*  Psychometrics/Quantitative Psychology, Fordham University - Psychology Academic...
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*  The Development of PROQOL-HIV: An International Instrument... : JAIDS Journal...
HIV; AIDS; HAART; quality of life; health measurement instrument; psychometrics. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.. ...
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*  Steve Sailer: iSteve: Manny Being Manny
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*  Steve Sailer: iSteve: Obama on Virginia Tech and Don Imus
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*  Steve Sailer: iSteve: Conquistador-Americans advise GOP on how to stop being so...
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*  Steve Sailer: iSteve: Volunteering
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*  Steve Sailer: iSteve: Does naming your son DeAndre rather than David doom him?
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http://isteve.blogspot.com/2005/03/does-naming-your-son-deandre-rather.html
*  QQ
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*  Steve Sailer: iSteve: UPDATED: Conspiracy Theories Nobody Is Interested In
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http://isteve.blogspot.com/2008/02/possible-conspiracies-almost-nobody-is.html
*  Steve Sailer: iSteve: India wins a gold medal!
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*  Psychometrics and its effect on modern high school entrance examinations :: CCSU Theses & Dissertati
... ons. CCSU Theses and Dissertations. Add or remove collections. CCSU Theses & Dissertations Psychometrics and its effect on modern high school entrance examinations. Add tags Comment Rate. Save to favorites Remove from favorites. Psychometrics and its effect on modern high school entrance examinations. small 250x250 max medium 500x500 max Large Extra Large large > 500x500 Full Resolution. Title Psychometrics and its effect on modern high school entrance examinations. The placement test will be a diagnostic tool to assist magnet schools in placing students into an appropriate course of study. The researcher has examined the history of diagnostic testing, the profession of psychometrics and its origins. The magnet schools must review a portfolio of information for every student. Magnet schools must also determine what specific topics each student has mastered based upon the myriad of titles that appear on a middle school transcript. Is Algebra I in district A the same course as ...
http://content.library.ccsu.edu/cdm/singleitem/collection/ccsutheses/id/1664/rec/32
*  psychometrics - How to calculate validity of questionnaire in SPSS? - Cross Validated
psychometrics - How to calculate validity of questionnaire in SPSS. - Cross Validated. Cross Validated. Cross Validated Meta. more stack exchange communities. Stack Exchange. Help Center Detailed answers to any questions you might have. Cross Validated Questions. Cross Validated is a question and answer site for people interested in statistics, machine learning, data analysis, data mining, and data visualization. How to calculate validity of questionnaire in SPSS. A 15 item scale with each item on a 7-point Likert type scale. Six subscales each containing different number of items 21 subscales each containing 4 items. asked Jun 6 '13 at 9:26. Where do the questionnaires come from. Standard scales. Strictly speaking, a scale or subscale is a group of items selected to measure a particular construct but there is a lot of confusion in the usage of the term “Likert scale” what Rensis Likert did was indeed combine several items, sometimes with different formats but what many people call a “Likert scale” is ...
http://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/61037/how-to-calculate-validity-of-questionnaire-in-spss
*  "Comparing parametric item response theory and nonparametric item respo" by Ying Zhou
... Comparing parametric item response theory and nonparametric item response theory: Application in psychological research using polytomous items. Ying Zhou, Fordham University. Abstract The current study focused on a comparison between two widely used representative Item Response Theory IRT models of their respective families, the Modified Graded Response Model MGRM from the parametric Item Response Theory PIRT family and the Nonparametric Kernel Smoothing NKS model from the nonparametric Item Response Theory NIRT family, using data N = 8,780 collected on the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale PANSS. The NKS model and its associated software package TESTGRAF, showed strengths in accommodating options with low endorsement frequency, fully capturing information in the original data, generating item category response functions ICRFs that could be used for qualitative item analyses, producing better cross validation results for scales with adequate frequency in all response categories, as well as providing ...
http://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3512338/
*  AFP Documents with MESH term: Psychometrics - American Family Physician
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*  Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the perceived therapeutic efficacy scale for type
... 2 diabetes. Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the perceived therapeutic efficacy scale for type 2 diabetes . , Chang, Pei-Jen 2008 Psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the perceived therapeutic efficacy scale for type 2 diabetes. Abstract Background/Purpose: The purpose of this study was to test the psychometric properties of the Perceived Therapeutic Efficacy Scale PTES for type 2 diabetes with a Taiwanese sample. The mortality rate and health care cost of diabetes have dramatically increased in Taiwan, with many people with diabetes lacking the ability to control their disease appropriately. Stage 2 established the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of PTES C-PTES. A total of 230 people with type 2 diabetes aged 30 years or more from a diabetes outpatient clinic and taking oral medicine were recruited for psychometric testing.Results Significant criterion-related validity was demonstrated between the C-PTES and the Summary of Diabetes Self-Care Activities ...
http://eprints.qut.edu.au/18219/
*  RePub, Erasmus University Repository: Psychometric evaluation of health-related qualit
... y of life measures in women after different types of delivery. Erasmus Research Institute of Management ERIM. Erasmus School of Economics ESE. Rotterdam School of Management RSM. Health. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam. Erasmus School of Law. Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam /. Journal of Psychosomatic Research /. Psychometric evaluation of health-related quality of life measures in women after different types of delivery Journal of Psychosomatic Research, Volume 63 - Issue 3 p. Objective: We examined the psychometric properties of three internationally established measures for health-related quality of life HRQoL in women after vaginal delivery VD, elective cesarean section CS, and emergency CS and the relationship of HRQoL scores with blood loss after delivery. Women completed the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory MFI and the EQ-5D classification of own health between 12 and 24 h after VD or between 24 and 48 h after CS. Subsequent assessments, additionally including the ...
http://repub.eur.nl/pub/35247/
*  O-17 and SI-29 Solid- State NMR-Study of Atomic- Scale Structure in SOL-GEL-Prepared TIO2-SIO2 Mate
... rials - Kent Academic Repository. Login. Admin. Simple search. Advanced search. Home. Browse. Latest additions. Help. Contact. O-17 and SI-29 Solid- State NMR-Study of Atomic- Scale Structure in SOL-GEL-Prepared TIO2-SIO2 Materials. Dirken, Peter J. and Smith, Mark E. and Whitfield, Harold J. 1995 O-17 and SI-29 Solid- State NMR-Study of Atomic- Scale Structure in SOL-GEL-Prepared TIO2-SIO2 Materials. Journal of Physical Chemistry, 99 1. pp. 395-401. ISSN 0022-3654. The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided. Contact us about this Publication. Abstract. Solid state O-17 and Si-29 magic angle spinning MAS NMR spectroscopy has been applied to the study of the structure of three Ti-Si mixed oxides and their gel precursors. Gels were prepared by the hydrolysis of tetraethyl ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: swepub
Umeå universitet. Evaluation of a Swedish version of the Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire WSFQ in persons with heart disease : A pilot study. Background: As part of preparation for a Swedish multicentre study, exploring sexual and married life in patients with myocardial infarction and their partners, a Swedish validated instrument was required.Aims: The aim of this pilot study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of a Swedish version of the Watts Sexual Function Questionnaire WSFQ among persons with a heart disease.Methods: A convenience sample of 79 persons 47 men and 32 women living with a heart disease was recruited from the members of the National Association of Heart and Lung Patients. They completed a Swedish version of the WSFQ on two occasions.Results: Two separate factor analyses each revealed a two-factor structure on both occasions: Sexual appetite and Sexual expectations with gender-neutral questions and Sexual sensitiveness and Sexual ability with gender-specific questions. Validity ...
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*  1 project tagged "IRT" – Freecode
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*  Counternull
... In statistics, and especially in the statistical analysis of psychological data, the 'counternull' is a statistic used to aid the understanding and presentation of research results. It revolves around the effect size, which is the mean magnitude of some effect divided by the standard deviation. 1 The 'counternull value' is the effect size that is just as well supported by the data as the null hypothesis. 2 In particular, when results are drawn from a distribution that is symmetrical about its mean, the counternull value is exactly twice the observed effect size. The null hypothesis is a hypothesis set up to be tested against an alternative. Thus the counternull is an alternative hypothesis that, when used to replace the null hypothesis, generates the same p-value as had the original null hypothesis of “no difference.”. 3 Some researchers contend that reporting the counternull, in addition to the 'p'-value, serves to counter two common errors of judgment:. 4 assuming that failure to reject the null ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counternull
*  Applied Psychological Measurement Volume 28 Issue 1 | DeepDyve
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*  Generalizability theory
... It is used to determine the reliability i.e., reproducibility of measurements under specific conditions. Facets are similar to the “factors” used in analysis of variance, and may include persons, raters, items/forms, time, and settings among other possibilities. These facets are potential sources of error and the purpose of generalizability theory is to quantify the amount of error caused by each facet and interaction of facets. From one rater to a larger number of raters. In most cases, the object of measurement will be the person to whom a number/score is assigned. By employing simulated D studies, it is therefore possible to examine how the generalizability coefficients similar to reliability coefficients in Classical test theory would change under different circumstances, and consequently determine the ideal conditions under which our measurements would be the most reliable. The focus of classical test theory CTT is on determining error of the measurement. Although 'e' could represent many different ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generalizability_theory
*  Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility Study on a Hemi-shell with a Brown & Sharpe® Coordinate Mea
Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility Study on a Hemi-shell with a Brown Sharpe Coordinate Measuring Machine U. View Item. LoboVault Home. Engineering. Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering Technical Reports. View Item. LoboVault Home. Engineering. Mechanical Engineering. Mechanical Engineering Technical Reports View Item. Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility Study on a Hemi-shell with a Brown Sharpe Coordinate Measuring Machine U. dc.date.available 2011-08-01T20:19:55Z. dc.description.abstract In engineering at LANL, everything relies on the quality of a product or process. Currently LANL s main processes for dimensional inspection on hemi-shells are conducted on uniquely designed machines - Sheffield or Shell Measuring Machine SMM. Coordinate Measuring Machines CMM are a staple in the manufacturing engineering realm at LANL. A Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility GR R study is utilized to ensure that the PMM-C LANL currently has in production is measuring correctly by utilizing measured ...
https://repository.unm.edu/handle/1928/12926?show=full
*  Mplus Discussion >> Modeling unreliability of a categorical predictor
Mplus Discussion Modeling unreliability of a categorical predictor. Mplus Home. Topics Last Day Last 3 Days Last Week Tree View. Edit Profile. Search Help. Modeling unreliability of a categoric... Mplus Discussion Categorical Data Modeling. Message/Author. Jim Prisciandaro posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 2:35 am. Hello, I am interested in testing the predictive ability of a categorical diagnosis (i.e., 0 = doesn't have disorder, 1 = has disorder). I would like to incorporate the unreliability of the diagnosis (e.g., inter-rater reliability) into my model. How would I attempt such a thing. Thanks, Jim. Jim Prisciandaro posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 3:38 am. Almost forgot, let's say that my estimate of the diagnostic category's reliability is in the form of kappa (because that's probably what's available in the literature). Jim. bmuthen posted on Wednesday, July 20, 2005 - 1:34 pm. That's a tricky one. You could try to work with a binary latent class ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. For MIPAS and MLS comparisons only, mean relative differences lie within 10% between 10 and 36 km. Mean absolute differences are typically within 0.01 ppbv between 16 and 27 km and less than +0.09 ppbv between 27 and 34 km. Good agreement was found for the comparisons with the midlatitude Jungfraujoch partial columns for which the mean relative difference is 4.7%. In this study, the quality of the ACE-FTS version 2.2 N2O data is assessed through comparisons with coincident measurements made by other satellite, balloon-borne, aircraft, and ground-based instruments. Between 6 and 30 km, the mean absolute differences for the ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. For MIPAS and MLS comparisons only, mean relative differences lie within 10% between 10 and 36 km. Mean absolute differences are typically within 0.01 ppbv between 16 and 27 km and less than +0.09 ppbv between 27 and 34 km. Good agreement was found for the comparisons with the midlatitude Jungfraujoch partial columns for which the mean relative difference is 4.7%. In this study, the quality of the ACE-FTS version 2.2 N2O data is assessed through comparisons with coincident measurements made by other satellite, balloon-borne, aircraft, and ground-based instruments. Between 6 and 30 km, the mean absolute differences for the ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. For MIPAS and MLS comparisons only, mean relative differences lie within 10% between 10 and 36 km. Mean absolute differences are typically within 0.01 ppbv between 16 and 27 km and less than +0.09 ppbv between 27 and 34 km. Good agreement was found for the comparisons with the midlatitude Jungfraujoch partial columns for which the mean relative difference is 4.7%. In this study, the quality of the ACE-FTS version 2.2 N2O data is assessed through comparisons with coincident measurements made by other satellite, balloon-borne, aircraft, and ground-based instruments. Between 6 and 30 km, the mean absolute differences for the ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. For MIPAS and MLS comparisons only, mean relative differences lie within 10% between 10 and 36 km. Mean absolute differences are typically within 0.01 ppbv between 16 and 27 km and less than +0.09 ppbv between 27 and 34 km. Good agreement was found for the comparisons with the midlatitude Jungfraujoch partial columns for which the mean relative difference is 4.7%. In this study, the quality of the ACE-FTS version 2.2 N2O data is assessed through comparisons with coincident measurements made by other satellite, balloon-borne, aircraft, and ground-based instruments. Between 6 and 30 km, the mean absolute differences for the ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. For MIPAS and MLS comparisons only, mean relative differences lie within 10% between 10 and 36 km. Mean absolute differences are typically within 0.01 ppbv between 16 and 27 km and less than +0.09 ppbv between 27 and 34 km. Good agreement was found for the comparisons with the midlatitude Jungfraujoch partial columns for which the mean relative difference is 4.7%. In this study, the quality of the ACE-FTS version 2.2 N2O data is assessed through comparisons with coincident measurements made by other satellite, balloon-borne, aircraft, and ground-based instruments. Between 6 and 30 km, the mean absolute differences for the ...
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*  Significant discrepancies between FISH, IHC results for ALK testing -- ScienceDaily
... Significant discrepancies between FISH, IHC results for ALK testing. Date: February 24, 2014 Source: International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Summary: Routine testing with both fluorescent in situ hybridization and immunohistochemistry may enhance the detection of ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer, new research suggests. The findings of a recent study indicate that routine testing with both fluorescent in situ hybridization FISH and immunohistochemistry IHC may enhance the detection of ALK -positive non-small cell lung cancer NSCLC. As such, the use of FISH or IHC alone would have missed approximately 25% of ALK-positive cases. Most discordant results were FISH-positive/IHC-negative 36 cases ; FISH-negative/IHC-positive results were found in 19 cases, and FISH-noncontributive/IHC-positive results were found in 15 cases. International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. "Significant discrepancies between FISH, IHC results for ALK testing." ScienceDaily. International Association ...
http://sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140224124117.htm
*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
We have compared the CO partial columns with ground-based measurements using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy and millimeter wave radiometry, and the volume mixing ratio profiles with airborne both high-altitude balloon flight and airplane observations. The ACE-FTS and MAESTRO NO2 volume mixing ratio VMR profiles agree with the profiles from other satellite data sets to within about 20% between 25 and 40 km, with the exception of MIPAS ESA for ACE-FTS and SAGE II for ACE-FTS sunrise and MAESTRO and suggest a negative bias between 23 and 40 km of about 10%. Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. Mean absolute differences are typically within 0.01 ppbv between 16 and 27 km and less than +0.09 ppbv between 27 and 34 km. Between 6 and 30 km, the ...
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*  1.3.3.26. Scatter Plot
1 Exploratory Data Analysis 1.3. A scatter plot Chambers 1983 reveals relationships or association between two variables. Such relationships manifest themselves by any non-random structure in the plot. Various common types of patterns are demonstrated in the examples. Sample Plot: Linear Relationship Between Variables Y and X. This sample plot reveals a linear relationship between the two variables indicating that a linear regression model might be appropriate. A scatter plot is a plot of the values of Y versus the corresponding values of X : Vertical axis: variable Y --usually the response variable Horizontal axis: variable X --usually some variable we suspect may ber related to the response. Questions Scatter plots can provide answers to the following questions: Are variables X and Y related. Are variables X and Y linearly related. Are variables X and Y non-linearly related. Strong linear positive correlation. Strong linear negative correlation. Exact linear positive correlation. The conditioning plot, ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Vertical profiles of NO2 and NO have been obtained from solar occultation measurements by the Atmospheric Chemistry Experiment ACE, using an infrared Fourier Transform Spectrometer ACE-FTS and for NO2 an ultraviolet-visible-near-infrared spectrometer, MAESTRO Measurement of Aerosol Extinction in the Stratosphere and Troposphere Retrieved by Occultation. The ACE-FTS and MAESTRO NO2 volume mixing ratio VMR profiles agree with the profiles from other satellite data sets to within about 20% between 25 and 40 km, with the exception of MIPAS ESA for ACE-FTS and SAGE II for ACE-FTS sunrise and MAESTRO and suggest a negative bias between 23 and 40 km of about 10%. Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. Mean absolute differences are typically within 0.01 ...
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*  Ongoing reliability test
... the ongoing reliability test ort is a hardware test process usually used in manufacturing to ensure that quality of the products is still of the same specifications as the day it first went to production or general availability the products currently in the manufacturing line are randomly picked every day with a predefined percentage or numbers and then put in a environmental chamber that provides the stress profile of thermal cycling elevated temperature or combined environmental stresses to induce fatigue damage the profile should stimulate the precipitation of latent defects that may be introduced from the manufacturing process but not remove significant life from the product or introduce flaws to risk failure during its intended mission highly accelerated stress test is a ongoing reliability test that uses the empirical operational limits as the reference for the combined vibration thermal cycling and other stress applied to find latent defects quality of the products is then measured with the ...
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*  Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures - Dhamma Wheel
... Unanswered posts. Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures. 43 posts. Posts: 2852. Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 11:12 pm. Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures Quote. Contact with H1N1 is not so much of a problem as proliferation is. Top. Sanghamitta. Posts: 1614. Re: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures Quote. Post by Sanghamitta. Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:05 am Good advice, follow it AND get the vaccination. Bhikku Bodhi. Top. Site Admin Posts: 17312. Contact:. Contact Ben. Website. Re: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures Quote. Post by Ben. Top. Sanghamitta. Posts: 1614. Re: Swine Flu prevention - some simple measures Quote. Post by Sanghamitta. Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:42 am Similar advice has been given out officially here in the UK Ben. Bhikku Bodhi. Top. Site Admin Posts: 17312. Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:42 pm Sanghamitta wrote: The advice we are giving out in leaflet form at the NHS Trust in which I work covers most of those points Ben. Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:38 pm catmoon wrote: Sanghamitta ...
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*  Stochastic measurement procedure
Because of this uncertainty with respect to the future outcome of the measurement process, it is generally impossible to determine the true value of the measurand. Consequently, the measurement process is represented by a variable 'X' which is called a random variable. It is impossible to determine the true value of the measurand by means of the measurement process because of randomness. Such a set constitutes the measurement result and it is called "correct" if it contains the true value of the measurand and wrong if not. A measurement procedure is specified by the measurand given by the deterministic variable 'D', a measurement device that defines the admitted measurement range denoted \mathfrak{D} and the measurement process represented by the random variable 'X', and finally the measurement function C D { \beta } which assigns to each observation \{x\} with respect to the random variable 'X' an measurement result C D { \beta } \{x\}. In traditional metrology, "measurement precision" and "measurement ...
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*  New ATA Paper Questions CSA Reliability Scores - TopNews - Drivers - TopNews - TruckingInfo.com
... Trucking Info - The web site of Heavy Duty Trucking magazine. Follow Trucking Info on Twitter. Follow Trucking Info on Google +. Fleet Management. Safety. Drivers. Drivers New ATA Paper Questions CSA Reliability Scores December 09, 2013 SHARING TOOLS. The American Trucking Associations has just issued a white paper on the reliability of scores from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration s Compliance, Safety, Accountability program in evaluating the safety of individual trucking companies. However, data and methodology problems continue to plague the system and the accuracy and reliability of companies scores. In its paper, ATA examined data and research on the connection between CSA scores and crash risk, as well as how problems with the data and methodology produce an imperfect and unreliable measure of a carrier s safety record. It may make sense for FMCSA to use scores in those categories that correlate positively with crash risk to prioritize companies for enforcement review, Graves said. ...
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*  Comparison Between Point of Care Device and Venous Blood International Normalized Ratio Measurements
... - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov. Find Studies. How to Find Results of Studies. How to Read a Study Record. About Clinical Studies. Learn About Clinical Studies. Submit Studies. How to Edit Your Study Record. ClinicalTrials.gov Background. Find Studies Study Record Detail. Comparison Between Point of Care Device and Venous Blood International Normalized Ratio Measurements. insufficient enrollment Sponsor: University of Rochester Information provided by: University of Rochester. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00288808 First received: February 6, 2006 Last updated: April 24, 2015 Last verified: April 2015 History of Changes. How to Read a Study Record. Investigate the validity of Hemosense System in pediatric patients on anticoagulation therapy. Device: Hemosense PT/InR point of care device. Official Title: Comparison Between Point of Care Device and Venous Blood International Normalized Ratio Measurements for Pediatric Patients on Anticoagulation Therapy. Further study details as provided by ...
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*  Any real difference between Rodenstock and Schneider? - Page 4
Any real difference between Rodenstock and Schneider. Forum. New Posts. Mark Forums Read. Today's Posts. Forum. LF Forums. Lenses Lens Accessories. Any real difference between Rodenstock and Schneider. Thread: Any real difference between Rodenstock and Schneider. Bob Salomon. View Profile. View Forum Posts. Join Date Sep 1998 Posts 8,824. Re: Any real difference between Rodenstock and Schneider. Originally Posted by paulr. Reply With Quote. View Profile. View Forum Posts. Visit Homepage. Join Date Aug 2004 Location brooklyn, nyc Posts 5,777. Re: Any real difference between Rodenstock and Schneider. My friend at Schneider told me two years ago that they were the only company making aspherical elements for LF lenses. Reply With Quote. Bob Salomon. View Profile. View Forum Posts. Join Date Sep 1998 Posts 8,824. Re: Any real difference between Rodenstock and Schneider. Originally Posted by paulr. My friend at Schneider told me two years ago that they were the only company making aspherical elements for LF ...
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*  .. Correlation Coefficients: Find Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient .. How to Find Pearson’s
Correlation Coefficients: Find Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient. Regression Analysis Pearson’s Correlation Coefficients. How to Find Pearson’s Correlation Coefficients. How to test a correlation coefficient. How to Find Pearson’s Correlation Coefficients. Correlation coefficients are used in statistics to measure how strong a relationship is between two variables. There are several types of correlation coefficient: Pearson’s correlation or Pearson correlation is a correlation coefficient commonly used in linear regression. Sample question : Find the value of the correlation coefficient from the following table:. Subject Age x Glucose Level y. Subject Age x Glucose Level y xy x 2 y 2. Subject Age x Glucose Level y xy x 2 y 2. Subject Age x Glucose Level y xy x 2 y 2. Subject Age x Glucose Level y xy x 2 y 2. Our result is 0.5298 or 52.98%, which means the variables have a moderate positive correlation. Sample problem : test the significance of the correlation coefficient r = 0.565 using the critical values ...
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*  RePub, Erasmus University Repository: Sustained informal care: The feasibility, constr
... uct validity and test-retest reliability of the CarerQol-instrument to measure the impact of informal care in long-term care. Instituut Beleid en Management Gezondheidszorg iBMG. Instituut Beleid en Management Gezondheidszorg iBMG /. Aging Mental Health /. Sustained informal care: The feasibility, construct validity and test-retest reliability of the CarerQol-instrument to measure the impact of informal care in long-term care Aging Mental Health, Volume 15 - Issue 8 p. Objectives: This study analyses feasibility, construct validity and test-retest reliability of the Care-related Quality of Life CarerQol -instrument among informal caregivers of long-term care LTC users. The CarerQol measures the impact of informal care by assessing happiness CarerQol-VAS and describing burden dimensions CarerQol-7D. Percentages of complete agreement between CarerQol scores at test and retest, Cohen's kappa coefficients kappa value and Intraclass Correlation Coefficients ICCs were used to assess reliability. The percentage ...
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*  fMRI reliability in subjects with stroke - ResearchGate
... For full functionality of ResearchGate it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Article fMRI reliability in subjects with stroke. Teresa Jacobson Kimberley. Teresa Jacobson Kimberley University of Minnesota Twin Cities Message author. Remove suggestion. Gauri Khandekar. Gauri Khandekar. Remove suggestion. Michael Robert Borich. Michael Robert Borich Emory University Message author. Remove suggestion. Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program in Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation Science, University of Minnesota, MMC 388, 426 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA. Experimental Brain Research. Impact Factor: 2.04. 04/2008; 186 1 :183-90. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-007-1221-8 Source: PubMed. ABSTRACT Functional MRI fMRI has become one of the most commonly used neuroimaging tools to assess the cortical effects associated with rehabilitation, learning, or disease recovery in subjects with stroke. Despite this, there has been no ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. The reservoir gases HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 are three of the key species provided by the primary instrument, the ACE Fourier Transform Spectrometer ACE-FTS. This paper describes the ACE-FTS version 2.2 data products, including the N2O5 update, for the three species and presents validation comparisons with available observations. We have compared volume mixing ratio VMR profiles of HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 with measurements by other satellite instruments SMR, MLS, MIPAS, aircraft measurements ASUR, and single balloon-flights SPIRALE, FIRS-2. Partial columns of HNO3 and ClONO2 were also compared with measurements by ground-based Fourier Transform Infrared FTIR spectrometers. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. The reservoir gases HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 are three of the key species provided by the primary instrument, the ACE Fourier Transform Spectrometer ACE-FTS. This paper describes the ACE-FTS version 2.2 data products, including the N2O5 update, for the three species and presents validation comparisons with available observations. We have compared volume mixing ratio VMR profiles of HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 with measurements by other satellite instruments SMR, MLS, MIPAS , aircraft measurements ASUR , and single balloon-flights SPIRALE, FIRS-2. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. For MIPAS and MLS comparisons only, mean relative differences lie within 10% between 10 ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. The reservoir gases HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 are three of the key species provided by the primary instrument, the ACE Fourier Transform Spectrometer ACE-FTS. This paper describes the ACE-FTS version 2.2 data products, including the N2O5 update, for the three species and presents validation comparisons with available observations. We have compared volume mixing ratio VMR profiles of HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 with measurements by other satellite instruments SMR, MLS, MIPAS, aircraft measurements ASUR, and single balloon-flights SPIRALE, FIRS-2. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. For MIPAS and MLS comparisons only, mean relative differences lie within 10% between 10 and ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. The reservoir gases HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 are three of the key species provided by the primary instrument, the ACE Fourier Transform Spectrometer ACE-FTS. This paper describes the ACE-FTS version 2.2 data products, including the N2O5 update, for the three species and presents validation comparisons with available observations. We have compared volume mixing ratio VMR profiles of HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 with measurements by other satellite instruments SMR, MLS, MIPAS, aircraft measurements ASUR, and single balloon-flights SPIRALE, FIRS-2. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. For MIPAS and MLS comparisons only, mean relative differences lie within 10% between 10 and ...
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*  SwePub - sökning: WFRF:(Höpfner M.)
Its two instruments measure vertical profiles of over 30 atmospheric trace gases by analyzing solar occultation spectra in the ultraviolet/visible and infrared wavelength regions. The reservoir gases HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 are three of the key species provided by the primary instrument, the ACE Fourier Transform Spectrometer ACE-FTS. This paper describes the ACE-FTS version 2.2 data products, including the N2O5 update, for the three species and presents validation comparisons with available observations. We have compared volume mixing ratio VMR profiles of HNO3, ClONO2, and N2O5 with measurements by other satellite instruments SMR, MLS, MIPAS, aircraft measurements ASUR, and single balloon-flights SPIRALE, FIRS-2. Overall the quality of the ACE-FTS v2.2 HNO3 VMR profiles is good from 18 to 35 km. For the statistical satellite comparisons, the mean absolute differences are generally within 1 ppbv 20% from 18 to 35 km. For MIPAS and MLS comparisons only, mean relative differences lie within 10% between 10 and ...
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*  Test–retest repeatability of self-reported environmental exposures in Parkinson's disease cases a
... nd healthy controls. QUT ePrints. QUT Home Contact. Home Browse About Login. Test–retest repeatability of self-reported environmental exposures in Parkinson's disease cases and healthy controls. Gartner, Coral E., Battistutta, Diana, Dunne, Michael P., Silburn, Peter A., Mellick, George D. 2005 Test–retest repeatability of self-reported environmental exposures in Parkinson's disease cases and healthy controls. Parkinsonism Related Disorders, 11 5, pp. 287-295. View at publisher. Abstract There is substantial disagreement among published epidemiological studies regarding environmental risk factors for Parkinson's disease PD. Differences in the quality of measurement of environmental exposures may contribute to this variation. The current study examined the test–retest repeatability of self-report data on risk factors for PD obtained from a series of 32 PD cases recruited from neurology clinics and 29 healthy sex-, age- and residential suburb-matched controls. Exposure data were collected in face-to-face ...
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*  Microsoft Outlook: Set a Recurring Meeting at Different Times on Different Days - Question Defense
... . Categories Code Snippets Errors Insights Labs Security. Pages Backtrack Linux Consulting Contact Documentation Kali Linux Tags Tools. Sponsors. Home. Insights. Microsoft Outlook: Set a Recurring Meeting at Different Times on Different Days. Microsoft Outlook: Set a Recurring Meeting at Different Times on Different Days. alex. April 21, 2009. Insights. 9 Comments Tweet Setting up a meeting request in Outlook to occur at different times on different days is not especially user friendly so there are two different methods to take. You can either set up a appointment and then modify the specific days or you can configure multiple meeting requests. The first method should be used if there are a set number of meetings for instance every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the next two weeks. The second method should be used if the meetings are scheduled with no end date. First Method:. Open New Appointment: For the first method we will configure a new appointment by clicking on New in the top navigation bar ...
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*  Breast Cancer Prevention (PDQ®): Prevention - Health Professional Information [NCI] - North Kans
Breast Cancer Prevention PDQ : Prevention - Health Professional Information. Breast Cancer Prevention PDQ® : Prevention - Health Professional Information. Internal Validity: Good. External Validity: Good. Study Design: Cohort or case-control studies. Internal Validity: Good. External Validity: Good. Study Design: Cohort, case-control studies. Internal Validity: Good. External Validity: Good. Internal Validity: Good. External Validity: Good. Study Design: Cohort or case-control studies. Internal Validity: Good. External Validity: Good. Study Design: Case-control and cohort studies. Internal Validity: Good. External Validity: Good. Study Design: Case-control and cohort studies. Internal Validity: Good. External Validity: Good. Study Design: Case-control and cohort studies. Internal Validity: Good. External Validity: Good. Study Design: Case-control and cohort studies. Internal Validity: Good. External Validity: Good. Magnitude of effect: After 6.8 years, incidence was 23% lower in women treated with estrogen ...
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*  The Dog Zombie: Why do other measurements of stress suck worse than cortisol?
The Dog Zombie: Why do other measurements of stress suck worse than cortisol. The Dog Zombie. Dogs. Science. Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Cortisol is a messenger used by the HPA hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, for the brain to send a message about stress levels out to the body, for the body to pass that message along to the organs that need to change their operations as a result, and for the body to then report back to the brain that the message has been received, so the brain can stop yelling about it. The hormone that the pituitary gland releases as part of the HPA axis is ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone, or the hormone that makes the adrenal cortex change. The owners of your hospitalized dogs aren t going to be happy if you tell them you need to draw blood from their dogs for your study. The body uses CBG as a way of regulating the stress response. This axis works much more quickly than the HPA. If you had a very controlled population of animals, with catheters already placed that they were used to, so ...
http://dogzombie.blogspot.com/2010/07/why-do-other-measurements-of-stress.html
*  Application Notes | Novacap
Application Notes. Novacap. Products. Application Specific. Capacitor Assemblies. Certified Safety Capacitors. Commercial Chips. DSCC Approved. High Reliability Chips. High Temperature. Leaded Capacitors. Non Magnetic Chips. Pulse Energy And Detonator. RF Class II. Technical Info. Product Catalog. Technical Brochure. Quality Policy. Reliability Data. Application Notes. Certificate Approvals. Cross Reference Guide. Dielectric Characteristics. Packaging. Chip Marking. Sales Rep. Distributors. Stock Check. News. Contact Us. About Us. Contact Form. Knowles Regional sales. RFQ Form. Sample Request Form. Technical Question Form. Career Opportunities. Technical Info. Application Notes. :: Application Notes. Application Notes. MLCC Storage Guidelines. High Temperature Soldering Recommendations. :: Technical Info. Product Catalog. Technical Brochure. Quality Policy. Reliability Data. Application Notes. Certificate Approvals. Cross Reference Guide. Dielectric Characteristics. Packaging. Chip Marking. :: Product Search ...
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*  [BioC] Limma with block and replicate measurement
Limma with block and replicate measurement. Limma with block and replicate measurement Yanyan Li yli at mail.jci.tju.edu. Fri Dec 1 17:52:37 CET 2006. Previous message: webbioc install on linux redhat FC4 Next message: analyzing genomic hybridization data with limma. Messages sorted by:. Hi Bioconductors: I am doing Random Block Design for single-color arrays, consider the following target frame: FileName Exp Trt 1 1 A 2 1 B 3 1 C 4 1 D 5 2 A 6 2 B 7 2 C 8 2 D 9 3 A 10 3 B 11 3 C 12 3 D Each mRNA has 3 replicates same y location and different x location, I am not a biology person, I hope I could express clearly. Now I want to compare pairwise groups across the 3 experiments, treat Exp as block factor random and each mRNA is repeated. How to incorporate random and repeated effects to lmFit command and also contrast. Is anyone deal with similar situation or any other suggestions. I appreciate all your help. Thanks a lot yanyan The documents accompanying this transmission may contain confidential health or ...
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*  Clinical Methods - NCBI Bookshelf
... Clinical Methods, 3rd edition The History, Physical, and Laboratory Examinations Editors: H Kenneth Walker, MD, W Dallas Hall, MD, and J Willis Hurst, MD. Excerpt The goal of this book is to "be your guide" and say "see here and see there" as the reader becomes skilled in the techniques and analysis of clinical data. This third edition of Clinical Methods has undergone substantial revision based upon feedback from students and other users of the first two editions. These changes enhance the usefulness of the book and help us to achieve our goal of providing clinicians and students with the best current knowledge of the techniques of collecting and using clinical data. The Case of Richard Cabot Charles Stewart Roberts. References. Chapter 1. The Origins of the History and Physical Examination H. Kenneth Walker. Sydenham: The Nosology of Disease, 1666. The Clinical History. Clinical Methods in the United States. Conclusion. References. Chapter 2. Collecting and Analyzing Data: Doing and Thinking David A. ...
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*  precise quantification of genomic DNA
... HARDIES at THORIN.UTHSCSA.EDU HARDIES at THORIN.UTHSCSA.EDU. Previous message: Site directed mutagenesis kit Next message: transgenic mice Messages sorted by:. Freeman writes: Need Help: I have problem in quantification of genomic DNA from different cell lines. The DNA samples have been treated with RNase A, phenol-chloroform, and the OD260/280 are higher than 1.8. Loading the same amount of DNA based on OD260 measuring from different samples in agarose gel, however, gives a significantly different fluorecent intensity. Should I trust the result from OD measuring or from agarose gel. 1 RNAse converts RNA to small oligos and nucleotides. These absorb light even more strongly than the RNA did, and with the same spectrum as RNA or DNA. So unless you do something to physically remove the RNA or the digestion products, your OD will still be inflated. Typically people rely on ethanol precipitation for removal of the digestion products, but this often leaves a considerable residue of RNA oligos. 3 If the ...
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*  Comprehensive clinical assessment in community setting: Applicability of the MDS-HC - Kent Academi
... c Repository. Comprehensive clinical assessment in community setting: Applicability of the MDS-HC. 1997 Comprehensive clinical assessment in community setting: Applicability of the MDS-HC. The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. OBJECTIVE: To describe the results of an international trial of the home care version of the MDS assessment and problem identification system the MDS-HC, including reliability estimates, a comparison of MDS HC reliabilities with reliabilities of the same items in the MDS 2.0 nursing home assessment instrument, and an examination of the types of problems found in home care clients using the MDS-HC. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS: Reliability data from dual assessments of 241 randomly selected clients of home care agencies in five countries, all of whom volunteered to test the MDS-HC. MEASUREMENTS: The array of MDS-HC assessment items included measures in the ...
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*  Sulfated Ash Test Method: Limitations of Reliability and Reproducibility
... Automotive. Login My SAE. 0 in Papers. Publications Technical Papers. Learn Articles. Standards. Training/Education. Technical Paper. Sulfated Ash Test Method: Limitations of Reliability and Reproducibility. Paper #:. Nadkarni, R., Ledesma, R., and Via, G., "Sulfated Ash Test Method: Limitations of Reliability and Reproducibility," SAE Technical Paper 952548, 1995, doi:10.4271/952548. Exxon Research & Engineering Co. Sulfated ash test method ASTM D 874 has long been used as a quantitative measure of the ash forming metallic constituents in the lubricating oils and additives. Because of the complexity of the salts that are formed, it is not possible to predict the sulfated ash values from the elemental compositions for the additive packages which are based on the newer technology. Thus, unless the product sulfated ash specifications are based on experimentally obtained values, there is a high probability that there will be continuous disagreements between the manufactures who make their product based on ...
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*  3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community - View Single Post - Topic 11 - Overall Assessment
fat chicks on a diet weight loss community view single post topic overall assessment thread topic overall assessment view single post pm faithbw member join date jan location ohio posts s c g height i know this is old but i just finished reading the book and i thought it was interesting not depressing at all it definitely enlightened me on why so many people in my family both sides especially women are fat all the stories reminded me so much of my family and it made me empathize with them more i ve always been the thin one in my family i m close to now and my high weight was lbs i m ashamed to admit that sometimes i use to think why don t they try harder when it was always kinda easy for me to lose some weight if i exercise rigorously and watch what i eat it s really not that easy to just lose weight though i m sure we all know that it made me reflect on all of the fat shaming we do in this society i m not just talking about fat jokes which are pretty obvious but even things like staring at a fat person when ...
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*  Initial Test Results to Determine Window of Infection - Forum on Understanding Your Labs -- TheBody.
... com. Advertisement. Ask the Experts About. Understanding Your Labs Understanding Your Labs. Rollover images to visit our other forums. 0 Email. Glossary. Ask the Experts > Forum on Understanding Your Labs > Q & A Initial Test Results to Determine Window of Infection May 16, 2010. 2 questions: 1 In my initial test tests, I was mid-seroconversion acute HIV Infection, I tested negative for antibodies Western Blot/ELISA, but had a viral load of 940k and a CD4 count of 575. I had a fairly acute reaction to the virus at that point, 102 degree fever, characteristic rash, etc. My doc knew exactly what was going on... Based upon these results, is it possible to determine approximately when infection occurred or how long I'd been carrying the virus. Phrased another way, is there a natural curve to viral load growth over time post infection. 2 Is there any correlation between the strength of the symptoms/severity of acute HIV infection and either anticipated immune response or the potency of the particular ...
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*  Temporary changes in train timings | Track Changes | Secunderabad Station | Ghatkesar | Train Delay
Temporary changes in train timings. Track Changes. Secunderabad Station. Ghatkesar. Train Delay. Gorakhpur Express Delay. Home News. Sports. Technology Gallery Videos Business Fun Jokes Life style. Gallery. Videos. NAV links News. Entertainment. Sports. Other links Wallpapers. Hot Buzz. Hot Buzz. Love Relationship. Home News World Temporary changes in train timings Temporary changes in train timings. Temporary changes in train timings Posted: 07/13/2012 09:30 AM IST. The South Central Railways, which has its headquarters in Secunderabad, has said that several trains between Bibinagar and Ghatkesar have been diverted temporarily due to the track repair works. While some trains are diverted, a few have been cancelled. The changes will be applicable to the following trains: • Guntur-Secunderabad: The Golkonda Express would be halted at Bhuvanagiri itself. From Bhuvanagiri, a passenger has to board Bhagyanagar Express to reach Hyderabad. Bhagyanagar Express with train number 172334 runs between Balharshah and ...
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*  Camera Equipment Reliability – What Can We Reasonably Expect ?
Camera Equipment Reliability – What Can We Reasonably Expect. October 04, 2015, 10:15:32 AM. Luminous Landscape Forum > Equipment & Techniques > Cameras, Lenses and Shooting gear > Camera Equipment Reliability – What Can We Reasonably Expect. Author Topic: Camera Equipment Reliability – What Can We Reasonably Expect. Simpson Full Member. Offline Posts: 242. Camera Equipment Reliability – What Can We Reasonably Expect. on: September 09, 2013, 02:05:29 PM. What reliability can we reasonably expect from ‘professional’ equipment – fair wear-and-tear allowed for. Logged. Member. Offline Posts: 530. Re: Camera Equipment Reliability – What Can We Reasonably Expect. Reply #1 on: September 09, 2013, 02:24:27 PM. Member. Offline Posts: 1692. Re: Camera Equipment Reliability – What Can We Reasonably Expect. Reply #2 on: September 09, 2013, 02:35:28 PM. Logged. Member. Offline Posts: 8850. Re: Camera Equipment Reliability – What Can We Reasonably Expect. Reply #3 on: September 09, 2013, 03:28:18 PM. Quote from: Simon ...
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*  R-value
r value r value r value or rvalue may refer to in computer science a value considered independently of its storage location r value insulation in building engineering the efficiency of insulation of a house r value soils in geotechnical engineering the stability of soils and aggregates for pavement construction r factor crystallography a measure of the agreement between the crystallographic model and the diffraction data in statistics the pearson product moment correlation coefficient or simply correlation coefficient in ophthalmic optics the distance between the segment optical center and the segment top in solid mechanics the lankford coefficient see also r rating disambiguation l value disambiguation
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*  What is the 6d actually good at (*positive* fact list)?
