This paper explores the social support networks available to the informal carers of people living with motor neurone disease (MND). An ethnographic case study was undertaken using ecomapping, observation and conversational interviews to collect data from 18 primary carers of people living with MND. Interviews took place in participants homes in metropolitan, regional and rural locations. Participants discussed the content of their support network and drew lines between individuals to indicate the type and strength of relationship. Changes to the network were depicted on ecomaps during subsequent interviews. While health policy-makers assume that healthy social capital exists in Australian communities and that social cohesion will ensure active and available support networks in times of illness or disability, data from this exploratory study indicated that this was not consistently the case. Support networks varied in size and composition; however, age was identified as a discriminator of the ...
Older adults with perceived having emotional social support had a 41% increased odds of meeting physical activity guidelines (OR = 1.41; 95% CI: 1.01-1.97). The only specific sources of social support that were associated with meeting physical activity guidelines was friend emotional support (OR = 1.19; 95% CI: 1.01-1.41) and financial support (OR = 1.28; 95% CI: 1.09-1.49). With regard to size of social support network, a dose-response relationship was observed. Compared with those with 0 close friends, those with 1 to 2, 3 to 4, 5, and 6+ close friends, respectively, had a 1.70-, 2.38-, 2.57-, and 2.71-fold increased odds of meeting physical activity guidelines. There was some evidence of gender- and age-specific associations between social support and physical activity. ...
The Importance of ICT in the Social Support Networks and in the Citizenship of the Portuguese Elderly: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4373-4.ch019: The Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) contain properties that easily convert into solutions for people with special needs, contributing to
Background: Social support is an important predictor of health outcomes after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but significant variability in social support exists by sex and age. Most studies have been conducted in populations of predominately older, male patients; little is known about the impact of social support on outcomes after AMI in young patients, who may have unique demands and resources.. Methods: We used data from the VIRGO study, an observational study of patients aged ≤55 years with AMI in the US and Spain, to examine the association of low perceived social support (LPSS) with baseline and 1-year health status, depression, and quality of life. Patients were categorized as having low vs. moderate/high social support using the ENRICHD Social Support Inventory (ESSI), which was collected during the index AMI hospitalization. A modified 5-item version of the 7-item ESSI was used for this study in order to examine marital status and instrumental support separately from perceived ...
Background: Chronic stress associated with living in poverty may lead to higher levels of adiposity due to the adoption of obesity-promoting stress coping behaviors. Social support may provide an alternative means of coping with stress, but very few studies have investigated whether high levels of social support can mitigate the adverse impact of poverty on adiposity.. Hypothesis: We hypothesized that social support modified the association between poverty and BMI whereby the association of poverty with BMI was weaker among adults who reported higher social support.. Methods: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2005-2008) participants ages 40+ (n=5,768) responded to questions about availability and adequacy of emotional social support (adequate, inadequate, and none) and about availability of financial support (yes/no). Poverty was defined as a poverty:income ratio ≤ 1.3. BMI (kg/m2) was calculated from measured height and weight. Sex-stratified multivariable linear regression ...
Background: Although social support has been observed to exert a beneficial influence on leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), multidimensional approaches examining social support and prospective evidence of its importance are scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate how four dimensions of social support affect LTPA engagement, maintenance, type, and time spent by adults during a two-year follow-up. Methods: This paper reports on a longitudinal study of 3,253 non-faculty public employees at a university in Rio de Janeiro (the Pro-Saude study). LTPA was evaluated using a dichotomous question with a two-week reference period, and further questions concerning LTPA type (individual or group) and time spent on the activity. Social support was measured by the Medical Outcomes Study Social Support Scale (MOS-SSS). To assess the association between social support and LTPA, two different statistical models were used: binary and multinomial logistic regression models for dichotomous and ...
Objective To explore the mediating effect of social support on the relationship between negative emotion and coping style in human immunodeficiency virus(HIV)-infected pregnant women.Methods A total of 202 HIV-infected pregnant women were enrolled by a convenient sampling method in this study.Participants completed questionnaires including social support rating scale(SSRS),knowledge,attitudes and practices scale for preventing mother-to-child transmission of human immunodeficiency virus(KAPS-PMTCT),self-rating anxiety scale(SAS),self-rating depression scale(SDS),Berger HIV stigma scale(BHSS),and simplified coping style questionnaire(SCSQ).The relationships of these variables were analyzed by Pearson correlation analysis and structure equation modeling analysis.Results The correlations between negative emotion,social support and coping style were all significant.Social support was negatively correlated with negative emotion(P0.05)and negative coping style(P0.01),and was positively correlated with
Social support is important in daily activities of the elderly. This study tests the hypothesis that there is an association between social support and cognitive function among the elderly in a community setting. Face-to-face interviews were conducted in a cross-sectional stratified random sample of 4,993 elderly (≥65 years) city residents. Using multiple regression analysis, we investigated the influence of social support on cognitive function. 12% were over 80 years old. 53.28% were men. 67.14% were married. Higher Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire (SPMSQ) scores (higher score means better cognitive function) were associated with strong social support, as measured by marital status and perceived positive support from friends. Lower cognitive function was associated with older and with female respondents. Only instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) were statistically and negatively related to SPMSQ. Lower functional status was associated with lower cognitive function. Elders with
Results Older adults refer more instrumental support at home and among their children. The support from outside the home of other relatives and friends showed present but fluctuates over time of the study. Physical and functional conditions, self-reported health were indicators of maintaining the exchange of support with all network over time but the worsening in these conditions was accompanied by more support available for elderly. ...
