suicidality. However, concern about assessing suicidal thoughts can be a barrier to the development of empirical evidence that informs research on how to safely conduct these assessments. A question has been raised if asking about suicidal thoughts can result in iatrogenic increases of such thoughts, especially among at-risk samples. The current study repeatedly tested suicidal ideation at 6-month intervals for up to 2-years. Suicidal ideation was measured with the Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire Junior, and administered to adolescents who had previously received inpatient psychiatric care. Change in suicidal ideation was tested using several analytic techniques, each of which pointed to a significant decline in suicidal ideation in the context of repeated assessment. This and previous study outcomes suggest that asking an at-risk population about suicidal ideation is not associated with subsequent increases in suicidal ideation. PMID:22548324

  2. Parents? Qualitative Perspectives on Child Asking for Fruit and Vegetables

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    Beltran, Alicia; O?Connor, Teresia M.; Hughes, Sheryl O.; Thompson, Debbe; Baranowski, Janice; Nicklas, Theresa A.; Baranowski, Tom

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    Children can influence the foods available at home, but some ways of approaching a parent may be better than others; and the best way may vary by type of parent. This study explored how parents with different parenting styles would best receive their 10 to 14 years old child asking for fruits and vegetables (FV). An online parenting style questionnaire was completed and follow-up qualitative telephone interviews assessed home food rules, child influence on home food availability, parents? pre...

  3. Trend arbitrage, bid-ask spread and market dynamics

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    Zaitsev, Nikolai

    2006-01-01

    Microstructure of market dynamics is studied through analysis of tick price data. Linear trend is introduced as a tool for such analysis. Trend arbitrage inequality is developed and tested. The inequality sets limiting relationship between trend, bid-ask spread, market reaction and average update frequency of price information. Average time of market reaction is measured from market data. This parameter is interpreted as a constant value of the stock exchange and is attributed to the latency ...

  4. Hidden Online Surveillance: What Librarians Should Know to Protect Their Own Privacy and That of Their Patrons

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    Alexandre Fortier

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Librarians have a professional responsibility to protect the right to access information free from surveillance. This right is at risk from a new and increasing threat: the collection and use of non-personally identifying information such as IP addresses through online behavioral tracking. This paper provides an overview of behavioral tracking, identifying the risks and benefits, describes the mechanisms used to track this information, and offers strategies that can be used to identify and limit behavioral tracking. We argue that this knowledge is critical for librarians in two interconnected ways. First, librarians should be evaluating recommended websites with respect to behavioral tracking practices to help protect patron privacy; second, they should be providing digital literacy education about behavioral tracking to empower patrons to protect their own privacy online.

  5. Caracterización de patrones de hordeínas en variedades mexicanas de cebada maltera

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    Marisol Salgado-Albarra\\u0301n

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Un grupo de proteínas de almacenamiento muy abundantes en la semilla de cereales son las prolaminas que se caracterizan por contener muchos residuos de prolina en su secuencia. En cebada, las prolaminas son denominadas hordeínas. El propósito de este estudio fue obtener los patrones proteicos de bandeo mediante la técnica de electroforesis en gel de poliacrilamida bajo condiciones desnaturalizantes para, hordeínas de semilla seca de cinco variedades mexicanas de cebada. Asimismo, se obtuvieron los patrones de hordeínas en malta procesada a partir de cuatro variedades mexicanas y una variedad canadiense (Metcalfe. A continuación, algunas de las bandas diferenciales fueron identificadas mediante espectrometría de masas (EM utilizando distintos protocolos de digestión. En los patrones de semilla seca se encontraron diferencias entre las variedades mexicanas para las bandas correspondientes a un peso molecular de 100 kDa, 65 kDa y algunas de 37-45 kDa. En el caso de la malta, los patrones de las variedades mexicanas fueron muy contrastantes entre sí, así como con el observado en Metcalfe, lo que sugiere que el procesamiento de hordeínas durante la germinación y el secado de la malta depende de cada variedad. Finalmente, en la identificación por EM se demostró que el uso de digestión con tripsina es adecuado para distinguir hordeínas B y γ en malta, mientras que el uso de digestión secuencial con quimotripsina y tripsina favorece la identificación de hordeínas C en semilla seca.

  6. OPTIMAL PARAMETERS OF BLASTING IN TUNNELS USING PATRONED AND PUMPED EXPLOSIVES WITH ELECTRIC AND NON-ELECTRIC INITIATION

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    Zvonimir Deković; Zvonimir Ester; Mario Dobrilović

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    The parameters of drilling and blasting procedures during excavation of Grič and mala Kapela Tunnels are presented in this work. The tunnels are being constructed according to NATM (New Austrian Tunneling Method) in two parallel tubes. By Comparison of blasting with patroned and pumped explosives and electric and non-electric mode of initiation, optimal technological parameters have been defined concerning duration of blasting working cycle, progress, tunnel category and seismic effects of bl...

  7. Presencia y patrones de comportamiento del delfín manchado costero, Stenella attenuata (Cetacea: Delphinidae en el Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available Los delfines se caracterizan por una increíble versatilidad, la cual les ha permitido responder a los cambios estacionales de su ambiente. Dicha variación estacional en los patrones de comportamiento se considera poco conocida en delfines que habitan aguas tropicales. El delfín manchado (forma costera Stenella attenuata graffmani, parece ser la única especie de cetáceo residente en el Golfo de Papagayo, área que se caracteriza por una estacionalidad muy bien definida. El objetivo de este trabajo es determinar si esta estacionalidad influencia el tamaño del grupo, la presencia y patrones de comportamiento de esta especie de delfín en el golfo. Usando transectos en banda se recorrieron dos localidades del Golfo de Papagayo. El tamaño del grupo varío de uno a 50 individuos, con una media de 10.16 (DS =9.61. Las actividades alimentarias fueron más intensas que las interacciones sociales y de desplazamiento, las cuales siguieron un ordenamiento diario y estacional. Se describieron dos técnicas principales de forrajeo las cuales parecen estar asociadas con el tamaño del grupo y localidad dentro del golfo. La variación diaria en los patrones de comportamiento parecen estar relacionados con la disponibilidad, distribución, y arreglo espacial de las presas. De igual manera, la variación estacional de estas actividades probablemente esta asociada por la disponibilidad de alimento, tal como ha sido observado en un mayor número de grupos y una mayor inversión de tiempo en actividades de alimentación durante la época seca y finales de las lluviasOccurrence and behavioral patterns of the spotted coastal dolphin Stenella attenuata (Cetacea: Delphinidae in the Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica. Dolphins are characterized by a significant behavioral versatility, which allows them to respond to environmental seasonality. Seasonal variation in dolphin behavior in tropical waters is not well known. Stenella attenuata graffmani is a resident dolphin

  8. Propuesta de un Catálogo de Patrones de Escenario para la Definición de Requisitos

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    Carlos Alberto Cortés Bravo

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    Full Text Available La definición de los requisitos de software consiste en la especificación y validación de las funcionalidades que el sistema a desarrollar debe proporcionar, así como de las restricciones que el sistema debe cumplir. Para el análisis de los requisitos existen varias técnicas, siendo los escenarios una técnica que permite describir el comportamiento esperado del software en un lenguaje reconocido por los involucrados con lo que se logra una buena comunicación con el cliente. Por otra parte, los patrones permiten reutilizar elementos previamente comprobados funcionando como un registro de experiencias que ayudan a agilizar y mejorar los procesos. En este artículo se presenta una propuesta para la definición de patrones de escenario y un catálogo de patrones de escenario en el dominio de la telemática que permiten una descripción clara y precisa de los requisitos en este dominio.

  9. From Paternalistic to Patronizing: How Cultural Competence Can Be Ethically Problematic.

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    Muaygil, Ruaim A

    2017-08-28

    Cultural competence literature and training aim to equip healthcare workers to better understand patients of different cultures and value systems, in an effort to ensure effective and equitable healthcare services for diverse patient populations. However, without nuanced awareness and contextual knowledge, the values embedded within cultural competence practice may cripple rather than empower the very people they mean to respect. A narrow cultural view can lessen cultural understanding rather than grow it. In its first part, this paper argues that a hasty, unrestrained, and uneducated willingness to accept something as a cultural good, despite being well intentioned, can still cause significant harms-particularly when based on false, misinformed, and stereotypical conceptions-including the minimization of issues, the reinforcement of stereotypes, and the impediment of cultural change. The second part of this paper examines medical autonomy within the context of Saudi Arabian women. It pushes back on the common perception that Saudi women, by virtue of culture and religion, view dependency on and deference to male relatives as a cultural good. Through a historical examination and a presentation of the current women's movement in Saudi Arabia, it is argued that the continued assumption that personal agency is a value external to Saudi women is false, misguided, and ethically problematic. Lastly, this paper considers some approaches to help providers navigate the narrow grounds between paternalism and patronization when caring for patients.

  10. Patrones de consumo de carne en el noroeste de México

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    Cristina Taddei

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    Full Text Available En gran medida, el conocimiento de la forma en la que se comporta el consumidor determina el desempeño en el mercado de un producto determinado. Se utiliza un algoritmo de agrupamiento de datos, en el marco del reconocimiento de patrones, para identificar tipos de consumidores de carne en el noroeste de México, con el objetivo de conocer las preferencias de consumo y con ello orientar decisiones de mercado por parte de los productores o bien de funcionarios responsables de políticas de fomento en sectores involucrados. El análisis de datos permitió encontrar tres tipos de consumidores de carne: 1 aquellos que tienen preferencia alta por el consumo de carne de res y carnes blancas como pollo y pescado, 2 los que muestran preferencia alta por carne de res, seguida por carne de pollo y de puerco y 3 quienes prefieren el consumo de carnes blancas como pollo y pescado y tienen muy escasa preferencia por el consumo de carne de res. Es a partir de estos grupos que se describen algunas características del mercado de carnes en la región de estudio.

  11. CHILDREN DO ASK, BUT DO NOT KNOW HOW TO DO ASKING: EPI-PRAGMATIC VS. META-PRAGMATIC SKILL

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    Maja Savic

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    Full Text Available Old fi ndings on children’s comprehension of ask and tell were subject todifferent interpretations refl ecting progress in the fi eld of language acquisition.We want to show that acquiring a particular skill does not necessarily includecompetence of its intentional control and use. Development of linguistic skillstakes place at different levels starting from early spontaneous, implicit abilitiesto the level of meta-pragmatic refl exive knowledge that enables deliberatemonitoring, planning, and practice. The present study was aimed at exploringtwo extreme points in development: early epi-pragmatic and late refl exive metapragmaticcompetence. The fi rst part aims at fi nding the earliest instancesof children spontaneous ability to pass ask-instructions, and the evidence isprovided for the ages as early as 22 to 40 months (much earlier than recorded inthe previous studies. The second part is experimental and focuses on children’sability to respond to ask- and tell-instructions in the context of a cancelledconversational rule (Gricean Maxim of Quantity which requires deliberatemonitoring and use. The results show that this meta-pragmatic refl exive abilitybecomes stable only at the age of 6 years.

  12. Ask Me 3: improving communication in a Hispanic pediatric outpatient practice.

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    Mika, Virginia Seguin; Wood, Pamela R; Weiss, Barry D; Treviño, Leah

    2007-01-01

    To implement Ask-Me-3, a program that encourages patients to ask questions of physicians, in a low-income, predominantly Hispanic pediatric practice. We publicized Ask-Me-3 with posters/brochures in clinic. We interviewed parents before and 6 months after implementation to determine if they knew about and used the Ask-Me- 3 questions. No parents knew about Ask-Me-3 before implementation. Of 393 parents interviewed 6 months later, 42% knew about Ask-Me-3, and half of these used the questions. With a simple strategy for introducing Ask-Me-3, 20% of parents were using Ask-Me-3 six months later.

  13. Patrones de transmisión de la tuberculosis en un área sanitaria de Madrid

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    Iñigo Martínez Jesús

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: La aplicación de las técnicas de epidemiología molecular en el estudio de la tuberculosis puede permitir identificar los patrones de transmisión de la enfermedad. El objetivo de este estudio ha sido estimar la incidencia de tuberculosis asociada a transmisión reciente en Madrid e identificar los factores de riesgo que permitan definir patrones de transmisión. Métodos: Se realizó un estudio descriptivo poblacional de tres años de duración en pacientes diagnosticados de tuberculosis mediante cultivo en cuatro distritos de Madrid (550.442 habitantes. La descripción de los patrones de transmisión se realizó mediante la investigación epidemiológica convencional y las técnicas moleculares (análisis de fragmentos de restricción de longitud polimórfica -RFLP- con IS6110 y spoligotyping. Resultados: Se realizó RFLP en 233 aislados clínicos de Mycobacterium tuberculosis, de los que 99 (42,5% estaban agrupados en 29 clusters. El grupo más numeroso lo formaban 134 enfermos infectados por cepas de M. tuberculosis con patrón RFLP único. Su media de edad era 48,3 años (DE 19,4 y el 17,2% presentaba un factor de riesgo de reactivación endógena. Entre los casos agrupados se identificaron dos patrones de transmisión. El primero de ellos incluía a 57 enfermos pertenecientes a 23 clusters pequeños (2-4 casos, de los que 25 (43,9% estaban conectados epidemiológicamente con otro caso de su mismo cluster. El segundo lo formaban 42 pacientes agrupados en 6 clusters grandes (5 casos o más. La media de edad era de 31,4 años (DE 15,8, el 28,6% eran usuarios de drogas inyectadas, el 31% estaban infectados por el VIH, y el 26,2% tenían antecedentes de estancia en prisión. Conclusiones: La identificación de patrones de transmisión de la tuberculosis utilizando técnicas de biología molecular permite detectar grupos de población susceptibles de actuación preferente en los programas de prevención y control.

  14. Association between tobacco and alcohol use among young adult bar patrons: a cross-sectional study in three cities.

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    Jiang, Nan; Lee, Youn Ok; Ling, Pamela M

    2014-05-24

    Bars and nightclubs are key public venues where young adults congregate and use both tobacco and alcohol, and young adult bar patrons are at high risk for substance use. This study examined the association between cigarette smoking and alcohol use among a random sample of young adult bar patrons from three different cities in the USA. Cross-sectional data was collected from a random sample of young adult bar patrons aged 18-29 in San Diego, CA (N = 1,150), Portland, ME (N = 1,019), and Tulsa, OK (N = 1,106) from 2007-2010 (response rate 88%) using randomized time location sampling. Respondents reported the number of days they smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol, and binge drank in the past 30 days. Multinomial logistic regression was used to analyze the association between smoking (nonsmoker, occasional smoker, and regular smoker) and drinking and binge drinking for each city controlling for age, gender, race/ethnicity, and education. Predicted probabilities of each smoking category were calculated by drinking and binge drinking status. The association between smoking and drinking and binge drinking among combined samples was also analyzed, controlling for demographic variables and city. Respondents reported high current smoking rates, ranging from 51% in Portland to 58% in Tulsa. Respondents in Tulsa were more likely to report regular smoking than those in San Diego and Portland, with demographic variables being controlled. Young adult bar patrons also exhibited a strong association between smoking and drinking. In general, as the frequency of drinking and binge drinking increased, the predicted probability of being a smoker, especially a regular smoker, increased in each city. Young adult bar patrons consistently reported a high smoking rate and a strong relationship between smoking and drinking, regardless of the different bar cultures and tobacco control contexts in each of the three cities. While smoke-free bar policies were negatively associated with

  15. Parental Ease in Asking Others Not to Smoke and Respiratory Symptoms and Illness among Children

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    Full Text Available Objective: Childhood exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke (SHS increases a child’s burden of respiratory conditions, but parental smoking bans may reduce such morbidity. This study evaluated household smoking bans and their relationship to respiratory illness in an outpatient otolaryngology clinic. Methods: The study was performed at the Heim Pal National Children’s Hospital, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT Department (Budapest, Hungary from July to November, 2010. A consecutive series of children’s caregivers were approached to participate in a survey measuring household smoking bans, upper and lower respiratory tract symptoms and illnesses, and socioeconomic factors. Bivariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were performed. Results: Of the 215 caregivers recruited for the study, 208 agreed to participate (response rate of 96.7%. More than half of the children were male (54%, and 39% lived in a household with at least one member who smoked. Smoking was frequently banned inside the car (91.3% and home (85.1%. Respondents felt it easiest to ask friends (97.1% and family members not living in the household (98.1% to refrain from smoking inside the home. Respondents also found it easier to ask a stranger (81.7% or a family member (61.1% not to smoke around the child. Logistic regression showed that respondents for children with a history of pneumonia found it less difficult to ask visitors in the home not to smoke compared to children without pneumonia (OR = 0.23, 95% CI = 0.06–0.98. Conversely, respondents for children who had had adenoidectomy found it over three times more difficult to ask strangers not to smoke near the child compared to those of children without adenoidectomy (OR = 3.20, 95% CI = 1.43–6.38. Conclusions: In a population of children visiting an outpatient ENT clinic in Budapest, Hungary, we found a high degree of exposure to SHS. The ease with which caregivers felt towards asking others not to smoke predicted

  16. Can undergraduate biology students learn to ask higher level questions?

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    Marbach-Ad, Gili; Sokolove, Phillip G.

    2000-10-01

    Our goals in this study were to explore the type of written questions students ask after reading one or more chapters from their textbook, and to investigate the ability of students to improve their questions during the course of a single semester. In order to classify student's questions we used a taxonomy that we have developed specifically for this purpose. Two comparable populations were examined: Undergraduate students in a large, introductory biology class who were taught in traditional lecture format, and students in a similar class who were taught in cooperative/active learning style. After the taxonomy was presented to the active learning class, more students were able to pose better, written questions. Their questions became more insightful, thoughtful, and content-related, and were not easily answered by consulting the textbook or another readily available source. The best questions could be recast as scientific research questions (i.e., hypotheses). In contrast, when the taxonomy was presented to students in the traditionally taught class, the quality of student-posed questions was largely unchanged. Various explanations for the difference in outcomes are discussed, and methods are suggested about how generally to encourage students' questions and to improve their question-asking skills regardless of overall teaching style.

  17. Patrones de distribución de las mariposas diurnas en Portugal (Lepidoptera, Papilionoidea, Hesperiidae, Zygaenidae

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    Garcia-Pereira, P.

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available An extensive faunistic database has been set up gathering bibliographic information, data from scientific collections and other relevant unpublished data from the 143 species of continental Portuguese butterflies and burnets (Superfamily Papilionoidea, Families Hesperiidae and Zygaenidae. This database was used to define distribution patterns through the application of factorial correspondence analysis (FCA to the matrices of frequency and presence-absence data in a 50 x 50 km UTM grid. The identification of faunistic elements and regions was obtained through an automatic application of the classification analysis to the FCA results. In a second instance, we used the same methodology to establish the relationship between previously obtained patterns and a set of environmental variables, in order to determine the factors related to the observed classes. The annual average temperature proved to be the best factor to explain the observed latitudinal gradient in the butterfly distribution. The results show a well-defined northern interior region of high average altitudes and limited in the South by the Serra da Estrela. This area has the largest species richness and hosts the Montesinho Natural Park, which is the most diverse in the country. In the southern half of Portugal, the Algarve deserves a special mention for its group of species with typical Mediterranean requirements.

    La información corológica (datos de bibliografía, colecciones e inéditos sobre las 143 especies de mariposas (Superfamilia Papilionoidea, y Familias Hesperiidae y Zygaenidae de Portugal continental se ha reunido en una base de datos. Ésta se emplea para definir patrones de distribución, aplicando el análisis factorial de correspondencias (AFC a las matrices de frecuencias y de presencia-ausencia, basadas en una rejilla UTM de 50 x 50 km. En primer lugar, se identifican los elementos y regiones faunísticas mediante la aplicación automática del análisis de

  18. Question-Asking Patterns during Problem-Based Learning Tutorials: Formal Functional Roles

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    Valtanen, Juri

    2014-01-01

    Question-asking is essential for being, knowing and learning. However, classroom research has confirmed that students do not ask questions spontaneously and teachers ask the most questions, mainly low-level ones. The purpose of this qualitative case-study is to investigate question-asking during problem-based learning (PBL) tutorials, a subject…

  19. Factors Associated with Self-Estimated Breath Alcohol Concentration Among Bar Patrons.

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    Rossheim, Matthew E; Barry, Adam E; Thombs, Dennis L; Weiler, Robert M; Krall, Jenna R; Stephenson, Caroline J; Walters, Scott T; Reed, Mark B; Clapp, John D; Suzuki, Sumihiro; Barnett, Tracey E; Cannell, M Brad

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    Few studies have examined the context in which drinkers underestimate their breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) in natural drinking environments. This study examined factors associated with bar patrons' self-estimated BrAC in high-risk college town settings. Guided interview and BrAC data were collected from 510 participants recruited as they exited bars located close to large universities: 1 in Florida and 1 in Texas. Participants with the highest measured BrACs underestimated their BrAC levels the most. Findings from multivariable linear regression analysis indicated that BrAC (std β = 0.014, p drinks consumed (std β = 0.006, p limit of 0.08 g/dl. Results from a logistic regression analysis indicated that higher levels of perceived drunkenness were associated with better self-recognition that one's BrAC level exceeded the legal driving threshold (OR = 3.312, p age had reduced odds of recognizing that their BrAC was greater than 0.079 g/dl (OR = 0.245, p drinking, particularly among younger drinkers. Adjusting for BrAC, situational factors were strongly associated with self-estimated BrAC. Future research is needed to better understand how altering drinking environments may improve accuracy of BrAC self-estimates and deter driving after drinking. Copyright © 2017 by the Research Society on Alcoholism.

  20. Patrones de prescripción de hormonas tiroideas en una población colombiana

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    Jorge Machado-Alba

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Determinar los patrones de prescripción de hormonas tiroideas en personas afiliadas al Sistema General de Seguridad Social en Salud de Colombia. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo a partir de una base de datos poblacional de 6,2 millones de personas. Se seleccionaron los pacientes medicados con hormonas tiroideas, de uno y otro sexo y todas las edades, con tratamiento continuo de abril a junio de 2013. Se diseñó una base de datos sobre consumo de medicamentos, obtenidos por la empresa que dispensa dichos fármacos. RESULTADOS: Se hallaron 29 947 pacientes tratados para hipotiroidismo en 82 ciudades colombianas. La mayoría (79,1% eran mujeres, con una edad media de 63,2 ± 16,1 años. La presentación prescrita con mayor frecuencia fue levotiroxina en tabletas de 50 µg (85,7% a dosis diarias definidas mayores de las recomendadas, sobre todo como monoterapia. Se detectaron diferencias significativas entre los grupos etarios y las ciudades de residencia para el uso combinado de hormona tiroidea y de comedicación. Los medicamentos prescritos de manera concomitante con mayor frecuencia fueron los antiulcerosos (44%, hipoglucemiantes (17,4% y sales de hierro (16,1%. CONCLUSIONES: Existen diferencias significativas en las recetas de los médicos en las ciudades estudiadas. Hacen falta guías de manejo clínico que estandaricen las dosis y conductas médicas, pues es probable que su ausencia tenga impacto en la salud de los pacientes. Es necesario explorar la efectividad clínica de las prescripciones estudiadas.

  1. On the Life and Deeds of San Precario, Patron Saint of Precarious Workers and Lives

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    Marcello Tarì

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Noi siamo la generazione post-socialista, la generazione del dopo guerra fredda, della fine delle burocrazie verticali e del controllo sull'informazione. Siamo un movimento globale e neuropeo, che porta avanti la rivoluzione democratica scaturita dal Sessantotto mondiale e lotta contro la distopia neoliberista oggi al culmine. Siamo ecoattivisti e mediattivisti, siamo i libertari della Rete e i metroradicali dello spazio urbano, siamo le mutazioni transgender del femminismo globale, siamo gli hacker del terribile reale. Siamo gli agitatori del precariato e gli insorti del cognitariato. Siamo anarcosindacalisti e postsocialisti. Siamo tutti migranti alla ricerca di una vita migliore. E non ci iconosciamo in voi, stratificazioni tetre e tetragone di ceti politici sconfitti già nel XX secolo. Non ci riconosciamo nella sinistra italyana.Manifesto Bio/Pop del Precariato Metroradicale, 20042004 has marked the beginning of the spreading "cult" of San Precario, Patron Saint of precarious, casual, sessional, temporary, flexible and fractional workers. The Saint appears in public spaces in occasion of rallies, marches, interventions and demonstrations, and its popularity has lead to development of a precise and colorful iconography, hagiography and rituals. This popularity conversely is also the sign of the gravity of the issue of precarity in Italy and Europe .San Precario epitomises current Italian activist practices. These practices, although specifically Italian, intersect with similar realities in Europe and are based on mythopoetic narratives and actions and mediatic embodiments. This paper analysis a variety of texts produced around San Precario, from posters, saint cards, product cards, videos, "official" narratives, personal accounts, relating them to the political debate surrounding precarity.

  2. Asking complex questions of the genome without programming.

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    Woollard, Peter M

    2010-01-01

    Increasingly, vast amounts of genomics and genetic data are available. Although much of the data is largely accessible to relatively simple web queries, in some cases, more complex queries are required. This paper reviews the hierarchy of tools for querying genetic and genomic data. For querying multiple genes, variants or regions ENSEMBL BioMart and the UCSC Table Browser offer flexible interfaces. For more complex queries, GALAXY is a sophisticated tool for building workflows over existing internet resources. For the most challenging genome scale queries, programmatic access may be required through a defined application programming interface (API) - such as the one provided by Ensembl. All these tools allow one to rapidly ask many questions that were difficult to answer a few years ago, but choosing the appropriate tool for the job is critical.

  3. An ASK demodulator for data telemetry in biomedical application.

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    Liang, Bin; Yang, Zhi; Liu, Wentai

    2009-01-01

    This paper presents a demodulator design for Amplitude Shift Keying (ASK) based wireless telemetry system in biomedical application. It supports up to 300Kbits per second (bps) data rate and detects envelope with modulation index of 1% or more. The design includes a single-to-differential OTA, a current mode full-wave rectifier, a log-domain peak detector, a variable-gain amplifier and a comparator. The rising and falling time constants of our design are tunable through varying off-chip components to support a wide range of modulation indexes and data rate. The circuit blocks are designed and simulated in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) 0.18microm process and occupying 120x420microm(2). The power consumption is 1mW with 1.8V supply voltage.

  4. The science and art of asking questions in cognitive therapy.

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    James, Ian Andrew; Morse, Rachel; Howarth, Alan

    2010-01-01

    Questions underpin all aspects of therapeutic assessment and intervention and are a vital component of the clinical process. Over recent years frameworks have started to be applied to obtain a greater understanding of questioning formats and processes. This paper examines the use of questions in cognitive therapy (CT). An overview of the main types of questions identified in the literature is presented. In addition, we examine a range of client and therapist characteristics that may impact on the questioning process. Asking questions in therapy is a complex, yet under-taught, skill. This paper provides a set of frameworks to assist in identifying helpful and unhelpful questioning skills. Thus the article has implications for further training and research.

  5. Three questions you need to ask about your brand.

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    Keller, Kevin Lane; Sternthal, Brian; Tybout, Alice

    2002-09-01

    Traditionally, the people responsible for positioning brands have concentrated on the differences that set each brand apart from the competition. But emphasizing differences isn't enough to sustain a brand against competitors. Managers should also consider the frame of reference within which the brand works and the features the brand shares with other products. Asking three questions about your brand can help: HAVE WE ESTABLISHED A FRAME?: A frame of reference--for Coke, it might be as narrow as other colas or as broad as all thirst-quenching drinks--signals to consumers the goal they can expect to achieve by using a brand. Brand managers need to pay close attention to this issue, in some cases expanding their focus in order to preempt the competition. ARE WE LEVERAGING OUR POINTS OF PARITY?: Certain points of parity must be met if consumers are to perceive your product as a legitimate player within its frame of reference. For instance, consumers might not consider a bank truly a bank unless it offers checking and savings plans. ARE THE POINTS OF DIFFERENCE COMPELLING?: A distinguishing characteristic that consumers find both relevant and believable can become a strong, favorable, unique brand association, capable of distinguishing the brand from others in the same frame of reference. Frames of reference, points of parity, and points of difference are moving targets. Maytag isn't the only dependable brand of appliance, Tide isn't the only detergent with whitening power, and BMWs aren't the only cars on the road with superior handling. The key questions you need to ask about your brand may not change, but their context certainly will. The saviest brand positioners are also the most vigilant.

