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Psychometric properties of the PROMIS-57 questionnaire, Norwegian version.

Qual Life Res 2021 Jun 18. Epub 2021 Jun 18.

University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.

Purpose: The aims of this cross-sectional study were to explore reliability and validity of the Norwegian version of the Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement System-Profile 57 (PROMIS-57) questionnaire in a general population sample, n = 408, and to examine Item Response properties and factor structure.

Methods: Reliability measures were obtained from factor analysis and item response theory (IRT) methods. Correlations between PROMIS-57 and RAND-36-item health survey (RAND36) were examined for concurrent and discriminant validity. Read More

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Psychometric properties for the Norwegian translations of two revised APHAB-subscales and an adapted IOI-HA (IOI-CI) in patients with cochlear implants.

Int J Audiol 2021 Jun 15:1-8. Epub 2021 Jun 15.

Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.

Objective: The objective was to examine the psychometric properties of two questionnaires in Norwegian for the self-assessment of satisfaction following cochlear implantation.

Design: The International Outcome Inventory for Hearing Aids adapted for cochlear implants (IOI-CI) and two revised subscales from the Norwegian translation of the Abbreviated Profile of Hearing Aid Benefit (APHAB) were applied. Internal consistency was tested using Cronbach's . Read More

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Psychometric Properties of the RESTQ-Sport-36 in a Collegiate Student-Athlete Population.

Front Psychol 2021 26;12:671919. Epub 2021 May 26.

Laboratory for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences & Technology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States.

The purpose of the current study was to examine the reliability and validity of the RESTQ-Sport-36 for use in the collegiate student-athlete population. A total of 494 collegiate student-athletes competing in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I, II, or III sanctioned sport completed the RESTQ-Sport-36 and Brief Profile of Mood States (POMS). Structural equation modeling (SEM) procedures were used to compare first order to hierarchical model structures. Read More

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Measuring Prospective Imagery: Psychometric Properties of the Chinese Version of the Prospective Imagery Task.

Front Psychol 2021 25;12:645127. Epub 2021 May 25.

Center of Mental Health Education and Research, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, China.

Objective: Prospective negative imagery is suggested to play an important role in the development and maintenance of anxiety and depression. The Prospective Imagery Task (PIT) was developed to assess prospective imagery. Given the importance of prospective imagery for mental health in the Chinese cultural context, our objective was to examine the psychometric properties of the PIT in a Chinese sample. Read More

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Development and Validation of the Yonsei Lifestyle Profile-Satisfaction (YLP-S) Using the Rasch Measurement Model.

Inquiry 2021 Jan-Dec;58:469580211017639

Yonsei University, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, Republic of Korea.

Lifestyle plays an important role in determining health and vitality among older adults. However, there is limited evidence regarding lifestyle assessment. This study examined the psychometric properties of the Yonsei Lifestyle Profile-Satisfaction (YLP-S). Read More

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Tomographic reconstruction of oxygen orbitals in lithium-rich battery materials.

Nature 2021 Jun 9;594(7862):213-216. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

The electrification of heavy-duty transport and aviation will require new strategies to increase the energy density of electrode materials. The use of anionic redox represents one possible approach to meeting this ambitious target. However, questions remain regarding the validity of the O/O oxygen redox paradigm, and alternative explanations for the origin of the anionic capacity have been proposed, because the electronic orbitals associated with redox reactions cannot be measured by standard experiments. Read More

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The validity of skin conductance for assessing acute pain in mechanically ventilated infants: A cross-sectional observational study.

Eur J Pain 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada.

Background: Assessing pain in mechanically ventilated infants is challenging. The assessment of skin conductance (SC) is based on the sympathetic nervous system response to stress. This study purpose was to evaluate the validity of SC for assessing pain in mechanically ventilated infants. Read More

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The Psychometric Properties of the Resilience Scale (RS-14) in Lithuanian Adolescents.

Front Psychol 2021 21;12:667285. Epub 2021 May 21.

Center for Psychotraumatology, Institute of Psychology, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania.

In the current study, we provided the evidence of satisfactory validity of the RS-14 scale in the Lithuanian adolescents' sample ( = 1299; = 14.24; = 1.26), based on its internal structure, and relations to other variables. Read More

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Chiropractic Practice in the Continent of Africa: A Structured Online Survey of 608 Chiropractors.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2021 05;44(4):280-288

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Department of Neurology, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, California; World Spine Care, Santa Ana, California.

Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess the status, supply, demographics, and characteristics of chiropractic practice in the continent of Africa.

