Publish in OALib Journal
APC: Only $99
This paper reports on the development of
the Beliefs and Attitudes about Deaf
Education (BADE) scale and presents psychometric information derived from
the administration of the scale to a national sample of parents, teachers, and
program administrators during Wave 1 data collection of the Early Educational
Longitudinal Study (EELS). Initially the scale had 47 items; however, 26 items
were eliminated during analysis because they were found to be either redundant
or not contributing to the most significant underlying latent attitudinal
factors. We examined the content of the items loading highly on the factors in
this final analysis to determine appropriate subscale labels for the factors.
These are as follows: 1) Literacy through Hearing Technologies and/or Visual
Support for Speech Comprehension; 2) Visual Language and Bilingualism; 3) Listening
and Spoken Language; and 4) Difficulties Associated with Hearing Parents
Learning ASL. The BADE scale will be helpful to families with deaf children and
the professionals working with them as they explore the different communication
options and their own personal beliefs and attitudes toward deaf education.
Primary central nervous system lymphoma of T-cell lineage (PCNSTL) is an extremely rare entity, with relatively few cases reported in the literature. Presented here is a case of a 44-year-old, HIV negative woman found to have a solitary cerebellar lesion following presentation to the Emergency Department with a fall. The lesion responded to emergent dexamethasone and was followed with serial MRI imaging, which continued to show lesion regression. The lesion was shown to have recurred on MRI 14 months post-presentation and found to be T-cell lymphoma following immunophenotyping and TCR gene rearrangement studies of tissue specimen obtained via excisional biopsy.
Community volunteers were recruited and trained to
deliver person-centred care to patients with dementia or delirium in an acute
hospital setting, in a small rural Australian hospital. The volunteer program
was grounded in action research methodology, and modelled on a previous
research project. As a form of evaluation, interviews were conducted with
nursing staff eight weeks after implementation of the volunteer program to
explore their opinions. Data were analysed through a collaborative process and
findings revealed strong benefits from the perspectives of the nursing staff. These benefits included overall improved patient care and improved time management
for nursing tasks.