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Hand Test and the High School Personality Questionnaire: structural analysis.  

PubMed

The Hand Test and the High School Personality Questionnaire were administered to 15 boys and 15 girls in Grades 9 and 10 transferred to an alternative school for acting-out behavior. They were of average intelligence. Several significant correlations between Hand Test and High School Personality Questionnaire variables were noted. Results are discussed in reference to Structural Analysis. PMID:6371701

McGiboney, G W; Carter, C; Jones, W

1984-02-01

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Development of a Brief Questionnaire of Smoking Urges--Spanish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Using 2 different samples of smokers, the authors developed and cross-validated a Spanish, brief version of the Questionnaire of Smoking Urges (QSU; S. T. Tiffany & D. J. Drobes, 1991). The smokers in Study 1 (N = 245) and Study 2 (N = 225) were from the province of Alicante, Spain. In both samples, a 2-factor model provided an excellent fit for a…

Cepeda-Benito, Antonio; Reig-Ferrer, Abilio

2004-01-01

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Psychometric evaluation of Breast Health Behavior Questionnaire: Spanish version.  

PubMed

The purpose of the study was to test the psychometric properties of a culturally sensitive and theory-based instrument: the Breast Health Behavior Questionnaire. This instrument was translated into Spanish and back-translated at a third- to fourth-grade reading level. The pilot group consisted of 70 Hispanic women who attended a class at a local church. Subsequent to pilot testing, another 40 Hispanic women who attended a class at the local health department comprised the study sample. The participants responded to the 15-item questionnaire, which is formatted as a Likert scale. Content validity of the Breast Health Behavior Questionnaire was determined by a panel of experts. A factor analysis of this instrument showed five separate dimensions accounting for 71.82% of the instrument's variance. The three major components of self-regulation theory (schema, coping, and appraisal criteria) were found clustered within the first three dimensions after three items were discarded. The Breast Health Behavior Questionnaire demonstrated an internal consistency reliability coefficient of .7172. The psychometric properties of the Spanish version of this questionnaire warrant further research. The instrument may support a better understanding of the Hispanic woman's practice of breast health behavior. Eventually, the Breast Health Behavior Questionnaire may assist nurses in the formulation of culturally grounded interventions. PMID:11502042

Wells, J N; Bush, H A; Marshall, D

2001-08-01

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U.S.-MEXICO BORDER PROGRAM ARIZONA BORDER STUDY--QUESTIONNAIRES (ENGLISH AND SPANISH FORMAT)  

EPA Science Inventory

The questionnaires used for the Arizona Border Study were prepared in English and Spanish formats. The Spanish format of the questionnaires was translated, back-translated, and tested on a group of local Spanish speakers with a goal of providing a translation in colloquial Spanis...

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Questionnaire to assess patient satisfaction with pharmaceutical care in Spanish language  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. To develop and validate a questionnaire, in Spanish, for assessing patient satisfaction with pharmaceutical care received in community pharmacies. Design. Selection and translation of questionnaire's items; definition of response scale and demographic questions. Evaluation of face and content validity, feasibility, factor structure, reliability and construct validity. Setting. Forty-one community pharmacies of the province of Santa Fe. Argentina. Participants. Questionnaire

MARIA LUZ TRAVERSO; MERCEDES SALAMANO; CARINA BOTTA; MARISEL COLAUTTI; VALERIA PALCHIK; BEATRIZ PEREZ

2007-01-01

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A Spanish Version of the Expectations about Counseling Questionnaire: Translation and Validation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Summarizes two studies conducted for the development and validation of a Spanish version of the Expectations about Counseling (EAC) questionnaire. Administered English and Spanish versions to bilingual university students and bilingual nonstudents. Results suggest that the Spanish version of the EAC is a reliable and valid translation for students…

Buhrke, Robin A.; Jorge, Michael

1992-01-01

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Translation, transcultural adaptation to Spanish, to Valencian language of the Foot Health Status Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveThe Foot Health Status Questionnaire (FHSQ) is a foot-specific health-related quality-of-life instrument that evaluates foot pain, foot function capacity, footwear and general foot health. This questionnaire was developed and validated for the English culture and has been used in different foot conditions. Our goal is to present the Spanish version of FHSQ after conducting a cross-cultural adaptation.

M. J. Sirera-Vercher; P. Sáez-Zamora; M. D. Sanz-Amaro

2010-01-01

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Translation, cultural adaptation and reproducibility of the Cochin Hand Functional Scale questionnaire for Brazil  

PubMed Central

OBJECTIVE: To translate, to perform a cultural adaptation of and to test the reproducibility of the Cochin Hand Functional Scale questionnaire for Brazil. METHODS: First, the Cochin Hand Functional Scale questionnaire was translated into Portuguese and was then back-translated into French. These translations were reviewed by a committee to establish a Brazilian version of the questionnaire to be tested. The validity and reproducibility of the Cochin Hand Functional Scale questionnaire was evaluated. Patients of both sexes, who were aged 18 to 60 years and presented with rheumatoid arthritis affecting their hands, were interviewed. The patients were initially interviewed by two observers and were later interviewed by a single rater. First, the Visual Analogue Scale for hand pain, the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Disability questionnaire and the Health Assessment Questionnaire were administered. The third administration of the Cochin Hand Functional Scale was performed fifteen days after the first administration. Ninety patients were assessed in the present study. RESULTS: Two questions were modified as a result of the assessment of cultural equivalence. The Cronbach's alpha value for this assessment was 0.93. The intraclass intraobserver and interobserver correlation coefficients were 0.76 and 0.96, respectively. The Spearman's coefficient indicated that there was a low level of correlation between the Cochin Hand Functional Scale and the Visual Analogue Scale for pain (0.46) and that there was a moderate level of correlation of the Cochin Scale with the Health Assessment Questionnaire (0.66) and with the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire (0.63). The average administration time for the Cochin Scale was three minutes. CONCLUSION: The Brazilian version of the Cochin Hand Functional Scale was successfully translated and adapted, and this version exhibited good internal consistency, reliability and construct validity.

Chiari, Aline; de Souza Sardim, Carla Caires; Natour, Jamil

2011-01-01

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Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q): An Initial Trial in Spanish Male Undergraduates  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Most studies on the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) focus exclusively on women. Aims: To examine the internal consistency and convergent validity of the EDE-Q in Spanish undergraduate men and to compare the results with those obtained previously in college samples of Spanish women and American men. Methods: 269 college men, aged 18–30 years, answered the EDE-Q, Eating Disorder

Eva Penelo; Ana M. Villarroel; Mariona Portell; Rosa M. Raich

2011-01-01

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Titeres. (Puppets.) Hand Puppets for Children (Based on Spanish Games & Characters).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide consists of patterns for making ten hand puppets based on Spanish games and characters. These hand puppets can be used by the teacher or student. They can be made of felt or construction paper. These hand puppets can teach a simple song and game or become a means of introducing many things. The patterns are for the characters of Cri Cri,…

Arroyo, Nancy; And Others

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Transcultural adaptation and validation of the "Hip and Knee" questionnaire into Spanish  

PubMed Central

Background The purpose of the present study is to translate and validate the “Hip and Knee Outcomes Questionnaire”, developed in English, into Spanish. The ‘Hip and Knee Outcomes Questionnaire is a questionnaire planned to evaluate the impact in quality of life of any problem related to the human musculoskeletal system. 10 scientific associations developed it. Methods The questionnaire underwent a validated translation/retro-translation process. Patients undergoing primary knee arthroplasty, before and six months postoperative, tested the final version in Spanish. Psychometric properties of feasibility, reliability, validity and sensitivity to change were assessed. Convergent validity with SF-36 and WOMAC questionnaires was evaluated. Results 316 patients were included. Feasibility: a high number of missing items in questions 3, 4 and 5 were observed. The number of patients with a missing item was 171 (51.35%) in the preoperative visit and 139 (44.0%) at the postoperative. Internal validity: revision of coefficients in the item-rest correlation recommended removing question 6 during the preoperative visit (coefficient <0.20). Convergent validity: coefficients of correlation with WOMAC and SF-36 scales confirm the questionnaire’s validity. Sensitivity to change: statistically significant differences were found between the mean scores of the first visit compared to the postoperative. Conclusion The proposed translation to Spanish of the ‘Hip and Knee Questionnaire’ is found to be reliable, valid and sensible to changes produced at the clinical practice of patients undergoing primary knee arthroplasty. However, some changes at the completion instructions are recommended. Level of evidence: Level I. Prognostic study.

2014-01-01

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Psychometric Properties of the Spanish Version of the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this study was to validate a Spanish version of the Cognitive Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (CERQ-S), originally developed by Garnefski, Kraaij, and Spinhoven. To date, it is the only available instrument that permits a conceptually pure quantification of cognitive strategies of emotional regulation. A sample of 615 students (25…

Dominguez-Sanchez, Francisco J.; Lasa-Aristu, Amaia; Amor, Pedro J.; Holgado-Tello, Francisco P.

2013-01-01

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When Gender and Looking Go Hand in Hand: Grammatical Gender Processing in L2 Spanish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In a recent study, Lew-Williams and Fernald (2007) showed that native Spanish speakers use grammatical gender information encoded in Spanish articles to facilitate the processing of upcoming nouns. In this article, we report the results of a study investigating whether grammatical gender facilitates noun recognition during second language (L2)…

Dussias, Paola E.; Valdes Kroff, Jorge R.; Guzzardo Tamargo, Rosa E.; Gerfen, Chip

2013-01-01

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Validation of the spanish version of the multiple sclerosis international quality of life (musiqol) questionnaire  

PubMed Central

Background The Multiple Sclerosis International Quality Of Life (MusiQoL) questionnaire, a 31-item, multidimensional, self-administrated questionnaire that is available in 14 languages including Spanish, has been validated using a large international sample. We investigated the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of MusiQoL in Spain. Methods Consecutive patients with different types and severities of multiple sclerosis (MS) were recruited from 22 centres across Spain. All patients completed the MusiQoL questionnaire, the 36-Item Short Form (SF-36) health survey, and a symptoms checklist at baseline and 21 days later. External validity, internal consistency, reliability and reproducibility were tested. Results A total of 224 Spanish patients were evaluated. Dimensions of MusiQoL generally demonstrated a high internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha: 0.70-0.92 for all but two MusiQoL domain scores). External validity testing revealed that the MusiQoL index score correlated significantly with all SF-36 dimension scores (Pearson's correlation: 0.46-0.76), reproducibility was satisfactory (intraclass correlation coefficient: 0.60-0.91), acceptability was high, and the time taken to complete the 31-item questionnaire was reasonable (mean [standard deviation]: 9.8 [11.8] minutes). Conclusions The Spanish version of the MusiQoL questionnaire appears to be a valid and reliable instrument for measuring quality of life in patients with MS in Spain and constitutes a useful instrument to measure health-related quality of life in the clinical setting.

2011-01-01

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The Vulnerable Personality Style Questionnaire: psychometric properties in Spanish postpartum women  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Vulnerable Personality Style Questionnaire (VPSQ) is a nine-item self-report scale developed to asses personality traits\\u000a which increase the risk of postpartum depression. The aim of the present study was to examine the psychometric properties\\u000a of the Spanish version of the VPSQ in a sample of postpartum women. A cohort of 309 postpartum women was followed up for 32 weeks\\u000a after

Estel Gelabert; Susana Subirà; Anna Plaza; Anna Torres; Purificación Navarro; María Luisa Ímaz; Manuel Valdés; Lluïsa García-Esteve; Rocío Martín-Santos

2011-01-01

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Validation of the Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ) in a sample of Spanish women.  

PubMed

The Dutch Eating Behavior Questionnaire (DEBQ) was developed to measure eating styles that may contribute to or attenuate the development of overweight. It comprises three scales that measure emotional, external and restrained eating. The main goal of this study is to evaluate the internal structure of the Spanish version of the DEBQ using updated psychometric techniques in a sample of women. A sample of 647 Spanish females answered the questionnaire. Both exploratory structural equation modeling and confirmatory factor analysis were used to evaluate the factor structure of the DEBQ. Reliabilities were estimated with Cronbach's alpha. The relations between the subscales of the DEBQ and age, BMI, and scores on the Eating Attitude Test-26 (EAT) and the Restrained Scale-Revised (RS) were computed with Pearson correlations. Results showed that the internal structure was similar to the theoretical proposal, although items associated with boredom and idleness presented cross-loading problems. The reliability estimates were satisfactory. The Emotional and External Eating factors correlated with the BMI, and External Eating was negatively correlated with age. The Restraint factor of the DEBQ showed significant relationships with scales of the EAT-26 and RS. The dimensional validity of the DEBQ is reproduced in a Spanish sample, and the DEBQ seems to be an effective instrument for research in Spanish females. Minor modifications to the DEBQ are recommended. PMID:24177441

Cebolla, A; Barrada, J R; van Strien, T; Oliver, E; Baños, R

2014-02-01

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Validity and reliability of the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire after adaptation to a different language and culture: the Spanish example  

Microsoft Academic Search

Validity and reliability of the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire after adaptation to a different language and culture: the Spanish example. M. Ferrer, J. Alonso, L. Prieto, V. Plaza, E. Monsó, R. Marrades, M.C. Aguar, A. Khalaf, J.M. Antó. ©ERS Journals Ltd 1996. ABSTRACT: We describe the adaptation into Spanish of the St George's Respiratory Questionnaire (SGRQ), a self-administered questionnaire developed

M. Ferrer; J. Alonso; L. Prieto; V. Plaza; E. Monsó; R. Marrades; M. C. Aguar; A. Khalaf; J. M. Antó

1996-01-01

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[Psychometric evaluation of the Coach Orientation Questionnaire with a Spanish sample of handball coaches].  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire to investigate volleyball coaches' orientations toward the coaching process. The study was preceded by four developmental stages in order to improve user understanding, validate the content, and refine the psychometric properties of the instrument. Participants for the reliability and validity study were 334 Spanish volleyball team coaches, 86.5% men and 13.2% women. The following 6 factors emerged from the exploratory factor analysis: team-work orientation, technological orientation, innovative orientation, dialogue orientation, directive orientation, and social climate orientation. Statistical results indicated that the instrument produced reliable and valid scores in all the obtained factors (a> .70), showing that this questionnaire is a useful tool to examine coaches' orientations towards coaching. PMID:17959129

Feu, Sebastián; Ibáñez, Sergio José; Graça, Amândio; Sampaio, Jaime

2007-11-01

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The 12Item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ12): Reliability, external validity and factor structure in the Spanish population  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to analyze the internal consistency and the external and structure vali- dity of the 12-Item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) in the Spanish general population. A stra- tified sample of 1001 subjects, ages between 25 and 65 years, taken from the general Spanish popula- tion was employed. The GHQ-12 and the Inventory of Situations and

María del Pilar Sánchez-López; Virginia Dresch

2008-01-01

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Development of a Brief, 12-item Version of the Michigan Hand Questionnaire  

PubMed Central

Background The Michigan Hand Questionnaire (MHQ) is one of the most widely utilized, hand-specific surveys that measures health status relevant to patients with acute and chronic hand disorders. However, item redundancy exists in the original version, and an abbreviated survey could minimize responder burden and offer broader applicability. Methods Patients (n=422) with 4 specific hand conditions completed the MHQ at two time periods: rheumatoid arthritis (RA) (n=162), thumb carpometacarpal osteoarthritis (CMC) (n=31), carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) (n=97), and distal radius fracture (DRF) (n=132). Correlation analysis identified 2 items from each of 6 domains (function, activities of daily living, work, pain, aesthetics, and satisfaction). A brief-MHQ score was calculated as the sum of the responses to the 12 items. Psychometric analysis was performed to describe the reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the brief MHQ. Results The brief-MHQ includes 12 items that were highly correlated with the summary MHQ score (r= 0.99, p<0.001). The brief MHQ scores were highly correlated between the two time periods (r =0.78, p<0.001), and by disease type. Responsiveness of the brief MHQ was high for all diseases, and similar to that of the original MHQ. Conclusions The 12-item brief MHQ is an efficient and versatile outcomes instrument specific to hand disability that retains the psychometric properties of the original MHQ. The brief MHQ is an important tool to measure patient outcomes and the quality of care in hand surgery.

Waljee, Jennifer F.; Kim, H. Myra; Burns, Patricia B.; Chung, Kevin C.

2011-01-01

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Development and validation of a Spanish translation of the Yale activity questionnaire  

PubMed Central

Background Valid measures of physical activity are critical research tools. The objective of this study was to develop a Spanish translation of the Yale Physical Activity Survey, and to provide preliminary evidence of its validity in a population of Dominican patients with lower extremity arthritis. Methods A Dominican bilingual health care professional translated the Yale Physical Activity Survey (YPAS) from English to Spanish. Several Dominican adults reviewed the translation to ensure it was linguistically and culturally appropriate. The questionnaire was back-translated to English by a North American researcher who is fluent in Spanish. Discrepancies between the original and back-translated versions were resolved by the translator and back-translator. The Spanish translation was administered to 108 Dominican subjects with advanced hip or knee arthritis prior to (N = 44) or one to four years following (N = 64) total joint replacement. We assessed construct validity by examining the association of YPAS scores and measures of functional status and pain (WOMAC), quality of life (EQ-5D) and the number of painful lower extremity joints. Results A higher YPAS Part II Activity Dimensions Summary Index score had weak to modest correlations with worse function and quality of life as measured with the WOMAC function scale (r = 0.21, p = 0.03), SF-36 Physical Activity Scale (r = 0.29, p = 0.004) and EQ-5D (r = 0.34, p = 0.0007). Total minutes of vigorous activity and walking had weak to modest correlation with these measures (WOMAC Function Scale (r = 0.15, p = 0.15), SF-36 Physical Activity Scale (r = 0.21, p = 0.04) and EQ-5D utility (r = 0.24, p = 0.02)). Correlations between the YPAS Part I energy expenditure score and these measures were lower (WOMAC Function Scale (r = 0.07, p = 0.49), SF-36 Physical Activity Scale (r = 0.03, p = 0.74) and EQ-5D utility (r = 0.18, p = 0.07)). Conclusions We have developed a new Spanish translation of the Yale Physical Activity Survey and provided evidence of convergent validity in a sample of Dominican patients prior to or 1–4 years following total joint replacement.

2014-01-01

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Responsiveness of the Korean Version of the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire after Carpal Tunnel Release  

PubMed Central

Background The Korean version of the Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (K-MHQ) was recently validated; however, the questionnaire's responsiveness as well as the degree to which the instrument is sensitive to change has not been thoroughly evaluated in a specific condition in Koreans. We evaluated the responsiveness of the K-MHQ in a homogenous cohort of patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and we compared it with that of the Korean version of the Disability of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire (K-DASH), which was found to have a large degree of responsiveness after carpal tunnel release for Korean patients with CTS. Methods Thirty-seven patients with CTS prospectively completed the K-MHQ and the K-DASH before and 6 months after surgery. The responsiveness statistics were assessed for both the K-MHQ and the K-DASH by using the standardized response mean (SRM), which was defined as the mean change of the original scores after surgery divided by the standard deviation of the change. Results All domains of the K-MHQ significantly improved after carpal tunnel release (p < 0.001). The SRM for all scales but one (the aesthetics scale) showed large responsiveness of ? 0.8. The aesthetics scale showed medium responsiveness of 0.6. The combined function/symptom scale of the K-DASH significantly improved after surgery (p < 0.001). The SRM of the K-DASH revealed large responsiveness of 0.9. Conclusions The K-MHQ was found to have a large degree of responsiveness after carpal tunnel release for Korean patients with CTS, which is comparable not only to the K-DASH, but also to the original version of the MHQ. The region-specific K-MHQ can be useful for outcomes research related to carpal tunnel surgery, especially for research comparing CTS with various other hand and wrist health conditions.

Wi, Seung Myung; Bae, Kee Jeong; Roh, Young Hak; Lee, Young Ho; Baek, Goo Hyun

2014-01-01

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[The internal consistency and content validity of the Spanish version of the Asthma Autonomy Questionnaire].  

PubMed

The Asthma Autonomy Questionnaire (AAQ) was designed to evaluate asthmatics' desire to learn about their disease and to make decisions. The AAQ consists of 26 items distributed in two scales: Preferences in the Search for Information (PSI, 8 items) and Preferences in Decision Making (PDM, 6 general items and 12 related to 3 scenarios depicting asthma in stable phase, during mild exacerbation and during severe exacerbation). The aim of this study was to analyze the internal consistency (Cronbach's-coefficient) and content validity (factorial analysis of principal components) of the AAQ. After translation and back translation, the Spanish version of the AAQ was administered to 115 adult asthmatics of both sexes and differing levels of severity. The alpha coefficients for the two scales and 3 scenarios ranged from 0.42 (PSI) to 0.73 (stable phase scenario); only for the stable-phase scenario were values high or statistically acceptable. Factorial analysis reproduced the content of the scales only approximately, with some items proving to relate to factors that were different from the scale they originally belonged to. These results indicate that, in its current formulation, the AAQ presents important measurement problems and revision is advisable. PMID:10726197

Perpiñá, M; Sobradillo, V; Castillo, J; Duce, F; Manresa, F; Martínez, J; Valencia, A; Viejo, J L; Villasante, C

2000-02-01

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Spanish version of the Thought-Action Fusion Questionnaire and its application in eating disorders  

PubMed Central

Purpose The aims of the study were to analyze the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the Thought-Action Fusion Questionnaire (TAF-SP), as well as to determine its validity by evaluating the relationship of the TAF-SP to different instruments. Patients and methods Two groups were studied: one comprising 146 patients with eating disorders; and another a group of 200 students. Results Three factors were obtained: TAF–Moral; TAF–Likelihood-others; and TAF–Likelihood-oneself. The internal consistency of the TAF-SP was determined by means of Cronbach’s ? coefficient, with values ranging between 0.84–0.95. The correlations with other instruments refected adequate validity. The three-factor structure was tested by means of a linear structural equation model, and the structure fit satisfactorily. Differences in TAF-SP scores between the diagnostic subgroups were also analyzed. Conclusion The TAF-SP meets the psychometric requirements for measuring thought-action fusion and shows adequate internal consistency and validity.

Jauregui-Lobera, I; Santed-German, Ma; Bolanos-Rios, P; Garrido-Casals, O

2013-01-01

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Development and validation of a questionnaire on 'Satisfaction with dermatological treatment of hand eczema' (DermaSat)  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: To develop a self-administered short questionnaire to assess patient satisfaction with medical treatment for hand eczema (dermatitis) with good psychometric properties. METHOD: The content of the questionnaire was determined on the basis of clinical consultation with groups of patients, from studying the existing instruments, and from discussions with a panel of seven experts. A first draft version containing 38

Miguel A Ruiz; Felipe Heras; Agusti Alomar; Luis Conde-Salazar; Jesús de la Cuadra; Esther Serra; Francisco Regalado; Ralf Halbach

2010-01-01

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Construct Validity of the Children's Hand-Skills Ability Questionnaire (CHSQ) in Children with Disabilities: A Rasch Analysis  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Children's Hand-Skill ability Questionnaire (CHSQ) is a new parent-report questionnaire that assesses children's manual ability in three domains: leisure and play, school/education, and activities of daily living. The CHSQ can be used with children presenting with a range of disabilities and works as a companion assessment before detailed…

Chien, Chi-Wen; Brown, Ted

2012-01-01

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Spanish  

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Students will learn the Spanish words of nature by watching a video and filling in a worksheet and then review phrases. Students will conduct a search for weather inn Spanish. Materials needed: 1. Computer with the Internet 2. Worksheet Processes: Students will watch a movie and then do a worksheet filling out the meaning of the words. Then students will receive a worksheet that will help them learn the phrases in Spanish. Students will use Learn Spanish ...

Carlisle, Mr. J.

2007-11-30

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Research Paper: Development, Validation, and Use of English and Spanish Versions of the Telemedicine Satisfaction and Usefulness Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectivesTo describe the development and validation of low literacy English and Spanish versions of the 26-item Telemedicine Satisfaction and Usefulness Questionnaire (TSUQ), report telemedicine satisfaction and usefulness ratings of urban and rural participants in the Informatics for Diabetes Education and Telemedicine (IDEATel) project, and explore relationships between utilization and perceptions of satisfaction and usefulness.MethodsData sources included TSUQ, utilization data from

Suzanne Bakken; Lorena Grullon-Figueroa; Roberto E. Izquierdo; Nam-Ju Lee; Philip C. Morin; Walter Palmas; Jeanne A. Teresi; Ruth S. Weinstock; Steven Shea; Justin Starren

2006-01-01

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Initial validation of the Spanish childhood trauma questionnaire-short form: factor structure, reliability and association with parenting.  

PubMed

The present study examines the internal consistency and factor structure of the Spanish version of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-Short Form (CTQ-SF) and the association between the CTQ-SF subscales and parenting style. Cronbach's ? and confirmatory factor analyses (CFA) were performed in a female clinical sample (n = 185). Kendall's ? correlations were calculated between the maltreatment and parenting scales in a subsample of 109 patients. The Spanish CTQ-SF showed adequate psychometric properties and a good fit of the 5-factor structure. The neglect and abuse scales were negatively associated with parental care and positively associated with overprotection scales. The results of this study provide initial support for the reliability and validity of the Spanish CTQ-SF. PMID:23266990

Hernandez, Ana; Gallardo-Pujol, David; Pereda, Noemí; Arntz, Arnoud; Bernstein, David P; Gaviria, Ana M; Labad, Antonio; Valero, Joaquín; Gutiérrez-Zotes, Jose Alfonso

2013-05-01

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Factorial Invariance of the Questionnaire about Interpersonal Difficulties for Adolescents across Spanish and Chinese Adolescent Samples  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Questionnaire about Interpersonal Difficulties for Adolescents (QIDA) is a self-report instrument designed to measure adolescents' perceived interpersonal anxiety levels in a wide range of relationships with people of different ages, genders, levels of authority, and levels of intimacy and in several contexts: family, school, friends, opposite…

Ingles, Candido J.; Marzo, Juan C.; Hidalgo, Maria D.; Zhou, Xinyue; Garcia-Fernandez, Jose M.

2008-01-01

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Measuring autonomy support in university students: the Spanish version of the Learning Climate Questionnaire.  

PubMed

The goals of this research were to translate and analyze the psychometric properties of the Learning Climate Questionnaire (LCQ) and to develop a short form. The LCQ is a 15-item self-report measure that assesses autonomy support in educational settings. A total of 422 students (60 men and 362 women) took part in this study. Results showed evidence of construct validity and adequate reliability for the LCQ. The short form consists of five items that showed sound psychometric properties. Results of Pearson correlation and Gower index showed high agreement between the long and short forms. In conclusion, both forms can be considered as preliminary versions of the original questionnaire to assess autonomy support in educational settings. PMID:23156948

Núñez, Juan L; León, Jaime; Grijalvo, Fernando; Martín Albo, José

2012-11-01

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Psychometric analysis of the Spanish and Catalan versions of the Diabetes Self-Care inventory-revised version questionnaire  

PubMed Central

Background The purpose of this study was to validate the Spanish and Catalan versions of the Diabetes Self-Care Inventory-Revised Version (SCI-R) questionnaire to assess the degree of adherence to self-care among adults with diabetes. Methods We validated the Spanish and Catalan translation from, and back translation to, English and cultural adaptation of the SCI-R in type 1 diabetes patients on multiple insulin doses or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion and in type 2 diabetes patients on oral agents and/or insulin. Internal reliability, structural validity, and external validity (correlation with glycated hemoglobin) were evaluated. Responsiveness to change was assessed in patients 1 year after onset of type 1 diabetes and following a structured education program. Results The SCI-R presented good internal reliability Cronbach’s ?: 0.75, test-retest reliability (r = 0.82) and structural validity (r > 0.40). The external validity was also good; the SCI-R correlated with HbA1c in patients with type 1 diabetes on multiple insulin doses (r = ?0.50) or continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (r = ?0.66) and in patients with type 2 diabetes on multiple insulin doses (r = ?0.62). However, it was not satisfactory in patients on oral agents (r = ?0.20) and/or bedtime insulin (r = ?0.35). Responsiveness to change was analyzed in 54 patients (age 27.3±7.4 years, 26% men, HbA1c 6.8% ±1.1%); the SCI-R score was 72.3% ±13.7% and correlated negatively with glycated hemoglobin (r = ?0.42) and 3 scales of the Diabetes Quality of Life questionnaire (lower score indicating better perception): Impact (r = ?0.37), Social Worry (r = ?0.36) and Diabetes Worry (r = ?0.38), all at P < 0.05. Conclusion The Spanish and Catalan versions of the SCI-R questionnaire show good psychometric properties and both could be considered as useful tools for evaluating self-care behavior in patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. However, there are still some subgroups of patients with type 2 diabetes in which the validity of this questionnaire needs further evaluation.

Jansa, Margarida; Vidal, Merce; Gimenez, Marga; Conget, Ignacio; Galindo, Mercedes; Roca, Daria; Colungo, Cristina; Esmatjes, Enric; Salamero, Manel

2013-01-01

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Reference values of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) version for parents in the Spanish population, 2006.  

PubMed

Introduction: The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) is one of the most frequently used screening test for children and adolescents mental health (MH). In 2006, the Spanish National Health Survey included the child’s MH section through the SDQ version for parents. Objective: To obtain reference values of the SDQparents Spanish version for the 4-15 year-old population living in Spain during 2006-2007. Methodology: From the Spanish National Health Survey-2006, measurements of central tendency, dispersion and percentiles scores were calculated for the “Total Difficulties Score” (TDS-SDQ) Index and for the five dimensions of the questionnaire. Results: A sample made up of 6266 children, ages 4 to 15 years, having national representativeness was obtained. Regarding the TDS-SDQ Index, scores were higher (worse MH) in boys than in girls (9.66 vs 9.04) and were higher in the younger age group in the total sample (9.90, 9.49 and 8.73) and also in boys. Girls scored higher than boys on the emotional symptoms and prosocial dimensions, and the scores were higher in older age group for the total sample. Regarding behavior problems, the younger age group scored higher in the total sample (2.19, 1.87 and 1.76) and by sex. Boys scored higher than girls on hyperactivity (4.51 vs. 3.92) and scores were lower in older ages in total sample (4.71, 4.19 and 3.82) and by sex. Peer problems dimension has no statistically significant differences by sex or age. Conclusions: The population values shown are informative and extend the knowledge and interpretation of the SDQ results. PMID:24715361

Barriuso-Lapresa, Laura M; Hernando-Arizaleta, Lauro; Rajmil, Luis

2014-03-01

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The 12-Item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12): reliability, external validity and factor structure in the Spanish population.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to analyze the internal consistency and the external and structure validity of the 12-Item General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) in the Spanish general population. A stratified sample of 1001 subjects, ages between 25 and 65 years, taken from the general Spanish population was employed. The GHQ-12 and the Inventory of Situations and Responses of Anxiety-ISRA were administered. A Cronbach's alpha of .76 (Standardized Alpha: .78) and a 3-factor structure (with oblique rotation and maximum likelihood procedure) were obtained. External validity of Factor I (Successful Coping) with the ISRA is very robust (.82; Factor II, .70; Factor III, .75). The GHQ-12 shows adequate reliability and validity in the Spanish population. Therefore, the GHQ-12 can be used with efficacy to assess people's overall psychological well-being and to detect non-psychotic psychiatric problems. Additionally, our results confirm that the GHQ-12 can best be thought of as a multidimensional scale that assesses several distinct aspects of distress, rather than just a unitary screening measure. PMID:18940092

Sánchez-López, María del Pilar; Dresch, Virginia

2008-11-01

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Disability of Arm Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire in rheumatoid arthritis patients: relationship with disease activity, HAQ, SF36  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic disease that causes disability. Disability and quality of life indexes are used in\\u000a the assessment and treatment of patients with RA. Disability of Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire (DASH) is a patient-based\\u000a outcome measurement developed to evaluate the upper extremities. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinical relevance\\u000a of DASH in RA

Lale Akbulut Aktekin; Filiz Eser; Bedriye Mermerci Ba?kan; Filiz Sivas; Simten Malhan; Ergun Öksüz; Hatice Bodur

2011-01-01

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Reliability and Validity Evidence of Scores on the Achievement Goal Tendencies Questionnaire in a Sample of Spanish Students of Compulsory Secondary Education  

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This study examined the reliability and validity evidence drawn from the scores of the Spanish version of the Achievement Goal Tendencies Questionnaire (AGTQ) using a sample of 2,022 (51.1% boys) Spanish students from grades 7 to 10. Confirmatory factor analysis replicated the correlated three-factor structure of the AGTQ in this sample: Learning…

Ingles, Candido J.; Garcia-Fernandez, Jose M.; Castejon, Juan L.; Valle, Antonio; Delgado, Beatriz; Marzo, Juan C.

2009-01-01

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Factorial Invariance and Latent Mean Differences of Scores on the Achievement Goal Tendencies Questionnaire across Gender and Age in a Sample of Spanish Students  

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This study examined the factorial invariance and latent mean differences of scores on the Spanish version of the "Achievement Goal Tendencies Questionnaire" (AGTQ) across gender and age groups in 2022 Spanish students (51.1% boys) in grades 7 through 10. The equality of factor structures was compared using multi-group confirmatory factor analyses.…

Ingles, Candido J.; Marzo, Juan C.; Castejon, Juan L.; Nunez, Jose Carlos; Valle, Antonio; Garcia-Fernandez, Jose M.; Delgado, Beatriz

2011-01-01

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Spanish translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and validation of the Questionnaire for Diabetes-Related Foot Disease (Q-DFD)  

PubMed Central

Purpose To translate, cross-culturally adapt, and validate the Questionnaire for Diabetes-Related Foot Disease (Q-DFD), originally created and validated in Australia, for its use in Spanish-speaking patients with diabetes mellitus. Patients and methods The translation and cross-cultural adaptation were based on international guidelines. The Spanish version of the survey was applied to a community-based (sample A) and a hospital clinic-based sample (samples B and C). Samples A and B were used to determine criterion and construct validity comparing the survey findings with clinical evaluation and medical records, respectively; while sample C was used to determine intra- and inter-rater reliability. Results After completing the rigorous translation process, only four items were considered problematic and required a new translation. In total, 127 patients were included in the validation study: 76 to determine criterion and construct validity and 41 to establish intra- and inter-rater reliability. For an overall diagnosis of diabetes-related foot disease, a substantial level of agreement was obtained when we compared the Q-DFD with the clinical assessment (kappa 0.77, sensitivity 80.4%, specificity 91.5%, positive likelihood ratio [LR+] 9.46, negative likelihood ratio [LR?] 0.21); while an almost perfect level of agreement was obtained when it was compared with medical records (kappa 0.88, sensitivity 87%, specificity 97%, LR+ 29.0, LR? 0.13). Survey reliability showed substantial levels of agreement, with kappa scores of 0.63 and 0.73 for intra- and inter-rater reliability, respectively. Conclusion The translated and cross-culturally adapted Q-DFD showed good psychometric properties (validity, reproducibility, and reliability) that allow its use in Spanish-speaking diabetic populations.

Castillo-Tandazo, Wilson; Flores-Fortty, Adolfo; Feraud, Lourdes; Tettamanti, Daniel

2013-01-01

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Screening for Eating Disorders in Undergraduate Women: Norms and Validity of the Spanish Version of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this investigation was to examine the internal consistency reliability and the convergent validity of the Spanish\\u000a version of the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire (EDE-Q) and to provide EDE-Q norms for Spanish undergraduate women.\\u000a Seven hundred eight college women, aged 18–30 years, volunteered to complete the EDE-Q, BSQ and EDI-2. Satisfactory internal\\u000a consistency for the four subscales and the

Ana M. Villarroel; Eva Penelo; Mariona Portell; Rosa M. Raich

2011-01-01

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Preliminary Evaluation of the Validity and Reliability of the Spanish Version of the Therapeutic Alliance with Clinician (TAC) Questionnaire  

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As part of a broader study aimed at evaluating perceived alliance with service providers and level of satisfaction with services received, 103 monolingual Spanish speaking Hispanic women were interviewed. Participants were receiving ongoing behavioral health treatment at three different community service provider sites located in the greater New…

Bedregal, Luis E.; Paris, Manuel Jr.; Anez, Luis M.; Shahar, Golan; Davidson, Larry

2006-01-01

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Validation of the Spanish, Portuguese and French Versions of the Lupus Damage Index Questionnaire: Data from North and South America, Spain and Portugal  

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SUMMARY We have previously developed and validated a self-administered questionnaire, modeled after the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Damage Index (SDI), the Lupus Damage Index Questionnaire (LDIQ), which may allow the ascertainment of this construct in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients followed in the community and thus expand observations made about damage. We have now translated, back-translated and adapted the LDIQ to Spanish, Portuguese and French and applied it to patients followed at academic and non-academic centers in North and South America, Portugal and Spain while their physicians scored the SDI. A total of 887 patients (659 Spanish-, 140 Portuguese- and 80 French-speaking) and 40 physicians participated. Overall patients scored higher than their physicians (total score and all domains) for all versions of the LDIQ. Infrequent manifestations had less than optional clinimetric properties but overall agreement was over 95% for the majority of items. The larger sample size may explain the higher correlations observed among the Spanish-speaking patients. Pending minor adjustments, the LDIQ may prove to be useful in community-based studies. The relationship between the LDIQ and other outcome parameters is currently being investigated in a different patient sample.

