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Test blueprints for psychiatry residency in-training written examinations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Gaffas EM, Sequeira RP, Al Namla RA, Al-Harbi KS
Advances in Medical Education and Practice , 2012, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S31045
Abstract: t blueprints for psychiatry residency in-training written examinations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Original Research (1575) Total Article Views Authors: Gaffas EM, Sequeira RP, Al Namla RA, Al-Harbi KS Published Date May 2012 Volume 2012:3 Pages 31 - 46 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/AMEP.S31045 Received: 20 February 2012 Accepted: 21 March 2012 Published: 24 May 2012 Eisha M Gaffas,1 Reginald P Sequeira,2 Riyadh A Al Namla,1 Khalid S Al-Harbi3 1Al-Amal Complex for Mental Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain; 3King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Background: The postgraduate training program in psychiatry in Saudi Arabia, which was established in 1997, is a 4-year residency program. Written exams comprising of multiple choice questions (MCQs) are used as a summative assessment of residents in order to determine their eligibility for promotion from one year to the next. Test blueprints are not used in preparing examinations. Objective: To develop test blueprints for the written examinations used in the psychiatry residency program. Methods: Based on the guidelines of four professional bodies, documentary analysis was used to develop global and detailed test blueprints for each year of the residency program. An expert panel participated during piloting and final modification of the test blueprints. Their opinion about the content, weightage for each content domain, and proportion of test items to be sampled in each cognitive category as defined by modified Bloom's taxonomy were elicited. Results: Eight global and detailed test blueprints, two for each year of the psychiatry residency program, were developed. The global test blueprints were reviewed by experts and piloted. Six experts participated in the final modification of test blueprints. Based on expert consensus, the content, total weightage for each content domain, and proportion of test items to be included in each cognitive category were determined for each global test blueprint. Experts also suggested progressively decreasing the weightage for recall test items and increasing problem solving test items in examinations, from year 1 to year 4 of the psychiatry residence program. Conclusion: A systematic approach using a documentary and content analysis technique was used to develop test blueprints with additional input from an expert panel as appropriate. Test blueprinting is an important step to ensure the test validity in all residency programs.
Test blueprints for psychiatry residency in-training written examinations in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Gaffas EM,Sequeira RP,Al Namla RA,Al-Harbi KS
Advances in Medical Education and Practice , 2012,
Abstract: Eisha M Gaffas,1 Reginald P Sequeira,2 Riyadh A Al Namla,1 Khalid S Al-Harbi31Al-Amal Complex for Mental Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; 2College of Medicine and Medical Sciences, Arabian Gulf University, Manama, Bahrain; 3King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaBackground: The postgraduate training program in psychiatry in Saudi Arabia, which was established in 1997, is a 4-year residency program. Written exams comprising of multiple choice questions (MCQs) are used as a summative assessment of residents in order to determine their eligibility for promotion from one year to the next. Test blueprints are not used in preparing examinations.Objective: To develop test blueprints for the written examinations used in the psychiatry residency program.Methods: Based on the guidelines of four professional bodies, documentary analysis was used to develop global and detailed test blueprints for each year of the residency program. An expert panel participated during piloting and final modification of the test blueprints. Their opinion about the content, weightage for each content domain, and proportion of test items to be sampled in each cognitive category as defined by modified Bloom's taxonomy were elicited.Results: Eight global and detailed test blueprints, two for each year of the psychiatry residency program, were developed. The global test blueprints were reviewed by experts and piloted. Six experts participated in the final modification of test blueprints. Based on expert consensus, the content, total weightage for each content domain, and proportion of test items to be included in each cognitive category were determined for each global test blueprint. Experts also suggested progressively decreasing the weightage for recall test items and increasing problem solving test items in examinations, from year 1 to year 4 of the psychiatry residence program.Conclusion: A systematic approach using a documentary and content analysis technique was used to develop test blueprints with additional input from an expert panel as appropriate. Test blueprinting is an important step to ensure the test validity in all residency programs.Keywords: test blueprinting, psychiatry, residency program, summative assessment, documentary and content analysis, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
A Regi?o Vinhateira do Alto Douro, entre o livre-cambismo e o proteccionismo
Sequeira,Carla;
