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Balking blood pressure "control" by older persons of Bambuí, Minas Gerais State, Brazil: an ethno-epidemiological inquiry
Nations, Marilyn;Firmo, Josélia O. A.;Lima-Costa, Maria Fernanda;Uch?a, Elizabeth;
Cadernos de Saúde Pública , 2011, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-311X2011001500008
Abstract: this ethno-epidemiological inquiry aims to comprehend hypertension-related experiences in the elderly population of bambuí, in the state of minas gerais, brazil. it combines ethnographic descriptions with statistical data. the subjective significance of factors associated with adequate arterial pressure control is explored. a baseline cohort of 26 people with hypertension, randomly selected from a total number of 1,494 residents over the age of 60, was interviewed utilizing signs, meanings and actions methodology. multivariate analysis shows an association (p < 0.001) between female gender and monthly household income and treatment of hypertension and adequate blood pressure control. the number of doctor visits is associated with treatment but not with adequate blood pressure control. conflicting cultural construction of "blood pressure problems" contributes to "non-adherence" to treatment. there is a fine line between blood pressure "control" and what is perceived as health professionals "controlling" patients' lives. doctor-prescribed regimes are perceived as "prohibiting life's pleasures" and "controlling" personal liberty and free choice. giving elderly people a voice regarding their social context can promote autonomy, well-being and happiness in later life.
Do We Have an Inborn Moral Sense?  [PDF]
Marilyn Walker
Open Journal of Philosophy (OJPP) , 2014, DOI: 10.4236/ojpp.2014.44062
Abstract: This paper reviews some recent work in the relationship between caring behavior among humans, an evolutionary adaptation necessary for survival of the species, and our moral sense of right and wrong. The investigation presents some of our current understandings; the question is part of ongoing work in neuroscience and evolutionary biology. Does caring behavior necessarily imply a moral sensibility?
Localizing common fixed points of commuting diffeomorphisms of the plane
S. Firmo
Mathematics , 2010,
Abstract: We prove that if $G\subset\text{Diff}^{1}(\mathbb{R}^2)$ is an Abelian subgroup generated by a family of commuting diffeomorphisms of the plane, all of which are $C^{1}$-close to the identity in the strong $C^{1}$-topology, and if there exist a point $p\in\mathbb{R}^2$ whose orbit is bounded under the action of $G$, then the elements of $G$ have a common fixed point in the convex hull of $\bar{\mathcal{O}_{p}(G)}$. Here, $\bar{\mathcal{O}_{p}(G)}$ denotes the topological closure of the orbit of $p$ by $G$.
A Note on Commuting Diffeomorphisms on Surfaces
S. Firmo
Mathematics , 2004, DOI: 10.1088/0951-7715/18/4/005
Abstract: Let S be a closed surface with nonzero Euler characteristic. We prove the existence of an open neighborhood V of the identity map of S in the C^1-topology with the following property: if G is an abelian subgroup of Diff^1(S) generated by any family of elements in V then the elements of G have common fixed points. This result generalizes a similar result due to Bonatti and announced in his paper "Diffeomorphismes commutants des surfaces et stabilite des fibrations en tores".
Contemplating Design: Listening to Children’s Preferences about Classroom Design  [PDF]
Marilyn A. Read
Creative Education (CE) , 2010, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2010.12012
Abstract: This paper focuses on children’s responses about the design of two images of interior classroom environments. Chil-dren reported that key elements were circles, spheres, and windows in the low visual stimulation environment. In the high visual stimulation environment they identified activity materials and the decor as preferred elements in the space. Results from this study can be used by designers of child development centers to guide the design of the space to reflect one that incorporates children’s preferences for design.
Modeling Insecticide Resistance in Endemic Regions of Kenya  [PDF]
Josephine Wairimu, Marilyn Ronoh
Applied Mathematics (AM) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/am.2016.76050
Abstract: In this study, we develop an SIS model for two types of mosquitoes, a traditional one and one that is resistant to IRS and ITNs. The resistant mosquito develops behavioral adaptation to control measures put in place to reduce their biting rate. They also bite early before dusk and later after dark when people are outside the houses and nets. We determine the effect of the two types of mosquitoes on malaria transmission in Kenya. The basic reproduction number R 0 is established as a sharp threshold that determines whether the disease dies out or persists in the population. Precisely, if R 0 ≤ 1, the disease-free equilibrium is globally asymptotically stable and the disease always dies out and if R 0 > 1, there exists a unique endemic equilibrium which is globally stable and the disease persists. The contribution of the two types of mosquitoes to the basic reproduction number and to the level of the endemic equilibrium is analyzed.
A política de perto: recortes etnográficos de campanhas eleitorais
Barreira, Irlys Alencar Firmo;
Novos Estudos - CEBRAP , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S0101-33002006000100011
Abstract: taking ethnographical notes and the concept of ritual as a guideline, this article discusses electoral acts in northeastern capitals in brazil. the main argument sustains that acts of campaign bring near what is understood as politics and the electors, making possible the presentation of opponents and redefining social pacts that validate the principles of political representation.
Política, memória e espa?o público: a via dos sentimentos
Barreira, Irlys Alencar Firmo;
Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais , 2001, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-69092001000200005
Abstract: the article analyses different mobilization and symbolic strategies against violence and in favor of justice led by a family victim of the murder of the father, at that time the mayor of a city called acaraú, in the countryside of ceará state. the campaign against the parliamentary immunity of the accused of the crime, based on a "combat against oblivion", is motivated by radical feelings that produce rituals with the women as the main characters and spokespersons of a discursive explosion. based on newspapers, interviews with the families and inhabitants of aracaú city and judicial documents, the author aims to investigate the different circuits of this memory mobilized by feelings that mediate public and private spheres. the article analyses the way politics take place, observing the reconversion of feelings that consolidate family divisions, partisan groups, points of view, showing collective sensibilities and moral principles. in sum, the discussed ideas converge on the comprehension of feelings and values that create distinctive rituals and expressive ways: mourning, slogans, emotions and denouncing speech.
Os guias turísticos em Berlim
Barreira, Irlys Alencar Firmo;
Tempo Social , 2005, DOI: 10.1590/S0103-20702005000100013
Abstract: this paper deals with the narratives about berlin as can be found in leaflets, history books and travel guides, at different historical moments: the post-war period, the division of the state (east-west) and more recently, at the time of reunification, when it became worthy of being instituted as a multicultural capital. the discussion highlights the way different spaces, monuments and buildings are recalled and embedded in symbolic processes, that reveal a dispute among memories and that point to constant redefinitions of the relation between past and present. from this point of view, it is possible to realize that the observation methods of the city narratives may be expanded and applied to other urban experiences.
O povo sabe votar, uma vis o antropológica
Barreira Irlys Alencar Firmo
Mana , 1999,
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