What is the 6d actually good at *positive* fact list. Welcome, Guest. Please login or register. CanonRumors. Forum Home. Help. Search. Login. Register. October 07, 2015, 06:25:35 AM. canon rumors FORUM. Gear Talk. EOS Bodies - For Stills. What is the 6d actually good at *positive* fact list. previous next Print. Pages: 2 3. Author Topic: What is the 6d actually good at *positive* fact list. Read 33698 times. Marsu42 Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II. Posts: 6402 Canon Pride. What is the 6d actually good at *positive* fact list. on: December 01, 2012, 03:14:17 PM. With most of the threads about what s wrong with the 6d and what a €2000 camera doesn t do that a €3000 does, I d like to assemble a short. comprehensive list of 6d characteristics that are positive and, if these are required, might make the 6d a good purchase after all over the 7d, 5d2 or even 5d3: We all know that Nikon has more bang for the buck, and more expensive gear is better. I also could rave about what Canon audaciously cut from the 6d. But that s ...
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*  .. M220 Focused-ultrasonicator™ .. DNA Shearing for Next-Generation Sequencing .. Tubes and ve
The M220 runs a variety of DNA shearing protocols with Covaris SonoLab 7 software and uses both the Covaris microTUBE™ miniTUBE™. DNA Shearing for NGS with the M220 Focused-ultrasonicator. It includes DNA shearing protocols for 50 and 130 μl sample and for fragment size distribution ranging from 100 to 5,000 bp as well as Chromatin shearing protocols. Versatile DNA Shearing Performance Figure 1 demonstrates M220 DNA shearing performance for fragment lengths from 150bp to 1.5kb in the microTUBE, and to 2, 3 and 5 kbp in the miniTUBE. High reproducibility at 300bp DNA Shearing Figure 2 displays the reproducibility of the M220 when shearing multiple DNA fragments to a fragment length of 300bp by the same M220. Consistent 3kb Fragment Length DNA Shearing Figure 3 demonstrates M220 shearing performance a fragment length of 3kb. microTUBE AFA Fiber Snap-Cap  PN 520045 for 130 µl volume – from 150bp to 1,500bp fragments Order online. microTUBE-50 AFA Fiber Screw-Cap  PN 520166  for 50 µl volume – from ...
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*  FlowRNA Technology
Support Products. Technical Support. Terms Conditions. Privacy Statement. PrimeFlow RNA Assay Variability. Assay Variability. Intra-assay Variability To assess intra-assay variability, samples from stimulated and unstimulated human peripheral blood monnuclear cells PBMC were divided into seven tubes and assessed for expression of RPL13a, a positive control gene expressed in all PBMCs, and IFN , induced only upon stimulation in a subset of lymphocytes. Assessing intra-assay variability A single sample of stimulated or unstimulated human PBMC was divided into 7 tubes and assessed for expression of RPL13a mRNA in total lymphocytes figure on the right or IFN mRNA in IFN + events figure on the left. Assessing variability from target probe dilutions Splenocytes from C57Bl/6 mice were assessed for expression of several positive control genes. For each technician, the CV% of the mean fluorescence intensity MFI of triplicate samples was less than 6%, consistent with previous data for intra-assay variability. ...
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*  ASTM Standards for Drinking Water Safety
How Safe Is Your Drinking Water Supply. The Role of ASTM Standards in Monitoring Ground-Water Quality. It is critical to ensure that the samples have not been biased during sample collection, which can easily occur when the very low detection limits for critical water-quality parameters are considered. Simple things, like poor housekeeping practices followed during sampling events, can result in the introduction of surface contaminants into monitoring wells and into samples, which can result in the detection of artificially high contaminant levels in samples positive bias. The guides and practices produced by D18.21 help ground-water sampling field personnel avoid introducing error and bias into the ground-water sampling process. Once in the field, samplers who do not follow correct field practices can introduce negative and/or positive bias to samples being collected in virtually every step of the sampling process. To assist in making critical decisions regarding how wells should be purged of water prior to ...
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*  www.arthritis-research.com - Table
... Table 1. Comparative measurement range of five physical function instruments with 90% reliability. PF-10. HAQ. PROMIS PF-10. PROMIS PF-20. PROMIS PF CAT-10. Floor. -2.5. -4.5. -2.9. -4.5. -4.5. Ceiling. -0.2. -0.4. 0.2. 0.2. 1.2. Range. 2.3. 4.1. 3.1. 4.8. 5.7. Each unit below zero the population mean is scored as a negative of standard deviations toward the floor, and each unit above zero the population mean is a standard deviation in the direction of the ceiling "range" as the algebraic sum of standard deviations of positive and negative. 1 Instruments: PF-10 - 10-item physical function scale of the SF-36. ; HAQ - 20-item Health Assessment Questionnaire. ; PROMIS PF-10 - PROMIS PF-10, 10-item Physical Function assessment form. ; PROMIS PF-20 - PROMIS PF-20, 20-item physical function assessment form. ; PROMIS PF CAT-10 - PROMIS PF 10-item Computerized Assessment Testing. Bruce et al. Arthritis Research Therapy 2013 15 :R144 doi:10.1186/ar4327.
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*  Patent US20060215739 - System and method for making correlation measurements utilizing pulse shape .
A correlation subsystem for a receiver that receives spread-spectrum signals, including: an array of complex accumulation registers that over multiple code chips accumulate correlation measurements that correspond to samples of the received signal, the complex accumulators being associated with code chip ranges that span all or a portion of one or more code chips; a code phase decoder that controls the complex accumulation registers to direct respective correlation measurements to the complex accumulation registers that are associated with the code chip ranges from which the samples are taken, the code phase decoder decoding values that correspond to estimated code phase times of the samples; and a processor for selectively combining the accumulated values from two or more accumulation registers to produce correlation values for use in one or more correlation techniques, multipath mitigation techniques or both. A computer generated method for tracking a spread spectrum signal the method including the steps ...
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*  www.genomebiology.com - Figure 3
www genomebiology com figure resolution standard high figure relationship of calculated binding energy to relative hybridization intensity for each of the oligonucleotides shown in figure a binding energy kcal mol to the perfect match sequence was calculated using arrayoligoselector and plotted against relative hybridization intensity the pearson correlation coefficient r indicates a strong correlation between the calculated binding energy and hybridization performance bozdech et al genome biology r doi gb r
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*  HealthBoards - View Single Post - Mono / Ebv for the second time -really bad! Anyone else have it m
healthboards view single post mono ebv for the second time really bad anyone else have it more than once thread mono ebv for the second time really bad anyone else have it more than once view single post pm tetianainto senior member female join date apr location toronto on canada posts re mono ebv for the second time really bad anyone else have it more than once hi sorry to hear about your symptoms i had a virus last year that lasted months not mono but some wierd mutated bug that wouldn t let go of my glands and throat i also thought i was dying from some terrible disease who has a sore throat for months and i wonder how much the anxiety played into this virus anyways some of your symptoms sound familiar weak fatigue light headed this can be all anxiety as for the racing heart it is also likely a symptom of anxiety but someone once told me that being dehydrated could elevate your heart rate too sounds strange but are u drinking enough hope you feel better soon i know how hard it is to be responsible of ...
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*  Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Nikon mounted on Nikon D3X : Tests and Reviews
... WHAT IS DxOMark. Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Nikon mounted on Nikon D3X : Tests and Reviews Tweet. Samyang 24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Nikon. mounted on: Nikon D200 Nikon D3 Nikon D300s Nikon D3200 Nikon D3300 Nikon D3s Nikon D3X Nikon D4 Nikon D40X Nikon D5000 Nikon D5200 Nikon D5300 Nikon D60 Nikon D600 Nikon D610 Nikon D70 Nikon D700 Nikon D7000 Nikon D7100 Nikon D750 Nikon D800 Nikon D800E Nikon D810 Nikon D90 Nikon Df. View how the Samyang24mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC Nikon lens rates at the DxOMark Score. Sigma 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A Nikon lens review: Best model for Nikon users. Read on to find out how well this new wide-angle model performs. Nikon 20mm f/1.8G ED Review: Great results from Nikon’s latest wide-angle prime. We weigh up the DxOMark lens scores of Nikon’s latest 20mm wide-angle prime against some of the competition. We’ve tested the new 24-Mpix Nikon D3300 with more than 140 Nikkor and third-party prime and zoom models to assess image quality. Read onto find out which of these lenses have the best ...
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*  Are high sample rates better for DSP? - Hydrogenaudio Forums
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*  Apparent infection rate
... is an estimate of the rate of progress of a disease based on proportional measures of the extent of infection at different times firstly a proportional measure of the extent of infection is chosen as the disease extent metric for example the metric might be the proportion of leaf area affected by mildew or the proportion of plants in a population showing dieback lesions measures of disease extent are then taken over time and a mathematical model is fit the model is based upon two assumptions the progress of the infection is constrained by the amount of tissue that remains to be infected and if it were not so constrained the extent of infection would exhibit exponential growth there is a single model parameter r which is the apparent infection rate it can be calculated analytically using the formula r frac t t log e left where r is the apparent infection rate t is the time of the first measurement t is the time of the second measurement x is the proportion of infection measured at time t x is the ...
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*  .. Lying to the man behind the counter
Lying to the man behind the counter. Posted on. July 18, 2011 by. shifty. Sometimes it is just easier to lie. Especially when you are wrenchin’ on something unusual – a Wartburg, an ancient Datsun or any car that has had an engine swap. At most chain parts stores, the first thing they do is punch in the year, make and model of your car. No matter what you are asking for. And the pimply-faced kid behind the counter has no concept of simple mechanics. Say you just need a set of spark plugs. After all the info is punched in, you might be asked with a straight face, “Is that a diesel or gas motor?” Which usually stuns me into silence, an un-uttered “Ummmmmmmmm…” just waiting to escape from my dropped jaw. If you are mixing and matching parts from different manufacturers, be ready for that sideways head-turn and dog-like look of confusion. “You need a set of pads for an ’85 Volvo 245 and front rotors for a ’93 Nissan Altima, for a ’67 Datsun What. Who makes that, Toyota?” Parts guy paralysis sets in, and he has ...
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*  www.biomedcentral.com - Figure
... Resolution: standard / high Figure 3. Scatter plot showing association between the country's total immunization publications and selected country-level variables. Wiysonge et al. BMC Medicine 2013 11 :66 doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-66 Download authors' original image.
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*  Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise Enticing Fantasy by Estée Lauder, Fragrance Review
Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise Enticing Fantasy by Est e Lauder, Fragrance Review. expert advice. unbiased reviews. Reviews. Beauty Advice. Diet+Health. Beauty Awards. Review. buying guide. Worst Drugstore Body Lotions. 20 Best Drugstore Beauty Products. 13 Awful-Smelling Fragrances. 21 Best Body Washes. browse by. Makeup Remover. Night Cream. Oral Care. + Makeup. Makeup Tools. Powder. + Hair. Hair + Scalp Treatments. + Body. Body Lotion. Body Powder. Body Scrubs. Body Wash + Shower Gel / Foam. Fragrance. Hand, Foot + Nail Treatments. Intimate Care. Nail Tools. 13 Awful-Smelling Fragrances Exclusively from the editors at Total Beauty Get the Buying Guide to see these top-rated products. I got a gift set containing perfume, travel size perfume and the body lotion. 16 Best Perfumes Exclusively from the editors at Total Beauty Get the Buying Guide to see these top-rated products. 7 hawaiian bliss this perfume makes me feel like a beautiful lady......it just gives you a pretty feeling. Write a review of this ...
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*  Principal axis
... may refer to principal axis mechanics aircraft principal axes principal axis theorem principal axis crystallography optical axis
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*  [R] varimax rotation difference between R and SPSS
varimax rotation difference between r and spss varimax rotation difference between r and spss peter dalgaard p dalgaard at biostat ku dk thu oct cest previous message varimax rotation difference between r and spss next message problem whit a piece of program messages sorted by andreas cordes andreas cordes at stud uni goettingen de writes hi i am puzzeled with a differing result of princomp in r and factor in spss regarding the amount of explained variance the two results are the same however the loadings differ substantially in the unrotated as well as in the rotated form in both cases correlation matrices are analyzed the sums of the squared components is one in both programs maybe there is an obvious reason but i somehow fail to see it i get spss res r res v v which i presume is part of the puzzle i don t think varimax wants its loadings normalized like they are in loadings princomp after all it was designed for factanal not princomp and i wouldn t be the least surprised if the sdev components of princomp ...
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*  Carolina Digital Repository - Table 4. This table contains information on factor loadings result
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*  R: Prediction function for factor analysis or principal...
... predict.psych {psych}. R Documentation. Prediction function for factor analysis or principal components. Description. Finds predicted factor/component scores from a factor analysis or components analysis of data set A predicted to data set B. Predicted factor scores use the weights matrix used to find estimated factor scores, predicted components use the loadings matrix. Scores are either standardized with respect to the prediction sample or based upon the original data. ## S3 method for class 'psych' predict object, data,old.data,... Arguments. object. the result of a factor analysis or principal components analysis of data set A. data. Data set B, of the same number of variables as data set A. old.data. if specified, the data set B will be standardized in terms of values from the old data. More options to pass to predictions. Predicted factor/components scores. The scores are based upon standardized items where the standardization is either that of the original data old.data or of the prediction set. ...
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*  American College of Rheumatology
Measuring Body Image Avoidance in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis Jewett 1, Lisa R., Thombs 2, Brett D., Hudson 2, Marie, Heinberg 3, Leslie, Wigley 4, Fredrick M., Haythornthwaite 5, Jennifer A. McGill University, Montreal, QC. The objective of this study was to compare the validity and reliability of a general Body Image Avoidance Questionnaire for Acquired Disfigurement BIAQ-AD; N = 181 with a disease-specific measure for patients with acquired disfigurement from scleroderma BIAQ-Scleroderma; N = 93. Confirmatory factor analysis and exploratory factor analysis were performed with MPLUS to determine the factor structure; internal consistency reliability was assessed using Cronbach's alpha; and concurrent validity was assessed by comparing BIAQ-AD and BIAQ-Scleroderma with the Adapted Satisfaction with Appearance Scale ASWAP, Beck Depression Inventory BDI and the McGill Pain Questionnaire Short-Form MPQ-SF. Results: A 1-factor model provided the most parsimonious fit for both the BIAQ-AD c 2 21 = 44.25, ...
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*  Principal axis (crystallography)
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*  Explicit Bond Option and Swaption Formula in Heath-Jarrow-Morton One Factor Model by Marc P. A. Henr
Explicit Bond Option and Swaption Formula in Heath-Jarrow-Morton One Factor Model by Marc P. A Henrard :: SSRN. Home Search Browse Submit Subscribe Shopping Cart MyBriefcase Top Papers Top Authors Top Organizations SSRN Blog. http://ssrn.com/abstract=434860. Download This Paper Open PDF in Browser. New York, USA Processing request. Illinois, USA Processing request. California, USA Processing request. If you have any problems downloading this paper, please click on another Download Location above, or view our FAQ File name: SSRN-id434860. If you have any problems with this purchase, please contact us for assistance by email: Support@SSRN.com or by phone: 877-SSRNHelp 877 777 6435 in the United States, or +1 585 442 8170 outside of the United States. We are open Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30AM and 6:00PM, United States Eastern. Explicit Bond Option and Swaption Formula in Heath-Jarrow-Morton One Factor Model. We present an explicit formula for European options on coupon bearing bonds and ...
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*  PanoTools NG
Message 1 of 28, Mar 30, 2009. View Source. 0 Attachment. --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Roger D. Williams roger@... wrote:. Message 2 of 28, Mar 30, 2009. View Source. 0 Attachment. tom a sparks schrieb: --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Roger D. Williams roger@... wrote:. Message 3 of 28, Mar 30, 2009. View Source. 0 Attachment. bohonus Opteka makes a bunch of different wide angle and fisheye lenses for point & shoots. I have CHDK loaded on the SD800 to give me things like raw, exposure bracketing, focus bracketing etc. I have CHDK loaded on the SD800 to give me things like raw, exposure bracketing, focus bracketing etc. Paul Fretheim Hi Bradford, We would probably be acquainted if I still lived in Seattle. I have CHDK loaded on the SD800 to give me things like raw, exposure bracketing, focus bracketing etc. I have CHDK loaded on the SD800 to give me things like raw, exposure bracketing, focus bracketing etc. I have CHDK loaded on the SD800 to give me things like raw, exposure bracketing, focus ...
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*  Collections of Hairy Woodpecker (Picoides villosus) - Encyclopedia of Life
Collections of Hairy Woodpecker Picoides villosus - Encyclopedia of Life. Overview Detail Data 428 Media 6 Maps Names Community Resources Literature Updates. 731489 other items. 89343 other items. 58284 other items. Birdlife International links resource. 10467 other items. My Life Bird List. 97 other items. 31044 other items. 51 other items. 107668 other items. Great Basin National Park Birds. 239 other items. Breeding Birds of Contra Costa County, CA. 158 other items. 615 other items. Backyard Birds of Contra Costa County, CA. 30 other items. 114 other items. 23 other items. 2502 other items. 470603 other items. 128 other items. 513573 other items. 233 other items. 271 other items. Species 2000 ITIS Catalogue of Life: May 2012. 1565031 other items. 32805 other items. 13177 other items. Search Rock Creek Park. 348 other items. Birds. 109 other items. 5133 other items. 545517 other items. 78 other items. Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve Species List. 984 other items. Jean Lafitte National ...
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*  python-forum.org • View topic - simple question (signed ints)
python-forum.org View topic - simple question signed ints. Python Coding. General Coding Help. simple question signed ints. 30 posts. Re: simple question signed ints by stranac. Posts: 1492 Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:42 pm. Re: simple question signed ints by Tcll. Posts: 107 Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:36 pm. Re: simple question signed ints by stranac. Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:09 pm If ov -250, 1 should be -122, ov -128, 1 should be 0. Posts: 1492 Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:42 pm. Re: simple question signed ints by Tcll. Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:15 pm the confusion is the two's complement, where 0xFF is -1 instead of -0 what you've provided only allows up to -127 0x81 for a signed 8-bit int 0x79 is 127, 0x80 is -128, and 0x00 is of course 0 EDIT: looks like my last working example was right after all... Posts: 107 Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:36 pm. Re: simple question signed ints by Kebap. Re: simple question signed ints by Tcll. Posts: 107 Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:36 pm. Re: simple question signed ints by Mekire. Code: ...
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*  Collections of Basidiomycetes (Basidiomycota) - Encyclopedia of Life
Collections of Basidiomycetes Basidiomycota - Encyclopedia of Life. Basidiomycota mdash; Community. Basidiomycetes learn more about names for this taxon. Add to a collection. Overview Detail Data 82665 Media 2 Maps Names Community Resources Literature Updates. Communities. Collections. Curators. Collections. Collections are created by EOL users to bring together species, multimedia, articles, or even members that have something in common, such as geography, ecology, or a personal meaning. Communities can feature collections that are of particular interest and value to them. Present in 35 collections. Phyla that people eat. 10 other items. BioLib.cz Import. 731489 other items. Sloan-CoML NameLink Project. 1062 other items. Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS. 513573 other items. Species 2000 ITIS Catalogue of Life: May 2012. 1565031 other items. iSpot southern Africa. 9182 other items. RedHotList 2012. 2502 other items. BioImages resource. 130542 other items. BOLDS resource for higher-level taxa. ...
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*  Collections of Western Grebe (Aechmophorus occidentalis) - Encyclopedia of Life
Collections of Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis - Encyclopedia of Life. Aechmophorus occidentalis mdash; Community. Western Grebe learn more about names for this taxon. Add to a collection. Overview Detail Data 315 Media 6 Maps Names Community Resources Literature Updates. Communities. Collections. Curators. Collections. Collections are created by EOL users to bring together species, multimedia, articles, or even members that have something in common, such as geography, ecology, or a personal meaning. Communities can feature collections that are of particular interest and value to them. Present in 65 collections. BioLib.cz Import. 731489 other items. IUCN Red List. 89343 other items. LigerCat. 58284 other items. Birdlife International links resource. 10467 other items. TaxonConcept.org outlinks. 107668 other items. OBIS depth range resource. 188822 other items. California Birds. 615 other items. Breeding Birds of Contra Costa County, CA. 158 other items. NatureServe resource. 470603 other items. ...
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*  Specific question about Day 3 blood test
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*  Expecting Rain • View topic - Very specific question about "Tangled"
Titanium Member. Titanium Member. Joined: Sun July 9th, 2006, 00:18 GMT Posts: 6397 Location: Miami Beach Florida,USA What's Little Havana like. Titanium Member. Joined: Sun July 9th, 2006, 00:18 GMT Posts: 6397 Location: Miami Beach Florida,USA I'm sure ya can. Still Go Barefoot Post subject: Re: Very specific question about Tangled Posted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 01:25 GMT. Titanium Member. Titanium Member. Titanium Member. Joined: Sun July 9th, 2006, 00:18 GMT Posts: 6397 Location: Miami Beach Florida,USA Still Go Barefoot wrote: Drinkin' shiraz right now. Titanium Member. Still Go Barefoot Post subject: Re: Very specific question about Tangled Posted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:10 GMT. Joined: Fri July 15th, 2011, 02:23 GMT Posts: 17705 goombay wrote: Still Go Barefoot wrote: Can I get a REAL Cuban puro there. Still Go Barefoot Post subject: Re: Very specific question about Tangled Posted: Fri December 23rd, 2011, 04:16 GMT. Joined: Sun July 9th, 2006, 00:18 GMT Posts: 6397 Location: Miami Beach ...
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*  Functional recovery after fractures of the distal forearm: Analysis of radiographic and other factor
... s affecting the outcome - ResearchGate. Article Functional recovery after fractures of the distal forearm: Analysis of radiographic and other factors affecting the outcome. Quality of life measurements in patients with osteoporosis and fractures. ABSTRACT: To review all specific questionnaires regarding quality of life in osteoporosis and to describe their distinctive indications, we searched Medline, the Scientific Electronic Library Online database, and the Latin-American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature database. Nine specific questionnaires related to osteoporosis quality of life were found: 1 the Women's Health Questionnaire, 2 Osteoporosis Quality of Life Questionnaire, 3 Osteoporosis Assessment Questionnaire, 4 Osteoporosis Functional Disability Questionnaire, 5 Quality of Life Questionnaire of the European Foundation for Osteoporosis, 6 Osteoporosis-Targeted Quality of Life Questionnaire, 7 Japanese Osteoporosis Quality of Life Questionnaire, 8 the 16-item Assessment of Health-Related ...
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(1/6813) The role of psychological and biological factors in postinfective gut dysfunction.

