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Getting Ready To Publish, Ardis Hanson, Claudia Dold 2009 University of South Florida

Getting Ready To Publish, Ardis Hanson, Claudia Dold

Ardis Hanson

In the world of academia, also known as ‘publish or perish,’ it is incumbent upon you to not only write manuscripts that will be accepted for publication but also to shop around for the RIGHT peer-reviewed journal to submit and, hopefully, publish your article. To do this you need two basic types of information. The first type is what happens in the peer review process. Not only are you, the author, invested in the process, but editors and reviewers will both be commenting and critiquing your manuscript. The second type is determining which journal is right for your manuscript. Impact ...


The Irb As A Dynamic Process, Ardis Hanson, Claudia Dold 2009 University of South Florida

The Irb As A Dynamic Process, Ardis Hanson, Claudia Dold

Ardis Hanson

The IRB is a dynamic process in that information is shared throughout the IRB to ensure that everyone in the organization is focused on the highest standards for the ethical conduct of research for which you, as PI, are responsible. Not only is the IRB is there to help you, it is a good team to have on your side!


Using Citation Management Software, Ardis Hanson, Claudia Dold 2009 University of South Florida

Using Citation Management Software, Ardis Hanson, Claudia Dold

Ardis Hanson

Citation management software (CMS) is software that allows you to create bibliographic records of the materials you have collected to write a thesis or manuscript. There are several reasons to use a CMS. First, you have a record of the materials you have already read. Second, you have a correct and full citation of the item, which will benefit you when you need to create your references list. Third, since most CMSs are integrated with word processing software, you can automatically produce a reference list in the appropriate citation style as you write your article. This reduces the risk that ...


Power And Trust In The Virtual Workplace: Team Development As Communities-Of-Practice, Ardis Hanson, Eric Engel, Sheila Gobes-Ryan 2009 University of South Florida

Power And Trust In The Virtual Workplace: Team Development As Communities-Of-Practice, Ardis Hanson, Eric Engel, Sheila Gobes-Ryan

Ardis Hanson

How we work in an increasingly computer-mediated world requires new ways of understanding the construction of teams, their co-construction of tacit knowledge to make sense of the organization, and their use of emergent technologies. We posit an alternative research perspective –that of the communities communities-of of-practice construct – allows a fuller understanding of the relationships of power and trust in team behaviors and processes. The communities-of-practice model provides an avenue to examine the intricate dance that trust and power perform in virtual environments, with people as the focal point. It is how people interact with each other, with in technology, to ...


Keeping Current: Using Automated Search And Retrieve Functions, Ardis Hanson, Claudia Dold 2009 University of South Florida

Keeping Current: Using Automated Search And Retrieve Functions, Ardis Hanson, Claudia Dold

Ardis Hanson

Let’s say you have been working along on your literature review, finding articles that pertain to your research interests. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to save your search and run it periodically, just to catch the latest articles as they come off the press? You can! You can also set up an alert to your email that shows you the table of contents when a new issue of a favorite journal is issued.


General Psychological Distress Symptoms And Help-Seeking Intentions In Young Australians, Coralie Wilson 2009 University of Wollongong

General Psychological Distress Symptoms And Help-Seeking Intentions In Young Australians, Coralie Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

Epidemiological studies suggest that young people might have a tendency to avoid help when they experience symptoms of psychological distress. There is growing evidence that many young people prefer no help from anyone for their mental health problems. The current study examined the association between symptoms of general psychological distress and intentions to seek help from friends, family and professional mental health sources in a sample of 109 trade (TAFE) students from regional and rural Australia. Participants were 67% male and aged from 15-25 years. Higher levels of general psychological distress symptoms were associated with stronger intentions to not seek ...


A Public Health Perspective Of Women's Mental Health (Foreword By Rosalynn Carter), Bruce Levin 2009 University of South Florida

A Public Health Perspective Of Women's Mental Health (Foreword By Rosalynn Carter), Bruce Levin

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health examines major issues in the organization, financing, and provision of women’s mental health services. It also presents an overview of the epidemiology of mental disorders across the lifespan of women, an in-depth discussion of selected mental and substance use disorders which particularly affect women, and include an examination of emerging issues in women’s mental health.


Adolescents' Suicidal Thinking And Reluctance To Consult General Medical Practitioners, Coralie Wilson 2009 University of Wollongong

Adolescents' Suicidal Thinking And Reluctance To Consult General Medical Practitioners, Coralie Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

Appropriate help-seeking is widely recognized as a protective factor, and vital for early treatment and prevention of mental health problems during adolescence. General medical practitioners (GPs), that is, family doctors, provide a vital role in the identification of adolescents with mental health problems and the provision of treatment as well as access to other specialists in mental health care services. The current study is part of a larger multi-cite study developed and led by the first author. It examines the association between suicidal ideation and intentions to seek help from a GP for suicidal thoughts, emotional problems and physical health ...