This study examines the extent to which locus of control and social support are linked to self-efficacy with regard to disease management in HIV-positive adults. Perceived ability to effectively manage illness was measured with the Self-Efficacy for Managing Chronic Disease Scale. Scores from the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support and the Multidimensional Locus of Control Scale were used as predictors. The gender-balanced sample (N = 69) of HIV+ adults was primarily African-American (65.3%) and European American (30.5%), with a mean age of 47 years (SD = 8.37). Correlational analyses suggested significant positive relationships between self-efficacy, social support, and locus of control due to powerful others. A regression analysis found that the model accounted for 23% of the variance in self-efficacy (adj. R-squared =.23, F (5, 63) = 4.81, p | .01), with social support (β = .37, t = 3.28, p | .01) and locus of control (β = .25, t = 2.26, p | .05) both significant predictors.
That said, since your blog is a great resource for someone going through cancer I wanted to reach out to you to see if you were interested in a new online social support network (that I am the community manager of!) called I Had Cancer. It is a new and free social support network focused on connecting people based on experiences with cancer so that they can easily communicate with one another and share information. I would love to tell you more if you are interested, so please let me know! Because I was so struck by your writing I would love to send you an early-access pass with extra invites for others you may know going through this journey ...
This paper argues that normative considerations are more important than attitudinal factors in engaging colorectal cancer screening, and tests a model explaining how unique cultural expressions of soc
Social support profile is associated with increased psychological well-being in the workplace[40] and in response to important life events.[41] There has been an ample amount of evidence showing that social support aids in lowering problems related to ones mental health. As reported by Cutrona, Russell, and Rose, in the elderly population that was in their studies, their results showed that elderly individuals who had relationships where their self-esteem was elevated were less likely to have a decline in their health.[42] In stressful times, social support helps people reduce psychological distress (e.g., anxiety or depression).[11] Social support can simultaneously function as a problem-focused (e.g. receiving tangible information that helps resolve an issue) and emotion-focused coping strategy (e.g. used to regulate emotional responses that arise from the stressful event)[43] Social support ≤has been found to promote psychological adjustment in conditions with chronic high stress like ...
Cohen and his team chose to study hugging as an example of social support because hugs are typically a marker of having a more intimate and close relationship with another person.. "We know that people experiencing ongoing conflicts with others are less able to fight off cold viruses. We also know that people who report having social support are partly protected from the effects of stress on psychological states, such as depression and anxiety," said Cohen. "We tested whether perceptions of social support are equally effective in protecting us from stress-induced susceptibility to infection and also whether receiving hugs might partially account for those feelings of support and themselves protect a person against infection.". In 404 healthy adults, perceived support was assessed by a questionnaire, and frequencies of interpersonal conflicts and receiving hugs were derived from telephone interviews conducted on 14 consecutive evenings. Then, the participants were intentionally exposed to a ...