BACKGROUND: Both psychological and physiological disturbances have been implicated in the aetiopathogenesis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). AIMS: To investigate how the psychological factors act, and the involvement of infective and physiological factors. METHODS: Consecutive patients hospitalised for gastroenteritis reported life events for the previous 12 months, and past illness experiences on standardised questionnaires. They also completed psychometric questionnaires for anxiety, neuroticism, somatisation, and hypochondriasis. In some patients, rectal biopsy specimens were obtained during the acute illness and at three months postinfection. RESULTS: Ninety four patients completed all questionnaires: 22 patients were diagnosed with IBS after their gastroenteritis (IBS+), and 72 patients returned to normal bowel habits (IBS-). IBS+ patients reported more life events and had higher hypochondriasis scores than IBS- patients. The predictive value of the life event and hypochondriasis measures was highly significant and independent of anxiety, neuroticism, and somatisation scores, which were also elevated in IBS+ patients. Rectal biopsy specimens from 29 patients showed a chronic inflammatory response in both IBS+ and IBS- patients. Three months later, specimens from IBS+ patients continued to show increased chronic inflammatory cell counts but those from IBS- patients had returned to normal levels. IBS+ and IBS- patients exhibited rectal hypersensitivity and hyper-reactivity and rapid colonic transit compared with normal controls, but there were no significant differences between IBS+ and IBS- patients for these physiological measurements. CONCLUSION: Psychological factors most clearly predict the development of IBS symptoms after gastroenteritis but biological mechanisms also contribute towards the expression of symptoms.  (+info)

