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Higher availability of administrative data and better infrastructure for electronic surveys allow for large sample sizes in evaluations of national and other large scale policies. Although larger datasets have many advantages, the use of big disaggregate data (e.g., on individuals, households, stores, municipalities) can be challenging in terms of...
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Background The Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System ® (PROMIS ® ) was developed to reliably measure health-related quality of life using the patient’s voice. To achieve these aims, PROMIS utilized Item Response Theory methods in its development, validation and implementation. PROMIS measures are typically scored using a specific...
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Background This study was carried out in Gerba Dima Forest, South-Western Ethiopia, to determine the floristic composition, species diversity and community types along environmental gradients. Identifying and interpreting the structure of species assemblages is the main goal of plant community ecology. Investigation of forest community composition...
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Purposes This paper aims to discuss the relationship between college students’ sports participation, school bullying, emotional intelligence and self-esteem. At the same time, it explores the intrinsic mechanisms of school bullying, in order to provide a reference for reducing bullying phenomenon among college students, and pave the way for college...
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This study aims to investigate the influence of psychological biases on the investment decision of Chinese individual investors after the pandemic of COVID-19 with a moderating role of information availability. A cross-sectional method with a quantitative research approach was employed to investigate the hypothesized relationships among variables....
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Background The One Health (OH) approach integrates multiple competencies in the prevention and control of disease outbreaks. Through a range of OH competence-based activities, the Africa One Health University Network (AFROHUN) built the capacity of selected students at Makerere University and Mbarara University of Science and Technology. This study...
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Objective. To systematically evaluate the efficacy and safety of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) granules associated with hormones when treating primary nephrotic syndrome (PNS) in children. Methods. Search online databases such as PubMed, EMBASE, ScienceDirect, Cochrane Library, China Knowledge Network Database (CNKI), China VIP Database, Wanfa...
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Education plays an instrumental role in the economic development and income generation of any nation. It has the ability to increase productivity in many ways, including by enabling workers to perform existing tasks more quickly, by facilitating the transfer of knowledge about new information, products, and technologies, and by enhancing the abilit...
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Background. Edentulism is considered a chronic disability since tooth loss, and the required prosthodontic rehabilitation with removable prostheses might irreversibly affect function and aesthetics and significantly impact patients’ psychological well-being and social interactions. The present study aimed to translate, validate, and adapt in the na...
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Background Recognizing the level of glycemic control of a client is an important measure/tool to prevent acquiring complications and risk of death from diabetes. However, the other most important variable, which is the time that the patient stayed in that poor glycemic level before reaching optimal glycemic control, has not been studied so far. The...
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Background: ACE1 I/D rs1799752 and ACE2 rs2285666 genetic polymorphisms could play a critical role in altering the clinical outcomes of SARS-CoV-2. The findings of previous studies remained inconclusive. This meta-analysis was performed to evaluate the association and provide a more reliable outcome. Methods: This study was completed following the...
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The study examines the impact of entrepreneurship development on industrialization in West Africa using the North Central region of Nigeria as a reference point. Survey research designs as well as structured questionnaire were used. The questionnaire was designed in a five point likert scale and was administered across six geopolitical zones in...
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Background Even though Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is a key component of quality of Intrapartum care and links to improved health care outcomes, consistent application of EBP in patient care remains a challenge for health care providers. In the study area, there are no previous studies conducted on evidence-based Intrapartum care practice among o...
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Background: Firefighting is a strenuous occupation, which necessitates that firefighters stay in good physical condition and maintain adequate cardiovascular and musculoskeletal fitness to perform their duties with minimal health and safety risks. The aim of this review is to determine the effects of cardiovascular disease risk factors, musculoskel...
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Background and Objectives: The outbreak of the Coronavirus posed a serious crisis to commercial and educational organizations and institutions. In the face of such a crisis, the transition from face-to-face to virtual education was one of the strategies of educational institutions, especially schools, and this caused increased additional work press...
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Context Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has widespread utilization in multiple clinical settings. It has been shown to positively influence clinician confidence in diagnosis and can help appropriately manage patients in acute care settings. There has been a growing trend of increased emphasis on incorporating POCUS training in the first 2 years of...