Core Elements Of Us Nurse Practice Acts And Incorporation Of Nursing Diagnosis Language, Olga Jarrin 2009 University of Pennsylvania

Core Elements Of Us Nurse Practice Acts And Incorporation Of Nursing Diagnosis Language, Olga Jarrin

Olga Jarrín

PURPOSE: This paper describes the core elements of U.S. nurse practice acts and provides an update of Lavin, Meyer, and Carlson (1999) Review of the Use of Nursing Diagnosis in U.S. Nurse Practice Acts. METHODS: Nurse practice acts from all states and the District of Columbia were collected and analyzed using qualitative content analysis with the software NVivo8. FINDINGS: Major themes identified were nursing "care," nursing process, supervision/delegation, executing the medical regimen, health maintenance/prevention, and teaching nursing. The concept "diagnosis" was a subtheme in 86% of practice acts; however, only 63% utilized "diagnosis" language. CONCLUSION: The ...


Persisting Symptoms In Recovered First Episode Schizophrenia Patients, Amresh Srivastava, Nilesh Shah, Meghana Thakar, Larry stitt, Gurusamy Chinnasamy Chinnasamy 2009 University of Western Ontario

Persisting Symptoms In Recovered First Episode Schizophrenia Patients, Amresh Srivastava, Nilesh Shah, Meghana Thakar, Larry Stitt, Gurusamy Chinnasamy Chinnasamy

Amresh Srivastava

Persisting symptoms in recovered first episode schizophrenia patients

Amresh Shrivastavaa,*, Nilesh Shahb, Meghana Thakara, Larry Stittc, Gurusamy Chinnasamyd

aMental Health Foundation of India (PRERANA Charitable trust) and Silver Mind Hospital, 209 Shivkripa Complex, Gokhale Road, Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400 602 bLTMG Hospital, University of Mumbai, Sion, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India 400 022 cDepartment of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1 dResearch Office, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C1

*Corresponding author. Tel.: +1-519-631-8510; Fax: +1-519-631-2512. E-mail address: dr.amresh@gmail.com (A. Shrivastava). Present address: Regional Mental Health Care, 467 Sunset Drive, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada N5H 3V9.

Abstract Our goal was to determine level of remission in clinical symptoms amongst the recovered patients of first episode schizophrenia ...


Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective, 3rd Edition, Bruce Levin 2009 University of South Florida

Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective, 3rd Edition, Bruce Levin

Bruce Lubostsky Levin, DrPH, MPH

The Third Edition of Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective provides an excellent “one stop shop” for anyone entering the mental health field and needing to get a comprehensive grounding on mental health care delivery systems. The volume represents an unusually rich gathering of the perspectives of scholars and high level practitioners. This volume is a must read for faculty, researchers, and policy makers who are engaging in issues of mental health delivery.


Operating From The Other Side Of The Table: Control Dynamics And The Surgeon Educator, Carol-Anne Moulton, Glenn Regehr, Lorelei Lingard, Catherine Merritt, Helen Macrae 2009 University of Toronto

Operating From The Other Side Of The Table: Control Dynamics And The Surgeon Educator, Carol-Anne Moulton, Glenn Regehr, Lorelei Lingard, Catherine Merritt, Helen Macrae

Lorelei Lingard

BACKGROUND: Critical moments in operations cause the surgeon to transition from a relatively "automatic" mode of operating to a more attentive mode-previously referred to as "slowing down when you should." Using this framework, this study explored how academic surgeons manage and balance the often competing responsibilities of patient safety and education during the slowing-down moments.

STUDY DESIGN: This study used a constructivist approach to grounded theory methodology to explore an emergent theme of control among academic surgeons. Twenty-eight surgeons were interviewed across 4 academic teaching hospitals, and 5 general (hepato-pancreatico-biliary) surgeons were observed. Thematic analysis of the transcripts and field ...


Repairing A Mortgage Crisis: Holc Lending And Its Impact On Local Housing Markets, Charles Courtemanche, Ken Snowden 2009 University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Repairing A Mortgage Crisis: Holc Lending And Its Impact On Local Housing Markets, Charles Courtemanche, Ken Snowden

Charles Courtemanche

The Home Owners’ Loan Corporation purchased more than a million delinquent mortgages from private lenders between 1933 and 1936 and refinanced the loans for the borrowers. Its primary goal was to break the cycle of foreclosure, forced property sales and decreases in home values that was affecting local housing markets throughout the nation. We find that HOLC loans were targeted at local (county-level) housing markets that had experienced severe distress and that the intervention increased 1940 median home values and homeownership rates, but not new home building.


Backward Estimation Of Stochastic Processes With Failure Events As Time Origins, Kwun Chuen Gary Chan, Mei-Cheng Wang 2009 University of Washington - Seattle Campus

Backward Estimation Of Stochastic Processes With Failure Events As Time Origins, Kwun Chuen Gary Chan, Mei-Cheng Wang

Kwun Chuen Gary Chan

Stochastic processes often exhibit sudden systematic changes in pattern a short time before certain failure events. Examples include increase in medical costs before death and decrease in CD4 counts before AIDS diagnosis. To study such terminal behavior of stochastic processes, a natural and direct way is to align the processes using failure events as time origins. This paper studies backward stochastic processes counting time backward from failure events, and proposes one-sample nonparametric estimation of the mean of backward processes when follow-up is subject to left truncation and right censoring. We will discuss benefits of including prevalent cohort data to enlarge ...