  6. Adolescent interest in human sexuality: the questions kids ask.

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    Campbell, T A; Campbell, D E

    1986-01-01

    This study demonstrates a method for obtaining data on developmental changes in adolescents' interest in human sexuality. A content analysis was done on a sample of 874 student-generated questions. Question boxes were placed in classrooms so students could anonymously submit questions. In deference to perceived community pressure, questions on abortion, homosexuality, and masturbation were not allowed. Students who wrote the questions are 7th, 8th, and 10th graders enrolled in 13 different public schools. The schools are located in several small communities and on an American Indian reservation in a rural area of northern California. All children who participated did so voluntarily and with parental permission. Of the total 874 questions. 7th and 8th graders provided 593, while sophomores accounted for 233. Gender information was available only for 7th and 8th graders. Boys asked 173 questions while girls asked 241. The data are broken down by gender and by grade (7th and 8th vs. 10th). Findings reveal that younger students show more interest in the meaning of slang terms, their reproductive physiology, and intercourse. Older students show greater interest in contraception and health risks. Males are interested in slang and intercourse while females are more concerned with health risks and communication. One unexpected finding indicates that among younger children, boys and girls are equally interested in birth control and pregnancy; in the lower grades then, may be the prime time to use sex education programs to strengthen the sense of dual responsibility for knowledge about contraception and pregnancy. Also, the relative absence of questions on disallowed issues (2.5%) makes it apparent that sex educators can effectively suppress inquiry into topics that are of great interest to youngsters; only about 1/3 of the students indicated that their parents had discussed these disllowed issues, yet 48% of the students expressed interest in knowing more about abortion.

  7. What to ask the person in the mirror.

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    Kaplan, Robert S

    2007-01-01

    Every leader gets off track from time to time. But as leaders rise through the ranks, they have fewer and fewer opportunities for honest and direct feedback. Their bosses are no longer monitoring their actions, and by the time management missteps have a negative impact on business results, it's usually too late to make course corrections that will set things right. Therefore, it is wise to go through a self-assessment, to periodically step back from the bustle of running a business and ask some key questions of yourself. Author Robert S. Kaplan, who during his 22-year career at Goldman Sachs chaired the firm's senior leadership training efforts and cochaired its partnership committee, identifies seven areas for self-reflection: vision and priorities, managing time, feedback, succession planning, evaluation and alignment, leading under pressure, and staying true to yourself. The author sets out a series of questions in each of the areas, illustrating the impact of self-assessment through vivid accounts of real executives. Although the questions sound simple, people are often shocked-even horrified- by their own answers. Executives are aware that they should be focusing on their most important priorities, for instance, but without stepping back to reflect, few actually know where they are allocating their time. Kaplan advocates writing down what you do every working hour for a week and checking how well your actions match up with your intentions. As for feedback, managers should ask themselves whether they're getting truthful evaluations from their subordinates. (In all likelihood, they aren't). It takes time and discipline to persuade your employees to tell you about your failings.

  8. Merely asking the customer to recommend has an impact on word-of-mouth activity

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    Mattsson, Jan; Söderlund, Magnus

    2015-01-01

    impact on customers' WOM activity. In addition, we found that receiving the request was not negatively associated with the customers' overall evaluations, such as customer satisfaction, which indicates that the potential for negative consequences of making the request seems to be low.......This paper examines if a mere request to a customer – within the frame of a service encounter – to engage in word-of-mouth (WOM) would have an impact on the customer's subsequent WOM activity. Although previous studies have not examined this issue, theoretical arguments do exist. And they point...... in different directions; some suggest a positive impact, while others suggest a negative impact. To explore the issue empirically, we carried out two studies (one survey-based study and one experiment). Both generated the same result: they indicate that merely asking customers to engage in WOM has a positive...

  9. What do Americans know about inequality? It depends on how you ask them

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    Kimmo Eriksson

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available A recent survey of inequality (Norton and Ariely, Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6, 9-12 asked respondents to indicate what percent of the nation's total wealth is---and should be---controlled by richer and poorer quintiles of the U.S. population. We show that such measures lead to powerful anchoring effects that account for the otherwise remarkable findings that respondents reported perceiving, and desiring, extremely low inequality in wealth. We show that the same anchoring effects occur in other domains, namely web page popularity and school teacher salaries. We introduce logically equivalent questions about average levels of inequality that lead to more accurate responses. Finally, when we made respondents aware of the logical connection between the two measures, the majority said that typical responses to the average measures, indicating higher levels of inequality, better reflected their actual perceptions and preferences than did typical responses to percent measures.

  10. An inquiry-based approach to teaching research design: asking the right questions.

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    Yonts, Nikki; Abramson, Charles I; McKenna, Jessica; DeBoer, Stacy; McMillin, Ann; Rice, Justin; Potts, Richard; Scott, Bill

    2002-06-01

    To describe an inquiry-based learning activity and discuss the advantages of using such activities to demonstrate research design to undergraduate psychology students the authors presented students with the research problem of eyewitness memory recall and asked students to solve the problem, using the information provided by the course. Working in small groups, students reviewed eyewitness studies and designed their own research materials, including a videotaped theft and a CD-ROM version of the eyewitness survey and potential suspect line-up. Poststudy interviews showed that the students enjoyed the activity and felt that they had a better understanding of experimental research design than they had before the exercise. It is proposed that this activity may be a useful hands-on tool for instructors who have difficulty teaching students fundamental topics such as literature reviews, hypothesis testing, reliability and validity of research measures, and experimental design.

  11. Effects of a Hybrid Online and In-Person Training Program Designed to Reduce Alcohol Sales to Obviously Intoxicated Patrons.

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    Toomey, Traci L; Lenk, Kathleen M; Erickson, Darin J; Horvath, Keith J; Ecklund, Alexandra M; Nederhoff, Dawn M; Hunt, Shanda L; Nelson, Toben F

    2017-03-01

    Overservice of alcohol (i.e., selling alcohol to intoxicated patrons) continues to be a problem at bars and restaurants, contributing to serious consequences such as traffic crashes and violence. We developed a training program for managers of bars and restaurants, eARM™, focusing on preventing overservice of alcohol. The program included online and face-to-face components to help create and implement establishment-specific policies. We conducted a large, randomized controlled trial in bars and restaurants in one metropolitan area in the midwestern United States to evaluate effects of the eARM program on the likelihood of selling alcohol to obviously intoxicated patrons. Our outcome measure was pseudo-intoxicated purchase attempts-buyers acted out signs of intoxication while attempting to purchase alcohol-conducted at baseline and then at 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months after training. We conducted intention-to-treat analyses on changes in purchase attempts in intervention (n = 171) versus control (n = 163) bars/restaurants using a Time × Condition interaction, as well as planned contrasts between baseline and follow-up purchase attempts. The overall Time × Condition interaction was not statistically significant. At 1 month after training, we observed a 6% relative reduction in likelihood of selling to obviously intoxicated patrons in intervention versus control bars/restaurants. At 3 months after training, this difference widened to a 12% relative reduction; however, at 6 months this difference dissipated. None of these specific contrasts were statistically significant (p = .05). The observed effects of this enhanced training program are consistent with prior research showing modest initial effects followed by a decay within 6 months of the core training. Unless better training methods are identified, training programs are inadequate as the sole approach to reduce overservice of alcohol.

  12. Patrones de diseño para mejorar la accesibilidad y uso de aplicaciones sociales para adultos mayores

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    Huizilopoztli Luna García

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este artículo fue proponer una colección no exhaustiva de 36 patrones para el diseño de interacciones en aplicaciones sociales para adultos mayores. La propuesta representa un punto de partida confiable para facilitar, a diseñadores/desarrolladores, la integración de usabilidad en las interfaces de estas tecnologías con el fin de fomentar su aceptación, uso y adopción entre los adultos mayores. Esta propuesta se basa en esfuerzos previos comúnmente expresados como criterios y guías de diseño para definir los posibles problemas de usabilidad en este tipo de interfaces, y se concentra en reforzar estos enfoques mediante la integración de una mayor descripción de tales anomalías y alternativas de solución bajo una estructura de patrones útil para los diseñadores/desarrolladores. Se realizó un estudio de usabilidad con la técnica «evaluación heurística» (comúnmente utilizada en interacción hombre-máquina para obtener la percepción de los usuarios sobre un diseño particular. El trabajo se llevó a cabo desde dos perspectivas: el punto de vista de expertos técnicos y la percepción de un grupo social de adultos mayores. Los resultados reflejaron que los patrones propuestos propician la creación de interfaces bien diseñadas capaces de ofrecer una mejor experiencia de uso y promueven un impacto positivo en la calidad de vida de los adultos mayores.

  13. Entrenamiento de máquinas de soporte vectorial y su aplicación al reconocimiento de patrones

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    Pérez Flores, Ricardo del Angel

    2002-01-01

    En el caso particular de la Inteligencia Artificial, el desarrollo mencionado se enfoca a la obtención de técnicas que permitan a las computadoras una mayor capacidad de "razonamiento" y toma de decisiones en múltiples aplicaciones. El Reconocimiento de Patrones es un área alrededor de la cual gira una gran cantidad de investigación, como sucede con las Maquinas de Soporte Vectorial (SVM) que, a pesar de su reciente surgimiento, han despertado el interés de la comunidad científica mundial....

  14. Patrones de movimiento del tiburón blanco (Carcharodon carcharias) en Isla Guadalupe, México

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    Hoyos Padilla, Edgar Mauricio

    2009-01-01

    En la Isla Guadalupe, Baja California, se ha registrado una gran población de tiburones blancos (Carcharodon carcharias). La presente tesis tiene como objetivo conocer el comportamiento del tiburón blanco en Isla Guadalupe con el fin de proveer información biológica para el desarrollo de un futuro plan de manejo y conservación de esta especie en México. Se utilizó telemetría acústica durante los meses de otoño del 2004 al 2007 para conocer los patrones de movimiento y la profundidades de nado...

  15. Formación de patrones en sistemas de reacción-difusión en dominios crecientes

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    A.González, Libardo; C. Vanegas, Juan; A. Garzón, Diego

    2009-01-01

    Los sistemas de reacción-difusión con inestabilidades de Turing han sido usados para representar diversos fenómenos biológicos que pueden involucrar el crecimiento de órganos o tejidos. En este artículo se estudia la influencia de crecimiento y de escala espacial sobre la evolución de patrones espacio-temporales que se generan en sistemas de este tipo. Se realiza un estudio computacional usando el método de los elementos finitos para resolver un sistema de reacción-difusión con inestabilidade...

  16. Evaluación Nutricional y Patrones alimentarios de consumo en pacientes en Hemodiálisis

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    Robledo Irigoyen, Antonela

    2011-01-01

    Este trabajo de investigación tiene como objetivo evaluar el estado nutricional y determinar los patrones alimentarios de los pacientes con IRC que se encuentran bajo tratamiento dialítico. Se realiza un estudio descriptivo de corte transversal, con una muestra de 77 pacientes con edades comprendidas entre 28 y 89 años. El procedimiento consiste en una entrevista individual indagar los hábitos alimentarios en el momento de la realización del trabajo de campo, considerando todas...

  17. Modelo de los patrones de consumo de productos cárnicos en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito.

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    Moncayo Moncayo, Pablo Santiago

    2012-01-01

    120 hojas : ilustraciones, 29 x 21 cm + CD-ROM 4173 Esta tesis de Maestría tiene la intención de determinar los patrones de consumo de productos cárnicos en el Distrito Metropolitano de Quito. Se realizó una encuesta a 132 hogares que suman aproximadamente 540 individuos. Se trabajó con un intervalo de confianza del 95,5% y un error de muestreo de 4,3%. Los datos obtenidos indican que el 100% de los encuestados consumen productos cárnicos. Los lugares preferidos de compra son supermercado...

  18. La geografía local del narcomenudeo: patrones, procesos y recomendaciones de política urbana

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    Carlos J. Vilalta Perdomo

    2009-01-01

    Se examinan los patrones y procesos geográficos del narcomenudeo y se ofrecen elementos para una discusión preliminar sobre las recomendaciones de política y las estrategias territoriales para lograr su efectiva erradicación. La información base de este estudio proviene de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Distrito Federal en México, y se refiere al número de detenidos por narcomenudeo entre 2005 y 2007. El análisis geográfico se concentra en las colonias y cuadrantes de la delegación Cu...

  19. Detección de patrones de conducta comunicativa en un grupo terapéutico de adolescentes

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    Arias Pujol, Eulalia; Anguera Argilaga, María Teresa

    2004-01-01

    El objetivo de este trabajo consiste en detectar la existencia de patrones estables de conducta en la interacción comunicativa que se produce entre adolescentes que participan en un grupo de psicoterapia, a partir del análisis de la conversación que se establece entre ellos y la terapeuta. La metodología utilizada es la observacional. Se ha elaborado, de forma iterativa y minuciosa, un sistema de categorías como instrumento de observación, y posteriormente se ha sometido a un proceso de recat...

  20. OPTIMAL PARAMETERS OF BLASTING IN TUNNELS USING PATRONED AND PUMPED EXPLOSIVES WITH ELECTRIC AND NON-ELECTRIC INITIATION

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    Zvonimir Deković

    2003-12-01

    Full Text Available The parameters of drilling and blasting procedures during excavation of Grič and mala Kapela Tunnels are presented in this work. The tunnels are being constructed according to NATM (New Austrian Tunneling Method in two parallel tubes. By Comparison of blasting with patroned and pumped explosives and electric and non-electric mode of initiation, optimal technological parameters have been defined concerning duration of blasting working cycle, progress, tunnel category and seismic effects of blasting on the tunnel support system of the parallel tunnel tube.

  1. The customer is always right? Assessing the value of patron-driven acquisition at the University of Huddersfield

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    Graham Stone

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available A small-scale patron-driven acquisition (PDA study at the University of Huddersfield is discussed in this article. The authors briefly describe the background to PDA at Huddersfield before discussing data from the 2014 PDA pilot with the e-book supplier Ebook Library (EBL. The pilot produced two sets of data, usage reports using COUNTER statistics and a short questionnaire designed by the Library. These results led to a major alteration to the collection management and development policy, where PDA is now embedded into the Library book fund.

  2. Why physicians and nurses ask (or don’t about partner violence: a qualitative analysis

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    Beynon Charlene E

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Intimate partner violence (IPV against women is a serious public health issue and is associated with significant adverse health outcomes. The current study was undertaken to: 1 explore physicians’ and nurses’ experiences, both professional and personal, when asking about IPV; 2 determine the variations by discipline; and 3 identify implications for practice, workplace policy and curriculum development. Methods Physicians and nurses working in Ontario, Canada were randomly selected from recognized discipline-specific professional directories to complete a 43-item mailed survey about IPV, which included two open-ended questions about barriers and facilitators to asking about IPV. Text from the open-ended questions was transcribed and analyzed using inductive content analysis. In addition, frequencies were calculated for commonly described categories and the Fisher’s Exact Test was performed to determine statistical significance when examining nurse/physician differences. Results Of the 931 respondents who completed the survey, 769 (527 nurses, 238 physicians, four whose discipline was not stated provided written responses to the open-ended questions. Overall, the top barriers to asking about IPV were lack of time, behaviours attributed to women living with abuse, lack of training, language/cultural practices and partner presence. The most frequently reported facilitators were training, community resources and professional tools/protocols/policies. The need for additional training was a concern described by both groups, yet more so by nurses. There were statistically significant differences between nurses and physicians regarding both barriers and facilitators, most likely related to differences in role expectations and work environments. Conclusions This research provides new insights into the complexities of IPV inquiry and the inter-relationships among barriers and facilitators faced by physicians and nurses. The

  3. Patrones de actividad y abundancias relativas en un lagarto del noroeste argentino, Liolaemus quilmes (Iguania: Liolaemidae

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    Halloy, Monique

    2003-09-01

    Full Text Available Se investigaron los patrones de actividad y las abundancias relativas en el lagarto neotropical Liolaemus quilmes, Liolaemidae, en una localidad del noroeste argentino, a fin de estimar variaciones poblacionales entre años y a fin de averiguar si existen diferencias en el número de machos y de hembras entre la época reproductiva y la post-reproductiva. Para ello, se seleccionó y cuadriculó un sitio de 50x50m dentro de la distribución de la especie. Se realizaron censos periódicos mediante avistajes, en distintos momentos de la primavera y verano de tres años consecutivos. Los machos salieron de hibernación en septiembre seguidos por las hembras uno a dos meses después. Luego ambos fueron encontrados en cantidades similares aunque, hacia el otoño, las hembras se hicieron más abundantes que los machos en dos de los tres años de estudio. No hubo diferencias significativas en el número de machos y hembras encontrados durante los tres años de estudio, indicando una población estable. Se encontraron significativamente más hembras durante la época post-reproductiva que durante la reproductiva y hubo significativamente más machos que hembras durante la época reproductiva. Estas diferencias reflejan diferentes necesidades en machos y hembras lo cual a su vez repercute en sus estrategias reproductivas respectivas. Activity patterns and relative abundances were investigated in the neotropical lizard, Liolaemus quilmes, Liolaemidae, at a site in Northwestern Argentina, to estimate population variations between years and to determine whether differences exist in the number of males and females during the reproductive and post-reproductive seasons. For this, a site 50x50m was selected and marked within the distribution of this species. Periodic censuses were made using visual encounters, during different periods of the spring and summer of three consecutive years. Males came out of hibernation in September followed by females one to two

  4. Patrones diferenciales de mortalidad entre inmigrantes nicaragüenses y residentes nativos de Costa Rica

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    Herring, Andrew A.

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    Full Text Available Utilizando datos del Registro Nacional de defunciones de los años 1996-2005 se calcularon las tasas de mortalidad estandarizadas por edad para personas nacidas en Nicaragua versus personas nacidas en Costa Rica. Así mismo, utilizando modelos de regresión binomial se determinaron los riesgos relativos de mortalidad de los inmigrantes nicaragüenses versus personas nativas de Costa Rica con ajustes por edad, urbanización, desempleo, pobreza, educación y segregación residencial. Los hombres y mujeres nacidos en Nicaragua tuvieron un riesgo reducido de mortalidad de 32% y 34% respectivamente con relación a sus contrapartes nacidas en Costa Rica. Se notó que los riesgos de mortalidad por enfermedades infecciosas, cáncer, enfermedades crónicas pulmonares, enfermedades cardiovasculares, y enfermedades crónicas del hígado eran significativamente reducidos entre los inmigrantes nacidos en Nicaragua. El exceso significativo de mortalidad por homicidios se encontró entre los hombres nacidos en Nicaragua (RT = 1,35, 95% IC: 1,19; 1,53 y en mujeres (RT = 1,41, 95% IC: 1,02; 1,95. El riesgo relativo de causas de mortalidad de origen de tipo exógeno entre los inmigrantes nicaragüenses fue más grande entre los grupos de edad joven en áreas de baja densidad de inmigrantes nicaragüenses. La población nacida en Nicaragua residiendo en Costa Rica tiene un riesgo reducido de mortalidad por causas generales versus las personas nacidas en Costa Rica en los años entre 1996-2005. Esto se debe a una mortalidad por enfermedad reducida, la cual es bastante marcada. El homicidio es un una razón de mayor mortalidad entre los inmigrantes nacidos en Nicaragua versus los nativos costarricenses. Hay una gran necesidad de llevar acabo investigaciones adicionales sobre el rol de la migración, estatus socioeconómico y comportamientos entorno a la salud para poder explicar más a fondo los patrones de mortalidad diferenciales entre los inmigrantes nicarag

  5. Patrones de distribución y abundancia del jurel Trachurus murphyien el Perú

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    Teobaldo Dioses

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza información de cruceros bio-oceanográficos del IMARPE con estaciones hasta 100 mn de la costa y entre 0 y 180 m de profundidad entre 1961 y 2011; información de observadores científicos a bordo de buques arrastrero-factoría de media agua nacionales, soviéticos y cubanos que operaron entre 1983 y 1998; y series de tiempo de anomalías de temperatura superficial del mar, profundidad de la isoterma de 15 °C y salinidad de 1950 a la fecha. Se identifican y describen tres patrones de distribución vertical y profundidad de las capturas de jurel Trachurus murphyien relación a cambios en condiciones ambientales: (1 cuando ocurren fenómenos El Niño (EN fuertes los cardúmenes se distribuyen entre 100 y 200 m de profundidad, las capturas son altas y varían poco entre día y noche; (2 cuando hay fuertes afloramientos los cardúmenes se distribuyen entre 0 y 75 m de profundidad, la pesca es más oceánica y superficial y (3 cuando se refuerza la Extensión Sur de la Corriente de Cromwell (ESCC, los cardúmenes están entre 0 y 300 m de profundidad, la pesca es más costera, a mayor profundidad de día y más superficial de noche. T. murphyies menos abundante en períodos fríos, cuando dominan Aguas Costeras Frías (ACF y se alejan de la costa las Aguas Subtropicales Superficiales (ASS, y más abundante en periodos cálidos, asociados a eventos EN y dominancia de la ESCC. Se observa segregación latitudinal por tamaños en relación a la Oscilación Decadal del Pacífico.

  6. Refugees' advice to physicians: how to ask about mental health.

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    Shannon, Patricia J

    2014-08-01

    About 45.2 million people were displaced from their homes in 2012 due to persecution, political conflict, generalized violence and human rights violations. Refugees who endure violence are at increased risk of developing chronic psychiatric disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder and major depression. The primary care visit may be the first opportunity to detect the devastating psychological effects of trauma. Physicians and refugees have identified communication barriers that inhibit discussions about mental health. In this study, refugees offer advice to physicians about how to assess the mental health effects of trauma. Ethnocultural methodology informed 13 focus groups with 111 refugees from Burma, Bhutan, Somali and Ethiopia. Refugees responded to questions concerning how physicians should ask about mental health in acceptable ways. Focus groups were recorded, transcribed and analyzed using thematic categorization informed by Spradley's Developmental Research Sequence. Refugees recommended that physicians should take the time to make refugees comfortable, initiate direct conversations about mental health, inquire about the historical context of symptoms and provide psychoeducation about mental health and healing. Physicians may require specialized training to learn how to initiate conversations about mental health and provide direct education and appropriate mental health referrals in a brief medical appointment. To assist with making appropriate referrals, physicians may also benefit from education about evidence-based practices for treating symptoms of refugee trauma. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. For permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  7. AskIT Service Desk Support Value Model

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    Ashcraft, Phillip Lynn [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Cummings, Susan M. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Fogle, Blythe G. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Valdez, Christopher D. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2015-08-07

    The value model discussed herein provides an accurate and simple calculation of the funding required to adequately staff the AskIT Service Desk (SD).  The model is incremental – only technical labor cost is considered.  All other costs, such as management, equipment, buildings, HVAC, and training are considered common elements of providing any labor related IT Service. Depending on the amount of productivity loss and the number of hours the defect was unresolved, the value of resolving work from the SD is unquestionably an economic winner; the average cost of $16 per SD resolution can commonly translate to cost avoidance exceeding well over $100. Attempting to extract too much from the SD will likely create a significant downside. The analysis used to develop the value model indicates that the utilization of the SD is very high (approximately 90%).  As a benchmark, consider a comment from a manager at Vitalyst (a commercial IT service desk) that their utilization target is approximately 60%.  While high SD utilization is impressive, over the long term it is likely to cause unwanted consequences to staff such as higher turnover, illness, or burnout.  A better solution is to staff the SD so that analysts have time to improve skills through training, develop knowledge, improve processes, collaborate with peers, and improve customer relationship skills.

  8. Excessive daytime sleepiness and hepatic encephalopathy: it is worth asking.

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    De Rui, Michele; Schiff, Sami; Aprile, Daniele; Angeli, Paolo; Bombonato, Giancarlo; Bolognesi, Massimo; Sacerdoti, David; Gatta, Angelo; Merkel, Carlo; Amodio, Piero; Montagnese, Sara

    2013-06-01

    The relationship between hepatic encephalopathy (HE) and the sleep-wake disturbances exhibited by patients with cirrhosis remains debated. The aim of this study was to examine the usefulness of sleep-wake interview within the context of HE assessment. One-hundred-and-six cirrhotic patients were asked three yes/no questions investigating the presence of difficulty falling asleep, night awakenings and daytime sleepiness. All underwent formal HE assessment, quantitative electroencephalography and standardised psychometry. Fifty-eight were monitored for 8 ± 6 months in relation to the occurrence of HE. Patients complaining of daytime sleepiness (n = 75, 71 %) had slower EEGs than those who did not report it (relative alpha power: 37 ± 19 vs. 48 ± 17 %, p history (72 vs. 45 %, p < 0.05). Finally, the absence of excessive daytime sleepiness had a Negative Predictive Value of 92 % (64-100) in relation to the development of HE during the follow-up period. These data support the appropriateness of adding a yes/no question on the presence of excessive daytime sleepiness to routine assessment of patients with cirrhosis, to help identify those who do not need further, formal HE screening.

  9. Eight questions to ask before writing an article.

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    Albert, Tim

    2017-06-02

    Health professionals often have to write articles for publication in academic journals. Many of them find this difficult and suffer from one or more variations of writer's block. A good way of avoiding these setbacks is to prepare thoroughly for the writing project, and this article proposes eight different questions writers can ask before they start. The first is whether they are in a good position to complete the task, and if not whether they should try to negotiate their way out of the project. If they commit to going ahead, writers should work out where they will find the necessary time, and set deadlines for ensuring that they do. They should also decide on their co-authors, because getting them involved early should make the rewriting more straightforward as well as reducing the danger of ghost authors emerging once the work has been done. Writers should put their research away and reflect on the most appropriate message - a simple sentence that sums up the main implication of the paper. Armed with this message, they can identify a suitable journal for publication - and thereafter can use articles in this journal to guide them on matters of substance and style. If the article is published in that target journal authors can consider that they have written a successful paper.

  10. Community Survey 2015

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    Town of Chapel Hill, North Carolina — This is the 2015 Town of Chapel Hill Community Survey.Using a scale of 1 to 5 where 5 means “Very Satisfied” and 1 means “Very Dissatisfied,” residents were asked...

  11. Questions for Online Surveys

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    Ritter, Lois A., Ed.; Sue, Valerie M., Ed.

    2007-01-01

    The primary function of an evaluation is often to assess the degree of success of a program or to collect information that may be used to improve a program, product, or service. To meet an evaluation's goals and objectives by using an online survey, it is imperative that the questionnaire contain valid and reliable items asked about specific…

  12. Generación y continuación de patrones por dos alumnas de 6-7 años en tareas de seriaciones

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    Rodolfo Morales

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos un estudio de casos a través de entrevistas semiestructuradas para describir la generación de patrones y la continuación de seriaciones cualitativas que realizan dos alumnas de 6-7 años. Describimos el trabajo realizado por las alumnas en diez tareas de patrones lógicos construidas de acuerdo a tres criterios: (a atributos, (b número de elementos en el núcleo y (c variación de atributos entre elementos. Los resultados evidencian que las alumnas generan diferentes tipos de patrones y continúan diferentes tipos de seriaciones (reiterativas y no reiterativas, con distinto número de elementos en el núcleo.

  13. PATRONES DE MIGRACIÓN EN COLOMBIA DESDE LA PERSPECTIVA DE LA TEORÍA DE REDES

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    Jaime Alejandro García Flórez

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    Full Text Available El presente estudio se enfoca en analizar los patrones de migración en Colombia desde la perspectiva de la teoría de redes. El análisis está dividido en dos partes: la primera es la formulación de un modelo basado en la teoría de redes que permita dar cuenta del fenómeno migratorio, de sus rasgos más característicos, y que sirva de marco de referencia para el análisis. La segunda parte involucra el uso de los datos obtenidos en el censo de 2005 para analizar los patrones de migración en Colombia y de esta forma poder dar indicios sobre la dinámica de este fenómeno en el país. Se encontró que Bogotá y Valle del Cauca concentran la mayor recepción de inmigrantes, y que una parte importante de los departamentos son expulsores.

  14. Patrones de incubación y eclosión del Carbonero Común Parus major en un ambiente mediterráneo: causas y consecuencias

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    Álvarez Mielgo, Elena

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    Objetivos generales: Los principales objetivos de esta tesis son describir los patrones de incubación y eclosión de una población de carbonero común Parus major en un ambiente mediterráneo, profundizar en algunas de las causas que afectan a dichos patrones, centrándonos sobre todo en las características del nido, y describir sus posibles consecuencias en el desempeño reproductor. Hipótesis general: Las características parentales, las del nido, y las condiciones ambientales pueden afectar ...

  15. Beneficios e impacto de diferentes patrones dietéticos sobre la salud cardiovascular : Dieta mediterránea, dieta vegetariana, dieta New Nordic y dieta DASH

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    Caudevilla Eseverri, Elena

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    Trabajo de revisión bibliográfica que pretende adaptar diferentes patrones dietéticos (dieta mediterránea, dieta vegetariana, dieta new nordic y dieta dash) a la prevención de diversas enfermedades cardiovasculares, mediante la corrección de parámetros marcadores de salud cardiovascular. Treball de revisió bibliogràfica que pretén adaptar diferents patrons dietètics (dieta mediterrània, dieta vegetariana, dieta new nordic i dieta dash) a la prevenció de diverses malalties cardiovasculars, ...

