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The Smart Grid Technology Development Strategy of Taiwan  [PDF]
Faa-Jeng Lin, Yenhaw Chen, Su-Ying Lu, Yvonne Hsu
Smart Grid and Renewable Energy (SGRE) , 2016, DOI: 10.4236/sgre.2016.75012
Abstract: In Taiwan, in corresponding to the policy of reducing CO2 emission, reforming current energy structure, and saving energy, the National Energy Program (NEP)-Smart Grid General Project Phase 1 was implemented. The objectives of this project are meant to enhance the robustness of the power grid, reduce greenhouse gas emission, increase the penetration rate of renewable energy and develop smart grid industry in Taiwan. This study will introduce the positioning of the Smart Grid General Project among overall smart grid development, the results of Phase 1, the smart grid technology commercialization process of Phase 2, and the promotion model with collaboration between industry, universities and research units.
Ipads versus Books  [PDF]
Yvonne Shirley
Creative Education (CE) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/ce.2018.91010
Abstract: During the past few years, technology such as iPads has been a growing trend in classrooms. Students are slowly being drawn away from text books and introduced to digital books on iPads. This study seeks to gain insights into the effectiveness of the implementation of technology in early childhood classrooms. To examine the effectiveness of using iPads for reading, this study addresses the following question: Do children comprehend more when reading from iPads? Ten kindergarten students participated in this study. Their reading comprehension scores when reading from iPads and books were collected within a two-week interval and then compared. After reading stories from iPads and books, students were asked comprehension questions from the DRA and their scores were recorded for each section of comprehension skills which included: previewing, retelling of events, character details, retelling using vocabulary, retelling with teacher’s support, reflections, and making connections. The data showed that nine out of ten students scored higher in reading comprehension when reading from iPads, and one student scored the same on both. This study suggests that more research on effective, appropriate, and intentional teaching with iPads and other technology in classrooms is needed to further examine the benefits and downfalls of using such devices in the field of education.
Risk Factors for Urgency Incontinence in Women Undergoing Stress Urinary Incontinence Surgery
Leslie M. Rickey,Liyuan Huang,David D. Rahn,Yvonne Hsu,Heather J. Litman,Elizabeth R. Mueller
Advances in Urology , 2013, DOI: 10.1155/2013/567375
Abstract: Objective. To determine baseline variables associated with urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) in women presenting for stress urinary incontinence (SUI) surgery. Methods. Baseline data from two randomized trials enrolling 1,252 women were analyzed: SISTEr (fascial sling versus Burch colposuspension) and TOMUS (retropubic versus transobturator midurethral sling). Demographic data, POP-Q measures, and validated measures of symptom severity and quality of life were collected. Charlson Comorbidity Index (CCI) and Patient Health Questionnaire-9 were measured in TOMUS. Multivariate models were constructed with UUI and symptom severity as outcomes. Results. Over two-thirds of subjects reported bothersome UUI at baseline. TOMUS patients with more comorbidities had higher UDI irritative scores (CCI score 0 = 39.4, CCI score 1 = 42.1, and CCI score 2+ = 51.0, ), and higher depression scores were associated with more severe UUI. Smoking, parity, prior incontinence surgery/treatment, prolapse stage, and incontinence episode frequency were not independently associated with UUI. Conclusions. There were no modifiable risk factors identified for patient-reported UUI in women presenting for SUI surgery. However, the direct relationships between comorbidity level, depression, and worsening of UUI/urgency symptoms may represent targets for preoperative intervention. Further research is necessary to elucidate the pathophysiologic mechanisms that explain the associations between these medical conditions and bladder function. 1. Introduction The presence of stress urinary incontinence (SUI) or urgency urinary incontinence (UUI) has profound negative impacts on quality of life, exceeding that of other common morbid conditions such as diabetes [1]. However, women with both SUI and UUI—that is, mixed urinary incontinence (MUI)—have greater bother than those with SUI alone [2] and are less likely to have success or cure after undergoing surgical management of their SUI [3]. While multiple risk factors for worsening incontinence have been identified including age, parity, and body mass index [4], there is less known on whether other demographic variables, concurrent prolapse, or medical comorbidities may be associated with UUI in women presenting for surgical treatment of SUI. Better characterization of these associated variables may identify targets for intervention to improve outcomes and quality of life. This study is an ancillary analysis employing the databases of two large randomized trials of women presenting for surgical management of SUI: the Trial of Mid-Urethral Slings
The Research for Exploring Product Design Characteristics by SEM via Correlated Innovation and Design Strategy  [PDF]
Yen Hsu
American Journal of Industrial and Business Management (AJIBM) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ajibm.2013.31002

Managers at NPD departments of Taiwan consumer electronic industry were interviewed to explore the effects innovation strategy (IS) has on design strategy (DS) and finally on product design characteristics (DC). The fitness of theoretical models and the observed data was examined. A questionnaire survey was conducted. 1300 enterprises in Taiwanconsumer electronic industry were randomly selected as the survey pool. At last, 370 effective questionnaires were collected. Their responses on the questionnaires were analyzed to test the fitness of the model with structural equation modeling analysis (SEM). A proper fitness was found for the correlation theoretical model of IS, DS, DC, and the observed data. In enterprises, IS will influence product DC, and at the same time, IS will influence product DC through DS. Among these three variables, DS serves as an independent variable and intervene variable to DC.