(2/6813) Development of the physical therapy outpatient satisfaction survey (PTOPS).

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purposes of this 3-phase study were (1) to identify the underlying components of outpatient satisfaction in physical therapy and (2) to develop a test that would yield reliable and valid measurements of these components. SUBJECTS: Three samples, consisting of 177, 257, and 173 outpatients from 21 facilities, were used in phases 1, 2, and 3, respectively. METHODS AND RESULTS: In phase 1, principal component analyses (PCAs), reliability checks, and correlations with social desirability scales were used to reduce a pool of 98 items to 32 items. These analyses identified a 5-component model of outpatient satisfaction in physical therapy. The phase 2 PCA, with a revised pool of 48 items, indicated that 4 components rather than 5 components represented the best model and resulted in the 34-item Physical Therapy Outpatient Satisfaction Survey (PTOPS). Factor analyses conducted with phase 2 and phase 3 data supported this conclusion and provided evidence for the internal validity of the PTOPS scores. The 4-component scales were labeled "Enhancers," "Detractors," "Location," and "Cost." Responses from subsamples of phase 3 subjects provided evidence for validity of scores in that the PTOPS components of "Enhancers," "Detractors," and "Cost" appeared to differentiate overtly satisfied patients from overtly dissatisfied patients. "Location" and "Enhancer" scores discriminated subjects with excellent attendance at scheduled physical therapy sessions from those with poor attendance. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION: In this study, we identified components of outpatient satisfaction in physical therapy and used them to develop a test that would yield valid and reliable measurements of these components.  (+info)