  16. Caracterización de los patrones de conducta agresiva territorial del lagarto de la sabana de bogotá phenacosaurus heterodermus (sauria: iguanidae)

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    Guzmán Lombo, Juliana

    2012-01-01

    La conducta agonística territorial en machos de la especie Phenacosaurus heterodermus presenta amplia variabilidad intraindividual e interindividual en los patrones de comportamiento observados. Por medio de una metodología de observación, se lograron caracterizar patrones de conducta individuales y secuenciales y acciones más complejas de exhibiciones simultáneas. El cabeceo se tomó como el patrón básico de dicho comportamiento, siendo cuantitativamente el más importante.  Se comparó la cara...

  17. Una aplicación de reconocimiento estadístico de patrones a diagnóstico de alteraciones del equilibrio

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    Lanzarini, Laura Cristina; Champredonde, Jorge; Castañeda, María Amelia; De Giusti, Armando Eduardo; Estelrrich, Pedro Martín Alfredo

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    Se presenta una aplicación de reconocimiento estadlstico de patrones a diagnóstico de alteraciones del equilibrio en tiempo real, actualmente en desarrollo. En el trabajo se pone énfasis en el procesamiento de las señales del paciente utilizando técnicas de tratamiento de imágenes y de redes neuronales aplicadas a reconocimiento estadistico de patrones con el fin de obtener un diagnóstico totalmente automático. Lo aquí expuesto es un análisis complementario al "Diagnóstico por Imágenes de Alt...

  18. Physics of Toys: The Joy of Asking Questions

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    Taylor, Beverley

    2014-03-01

    Children are natural scientists. They ask questions, they observe, they try things to see what happens. Often school-based science does little to nurture the young scientist and, in fact, may do just the opposite with thick textbooks, fact heavy lessons, and too many equations. The exploration of common toys produces deep learning by emphasizing concepts and connections before formal definitions and mathematics. It also connects the classroom to the familiar world outside of school and gets students writing and talking about physics ideas. At the university level, investigating what toys do and how they do it can be a challenging application of undergraduate physics from the introductory course up through senior mechanics. Toys provide an ideal system for the kind of open-ended inquiry that introduces students to what scientists really do. They can pose their own questions, explore the behavior of the system sufficiently to create a hypothesis, use their theoretical knowledge to make a simplified model of the system and predict an outcome, design an experiment, discover that the real world is messy, think about what they haven't taken into account with their simple model and try to improve it. I have spent close to 30 years thinking about how to use toys to enhance physics education from 4th grade through college. In the process I have collected hundreds of toys the majority of which relate to mechanics, but also to sound, light, electricity and magnetism. I will discuss the pedagogical reasons for using toys in physics education and the many different ways to use them from demonstrations to laboratory experiments to discussion starters as well as how it is possible to use the same toy with many different age levels by approaching the analysis differently. I will share a number of my favorite toys, but focus particularly on those related to energy concepts.

  19. Health workers who ask about social determinants of health are more likely to report helping patients: Mixed-methods study.

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    Naz, Anila; Rosenberg, Ellen; Andersson, Neil; Labonté, Ronald; Andermann, Anne

    2016-11-01

    To assess the feasibility of implementing a clinical decision aid called the CLEAR Toolkit that helps front-line health workers ask their patients about social determinants of health, refer to local support resources, and advocate for wider social change. A mixed-methods study using quantitative (online self-completed questionnaires) and qualitative (in-depth interviews, focus groups, and key informant interviews) methods. A large, university-affiliated family medicine teaching centre in Montreal, Que, serving one of the most ethnically diverse populations in Canada. Fifty family doctors and allied health workers responded to the online survey (response rate of 50.0%), 15 completed in-depth interviews, 14 joined 1 of 2 focus groups, and 3 senior administrators participated in key informant interviews. Our multimethod approach included an online survey of front-line health workers to assess current practices and collect feedback on the tool kit; in-depth interviews to understand why they consider certain patients to be more vulnerable and how to help such patients; focus groups to explore barriers to asking about social determinants of health; and key informant interviews with high-level administrators to identify organizational levers for changing practice. Senior administrators consider asking about social determinants to be part of the mandate of health workers. However, barriers perceived by front-line clinicians include insufficient training in social history taking, uncertainty about how to address these issues in clinical practice, and a lack of knowledge of local referral resources. Health workers with specific ways of asking patients about their social challenges were more likely to report having helped their patients as compared with those who did not know how to ask (93.8% vs 52.9%; P = .003). While health workers recognize the importance of social determinants, many are unsure how to ask about these often sensitive issues or where to refer patients. The

  20. Ask-Upmark kidney with bilateral pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction ...

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    Renal segmental hypoplasia (Ask-Upmark kidney) is a congenital disorder, first described by Eric Ask- Upmark in 1929. Habib et al. called it “segmental hypoplasia of the kidney in 1965. Ask Upmark kidney is more in females and present with hypertension or sometimes as recurrent urinary tract infections. Usually unilateral ...

  1. Multiple mini-interview test characteristics: 'tis better to ask candidates to recall than to imagine.

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    Eva, Kevin W; Macala, Catherine

    2014-06-01

    The multiple mini-interview (MMI), used to facilitate the selection of applicants in health professional programmes, has been shown to be capable of generating reliable data predictive of success. It is a process rather than a single instrument and therefore its psychometric properties can be expected to vary according to the stations generated, the alignment between the stations and the qualities an institution prioritises, and the outcomes used. The purpose of this study was to explore the MMI's test characteristics when station type is manipulated. A 12-station MMI was established in which four stations were presented in three different ways. These included: situational judgement (SJ) stations, in which applicants were asked to imagine what they would do in specific situations; behavioural interview (BI) stations, in which applicants were asked to recall what they did in experienced situations, and free form (FF) stations, which were unstructured in that the examiner was simply given a brief explanation of the intent of the station without further guidance on how to conduct the discussion. Four circuits of the 12 stations were run with one examiner within each station. Candidates and examiners were surveyed regarding their experience. The reliability of the scores derived from the assessment was analysed separately for each station type. A total of 41 medical school candidates participated after completing the regular admission process. Although the score assigned did not differ across station type, BI stations more reliably differentiated between candidates (g = 0.77) than did the other station types (SJ, g = 0.69; FF, g = 0.66). The correlation between actual MMI scores and BI stations was also greatest (BI, r = 0.57; SJ, r = 0.45; FF, r = 0.42). Candidates' opinions indicated that FF stations were more anxiety-provoking, less clear, and more difficult than structured stations (SJ and BI stations). Examiner opinions indicated equivalence on these

  2. Determinantes sociales de los patrones dietéticos durante el embarazo Social determinants of dietary patterns during pregnancy

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    Carlos Ferrer

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Identificar los patrones dietéticos durante el embarazo, describiendo su relación con factores sociodemográficos, tabaquismo e índice de masa corporal, y evaluar la dieta en relación con las recomendaciones dietéticas vigentes. Métodos: Valoración transversal de la dieta en 473 mujeres de Menorca (España. Los patrones dietéticos se identificaron por análisis de componentes principales. El grado de adecuación se estimó comparando el consumo promedio por grupo alimentario con lo recomendado durante el embarazo. Resultados: Se identificaron dos patrones dietéticos, uno caracterizado por alimentos de alta densidad calórica y bajo consumo de frutas y verduras, denominado «calórico», y otro caracterizado por alto consumo de verduras, legumbres, pescado, carnes, pasta y arroz, denominado «saludable». Las mujeres extranjeras, fumadoras, no nulíparas y con estudios primarios tuvieron puntuaciones más altas del patrón calórico (pObjectives: To identify dietary patterns in pregnancy and describe their relationship with sociodemographic factors, smoking, and body mass index. As a secondary objective, intakes were evaluated relative to current dietary recommendations for pregnant women. Methods: Cross-sectional assessment of dietary intakes in 473 pregnant women from the Island of Menorca (Spain was performed. Dietary patterns were identified using a principal components analysis, and dietary quality was assessed by comparing food group intakes with recommended intakes in pregnancy. Results: Two dietary patterns were identified, one characterized by high intakes of energy-dense foods and low intakes of fruits and vegetables («caloric», and the other by high intakes of vegetables, legumes, fish, meat, rice and pasta («healthy». Scores for the caloric pattern were higher in immigrants, smokers, parous women and women with only primary school education (p<0,05. Scores for the healthy pattern were higher in women originally

  3. Desarrollo lingüístico y agresividad indirecta en patrones atributivos de niños y jóvenes colombianos

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    Florencia Reali

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Mediante la combinación de métodos de análisis comportamental y lingüísticos se estudió la relación entre el uso del lenguaje y los patrones atributivos en jóvenes y niños colombianos en distintas etapas de su desarrollo y en diferentes contextos regionales. Se midió la producción de juicios atributivos con el fin de analizar el rol relativo de factores del desarrollo y socioculturales en la complejidad de la producción lingüística y las tendencias de agresividad indirecta. En segundo lugar, se evaluó si los patrones observados en Colombia reproducen los reportados en otras partes del mundo. Los resultados muestran que, de manera consistente con la literatura, existen diferencias en la complejidad del lenguaje producido en distintas etapas del desarrollo y en las tendencias y valencias de juicios atributivos en distintos contextos regionales de Colombia. Se desprenden dos hipótesis emergentes: (1 Existen elementos del neurodesarrollo que influyen en el dominio competente del lenguaje evidenciados a través de patrones universales de desarrollo tardío. (2 El contexto sociocultural es un factor determinante en la elección de juicios atributivos y patrones de agresividad indirecta.

  4. One-to-One Customization of Library Patron Relationships Using Web-Based Networks and Information Technologies on the College or University Campus

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    Arthur W. Hafner、John J. Keating III、Zi-Yu Lin

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    One-to-One relationship management is a strategy that focuses on the academic library as a point of service. It provides the librarian with a methodology for utilizing currently available technology, which when combined with transaction information that the librarian collects from each differentiated patron interactions, enables the library to offer a range of individual customized services for its best patrons. This strategy is facilitated by the availability of low-cost high-speed computers and sophisticated telecommunication networks. This paper explores the contribution that affordable technology makes to the academic library's homepage rapidly becoming a new frontier platform for the promotion, delivery, and utilization of academic resources and services. In addition, the following issues are discussed: opportunities created by the enlarged cyber collections with the integration of the traditional collections; the role of privacy to insure patron participation; One-to-One relationship management strategy steps of patron identification, differentiation, interaction, and customization; and the practical application of customization in the academic library environment.

  5. "Click Here to Order This Book": A Case Study of Print and Electronic Patron-Driven Acquisition in University College Dublin

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    Tynan, Mark; McCarney, Eoin

    2014-01-01

    University College Dublin became the first library in the Republic of Ireland to trial patron-driven acquisition (PDA) as a collection development tool in 2013. A total of 42% of UCD Library's book budget was allocated to the project, which included both electronic and print books. This article describes the twelve month project from the tender…

  6. End User Satisfaction: A User Study of the CD-ROM Databases at Kent State University.

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    Balraj, Leela E.

    This study attempted to determine if the type of training that CD-ROM patrons received had an effect on the satisfaction level of their search results by use of the survey method. Kent State University students, faculty, and patrons who used CD-ROM databases for information retrieval were asked to complete a one page (front and back) questionnaire…

  7. USO DE PATRONES DE DIFRACCIÓN DE LUZ LÁSER Y ANÁLISIS DE IMAGENES PARA DIFERENCIACIÓN DE TRES TIPOS DE COLONIAS BACTERIANAS

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    GLORIA ARANGO

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    Full Text Available La diferenciación rápida de colonias bacterianas es esencial en muchos campos industriales, científicos y de salud humana y animal. Generalmente esa diferenciación se logra por técnicas microscópicas, bioquímicas o genéticas muy elaboradas que requieren tiempo y entrenamiento. En este estudio se utilizaron técnicas de análisis de imágenes sobre patrones de difracción de luz láser para evaluar su sensibilidad en la diferenciación de colonias bacterianas. Adicionalmente se estudió el efecto del tiempo de crecimiento de las colonias en la generación de estos patrones y se determinó la influencia de la cantidad de medio de cultivo en la difracción de luz láser. Los patrones de difracción del láser se obtuvieron sobre cultivos puros de cinco aislamientos bacterianos B1, B2, B3, B2Ca y B2Cb. En la primera prueba de diferenciación se utilizaron colonias de B2, B3, B2Ca. En el estudio del efecto del tiempo de crecimiento sobre patrones de difracción, las bacterias B1 y B2Cb con uno o dos días de crecimiento. Finalmente, el efecto de la cantidad de medio de cultivo en la difracción de la luz, se evaluó en una prueba en cajas petri con 10, 15 o 20 ml de medio de cultivo estéril sin colonias de bacterias. Mediante un análisis de escalado multidimensional realizado con los parámetros de textura extraídos de las imágenes de los patrones, se obtuvo un agrupamiento adecuado de los patrones asociados a las colonias de cada bacteria evaluada, lo cual indicó que las colonias bacterianas se pueden diferenciar por sus patrones de difracción. Adicionalmente se encontró que no hay variaciones significativas en los patrones de difracción obtenidos de dos aislamientos bacterianos en dos tiempos de crecimiento. El espesor del medio de cultivo afectó la difracción del haz de luz pues patrones obtenidos de cajas petri con 10 ml se separan completamente de los patrones obtenidos con 15 y 20 ml, aunque no hay diferencias entre los dos

  8. Patrones por cuantificación en la evolución a corto plazo del IBEX

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    Full Text Available Cuantificamos las variaciones diarias del IBEX (durante la última década mediante una unidad mucho mayor que la resolución oficial del IBEX, a fin de limitar el número de posibles variaciones diarias y poder estudiar regresiones no lineales respecto a varios días anteriores. Se analizan los patrones de evolución a corto plazo y su grado de significación. El objeto del trabajo consiste en detectar posibles imperfecciones en el mercado en la operación a corto plazo, que pudiesen aparecer debido a prácticas técnicas de trading o al grado de asimilación de nuevas noticias. Para ello se necesita estudiar la (hipersuperficie empirica de autorregresión, a fin de descubrir no linealidades en la evolución diaria.

  9. La industria minera en México: patrones de desempeño y determinantes de eficiencia

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    Edgar Gaytán

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    Full Text Available El propósito del presente artículo es cuantificar y analizar los niveles de eficiencia técnica en la minería no petrolera de México. Se emplea el análisis envolvente de datos (DEA y un modelo econométrico de panel que explora las determinantes de la eficiencia en la operación minera, considerando variables características de la Teoría Económica Regional. Los resultados muestran la consistencia de los patrones de localización, especialización e infraestructura productiva como factores explicativos de la eficiencia; asimismo, estos constituyen un referente que explica los factores puntuales a mejorar para elevar los niveles de eficiencia en el aprovechamiento de los diferentes minerales estudiados.

  10. Matrices de transición y patrones de variabilidad cognitiva / Transition Matrix and Patterns of Cognitive Variability

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda la variabilidad a través de la clasificación y las coordinaciones inferenciales. Participaron 34 niños de cuatro años de edad que asisten a seis jardines infantiles de la ciudad de Cali (Colombia. Se utilizó una tarea que implica el uso de hasta cinco criterios de clasificación. Se empleó el método microgenético para obtener datos detallados sobre aspectos cualitativos y cuantitativos de cambio. Para cuantificar las variaciones de los desempeños, se recurrió a las matrices de transición (derivadas de los modelos de Markov. Los resultados arrojan tres tipos de variabilidad (patrones que responden a diferentes usos de la clasificación y diferentes niveles de coordinación inferencial. Se concluye que la variabilidad es la evidencia de los desequilibrios cognitivos.

  11. Patrones temporales de comportamiento táctico en carreras atléticas de 5.000 metros

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    Daniel Lapresa Ajamil

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    Full Text Available El comportamiento táctico en carreras atléticas de fondo ha sido residualmente estudiado. En el presente trabajo, en el seno de la metodología observacional, se ha construido un instrumento de observación que permite detectar patrones temporales de comportamiento táctico –mediante el software Theme, versión 5.0.–, en el muestreo observacional correspondiente a las finales de: Campeonatos Mundiales París 2003 y Berlín 2009; Olimpiadas de Atenas 2004 y Pekín 2008; Campeonatos Europeos de Goteborg 2006 y Barcelona 2010, en la modalidad de 5000 metros –categoría masculina–. Los resultados obtenidos muestran pautas comportamentales relevantes, relativas, fundamentalmente, al ritmo de la prueba y a la interacción del atleta ganador con sus competidores.

  12. Patrones de distribución de escorpiones de la región andina en el sur peruano

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    José Antonio Ochoa

    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la distribución geográfica de 24 especies de escorpiones (cinco géneros y tres familias para el corredor andino en el sur del Perú. Se discuten algunos aspectos zoogeográficos de las especies involucradas (19 exclusivas del área de estudio, las que pueden reunirse en siete áreas escorpiológicas: Desierto costero, Lomas, Serranía esteparia, Puna, Queswa, Valles interandinos cálidos y Yungas. Las Lomas, Serranía esteparia y Queswa, presentan la mayor riqueza específica. Se analizan los patrones de distribución de las especies, que sugieren la presencia de tres componentes faunísticos en el sur del Perú: andino patagónico, amazónico y caribeño.

  13. “To fulfill a private obligation”: Marianne Moore, Her Patrons, and the Social Economy of the Gift

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    Full Text Available This paper focuses on material and financial gifts received by the American modernist poet Marianne Moore (1887-1972 under the auspices of patronage. Extrapolated from Moore’s letters, archival ephemera, and the work of her biographers, Moore’s main patronage relationships are analyzed as gift exchange cycles encompassing financial support, material gifts, and the writing produced by the poet. The reading draws from ethnographic literature on the gift economy in the tradition of Marcel Mauss, Claude Lévi-Strauss, and Lewis Hyde. After a brief outline of the role of the patron in the avant-garde circles of the early 1920s, Moore's interactions with several key benefactors are examined: Scofield Thayer, James Sibley Watson Jr., and Bryher. The paper aims to demonstrate first, how patronage may be considered a gift economy, outlining the effects and functions of such a system, and second, how such a reading may assist in the interpretation of patronage interactions.

  14. Determinando patrones geográficos del consumo de agua doméstica en Hermosillo, Sonora

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se presenta un análisis urbano del consumo de agua doméstica identificando su distribución espacial, aplicando la técnica del Análisis Exploratorio de Datos Espaciales (ESDA por sus siglas en inglés y utilizando el sistema GeoDa. Dicho análisis y metodología es aplicado al caso de estudio de la ciudad de Hermosillo, Sonora, México, para determinar los patrones espaciales del consumo de agua, innovando un proceso para la integración de los consumos de agua doméstica a nivel de Colonia y de Área Geoestadística Básica (AGEB aceptable para ciudades en desarrollo en donde prevalece el crecimiento urbano horizontal.

  15. Patrones en aprendizaje: Concepto, aplicación y diseño de un patrón.

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    Full Text Available Las nuevas modalidades de aprendizaje, tanto las totalmente virtuales como las mixtas, han traído consigo no solo una revolución en cuanto a los recursos materiales, sino que también han supuesto un cambio en la perspectiva sobre la educación. Las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación (T.I.C. (Suárez, 2007; Alas y Bartolomé, 2003 han permitido la creación masiva de contenidos digitales de muy diverso tipo. Sin embargo, una vez hemos podido experimentar ya las posibilidades de medios como Internet, queda la tarea de reflexionar sobre lo acontecido hasta el momento y las implicaciones que representan para el futuro. Si además tenemos en cuenta la creciente necesidad de optimizar esfuerzos (porque hay que trabajar rápido ya que la información es cambiante, hay dificultades para conseguir inversión económica, etc. obtenemos como resultado la aparición y aceptación de ideas como la de patrones de Christopher Alexander para aplicar en educación. Así, el presente trabajo ha elaborado un ejercicio de síntesis de las ideas y reflexiones principales sobre la educación actual, el e-learning, sus consecuencias en la creación de contenidos, y más concretamente, sobre todo lo que implican los patrones de Alexander para la construcción de contenidos y el favorecimiento de la comunicación.

  16. Patrones de búsqueda y respuesta funcional del Acaro Phytoseiidae Neoseiulus anonymus (Chant & Baker, depredando a Tetranychus urticae (Koch

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    Full Text Available Las respuestas de hembras adultas de Tetrenychus urtieae (Koch a condiciones variables de luz y topografía (reportadas
    en publicación anterior por los mismos autores. fueron comparadas con los patrones de búsqueda desarrollados por Neoseiulus anonymus (Chant & Baker bajo las mismas condiciones experimentales. Mediante la medida de tales patrones se determinó la velocidad de búsqueda y se multiplicó por el campo de percepción con el fin de  determinar el área total de búsqueda del depredador.
    En una segunda parte se examinó la respuesta funcional del depredador a varias densidades de huevos de T. urtieae (1,2,4,7,10, 13,19 Y 30 huevos por disco de hoja de rosa
    de dos centímetros de diámetro. En general el presente estudio determina los potenciales de búsqueda y depredación
    de N. anonymus y los compara con los de Amblyseius herbieolus (Chant y Neoseiulus ehilenensis (Desse determinados y publica' dos previamente.Adult female of Tetranyehus urticae (Koch response to variable conditions of light and topography (reported in a previous publication by the authors, were compared with searching panerns developed by Neoseiulus anonymus (Chant & Baker under the same experimental conditions, By determined and multiplied by the perception earnp, establishing the total searching area of the predator.
    In a second part, the predator's functional response was examined at various densities on T. urticee eggs (1,2,4,7,10,13,19 y 30 eggs per leaf disk, each with a diameter of two centimeters, offered as prev, This work determines the searching and preying potentiality of N. anonymus and compares them with Amblyseius herbieolus
    (Chant and Neoseiulus ehilenensis (Dosse determined and reported in a previous work.

  17. Patrones melódicos interrogativos del español de Cali en habla espontánea

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    Full Text Available En esta investigación se presenta una descripción de los patrones melódicos /+interrogativos/ que caracterizan el habla de Cali (Colombia, llevado a cabo utilizando la metodología “Análisis Melódico del Habla”, la cual nos permitió obtener datos precisos del movimiento tonal. El corpus oral, formado por 93 enunciados procedentes de 50 informantes, hombres y mujeres de entre 21 y 65 años, se obtuvo a partir de la recolección de conversaciones espontáneas tomadas de programas de televisión, juicios orales, programas de radio y de grabaciones ocultas. En cuanto a los resultados, se pudo verificar que en la muestra tomada del español de Colombia (habla caleña, los tres patrones descritos con valor /+ interrogativo/ tienen correspondencia con los descritos para el español peninsular (Cantero y Font-Rotchés, 2007; Font-Rotchés y Mateo, 2013. Se trata de: el Patrón II. Inflexión final ascendente (+70%, el patrón III. Inflexión final ascendente (+40-60% y el patrón XIII. Cuerpo e inflexión final ascendentes. En cambio, el patrón IV. Inflexión final ascendente-descendente, del español peninsular, no se encontró en ninguna de las preguntas del corpus.

  18. Using online reviews by restaurant patrons to identify unreported cases of foodborne illness - New York City, 2012-2013.

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    Harrison, Cassandra; Jorder, Mohip; Stern, Henri; Stavinsky, Faina; Reddy, Vasudha; Hanson, Heather; Waechter, HaeNa; Lowe, Luther; Gravano, Luis; Balter, Sharon

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    While investigating an outbreak of gastrointestinal disease associated with a restaurant, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) noted that patrons had reported illnesses on the business review website Yelp (http://www.yelp.com) that had not been reported to DOHMH. To explore the potential of using Yelp to identify unreported outbreaks, DOHMH worked with Columbia University and Yelp on a pilot project to prospectively identify restaurant reviews on Yelp that referred to foodborne illness. During July 1, 2012-March 31, 2013, approximately 294,000 Yelp restaurant reviews were analyzed by a software program developed for the project. The program identified 893 reviews that required further evaluation by a foodborne disease epidemiologist. Of the 893 reviews, 499 (56%) described an event consistent with foodborne illness (e.g., patrons reported diarrhea or vomiting after their meal), and 468 of those described an illness within 4 weeks of the review or did not provide a period. Only 3% of the illnesses referred to in the 468 reviews had also been reported directly to DOHMH via telephone and online systems during the same period. Closer examination determined that 129 of the 468 reviews required further investigation, resulting in telephone interviews with 27 reviewers. From those 27 interviews, three previously unreported restaurant-related outbreaks linked to 16 illnesses met DOHMH outbreak investigation criteria; environmental investigation of the three restaurants identified multiple food-handling violations. The results suggest that online restaurant reviews might help to identify unreported outbreaks of foodborne illness and restaurants with deficiencies in food handling. However, investigating reports of illness in this manner might require considerable time and resources.

  19. Patrones de distribución de las palmas de Colombia

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    patrones de distribución muy variados, y siete especies endémicas. La región menos rica en palmas es la de la Planicie del Caribe, con sólo 13 especies. Unas 17 especies son comunes a más de una región biogeográfica, la mayoría son de amplia distribución en el Neotrópico y tienen un rango altitudinal bastante amplio. En términos de la distribución altitudinal, el número de especies es inversamente proporcional al gradiente sin embargo, el 52 % de las especies endémicas se encuentran por encima de 1400 m de altitud. PATTERNS OF PALM DISTRIBUTION IN COLOMBIA. An analysis of the distribution of native palms in Colombia, according to their altitudinal range and geographic position is made. Of the 244 continental species, 105 are found in the Andean region which presents the greatest number of endemism (29 species. Amazonia-Orinoquia possess 95 species, most of them widely distributed in the Amazon basin and only four are endemic species. In the Pacific region there are 69 species, mostly with a centroamerican distribution, and ten endemic species. Interandean valleys of the rivers Cauca and Magdalena possess 39 species with diverse distribution patterns and seven endemic species. The poorest region in species is the Caribbean plain, with only 13 species. About 17 species are common in more than one biogeographical region, most of them having a wide geographic and ecological distribution range in the Neotropic. The number of species is inversely proportional to the elevation however, 52% of the endemic species are founded over 1400 m in elevation.

  20. Ask: a health advocacy program for adolescents with an intellectual disability: a cluster randomised controlled trial

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    Background Adolescents with intellectual disability often have poor health and healthcare. This is partly as a consequence of poor communication and recall difficulties, and the possible loss of specialised paediatric services. Methods/Design A cluster randomised trial was conducted with adolescents with intellectual disability to investigate a health intervention package to enhance interactions among adolescents with intellectual disability, their parents/carers, and general practitioners (GPs). The trial took place in Queensland, Australia, between February 2007 and September 2010. The intervention package was designed to improve communication with health professionals and families’ organisation of health information, and to increase clinical activities beneficial to improved health outcomes. It consisted of the Comprehensive Health Assessment Program (CHAP), a one-off health check, and the Ask Health Diary, designed for on-going use. Participants were drawn from Special Education Schools and Special Education Units. The education component of the intervention was delivered as part of the school curriculum. Educators were surveyed at baseline and followed-up four months later. Carers were surveyed at baseline and after 26 months. Evidence of health promotion, disease prevention and case-finding activities were extracted from GPs clinical records. Qualitative interviews of educators occurred after completion of the educational component of the intervention and with adolescents and carers after the CHAP. Discussion Adolescents with intellectual disability have difficulty obtaining many health services and often find it difficult to become empowered to improve and protect their health. The health intervention package proposed may aid them by augmenting communication, improving documentation of health encounters, and improving access to, and quality of, GP care. Recruitment strategies to consider for future studies in this population include ensuring potential

  1. ASK Family Kinases Are Required for Optimal NLRP3 Inflammasome Priming.

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    Place, David E; Samir, Parimal; Karki, Rajendra; Briard, Benoit; Vogel, Peter; Kanneganti, Thirumala-Devi

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    Activation of the multimeric inflammasome complex leads to inflammatory responses to biotic and abiotic triggers. The inflammasome sensor, Nod-like receptor family pyrin domain containing 3 (NLRP3), is activated by a range of stimuli and is tightly regulated to restrict excessive inflammation. Because NLRP3 responds broadly to cellular insults and regulates cell death similar to the stress-activated apoptosis signal-regulating kinases 1 and 2 (ASK1/2), we hypothesized that ASK1/2 may regulate NLRP3 activity. Although essential for mediating NLRP3 inflammasome activation, ASK1/2 were not required for NLRC4 or absent in melanoma 2 inflammasome activation. ASK1/2 was required for NLRP3 up-regulation after lipopolysaccharide treatment in primary bone marrow-derived macrophages and lung fibroblasts as well as during infection with Burkholderia thailandensis and influenza virus. Consistent with reduced NLRP3 expression in response to B. thailandensis, caspase-1 cleavage and cell death were reduced in infected bone marrow-derived macrophages, and mice lacking ASK1/2 were resistant to Burkholderia intranasal infection. Single knockouts of either ASK1 or ASK2 showed a partial role for both ASK1 and ASK2 in NLRP3 up-regulation in response to lipopolysaccharide or B. thailandensis, but ASK2 was required primarily to mediate lethal pathology during intranasal infection in vivo. Our findings identify the ASK1/2 complex as a regulator of NLRP3 activation and highlight a larger role for ASK2 in lung infection during B. thailandensis infection. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Inc.