Pons-Estel, Bernardo A.; Sanchez-Guerrero, Jorge; Romero-Diaz, Juanita; Iglesias-Gamarra, Antonio; Bonfa, Eloisa; Borba, Eduardo F.; Shinjo, Samuel K.; Bernatsky, Sasha; Clarke, Ann; Garcia, Mercedes A.; Marcos, Juan Carlos; Duarte, Angela; Berbotto, Guillermo A.; Scherbarth, Hugo; Marques, Claudia D.; Onetti, Laura; Saurit, Veronica; Souza, Alexander W. S.; Velozo, Edson; Catoggio, Luis J.; Neira, Oscar; Burgos, Paula; Ramirez, Luis Alberto; Molina, Jose Fernando; De La Torre, Ignacio Garcia; Silvarino, Ricardo; Manni, Jorge A.; Duran-Barragan, Sergio; Vila, Luis M.; Fortin, Paul R.; Calvo-Alen, Jaime; Santos, Maria Jose; Portela, Margarita; Esteva-Spinetti, Maria Hercilia; Weisman, Michael; Acevedo, Eduardo M.; Segami, Maria Ines; Gentiletti, Silvana B.; Roldan, Jose; Navarro, Iris; Gonzalez, Emilio; Liu, Jigna M.; Karlson, Elizabeth W.; Costenbader, Karen H.; Wolfe, Fred; Alarcon, Graciela S.

2010-01-01

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Usefulness of the Spanish version of the mood disorder questionnaire for screening bipolar disorder in routine clinical practice in outpatients with major depression  

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Background According to some studies, almost 40% of depressive patients – half of them previously undetected – are diagnosed of bipolar II disorder when systematically assessed for hypomania. Thus, instruments for bipolar disorder screening are needed. The Mood Disorder Questionnaire (MDQ) is a self-reported questionnaire validated in Spanish in stable patients with a previously known diagnosis. The purpose of this study is to evaluate in the daily clinical practice the usefulness of the Spanish version of the MDQ in depressive patients. Methods Patients (n = 87) meeting DSM-IV-TR criteria for a major depressive episode, not previously known as bipolar were included. The affective module of the Structured Clinical Interview (SCID) was used as gold standard. Results MDQ screened 24.1% of depressive patients as bipolar, vs. 12.6% according to SCID. For a cut-off point score of 7 positive answers, sensitivity was 72.7% (95% CI = 63.3 – 82.1) and specificity 82.9% (95% CI = 74.9–90.9). Likelihood ratio of positive and negative tests were 4,252 y 0,329 respectively. Limitations The small sample size reduced the power of the study to 62%. Conclusion Sensitivity and specificity of the MDQ were high for screening bipolar disorder in patients with major depression, and similar to the figures obtained in stable patients. This study confirms that MDQ is a useful instrument in the daily clinical assessment of depressive patients.

2008-01-01

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The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) outcome questionnaire: longitudinal construct validity and measuring self-rated health change after surgery  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: The disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) questionnaire is a self-administered region-specific outcome instrument developed as a measure of self-rated upper-extremity disability and symptoms. The DASH consists mainly of a 30-item disability\\/symptom scale, scored 0 (no disability) to 100. The main purpose of this study was to assess the longitudinal construct validity of the DASH among patients

Christina Gummesson; Isam Atroshi; Charlotte Ekdahl

2003-01-01

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Comparison of Self-Report and Interview Administration Methods Based on the Brazilian Versions of the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire in Patients with Rotator Cuff Disorders  

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OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the present study was to compare self-report and interview administration methods using the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index (WORC) and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire (DASH) in patients with rotator cuff disorders. METHODS: Thirty male and female patients over 18 years of age with rotator cuff disorders (tendinopathy or rotator cuff tear) and Brazilian Portuguese as their primary language were recruited for assessment via administration of the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index and and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire. A randomization method was used to determine whether the questionnaires would be self-reported (n=15) or administered by an interviewer (n=15). Pearson correlation coefficients were used to evaluate the correlation between the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index and and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire in each group. The t-test was used to determine whether the difference in mean questionnaire scores and administration time was statistically significant. For statistical analysis, the level of significance was set at 5%. RESULTS: The mean subject age was 55.07 years, ranging from 27 to 74 years. Most patients had a diagnosis of tendinopathy (n=21). With regard to level of schooling, the majority (n=26) of subjects had completed a college degree or higher. The mean questionnaire scores and administration times did not significantly differ between the two groups (p>0.05). There were statistically significant correlations (p<0.05) between Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index and and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire, and strong correlations were found between the questionnaires in both groups. CONCLUSION: There are no differences between the Western Ontario Rotator Cuff Index and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand Questionnaire administration methods with regard to administration time or correlations between the questionnaires.

Lopes, Andrea Diniz; de Vilar e Furtado, Ricardo; da Silva, Cesar Augusto; Yi, Liu Chiao; Malfatti, Cristina Assumpcao; de Araujo, Silvana Antunes

2009-01-01

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Reliability, validity and responsiveness of the French version of the questionnaire Quick Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand in shoulder disorders.  

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We assessed the reliability, validity and responsiveness of the French short version of the scale Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand-Disability/Symptom (F-QuickDASH-D/S) in patients with shoulder disorders. We extracted QuickDASH item responses from the responses to the full-length DASH questionnaire completed by 153 patients. In addition to collecting demographic and clinical data, subjective assessment of activities of daily living (ADL), active range of motion (ROM), and measurement of abduction strength (strength) were recorded by use of the Constant scale. Cronbach's alpha coefficient was 0.89. The intraclass correlation coefficient was 0.94, which suggested excellent test-retest reliability. Correlation of the F-QuickDASH-D/S score with scores for F-DASH-D/S (r=0.96), handicap (r=0.79), ADL (r=-0.73), pain during activities (r=0.63), strength (r=-0.58), pain at rest (r=0.57) and ROM (r=-0.51) indicated good construct validity. Factor analysis identified 2 factors accounting for 59.1% of the variance. The responsiveness of F-QuickDASH-D/S was excellent, with standardized response mean and effect size values of 1.09 and 1.23, respectively. The F-QuickDASH-D/S has good reliability, construct validity and responsiveness. The strong correlation of its score with the full-length DASH-D/S scale score suggests that the QuickDASH-D/S could be the preferred scale because it is easier to use. PMID:18436467

Fayad, Fouad; Lefevre-Colau, Marie-Martine; Gautheron, Vincent; Macé, Yann; Fermanian, Jacques; Mayoux-Benhamou, Anne; Roren, Alexandra; Rannou, François; Roby-Brami, Agnès; Revel, Michel; Poiraudeau, Serge

2009-04-01

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Effect of doctors' ethnicity and country of qualification on prescribing patterns in single handed general practices: linkage of information collected by questionnaire and from routine data.  

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OBJECTIVES: To test whether Asian general practitioners who qualified in the Indian subcontinent prescribe items more often, more expensive items, and fewer generic drugs than their British trained Asian and non-Asian counterparts. DESIGN: Linkage study using data collected by questionnaire and from routine sources. SETTING: General practices in England. SUBJECTS: 155 single handed general practitioners: 42 Asian doctors qualified in United Kingdom (group 1), 58 white doctors qualified in United Kingdom (group 2), and 55 Asian doctors qualified in Indian subcontinent (group 3). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Prescribing cost (cost per ASTRO-PU), prescribing frequency (number of items per ASTRO-PU), and generic prescribing (percentage of drugs prescribed that are generic). RESULTS: Doctors in group 1 were significantly younger than those in the other groups and had a higher proportion of patients who were from deprived wards. There was no difference between the groups in the proportion of female doctors and total list size. After adjustment for confounding factors, there were no significant differences between the three groups for prescribing cost (16.58 (95% confidence interval 6.39 to 26.77) for group 1, 17.31 (6.92 to 27.69) for group 2, 17.80 (7.22 to 28.38) for group 3, P = 0.55); prescribing frequency (6.58 (4.60 to 8.40), 6.45 (4.70 to 8.30), 7.89 (6.16 to 9.64), P = 0.34); and generic prescribing (44.44 (38.95 to 49.93), 47.41 (42.12 to 52.70), 44.04 (38.75 to 49.33), P = 0.37). CONCLUSIONS: Asian doctors qualified from the Indian subcontinent did not differ from British trained doctors in their prescribing practice. This study refutes the common belief that Asian doctors are high volume and high cost prescribers.

Gill, P. S.; Dowell, A.; Harris, C. M.

1997-01-01

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Impact of the Spanish Smoking Law on Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke and Respiratory Health in Hospitality Workers: A Cohort Study  

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Background A smoke-free law came into effect in Spain on 1st January 2006, affecting all enclosed workplaces except hospitality venues, whose proprietors can choose among totally a smoke-free policy, a partial restriction with designated smoking areas, or no restriction on smoking on the premises. We aimed to evaluate the impact of the law among hospitality workers by assessing second-hand smoke (SHS) exposure and the frequency of respiratory symptoms before and one year after the ban. Methods and Finding We formed a baseline cohort of 431 hospitality workers in Spain and 45 workers in Portugal and Andorra. Of them, 318 (66.8%) were successfully followed up 12 months after the ban, and 137 nonsmokers were included in this analysis. We obtained self-reported exposure to SHS and the presence of respiratory symptoms, and collected saliva samples for cotinine measurement. Salivary cotinine decreased by 55.6% after the ban among nonsmoker workers in venues where smoking was totally prohibited (from median of 1.6 ng/ml before to 0.5 ng/ml, p<0.01). Cotinine concentration decreased by 27.6% (p?=?0.068) among workers in venues with designated smoking areas, and by 10.7% (p?=?0.475) among workers in venues where smoking was allowed. In Portugal and Andorra, no differences between cotinine concentration were found before (1.2 ng/ml) and after the ban (1.2 ng/ml). In Spain, reported respiratory symptom declined significantly (by 71.9%; p<0.05) among workers in venues that became smoke-free. After adjustment for potential confounders, salivary cotinine and respiratory symptoms decreased significantly among workers in Spanish hospitality venues where smoking was totally banned. Conclusions Among nonsmoker hospitality workers in bars and restaurants where smoking was allowed, exposure to SHS after the ban remained similar to pre-law levels. The partial restrictions on smoking in Spanish hospitality venues do not sufficiently protect hospitality workers against SHS or its consequences for respiratory health.

Fernandez, Esteve; Fu, Marcela; Pascual, Jose A.; Lopez, Maria J.; Perez-Rios, Monica; Schiaffino, Anna; Martinez-Sanchez, Jose M.; Ariza, Carles; Salto, Esteve; Nebot, Manel

2009-01-01

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Reliability and validity of the Norwegian version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome  

PubMed Central

Background Patient-rated outcome measures (PROMs) are an important part of clinical decision-making in rehabilitation of patients with shoulder pain. The Disabilities of Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) questionnaire was designed to measure physical disability and symptoms in patients with musculoskeletal disorders of the upper extremity and is one the most commonly used outcome measures for patients with shoulder pain. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and validity of the Norwegian version of the DASH in patients with shoulder impingement syndrome. Methods Sixty-three patients diagnosed with shoulder impingement syndrome at an orthopaedic outpatient clinic were included in the study. Internal consistency of the DASH was evaluated by the Cronbach’s alpha and item-to-total correlations. Test-retest reliability was analyzed by the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) and limits of agreement (LoA) according to the Bland Altman method. Standard error of measurement (SEM) and minimally detectable change (MDC) were calculated for the total DASH score. Construct validity was evaluated by testing six a priori hypotheses for the Pearson’s correlation coefficient between the DASH and the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI), the 36-item Short Form Health Survey (SF-36) and a Numeric Pain Rating Scale (NPRS). Results Reliability: Cronbach’s alpha of the DASH was 0.93 and item-to-total correlations ranged from 0.36 to 0.81. ICC was 0.89. The 95 percent LoA was calculated to be between -11.9 and 14.1. SEM was 4.7 and MDC 13.1. Construct validity: Eighty-three percent of the a priori hypotheses of correlation were confirmed. The DASH showed a high positive correlation of 0.75 with the SPADI, a negative moderate correlation of -0.48 to -0.62 with physical functioning, bodily pain and physical component summary of the SF-36 and a moderate positive correlation of 0.58 with the NPRS. DASH correlated higher with the physical component summary than with the mental component summary of the SF-36. Conclusions The Norwegian version of the DASH is a reliable and valid outcome measure for patients with shoulder impingement syndrome.

2014-01-01

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Validity and reliability of the Spanish version of the DN4 (Douleur Neuropathique 4 questions) questionnaire for differential diagnosis of pain syndromes associated to a neuropathic or somatic component  

PubMed Central

Background This study assesses the validity and reliability of the Spanish version of DN4 questionnaire as a tool for differential diagnosis of pain syndromes associated to a neuropathic (NP) or somatic component (non-neuropathic pain, NNP). Methods A study was conducted consisting of two phases: cultural adaptation into the Spanish language by means of conceptual equivalence, including forward and backward translations in duplicate and cognitive debriefing, and testing of psychometric properties in patients with NP (peripheral, central and mixed) and NNP. The analysis of psychometric properties included reliability (internal consistency, inter-rater agreement and test-retest reliability) and validity (ROC curve analysis, agreement with the reference diagnosis and determination of sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values in different subsamples according to type of NP). Results A sample of 164 subjects (99 women, 60.4%; age: 60.4 ± 16.0 years), 94 (57.3%) with NP (36 with peripheral, 32 with central, and 26 with mixed pain) and 70 with NNP was enrolled. The questionnaire was reliable [Cronbach's alpha coefficient: 0.71, inter-rater agreement coefficient: 0.80 (0.71–0.89), and test-retest intra-class correlation coefficient: 0.95 (0.92–0.97)] and valid for a cut-off value ? 4 points, which was the best value to discriminate between NP and NNP subjects. Discussion This study, representing the first validation of the DN4 questionnaire into another language different than the original, not only supported its high discriminatory value for identification of neuropathic pain, but also provided supplemental psychometric validation (i.e. test-retest reliability, influence of educational level and pain intensity) and showed its validity in mixed pain syndromes.

Perez, Concepcion; Galvez, Rafael; Huelbes, Silvia; Insausti, Joaquin; Bouhassira, Didier; Diaz, Silvia; Rejas, Javier

2007-01-01

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Right Hand/Left Hand  

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In this activity (1st on the page), learners conduct a series of tests to find out which of their hands is more dominant. In other words, are they right-handed or left-handed? Learners work in pairs and observe each other doing simple tasks like writing, cutting, and throwing a ball. They collect data to draw conclusions about their partner's handedness. This resource also includes two questionnaires about the strength of handedness as well as an online and offline test for handedness.

Chudler, Eric H.

2009-01-01

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Impact of the Spanish Smoking Law on Exposure to Second-Hand Smoke and Respiratory Health in Hospitality Workers: A Cohort Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundA smoke-free law came into effect in Spain on 1st January 2006, affecting all enclosed workplaces except hospitality venues, whose proprietors can choose among totally a smoke-free policy, a partial restriction with designated smoking areas, or no restriction on smoking on the premises. We aimed to evaluate the impact of the law among hospitality workers by assessing second-hand smoke (SHS)

Esteve Fernández; Marcela Fu; José A. Pascual; María J. López; Mónica Pérez-Ríos; Anna Schiaffino; Jose M. Martínez-Sánchez; Carles Ariza; Esteve Saltó; Manel Nebot; Talitha L. Feenstra

2009-01-01

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Spanish Professor  

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The Spanish Professor is designed to help people learn Spanish through a variety of tactics, including multimedia lessons and audio CD's that foster fluency in both speaking and writing Spanish. The site has a few lessons on basic Spanish verbs and their conjugation, and it also links to a number of fantastic Spanish learning sites with free instructional content. Here, visitors will also find links to a number of Spanish dictionaries, and some information on Spanish culture. It's an excellent resource for anyone looking to learn Spanish for travel, business, or for a future career.

2007-12-06

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Evaluation of the Spanish version of the DASH and carpal tunnel syndrome health-related quality-of-life instruments: Cross-cultural adaptation process and reliability  

Microsoft Academic Search

The methodologic requirements for cross-national use of specific health outcome instruments in hand surgery are presented. The Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire as a specific upper-extremity instrument and the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) questionnaire as a specific disease instrument were adapted to Spanish for use in international studies. The adaptations were based on translation\\/back translation methodology.

Roberto S. Rosales; Elena Benseny Delgado

2002-01-01

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Hand Safety  

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... is a Hand Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing ... is a Hand Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing ...

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Hand Fractures  

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Hand Anatomy  

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... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

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Hand Therapy  

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... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

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Hand Infections  

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... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

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Spanish Learning  

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To better understand the verbs and vocabulary used in the spanish language You will need to log on to this website this link will give you all of the conjugations of the irregular verbs. Be sure to take the quizzes on the ser and estar verbs. We will cover these in class. Spanish Verbs Educational Quizzes Click on this first website and follow the link ...

Forster, Mr.

2007-12-05

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Learn Spanish  

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Spanish language instruction has been a staple of instruction in high schools and colleges for years, and there are a number of high-quality online resources for those who would like to learn the language, or just refresh their vocabulary. At this site, visitors can go through a number of tutorials that deal with basic pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. Each tutorial contains an audio section that repeats phrases clearly so that users can learn at their leisure. One fun feature is the âÂÂRandom Spanish Idiom GeneratorâÂÂ, which at the mere click of a mouse will bring up phrases such as âÂÂEn el momento precisoâÂÂ, which means âÂÂIn the nick of timeâÂÂ. The site also contains a list of ten phrases that donâÂÂt translate well into Spanish (such as âÂÂLook before you leapâÂÂ) and a list of schools that offer personal Spanish-language instruction.

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Hand Washing  

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... or from animals and animal waste. Continue Defensive Hand Washing Did you know that an estimated 1 out ... American Society for Microbiology did a survey of hand washing. They asked people questions about their hand-washing ...

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A Comparison of Computerized Techniques for Recognized Spanish Names.  

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The results of various computerized coding techniques used to identify persons of Spanish derivation were compared to questionnaire responses in which people identified themselves as Spanish. The coding techniques classified names as Spanish and non-Spanish using the following: census surnames; Morton surnames; "Broad" Spanish surnames; "Narrow"…

Giesecke, G. Lee

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Claw hand  

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Claw hand is a condition that causes curved or bent fingers. This makes the hand appear like the claw of an animal. See ... Claw hand can be something that someone is born with (congenital) or that they develop because of certain disorders, ...

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Chapped hands  

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... wind Avoid washing hands with hot water Limit hand washing as much as possible while maintaining good hygiene Try to keep the air in your home humid Use mild soaps or non-soap cleansers Use ... on your hands regularly, especially if you live in a dry ...

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75 FR 8985 - Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Comment Request; Employee Questionnaire and Complaint...  

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...Collection: Comment Request; Employee Questionnaire and Complaint Intake AGENCY: Office...information: Title of Proposal: Employee Questionnaire and Complaint Intake. OMB Control...for these collections: an employee questionnaire (in English, Spanish, and...

2010-02-26

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Hand Eczema  

PubMed Central

Hand eczema is often a chronic, multifactorial disease. It is usually related to occupational or routine household activities. Exact etiology of the disease is difficult to determine. It may become severe enough and disabling to many of patients in course of time. An estimated 2-10% of population is likely to develop hand eczema at some point of time during life. It appears to be the most common occupational skin disease, comprising 9-35% of all occupational diseases and up to 80% or more of all occupational contact dermatitis. So, it becomes important to find the exact etiology and classification of the disease and to use the appropriate preventive and treatment measures. Despite its importance in the dermatological practice, very few Indian studies have been done till date to investigate the epidemiological trends, etiology, and treatment options for hand eczema. In this review, we tried to find the etiology, epidemiology, and available treatment modalities for chronic hand eczema patients.

Agarwal, Uma Shankar; Besarwal, Raj Kumar; Gupta, Rahul; Agarwal, Puneet; Napalia, Sheetal

2014-01-01

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Hand eczema.  

PubMed

Hand eczema is often a chronic, multifactorial disease. It is usually related to occupational or routine household activities. Exact etiology of the disease is difficult to determine. It may become severe enough and disabling to many of patients in course of time. An estimated 2-10% of population is likely to develop hand eczema at some point of time during life. It appears to be the most common occupational skin disease, comprising 9-35% of all occupational diseases and up to 80% or more of all occupational contact dermatitis. So, it becomes important to find the exact etiology and classification of the disease and to use the appropriate preventive and treatment measures. Despite its importance in the dermatological practice, very few Indian studies have been done till date to investigate the epidemiological trends, etiology, and treatment options for hand eczema. In this review, we tried to find the etiology, epidemiology, and available treatment modalities for chronic hand eczema patients. PMID:24891648

Agarwal, Uma Shankar; Besarwal, Raj Kumar; Gupta, Rahul; Agarwal, Puneet; Napalia, Sheetal

2014-05-01

68

Hand preference, performance abilities, and hand selection in children.  

PubMed

It is widely know that the pattern of human handedness is such that approximately 90% of the population is right handed with the remainder being left handed, at least in the adult population. What is less well understood is how handedness develops and at what age adult-like handedness patterns emerge. Quantified in terms of both preference and performance, a plethora of different behavioral assessments are currently in use with both children and adults. Handedness questionnaires are commonly used; however, these possess inherent limitations, considering their subjective nature. Hand performance measures have also been implemented; however, such tasks appear to measure different components of handedness. In addition to these traditional measures, handedness has been successfully assessed through observation of hand selection in reaching, which has proven to be a unique and effective manner in understanding the development of handedness in children. Research over the past several decades has demonstrated that young children display weak, inconsistent hand preference tendencies and are slower with both hands. Performance differences between the hands are larger for young children, and consistency improves with age. However, there remains some controversy surrounding the age at which hand preference and hand performance abilities can be considered fully developed. The following paper will provide a review of the literature pertaining to hand preference, performance abilities and hand selection in children in an attempt to ascertain the age at which adult-like patterns of hand preference and performance emerge. PMID:24600414

Scharoun, Sara M; Bryden, Pamela J

2014-01-01

69

Hand Battery  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity about chemistry and electricity, learners form a battery by placing their hands onto plates of different metals. Learners detect the current by reading a DC microammeter attached to the metal plates. Learners experiment with different metals to find out what combination produces the most current as well as testing what happens when they press harder on the plates or wet their hands. Learners also investigate what happens when they wire the plates to a voltmeter.

Exploratorium, The

2011-12-05

70

The Survey Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Internet-based surveys are still relatively new, and researchers are just beginning to articulate best practices for questionnaire design. Online questionnaire design has generally been guided by the principles applying to other self-administered instruments, such as paper-based questionnaires. Web-based questionnaires, however, have the potential…

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

2007-01-01

71

Hand Anthropometry and SMS Satisfaction  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The effect of hand anthropometry on Short Message Service (SMS) satisfaction was investigated using structured questionnaire interviews with 110 subjects, aged between 17-25 years old. Hand size was measured to assess its effect on mobile phone design factors satisfaction whereas thumb circumference and length were measured for keypad design factors. Small hand-sized subjects were found to be more satisfied with mobile phone dimensions than large hand-sized subjects. Thumb circumference significantly affects users` satisfaction towards key size and space between keys whereas thumb length significantly affects keypad layout satisfaction. Both thumb circumference and length significantly correlate negatively with the corresponding keypad design factors. Results confirm that hand anthropometry do affect users messaging satisfaction. These findings should prove useful to mobile phone designers who could look into the possibility of designing customized mobile phones that cater to large hand and thumb sized users, so as to increase their subjective satisfaction.

Balakrishnan, Vimala; Yeow, Paul H. P.

72

Fat intake and asthma in Spanish schoolchildren  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives:To study the relationship between lipid, fatty acid and lipid-rich food intake and current asthma in a group of Spanish schoolchildren.Subjects\\/Methods:The subjects of this cross-sectional study were 638 Spanish schoolchildren (8–13 years of age). The weight and height of all the subjects were recorded. A questionnaire, completed by the subjects' parents, was used to obtain personal and health information. Current

E Rodríguez-Rodríguez; J M Perea; A I Jiménez; P Rodríguez-Rodríguez; A M López-Sobaler; R M Ortega

2010-01-01

73

The Pedestrian Behaviour of Spanish Adolescents  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Adolescent pedestrians are a particularly vulnerable group of road users. This research tested the applicability of the recently developed Adolescent Road user Behaviour Questionnaire (ARBQ) amongst a sample of 2006 Spanish adolescents. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the full scale found that the original three factors did not adequately fit the…

Sullman, M. J. M.; Gras, M. E.; Font-Mayolas, S.; Masferrer, L.; Cunill, M.; Planes, M.

2011-01-01

74

The pedestrian behaviour of Spanish adolescents  

Microsoft Academic Search

Adolescent pedestrians are a particularly vulnerable group of road users. This research tested the applicability of the recently developed Adolescent Road user Behaviour Questionnaire (ARBQ) amongst a sample of 2006 Spanish adolescents. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the full scale found that the original three factors did not adequately fit the data, but an acceptable fit was obtained for the shortened

M. J. M. Sullman; M. E. Gras; L. Masferrer; M. Cunill; M. Planes

2011-01-01

75

Left-handed Children in Singapore.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Used teacher questionnaires to examine incidence of left-handedness in nearly 2,800 Singaporean children, racial differences in this left-handed population, and educational provisions in preschool and primary school. Findings indicated that 7.5% of preschoolers and 6.3% of primary children were left-handed, with a higher proportion being Chinese…

Gan, Linda

1998-01-01

76

Spanish 1 - Pronunciation Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Feeling comfortable when speaking Spanish is primarily understanding how to pronounce Spanish. This activity will help you while you listen and practice Spanish pronunciation. Practice your pronunciation as you read the Pronunciation section of this page. Let\\'s start with a nice beginning lesson. This next site will allow you to listen to vowels and phrases as you practice your pronunciation. Select this link Spanish Vowels. When you get there choose each vowel; a, e, i, o, and u. Click ...

Smith, Sr.

2007-09-10

77

Studies in Southwest Spanish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Spanish dialects of the Southwest United States have received little serious attention until recently. The present volume contains studies designed to contribute to the understanding and acceptance of Southwest Spanish. The book consists of the following chapters: (1) "Linguistic Diversity in Southwest Spanish," by Garland D. Bills and Jacob…

Bowen, J. Donald, Ed.; Ornstein, Jacob, Ed.

78

Golden Age Spanish Sonnets  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and maintained by Alix Ingber, Professor of Spanish at Sweet Briar College, this site hosts 107 Golden Age (Sixteenth Century) Spanish sonnets and English translations. The poems may be browsed by poet or by their first line. Each poet page includes links to related resources, most of which are in Spanish only. Also included are bibliographies and some other related links.

Ingber, Alix.

79

Development and validation of a questionnaire to assess satisfaction with hospital emergency care  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo develop and validate a questionnaire to determine satisfaction with the hospital emergency department.DesignCross-sectional study to validate a telephone questionnaire designed in Spanish by a panel of experts.SettingThe emergency department of Hospital Gregorio Marañón, a tertiary level hospital of the Spanish national health system.ParticipantsA sample of 651 emergency department patients completed the questionnaire.Main Outcome MeasuresThe psychometric properties of the questionnaire

Susana Granado de la Orden; Ana Chacón García; Lorena Flavia Rodríguez Gijón; Cristina Rodríguez Rieiro; Concepción Sanchidrian de Blas; Paz Rodríguez Pérez

2010-01-01

80

Notes in Spanish  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Notes in Spanish has been described as the best free Spanish language learning podcast/blog on the Internet. Notes in Spanish publishes two podcasts: an intermediate and an advanced podcast. Each podcast is accompanied by a worksheet (available for an additional small fee), which includes a full transcript of the podcast and a list of relevant vocabulary terms and phrases, along with useful exercises. Apart from the podcasts, the Notes in Spanish blog contains regular updates of useful tips and resources for learning Spanish.

Curtis, Benjamin; Diez, Marina

2007-01-31

81

Fiesta, Spanish-S: 7509.73.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course is intended to teach the student about Spanish and Latin American culture in order to broaden his capacity for understanding and appreciating those cultures. The subject matter in this course is the folklore, customs, types of food, and music of a culture as seen through holidays, festivals, styles, and special occasions. Learning…

Miyar, Olga C.

82

Attitude toward Use of Spanish on the South Texas Border.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An attitude dimension questionnaire was administered to a random sample of Mexican-American college students and to a random sample of Spanish-surnamed professionals in the Rio Grande Valley (Table 1). Attitudes toward use of Spanish varied by age, sex, generation, and occupational status. Tabular results in Appendix. (Author/LMO)

Mejias, Hugo A.; Anderson, Pamela L.

1988-01-01

83

Basics of Developing Questionnaires  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Whether developing questions for questionnaires or interviews or focus groups, there are certain guidelines that help to ensure that respondents provide information that is useful and can later be analyzed. This resource offers advice on developing questions for interviews or focus groups. It contains basics conducting the interviews, providing directions to respondents as well as guidelines for composing the content and wording of the questionnaire. This resource is aimed for use in workshops/conferences and is intended for novice evaluators.

Mcnamara, Carter

84

The functional status questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

A comprehensive functional assessment requires thorough and careful inquiry, which is difficult to accomplish in most busy\\u000a clinical practices. This paper examines the reliability and validity of the Functional Status Questionnaire (FSQ), a brief,\\u000a standardized, self-administered questionnaire designed to provide a comprehensive and feasible assessment of physical, psychological,\\u000a social and role function in ambulatory patients. The FSQ can be completed

Alan M. Jette; Allyson R. Davies; Paul D. Cleary; David R. Calkins; Lisa V. Rubenstein; Arlene Fink; Jacqueline Kosecoff; Roy T. Young; Robert H. Brook; Thomas L. Delbanco

1986-01-01

85

Stiffness in the Hand  

MedlinePLUS

... is a Hand Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing ... is a Hand Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing ...

86

Find a Hand Surgeon  

MedlinePLUS

... is a Hand Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing ... is a Hand Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing ...

87

Hands in Systemic Disease  

MedlinePLUS

... is a Hand Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing ... is a Hand Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing ...

88

Hand and Arm Conditions  

MedlinePLUS

... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

89

Stiffness in the Hand  

MedlinePLUS

... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

90

Hand Surgery: Anesthesia  

MedlinePLUS

... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

91

Hands in Systemic Disease  

MedlinePLUS

... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

92

Hand and Wrist Tumors  

MedlinePLUS

... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

93

About Hand Surgery  

MedlinePLUS

... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

94

Hand Hygiene Saves Lives  

MedlinePLUS Videos and Cool Tools

... should wash their hands, either with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. You ... nurses – either wash their hands with soap and water or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer every ...

95

Relative Clauses in Spanish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This dissertation examines relative clauses in Spanish. The introduction compares various characteristics of Spanish and English relative clauses, while chapter 1 contrasts restrictive and appositive relative clauses. The question of which relative forms should be generated by the grammar in both types of clauses is considered. Chapter 2 handles…

Plann, Susan Joan

96

SPANISH IN THE SOUTHWEST.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST, FOUR MILLION SPANISH-AMERICANS ARE CONCENTRATED IN FIVE STATES. THEIR CULTURAL TENACITY IS A PECULIARITY NOT DISPLAYED BY OTHER IMMIGRANT GROUPS. EVEN AFTER 125 YEARS THEY SPEAK AND LIVE IN A SPANISH-AMERICAN SOCIETY. THE REASON FOR THIS IS DIFFICULT TO DISCERN, BUT IT IS FELT BY SOME THAT THIS TENACITY IS VERY NOBLE AND…

SANCHEZ, GEORGE I.

97

Spanish and Mathematics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website was created by Terry Mirande of Pierce College to have students use math as they learn Spanish. There are five projects available for educators to access. One addresses the metric system used in the Spanish-speaking world; another tackles the parallels between math and the Spanish language structure. There is a Mexican game of chance explained that will help students improve probability skills, and there is a student project involving âÂÂel quipuâ â an ancient Incan counting system using colored ropes and knots. In this project, students are asked to create their own âÂÂquipuâ â however this activity is provided only in Spanish, whereas the rest of the projects are available in both English and Spanish.

Mirande, Terry

2008-05-08

98

Combat Casualty Hand Burns: Evaluating Impairment and Disability during Recovery  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study evaluated the use of the American Medical Association (AMA) impairment guides and Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire in U.S. military casualties recovering from burn injury to the hand. Study sample included patients with burns to at least one hand and complete evaluations of impairment and disability upon discharge from the hospital and at a

Ted T. Chapman; Reg L. Richard; Travis L. Hedman; Evan M. Renz; Steve E. Wolf; John B. Holcomb

2008-01-01

99

Philosophy of Glasser Questionnaire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As part of the instrumentation to assess the effectiveness of the Schools Without Failure (SWF) program in 10 elementary schools in the New Castle, Pa. School District, the Philosophy of Glasser Questionnaire was developed. This 15-item scale measuring attitudes toward the philosophy of William Glasser had a coefficient alpha reliability of .77…

Masters, James R.; Laverty, Grace E.

100

The Theory of Questionnaires.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

To construct a questionnaire, a set tau of permissible questions is drawn up, i.e. questions which can be realized in practice and each of which makes sense in relationship to set E of events or a certain subset of this set. If under the fixed conditions ...

P. P. Parkhomenko

1970-01-01

101

Diet History Questionnaire  

Cancer.gov

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH Diet History Questionnaire Today's date: MONTH DAY YEAR |___|___| 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 7 8 01 Jan 02 Feb 03 Mar 04 Apr 05 May 06 Jun 07 Jul 08 Aug 09 Sep 10 Oct 11 Nov 12

102

The Gay Identity Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article describes the development of the Gay Identity Questionnaire (GIQ) which was derived from tenets of the Homosexual Identity Formation (HIF) model proposed by Cass in 1979. The GIQ is a brief measure that may be used by clinicians and researchers for identifying gay males in the various stages of homosexual identity formation. The test construction procedures included the

Stephen Brady; Wilma J. Busse

1994-01-01

103

Proper hand washing (image)  

MedlinePLUS

... handwashing include: Take off any jewelry Hold your hands pointing down under warm water for 15 to ... Steps for proper hand washing include: Take off any jewelry. Hold your hands pointing down under warm water for 15 to 30 seconds. ...

104

Chapped hands (image)  

MedlinePLUS

Chapped hands can be sore and painful. Chapped hands may be soothed by the use of moisturizing lotions and the avoidance of excess exposure to water. If hands become badly chapped, hydrocortisone creams (available over the ...

105

Osteoarthritis of the Hand  

MedlinePLUS

... Z Hand Anatomy Find a Hand Surgeon Arthritis - Osteoarthritis Email to a friend * required fields From * To * ... common forms of arthritis in the hand are osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis (after an injury), and rheumatoid ...

106

Wash Your Hands  

MedlinePLUS

... sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs. Hand sanitizers may not be as effective when hands are visibly dirty or greasy. How do you use hand sanitizers? Apply the product to the palm of one ...

107

Spanish-Speaking Heroes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Given in this book are 23 brief biographies of outstanding Spanish speaking athletes, businessmen, government employees, educators, politicians, a labor leader, singer, actor, and musician. Their struggles, sacrifices, courage, educational background, and accomplishments are described. Among those discussed are Cesar Chavez; Senator Joseph M.…

Axford, Roger W.

108

Pitch downtrend in Spanish  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study, the scaling of peak fundamental frequency (f0) values in Mexican Spanish downstepping contours is examined as a function of the following linguistic factors: (1) phrasal length; (2) temporal distance between pitch accents; (3) phrasal position; and (4) f0value of preceding peak. The motivation for this study stems from contradictory claims in the literature regarding whether downtrend is

Pilar Prieto; Chilin Shih; Holly Nibert

1996-01-01

109

The Spanish Texans.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Prepared by the staff of the University of Texas Institute of Texan Cultures at San Antonio, this pamphlet is one of a series which reports contributions made by ethnic groups to the history and culture of Texas. Specifically, historical incidents involving Spanish explorers and missionaries are discussed, relating their contributions to Texas.…

Texas Univ., San Antonio. Inst. of Texan Cultures.

110

Know Your Laws. Spanish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This Spanish language version of "Know Your Laws" consists of 24 self-contained modules designed to acquaint the Florida adult student with laws she/he will meet in everyday life; fundamentals of local, state, and federal governments; and the criminal and juvenile justice systems. (The 130 objectives are categorized in the first three levels of…

Watson, Joan Q.; Ackerson, Leonor

111

Spanish: Reality Online  

Microsoft Academic Search

Today, learning takes place in multi-faceted environments. The learner can interact through a social network or explore content using a learning management system. A common assumption is that most learners speak and obtain information using the English language, however, Spanish is the nation's second most common language and the third most common language in the world. In the medical profession,

Aura Morgan; Nellie Modaress

2009-01-01

112

Developing Written Questionnaires: Determining if Questionnaires Should be Used  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This module provides a strategy for determining whether a written questionnaire is an appropriate means of gathering data to meet the goals of an evaluation. The authors define which conditions are suitable for using questionnaires.

Zalles, Daniel R.; Library, Online E.