Assessing Risk Of Suicide In Clinical Practice: A Framework For Conceptualizing Risk., Amresh Srivastava, Charles Nelson Nelson 2009 University of Western Ontario

Assessing Risk Of Suicide In Clinical Practice: A Framework For Conceptualizing Risk., Amresh Srivastava, Charles Nelson Nelson

Amresh Srivastava

Assessing risk of suicide in clinical practice: A framework for conceptualizing risk. AmreshShrivastava MBBS, MD, DPM, MRC Psych 1 ψ Charles Nelson Ph.D., C. Psych.2 1. Assistant professor of psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, Regional Mental Health Care - St. Thomas, Associate scientist, Lawson health research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada, 2.Psychologist, Regional Mental Health Care - St. Thomas, Ontario, Adjunct Professor, Clinical Psychology, University of Western Ontario – London, Ontario Associate scientist, Lawson health research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada ψ. Corresponding author AmreshShrivastava MD, DPM, MRCPsych Regional mental health care, 467, Sunset Drive, N5P 3V9, St.Thomas, Ontario, Canada Phone 1-519-631-8510, Fax: 1-519-631-2512 E Mail: amresh.edu@gmail.com Website: www.amreshshrivastava.com Word count: Abstract: 122, Text: 2322, References: 18

Abstract Background: . Suicide is the prime cause in most of the lawsuits and litigations in clinical practice. Accurate assessment of suicide depends upon the information of risk factors. Concept of risk is continuously evolving. objective of the present paper is to reconceptualize ‘risk’ based upon contemporary thought and biopsychosocial understanding of psychopathology. Method: we reviewed all the risk factors in electronic search and compiled list of 76 published risk factors. These factors were re-categorized by prioritizing according to the multidimensional nature of risk. Result: we attempted to re-group risk factors into constituent domains e.g. biological; environmental; spiritual; social & psychological domains. We propose a different evaluation of risk factors which has following characteristics. 1. A net sum of ‘risk’ shall be the quantum of risk factors in relation to protective factors in a given individual, at a given time. Risk consists of a ‘set’ of vulnerability & resilience, operating as mutually dependent factors. 2. Absolute risk in an individual is ratio ...


Help-Negation And Suicidal Ideation: The Role Of Depression, Anxiety And Hopelessness., Coralie Wilson 2009 University of Wollongong

Help-Negation And Suicidal Ideation: The Role Of Depression, Anxiety And Hopelessness., Coralie Wilson

Coralie J Wilson

Help-negation is expressed behaviorally by the refusal or avoidance of available help and cognitively by the inverse relationship between self-reported symptoms of psychological distress and help-seeking intentions. The current study is part of a larger multi-cite research program developed and led by the first author. It examines the association between suicidal ideation and intentions to seek help from friends, family and professional mental health sources in a sample of 302 Australian university students. Participants were 77.5% female and aged from 18-25 years old, with 85.4% aged 21 years or younger. Higher levels of suicidal ideation were related to ...


Enhancement Of The Cervical Cancer Screening Program In Malaysia: A Qualitative Study, Tin Su 2009 Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA

Enhancement Of The Cervical Cancer Screening Program In Malaysia: A Qualitative Study, Tin Su

Tin Tin Su

Introduction: Cervical cancer has long been known as a preventable disease. Yet it still is a prime women's health issue globally. In Malaysia, the current cervical cancer screening program, introduced in the 1960s, has been found to be unsuccessful in terms of Pap smear coverage. The aim of this study is to determine providers perceptives on the program and the feasibility of practicing an organized cervical screening program in Malaysia. Methods: 11 key informant interviews were conducted with policy makers and health care providers from the Ministry of Health in Malaysia from October 2009 to May 2010. Interviewees' perceptions ...


Percy Skuy Collection Of Contraceptives Through The Ages, Jimmy Meyer 2009 No institutional affiliation

Percy Skuy Collection Of Contraceptives Through The Ages, Jimmy Meyer

Dr. Jimmy W Meyer

A video tour of the contraception collection at the Dittrick Medical History Center at Case (CWRU)


Risk Of Premature Stroke In Recent Immigrants (Presario): Population-Based Matched Cohort Study., Gustavo Saposnik 2009 St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto

Risk Of Premature Stroke In Recent Immigrants (Presario): Population-Based Matched Cohort Study., Gustavo Saposnik

Gustavo Saposnik

No abstract provided.


Diminishing Availability Of Publicly Funded Slots For Antiretroviral Initiation Among Hiv-Infected Art-Eligible Patients In Uganda, Elvin Geng 2009 University of California, San Francisco

Diminishing Availability Of Publicly Funded Slots For Antiretroviral Initiation Among Hiv-Infected Art-Eligible Patients In Uganda, Elvin Geng

Elvin H Geng

No abstract provided.


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