  2. Los cambios en los patrones de consumo de carnes en el mercado interno.

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    The objective of this research was to study the consumption of different cuts and types of meat by Uruguayan households in the last decade of the XX century and the first decade of XXI century. It involved a two-step estimation of an incomplete system of censored demand equations using household data from the two last national household income and expenditure surveys. Thirteen meat products were included in the analysis: six beef products, four from other meats (sheep, pork, poultry, and fish...

  3. Ask versus tell: Potential confusion when child witnesses are questioned about conversations.

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    Stolzenberg, Stacia N; McWilliams, Kelly; Lyon, Thomas D

    2017-12-01

    Children's potential confusion between "ask" and "tell" can lead to misunderstandings when child witnesses are asked to report prior conversations. The verbs distinguish both between interrogating and informing, and between requesting and commanding. Children's understanding was examined using both field (Study 1) and laboratory methods (Studies 2-4). Study 1 examined 100 5- to 12-year-olds' trial testimony in child sexual abuse cases, and found that potentially ambiguous use of ask and tell was common, typically found in yes-no questions that elicited unelaborated answers, and virtually never clarified by attorneys or child witnesses. Studies 2 to 4 examined 345 maltreated 6- to 11-year-olds' understanding of ask and tell. The results suggest that children initially comprehend telling as saying, and thus believed that asking is a form of telling. As such, they often endorsed asking as telling when asked yes-no questions, but distinguished between asking and telling when explicitly asked to choose. Their performance was impaired by movement between different use of the words. Child witnesses' characterization of their conversations can easily be misconstrued by the way in which they are questioned, leading questioners to misinterpret whether they were coached by disclosure recipients or coerced by abuse suspects. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2017 APA, all rights reserved).

  4. Konstruksi Makna Media Sosial Ask.fm Bagi Pengguna di Kota Pekanbaru

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    Salam, Noor Efni; Elza, Putri

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    The development of technology in communication raises the growth of social networking sites that Ask.fm now becomes a popular social network that is loved by many people everywhere, especially in Pekanbaru. The use of social networking Ask.fm as a virtual communication media raises various meanings associated with the reasons why they choose to use the Ask.fm as a social network they use. This study aims to determine the motive, meaning features Ask.fm, and the meaning of friendship on the us...

  5. Caracterización de los patrones de conducta agresiva territorial del lagarto de la Sabana de Bogotá Phenacosaurus Heterodermus (Sauria: Iguanidae) Caracterización de los patrones de conducta agresiva territorial del lagarto de la Sabana de Bogotá Phenacosaurus Heterodermus (Sauria: Iguanidae)

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    La conducta agonística territorial en machos de la especie Phenacosaurus heterodermus presenta amplia variabilidad intraindividual e interindividual en los patrones de comportamiento observados. Por medio de una metodología de observación, se lograron caracterizar patrones de conducta individuales y secuenciales y acciones más complejas de exhibiciones simultáneas. El cabeceo se tomó como el patrón básico de dicho comportamiento, siendo cuantitativamente el más importante.  Se comparó la cara...

  6. Estudio Experimental de Patrones de Flujo Bifásico Aire-Agua en Tuberías Horizontales y Ligeramente Inclinadas Experimental Study of Air-Water Two-Phase Flow Patterns in Horizontal and Slightly Inclined Pipelines

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    Se realizó un estudio experimental de patrones de flujo bifásico aire-agua en tuberías horizontales y ligeramente inclinadas. Se realizaron 493 experimentos de flujo bifásico aire-agua de los cuales 191 corresponden a tubería horizontal y 302 corresponden a flujo ascendente. Las distribuciones espaciales de los experimentos incluyen los patrones de flujo estratificado liso y ondulado, tapón, anular y burbuja dispersa. Se desarrollan mapas de patrones de flujo experimentales para cada ángulo d...

  7. Patrones de venación floral en tres especies de Paullinieae (Sapindaceae Floral venation patterns in three species of Sapindaceae-Paullinieae

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    Stella M. Solís

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    Full Text Available Se analizaron los patrones de venación floral en Cardiospermum grandiflorum, Urvillea chacoensis y Thinouia mucronata (Sapindaceae-Paullinieae. Estas especies son monoicas y la inflorescencia es un tirso que posee flores estaminadas y bisexuadas funcionalmente pistiladas. Cardiospermum grandiflorum y U. chacoensis pertenecen a la subtribu Paulliniinae, caracterizada por las flores oblicuamente zigomorfas; mientras T. mucronata pertenece a Thinouiinae, subtribu monotípica con flores actinomorfas. En las especies estudiadas el patrón de venación es similar en ambos tipos de flores, a partir de una sifonostela ectofloica central irradian trazas vasculares que inervan los verticilos periánticos, presentando el fenómeno de progresiva fusión y adnación. El tejido vascular que inerva los nectarios está representado por cordones de floema. En relación a la vascularización floral de estas especies, las diferencias en la venación se observan en las trazas de los complejos sépalo-petalar que irradian de la sifonostela ectofloica central; mientras el patrón de venación de los verticilos fértiles es común a todas ellas. La información obtenida apoya la posición basal de Thinouia en la tribu Paullinieae.The floral venation patterns of Cardiospermum grandiflorum, Urvillea chacoensis and Thinouia mucronata, are surveyed. These species are monoecious and the inflorescence is a thyrse carrying staminate and bisexual flowers funcionally pistillate. Cardiospermum grandiflorum and U. chacoensis belong to the subtribe Paulliniinae which is characterized by obliquely zygomorphic flowers, whereas T. mucronata belongs to the monotypic Thinouiinae which presents actinomorphic flowers. Vascular pattern is similar in both types of flowers of the studied species; from one ectofloic siphonostele depart vascular traces that supply the perianth whorls displaying phenomena of progressive fusion and adnation. Vascular tissue supplying the nectaries is

  8. Ask-Elle: An Adaptable Programming Tutor for Haskell Giving Automated Feedback

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    Gerdes, Alex; Heeren, Bastiaan; Jeuring, Johan; van Binsbergen, L. Thomas

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    Ask-Elle is a tutor for learning the higher-order, strongly-typed functional programming language Haskell. It supports the stepwise development of Haskell programs by verifying the correctness of incomplete programs, and by providing hints. Programming exercises are added to Ask-Elle by providing a task description for the exercise, one or more…

  9. What Are Youth Asking about Drugs? A Report of NIDA Drug Facts Chat Day

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    Morton, Cory M.; Hoefinger, Heidi; Linn-Walton, Rebecca; Aikins, Ross; Falkin, Gregory P.

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    The current study analyzes a sample of questions about drugs asked online by youth who participated in the National Institute on Drug Abuse's (NIDA) "Drug Facts Chat Day." The types of drugs youth asked about were coded into 17 substance categories, and the topics they raised were coded into seven thematic categories. The top five…

  10. The Question Asking Skills of Preschool Teacher Candidates: Turkey and America Example

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    Bay, D. Neslihan

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    Question asking is an important skill that teachers should use during class activities. Teachers need to get used to this ability while they are teacher candidates. The aim of this research is to identify the cognitive taxonomy and the structure of the questions asked by the candidate of preschool teachers and to compare the questioning skills of…

  11. How Are Questions That Students Ask in High Level Mathematics Classes Linked to General Giftedness?

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    Leikin, Roza; Koichu, Boris; Berman, Avi; Dinur, Sariga

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    This paper presents a part of a larger study, in which we asked "How are learning and teaching of mathematics at high level linked to students' general giftedness?" We consider asking questions, especially student-generated questions, as indicators of quality of instructional interactions. In the part of the study presented in this…

  12. EPAct Alternative Fuel Transporation Program - State and Alternative Fuel Provider Fleets: Frequently Asked Questions

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    Factsheet answering frequently asked questions about the U.S. Department of Energy's Alternative Fuel Transportation Program (the Program) that implements provisions of Titles III–V of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct). Answers to questions that are frequently asked about the Program by managers of state government and alternative fuel provider fleets are provided in the factsheet.

  13. Questions Students Ask: Bridging the Gap between Scientists and Students in a Research Institute Classroom

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    France, Bev; Bay, Jacquie L.

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    It was proposed that an analysis of the questions students anticipate asking, and ask, could provide information about an enculturation encounter between Year 13 biology students and scientists working in a biomedical-clinical research unit. As part of a day-long intervention at this research institute, small groups of students (10-15) met with…

  14. Little Pitchers Use Their Big Ears: Preschoolers Solve Problems by Listening to Others Ask Questions

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    Mills, Candice M.; Danovitch, Judith H.; Grant, Meridith G.; Elashi, Fadwa B.

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    Children ask questions and learn from the responses they receive; however, little is known about how children learn from listening to others ask questions. Five experiments examined preschoolers' ("N" = 179) ability to solve simple problems using information gathered from listening to question-and-answer exchanges between 2 parties present in the…

  15. Ask the Posts of Our House: Using Cultural Spaces to Encourage Quality Learning in Higher Education

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    Adds, Peter; Hall, Meegan; Higgins, Rawinia; Higgins, Te Ripowai

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    When the Maori goddess, "Hinetitama", asked the Maori god, "Tane", who her father was, he replied, "Uia ki nga pou o t whare ... Ask the posts of your house". This traditional Maori (indigenous people of New Zealand) story implies a cultural teaching pedagogy that utilises the "marae" (a Maori building…

  16. Asking Questions as a Key Strategy in Guiding a Novice Teacher: A Self-Study

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    Olsher, Gila; Kantor, Itay-Danny

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    This self-study explores the instruction of a novice teacher by an expert mentor teacher, while applying the strategy of asking questions instead of the more common pattern of giving advice and guidance in the form of telling. The study examines the educational potential embedded in the question-asking strategy as a key mentoring resource when…

  17. Beber y conducir en Medellín: prevalencia y caracterización de patrones de consumo, 2014

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    Full Text Available Incidentes viales causan al año 1,3 millones de muertes, lesiones a 50 millones y pérdida de 40 millones de años de vida saludable; según la Organización Mundial de la Salud el 25% de incidentes viales se asocian con embriaguez. Metodología: para estimar la prevalencia y caracterizar patrones de consumo de alcohol en conductores de Medellín se hizo una medición aleatoria, transversal y estratificada en enero de 2014. En 32 puestos de control se aforaron 23.856 vehículos y se detuvieron 1.611: 845 (52,4% autos y 766 (47,6% motos. Resultados: en 1.569 tamizados para alcohol en aliento, 16 (1% dieron positivo con alcoholemia de 24 a 300 mg de etanol/100 ml; 7 clasificaron en grado cero, 8 en primero, ninguno en segundo y uno en tercero; expandida a conductores de la ciudad esto equivale aproximadamente a 4.985 personas conduciendo bajo efectos del alcohol, cada día. Un tercio de conductores fue detenido antes en algún puesto de control; entre éstos, uno de cuatro en el último mes; 36% perciben alta y 26% media la probabilidad de detención. La mayoría (60% reportó no beber y conducir, pero 19% consideró que beber un trago es compatible con conducción segura; aunque 45% afirmó nunca beber y conducir, 48% condujo bebido alguna vez en la vida, un 7% muchas veces y 25% en el último año: 26% con un trago, 13% con dos, tres o cuatro tragos y 30% con cinco o más tragos. Conclusión: la prevalencia y patrones identificados señalan pertinente monitorear aleatoria y sistemáticamente este comportamiento en Medellín.

  18. Limpieza de patrones φ,q,n de descargas parciales; Denoising of partial discharge φ,q,n patterns

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    Full Text Available La medición de descargas parciales (DP se sustenta en la detección y filtraje de pulsos de corriente que aparecen en una banda de frecuencia que abarca desde los kilohertzios hasta los gigahertzios, por tal motivo los detectores de descargas parciales (DDP poseen sistemas para desagregar dichos pulsos de corriente. Sin embargo, los DDP también permiten el paso de otras señales de alta frecuencia (ruidos que se mezclan con los pulsos de DP y afectan la medición, interpretación y caracterización de las DP. Para atenuar ese efecto, se han desarrollado distintas técnicas para separar los ruidos tanto asociados a las señales como los existentes en los patrones φ,q,n.  En este artículo se presentan los resultados obtenidos en la reducción de los ruidos asociados a la conmutación de tiristores y los ruidos esporádicos, de los patrones φ,q,n mediante el empleo de técnicas de procesamiento de imágenes digitales. The measurement of partial (PD discharges is sustained in the detection and filtration of current pulses which appear in a band of frequency that include from the kilohertz until the gigahertzios, for such a reason the detectors of partial (PDD discharges they possess systems for the separation of this current pulses. However, PDD also allows the step of other signals of high frequency, denominated noises, that mix with the pulses of PD and they affect measurement, interpretation and characterization of PD. To attenuate that effect, different techniques have been developed to separate the noises so much associated to the signs like the existent ones in the φ,q,n patterns. In this paper are presented the results obtained in the noise reduction of the noises associated to the thyristor’s commutation and the sporadic noises, in the φ,q,n patterns by means of the technical of digital images processing

  19. Patrones de elección de marca y niveles de refuerzo diferencial en categorías de productos de consumo masivo

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    Oscar Robayo Pinzón

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    Full Text Available A partir del Modelo de Perspectiva Conductual ( MPC se plantea el estudio de los patrones de compra y la posible relación que exista entre estos y dos niveles diferenciales de refuerzo (utilitario e informativo dentro de siete categorías de productos de consumo masivo. Para ello se aplicó un diseño de panel de consumidores. Se encontró que los patrones de compra tuvieron un comportamiento similar al que se ha hallado en países desarrollados. Por otra parte, se encontraron dos factores significativos asociados a los dos niveles de refuerzo planteados por el modelo. En la discusión se presenta un abordaje desde el análisis conductual en relación con la conducta verbal como interpretación alternativa dentro del MPC.

  20. CAMBIOS A CORTO PLAZO EN LOS PATRONES DE DISTRIBUCIÓN ESPACIAL DE NUEVE ESPECIES DE PLANTAS COMUNES EN UN BOSQUE NUBLADO AL SUR-OCCIDENTE DE COLOMBIA

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    Vallejo Martha

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    Full Text Available Se analizaron los cambios en los patrones de distribución espacial de nueve especies de plantas comunes en un bosque pluvial premontano, entre dos censos realizados en una parcela permanente de 25 ha. Durante el primer censo efectuado en 1997 se marcaron, se midieron y se ubicaron en un mapa, todos los tallos leñosos con un DAP ≥ 1 cm; transcurridos cinco años se realizó un segundo censo y se incluyeron datos de mortalidad y reclutamiento. Mediante pruebas de estadística espacial usando la función K(t de Ripley, se detectaron los patrones de distribución de las especies estudiadas y las relaciones de dependencia de dos tipos de eventos: árboles grandes (DAP ≥ 10cm vs. árboles pequeños (DAP

  1. El género Cresera Schaus, 1894 (Lepidoptera: Arctiinae en el Perú: diversidad y patrones de distribución geográfica

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    Juan Grados

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    Full Text Available El género Cresera Schaus, 1894 consta de 12 especies, 8 de las cuales ocurren en Perú. Se proporciona una diagnosis de reconocimiento de las especies en base a los caracteres de coloración de las alas, dándose a conocer los patrones de distribuciones geográficas en el Perú.

  2. Una metodología para el desarrollo de patrones de diseño para objetos de aprendizaje constructivista colaborativo

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    Calvo, Patricia

    2015-01-01

    El trabajo desarrolla una metodología para el armado de patrones de diseño de objetos de aprendizaje enmarcada en el paradigma colaborativo. Se propone un desarrollo metodológico centrado en los estudiantes protagonistas del proceso de aprendizaje, con una estructura justificada por la teoría constructivista, y con producción de documentos que faciliten el trabajo del equipo interdisciplinario que desarrolle posteriormente los objetos de aprendizaje. Facultad de Informática

  3. Assessment of risk for asthma initiation and cancer and heart disease deaths among patrons and servers due to secondhand smoke exposure in restaurants and bars.

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    Liu, Ruiling; Bohac, David L; Gundel, Lara A; Hewett, Martha J; Apte, Michael G; Hammond, S Katharine

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    Despite efforts to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS), only 5% of the world's population enjoy smoke-free restaurants and bars. Lifetime excess risk (LER) of cancer death, ischaemic heart disease (IHD) death and asthma initiation among non-smoking restaurant and bar servers and patrons in Minnesota and the US were estimated using weighted field measurements of SHS constituents in Minnesota, existing data on tobacco use and multiple dose-response models. A continuous approach estimated a LER of lung cancer death (LCD) of 18 × 10(-6)(95% CI 13 to 23 × 10(-6)) for patrons visiting only designated non-smoking sections, 80 × 10(-6)(95% CI 66 to 95 × 10(-6)) for patrons visiting only smoking venues/sections and 802 × 10(-6)(95% CI 658 to 936 × 10(-6)) for servers in smoking-permitted venues. An attributable-risk (exposed/non-exposed) approach estimated a similar LER of LCD, a LER of IHD death about 10(-2) for non-smokers with average SHS exposure from all sources and a LER of asthma initiation about 5% for servers with SHS exposure at work only. These risks correspond to 214 LCDs and 3001 IHD deaths among the general non-smoking population and 1420 new asthma cases among non-smoking servers in the US each year due to SHS exposure in restaurants and bars alone. Health risks for patrons and servers from SHS exposure in restaurants and bars alone are well above the acceptable level. Restaurants and bars should be a priority for governments' effort to create smoke-free environments and should not be exempt from smoking bans. Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited. For permission to use (where not already granted under a licence) please go to http://group.bmj.com/group/rights-licensing/permissions.

  4. Sistemas de innovación y patrones de interacción local en el sector rural en México

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    Anastacio Espejel-García

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue identificar las fuentes de innovación y patrones de interacción en dos sistemas de innovación pecuarios en México con la finalidad de proponer estrategias que permitan mejorar los procesos de aprendizaje e innovación de este tipo de sistemas. A través del estudio de dos sistemas de innovación pecuarios se obtuvieron indicadores de redes sociales que permitieran la identificación de actores y los mecanismos de interacción que siguen en la adopción de innovaciones. Los resultados encontrados muestran que los patrones de interacción responden a la necesidad de innovar y determinan dos tipos de relaciones: una dirigida y la otra liderada por la oportu nidad del mercado. Existen agentes que fungen como intermediarios de la innovación con la capacidad de articular al sistema de innovación, vincular a los actores y llevar la innovación hasta el usuario final. Se concluye que los intermediarios con mayores vínculos definen las fuentes, tipos de innovación y activan los patrones y mecanismos de interacción entre los actores de los sistemas de innovación.

  5. Patrones de asentamiento y uso del paisaje en el carso antillano por los agroalfareros prehistóricos

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    Alfredo E. Figueredo

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    Full Text Available El 40% de la superficie de Las Antillas presenta geología y paisajes cársicos. Este carso antillano se estudia mejor primero en islas pequeñas, de las cuales se derivan reglas que podemos aplicar a las áreas mayores de las islas más grandes. En las islas estudiadas, que van desde las de área mínima como la Isla de la Mona hasta superficies mucho más grandes como la Grande-Terre de Guadalupe, o la Isla de Gran Ábaco (Bahamas, se pueden establecer dos tipos de costa que influyen en la topografía marítima, la de emersión y la de sumersión. Generalmente, el paisaje cársico implica escasez de recursos para culturas no agricultoras, y define retos y oportunidades para culturas agricultoras. Se ofrecen modelos de los patrones de asentamiento y el uso del paisaje por los habitantes agroalfareros del carso antillano.

  6. La geografía local del narcomenudeo: patrones, procesos y recomendaciones de política urbana

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    Carlos J. Vilalta Perdomo

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    Full Text Available Se examinan los patrones y procesos geográficos del narcomenudeo y se ofrecen elementos para una discusión preliminar sobre las recomendaciones de política y las estrategias territoriales para lograr su efectiva erradicación. La información base de este estudio proviene de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública del Distrito Federal en México, y se refiere al número de detenidos por narcomenudeo entre 2005 y 2007. El análisis geográfico se concentra en las colonias y cuadrantes de la delegación Cuauhtémoc. Se aplica una variedad de métodos estadísticos espaciales y a-espaciales. Se detectan y reportan los lugares (hotspots en donde la intervención de la policía reduciría de forma estadísticamente significativa la ocurrencia de este delito. Al ser el narcomenudeo un delito geográficamente concentrado y principalmente inmóvil, al menos en el corto plazo, se sugiere que es baja la probabilidad de una difusión contagiosa o relocalización (efecto cucaracha de puntos de venta hacia colonias vecinas de la misma delegación.

  7. Patrones de prescripción de la carbamazepina en el municipio de Camagüey

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    Yuliesky Leal Pazos

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio descriptivo transversal sobre la utilización de medicamentos, tipo prescripción-indicación, con elementos de esquema terapéutico y factores que condicionan los hábitos de prescripción; con el objetivo de caracterizar los patrones de prescripción de la carbamazepina, en el municipio de Camagüey, en el período de enero a diciembre del año 2012. La población de estudio se constituyó con 304 pacientes incluidos en el registro de tarjeta de control de las farmacias principales del municipio. La información se recopiló y se plasmó en un formulario de recolección de datos. Se estudiaron las variables: edad, sexo, indicación, dosis diaria, asociaciones y nivel de atención médica de los prescriptores. La utilización del fármaco fue más frecuente en pacientes adultos del sexo femenino, entre 15 y 59 años, con el diagnóstico de epilepsia. La mayoría de los pacientes utilizaban el medicamento en dosis media y en asociaciones, siendo significativo el uso de dosis alta en los ancianos. Los médicos de la atención primaria de salud fueron los que con mayor frecuencia indicaron el medicamento

  8. Patrones de interacción comunicativa del profesor universitario de matemáticas. Un estudio de caso

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    José Francisco Leguizamón Romero

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    Full Text Available El presente trabajo se realizó para analizar los patrones de interacción comunicativa en las clases de algunos profesores de la Licenciatura en Matemáticas de la Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia (UPTC. La investigación es cualitativa, interpretativa y hermenéutica. Se examinaron clases de un profesor, donde cada sesión se distribuyó en configuraciones didácticas y se analizaron las interacciones de cada configuración. En los resultados es preciso destacar que, entre las interacciones más frecuentes, se encuentran: la pregunta corta por parte del docente, al igual que la respuesta individual corta por parte del estudiante; las aclaraciones y explicaciones cortas del docente; la explicación amplia del docente y la autorespuesta por parte del mismo. De lo anterior, se puede concluir que, la clase del profesor, es de tipo tradicional-tecnológico.

  9. Asking why

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    Melo, Maria

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    The growth of a solid, knowledge-intensive firm, OutSystems—an IT company recognized in 2003 by Fortune magazine as one of the most promising start-ups in the world—is accompanied by efforts to create a strong culture that preserves the traits that have driven OutSystems’ success and that drives innovation, adaptability, high performance, and accountability. The lessons OutSystems learned from previous international experiences are presented along with its latest growth model of branded local...

  10. Ask Magazine

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    Prusak, Laurence (Editor); Cohen, Don (Editor); Ellis, Kerry (Editor); Kohut, Matt (Editor)

    2008-01-01

    The topics covered include: The Summer of Hydrogen; Leading Your Leaders; Dawn: Cooperation, not Control; Best Buy: Planning for Disaster The Astronaut Glove Challenge: Big Innovation from a (Very) Small Team; Using the Space Glove to Teach Spatial Thinking; The Power of Story; Interview with Jay O'Callahan; Learning from Space Entrepreneurs; Featured Invention: Laser Scaling Device; Reaching for the APEX at Ames; The Project Manager Who Saved His Country; Choosing and Developing the Right Leadership Styles for Projects; and The Costs of Knowledge.

  11. Questions About Physics: The Case of a Turkish `Ask a Scientist' Website

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    Yerdelen-Damar, Sevda; Eryılmaz, Ali

    2010-03-01

    The physics questions submitted to an ‘ask a scientist’ website were classified with respect to field of interest in physics, type of requested information in the question (factual, explanatory, etc.), and motivation for asking the question (applicative or non--applicative). In addition, differences in the number of females’ and males’ questions in these classifications were determined. Analysis of 995 physics questions submitted to the website indicated that modern physics questions (30.7%) were the most frequent while vibrations and wave motion questions (3.3%) were the least frequent. More than half of the questions (57.8%) were submitted to request factual information. Motivation to ask a question was inferred from the question, and was generally not related to direct and/or personal application. There were obvious differences in the number of questions asked by females and males: 84.7% of questions were asked by males while 15.3% were asked by females. However, significant gender differences were not observed in field of interest in physics, type of information requested in the question, and motivation for asking the question.

  12. The Bird Box Survey Project

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    Willis, Patrick

    2014-01-01

    When high school students are asked what's the best part of science class, many will say it's the field trips. Students enjoy engaging in authentic, community-based science outside the classroom. To capitalize on this, Patrick Willis created the Bird Box Survey Project for his introductory field biology class. The project takes students…

  13. AskHERMES: An online question answering system for complex clinical questions.

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    Cao, YongGang; Liu, Feifan; Simpson, Pippa; Antieau, Lamont; Bennett, Andrew; Cimino, James J; Ely, John; Yu, Hong

    2011-04-01

    Clinical questions are often long and complex and take many forms. We have built a clinical question answering system named AskHERMES to perform robust semantic analysis on complex clinical questions and output question-focused extractive summaries as answers. This paper describes the system architecture and a preliminary evaluation of AskHERMES, which implements innovative approaches in question analysis, summarization, and answer presentation. Five types of resources were indexed in this system: MEDLINE abstracts, PubMed Central full-text articles, eMedicine documents, clinical guidelines and Wikipedia articles. We compared the AskHERMES system with Google (Google and Google Scholar) and UpToDate and asked physicians to score the three systems by ease of use, quality of answer, time spent, and overall performance. AskHERMES allows physicians to enter a question in a natural way with minimal query formulation and allows physicians to efficiently navigate among all the answer sentences to quickly meet their information needs. In contrast, physicians need to formulate queries to search for information in Google and UpToDate. The development of the AskHERMES system is still at an early stage, and the knowledge resource is limited compared with Google or UpToDate. Nevertheless, the evaluation results show that AskHERMES' performance is comparable to the other systems. In particular, when answering complex clinical questions, it demonstrates the potential to outperform both Google and UpToDate systems. AskHERMES, available at http://www.AskHERMES.org, has the potential to help physicians practice evidence-based medicine and improve the quality of patient care. Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  14. AskHERMES: An online question answering system for complex clinical questions

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    Cao, YongGang; Liu, Feifan; Simpson, Pippa; Antieau, Lamont; Bennett, Andrew; Cimino, James J.; Ely, John; Yu, Hong

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    Objective Clinical questions are often long and complex and take many forms. We have built a clinical question answering system named AskHERMES to perform robust semantic analysis on complex clinical questions and output question-focused extractive summaries as answers. Design This paper describes the system architecture and a preliminary evaluation of AskHERMES, which implements innovative approaches in question analysis, summarization, and answer presentation. Five types of resources were indexed in this system: MEDLINE abstracts, PubMed Central full-text articles, eMedicine documents, clinical guidelines and Wikipedia articles. Measurement We compared the AskHERMES system with Google (Google and Google Scholar) and UpToDate and asked physicians to score the three systems by ease of use, quality of answer, time spent, and overall performance. Results AskHERMES allows physicians to enter a question in a natural way with minimal query formulation and allows physicians to efficiently navigate among all the answer sentences to quickly meet their information needs. In contrast, physicians need to formulate queries to search for information in Google and UpToDate. The development of the AskHERMES system is still at an early stage, and the knowledge resource is limited compared with Google or UpToDate. Nevertheless, the evaluation results show that AskHERMES’ performance is comparable to the other systems. In particular, when answering complex clinical questions, it demonstrates the potential to outperform both Google and UpToDate systems. Conclusions AskHERMES, available at http://www.AskHERMES.org, has the potential to help physicians practice evidence-based medicine and improve the quality of patient care. PMID:21256977

  15. Loose Cigarette Purchasing and Nondaily Smoking Among Young Adult Bar Patrons in New York City.

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    Guillory, Jamie; Johns, Michael; Farley, Shannon M; Ling, Pamela M

    2015-08-01

    We examined loose cigarette (loosie) purchasing behavior among young adult (aged 18-26 years) smokers at bars in New York City and factors associated with purchase and use. Between June and December 2013, we conducted cross-sectional surveys (n = 1916) in randomly selected bars and nightclubs. Using multivariable logistic regression models, we examined associations of loose cigarette purchasing and use with smoking frequency, price, social norms, cessation behaviors, and demographics. Forty-five percent (n = 621) of nondaily smokers and 57% (n = 133) of daily smokers had ever purchased a loosie; 15% of nondaily smokers and 4% of daily smokers reported that their last cigarette was a loosie. Nondaily smokers who never smoked daily were more likely than were daily smokers to have last smoked a loosie (odds ratio = 7.27; 95% confidence interval = 2.35, 22.48). Quitting behaviors and perceived approval of smoking were associated with ever purchasing and recently smoking loosies. Loosie purchase and use is common among young adults, especially nondaily smokers. Smoking patterns and attitudes should be considered to reduce loose cigarette purchasing among young adults in New York City.

