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Enhanced skin adhesive property of α-cyclodextrin/nonanyl group-modified poly(vinyl alcohol) inclusion complex film.

Carbohydr Polym 2021 Jul 26;263:117993. Epub 2021 Mar 26.

Polymers and Biomaterials Field, Research Center for Functional Materials, National Institute for Materials Science, 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-0044, Japan. Electronic address:

For skin contact medical devices, realizing a strong contact with skin is essential to precisely detect human biological information and enable human-machine interaction. In this study, we aimed to fabricate and characterize an inclusion complex film (ICF) for skin adhesion using α-cyclodextrin (α-CD) and nonanyl group-modified PVA (C9-PVA) under wet conditions. Based on the water insolubility of C9-PVA and the inclusion ability of α-CD for alkyl groups, α-CD/C9-PVA ICF was prepared. Read More

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Herbal Medicine Used in the Treatment of Human Diseases in the Rif, Northern Morocco.

Arab J Sci Eng 2021 Apr 7:1-23. Epub 2021 Apr 7.

Plant, Animal Productions and Agro-Industry Laboratory, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Ibn Tofail University, B.P. 133, 14000 Kenitra, Morocco.

Since the beginning of time, the Moroccan people have used many medicinal plants as a popular medicine to cure many human and livestock health problems. Yet, few studies have been carried in the past to properly document and promote traditional ethnomedicinal knowledge. This study was conducted out from July 1st, 2016 to July 30th, 2018 in the Rif; it was aimed to establish the list of medicinal plants, together with the association of ethnomedicinal knowledge. Read More

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Functioning of women in the postpartum period: an International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health-based consensus of physical therapists.

Braz J Phys Ther 2020 Dec 16. Epub 2020 Dec 16.

Programa de Pós-graduação em Ciências da Reabilitação, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Santa Cruz, RN, Brazil; Programa de pós-graduação em Fisioterapia, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, PE, Brazil. Electronic address:

Background: Physical therapists provide treatment for pain and other common complaints for women in the postpartum period, thereby contributing to the improvement of their functioning. However, before applying any interventions, physical therapists should assess their patients to identify the desired therapeutic goals. In this context, the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) may be a useful tool for documenting functioning data and operationalizing collaborative goal setting. Read More

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December 2020

Oral disorders and ethnobotanical treatments: A field study in the central Middle Atlas (Morocco).

Heliyon 2020 Aug 16;6(8):e04707. Epub 2020 Aug 16.

Environment & Soil Microbiology Unit, Moulay Ismail University of Meknes, Faculty of Sciences, B.P: 11201, Meknes, Morocco.

The present study was conducted in the Moroccan central Middle Atlas in order to inventory the plants used in the treatment of oral diseases, as well as to document possible risks of intoxication. Thus, 58 herbalists in the region were surveyed to gather ethnomedical information about the plants used in natural remedies preparation. The expression of the data obtained was achieved through the calculation of different quantitative indices, such as: use value (UV), family use value (FUV), relative frequency of citation (RFC), fidelity level (FL), informant consensus factor (ICF) and plant part value (PPV). Read More

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Remodeling of the ICF: A commentary.

Disabil Health J 2021 Jan 12;14(1):100978. Epub 2020 Aug 12.

Dutch Institute of Allied Health Care (NPi), Amersfoort, the Netherlands; HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Since its publication in 2001 the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) has attracted debate about the content and the model presented. After almost 20 years use, regular updating since 2008 and with the prospect of a new edition in 2020 there is increasing interest in the ICF as a tool to meet contemporary information requirements. Information on functioning is important across not only health systems, but all areas where change in functioning is important: education, employment, and social welfare for example. Read More

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January 2021

Ion-imprinted chitosan fiber for recovery of Pd(II): Obtaining high selectivity through selective adsorption and two-step desorption.

Environ Res 2020 03 4;182:108995. Epub 2019 Dec 4.