Methods: A survey consisting of questions on demographics, clinical practice, and patient profile was administered to 608 chiropractors practicing in the different countries of the African continent. Chiropractic association officers of each country were contacted via e-mail for assistance in the distribution of the survey link to chiropractors in their country. Read More

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A novel multidimensional questionnaire for the assessment of emotional dysregulation in adolescents: Reactivity, Intensity, Polarity and Stability questionnaire-youth version (RIPoSt-Y).

J Affect Disord 2021 Aug 27;291:359-367. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Developmental Neuroscience, IRCCS Stella Maris Foundation, Pisa, Italy.

Background: The failure to regulate emotions, namely emotional dysregulation (ED), is a relevant construct in adolescent psychiatry, in terms of prognostic and developmental implications. We developed and validated a novel self-report questionnaire for the assessment of ED, the RIPoSt-Y, both in clinical and non-clinical samples.

Methods: Items selection and subscales construction were conducted on healthy controls (n=374), while test-retest reliability was evaluated in a subsample (n=72); internal consistency was examined both in the control group and in two clinical samples, respectively including patients with Bipolar Spectrum Disorders (BSD; n=44) and ADHD (n=34). Read More

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Latent profile analysis of interpersonal problems: Attachment, basic psychological need frustration, and psychological outcomes.

J Couns Psychol 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Department of Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary.

The purpose of this project was to identify distinct profiles of circumplex interpersonal problems, cross-validate the profiles, and examine construct validity through associations with adult attachment, basic psychological needs frustration, and psychological outcomes. Undergraduates at two universities provided survey data. In Study 1 (N = 469), latent profile analysis identified three distinct profiles of interpersonal problems. Read More

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Two Immersive Virtual Reality Tasks for the Assessment of Spatial Orientation in Older Adults with and Without Cognitive Impairment: Concurrent Validity, Group Comparison, and Accuracy Results.

J Int Neuropsychol Soc 2021 Jun 3:1-13. Epub 2021 Jun 3.

Departamento de Neurologia, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Cerqueira César, SP, Brazil.

Objective: Spatial disorientation is common in Alzheimer's disease (AD), Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and preclinical individuals with AD biomarkers. However, traditional neuropsychological tests lack ecological validity for the assessment of spatial orientation and to date, there is still no gold standard. The current study aimed to determine the validity and accuracy of two virtual reality tasks for the assessment of spatial orientation. Read More

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Adjunctive Perampanel in Older Patients With Epilepsy: A Multicenter Study of Clinical Practice.

Drugs Aging 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Neurophysiopathology Unit, Epilepsy Center, San Salvatore Hospital, L'Aquila, Italy.

Background: Clinical data regarding use of newer antiseizure medications (ASMs) in an older population are limited. In randomized-controlled, placebo-controlled trials, older patients are under-represented, and protocols deviate markedly from routine clinical practice, limiting the external validity of results. Studies performed in a naturalistic setting are a useful complement to characterize the drug profile. Read More

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Seasonal diet-based resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides in the fossorial water vole (Arvicola amphibius).

Environ Res 2021 May 29;200:111422. Epub 2021 May 29.

USC 1233 RS2GP, INRAe, VetAgro Sup, University of Lyon, F-69280, Marcy l'Etoile, France. Electronic address:

Anticoagulant rodenticides (AR) resistance has been defined as "a major loss of efficacy due to the presence of a strain of rodent with a heritable and commensurately reduced sensitivity to the anticoagulant". The mechanism that supports this resistance has been identified as based on mutations in the Vkorc1 gene leading to severe resistance in rats and mice. This study evaluates the validity of this definition in the fossorial water vole and explores the possibility of a non-genetic diet-based resistance in a strict herbivorous rodent species. Read More

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An overview & critical review of the Sensory Profile - second edition.

Scand J Occup Ther 2021 May 31:1-13. Epub 2021 May 31.

Department of Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University Peninsula Campus, Frankston, Victoria, Australia.

Background: The Sensory Profile-2 (SP-2) is the recently revised set of scales that provide information about a child's responses to different types of sensory stimuli.

Aim: To examine the methodological quality and psychometric properties of the SP-2 using the Consensus-based Standards for the Selection of Health Measurement Instruments (COSMIN) and Quality Criteria for Health Status Questionnaires (QCHSQ).

Materials And Methods: The methodological quality and psychometric properties for each of the SP-2 scales were examined by two assessors using the COSMIN and QCHSQ. Read More

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Psychopathy Profiles and Personality Assessment Inventory Scores in a Sex Offender Risk Assessment Field Setting.

