Prostate Cancer Screening Decision Making Under Controversy: Implications for Health Promotion Pract
Prostate cancer is a major health problem for U.S. men and is characterized by paradoxes and controversies. Despite the wide availability of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, prostate cancer screening remains a controversial practice mainly because the direct impact of screening on mortality is not yet proven. As the relative value of screening, early detection, and treatment strategies continue to be debated, glaring racial-ethnic disparities persist with African American men experienci
‘‘It’s The Skin You’re In’’: African-American Women Talk About Their Experiences of Raci
Objectives: Stress due to experiences of racism could contribute to African-American women’s adverse birth outcomes, but systematic efforts to measure relevant experiences among childbearing women have been limited. We explored the racism experiences of childbearing African-American women to inform subsequent development of improved measures for birth outcomes research. Methods: Six focus groups were conducted with a total of 40 socioeconomically diverse African-American women of childbearing
Statistical analysis of the National Institutes of Health peer review system
A statistical model is proposed for the analysis of peer-review ratings of R01 grant applications submitted to the National Institutes of Health. Innovations of this model include parameters that reflect differences in reviewer scoring patterns, a mechanism to account for the transfer of information from an application's preliminary ratings and group discussion to final ratings provided by all panel members and posterior estimates of the uncertaninty associated with proposal ratings. Application
Study: Many wary of health system Care often seen as lacking by poor or nonwhite Arkansans
Many Arkansans who are black, Hispanic, Asian or poor whites distrust doctors and hospitals, according to a study presented Tuesday at the state Capitol. After researchers talked to 148 people around Arkansas, study co-investigator Dr. Eduardo Ochoa said they found "a deep-seated suspicion of the health care system."
Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed this Compendium of HIV Prevention Interventions with Evidence of Effectiveness to respond to prevention service providers, planners, and others who request science-based interventions that work to prevent HIV transmission. All interventions selected for this Compendium came from behavioral or social studies that had both intervention and control/comparison groups and positive results for behavioral or health outcomes. We required des
hs-CRP and Heart Disease
Dr. Sanjay Kapur, ZRT Laboratory Scientific Director, talks about the relation between CRP and heart disease. Read more of Sanjay's blogs at: http://sanjay-kapur.blogspot.com/
Dr. Alison McAllister, ZRT Laboratory Clinical Consultant, talks about the symptoms, physiology and treatment of adrenal dysfunction.
This webinar was presented on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 by Dr. Alice Gardner. Dr. Gardner discusses select pharmacogenomic effects in patients with asthma.
Regional Trade Agreements
9th Annual National Latina/o Law Student Association Conference: Regional Trade Agreements
Thesis (M.F. A.)--Wichita State University, Dept. of English.,"May 2006."
Reassessment of intra- and extra-ovarian expression of growth differentiation factor-9
Mammalian ovarian organogenesis is characterized temporally by oogonial mitosis, oogonial apoptosis, rescue of germ cells via interaction with somatic cells to form primordial follicles, and entrance into meiosis. Recent studies suggest that germ cell’s activity participate in this process via the production of local regulatory factors. Growth differentiation factor-9 (GDF-9), a novel transforming growth factor-family member, is expressed in ovaries of various species as a crucial factor in ov
KS2 Numeracy SATs revision 2
The levels test basic skills - addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (without a calculator!) - along with using brackets and questions where a missing number needs to be found. One level tests tables, and finally there are some questions where a calculator may be used, against the clock. Each question uses an on-screen keypad for entering the answers. The order of questions is randomised. Progress is tracked and numerous awards given for achievement at each level.
"What is it?" Exploring the roles of women throughout Raymond Carver’s short fiction
A majority of critics examine Raymond Carver’s fiction in terms of minimalism, but in this thesis, I highlight the themes in Carver’s work rather than emphasize the format. Many women in Carver’s work contrast the futility of their male counterparts by showing a determination to move on with their lives. By looking at each of Carver’s major collections of short stories, one may find a progression in the way women react to the hopeless situations in their lives. Carver’s early stories,
The end and the beginning:a model for analyzing visual/verbal news broadcasts of protest coverage
This project brings together two areas of prior research: framing and visual rhetoric. Framing as it relates to news coverage of protests constitutes the core theoretical foundation. In using prior research by McLeod, Gitlin, and Lee, we see how news coverage can potentially bias an audience against protestors. However, this research focuses extensively on newspapers or transcripts of televised news. Consequently, by combining visual theories like semiotics, gestalt, and film theory into a visua
Will you be my friend? An analysis of friendster.com
Friendster.com was launched in California in 2002 with 20 users. Today, it has more than 27 million members and it is especially popular among Southeast Asian women. It differs from other online dating sites in that users must be approved before they can become part of a user’s personal network. This study explores what may have made the site so attractive, as well as how its users represent themselves in their personal profiles. Drawing on social constructionist and feminist theories, this th
The first year impact of a professional learning community on low achieving 7th and 8th grade studen
The purpose of this study was to measure the impact on low achieving learners within the first year implementation of a professional learning community in a large suburban middle school located in the Midwest. Interventions through collaborative efforts were devised for low achieving learners and implemented. Grade trends for students earning below average and failing grades in all subject areas in the 7th and 8th grade were examined from each quarter of the previous four years and compared to g
Basic computer literacy training to increase comfort levels with computers and improve behaviors of
This study researched the effect of a basic computer course on the comfort level with computers and Internet on 17 Spanish-speaking, non-computer literate adults. It also identified any increase of the participants’ integration of computers and Internet into employment related activities. Five male and twelve female Hispanic adults completed a four-day basic computer literacy training course. Data collected through pre and post content exams; pre, post, and follow-up comfort and use surveys, a
System Identification and Parameter Estimation
This course is about non-parametric system identification based on estimators of spectral densities and its application to open-loop and closed-loop systems. Furthermore parameter estimation for linear and non-linear systems playes an important role. At the end of the course, a choice can be made out of three final assignments, for which recorded signals are available. The available demonstration programs have to be adapted in order to estimate proper transfer functions and model parameters. St
Getting Lost in Buildings
Most everyone has experienced getting lost in a building -- hospitals, museums, libraries and shopping malls top the list of structures that leave us turned around and wondering where to go next. University of Notre Dame Psychology Professor Laura Carlson researches why people get lost in buildings. http://newsinfo.nd.edu/news/17446/
Creative enterprise in west Yorkshire Arts organisations
This report describes and theorises the findings of a workshop discussion, commissioned by WYLLN, into the views of arts organizations on the challenges they face in becoming more enterprising and less grant dependent.