(3/6813) The psychometric properties of clinical rating scales used in multiple sclerosis.

OullII;l y Many clinical rating scales have been proposed to assess the impact of multiple sclerosis on patients, but only few have been evaluated formally for reliability, validity and responsiveness. We assessed the psychometric properties of five commonly used scales in multiple sclerosis, the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), the Scripps Neurological Rating Scale (SNRS), the Functional Independence Measure (FIM), the Ambulation Index (AI) and the Cambridge Multiple Sclerosis Basic Score (CAMBS). The score frequency distributions of all five scales were either bimodal (EDSS and AI) or severely skewed (SNRS, FIM and CAMBS). The reliability of each scale depended on the definition of 'agreement'. Inter-and intra-rater reliabilities were high when 'agreement' was considered to exist despite a difference of up to 1.0 EDSS point (two 0.5 steps), 13 SNRS points, 9 FIM points, 1 AI point and 1 point on the various CAMBS domains. The FIM, AI, and the relapse and progression domains of the CAMBS were sensitive to clinical change, but the EDSS and the SNRS were unresponsive. The validity of these scales as impairment (SNRS and EDSS) and disability (EDSS, FIM, AI and the disability domain of the CAMBS) measures was established. All scales correlated closely with other measures of handicap and quality of life. None of these scales satisfied the psychometric requirements of outcome measures completely, but each had some desirable properties. The SNRS and the EDSS were reliable and valid measures of impairment and disability, but they were unresponsive. The FIM was a reliable, valid and responsive measure of disability, but it is cumbersome to administer and has a limited content validity. The AI was a reliable and valid ambulation-related disability scale, but it was weakly responsive. The CAMBS was a reliable (all four domains) and responsive (relapse and progression domains) outcome measure, but had a limited validity (handicap domain). These psychometric properties should be considered when designing further clinical trials in multiple sclerosis.  (+info)

(4/6813) Impairment in preattentive visual processing in patients with Parkinson's disease.