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Reliability refers to how measurements can produce consistent results and are crucial for any scientific research measurement. Intraclass Correlation Coefficient (ICC) is the most widely used method to determine the reproducibility of measurements of various statistical techniques. Calculated ICC and its confidence interval that reveal the underlyi...
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Background: Postpartum pain and urinary incontinence are the most common postpartum sequelae, which can lead to postpartum anxiety and depression when severe, and seriously affect the quality of life of postpartum mothers. Floating needle as one of the Chinese medical treatments of the latest in recent years, studies have shown that floating needle...
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Poster session 2, September 22, 2022, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Objectives This study aims to report the evolution of cat-transmitted sporotrichosis (CTS) and map the distribution of these cases within a tertiary hospital in Curitiba (state capital of Paraná, in southern Brazil). Methods We reviewed the medical records of 175 patients seen in a hospital...
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Background: To explore the agreement between clinical judgment and Guided Progression Analysis II (GPAII) in the evaluation of visual fields (VF) progression in patients with glaucoma. Methods: Three glaucoma experts and three general ophthalmologists were asked to rate the VF series by classifying them as progressive through the observation of the...
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Poster session 2, September 22, 2022, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Background: Acute pancreatitis is often complicated by infection of peri-pancreatic necrotic tissue. The infectious etiology commonly involves gram negative enteric bacilli and enterococci. Role of Candida species has remained debatable, despite being isolated in pure or mixed cultures in spe...
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Objective: To determine the perception that students in the first year of the Bachelor of Medicine have towards the use of free statistical software G*Power for the calculation of statistical power, as well as their level of satisfaction with the delivery of said workshop. Methodology: Observational, cross-sectional and descriptive study , in which...
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Abstract Background Drug-related problems are associated with high mortality, complications, prolonged hospital stay, compromised quality of life, and increased healthcare costs. This problem is high in patients hospitalized with chronic conditions such as heart failure. However, there are limited studies conducted on this area, particularly in Eth...
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Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a heterogeneous, chronic connective tissue disease, characterized by skin fibrosis as well as vascular and visceral lesions. It can involve the lungs, heart, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, and bones. The orofacial manifestations of SSc can cause functional, aesthetic, and social distress, resulting in significant psych...
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Service brand management has received wide spread research attention however despite its significance, little is known about what drives brand citizenship behaviors and the mechanism which leads consumers to engage in Brand citizenship behaviors. Drawing on equity theory (Adams, 1965), attachment theory (Bowlby, 1977) and brand management (Kapferer...
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Despite the efforts of emerging technologies in the healthcare system, there is still a slower rate of acceleration in prehospital settings compared with the hospitals in digital transformation adaptation. The acknowledgment that digital transformation is significant to healthcare is reflected in planning for the future of digital healthcare. Thus,...
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Computer searches of the PubMed, Cochrane Library, and Embase databases for randomized controlled studies on the effects of intensive nutrition on clinical outcomes in patients with severe craniocerebral injury were conducted from the time of database creation to June 11, 2022, along with manual searches of the relevant literature. Two investigator...
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RESUME Située sur la rive méridionale du bassin méditerranéen, l'Algérie est un vaste territoire, de près de 2,5 millions de kilomètres carrés, qui s'étend vers le sud jusqu'à la latitude de 18°57' Sud. Les trois quarts de l'espace algérien sont soumis aux influences climatiques hyperarides, arides et semi-arides. Les plaines littorales (1 200 km d...
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Meta-analysis techniques allow researchers to jointly analyse different studies to determine common effects. In the field of transcriptomics, these methods have gained popularity in recent years due to the increasing number of datasets that are available in public repositories. Despite this, there is a limited number of statistical software package...
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Since Ghana recorded its first cases of COVID-19 in early March 2020, healthcare delivery in the country has been hugely affected by the pandemic. Malaria continues to be an important public health problem in terms of morbidity and mortality among children, and it is responsible for significant hospital visits and admission. It is likely that, as w...
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Adivasi is the collective term commonly used for the Tribes of the Indian subcontinent who constitute 8.6% of the total Indian population. Apart from high rates of malnutrition and communicable diseases, rapid urbanisation, and changing lifestyles and environment, has led to a rise in non-communicable diseases also. The objective of the study is to...