113

Conversion of Questionnaire Data  

SciTech Connect

During the survey, respondents are asked to provide qualitative answers (well, adequate, needs improvement) on how well material control and accountability (MC&A) functions are being performed. These responses can be used to develop failure probabilities for basic events performed during routine operation of the MC&A systems. The failure frequencies for individual events may be used to estimate total system effectiveness using a fault tree in a probabilistic risk analysis (PRA). Numeric risk values are required for the PRA fault tree calculations that are performed to evaluate system effectiveness. So, the performance ratings in the questionnaire must be converted to relative risk values for all of the basic MC&A tasks performed in the facility. If a specific material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) task is being performed at the 'perfect' level, the task is considered to have a near zero risk of failure. If the task is performed at a less than perfect level, the deficiency in performance represents some risk of failure for the event. As the degree of deficiency in performance increases, the risk of failure increases. If a task that should be performed is not being performed, that task is in a state of failure. The failure probabilities of all basic events contribute to the total system risk. Conversion of questionnaire MPC&A system performance data to numeric values is a separate function from the process of completing the questionnaire. When specific questions in the questionnaire are answered, the focus is on correctly assessing and reporting, in an adjectival manner, the actual performance of the related MC&A function. Prior to conversion, consideration should not be given to the numeric value that will be assigned during the conversion process. In the conversion process, adjectival responses to questions on system performance are quantified based on a log normal scale typically used in human error analysis (see A.D. Swain and H.E. Guttmann, 'Handbook of Human Reliability Analysis with Emphasis on Nuclear Power Plant Applications,' NUREG/CR-1278). This conversion produces the basic event risk of failure values required for the fault tree calculations. The fault tree is a deductive logic structure that corresponds to the operational nuclear MC&A system at a nuclear facility. The conventional Delphi process is a time-honored approach commonly used in the risk assessment field to extract numerical values for the failure rates of actions or activities when statistically significant data is absent.

Powell, Danny H [ORNL] [ORNL; Elwood Jr, Robert H [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01

114

Hints for Designing Effective Questionnaires  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of this article is to offer tips in designing quality questionnaires and on avoiding common errors. Some of the more prevalent problems in questionnaire development are identified and suggestions of ways to avoid them are offered.

Frary, Robert

115

Diet History Questionnaire: International Applications  

Cancer.gov

ARP staff adapted the Diet History Questionnaire (DHQ) for use by Canadian populations in collaboration with the Alberta Cancer Board. This questionnaire takes into account the different food fortification polices of the US and Canada.

116

Guides & Reports for Questionnaire Design  

Cancer.gov

Applied Research Program (ARP) staff use a variety of methods to develop and test questionnaires, including established Questionnaire Design Principles, empirical methods such as Cognitive Testing and psychometric methods such as Item Response Theory Modeling.

117

ATBC Study - Questionnaires and Forms  

Cancer.gov

Skip to Main Content Home Contact Us Links Study Details Questionnaires & Forms Current Projects ATBC Study Bibliography Study Investigators & Collaborators Proposal Review & Collaboration Research Consortium Projects Questionnaires & Forms Baseline

118

Software Acquisition Process Maturity Questionnaire.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This package contains a copy of the software acquisition process maturity questionnaire. It is intended for those interested in performing and learning about software acquisition process appraisals. This questionnaire is not an appraisal method itself; ra...

J. Ferguson J. Cooper M. Falat M. Fisher A. Guido

1997-01-01

119

Spanish Civil War Posters  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Library of Congress' collection of 120 Spanish Civil War posters dating from 1936-1939 are a good-looking group of items that portray both the Republican and Nationalist causes of Spain during the Spanish Civil War. In order to start searching or browsing all the images of this collection, click on "Search This Collection" in the middle of the page. To browse the images, click on "View All". If you would rather search, you have many modes to do so, including subjects and formats, creators and other associated names, and titles. As most of the text on the posters is in Spanish, visitors may wish to look over the English translations. Unfortunately, many of the posters can only be viewed as thumbnails, unless they are being viewed in person at the Library of Congress. Although many of the posters are in bold reds, blues and yellows, their undertones are dark. Some of the black and white prints look much like newsprint, and are more pedestrian in form.

120

Survey and Questionnaire Tutorial  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What are the important factors to consider when designing a survey? Would it be best conducted via telephone? Or would it be better to have a face-to-face meeting? These are but a few of the topics covered on this site created as a public service by the StatPac group. Visitors can elect to download the entire report on survey design here, or they can just click through the topics that interest them. Each topic includes a brief discussion of its relative importance, and the areas covered include questionnaire length, time considerations, question wording, and sampling methods. It's a thoughtful and helpful resource overall, and it's one that might be put to good use in an introductory statistics course in college.

121

Teaching L2 Spanish Stress  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study investigated the effects of training on the perception of Spanish stress, an important feature in the Spanish verbal morphology system. Participants were two intact classes of native English speakers enrolled in a six-week session of second-semester Spanish, as well as native English and native Spanish control groups. During the…

Saalfeld, Anita K.

2012-01-01

122

Nobody expects the Spanish Inquistion  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Is any one really ready for the Spanish Inquisition? Assign studnets to participate in reading the play, The Spanish Inquisition by Monty Python. While readiang the play, display the following pictures at appropiate times. Nobody expects the Spanish Inquistion Confess!!! Get the Cushions!!!! Get the comfy Chair! Now you'll confess! Confess women, CONFESS!!! Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!!! ...

Hirschi, Mrs.

2005-04-08

123

Electronic Adjustable Prehension Hand.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The design of an electrically powered No. 3 hand is described. A prototype hand was built containing an electronic circuit with a potentiometer for manually varying the prehension force from one to ten pounds. Closing speed was approximately two seconds. ...

R. I. Katsuren L. L. Salisbury

1967-01-01

124

Hand Injuries and Disorders  

MedlinePLUS

... for a living, you are always using your hands. When there is something wrong with them, you ... not be able to do your regular activities. Hand problems include Carpal tunnel syndrome - compression of a ...

125

Compact Telerobot Hand  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Anthropomorphic telerobotic hand contains actuators, joints, sensors, and complex wiring harnesses. Glove protects interior components of hand from dirt and damage. Imitates motions of human fingers and wrist in lifelike and dexterous way. Incorporates pitch/yaw joints in wrist and head knuckles. Hand modular; so fingers removable, interchangeable units. Feature simplifies servicing and maintenance, which must be done frequently in such complex mechanism.

Rosheim, Mark; Trechsel, Hans

1993-01-01

126

Removable hand hold  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A hand hold utilizes joining mechanisms which comprises two different mounting brackets that are permanently fastened to a supporting structure. A slide plate is disposed at one end of the hand rail or hand hold which mates with one of the mounting brackets. A securing member is disposed at the opposite end of the hand rail/hand hold which connects with the other mounting bracket by means of a locking device. The slide plate has a central tapered tongue with two matching slots disposed on each side thereof.

Corrigan, Robert D. (Inventor); Hauer, Robert L. (Inventor)

1992-01-01

127

Technology and Teaching Culture: What Spanish Teachers Do  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study gathered data on Spanish public school teachers' use of existing technologies to teach culture. A questionnaire gathered data on teacher background, use of technology, competence to teach culture, the inclusion of culture courses in degree programs, and courses on teaching culture. Observations over a three-year period provided…

Moore, Zena

2006-01-01

128

The Spanish Antiphoner  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Cincinnati businessman, composer, and artist Martin G. Dumler donated this rare Spanish manuscript to the University of Cincinnati, and it is now available online here. The work is from the 16th century, and it is a choirbook with Gregorian chants handwritten on vellum pages, complete with illuminated text capitals. While the work has seven missing pages, the remaining 242 pages are intact. The work was digitized with the assistance of a grant from the Tangeman Sacred Music Center, along with the cooperation of Professor Matthew Peattie at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Mark Palkovic, the head of the Albino Gorno Memorial Music Library. Visitors can view the work via the Insight Browser provided here, or they can download the entire work. It is a tremendous piece of craftsmanship, and even those with only a passing interest in musicology will find the illuminations beautiful.

129

Human hand recognition system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Human hand recognition is a practical problem in pattern recognition for restricted access environment. The methodology of shape analysis, a conventional method for object identification, has been studied in this paper for human hand recognition. The idea behind the chosen approach is to consider human hand as an object of definite rigid shape, extract its boundary and shape parameters as recognition features. Shape analysis requires the extraction of object features, often normalized and invariant to various geometric change such as translation, rotation and scale. In the human hand recognition system three different views at different orientations of the same hand were taken with the help of PULNIX CCD camera. The digital image of hand has been analyzed using Fourier descriptors and various moment invariants.

Sharma, Sunil; Prasad, M. S.

1997-07-01

130

Hand hygiene compliance system  

US Patent & Trademark Office Database

A system and method of encouraging compliance of hand hygiene in an environment where users move from zone to zone and are required to perform hand hygiene between the zones. Users carry a wearable zone sensor which detects zones, detects hand hygiene actions, logs time of changing zones, and hand hygiene actions. The wearable sensor can be integral with a wearable hand hygiene product dispenser and/or can operate in cooperation with a fixed dispenser configured to transmit hand hygiene actions to the wearable zone sensor. The wearable zone sensors are configured to be useable anonymously or to be associated with a user identifier, and to interface with a central computer via a docking station or communication interface to transfer data for later analysis.

2012-08-07

131

The alien hand syndrome.  

PubMed

A 77-year-old woman presented with the complaint of observing her left hand moving without her knowledge while watching television. Her left hand stroked her face and hair as if somebody was controlling it. These movements lasted only half an hour but on recovery, she had left hemiparesis. Alien hand syndrome as the presentation of cardioembolic stroke is extremely rare but can be terrifying to patients. PMID:24982566

Panikkath, Ragesh; Panikkath, Deepa; Mojumder, Deb; Nugent, Kenneth

2014-07-01

132

The alien hand syndrome  

PubMed Central

A 77-year-old woman presented with the complaint of observing her left hand moving without her knowledge while watching television. Her left hand stroked her face and hair as if somebody was controlling it. These movements lasted only half an hour but on recovery, she had left hemiparesis. Alien hand syndrome as the presentation of cardioembolic stroke is extremely rare but can be terrifying to patients.

Panikkath, Deepa; Mojumder, Deb; Nugent, Kenneth

2014-01-01

133

Paper to Electronic Questionnaires: Effects on Structured Questionnaire Forms  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

With the use of computers, paper questionnaires are being replaced by electronic questionnaires. The formats of traditional paper questionnaires have been found to effect a subject's rating. Consequently, the transition from paper to electronic format can subtly change results. The research presented begins to determine how electronic questionnaire formats change subjective ratings. For formats where subjects used a flow chart to arrive at their rating, starting at the worst and middle ratings of the flow charts were the most accurate but subjects took slightly more time to arrive at their answers. Except for the electronic paper format, starting at the worst rating was the most preferred. The paper and electronic paper versions had the worst accuracy. Therefore, for flowchart type of questionnaires, flowcharts should start at the worst rating and work their way up to better ratings.

Trujillo, Anna C.

2009-01-01

134

The Spanish Employability Skills Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes efforts of the Florida Division of Vocational Education to translate the Employability Skills Series into Spanish. Reports the findings of the field-test evaluation conducted on the Spanish version of the Employability Skills Series which found the materials were just as effective in Spanish. (LRA)

Massey, Romeo; Kromhout, Ora

1979-01-01

135

Validating a Writing Strategy Questionnaire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on the validation of a writing strategies questionnaire and presents the various stages in the validation process. The questionnaire was validated using a qualitative and quantitative method with two groups of participants from the target population--advanced nonnative speakers of English. (VWL)

Petric, Bojana; Czarl, Bernadett

2003-01-01

136

Classification of the mirror hand-multiple hand spectrum  

Microsoft Academic Search

A rare variant of mirror hand is described. The hand had eight fingers and the forearm contained an ulna and a hypoplastic radius. A classification of the mirror hand-multiple hand spectrum is offered and its embryology discussed.

M. M. Al-Qattan; A. Al-Thunayan; M. De Cordier; N. Nandagopal; J. Pitkanen

1998-01-01

137

Analysis of Multifingered Hands  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses three fundamental problems relating to grasping and manipulating objects within an articulated, multifingered hand: determining how hard to squeeze an ob ject in order to ensure a secure grasp, determining the finger- joint motions required to produce a desired motion of the object, and determining the workspace of the hand.Squeezing the object, or the application of internal

Jeffrey Kerr; Bernard Roth

1986-01-01

138

A Helping Hand.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses how designing a hand washing-friendly environment can help to reduce the spread of germs in school restrooms. Use of electronic faucets, surface risk management, traffic flow, and user- friendly hand washing systems that are convenient and maximally hygienic are examined. (GR)

Renner, Jason M.

2000-01-01

139

Replantation (Finger, Hand, or Arm)  

MedlinePLUS

... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

140

Arthritis of the hand - Rheumatoid  

MedlinePLUS

... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ... Therapist? About ASSH Hand Safety Fireworks Lawnmowers Snowblowers Pumpkin Carving Gardening Turkey Carving Removing a Ring Hand ...

141

The Spanish version of the Nottingham Health Profile: a review of adaptation and instrument characteristics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The increased interest in measuring health status implies a need for instruments that are appropriate and valid. Adaptation of existing instruments may be a cost-effective strategy. In this paper we describe the adaptation into Spanish of the Nottingham Health Profile (NHP), a self-administered perceived health questionnaire developed in the UK. The characteristics of the adapted questionnaire (validity, reliability, and sensitivity

J. Alonso; L. Prieto; J. M. Antó

1994-01-01

142

Measurement Properties and Classification Accuracy of Two Spanish Parent Surveys of Language Development for Preschool-Age Children  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: To describe the concurrent validity and classification accuracy of 2 Spanish parent surveys of language development, the Spanish Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ; Squires, Potter, & Bricker, 1999) and the Pilot Inventario-III (Pilot INV-III; Guiberson, 2008a). Method: Forty-eight Spanish-speaking parents of preschool-age children…

Guiberson, Mark; Rodriguez, Barbara L.

2010-01-01

143

"Fever in the Hand"  

PubMed

A 14-year-old female adolescent was being treated for malnutrition secondary to anorexia nervosa. She complained of severe "shooting" pain, swelling, and color and temperature changes in her left (dominant) hand. She had recently suffered a fall during a hockey game and pounded on the table during a "temper tantrum." On exam, the left hand was cyanotic, edematous, and cold, with severe hyperesthesia. A bone scan showed marked reduction in flow to the left hand. She underwent eight sympathetic ganglion blocks resulting in transitory Horner's syndrome. Favorable plethysmographic changes occurred and her recovery was complete. Her eventual diagnosis was reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome. PMID:10360004

Silber

1996-10-01

144

Reading (Literature) in, across, and beyond the Undergraduate Spanish Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this article, the author shares two ideas that have guided her as she has attempted to ground curricular design in a web of diverse elements, on one hand, and also communicate more explicitly to students how and why an undergraduate Spanish major encompasses more than just development of oral proficiency in face-to-face interactions in order to…

Barnes-Karol, Gwendolyn

2010-01-01

145

Mutilated hand injuries.  

PubMed

The authors provide a review of treatment of the mutilated hand, discussing the effect of injury on soft tissue loss, intrinsic and extrinsic musculature, paravascular structures, tendons, and the bony skeleton. The authors review functional loss and restoration. PMID:22032584

Hegge, Theresa; Neumeister, Michael W

2011-10-01

146

Hand and Wrist Injuries  

MedlinePLUS

... American Physical Therapy Association American Medical Society for Sports Medicine HAND AND WRIST INJURIES Sports Tips are brought to you by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. They provide general information only and are not ...

147

Tools, Hand, Pneumatic.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The test procedure describes test methods and techniques for evaluating the technical performance and characteristics of pneumatic hand tools (for field construction work), and for determining their suitability to be subjected to test for military service...

1970-01-01

148

Arthritis of the Hand  

MedlinePLUS

... no longer work, a joint replacement or a fusion (arthrodesis) is performed. Joint fusions provide pain relief but stop joint motion. The ... you. Arthritis of the Hand cont. A joint fusion using a plate and screws at the base ...

149

A Myoelectric Hand Splint  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Development of a myoelectrically controlled hand splint permitting ambulating mobility of the user is discussed. The role of occupational therapy in the research and design of the device and the training of the patient are emphasized. (Authors)

Silverstein, Frances; And Others

1974-01-01

150

Hand-Held Spectrometer.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A hand-held portable modular spectrometer unit. The unit includes a detachable head containing a light source and optical components for detecting spectral information from light reflected from or transmitted through a target and a processor for convertin...

B. J. Smith J. F. Matsumoto J. P. Ferguson M. M. Szczesniak M. T. Beecroft

2005-01-01

151

Spanish Civil War Memory Project  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The University of California, San Diego in collaboration with several Spanish civic associations, including the Federacion Estatal de Foros por La Memoria and others, have put together this remarkable digital archive of the Spanish Civil War and the Francoist Dictatorship. Since 2007, several teams of graduate students have been recording audiovisual testimonies of militants, witnesses, and victims of the Spanish Civil War and Francoist repression. On this site, visitors can listen to dozens of recorded testimonies in English and Spanish and also read about the interview protocol and methods. The Video Catalog area contains some helpful resources, including information about each participant and their specific involvement in the war.

152

Key Person Questionnaire Baseline Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is from a USAC series produced by the Franklin Institute Research Laboratories designed to explore IMIS impacts on city administrative organization and behavior. The Key Person Questionnaire, which forms the basis for this report, examines basi...

S. R. Enion

1975-01-01

153

Physical Activity Questionnaire Search Results  

Cancer.gov

The Brunel Lifestyle Physical Activity Questionnaire a4 If you add together each session of pre-planned physical activity that you engage in during a normal week, how much time would you estimate that you spend in total?

154

Studies in Bilingualism: Methods for Teaching Spanish-S.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This course guide for a teacher education program takes a modular approach to the training of teachers for Spanish-S programs in bilingual elementary schools. Each of the four modules presents a number of tasks for the student to accomplish, and provides a list of resources to assist the student. The modules cover the following topics: (1)…

Aid, Frances M.; Pino, Octavio

155

The Michigan data needs questionnaire  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The data needs questionnaire is an element in the project design study for the Michigan Resource Inventory Act and is aimed at gathering information on what inventory information is required by land use planners throughout the state. Analysis of questionnaire responses is discussed. Some information on current use categories was tabulated. The respondents selected a broad range of categories at all levels of detail. Those most frequently indicated were urban categories.

Hill-Rowley, R.

1981-01-01

156

The MPC&A Questionnaire  

SciTech Connect

The questionnaire is the instrument used for recording performance data on the nuclear material protection, control, and accountability (MPC&A) system at a nuclear facility. The performance information provides a basis for evaluating the effectiveness of the MPC&A system. The goal for the questionnaire is to provide an accurate representation of the performance of the MPC&A system as it currently exists in the facility. Performance grades for all basic MPC&A functions should realistically reflect the actual level of performance at the time the survey is conducted. The questionnaire was developed after testing and benchmarking the material control and accountability (MC&A) system effectiveness tool (MSET) in the United States. The benchmarking exercise at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) proved extremely valuable for improving the content and quality of the early versions of the questionnaire. Members of the INL benchmark team identified many areas of the questionnaire where questions should be clarified and areas where additional questions should be incorporated. The questionnaire addresses all elements of the MC&A system. Specific parts pertain to the foundation for the facility's overall MPC&A system, and other parts pertain to the specific functions of the operational MPC&A system. The questionnaire includes performance metrics for each of the basic functions or tasks performed in the operational MPC&A system. All of those basic functions or tasks are represented as basic events in the MPC&A fault tree. Performance metrics are to be used during completion of the questionnaire to report what is actually being done in relation to what should be done in the performance of MPC&A functions.

Powell, Danny H [ORNL] [ORNL; Elwood Jr, Robert H [ORNL] [ORNL

2011-01-01

157

The pedestrian behaviour of Spanish adolescents.  

PubMed

Adolescent pedestrians are a particularly vulnerable group of road users. This research tested the applicability of the recently developed Adolescent Road user Behaviour Questionnaire (ARBQ) amongst a sample of 2006 Spanish adolescents. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the full scale found that the original three factors did not adequately fit the data, but an acceptable fit was obtained for the shortened 21-item version of the scale. In line with research from the UK, the present study found that males reported more unsafe road crossing behaviour and playing on the roads, but there was no gender difference for engaging in planned protective behaviour. This research also confirmed that unsafe road crossing behaviour increased with age, while dangerous playing on the road and planned protective behaviours both decreased with age. The present study also confirmed that the ARBQ is a useful tool for investigating the safety-related behaviour of adolescents on the road. PMID:20542553

Sullman, M J M; Gras, M E; Font-Mayolas, S; Masferrer, L; Cunill, M; Planes, M

2011-06-01

158

Hands of early primates.  

PubMed

Questions surrounding the origin and early evolution of primates continue to be the subject of debate. Though anatomy of the skull and inferred dietary shifts are often the focus, detailed studies of postcrania and inferred locomotor capabilities can also provide crucial data that advance understanding of transitions in early primate evolution. In particular, the hand skeleton includes characteristics thought to reflect foraging, locomotion, and posture. Here we review what is known about the early evolution of primate hands from a comparative perspective that incorporates data from the fossil record. Additionally, we provide new comparative data and documentation of skeletal morphology for Paleogene plesiadapiforms, notharctines, cercamoniines, adapines, and omomyiforms. Finally, we discuss implications of these data for understanding locomotor transitions during the origin and early evolutionary history of primates. Known plesiadapiform species cannot be differentiated from extant primates based on either intrinsic hand proportions or hand-to-body size proportions. Nonetheless, the presence of claws and a different carpometacarpal joint form in plesiadapiforms indicate different grasping mechanics. Notharctines and cercamoniines have intrinsic hand proportions with extremely elongated proximal phalanges and digit rays relative to metacarpals, resembling tarsiers and galagos. But their hand-to-body size proportions are typical of many extant primates (unlike those of tarsiers, and possibly Teilhardina, which have extremely large hands). Non-adapine adapiforms and omomyids exhibit additional carpal features suggesting more limited dorsiflexion, greater ulnar deviation, and a more habitually divergent pollex than observed plesiadapiforms. Together, features differentiating adapiforms and omomyiforms from plesiadapiforms indicate increased reliance on vertical prehensile-clinging and grasp-leaping, possibly in combination with predatory behaviors in ancestral euprimates. PMID:24249591

Boyer, Doug M; Yapuncich, Gabriel S; Chester, Stephen G B; Bloch, Jonathan I; Godinot, Marc

2013-12-01

159

Library Guide: Spanish Literature, 2001.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Intended for use by those conducting research in Spanish literature, this guide lists selected reference materials in literature from Spain, in Spanish, Galician, and Catalan languages. Annotations in the guide are divided into the following sections: (1) General Encyclopedias (1 annotation); (2) Guides to the Literature (4 annotations); (3)…

de Sumar, Juanita Jara, Comp.

160

Poisoning from “Spanish fly” (cantharidin)  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cantharidin, known popularly as Spanish fly, has been used for millennia as a sexual stimulant. The chemical is derived from blister beetles and is notable for its vesicant properties. While most commonly available preparations of Spanish fly contain cantharidin in negligible amounts, if at all, the chemical is available illicitly in concentrations capable of causing severe toxicity. Symptoms of cantharidin

David J Karras; Susan E Farrell; Richard A Harrigan; Frederick M Henretig; Laura Gealt

1996-01-01

161

Teaching Spanish in the Grades.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide for FLES Spanish teachers combines a discussion of teaching methods and techniques with appendixes of teaching materials. Story and dialogue approaches are explained and opportunities for the use of Spanish in the classroom are included. Teaching techniques described include pictures and props, tapes, records, TV, games, songs, choral…

MacRae, Margit W.

162

7 CFR 51.2734 - Spanish type.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Spanish type. 51.2734 Section 51.2734 ...United States Standards for Grades of Shelled Spanish Type Peanuts Definitions § 51.2734 Spanish type. Spanish type means peanuts...

2010-01-01

163

7 CFR 51.2734 - Spanish type.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Spanish type. 51.2734 Section 51.2734 ...United States Standards for Grades of Shelled Spanish Type Peanuts Definitions § 51.2734 Spanish type. Spanish type means peanuts...

2009-01-01

164

[Hands cutaneous exam].  

PubMed

There are four different areas to consider: palms, back of the hands, fingers, periungual folds (and nails). Palmoplantar keratodermas are a group of inherited or acquired disorders. Dysidrosis is a peculiar form of eczema on the palms and lateral aspects of the fingers. SAPHO syndrome (Synovitis - Acne - Pustulosis - Hyperostosis - Osteomyelitis) presents pustules on palms. Photo-ageing is frequently noticed on the back of the hands. Paraneoplastic acrokeratosis (Bazex syndrome) affects the nose, ears, and periungual folds of fingers and toes. Spontaneous blue finger syndrome can be a benign process that resolves rapidly. PMID:24157184

Lorette, Gérard; Samimi, Mahtab

2013-12-01

165

Hands-On Astrophysics  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hands-On Astrophysics is a flexible set of hands-on educational materials, activities, and investigations. These materials are based on the AAVSO's unique electronic database of variable star measurements. By carrying out all aspects of the research process, students can develop and integrate skills in science, math, computing, and other areas. Units include Planets and Stars, Introducing the Sky, Observing Variable Stars, The Message of Light and Analysis of Variable Stars. Units are available for download in PDF format, including teacher guides.

2011-01-04

166

Hand osteoarthritis: new insights.  

PubMed

Hand osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common localization of OA affecting predominantly women. The etiology seems to be multifactorial and the disease heterogeneous, comprising several clinical and radiological subsets. Hand OA includes thumb base (trapeziometarcarpal joint), metacarpophalangeal joints, distal and proximal interphalangeal joints OA. We reviewed below the prevalence, diagnosis, imaging, epidemiology, risk factors, but mostly the last discoveries in the biology and pathophysiology with particular attention to the potential role of adipokines and genetic factors. Finally, we also reviewed the different treatments currently available as well as potential future therapies. PMID:22871418

Gabay, Odile; Gabay, Cem

2013-03-01

167

19 CFR 357.105 - Questionnaires.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 2009-04-01 false Questionnaires. 357.105 Section 357.105...SUPPLY PROCEDURES § 357.105 Questionnaires. For reviews conducted under...the Secretary normally will send questionnaires to potential...

2009-04-01

168

19 CFR 357.105 - Questionnaires.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Questionnaires. 357.105 Section 357.105...SUPPLY PROCEDURES § 357.105 Questionnaires. For reviews conducted under...the Secretary normally will send questionnaires to potential...

2010-04-01

169

Hardiness in professional Spanish firefighters.  

PubMed

As a high risk, physically demanding, and stressful profession, firefighting presents an ideal context for the study of hardiness. Hardiness of professional Spanish firefighters was assessed. Participants (53 firefighters; M age = 36.1 yr., SD = 8.2) volunteered to complete the adapted Spanish version of the Personal Views Survey. Results showed that participants' mean Hardiness score was slightly high. Hardiness was influenced by years of service. Spanish firefighters present a homogenous set of personal characteristics related to managing stressful working circumstances. The effect of experience on Hardiness levels is discussed. PMID:24611261

De la Vega, Ricardo; Ruiz, Roberto; Gómez, Juan; Rivera, Oswaldo

2013-10-01

170

American Society of Hand Therapists  

MedlinePLUS

... Bloomfield, Connecticut OT-Hand Therapist / CHT - Fayetteville Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine - Fayetteville, North Carolina OT- Hand Therapist / CHT - Ozark Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine - Rogers, Arkansas OT- Hand Therapist / CHT - Tulsa Bone & ...

171

Hands-On Calculus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper we discuss manipulatives and hands-on investigations for Calculus involving volume, arc length, and surface area to motivate and develop formulae which can then be verified using techniques of integration. Pre-service teachers in calculus courses using these activities experience a classroom in which active learning is encouraged and…

Sutherland, Melissa

2006-01-01

172

Why Firms Change Hands.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Described is the subjective process by which the minimum asking price and the maximum offer prices are determined for a firm changing hands. Insight is gained into the meaning of fixed cost, opportunity cost, profit, present value, capital gain, and comparative advantages. (Author/RM)

Felder, Joseph

1985-01-01

173

Hands-on Herps.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents a hands-on activity to help primary, intermediate, and advanced students learn about and compare the general characteristics of reptiles and amphibians. Suggests "herp stations" to provide experiences. Details materials, background and procedures necessary for using this activity. (CW)

Science Activities, 1987

1987-01-01

174

Hand Biometrics Technology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In this activity, learners explore how engineers incorporate biometric technologies into products as well as the challenges of engineers who must weigh privacy, security and other issues when designing a system. Learners examine different biometric techniques, find their own hand geometry biometrics, and then work in teams of "engineers" to design a high-tech security system for a museum.

Ieee

2014-03-10

175

Alien hand syndrome.  

PubMed

In Stanley Kubrick's movie Dr Strangelove, the main character is described as "erratic" and displays a bizarre movement disorder. His right hand seems to be driven by a will of its own, at times clutching his own throat and at other times raising into a Nazi salute. Dr Strangelove must try to restrain this wayward limb with his left hand. Bizarre as this fictional character is, a similar movement disorder can occur in neurologic disease. The complex phenomenon associated with this disorder falls under the rubric of alien hand syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by a limb that seems to perform meaningful acts without being guided by the intention of the patient. Patients find themselves unable to stop the alien limb from reaching and grabbing objects, and they may be unable to release these grasped objects without using their other hand to pry open their fingers. These patients frequently express astonishment and frustration at the errant limb. They experience it as being controlled by an external agent and often refer to it in the third person. This article outlines the origins of the terminology used in describing this syndrome, early observations, and studies regarding its functional neuroanatomy. PMID:14967782

Biran, I; Chatterjee, A

2004-02-01

176

Hands-On Hydrology  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A professional school and university collaboration enables elementary students and their teachers to explore hydrology concepts and realize the beneficial functions of wetlands. Hands-on experiences involve young students in determining water quality at field sites after laying the groundwork with activities related to the hydrologic cycle,…

Mathews, Catherine E.; Monroe, Louise Nelson

2004-01-01

177

Compact Artificial Hand.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A compact and relatively simple artificial hand includes hooks pivotally mounted on a first frame to move together and apart. The first frame is rotatably mounted on a second frame to enable 'turning at the wrist' movements without limitation, and the sec...

G. A. Wiker W. A. Mann

1977-01-01

178

A Helping Hand.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes steps schools can take to provide cleaner and safer washrooms. Emphasizes hand-washing to battle germs and asserts that creating a comfortable and user-friendly washroom is a critical and often overlooked aspect for encouraging better hygiene habits. (EV)

Wilke, Arnie

2003-01-01

179

Radiation Enteritis PDQ Spanish Redirect  

Cancer.gov

Radiation Enteritis PDQ Spanish Redirect El sumario de información del PDQ® Enteritis por radiación ha sido incorporado al sumario de información Complicaciones gastrointestinales. Para proseguir utilice unos de los siguientes enlaces.(The Radiation Enteritis

180

Knowledge and positions on bioethical dilemmas in a sample of Spanish nursing students: a questionnaire study.  

PubMed

This study, performed in Madrid, Spain, evaluates nursing students' understanding and attitudes about bioethical dilemmas that they will likely confront as health care providers. We asked 86 juniors in the King Juan Carlos University Nursing baccalaureate program about their knowledge of and personal attitudes on five biomedical advances: eugenics, experimentation with unimplanted embryos, human cloning, abortion, and euthanasia. Students reported being most knowledgeable about abortion and euthanasia and least familiar with eugenics. Examining the data for a correlation between the two phenomenon (knowledge and position) with respect to each of these five biomedical issues, the students reported significantly Conversely, they held significantly neutral positions on eugenics, a virtually unfamiliar topic for them (r = 0.618, p < 0.0001). The data also revealed a significantly direct correlation between knowledge and position for experimentation with non-implanted embryos (correlation coefficient = 0.380, p < 0.0001), that is, little knowledge and neutral attitudes. The trend findings for abortion and cloning were not significant. Based on these data, we concluded that the nursing program would benefit from additional biomedical curriculum. PMID:21854234

Losa Iglesias, Marta Elena; Becerro de Bengoa Vallejo, Ricardo; Palacios Ceña, Domingo; Fuentes, Paloma Salvadores

2011-01-01

181

Gender in Spanish Daily Newspapers  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the portrayal of women and men in a Spanish daily newspaper and to find whether there\\u000a were gender differences among the authors of the articles in said newspaper. A content analysis was conducted of 4,060 articles\\u000a and advertisements from 24 issues of a randomly selected, large-circulation, Spanish newspaper. Men were found to

M. Pilar Matud; Carmen Rodríguez; Inmaculada Espinosa

2011-01-01

182

Rubber hand illusion induced by touching the face ipsilaterally to a deprived hand: evidence for plastic "somatotopic" remapping in tetraplegics  

PubMed Central

Background: Studies in animals and humans indicate that the interruption of body-brain connections following spinal cord injury (SCI) leads to plastic cerebral reorganization. Objective: To explore whether inducing the Rubber Hand Illusion (RHI) via synchronous multisensory visuo-tactile bodily stimulation may reveal any perceptual correlates of plastic remapping in SCI. Methods: In 16 paraplegic, 16 tetraplegic and 16 healthy participants we explored whether RHI may be induced by tactile stimuli involving not only the left hand but also the left hemi-face. Touching the participants actual hand or face was either synchronous or asynchronous with tactile stimuli seen on a rubber hand. We assessed two components of the illusion, namely perceived changes in the real hand in space (indexed by proprioceptive drift) and ownership of the rubber hand (indexed by subjective responses to an ad-hoc questionnaire). Results: Proprioceptive drift and ownership were found in the healthy group only in the condition where the left real and fake hand were touched simultaneously. In contrast, no drift was found in the SCI patients who, however, showed ownership after both synchronous and asynchronous hand stroking. Importantly, only tetraplegics showed the effect also after synchronous face stroking. Conclusions: RHI may reveal plastic phenomena in SCI. In hand representation-deprived tetraplegics, stimuli on the face (represented contiguously in the somatic and motor systems), drive the sense of hand ownership. This hand-face remapping phenomenon may be useful for restoring a sense of self in massively deprived individuals.

Scandola, Michele; Tidoni, Emmanuele; Avesani, Renato; Brunelli, Giovanni; Aglioti, Salvatore M.; Moro, Valentina

2014-01-01

183

Physical Activity Questionnaire Search Results  

Cancer.gov

Neighborhood Physical Activity Questionnaire (NPAQ) A1 In a USUAL WEEK, do you cycle in or around your new neighbourhood or new local area to get to or from somewhere (such as cycling to a shop or to public transport) or for recreation, health or fitness (including cycling with your dog)?

184

Physical Activity Questionnaire Search Results  

Cancer.gov

The Physical Activity Questionnaire for Elderly Japanese (PAQ-EJ) 1 Over 7 typical days, how often did you take a walk or ride a bicycle on errands such as going to or from a store or taking children to school?

185

Physical Activity Questionnaire Search Results  

Cancer.gov

Global Physical Activity Questionnaire (GPAQ) 13 Do you do any moderate-intensity sports, fitness or recreational (leisure) activities that causes a small increase in breathing or heart rate such as brisk walking, cycling, swimming, volleyball) for at least 10 minutes continuously?

186

Energy Balance Survey: Adult Questionnaire  

Cancer.gov

The Physician Survey of Practices on Diet, Physical Activity, and Weight Control -- Adult Questionnaire is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute in collaboration with the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

187

An Expanded Attributional Style Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigations of the learned helplessness model of depression have been hampered by the modest reliability of measures of explanatory style: the habitual tendency to explain bad events with internal, stable, and global causes. We describe a new measure of explanatory style, the Expanded Attributional Style Questionnaire, and its use in a preliminary study with 140 college students. Individual dimensions of

Christopher Peterson; Peter Villanova

1988-01-01

188

Do Questionnaires Tell the Truth?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A recent project in higher education in which evidence of falsification was found is described along with two other projects that demonstrate the possibility for falsification. An advantage of standardized questionnaires and machine techniques for scoring and reporting is the low cost, but the need to detect and prevent falsification raises…

Turner, Joseph

1977-01-01

189

Classification of the mirror hand-multiple hand spectrum.  

PubMed

A rare variant of mirror hand is described. The hand had eight fingers and the forearm contained an ulna and a hypoplastic radius. A classification of the mirror hand-multiple hand spectrum is offered and its embryology discussed. PMID:9726562

Al-Qattan, M M; Al-Thunayan, A; De Cordier, M; Nandagopal, N; Pitkanen, J

1998-08-01

190

"Getting It": Sociolinguistic Research and the Teaching on U.S. Spanish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article presents the results of an analysis of student perceptions about speakers of Spanish in the United States before and after participation in a university course on U.S. Spanish that incorporates a hands-on research component. Three arguments are made here: That these perceptions influence their day-to-day relationship with bilingual…

Velázquez, Isabel

2013-01-01

191

Waking up the alien hand: rubber hand illusion interacts with alien hand syndrome.  

PubMed

It has been shown that combinations of visual, tactile, and proprioceptive manipulations in healthy subjects may elicit illusory feelings of embodiment (the rubber hand illusion and the somatic rubber hand illusion). We report a case of alien hand syndrome in which the alien hand interacted with the somatic rubber hand illusion to provoke a very strong movement of the alien hand. This effect could be reliably replicated at every application of the experimental procedure. Thus, the illusion seemed to wake up the alien hand. The results demonstrate that the alien hand syndrome can be affected by experimentally induced bodily illusions, which are based on the manipulation of touch and proprioceptive information. PMID:22554115

Schaefer, Michael; Heinze, Hans-Jochen; Galazky, Imke

2013-08-01

192

Hands-on-CERN  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The purpose of the Hands-On CERN project is to increase understanding of the most fundamental processes inside matter, and to explain modern research about particle collisions. The site includes many lab activities, interactive resources, and background information for teachers and learners. CERN is the European Organization for Nuclear Research. It's primary function is to provide the particle accelerators and other infrastructure needed for high-energy physics research. Its laboratory houses the LHC (Large Hadron Collider).