Assessment 2021 May 30:10731911211015312. Epub 2021 May 30.

Private Practice, Lake Charles, LA, USA.

A growing body of research suggests there are identifiable psychopathy subtypes among offenders scored on Hare's Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R; Hare, 2003). We used latent profile analysis to examine the generalizability of these subtype findings to PCL-R scores ( = 615) assigned in a sex offender risk assessment field setting and to examine how offender subtypes differ on measures of comorbid psychopathology, risk, and treatment amenability from the Personality Assessment Inventory. Consistent with prior research, we identified four subtypes when using PCL-R scores from all offenders: Prototypic psychopathy ( = 239, 38. Read More

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Remote Cardiac Safety Monitoring through the Lens of the FDA Biomarker Qualification Evidentiary Criteria Framework: A Case Study Analysis.

Digit Biomark 2021 Jan-Apr;5(1):103-113. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), North Bethesda, Maryland, USA.

Clinical safety findings remain one of the reasons for attrition of drug candidates during clinical development. Cardiovascular liabilities are not consistently detected in early-stage clinical trials and often become apparent when drugs are administered chronically for extended periods of time. Vital sign data collection outside of the clinic offers an opportunity for deeper physiological characterization of drug candidates and earlier safety signal detection. Read More

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Psychometric Properties of the Persian Version of Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-IV (MCMI-IV).

Iran J Psychiatry 2021 Jan;16(1):43-51

Clinical Psychologist, Private Job position, Member of APA, Los Angeles, United States of America.

Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI) is one of the most widely used clinical tools in research studies and clinical settings. MCMI was revised 4 times and its last version was published in 2015. All previous versions of MCMI have been translated to Persian and validated and have been frequently used by Iranian clinicians or researchers. Read More

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January 2021

Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Static Poisson's Ratio Prediction While Drilling.

Comput Intell Neurosci 2021 4;2021:9956128. Epub 2021 May 4.

College of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia.

The prediction of continued profile for static Poisson's ratio is quite expensive and requires huge experimental works, and the discontinuity in the measurement and the limited applicability and accuracy of the present empirical correlations necessitated the utilization of artificial intelligence with its prosperous application in oil and gas industry. This work aims to construct different artificial intelligence models for predicting static Poisson's ratio of complex lithology at real time during drilling. The functional networks (FN) and random forest (RF) approaches were utilized using the mechanical drilling parameters as inputs. Read More

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The Impact of Learning and Memory on Performance Validity Tests in a Mixed Clinical Pediatric Population.

Arch Clin Neuropsychol 2021 May 28. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA.

Objective: This study examined the degree to which verbal and visuospatial memory abilities influence performance validity test (PVT) performance in a mixed clinical pediatric sample.

Method: Data from 252 consecutive clinical pediatric cases (Mage=11.23 years, SD=4. Read More

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High-content siRNA 3D co-cultures to identify myoepithelial cell-derived breast cancer suppressor proteins.

Sci Data 2021 05 28;8(1):147. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Biochemistry and Genetics, La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science, La Trobe University, Melbourne, 3086, Australia.

Understanding how cancer cells interact with the surrounding microenvironment early in breast cancer development can provide insight into the initiation and progression of invasive breast cancers. The myoepithelial cell layer surrounding breast ducts acts as a physical barrier in early breast cancer, preventing cancer cells from invading the surrounding stroma. Changes to the expression profile and properties of myoepithelial cells have been implicated in progression to invasive carcinoma. Read More

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Psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the neonatal infant acute pain assessment scale.

J Pediatr Nurs 2021 May 25. Epub 2021 May 25.

Ege University Faculty of Nursing, Department of Pediatric Nursing, 35100 Bornova, Izmır, Turkey.

Purpose: Even the healthiest neonates experience pain during painful interventions (e.g. administration of Vitamin K, heel lance) in their first moments of life. Read More

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Translation of the UK-Birth-Satisfaction-Scale-Revised (BSS-R) into Brazilian (Portuguese) and description of initial measurement properties.

J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med 2021 May 27:1-7. Epub 2021 May 27.

Department of Human Movement Science, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Santos, Brazil.

Rationale: The concept of birth satisfaction embraces many factors, which include for example perceived quality of care provision, stress experienced, and personal coping strategies. A woman's birth experience has the power to affect her mental health, decisions surrounding future birth planning, and quality of relationships with her partner and family. The UK-Birth-Satisfaction-Scale-Revised (UK-BSS-R) is currently recommended as the tool of choice by the International Consortium for Health Outcome Measures (ICHOM) for measuring women's experiences of childbirth. Read More

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Validity of Force-Velocity Profiling Assessed With a Pneumatic Leg Press Device.

