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Lang, Russell; White, Pamela J.; Machalicek, Wendy; Rispoli, Mandy; Kang, Soyeon; Aquilar, Jeannie; O'Reilly, Mark; Sigafoos, Jeff; Lancioni, Giulio; Didden, Robert – Research in Developmental Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2009
We reviewed studies involving the treatment of bruxism (i.e., teeth clenching or teeth grinding) in individuals with developmental disabilities. Systematic searches of electronic databases, journals, and reference lists identified 11 studies meeting the inclusion criteria. These studies were evaluated in terms of: (a) participants, (b) procedures…
Descriptors: Medical Services, Intervention, Caregivers, Developmental Disabilities
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Scoggins, John F.; Fedorenko, Catherine R.; Donahue, Sara M. A.; Buchwald, Dedra; Blough, David K.; Ramsey, Scott D. – Journal of Rural Health, 2012
Purpose: Distance to provider might be an important barrier to timely diagnosis and treatment for cancer patients who qualify for Medicaid coverage. Whether driving time or driving distance is a better indicator of travel burden is also of interest. Methods: Driving distances and times from patient residence to primary care provider were…
Descriptors: Travel, Cancer, Surgery, Identification
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Plaszewski, Maciej; Nowobilski, Roman; Kowalski, Pawel; Cieslinski, Maciej – International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 2012
Idiopathic scoliosis affects 2-3% of adolescents. Large, progressing deformities, mostly present in girls, may lead to pulmonary complications, pain symptoms, the feeling of social isolation, and even mental disorders. The correlation of screening programs with surgery rate reduction and the clinical effectiveness of bracing remain a matter of…
Descriptors: Surgery, Cost Effectiveness, Screening Tests, Adolescents
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Rogers, Mary E.; Creed, Peter A.; Searle, Judy – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
The demands placed on medical trainees by the different specialty training programs are important considerations when choosing a medical specialty. To understand these demands, 193 junior doctors completed a web-based survey, and: (a) ranked medical specialties according to perceived level of training difficulty (incorporating entry difficulty,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Education, Undergraduate Study, Medicine
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Ezeala, Christian C.; Swami, Niraj S.; Lal, Nilesh; Hussain, Shagufta – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2012
Secondary education in Fiji ends with the Form 7 examination. Predictive validity for academic success of Form 7 scores which form the basis for admission into the Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery programme of the Fiji School of Medicine was examined via a cohort of 129 students. Success rates for year 1 in 2008, 2009, and 2010 were 90.7…
Descriptors: Medical Schools, Academic Achievement, Predictive Validity, Surgery
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Mann, F. A.; March, Zachary; Tomlinson, James L.; Pope, Eric R.; Cook, James L.; Wagner-Mann, Colette C.; Yoon, Hun-Young – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2009
A retrospective study was performed to evaluate a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grading scheme in a didactic surgery laboratory during the first 3 years of implementation (2002-2004) and identify areas for improvement that might be adapted to this course or similar courses. Each instructor graded six students per session by assigning a…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Grades (Scholastic), Course Evaluation, Surgery
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Noland, Ramona M.; Bass, Martha A.; Keathley, Rosanne S.; Miller, Rowland – American Journal of Sexuality Education, 2009
The gains in knowledge and changes of attitudes of students in undergraduate sexuality courses in two different academic disciplines were compared to those of their peers without college sexuality education in a variety of other psychology courses. All students had similar scores on tests of sexual anatomy, behavior, and health at the start of the…
Descriptors: Sex Education, Sexual Orientation, Surgery, Anatomy
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Perry, Alison; Casey, Erica; Cotton, Sue – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2015
Background: Quality of life (QoL) is an important construct when assessing treatment outcomes. Aims: To examine the relative contributions of functioning, psychological well-being and self-efficacy on self-perceived QoL with a sample of total laryngectomy patients in Australia who had surgery for advanced laryngeal cancer. Methods &…
Descriptors: Surgery, Cancer, Human Body, Quality of Life
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Parkes, Georgina; Hall, Ian; Wilson, Daniel – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2009
We aimed to determine the characteristics of people with learning disability who cross-dress or who have gender dysphoria. Using a retrospective review of anonymised data from clinical records about people referred to a specialist service. All 13 participants cross-dressed and 12 were biological males. Only one person was in a core transsexual…
Descriptors: Learning Disabilities, Surgery, Sexual Identity, Ethics
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Rosen, Alan – Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 2009
This article is a reprint of the viewpoint which originally appeared in 2004 (volume 21(3), 163-167). It is a memoir of a horrific experience, expressed through drawings. The author takes the readers with him on his very personal frightening journey of quintuple bypass surgery. He not only tells the readers, he shows them how making art became a…
Descriptors: Surgery, Personal Narratives, Heart Disorders, Art Therapy
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Skinner, Rachael; Joiner, Chris; Chesters, Liz; Bates, Louise; Scrivener, Louise – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2011
There appears to be some degree of hesitation and lack of confidence among professionals in conducting capacity assessments. This document explains a two-phase process developed and implemented by a multi-disciplinary group of professionals during a pilot project. The first phase in the decision making process is to determine to what extent the…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Learning Disabilities, Surgery, Human Body
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Zu, Yihe; Yang, Zhenyu; Perlman, Adrienne L. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2011
Purpose: Dysphagia after head and neck cancer treatment is a health care issue; in some cases, the cause of death is not cancer but, rather, the passage of food or liquid into the lungs. Hyoid displacement is known to be important to safe swallowing function. The purpose of this study was to evaluate hyoid displacement after cancer treatment.…
Descriptors: Cancer, Patients, Biomechanics, Human Body
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Cunningham, Thomas R.; Austin, John – Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 2007
We evaluated the effects of a behavioral treatment on the safe passing of sharp instruments using the hands-free technique among hospital operating room personnel during surgical procedures. Treatment consisted of participative goal setting, task clarification, and feedback. The average percentage of sharp instruments passed safely increased from…
Descriptors: Goal Orientation, Feedback (Response), Occupational Safety and Health, Behavior Modification
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Jordan, John W. – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2004
This essay analyzes the "plastic body" as it is produced in the discourse of plastic surgery. The contemporary industry has constructed a popular image of plastic surgery as a readily available and personally empowering means to resolve body image issues, on the presumption that any body can become a "better" body. The ideology underlying the…
Descriptors: Rhetorical Invention, Rhetoric, Self Concept, Surgery
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Casey, Michelle M.; Prasad, Shailendra; Klingner, Jill; Moscovice, Ira – Journal of Rural Health, 2012
Context: Quality measures focused on outpatient settings are of increasing interest to policy makers, but little research has been conducted on hospital outpatient quality measures, especially in rural settings. Purpose: To evaluate the relevance of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) outpatient quality measures for rural hospitals,…
Descriptors: Expertise, Hospitals, Measurement Techniques, Surgery
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