  16. Patrones de uso de servicios entre adultos con problemas de salud mental, en Chile Service use patterns among adults with mental health problems in Chile

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    Benjamín Vicente

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Describir el patrón de uso de servicios generales y especializados entre los adultos con problemas de salud mental, así como su nivel de satisfacción con dichos servicios, con la finalidad de contribuir a optimizar los escasos recursos disponibles en la Región para la atención de la salud mental, particularmente en lo que corresponde a Chile. MÉTODO: Los diagnósticos y los patrones de uso de los servicios de salud mental se obtuvieron del Estudio Chileno de Prevalencia Psiquiátrica (ECPP, una investigación representativa de la población adulta del país, basada en una muestra aleatoria estratificada de 2 987 personas de 15 años y más, que abarcó el período de 1992 a 1999. Los diagnósticos psiquiátricos se obtuvieron por medio del instrumento de entrevista denominado Composite International Diagnostic Interview (CIDI. Asimismo, se preguntó a los entrevistados acerca del uso de servicios generales y de salud mental en los seis meses precedentes y sobre las dificultades que encontraron para acceder a ellos. RESULTADOS: Más de 44% de los entrevistados tuvieron contacto con algún tipo de servicio de salud durante los 6 meses previos al estudio, pero solo 5,6% recibieron atención especializada. Quienes presentan los diagnósticos de trastorno obsesivo y de pánico consultan con mayor frecuencia, pero no en centros especializados. El consumo de sustancias tóxicas y la personalidad antisocial se relacionaron con un bajo nivel de consulta. El sistema formal de salud es la opción que más se menciona como recurso de ayuda. Más de 75% refieren satisfacción o gran satisfacción con la atención recibida. CONCLUSIONES: Se confirma la existencia de una amplia brecha entre las necesidades de atención y el tratamiento realmente recibido. Los recursos alternativos informales y folclóricos (sacerdote, familiares, curanderos, hierbateros [yerberos], etc. se utilizan con una frecuencia menor de la esperada. Las barreras

  17. Lung Cancer, Questions to Ask Your Health Professional | NIH MedlinePlus the Magazine

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    ... of this page please turn Javascript on. Feature: Lung Cancer Questions to Ask Your Health Professional Past Issues / ... answer questions about cancer at 1-800-4-CANCER. The NCI Lung Cancer Home Page provides up-to-date information ...

  18. RISIKO INVESTASI, BID-ASK SPREAD, DAN COST OF EQUITY CAPITAL DI PASAR MODAL INDONESIA

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    Full Text Available A number of studies investigated how financial information affected investment decisions. The study extendedthis line of research by examining the effect of risk, proxied by price per share, number of shareholders, numberof dealers, trading volume, accounting risk and market risk measures on the bid ask spread. Further, theresearch tried to test the relationship between bid ask spread and cost of equity capital. The samples of thisresearch were the manufacturing companies listed at Indonesian Stock Exchange which shared the dividendfor 3 years; there were 40 companies. Data analysis technique used multiple regression analysis. The results ofregression provided evidence of statistically significant effect of price per share, market value, asset size andprice variability on bid ask spread. At last, there was a positive relationship between bid ask spread and cost ofequity capital

  19. Anonymized survey responses from two inception workshops

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    To evaluate the effectiveness of the Inception Workshop approach we conducted a survey, in two experimental workshops. The survey was done in two stages, with pre- and post- workshop questionnaires. Both questionnaires included the same set of questions, in which the respondents were asked to

  20. Playfulness, Ideas, and Creativity: A Survey

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    Bateson, Patrick; Nettle, Daniel

    2014-01-01

    This article investigates whether self-reports about playfulness are related to self-reports about creativity and the alternate uses of objects. An on-line survey was conducted of how people think about themselves. One thousand, five hundred and thirty-six people completed the survey. They were asked whether a variety of statements were very…

  1. Question-asking behavior as a form of cognitive activity in primary school children

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    Baranova, Elvira A.

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available Children’s questions are an indicator of active cognitive perception of reality. Questions but not answers are relevant in revealing a child’s mental life, consciousness and thinking. The lack of question-asking skills can hinder learning, searching and exploration in children. To determine in 7- and 8-year-old school children the common and variable peculiarities of designing a search process for necessary information concerning an unknown object by volitionally formulated questions, as well as the dynamics of the questioning process throughout a school year. The study was based on an experimental methodology, codenamed Guess what there is in the box, and was conducted in four schools in Cheboksary. The sample comprised 158 primary school first-graders who took part in a confirmatory experiment twice, once in September and once in May. The research showed that 96.3% of the questions asked were search questions. Only 30% of the first-graders initiated their searching activities of their own will without having to resort to the given search algorithm, while 70% did not begin asking questions without outside stimulation. The analysis of the dynamics of children’s question-asking behavior exhibited a tendency to decrease in a number of questions asked over the course of the school year. Primary school children need psychological and pedagogical scaffolding aimed at developing a question-asking behavior as a form of cognitive activity to achieve a possible age potential in development.

  2. Deletion of ASK1 Protects against Hyperoxia-Induced Acute Lung Injury.

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    Jutaro Fukumoto

    Full Text Available Apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1, a member of the MAPK kinase kinase kinase (MAP3K family, is activated by various stimuli, which include oxidative stress, endoplasmic reticulum (ER stress, calcium influx, DNA damage-inducing agents and receptor-mediated signaling through tumor necrosis factor receptor (TNFR. Inspiration of a high concentration of oxygen is a palliative therapy which counteracts hypoxemia caused by acute lung injury (ALI-induced pulmonary edema. However, animal experiments so far have shown that hyperoxia itself could exacerbate ALI through reactive oxygen species (ROS. Our previous data indicates that ASK1 plays a pivotal role in hyperoxia-induced acute lung injury (HALI. However, it is unclear whether or not deletion of ASK1 in vivo protects against HALI. In this study, we investigated whether ASK1 deletion would lead to attenuation of HALI. Our results show that ASK1 deletion in vivo significantly suppresses hyperoxia-induced elevation of inflammatory cytokines (i.e. IL-1β and TNF-α, cell apoptosis in the lung, and recruitment of immune cells. In summary, the results from the study suggest that deletion of ASK1 in mice significantly inhibits hyperoxic lung injury.

  3. Biogeographic patterns of Chilean littoral fishes Patrones biogeográficos de los peces litorales de Chile

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    Full Text Available In this study, we analyzed the biogeographic patterns of the Chilean littoral fish fauna, including latitudinal trends in teleost and chondrichthyan fish species richness, their distribution range patterns, and their level of endemism, both to the Chilean coast and the Southeastern Pacific. We determined the number and percentage of fish taxa within four different groups based on their biogeographic affinities. This was done, both for teleost and chondrichthyan fishes, at the species, genus and family level. In order to recognise the existence of biogeographic regions, we applied cluster and ordination analyses to the distribution data, using objective bootstrapping techniques at the three taxonomic levels used. We found that littoral fish diversity remains fairly constant along the coast down to around 40º S, declining south of this latitude. We detected two biogeographic regions along the Chilean coast, with a break between them at 40º S. These results lend support to previously recognized biogeographic provinces or faunistic units. These two biogeographic regions are a reflection of the mixed origin of the Chilean littoral ichthyofauna, consisting of northern warm-temperate fishes of subtropical origin and southern cold-temperate fishes of subantarctic origin. While the percentage of fishes endemic to the Chilean coast is not high (18%, a large percentage of teleost species inhabiting Chilean littoral waters are endemic to the Southeastern Pacific (44%. Dispersal and evolutionary history, rather that other factors, seem to explain the observed patterns of distribution of this particular fish fauna. This study represents a necessary first step towards understanding the biogeography of Southeastern Pacific marine fishesEn este estudio, analizamos los patrones biogeográficos de los peces litorales chilenos, incluyendo las tendencias latitudinales en riqueza de especies de peces teleosteos y condrictios, sus rangos de distribución, y nivel de

  4. Mecanismos de construcción-destrucción de patrones macroestructurales en microclimas como sistemas complejos

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    Sánchez-Muñoz, L.

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    ón del núcleo 27Al (RMN, y mapas químicos de contenido en Na por microsonda electrónica (ME. Las pertitas pegmatíticas son sistemas complejos en cuyos feldespatos potásicos se han identificado dos periodos genéticos independientes de recristalización durante el enfriamiento geológico. En el primer periodo, en la estructura mineral se produce la construcción gradual de patrones macroscópicos regulares pseudoperiódicos, como consecuencia del efecto combinado de un ordenamiento local no-ergódico en la distribución Si/Al y de un efecto cooperativo global de la estructura del cristal. Desde las interfases incoherentes con el feldespato sódico surgen frentes de transformación a modo de avalanchas que pueden coalescer longitudinalmente y yuxtaponerse transversalmente para auto-ensamblarse, y finalmente evolucionar hasta formar dominios-macla (leyes Albita y Periclina, como unidad cristalina de construcción de la macroestructura. Estos procesos de auto-organización se activan cuando el sistema está abierto a la circulación de moléculas de agua catalizadoras para el ordenamiento de la red, al tiempo que existe una estimulación externa por tensiones tectónicas de cizalla. Durante el segundo periodo se destruyen los patrones estructurales creados previamente, por: (i maclados de relajación y deformación, (ii engrosamientos de dominios por disolución-reprecipitación debidos a interacciones con fluidos acuosos a baja temperatura, (iii reorientaciones de dominiosmacla según ley Periclina hacia orientaciones de ley Albita.

  5. Caracterización de los patrones comportamentales de los atletas con discapacidad visual practicantes de goalball

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    Minerva Leopoldina de Castro AMORIM

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    Full Text Available El Goalball (G es un deporte colectivo, caracterizado por relaciones individuales y colectivas específicas. Objetivo: identificar algunos patrones comportamentales de practicantes del G (acciones ofensivas. Método: la muestra está formada por 5 equipos masculinos del paro Campeonato Nacional de Portugal y 12 del Campeonato de Europa. Resultados: (i Punto de partida: los atletas utilizaron con mayor frecuencia la mano derecha (p¿0.011 y las dos manos juntas (p¿0.003. (ii Posición ofensiva: la posición ofensiva de pie (p¿0.001 y de rodillas (p¿0.013 aparecen como las más utilizadas. (iii Zona ofensiva: con relación a la zona, uno prevalecía de las zonas derecha (p¿0.001 e izquierda (p¿0.001. (iv Tipo de lanzamiento: el remate (p¿0.033, el remate con finta (p¿0.001, el remate a la pelota fácil (p¿0.015 y el penalti (p=0.048 aparecen como los más utilizados. En cuanto a la (v trayectoria de los lanzamientos, los atletas utilizaron las zonas derecha-­¿derecha (p¿0.025, derecha-­¿central (p¿0.001 e izquierda-­¿derecha (p¿0.003.

  6. Alcohol-related injuries, hazardous drinking, and BrAC levels among a sample of bar patrons.

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    Martin, Ryan J; Brechbiel, Kerry; Chaney, Beth H; Cremeens-Matthews, Jennifer; Vail-Smith, Karen

    2016-03-01

    Alcohol-related injuries are a serious public health issue and research has found that alcohol consumption is positively correlated with injury risk. To better understand the association between alcohol consumption and injury risk. We conducted four anonymous cross-sectional field studies among a sample of bar patrons (N = 917) to assess breath alcohol concentration (BrAC) levels, hazardous drinking levels (based on AUDIT-C score), and past year alcohol-related injuries in Fall 2014. Next, we conducted two logistic regression analyses to predict alcohol-related injuries: one model used hazardous drinking level as a predictor variable and the other model used BrAC. Among participants in our sample, the average BrAC% was .076 (SD =.055) and the average hazardous drinking score (based on the AUDIT-C) was 5.0 (SD = 2.6). The majority of participants indicated that they had not experienced an alcohol-related injury in the past year (859; 93.7%). Our regression analyses found that each incremental increase in a participants' hazardous drinking score increased the odds of experiencing a self-reported alcohol-related injury by 1.4 times and as BrAC increased one unit of change (percentage), the odds of a past-year alcohol related injury increased twofold (OR = 2.2). Other covariates (ie, age, gender, race, college student status) did not significantly predict alcohol-related injuries in either model. High-risk drinking behaviors, including higher BrAC levels, greatly influenced experiencing an alcohol-related injury. This is the first examination of BrAC levels and alcohol-related injuries in a primarily college student sample. © American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry.

  7. Ask an anatomist: Identifying global trends, topics and themes of academic anatomists using twitter.

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    Marsland, Madeleine J; Lazarus, Michelle D

    2017-10-04

    Social media (SoMe) is increasingly used in higher education (HE) to access knowledge and enable global communication. The SoMe platform Twitter ® is particularly beneficial in these contexts because it is readily accessible, easily searchable (via hashtags) and global. Given these advantages, the twitter platform @AskAnatomist was created to foster a global weekly tweet chat, where students and academics can ask and address anatomy-related questions. The aim of this study was to identify themes arising in the early stages of the @AskAnatomy Twitter community to gain insights into current needs/key areas for academic anatomists, students, and other followers. A qualitative analysis of tweets including the hashtag #AnatQ, (the associated @AskAnatomist hashtag), was undertaken to achieve this aim. Thematic analysis revealed three core themes arising in the formative stages of the @AskAnatomist Twitter site: (1) anatomical education modalities, (2) specific anatomy content, and (3) research motivations. These themes reveal controversies within the field of anatomical sciences, areas for potential education resource improvement and research, as well as the humor of anatomists. Though the original intent of the @AskAnatomist site was to engage the general public in anatomy content and knowledge, tweet analysis suggests that academic anatomists were the primary active "tweeters". Interestingly, this analysis reveals that the @AskAnatomist site progressed into a web-based community of practice (CoP), suggesting an additional benefit of SoMe communities in the field of anatomy. © 2017 American Association of Anatomists.

  8. Evaluación del estado nutricional, patrones de consumo alimentario y de actividad física en escolares del Cercado de Lima

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    Juan Pablo Aparco

    Full Text Available Objetivos. Evaluar el estado nutricional, los patrones alimentarios y de actividad física en escolares del Cercado deLima. Materiales y métodos. Estudio descriptivo transversal. La muestra incluyó escolares del 1.° a 4.° grado de primaria de cuatro instituciones educativas públicas ubicadas en el Cercado de Lima. Las variables de estudio fueron el estado nutricional, nivel de hemoglobina, los patrones de consumo de alimentos y de actividad física. Se calcularon los porcentajes de las variables cualitativas y medidas de tendencia central para las cuantitativas, en el análisis bivariado se aplicó la prueba t y la prueba de chi cuadrado para analizar las diferencias según sexo. Resultados. De 824 escolares incluidos en el estudio, se encontró un 24% con obesidad, mientras que el sobrepeso afectó al 22%, la proporción de talla baja fue de 5% y la de anemia fue 11,9%, en todos los casos no hubo diferencias significativas según sexo. Más del 40% de escolares consumían 2 o más veces a la semana galletas saladas, jugos envasados y/o gaseosas. Además, el 28% de escolares eran sedentarios, encontrándose diferencias significativas según sexo (p<0,05. Conclusiones. La obesidad es un problema vigente, con mayor frecuencia que el sobrepeso y que juntos afectan a casi el 50% de los escolares del estudio. Asimismo, se evidencia que existen patrones de sedentarismo y consumo frecuente de alimentos con alto contenido de azúcar, sal y/o grasas.

  9. Patrones de distribución de insectos de escama sobre cuatro especies del arbolado urbano de Bogotá, Colombia

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    Raúl Hernando Posada Almanza

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    Full Text Available Ciertas grandes ciudades llevan a cabo programas de aforestación en un intento de solucionar problemas relacionados con la polución. Esta incorporación de árboles y arbustos ha abierto las puertas a la incorporación de insectos de escama con patrones de distribución y densidad que dependen de múltiples factores. Esta investigación evaluó los patrones de distribución de insectos de escama sobre cuatro especies arbóreas usadas en la aforestación de la zona urbana de Bogotá, Colombia. La presencia y densidad de insectos de escama en árboles georeferenciados fue valorada y variados análisis geoestadísticos fueron realizados para describir su presencia y densidad como función de la distancia entre árboles. En general, los insectos de escama estuvieron distribuidos en áreas con altas densidades. Una distribución no azarosa fue evidente a una escala más detallada, con insectos presentes en pequeños grupos. Sin embargo, se encontraron insectos de escama sobre Ficus soatensis que presentaron una distribución completamente azarosa. El estudio de los patrones de distribución de insectos de escama en condiciones urbanas, en conjunto con estudios complementarios, puede contribuir a entender su respuesta a ambientes multifactoriales y provee datos valiosos para usar en el manejo de plagas.

  10. Presencia y patrones de comportamiento del delfín manchado costero, Stenella attenuata (Cetacea: Delphinidae) en el Golfo de Papagayo, Costa Rica

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    Laura May-Collado; Alvaro Morales Ramírez

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    Los delfines se caracterizan por una increíble versatilidad, la cual les ha permitido responder a los cambios estacionales de su ambiente. Dicha variación estacional en los patrones de comportamiento se considera poco conocida en delfines que habitan aguas tropicales. El delfín manchado (forma costera) Stenella attenuata graffmani, parece ser la única especie de cetáceo residente en el Golfo de Papagayo, área que se caracteriza por una estacionalidad muy bien definida. El objetivo de este tra...

  11. Crisis y nuevos patrones de consumo: discursos sociales acerca del consumo ecológico en el ámbito de las grandes ciudades españolas

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    Luis Enrique Alonso; Carlos Jesús Fernández Rodríguez; Rafael Ibáñez Rojo

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    La situación de profunda crisis económica que atraviesa España desde hace varios años está teniendo efectos significativos en las formas de relación de la ciudadanía con las prácticas de consumo. Una de las cuestiones más relevantes en este contexto tiene que ver con la posibilidad de un crecimiento de la con - ciencia medioambiental, ante la dificultad creciente para sostener los patrones consumistas de la época del boom, la popularización de nuevas pautas de con - sumo responsable y la crec...

  12. Patrones espaciales de cambio de cobertura y uso del suelo en el área cafetalera de la sierra norte de Puebla

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    Virginia Evangelista Oliva; Jorge López Blanco; Javier Caballero Nieto; Miguel Ángel Martínez Alfaro

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    La Sierra Norte de Puebla (SNP) es una región con gran diversidad biológica y cultural en donde la cafeticultura ha tenido un papel relevante en el uso del suelo. El objetivo de esta investigación es conocer los patrones espaciales de la dinámica de cambio de la cobertura vegetal y el uso del suelo entre 1988-2003, y relacionarlos con las actividades de cafeticultura en la SNP. El análisis de cambio se realizó mediante una clasificación supervisada de dos imágenes de satélite Landsat, y se ev...

  13. Priming atencional en patrones visuales jerárquicos: efectos del nivel atendido, tamaño absoluto y congruencia estimular

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    Antonio Prieto; Montoro, Pedro R.

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    Estudios previos sobre el procesamiento visual de patrones jerárquicos, muestran que la respuesta ante objetivos presentados en cualquiera de sus niveles (global/local) es más rápida cuando en el ensayo anterior el objetivo se presentó en ese mismo nivel (efecto de priming secuencial). En el presente trabajo, se utiliza un nuevo paradigma de priming atencional para explorar la existencia de este efecto secuencial dentro de cada ensayo en lugar de en diferentes ensayos. Para ello se realizaron...

  14. Uso de un vivero móvil para obtener patrones de virulencia de la roya del frijol común

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    James Steadman; Graciela Godoy Lutz; Juan Carlos Rosas; James Beaver

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    Después de identificar nuevas fuentes de resistencia a la roya, causada por Uromyces appendiculatus, es necesario saber si las variedades con nuevos genes conservarán su resistencia cuando sean sembradas en diferentes regiones de producción. Para ello, se pueden utilizar viveros móviles con líneas/variedades de frijol con diferentes genes de resistencia para obtener los patrones de virulencia del patógeno de la roya. El vivero contiene plantas de frijol con seis días d...

  15. Patrones de excreción de aminoácidos urinarios en niños excepcionales y pacientes con trastornos mentales en Costa Rica

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    Céspedes, Carlos de; Santisteban, Inés; Ortíz, Daniel; Rojas, Emilse; Rodríguez, Jorge; Nanne, Clara; Orlich, Jessie

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    Se estudiaron los patrones de excreción de aminoácidos urinarios en 1147 niños escolares normales y 1074 niños excepcionales con retardo mental (628), con problemas de audición y de lenguaje (332) y con defectos visuales (114), así como 673 pacientes con trastornos mentales.Las técnicas empleadas incluyeron: pruebas químicas, cromatografía unidimensional en papel, electrocromatografía y cromatografía en columna.Se encontró un caso de fenilcetonuria en una niña con retardo mental y en un herma...

  16. Relación entre el estilo de vida de una joven deportista de alto rendimiento y los patrones funcionales de salud de Marjory Gordon

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    Fabra Heredia, Juan Manuel; Casadó Marín, Lina,

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    Estudio de caso que busca conocer y comprender la relación que hay entre el estilo de vida de una joven deportista de alto rendimiento y los patrones funcionales de salud, a través de la valoración realizada a una joven deportista de alto rendimiento, desde una perspectiva holística, para adentrarse en las peculiaridades propias de este estilo de vida y crear un punto de partida para los cuidados de enfermería dirigidos a deportistas de alto rendimiento. En este caso, se observaron factores p...

  17. Sucesiones primarias en páramo: patrones de diversidad, rasgos de historia de vida y su relación con nutrientes (Parque Nacional Natural Chingaza)

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    Cobos Acosta Raquel

    2002-01-01

    Se realizó un estudio de sucesiones primarias sobre roca en el páramo de Chingaza (Alto delIndio) teniendo en cuenta los patrones de diversidad, rasgos de historias de vida y nutrientes.Se trabajaron dos rocas, cada una dividida en cuatro sectores. El sector uno está en la partesuperior de la roca, donde la pendiente es de 75% y la roca está más expuesta, en los siguientes7070Resúmenes sectores la pendiente y la roca desnuda disminuyen hasta llegar al sector cuatro, donde la pen-diente es de ...

  18. La violencia sexual más allá de toda duda razonable: el uso de prueba y análisis de patrones en casos internacionales

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    Xabier Agirre Aranburu

    2011-01-01

    El éxito de las investigaciones de crímenes internacionales (genocidio, crímenes de guerra y crímenes de lesa humanidad)depende en gran parte de poder establecer el patrón delictivo. El patrón delictivo es el conjunto de características que tienen en común varios incidentes con relación a las víctimas, los perpetradores y el modus operandi. Las pruebas y los análisis con base en patrones han sido utilizados con éxito principalmente en las investigaciones de masacres, destrucciones y desplazam...

  19. Patrones de alimentarios, adiposidad y alteraciones metabólicas en niños y adolescentes en España

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    Vázquez Cobela, Rocío

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    La OMS reconoce que la epidemia de la obesidad se debe a una combinación de factores prenatales, genéticos, medioambientales, socioeconómicos, de limitada actividad física y una dieta inadecuada. Esta epidemia de la obesidad y sus complicaciones podría iniciarse ya en el periodo prenatal. Nuestro estudio ha valorado estos riesgos junto al efecto de los patrones del consumo alimentario sobre el riesgo de la adiposidad y de sus alteraciones metabólicas. El 44,8% de los niños y ...

  20. Patrones alimentarios y estado nutricional durante el período de adaptación al uso de prótesis dentales en adultos mayores

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    Bianchini, Natalia

    2014-01-01

    La salud bucal es fundamental para una correcta alimentación. El uso de prótesis dentales en el adulto mayor es cada vez más frecuente lo cual hace que se hayan desarrollado distintos tipos de prótesis para cada tratamiento. Esto implica una adaptación a su uso para una masticación y alimentación eficaz. Objetivo: Determinar cuál es la relación entre los patrones alimentarios y el estado nutricional de los adultos, entre 55 y 80 años, que se implantan prótesis dentarias en u...

  1. Reconocimiento de patrones de tensión-deformación de los ligamentos de una articulación. Implementación en Virtex II

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    Raygoza Panduro, Juan José; Ortega Cisneros, Susana; Gómez Barrena, Enrique; Bonsfills García, Nuria; Núñez, A.; González-de-Rivera, Guillermo; López-Buedo, Sergio; Garrido, Javier; Boemo, Eduardo I.

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    Versión electrónica de la ponencia presentada en III Jornadas de Computación Reconfigurable & FPGAs, celebrado en Madrid en 2003 En este trabajo se presenta la implementación de un sistema electrónico de clasificación de patrones de señales de deformación-tensión para el estudio de los ligamentos de la rodilla. En esta experimentación preliminar, se han utilizado gatos de laboratorio. El objetivo es obtener las señales necesarias para realizar el análisis del comportamiento di...

  2. Patrones de distribución planctónica y estructura de tamaños en el Mar de Alborán: variabilidad de mesoescala

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    León Díaz, Pablo Ignacio

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    La mesoescala oceánica (10-100 km) es la equivalente a la escala de las tormentas en la atmósfera y aparece asociada a las inestabilidades que tienen lugar en los frentes oceánicos, generando patrones altamente energéticos de circulación tridimensional. La capacidad del fitoplancton para amplificar estas señales se traduce en una acusada variabilidad espacio-temporal que podría ser responsable de flujos de materia que se escapan a los análisis de mayor escala. Esta tesis analiza el impacto de...

  3. Estudio de los patrones de exposición solar en relación con el cáncer cutáneo

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    Hernández-Gil Sánchez, Jesús

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    El cáncer de piel y el envejecimiento, además de compartir mecanismos etiopatogénicos comunes, son dos procesos íntimamente relacionados por su principal factor externo desencadenante, la exposición solar. En los últimos años se ha producido un cambio de modelo de estudio de esta relación, confiriendo diferentes grados de implicación en el desarrollo de cáncer de piel a los distintos patrones de exposición solar. El objetivo del estudio es definir las diferentes características clínico-p...

  4. Patrones de actividad física en niños con sobrepeso y normopeso: un estudio de validez concurrente

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    Arilla, P. B.; Moro, I. B.; Montil Jiménez, Marta Matilde

    2008-01-01

    Debido a la alta prevalencia y a las consecuencias negativas que el sobrepeso-obesidad infantil y la disminución en los niveles de actividad física tienen sobre la salud, el objetivo de este estudio fue evaluar y comparar los patrones de actividad física en niños con normopeso y sobrepeso a través de medidas objetivas (acelerómetro) y subjetivas (IPAC) y valorar el grado de concordancia entre ambas. La investigación se llevó a cabo con los niños de sexto curso de educación primaria de 5 coleg...

  5. Patrones de multimorbilidad en adultos jóvenes en Cataluña: un análisis de clústeres

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    Concepción Violán

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    Conclusiones: La multimorbilidad afecta a más de la mitad de personas entre los 19-44 años de edad. El clúster más prevalente está formado por diagnósticos que agrupan enfermedades comunes (caries dental, resfriado común, tabaquismo, trastornos de ansiedad y dorsalgias. Otro patrón a destacar es el cardiovascular-endocrino-metabólico en el grupo de 25-44. El conocimiento de los patrones de multimorbilidad en adultos jóvenes permitiría un enfoque preventivo.

  6. Evaluación nutricional y patrones de consumo en niños de 0 a 15 años con enfermedades oncológicas

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    Montero, Sabrina Belén

    2011-01-01

    El siguiente trabajo de investigación tiene por objeto la problemática del Estado Nutricional de los niños con Enfermedades Hemato- Oncológicas y su relación con los Patrones de Consumo Alimentario durante los tratamientos. El cáncer infantil es en la actualidad la segunda causa más frecuente de mortalidad en niños con edades comprendidas entre 1 y 14 años. Aunque se conoce que es una patología grave actualmente la posibilidad de curación es mayor del 75% en casi todos los caso...