2011-09-13

193

Hand and Fingers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the hand and fingers has benefited from the use of dedicated surface coils, which allow\\u000a a fine depiction of the intricate anatomy of these structures, owing to high spatial resolution images as well as an excellent\\u000a soft tissue contrast. Optimization of numerous imaging techniques and approaches is important in today’s costconscious environment.\\u000a Any number of

Nicolas Theumann; Matthew Meunier

194

Artificial dexterous hand  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An artificial dexterous hand is provided for grasping and manipulating objects. The hand includes left and right thumbs that are operatively connected to an engagement assembly which causes movement of the left and right thumbs. The left thumb has a left thumb base and is movable about three separate first left thumb axes which run through the left thumb base. Correspondingly, the right thumb has a right thumb base and is movable about three separate first right thumb axes which run through the right thumb base. The engagement assembly has a gear assembly which is operatively connected to a motor assembly. Upon actuation by the motor assembly, the gear assembly causes movement of the left and right thumbs about the first left thumb axes and first right thumb axes respectively. The hand can also have a center finger which is operatively connected to the engagement assembly and which is interposed between the left and right thumbs. The finger has a finger base and is movable about two separate first finger axes running through the finger base. Therefore, upon actuation by the motor assembly, the gear assembly will also cause movement of the finger about the first finger axes.

Lee, Sukhan (Inventor)

1990-01-01

195

Compact Dexterous Robotic Hand  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A compact robotic hand includes a palm housing, a wrist section, and a forearm section. The palm housing supports a plurality of fingers and one or more movable palm members that cooperate with the fingers to grasp and/or release an object. Each flexible finger comprises a plurality of hingedly connected segments, including a proximal segment pivotally connected to the palm housing. The proximal finger segment includes at least one groove defining first and second cam surfaces for engagement with a cable. A plurality of lead screw assemblies each carried by the palm housing are supplied with power from a flexible shaft rotated by an actuator and output linear motion to a cable move a finger. The cable is secured within a respective groove and enables each finger to move between an opened and closed position. A decoupling assembly pivotally connected to a proximal finger segment enables a cable connected thereto to control movement of an intermediate and distal finger segment independent of movement of the proximal finger segment. The dexterous robotic hand closely resembles the function of a human hand yet is light weight and capable of grasping both heavy and light objects with a high degree of precision.

Lovchik, Christopher Scott (Inventor); Diftler, Myron A. (Inventor)

2001-01-01

196

Underactuation in robotic grasping hands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract: This paper presents the development of selfadaptive and reconfigurable hands which are versatile and easy to control. These hands have three fingers and each of the fingers has three phalanges. The selfadaptability of the hands is obtained using underactuation. Also, the reconfigurability of the hands is obtained by reorienting the fingers. The design of a three-degree-of-freedom (dof) underactuated finger,

Thierry Laliberte; Lionel Birglen; Cl Ement M. Gosselin

197

Acute hand and wrist injuries in experienced rock climbers  

PubMed Central

Background: The sport of rock climbing has its own spectrum of injuries, almost half of which involve the wrist and hand. Objective: To examine the incidence of acute wrist and hand injuries in 545 members of The Climbers' Club of Great Britain. Method: A total of 1100 questionnaires were sent to current members of The Climbers' Club of Great Britain for them to detail any hand and wrist injuries sustained to date. In decade years, the climbing grades and time spent climbing at each grade were determined. From these results a total and historic climbing intensity score for each climber could be calculated. Results: Half of the questionnaires were returned complete. The respondents were almost entirely male. There were 235 wrist and hand injuries in 155 climbers (28%). The climbing intensity scores were significantly higher in the injury group than in those who had not suffered a wrist or hand injury (p<0.05). Finger tendon injuries were the most common injury, followed by abrasions/lacerations and fractures. Discussion: The most common injuries found in rock climbing involve the wrist and hand. The predominant injury to the hand involves the finger tendons or pulleys. The greater the climbing intensity calculated over a climber's career, the greater the likelihood of sustaining these injuries.

Logan, A; Makwana, N; Mason, G; Dias, J

2004-01-01

198

Tetanic syndrome questionnaire in stutterers.  

PubMed

Clinical symptoms of 32 stutterers--schoolchildren of 14-year average age were evaluated according to the questionnaire containing 45 complaints of tetanic syndrome. We found headache, fatigue, anxiety, paresthesias and hypothermia of limbs in 30 per cent of this group. More than 80 per cent of the patients had positive Chvostek sign and 60 per cent had positive ischemic and hyperventilation tests. PMID:1838877

Chytilová, H; Pesák, J; Steidl, L

1991-01-01

199

Spanish Program for Spanish Speaking Students, Merced City School District.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The objectives of the Tenaya School, a 6th, 7th and 8th grade school in the Merced City School District, California, are to teach Spanish in homogeneous classes to its Mexican American students (50%) and to enhance their self esteem by stressing the cultural and academic advantages of bilingualism. The qualifications of a special teacher needed to…

Merced City School District, CA.

200

A Look at the Effect of Hand Dominance on Learning  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hand dominance or handedness has been associated with a lot of other conditions; in the case of left handedness, most of them deleterious. Left handedness was also thought to adversely affect learning. In this study, self-assessment questionnaires were filled by 606 primary school pupils. Their ages ranged between 6 and 16 years, with a mean age of 11.1 and a mode of 12 years. The questionnaires were analysed using Chi-square test on SPSS. The handedness of the respondents was associated with learning, using their graded performance in class. There were 537 (94.9%) right-handers, thirty (5.1%) non-right handed children. A significant proportion of the non-right handed respondents performed above their class average. Handedness was thus found to significantly affect learning (p< 0.05).

Emore, E.; Ebeye, O. A.; Odion-Obomhense, H. K.; Igbigbi, P. S.

201

Hands-On Meteorology  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hands-On Meteorology is a collection of interactive concept models and active learning materials for meteorology instruction. The concept models illustrate conceptually difficult processes in atmospheric science. Users change parameters in the concept models and examine the outcomes of such changes. Concept models allow for student note keeping and data export. Active learning exercises are provided as guided instruction to the concept models and to assist teachers in developing lessons. Active learning exercises are also available for meteorology topics that currently do not have a concept model.

Charlevoix, Donna

2002-01-01

202

Self-reported cold sensitivity in normal subjects and in patients with traumatic hand injuries or hand-arm vibration syndrome  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Cold sensitivity is a common and disabling complaint following hand injuries. The main purpose of this study was to describe self-reported consequences of cold sensitivity and the association with disability and health-related quality of life in patients with hand injuries or hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) and in normal subjects. METHODS: Responses to the Cold Intolerance Symptom Severity (CISS) questionnaire,

Ingela K Carlsson; Birgitta Rosén; Lars B Dahlin

2010-01-01

203

Traducción y adaptación transcultural al castellano y al valenciano del Foot Health Status Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveThe Foot Health Status Questionnaire (FHSQ) is a foot-specific health-related quality-of-life instrument that evaluates foot pain, foot function capacity, footwear and general foot health. This questionnaire was developed and validated for the English culture and has been used in different foot conditions. Our goal is to present the Spanish version of FHSQ after conducting a cross-cultural adaptation.

M. J. Sirera-Vercher; P. Sáez-Zamora; M. D. Sanz-Amaro

2010-01-01

204

Back to basics: hand hygiene and surgical hand antisepsis.  

PubMed

Health care-associated infections (HAIs) are a significant issue in the United States and throughout the world, but following proper hand hygiene practices is the most effective and least expensive way to prevent HAIs. Hand hygiene is inexpensive and protects patients and health care personnel alike. The four general types of hand hygiene that should be performed in the perioperative environment are washing hands that are visibly soiled, hand hygiene using alcohol-based products, surgical hand scrubs, and surgical hand scrubs using an alcohol-based surgical hand rub product. Barriers to proper hand hygiene may include not thinking about it, forgetting, skin irritation, a lack of role models, or a lack of a safety culture. One strategy for improving hand hygiene practices is monitoring hand hygiene as part of a quality improvement project, but the most important aspect for perioperative team members is to set an example for other team members by following proper hand hygiene practices and reminding each other to perform hand hygiene. PMID:24209795

Spruce, Lisa

2013-11-01

205

Artificial dexterous hand  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An artificial dexterous hand is provided for conformally engaging and manipulating objects. The hand includes an articulated digit which is connected to an engagement sub-assembly and has a first shape adaption mechanism associated with it. The digit has a digit base and first and second phalanges. The digit base is operatively interconnected to the first phalange by a base joint having a base pulley. The phalanges are operatively interconnected by a separate first phalange joint having a first phalange pulley. The engagement sub-assembly includes a tendon, which is received by the base pulley and by the first phalange pulley, and an actuation device for selectively tensioning the tendon. The first shape adaption mechanism is responsive to and receives the tendon. It is also situated between the base joint and the first phalange joint and is connected to the first phalange. Upon actuation by the actuation device, the phalanges are caused to pivot relative to the base joint and the second phalange is caused to pivot relative to the first phalange. At the same time, the first shape adaption mechanism controls the sequence of the aforementioned pivoting of the phalanges through application of braking force to the tendon.

Lee, Sukhan (Inventor)

1990-01-01

206

Spanish Language Health Materials: A Selective Bibliography.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This selected bibliography, compiled from recommendations by practicing librarians providing service to Spanish-speaking communities, includes Spanish and bilingual Spanish/English materials dealing with health. The topic is broadly defined to include any...

R. G. Trijillo

1978-01-01

207

Spanish Aid in Clinical Dietetics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Designed to aid dietitians, nutritionists, and other health professionals to better serve the nutritional needs of Hispanics, this bilingual booklet describes the different cultural eating habits of Mexican, Cuban, and Puerto Rican Americans, with in-depth description of Mexican Americans. Written in Spanish and English, the booklet includes…

Bringas, Juliet G.; Chan, Teresa Y.

208

Sticky labor in Spanish regions  

Microsoft Academic Search

Migration among Spanish regions has fallen significantly since the 1970s, in spite of large and widening regional unemployment rate differentials. In this paper I argue that this evolution is the result of: a large increase in the national unemployment rate; the reduction in regional dispersion in other economic variables, due in part to important institutional changes since 1975; and the

Samuel Bentolila

1997-01-01

209

1,000 Spanish Idioms.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The idioms, rated numerically on frequency of occurrence and prevailing usage, are presented with an illustrative example and English translation. An alphabetical listing of the English translations of the Spanish idioms includes reference to page citation and frequency of usage. Appendixes contain a sample evaluation sheet used in the selection…

Miller, J. Dale

210

Spanish Sign in the Americas.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Spanish Sign Language (SSL) is now the second most used sign language. This article introduces resources for the study of SSL, including three SSL dictionaries--two from Argentina and one from Puerto Rico. Differences in SSL between and within the two countries are noted. Implications for deaf educators in North America are drawn. (Author/DB)

Schein, Jerome D.

1995-01-01

211

Liquid Assimilation in Havana Spanish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

There has been a consensus among linguists that laryngeal and superlaryngeal nodes are located under the root node and place node is under the superlaryngeal node. However, there is very little consensus on where manner of articulation features belong. A phonological analysis of the spreading and delinking process occurring in the educated Spanish

Hwu, Fenfang

212

Spanish Civil War: An Analysis.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Spanish Civil War (1936-39) lends itself to analysis using the theories of Clausewitz and Sun Tzu. It featured intense passion, military deception, and served as a chessboard for European politics immediately prior to World War II. The character of th...

A. Namm

2003-01-01

213

A Spanish Perspective on LD.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes special education in Spain, specifically for children with learning disabilities (LD). Discusses the broad definition used in Spain, relevant Spanish legislation, and proposed school reform. Also described are the support services model, assessment practices, and instructional approaches for LD in Spain. Educational implications of…

Gonzalez, Juan E. Jimenez; Valle, Isabel Hernandez

1999-01-01

214

Spanglish: An Anglicized Spanish Dialect  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The blend between Spanish and English found in Hispanic or Latino communities in the United States is usually known as "Spanglish." It is suggested that Spanglish represents the most important contemporary linguistic phenomenon in the United States that has barely been approached from a linguistic point of view. Spanglish may be interpreted in…

Ardila, Alfredo

2005-01-01

215

Dirty hands: bacteria of faecal origin on commuters' hands.  

PubMed

Although many studies have investigated bacteria on the hands of health-care workers and caregivers, few have looked at microbiological contamination on the hands of the general adult public. This study investigated faecal bacteria on the hands of commuters in five UK cities. Of the 404 people sampled 28% were found to have bacteria of faecal origin on their hands. A breakdown by city showed that the proportion of people with contaminated hands increased the further north the city of investigation (P<0.001), an effect which was due in large part to a significant trend in men but not in women. Bus users were more contaminated than train users. The results of this exploratory study indicate that hand hygiene practices in the UK may be inadequate and that faecal indicator bacteria on hands may be used to monitor the effect of hand-washing promotion campaigns. PMID:19723362

Judah, G; Donachie, P; Cobb, E; Schmidt, W; Holland, M; Curtis, V

2010-03-01

216

Personalized Medicine and Companion Diagnostics Go Hand-in-Hand  

MedlinePLUS

... Articulos en Espanol Personalized Medicine and Companion Diagnostics Go Hand-in-Hand Search the Consumer Updates Section ... safe and effective use of the drug. They go together. Because the companion diagnostic test is designed ...

217

Hands Up: Attentional Prioritization of Space Near the Hand  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study explored whether hand location affected spatial attention. The authors used a visual covert-orienting paradigm to examine whether spatial attention mechanisms--location prioritization and shifting attention--were supported by bimodal, hand-centered representations of space. Placing 1 hand next to a target location, participants detected…

Reed, Catherine L.; Grubb, Jefferson D.; Steele, Cleophus

2006-01-01

218

Compact artificial hand  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A relatively simple, compact artificial hand, is described which includes hooks pivotally mounted on first frame to move together and apart. The first frame is rotatably mounted on a second frame to enable "turning at the wrist" movement without limitation. The second frame is pivotally mounted on a third frame to permit 'flexing at the wrist' movement. A hook-driving motor is fixed to the second frame but has a shaft that drives a speed reducer on the first frame which, in turn, drives the hooks. A second motor mounted on the second frame, turns a gear on the first frame to rotate the first frame and the hooks thereon. A third motor mounted on the third frame, turns a gear on a second frame to pivot it.

Wiker, G. A.; Mann, W. A. (inventors)

1979-01-01

219

Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Hand-arm vibration symdrome (HAVS) is an occupational disease. The disease is a neurovascular syndrome affecting the victim's hands and fingers with increasingly severe numbness, tingling and an associated decreased functionality of the fingers. The occup...

2012-01-01

220

Hand-foot-mouth disease  

MedlinePLUS

Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common viral infection that most often begins in the throat. ... Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is most commonly caused by a virus called coxsackievirus A16. Children ...

221

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives  

MedlinePLUS

... difficult to find running water. Hand Hygiene Aboard Ships: Good hand hygiene is one of the most critical control strategies in outbreak management on board ships and cruises. Handwashing & Other Health-Promoting Activities: Individuals ...

222

Reaching with alien limbs: Visual exposure to prosthetic hands in a mirror biases proprioception without accompanying illusions of ownership  

PubMed Central

In five experiments, we investigated the effects of visual exposure to a real hand, a rubber hand, or a wooden block on reaching movements made with the unseen left hand behind a parasagittal mirror. Participants reached from one of four starting positions, corresponding to four levels of conflict between the proprioceptively- and visually-specified position of the reaching hand. Reaching movements were affected most by exposure to the real hand, intermediately by the rubber hand, and least of all by the wooden block. When the posture and/or movement of the visible hand was incompatible with that of the reaching hand, the effect on reaching was reduced. A ‘rubber hand illusion’ questionnaire revealed that illusions of ownership of the rubber hand were not strongly correlated with reaching performance. This research suggests that proprioception recalibrates following visual exposure to prosthetic hands, and that this recalibration is independent of the rubber hand illusion.

Holmes, Nicholas P.; Snijders, Hendrikus J.; Spence, Charles

2006-01-01

223

Dimensional structure of the oral health-related quality of life in healthy Spanish workers  

Microsoft Academic Search

BACKGROUND: Oral health-related quality of life (OHQoL) is conceived as a multidimensional construct. Here our aim was to investigate the dimensional structure of OHQoL as measured by the Spanish versions of the Oral Impacts on Daily Performance (OIDP) and the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) questionnaires applied simultaneously. METHODS: We recruited a consecutive sample of 270 healthy Spanish workers visiting

Javier Montero; Manuel Bravo; María-Purificación Vicente; María-Purificación Galindo; Joaquín F López; Alberto Albaladejo

2010-01-01

224

Scar contractures of the hand.  

PubMed

This article discusses scar contracture of the hand. It contains a brief outline of the anatomy of the hand and upper extremities and the types of injuries involved. Hand reconstruction, including examination, nonoperative treatment, surgery, excision and skin grafting, flaps, postoperative management, and complications, are covered. PMID:22032588

Hegge, Theresa; Henderson, Megan; Amalfi, Ashley; Bueno, Reuben A; Neumeister, Michael W

2011-10-01

225

Biomimetic EMG-prosthesis-hand  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study is to develop a myoelectric prosthetic hand that simulates fundamental dynamic properties of the neuromuscular control system of human hand. In particular, this prosthetic hand mimics the property that both muscle viscoelasticity and gain of the stretch reflex vary linearly with the activity of muscle. Those nonlinear properties of the neuromuscular control system were realized

Kenzo Akazawa; Ryuhei Okuno; Masaki Yoshida

1996-01-01

226

Hand aperture patterns in prehension.  

PubMed

Although variations in the standard prehensile pattern can be found in the literature, these alternative patterns have never been studied systematically. This was the goal of the current paper. Ten participants picked up objects with a pincer grip. Objects (3, 5, or 7cm in diameter) were placed at 30, 60, 90, or 120cm from the hands' starting location. Usually the hand was opened gradually to a maximum immediately followed by hand closing, called the standard hand opening pattern. In the alternative opening patterns the hand opening was bumpy, or the hand aperture stayed at a plateau before closing started. Two participants in particular delayed the start of grasping with respect to start of reaching, with the delay time increasing with object distance. For larger object distances and smaller object sizes, the bumpy and plateau hand opening patterns were used more often. We tentatively concluded that the alternative hand opening patterns extended the hand opening phase, to arrive at the appropriate hand aperture at the appropriate time to close the hand for grasping the object. Variations in hand opening patterns deserve attention because this might lead to new insights into the coordination of reaching and grasping. PMID:22130470

Bongers, Raoul M; Zaal, Frank T J M; Jeannerod, Marc

2012-06-01

227

Shape-Based Hand Recognition  

Microsoft Academic Search

Abstract, The problem of person recognition and verification based on their hand images has been addressed. The system is based on the images of the right hands of the subjects, captured by a flatbed scanner in an unconstrained pose at 45 dpi. In a pre-processing stage of the algorithm, the silhouettes of hand images are registered to a fixed pose,

Erdem Yörük; Ender Konukoglu; Bülent Sankur; Jérôme Darbon

2006-01-01

228

Biometrics with Eigen-Hand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Biometrics such as fingerprints, hand geometry, face and voice biometrics provide a reliable alternative for identity verification and are gaining industry and citizen acceptance. Among these, hand geometry verification has emerged as the most suitable biometric modality for medium and low security application due to its speed and unobtrusive nature. However, the applications of hand geometry have been limited due

S. Tantachun; C. Pintavirooj; P. Lertprasart; S. Bunluechokchai

2006-01-01

229

Comparative Anthropometry of the Hand.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Comparative anthropometric data on the human hand are presented and discussed in detail in this technical report. Since reliable and definitive data on the hands of the U.S. civilian population are lacking, anthropometric data on the hands of the U.S. mil...

R. M. White

1980-01-01

230

Altered Vision Near the Hands  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The present study explored the manner in which hand position may affect visual processing. We studied three classic visual attention tasks (visual search, inhibition of return, and attentional blink) during which the participants held their hands either near the stimulus display, or far from the display. Remarkably, the hands altered visual…

Abrams, Richard A.; Davoli, Christopher C.; Du, Feng; Knapp, William H., III; Paull, Daniel

2008-01-01

231

[Spanish international cooperation in health].  

PubMed

In this chapter, there is a view of the relationships between the Spanish policy for international cooperation aid and the main health problems of the developing world, with a gender perspective. The population health is a result of the development inequity between rich and poor countries. The international institutions have established the frame and priorities of the cooperation aid, being poverty eradication the main priority. The compromise of the Millennium Conference was to reduce in 2/3 child mortality and 3/4 maternal mortality before year 2015, to stop and reduce HIV-AIDS, malaria and others serious diseases as tuberculosis and to facilitate developing countries the access to drugs. Although the resources allocated, the total amount for cooperation has been reduced 30% during the last years. The Spanish AOD in health is difficult to account because it is considered among social basic services and it is not addressed to solve the main health problems in the poorest countries. PMID:15171882

Mazarrasa-Alvear, Lucía; Montero-Corominas, María José

2004-05-01

232

Manual for the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIQ) measures 20 vocational needs of the individual. The reliability of the MIQ, consisting of a self-administering, 210-item pair comparison questionnaire, was demonstrated in tests involving 5,358 individuals. MIQ...

E. G. Gay D. J. Weiss D. D. Hendel

1971-01-01

233

Tonal alignment patterns in Spanish  

Microsoft Academic Search

Two speakers of Mexican Spanish read a total of 810 declarative sentences containing nine distinct target syllables with an H*accent, under different prosodic conditions (end of intonational phrase, end of intermediate phrase, and phrase-medial position), systematically changing syllabic position in the word and distance in syllables to the next stressed syllable. The data demonstrate that models that represent F0peak placement

Pilar Prieto; Jan van Santen; Julia Hirschberg

1995-01-01

234

Highlights of Spanish Astrophysics VII  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

"Highlights of Astronomy and Astrophysics VII" contains the Proceedings of the biannual meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society held in Valencia from July 9 to 13, 2012. Over 300 astronomer, both national and international researchers, attended to the conference covering a wide variety of astrophysical topics: Galaxies and Cosmology, The Milky Way and Its Components, Planetary Sciences, Solar Physics, Instrumentation and Computation, and Teaching and Outreach of Astronomy.

Guirado, J. C.; Lara, L. M.; Quilis, V.; Gorgas, J.

2013-05-01

235

Volatile Compounds in Spanish Paprika  

Microsoft Academic Search

The volatile compounds extracted from both sweet and hot samples of commercial Spanish paprika were analyzed by gas chromatography\\/mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Sixty-one peaks were detected in the volatile extracts of which 55 were identified, only 24 were present in all four samples. The substances identified belonged to several chemical classes: phenols, aldehydes, acids, ketones, alcohols, ethers, nitrogen compounds, aromatic hydrocarbons,

Javier Mateo; Mercedes Aguirrezábal; Concepción Dom??nguez; José Mar??a Zumalacárregui

1997-01-01

236

SPANISH PEAKS PRIMITIVE AREA, MONTANA.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A mineral survey of the Spanish Peaks Primitive Area, Montana, disclosed a small low-grade deposit of demonstrated chromite and asbestos resources. The chances for discovery of additional chrome resources are uncertain and the area has little promise for the occurrence of other mineral or energy resources. A reevaluation, sampling at depth, and testing for possible extensions of the Table Mountain asbestos and chromium deposit should be undertaken in the light of recent interpretations regarding its geologic setting.

Calkins, James, A.; Pattee, Eldon, C.

1984-01-01

237

Validation of the ABILHAND questionnaire to measure manual ability in children and adults with neuromuscular disorders  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundNeuromuscular disorders (NMDs) can lead to specific manual disabilities due to hand muscle weakness and atrophy, myotonia or loss of sensory function. The aim of this study was to adapt and validate the ABILHAND questionnaire in children and adults with NMDs using the Rasch model.MethodsThis questionnaire contained specific manual activities for children and for adults, as well as common manual

Laure Vandervelde; Peter Y K Van den Bergh; Massimo Penta; Jean-Louis Thonnard

2009-01-01

238

Evaluation of the construct validity of the DASH questionnaire by correlation to the SF36  

Microsoft Academic Search

The construct validity of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire was evaluated by examining its correlation to the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form–36 (SF-36). The study sample was 90 patients seen at the upper-extremity clinic of a university-based orthopedic practice. Patients were asked to complete a packet that included the DASH and SF-36 questionnaires. Pearson correlation

Nelson Fong SooHoo; Allen P. McDonald; John Gray Seiler; Gary R. McGillivary

2002-01-01

239

The relationship between hand paraesthesia and occupational factors: results from a population study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives. To investigate the association of occupational factors, both physical and psychosocial, with hand paraesthesia, and whether any such associations differ according to the concurrent presence of neck and upper limb pain (NULP). Methods. A questionnaire was mailed to an age-stratified random sample of 9596 adults. All subjects were asked about hand paraesthesia in the past 4 weeks. Information was

R. J. Lacey; M. Lewis; J. Sim

2005-01-01

240

Unimanual SNARC Effect: Hand Matters  

PubMed Central

A structural representation of the hand embedding information about the identity and relative position of fingers is necessary to counting routines. It may also support associations between numbers and allocentric spatial codes that predictably interact with other known numerical spatial representations, such as the mental number line (MNL). In this study, 48 Western participants whose typical counting routine proceeded from thumb-to-little on both hands performed magnitude and parity binary judgments. Response keys were pressed either with the right index and middle fingers or with the left index and middle fingers in separate blocks. 24 participants responded with either hands in prone posture (i.e., palm down) and 24 participants responded with either hands in supine (i.e., palm up) posture. When hands were in prone posture, the counting direction of the left hand conflicted with the direction of the left–right MNL, whereas the counting direction of the right hand was consistent with it. When hands were in supine posture, the opposite was true. If systematic associations existed between relative number magnitude and an allocentric spatial representation of the finger series within each hand, as predicted on the basis of counting habits, interactions would be expected between hand posture and a unimanual version of the spatial–numerical association of response codes (SNARC) effect. Data revealed that with hands in prone posture a unimanual SNARC effect was present for the right hand, and with hands in supine posture a unimanual SNARC effect was present for the left hand. We propose that a posture-invariant body structural representation of the finger series provides a relevant frame of reference, a within-hand directional vector, that is associated to simple number processing. Such frame of reference can significantly interact with stimulus–response correspondence effects, like the SNARC, that have been typically attributed to the mapping of numbers on a left-to-right mental line.

Riello, Marianna; Rusconi, Elena

2011-01-01

241

A Brief Guide to Questionnaire Development  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This comprehensive guide leads the user step-by-step through questionnaire creation. Topics include preliminary considerations, writing the questionnaire items, issues that may come up when giving the questionnaire, statistical considerations, and references for further reading. This resource is intended for novice and professional evaluators.

Frary, Robert

242

Spanish Civil War: The Posters of the Spanish Revolution  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Hosted by the BURN!, a website created by a group of Communications students at the University of California San Diego, the site features twenty-five posters from the Spanish Civil War. Each section is proceeded by a brief historical context and English translations are provided for each poster. Posters are offered as thumbnails for quick downloading. Some sample titles include: "The fascist hordes are trying to invade our land," "All the youth united for Spain," "The boss needs you -- you don't need the boss," and "Light Wages -- Heavy Tanks."

1997-01-01

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Distinction between hand dominance and hand preference in primates: a behavioral investigation of manual dexterity in nonhuman primates (macaques) and human subjects  

PubMed Central

Background The present study aimed to determine and confront hand preference (hand chosen in priority to perform a manual dexterity task) and hand dominance (hand with best motor performance) in eight macaques (Macaca fascicularis) and in 20 human subjects (10 left-handers and 10 right-handers). Methods Four manual dexterity tests have been executed by the monkeys, over several weeks during learning and stable performance phases (in controlled body position): the modified Brinkman board, the reach and grasp drawer, the tube and the bimanual board tasks. Three behavioral tests, adapted versions from the monkeys tasks (modified Brinkman board, tube and bimanual board tasks), as well as a handedness questionnaire, have been conducted in human subjects. Results In monkeys, there was a large disparity across individuals and motor tasks. For hand dominance, two monkeys were rather right lateralized, three monkeys rather left lateralized, whereas in three monkeys, the different parameters measured were not consistent. For hand preference, none of the eight monkeys exhibited a homogeneous lateralization across the four motor tasks. Macaca fascicularis do not exhibit a clear hand preference. Furthermore, hand preference often changed with task repetition, both during training and plateau phases. For human subjects, the hand preference mostly followed the self-assessment of lateralization by the subjects and the questionnaire (in the latter, right-handers were more lateralized than left-handers), except a few discrepancies based on the tube task. There was no hand dominance in seven right-handers (the other three performed better with the right hand) and in four left-handers. Five left-handers showed left-hand dominance, whereas surprisingly, one left-hander performed better with the right hand. In the modified Brinkman board task, females performed better than males, right-handers better than left-handers. Conclusions The present study argues for a distinction between hand preference and hand dominance, especially in macaque monkeys.

Chatagny, Pauline; Badoud, Simon; Kaeser, Melanie; Gindrat, Anne-Dominique; Savidan, Julie; Fregosi, Michela; Moret, Veronique; Roulin, Christine; Schmidlin, Eric; Rouiller, Eric M

2013-01-01

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Additional psychometric data for the Spanish Modified Dental Anxiety Scale, and psychometric data for a Spanish version of the Revised Dental Beliefs Survey  

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Background Hispanics comprise the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. Previous work with the Spanish Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS) yielded good validity, but lower test-retest reliability. We report the performance of the Spanish MDAS in a new sample, as well as the performance of the Spanish Revised Dental Beliefs Survey (R-DBS). Methods One hundred sixty two Spanish-speaking adults attending Spanish-language church services or an Hispanic cultural festival completed questionnaires containing the Spanish MDAS, Spanish R-DBS, and dental attendance questions, and underwent a brief oral examination. Church attendees completed the questionnaire a second time, for test-retest purposes. Results The Spanish MDAS and R-DBS were completed by 156 and 136 adults, respectively. The test-retest reliability of the Spanish MDAS was 0.83 (95% CI = 0.60-0.92). The internal reliability of the Spanish R-DBS was 0.96 (95% CI = 0.94-0.97), and the test-retest reliability was 0.86 (95% CI = 0.64-0.94). The two measures were significantly correlated (Spearman's rho = 0.38, p < 0.001). Participants who do not currently go to a dentist had significantly higher MDAS scores (t = 3.40, df = 106, p = 0.003) as well as significantly higher R-DBS scores (t = 2.21, df = 131, p = 0.029). Participants whose most recent dental visit was for pain or a problem, rather than for a check-up, scored significantly higher on both the MDAS (t = 3.00, df = 106, p = 0.003) and the R-DBS (t = 2.85, df = 92, p = 0.005). Those with high dental fear (MDAS score 19 or greater) were significantly more likely to have severe caries (Chi square = 6.644, df = 2, p = 0.036). Higher scores on the R-DBS were significantly related to having more missing teeth (Spearman's rho = 0.23, p = 0.009). Conclusion In this sample, the test-retest reliability of the Spanish MDAS was higher. The significant relationships between dental attendance and questionnaire scores, as well as the difference in caries severity seen in those with high fear, add to the evidence of this scale's construct validity in Hispanic samples. Our results also provide evidence for the internal and test-retest reliabilities, as well as the construct validity, of the Spanish R-DBS.

2010-01-01

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The Clinical Assessment Study of the Hand (CAS-HA): a prospective study of musculoskeletal hand problems in the general population  

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Background Pain in the hand affects an estimated 12–21% of the population, and at older ages the hand is one of the most common sites of pain and osteoarthritis. The association between symptomatic hand osteoarthritis and disability in everyday life has not been studied in detail, although there is evidence that older people with hand problems suffer significant pain and disability. Despite the high prevalence of hand problems and the limitations they cause in older adults, little attention has been paid to the hand by health planners and policy makers. We plan to conduct a prospective, population-based, observational cohort study designed in parallel with our previously reported cohort study of knee pain, to describe the course of musculoskeletal hand problems in older adults and investigate the relative merits of different approaches to classification and defining prognosis. Methods/Design All adults aged 50 years and over registered with two general practices in North Staffordshire will be invited to take part in a two-stage postal survey. Respondents to the survey who indicate that they have experienced hand pain or problems within the previous 12 months will be invited to attend a research clinic for a detailed assessment. This will consist of clinical interview, hand assessment, screening test of lower limb function, digital photography, plain x-rays, anthropometric measurement and brief self-complete questionnaire. All consenting clinic attenders will be followed up by (i) general practice medical record review, (ii) repeat postal questionnaire at 18-months, and (iii) repeat postal questionnaire at 3 years. Discussion This paper describes the protocol for the Clinical Assessment Study of the Hand (CAS-HA), a prospective, population-based, observational cohort study of community-dwelling older adults with hand pain and hand problems based in North Staffordshire.

Myers, Helen; Nicholls, Elaine; Handy, June; Peat, George; Thomas, Elaine; Duncan, Rachel; Wood, Laurence; Marshall, Michelle; Tyson, Catherine; Hay, Elaine; Dziedzic, Krysia

2007-01-01

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Prevalence and correlates of skin damage on the hands of nurses  

Microsoft Academic Search

OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and correlates of skin damage on nurses' hands.DESIGN: Prevalence survey using self-report questionnaire of hand care regimens, problems, and skin condition, and visual examination of the hands at 30X magnification by trained investigators to evaluate degree of skin scaling.SETTING: Four hospitals: two in the Mid-Atlantic and two in the northern United States.PARTICIPANTS: Convenience sample of

E. Larson; C. Friedman; J. Cohran; J. Treston-Aurand; Susan Green

1997-01-01

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Hand preference and skilled hand performance among individuals with successful rightward conversions of the writing hand.  

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Searleman and Porac (2001) studied lateral preference patterns among successfully switched left-hand writers, left-hand writers with no switch pressure history, and left-hand writers who did not switch when pressured. They concluded that left-handers who successfully shift to right-hand writing are following an inherent right-sided lateralisation pattern that they already possess. Searleman and Porac suggested that the neural mechanisms that control lateralisation in the successfully switched individuals are systematically different from those of other groups of left-handers. I examined patterns of skilled and less-skilled hand preference and skilled hand performance in a sample of 394 adults (ages 18-94 years). The sample contained successfully switched left-hand writers, left-handers pressured to shift who remained left-hand writers, left-handers who did not experience shift pressures, and right-handers. Both skilled hand preference and skilled hand performance were shifted towards the right side in successfully switched left-hand writers. This group also displayed mixed patterns of hand preference and skilled hand performance in that they were not as right-sided as "natural" right-handers nor were they as left-sided as the two left-hand writing groups, which did not differ from each other. The experience of being pressured to switch to right-hand writing was not sufficient to shift lateralisation patterns; the pressures must be experienced in the context of an underlying neural control mechanism that is amenable to change as a result of these external influences. PMID:18720207

Porac, Clare

2009-03-01

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Validation of the Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire (AEQ-A) for Peruvian University Students  

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The paper describes the adaptation of the Adolescent version of the Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire (AEQ-A) for university students in Peru. 672 male and female university students enrolled in the first years at a private university in Peru completed the AEQ-A translated into Spanish. All 90 items were scored on 5-point rating scales. A principal…

Perez-Aranibar, Cecilia Chau; Van den Broucke, Stephan; Fontaine, Johnny

2005-01-01

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Cross-Validation Study with Confirmatory Factorial Analysis of the Revised Legal Attitudes Questionnaire Scores  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present article establishes the factorial structure of the Legal AttitudesQuestionnaire, one of the most frequently used measurements for the studyof legal authoritarianism, in several Spanish samples consisting of a communitypopulation (N1 = 618 and N2 = 533). In study 1, confirmatory factorial analysesare carried out by LISREL for different models, based on theory and on previousexploratory analyses. In study

Juan García García; Emilia Inmaculada De La Fuente Solana; MA Del Rosario Martínez Arias; Leticia De La Fuente Sánchez

2004-01-01

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Hand Washing Among School Children in Bogot?, Colombia  

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Objectives. We assessed hand-washing behaviors and intentions among school children in Bogotá, Colombia, to help identify and overcome barriers to proper hygiene practices. Methods. Data on hand-washing behavior and intentions and individual and contextual factors were collected from 2042 sixth- through eighth-grade students in 25 schools in Bogotá via anonymous questionnaires. A member of the school administration or teaching staff completed a questionnaire about the school environment. Site inspections of bathroom facilities were conducted. Results. Only 33.6% of the sample reported always or very often washing hands with soap and clean water before eating and after using the toilet. About 7% of students reported regular access to soap and clean water at school. A high level of perceived control was the strongest predictor of positive hand-washing intentions (adjusted odds ratio [AOR] = 6.0; 95% confidence interval [CI] = 4.8, 7.5). Students with proper hand-washing behavior were less likely to report previous-month gastrointestinal symptoms (OR = 0.8; 95% CI = 0.6, 0.9) or previous-year school absenteeism (OR = 0.7; 95% CI = 0.6, 0.9). Conclusions. Scarcity of adequate facilities in most schools in Bogotá prevents children from adopting proper hygienic behavior and thwarts health promotion efforts. The current renovation program of public schools in Bogotá provides a unique opportunity to meet the challenges of providing a supportive environment for adoption of healthy behaviors.

Lopez-Quintero, Catalina; Freeman, Paul

2009-01-01

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The Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire.  