Universum (Talca) , 2006, DOI: 10.4067/S0718-23762006000200009
Abstract: in 1865, the state established a free-trade policy regarding the upper douro wine-growing region, which had benefited from a protectionist regime since its demarcation, in the second half of the 18th century. this new reality, together with the emergence of vine phylloxera and business competitors in which both internal and external frauds and counterfeits abounded, gave rise to a profound crisis. in view of this change in the economic and cultural scenario, successive protests arose, demanding the return to the protectionist regime of the demarcated douro region, clashing directly with the interests of other socio-economic groups, particularly viticulturists in the south and groups associated to cereal farming, which were closer to the central authority and exerted great pressure upon the state
A Regi o Vinhateira do Alto Douro, entre o livre-cambismo e o proteccionismo
Carla Sequeira
Universum : Revista de Humanidades y Ciencias Sociales , 2006,
Abstract: Em 1865, assiste-se ao estabelecimento de uma política livre-cambista por parte do Estado relativamente ao Alto Douro Vinhateiro, regi o que gozava de um regime proteccionista implantado desde a sua demarca o, na segunda metade do século XVIII. Esta nova realidade, aliada ao aparecimento da filoxera e à concorrência comercial, onde avultam as fraudes e as falsifica es internas e externas, leva a uma situa o de crise. Perante esta altera o de cenário económico e cultural, assiste-se ao emergir de sucessivas reivindica es pelo regresso a um regime proteccionista para a Regi o Demarcada do Douro, em choque com interesses de outros grupos sócio-económicos, particularmente a viticultura do Sul e os grupos ligados aos interesses cerealíferos, mais próximos do poder central e exercendo forte press o sobre o Estado En 1865, asistimos al establecimiento de una política librecambista por parte del Estado con relación al Alto Douro Vinhateiro, región que gozaba de un régimen proteccionista impuesto desde que fuera designada Región Determinada del Douro1, en la segunda mitad del siglo XVIII. Esta nueva situación, unida a la aparición de la filoxera y a la competencia comercial, en la que aumentan las falsificaciones y los fraudes internos y externos, desemboca en una situación de crisis. Ante este cambio en el escenario económico y cultural, se asiste a un surgimiento de sucesivas reivindicaciones por el regreso a un régimen proteccionista de la Región Determinada del Douro, entrando en conflicto con intereses de otros grupos socioeconómicos, particularmente la vitivinicultura del sur y los grupos relacionados con el sector cerealista, más cercanos al poder central y que ejercían fuerte presión sobre el Estado In 1865, the State established a free-trade policy regarding the Upper Douro wine-growing region, which had benefited from a protectionist regime since its demarcation, in the second half of the 18th century. This new reality, together with the emergence of vine phylloxera and business competitors in which both internal and external frauds and counterfeits abounded, gave rise to a profound crisis. In view of this change in the economic and cultural scenario, successive protests arose, demanding the return to the protectionist regime of the Demarcated Douro Region, clashing directly with the interests of other socio-economic groups, particularly viticulturists in the South and groups associated to cereal farming, which were closer to the central authority and exerted great pressure upon the State
Nuevas competencias para gestionar los datos, la información y el conocimiento
Deyanira Sequeira
e-Ciencias de la Información , 2012,
Abstract: Hay varios acontecimientos que han sacudido el mundo que los profesionales de la información conocíamos y dominábamos, los cuales han sido estudiados en informes como el del Instituto para el Futuro de la Universidad de Phoenixi. Estos cambios que se dan en la sociedad/red impactan el funcionamiento de los ambientes laborales y las habilidades que se requieren en el campo de la información. Se reflexiona sobre los aspectos que serán fundamentales en una profesión con gran futuro y enormes posibilidades de crecer, de innovar y de participar en el desarrollo de la sociedad.
Restricted selection and effective population size
RP Wei
Genetics Selection Evolution , 1996, DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-28-3-237
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Effects of Television and Radio on Speaking and Writing Skills of Senior Secondary School Students in Jos Metropolis
RP Gowon
African Research Review , 2009,
Abstract: Parents, school authorities and members of the public have been concerned about the pervasive and powerful nature of the broadcast media to attract the youths, the much time they spend with the media as opposed to the little time they spend in their studies. Their concern arises from the noting that these could become powerful distractors to structured learning, despite their positive contributions to the dissemination of information. This scenario coupled with the poor speaking and writing among Nigerian youths necessitated this research efforts. Results of findings indicate that both television and radio have a positive influence on speaking skills of students, but no effect was indicated on their writing skills. The findings were interpreted in terms of what teachers could do to use the TV and radio to promote the development of spoken and written English.
