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Psychometric properties of the interRAI subjective quality of life Instrument for mental health  [PDF]
Tess E. Naus, John P. Hirdes
Health (Health) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/health.2013.53A084
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A new Subjective Quality of Life (SQoL) Instrument for inpatient and community mental health settings was developed by the interRAI research collaborative to support evaluation of quality in mental health settings from the person’s perspective. Ratings of SQoL provide important information about the quality of service and patient experience with the care they receive. This information can help staff to improve approaches to each person’s plan of care in a manner that is meaningful to the individual. This study examined the reliability of the SQoL-MH. 83 inpatients from several clinical departments in a mental health center in South Western Ontario, Canada were randomly assigned to either be interviewed or complete the assessment on his or her own. Reliability was tested using Cronbach’s Alpha. A preliminary factor analysis points to four SQoL-MH subscales with very good internal consistency, ranging from 0.83 to 0.90. Once finalized, the Subjective Quality of Life instrument will be integral to the interRAI suite of instruments used to assess persons with mental health needs. A reliable and valid SQoL-MH instrument will allow mental health service providers to shape or modify care environments in order to enhance quality of life. In addition, the SQoL-MH instrument could also benefit advocacy groups who use reports on quality of life to influence social policy development and funding decisions.
Effective light front quantization of scalar field theories and two-dimensional electrodynamics
E. V. Prokhvatilov,H. W. L. Naus,H. --J. Pirner
Physics , 1994, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.51.2933
Abstract: We introduce a new method to include condensates in the light-cone Hamiltonian. By using a Gaussian approximation to the ordinary vacuum in a theory close to the light front, we derive an effective Hamiltonian on the light cone, which has new terms reflecting the nontriviality of the vacuum. We demonstrate our method for scalar $\phi^4$-theory and the massive Schwinger model.
Exile: Rupture and Continuity in Jean Vanmai's Chan Dang and Fils de Chan Dang
Tess Do
PORTAL : Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies , 2005,
Abstract: This essay focuses on the work of the New Caledonian-born writer Jean Vanmai. His first two novels, Chan Dang and Fils de Chan Dang, describe the working conditions and exilic existence of the little known Chan Dang, the voluntary workers from Tonkin (North Vietnam) who moved to New Caledonia many decades ago. Descended himself from a Chan Dang family, Vanmai wishes to preserve the memory of the Chan DangDang’s past. In writing the story of the Chan Dang, Vanmai sees himself as the guardian of the Chan Dang’s collective memory, a keeper and defender of their common past. The paper argues that Vanmai's depictions of the Chan Dang have two important effects. First, by sharing with other Vietnamese migrants/refugees the life and experiences of the Tonkinese voluntary workers in New Caledonia, Vanmai breaks the silence surrounding colonial exile and exploitation and provides a full account of the Chan Dang’s exile that can be integrated into the contemporary history of Vietnamese migration. Second, by using different narrative resolutions for each of his protagonists, Vanmai stresses the need to fulfil one’s filial duty among the young Vietnamese generations. With this symbolic filial act, Vanmai pays homage to his Vietnamese ancestors and earns himself a honourable title, that of a true dutiful "son of Chan Dang".
Reactions to Visiting the Infant-Toddler and Preschool Centers in Reggio Emilia, Italy
Tess Bennett
Early Childhood Research & Practice , 2001,
Abstract: This article discusses the reflections of an early childhood special education professional on her visit to the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy. After describing the activities observed, the schools' philosophy, and the schools' environments, the paper discusses how the schools work with children with "special rights" (i.e., special needs). The paper concludes with observations on the role of parents and the community, and lessons learned from the trip.
Paradoxes unbounded: Practising community making
Tess Maginess
European Journal for Research on the Education and Learning of Adults , 2011,
Abstract: The first section of this paper is a discussion of the paradoxes contained in definitionsof the word 'community' and deliberately foregrounds and makes problematicconflicting meanings before arguing for a third definition and practice of community.This third definition and practice celebrates and even transcends contradictions withinan active learning model of education in the community, aimed at tackling inequalityand prejudice. The second section offers an autocritical narrative account of aneducation in the community project that illustrates how such a practice of communitymaking can be achieved within an educational framework in which pupil is teacher andteacher is pupil and in which an imaginative, creative approach is deployed toconstruct a community making practice. The paper draws on understandings fromcommunity development, inclusive and creative education, emancipatory actionresearch, postcolonial and post-structuralist theory.