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The purpose of this paper is to summarize the development and testing of the Norbeck Social Support Questionnaire (NSSQ) and to discuss several issues that have arisen in recent use of the instrument. The NSSQ is a self-administered questionnaire that measures multiple dimensions of social support. Three functional properties--affect, affirmation, and aid--from Kahn's (1979) definition of social support are measured. The network properties of size, stability (duration of relationships), and accessibility (frequency of contact) are also measured, as well as changes in the convoy or support system due to losses of relationships. Nine categories are used to determine sources of support. Graduate students of nursing (N = 130) were used as subjects for several studies to test reliability and validity, and employed adults (N = 136) were used for additional validity testing and to provide normative data. Reliability was established through analysis of internal consistency and test-retest measures taken a week apart. Very high levels of internal consistency and test-retest reliability were found for the functional and network properties, and medium levels for the loss items. At a 7-month retesting, medium levels of stability were found, and the instrument was sensitive to changes in the network composition over time. Although the network composition changed, the overall level of functional support remained stable. Validity of the NSSQ was tested in relation to response bias and concurrent, construct, and predictive validity. The results indicated that the instrument is free from the response bias of social desirability. Medium levels of concurrent validity were shown with two other social support instruments. Construct validity was demonstrated by significant associations between NSSQ measures and two interpersonal constructs expected to be related to social support, while no significant relationships were found between the NSSQ measures and an unrelated interpersonal construct. Predictive validity was tested by examining the hypothesis that social support serves as a buffer for life stress. Among the functional properties, the interaction of aid and life stress accounted for 13.2% of the variance in negative mood. Of the network properties, duration of relationships had significant main and interaction effects, accounting together for 19.3% of the variance in negative mood. Normative data from a sample of employed adults provide means and standard deviations for each subscale and variable of the NSSQ, as well as descriptive data about sources of support.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 400 WORDS) PMID:6536338

Norbeck, J S

1984-01-01

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Ganglions of the hand and wrist: determinants of treatment choice.  

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The aim of this study was to determine whether psychological factors (depression, catastrophic thinking, and pain anxiety) and pain intensity are associated with choice of operative treatment. Ninety new patients with a ganglion cyst on their hand or wrist completed psychological questionnaires (Pain Catastrophizing Scale, Pain Anxiety Symptoms Scale, and Center for the Epidemiological Study of Depression instrument) and an ordinal measure of pain intensity. After a minimum of 4 months, patients were contacted to determine if they chose operative treatment, to rate their pain intensity, and to complete the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire. Younger patients were more likely to choose operative treatment. Psychological factors were associated with pain intensity at enrolment, but not with treatment choice. Operative treatment did not result in less pain intensity or disability, or higher satisfaction compared with non-operative treatment. PMID:22508801

Peters, F; Vranceanu, A-M; Elbon, M; Ring, D

2013-02-01

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Emotional Eating Scale for Children and Adolescents: Psychometric Characteristics in a Spanish Sample  

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The aims of this study were to validate the Emotional Eating Scale version for children (EES-C) in a Spanish population and study the differences in emotional eating among children with binge eating (BE), overeating (OE), and no episodes of disordered eating (NED). The questionnaire was completed by 199 children aged 9 to 16 years. Confirmatory…

Perpina, Conxa; Cebolla, Ausias; Botella, Cristina; Lurbe, Empar; Torro, Maria-Isabel

2011-01-01

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An empirical evaluation of study habits for college courses in French and Spanish  

Microsoft Academic Search

Various indices of academic performance were correlated with student reports of study practices. The latter were obtained through use of two similar questionnaires regarding French study habits and Spanish study habits, each including items relating to personal or emotional reactions, knowledge of subject matter, skill and study techniques. Bi-serial correlation coefficients were calculated for the 30 most significant items in

J. R. Wittenborn; R. P. Larsen; R. L. Mogil

1945-01-01

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Parental Reports of Somatic Symptoms in Preschool Children: Prevalence and Associations in a Spanish Sample.  

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Objective: To document prevalence and associations of somatic symptoms in Spanish preschool children. Method: Subjects were 3- to 5-year-olds attending nurseries (8 urban, 30 rural). Parental questionnaires (response rate 77%) were used to inquire about somatic symptoms in the child in the 2 weeks prior to assessment, about preschool absence and…

Domenech-Llaberia, Edelmira; Jane, Claustre; Canals, Josepa; Ballespi, Sergi; Esparo, Griselda; Garralda, Elena

2004-01-01

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Cultural and Economic Mediation Among Spanish Speaking Migrant Farm Workers in Dade County, Florida.  

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Based on the study "Migrant Children in Florida", this paper discusses the Spanish speaking farm workers who migrate to Dade County yearly to harvest the tomato and fresh vegetable crops. During the fall of 1969 and the spring of 1970, questionnaires were given to a random sample of 9,065 adult migrant workers in Florida counties with significant…

Ferster, Lucian Edward

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Don Quixote Meets "Ser" and "Estar": Multiple Perspectives on Language Learning in Spanish Literature Classes  

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This multiple case study examines language-focused instruction in 3 university Spanish literature classes to examine the students' and instructors' perspectives on language learning in this context. The classes were studied for a semester through observations, instructor interviews and stimulated recalls, and student questionnaires. Among the…

Polio, Charlene; Zyzik, Eve

2009-01-01

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Factors that Motivate High-School Students' Decisions to Study Spanish  

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This article reports on an investigation of high-school students' motivations to study Spanish. An online Likert-scale questionnaire was administered to 631 students and 19 teachers. The most influential factors were determined and a principal axis factor analysis with Promax rotation was performed on the responses. The data indicated that the…

Pratt, Comfort; Agnello, Mary Frances; Santos, Sheryl

2009-01-01

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Hand controller commonality evaluation process  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A hand controller evaluation process has been developed to determine the appropriate hand controller configurations for supporting remotely controlled devices. These devices include remote manipulator systems (RMS), dexterous robots, and remotely-piloted free flyers. Standard interfaces were developed to evaluate six different hand controllers in three test facilities including dynamic computer simulations, kinematic computer simulations, and physical simulations. The hand controllers under consideration were six degree-of-freedom (DOF) position and rate minimaster and joystick controllers, and three-DOF rate controllers. Task performance data, subjective comments, and anthropometric data obtained during tests were used for controller configuration recommendations to the SSF Program.

Stuart, Mark A.; Bierschwale, John M.; Wilmington, Robert P.; Adam, Susan C.; Diaz, Manuel F.; Jensen, Dean G.

1990-01-01

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PAIRED ABDOMINAL FLAP A RELIABLE HAND SANDWICH FOR HAND INJURIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Introduction: Despite the sophistication in microsurgical techniques, wound coverage for an entirely degloved hand remains a substantial challenge. The paired lower abdominal flap described by Miura and Nakamura provides simultaneous and adequate coverage for the dorsal and volar surfaces of an entirely degloved hand. It has been largely under utilized despite its extreme usefulness. Objectives: To justify the usefulness of

Syed Kamran Ahmed; Muhammad Amin Chinoy; Mansoor Ali Khan

2009-01-01

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Hand in Hand: Media Literacy and Internet Safety  

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Internet safety cannot be effectively taught without also teaching media literacy. The two go hand in hand, and both are necessary, but neither is sufficient. To understand why, it is important to first appreciate what the real risks to children are. Many of the early Internet safety programs were based on a fear of predators. Predators turned out…

Gallagher, Frank

2011-01-01

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Crossing the Hands Increases Illusory Self-Touch  

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Manipulation of hand posture, such as crossing the hands, has been frequently used to study how the body and its immediately surrounding space are represented in the brain. Abundant data show that crossed arms posture impairs remapping of tactile stimuli from somatotopic to external space reference frame and deteriorates performance on several tactile processing tasks. Here we investigated how impaired tactile remapping affects the illusory self-touch, induced by the non-visual variant of the rubber hand illusion (RHI) paradigm. In this paradigm blindfolded participants (Experiment 1) had their hands either uncrossed or crossed over the body midline. The strength of illusory self-touch was measured with questionnaire ratings and proprioceptive drift. Our results showed that, during synchronous tactile stimulation, the strength of illusory self-touch increased when hands were crossed compared to the uncrossed posture. Follow-up experiments showed that the increase in illusion strength was not related to unfamiliar hand position (Experiment 2) and that it was equally strengthened regardless of where in the peripersonal space the hands were crossed (Experiment 3). However, while the boosting effect of crossing the hands was evident from subjective ratings, the proprioceptive drift was not modulated by crossed posture. Finally, in contrast to the illusion increase in the non-visual RHI, the crossed hand postures did not alter illusory ownership or proprioceptive drift in the classical, visuo-tactile version of RHI (Experiment 4). We argue that the increase in illusory self-touch is related to misalignment of somatotopic and external reference frames and consequently inadequate tactile-proprioceptive integration, leading to re-weighting of the tactile and proprioceptive signals.The present study not only shows that illusory self-touch can be induced by crossing the hands, but importantly, that this posture is associated with a stronger illusion.

Pozeg, Polona; Rognini, Giulio; Salomon, Roy; Blanke, Olaf

2014-01-01

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[Spanish urology in the renaissance].  

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Spanish renaissance urology is a heirloom from both islamic and scholastic medieval trends. Theory and practice of urology generates three types of professionals: doctors, who study at universities and obtain their licence by making a demonstration before the Protomedicato Tribunal; surgeons, who acquire their surgical techniques through a teacher-pupil training relationship outside universities; and empirics, who were in charge of performing surgical operations. Urology literature exhibits greater interest during the second half of the century. Most outstanding are the works of Francisco Díaz. The pathologies arising greater interest are lithiasis and carnosities. Lithiasis is handled by lithotomists through a carving process of which there were two modalities, castilian and italian. Carnosities, which differential diagnosis, as well as that of lithiasis, was outlined by Andrés Laguna, are treated using a dilating bougie or, surgically, with a sharp instrument analogous to the urethrotome devised by Francisco Díaz. PMID:1927645

De la Calle Muñoz, I; Martínez Sagarra, J M; Sánchez Santos, J A; De Castro Antolín, M L

1991-01-01

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The Validation of the Spatial Hearing Questionnaire  

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Objectives Subjective questionnaires are informative in understanding the difficulties faced by patients with hearing loss. Our intent was to establish and validate a new questionnaire that encompasses situations emphasizing binaural hearing. The Spatial Hearing Questionnaire is a self-report assessment tool utilizing eight subscales representing questions pertaining to the perception of male, female, and children’s voices, music in quiet, source localization, understanding speech in quiet, and understanding speech in noise. Design The Spatial Hearing Questionnaire, composed of 24 items, is scored from 0–100. It was administered to 142 subjects using one or two cochlear implants. Speech perception and localization abilities were measured, and the Speech, Spatial and Other Qualities (SSQ) questionnaire was completed to evaluate validity of the questionnaire. Psychometric tests were done to test the reliability and factor structure of the Spatial Hearing Questionnaire. Results Results showed high internal consistency reliability (Cronbach’s ? = 0.98) and good construct validity (correlations between the Spatial Hearing Questionnaire and other test measures, including the SSQ, were significant). A preliminary factor analysis revealed scores loaded on three factors, representing the following conditions: localization, speech in noise and music in quiet, and speech in quiet, explaining 64.9, 13.0, and 5.3% of the variance, respectively. Most of the questionnaire items (12/24) loaded onto the first factor which represents the subscale related to source localization. Mean scores on the Spatial Hearing Questionnaire were higher for subjects with bilateral cochlear implants over subjects with a unilateral cochlear implant, consistent with other research and supporting construct validity. Conclusions The Spatial Hearing Questionnaire is a reliable and valid questionnaire which can be completed independently by most patients in about 10 minutes. It is likely to be a valuable tool for clinicians and researchers to measure spatial hearing abilities.

Tyler, Richard S.; Perreau, Ann E.; Ji, Haihong

2009-01-01

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The Cultural Health Attributions Questionnaire (CHAQ): reliability, validity, and refinement.  

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This study describes the reliability and validity of scores on the Cultural Health Attributions Questionnaire (CHAQ), and proposes a refined short form. Murguía, Zea, Reisen, and Peterson (2000) developed the 24-item CHAQ to assess health beliefs among Latinos/Hispanics. The CHAQ incorporates two 12-item subscales: Equity Attributions (EA) and Behavioral-Environmental Attributions (BEA). Although the CHAQ has been published in Spanish and English, psychometric properties have only been evaluated for scores on the Spanish-language version. Participants in the present study were 436 Latinos/Hispanics, half of whom completed the CHAQ in Spanish, and half in English. Multigroup confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the proposed two-factor structure did not fit the data for either language. Subsequent exploratory factor analyses revealed different best-fitting models for the two languages. A common two-factor (EA/BEA) structure was derived from items that loaded univocally in both languages. Additional items were removed to produce a 10-item revised version (CHAQ-R). The two factors were negatively correlated and had good internal consistency reliability. Expected relationships of CHAQ-R scores to acculturation and health locus of control strongly supported convergent validity. The relationship of EA to ethnomedical services usage marginally supported criterion validity. Overall, the results support the reliability and validity of CHAQ-R scores to measure cultural health attributions in Latinos/Hispanics, but further psychometric evaluation is needed. PMID:24773009

Fox, Rina S; Malcarne, Vanessa L; Roesch, Scott C; Sadler, Georgia Robins

2014-04-01

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Arguments for alcoholic hand disinfection  

Microsoft Academic Search

The non-aqueous use of ethanol or propanols offers various advantages over washing hands with either unmedicated or medicated soap in both hygienic and surgical hand disinfection. Alcohols exert the strongest and fastest activity against a wide spectrum of bacteria and fungi (but not bacterial spores) as well as enveloped (but less so against non-enveloped) viruses, being little influenced by interfering

M. L. Rotter

2001-01-01

267

Hand it to the Animals  

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In this lesson, learners examine X-ray images of the "hands" of different animals and then determine the function of each hand from its form. The images are viewed and analyzed with a Web-based customized version of ImageJ.

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Robot Forearm and Dexterous Hand  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An electromechanical hand-and-forearm assembly has been developed for incorporation into an anthropomorphic robot that would be used in outer space. The assembly is designed to offer manual dexterity comparable to that of a hand inside an astronaut s suit; thus, the assembly may also be useful as a prosthesis or as an end effector on an industrial robot.

Lovchik, Christopher S.

2005-01-01

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The brain's fingers and hands.  

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The brain keeps track of the changing positions of body parts in space using a spatial body schema. When subjects localise a tactile stimulus on the skin, they might either use a somatotopic body map, or use a body schema to identify the location of the stimulation in external space. Healthy subjects were touched on the fingertips, with the hands in one of two postures: either the right hand was vertically above the left, or the fingers of both hands were interwoven. Subjects made speeded verbal responses to identify either the finger or the hand that was touched. Interweaving the fingers significantly impaired hand identification across several experiments, but had no effect on finger identification. Our results suggest that identification of fingers occurs in a somatotopic representation or finger schema. Identification of hands uses a general body schema, and is influenced by external spatial location. This dissociation implies that touches on the finger can only be identified with a particular hand after a process of assigning fingers to hands. This assignment is based on external spatial location. Our results suggest a role of the body schema in the identification of structural body parts from touch. PMID:16369787

Haggard, Patrick; Kitadono, Keiko; Press, Clare; Taylor-Clarke, Marisa

2006-06-01

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A hand gesture interface device  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on the development of a hand to machine interface device that provides real-time gesture, position and orientation information. The key element is a glove and the device as a whole incorporates a collection of technologies. Analog flex sensors on the glove measure finger bending. Hand position and orientation are measured either by ultrasonics, providing five degrees of

Thomas G. Zimmerman; Jaron Lanier; Chuck Blanchard; Steve Bryson; Young Harvill

1986-01-01

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Hand controller commonality evaluation process  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Hand controller selection for NASA's Orbiter and Space Station Freedom is an important area of human-telerobot interface design and evaluation. These input devices will control remotely operated systems that include large crane-like manipulators (e.g., Remote Manipulator System or RMS), smaller, more dexterous manipulators (e.g., Flight Telerobotic Servicer or FTS), and free flyers (e.g., Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle or OMV). Candidate hand controller configurations for these systems vary in many ways: shape, size, number of degrees-of-freedom (DOF), operating modes, provision of force reflection, range of movement, and 'naturalness' of use. Unresolved design implementation issues remain, including such topics as how the current Orbiter RMS rotational and translational rate hand controllers compare with the proposed Space Station Freedom hand controllers, the advantages that position hand controllers offer for these applications, and whether separate hand controller configurations are required for each application. Since previous studies contain little empirical hand controller task performance data, a controlled study is needed that tests Space Station Freedom candidate hand controllers during representative tasks. This study also needs to include anthropometric and biomechanical considerations.

Stuart, Mark A.; Bierschwale, John M.; Wilmington, Robert P.; Adam, Susan C.; Diaz, Manuel F.; Jensen, Dean G.

1993-01-01

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DESMOID TUMOURS OF THE HAND  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report a case of a 3-year-old child with a desmoid tumour of the hand, which is an exceedingly rare location. Desmoid tumours of the hand are difficult to treat because of the many important structures concentrated in the area as well as the infiltrative and recurrent character of these tumours.

F DUTEILLE; G DAUTEL; D SOMMELET

1999-01-01

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English Loanwords in Spanish Computer Language  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contact with the English language, especially from the 20th century onwards, has had as a consequence an increase in the number of words that are borrowed from English into Spanish. This process is particularly noticeable in Spanish for Specific Purposes, and, more specifically, in the case of Spanish computer language. Although sociocultural and…

Cabanillas, Isabel de la Cruz; Martinez, Cristina Tejedor; Prados, Mercedes Diez; Redondo, Esperanza Cerda

2007-01-01

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Driving in Spanish for American Tourists.  

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This booklet is intended to help the American tourist driving in a Spanish-speaking country to communicate with service station attendants and to understand traffic signs. The booklet consists of an alphabetical, English-Spanish glossary of terms relating to automobiles and driving and an alphabetical, Spanish-English glossary of common road…

Grosse, Philip

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Isleno Spanish /s/ Variation and Speech Accommodation.  

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The pronunciation and use of /s/ in the isleno dialect of Spanish, a dying language spoken in a small ethnic enclave in southeast Louisiana, is examined. Today, there are fewer than 20 fluent speakers of isleno Spanish, which has been described as a fossilized derivative of the speech of Canary Island peasants with additions from Spanish sailors.…

Coles, Felice Anne

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The Velar Nasal in Rapid Cuban Spanish.  

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In standard American Spanish, the velar nasal surface variant of systematic /n/ occurs only in syllable-final environments, when the immediately following segment is a velar consonant. In many American Spanish dialects, however, "ng" may also optionally appear phonetically in other phonological environments. Cuban Spanish is such a dialect, in…

Hammond, Robert M.

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CINDOC, CSIC, and Spanish R and D  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The organizational structure and functional activities of the Spanish Center for Scientific Information and Documentation (CINDOC) are discussed. The library holds 8,500 journals, including all the Spanish scientific journals; 16,000 books and 20 CD-ROM data bases. CINDOC creates and distributes its own data bases that include all the articles published in Spanish scientific journals.

Delaviesca, Rosa

1994-01-01

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Spanish Guide. Kindergarten. Michigan Oral Language Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This guide, designed for use by kindergarten teachers, to teach Spanish to speakers of other languages and to teach standard Spanish to speakers of non-standard Spanish, contains 136 half hour lessons, covering the school year. The completely oral program presents a structured sequence of language learning experiences geared to the children's…

Soriano, Jesse M.; And Others

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Spanish Language Health Materials: A Selective Bibliography.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This selected bibliography, compiled from recommendations by practicing librarians providing service to Spanish-speaking communities, includes Spanish and bilingual Spanish/English materials dealing with health. The topic is broadly defined to include any conditions which affect a person's well-being, and includes alcohol and drugs, consumer…

Trujillo, Roberto G., Ed.; And Others

280

Subverting Cervantes: Language Authority in Global Spanish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article seeks to situate Spanish as a global language by exploring both the top-down institutional processes that promote it and the bottom-up grassroots actions that are also increasingly important in the spread and maintenance of global Spanish. This article argues that one of the most important influences now in the explosion of Spanish

Mar-Molinero, Clare

2008-01-01

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Virtual Hand Illusion Induced by Visuomotor Correlations  

PubMed Central

Background Our body schema gives the subjective impression of being highly stable. However, a number of easily-evoked illusions illustrate its remarkable malleability. In the rubber-hand illusion, illusory ownership of a rubber-hand is evoked by synchronous visual and tactile stimulation on a visible rubber arm and on the hidden real arm. Ownership is concurrent with a proprioceptive illusion of displacement of the arm position towards the fake arm. We have previously shown that this illusion of ownership plus the proprioceptive displacement also occurs towards a virtual 3D projection of an arm when the appropriate synchronous visuotactile stimulation is provided. Our objective here was to explore whether these illusions (ownership and proprioceptive displacement) can be induced by only synchronous visuomotor stimulation, in the absence of tactile stimulation. Methodology/Principal Findings To achieve this we used a data-glove that uses sensors transmitting the positions of fingers to a virtually projected hand in the synchronous but not in the asynchronous condition. The illusion of ownership was measured by means of questionnaires. Questions related to ownership gave significantly larger values for the synchronous than for the asynchronous condition. Proprioceptive displacement provided an objective measure of the illusion and had a median value of 3.5 cm difference between the synchronous and asynchronous conditions. In addition, the correlation between the feeling of ownership of the virtual arm and the size of the drift was significant. Conclusions/Significance We conclude that synchrony between visual and proprioceptive information along with motor activity is able to induce an illusion of ownership over a virtual arm. This has implications regarding the brain mechanisms underlying body ownership as well as the use of virtual bodies in therapies and rehabilitation.

Sanchez-Vives, Maria V.; Spanlang, Bernhard; Frisoli, Antonio; Bergamasco, Massimo; Slater, Mel

2010-01-01

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Electronic Patient Data Confidentiality Practices Among Surgical Trainees: Questionnaire Study  

PubMed Central

INTRODUCTION The objective of this work was to evaluate the safeguards implemented by surgical trainees to protect the confidentiality of electronic patient data through a structured questionnaire sent to Northern Ireland surgical trainees. PARTICIPANTS AND METHODS A group of 32 basic and higher surgical trainees attending a meeting of the Northern Ireland Association of Surgeons-in-Training were invited to complete a questionnaire regarding their computer use, UK Data Protection Act, 1988 registration and electronic data confidentiality practices. RESULTS Of these 32 trainees, 29 returned completed questionnaires of whom 26 trainees regularly stored sensitive patient data for audit or research purposes on a computer. Only one person was registered under the Data Protection Act, 1988. Of the computers used to store and analyse sensitive data, only 3 of 14 desktops, 8 of 19 laptops and 3 of 14 hand-held computers forced a password logon. Of the 29 trainees, 16 used the same password for all machines, and 25 of 27 passwords were less than 8 characters long. Two respondents declined to reveal details of their secure passwords. Half of all trainees had never adjusted their internet security settings, despite all 14 desktops, 16 of 19 laptops and 5 of 14 hand-helds being routinely connected to the internet. Of the 29 trainees, 28 never encrypted their sensitive data files. Ten trainees had sent unencrypted sensitive patient data over the internet, using a non-secure server. CONCLUSIONS Electronic data confidentiality practices amongst Northern Ireland surgical trainees are unsafe. Simple practical measures to safeguard confidentiality are recommended.

Mole, Damian J; Fox, Colin; Napolitano, Giulio

2006-01-01

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD)  

MedlinePLUS

... message, please visit this page: About CDC.gov . Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) Hand, foot, and ... mouth sores, and a skin rash. Read more ... Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Topics About Hand, Foot, ...

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The Marble-Hand Illusion.  

PubMed

Our body is made of flesh and bones. We know it, and in our daily lives all the senses constantly provide converging information about this simple, factual truth. But is this always the case? Here we report a surprising bodily illusion demonstrating that humans rapidly update their assumptions about the material qualities of their body, based on their recent multisensory perceptual experience. To induce a misperception of the material properties of the hand, we repeatedly gently hit participants' hand with a small hammer, while progressively replacing the natural sound of the hammer against the skin with the sound of a hammer hitting a piece of marble. After five minutes, the hand started feeling stiffer, heavier, harder, less sensitive, unnatural, and showed enhanced Galvanic skin response (GSR) to threatening stimuli. Notably, such a change in skin conductivity positively correlated with changes in perceived hand stiffness. Conversely, when hammer hits and impact sounds were temporally uncorrelated, participants did not spontaneously report any changes in the perceived properties of the hand, nor did they show any modulation in GSR. In two further experiments, we ruled out that mere audio-tactile synchrony is the causal factor triggering the illusion, further demonstrating the key role of material information conveyed by impact sounds in modulating the perceived material properties of the hand. This novel bodily illusion, the 'Marble-Hand Illusion', demonstrates that the perceived material of our body, surely the most stable attribute of our bodily self, can be quickly updated through multisensory integration. PMID:24621793

Senna, Irene; Maravita, Angelo; Bolognini, Nadia; Parise, Cesare V

2014-01-01

285

[Infrastructure and adherence to hand hygiene: challenges to patient safety].  

PubMed

Considering the importance of hands in the chain of transmission of microorganisms, this observational research investigated the material infrastructure and compliance of hand hygiene in an intensive care unit in the south of Brazil in 2010. The data was collected by direct non-participant observation and through the use of self-administered questionnaires to be completed by the 39 participants, which was analyzed with the assistance of the chi2 Test, descriptive statistics and quantitative discourse analysis. Although health professionals overestimate compliance rates, recognize the practice as relevant to the prevention of infection and refer there are no impeding factors, of the 1,277 opportunities observed, compliance was 26% and significantly lower before patient contact and the use of aseptic procedures than after patient contact: infrastructure was shown to be deficient. The results indicate risk to patient safety, and thus, the planning of corrective actions to promote hand washing is relevant. PMID:24015465

Bathke, Janaína; de Cunico, Priscila Almeida; Maziero, Eliane Cristina Sanches; Cauduro, Fernanda Leticia Frates; Sarquis, Leila Maria Mansano; de Cruz, Elaine Drehmer Almeida

2013-06-01

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Developing a Questionnaire on Attitude towards School  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to develop a questionnaire to assess student attitudes towards school by describing the factors that affect these attitudes. For this purpose, a sample of 362 (11-13 years-old) elementary-school students was used. Both exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses were carried out. The questionnaire consists of…

Seker, Hasan

2011-01-01

287

Development of a Cuban Ethnic Identity Questionnaire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Cuban Behavioral Identity Questionnaire is a short, eight-item questionnaire answerable in a seven-point Likert-scale format. It inquires as to the frequency with which respondents engage in several ethnic behaviors and the degree to which they are familiar with Cuban idiomatic expressions and Cuban artists/musicians. (Author/NQ)

Garcia, Margarita; Lega, Leonor I.

1979-01-01

288

Questionnaire Design: Asking Questions with a Purpose  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This short document guides the user through the stages of creating and implementing an effective questionnaire. The types of questions and how they should be worded are addressed, and many good examples of the different types of questions that could go into a questionnaire are presented. This resource is intended for novice evaluators.

Taylor-Powell, Ellen

1998-05-01

289

Applying Learning Strategy Questionnaires: Problems and Possibilities  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article discusses measuring learning strategies by means of questionnaires. In "multi-method" research, in which think-aloud measures are compared with questionnaires, low or moderate correlations are found. A conclusion often drawn is that learners are not able to verbally report on their learning activities. Alternative explanations concern…

Schellings, Gonny

2011-01-01

290

Manual for the Preschool Behavior Questionnaire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development, norming, and validation of the Preschool Behavior Questionnaire (PBQ) are described. The questionnaire was developed to be a screening instrument for use by mental health professionals for the early detection of children's behavior problems. The scale was standardized on a group of preschoolers aged three to six, including male…

Behar, Lenore; Stringfield, Sam

291

Incidence of hand eczema in female Swedish hairdressers  

PubMed Central

Objective To estimate the occurrence of hand eczema in hairdressers in Sweden. Methods The occurrence of hand eczema was estimated in a Swedish longitudinal retrospective cohort study including all female graduates from vocational schools for hairdressers from 1970 to 1995. A stratified sample from the general population acted as controls. A self?administered questionnaire including questions on the occurrence of hand eczema, skin atopy, working periods and number of hair treatments performed per week was sent to the participants. Incidence rate ratios (IRRs) of hand eczema were estimated. Results The incidence rate of hand eczema in hairdressers was 23.8 cases/1000 person?years, whereas in hairdressers who were aged <25?years it was 37.1/1000 person?years. The corresponding IRR for hairdressers compared with controls was 2.5 (95% confidence interval (CI) 2.2 to 2.8), and that for younger hairdressers was 3.1 (95% CI 2.6 to 3.5). The mean age at onset of hand eczema was 21.6?years for hairdressers and 21.2?years for controls. The 1?year prevalence of hand eczema was 18.0% for hairdressers and 12.1% for controls. A large number of hair treatments involving exposure to skin irritants and sensitisers were reported. The incidence rate of hand eczema was higher among individuals with a history of childhood eczema, both for hairdressers and for controls, giving an (age?adjusted) IRR of 1.9 and 2.2, respectively. The attributable fraction of hand eczema from skin atopy was 9.6%. A synergistic effect of skin atopy and hairdressing was found on the occurrence of hand eczema. The relative excess risk due to interaction was 1.21 (95% CI 0.21 to 2.21; p?=?0.01). Conclusion Hairdressers are highly exposed to skin?damaging substances. The self?reported incidence of hand eczema was substantially higher in female hairdressers than in controls from the general population and than that found previously in register?based studies. For many individuals, onset of hand eczema occurs early in life. Only about 10% of the hand eczema cases among hairdressers would be prevented if no one with skin atopy entered the trade.

Lind, Marie-Louise; Albin, Maria; Brisman, Jonas; Diab, Kerstin Kronholm; Lillienberg, Linnea; Mikoczy, Zoli; Nielsen, Jorn; Rylander, Lars; Toren, Kjell; Meding, Birgitta

2007-01-01

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ENQUETE-BAISE: A General-Purpose E-Questionnaire Server for Ubiquitous Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

Questionnaire is a general and indispensable method frequently and widely used in many academic, engineering, medical, commercial, and political survey research activities to obtain systematic data and information. Ubiquitous questionnaire, i.e., to provide users with E-questionnaire services anytime and anywhere such that one can use E-questionnaire servers without even thinking about them, is an ideal ubiquitous service in service-oriented computing.

Jingde Cheng; Yuichi Goto; Masato Koide; Keigo Nagahama; Masami Someya; Yusuke Utsumi; Ayaka Shionoiri

2007-01-01

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Mechanical hand for gripping objects  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

End effector serves as "hand" for remote manipulator spacecraft system to grasp objects of various sizes. Device has built in flexible wrist joint "cartilage" for increased gripping force without significant strain on mechanical connections.

Clark, K. H.; Johnston, J. D.

1980-01-01

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Neural bases of hand synergies  

PubMed Central

The human hand has so many degrees of freedom that it may seem impossible to control. A potential solution to this problem is “synergy control” which combines dimensionality reduction with great flexibility. With applicability to a wide range of tasks, this has become a very popular concept. In this review, we describe the evolution of the modern concept using studies of kinematic and force synergies in human hand control, neurophysiology of cortical and spinal neurons, and electromyographic (EMG) activity of hand muscles. We go beyond the often purely descriptive usage of synergy by reviewing the organization of the underlying neuronal circuitry in order to propose mechanistic explanations for various observed synergy phenomena. Finally, we propose a theoretical framework to reconcile important and still debated concepts such as the definitions of “fixed” vs. “flexible” synergies and mechanisms underlying the combination of synergies for hand control.

Santello, Marco; Baud-Bovy, Gabriel; Jorntell, Henrik

2013-01-01

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Principles of Hand Fracture Management  

PubMed Central

The hand is essential in humans for physical manipulation of their surrounding environment. Allowing the ability to grasp, and differentiated from other animals by an opposing thumb, the main functions include both fine and gross motor skills as well as being a key tool for sensing and understanding the immediate surroundings of their owner. Hand fractures are the most common fractures presenting at both accident and emergency and within orthopaedic clinics. Appropriate evaluation at first presentation, as well as during their management, can significantly prevent both morbidity and disability to a patient. These decisions are dependant on a wide range of factors including age, hand dominance, occupation and co-morbidities. A fracture is best described as a soft tissue injury with an associated bony injury. Despite this being the case, this paper intends to deal mainly with the bone injury and aims to discuss both the timing, as well as the methods available, of hand fracture management.

Haughton, DN; Jordan, D; Malahias, M; Hindocha, S; Khan, W

2012-01-01

296

Ecologia: Spanish Ecology Packet Resource Units and Materials for Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Classes.  

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This Spanish ecology packet contains resource units and materials for intermediate and advanced Spanish classes. It is designed to be used for individual and small-group instruction in the senior high school to supplement the Spanish language curriculum. Included are articles, pictures, and cartoons from Spanish-language newspapers and magazines…

Bell, Mozelle Sawyer; Arribas, E. Jaime

297

Semantic and Pragmatic Functions of the Spanish Diminutive in Spanish in Contact with Quechua.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents data from the Spanish of Quechua-Spanish bilinguals that exemplify a contact situation that gives rise to a process called structural interference. Concentrates on the use of the diminutive in the Spanish of speakers of Spanish in the Andes. (Author/VWL)

Escobar, Anna Maria

2001-01-01

298

Hand anomalies in Crouzon syndrome  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective. To review the hand radiographs of patients with Crouzon syndrome, to look for extracranial manifestations of the condition\\u000a at this site. Design. The hand radiographs of those with Crouzon syndrome attending the Craniofacial Service at Great Ormond Street between 1985\\u000a and 1996 were reviewed. Results. Thirty-three patients underwent a total of 34 radiographs, one patient having had a serial

P. J. Anderson; Christine M. Hall; Robert D. Evans; Barry M. Jones; Richard D. Hayward

1997-01-01

299

Biometrical characteristics of primate hands  

Microsoft Academic Search

The lenght proportions of the primate hands and their elements are analyzed in 43 extant genera and 6 fossil genera. The length\\u000a of the hand in relation to the forelimb length does not characterize taxonomic groups, but rather locomotor modes, such as\\u000a vertical-clinging-and-leaping, claw-climbing, and terrestrial quadrupedalism, as opposed to arboreal quadrupedalism. The relative\\u000a lengths of the carpus, metacarpus, and

F. K. Jouffroy; M. Godinot; Y. Nakano

1991-01-01

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Intrinsic flaps in the hand.  

PubMed

Advances in anatomical research have created the base for a vast variety of flaps that can be raised in the hand. They are either based on the palmar arterial system or on the dorsal vascular system, which is fed by either perforating vessels from the palmar side or the dorsal arterial system nourished by dorsal carpal arterial network. The majority of small to moderate size defects in the hand can be reconstructed with these types of flaps. PMID:22032596

Germann, Günter; Biedermann, Nina; Levin, Scott L

2011-10-01

301

Try Your Hand at Nano  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This lesson focuses on two simple activities that younger learners can do to gain an appreciation of nanotechnology. First, learners measure their hands in nanometers. Second, learners investigate liquid crystals, applications of liquid crystals and nanotechnology connections and test how the heat of their hands changes the color of the crystals. Learners observe what they see, present their findings to the group, and reflect on the experience.

Ieee

2013-02-25

302

Mind your hand during the energy crunch: Functional Outcome of Circular Saw Hand Injuries  

PubMed Central

Background Although injuries due to circular saws are very common all over the world, there is surprisingly little information available about their functional outcomes. As the socioeconomic impact of these injuries is immense and determined by the casualties' disability and impairment, it is the objective of this study to present data on the functional outcome, disability, and impairment of hand injuries due to electric circular saws. Methods Patients treated from 1999 through 2007 for circular saw-related hand injuries were contacted and asked for clinical follow-up assessment. The clinical follow-up protocol consisted of a physical examination and an assessment of static muscle power (grip and pinch strength). For assessment of the subjective experience of the patients regarding their injury-related disability and impairment, the DASH follow-up questionnaire was used. The occupational impact of these injuries was measured by number of lost working days. Finally, safety-related behaviour of the patients was investigated. Results 114 Patients were followed-up on average 52 months after the injury. Average in-house treatment was 8.8 days. Average time lost from work was 14.8 weeks. A significant reduction of static muscle testing parameters compared with the uninjured hand was revealed for grip strength, tip pinch, key pinch, and palmar pinch. Average DASH score was 17.4 (DASH work 15.8, DASH sports/music 17.7). Most patients had more than ten years experience in using these power tools. Conclusion The everyday occurrence of circular saw-related hand injuries followed by relatively short periods of in-house treatment might distort the real dimension of the patients' remaining disability and impairment. While the trauma surgeon's view is generally confined to the patients' clinical course, the outcome parameters in this follow-up investigation, with loss of working time as the key factor, confirm that the whole socioeconomic burden is much greater than the direct cost of treatment.

2010-01-01

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Assessment of Health Literacy and Numeracy Among Spanish-Speaking Parents of Young Children: Validation of the Spanish Parental Health Literacy Activities Test (PHLAT Spanish)  

Microsoft Academic Search

ObjectiveTo assess the health literacy and numeracy skills of Spanish-speaking parents of young children and to validate a new Spanish language health literacy assessment for parents, the Spanish Parental Health Literacy Activities Test (PHLAT Spanish).

H. Shonna Yin; Lee M. Sanders; Russell L. Rothman; Alan L. Mendelsohn; Benard P. Dreyer; Richard O. White; Joanne P. Finkle; Stefania Prendes; Eliana M. Perrin

304

Spanish dermatological vocabulary used by Mexican workers.  

PubMed

Spanish is the second most common language spoken in the United States. Physicians can expect a growing population of patients who speak Spanish as their primary language. The purpose of this study was to develop a glossary of Spanish dermatological vocabulary commonly used by Mexican workers. Dermatologic terms were gathered from transcripts of in-depth interviews with 31 Latino farmworkers in North Carolina. Participants were asked to name and define words related to skin irritations. Farmworkers provided several definitions of some terms, and several Spanish equivalents exist for specific English words. This glossary is a supplement to other resources for learning medical Spanish and expands health care professionals' knowledge of dermatology-related Spanish vocabulary. PMID:16150240

Vallejos, Quirina M; Marin, Antonio J; Feldman, Steven R; Krejci-Manwaring, Jennifer; Fleischer, Alan; Quandt, Sara A; Schulz, Mark; Smith, Gerell; Rapp, Stephen R; Arcury, Thomas A

2005-01-01

305

[Spanish adaptation of the "Mobile Phone Problem Use Scale" for adolescent population].  