We explored the possibility of whether preattentive visual processing is impaired in Parkinson's disease. With this aim, visual discrimination thresholds for orientation texture stimuli were determined in two separate measurement sessions in 16 patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease. The results were compared with those of 16 control subjects age-matched and 16 young healthy volunteers. Discrimination thresholds were measured in a four-alternative spatial forced-choice paradigm, in which subjects judged the location of a target embedded in a background of distractors. Four different stimulus configurations were employed: (i) a group of vertical targets among horizontal distractors ('vertical line targets'); (ii) targets with varying levels of orientation difference on a background of spatially filtered vertically oriented noise ('Gaussian filtered noise'); (iii) one 'L' among 43 '+' signs ('texton'), all of which assess preattentive visual processing; and (iv) control condition, of one 'L' among 43 'T' distractors ('non-texton' search target), which reflects attentive visual processing. In two of the preattentive tasks (filtered noise and texton), patients with Parkinson's disease required significantly greater orientation differences and longer stimulus durations, respectively. In contrast, their performance in the vertical line target and non-texton search target was comparable to that of the matched control subjects. These differences were more pronounced in the first compared with the second session. Duration of illness and age within the patient group correlated significantly with test performance. In all conditions tested, the young control subjects performed significantly better than the more elderly control group, further indicating an effect of age on this form of visual processing. The results suggest that, in addition to the well documented impairment in retinal processing, idiopathic Parkinson's disease is associated with a deficit in preattentive cortical visual processing.  (+info)

(5/6813) Validation of a specific quality of life questionnaire for functional digestive disorders.

BACKGROUND: Dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome are suitable conditions for assessment of quality of life. Their similarities justify the elaboration of a single specific questionnaire for the two conditions. AIMS: To examine the process leading to the validation of the psychometric properties of the functional digestive disorders quality of life questionnaire (FDDQL). METHODS: Initially, the questionnaire was given to 154 patients, to assess its acceptability and reproducibility, analyse its content, and reduce the number of items. Its responsiveness was tested during two therapeutic trials which included 428 patients. The questionnaire has been translated into French, English, and German. The psychometric validation study was conducted in France, United Kingdom, and Germany by 187 practitioners. A total of 401 patients with dyspepsia or irritable bowel syndrome, defined by the Rome criteria, filled in the FDDQL and generic SF-36 questionnaires. RESULTS: The structure of the FDDQL scales was checked by factorial analysis. Its reliability was expressed by a Cronbach's alpha coefficient of 0.94. Assessment of its discriminant validity showed that the more severe the functional digestive disorders, the more impaired the quality of life (p<0.05). Concurrent validity was supported by the correlation found between the FDDQL and SF-36 questionnaire scales. The final version of the questionnaire contains 43 items belonging to eight domains. CONCLUSIONS: The properties of the FDDQL questionnaire, available in French, English, and German, make it appropriate for use in clinical trials designed to evaluate its responsiveness to treatment among patients with dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome.  (+info)

(6/6813) Measuring therapist technique in psychodynamic psychotherapies. Development and use of a new scale.

Treatment manuals are becoming a requirement for conducting quality psychotherapy research. What the field lacks, however, are reliable, valid, and cost-efficient instruments that can be used to measure a wide variety of prescribed therapeutic techniques. This article describes the development and use of a new instrument, the Interpretive and Supportive Technique Scale (ISTS). It is designed to measure interpretive and supportive features of technique for a broad range of dynamically oriented psychotherapies. Data concerning the psychometric properties of the ISTS are presented from two studies. The findings suggest that the ISTS is a potentially useful tool for measuring interventions for different forms of dynamically oriented psychotherapy.  (+info)

(7/6813) Attentional ability among survivors of leukaemia.

Attentional ability in 19 survivors of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and 19 sibling controls was assessed using a neuropsychological model of attention. Analysis revealed that children who had received treatment for leukaemia exhibited significantly poorer performance on measures of the "focus encode" and "focus execute" elements of attention and on measures of the ability to respond to external cues and feedback. No significant differences in performance were found for measures of sustained attention and the ability to shift attention. These results indicate that children who have received treatment for leukaemia may experience highly specific attentional deficits that could have an impact on academic performance, particularly mathematical and reading skills. It is suggested that this underlying attentional deficit might be the source of the neuropsychological sequelae associated with the disease. Future attempts at remediation should incorporate activities specifically designed to ameliorate focusing difficulties.  (+info)

(8/6813) Race in the "decade of the brain".

Despite NIMH efforts to facilitate the study of women and minorities in federally funded schizophrenia research, there is a significant lack of information about race differences in brain morphology and neuropsychological function in schizophrenia. A review of three major psychiatric journals between 1994 and 1996 revealed that only 14 (2.8%) of 502 schizophrenia articles reported the results of race analyses. Only 84 (16.7%) even reported the racial composition of the study sample. The study of race differences in schizophrenia, although fraught with methodological complexity and social/political tension, is necessary to prevent inappropriate generalization of research results across racial groups.  (+info)


What is the difference between biological age and physiological age?


How can we know our biological ages?
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Aging is a normal biological process in human beings involving the gradual alteration of body structure, function, and tolerance to environmental stress. From approximately age 30, effectiveness of various physiological functions begins a subtle decline that becomes more obvious around age 55-60. 

However, physiological aging does not occur at the same rate throughout the population. 

There is a biological and a chronological age. Biological age focuses on senescent changes in biological and physiological processes, whereas chronological age focuses on elements of calendar time. An individual who is 70 years of age may have a biological age of 45, based on his/her health and fitness status.

Biological age may be reduced by regularly participating in a well-designed physical fitness program

As people age, there is no doubt that there are a certain number of well known changes that take place such as: A reduction of lean muscle mass, an increase in body fat due to loss of lean muscle mass and a slower metabolism,; a decline in maximal heart rate; a decrease in bone density, an increase in blood pressure, a decrease in overall flexibility, a decrease in cardiovascular output (or the amount of nutrient rich blood pumped out of the heart per minute), a decline in maximal oxygen uptake or (VO2 max) and gradual decline in motor skill function and coordination.

What you may not know about all of these "normal" or "well known" changes (biological markers of aging)  is that all of them can be slowed and even downright stopped in their tracks with consistent activity and proper nutrition. There is no denying that we do slow down a bit as we age but many adults go through these changes far too early, frequently and severely due to years of inactivity and poor nutrition. 

In every one of these changes, it has been shown that proper diet and exercise can significantly slow these processes down. Many people have a hard time believing this because with Americans having such bad activity and eating habits, these changes are widely accepted as normal functions of the aging process.

In my experience, I know and work with many people over the age of 65 who defy these changes, still exercise at high levels and have very few if any of these factors that are severe enough to hold them back from a highly active lifestyle. 

These are people who came to me at the age of 65 or older that have been working out/eating right for 40 plus years and have great bodies that function at very high levels. They are true examples of how there is a distinct difference between CHRONOLOGICAL  and BIOLOGICAL age. I am not saying that exercise and diet is the fountain of youth but I don't know of anything else that comes anywhere close to providing such positive benefits for the human body. 

This is because the human body was designed for activity and if you consistently give it what it was designed to do, you will literally preserve it!

What's the difference between chronological age and biological age (RealAge)? 

RealAge Answer: 
Chronological age is how old you are in calendar years. The measured by the time (years and months) that something or someone has existed
The number of years a person has lived, used especially in psychometrics as a standard against which certain variables, such as behavior and intelligence, are measured

Biological age, or RealAge, is how old your body is based on lifestyle, medical history, and genetics. In other words, your body might be younger or older than you think, depending on how well you take care of it and your personal risk of accidents. Calculate your RealAge by taking the RealAge Test. The RealAge Test uses the patented RealAge metric, widely accepted as the gold standard of measuring health status, to calculate your RealAge. 

There are two ages: you have a CHRONOLOGICAL age and you have a BIOLOGICAL  age. Now, sometimes they match and sometimes they go in the wrong direction. There is some part of this anti-aging idea that is totally genetic. However, most people have a great deal of control of how fast they age; by eating and exercising correctly.


What's the diff between clinical social workers, counseling psychologists, and alcohol & drug counselors?


When all three work with individuals with mental disorders then what is the main difference between the three. What is the strengths of clinical social workers, counseling psychologists, and alcohol & drug counselors that sets them apart from each other?
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CSWs are Master’s-level degree. They have a lot of training in counseling. Their basic training is in Social work, i.e., finding resources to help the client.

To have the “ist” attached to your title, it takes a Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist, for instance. Different systems use different terminology, so I don’t know what a “Counseling Psychologist” would be in your community. Sounds like the Psychologist would have extra training in “talk therapy” rather than psychometrics.

Alcohol and drug counselors, in my experience, have little or no training beyond a “certificate”, if that.  Example: an addict or alcoholic who has been through the 6-month Daytop program, and who returns to works as an unpaid or low-paid “counselor” would fit into this class. The absolute WORST alcohol/drug counselors are active members of the so-called anonymous programs. They have no training at all, but love to tell you how to stay clean/sober. Telling you what to do is not counseling.

A good therapist, on the other hand, would help you to discover your inner strength for recovery. Would help in planning to avoid relapse. 

BTW the anonymous programs are good for relapse control, except for one terrible fact: AAs are four times as likely to turn a “slip” into a full-scale relapse.

Also BTW, researchers have found that effective psychotherapy or counseling is not dependent on the degrees and training of the counselor. Rather, it depends on the counselor’s humanness, understanding, empathy, ability to relate to the client and to allow/encourage the client to grow. 

The worst psychotherapist I ever saw was a psychiatrist--all he wanted to do is stuff me full of pills. The best was a young woman who had Rogerian training, although she was short of concrete help, which I later obtained in CBT.


What kind of psychologists do not work with disabled people?


There are a LOT of differenty disciplines of Psychology.  Here is a complete list of sub-groups:

Abnormal psychology *
Activity theory 
Analytical psychology 
Applied psychology 
Asian Psychology 
Behaviorism *
Behavioral medicine *
Biobehavioral health 
Biological psychology 
Biopsychology 
Cognitive neuropsychology *
Cognitive psychology *
Cognitive neuroscience *
Community psychology 
Comparative psychology *
Clinical psychology 
Consumer psychology 
Counselling psychology *
Critical psychology 
Developmental psychology *
Discursive psychology 
Distributed cognition *
Ecological psychology 
Educational psychology 
Engineering psychology 
Environmental psychology 
Evolutionary psychology 
Experimental psychology 
Forensic psychology 
Health psychology 
Humanistic psychology 
Individual differences psychology *
Industrial and organizational psychology 
Legal psychology 
Medical psychology *
Music psychology *
Neuropsychology 
Performance psychology 
Personality psychology 
Philippine Psychology 
Physiological psychology 
Popular psychology, self-help, and alternative therapy 
Political psychology 
Positive psychology 
Pre- and perinatal psychology 
Problem solving 
Psychoanalysis *
Psychohistory 
Psychology and law 
Psychology of religion 
Psychometrics 
Psychonomics 
Psychophysics 
Psychopathology 
Psychophysiology 
Psychotherapy a branch of psychiatry as well 
School psychology 
Sensation and perception *
Situated cognition *
Social psychology 
Sport psychology 
Systemic psychology 
Theoretical psychology 
Traffic psychology 
Transpersonal psychology 
 
Most do not work with disabled people.  