Deterministic modeling and evaluation of a virtual research laboratory by using Petri nets
RP Romansky
International Journal of Engineering, Science and Technology , 2011,
Abstract: The purpose of the virtual laboratory is to propose an intellectual space for organization of the on-line work in specialized field of knowledge. The research presented in this paper is linked with the research carried out within the frame work of a two year scientific project. The main goal of the project team is to develop a Virtual Research Laboratory (VRL) as a collection of relatively independent distributed virtual mediums, search machine, software instruments and tools for specific research organization in the field of the modern electronic and computer technologies. The life cycle models for software development propose a system investigation and evaluation by using suitable apparatus to determine the adequate structural organization during the phase of the architectural design. In this reason, the goal of this paper is to present an investigation of the defined architecture by using the asynchronous apparatus of Petri Nets (PN) as a second phase of the project work concerning the VRL development. The PN model defining and the carried out research are based on the results obtained during the first phase of the project work – conceptual model defining, formalization, preliminary evaluation and general architecture building. The formal description is based on the fact that each process of the information servicing in the virtual environment could be treated as a sequence of events (states) that generates requests for access to different information resources (relations) via Internet. This formal description permits to make a deterministic model of the information service as a sequence of active events and transactions between them that could be realized by the asynchronous PN apparatus. The defined PN-model describes the evaluated object as a sequence of events (presented by transactions) that could be realized if all related conditions (presented by input places) are fulfilled. In this reason the PN model describes the information servicing in the evaluated VRL as a collection of transactions and position with defined relations between them. Some important experimental results and assessments are discussed.
Print Media and ICT Access and Use among Female Academics in University of Jos, Nigeria
RP Gowon
African Research Review , 2010,
Abstract: Literacy for women in the academics requires constant access and use of current and quality information from the media and their associated technologies. This paper discusses the challenges to functional literacy for women academics in the University of Jos and explains how their academic literacy can be enhanced to bring about their empowerment in the system
Optimal therapeutic strategy for treating patients with hypertension and atherosclerosis: focus on olmesartan medoxomil
Mason RP
Vascular Health and Risk Management , 2011, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S20737
Abstract: imal therapeutic strategy for treating patients with hypertension and atherosclerosis: focus on olmesartan medoxomil Review (5998) Total Article Views Authors: Mason RP Published Date June 2011 Volume 2011:7 Pages 405 - 416 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S20737 R Preston Mason Cardiovascular Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, and Elucida Research, Beverly, MA, USA Abstract: Cardiovascular (CV) disease is a major factor in mortality rates around the world and contributes to more than one-third of deaths in the US. The underlying cause of CV disease is atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory process that is clinically manifested as coronary artery disease, carotid artery disease, or peripheral artery disease. It has been predicted that atherosclerosis will be the primary cause of death in the world by 2020. Consequently, developing a treatment regimen that can slow or even reverse the atherosclerotic process is imperative. Atherogenesis is initiated by endothelial injury due to oxidative stress associated with CV risk factors including diabetes mellitus, hypertension, cigarette smoking, dyslipidemia, obesity, and metabolic syndrome. Since the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS) plays a key role in vascular inflammatory responses, hypertension treatment with RAAS-blocking agents (angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors [ACEIs] and angiotensin II receptor blockers [ARBs]) may slow inflammatory processes and disease progression. Reduced nitric oxide (NO) bioavailability has an important role in the process of endothelial dysfunction and hypertension. Therefore, agents that increase NO and decrease oxidative stress, such as ARBs and ACEIs, may interfere with atherosclerosis. Studies show that angiotensin II type 1 receptor antagonism with an ARB improves endothelial function and reduces atherogenesis. In patients with hypertension, the ARB olmesartan medoxomil provides effective blood pressure lowering, with inflammatory marker studies demonstrating significant RAAS suppression. Several prospective, randomized studies show vascular benefits with olmesartan medoxomil: reduced progression of coronary atherosclerosis in patients with stable angina pectoris (OLIVUS); decreased vascular inflammatory markers in patients with hypertension and micro- (pre-clinical) inflammation (EUTOPIA); improved common carotid intima-media thickness and plaque volume in patients with diagnosed atherosclerosis (MORE); and resistance vessel remodeling in patients with stage 1 hypertension (VIOS). Although CV outcomes were not assessed in these studies, the observed benefits in surrogate endpoints of disease suggest that RAAS suppression with olmesartan medoxomil may potentially have beneficial effects on CV outcomes in these patient populations.
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