PubMed

Problematic use of the mobile telephone is an emerging phenomenon in our society, and one which particularly affects the teenage population. Knowledge from research on the problematic use of this technology is necessary, since such use can give rise to a behavioural pattern with addictive characteristics. There are hardly any scales for measuring possible problematic use of mobile phones, and none at all adapted exclusively for the Spanish adolescent population. The scale most widely used internationally is the Mobile Phone Problem Use Scale (MPPUS). The aim of the present study is to adapt the MPPUS for use with Spanish adolescents. The Spanish version of the questionnaire was administered to a sample of 1132 adolescents aged 12 to 18. Reliability and factorial validity were comparable to those obtained in adult population, so that the measure of problematic mobile phone use in Spanish teenagers is one-dimensional. A prevalence of 14.8% of problematic users was detected. PMID:22648315

López-Fernández, Olatz; Honrubia-Serrano, Ma Luisa; Freixa-Blanxart, Montserrat

2012-01-01

306

Growth and evolution of technical efficiency among entrant versus incumbent firms: the Spanish retail sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates two objectives using a cohort approach: first, the firms' growth and, second, the technical efficiency of entrant and incumbent firms with a non-parametric approach, keeping in mind changes in the Spanish retail environment. The results obtained suggest, on the one hand, that evidence suggested by Gibrat's Law has not been fully proven. In this sense, smaller firms

Cristina Suárez; Justo De Jorge

2012-01-01

307

Growth and evolution of technical efficiency among entrant versus incumbent firms: the Spanish retail sector  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study investigates two objectives using a cohort approach: first, the firms' growth and, second, the technical efficiency of entrant and incumbent firms with a non-parametric approach, keeping in mind changes in the Spanish retail environment. The results obtained suggest, on the one hand, that evidence suggested by Gibrat's Law has not been fully proven. In this sense, smaller firms

Cristina Suárez; Justo De Jorge

2011-01-01

308

Keeping Pace: Science Trade Books in Spanish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes elementary school science trade books written in Spanish. Topics considered in these books include: animal life; astronomy; biology; earth sciences; mathematics; general science; and general technology. (DH)

Schon, Isabel

1985-01-01

309

Hand development in trisomy 21.  

PubMed

The purpose of the present study was to evaluate hand size and maturity in fetuses with trisomy 21 (Down syndrome). Twenty-five fetuses, crown-rump length (CRL) 55-222 mm, foot length (FL) 8-42 mm, were included in the study. After whole-body radiography (Hewlett Packard Faxitron), special radiographs of the hand and foot were taken. Hand length was measured as the length of the third finger from the distal tip of the distal phalanx to the proximal tip of the metacarpal bone, the digital-metacarpal length (DML). The lengths of the proximal phalangeal bone (PPL) and the metacarpal bone (MCL) of the third finger were also measured. The DML, PPL, and MCL values of each fetus were related to CRL and FL. The individual hand bones were evaluated with regard to time of appearance on radiographs, sequence in comparison with the normal sequence of appearance, and morphology. The hand length is normal during the first half of the fetal period, whereas the length of individual bones in the third finger is reduced. The normal sequence of ossification, with the middle phalanx of the fifth finger last to ossify, also occurred in Down syndrome; however, this bone appeared later in Down syndrome. In four of the fetuses it did not appear. PMID:9779798

Kjaer, M S; Keeling, J W; Andersen, E; Fischer Hansen, B; Kjaer, I

1998-10-12

310

Physical Activity Questionnaires (PAQ) Validation Studies - References  

Cancer.gov

Wareham NJ, Jakes RW, Rennie KL et al. Validity and repeatability of a simple index derived from the short physical activity questionnaire used in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study.

311

Generic Questionnaire for Biopharmaceutical Production Candidates  

Cancer.gov

Generic Questionnaire for Biopharmaceutical Production Candidates Involving Recombinant Organisms Principal Investigator: Institution: What amount(s) of delivered product(s) is desired? A. Non-GMP (laboratory grade) B. cGMP (clinical grade) Please

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Standardized Questionnaires of Walking & Bicycling Database  

Cancer.gov

This database contains questionnaire items and a list of validation studies for standardized items concerning walking and biking from multiple national and international physical activity questionnaires (PAQs). The purpose of this database is to provide easy access to a large number of items assessing duration and frequency of walking and bicycling in the non-disabled adult population. We also briefly review the results of validation studies identified for some of the PAQs.

313

A comparison of two spider fear questionnaires  

Microsoft Academic Search

The present studies compared the psychometric properties of two self-report measures of spider fear: Fear of Spiders Questionnaire (FSQ) and Spider Phobia Questionnaire (SPQ). In the first study, adequate test-retest stability and internal consistency was found for both FSQ and SPQ. In the second study, both instruments were able to differentiate between phobic and non-phobic subjects. Furthermore, FSQ as well

Peter Muris; Harald Merckelbach

1996-01-01

314

The Postpartum Bonding Questionnaire: a validation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  This is a validation of a self-rating questionnaire designed to detect disorders of the mother-infant relationship. 125 subjects\\u000a filled in the questionnaire, and were also interviewed using the 5th Edition of the Birmingham Interview for Maternal Mental Health. On the basis of these interviews and the case records, we\\u000a made consensus diagnoses of various forms and degrees of mother infant

I. F. Brockington; C. Fraser; D. Wilson

2006-01-01

315

Development of a Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose was to design a self-report measure of behavioral tendencies that frequently accompany body-image disturbance. The result was a 19-item questionnaire that dealt with avoidance of situations that provoke concern about physical appearance, such as avoidance of tight-fitting clothes, social outings, and physical intimacy. The Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire had adequate internal consistency and test–retest reliability. The measure correlated

James C. Rosen; Debra Srebnik; Elayne Saltzberg; Sally Wendt

1991-01-01

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Hand preference for precision grasping predicts language lateralization.  

PubMed

We investigated whether or not there is a relationship between hand preference for grasping and hemispheric dominance for language--and how each of these is related to other traditional measures of handedness. To do this we asked right- and left-handed participants to put together two different sets of 3D puzzles made out of big or very small LEGO pieces. Participants were also given two self-reported handedness questionnaires, as well as tests of grip force and finger tapping speed. A language lateralization (dichotic listening) test was also administered. We found a positive correlation between hand use for precision grasping and language lateralization (i.e. the more participants used their right hand for grasping the small LEGO pieces, the more language was lateralized to the left hemisphere). In addition, we identified two populations of left-handers according to their grasping performance: 'left-right-handers', who behaved exactly like right-handers; and 'left-left-handers' whose performance was the mirror image of that of right-handers. Finally, we found an increase in right-hand use when right-handers and 'left-right-handers' had to pick up the small LEGO pieces. We discuss our results in relation to recent notions of left-hemisphere specialization for visually guided actions and its relationship with the evolution of language. PMID:19654015

Gonzalez, Claudia L R; Goodale, Melvyn A

2009-12-01

317

Hand-Based Biometric Analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Hand-based biometric analysis systems and techniques provide robust hand-based identification and verification. An image of a hand is obtained, which is then segmented into a palm region and separate finger regions. Acquisition of the image is performed without requiring particular orientation or placement restrictions. Segmentation is performed without the use of reference points on the images. Each segment is analyzed by calculating a set of Zernike moment descriptors for the segment. The feature parameters thus obtained are then fused and compared to stored sets of descriptors in enrollment templates to arrive at an identity decision. By using Zernike moments, and through additional manipulation, the biometric analysis is invariant to rotation, scale, or translation or an input image. Additionally, the analysis uses re-use of commonly seen terms in Zernike calculations to achieve additional efficiencies over traditional Zernike moment calculation.

Bebis, George

2013-01-01

318

Local flaps of the hand.  

PubMed

A local flap consists of skin and subcutaneous tissue that is harvested from a site near a given defect while maintaining its intrinsic blood supply. Local skin flaps can be a used as a reliable source of soft tissue replacement that replaces like with like. Flaps are categorized based on composition, method of transfer, flap design, and blood supply, but flap circulation is considered the most critical factor for the flap survival. This article reviews the classification of local skin flaps of the hand and offers a practical reconstructive approach for several soft tissue defects of the hand and digits. PMID:24731606

Rehim, Shady A; Chung, Kevin C

2014-05-01

319

Toe-to-hand transfer.  

PubMed

Toe-to-hand transfer was performed in 28 patients, involving 33 fingers, using microvascular technique. Of this number, 26 patients (31 fingers) had experienced trauma, and the remaining 2 patients (2 fingers) had a congenital deformity. The toew used for grafting were the great toe (1), the second tow (30), and third toe (2). Success was achieved in all cases, sensory recovery was good, and remarkable improvement was attained in function and cosmetic appearance. Metacarpal hand, amputation of thumb, and amputation thumb and three fingers were good indications for this procedure, which gave satisfactory aesthetic results, even in patients with amputation of single digits. PMID:7394050

Yoshimura, M

1980-07-01

320

Low Frequency of Fires From Alcohol?Based Hand Rub Dispensers in Healthcare Facilities  

Microsoft Academic Search

We administered a web-based questionnaire to SHEA, APIC, and EIN members to assess the frequency of fires associ- ated with alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers in health- care settings. None of the 798 responding facilities using ABHRs reported a dispenser-related fire; 766 facilities had accrued an estimated 1,430 hospital-years of ABHR use (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2003;24:618-619). Alcohol-based hand rubs

John M. Boyce; Michele L. Pearson

2003-01-01

321

Workplace Spanish for Health Care Workers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This syllabus and curriculum guide were developed for a 12-week course in workplace Spanish for clinical workers at the Claretian Medical Center on the south side of Chicago. The purpose of the class was to provide basic communicative abilities in Spanish to the medical staff---registered nurses, triage nurses, and laboratory technologists--such…

Garcia, Paula

322

Antioxidant capacity of the Spanish Mediterranean diet  

Microsoft Academic Search

The objective of this work was to determine the total dietary antioxidant capacity (TDAC) of the Spanish Mediterranean diet. The antioxidant capacity of plant foods and beverages included in National food consumption data was determined. TDAC of the Spanish diet was estimated at 6014 and 3549?mol trolox equivalents by FRAP (ferric reducing antioxidant power) and ABTS (free radical-scavenging capacity) procedures,

Fulgencio Saura-Calixto; Isabel Goñi

2006-01-01

323

Individualizing Spanish in the Community College.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This program was designed to permit students to enroll in elementary Spanish in any academic term. A lesson packet containing five parts was designed to accompany a regular text for first-year college Spanish. During the first week of classes, the students meet in a large group for instruction on how to learn a language and how to use the…

Hendrickson, James M.

324

Spanish for Agricultural Purposes: The Video Episodes.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The transcripts of dialogues from videotape recordings were developed, along with accompanying language laboratory material, as part of a one-semester course in Spanish for North American agriculture specialists preparing to work in Latin America. Included are 48 episodes covering such topics as: working with a local Spanish-speaking counterpart,…

Mainous, Bruce H.; And Others

325

A Marketing Strategy for Spanish for Business.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The development of a marketing strategy for business Spanish courses by means of situational analysis is described. The planner of marketing strategy must consider demand for a course, institutional acceptance, and financial support. A survey of 508 universities revealed a low level of demand for business Spanish which could potentially be…

Grosse, Christine Uber

326

Defying Analysis: Spanish-American Plural Formation.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Spanish American plural formation is discussed in relation to attempts that have been made to write a set of phonological rules that would correctly predict the Spanish plural using a combination of phonological rules and word structure constraints. A brief synopsis is resented of why previous attempts to predict the plural are in error.…

Romens, Thomas L.

327

Commercial Communication in the Spanish Language.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A college course in commercial Spanish is described. The course objectives are to: build a solid foundation of business and professional vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and punctuation; prepare for oral and written communication with commonly-used Spanish business phrases and terminology; expose students to the different types of written…

Reinhardt-Childers, Ilva

328

Black/Indian Interaction in Spanish Florida.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The history of the lives of non-white peoples in the United States largely has been neglected although the Spanish bureaucrats kept meticulous records of the Spanish Mission period in Florida. These records represent an important source for the cultural history of these groups and offer new perspectives on the tri-racial nature of frontier…

Landers, Jane

329

"Proyecto Sherezade": Teaching Spanish Literature Interactively.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes "Proyecto Sherezade," an Internet-based project publicly available to anyone. Founded in 1996 by a group of Spanish language and literature academics in Canada and the United States, the project began as an Internet literary magazine that published non-established writers's short stories in Spanish and commentaries sent by readers.…

Fernandez, Enrique

2001-01-01

330

38 CFR 4.69 - Dominant hand.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Handedness for the purpose of a dominant rating will be determined by the evidence of record, or by testing on VA examination. Only one hand shall be considered dominant. The injured hand, or the most severely injured hand, of an...

2013-07-01

331

Why Am I Left-Handed?  

MedlinePLUS

... Continue Do Lefties Have the Upper Hand in Sports? It's true. While left-handers face some obstacles, ... hitters are right-handed. In basketball and other sports, a left-handed player can more easily surprise ...

332

29 CFR 1910.138 - Hand protection.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Hand protection. 1910.138 Section 1910...Personal Protective Equipment § 1910.138 Hand protection. (a) General requirements...and require employees to use appropriate hand protection when employees'...

2013-07-01

333

Dextrous hand grasping force optimization  

Microsoft Academic Search

A key goal in dextrous robotic hand grasping is to balance external forces and at the same time achieve grasp stability and minimum grasping energy by choosing an appropriate set of internal grasping forces. Since it appears that there is no direct algebraic optimization approach, a recursive optimization, which is adaptive for application in a dynamic environment, is required. One

Martin BUSS; Hideki Hashimoto; John B. Moore

1996-01-01

334

Replantation (Finger, Hand, or Arm)  

MedlinePLUS

... than a replantation. See section on “Amputations and Prosthetics.” Replantation is usually recommended when the replanted part will work at least as well as a prosthesis or completion amputation. Generally, a missing hand or finger would not be replanted knowing that ...

335

Hand-held medical robots.  

PubMed

Medical robots have evolved from autonomous systems to tele-operated platforms and mechanically-grounded, cooperatively-controlled robots. Whilst these approaches have seen both commercial and clinical success, uptake of these robots remains moderate because of their high cost, large physical footprint and long setup times. More recently, researchers have moved toward developing hand-held robots that are completely ungrounded and manipulated by surgeons in free space, in a similar manner to how conventional instruments are handled. These devices provide specific functions that assist the surgeon in accomplishing tasks that are otherwise challenging with manual manipulation. Hand-held robots have the advantages of being compact and easily integrated into the normal surgical workflow since there is typically little or no setup time. Hand-held devices can also have a significantly reduced cost to healthcare providers as they do not necessitate the complex, multi degree-of-freedom linkages that grounded robots require. However, the development of such devices is faced with many technical challenges, including miniaturization, cost and sterility, control stability, inertial and gravity compensation and robust instrument tracking. This review presents the emerging technical trends in hand-held medical robots and future development opportunities for promoting their wider clinical uptake. PMID:24927713

Payne, Christopher J; Yang, Guang-Zhong

2014-08-01

336

Hands-on Digital Tech  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Traditionally, only the best-funded schools could afford to offer students the kinds of hands-on science experiences that "real life" scientists perform. However, with the advent of digital technologies and portable, affordable handheld computing devices, real world investigations--that also address science standards--are now broadly accessible to…

Tuttle, Harry Grover

2007-01-01

337

Hand Controller Commonality Evaluation Process.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Hand controller selection for NASA's Orbiter and Space Station Freedom is an important area of human-telerobot interface design and evaluation. These input devices will control remotely operated systems that include large crane-like manipulators (e.g., Re...

M. A. Stuart J. M. Bierschwale R. P. Wilmington S. C. Adam M. F. Diaz

1993-01-01

338

Catalog for Hand Planting Tools.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Hand planting is the most common method of artificial forest regeneration. Handtools are used to plant about 80 percent of the nearly 2 million acres planted annually in the United States. This catalog includes handplanting tools that are commonly used or...

J. Larson E. Milodragovich

1982-01-01

339

Hands-On Nuclear Physics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Nuclear science is an important topic in terms of its application to power generation, medical diagnostics and treatment, and national defense. Unfortunately, the subatomic domain is far removed from daily experience, and few learning aids are available to teachers. What follows describes a low-tech, hands-on method to teach important concepts in…

Whittaker, Jeff

2013-01-01

340

Hand-Held Paint Container.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A hand-held container for paint and painting implements. The body of the paint container includes an internal reservoir for holding paint and a magnet housed within the body for securing a paint brush or the like within the reservoir. An automatically adj...

J. M. Byrne

2004-01-01

341

Methods of Teaching Spanish to Non-Native Speakers (Spanish SL). SPA 497 Special Topics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Programs in Spanish as a second language in the elementary school propose to develop pupils' ability to communicate in Spanish and to interact comfortably within Hispanic culture, particularly bilingual-bicultural speech communities. The Spanish SL teacher should be competent in choosing and implementing techniques and materials for teaching…

Pino, Octavio; Aid, Frances M.

342

Suppliers of Spanish-Language Materials and Films for Spanish-Speaking and Spanish-Culture Groups.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Publishers and distributors of Spanish-language materials are listed to assist librarians interested in obtaining such items for their collections. Nearly fifty entries contain the name, address, and services of publishers and distributors located in Mexi...

1972-01-01

343

The four-dimensional symptom questionnaire (4DSQ): measuring distress and other mental health problems in a working population  

Microsoft Academic Search

In non-clinical (working) populations it is important to differentiate between general distress, on the one hand, and psychiatric symptoms—depression, anxiety and somatization—on the other hand. The Four-Dimensional Symptom Questionnaire (4DSQ) is a new instrument that measures these four symptom dimensions (Terluin, 1996). This study aimed to investigate the psychometric properties of the 4DSQ in a working population. A postal stress

Berend Terluin; Willem Van Rhenen; Wilmar B. Schaufeli; Marten De Haan

2004-01-01

344

An evaluation of antiseptics used for hand disinfection in wards.  

PubMed Central

The antibacterial effectiveness of hand antiseptics commonly used in wards was studied by laboratory and in-use tests and their acceptability assessed by means of a questionnaire passed to hospital staff. To determine the immediate and long-term antibacterial effects of the preparations the in-use tests were performed by groups of students. The greatest immediate reduction in bacterial counts on hands was obtained by products containing chlorhexidine. The long-term antibacterial effect was recorded with emulsions containing 3% hexachlorophane, 2% Irgasan CF3R or 4% chlorhexidine when used constantly on several consecutive days. Considerable discrepancies were recorded in the antibacterial effectiveness of some preparations when comparing laboratory and in-use test results. Therefore it is suggested that antiseptics should be tested by in-use tests which more closely resemble practical conditions before their use, or further trial, in hospital.

OjajA?rvi, J.

1976-01-01

345

An evaluation of antiseptics used for hand disinfection in wards.  

PubMed

The antibacterial effectiveness of hand antiseptics commonly used in wards was studied by laboratory and in-use tests and their acceptability assessed by means of a questionnaire passed to hospital staff. To determine the immediate and long-term antibacterial effects of the preparations the in-use tests were performed by groups of students. The greatest immediate reduction in bacterial counts on hands was obtained by products containing chlorhexidine. The long-term antibacterial effect was recorded with emulsions containing 3% hexachlorophane, 2% Irgasan CF3R or 4% chlorhexidine when used constantly on several consecutive days. Considerable discrepancies were recorded in the antibacterial effectiveness of some preparations when comparing laboratory and in-use test results. Therefore it is suggested that antiseptics should be tested by in-use tests which more closely resemble practical conditions before their use, or further trial, in hospital. PMID:812901

Ojajärvi, J

1976-02-01

346

Die Sprache der Hande zu den Handen sprechen (Talking the Language of the Hands to the Hands). DB-LINK.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines the importance of hands for the person who is deafblind, reviews hand development, and identifies specific teaching skills that facilitate hand development and expressiveness in persons who are deafblind. It notes that the hands of a deafblind individual serve not only as tools but also as sense organs (to compensate for their…

Miles, Barbara

347

19 CFR 207.63 - Circulation of draft questionnaires.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 false Circulation of draft questionnaires. 207.63 Section 207.63...207.63 Circulation of draft questionnaires. (a) The Director shall circulate draft questionnaires to the parties for comment in...

2009-04-01

348

75 FR 30364 - Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION...information collection, Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire. DATES: Comments must be received...INFORMATION: Title: Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire. OMB Number: 0596-0207....

2010-06-01

349

78 FR 65608 - Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Information Collection; Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. ACTION...information collection, Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire. DATES: Comments must be received...INFORMATION: Title: Outreach Opportunity Questionnaire. OMB Number: 0596-0207....

2013-11-01

350

19 CFR 207.63 - Circulation of draft questionnaires.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Circulation of draft questionnaires. 207.63 Section 207.63...207.63 Circulation of draft questionnaires. (a) The Director shall circulate draft questionnaires to the parties for comment in...

2010-04-01

351

19 CFR 207.63 - Circulation of draft questionnaires.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-04-01 false Circulation of draft questionnaires. 207.63 Section 207.63...207.63 Circulation of draft questionnaires. (a) The Director shall circulate draft questionnaires to the parties for comment in...

2013-04-01

352

NHEXAS PHASE I MARYLAND STUDY--TECHNICIAN WALKTHROUGH QUESTIONNAIRE DATA  

EPA Science Inventory

The Technician Walkthrough questionnaire data set contains information about each household as determined during a walkthrough by trained technicians. The information is from 403 technician walkthrough questionnaires for 80 households across 6 cycles. The questionnaire includes...

353

NHEXAS PHASE I ARIZONA STUDY--BASELINE QUESTIONNAIRE DATA  

EPA Science Inventory

The Baseline Questionnaire data set provides information about the household using the primary resident (IRN 01) and other residents who chose to participate. The information is from 1106 Baseline Questionnaires for 534 households. The Baseline Questionnaire was administered to...

354

Development of the young spine questionnaire  

PubMed Central

Background Back pain in children is common and early onset of back pain has been shown to increase the risk of back pain significantly in adulthood. Consequently, preventive efforts must be targeted the young population but research relating to spinal problems in this age group is scarce. Focus has primarily been on the working age population, and therefore specific questionnaires to measure spinal pain and its consequences, specifically aimed at children and adolescents are absent. The purpose of this study was to develop a questionnaire for schoolchildren filling this gap. Methods The Young Spine Questionnaire (YSQ) was developed in three phases – a conceptualisation, development and testing phase. The conceptualisation phase followed the Wilson and Cleary model and included questions regarding spinal prevalence estimates, pain frequency and intensity, activity restrictions, care seeking behaviour and influence of parental back trouble. Items from existing questionnaires and the “Revised Faces Pain Scale” (rFPS) were included during the development phase. The testing phase consisted of a mixed quantitative and qualitative iterative method carried out in two pilot tests using 4th grade children and focusing on assessment of spinal area location and item validity. Results The testing phase resulted in omission of the pain drawings and the questions and answer categories were simplified in several questions. Agreement between the questionnaire prevalence estimates and the interviews ranged between 83.7% (cervical pain today) and 97.9% (thoracic pain today). To improve the understanding of the spinal boundaries we added bony landmarks to the spinal drawings after pilot test I. This resulted in an improved sense of spinal boundary location in pilot test II. Correlations between the rFPS and the interview pain score ranged between 0.67 (cervical spine) and 0.79 (lumbar spine). Conclusions The Young Spine Questionnaire contains questions that assess spinal pain and its consequences. The items have been tested for content understanding and agreement between questionnaire scores and interview findings among target respondents. These preliminary results suggest that the YSQ is feasible, has content validity and is a well understood questionnaire to be used in studies of children aged 9 to 11 years.

2013-01-01

355

Robot Hand Grips Cylinders Securely  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Jaws and linkage accommodate various sizes. Robot hand includes two pairs of parallel jaws that grasp rods, pipes, tubes, struts, and other long, heavy cylindrical objects. Hand features compact rotary drive and butterfly configuration simplifying approach and gripping maneuvers of robot. Parallelogram linkages maintain alignment of each jaw with other jaws. One bar of each linkage connected to one of two concentric, counterrotating shafts; rotation of shafts moves jaws in each pair toward or away from each other to grasp or release workpiece. Each jaw includes rigid gripping pad lined with rubber to give firm grip and to prevent damage to workpiece. Inner cylindrical surface (corner) of each jaw tapers off to flat sides. Enables jaw to grasp workpieces with diameters larger than or equal to twice the corner radius.

Parma, George F.

1989-01-01

356

[Management of chronic hand eczema].  

PubMed

The management of hand eczema, more readily called chronic hand dermatitis, is complex. This heaviness is related not only to the disease itself by its different clinical forms but also the multiplicity and diversity of etiological factors, triggering / maintaining or aggravating factors. The repeated therapeutic failures are ransom of incorrect information about the disease and its environment, a lack of clarity in the prescription and duration of treatment in general too short. The reference treatment is high potency topical steroids with or without occlusion for 4-8 weeks followed by alitretinoin 30mg / day for at least 3-6 months with a monthly lipid and liver monitoring and mandatory monthly pregnancy test in women of childbearing. Associated measures and patient education are the cornerstones of successful treatment. Other alternative treatments such as phototherapy, methotrexate, cyclosporin, mycophenolate mofetil etc. can be considered in case of resistance or for clearing followed by topical treatments. PMID:24953623

Lahfa, M

2014-06-01

357

Clinical anatomy of the hand.  

PubMed

This article reviews the underlying anatomy of trigger finger and thumb (fibrous digital pulleys, sesamoid bones), flexor tenosynovitis, de Quervain's syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, some hand deformities in rheumatoid arthritis, the carpal tunnel syndrome and the ulnar nerve compression at Guyon's canal. Some important syndromes and structures have not been included but such are the nature of these seminars. Rather than being complete, we aim at creating a system in which clinical cases are used to highlight the pertinent anatomy and, in the most important part of the seminar, these pertinent items are demonstrated by cross examination of participants and teachers. Self learning is critical for generating interest and expanding knowledge of clinical anatomy. Just look at your own hand in various positions, move it, feel it, feel also your forearms while you move the fingers, do this repeatedly and inquisitively and after a few tries you will have developed not only a taste, but also a lifelong interest in clinical anatomy. PMID:23219083

Vargas, Angélica; Chiapas-Gasca, Karla; Hernández-Díaz, Cristina; Canoso, Juan J; Saavedra, Miguel Ángel; Navarro-Zarza, José Eduardo; Villaseñor-Ovies, Pablo; Kalish, Robert A

358

Hand Eczema in Swedish Adults – Changes in Prevalence between 1983 and 1996  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hand eczema is the most frequent occupational skin disease. Our aim was to study changes in its prevalence in Swedish adults. Cross-sectional studies were performed in 1983 and 1996. Random samples from the population of Gothenburg, Sweden, aged 20–65 y, were drawn from the population register. Data were collected with a postal questionnaire, which was identical in the two studies.

Birgitta Meding; Bengt Järvholm

2002-01-01

359

Hand kinematics of piano playing  

PubMed Central

Dexterous use of the hand represents a sophisticated sensorimotor function. In behaviors such as playing the piano, it can involve strong temporal and spatial constraints. The purpose of this study was to determine fundamental patterns of covariation of motion across joints and digits of the human hand. Joint motion was recorded while 5 expert pianists played 30 excerpts from musical pieces, which featured ?50 different tone sequences and fingering. Principal component analysis and cluster analysis using an expectation-maximization algorithm revealed that joint velocities could be categorized into several patterns, which help to simplify the description of the movements of the multiple degrees of freedom of the hand. For the thumb keystroke, two distinct patterns of joint movement covariation emerged and they depended on the spatiotemporal patterns of the task. For example, the thumb-under maneuver was clearly separated into two clusters based on the direction of hand translation along the keyboard. While the pattern of the thumb joint velocities differed between these clusters, the motions at the metacarpo-phalangeal and proximal-phalangeal joints of the four fingers were more consistent. For a keystroke executed with one of the fingers, there were three distinct patterns of joint rotations, across which motion at the striking finger was fairly consistent, but motion of the other fingers was more variable. Furthermore, the amount of movement spillover of the striking finger to the adjacent fingers was small irrespective of the finger used for the keystroke. These findings describe an unparalleled amount of independent motion of the fingers.

Flanders, Martha; Soechting, John F.

2011-01-01

360

Prosthetic hands from Touch Bionics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to study the innovative design of prosthetic hands now in production from a Scottish spin-off company. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The novel features are described, followed by the details of the mechanical construction and the available grip patterns. The benefits of the modular design are explained, and the function and construction of a skin-like

Christine Connolly

2008-01-01

361

Vascular lesions of the hand.  

PubMed

The vascular malformations are not uncommon on the hand and offer diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Enjolras and Mulliken's classification is exposed. Their depiction and pretreatment assessment may benefit from non-invasive imaging as color-Doppler ultrasound and MRI combined with magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Some chronic traumatic vascular injuries as the hypothenar hammer syndrome may also take advantage of these imaging modalities. PMID:16298677

Drapé, Jean-Luc; Feydy, Antoine; Guerini, Henri; Desmarais, Eric; Godefroy, Didier; Le Viet, Dominique; Chevrot, Alain

2005-12-01

362

Hand Transplantation: The Louisville Experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

In February 1964, Dr. Roberto Gilbert Elizalde performed a right forearm transplant on a 28-year-old sailor with a blast injury,\\u000a laying the foundation to the field of hand transplantation. However, it was not until September 1991, that the first conference\\u000a on composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) was held in Washington, DC to “determine the clinical feasibility of transplanting\\u000a limbs in patients

Vijay S. Gorantla; Warren C. Breidenbach

363

The Idiom in Spanish Language Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Explores special problems posed by idiomatic expressions for learners and teachers of second languages stressing need to integrate idioms into teaching. Presents program providing a classification of idiomatic expressions based on contrastive analysis of Spanish and English. (BK)

Sugano, Marian Zwerling

1981-01-01

364

Spanish-Language Bone Wise Dissemination Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The objectives were: (1) to produce and disseminate Spanish language, culturally appropriate information on osteoporosis targeted toward older, Hispanic women; (2) to organize an advisory committee of collaborating organizations with expertise in service ...

T. B. Gibson

1996-01-01

365

Spanish-Language New Media at NCI  

Cancer.gov

NCI's Spanish YouTube channelFeatures videos from across NCI on a wide range of topics, including awareness videos about several cancer types, an introduction to clinical trials and information about important NCI programs.

366

Enteritis por radiación PDQ Redirect Spanish  

Cancer.gov

Enteritis por radiación PDQ Redirect Spanish El sumario de información del PDQ® Enteritis por radiación ha sido incorporado al sumario de información Complicaciones gastrointestinales. Para proseguir utilice unos de los siguientes enlaces.(The Radiation

367

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome PDQ Redirect Spanish  

Cancer.gov

Superior Vena Cava Syndrome PDQ Redirect Spanish El sumario de información del PDQ® Síndrome de la vena cava superior ha sido incorporado al sumario de información Síndromes cardiopulmonares. Para proseguir utilice unos de los siguientes enlaces.(The

368

Dr. Dianne Gates-Anderson (Spanish)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

(Spanish version) Meg A. Mole interview different chemists to learn about their jobs. Dr. Dianne Gates-Anderson is an Environmental Process Engineer at the Department of Energy, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

2012-01-01

369

World Bank Glossary: English-French-Spanish.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This second edition of the World Bank Glossary has been revised and expanded by the Terminology Unit of the Bank's Language Services Division in close collaboration with the English, French and Spanish Translation Sections. The glossary is primarily inten...

1981-01-01

370

Dissociatieve ervaringen bij Vlamingen en Nederlanders; een studie met de Dissociation Questionnaire ( DIS–Q )  

Microsoft Academic Search

Samenvatting  Dit is de eerste studie naar het voorkomen van dissociatieve ervaringen bij Vlamingen en Nederlanders (n = 374) aan de hand\\u000a van een nieuw ontwikkelde vragenlijst, de Dissociation Questionnaire (DIS–Q). De resultaten illustreren dat dissociatieve ervaringen relatief frequent voorkomen in de bevolking en significant verminderen\\u000a met het ouder worden. Ongeveer 3% van de bevolking vermeldt ernstige dissociatieve ervaringen en 1%

Johan Vanderlinden; Richard van Dyck; Walter Vandereycken Hans Vertommen; Hans Vertommen

1993-01-01

371

Musculoskeletal pain illness perceptions: Factor structure of the Illness Perceptions Questionnaire-Revised  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: The Revised Illness Perceptions Questionnaire (IPQ-R) is commonly used to measure illness perceptions. We tested whether the structure of the IPQ-R was appropriate for use with primary care musculoskeletal pain patients.Methods: Confirmatory (C) and exploratory (E) factor analyses (FA) were used to test whether the structure of the IPQ-R was supported for patients with knee pain (n?=?393), hand pain

Elaine E. Nicholls; Susan Hill; Nadine E. Foster

2012-01-01

372

Assessment of fear of fear in agoraphobics: The Body Sensations Questionnaire and the Agoraphobic Cognitions Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

Describes the development of the Agoraphobic Cognitions Questionnaire and the Body Sensations Questionnaire, companion measures for assessing aspects of fear of fear (panic attacks) in agoraphobics. The instruments were administered to 175 agoraphobics (mean age 37.64 yrs) and 43 controls (mean age 36.13 yrs) who were similar in sex and marital status to experimental Ss. Results show that the instruments

Dianne L. Chambless; G. Craig Caputo; Priscilla Bright; Richard Gallagher

1984-01-01

373

Validation Studies of the Paffenbarger Physical Activity Questionnaire/College Alumnus Questionnaire (CAQ)  

Cancer.gov

This article states the PA questionnaire used is the same as that used in the Singh 1996 validation study (which does appear to be the Paffenbarger). But in fact, the two questionnaires (which are provided in both articles) don’t appear to be the same; and the Singh 2001 version does not ask specific walking questions.

374

A Study of Factors that Influence Response Rate Using a Questionnaire on Questionnaires.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

To discover factors which contribute to a high response rate for questionnaire surveys, the preferences of 150 college teachers and teaching assistants were studied. Four different questionnaire formats using 34 common items were sent to the subjects: open-ended; Likert-type (five points, from "strong influence to return," to "strong influence not…

Leitner, Dennis W.; And Others

375

The Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire: Structural Validity and Comparison with the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The structural and external validity of the Tridimensional Personality Questionnaire (TPQ) and the relations among TPQ lower-order and higher-order scales and those of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire were examined. Results for 1,236 adults support the TPQ's validity but indicate its failure to operationalize portions of the…

Waller, Niels G.; And Others

1991-01-01

376

Spanish Language Version of the "Windows to the Universe" Earth and Space Science Education Web Site  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

"Windows to the Universe" is a web site that provides over 6,000 pages of content on a broad range of Earth science and space science topics to K-12 students and teachers and to the general public. The entire site is being translated into Spanish (see http://www.windows.ucar.edu/spanish); approximately 1,000 pages have been translated and are currently available online. The site also includes write-ups of more than 80 hands-on classroom activities, about 20 of which have been translated into Spanish to date. Windows to the Universe was first offered to students and educators in 1995; the first Spanish language versions of pages were posted online in late 2003. This presentation will describe our efforts to date to make science education materials available to Spanish-speaking and bilingual students, educators, and the general public. It will cover our outreach efforts through the web, television and other traditional media outlets, presentations at science teachers' conferences, local schools, and other channels. Statistics describing usage of the Spanish language sections of the web site indicate that our efforts to reach Spanish-speaking learners are succeeding. As of early September 2004, the monthly averages for traffic to the Spanish language pages of the site are around 112,000 visitors, 120,000 sessions, and 349,000 pages viewed. These values account for 25%, 24%, and 16% of the total traffic to the entire (English and Spanish combined) site, respectively. Since a significant fraction of the English-language portion of the site still remains to be translated, and since approximately 13% of the population of the United States is of Hispanic origin, these numbers represent a remarkable success in terms of disseminating science education materials to Spanish-speaking students and teachers.

Johnson, R. M.; Lagrave, M.; Araujo-Pradere, E. A.; Russell, R.; Gardiner, L.; Bergman, J.; Genyuk, J.; Henderson, S.; Dimarco, M.

2004-12-01

377

Rubber Hands Feel Touch, but Not in Blind Individuals  

PubMed Central

Psychology and neuroscience have a long-standing tradition of studying blind individuals to investigate how visual experience shapes perception of the external world. Here, we study how blind people experience their own body by exposing them to a multisensory body illusion: the somatic rubber hand illusion. In this illusion, healthy blindfolded participants experience that they are touching their own right hand with their left index finger, when in fact they are touching a rubber hand with their left index finger while the experimenter touches their right hand in a synchronized manner (Ehrsson et al. 2005). We compared the strength of this illusion in a group of blind individuals (n?=?10), all of whom had experienced severe visual impairment or complete blindness from birth, and a group of age-matched blindfolded sighted participants (n?=?12). The illusion was quantified subjectively using questionnaires and behaviorally by asking participants to point to the felt location of the right hand. The results showed that the sighted participants experienced a strong illusion, whereas the blind participants experienced no illusion at all, a difference that was evident in both tests employed. A further experiment testing the participants' basic ability to localize the right hand in space without vision (proprioception) revealed no difference between the two groups. Taken together, these results suggest that blind individuals with impaired visual development have a more veridical percept of self-touch and a less flexible and dynamic representation of their own body in space compared to sighted individuals. We speculate that the multisensory brain systems that re-map somatosensory signals onto external reference frames are less developed in blind individuals and therefore do not allow efficient fusion of tactile and proprioceptive signals from the two upper limbs into a single illusory experience of self-touch as in sighted individuals.