School of Chemical Engineering, Chonbuk National University, Jeonbuk, 54896, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Selective separation of platinum group metals from acidic solutions is of great importance due to their cumulative supply risk and environmental concern. In this study, a Pd(II) ion-imprinted chitosan fiber (ICF) was prepared as the novel adsorbent, and a well-designed two-step desorption process was implemented for selectively recovering Pd(II) from acidic solution containing Pd(II) and interfering metals of Co(II), Ni(II), Cu(II) and Pt (IV). The ICF showed higher selectivity for Pd(II) adsorption, comparing the non-imprinted chitosan fiber (NICF) towards other metals adsorption. Read More

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Effect of EDTA-treated dentin on the differentiation of mouse iPS cells into osteogenic/odontogenic lineages in vitro and in vivo.

Dent Mater J 2019 Oct 24;38(5):830-838. Epub 2019 Jul 24.

Department of Clinical Pathophysiology, Tokyo Dental College.

To investigate the effect of EDTA-treated dentin on the differentiation of mouse induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Dentin discs were prepared from bovine incisors and treated with 17% EDTA. Embryoid bodies (EBs) formed from mouse iPS cells were seeded on the dentin discs for the experiment. Read More

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October 2019

Sinusoidal voltage electrodeposition of PEDOT-Prussian blue nanoparticles composite and its application to amperometric sensing of HO in human blood.

Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl 2019 Sep 26;102:661-669. Epub 2019 Apr 26.

Department of Analytical Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Applied Chemistry and Materials Science, University Politehnica of Bucharest, 1-7 Gh. Polizu Street, 011061 Bucharest, Romania. Electronic address:

A selective electrochemical sensor based on poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) (PEDOT) - Prussian blue nanoparticles (PBNPs) for hydrogen peroxide (HO) determination was prepared by innovative sinusoidal voltage (SV) method. The successful incorporation of citrate-stabilized PBNPs into PEDOT matrix was confirmed by energy dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX), Raman spectroscopy, UV-Vis spectroelectrochemistry and cyclic voltammetry measurements. The SV preparation method provides a PEDOT-PBNPs coating with rough surface morphology and good electrocatalytic activity toward HO reduction. Read More

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September 2019

Self-assembled zinc oxide hierarchical structures with enhanced antibacterial properties from stacked chain-like zinc oxalate compounds.

J Colloid Interface Sci 2019 Sep 18;552:258-270. Epub 2019 May 18.

"Ilie Murgulescu" Institute of Physical Chemistry, Romanian Academy, Spl. Independentei 202, 060021 Bucharest, Romania. Electronic address:

Single ZnO crystallites assembled into porous hierarchical structures have been prepared by topotactic thermal decomposition of in situ obtained zinc oxalate precursors, whose synthesis involves a redox reaction between 1,2-ethanediol and nitrate ion. For the first time it was demonstrated that post-synthesis protocols of the precursors (e.g. Read More

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September 2019

Barriers to and enablers of the implementation of an ICF-based intake tool in clinical otology and audiology practice-A qualitative pre-implementation study.

PLoS One 2018 11;13(12):e0208797. Epub 2018 Dec 11.

Amsterdam UMC, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Ear & Hearing, Amsterdam Public Health, De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

The authors are developing an intake tool based on the Brief International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health Core Set for Hearing Loss, by operationalizing its categories into a Patient Reported Outcome Measure. This study was aimed at identifying enablers and barriers to using this tool as perceived by hearing health professionals (HHPs) and patients. Focus groups and interviews were held with HHPs (ENT surgeons, N = 14; audiologists, N = 8) and patients (N = 18). Read More

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Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Used in Traditional Treatment of the Oral Pathology: The Ethnobotanical Survey in the Economic Capital Casablanca, Morocco (North Africa).

Nat Prod Bioprospect 2019 Jan 27;9(1):35-48. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Laboratory of Ecology and Environment, Faculty of Sciences Ben M'sik, University Hassan II Casablanca, Sidi Othman, BP 7955, Casablanca, Morocco.

In order to identify the medicinal and aromatic plants most requested for the treatment of the most common oral pathology, an ethnobotanical survey was carried out in the economic capital Casablanca, Morocco. The data basis was obtained draw selected traditional herbalists based on the semi-structured questionnaire. Quantitative indices such as use value (UV), family UV (FUV), fidelity level and informant consensus factor (ICF) were intended to evaluate the importance of plant species. Read More

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January 2019

Exercise therapy in medical rehabilitation: Study protocol of a national survey at facility and practitioner level with a mixed method design.