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Factors influencing supportive social networks of people with schizophrenia are little understood. Data from 46 outpatients with schizophrenia were analysed using structural equation modelling to test plausible sets of inter-relationships between social skill, social networks, and social support. The data supported a tentative model about the causal relationships between variables. Paths showed that people with greater social skill had larger social networks, but did not necessarily perceive greater support from these networks. Negative symptoms accounted for some of the effect of social skill on social networks. Whereas groups of single-admission and multiple-admission participants did not differ in terms of social skill, social networks, or support, the age of the participants influenced their social skill and the size of their social networks. Younger participants had greater social skill and larger social networks. The results appear to suggest the importance of early intervention for young ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Effects of Treating Depression and Low Perceived Social Support on Clinical Events after Myocardial Infarction. T2 - The Enhancing Recovery in Coronary Heart Disease Patients (ENRICHD) Randomized Trial. AU - Berkman, Lisa F.. AU - Blumenthal, James. AU - Burg, Matthew. AU - Carney, Robert M.. AU - Catellier, Diane. AU - Cowan, Marie J.. AU - Czajkowski, Susan M.. AU - De Busk, Robert. AU - Hosking, James. AU - Jaffe, Allan S. AU - Kaufmann, Peter G.. AU - Mitchell, Pamela. AU - Norman, James. AU - Powell, Lynda H.. AU - Raczynski, James M.. AU - Schneiderman, Neil. AU - Raczynski, PY - 2003/6/18. Y1 - 2003/6/18. N2 - Context: Depression and low perceived social support (LPSS) after myocardial infarction (MI) are associated with higher morbidity and mortality, but little is known about whether this excess risk can be reduced through treatment. Objective: To determine whether mortality and recurrent infarction are reduced by treatment of depression and LPSS with cognitive behavior ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Maternal support networks, maternal cognitions, and young childrens social and cognitive development.. AU - Melson, G. F.. AU - Ladd, Gary. AU - Hsu, H. C.. PY - 1993/10. Y1 - 1993/10. N2 - The relations among maternal support networks, maternal perceptions of parenting, maternal attributions for parenting situations, and childrens social development, as indexed by peer acceptance, and cognitive performance, as indexed by the PPVT-R and PSI, were examined in a sample of 69 mothers and their preschool-age children. Network characteristics directly predicted cognitive performance and indirectly predicted peer acceptance through effects on maternal perceptions and attributions. Parent cognitions as mediators of network effects on childrens development are discussed, addressing variation due to network dimensions, types of parent cognitions, and domain of childrens development.. AB - The relations among maternal support networks, maternal perceptions of parenting, maternal ...
This study examined the impact of instrumental and emotional support on valued activity disability and depressive symptoms. Results indicate that instrumental support is associated with development of less disability in valued activities. Individuals who received adequate help with daily tasks during year 1 reported fewer valued activities newly affected by RA from year 1 to year 2. Although not significant, a statistical trend suggests that instrumental support may moderate the impact of basic function on VLA disability. In other words, the worse an individuals function, the more important receiving adequate help with daily tasks may be to minimize VLA disability.. In addition, analyses revealed that both VLA disability and emotional support were strongly associated with concurrent depressive symptoms. Individuals who had fewer newly affected activities from year 1 to year 2 and who received adequate emotional support in year 2 reported fewer depressive symptoms in the same year.. A ...
This study examined the impact of instrumental and emotional support on valued activity disability and depressive symptoms. Results indicate that instrumental support is associated with development of less disability in valued activities. Individuals who received adequate help with daily tasks during year 1 reported fewer valued activities newly affected by RA from year 1 to year 2. Although not significant, a statistical trend suggests that instrumental support may moderate the impact of basic function on VLA disability. In other words, the worse an individuals function, the more important receiving adequate help with daily tasks may be to minimize VLA disability.. In addition, analyses revealed that both VLA disability and emotional support were strongly associated with concurrent depressive symptoms. Individuals who had fewer newly affected activities from year 1 to year 2 and who received adequate emotional support in year 2 reported fewer depressive symptoms in the same year.. A ...
Empirical evidence exists showing a correlation between social support and health behaviors. However, does social support act the same across several health behaviors? The purpose of this study was to determine if social support has an impact across diet, physical activity and smoking in adults. The participants were 2,821 adults over the age of 40 from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (2005-2006, NHANES III). Multiple regression models were used to explore such a correlation. The findings suggest that social support does not act the same across varying health behaviors. The findings also suggest that educational attainment was the consistent predictor of adult health behaviors. Those participants that had higher education were more likely to exercise, less likely to smoke and more likely to adhere to food labels. The results from this study suggest that varying sources of social support is not a consistent predictor of health behaviors.
Social network size was differentially associated with grey matter structure depending on the directionality of the social relationship. Social connectedness designated by other people (in-degree size) was associated with brain volumes which have been implicated in inferring social information. By contrast, self-reported social connectedness (out-degree size) did not show any association. These results provide important support for the social brain hypothesis and delineate the nature of social networks that was effective in our prediction that larger social brain volume will contribute to better management of social relationships; i.e. the in-degree size. It is noteworthy that by examining the complete social network of an entire village, we were able to measure and compare out-degree and in-degree sizes of social networks and their association with brain volumes for the first time, to our knowledge.. Out-degree directly measures the perceived amount of available social support to the respondent ...
Background. The role of social capital for promoting health has been extensively studied in recent years but there are few attempts to investigate the possible influence of social capital on HIV prevention,particularly in developing countries. The overall aims of this thesis are to investigate the links between social capital and HIV infection and to contribute to the theoretical framework of the role of social capital for HIV prevention.. Methods. Key informant interviews with leaders of organizations, networks, social groups and communities and focus group discussions with members and non-members of the social groups and networks were conducted to map out and characterize various forms of social capital that may influenceHIV prevention. A quantitative community survey was carried out in three case communities toestimate the influence of social capital on HIV risk behaviors. A cross-sectional survey was conducted to estimate the HIV prevalence in the urban district representing a high HIV ...