The Dynamic Impacts between International Trade and Silver-Copper Ratio in China 1825-1886  [PDF]
Ching Hsu
Modern Economy (ME) , 2018, DOI: 10.4236/me.2018.94041
Abstract: This study provides an alternative approach to analyze the linkages between the international trade and the domestic metal exchange rate in China during the 19th century. I employ a dataset spanned from 1825 to 1886 to examine the dynamic intra- and inter-relationships between the domestic silver-copper ratios and the international trade in vector error correction methods. I obtain that a long-run relationship between the exports of tea and silk, the imports of opium, and the domestic silver-copper ratios existed in China. The silver-copper ratios Granger causes the imported opium, silver inflow and exported tea from China, but the international trade does not granger cause the silver-copper ratios. The impacts of impulse response function and variance decomposition are analyzed. The results suggest a more strong connection from the international trade and the domestic metal exchange rate than existent explorations.
Complications of venepuncture  [PDF]
Omiepirisa Yvonne Buowari
Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology (ABB) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/abb.2013.41A018

Venepuncture is the commonest procedure performed in health care settings. A review of literature and search on complications of venepuncture and blood collection. This procedure is without complications, which sometime can be fatal. Complications that can arise from venepuncture include haematoma formation, nerve damage, pain, haemaconcentration, extravasation, iatrogenic anaemia, arterial puncture, petechiae, allergies, fear and phobia, infection, syncope and fainting, excessive bleeding, edema and thrombus.

Alcohol dependence: Does the composition of the available beverages promote it?  [PDF]
Mary W. Kuria, Yvonne Olando
Open Journal of Psychiatry (OJPsych) , 2012, DOI: 10.4236/ojpsych.2012.24042
Abstract: Affordability and availability of alcohol are factors that have been associated with alcohol dependence. Ethanol content in the alcoholic beverages is an important determinant in alcohol dependence. Quality control of alcoholic beverages available in the market is important in safeguarding the health of alcohol consumers. Few studies in Kenya have determined the chemical composition of alcohol used by the study participants. Objective: To determine the chemical composition of alcoholic beverages used by a group of alcohol dependent study participants. Design: The study was a clinical trial with pre and post measurements. Method: The CIDI and WHO-ASSIST were administered to 188 alcohol-dependent persons at intake and after six months. A researcher-designed socio demographic questionnaire was also administered at intake. Alcohol beverages were randomly collected from the location of the study area and their chemical composition analyzed using gas chromatography. Results: The mean AUDIT score of the participant was 28.6 for male and 26.6 for females. Three of the alcohol samples collected was illicit brews collected while 11 were licit. Four out of the eleven licit brews had ethanol levels that did not complied with the set government standards. Conclusion: Illicit brews with high ethanol content are available in the Kenyan market, while some of the manufacturers of the licit brew do not comply with government set content recommendations.
Social integration: How is it related to self-rated health?  [PDF]
Hejun Kang, Yvonne L. Michael
Advances in Aging Research (AAR) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/aar.2013.21002

Social integration has well-established health benefits among older adults in observational studies. However, interventions designed to increase social integration have not improved health suggesting important knowledge gaps on how social integration influences health outcomes. This study developed a new measure of social integration, daily social contact, capturing the interpersonal nature of social integration and mobility of individuals, and providing a direct assessment of individuals’ real-time access to companionship and social support. The data used is the 2006-2007 American Time Use Survey (ATUS), which surveyed 25,191 individuals aged 15 years and older (n = 4378 aged 65 years and older). Generalized ordinal logistic regression analyses revealed positive, but non-parallel relationships between daily social contacts and the ordinal categories of self-rated health among older adults. This study may be used to identify populations that experience social exclusion, such that future research can determine more precisely how to intervene to improve health outcomes.

Racismo e anti-racismo: preconceito, discrimina??o e os jovens estudantes nas escolas cariocas
Maggie, Yvonne;
Educa??o & Sociedade , 2006, DOI: 10.1590/S0101-73302006000300006
Abstract: the main purpose of this paper is to discuss the impact of the new public policies that are being proposed as general state policies in brazil. two laws are currently being discussed by the national congress: the quota system for entrance into public universities and the so-called estatuto da equaldade racial. the author describes the first findings of a research project developed in the schools of rio de janeiro over the last two years. she wonders if we are entitled to change the traditional ways students used to face prejudice and discrimination in their schools. the students of the schools participating in this research are mainly poor. according to the traditional methods of social anthropology, they were followed by graduate and undergraduate students who participated in the schools daily life and observed their rituals, ceremonies, classes and special programs.
Mário de Andrade ainda vive? O ideário modernista em quest?o
Maggie, Yvonne;
Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais , 2005, DOI: 10.1590/S0102-69092005000200001
Abstract: this paper reflects upon the hypothesis that a dramatic change is taking place in the way brazil thinks about itself at the dawn of the 21st century. with the passage of recent laws on quotas for black people at public universities and the civil service, the notion of a mixed nation made up of "three races" seems to have been challenged, giving way to the idea of a nation divided between blacks and whites. for the first time in our history since the 1920s, the brazilian elite seems to have shattered the foundations of the idea that allowed for the creation of our most radically nationalistic and cosmopolitan culture. the notions of a modernist brazilian character forged by mário and oswald de andrade, paulo prado and sérgio buarque de holanda, gilberto freire and di cavalcanti, tarsila do amaral e anita malfati, is under suspicion. what does this change in our law mean, and how can it affect the structure of our society, based as it is in a set of values which does not emphasize opposition, but rather complementarity, giving precedence to that which unites rather than that which separates?
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