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Morocco Overweight/obesity and factors in under-five-year-old children in Morocco Prevalence of overweight/obesity and associated factors in children underfive years-of age in Marrakesh, Morocco Abstract Aim: Childhood overweight and/or obesity is becoming a significant public health problem in the 21st century. This study aimed to determine the pr...
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The study examines the influence of board characteristics on the timeliness of financial reporting for listed deposit money banks in Nigeria utilizing the financial knowledge of the audit committee as a moderator. The 14 listed deposit money banks make up the population of the study. Using census sampling technique ten of the fourteen banks were ut...
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Child sex ratio has been declining over a period of time. Preference for a male child by the family leading to sex selective abortion is found to be a major factor which may have adverse impact on the social structure. The social evil female feticide and infanticide can be eradicated only when we identify the reasons of gender preference and recogn...
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Purpose: To deeply analyze the influencing factors on college students' subjective well-being and the path mechanism between each factor. Method: The physical activity rating scale (PARS-3), the emotional intelligence scale (EIS), the self-efficacy scale (GSES), and the subjective well-being scale (SWS) were used for 826 students from two compre...
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Phomopsis rot in guava is a common postharvest disease found in Sri Lanka that cause major economic problems and need alternative treatments for fungicides. Also cinnamon has proven significant control over some postharvest pathogens. This experiment was conducted to identify the effective concentrations of cinnamon bark oil to control Phomopsis sp...
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The study examines the influence of board characteristics on the timeliness of financial reporting for listed deposit money banks in Nigeria utilizing the financial knowledge of the audit committee as a moderator. The 14 listed deposit money banks make up the population of the study. Using census sampling technique ten of the fourteen banks were ut...
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The ultimate goals of digital transformation, which is the only means of realizing the sustainable development of current enterprises, are to achieve cost reduction, efficiency improvement, and innovation for enterprises. However, there are limited empirical quantitative studies on the investment costs and impact of organizational performance relat...
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Azuka, C. V., Umeugokwe, C. P. & Ajoagu, G. M. (2022). Hydraulic properties of different soil types and its implication on koupendri catchment hydrology. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 28 (4), 725-731 Soil hydraulic properties play vital role for efficient soil and water management, and sustainable growth and productivity of crops. This study was conducted...
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The study aimed at describing objectively, the interdependence among diseases of cattle slaughtered in Jos abattoir and mapping using multivariate techniques. In the study, slaughter health records of cattle slaughtered in Jos abattoir, Plateau State for ten years (2006-2016) was reviewed. The cases at ante-mortem and postmortem were based on ex...
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Vitamin D is no longer considered an agent only affecting calcium phosphate metabolism. A number of studies over the past few years have demonstrated its role in immunomodulation and its influence on the development and functioning of the brain and nervous system. In the current epidemiological crisis caused by coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),...
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Background Despite a crucial role played by obstetric care providers (OCPs) in providing pain relief methods during labour, the evidence suggests that there is a large number of women in Ethiopia who did not have access to pain relief methods. Moreover, to the best of the investigators’ knowledge, evidence is scarce regarding the utilization of pha...
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BACKGROUND AND HYPOTHESIS Formal thought disorder (FTD) is a multidimensional syndrome mainly occurring along the psychosis continuum. Cannabis use is known to increase symptoms of psychosis, particularly positive symptoms. However, the impact of cannabis use on FTD in individuals presenting symptoms along the psychosis continuum remains unclear. T...
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Patients wait at the outpatient department (OPD) for a long time to see the doctor and different patients react differently in response to being awaited for a long time. In this regard, this empirical research was conducted to analyze the association of comfortable waiting time (CWT) of patients with the various patients demographics. A questionnai...
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El riesgo de pérdida de diversidad a causa de los conflictos por el uso del suelo en los humedales es de gran importancia, ya que estos son ecosistemas estratégicos que ofrecen servicios ecosistémicos irreemplazables tales como el secuestro del carbono en el suelo o como reserva hídrica. Se analizo la diversidad asociada al Humedal El Coroncoro y s...
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Context: Preauricular sinus (PAS) can lead to severe complications such as facial paralysis, and squamous cell carcinoma may develop from this sinus later in life. Asymptomatic sinus needs no intervention, but symptomatic sinus needs surgical interventions. Aims: This study compares the surgical outcome of microscope-assisted sinus tract excision t...