  7. PATRONES DE JUEGO EN EL FÚTBOL DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO. ANÁLISIS SECUENCIAL DEL PROCESO OFENSIVO EN EL CAMPEONATO DEL MUNDO COREA-JAPÓN 2002

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    António Silva

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    Full Text Available El flujo conductual en el fútbol esconde un orden que es importante conocer para comprender mejor el juego e intervenir positivamente en el proceso de entrenamiento. En el presente estudio se pretende desarrollar y aplicar un instrumento de observación ad hoc que permita estimar patrones conductuales del proceso ofensivo en el fútbol, con la intención de modelar la eficacia de los equipos. Después de la elaboración de un protocolo de observación y de haber sido superada la prueba de fiabilidad de la codificación (concordancia intra-observador, fueron codificados 11 partidos de Fútbol correspondientes a la segunda fase del Campeonato del Mundo de Fútbol Corea-Japón 2002, de los cuales fueron registrados 941 procesos ofensivos y un total de 9.273 multieventos. Para el tratamento y análisis de los datos se recurrió al Software SDIS-GSEQ de Bakeman y Quera, debido a su especificidad para analizar eventos múltiples. Los resultados de este análisis permitieron estimar patrones de conducta del proceso ofensivo en el fútbol y mapas conductuales que reflejan las transiciones y relaciones de activación o inhibición entre las diferentes categorías del instrumento de observación. Se observó que para la mayoría de las conductas elevadas a condición de conducta criterio, los patrones conductuales son muy cortos. Fue posible determinar patrones de conducta y relaciones activadoras de unas conductas en relación a otras que le anteceden o suceden inmediatamente a continuación, del cual resultan transiciones positivas o negativas para la di-námica del juego, aún a una mayor distancia, esa relación activadora es más difícil de prever, volviéndose más fuerte el factor suerte o casualidad. Se concluye que durante el proceso ofensivo existe uma nítida diferenciación espacial, interaccional y comportamental que dio origen a una división del proceso ofensivo en cuatro fases distintas: 1 inicio del proceso ofensivo; 2 construcción del

  8. Sistemas de innovación y patrones de interacción local en el sector rural en México

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    Anastacio Espejel-García; Ariadna Barrera-Rodríguez; Venancio Cuevas-Reyes; Ma. Carmen Ybarra Moncada; José Apolonio Venegas Venegas

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    El objetivo fue identificar las fuentes de innovación y patrones de interacción en dos sistemas de innovación pecuarios en México con la finalidad de proponer estrategias que permitan mejorar los procesos de aprendizaje e innovación de este tipo de sistemas. A través del estudio de dos sistemas de innovación pecuarios se obtuvieron indicadores de redes sociales que permitieran la identificación de actores y los mecanismos de interacción que siguen ...

  9. Optical label swapping and packet transmission based on ASK/DPSK orthogonal modulation format in IP-over-WDM networks

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    Chi, Nan; Xu, Lin; Christiansen, Lotte Jin

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    We demonstrate all-optical label swapping based on SOA, EAM and HNLF for a two-level optically labeled packet using orthogonal ASK/DPSK modulation format. The ASK/DPSK packet is successfully transmitted over 80 km NZDSF.......We demonstrate all-optical label swapping based on SOA, EAM and HNLF for a two-level optically labeled packet using orthogonal ASK/DPSK modulation format. The ASK/DPSK packet is successfully transmitted over 80 km NZDSF....

  10. Directly Printable Organic ASK Based Chipless RFID Tag for IoT Applications

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    Full Text Available A chipless RFID tag with unique ASK encoding technique is presented in this paper. The coding efficiency is enhanced regarding tag capacity. The amplitude varia¬tions of the backscattered RFID signal is used for encoding data instead of OOK. Strips of different widths are used to have amplitude variations. The ASK technique is applied using three different substrates of Kapton®HN, PET, and paper. To incorporate ASK technique, dual polarized rhombic shaped resonators are designed. These tags operate in the frequency range of 3.1–10.6 GHz with size of 70 × 42 mm^2. The presented tags are flexible and offer easy printability. The paper-based decomposable organic tag appears as an ultra low-cost solution for wide scale tracking. This feature enables them to secure a prominent position in the emerging fields of IoT and green electronics.

  11. [THE CHROMOGENIC SYNTHETIC MEDIUM "KLEBSIELLA 5-ASK CHROM-C" FOR ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF KLEBSIELLAE].

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    Sivolodskii, E P

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    The chromogenic synthetic medium "Klebsiella 5-ASK CHROM-C was developedfor isolation and identification of klebsiellae of species of K. pneumoniae subsp. pneumoniae K. oxytoca, K. mobilis according chromogenic reaction to enzyme 5-aminosalycilate decarboxylase as a unique marker of genus Klebsiella. The L-proline and L-calcium glutamate are used as a source of nitrogen and carbon in medium. The consistency of composition of growth medium that ensure its regularity. The diagnostic sensitivity of chromogenic medium is 95.3 ± 1.7%; diagnostic specificity is 100%; analytical sensitivity is 1-2 colony-forming units per ml-1. The identification of Klebsiella is achieved simultaneously with their isolation during 24 = 48 hours. The test of 5-ASK decarboxylase using two chromogenic mediums "Klebsiella 5-ASK CHROM-C" permits identifying additionally K. pneumoniae subsp, ozaenae, K .pneumoniae subsp. Rhinoscleromatis.

  12. Faculty Acceptance of a Workload Survey in One Major University

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    Creswell, John W.

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    Faculty at a state university were asked how they felt about the workload survey administered on campus and whether the NCHEMS' factors were related to their acceptance of the survey. Results upheld one NCHEMS relationship: that a positive attitude toward a survey is related to perceived value of the data for allocating faculty resources and…

  13. Caracterización de los patrones de conducta agresiva territorial del lagarto de la Sabana de Bogotá Phenacosaurus Heterodermus (Sauria: Iguanidae Caracterización de los patrones de conducta agresiva territorial del lagarto de la Sabana de Bogotá Phenacosaurus Heterodermus (Sauria: Iguanidae

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    Guzmán Lombo Juliana

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    Full Text Available La conducta agonística territorial en machos de la especie Phenacosaurus heterodermus presenta amplia variabilidad intraindividual e interindividual en los patrones de comportamiento observados. Por medio de una metodología de observación, se lograron caracterizar patrones de conducta individuales y secuenciales y acciones más complejas de exhibiciones simultáneas. El cabeceo se tomó como el patrón básico de dicho comportamiento, siendo cuantitativamente el más importante.  Se comparó la caracterización de los patrones de conducta agresiva con aquellos presentes en el cortejo, observándose gran similitud con éstos. The territorial aggressive behavior in males of the species Phenacosaurus heterodermus presents a wide range of variation within the individual and among individuals in the patterns of behavior observed. By means of methods of observation it was possible to characterize behavioral patterns of individual and sequence displays, and more complex actions of simultaneous exhibitions. The head bob was taken as the basic pattern for this behavior, being quantitatively the most important.  These aggressive patterns were compared with those present in courtship, of the same species, observing great similarities between them.

  14. ASK2 Bioactive Compound Inhibits MDR Klebsiella pneumoniae by Antibiofilm Activity, Modulating Macrophage Cytokines and Opsonophagocytosis

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    Cheepurupalli Lalitha

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available The emergence and spread of pathogens harboring extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL like carbapenem resistant Gram negative bacteria are the major emerging threat to public health. Of particular concern Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenamase- producing strains have been recorded worldwide. Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI caused by K. pneumoniae are significantly associated with morbidity and mortality. Hence the present work was aimed to develop a strategy for addressing these issues through an innovative approach of antibiofilm and immunomodulation. These two independent activities were analyzed in a Streptomyces derived ASK2 bioactive compound. While analysing the effect of sub-minimum inhibitory concentrations (sub-MICs, 0.5x of Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC was found to be more effective in preventing biofilm formation on coverslip and silicone catheter. The minimum biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC was found to be 15-fold higher MIC with eradication of 75% of 3 day old biofilm. Apart from its antibiofilm potential, ASK2 also acts as an opsonin and enhances phagocytic response of macrophages against multidrug resistant K. pneumoniae. In addition, ASK2 resulted in elevated levels of nitric oxide generation by the macrophages and has a stimulating effect on IL-12, IFN-γ, and TNF-α proinflammatory cytokines. The opsonic role of ASK2 and its potential in modulating proinflammatory cytokines secreted by macrophages implies the importance of ASK2 in modulating cellular immune response of macrophages against MDR K. pneumoniae. The present study proposes ASK2 as a promising candidate for treating MDR K. pneumoniae infections with its dual properties of antibiofilm and immunomodulatory activities.

  15. ASK2 Bioactive Compound Inhibits MDRKlebsiella pneumoniaeby Antibiofilm Activity, Modulating Macrophage Cytokines and Opsonophagocytosis.

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    Lalitha, Cheepurupalli; Raman, Thiagarajan; Rathore, Sudarshan S; Ramar, Manikandan; Munusamy, Arumugam; Ramakrishnan, Jayapradha

    2017-01-01

    The emergence and spread of pathogens harboring extended spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL) like carbapenem resistant Gram negative bacteria are the major emerging threat to public health. Of particular concern Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenamase- producing strains have been recorded worldwide. Catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) caused by K. pneumoniae are significantly associated with morbidity and mortality. Hence the present work was aimed to develop a strategy for addressing these issues through an innovative approach of antibiofilm and immunomodulation. These two independent activities were analyzed in a Streptomyces derived ASK2 bioactive compound. While analysing the effect of sub-minimum inhibitory concentrations (sub-MICs), 0.5x of Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) was found to be more effective in preventing biofilm formation on coverslip and silicone catheter. The minimum biofilm eradication concentration (MBEC) was found to be 15-fold higher MIC with eradication of 75% of 3 day old biofilm. Apart from its antibiofilm potential, ASK2 also acts as an opsonin and enhances phagocytic response of macrophages against multidrug resistant K. pneumoniae . In addition, ASK2 resulted in elevated levels of nitric oxide generation by the macrophages and has a stimulating effect on IL-12, IFN-γ, and TNF-α proinflammatory cytokines. The opsonic role of ASK2 and its potential in modulating proinflammatory cytokines secreted by macrophages implies the importance of ASK2 in modulating cellular immune response of macrophages against MDR K. pneumoniae . The present study proposes ASK2 as a promising candidate for treating MDR K. pneumoniae infections with its dual properties of antibiofilm and immunomodulatory activities.

  16. Pittsburgh American Community Survey Data 2015 - Household Types

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    Allegheny County / City of Pittsburgh / Western PA Regional Data Center — The data on relationship to householder were derived from answers to Question 2 in the 2015 American Community Survey (ACS), which was asked of all people in...

  17. Diversidad, patrones de uso y conservación de palmas Arecaceae en bosques pluviales del Chocó, Colombia

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    Hamleth Valois-Cuesta

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available La familia Arecaceae es rica en especies, principalmente en el trópico, y constituye una fuente de recursos para la subsistencia de sus pobladores. En el presente trabajo se estudió la riqueza, diversidad, composición y patrones de uso de la familia Arecaceae en tres localidades de la cuenca media del río Atrato en el Chocó, Colombia, con el fin de obtener información que permita su conservación y uso sostenible. Se registraron 29 especies en 18 géneros, siendo Bactris 24.13 y Wettinia 10.34 los géneros más ricos en especies. El Buey mostró más especies y géneros 23 especies, 17 géneros que Beté 15 y 10 respectivamente y Tanguí 14 y 11 respectivamente. La similitud florística entre localidades fue menor al 45. Las especies con mayor peso ecológico y valor de uso fueron: Euterpe oleracea Mart., Oenocarpus bataua Mart., Attalea allennii H.E. Moore, Manicaria saccifera Gaertn., Bactris gassipaes Kunth y Wettinia quinaria O.F.Cook y Doyle R. Bernal. Las categorías de uso con mayor riqueza de especies e importancia cultural fueron: construcción, alimento y uso artesanal; y los órganos más usados fueron tallos y frutos. Los resultados de este trabajo demuestran que el Atrato Medio posee alta riqueza y diversidad de especies de palmas en un contexto regional y nacional. Sin embargo, la relación entre el número de uso y la importancia ecológica de la especie depende de la localidad, lo que indica que la importancia socio-cultural de la especie puede variar entre grupos humanos que comparten una misma cultura o región biogeográfica. Se publicarán estudios a futuro para determinar el papel del tipo de órgano utilizado como materia prima en la demografía y dinámica ecológica de las poblaciones de palma en el Chocó y otras regiones del Neotrópico.

  18. A maximum (non-extensive) entropy approach to equity options bid-ask spread

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    Tapiero, Oren J.

    2013-07-01

    The cross-section of options bid-ask spreads with their strikes are modelled by maximising the Kaniadakis entropy. A theoretical model results with the bid-ask spread depending explicitly on the implied volatility; the probability of expiring at-the-money and an asymmetric information parameter (κ). Considering AIG as a test case for the period between January 2006 and October 2008, we find that information flows uniquely from the trading activity in the underlying asset to its derivatives. Suggesting that κ is possibly an option implied measure of the current state of trading liquidity in the underlying asset.

  19. SDN Security: A Survey

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    Scott-Hayward, Sandra; O'Callaghan, Gemma; Sezer, Sakir

    2013-01-01

    The pull of Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is magnetic. There are few in the networking community who have escaped its impact. As the benefits of network visibility and network device programmability are discussed, the question could be asked as to who exactly will benefit? Will it be the network operator or will it, in fact, be the network intruder? As SDN devices and systems hit the market, security in SDN must be raised on the agenda. This paper presents a comprehensive survey of the re...

  20. New Patrons of Research

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    McNutt, M. K.

    2014-12-01

    Despite the fact that many US researchers face increasing competition in chasing after federal support that has not kept pace with inflation, the good news is that private support is on the rise. A growing number of wealthy individuals are investing in research areas that reflect their deeply-held passions as their personal philanthropy. They typically are unafraid to take risks, abhor bureaucracy, and nimbly cross disciplinary boundaries. Many put their personal imprimatur on the direction and operation of the ventures that bear their names. However, private funding is not a replacement for federal funding. It is not coordinated. Absent adequate federal support, gaps can develop: between and within fields, in the balance of exploratory, basic, applied, and translational research, and in the support of scientific talent at different levels of training or institutions of different types. The private share remains small and cannot compensate for significant losses in federal dollars. For these reasons, it is important that scientists and philanthropists make the case to our political leadership that private funding does not replace public support. Private funding is and always has been a huge boon to the scientific enterprise. Universities and researchers have for more than a century been successfully merging public and private funds to profit from the advantages of each funding source, accelerate scientific discovery, and benefit humanity. Given the many causes that could engage the attention of these philanthropists, we are fortunate that so many have chosen to give back to society through the geosciences.

  1. Dionysus (as Patron)

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    Lech, Marcel Lysgaard

    2018-01-01

    The Athenians celebrated Dionysus as the god of wine and the theatre, and though records show that the dionysiac worshiping stretches far back in history, Dionysus was to remain a new god, the arriving god. His linkage with wine gives him a pivotal role in the fabric of Greek comedy, both directl...

  2. Pengaruh Return Saham, Volume Perdagangan dan Varian Return Terhadap Bid-Ask Spread Pada Perusahaan Perbankan di Bursa Efek Indonesia

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    Nathanael, Alfredo Amalburga

    2015-01-01

    Bid-ask spread is the spread of bid price and ask price. Bid-ask spread is being use for investor to buy stock in broker. Bid-ask spread in this research is dependent variable. The purpose of this research is to obtain empirical evidence about the effect of stock return, trading volumeandreturn variance to bid-ask spread both partially and simultaneously. The type of this research is quantitative research and the data which was used for this research is secondary data which came fromstock pri...

  3. Ask-Upmark kidney with bilateral pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction ...

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    A.K. Sokhal

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    Jul 26, 2016 ... www.ees.elsevier.com/afju · www.sciencedirect.com. Pediatric Urology. Case report. Ask-Upmark kidney with bilateral pelvi-ureteric junction obstruction – A rare entity. A.K. Sokhal. ∗. , B.P. Singh, S. Sankhwar, D. Kumar Saini. King George's Medical College, Lucknow, India. Received 7 March 2016; ...

  4. An analysis of question asking on scientific texts explaining natural phenomena

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    Costa, Jorge; Caldeira, Helena; Gallástegui, Juan R.; Otero, José

    2000-08-01

    This article relays results of a study focused on questions invoked to correct declarative knowledge deficits while readers process science texts explaining natural phenomena. Firstly, the authors focused on finding out what kind of questions are asked by students who read these texts and, secondly how task demand influences quantity and quality of formulated questions. Two hundred and eighty nine Portuguese students from 8th, 10th, and 12th grade participated in the study. The students were instructed to ask questions on two short science paragraphs that explained natural phenomena. Three task conditions were chosen. Thus, in the Class condition, the task was introduced as an activity aimed at developing the capacity to ask questions. In the Examination condition, the task was presented as a test on question generation. Finally, in the Extra-academic condition the questioning task was camouflaged as a participation in a research project sponsored by the Ministry of Education and geared at the improvement of science textbooks. The results have shown that students are able to ask many questions when given an opportunity to do so. The study has also proven that students are capable of generating a large volume of causal-antecedent questions relative to this kind of texts. Finally, no clear effects were found between grade level and/or task demand as defined in the conducted study.

  5. 78 FR 68460 - Draft Guidance for Industry on Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Foods; Second Edition...

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    2013-11-14

    ... HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Draft Guidance for Industry on Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Foods; Second Edition; Reopening of the Comment Period AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice; reopening of the comment period. SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration...

  6. Teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorder to ask questions: A systematic review

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    Raulston, T.; Carnett, A.; Lang, Russell; Tostanoski, A.; Lee, A.; Machalicek, W.A.; Sigafoos, J.; O'Reilly, M.F.; Didden, H.C.M.; Lancioni, G.E.

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    This review involved a systematic search and analysis of studies aimed at teaching individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to ask questions (i.e., teaching mands for information). A systematic search of databases, reference lists, and journals identified 21 studies that met predetermined

  7. On the Value of Asking Students What They Want to Know about Child Development.

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    Hardwick, Douglas A.

    1983-01-01

    At the beginning of this course in child and adolescent psychology, students are asked to write out one question they wish answered. Using this method, professors can be responsive to student needs without sacrificing the academic integrity of their courses. (CS)

  8. Are mental health staff getting better at asking about abuse and neglect?

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    Sampson, Maria; Read, John

    2017-02-01

    This study ascertained the extent to which abuse and neglect are identified and recorded by mental health services. A comprehensive audit of 250 randomly selected files from four community mental health centres in Auckland, New Zealand was conducted, using similar methodology to that of a 1997 audit in the same city so as to permit comparisons. Significant increases, compared to the 1997 audit, were found in the rates of child sexual and physical abuse, and adulthood sexual assault (but not adulthood physical assault) identified in the files. Identification of physical and emotional neglect, however, was poor. Male service users were asked less often than females; and male staff enquired less often than female staff. People with a diagnosis indicative of psychosis, such as 'schizophrenia', tended to be asked less often and had significantly lower rates of abuse/neglect identified. Despite the overall improvement, mental health services are still missing significant amounts of childhood and adulthood adversities, especially neglect. All services need clear policies that all service users be asked about both abuse and neglect, whatever their gender or diagnosis, and that staff receive training that address the barriers to asking and to responding therapeutically to disclosures. © 2016 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.

  9. An Investigation of the Look-Ask-Pick Mnemonic to Improve Fraction Skills

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    Everett, Gregory E.; Harsy, Jennifer D.; Hupp, Stephen D. A.; Jewell, Jeremy D.

    2014-01-01

    The current study evaluated the effects of the Look-Ask-Pick (LAP) mnemonic on the addition and subtraction of fraction skills of 3 general education sixth graders. Following identification of fraction skill deficits, participants were taught to add and subtract fractions with like denominators, unlike denominators where one divides evenly into…

  10. Don\\'t Ask, Don\\'t Tell: Ethical Issues Concerning Learning and ...

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    Informed consent procedures and requirements must be clearly established and communicated. The learning and proficiency practices should be restricted to the staff that can truly benefit from the experience. The practice of 'don't ask, don't tell' is not an option. South African Journal of Family Practice Vol. 50 (4) 2008: pp.

  11. Do women give the same information on binge drinking during pregnancy when asked repeatedly?

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    Strandberg-Larsen, Katrine; Andersen, Anne-Marie Nybo; Olsen, Jørn

    2006-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To study if pregnant women give the same answers to questions on frequency and timing of binge drinking when asked more than once during and after pregnancy. DESIGN: Cohort study.Setting:The Danish National Birth Cohort. SUBJECTS: The study is based on 76 307 pregnant women with repeat...

  12. The Development of Children's Information Gathering: To Look or to Ask?

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    Fitneva, Stanka A.; Lam, Nietzsche H. L.; Dunfield, Kristen A.

    2013-01-01

    The testimony of others and direct experience play a major role in the development of children's knowledge. Children actively use questions to seek others' testimony and explore the environment. It is unclear though whether children distinguish when it is better to ask from when it is better to try to find an answer by oneself. In 2 experiments,…

  13. Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Autism Stigma and Knowledge Questionnaire (ASK-Q)

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    Harrison, Ashley J.; Bradshaw, Laine P.; Naqvi, Nilofer C.; Paff, Madison L.; Campbell, Jonathan M.

    2017-01-01

    ASD knowledge deficits contribute to disparities in the timing and quality of ASD services. To address the limitations with existing measures of ASD knowledge, we developed and examined the Autism Stigma and Knowledge Questionnaire (ASK-Q), which comprehensively assesses multiple subdomains of ASD knowledge while maintaining strong psychometric…

  14. 75 FR 59322 - Notice of Availability of Answers to Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Buy America & FRA's...

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    2010-09-27

    ... Buy America & FRA's High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail Program AGENCY: Federal Railroad...'s High Speed Intercity ] Passenger Rail Program. The Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be... to support intercity passenger rail service (Sec. 301), high-speed corridor development (Sec. 501...

  15. Redox-Inactive Peptide Disrupting Trx1-Ask1 Interaction for Selective Activation of Stress Signaling.

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    Kekulandara, Dilini N; Nagi, Shima; Seo, Hyosuk; Chow, Christine S; Ahn, Young-Hoon

    2018-01-05

    Thioredoxin 1 (Trx1) and glutaredoxin 1 (Grx1) are two ubiquitous redox enzymes that are central for redox homeostasis but also are implicated in many other processes, including stress sensing, inflammation, and apoptosis. In addition to their enzymatic redox activity, a growing body of evidence shows that Trx1 and Grx1 play regulatory roles via protein-protein interactions with specific proteins, including Ask1. The currently available inhibitors of Trx1 and Grx1 are thiol-reactive electrophiles or disulfides that may suffer from low selectivity because of their thiol reactivity. In this report, we used a phage peptide library to identify a 7-mer peptide, 2GTP1, that binds to both Trx1 and Grx1. We further showed that a cell-permeable derivative of 2GTP1, TAT-2GTP1, disrupts the Trx1-Ask1 interaction, which induces Ask1 phosphorylation with subsequent activation of JNK, stabilization of p53, and reduced viability of cancer cells. Notably, as opposed to a disulfide-derived Trx1 inhibitor (PX-12), TAT-2GTP1 was selective for activating the Ask1 pathway without affecting other stress signaling pathways, such as endoplasmic reticulum stress and AMPK activation. Overall, 2GTP1 will serve as a useful probe for investigating protein interactions of Trx1.

  16. Homologous expression of aspartokinase (ask) gene in Streptomyces clavuligerus and its hom-deleted mutant

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    Okay, Sezer; Ünsaldı, Eser; Taşkın, Bilgin; Liras, Paloma; Piret, Jacqueline

    2010-01-01

    In this study, the effect of homologous multiple copies of the ask gene, which encodes aspartokinase catalyzing the first step of the aspartate pathway, on cephamycin C biosynthesis in S. clavuligerus NRRL 3585 and its hom mutant was investigated. The intracellular pool levels of aspartate pathway amino acids accorded well with the Ask activity levels in TB3585 and AK39. When compared with the control strain carrying vector alone without any gene insert, amplification of the ask gene in the wild strain resulted in a maximum of 3.1- and 3.3-fold increase in specific, 1.7- and 1.9-fold increase in volumetric cephamycin C production when grown in trypticase soy broth (TSB) and a modified chemically defined medium (mCDM), respectively. However, expression of multicopy ask gene in a hom-deleted background significantly decreased cephamycin C yields when the cells were grown in either TSB or mCDM, most probably due to physiological disturbance resulting from enzyme overexpression and high copy number plasmid burden in an auxotrophic host, respectively. PMID:21326925

  17. 'Any questions?'--Clinicians' usage of invitations to ask questions (IAQs) in outpatient plastic surgery consultations.

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    Bristowe, Katherine; Patrick, Peter L

    2014-12-01

    To explore use of 'Invitations to Ask Questions' (IAQs) by plastic surgeons in outpatient consultations, and consider how type of IAQ impacts on patients' responses to, and recollection of, IAQs. Descriptive study: 63 patients were audio recorded in consultation with 5 plastic surgeons, and completed a brief questionnaire immediately after the consultation. Consultation transcripts were analyzed using inductive qualitative methods of Discourse Analysis and compared with questionnaire findings. A taxonomy of IAQs was developed, including three types of IAQ (Overt, Covert, and Borderline). Overt IAQs were rarely identified, and almost all IAQs occurred in the closing stages of the consultation. However, when an overt IAQ was used, patients always recollected being asked if they had any questions after the consultation. Patients are rarely explicitly offered the opportunity to ask questions. When this does occur, it is often in the closing stages of the consultation. Clinicians should openly encourage patients to ask questions frequently throughout the consultation, and be mindful that subtle differences in construction of these utterances may impact upon interpretation. Clear communication, of message and intention, is essential in clinical encounters to minimize misunderstanding, misinterpretation, or missed opportunities for patients to raise concerns. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

  18. On the Problems of Asking for a Definition of Quality in Education

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    Wittek, Line; Kvernbekk, Tone

    2011-01-01

    In this article we discuss the problems of asking for a definition of quality in education from a philosophy of language perspective. We take the concept of quality as it appears in higher education discourse as our example. More specifically we discuss the possibility of obtaining a precise, unified definition of quality by addressing the problem…

  19. Bid-Ask Spreads, Trading Volume and Return Volatility: Intraday Evidence from Indian Stock Market

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    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper empirically examines the relationship between stock return volatility, trading volume and bid-ask spread within the scope of mixture of distribution hypothesis (MDH and sequential information arrival hypothesis (SIAH in the Indian stock market using high frequency 5-minute data set over the period of 2 July 2012 to 31 December 2012. This is the first kind of study in India using bid-ask spread as an additional information variable along with trading volume to investigate the relationship with stock return volatility. Our empirical findings provide evidence of a positive contemporaneous relationship between return volatility and trading volume, and also between return volatility and bid-ask spread. Moreover, the results of Granger causality test show that the information content of trading volume and bid-ask spread are useful for predicting stock return volatility. Our results indicate that information arrival to investors tends to follow a sequential rather than a simultaneous process. This finding is consistent with the sequential information arrival hypothesis and contradicts the mixture of distribution hypothesis.

  20. Computing arbitrage upper bounds on basket options in the presence of bid–ask spreads

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    Pena, J.; Vera, J.C.; Zuluaga, L.F.

    2012-01-01

    We study the problem of computing the sharpest static-arbitrage upper bound on the price of a European basket option, given the bid–ask prices of vanilla call options in the underlying securities. We show that this semi-infinite problem can be recast as a linear program whose size is linear in the

  1. Remediación y patrones narratológicos de las historias de aliens en la cultura mediática

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    Eloy Martos-Núñez

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se analiza la representación de los aliens en un grupo reciente de franquicias, comunicaciones periodísticas y transmedia a fin de describir patrones recurrentes y de interpretarlos en el contexto cultural actual. La hipótesis es la preeminencia de la imagen esotérica de los aliens en ellas, como resultado de un hipotexto mitológico fruto de un folk procesado y actualizado en los transmedia. La comunicación mediática sería el canal de difusión de estos neomitos. Para ello, se parte como método del análisis comparativo de diferentes franquicias para detectar patrones narratológicos recurrentes. Las conclusiones conciernen al leitmotiv de las teorías conspiracionistas e interpretaciones milenaristas, ecologistas o neoevemeristas, según su recepción en los distintos grupos. Los símbolos codificados son una hibridación y reactualización de mitos tradicionales, en la dirección esotérica indicada, que proponen nuevas lecturas a cuestiones como el origen de la vida, el medio ambiente o el control de los recursos, configurando así una

  2. Interventions before consultations to help patients address their information needs by encouraging question asking: systematic review.