Contemp Clin Trials Commun 2018 Sep 5;11:37-45. Epub 2018 May 5.

Department of Sport Science and Sport, Division Exercise and Health, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), Germany.

Background: The importance of physical activity and the orientation of exercise therapy in rehabilitation has changed for many chronic health conditions. Exercise therapy is the most applied therapy form within multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs for almost all chronic health conditions. Despite the scientifically discussed need to refine exercise therapy, there is relatively little knowledge of how exercise therapy is actually conducted. Read More

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September 2018

Assessing medicinal plants traditionally used in the Chirang Reserve Forest, Northeast India for antimicrobial activity.

J Ethnopharmacol 2018 Oct 11;225:220-233. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Department of Biology, KU Leuven, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: Knowledge on the use of plants for different ailments by the tribals of the Chirang Reserve Forest (CRF, Northeast India) was used to assess the potential of these plants for treating viral, bacterial and fungal infections.

Materials And Methods: Fieldwork in the CRF documented the use of plants for the treatment of various human ailments. The ethnobotanical data were analysed using different quantitative indices viz. Read More

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October 2018

Traditional plants used for the treatment of gynaecological disorders in Vedaranyam taluk, South India - An ethnomedicinal survey.

J Tradit Complement Med 2018 Apr 4;8(2):308-323. Epub 2017 Jul 4.

PG and Research Department of Botany and Microbiology, AVVM Sri Pushpam College (Autonomous) Poondi, Thanjavur (Dist), Tamil Nadu, India.

Gynaecological disorder is one of the most severe conditions under reproductive health. So we investigate and collect information from traditional practitioners on the use of medicinal plants for treatment of Gynaecological disorder in Vedaranyam taluk, Nagappattinam district of South India. The field study was carried out for a period of January 2014-January 2015 in Vedaranyam taluk, Nagappattinam district of South India. Read More

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Healthcare providers' attitudes and behaviours related to paediatric mild traumatic brain injury: results from the 2014 DocStyles survey.

Brain Inj 2018 23;32(7):889-893. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

b Social marketing, ICF , Rockville , MD.

Objective: Explore healthcare providers' experiences managing mTBI and better understand their use of mTBI assessment tools and guidelines. Cross-sectional Methods: A random sample of 1,760 healthcare providers responded to the web-based DocStyles survey between June 18 and 30, 2014. The sample included family/general practitioners, internists, pediatricians, and nurse practitioners who reported seeing pediatric patients. Read More

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An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of the Berhoum District (M'sila, Algeria).

J Intercult Ethnopharmacol 2017 Jul-Sep;6(3):311-315. Epub 2017 Aug 17.

Department of Nature Sciences and Life, Faculty of Sciences, M'sila University, 28000 M'sila, Algeria.

Background/aim: This work aimed an ethnobatanical study on the galactogenic plants used in the Berhoum region (East of M'sila, Algeria) as a part of different studies on the medicinal plants related to M'sila region.

Methods: The fieldwork was undertaken as an ethnobotanical survey involving 76 informants (mean age: 50; 64% women, 36% men). Used the medicinal plants were identified, and the results were analyzed according to literature investigation dealing with ethnobotany. Read More

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In-vitro examination of the positive inotropic effect of caffeine and taurine, the two most frequent active ingredients of energy drinks.

BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2017 08 10;17(1):220. Epub 2017 Aug 10.

Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, University Hospital of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Langenbeckstr. 1, 55131, Mainz, Germany.

Background: Our study aimed to evaluate changes in the contractile behavior of human myocardium after exposure to caffeine and taurine, the main active ingredients of energy drinks (EDs), and to evaluate whether taurine exhibits any inotropic effect at all in the dosages commonly used in EDs.

Methods: Myocardial tissue was removed from the right atrial appendages of patients undergoing cardiac surgery and prepared to obtain specimens measuring 4 mm in length. A total of 92 specimens were exposed to electrical impulses at a frequency of 75 bpm for at least 40 min to elicit their maximum contractile force before measuring the isometric contractile force (ICF) and duration of contraction (CD). Read More

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[Disability as a restriction on social participation: challenges in evaluation since the Brazilian Inclusion of People with Disabilities Act].