Ehrsson, H. Henrik

2012-01-01

378

Current guidelines for management of severe hand injuries.  

PubMed

Abstract Background: Severe, multitissue hand injuries constitute a serious problem of the modern world. Despite investing significant funds in their management these injuries often exclude young people from professional life. It is often due to improper management conducted by untrained personnel lacking appropriate instruments. The goal of this work is to review the literature on the problem and attempt to organize this information. Material/Methods: A review of available literature on mutilating hand trauma, amputations in the hand region, replantation and scales used for assessment of the severity of injury and hand function, both in Poland and internationally. Results: Hand injuries may be managed through three approaches: concomitant definitive, delayed and secondary. The best results are achieved through the first approach. However sometimes, due to the character of injury or lack of trained personnel, the team is forced to apply temporary dressing and, subsequently, initiate complex further management. HISS scale is a useful tool allowing for precise determination of the severity of injury and, used together with DASH questionnaire, prediction of long-term treatment outcome. Conclusions: Necessary changes need to be implemented in the healthcare system in order to achieve better results of treatment of severe hand injuries. Proper guidelines for everyday practice should be also introduced. Changes should encompass precise determination of competences of individual centers as well as the mode and indications for patient transport between them. Training of doctors should be modified in such way to ensure that at least one person in each center would be capable of performing proper immediate management of such injuries, making further treatment possible. At the same time, financing, as a strong motivator, should promote appropriate management. PMID:24941121

St?pie?, Robert; Szcz?sny, Grzegorz

2014-01-01

379

Impact of hand eczema severity on quality of life  

PubMed Central

Background: Hand eczema is a common disease seen in dermatological practice comprising of a spectrum ranging from mild disease to a severe distressing and chronic course with a negative impact on the quality of life. Aim: To assess the impact of hand eczema severity on quality of life. Materials and Methods: Patients with hand eczema were enrolled in a prospective study. Disease severity was assessed by hand eczema severity index (HECSI) score and quality of life by dermatology life quality index (DLQI) questionnaire. Results: Forty-six patients participated of which 22 (47.8%) were males and 24 (52.2%) females. The commonest age group affected among men and women was 50-59 years (31.8%) and 40-49 years (41.7%) respectively. History of atopy was found in 23.9% and 63% had persistent disease. In 28 (60.9%), the trigger was washing soaps and detergents of which 21 (87.5%) were housewives. Of those employed, 27.7% reported loss of work days. The mean HECSI score was 14.46 (S.D = 20.98) and mean DLQI score was 9.54 (S.D = 5.62). Gender, age, occupation and duration of disease did not significantly affect the quality of life or disease severity. Increased episodes of eczema (>4 episodes/year) showed a statistically significant correlation with DLQI (P value = 0.021). There was no significant correlation between HECSI score and DLQI in this study. Conclusion: Majority of the patients with hand eczema had a significant impairment of their quality of life. The impairment of quality of life in this study was mainly dependent on increased frequency of the eruptions and not on hand eczema severity.

Charan, Ujwala Priya; Peter, C. V. Dincy; Pulimood, Susanne A.

2013-01-01

380

Patient-reported physical activity questionnaires: A systematic review of content and format  

PubMed Central

Background Many patients with chronic illness are limited in their physical activities. This systematic review evaluates the content and format of patient-reported outcome (PRO) questionnaires that measure physical activity in elderly and chronically ill populations. Methods Questionnaires were identified by a systematic literature search of electronic databases (Medline, Embase, PsychINFO & CINAHL), hand searches (reference sections and PROQOLID database) and expert input. A qualitative analysis was conducted to assess the content and format of the questionnaires and a Venn diagram was produced to illustrate this. Each stage of the review process was conducted by at least two independent reviewers. Results 104 questionnaires fulfilled our criteria. From these, 182 physical activity domains and 1965 items were extracted. Initial qualitative analysis of the domains found 11 categories. Further synthesis of the domains found 4 broad categories: 'physical activity related to general activities and mobility', 'physical activity related to activities of daily living', 'physical activity related to work, social or leisure time activities', and '(disease-specific) symptoms related to physical activity'. The Venn diagram showed that no questionnaires covered all 4 categories and that the '(disease-specific) symptoms related to physical activity' category was often not combined with the other categories. Conclusions A large number of questionnaires with a broad range of physical activity content were identified. Although the content could be broadly organised, there was no consensus on the content and format of physical activity PRO questionnaires in elderly and chronically ill populations. Nevertheless, this systematic review will help investigators to select a physical activity PRO questionnaire that best serves their research question and context.

2012-01-01

381

Assessment of Functional Impairment in Dementia with the Spanish Version of the Activities of Daily Living Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background\\/Aims: Functional assessment is essential in dementia as it provides an invaluable tool for diagnosis and treatment. To date, most scales of activities of daily living (ADL) have focused either on basic or instrumental activities, providing an incomplete profile of the patients’ level of dependence on their caregivers. Some scales concentrate too intensely on the way in which physical impairment

Ezequiel Gleichgerrcht; Julieta Camino; María Roca; Teresa Torralva; Facundo Manes

2009-01-01

382

Human hand tracking from binocular image sequences  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sensing of human hand motion is very important for a variety of applications, such as computer animation and athletic performance measurement. Tracking a hand is difficult because the hand has high degree of freedom articulated mechanisms. This paper presents a 3D model-based hand tracking method which is robust to occlusions and local minima. Tracking is performed by minimizing the estimation

K. Nirei; H. Saito; M. Mochimaru; S. Ozawa

1996-01-01

383

Prevalence and risk factors of occupational hand dermatoses in electronics workers.  

PubMed

The electronics industry is becoming an important mainstream in the workforce in some developed countries and in Taiwan. Among patients with occupational hand dermatitis in northern Taiwan, workers from electronics industries were one of the most important groups. We conducted a field investigation to determine the prevalence, patterns and risk factors of occupational hand dermatoses among electronics workers. The survey was conducted in five electronics plants using a self-administered questionnaire on skin symptoms and risk factors. Skin examination and patch testing were followed for those with symptoms compatible with hand dermatitis. A total of 3070 workers completed the questionnaire. Among them, 302 (9.8%) reported to have symptoms (itching and with either redness/scaling) compatible with contact dermatitis on hands. Hand dermatitis was associated with working in the fabrication unit and personal history of atopy and metal allergy, as well as the following job titles: wafer bonding, cutting, printing/photomasking, softening/degluing, impregnation and tin plating. Among those with reported hand dermatitis, 183 completed skin examination and patch testing, 65/183 (35.5%) were diagnosed as having irritant contact dermatitis (ICD) and 7/183 (3.8%) allergic contact dermatitis. The most important allergens were nickel, cobalt and phenylenediamine. In conclusion, Taiwanese electronics workers have a high risk of having hand dermatitis, especially ICD. Preventive efforts should be focused on the workers with risk factors or at certain worksites. PMID:15807403

Shiao, Judith Shu-Chu; Sheu, Hamm-Ming; Chen, Chiou-Jong; Tsai, Perng-Jyh; Guo, Yueliang Leon

2004-06-01

384

Curriculum Materials: Hands-On Activities from The Water Sourcebook  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

These curriculum materials are from The Water Sourcebook series, a popular set of hands-on water environment activities. The activities, arranged by grade level, range from construction of a big book about water in the life of a fish for younger students to the exploration of the physics of artesian flow for older learners. Topics include the water cycle, conservation, consumption, contamination, treatment, landfills, rivers, flow dynamics, and detecting radon. Correlations to other subject areas are indicated. Several of the activities are available in Spanish. There are also links to information and a poster about careers in the water environment field.

385

Psychometric evaluation of the Spanish version of the MPI-SCI  

PubMed Central

Study design Postal surveys. Objectives To confirm the factor structure of the Spanish version of the MPI-SCI (MPI-SCI-S, Multidimensional Pain Inventory in the SCI population) and to test its internal consistency and construct validity in a Spanish population. Setting Guttmann Institute, Barcelona, Spain. Methods The MPI-SCI-S along with Spanish measures of pain intensity (Numerical Rating Scale), pain interference (Brief Pain Inventory), functional independence (Functional Independence Measure), depression (Beck Depression Inventory), locus of control (Multidimensional health Locus of Control), support (Functional Social Support Questionnaire (Duke-UNC)), psychological well-being (Psychological Global Well-Being Index) and demographic/injury characteristics were assessed in persons with spinal cord injury (SCI) and chronic pain (n = 126). Results Confirmatory factor analysis suggested an adequate factor structure for the MPI-SCI-S. The internal consistency of the MPI-SCI-S subscales ranged from acceptable (r = 0.66, Life Control) to excellent (r = 0.94, Life Interference). All MPI-SCI-S subscales showed adequate construct validity, with the exception of the Negative and Solicitous Responses subscales. Conclusions The Spanish version of the MPI-SCI is adequate for evaluating chronic pain impact following SCI in a Spanish-speaking population. Future studies should include additional measures of pain-related support in the Spanish-speaking SCI population.

Soler, MD; Cruz-Almeida, Y; Sauri, J; Widerstrom-Noga, EG

2013-01-01

386

Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese Virtues Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Objectives: The present study examined the psychometric properties of the Chinese Virtues Questionnaire (CVQ). The reliability, factor structure, construct validity, and temporal stability of the inventory were examined. Method: A university student sample ("n" = 878) and a working adult sample ("n" = 153) were recruited.…

Duan, Wenjie; Ho, Samuel M. Y.; Bai, Yu; Tang, Xiaoqing

2013-01-01

387

College Student Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSSQ) Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This introductory manual for the College Student Satisfaction Questionnaire (CSSQ) includes a description of the test, tentative norms, a summary of findings to date regarding psychometric characteristics of the instrument, and suggestions for possible uses. The manual is intended to supply sufficient material for the practical needs of most test…

Starr, Ann M.; And Others

388

Psychometric Properties of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

We examined the psychometric properties of a German translation of the Child Global Report version of the Alabama Parenting Questionnaire (APQ). A total of 1219 German school-children (644 boys and 575 girls), ages 10-14 years participated in the study. The APQ was subjected to exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. Exploratory factor…

Essau, Cecilia A.; Sasagawa, Satoko; Frick, Paul J.

2006-01-01

389

Selective Mutism Questionnaire: Measurement Structure and Validity  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The psychometric properties of the Selective Mutism Questionnaire (SMQ) are evaluated using a clinical sample of children with selective mutism (SM). The study shows that SMQ is useful in determining the severity of a child's nonspeaking behaviors, the scope of these behaviors and necessary follow up assessment.

Letamendi, Andrea M.; Chavira, Denise A.; Hitchcock, Carla A.; Roesch, Scott C.; Shipon-Blum, Elisa; Stein, Murray B.

2008-01-01

390

Effective Schools Questionnaires, 1981-82.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Five questionnaires based on Ronald Edmonds' work on "effective schools" were developed for elementary and secondary students, teachers, principals, and parents. They were designed to assess the perceptions of each group on the five areas identified by Edmonds as distinguishing effective and ineffective schools for students from low-income…

Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.

391

Diagnosis of Twin Zygosity by Mailed Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

A deterministic questionnaire method for zygosity determination is developed for use in epidemiological studies of adult twins. It is based on the answers of both members of a twin pair to two questions on similarity and confusion in childhood. The algorithm of the method is used to determine the zygosity status of a twin pair at two different levels of

Seppo Sarna; Jaakko Kaprio; Pertti Sistonen; Markku Koskenvuo

1978-01-01

392

The Development of a Menstrual Distress Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of a Menstrual Distress Questionnaire (MDQ) is described. Each of 839 women rated their experience of 47 symptoms on a six-point scale separately for the menstrual, premenstrual, and intermenstrual phases of her most recent menstrual cycle and for her worst menstrual cycle. The 47 symptoms were intercorrelated and factor analyzed separately for each phase, and eight basically replicated

RUDOLF H. MOOS

393

Mining from open answers in questionnaire data  

Microsoft Academic Search

Surveys are an important part of marketing and customer relationship management, and open answers (i.e., answers to open questions) in particular may contain valuable information and provide an important basis for making business decisions. We have developed a text mining system that provides a new way for analyzing open answers in questionnaire data. The product is able to perform the

Hang Li; Kenji Yamanishi

2001-01-01

394

A questionnaire measure of Sexual Interest  

Microsoft Academic Search

A questionnaire measure of Sexual Interest is described; in construction and scoring, the authors have borrowed from the Sexual Orientation Method. Five subscale scores relating to different areas of sexual behavior can be measured, and an overall Sexual Interest score obtained. The measure is fully described, and preliminary data on internal consistency, reliability, and validity are presented. Applications of the

J. J. M. Harbison; P. Joan Graham; J. T. Quinn; H. McAllister; R. Woodward

1974-01-01

395

IRON AND STEEL EFFLUENT GUIDELINES ECONOMIC QUESTIONNAIRE  

EPA Science Inventory

Resource Purpose: This information acquired via the questionnaire is used to support development of the effluent guidelines for the Iron and Steel Point Source Category (40CFR Part 420). One of the statutory decision criteria for the adoption of a best available treatment t...

396

Utah Drop-Out Drug Use Questionnaire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This questionnaire assesses drug use practices in high school drop-outs. The 79 items (multiple choice or apply/not apply) are concerned with demographic data and use, use history, reasons for use/nonuse, attitudes toward drugs, availability of drugs, and drug information with respect to narcotics, amphetamines, LSD, Marijuana, and barbiturates.…

Governor's Citizen Advisory Committee on Drugs, Salt Lake City, UT.

397

Construct Validity of the Social Coping Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Social coping Questionnaire (SCQ) measures strategies used by gifted adolescents to minimize the negative effect they believe their high ability has on their social interactions. Previous studies have supported the factor structure, internal consistency, and test-retest reliability of the SCQ. The current study provides construct validity…

Swiatek, Mary Ann; Cross, Tracy L.

2007-01-01

398

Student-Outcomes Questionnaires: An Implementation Handbook.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Student Outcomes Questionnaire and the Student Outcomes Information Analysis Service (SOIS) developed by NCHEMS and the College Board are discussed. The term, "student outcomes," is defined as the consequence of a student's enrollment in an educational institution and involvement in its programs. The importance of this type of information is…

Gray, Robert G.; And Others

399

Validation of the Child Sport Cohesion Questionnaire  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of the present study was to test the validity evidence of the Child Sport Cohesion Questionnaire (CSCQ). To accomplish this task, convergent, discriminant, and known-group difference validity were examined, along with factorial validity via confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Child athletes (N = 290, M[subscript age] = 10.73 plus or…

Martin, Luc J.; Carron, Albert V.; Eys, Mark A.; Loughead, Todd

2013-01-01

400

Reliability of the Suicide Opinion Questionnaire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The lack of systematic psychometric information on the Suicide Opinion Questionnaire (SOQ) was addressed by investigating the factor structure and reliability of the eight-factor clinical scale model (mental illness, cry for help, right to die, religion, impulsivity, normality, aggression, and moral evil), developed for interpreting responses to…

Rogers, James R.; DeShon, Richard P.

401

Computerized Administration of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A computer-administered (CA) form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ) (A. Tellegen, 1982) was created, and scores of 126 college students were compared to those of 101 who took a paper-and-pencil MPQ. Multivariate analyses found no group differences for the CA format, and likelihood of profile validity was decreased. Results…

DiLalla, David L.

1996-01-01

402

The relationship between hand function, depression, and the psychological impact of trauma in patients with traumatic hand injury.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to investigate the acute-stage and later-stage impacts of trauma on a patient, and to determine the relationship between the degree of the impact of the event and recovery of hand function in patients with traumatic hand injury. The functional status of patients was assessed by the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand (DASH) questionnaire; psychological influence was assessed by the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI); and the impact of the event was assessed by the Impact of Event Scale-Revised (IES-R) both during the acute stage and at a later stage. Fifty-four patients completed the study. The DASH, BDI, and IES-R scores were significantly improved at a later stage compared with the acute stage (P<0.05). The DASH, BDI, and IES-R scores had significant positive correlations with each other in both the acute stage and later stage (P<0.05). In the linear regression analysis, the independent variables affecting the DASH score at a later stage were the DASH and IES-R scores in the acute stage (P<0.05), whereas depression scores had no effect on functional outcome (P>0.05). Our study suggests that depression status, functional status of the hand, and impact of the event improve at a later stage, and that the functional outcome at a later stage is affected by the degree of impact of the event, and the functional status of the hand in the acute stage, in patients with traumatic hand injury. PMID:24276593

Dogu, Beril; Kuran, Banu; Sirzai, Hulya; Sag, Sinem; Akkaya, Nuray; Sahin, Fusun

2014-06-01

403

Prolonged disengagement from distractors near the hands  

PubMed Central

Because items near our hands are often more important than items far from our hands, the brain processes visual items near our hands differently than items far from our hands. Multiple experiments have attributed this processing difference to spatial attention, but the exact mechanism behind how spatial attention near our hands changes is still under investigation. The current experiments sought to differentiate between two of the proposed mechanisms: a prioritization of the space near the hands and a prolonged disengagement of spatial attention near the hands. To differentiate between these two accounts, we used the additional singleton paradigm in which observers searched for a shape singleton among homogenously shaped distractors. On half the trials, one of the distractors was a different color. Both the prioritization and disengagement accounts predict differently colored distractors near the hands will slow target responses more than differently colored distractors far from the hands, but the prioritization account also predicts faster responses to targets near the hands than far from the hands. The disengagement account does not make this prediction, because attention does not need to be disengaged when the target appears near the hand. We found support for the disengagement account: Salient distractors near the hands slowed responses more than those far from the hands, yet observers did not respond faster to targets near the hands.

Vatterott, Daniel B.; Vecera, Shaun P.

2013-01-01

404

Hands-On Nuclear Physics  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Nuclear science is an important topic in terms of its application to power generation, medical diagnostics and treatment, and national defense. Unfortunately, the subatomic domain is far removed from daily experience, and few learning aids are available to teachers. What follows describes a low-tech, hands-on method to teach important concepts in nuclear physics, including the quark model, anti-matter, nuclear binding energy, stability, the nuclear shell model, and the importance of symmetry, by making use of neodymium disc magnets.

Whittaker, Jeff

2013-03-01

405

Hand-Held Power Clamp  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Tool furnishes large pushing or pulling forces. Device includes two clamping blocks, two clamping plates, and a motor-driven linear actuator with selflocking screw shaft. Power clamp exerts opening or closing force at push of switch. Tool approximately 1 m long. Originally designed to secure payload aboard Space Shuttle, operated with one hand to apply opening or closing force of up to 1,000 lb (4,400 N). Clamp has potential applications as end effector for industrial robots and in rescue work to push or pull wreckage with great force.

Clancy, J. P.

1985-01-01

406

Speaking Rate Effects on Stops Produced by Spanish and English Monolinguals and Spanish\\/English Bilinguals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Four groups of 10 subjects each (English and Spanish monolinguals, and two groups of Spanish\\/English bilinguals) produced Spanish or English sentences at speaking rates designated ‘normal’, ‘slow’, and ‘fast’. Voice onset time (VOT) was measured in word-initial tokens of \\/p\\/ and \\/t\\/ found in sentence-initial, -medial, and -final words. The four groups produced comparable changes in sentence duration across the

Anna Marie Schmidt; James Emil Flege

1996-01-01

407

European Hands-on Universe  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Hands-on Universe is a project born at UC@Berkeley. A project devoted to enrich the teaching of Astronomy within the classroom environment with a different approach, more connected to the new technologies. Its main goals are not only to promote the use of such technologies but also to reawaken on students the taste for STEM (Science, technologies, engineering and math) related issues and also to increase their scientific culture. Eight countries in Europe decided to adopt the method and, funded by MINERVA, formed the European Hands-on Universe. Several resources were produced and a data reduction software developed http://www.euhou.net/.Other European countries are interested and should join this coordinated effort in the near future. At an international level there are 20 countries using this approach. There are plans to develop scientific cooperation among these countries. Pilot scientific research projects in schools are being tested in EU-HOU schools, Russia and USA. There is also a game being developed to be used as a new tool for teaching scientific content in the classroom environment. An effort to develop an international network of scientific / educational collaboration is the next step.

Doran, Rosa; Ferlet, Roger; Gómez de Castro, Ana I.; Hill, Robert; Horellou, Cathy; Mankiewicz, Lech; Melchior, Anne-Laure; Metaxa, Margarita; Zanazzi, Alessandra

2007-08-01

408

Risks of allogeneic hand transplantation.  

PubMed

A patient undergoing allogeneic hand transplantation needs lifelong immunosuppression with the risk of serious side effects, including life-threatening disease. The question remains: does the eventual improvement in function justify the risk? To answer this question, we try to assess the risks based on a large body of cumulative data derived from more 200,000 kidney transplants using the Collaborative Transplantation Study (CTS). Only selective data which apply to a patient population aged between 15-40 years were used (n = 58,310). Data are compared to the literature references and show superiority with respect to patient numbers, statistics, actuality, and methodology. The CTS data show that the incidence of de novo malignancies is lower than previously reported. The risk of developing any form of cancer is approximately 3%, of developing a skin cancer 1.1%, and of developing a lymphoma 0.58% within 5 years after transplantation. The risk of suffering from a cataract is 11% after 5 years, which is also lower than previously reported. Although the incidence of side effects (particularly malignant disease) is likely to be lower than previously thought, the risk-benefit question must be answered by each hand surgeon for each individual patient. PMID:15038013

Baumeister, Steffen; Kleist, Christian; Döhler, Bernd; Bickert, Bertold; Germann, Günter; Opelz, Gerhard

2004-01-01

409

Steam generator hand hole shielding.  

PubMed

Seabrook Station is an 1198 MWE Pressurized Water Reactor (PWR) that began commercial operation in 1990. Expensive and dose intensive Steam Generator Replacement Projects among PWR operators have led to an increase in steam generator preventative maintenance. Most of this preventative maintenance is performed through access ports in the shell of the steam generator just above the tube sheet known as secondary side hand holes. Secondary side work activities performed through the hand holes are typically performed without the shielding benefit of water in the secondary side of the steam generator. An increase in cleaning and inspection work scope has led to an increase in dose attributed to steam generator secondary side maintenance. This increased work scope and the station goal of maintaining personnel radiation dose ALARA led to the development of the shielding concept described in this article. This shield design saved an estimated 2.5 person-rem (25 person-Smv) the first time it was deployed and is expected to save an additional 50 person-rem (500 person-mSv) over the remaining life of the plant. PMID:10770158

Cox, W E

2000-05-01

410

World War I History Commission Questionnaires  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

In 1928, the Library of Virginia inherited a mass of materials from the Virginia War History Commission, which had spent the previous eight years gathering information on Virginia's participation in World War I. Included in this material were over 14,900 four-page questionnaires from a survey of WWI veterans in Virginia. The Library of Virginia has digitized these survey forms and created a free, fully-searchable database. Users have three search options: by word or phrase, combination, and expert/boolean. Search returns offer basic information on each individual, and users must follow the link at the bottom of the page to download the digitized images (in .tif format) of the questionnaire forms. In some cases, respondents submitted photos or additional pages with their forms and these are included in the database.

411

The Marks Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

We performed analyses to examine the structure, validity, and responsiveness to change of the Marks Asthma Quality of Life Questionnaire (AQLQ), originally validated in Australia in a self-administered format, among 539 U.S. subjects with asthma. Subjects were interviewed twice by telephone over an 18-month period. Based on factor analyses, the subscale structure of the AQLQ was modified slightly to eliminate

Patricia P. Katz; Mark D. Eisner; Jonathan Henke; Stephen Shiboski; Edward H. Yelin; Paul D. Blanc

1999-01-01

412

Outlier Detection in Test and Questionnaire Data  

Microsoft Academic Search

Classical methods for detecting outliers deal with continuous variables. These methods are not readily applicable to categorical data, such as incorrect\\/correct scores (0\\/1) and ordered rating scale scores (e.g., 0, …, 4) typical of multi-item tests and questionnaires. This study proposes two definitions of outlier scores suited for categorical data. One definition combines information on outliers from scores on all

Wobbe P. Zijlstra; L. Andries van der Ark; Klaas Sijtsma

2007-01-01

413

Theoretical and perceived balance of power inside Spanish public hospitals  

PubMed Central

Background The hierarchical pyramid inside Spanish public hospitals was radically changed by the Health Reform Law promulgated in 1986. According to it, the manpower of the hospitals was divided into three divisions (Medical, Nursing, General Services/Administration), which from then on occupied the same level, only subject to the general manager. Ten years after the implementation of the law, the present study was designed in order to investigate if the legal changes had indeed produced a real change in the balance of power inside the hospitals, as perceived by the different workers within them. Materials and Methods A questionnaire was administered to 1,027 workers from four different public hospitals (two university-based and two district hospitals). The participants belonged to all divisions, and to all three operative levels (staff, supervisory and managerial) within them. The questionnaire inquired about the perceived power inside each division and hierarchical level, as well as about that of the other divisions and hierarchical levels. Results Every division attributed the least power to itself. The Nursing and the Administrative division attributed the highest power to the physicians, and these attributed the highest power to the General Services/Administrative division. All hierarchical levels (including the formal top of the pyramid) attributed significantly more power to the other than to them. Conclusions More than ten years after the implementation of the new law, the majority of workers still perceive that the real power within the hospitals is held by the physicians (whereas these feel that it has shifted to the administrators). No division or hierarchical level believes it holds any significant degree of power, and this carries with it the danger of also not accepting any responsibility.

2001-01-01

414

Quality of life in patients with hand eczema as health promotion: a case control study.  

PubMed

Health promotion has been defined by the World Health Organization's (WHO) 2005 Bangkok Charter for Health Promotion as "the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health". One of the most important determinants of health is quality of life. Hand eczema is a common skin disease that can adversely affect the quality of life of patients. The aim of this study was to determine the quality of life in patients with hand eczema. This case-control study was performed on 70 patients with hand eczema and 70 healthy controls. All the patients filled out two questionnaires: Short Form 36 (SF-36) and Dermatology Life Quality index (DLQI). The data were analyzed using the statistical software package for social sciences (SPSS). The mean score score of quality of life in dimensions of physical functioning, vitality, and general health in the SF-36 was lower compared to the control group. The mean score in DLQI in patients with hand eczema was 8.68. There was a significant negative correlation between the scores of different dimensions of QOL obtained in the two questionnaires (SF36 and DLQI). The study demonstrated that the quality of life in patients with hand eczema was lower than that of controls. It seems advisable that psychiatric consultations or psychotherapy be included in the treatment of chronic hand eczema. PMID:24813839

Ghaderi, Reza; Saadatjoo, Alireza

2014-04-01

415

Dietary Screener Questionnaires (DSQ) & SAS Programs  

Cancer.gov

The DSQ in English (PDF, 116 KB) is formatted in Teleform. The form is publicly available for you to print. Please note that this instrument is not machine scannable. It can be used only if data are to be input by hand.

416

Tendon injuries of the hand  

PubMed Central

Tendon injuries are the second most common injuries of the hand and therefore an important topic in trauma and orthopedic patients. Most injuries are open injuries to the flexor or extensor tendons, but less frequent injuries, e.g., damage to the functional system tendon sheath and pulley or dull avulsions, also need to be considered. After clinical examination, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging have proved to be important diagnostic tools. Tendon injuries mostly require surgical repair, dull avulsions of the distal phalanges extensor tendon can receive conservative therapy. Injuries of the flexor tendon sheath or single pulley injuries are treated conservatively and multiple pulley injuries receive surgical repair. In the postoperative course of flexor tendon injuries, the principle of early passive movement is important to trigger an “intrinsic” tendon healing to guarantee a good outcome. Many substances were evaluated to see if they improved tendon healing; however, little evidence was found. Nevertheless, hyaluronic acid may improve intrinsic tendon healing.

Schoffl, Volker; Heid, Andreas; Kupper, Thomas

2012-01-01

417

Defining Morphology: Hands and Feet  

PubMed Central

An international group of clinicians working in the field of Dysmorphology has initiated the (re-) definition of all terms used to describe the external human phenotype. The goal is that through standardization of all terms and consensus regarding their definitions the reliability of description of features in humans will increase, comparisons of findings between patients will become more reliable, and discussions with other workers in the field such as developmental biologists and molecular geneticists will become more accurate. Here we report on the (re-) definition of terms needed to describe the major characteristics of the hands and feet. We provide a limited description of the anatomy of this region, limited background anthropometry, and an illustrated list of definitions.

Biesecker, Leslie G.; Aase, Jon M.; Clericuzio, Carol; Gurrieri, Fiorella; Temple, I. Karen; Toriello, Helga

2009-01-01

418

Training intonational phrasing rules automatically for English and Spanish text-to-speech  

Microsoft Academic Search

We describe a procedure for acquiring intonational phrasing rules for text-to-speech synthesis automatically, from annotated text, and some evaluation of this procedure for English and Spanish. The procedure employs decision trees generated automatically, using Classification and Regression Tree techniques, from text corpora which have been hand-labeled by native speakers with likely locations of intonational boundaries, in conjunction with information available

Julia Hirschberg; Pilar Prieto

1996-01-01

419

Psychometric properties of the Cyberbullying Questionnaire (CBQ) among Mexican adolescents.  

PubMed

The first objective of this study was to analyze the psychometric properties of the Cyberbullying Questionnaire (CBQ), an instrument for measuring the perpetration and victimization of bullying via new technologies for adolescents. The second objective was to analyze gender differences in the prevalence of cyberbullying. The study sample consisted of 1,491 Mexican adolescents (52.4% male and 47.6% female) with a mean age of 14.51 years (SD = 1.57, range = 12-18). A confirmatory factor analysis of the CBQ indicated a good fit of a model consisting of two factors designated as "perpetration" and "victimization." The internal consistencies for these subscales were adequate. Furthermore, multiple-group-covariance-structure analysis with the Mexican and a Spanish sample (N = 1008; 55.7% girls; mean age = 15.23 years, SD = 1.4) indicated equivalence of the factor structure of the CBQ across samples. An analysis of the relationship between the CBQ and other variables-such as the justification of cyberbullying, impulsivity, and depression-provided additional data supporting the construct validity of the instrument. Regarding gender differences in the prevalence of CB, perpetration was significantly higher for males than for females, whereas no differences were found for victimization. Finally, we discuss the contributions of this work to the field of study. PMID:24834745

Gámez-Guadix, Manuel; Villa-George, Fabiola; Calvete, Esther

2014-01-01

420

Evaluation and revision of questionnaires for use among low-literacy immigrant Latinos  

PubMed Central

As more Spanish speaking immigrants participate in and become the focus of research studies, questions arise about the appropriateness of existing research tools. Questionnaires have often been adapted from English language instruments and tested among college- educated Hispanic-Americans. Little has been written regarding the testing and evaluation of research tools among less educated Latino immigrants. The purpose of this study was to revise and evaluate the appropriateness of a battery of existing Spanish-language questionnaires for a physical activity intervention for immigrant Hispanic women. A three-step process was utilized to evaluate, adapt and test Spanish versions of the Self-Efficacy and Exercise Habits Survey, an abbreviated version of the Hispanic Stress Inventory-Immigrant version and the Latina Values Scale. The revised tools demonstrated acceptable validity and reliability. The adaptations improved the readability of the tools, resulting in a greater response rate, less missing data and fewer extreme responses. Psychometric limitations to the adaptation of Likert scales are discussed.

D'Alonzo, Karen T.

2011-01-01

421

Validation of a Spanish version of the Spine Functional Index  

PubMed Central

Background The Spine Functional Index (SFI) is a recently published, robust and clinimetrically valid patient reported outcome measure. Objectives The purpose of this study was the adaptation and validation of a Spanish-version (SFI-Sp) with cultural and linguistic equivalence. Methods A two stage observational study was conducted. The SFI was cross-culturally adapted to Spanish through double forward and backward translation then validated for its psychometric characteristics. Participants (n?=?226) with various spine conditions of >12 weeks duration completed the SFI-Sp and a region specific measure: for the back, the Roland Morris Questionnaire (RMQ) and Backache Index (BADIX); for the neck, the Neck Disability Index (NDI); for general health the EQ-5D and SF-12. The full sample was employed to determine internal consistency, concurrent criterion validity by region and health, construct validity and factor structure. A subgroup (n?=?51) was used to determine reliability at seven days. Results The SFI-Sp demonstrated high internal consistency (??=?0.85) and reliability (r?=?0.96). The factor structure was one-dimensional and supported construct validity. Criterion specific validity for function was high with the RMQ (r?=?0.79), moderate with the BADIX (r?=?0.59) and low with the NDI (r?=?0.46). For general health it was low with the EQ-5D and inversely correlated (r?=??0.42) and fair with the Physical and Mental Components of the SF-12 and inversely correlated (r?=??0.56 and r?=??0.48), respectively. The study limitations included the lack of longitudinal data regarding other psychometric properties, specifically responsiveness. Conclusions The SFI-Sp was demonstrated as a valid and reliable spine-regional outcome measure. The psychometric properties were comparable to and supported those of the English-version, however further longitudinal investigations are required.

2014-01-01

422

SCDC Spanish Curricula Units. Spanish SL, Unit 6, Grade 2, Teacher's Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Spanish for second graders is explored in the instructional and assessment activities of the unit six Spanish as a Second Language strand. The function of the strand is to help provide the English-dominant child with the structures and vocabulary needed for effective communication in a bilingual environment. Focus, objective, and materials for…

Spanish Curricula Development Center, Miami Beach, FL.

423

Espanol para el hispanohablante. Funcion y nocion (Spanish for the Spanish Speaker. Function and Notion).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A guide to the development of Spanish-language curricula for Spanish-speaking secondary students is intended to help teachers and administrators design programs building on students' existing language strengths. The recommended instructional approach is functional-notional, and local districts are encouraged to use it to adapt their textbooks and…

Blanco, George M.; And Others

424

Spanish Teachers' Sense of Humor and Student Performance on the National Spanish Exams  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Research suggests that second/foreign language teachers' sense of humor is directly related to many outcomes for teachers and their students. This research investigates the relationship between the perceived sense of humor of in-service Spanish teachers' (n?=?102) and their students' (n?=?5,419) score on the National Spanish Exams…

Swanson, Peter B.

2013-01-01

425

Spanish Heritage Language Learners' Allocation of Time to Writing Processes in English and Spanish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This study brings together previous research on writing processes and Spanish heritage language (SHL) learners to obtain a clearer picture of these learners' writing behaviors in English and Spanish. Following a cognitive-oriented framework, the study explores planning time, execution time, monitoring time, accuracy, and fluency. Twelve SHL…

Mikulski, Ariana; Elola, Idoia

2011-01-01

426

Effects of Error Correction on Spanish Spelling Words for Students Whose Primary Language Is Spanish  

Microsoft Academic Search

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of an error correction strategy on the spelling accuracy of Spanish words by elementary school students who come from a bilingual home environment, where the home language is Spanish. In the error correction strategy students wrote the word, viewed an accurate model of the word, and self-corrected any errors. In

Maria Alvarado-Gomez; Phillip J. Belfiore

2000-01-01

427

Policy Manual - Employee Precautions - Hand Hygiene  

Cancer.gov

All healthcare workers shall practice good hand hygiene to reduce the risk of transmission of organisms to patients, themselves, and coworkers. General hand hygiene practices are listed in the Infection Control Policy of this notebook. See previous section.

428

Validation of a specific measure to assess health-related quality of life in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder: the 'Tolerability and quality of life' (TOOL) questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Perception of quality of life may differ depending on the perspective. The aim of the study was to assess the psychometric\\u000a properties of the Spanish version of the 'TOlerability and quality Of Life' (TOOL) questionnaire, a specific self-rated instrument\\u000a to evaluate the impact of side effects of antipsychotic drugs on health-related quality of life (HRQoL). The questionnaire\\u000a consists of eight

Angel L Montejo; Javier Correas Lauffer; Jesús Cuervo; Pablo Rebollo; Luis Cordero; Teresa Diez; Jorge Maurino

2011-01-01

429

Spanish Applications of Luria's Assessment Methods  

Microsoft Academic Search

Luria's neuropsychology has been particularly influential in the Spanish-speaking world. Its impact is observed with regard to not only assessment, but also rehabilitation, and, especially, neuropsychological theorization. In this article, Luria's approach to neuropsychological assessment is examined. A distinction between Luria's neuropsychological tests and Luria's neuropsychological approach is introduced. It is pointed out that, according to Luria, the specific tests

Alfredo Ardila

1999-01-01

430

Spanish Universities and the "Ranking 2005" Initiative  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article assesses the quality of the Spanish higher education system, focusing mainly on the methodological challenges that the existence of public and private universities represents in the calculation of global higher education rankings. Researchers from the University of Barcelona and the University of Pennsylvania calculated the first…

De Miguel, Jesus M.; Vaquera, Elizabeth; Sanchez, Jara D.