Int J Sports Physiol Perform 2021 May 27:1-9. Epub 2021 May 27.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to examine the concurrent validity of force-velocity (FV) variables assessed across 5 Keiser leg press devices.

Methods: A linear encoder and 2 independent force plates (MuscleLab devices) were mounted on each of the 5 leg press devices. A total of 997 leg press executions, covering a wide range of forces and velocities, were performed by 14 participants (29 [7] y, 181 [5] cm, 82 [8] kg) across the 5 devices. Read More

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Venous Thromboembolism in a Single Korean Trauma Center: Incidence, Risk Factors, and Assessing the Validity of VTE Diagnostic Tools.

Yonsei Med J 2021 Jun;62(6):520-527

Department of Trauma Surgery, Ajou University School of Medicine, Suwon, Korea.

Purpose: Trauma increases the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in hospitalized patients. However, the risk and incidence of VTE in Korean trauma patients are limited. Therefore, we aimed to evaluate the incidence and identify potential predictors of VTE occurrence in Korean trauma patients. Read More

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Tolerability Profile of Topical Cannabidiol and Palmitoylethanolamide: A Compilation of Single-Center Randomized Evaluator-Blinded Clinical and In Vitro Studies in Normal Skin.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2021 May 22. Epub 2021 May 22.

CQ Science, Denver, CO, United States of America.

Introduction: While an increasing number of studies have investigated the side effect profile of oral cannabinoids, few studies have provided sufficient data on the tolerability of topical cannabinoids in human subjects.

Objective: To assess the tolerability profile of several commercial topical formulations containing cannabidiol (CBD) and palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) on the skin of healthy human subjects.

Methods: Three human clinical trials and one in vitro study were conducted. Read More

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The 2019 practice analysis of hand therapy and the use of orthoses by certified hand therapists.

J Hand Ther 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Hand Therapy Certification Commission, Sacramento, CA. Electronic address:

Background: In 2019, the Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC), in consultation with Scantron Corporation, performed a practice analysis study of hand therapy, the sixth in a series of similar studies performed byHTCC over a 35-year period.

Purpose: The primary goal of this study was to update and validate the definition and delineation of hand therapy and to ensure that the test content outline for the Hand Therapy Certification Examination (HTCE) reflects the critical tasks, knowledge, and skills required in the practice of hand therapy. Additionally, HTCC explored specific trends in hand therapy practice, compared findings with previous studies, and gathered data about the frequency, criticality, and performance expectations for the use and fabrication of orthoses by hand therapists. Read More

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Epicardial and Perihepatic Fat as Cardiometabolic Risk Predictors in Girls with Turner Syndrome: A Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Study.

J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 2021 May 20. Epub 2021 May 20.

Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt.

Background: Turner syndrome (TS) patients are at high risk of cardiometabolic disorders. Cardiometabolic risk factors are more related to visceral rather than total body adiposity. Adipocytokines have been explored as a potential link between obesity and obesity-related cardiometabolic dysfunctions. Read More

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Education of the Patients Living with Heart Disease.

Mater Sociomed 2021 Mar;33(1):10-15

Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences, Department of Nursing. Tirana.

Introduction: Patient education can be defined as the process of improving knowledge and skills in order to influence the attitudes and behaviour required to maintain or improve health or health style.

Aim: Education of the patients living with heart disease from ambulatory nurse education for the effectiveness on awareness on life style.

Methods: A quasi experimental study was conducted in Specialist Cardiology Ambulance D&D in Pristina among 100 patients. Read More

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Origin of the Hierarchical Structure of Dendritic Fibrous Nanosilica: A Small-Angle X-ray Scattering Perspective.

Langmuir 2021 Jun 19;37(21):6423-6434. Epub 2021 May 19.

Department of Chemical Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai 400005, India.

The discovery of dendritic fibrous nanosilica (DFNS) has attracted great attention to the field of catalysis, CO capture, drug delivery due to its distinct morphology, and pore size distribution. Despite extensive research, the understanding of the DFNS formation process and its internal structure remains incomplete as microscopy and gas sorption techniques were not able to provide necessary in-depth structural information due to their inherent limitations. In the current work, we present a structural model of DFNS derived using small-angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) supported by Xe nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), which provided intricate details of DFNS and its internal structure. Read More

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