Authors:
Wederson Santos

Cien Saude Colet 2016 Oct;21(10):3007-3015

Secretaria Nacional de Promoção dos Direitos das Pessoas com Deficiência, Secretaria de Direitos Humanos, Presidência da República. Setor Comercial Sul - B/Quadra 9/Lote C/Edifício Parque Cidade Corporate/Torre A/10º andar, Asa Sul. 70308-200 Brasília DF Brasil.

This article discusses the main advances and challenges for understanding and evaluating disability as a restriction for social participation. This new understanding has its origins in the 2006 WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health - ICF, the 2001 UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and more recently, the July 2015 Brazilian Inclusion of People with Disabilities Act (IPDA), also known as the Statute on Persons with Disabilities. The change in the understanding of disability from a merely biomedical perspective, to an understanding that is based on oppression and social inequality reinforces the idea that disability is not an individual attribute, but the result of a society that is not prepared for human diversity. Read More

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October 2016

Non-Enzymatic Glucose Sensing Using Carbon Quantum Dots Decorated with Copper Oxide Nanoparticles.

Sensors (Basel) 2016 Oct 18;16(10). Epub 2016 Oct 18.

Institut d'Electronique, de Microélectronique et de Nanotechnologie (IEMN), UMR CNRS8520, Université Lille 1, Avenue Poincaré-BP 60069, 59652 Villeneuve d'Ascq, France.

Perturbations in glucose homeostasis is critical for human health, as hyperglycemia (defining diabetes) leads to premature death caused by macrovascular and microvascular complications. However, the simple and accurate detection of glucose in the blood at low cost remains a challenging task, although it is of great importance for the diagnosis and therapy of diabetic patients. In this work, carbon quantum dots decorated with copper oxide nanostructures (CQDs/Cu₂O) are prepared by a simple hydrothermal approach, and their potential for electrochemical non-enzymatic glucose sensing is evaluated. Read More

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October 2016

Use of plants in oral health care by the population of Mahajanga, Madagascar.

J Ethnopharmacol 2016 Dec 3;193:179-194. Epub 2016 Aug 3.

Laboratoire d'Évaluation Pharmaco-Clinique de l'Institut Malgache des Recherches Appliquées-Fondation Albert et Suzanne RAKOTO-RATSIMAMANGA (Pharmaco-Clinical Assessment Laboratory of the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research-Albert and Suzanne RAKOTO-RATSIMAMANGA Foundation), Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Background: The use of medicinal plants to address oral health problems is not well documented in Madagascar, yet the country is full of endemic flora. The aim of this study was to collect information on the use of plants in the region of Mahajanga, Madagascar, for the treatments of oral diseases mainly tooth decay.

Methods: The ethnobotanical survey with respect to the use of plants for curing dental problems was carried out in 2012. Read More

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December 2016

Medicinal Plants Used for Treating Reproductive Health Care Problems in Cameroon, Central Africa.

Econ Bot 2016;70:145-159. Epub 2016 May 17.

Department of Plant Production, Laboratory of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Ethnobotany, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium ; Department of Crop Science and Agroforestry, Faculty of Tropical Agrisciences, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Prague, Czech Republic.

Approximately 80% of the African population uses traditional plants to deal with health problems, basically because of their easy accessibility and affordability. This study was carried out to document indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants used by traditional healers and elders in the treatment of reproductive health care in the Bamboutos Division of the West Region in Cameroon, Central Africa. The research methods used included semi-structured interviews and participative field observations. Read More

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The inter-rater reliability of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health set for spinal cord injury nursing.

Int J Rehabil Res 2016 Sep;39(3):240-8

aSchool of Nursing bDepartment of Rehabilitation Medicine, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University cDepartment of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Guangdong Provincial Work Injury Rehabilitation Hospital, Guangzhou dDepartment of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang eDepartment of Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, Sichuan Provincial Rehabilitation Hospital, Chengdu, China.

The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) has potential to be used as a clinical assessment instrument directly. However, difficulty in operationalizing the ICF qualifiers has led to unsatisfactory inter-rater reliability of ICF instruments in previous studies. The ICF set for spinal cord injury (SCI) nursing contains a group of categories that can reflect the functioning of SCI patients from the perspective of nurses. Read More

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September 2016

Aminopropyl-Silica Hybrid Particles as Supports for Humic Acids Immobilization.

