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For?a dos músculos do assoalho pélvico e fun??o sexual em gestantes
Franceschet, Joseli;Sacomori, Cinara;Cardoso, Fernando L.;
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy , 2009, DOI: 10.1590/S1413-35552009005000054
Abstract: background: sexual well-being depends on pelvic floor muscles (pfms) that are strong enough to maintain their function. during pregnancy, both the sexual function and the strength of the pfms may be altered. objectives: to compare the degree of pfm strength and the sexual function of pregnant women in the second and the third trimesters. methods: a descriptive, causal-comparative study was carried out with 37 pregnant women in florianópolis (18 in the second trimester and 19 in the third trimester) with a mean age of 25.22 years (±5.7 years). the instruments used were the female sexual function index (fsfi) questionnaire and the manual test of pelvic floor muscle strength, using the modified oxford scale to grade strength. the data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (independent t test, the mann-whitney u test, spearman's correlation) with a significance level of 0.05. results: there was no significant difference between the mean rank values of pfm strength of pregnant women in the second and third trimester (u=150.5; p=0.512). however, the sexual function of the pregnant women in the second trimester of pregnancy was better than that of the women in the third trimester (u=104; p=0.042). in addition, pfm strength had statistically significant correlations with age (ρ=0.320, p=0.041) and with fsfi score (ρ=0.540, p<0.001). conclusions: sexual function decreased significantly from the second to the third trimester while pfm strength did not differ between trimesters.
For a dos músculos do assoalho pélvico e fun o sexual em gestantes Strength of pelvic floor muscles and sexual function during pregnancy
Joseli Franceschet,Cinara Sacomori,Fernando L. Cardoso
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy , 2009,
Abstract: CONTEXTUALIZA O: O bem-estar sexual depende de músculos do assoalho pélvico (MAP) fortes o suficiente para manter a sua fun o. Durante a gesta o, tanto a fun o sexual como a for a dos MAP podem modificar-se. OBJETIVOS: Comparar o grau de for a dos MAP e a fun o sexual em gestantes do segundo e terceiro trimestres. MéTODOS: Pesquisa descritiva causal comparativa realizada com 37 gestantes de Florianópolis (18 do segundo e 19 do terceiro trimestre), com média de idade de 25,22 anos (±5,7 anos). Os instrumentos utilizados foram o Questionário Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) e o Teste Manual da Musculatura do Assoalho Pélvico, utilizando a escala de Oxford modificada para gradua o da for a. Os dados foram analisados por meio de estatística descritiva e inferencial (teste t independente, teste U de Mann Whitney, correla o de Spearman), nível de significancia de 0,05. RESULTADOS: N o houve diferen a significativa entre a média dos valores dos postos do grau de contra o dos MAP de gestantes do segundo e do terceiro trimestre (U=150,5; p=0,512). Todavia, a fun o sexual das gestantes do segundo trimestre de gesta o foi melhor que as do terceiro (U=104; p=0,042), e o grau de contra o dos MAP apresentou correla es estatisticamente significativas com a idade (ρ=0,320, p=0,041) e com o escore do FSFI (ρ=0,540, p<0,001). CONCLUS ES: A fun o sexual diminuiu significativamente do segundo para o terceiro trimestre, enquanto que a for a dos MAP n o apresentou diferen a entre os trimestres. BACKGROUND: Sexual well-being depends on pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) that are strong enough to maintain their function. During pregnancy, both the sexual function and the strength of the PFMs may be altered. OBJECTIVES: to compare the degree of PFM strength and the sexual function of pregnant women in the second and the third trimesters. METHODS: a descriptive, causal-comparative study was carried out with 37 pregnant women in Florianópolis (18 in the second trimester and 19 in the third trimester) with a mean age of 25.22 years (±5.7 years). The instruments used were the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) Questionnaire and the Manual Test of Pelvic Floor Muscle Strength, using the modified Oxford scale to grade strength. The data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics (independent t test, the Mann-Whitney U test, Spearman's correlation) with a significance level of 0.05. RESULTS: There was no significant difference between the mean rank values of PFM strength of pregnant women in the second and third trimester (U=150.5; p=0.512). However, the sexu
PageRank: Standing on the shoulders of giants
Massimo Franceschet
Computer Science , 2010,
Abstract: PageRank is a Web page ranking technique that has been a fundamental ingredient in the development and success of the Google search engine. The method is still one of the many signals that Google uses to determine which pages are most important. The main idea behind PageRank is to determine the importance of a Web page in terms of the importance assigned to the pages hyperlinking to it. In fact, this thesis is not new, and has been previously successfully exploited in different contexts. We review the PageRank method and link it to some renowned previous techniques that we have found in the fields of Web information retrieval, bibliometrics, sociometry, and econometrics.