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In this work, we show that Spearman’s correlation coefficient test about H0:ρs=0 found in most statistical software is theoretically incorrect and performs poorly when bivariate normality assumptions are not met or the sample size is small. There is common misconception that the tests about ρs=0 are robust to deviations from bivariate normality. Ho...
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Background Direct obstetric causes account for nearly 75% of all maternal deaths. Controversy prevails in the effect of grand multiparity on adverse obstetric outcomes. This study thus aimed to determine and compare the obstetric outcomes in low multiparous (LM) and grand multiparous (GM) women in Public Hospitals of North Ethiopia. Method An inst...
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Mammography is the gold standard examination for breast cancer screening. In women with high breast density, mammography has reduced sensitivity. In these women, an additional screening option is often recommended. This study prospectively compared ABVS and HHUS in women with mammography-negative examinations and dense breasts. Materials and metho...
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Background: Growth monitoring and promotion (GMP) is one of the health care priorities to assess and follow the growth pattern of children under 2 years old. Appropriate GMP services enable health care workers to control growth faltering early and child mortality. However, there is limited information showing the practice and associated factors of...
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Background and Objectives: To evaluate the association of relative leukocyte telomere length (RLTL) and telomerase complex regulatory markers with Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). Material and Methods: A case-control study was performed in patients with LHON (≥18 years) and healthy subjects. The diagnosis of LHON was based on a genetic b...
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Background The Quenouille-Addelman solution has been proposed to properly analyze linear models with a crossed or factorial arrangement of treatments that includes a qualitative/categorical and a quantitative factor with a zero level, a situation particularly prevalent in ecotoxicological studies. However, a review of the recent literature reveals...
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This study assessed the variation in the level of course of study satisfaction among the undergraduate students of the Environmental Faculty/School in some selected Nigerian tertiary institutions. The study sourced and utilised data from online survey among the participating students from the various departments under the Faculty of Environmental T...
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Background The development of chromatographic method and the validation of a sensitive, simple, efficient, and reversed-phase high-performance liquid chromatography (RP-HPLC) approach were adopted for the drug flurbiprofen (FBP) in nanoparticles formulation by using a design of experiment (DoE). The critical method variables (CMVs) were screened us...
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Background: Cleft of the lip and palate is the most common craniofacial birth defect with a worldwide incidence of one in 700 live births. Early surgical repairs are aimed at improving appearance, speech, hearing, psychosocial development and avoiding impediments to social integration. Many interventions including the Smile Train partner model have...
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Objective: This study was done to determine the overall estimate of decision-making autonomy on maternal health services and associated factors in low- and middle-income countries. Method: PubMed, Science Direct, Google Scholar, Scopus, and the Ethiopian University online library were searched. Data were extracted using Microsoft Excel and analy...
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p> Background. The effect of soil fertility and productivity depletion on the milpa system is, in most cases, compensated with the use of agrochemicals, which can be unsustainable on the long-term. Agroecological practices, such as the use of organic inputs, can contribute to sustainable production. Objective : To evaluate the effect of the applica...
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The rise in prevalence and drug resistance in Staphylococcus aureus of dairy animals require an alternative to antibiotics. Nanoparticles particularly metallic nanoparticles are a wise approach to modulating drug resistance. The current study thus focuses on the replacement of antibiotics with ZnO, MgO, and Fe2O3 nanoparticles. To achieve this goal...
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This study attempts to investigate the antecedent factors of trust and its impact on online social shopping purchase intention among Generation Z in Malaysia. This study also seeks to explore the mediator role played by trust in online social shopping purchase intention. The data was collected through an online questionnaire and was analysed using...
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In veterinary education, data from biomedical or natural sciences are mostly presented in the form of static or animated graphics with no or little amount of interactivity. These kinds of presentations are, however, often not sufficient to depict the complexity of the data or the presented topic. Interactive graphics, which allow to dynamically cha...
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Objective: A postgraduate degree is an advantage to obtaining a higher position, although not a requirement. In line with this, this paper is of great importance as this study assesses the correlation between academic performance and work performance among the graduates of master's in international hospitality management. Method: A descriptive-corr...