This study compared perceived social support, psychological well-being, satisfaction with life, and psychosocial functioning in a sample of Hispanic and Non-Hispanic outpatients. A review of the literature revealed no data on the impact of ethnicity on these variables on a seriously mentally ill population. Seventy-six psychiatric outpatients in treatment in a New York City public hospital participated. Fifty-three were Hispanic (mainly Puerto Rican) and 23 Non-Hispanic Whites. There were 41 females and 12 males in the Hispanic sample and 8 males and 15 females in the White sample. The mean age was 47 and 48 years, respectively. Participants completed five self-report instruments measuring life satisfaction (QOLI), perceived social support from family and friends (PSS-Fa, Fr), health status (SF-36), and psychiatric symptomatology (BSI). A measure of degree of acculturation was administered to the Hispanic subsample only. Statistical analyses revealed that Hispanic patients reported significantly greater
Objectives To examine maternal functioning and wellbeing as important aspects of a familys adaptation to chronic paediatric conditions, in particular, children with diabetes. Method This cross-sectional study investigated the difference between the perceived quality of life of mothers of children with diabetes (n = 63) and mothers of children without diabetes (n = 114). The study also examined the role of self-efficacy, relationship satisfaction, number of social support providers, and satisfaction with social support in predicting quality of life. Results Mothers who had a child with diabetes had lower quality of life measured by general health, vitality, social functioning, role-emotional, and mental health than mothers that did not have a child with diabetes. Self-efficacy, relationship satisfaction, and social support were significant predictors of quality of life (mental health domain). Conclusion In order to enhance their psychological wellbeing, mothers of children with diabetes require adequate
High levels of social capital and social integration are associated with self-rated health in many developed countries. However, it is not known whether this association extends to non-western and less economically advanced countries. We examine associations between social support, volunteering, and self-rated health in 139 low-, middle- and high-income countries. Data come from the Gallup World Poll, an internationally comparable survey conducted yearly from 2005 to 2009 for those 15 and over. Volunteering was measured by self-reports of volunteering to an organization in the past month. Social support was based on self-reports of access to support from relatives and friends. We started by estimating random coefficient (multi-level) models and then used multivariate logistic regression to model health as a function of social support and volunteering, controlling for age, gender, education, marital status, and religiosity. We found statistically significant evidence of cross-national variation ...
Psychosocial Adjustment and the Meaning of Social Support for Visually Impaired Adolescents, Online, This article presents research derived from a nationwide study conducted at the University of Amsterdam into the psychosocial adjustment and the meaning of social support for Dutch adolescents with visual impairments. The findings indicate that social support, especially the support of peers, is important to adolescents with visual impairments. The differences between visually impaired and sighted adolescents proved to be small, but significant.
FERREIRA, Milce Burgos et al. Social support, socioeconomic and clinical risk: comparison between to neighborhoods in a Brazilian upcountry town. Rev. esc. enferm. USP [online]. 2012, vol.46, n.4, pp.822-828. ISSN 0080-6234. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342012000400006.. The objective of this study was to compare the perceptions of two families living in two different neighborhoods (rated according to risk levels) regarding social support. A questionnaire was designed to assess social support according to the following dimensions: instrumental, emotional, religious, and support from friends, neighbors and family. The sample was comprised as follows: considering the 114 families living in neighborhood 1, 52 families were interviewed; and among the 162 families living in neighborhood 2, 60 families were interviewed. No significant difference was found related to instrumental, religious and emotional support, including the support from relatives among the families from both neighborhoods. The ...
PRADO, Crisley Vanessa et al. Social support and physical activity in adolescents from public schools: the importance of family and friends. Cad. Saúde Pública [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.4, pp.827-838. ISSN 0102-311X. https://doi.org/10.1590/0102-311X00014313.. The aim of this study was to verify the association between different types and sources of social support and physical activity among adolescents from Curitiba, Paraná State, Brazil. A school-based survey was conducted with a representative sample of adolescents from public schools (n = 1,469). Multiple regression models were used to test the association between weekly frequency and sources of social support from family and friends and weekly frequency of physical activity. Among boys, frequent company of family (PR: 2.88; 95%CI: 2.00-4.13) and friends (PR: 5.46; 95%CI: 2.33-12.78) and positive reinforcement from friends (PR: 1.81; 95%CI: 1.18-2.77) were positively associated with physical activity. Sporadic invitation by the family was ...