2005-01-01

431

Lexical Connection: Semiterm Grammatical Patterns in Spanish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The aim of this article is to describe the grammatical patterns of a set of nouns frequently used in Spanish specialized discourse: the so-called "semiterms". The following nouns were selected for the study: "problema" "problem", "resultado" "result", "motivo" "motive/reason", "razon" "reason", and "consecuencia" "consequence". Apart from…

Ferrero, Carmen Lopez

2012-01-01

432

Deletion and Disambiguation in Puerto Rican Spanish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Postulates changes in morphology and higher levels of grammar induced by consonant deletion processes to compensate for reduced sentence redundancy and increased possibility of ambiguity. Examines evidence provided by the behavior of two Puerto Rican Spanish phonological variables interacting with the grammatical system in the capacity of plural…

Poplack, Shana

1980-01-01

433

Sugar profiles of Spanish unifloral honeys  

Microsoft Academic Search

The levels of various sugars (fructose, glucose, sucrose, maltose, maltulose, kojibiose, isomaltose, raffinose, erlöse and melezitose) as well as the glucose\\/fructose and glucose\\/water ratios were determined in different Spanish unifloral honey types (rosemary, orange blossom, lavender, sunflower, eucalyptus, heather, honeydew). Sugars were determined by gas chromatography of the trimethylsilyloxime derivatives. There were significant differences among the honey types in relation

Rufino Mateo; Francisco Bosch-Reig

1997-01-01

434

Spanish for Agricultural Purposes: The Basic Manual.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This manual, part of a one-semester course for North American agriculture specialists preparing to work in Latin America, is built around specimens of agricultural writing in Spanish. The manual contains 12 lessons on general agriculture, sugar production, grain production, geography, forestry, animal husbandry, soy bean production, agricultural…

Mainous, Bruce H.; And Others

435

Spanish for Agricultural Purposes: The Audio Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The manual is meant to accompany and supplement the basic manual and to serve as support to the audio component of "Spanish for Agricultural Purposes," a one-semester course for North American agriculture specialists preparing to work in Latin America, consists of exercises to supplement readings presented in the course's basic manual and to…

Mainous, Bruce H.; And Others

436

Spanish Thematic Network on Cultural Heritage  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A Thematic Network on Cultural Heritage has been recently launched to coordinate the activities related to Cultural Heritage (CH) of several groups working in the Spanish Scientific Research Council (CSIC), the largest public research organisation in Spain. The Network involves 21 leading research groups from 16 institutes. Different aspects of CH are approached including Archaeology and Architectonic Heritage, Biology, Physics, Geology and Materials Science.

Castillejo, M.; Blanco, M.-T.; Sáiz-Jiménez, C.

437

Efficiency and market power in Spanish banking  

Microsoft Academic Search

Some recent studies have been investigating the existence of market power in the European banking system, in general, and the Spanish banking industry, in particular. Although results are mixed, the evidence suggests some commercial banks and savings banks benefit from monopoly rents. Some other studies (Berger and Hannan, Review of Economics and Statistics LXXX (1998) 454-465) have also found strong

Rolf Färe; Shawna Grosskopf; Emili Tortosa-Ausina

2005-01-01

438

LAS Language Arts Supplement, Spanish. Revised Edition.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like its English counterpart, this is a collection of over 100 games and activities whose intent is to increase oral proficiency without requiring reading skills. The collection grew out of the desire to provide remedies for specific linguistic weaknesses in Spanish as identified by the Language Assessment Scales. Because tongue twisters, riddles,…

DeAvila, Edward A.; Duncan, Sharon E.

439

Spanish is Numero Uno for "Project Bright."  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In New York State, the 24 brightest fifth and sixth graders from Avon, Caledonia, and York participated in a project funded by Title IV minigrants, distributed through BOCES. The children were bussed to a central point and permitted to study whatever they wished; Spanish was the first subject selected. (EJS)

Larew, Leonor A.

1978-01-01

440

A Spanish Borderlands Community: San Antonio.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the founding of San Antonio, originally San Antonio de Bexar, which, in 1718, came into being as a military settlement involved in Spanish imperial defensive measures. Focuses on the development and continued growth of San Antonio, Texas's most populous city in the 19th century. (CMK)

Teja, Jesus F. de la

2000-01-01

441

Mismatch in the Spanish Labor Market: Overeducation?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analysis of a cross-sectional sample of 11,597 Spanish workers found that overeducated (underemployed) workers have less experience, decreased on-the-job training, and higher turnover. Although job match improved with age and mobility, this effect leveled off after age 35. (SK)

Alba-Ramirez, Alfonso

1993-01-01

442

Reading Levels of Spanish Deaf Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Reading Levels of a population of 93 Spanish deaf students were examined. All study participants had prelingual profound hearing loss; their ages ranged from 9 to 20 years. All were enrolled in compulsory education during 2002-2003 in the Canary Islands (Spain). They were evaluated with sentence and text comprehension subtests from the…

Monreal, S. T.; Hernandez, R. S.

2005-01-01

443

Spanish Market for U.S. Squid.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Spain is the eighth largest consumer of fishery products in the world and second, behind Japan, in the consumption of squid and squid products. In recent years, the Spanish squid catch has shifted from species found in the waters off North Africa and Nort...

W. Folsom M. Miller

1987-01-01

444

Phonetic Complexity and Stuttering in Spanish  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The current study investigated whether phonetic complexity affected stuttering rate for Spanish speakers. The speakers were assigned to three age groups (6-11, 12-17 and 18-years plus) that were similar to those used in an earlier study on English. The analysis was performed using Jakielski's Index of Phonetic Complexity (IPC) scheme in which each…

Howell, Peter; Au-Yeung, James

2007-01-01

445

Sequencing Stories in Spanish and English.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The guide was designed for speech pathologists, bilingual teachers, and specialists in English as a second language who work with Spanish-speaking children. The guide contains twenty illustrated stories that facilitate the learning of auditory sequencing, auditory and visual memory, receptive and expressive vocabulary, and expressive language…

Steckbeck, Pamela Meza

446

Differentiation among Spanish sheep breeds using microsatellites  

PubMed Central

Genetic variability at 18 microsatellites was analysed on the basis of individual genotypes in five Spanish breeds of sheep – Churra, Latxa, Castellana, Rasa-Aragonesa and Merino -, with Awassi also being studied as a reference breed. The degree of population subdivision calculated between Spanish breeds from FST diversity indices was around 7% of total variability. A high degree of reliability was obtained for individual-breed assignment from the 18 loci by using different approaches among which the Bayesian method provided to be the most efficient, with an accuracy for nine microsatellites of over 99%. Analysis of the Bayesian assignment criterion illustrated the divergence between any one breed and the others, which was highest for Awassi sheep, while no great differences were evident among the Spanish breeds. Relationships between individuals were analysed from the proportion of shared alleles. The resulting dendrogram showed a remarkable breed structure, with the highest level of clustering among members of the Spanish breeds in Latxa and the lowest in Merino sheep, the latter breed exhibiting a peculiar pattern of clustering, with animals grouped into several closely set nodes. Analysis of individual genotypes provided valuable information for understanding intra- and inter-population genetic differences and allowed for a discussion with previously reported results using populations as taxonomic units.

Arranz, Juan-Jose; Bayon, Yolanda; Primitivo, Fermin San

2001-01-01

447

Differentiation among Spanish sheep breeds using microsatellites.  

PubMed

Genetic variability at 18 microsatellites was analysed on the basis of individual genotypes in five Spanish breeds of sheep--Churra, Latxa, Castellana, Rasa-Aragonesa and Merino--with Awassi also being studied as a reference breed. The degree of population subdivision calculated between Spanish breeds from F(ST) diversity indices was around 7% of total variability. A high degree of reliability was obtained for individual-breed assignment from the 18 loci by using different approaches among which the Bayesian method provided to be the most efficient, with an accuracy for nine microsatellites of over 99%. Analysis of the Bayesian assignment criterion illustrated the divergence between any one breed and the others, which was highest for Awassi sheep, while no great differences were evident among the Spanish breeds. Relationships between individuals were analysed from the proportion of shared alleles. The resulting dendrogram showed a remarkable breed structure, with the highest level of clustering among members of the Spanish breeds in Latxa and the lowest in Merino sheep, the latter breed exhibiting a peculiar pattern of clustering, with animals grouped into several closely set nodes. Analysis of individual genotypes provided valuable information for understanding intra- and inter-population genetic differences and allowed for a discussion with previously reported results using populations as taxonomic units. PMID:11712973

Arranz, J J; Bayón, Y; San Primitivo, F

2001-01-01

448

Soldadura (Welding). Spanish Translations for Welding.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Thirty transparency masters with Spanish subtitles for key words are provided for a welding/general mechanical repair course. The transparency masters are on such topics as oxyacetylene welding; oxyacetylene welding equipment; welding safety; different types of welds; braze welding; cutting torches; cutting with a torch; protective equipment; arc…

Hohhertz, Durwin

449

Plant Nutrition in Spanish Secondary Textbooks  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, the authors analyse the conceptual contents related to plant nutrition in the widely-used school texts of six Spanish publishers. An analysis dossier was elaborated based on the epistemological and pedagogical study of this subject. The publishers deal with the issue of plant nutrition at three different levels (multicellular,…

Gonzalez-Rodriguez, Concepcion; Garcia-Barrios, Susana; Martinez-Lozada, Cristina

2009-01-01

450

Governance in Spanish Universities: Changing Paradigms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article reviews the current model of governance within Spanish universities, focusing on the areas of state regulation, academic goals, and organizational management. A qualitative approach was adopted for this research, comprising the use of a survey and a focus group. The conclusions of this study provide some insights into the new…

Ion, Georgeta; Castro, Diego

2012-01-01

451

Spanish Language Briefs for Parents, 1995.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This packet contains six briefs developed specifically for Spanish-speaking parents of Mexican origin, and English translations of the briefs. In plain language, these briefs state what researchers and practitioners have learned about various ways parents can help their children do well in school. Titles of the briefs are (1) "Apoyando el…

ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Charleston, WV.

452

Species Profile of Spanish Sardine ('Sardinella aurita').  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report is a summary of available information on the biology, fishery, and marketing of Spanish sardines (Sardinella aurita). Emphasis is on the Gulf of Mexico with reference to other areas when particular information may have application to the Gulf o...

A. G. Johnson R. N. Vaught

1986-01-01

453

Community Living Skills Guide: Beginning Spanish.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

One of twenty course guides in the Community Living Skills Guide for the College for Living series, this document provides guidelines and workbook activities for the course, Beginning Spanish. The series of courses for developmentally disabled adults is intended to supplement residential programs and to aid in orienting institutionalized persons…

Huebner, Martha; Kreps, Alice Roelofs, Ed.

454

Spanish Surnamed American Employment in the Southwest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report provides statistical data on the job patterns that prevail for Spanish Americans in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. The Southwest once represented an internal colonial empire to the United States, and the inhabitants were treated as such. Present employment patterns must be viewed in this light. The data show that…

Schmidt, Fred H.

455

INJURY-INDUCED HAND DOMINANCE TRANSFER  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hand dominance is the preferential use of one hand over the other for motor tasks. 90% of people are right-hand dominant, and the majority of injuries (acute and cumulative trauma) occur to the dominant limb, creating a double-impact injury whereby a person is left in a functional state of single-handedness and must rely on the less-dexterous, non-dominant hand. When loss

Kathleen E. Yancosek

2010-01-01

456

Technology and engineering education students' perceptions of hands-on and hands-off activities  

Microsoft Academic Search

Technology and engineering education students responded to a survey regarding hands?on and hands?off activities. First, the students listed hands?on and hands?off activities and what characterized the two types of activities. Activities such as building or assembling something as well as working manually with tools were viewed as hands?on. Passive activities such as listening or watching were perceived as hands?off. Then,

David M. Sianez; Madeleine A. Fugère; Carter A. Lennon

2010-01-01

457

Sensory interaction and descriptions of fabric hand.  

PubMed

82 subjects who viewed and felt fabrics (sensory interaction group) used different categories of terms to describe fabric hand than did 38 subjects who only felt the fabrics. Therefore, the methods used to measure fabric hand that isolate the senses may not accurately assess the way in which subjects describe fabric hand in nonlaboratory settings. PMID:8532445

Burns, L D; Chandler, J; Brown, D M; Cameron, B; Dallas, M J

1995-08-01

458

29 CFR 1926.301 - Hand tools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 8 2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Hand tools. 1926.301 Section 1926.301 Labor...AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION Tools-Hand and Power § 1926.301 Hand tools. (a) Employers shall not issue or...

2009-07-01

459

29 CFR 1926.301 - Hand tools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... 8 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Hand tools. 1926.301 Section 1926.301 Labor...AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION Tools-Hand and Power § 1926.301 Hand tools. (a) Employers shall not issue or...

2010-07-01

460

Biometric identification through hand geometry measurements  

Microsoft Academic Search

A work in defining and implementing a biometric system based on hand geometry identification is presented here. Hand features are extracted from a color photograph taken when the user has placed his hand on a platform designed for such a task. Different pattern recognition techniques have been tested to be used in classification and\\/or verification from Euclidean distance to neural

R. Sanchez-Reillo; C. Sanchez-Avila; A. Gonzalez-Marcos

2000-01-01

461

29 CFR 1926.301 - Hand tools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 8 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Hand tools. 1926.301 Section 1926.301 Labor...AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION Tools-Hand and Power § 1926.301 Hand tools. (a) Employers shall not issue or...

2013-07-01

462

29 CFR 1915.133 - Hand tools.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Hand tools. 1915.133 Section 1915.133...and Related Equipment § 1915.133 Hand tools. The provisions of this section...shall not issue or permit the use of unsafe hand tools. (b) Wrenches,...

2013-07-01

463

THE PREHENSILE MOVEMENTS OF THE HUMAN HAND  

Microsoft Academic Search

The function of the human hand in terms of the discrete movement of the joints and the action of individual muscles is well enough understood. Little is known, however, of the movements of the hand as a whole. It is possible to talk loosely of closing, opening or cupping the hand ; of selected postures such as the pinch or

J. R. NAPIER

464

30 CFR 57.7018 - Hand clearance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Hand clearance. 57.7018 Section 57...Drilling-Surface Only § 57.7018 Hand clearance. Persons shall not hold the...steel while collaring holes, or rest their hands on the chuck or centralizer while...

2013-07-01

465

30 CFR 56.7018 - Hand clearance.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Hand clearance. 56.7018 Section 56...Jet Piercing Drilling § 56.7018 Hand clearance. Persons shall not hold the...steel while collaring holes, or rest their hands on the chuck or centralizer while...

2013-07-01

466

Hand-Controlled Brazing-Paste Dispenser  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Hand control proven superior to foot control. Hand-operated switch added to hand-held brazing-alloy-paste dispenser yields improved, more consistent brazing-alloy beads. Dispenser used to apply paste between adjacent tubes in heat exchanger. Switch reliable and safe, and removed and reattached easily.

Gilbert, Jeffrey L.

1994-01-01

467

The pianist's hand: anthropometry and biomechanics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the study was to obtain an overall view of the extent of variation in hand size and joint mobility in professional pianists. Twenty dimensions of hand size, 17 ranges of active movement and 11 features of passive joint mobility were tested on both hands of 127 male pianists aged between 17 and 63 and 111 female pianists

C. H. WAGNER

1988-01-01

468

Optimization of Robot Hand Power Grasps  

Microsoft Academic Search

When an object is grasped by a multifingered hand with power grasp, there are an infinite number of possible power grasp forms, provided by combinations of the hand shape, the contact positions between fingers and the object, and the joint torques of the hand. To plan a power grasp, it is necessary to know, by some prior evaluation which form

Yong Yu; Kenichi Takeuchi; Tsuneo Yoshikawa

1998-01-01

469

The Rivermead Post Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective  To investigate the factor structure of the Rivermead Post Concussion Symptoms Questionnaire (RPQ) among individuals seen as\\u000a part of routine follow-up following traumatic brain injury.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  RPQ data from 168 participants was examined (mean age 35.2, SD 14.3; 89% with post traumatic amnesia duration < 24 hours)\\u000a six months after admission to an Accident & Emergency Department following TBI. Structural equation modelling was

Seb Potter; Eleanor Leigh; Derick Wade; Simon Fleminger

2006-01-01

470

Sexual behavioral abstine HIV/AIDS questionnaire: Validation study of an Iranian questionnaire  

PubMed Central

Background: This study was designed to assess the validity and reliability of the designed sexual, behavioral abstinence, and avoidance of high-risk situation questionnaire (SBAHAQ), with an aim to construct an appropriate development tool in the Iranian population. Materials and Methods: A descriptive–analytic study was conducted among female undergraduate students of Tehran University, who were selected through cluster random sampling. After reviewing the questionnaires and investigating face and content validity, internal consistency of the questionnaire was assessed by Cronbach's alpha. Explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis was conducted using SPSS and AMOS 16 Software, respectively. Results: The sample consisted of 348 female university students with a mean age of 20.69 ± 1.63 years. The content validity ratio (CVR) coefficient was 0.85 and the reliability of each section of the questionnaire was as follows: Perceived benefit (PB; 0.87), behavioral intention (BI; 0.77), and self-efficacy (SE; 0.85) (Cronbach's alpha totally was 0.83). Explanatory factor analysis showed three factors, including SE, PB, and BI, with the total variance of 61% and Kaiser–Meyer–Olkin (KMO) index of 88%. These factors were also confirmed by confirmatory factor analysis [adjusted goodness of fitness index (AGFI) = 0.939, root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA) = 0.039]. Conclusion: This study showed the designed questionnaire provided adequate construct validity and reliability, and could be adequately used to measure sexual abstinence and avoidance of high-risk situations among female students.

Najarkolaei, Fatemeh Rahmati; Niknami, Shamsaddin; Shokravi, Farkhondeh Amin; Tavafian, Sedigheh Sadat; Fesharaki, Mohammad Gholami; Jafari, Mohammad Reza

2014-01-01

471

Ciencias en Espanol, 1995-96 (Sciences in Spanish, 1995-96). Research Report on Educational Grants.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

An elementary science program was taught in Spanish for English-speaking children to give them the opportunity to acquire second language skills through hands-on science instruction. The program included 4 classes of approximately 22 students at kindergarten and first-grade levels in the gifted and talented program at the Gary Herod Elementary…

Houston Independent School District, TX. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.

472

Development of the Migrant Friendly Maternity Care Questionnaire (MFMCQ) for migrants to Western societies: an international Delphi consensus process  

PubMed Central

Background Through the World Health Assembly Resolution, ‘Health of Migrants’, the international community has identified migrant health as a priority. Recommendations for general hospital care for international migrants in receiving-countries have been put forward by the Migrant Friendly Hospital Initiative; adaptations of these recommendations specific to maternity care have yet to be elucidated and validated. We aimed to develop a questionnaire measuring migrant-friendly maternity care (MFMC) which could be used in a range of maternity care settings and countries. Methods This study was conducted in four stages. First, questions related to migrant friendly maternity care were identified from existing questionnaires including the Migrant Friendliness Quality Questionnaire, developed in Europe to capture recommended general hospital care for migrants, and the Mothers In a New Country (MINC) Questionnaire, developed in Australia and revised for use in Canada to capture the maternity care experiences of migrant women, and combined to create an initial MFMC questionnaire. Second, a Delphi consensus process in three rounds with a panel of 89 experts in perinatal health and migration from 17 countries was undertaken to identify priority themes and questions as well as to clarify wording and format. Third, the draft questionnaire was translated from English to French and Spanish and back-translated and subsequently culturally validated (assessed for cultural appropriateness) by migrant women. Fourth, the questionnaire was piloted with migrant women who had recently given birth in Montreal, Canada. Results A 112-item questionnaire on maternity care from pregnancy, through labour and birth, to postpartum care, and including items on maternal socio-demographic, migration and obstetrical characteristics, and perceptions of care, has been created - the Migrant Friendly Maternity Care Questionnaire (MFMCQ) – in three languages (English, French and Spanish). It is completed in 45 minutes via interview administration several months post-birth. Conclusions A 4-stage process of questionnaire development with international experts in migrant reproductive health and research resulted in the MFMCQ, a questionnaire measuring key aspects of migrant-sensitive maternity care. The MFMCQ is available for further translation and use to examine and compare care and perceptions of care within and across countries, and by key socio-demographic, migration, and obstetrical characteristics of migrant women.

2014-01-01

473

Robot hands and extravehicular activity  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Extravehicular activity (EVA) is crucial to the success of both current and future space operations. As space operations have evolved in complexity so has the demand placed on the EVA crewman. In addition, some NASA requirements for human capabilities at remote or hazardous sites were identified. One of the keys to performing useful EVA tasks is the ability to manipulate objects accurately, quickly and without early or excessive fatigue. The current suit employs a glove which enables the crewman to perform grasping tasks, use tools, turn switches, and perform other tasks for short periods of time. However, the glove's bulk and resistance to motion ultimately causes fatigue. Due to this limitation it may not be possible to meet the productivity requirements that will be placed on the EVA crewman of the future with the current or developmental Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) hardware. In addition, this hardware will not meet the requirements for remote or hazardous operations. In an effort to develop ways for improving crew productivity, a contract was awarded to develop a prototype anthromorphic robotic hand (ARH) for use with an extravehicular space suit. The first step in this program was to perform a a design study which investigated the basic technology required for the development of an ARH to enhance crew performance and productivity. The design study phase of the contract and some additional development work is summarized.

Marcus, Beth

1987-01-01

474

Two-hand line-bisection task outcomes correlate with several measures of hemisphericity.  

PubMed

While seeking new functional methods to reassess the concept of hemisphericity, a two-hand line-bisection task was investigated because of reports of large, stable differences among the general population. These were found to be due to hemispheric differences in judgment of the midpoint of horizontal lines, made visible due to the unilateral brain control of each hand. By use of a two-hand line-bisection test (Best-Hand Test), university workers (n=412) were readily sorted into theoretical response categories, resulting in the production of two large groups. These two groups correlated well with those produced by four independent hemisphericity assessments, two physiological and two psychological. This is the third biophysical method whose performance-based group separations significantly correlated with those produced by preference-based hemisphericity-type questionnaires. It is rapid and avoids language, education, or cultural bias. PMID:12727185

Morton, Bruce E

2003-04-01

475

Professional Doctorates and Careers: The Spanish Case  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyses the determining factors weighted by doctoral graduates when choosing their professional careers. In Spain, the analysis of such a group has been traditionally excluded from the empiric studies. On the one hand, the lack of databases made it difficult to see their professional situation, and on the other, a university career…

Dominguez, Juan Francisco Canal; Perez, Manuel Antonio Muniz

2012-01-01

476

Dermatophytosis in zoo macropods: a questionnaire study.  

PubMed

Limited published data are available on dermatophytosis in zoo macropods, despite anecdotal reports of disease occurrence and recurrent mob outbreaks. The aim of this questionnaire study was to analyze data from Australian and international zoos to evaluate estimated disease prevalence in zoos housing macropods, affected macropod species, causative organisms, predisposing factors, clinical presentations, diagnostics, treatments, and disease risk management. Two questionnaires (initial detailed and subsequent brief) were distributed via email to zoo veterinarians, with an estimated response rate of 23%. The overall estimated disease prevalence from responding zoos was 28%, with 73% of responding Australian zoos and 14% of responding non-Australian zoos reporting disease. The first cases of confirmed and suspected dermatophytosis in several macropod species and in association with Trichophyton verrucosum and Trichophyton mentagrophytes var. nodulare are reported, with young red kangaroos (Macropus rufus) appearing predisposed. Diagnosis was most commonly based on fungal culture or presumptively on typical clinical signs of minimally/nonpruritic alopecia, crusting, and scaling distributed most frequently on the tail, pinnae, and hind limbs. Both disease resolution without treatment and resolution after an average of 1 to 2 mo of treatment were reported. PMID:24063082

Boulton, Katie Alyce; Vogelnest, Linda Jean; Vogelnest, Larry

2013-09-01

477

Genetic relationships among Spanish sheep using microsatellites.  

PubMed

Five indigenous Spanish breeds of sheep, Churra, Latxa, Manchega, Rasa-Aragonesa and Merino, with Awassi sheep as a reference breed were genotyped for 19 DNA microsatellites. Allele frequencies and mean heterozygosities revealed the greatest genetic variation in Merino sheep and the lowest in Awassis. Differences in variability were not great in the other breeds studied. The dendrograms obtained based on genetic distances showed a large differentiation between Awassi sheep and the Spanish breeds, as was to be expected from their distinct genetic origin. Merinos appeared separated from the other four breeds, of which, according to a classification based on the fleece characteristics, Churra and Latxa belong to the churro type and Manchega and Rasa-Aragonesa to the so called entrefino type, though no clear separation was evident between the two types. These results suggest that morphological data alone are insufficient for determining relationships between breeds and that studies involving genetic markers may be of great assistance. PMID:9883504

Arranz, J J; Bayón, Y; San Primitivo, F

1998-12-01

478

Brandeis University Spanish Civil War Collection  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Composed of North American volunteers, the Abraham Lincoln Brigade was one of several international brigades that fought on the side of the Republicans against Franco's fascist Nationalists in the Spanish Civil War (1936-9). The Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archive (ALBA) was founded in 1975 by the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade (VALB) to preserve the history of the Brigade's actions in Spain and the post-war activities of its veterans in America. Part of ALBA's mission includes supervising the comprehensive archive of materials related to the North American involvement in the Spanish Civil War at Brandeis University. The site provides a description of the collections, a select reading list, and related links.

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SPANISH PEAKS WILDERNESS STUDY AREA, COLORADO.  

USGS Publications Warehouse

A geologic and geochemical investigation and a survey of mines and prospects were conducted to evaluate the mineral-resource potential of the Spanish Peaks Wilderness Study Area, Huerfano and Las Animas Counties, in south-central Colorado. Anomalous gold, silver, copper, lead, and zinc concentrations in rocks and in stream sediments from drainage basins in the vicinity of the old mines and prospects on West Spanish Peak indicate a substantiated mineral-resource potential for base and precious metals in the area surrounding this peak; however, the mineralized veins are sparse, small in size, and generally low in grade. There is a possibility that coal may underlie the study area, but it would be at great depth and it is unlikely that it would have survived the intense igneous activity in the area. There is little likelihood for the occurrence of oil and gas because of the lack of structural traps and the igneous activity.

Budding, Karin, E.; Kluender, Steven, E.

1984-01-01

480

Reliability and validity of the Spanish version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) in patients with fibromyalgia.  

PubMed

Fibromyalgia (FM) is recognized as a common condition, characterized by widespread pain and associated with sleep disturbances and poor-quality sleep. The Pittsburgh Sleep Questionnaire Index (PSQI) is one of the most recommended instruments to measure sleep quality and sleep disorders. The purpose of our study was to translate the questionnaire into Spanish and to assess the psychometric properties of the Spanish version of the PSQI. A total of 138 women with FM belonging to a FM association (AFIXA, Andalusia, Spain) completed the study. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were analyzed. Factorial analysis was performed for the PSQI components. Convergent validity of the PSQI was evaluated using Spearman's rank correlation coefficient with the Spanish versions of the Fibromyalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ) and the health survey short form-36 (SF-36). In our analysis, the Spanish version of the PSQI has shown a good internal consistency of the total score, with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.805, and an acceptable test-retest reliability, with a Spearman's correlation coefficient of 0.773 (p < 0.001), for the total score. A two-factor structure was generated by exploratory factor analysis, with a Cronbach's alpha of 0.866 for factor 1 and of 0.712 for factor 2. In convergent validity analysis, the PSQI total score showed a significant correlation (p < 0.01) with the FIQ total score and with the mental and physical health summaries scores of the SF-36. Our results show that the Spanish version of the PSQI provides a reliable instrument, with a good convergent validity for measuring sleep quality among Spanish FM patients. PMID:24509897

Hita-Contreras, Fidel; Martínez-López, Emilio; Latorre-Román, Pedro A; Garrido, Francisco; Santos, María A; Martínez-Amat, Antonio

2014-07-01

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Strengthening and stretching for rheumatoid arthritis of the hand (SARAH): design of a randomised controlled trial of a hand and upper limb exercise intervention - ISRCTN89936343  

PubMed Central

Background Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) commonly affects the hands and wrists with inflammation, deformity, pain, weakness and restricted mobility leading to reduced function. The effectiveness of exercise for RA hands is uncertain, although evidence from small scale studies is promising. The Strengthening And Stretching for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Hand (SARAH) trial is a pragmatic, multi-centre randomised controlled trial evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of adding an optimised exercise programme for hands and upper limbs to best practice usual care for patients with RA. Methods/design 480 participants with problematic RA hands will be recruited through 17 NHS trusts. Treatments will be provided by physiotherapists and occupational therapists. Participants will be individually randomised to receive either best practice usual care (joint protection advice, general exercise advice, functional splinting and assistive devices) or best practice usual care supplemented with an individualised exercise programme of strengthening and stretching exercises. The study assessors will be blinded to treatment allocation and will follow participants up at four and 12 months. The primary outcome measure is the Hand function subscale of the Michigan Hand Outcome Questionnaire, and secondary outcomes include hand and wrist impairment measures, quality of life, and resource use. Economic and qualitative studies will also be carried out in parallel. Discussion This paper describes the design and development of a trial protocol of a complex intervention study based in therapy out-patient departments. The findings will provide evidence to support or refute the use of an optimised exercise programme for RA of the hand in addition to best practice usual care. Trial registration Current Controlled Trials ISRCTN89936343

2012-01-01

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A discourse coding scheme for conversational Spanish  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a 3-level manual discourse coding scheme that we have devised for manual tagging of the CallHome Span- ish (CHS) and CallFriend Spanish (CFS) databases used in the CLARITY project. The goal of CLARITY is to explore the use of discourse structure in understanding conversational speech. The project combines empirical methods for dialogue processing with state-of-the art LVCSR

Lori S. Levin; Ann E. Thymé-Gobbel; Alon Lavie; Klaus Ries; Klaus Zechner

1998-01-01

483

Bioethics in Mediterranean culture: the Spanish experience.  

PubMed

This article presents a view of bioethics in the Spanish context. We may identify several features common to Mediterranean countries because of their relatively similar social organisation. Each country has its own distinguishing features but we would point two aspects which are of particular interest: the Mediterranean view of autonomy and the importance of Catholicism in Mediterranean culture. The Spanish experience on bioethics field has been marked by these elements, trying to build a civic ethics alternative, with the law as an important support. So, Spanish bioethics has been developed in two parallel levels: in the academic and policy maker field (University and Parliament) and in clinical practice (hospitals and healthcare ethics committees), with different paces and methods. One of the most important changes in the paternalistic mentality has been promoted through the recognition by law of the patient's rights and also through the new generation of citizens, clearly aware on the exercise of autonomy. Now, the healthcare professionals have a new challenge: adapt their practice to this new paradigm. PMID:22033813

Busquets, Ester; Roman, Begoña; Terribas, Núria

2012-11-01

484

Dietary guidelines for the Spanish population.  

PubMed

Therapeutic properties have been attributed to the diet since ancient times. Epidemiological evidence starting in the early 1960s supports the relationship between different dietary components, dietary balance and the development of risk factors for prevalent chronic diseases in Western societies. There is also evidence supporting the protective effect of other components of the diet and lifestyle, like regular physical activity. During the last two years, groups of Spanish experts in the field of food, nutrition and health sciences have been involved in the process of analysing each food group in Spanish food patterns under a standard format. For each food group, current level of consumption, trends and scientific evidence linking each particular group or its components with patterns of disease, risk factors or protective effects have been determined from a public health perspective. Conclusions and recommendations for each food group, agreed under consensus by the Spanish Society of Community Nutrition (SENC) collaborative group of experts, are summarised and reflected in the Food Guide Pyramid presented in this paper. PMID:11918490

Aranceta, J; Serra-Majem, L

2001-12-01

485

The 1918 "Spanish flu" in Spain.  

PubMed

The 1918-1919 influenza pandemic was the most devastating epidemic in modern history. Here, we review epidemiological and historical data about the 1918-1919 influenza epidemic in Spain. On 22 May 1918, the epidemic was a headline in Madrid's ABC newspaper. The infectious disease most likely reached Spain from France, perhaps as the result of the heavy railroad traffic of Spanish and Portuguese migrant workers to and from France. The total numbers of persons who died of influenza in Spain were officially estimated to be 147,114 in 1918, 21,235 in 1919, and 17,825 in 1920. However, it is likely that >260,000 Spaniards died of influenza; 75% of these persons died during the second period of the epidemic, and 45% died during October 1918 alone. The Spanish population growth index was negative for 1918 (net loss, 83,121 persons). Although a great deal of evidence indicates that the 1918 A(H1N1) influenza virus unlikely originated in and spread from Spain, the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic will always be known as the Spanish flu. PMID:18652556

Trilla, Antoni; Trilla, Guillem; Daer, Carolyn

2008-09-01

486

HandsDown: hand-contour-based user identification for interactive surfaces  

Microsoft Academic Search

HandsDown is a novel technique for user identification on interactive surfaces. It enables users to access personal data on a shared surface, to associate objects with their identity, and to fluidly customize appearance, content, or functionality of the user interface. To identify, users put down their hand flat on the surface. HandsDown is based on hand contour analysis; neither user

Dominik Schmidt; Ming Ki Chong; Hans Gellersen

2010-01-01

487

Verbal Prompting, Hand-over-Hand Instruction, and Passive Observation in Teaching Children with Developmental Disabilities.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A study involving six children (ages 5-13) with mental retardation found that overall passive modeling was significantly more effective than hand-over-hand modeling in teaching skills, and that passive modeling was significantly more effective than hand-over-hand modeling with response-contingent verbal prompting. (Author/CR)

Biederman, G. B.; Fairhall, J. L.; Raven, K. A.; Davey, V. A.

1998-01-01

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Comparison of traditional hand wash with alcoholic hand rub in ICU setup  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background: Nosocomial infection rate are often higher for intensive care unit (ICU) than other units of hospitals, and hands of health-care workers (HCWs) play a major role in the transmission of the infections. Aim: To compare the efficacy of conventional hand wash with the hand rub in reducing the transient bacterial flora on the hands of nurses in ICU. Subject

Mona Maliekal; Nanda Hemvani; Usha Ukande; Sanjay Geed; Maitreyee Bhattacherjee; Julie George; D. S. Chitnis

489

Contact transfer of anions from hands as a function of the use of hand lotions  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Contact transfer of anions from human hands can result in contamination of materials, increasing their rate of corrosion. Two types of hand lotion were applied to the hands: one was specially formulated for cleanroom use and the other was a popular commercial lotion. The effect on contact transfer of anions was measured versus anion transfer from washed hands without lotions.

Welker, R. W.; Schulman, M.

2001-01-01

490

Inspections of Hand Washing Supplies and Hand Sanitizer in Public Schools  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Hand washing and hand antisepsis are proven infection control measures in the school setting, yet barriers such as lack of soap, paper towels, and hand sanitizer can hinder compliance. This pilot study measured the prevalence of hand cleaning supplies in public schools. Ten school districts (93 schools) participated in school nurse inspections. In…

Ramos, Mary M.; Blea, Mary; Trujillo, Rebecca; Greenberg, Cynthia

2010-01-01

491

A Psycholinguistic Perspective on Bilinguals' Discrepant Questionnaire Responses.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes the differences in responses of 94 bilingual South African college students to questionnaires in both English and Afrikaans. Concludes that the use of translated questionnaires need not lead to biased results. (FMW)

Tyson, G. A.; And Others

1988-01-01

492

NHEXAS PHASE I ARIZONA STUDY--DESCRIPTIVE QUESTIONNAIRE DATA  

EPA Science Inventory

The Descriptive Questionnaire data set provides demographic information about each of the households and indicates the primary respondent within each residence. The information is from 1225 Descriptive Questionnaires for 1225 households. The database contains only a portion of ...

493

NHEXAS PHASE I ARIZONA STUDY--TECHNICIAN WALKTHROUGH QUESTIONNAIRE DATA  

EPA Science Inventory

The Technician Walk-through Questionnaire data set updates information about each household from the Descriptive Questionnaire and includes relevant information regarding dwelling arrangements, as well as interior and exterior residential characteristics. The information is from...

494

NHEXAS PHASE I MARYLAND STUDY--DESCRIPTIVE QUESTIONNAIRE DATA  

EPA Science Inventory

The Descriptive Questionnaire data set contains demographic information about each of the households and indicates the primary respondent within each residence. The information is from 380 descriptive questionnaires for 80 households across 6 cycles. The data set contains only ...

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Patient health questionnaire. Using a patient-focused assessment tool.  

PubMed Central

A patient health questionnaire was developed for use in family practice to help identify lifestyle risk factors, assess health care needs, and better understand patients. This article discusses the questionnaire's development and practical application. Images Figure 3

Mitchell, J. D.

1996-01-01

496

7 CFR 51.2731 - U.S. Spanish Splits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false U.S. Spanish Splits. 51.2731 Section 51.2731...United States Standards for Grades of Shelled Spanish Type Peanuts Grades § 51.2731 U.S. Spanish Splits. âU.S. Spanish Splitsâ...

2010-01-01

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7 CFR 51.2731 - U.S. Spanish Splits.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false U.S. Spanish Splits. 51.2731 Section 51.2731...United States Standards for Grades of Shelled Spanish Type Peanuts Grades § 51.2731 U.S. Spanish Splits. âU.S. Spanish Splitsâ...

2009-01-01

498

7 CFR 550.31 - Questionnaires and survey plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Questionnaires and survey plans. 550.31 Section... Program Management § 550.31 Questionnaires and survey plans. The Cooperator...submit to the REE Agency copies of questionnaires and other forms for clearance in...

2010-01-01

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78 FR 47749 - Submission of Questionnaire for OMB Review  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Submission of Questionnaire for OMB Review AGENCY: United States...submitted a request for approval of a questionnaire to the Office of Management and Budget...The information requested by the questionnaire is for use by the Commission in...

2013-08-06

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7 CFR 550.31 - Questionnaires and survey plans.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Questionnaires and survey plans. 550.31 Section... Program Management § 550.31 Questionnaires and survey plans. The Cooperator...submit to the REE Agency copies of questionnaires and other forms for clearance in...

2009-01-01