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    Kinnersley, Paul; Edwards, Adrian; Hood, Kerry; Ryan, Rebecca; Prout, Hayley; Cadbury, Naomi; MacBeth, Fergus; Butow, Phyllis; Butler, Christopher

    2008-07-16

    To assess the effects on patients, clinicians, and the healthcare system of interventions before consultations to help patients or their representatives gather information in consultations by question asking. Systematic review with meta-analysis. Electronic literature searches of seven databases and hand searching of one journal and bibliographies of relevant articles. Review methods Inclusion criteria included randomised controlled trials. Primary outcomes were question asking; patients' anxiety, knowledge, and satisfaction; and length of consultation. 33 randomised trials of variable quality involving 8244 patients were identified. A few studies showed positive effects. Meta-analyses showed small and statistically significantly increases in question asking (standardised mean difference 0.27, 95% confidence interval 0.19 to 0.36) and patients' satisfaction (0.09, 0.03 to 0.16). Non-statistically significant changes occurred in patients' anxiety before consultations (weighted mean difference -1.56, -7.10 to 3.97), patients' anxiety after consultations (standardised mean difference -0.08, -0.22 to 0.06), patients' knowledge (-0.34, -0.94 to 0.25), and length of consultation (0.10, -0.05 to 0.25). Interventions comprising written materials had similar effects on question asking, consultation length, and patients' satisfaction as those comprising the coaching of patients. Interventions with additional training of clinicians had little further effect than those targeted at patients alone for patients' satisfaction and consultation length. Interventions for patients before consultations produce small benefits for patients. This may be because patients and clinicians have established behaviours in consultations that are difficult to change. Alternatively small increases in question asking may not be sufficient to make notable changes to other outcomes.

  3. Rhétorique de la distance : comment le poète négocie sa place auprès du patron au début de l’époque abbasside

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    Hoorelbeke, Mathias

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This article investigates the relationship between the early Abbassid poet and his patron. Instead of focusing on verbal interactions or on the circulation of wealth between them, it analyses the spatial positions of both parties, which contribute too to negotiate the distance between them. This proxemics starts from the door of the patron who, even if he cannot be seen at this stage, is not totally absent and organises the entrance screening and therefore guarantees access to the poets who accept the rules of the game. Once in front of the patron, the contender’s behaviour and the expression of his pretences is organised by a set of rules of precedence and propriety. Eventually, separation is also strictly regulated in order to avoid a crisis. All these various forms of control ensure the efficient and generally peaceful functioning of the patronal institution.Cet article aborde la relation unissant le poète abbasside à son patron non du point de vue des interactions verbales ou de la circulation des richesses, mais par l’analyse des positions spatiales des deux parties, qui contribuent elles aussi à la négociation de la distance entre le client et son protecteur. Cette proxémique s’engage dès la porte de la demeure du patron car, même si ce dernier est alors invisible, il n’est pas totalement absent et organise le filtrage des entrées, garantissant ainsi l’accès aux poètes qui acceptent les règles du jeu. Une fois en présence du patron, des règles de préséance et de bienséance encadrent le comportement de l’aspirant, et l’expression de ses prétentions. Enfin, la séparation est elle aussi fortement régulée afin d’éviter qu’elle n’ouvre une crise. Tous ces modes de contrôle des déplacements garantissent un fonctionnement efficace et, le plus souvent, apaisé, du système patronal.

  4. Desarrollo de un modelo computacional, para la identificación de patrones candlesticks utilizando técnicas de minería de datos / Development of a computational model for candlesticks patterns recognition using data mining techniques

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    Linares Vázquez, Mario

    2009-01-01

    Los candlesticks son una herramienta del análisis técnico, utilizada para soporte al diseño de estrategias de inversión, mediante el reconocimiento de patrones de comportamiento establecidos experimentalmente con base en el análisis de datos históricos de los instrumentos financieros como las acciones y las divisas. Estos patrones se han definido empíricamente utilizando reglas lingüísticas y en la actualidad no se ha realizado validación estadística para verificar su real existencia. Pa...

  5. Binge Drinking Associations with Patrons' Risk Behaviors and Alcohol Effects after Leaving a Nightclub: Sex Differences in the "Balada com Ciência" Portal Survey Study in Brazil

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    Sanchez, Zila M; Ribeiro, Karen J; Wagner, Gabriela A

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to investigate the potential associations of binge drinking detected at the exit of nightclubs and risk behaviors and alcohol effects just after leaving the venue...

  6. Targeted Feedback in the Milestones Era: Utilization of the Ask-Tell-Ask Feedback Model to Promote Reflection and Self-Assessment.

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    French, Judith C; Colbert, Colleen Y; Pien, Lily C; Dannefer, Elaine F; Taylor, Christine A

    2015-01-01

    The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education's Milestones Project focuses trainee education on the formation of valued behaviors and skills believed to be necessary for trainees to become independent practitioners. The development and refinement of behaviors and skills outlined within the milestones will require learners to monitor, reflect, and assess their own performance over time. External feedback provides an opportunity for learners to recalibrate their self-assessments, thereby enabling them to develop better self-monitoring and self-assessment skills. Yet, feedback to trainees is frequently generic, such as "great job," "nice work," or "you need to read more." In this article, we describe a feedback model that faculty can use to provide specific feedback, while increasing accountability for learners. We offer practical examples of its use in a variety of settings in the milestone era. The Ask-Tell-Ask (ATA) patient communication skills strategy, which was adapted for use as a trainee feedback model 10 years ago at our institution, is a learner-centered approach for reinforcing and modifying behaviors. The model is efficient, promotes learner accountability, and helps trainees develop reflection and self-assessment skills. A feedback agreement further enhances ATA by establishing a shared understanding of goals for the educational encounter. The ATA feedback model, combined with a feedback agreement, encourages learners to self-identify strengths and areas for improvement, before receiving feedback. Personal monitoring, reflection, self-assessment, and increased accountability make ATA an ideal learner-centered feedback model for the milestones era, which focuses on performance improvement over time. We believe the introduction of the ATA feedback model in surgical training programs is a step in the right direction towards meaningful programmatic culture change. Copyright © 2015 Association of Program Directors in Surgery. Published by Elsevier

  7. The Rise of the Abbasid Public Sphere: The Case of al-Mutanabbī and Three Middle Ranking Patrons

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    Mahdy Ali, Samer

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available The tenth century in Iraq and Syria saw an unprecedented rise in the number of canonical poets who were delivering glorious praise hymns (madīḥ to middling members of society. Scholars have posed many theories in the past 30 years to explain the function and purpose of praise hymns for royalty and rulers, but why would ordinary men who had no hope of rulership pay painful sums to commission praise hymns in their favor? This article examines the emergence of a new kind of sociability and patronage in the tenth century that enabled middling people to form alliances and exercise influence in shaping ideals of government, leadership and manhood. Examples are given of poems to patrons of middle rank who gain glory and influence via the artistic endorsement of al-Mutanabbī (d. 965: The first ode restores the public dignity of a nineteen-year-old soldier who lost his face in battle; in the second ode, the poet glorifies and defends a state clerk who had little-known Sufi leanings; in the third ode, the poet vindicates an unmasked pseudo- Muslim who was in private a Christian. Using J. Habermas’s theory of the “Public Sphere,” I show the way these odes illustrate how middling members of society gained influence in a public sphere of participation and took measures to preserve that influence.

    En el siglo X, y en la zona de Siria e Iraq, el número de poetas canónicos que dedicaron panegíricos (madīḥ a miembros no destacados de la sociedad experimentó un incremento sin precedentes. A lo largo de los últimos treinta años, especialistas en este campo han formulado diversas teorías sobre los himnos de alabanza dedicados a la realeza y a los gobernantes, pero ¿qué llevó a personas corrientes, sin ninguna aspiración de llegar a gobernar, a pagar grandes cantidades de dinero por himnos de alabanza en su honor? Este artículo plantea la aparición de un nuevo tipo de sociabilidad y un nuevo patronazgo en el siglo X

  8. Patrones de consumo de alcohol en España: un país en transición

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    Iñaki Galán

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    Full Text Available Fundamentos:El modo en el que se consume alcohol en los países mediterráneos se encuentra en proceso de transición. El objetivo de este trabajo es describir los patrones de consumo en la población adulta española según las principales características sociodemográficas. Métodos:Estudio transversal con participantes de 15 años y más utlizando como fuente de información la Encuesta Nacional de Salud (ENS 2011-2012 (n=20.608. Según la ingesta promedio de alcohol, se clasificó como de alto riesgo el consumo ≥40 g/día de alcohol en hombres o ≥24 g/día en mujeres. Se definióbinge drinkingel consumo de ≥6 bebidas estándar de alcohol (hombres y ≥5 (mujeres en 4-6 horas durante los últimos 12 meses. Se estimó la preferencia de bebida y la tendencia 1987-2012 (ENS respectivas. Se analizó su distribución con variables sociodemográficas mediante modelos ajustados de regresión logística. Resultados:El 1,3% de los sujetos encuestados fueron bebedores promedio de alto riesgo (2% de hombres y 0,7% de mujeres. En hombres fue más frecuente entre los 45-64 años (odds ratio (OR=2,92 respecto a 15-29 años; IC 95%:1,59-5,38 y en los sujetos nacidos en España (OR=3,45; IC 95%: 1,59-7,69. En mujeres se observaron diferencias estadísticamente significativas según el nivel educativo, incrementándose a medida que aumentaba éste (p tendencia lineal <0,001. El 19,6% de hombres y 7,1% y de mujeres realizaronbinge drinkingen el último año. Este patrón disminuyó con la edad y se incrementó con el nivel de estudios en ambos sexos (p tendencia lineal <0,001. La prevalencia estandarizada de bebedores promedio de alto riesgo descendió desde un 18,8% en 1987 hasta el 1,3% en 2012. Conclusiones:El consumo de alcohol en España es compatible con el modelo de países en transición, donde elbinge drinkinges el que más contribuye al riesgo global. Se observa un importante descenso del consumo promedio de alto riesgo. La cerveza desplaza al

  9. 4SC-202 activates ASK1-dependent mitochondrial apoptosis pathway to inhibit hepatocellular carcinoma cells

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    Fu, Meili, E-mail: fumeilidrlinyi@tom.com [Department of Infectious Disease, Linyi People' s Hospital, Linyi 276000 (China); Wan, Fuqiang [Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Linyi Tumor Hospital, Linyi 276000 (China); Li, Zhengling [Department of Nursing, Tengzhou Central People' s Hospital, Tengzhou 277500 (China); Zhang, Fenghua [Department of Operating Room, Linyi People' s Hospital, Linyi 276000 (China)

    2016-03-04

    The aim of the present study is to investigate the potential anti-hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell activity by 4SC-202, a novel class I HDAC inhibitor (HDACi). The associated signaling mechanisms were also analyzed. We showed that 4SC-202 treatment induced potent cytotoxic and proliferation–inhibitory activities against established HCC cell lines (HepG2, HepB3, SMMC-7721) and patient-derived primary HCC cells. Further, adding 4SC-202 in HCC cells activated mitochondrial apoptosis pathway, which was evidenced by mitochondrial permeability transition pore (mPTP) opening, cytochrome C cytosol release and caspase-3/-9 activation. Inhibition of this apoptosis pathway, by caspase-3/-9 inhibitors, mPTP blockers, or by shRNA-mediated knockdown of cyclophilin-D (Cyp-D, a key component of mPTP), significantly attenuated 4SC-202-induced HCC cell death and apoptosis. Reversely, over-expression of Cyp-D enhanced 4SC-202's sensitivity in HCC cells. Further studies showed that 4SC-202 induced apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1) activation, causing it translocation to mitochondria and physical association with Cyp-D. This mitochondrial ASK1-Cyp-D complexation appeared required for mediating 4SC-202-induced apoptosis activation. ASK1 stable knockdown by targeted-shRNAs largely inhibited 4SC-202-induced mPTP opening, cytochrome C release, and following HCC cell apoptotic death. Together, we suggest that 4SC-202 activates ASK1-dependent mitochondrial apoptosis pathway to potently inhibit human HCC cells. - Highlights: • 4SC-202 exerts potent anti-proliferative and cytotoxic activity against established/primary HCC cells. • SC-202-induced anti-HCC cell activity relies on caspase-dependent apoptosis activation. • 4SC-202 activates Cyp-D-dependent mitochondrial apoptosis pathway in HCC cells. • 4SC-202 activates ASK1 in HCC cells, causing it translocation to mitochondria. • Mitochondrial ASK1-Cyp-D complexation mediates 4SC-202's activity in HCC cells.

  10. The rise of repeal: policy entrepreneurship and Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

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    Neff, Christopher L; Edgell, Luke R

    2013-01-01

    We report on policy entrepreneurship by Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN) and how its legislative strategies used mini-windows of opportunity to shift Capitol Hill perspectives of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT) from political plutonium to an emerging issue requiring a second look. Four phases in the legislative history of DADT are identified: radioactive, contested, emerging, and viable. In all, this article argues that SLDN's entrepreneurship focused on contesting congressional sensibilities to wait or defer on repeal, maintained that every discharge was damaging and transitioned toward a post-repeal mind set. Finally, we illustrate the importance of these transitions by comparing SLDN's 2004 estimated vote count for the introduction of the Military Readiness Enhancement Act with the final 2010 voting results on the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act.

  11. Te contaria mi vida: I would tell you my life, if only you would ask.

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    Belknap, Ruth Ann; Sayeed, Pilar

    2003-01-01

    Universal screening for domestic violence is recommended in many health care settings. This qualitative study was undertaken to explore the thoughts and feelings of Mexican American women regarding being asked questions about domestic violence by a health care provider. We wanted to further explore what characteristics about a nurse, or other health care provider, would give a woman confianza, the trust necessary to discuss this issue. Seven women, who self identified as abused or formerly abused, were recruited from a pool of Spanish-speaking women receiving services from a rural domestic violence agency in the midwestern United States. The researchers found that, given certain characteristics and actions of the health care provider, women welcome the opportunity to discuss this issue. The implications for practice are these: be sincerely present for the client, ask about her life, listen to her response, and when necessary assist her to connect with appropriate domestic violence community services.

  12. Ask the rheumatologist online: a qualitative analysis of a web-based service.

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    Katz, Steven J

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    The objective of this study was to analyze the use of an Ask-the-Rheumatologist website service. All questions submitted were analyzed for gender, geographic location, topic area, disease, appropriateness, personal experience, and whether the answer is found elsewhere on the hosting website. The number of total visits and their geographic location was determined. The web service was visited 7985 times. Two hundred twenty-seven questions were submitted, with a majority related to personal experience and inflammatory rheumatic disease. One hundred six questions did not have answers available elsewhere on the website. Seventy questions were deemed inappropriate. Ask-the-Rheumatologist was visited frequently, demonstrating an innovative method of knowledge-transfer between health professionals, patients, and the general public.

  13. Corwin-Schultz Bid-ask Spread Estimator in the Brazilian Stock Market

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    Full Text Available This paper tests the validity of the Corwin-Schultz bid-ask spread estimator in the Brazilian stock market. The Corwin-Schultz estimator arises as an easy way to compute asymmetric information throughout daily high and low stock prices for estimating overnight and non-negative adjusted spreads. The sample consisted of Ibovespa firms from 1986 to 2014 and was analysed with time series econometrics. The findings show that the measures of spread have stationarity properties, allowing for forecasting in a period of lagged variables, besides having the property of time-varying cointegration with market-to-book ratio, debt on equity, size and return and also presenting sensibility to different periods, industries and listing segments. Thus, the Corwin-Schultz bid-ask spread estimator seems to be a valid and reliable measure for forecasting aggregate-data variables through the weighted average of firm-level variables.

  14. Repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Addressing the Ripple Effects

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    the U.S. military throughout its history , but they have not served openly. The existing policy, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” (DADT), allows homosexuals...the ban. Finally, the paper will provide recommendations for strategic leaders on the implementation of the policy change. History of Policy...groups,” such as transgender individuals (those who have undergone treatment to change his or her anatomical sex). Society appears to view gays

  15. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: A Time to Go, But How

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    enforcement prohibiting nonconsensual sexual activity and harassment regardless of gender , senior military officials must ensure that their message...Managing the Diverse Organization: The Imperative for a New Multicultural Paradigm. p 44 Doan, Petra, “Cognitive Dimensions of Queer Space: The...Implications for Gender Dissonance for Wayfinding in Gay and Lesbian Neighborhoods,” Florida State University, 2006 45 Benjamin, Stephen, “Don’t Ask

  16. The Effects of Measuring Emotion: Physiological Reactions to Emotional Situations Depend on whether Someone Is Asking

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    Measurement effects exist throughout the sciences-the act of measuring often changes the properties of the observed. We suggest emotion research is no exception. The awareness and conscious assessment required by self-report of emotion may significantly alter emotional processes. In this study, participants engaged in a difficult math task designed to induce anger or shame while their cardiovascular responses were measured. Half of the participants were asked to report on their emotional stat...

  17. Academy Sharing Knowledge (ASK). The NASA Source for Project Management Magazine, Volume 11, March 2003

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    APPL is a research-based organization that serves NASA program and project managers, as well as project teams, at every level of development. In 1997, APPL was created from an earlier program to underscore the importance that NASA places on project management and project teams through a wide variety of products and services, including knowledge sharing, classroom and online courses, career development guidance, performance support, university partnerships, and advanced technology tools. ASK Magazine grew out of APPL's Knowledge Sharing Initiative. The stories that appear in ASK are written by the 'best of the best' project managers, primarily from NASA, but also from other government agencies and industry. Contributors to this issue include: Teresa Bailey, a librarian at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Roy Malone, Deputy Director in the Safety and Mission Assurance (S&MA) Office at the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), W. Scott Cameron, Capital Systems Manager for the Food and Beverage Global Business Unit of Procter and Gamble, Ray Morgan, recent retiree as Vice President of AeroVironment, Inc., Marty Davis, Program Manager of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, Maryland, Todd Post, editor of ASK Magazine, and works for EduTech Ltd. in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Owen Gadeken, professor of Engineering Management at the Defense Acquisition University, Ken Schwer, currently the Project Manager of Solar Dynamics Observatory, Dr. Edward Hoffmwan, Director of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership, Frank Snow, a member of the NASA Explorer Program at Goddard Space Flight Center since 1992, Dr. Alexander Laufer, Editor-in-Chief of ASK Magazine and a member of the Advisory Board of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership, Judy Stokley, presently Air Force Program Executive Officer for Weapons in Washington, D.C. and Terry Little, Director of the Kinetic

  18. In-service teacher education: asking questions for higher order thinking in visual literacy

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    Visvaganthie Moodley

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    The kinds of questions teachers ask may thwart or promote learner high-order thinking; teachers themselves must have expertise in questioning skills to promote higher order cognition among learners. Drawing on experiential knowledge of assessment, and as an English-teaching professional development programme (PDP) facilitator, I demonstrate that within the framework of a carefully structured subject-specific PDP, teachers can be taught how to enhance thinking skills in the English visual lite...

  19. Learning from Chatting: How Our Virtual Reference Questions Are Giving Us Answers

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    Full Text Available Objective ‐ This research compares two types of online reference services and attempts to determine whether the same sorts of questions are being asked; which questions are being asked most often; and whether patron and staff behaviour is consistent or different in the two types of online reference sessions. Patron satisfaction with the two types of online reference services is also examined.Methods ‐ The researchers reviewed over 1400 online reference transcripts, including 744 from Docutek virtual reference (VR transactions and 683 from MSN chat reference (IM transactions. The questions were classified according to categories of reference questions based on recurring questions discovered during the review. Each transaction was also categorized as ʺinformalʺ or ʺformalʺ based on patron language and behaviour, and general observations were made about the interactions between patrons and librarians. In addition, results from 223 user surveys were examined to determine patron satisfaction with online reference services and to determine which type of service patrons preferred.Results ‐ The analysis suggests that patrons are using VR and IM services differently. In general, VR questions tend to be more research intensive and formal, while IM questions are less focused on academic research and informal. Library staff and patrons appear to alter their behaviour depending upon which online environment they are in. User surveys demonstrated that patrons are generally satisfied with either type of online reference assistance.Conclusion ‐ Both types of online reference service are meeting the needs of patrons. They are being used for different purposes and in different ways, so it may be worthwhile for libraries to consider offering both VR and IM reference. The relationship building that appears to take place more naturally in IM interactions demonstrates the benefits of librarians being more approachable with patrons in order to provide a

  20. What can we learn about postnatal care in Ghana if we ask the right questions? A qualitative study

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    Full Text Available Background: There are increasing efforts to monitor progress in maternal and neonatal care, with household surveys the main mode of data collection. Postnatal care (PNC is considered a priority indicator yet few countries report on it, and the need to improve the construct validity associated with PNC questions is recognized. Objectives: To determine women's knowledge of what happens to the baby after delivery, women's comprehension of terms and question phrasing related to PNC, and issues with recall periods. Design: Forty qualitative interviews and four focus group discussions were conducted with mothers, and 10 interviews with health workers in rural Ghana. Data were collected on knowledge and recall of postnatal health checks and language used to describe these health checks. Results: Mothers required specific probing using appropriate language to report postnatal checks. They only had adequate knowledge of postnatal checks, which were easily observed or required asking them a question. Respondents reported that health workers rarely communicated with mothers about what they were doing, and most women did not know the purpose of the equipment used during health checks, such as why a thermometer was being used. Knowledge of neonatal checks in the first hours after a facility delivery was low if the mother and child were separated, or if the mother was tired or weak. Many women reported that they could remember events clearly, but long recall periods affected reporting for some, especially those who had multiple checks or for those with no problems. Conclusions: Direct questions about PNC or health checks are likely to underestimate coverage. Validity of inferences can be enhanced by using appropriate verbal probes during surveys on commonly performed checks that are clear and visible to the mother.

  1. What can we learn about postnatal care in Ghana if we ask the right questions? A qualitative study.

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    Hill, Zelee; Okyere, Eunice; Wickenden, Mary; Tawiah-Agyemang, Charlotte

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    There are increasing efforts to monitor progress in maternal and neonatal care, with household surveys the main mode of data collection. Postnatal care (PNC) is considered a priority indicator yet few countries report on it, and the need to improve the construct validity associated with PNC questions is recognized. To determine women's knowledge of what happens to the baby after delivery, women's comprehension of terms and question phrasing related to PNC, and issues with recall periods. Forty qualitative interviews and four focus group discussions were conducted with mothers, and 10 interviews with health workers in rural Ghana. Data were collected on knowledge and recall of postnatal health checks and language used to describe these health checks. Mothers required specific probing using appropriate language to report postnatal checks. They only had adequate knowledge of postnatal checks, which were easily observed or required asking them a question. Respondents reported that health workers rarely communicated with mothers about what they were doing, and most women did not know the purpose of the equipment used during health checks, such as why a thermometer was being used. Knowledge of neonatal checks in the first hours after a facility delivery was low if the mother and child were separated, or if the mother was tired or weak. Many women reported that they could remember events clearly, but long recall periods affected reporting for some, especially those who had multiple checks or for those with no problems. Direct questions about PNC or health checks are likely to underestimate coverage. Validity of inferences can be enhanced by using appropriate verbal probes during surveys on commonly performed checks that are clear and visible to the mother.

  2. Is the increased reporting of symptomatic ill health in Gulf War veterans related to how one asks the question?

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    Murphy, Dominic; Hooper, Richard; French, Claire; Jones, Margaret; Rona, Roberto; Wessely, Simon

    2006-08-01

    Following the 1991 Gulf War (GW) there was much controversy surrounding service-related health effects. Evidence from the Vietnam experience suggested that self-reported ill health following that conflict might be related to how service during the conflict is framed. The aim of this article is to determine if a GW health effect persisted when the same questions were asked in a "non-GW" context. Prevalence of physical and psychological health problems were ascertained in a study assessing health screening from a random sample of UK Armed Forces. Record linkage between the screening survey and service history was conducted to obtain information on participation in the GW. Differences in health outcomes were found between the GW and the non-GW groups. This difference existed for symptomatic measures (OR=1.84, 95% CI, 1.17-2.91) rather than psychological or behavioral measures. No differences were found in psychological measures such as PTSD or behavioral measures such as alcohol consumption. Those deployed to the GW had a poorer self-perception of health (OR=1.47, 95% CI 1.02-2.11). Even in the absence of framing, a Gulf-related ill health effect was found.

  3. Pragmatic Failure and Referential Ambiguity when Attorneys Ask Child Witnesses "Do You Know/Remember" Questions.

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    Evans, Angela D; Stolzenberg, Stacia N; Lyon, Thomas D

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    "Do you know" and "Do you remember" (DYK/R) questions explicitly ask whether one knows or remembers some information while implicitly asking for that information. This study examined how 104 4- to 9-year-old children testifying in child sexual abuse cases responded to DYK/R wh- and yes/no questions. When asked DYK/R questions containing an implicit wh- question requesting information, children often provided unelaborated "Yes" responses. Attorneys' follow-up questions suggested that children usually misunderstood the pragmatics of the questions. When DYK/R questions contained an implicit yes/no question, unelaborated "Yes" or "No" responses could be responding to the explicit or the implicit questions resulting in referentially ambiguous responses. Children often provided referentially ambiguous responses and attorneys usually failed to disambiguate children's answers. Although pragmatic failure following DYK/R wh- questions decreased with age, the likelihood of referential ambiguity following DYK/R yes/no questions did not. The results highlight the risks of serious miscommunications caused by pragmatic misunderstanding and referential ambiguity when children testify.

  4. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Law and Military Policy on Same-Sex Behavior

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    2010-03-25

    are the essence of military capability. Under this policy, but not the law , service members are not to be asked about nor allowed to discuss their...34same-sex orientation." The law itself does not prevent service members from being asked about their sexuality. This compromise notwithstanding, the...34don’ ask, don’ tell." At least two bills would repeal the law and replace it with a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation

  5. Remesas internacionales sur-sur y norte-sur en Paraguay: patrones sociodemográficos, destino de los fondos y medios de circulación

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    Pablo Sebastián Gómez

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    Full Text Available El análisis de las remesas internacionales en los países receptores es un tema ampliamente debatido en la literatura especializada. Sin embargo, en las diferentes perspectivas analíticas y metodológicas no hay consenso sobre la dirección, magnitud e implicancias de estos procesos. Este artículo examina evidencia empírica con base en microdatos de la Encuesta Permanente de Hogares de Paraguay. En primer lugar, se analizan de manera comparativa los patrones sociodemográficos de los hogares receptores del sur y del norte, y de los no perceptores. En segundo lugar, se detallan los mecanismos de circulación y usos de las remesas internacionales en los diferentes circuitos migratorios. Los resultados obtenidos destacan las especificidades de los macrosistemas migratorios vinculados al sur y al norte globales.

  6. ¿QUÉ TAN BUENOS SON LOS PATRONES DEL IGBC PARA PREDECIR SU COMPORTAMIENTO?. UNA APLICACIÓN CON DATOS DE ALTA FRECUENCIA

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo es evaluar la utilidad de patrones de comportamiento para predecir el comportamiento futuro del Índice General de la Bolsa de Colombia (IGBC. Para tal fin, se emplearon 18 diferentes especificaciones del modelo GARCH-M y datos de alta frecuencia. Los modelos considerados tienen en cuenta el efecto Leverage, el efecto Día de la Semana, el efecto Hora y el efecto Día-Hora. Se evalúan 115 pronósticos para los siguientes 10 minutos para cada uno de los 18 modelos, empleando estadísticas descriptivas y las pruebas de Granger y Newbold (1977 y Diebold y Mariano (1995. Se encuentra que la mejor especificación es la que no tiene en cuenta el efecto día-hora en la media ni en la varianza.

  7. ¿Qué tan buenos son los patrones del igbc para predecir su comportamiento? Una aplicación con datos de alta frecuencia

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo es evaluar la utilidad de patrones de comportamiento para predecir el comportamiento futuro del Índice General de la Bolsa de Colombia (IGBC. Para tal fin, se emplearon 18 diferentes especificaciones del modelo GARCH-M y datos de alta frecuencia. Los modelos considerados tienen en cuenta el efecto Leverage, el efecto Día de la Semana, el efecto Hora y el efecto Día-Hora. Se evalúan 115 pronósticos para los siguientes 10 minutos para cada uno de los 18 modelos, empleando estadísticas descriptivas y las pruebas de Granger y Newbold (1977 y Diebold y Mariano (1995. Se encuentra que la mejor especificación es la que no tiene en cuenta el efecto día-hora en la media ni en la varianza.