Background: Postpartum depression has been the focus of much research in the past 15 years, but little is known about factors associated with depression of longer duration or later onset. The purpose of this longitudinal study was to analyze the relationship between stressful life conditions and postnatal depression in a group of women of low socioeconomic status from the third week to the sixth month postpartum. Methods: Nulliparas who met criteria for low socioeconomic status were recruited from the prenatal care clinics of four Montreal hospitals. Questionnaires were verbally administered in the home at 30 weeks gestation, at 3 and 9 weeks postpartum, and at 6 months postpartum. Blockwise multiple linear regression analyses were performed by entering predictor variables that included sociodemographic characteristics, chronic stressors, life events, and social support network. Results: Sixty-eight women participated in the study. At 6 months postpartum, 38.2 percent of the mothers had a Beck ...
These are just a few early warning signs of mental health issues. And if you notice such signs, it may be time to visit a healthcare professional. Also, you can visit the Mental Health America website for helpful resources.. Pets for better mental health. The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that the "pet effect" may help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. Experts also report that pets and therapy animals can lower feelings of stress, loneliness, and isolation. Not only that, but research also shows that pets can spark biological changes that can help reduce anxiety and depression.. One of these changes is that having a pet encourages physical activity. Exercise can improve not only brain health, but also the health of your body. This in turn can help improve your quality of life.. Pets can also improve your social support networks. For example, when you take your dog to the park or in public, people will likely interact with you and your pet. This in turn could help ...
Marital status and indices of social support are associated with mortality due to coronary heart disease and stroke. This association seems not entirely due to differences in recognised cardiovascular disease risk factors. The Western Sydney Stroke Risk in the Elderly Study examined the relationship between marital status, living arrangements,...
Welcome to the new look website for the Asthma Support Network in the ACT. Through this website we will update consumers and stakeholders with progress on our projects, along with useful information about local services and resources. We hope you enjoy our website and find it useful ...
A. Social and economic factors. Although socioeconomic status has not consistently been found to be an independent predictor of adherence, in developing countries low socioeconomic status may put patients in the position of having to choose between competing priorities. Such priorities frequently include demands to direct the limited resources available to meet the needs of other family members, such as children or parents for whom they care.. Some factors reported to have a significant effect on adherence are: poor socioeconomic status, poverty, illiteracy, low level of education, unemployment, lack of effective social support networks, unstable living conditions, long distance from treatment centre, high cost of transport, high cost of medication, changing environmental situations, culture and lay beliefs about illness and treatment, and family dysfunction. Various sociodemographic and economic variables are discussed in the course of this report (see also Annex 3).. Some studies have reported ...
We now know that low social support places heart patients at higher risk of adverse quality-of-life outcomes. And while older patients are more likely to rely on their immediate family for this social support, younger patients tend to include fewer family members but more friends and co-workers in their support networks. Could this difference explain…
The Family Network connects hundreds of Usher families worldwide. Many families join the family network for their own benefit. They want to talk to someone with similar experiences. They want information. They want help. But in the process of communicating with other Usher families, they end up providing precisely what they are seeking. When a new person joins, we pass on their contact information to the others in the network. It is then up to the current families to decide if they want to contact the new member or not. The new member will not know to whom weve passed on the information, so there is no pressure to contact them.
Entering the Virtual Teachers Lounge: Social Connectedness among Professional Educators in Virtual Environments: 10.4018/978-1-60566-984-7.ch098: As communication and connection are essential instruments for professional educators, this chapter seeks to examine the effectiveness of an online
other assistive measures available to deliver a good or service to ensure equality of outcome.. 3.3 Owners of Service Animals may receive information from staff as to the location of fresh water for the service animal and where service animals may be walked to relieve themselves.. 4. Support Persons. 4.1 Support Persons shall be permitted entry to all Humber facilities and meeting rooms that are open to the public, except when there are fees applied against participants by a third party and the Support Person was not pre-registered and/or no vacancy exists.. 4.2 If admission to an event is permitted and fees are payable to a third party, the Support Person is permitted to attend the event at their own cost. If admission to an event is permitted and fees are payable to Humber, the Support Person is permitted to attend at no cost.. 4.3 Where a Support Person is necessary to protect the health or safety of the person with a disability or the health or safety of others on the premises, the person ...
Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 -- TRIBEof9 has launched a new free, anonymous support network for those struggling with alcohol use and abuse.
Over the past quarter century, epidemiological studies conducted in the USA,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 Europe,11-16 and Asia17,18 have generally, but not always,19-23 shown that social relationships have beneficial effects on survival in adults. The convergence in findings is impressive given that the follow up time in these studies has ranged from two17 to 17 years,6 sample sizes have ranged from several hundred2 to more than 17 000 participants,11,12 and the participants ages have varied from 18 to 94 years. Despite the general consensus of positive effects of social relationships upon survival, several questions remain unanswered concerning the effects of social relationships on mortality in older people.. Firstly, it is unclear if all social relationships are equally beneficial to survival among older people or if specific types of relationship are more advantageous. Research by Seeman et al6 suggested ties with close friends or relatives, or both, may protect against mortality in older people. ...