The most popular types of Psychologists are 
- Clinical (study and apply psychology for the purpose of understanding, preventing, and relieving psychologically-based distress or dysfunction and to promote subjective well-being and personal development), 
- Forensic (experts in the application of psychological principles to the legal system), 
- Health (behavioral aspects of physical illness and have additional advanced training in psychopharmacology, physiology, and rehabilitation), 
- School (work in schools, state departments of education, hospitals, clinics and universities), 
- Research (study cognitive and behavioral processes by experimenting on human beings and animals), 
- and Sports (work mostly with professional athletes to enhance the athlete's sports performance).  

*these are ones that I think MAY work more with disbled people.  But, ALL fields may or may not, it depends on the practice and the individual case.


Can anyone explain how I awoke to seeing a man staring at me in the middle?


What is going on with me?  There's things that happen that I have no reasonable explanation for.  E.g. when I was a kid, I drew the same car (stlye and color) that I drove in college.  I also stated what kind of man I would end up with (hair color, eyes, age difference etc.) in junior high, and guess what?  I did.  I can tell people in my home who is going to call and they call within a minute.  Since I've moved things have really gotton weird. I awoke the other night to a man staring at me, I mean gleaming at me, I screamed.  Jumped the f*** out of my chair and ran.  I even took a double take cause I thought I was still sleeping or in a dream.  I have my office light turn on and off.  I took a nap one day in my guest bedroom upstairs and heard the rocking chair moving.  I can sense people, know exactly if their vendictive, smart, evil, etc.  I even see ugliness in their faces (it's not pretty).  I hate this, and as I get older I'm sensing and seeing things that I don't want 2. Help!
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A friend of mine studied "psychometrics" so he could learn to harness and discipline his extrasensory perceptions.  He could see "memories" of people who used to live in the building, whether they were still alive or not, based on the energy impressions they left behind.  He could also remember where he traveled when he was out of his body during sleep -- that he went into different spiritual planes of existence.  So there are other energy levels out there that not all people can perceive.  Maybe you have some ability there, but just can't control it.

I don't know which systems might work for you, but I would try consulting with Buddhist teachers, Silva mind control, the Spiritual Emergence Network, Scientology, Carl Jung Center, or any Spiritual, Christian, or Healing prayer group to see if you can find people who can advise you with your apparent spiritual gifts.

All these things can be explained scientifically.  Thoughts, perceptions and memories in the mind involve chemical processes and energy.  All matter and energy in the universe are connected on some level.  So if you are sensitive enough, you can pick up signals of the past, present or future beyond the traditional physical senses.  

There are also spiritual beings, angels or demons, in other planes or dimensions that can influence people in this plane.  If you feel any unwelcome influence or spirit in your space, I recommend contacting a spiritual healer who can pray for deliverance.  The best book I have found on this is "Healing" by Francis MacNutt (edition 2003 or later).  There is a section that includes an exorcism prayer, and explains how different types of prayers work and what makes prayers not work. [If you prefer direct spiritual help or guidance, you may contact MacNutt at http://www.christianhealingmin.org or my friend Olivia who has helped a lot of people to overcome spiritual crises; her number is posted at http://www.houstonprogressive.org/nothanku.html ]

Some people do not make a connection between spiritual experiences and visual or audial messages that are usually labeled as schizophrenia or psychotic delusions.  But this book documents at least two cases where patients who had schizophrenic or suicidal issues were healed through prayer treatment that addressed the spiritual causes underneath the symptoms.  So if anyone assumes you are having hallucinations of some sort, these could still be paranormal or spiritual signals or images you are picking up because of spiritual sensitivity.  It will required advanced use of technology to prove such incidents are real manifestations of energy.  I would treat them as spiritual messages or signals and work with them as such.

However, if it really bothers you and you would rather suppress it, please consult a psychiatrist who could advise you.  I would not recommend medication "in place of" counseling, but it may help if other ways of filtering out unwelcome signals don't work for you.  When I had a string of spiritual visions and visitations, what stopped it for me was figuring out what the spiritual message was.  Once I did that, the incidents did not occur again.  But in your case, it may be an ongoing situation where you are sensitive and will continue to pick up stray signals, images or messages.  The man in "A Beautiful Mind" saw and interacted with people who didn't exist; he was diagnosed as schizophrenic, but I believe the visions he had may involve spiritual elements, such as alternative dimensions, perceptions or messages.  So you can either live with it (like he did when he quit taking his medication for schizophrenia, and went back to seeing people who didn't exist, and just lived with it), or you can try either spiritual treatment or exercises or training to deal with your gift, or you can seek psychiatric means of suppressing the signals in your brain.

Although I recommend counseling and conscious examination to find long-term solutions, if these incidents are causing you fear and suffering, it may help to seek medical treatment for that while you search for spiritual answers as well.

I would not deny either medical or spiritual approaches, but would seek both so you can find a comfortable balance that works for you.  In any case, please do not be afraid, as that fear can be manipulated by negative spiritual forces and made worse.  If you trust that anything you experience can be used for good, then try to focus on how to use these things for your benefit.  The reason our bodies get unpleasant symptoms of sickness is to let us know something is off-balance or not healthy; so the spirit, mind and emotions are the same way -- if we get negative signals, we need to examine what could be the cause and try to resolve the problem to stop the mixed signals.


How to be sure about my IQ?


Recently I came across a certain doubt, how can I be sure of my IQ without having to go to professional help. On the internet there are several tests about IQ measurement but to none of them I give any credibility whatsoever given that many of them are not developed by a professional and IQ measurement seems like the kind of thing that needs to be very precise and well done.

A few months ago I found something that I thought interesting; an online IQ estimation test developed by the Cambridge University Psychometrics Centre. This test came from a well known and professional source, the test itself admitted to be only an estimation (it even provided a range of assertiveness: "Your real score is most probable to be found in the range from 10 points below your test score and 10 points above your test score", meaning that if you scored X in the test then your true score is most likely to be found between X-10 and X+10), the test stated that it was not useful as an official medical certificate and for what I know the test seemed complex enough not to be just one more joke. There were numerous paragraphs at the beginning of the test stating that my private information might be used to enrich statistical projects of IQ carried on by the University (the option of sharing your information could be disabled) and telling the test subject beforehand that the results will be confidential and warned that it will not necessarily be "positive" (smart).

I took the test a total of 4 times within less than a year to reduce the circumstantial error (I did it several times to reduce the chance of getting a "lucky" or "unlucky" result) and calculated the average score. My average score was of 132.5 points, meaning that my real score is most likely between 122.5 points and 142.5 points. I did some research about IQ charts and the standards of society to see where was I concerning the rest of the world. I also found out that brain development gets to its highest peak around the age of 26 (curious), the test I took asked for my age (I was 16 years old back then) for feedback information but it did not personalize the test according to the subject's age.

I remain skeptical about the accuracy of this test but it is the best I have found on the internet. I am interested on knowing what my IQ is but I don't think I can go to a professional; it would be an uncomfortable and ridiculous situation to ask my parents for an IQ test at a medical facility. If you have any advice of what to do, any information over online support or reliable testing please help me out. This is no urgent manner whatsoever but I would really appreciate it if someone knows anything that might be of use to me.
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I want to treat my adhd for career purposes but not eliminate my hyperactivity...?


I am amazingly bright when I take medication such as adderall but am otherwise off the wall. Normally, I am an extremely hyper 24 year old male, also very high in impulsivity as I tend to get myself into trouble alot. Right now I work as a barista, a very good job for someone who has alot of energy. However, I cannot do that for the rest of my life, I need to start looking into career. It seems that most "career" job types involve some sort of repetitive work on a 9-5 schedule and that does not sit very well with me. I need something new everyday or I will be miserable. 
If I take medication, I suddenly turn into like everyone else who can sit still and pay attention. I get straight A's in all of my classes, even the difficult ones such as advanced statistics and psychometrics when I am on the meds. 

My dilema is that if I take medication to treat my symptoms in order to aid me in career, I give up my unique energy and personality (the meds zap my energy). I dont think I am willing to do that. This leaves me in a position where I am stuck without a career choice and unwilling to treat my symptoms for the real world... isnt there a job out there that naturally caters to my type? So far I can only think of crime related jobs and bartending...
I am out of ideas both on waht kind of career I should have and what I should do to treat my ADHD without sacrificing my natural personality.
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Would you consider yourself a very artistic or creative person?

I have ADHD and doing art stuff like drawing, painting, writing, music, etc really is great for myself and it keeps my attention and keeps me still. Although I'm not far in life (still in highschool) I'm pretty sure I want to do something music related now.
But if you do any of those I suggested there are real world careers for them as well. 

I don't take any of the meds, and doing this stuff keeps me focused. But also doesn't destroy my personality either like the meds do.

You might also look for a career were you're doing a lot of movement. Like the crime related stuff you mentioned. Maybe also a fire-fighter or something in construction? Maybe something involving the outdoors since you'd be doing a lot of movement and it's easier to focus because there's things to see and you're not just sitting in some boring office or something.

But yeah I don't think I was helpful :\  I hope I was haha


Can I mix psychometrics,weight lifting and cardio? HELP ?


Hello I'm 19 years old 170lbs I've been lifting weights for a year now and I already gained about 40lbs muscles and fat.... The problem is I really don't have much definition and I have low stamina(since I did weights only)...!! I think combining this 3 is the   have a good looking and conditioned body.. what do you think and can you help me? =D
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Degree In Social Work/Mental Health?


I am 28 years old and working on my degree in mental health. Is this a good career to major in? What are wages like? I've heard so many different opinions that I am curious to learn more. I study mental health because I love working with others.

I would love to hear from current workers in the field. Thank you.
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You didn't say which degree - bachelor's, masters? - or in Social Work or Licensed counselor?  But I can clue you in on things I wish someone had told me.  

First of all, check in your local area (or where you plan to live when you graduate) on the availabaility of jobs and what they pay. Find out the requirements for these positions as well.  A BA/BS does not get you much of anything - maybe a certification and pay level of a vocational medical worker.  You need at least an MA to make it, and only the PhDs get a pretty decent salary.   In my state, I found out too late that social workers make more than a licensed professional counsolor, for some reason.  And they get hired before we do.  Why?  I really don't know except they have been around longer and have a larger lobby force(?)  So it's probably like this in every state.  But LPC's have MA's, take the same amount of university courses (or more) in the same courses and mostly with the same books, and have the same number of hours of internship (or more).  

Another "political thing" they do is look down their nose if you went to a state university.  Seems spending more money makes the education better(?)  NOT! Several of my professers at my state university wrote the books our state board required for both counselors' and social workers courses!  I interned with several of those snobs who attending the private universities under Daddy's or Husbands money.  They were too good to sit with or speak to me.  Guess what?  They cried about the difficult psychometrics questions when they failed their state boards and had to re-take. This UT student going under the GI bill (me)  aced it the first time around!  (I studied my ass off - that's all it takes)

If I were on the other side of the couch, I'd rather go to a counselor (who sounds professional)  than a social worker (who sounds like a baby snatcher). Another bit of info - don't work for the state - (MHMR, Dept of Human Svcs, Child Protection, etc.)- bad conditions, overwork, underpay.

Basically, do a lot of homework and research before deciding which way to go.  If you (or Daddy) has money to spend, go to the rpivate U just tohave the name of your transcript (What do nuns and priests know about family, marriage, and living in the real world of mental illness- excuse me?), and shoot for a PhD. Just don't get it and think you're God and can put a label on everyone you meet....please?  Stay real!

Signed:  Making more on Disability than I did as an LPC with beyond a Masters and a supervisor certification!


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