  8. ¿Qué tan buenos son los patrones del igbc para predecir su comportamiento? una aplicación con datos de alta frecuencia

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    Full Text Available El objetivo del artículo es evaluar la utilidad de patrones de comportamiento para predecir el comportamiento futuro del Índice General de la Bolsa de Colombia (IGBC. Para tal fin, se emplearon 18 diferentes especificaciones del modelo GARCH-M y datos de alta frecuencia. Los modelos considerados tienen en cuenta el efecto Leverage, el efecto Día de la Semana, el efecto Hora y el efecto Día-Hora. Se evalúan 115 pronósticos para los siguientes 10 minutos para cada uno de los 18 modelos, empleando estadísticas descriptivas y las pruebas de Granger y Newbold (1977 y Diebold y Mariano (1995. Se encuentra que la mejor especificación es la que no tiene en cuenta el efecto día-hora en la media ni en la varianza.

  9. Predicción de la concentración de contaminantes atmosféricos basada en un clasificador asociativo de patrones

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    Full Text Available Desde hace poco más de tres lustros, el Reconocimiento de Patrones ha incidido en el tratamiento de datos concernientes a la protección del medio ambiente; en especial, diversos grupos de investigadores han utilizado algoritmos genéticos y redes neuronales artificiales en la predicción de datos relacionados con las ciencias atmosféricas y el medio ambiente. En este artículo se presentan los resultados de aplicar el clasificador Gamma en la predicción de valores futuros de concentración de contaminantes atmosféricos, obteniendo resultados competitivos (RMSE de 0,556382 ppm para monóxido de carbono.

  10. Sueño: características generales. Patrones fisiológicos y fisiopatológicos en la adolescencia

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    Talero-Gutiérrez, Claudia; Durán Torres, Felipe; Pérez, Isabel

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    La adolescencia es una etapa crítica del desarrollo que se acompaña de múltiples cambios que afectan diversas funciones fisiológicas y psicológicas, dentro de las cuales se encuentra el sueño. En este estadio ocurre el cambio de los patrones de sueño de la infancia hacia el sueño del adulto. El sueño es un fenómeno complejo resultante de la interacción entre el funcionamiento del sistema neuroendocrino, los relojes biológicos y procesos bioquímicos, con aspectos ambientales, culturales y soci...

  11. Análisis de patrones temporales en las rutinas gestuales previas al tiro libre de baloncesto, en la categoría alevín

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    Full Text Available En el seno de la metodología observacional, mediante la detección de patrones temporales ocultos, el presente trabajo estudia las rutinas gestuales previas a los tiros libres de baloncesto que desarrollan jugadores en formación -en concreto, niños de 11-12 años incluidos en la categoría alevín-. Utilizando el programa Theme -versión 5.0-, se analiza tipo, secuencia y tiempo de ejecución de las conductas gestuales que constituyen estas rutinas gestuales. el trabajo se completa, a partir de la interpretación de los resultados obtenidos, con una propuesta general de intervención en eldesarrollo de las rutinas previas al tiro libre en baloncesto en categorías de formación.

  12. Patrones de transfiguración de la vivienda vernácula. Caso de estudio: Chilapa de Álvarez (Guerrero, México

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    Full Text Available Desde la segunda mitad del siglo XX, en México, se ha presentado un crecimiento acelerado de las ciudades y una reducción importante de la población rural producto de la migración a los principales centros urbanos. Esto ha generado fenómenos de interacción entre las ciudades y el campo; uno de ellos, el proceso de rururbanización, que trae, dentro de sus consecuencias, la modificación de patrones de edificación. Este artículo, resultado de una investigación, plantea la transformación de la vivienda vernácula por influencia de la rururbanización, la cual deriva en una transfiguración que tiene como característica no solo la evolución del espacio físico, sino también una nueva concepción del hábitat originado en el cambio generacional, social y de actividades económicas. En este contexto, la investigación identificó los patrones de edificación de la vivienda vernácula que se habían mantenido con pocos cambios hasta hace una décadas, y, hoy en día, se han detectado modificaciones a la estructura original de la vivienda por una nueva percepción del hábitat, una nueva habitabilidad.

  13. Uso de un vivero móvil para obtener patrones de virulencia de la roya del frijol común

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    Full Text Available Después de identificar nuevas fuentes de resistencia a la roya, causada por Uromyces appendiculatus, es necesario saber si las variedades con nuevos genes conservarán su resistencia cuando sean sembradas en diferentes regiones de producción. Para ello, se pueden utilizar viveros móviles con líneas/variedades de frijol con diferentes genes de resistencia para obtener los patrones de virulencia del patógeno de la roya. El vivero contiene plantas de frijol con seis días después de la germinación. El vivero se coloca por dos a tres horas en un campo de frijol infectado con la roya, y luego se exponen a las plantas bajo neblina por un periodo de 15 horas dentro de un ambiente controlado, para un un período de incubación de ocho a diez días en una casa de malla. En las hojas primarias, se efectúan las lecturas del tamaño de la uredinia (pústulas. Se utilizan las reacciones para evaluar los patrones de virulencia y para predecir estrategias de uso de genes de resistencia. El vivero móvil economiza tiempo y dinero (10-12 días comparado con dos a cuatro meses para identificar patotipos de roya con inoculaciones en el invernadero y permite el conocimiento de los resultados durante el ciclo del cultivo del frijol. El concepto del vivero móvil podría ser especialmente útili en paí- ses donde hay una escasez de invernaderos y puede ser utilizado con otros sistemas de cultivos-patógenos.

  14. Patrones de distribución de especies arbóreas de dosel y sotobosque a escala local en bosques de tierra firme, Amazonia colombiana

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    Juan Sebastian Barreto-Silva

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    Full Text Available El efecto de la variación ambiental en la estructura de las comunidades arbóreas en bosques tropicales, aún se debate. En paisajes como los bosques de tierra firme, donde el gradiente ambiental disminuye, el efecto de los suelos sobre los patrones de distribución de especies es mínimo. En contraste, un mayor efecto de la variación edáfica y topográfica sobre la composición florística, se ha reportado en estudios con diferentes tipos de plantas en bosques tropicales. Este estudio se realizó en diez hectáreas de una parcela permanente. Se evaluó el efecto de la variación ambiental y la configuración espacial sobre los patrones florísticos de las especies arbóreas a escala local, según el estado de desarrollo y categorías de abundancia relativa. Se registraron 14 074 individuos de 1 053 especies y 80 familias. Los suelos son ácidos, presentan altas concentraciones de Aluminio y son predominantemente arcillosos. La diversidad beta fue baja. Las diferencias florísticas explicadas fueron asociadas con procesos biológicos espacialmente estructurados, particularmente, con la limitación en dispersión. Aunque, la mayor parte de la variación no fue explicada por las variables consideradas. Estos resultados sugieren que procesos aleatorios son determinantes esenciales de la variación florística en bosques de tierra firme de la amazonia.

  15. Los patrones de crianza de la niñez en Nicaragua: un balance de los estudios realizados en el país

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    Full Text Available ESTE ARTÍCULO ABORDA EL TEMA DE LOS PATRONES DE CRIANZA de la niñez en el ámbito familiar y está basado en una revisión bibliográfica de los estudios realizados durante la última década en Nicaragua. Gran parte son diagnósticos rápidos en ámbitos locales con familias pobres de sectores urbanos, realizados con el fin de conocer la problemática de la crianza infantil y contribuir a una posterior intervención social. Otra parte consiste en estudios basados en encuestas realizadas en algunos municipios urbanos y rurales seleccionados, y sólo en dos casos con una muestra representativa a nivel nacional. Queda pendiente realizar estudios interdisciplinarios, explicativos y comparativos entre estilos de crianza de distintos grupos socio-culturales del país. Los estudios seleccionados muestran que en Nicaragua existe una ambivalencia en la vida familiar y estilos de crianza. Por un lado, la familia constituye la principal organización de supervivencia material y afectiva basada en la ayuda recíproca que se establece entre parientes; por otro lado, representa un espacio de socialización de relaciones de poder y de violencia que fomentan actitudes de dominación y de sumisión. El hogar puede convertirse en un espacio de injusticia, particularmente contra las mujeres y las niñas/os, obstaculizando un desarrollo humano integral. Para enfrentar esta problemática, no es suficiente la aprobación de leyes, éstas deben de complementarse con acciones dirigidas al cambio de patrones culturales arraigados en el imaginario colectivo.

  16. Reference Librarians use Electronic Sources Six Times More than Print Sources to Answer Patrons' Questions. A review of: Bradford, Jane T., Barbara Costello, and Robert Lenholt. “Reference Service in the Digital Age: An Analysis of Sources Used to Answer Reference Questions.” The Journal of Academic Librarianship 31.3 (May 2005: 263-72.

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    Full Text Available Objective – To test the hypothesis that electronic sources are used by librarians more often than print sources to answer questions at the reference desk. Design – Use study. Setting – Small, private university in the United States. Subjects – Five full-time and two part‐time librarians working at the reference desk for four months (two months in the fall of 2002, and two months in the spring of 2003. Methods – The study recorded every question asked by library patrons during the two study periods, with the exception of non‐library related directional questions and hardware problems. For each question recorded, librarians, while working solo at the reference desk, paraphrased the question and recorded the source(s used to answer each question. Although questions were recorded regardless of source – in person, via email, or by telephone – the medium in which each question was asked and answered was not recorded. For the first half of the study period (fall 2002 semester, librarians kept manual records that were subsequently transcribed into a spreadsheet by a student assistant. In the second half of the study period (spring 2003 semester, the librarians entered data directly into a spreadsheet. The study’s data monitor (who was also a study participant was responsible for ensuring the integrity of the data and for assigning a category to each source. The source category ‘librarian’ was problematic in that it was unclear whether or not the actual source of the answer was the librarian or a source located by the librarian. After the first half of the study, the procedure was changed to require that a reference librarian was to label a source used to answer a question as ‘librarian’ only if the answer came from a librarian’s own knowledge, and if it did not require consultation of an outside source. Categories were generated on the fly, as the data monitor reviewed the recorded questions and sources. By the end of the

  17. A Novel Fractional Fourier Transform-Based ASK-OFDM System for Underwater Acoustic Communications

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    2017-12-01

    Full Text Available A key research area in wireless transmission is underwater communications. It has a vital role in applications such as underwater sensor networks (UWSNs and disaster detection. The underwater channel is very unique as compared to other alternatives of transmission channels. It is characterized by path loss, multipath fading, Doppler spread and ambient noise. Thus, the bit error rate (BER is increased to a large extent when compared to its counterpart of cellular communications. Acoustic signals are the current best solution for underwater communications. The use of electromagnetic or optical waves obviously entails a much higher data rate. However, they suffer from high attenuation, absorption or scattering. This paper proposes a novel fractional fast Fourier transform (FrFT—orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (FrFT-OFDM system for underwater acoustic (UWA communication—which employs the amplitude shift keying (ASK modulation technique (FrFT-ASK-OFDM. Specifically, ASK achieves a better bandwidth efficiency as compared to other commonly used modulation techniques, such as quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM and phase shift keying (PSK. In particular, the system proposed in this article can achieve a very promising BER performance, and can reach higher data rates when compared to other systems proposed in the literature. The BER performance of the proposed system is evaluated numerically, and is compared to the corresponding M-ary QAM system in the UWA channel for the same channel conditions. Moreover, the performance of the proposed system is compared to the conventional fast Fourier transform (FFT-OFDM (FFT-OFDM system in the absence and presence of the effect of carrier frequency offset (CFO. Numerical results show that the proposed system outperforms the conventional FFT-based systems for UWA channels, even in channels dominated by CFO. Moreover, the spectral efficiency and data rate of the proposed system are approximately double

  18. ML-Ask: Open Source Affect Analysis Software for Textual Input in Japanese

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    Michal Ptaszynski

    2017-06-01

    Full Text Available We present ML-Ask – the first Open Source Affect Analysis system for textual input in Japanese. ML-Ask analyses the contents of an input (e.g., a sentence and annotates it with information regarding the contained general emotive expressions, specific emotional words, valence-activation dimensions of overall expressed affect, and particular emotion types expressed with their respective expressions. ML-Ask also incorporates the Contextual Valence Shifters model for handling negation in sentences to deal with grammatically expressible shifts in the conveyed valence. The system, designed to work mainly under Linux and MacOS, can be used for research on, or applying the techniques of Affect Analysis within the framework Japanese language. It can also be used as an experimental baseline for specific research in Affect Analysis, and as a practical tool for written contents annotation.   Funding statement: This research has been supported by: a Research Grant from the Nissan Science Foundation (years 2009–2010, The GCOE Program founded by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (years 2009–2010, (JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (Project Number: 22-00358 (years 2010–2012, (JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Project Number: 24600001 (years 2012–2015, (JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up (Project Number: 25880003 (years 2013–2015, and (JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Young Scientists (B (Project Number: 15K16044 (years 2015-present, project estimated to end in March 2018.

  19. Answers to frequently asked questions about cleanup activities at Three Mile Island, Unit 2. Public information report

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    The document presents answers to frequently asked questions about plans for cleanup and decontamination activities at Three Mile Island, Unit 2. Answers to the questions asked are based on information in the NRC 'Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement related to decontamination and disposal of radioactive wastes resulting from March 28, 1979, accident, Three Mile Island Nuclear Station, Unit 2,' NUREG-0683.

  20. ’Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’: The Law and Military Policy on Same-Sex Behavior

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    are the essence of military capability. Under this policy, but not the law , service members are not to be asked about nor allowed to discuss their...34same-sex orientation." The law itself does not prevent service members from being asked about their sexuality. This compromise notwithstanding, the

  1. Mutant p53 disrupts the stress MAP kinase activation circuit induced by ASK1-dependent stabilization of Daxx

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    Kitamura, Tetsuya; Fukuyo, Yayoi; Inoue, Masahiro; Horikoshi, Nobuko T; Shindoh, Masanobu; Rogers, Buck E.; Usheva, Anny; Horikoshi, Nobuo

    2009-01-01

    Daxx is a regulatory protein for apoptosis signal-regulating kinase 1 (ASK1) which activates Jun N-terminal kinase (JNK) and p38 pathways in response to stressors such as tumor necrosis factor α (TNFα). Here we show that TNFα treatment induces the accumulation of Daxx protein through ASK1 activation by preventing its proteasome-dependent degradation. ASK1 directly phosphorylates Daxx at Ser176 and Ser184 and Daxx is required for the sustained activation of JNK. Tumorigenic mutant p53, which binds to Daxx and inhibits Daxx-dependent activation of ASK1, prevents Daxx phosphorylation and stabilization. When mutant p53 was depleted in cancer cells, Daxx was accumulated and the cell killing effect of TNFα was restored. Our results indicate that Daxx not only activates ASK1 but also is a downstream target of ASK1 and that accumulated Daxx further activates ASK1. Thus, the Daxx-ASK1 positive feedback loop amplifying JNK/p38 signaling plays an important role for cell killing effects of stressors, such as TNFα. Tumorigenic mutant p53 disrupts this circuit and makes cells more tolerable to stresses, as its gain-of-function mechanism. PMID:19789335

  2. "Why Can't We Just Have Sex?": An Analysis of Anonymous Questions about Sex Asked by Ninth Graders

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    Pariera, Katrina L.; McCormack, Tiffany A.

    2017-01-01

    During the high school years, most young people in the United States receive school-based sexuality education, but there is little research on what they want to know about sex and sexuality but may be afraid to ask. This study is a content analysis of anonymous questions about sex (N = 645) asked by ninth-grade students from the greater Los…

  3. 49 CFR 40.407 - May a service agent ask to have a PIE reduced or terminated?

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    ... 49 Transportation 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false May a service agent ask to have a PIE reduced or... agent ask to have a PIE reduced or terminated? (a) Yes, as a service agent concerning whom the Department has issued a PIE, you may request that the Director terminate a PIE or reduce its duration and/or...

  4. Interviewing asylum seekers : A vignette study on the questions asked to assess credibility of claims about origin and persecution

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    van Veldhuizen, Tanja S.; Horselenberg, Robert; Landström, Sara; Granhag, Pär Anders; van Koppen, Peter J.

    2017-01-01

    The aim of the current vignette study is to map the style, type, and themes of questions that are asked when assessing the credibility of asylum seekers' claims. Sixty-five officials from the Swedish Migration Agency (Migrationsverket), were asked to respond to one out of four different vignettes

  5. How do I ask about your disability? An examination of interpersonal communication processes between medical students and patients with disabilities.

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    Duggan, Ashley; Bradshaw, Ylisabyth S; Altman, Wayne

    2010-04-01

    Medical student behaviors were examined through digital recordings of interpersonal skills communication training framed around a brief curriculum on disability within a family medicine clerkship. This analysis focuses on interpersonal communication processes and ways medical students ask standardized patient educators about visually apparent disability (N = 142). Primary themes of asking about or avoiding disability were identified with regard to language and nonverbal communication in how medical students asked and whether they integrated chronic disability with new musculoskeletal pain complaints. Secondary themes related to timing and communication further contextualized the primary themes. Seventy-four percent of students asked about the disability. Analysis of feedback sessions immediately following the interactions revealed that more than half the students who did not ask about disability spontaneously recognized that they avoided disability language. Results suggest that some ways of asking about disability may inhibit patient disclosure and restrict relationship building. In particular, asking about disability, but then avoiding integrating disability disclosure into the treatment plan, or responding to disability-related disclosure with overly positive, infantilizing-type communication, may pose more difficult dilemmas than never asking about the disability. On the contrary, students who ignored disability altogether often also recognized they missed disability cues, thus providing a learning experience of considerable value. Underlying student attitudes and possibilities for integrating biomedical concerns with social-psychological impacts of disability are addressed.

  6. Modulador-Demodulador ASK con codificación Manchester implementado en un microcontrolador PIC

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    Ariel Tarifa Amaya

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta el diseño de un Modulador-Demodulador Digital ASK con codificación Manchester implementado en el firmware de un microcontrolador PIC 18F4455, utilizando el estándar de baja frecuencia (LF el cual maneja valores de 125kHz. Este modulador-demodulador se utiliza en la implementación de una etiqueta RFID activa. Transmite a solicitud de un dispositivo lector el valor de temperatura de un sensor y su identificador. El dispositivo lector, controla la comunicación con la etiqueta. Según la literatura especializada no se reporta un sistema similar.

  7. A low-power ASK demodulator for inductively coupled implantable electronics

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    Gudnason, Gunnar

    2000-01-01

    An amplitude shift keying (ASK) demodulator is presented which is suitable for implantable electronic devices that are powered through an inductive link. The demodulator has been tested with carrier frequencies in the range 1-15 MHz, covering most commonly used frequencies. Data rates up to several...... 100kbit/s are supported, suitable for complex implants such as stimulating electrode arrays or visual implants. The circuit is compatible with modulation depths in the range 10-100%. The low end of the range permits data transmission without significant reduction in power transfer, or the use...

  8. Management of hyperthyroidism due to Graves' disease: frequently asked questions and answers (if any).

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    Bartalena, L; Chiovato, L; Vitti, P

    2016-10-01

    Graves' disease is the most common cause of hyperthyroidism in iodine-replete areas. Although progress has been made in our understanding of the pathogenesis of the disease, no treatment targeting pathogenic mechanisms of the disease is presently available. Therapies for Graves' hyperthyroidism are largely imperfect because they are bound to either a high rate of relapsing hyperthyroidism (antithyroid drugs) or lifelong hypothyroidism (radioiodine treatment or thyroidectomy). Aim of the present article is to offer a practical guidance to the reader by providing evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions in clinical practice.

  9. The “Creative Dolphin” Revisited: What Do Dolphins Do When Asked to Vary their Behavior?

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    Stan A. Kuczaj II; Holli C. Eskelinen

    2014-01-01

    The variability of dolphin behavior is evident in their communication, foraging, and play. Dolphins can also vary their behavior when asked to do so by humans. Following the work of Karen Pryor and her colleagues, this ability is commonly referred to as creative behavior, a bit of a misnomer since dolphins need not always create a new behavior to succeed on this task. Nonetheless, when given a task in which success depends on not repeating what one has already done, dolphins are able to remem...

  10. 100 commonly asked questions in math class answers that promote mathematical understanding, grades 6-12

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    Posamentier, Alfred S (Steven); Germain-Williams, Terri L (Lynn); Paris, Elaine S; Lehmann, Ingmar H (Horst)

    2013-01-01

    100 ways to get students hooked on math! That one question got you stumped? Or maybe you have the answer, but it's not all that compelling. Al Posamentier and his coauthors to the rescue with this handy reference containing fun answers to students'100 most frequently asked math questions. Even if you already have the answers, Al's explanations are certain to keep kids hooked. The big benefits? You'll discover high-interest ways to Teach to the Common Core's math content standards Promote inquiry and process in mathematical thinking Build procedural skills and conceptual understanding Encourage

  11. Calibration of short rate term structure models from bid-ask coupon bond prices

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    Gomes-Gonçalves, Erika; Gzyl, Henryk; Mayoral, Silvia

    2018-02-01

    In this work we use the method of maximum entropy in the mean to provide a model free, non-parametric methodology that uses only market data to provide the prices of the zero coupon bonds, and then, a term structure of the short rates. The data used consists of the prices of the bid-ask ranges of a few coupon bonds quoted in the market. The prices of the zero coupon bonds obtained in the first stage, are then used as input to solve a recursive set of equations to determine a binomial recombinant model of the short term structure of the interest rates.

  12. The Forum State of the Field Survey 2011

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    Kreutzer, Kim

    2012-01-01

    In the summer of 2011, the Forum on Education Abroad conducted its fourth State of the Field Survey. This survey is an annual or biannual assessment of the very latest trends and issues in the field of education abroad. As in the past, questions on new topics have been combined with questions that have been asked on previous State of the Field…

  13. Does the underground sidewall station survey method meet MHSA ...

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    The question is asked whether or not this method of sur-veying will meet the MHSA standards of accuracy that was developed for typical hangingwall traverse type networks. Results obtained from a survey closure using a network of clusters of four sidewall stations demonstrates that under the described circumstances it will ...

  14. survey research in practical theology and congregational studies

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    This is the best method to use when collecting data to describe a population too big or complex to observe directly. The use of sampling techniques is, therefore, common practice in surveys. Scale construction is used in the way in which questions are asked and structured in survey research. A scale uses response options ...

  15. Health information outreach: a survey of U.S. academic libraries, highlighting a midwestern university's experience.

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    Duhon, Lucy; Jameson, Jodi

    2013-06-01

    As a result of their involvement in a campus health fair, the authors of this paper became interested in the extent to which other academic libraries were engaged in health information outreach (HIO). The authors present the results of a nationwide survey they conducted in 2010 and share a specific example of HIO at their own institution. The authors conducted an online survey of approximately 1700 U.S. general academic and academic health science libraries with the objective to create a broad picture of HIO activity and its context within patron information-seeking behavior. The survey yielded a 21% response rate. Nearly 55% of all respondents indicated that their libraries did not participate in HIO, while 37% indicated that they did. Other responses yielded information on patron usage patterns concerning health information, specific types of HIO that libraries are involved in, and barriers to library involvement in HIO. As libraries' traditional roles and information delivery methods evolve, librarians must do more to provide services that are relevant and accessible to users. Even as virtual services become more commonplace, librarians involved in HIO should consider also increasing their visibility by collaborating with others on campus. © 2013 The authors. Health Information and Libraries Journal © 2013 Health Libraries Group.

  16. "I never expected that it would happen, coming to ask me such questions":Ethical aspects of asking children about violence in resource poor settings.

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    Devries, Karen M; Child, Jennifer C; Elbourne, Diana; Naker, Dipak; Heise, Lori

    2015-11-11

    International epidemiological research into violence against children is increasing in scope and frequency, but little has been written about practical management of the ethical aspects of conducting such research in low and middle-income countries. In this paper, we describe our study procedures and reflect on our experiences conducting a survey of more than 3,700 primary school children in Uganda as part of the Good Schools Study, a cluster randomised controlled trial of a school-based violence prevention intervention. Children were questioned extensively about their experiences of physical, sexual, and emotional violence from a range of different perpetrators. We describe our sensitisation and consent procedures, developed based on our previous research experience and requirements for our study setting. To respond to disclosures of abuse that occurred during our survey, we describe a referral algorithm developed in conjunction with local services. We then describe our experience of actually implementing these procedures in our 2012 survey, based on reflections of the research team. Drawing on 40 qualitative interviews, we describe children's experiences of participating in the survey and of being referred to local child protection services. Although we were able to implement much of our protocol in a straightforward manner, we also encountered major challenges in relation to the response of local services to children's disclosures of violence. The research team had to intervene to ensure that children were provided with appropriate support and that our ethical obligations were met. In resource poor settings, finding local services that can provide appropriate support for children may be challenging, and researchers need to have concrete plans and back-up plans in place to ensure that obligations can be met. The merits of mandatory reporting of children's disclosures to local services need to be considered on a case by case basis-in some places this has the

  17. "Suntelligence" Survey

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    ... the American Academy of Dermatology's "Suntelligence" sun-smart survey. Please answer the following questions to measure your ... how you incorporate it into your life. The survey will take 5 to 7 minutes to complete. ...

  18. Ask the right question: a critical step for practicing evidence-based laboratory medicine.

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    Price, Christopher P; Christenson, Robert H

    2013-07-01

    The purpose of laboratory medicine is to facilitate better decision making in clinical practice and healthcare delivery. Decision making implies an unresolved issue, problem or unmet need. The most important criterion for any investigation to be of value in clinical practice is that it addresses an unmet need. The different ways in which laboratory investigations are utilized in patient care can be represented in the form of questions. It is important that these questions are articulated to highlight the variables that will impact on the effectiveness of the investigation in the scenario being considered. These variables include the characteristics of the patient (or population) and clinical setting, the nature of the decision and action taken on receipt of the test result and the expected outcome. Asking a question is the first step of the evidence-based laboratory medicine (EBLM) cycle, the other steps being acquiring the evidence, critically appraising the evidence, applying the evidence and auditing use of the evidence. Getting the question right determines the quality of the whole process, thus, defines the quality in practice of laboratory medicine. Whilst the main focus of the EBLM cycle is to provide a strong evidence base for use in clinical practice, it is clear that the five steps are equally applicable in commissioning, delivery and audit (performance management) of services. Asking the right question is crucial to improving the quality of evidence, and practice, in laboratory medicine, and should be used in routine laboratory medicine practice and management throughout healthcare.

  19. The AskIT Service Desk: A Model for Improving Productivity and Reducing Costs

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    Ashcraft, Phillip Lynn [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Fogle, Blythe G. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Cummings, Susan M. [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Lopez, Leon [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

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    This was prepared for the business process improvement presentation to the Department of Energy. Los Alamos National Laboratory provides a single point of contact, the AskIT Service Desk, to address issues that impact customer productivity. At the most basic level, what customers want is for their calls to be received, to get a response from a knowledgeable analyst, and to have their issues resolved and their requests fulfilled. Providing a centralized, single point of contact service desk makes initiating technical or business support simple for the customer and improves the odds of immediately resolving the issue or correctly escalating the request to the next support level when necessary. Fulfilling customer requests through automated workflow also improves customer productivity and reduces costs. Finally, customers should be provided the option to solve their own problems through easy access to self-help resources such as frequently asked questions (FAQs) and how-to guides. To accomplish this, everyone who provides and supports services must understand how these processes and functions work together. Service providers and those who support services must “speak the same language” and share common objectives. The Associate Directorate for Business Innovation (ADBI) began the journey to improve services by selecting a known service delivery framework (Information Technology Infrastructure Library, or ITIL). From this framework, components that contribute significant business value were selected.

  20. Ask-the-expert: Active Learning Based Knowledge Discovery Using the Expert

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    Das, Kamalika; Avrekh, Ilya; Matthews, Bryan; Sharma, Manali; Oza, Nikunj

    2017-01-01

    Often the manual review of large data sets, either for purposes of labeling unlabeled instances or for classifying meaningful results from uninteresting (but statistically significant) ones is extremely resource intensive, especially in terms of subject matter expert (SME) time. Use of active learning has been shown to diminish this review time significantly. However, since active learning is an iterative process of learning a classifier based on a small number of SME-provided labels at each iteration, the lack of an enabling tool can hinder the process of adoption of these technologies in real-life, in spite of their labor-saving potential. In this demo we present ASK-the-Expert, an interactive tool that allows SMEs to review instances from a data set and provide labels within a single framework. ASK-the-Expert is powered by an active learning algorithm for training a classifier in the backend. We demonstrate this system in the context of an aviation safety application, but the tool can be adopted to work as a simple review and labeling tool as well, without the use of active learning.