Materials (Basel) 2016 Jan 8;9(1). Epub 2016 Jan 8.

National Research & Development Institute for Chemistry and Petrochemistry-ICECHIM, Splaiul Independentei No.202, 6th district, PO Box 35-174, Bucharest 060021, Romania.

A series of aminopropyl-functionalized silica nanoparticles were prepared through a basic two step sol-gel process in water. Prior to being aminopropyl-functionalized, silica particles with an average diameter of 549 nm were prepared from tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS), using a Stöber method. In a second step, aminopropyl-silica particles were prepared by silanization with 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane (APTES), added drop by drop to the sol-gel mixture. Read More

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January 2016

An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by communities of Northern Kordofan region, Sudan.

J Ethnopharmacol 2015 Dec 27;176:232-42. Epub 2015 Oct 27.

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: The present study provides significant ethnopharmacological information on plant species used in North Kordofan region, western Sudan. The study was undertaken with an aim to document the medicinal uses of the species known to some Northern Kordofan communities.

Material And Methods: The study was conducted between 2012 and 2013. Read More

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December 2015

Medicinal Plants Used by the Nicobarese Inhabiting Little Nicobar Island of the Andaman and Nicobar Archipelago, India.

J Altern Complement Med 2015 Jul 5;21(7):373-9. Epub 2015 Jun 5.

Regional Medical Research Centre, Indian Council of Medical Research, WHO Collaborating Centre for Diagnosis , Reference, Research and Training in Leptospirosis, Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India .

Background: This study is an attempt to document the medicinal plants used by the tribal community of Little Nicobar Island. Despite modern healthcare facilities, tribals often consume medicinal herbs, with traditional knowledge practitioners (TKPs) serving as local medical experts.

Objectives: The aim is to conduct an ethnomedicinal survey among the Nicobarese, whose medicinal practices are yet to be documented. Read More

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TRAMIL ethnomedicinal survey in Jamaica.

J Ethnopharmacol 2015 Jul 27;169:314-27. Epub 2015 Apr 27.

Medicinal Plant Research Group, The Biotechnology Centre, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica. Electronic address:

Ethnopharmacological Relevance: A survey was undertaken in Jamaica to document medicinal plants frequently used in the treatment or prophylaxis of illness and trends in their use, following the methodology established by the TRAMIL network. TRAMIL, a Caribbean-wide applied research programme, scientifically evaluates and documents the efficacy and safety of medicinal plant remedies used for primary health care. Initial results from this survey, on an aspect of safety, focusing on the concomitant use and prevalence of medicinal plant use in combination with pharmaceutical drugs in Jamaica, were published in an earlier paper in 2011. Read More

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Three different points of view in stroke rehabilitation: patient, caregiver, and physiotherapist.

Top Stroke Rehabil 2015 Oct 31;22(5):377-85. Epub 2015 Mar 31.

Background: The similarities or differences of the three some (physiotherapists, patients, and caregivers) thought about the process of stroke rehabilitation can play a key role in the success of rehabilitation.

Objective: The aim of this qualitative study was to investigate the perspectives of the three some, with regard to the two themes of the study: (1) What are the problems faced by the patients after stroke?; and (2) What does recovery after stroke mean to you?

Methods: The qualitative questions and possible answers were prepared by four physiotherapists. The answers were matched to International Classification of Functioning (ICF) components. Read More

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October 2015

Analysis of traditional knowledge of medicinal plants from residents in Gayasan National Park (Korea).

J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 2014 Oct 21;10:74. Epub 2014 Oct 21.

School of Alternative Medicine and Health Science, Jeonju University, 303 Cheonjam-ro, Wansan-gu, Jeonju 560-759, Republic of Korea.

Background: The purpose of this study is to investigate and analyze the traditional knowledge of medicinal plants used by residents in Gayasan National Park in order to obtain basic data regarding the sustainable conservation of its natural plant ecosystem.

Methods: Data was collected using participatory observations and in-depth interviews, as the informants also become investigators themselves through attending informal meetings, open and group discussions, and overt observations with semi-structured questionnaires. Quantitative analyses were accomplished through the informant consensus factor (ICF), fidelity level, and inter-network analysis (INA). Read More

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October 2014