The Medford Family Network (MFN) of the Medford Public Schools is a free parenting education and family support program for families with children from birth through age 7, who live or work in Medford.
All the people we spoke with told us that they felt safe receiving support from Deafness Support Network. They all understood the complaints procedure and we saw that it was produced in written and picture format to help people understand the document. People said that they would raise any concerns they had with the support staff, team leader or manager as appropriate.. Whilst people had not received any specific information about reporting abuse they confirmed they would contact a member of staff if they had any concerns about the service or the support they received. All confirmed they felt safe in the care workers care.. Staff told us that they had received training in safeguarding vulnerable adults and training records we saw confirmed this. They were able to say how they would describe different types or abuse and how they would explain it to a person using the service if they needed to. The manager and staff spoken with confirmed that they were aware of the procedure to be followed if ...
PLN LIST is an email bulletin begun in 2001 for exchanging news and views about strategies of building and maintaining personal support networks for people with disabilities, and associated issues. PLN LIST came into being at the time Planned Lifetime Networks was incorporated in the Waterloo-Wellington region of southern Ontario. Members of the List are now distributed in communities across Canada, with some in other countries too. PLN LIST is a free service maintained by Elizabeth & Gerald Bloomfield and hosted by the University of Guelph with technical support by Peter McCaskell. We welcome items of news and comment which should be sent to [email protected] They will be grouped in batches for posting from time to time. Frequency depends on the volume of material submited and the urgency of announcing meetings or recommending advocacy ...
For any two countries with the same level of income, the one with more social capital tends to have more schooling, a more expensive financial system, better fiscal policy and a wider telephone network. Causation could run in both directions, but the results are suggestive." (Temple, 1998) Increasing evidence is appearing at the macro level which identifies trust, civic norms, and other factors of social capital as a key condition for economic development. Says Fukuyama, "It is clear that both the need for an industrial policy and the ability to implement one effectively are dependent on cultural factors like social capital." Trade at the macro level has been found to be influenced by social capital. While most work on social capital is microeconomic, social capital has implications for the effect of trade and migration, economic reform, regional integration, new technologies which affect how people interact, security, and more. It has also been found out that neighbouring states that have not ...
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The kinds of support people give and receive depend on the type of sociality in which the support occurs. Different kinds of support may be experienced differently, and affect health in different ways, although these differences have not yet been explored. We can classify kinds of support in the framework of relational models theory. In communal sharing (CS) relationships participants feel equivalent; they coordinate with reference to a sense of unity, common identity, compassion and kindness. Hence people experience CS social support as non-contingent: people simply give whatever is needed, so far as they are able, without expecting anything specific in return. The support feels compassionate or loving. In authority ranking (AR) relationships, participants are ranked, such that superiors are entitled to precedence and prerogatives, while subordinates must give respect, deference, and sometimes obedience. People expect AR superiors to support their subordinates by leading, guiding, advising, ...
Although virtually everyone participates in social networks, we sometimes do not think of them in these terms. Discuss social networks, making sure to cover the following: a. Describe what social networks are. b. Provide four.
The latest survey by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse says teens who spend time on social networks are more likely to drink, smoke, and take drugs. But social networks arent causing this behavior.
E crucial components on the intervention. Examples of tactics made use of to stimulate social support are interactive games in which the participants complement
This focus group study examined the sources of enjoyment and nonenjoyment among younger and older English children in the sampling years of sport participation (ages 7-12). Concurrent inductive and deductive content analysis revealed that, consistent with previous research, younger and older children reported sources of enjoyment such as perceived competence, social involvement and friendships, psychosocial support, and a mastery-oriented learning environment. Nonenjoyment sources included inappropriate psychosocial support, increasing competitive orientation, negative feedback and reinforcement, injuries, pain, and demonstrating a lack of competence. Differences between younger and older childrens sources of enjoyment and nonenjoyment also emerged. Younger children reported movement sensations as a source of enjoyment and punishment for skill errors and low informational support as nonenjoyment sources. Older children reported social recognition of competence, encouragement, excitement, and ...
Demonstrating how an avatar-based 3-D learning environment can more fully engage learners in their online educational experience, the volunteer team of developers from Athabasca University will showcase a prototype of a virtual AU campus developed in Second Life. This immersive experience promises to make services more readily accessible, facilitate formal collaboration within a self-paced learning environment, and provide an improved means to develop informal support networks among online students ...