Overview of activities in the U.S. related to continued service of nuclear power plant concrete structures
Naus D.J.
EPJ Web of Conferences , 2011, DOI: 10.1051/epjconf/20111201001
Abstract: Safety-related nuclear power plant concrete structures are described and commentary on continued service assessments of these structures is provided. In-service inspection and testing requirements in the U.S. are summarized. The license renewal process in the U.S. is outlined and its current status noted. A summary of operating experience related to U.S. nuclear power plant concrete structures is presented. Several candidate areas are identified where additional research would be of benefit to aging management of NPP concrete structures. Finally current ORNL activities related to aging-management of concrete structures are outlined: development of operating experience database, application of structural reliability theory, and compilation of elevated temperature concrete material property data and information.
Construction of gauge invariant effective nucleonic theories: functional approach
H. W. L. Naus
Physics , 1997, DOI: 10.1016/S0375-9474(97)00628-3
Abstract: Starting from relativistic quantum field theories, describing interacting nucleons and pions coupled to the dynamical electromagnetic field, the pion degrees of freedom are eliminated by means of functional integration. Apart from taking into account some operators perturbatively in $e$, e.g. the vacuum polarization, this procedure is exact, giving effective theories for nucleons and photons. The subsequent nonrelativistic reduction yields the corresponding nonrelativistic quantum field theory. The latter is unique, irrespective of the precize form of the original nucleon-pion interaction. Nucleonic potentials and electromagnetic interactions are mutually consistent. Local gauge invariance is satisfied at any stage of the formal developments.
Local gauge invariance implies Siegert's hypothesis
H. W. L. Naus
Physics , 1996, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.55.1580
Abstract: The nonrelativistic Ward-Takahashi identity, a consequence of local gauge invariance in quantum mechanics, shows the necessity of exchange current contributions in case of nonlocal and/or isospin-dependent potentials. It also implies Siegert's hypothesis: in the nonrelativistic limit, two-body charge densities identically vanish. Neither current conservation, which follows from global gauge invariance, nor the constraints of (lowest order) relativity are sufficient to arrive at this result. Furthermore, a low-energy theorem for exchange contributions is established.
A representative sampling plan for auditing health insurance claims
Arthur Cohen,Joseph Naus
Statistics , 2007, DOI: 10.1214/074921707000000094
Abstract: A stratified sampling plan to audit health insurance claims is offered. The stratification is by dollar amount of the claim. The plan is representative in the sense that with high probability for each stratum, the difference in the average dollar amount of the claim in the sample and the average dollar amount in the population, is ``small.'' Several notions of ``small'' are presented. The plan then yields a relatively small total sample size with the property that the overall average dollar amount in the sample is close to the average dollar amount in the population. Three different estimators and corresponding lower confidence bounds for over (under) payments are studied.
Differences in Adolescent Effective Contraception Use between Population Densities  [PDF]
Tess M. Crouss, Ruofan Yao, Ryan Brannon
Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology (OJOG) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ojog.2018.85060
Abstract: Objective: Studies addressing effective contraceptive use by population density are lacking. We hypothesize that contraception counseling and effective contraception use vary by population density. Study Design: This is a cross-sectional study using the 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth data, including female subjects ages 15 to 19. The primary exposure was population density, defined as Principal city of a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) or “city”, Other MSA or “non-city urban”, and Not MSA or “rural.” The primary outcome was effective contraception use and the secondary outcome was contraceptive counseling exposure. Multivariate analysis using logistic regression was performed to estimate the association between population density and effective contraception use, as well as the likelihood of receiving contraceptive counseling. Results: 2284 subjects were studied. Compared to non-city urban dwellers, city adolescents had similar effective contraception use (aOR: 0.99, [0.79, 1.24]), whereas rural adolescents had significantly higher use (aOR: 1.79, [1.35, 2.36]). Among sexually active respondents who were not using contraception, the rate of contraception counseling in non-city urban adolescents was 66.7%. In comparison, the city dwellers had higher rate of counseling (79.1%, aOR: 1.87; 95% CI: [1.09, 3.22]). Similarly, rural adolescents also had higher rate of counseling (81.5%, aOR: 2.37; 95% CI: [1.08, 5.19]). Conclusions: Rural residents were more likely to use effective contraception methods than their city and non-city urban counterparts. However, higher rates of contraception counseling among sexually active adolescents not using contraception in city and rural densities could suggest ineffective counseling in these groups.
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