Collaboration in computer science: a network science approach. Part II
Massimo Franceschet
Computer Science , 2011,
Abstract: We represent collaboration of authors in computer science papers in terms of both affiliation and collaboration networks and observe how these networks evolved over time since 1960. We investigate the temporal evolution of bibliometric properties, like size of the discipline, productivity of scholars, and collaboration level in papers, as well as of large-scale network properties, like reachability and average separation distance among scientists, distribution of the number of scholar collaborators, network clustering and network assortativity by number of collaborators.
The large-scale structure of journal citation networks
Massimo Franceschet
Computer Science , 2011,
Abstract: We analyse the large-scale structure of the journal citation network built from information contained in the Thomson-Reuters Journal Citation Reports. To this end, we take advantage of the network science paraphernalia and explore network properties like density, percolation robustness, average and largest node distances, reciprocity, incoming and outgoing degree distributions, as well as assortative mixing by node degrees. We discover that the journal citation network is a dense, robust, small, and reciprocal world. Furthermore, in and out node degree distributions display long-tails, with few vital journals and many trivial ones, and they are strongly positively correlated.
Complex Beauty
Massimo Franceschet
Computer Science , 2014,
Abstract: Complex systems and their underlying convoluted networks are ubiquitous, all we need is an eye for them. They pose problems of organized complexity which cannot be approached with a reductionist method. Complexity science and its emergent sister network science both come to grips with the inherent complexity of complex systems with an holistic strategy. The relevance of complexity, however, transcends the sciences. Complex systems and networks are the focal point of a philosophical, cultural and artistic turn of our tightly interrelated and interdependent postmodern society. Here I take a different, aesthetic perspective on complexity. I argue that complex systems can be beautiful and can the object of artification - the neologism refers to processes in which something that is not regarded as art in the traditional sense of the word is changed into art. Complex systems and networks are powerful sources of inspiration for the generative designer, for the artful data visualizer, as well as for the traditional artist. I finally discuss the benefits of a cross-fertilization between science and art.
The skewness of computer science
Massimo Franceschet
Computer Science , 2009,
Abstract: Computer science is a relatively young discipline combining science, engineering, and mathematics. The main flavors of computer science research involve the theoretical development of conceptual models for the different aspects of computing and the more applicative building of software artifacts and assessment of their properties. In the computer science publication culture, conferences are an important vehicle to quickly move ideas, and journals often publish deeper versions of papers already presented at conferences. These peculiarities of the discipline make computer science an original research field within the sciences, and, therefore, the assessment of classical bibliometric laws is particularly important for this field. In this paper, we study the skewness of the distribution of citations to papers published in computer science publication venues (journals and conferences). We find that the skewness in the distribution of mean citedness of different venues combines with the asymmetry in citedness of articles in each venue, resulting in a highly asymmetric citation distribution with a power law tail. Furthermore, the skewness of conference publications is more pronounced than the asymmetry of journal papers. Finally, the impact of journal papers, as measured with bibliometric indicators, largely dominates that of proceeding papers.
Collaboration in computer science: a network science approach. Part I
Massimo Franceschet
Computer Science , 2010,
Abstract: Co-authorship in publications within a discipline uncovers interesting properties of the analysed field. We represent collaboration in academic papers of computer science in terms of differently grained networks, including those sub-networks that emerge from conference and journal co-authorship only. We take advantage of the network science paraphernalia to take a picture of computer science collaboration including all papers published in the field since 1936. We investigate typical bibliometric properties like scientific productivity of authors and collaboration level in papers, as well as large-scale network properties like reachability and average separation distance among scholars, distribution of the number of scholar collaborators, network resilience and dependence on star collaborators, network clustering, and network assortativity by number of collaborators.
Frozen Footprints
Massimo Franceschet
Computer Science , 2008,
Abstract: Bibliometrics has the ambitious goal of measuring science. To this end, it exploits the way science is disseminated trough scientific publications and the resulting citation network of scientific papers. We survey the main historical contributions to the field, the most interesting bibliometric indicators, and the most popular bibliometric data sources. Moreover, we discuss distributions commonly used to model bibliometric phenomena and give an overview of methods to build bibliometric maps of science.
A logic for networks
Massimo Franceschet
Computer Science , 2010,
Abstract: Networks are pervasive in the real world. Nature, society, economy, and technology are supported by ostensibly different networks that in fact share an amazing number of interesting structural properties. Network thinking exploded in the last decade, boosted by the availability of large databases on the topology of various real networks, mainly the Web and biological networks, and converged to the new discipline of network analysis - the holistic analysis of complex systems through the study of the network that wires their components. Physicists mainly drove the investigation, studying the structure and function of networks using methods and tools of statistical mechanics. Here, we give an alternative perspective on network analysis, proposing a logic for specifying general properties of networks and a modular algorithm for checking these properties. The logic borrows from two intertwined computing fields: XML databases and model checking.
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