By Oliver Gladfelter When I used to give tours of campus to prospective students and their families, the most I common question I got was
In Switzerland, five donation networks support the organ donation tasks of hospitals on the local level. This includes identifying potential donors. These tasks also encompass providing care for families and next of kin and running a 24-hour hotline. Services provided are recorded, the data is checked and quality controls are carried out. An essential part of these networks is also education and further training of specialist medical personnel. The network heads ensure a sensible division of duties between hospital centres and those in peripheral areas. They are likewise responsible for the optimum use of resources. In the two biggest networks, the Donor Care Association (DCA) and the Programme Latin de Don dOrganes (PLDO), network heads receive professional support from network coordinators. ...
The inclusion of ICT in the field of health care, specifically applied to the communication among professionals at different levels of care, should improve better coordination among professionals and decrease the number of referrals from primary to specialist care. The integration of web 2.0 concept allows the community members to provide contents and to share knowledge improving the communication among professionals. Therefore their clinical practice improves by learning form others experiences and updating their knowledge.. For this reason a tool has been designed to allow the discussion of clinical cases from more than 30 specialties. It is also a reservoir of documents and has a blog where information can be shared and updated.. ECOPIH enables the transmission of knowledge among health professionals to solve doubts regarding actual clinical situations and is also becoming a collaboration and continuous training to maintain updated knowledge. The project has raised much interest in other ...
Some people living with health problems require extra support to properly manage their conditions, as family doctors are only able to spend limited time in the office with these patients. There are many resources and programs in the community that can provide the necessary time and support for these patients, yet many patients are unaware that such resources exist. Patient navigators have been shown to be useful in helping patients with certain conditions (such as cancer) to get to the resources they need, especially when they have social challenges that make it difficult for them to reach these programs (for example, language or transportation barriers, poverty, or poor social support). This study will look at how helpful Navigators are to link patients at family doctors offices to community resources. To do this, family doctors offices in Ottawa will be recruited. All offices will receive training on referring patients to community resources, and half of these (intervention) will have a ...
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Public social spending has increased to 22% of GDP on average across the OECD in 2012, up from 19% in 2007. Rising spending-to-GDP ratios are due to a combination of governments increasing expenditure on social supports as unemployment and income support benefits but also because of GDP stagnating or declining in many countries. ...
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To address calls for context-specific measurement of social support, this article reports the development of the Athletes Received Support Questionnaire (ARSQ) and demonstrates initial evidence for its validity. Across four studies there was support for a four-dimensional structure reflecting emotional, esteem, informational, and tangible received support. There was also support for unidimensional and higher-order models. Further, Study 3 provided some support for convergent validity, with significant correlations between the corresponding dimensions of the ARSQ and the Inventory of Socially Supportive Behaviors. Study 4 provided evidence for the nomological validity of the ARSQ. Emotional and esteem support significantly predicted self-confidence and positive affect, and tangible support significantly moderated the relationship between stress and negative affect. Collectively, these results provide initial evidence for the validity of the ARSQ, and offer researchers flexibility to adopt either ...
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they took. they invaded. they pushed. they violated. in so many different ways. a lifetime of pushes and takings and making her feel less than valuable. sitting back, she began to see it. how it had gone on and on. and in seeing it, she began to realize - it was up to her now to shout, to whisper, to sing, to move and to believe in her value. no more taking that from her. it was hers. no more giving it away. it was hers. proudly, with strength and with knowing, she held it. she lived it. she became it." ...
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Social networking is basically making groups amongst us, and sharing things, thoughts etc. Social networking can be for anyone, a normal person who needs people for friendship and networking, and it can also be for business people.. Social networks are created and people share things in these networks rather than being alone and individual. This helps in benefiting each other.. Here are a few social networking websites where am a member and would like to network with my readers -. ...
Posted 4/11/2012 Governor Haslam included $4.5 million in recurring funds for the Family Support Program in his initial budget. While this is great news, this amount does not fully fund the program. It is critical that legislators understand the importance of fully funding the balance by supporting the budget amendment to fully fund the Family Support Program with recurring funds.. Please contact your legislators today and ask them to support the budget amendment to restore full funding to the DIDD Family Support Program.. Please remind your legislators that.... • Nearly 4500 Tennesseans with disabilities received services through the Family Support Program in 2011- ...
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A patient support structure includes a pair of independently height-adjustable supports, each connected to a patient support structure. The supports may be independently raised, lowered, rolled or til
This survey illustrates the opinion of young girls subscribed to one or more social networks regarding behavior within social networks in France in 2016, by age group.
I have always been fascinated by individual differences, especially those that determine the experience of aging. My research studies the individual and contextual processes that help maintain emotional, cognitive, and social competence from mid-adulthood to late life. My students and I are examining the retirement process when older adults leave the world of employment. We are examining the role of personality, motivation, social support, health and situational factors as determinants of the ability to maintain an engaged lifestyle. I have a long standing interest in gender differences. In the study of aging, this interest focuses on how contextual and life history factors interact so that the experience of aging differs in many significant ways, -socioeconomic, health and social support,--for women and men and how despite these differences, the majority of men and women achieve life satisfaction. ...
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PTSD is brought on by closely witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event that puts the child or loved ones in danger of serious injury or death. Risk factors that a child exposed to a disturbing experience will develop the disorder include the severity and immediacy of the trauma, and prior exposure to trauma, neglect, or other childhood adversity. Strong social support in the aftermath of the event is a protective factor that can moderate the impact on the child. ...
In the present day, the virtual business is one of the widely used forms for earning a livelihood. This is just convenient because it is effective throughout the world. With the popularity of social networking sites, we can see a lot of products on the WWW and in our modern world, it is not only the websites. People run a business on Pinterest, YouTube and so on. But still, as any business, it also works with the data. Whereby to keep the deeds and to be calm for their safekeeping? Our suggestion is the Virtual Platforms . In what way will they come into play for you?. Online business is a thing which works 365/24/7. It implies that you need the access to the deeds overnight. And you will get it in cases when you make use of the Up-to-date Deal Rooms. Furthermore, you are free to make use of it throughout the world. It is a general knowledge that having some questions you may contact the professional support overnight. It is clear that your business partners or close associates can also work ...
As CJD progresses, people with the condition will need significant nursing care and practical support.. As well as help with feeding, washing and mobility, some people may also need help urinating. A catheter (a tube thats inserted into the bladder and used to drain urine) is often required.. Many people will also have problems swallowing, so they may have to be given nutrition and fluids through a feeding tube.. It may be possible to treat people with CJD at home, depending on the progression and severity of the condition.. Caring for someone with CJD can be distressing and difficult to cope with, so many carers prefer to use the specialist services of a hospital or hospice.. Read more about end of life issues, end of life care and your own emotional wellbeing if youre caring for someone else. ...
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Take action at the speed of social. Salesforce Chatter is the enterprise social network that connects every employee with the files, data, and experts they need.
While most social networkers around the world are complaining about their loss of online privacy, a new social network has started up that actively encourages its users to show off their private parts.
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If you smoke, have you thought about taking the first step towards quitting? Make a plan, think about what youre going to do to stay off tobacco for good, and seek practical support and advice from a free stop smoking service.
Available at Adaptivemall.com. The Miniwalk is an indoor/outdoor gait trainer that is available in two sizes. The Miniwalk size 2 will easily accommodate children from 4 to 7 years of age. This heavy duty walking support can easily support up to 88 lbs. (40 kg). Children with mild to more severe levels of physical involvement will greatly benefit from participating in a supervised gait-training program with the Miniwalk. Therapists and parents know that an upright position is truly beneficial for improving joint integrity, strength, endurance, and overall organ system function. Not only does gait-training improve the physical well-being, but it enhances the psychological state, too. Gait-training allows children to interact with their environments which in turn increases their social interactions. The Miniwalk is a great positioning and mobility tool that helps bridge the gap between individuals with disabilities and their environments. Caregivers and therapists will appreciate the swing bar
With summer here (a difficult time for kids who feel self-conscious about their weight), we look at how parental support can make all the difference.
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More enterprises are deploying internal social networks to encourage collaboration and improve productivity. Take a tour of the major platforms and see how they are being used by leading organizations.
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Your support can directly benefit health and well being research - from tackling infectious diseases and researching new therapies for neurological conditions - the choice is yours.
Understanding what the National Disability Scheme is and accessing NDIS funded services is something that Beacon Support can assist you with.
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Providing emotional support to your employees who are stressed out may be the best way of helping them recover without the need of taking a day off.
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This guideline covers support for adults (aged 18 and over) who provide unpaid care for anyone aged 16 or over with health or social care needs. It aims to improve the lives of carers by helping health and social care practitioners identify people who are caring for someone and give them the right information and support. It covers carers assessments, practical, emotional and social support and training, and support for carers providing end of life care. ...
This guideline covers support for adults (aged 18 and over) who provide unpaid care for anyone aged 16 or over with health or social care needs. It aims to improve the lives of carers by helping health and social care practitioners identify people who are caring for someone and give them the right information and support. It covers carers assessments, practical, emotional and social support and training, and support for carers providing end of life care. ...
Crosscare is the Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin and provides a range of social care, community and youth work services across the Dublin Archdiocese.
Crosscare is the Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin and provides a range of social care, community and youth work services across the Dublin Archdiocese.
Go-to online source for educational and social support for people living with hepatitis. The website is devoted to combating the stigma and isolation surrounding hepatitis.