BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To conduct a pilot study to compare the frequency of errors that accompany single vs. double data extraction, compare the estimate of treatment effect derived from these methods, and compare the time requirements for these methods. METHODS: Reviewers were randomized to the role of data extractor or data verifier, and were blind to the study hypothesis. The frequency of errors associated with each method of data extraction was compared using the McNemar test.
The Casa Fonte Colombo (CFC) is a religious organisation that assists people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The funding for its activities comes from public sources such as the Brazilian National STD/AIDS Program as well as the Catholic Church. Capuchin (Franciscan) priests run the CFC and it has an extensive group of volunteers made up mostly of women. Between 2006 and 2009, we observed daily life at the CFC and interviewed priests, volunteers, employees, service providers, and clients. We also attended meetings, group sessions, and celebrations.
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about the long-term consequences of "soft" perpetrator strategies. The purpose of the present study is to assess the consequences of love-bargaining strategies compared to those involving force. METHOD: A representative sample of 980 women, aged 20 to 40 years, in the German-speaking part of Switzerland was asked questions regarding psychosomatic well-being, sexual actions, and perpetrator strategies, as well as motivations for tolerating long periods of abuse. The answers regarding strategies were factor analyzed.
Care Management Journals: Journal of Case Management ; The Journal of Long Term Home Health Care
For a number of years Bea V Larsen, senior mediator at the Center for Resolution of Disputes in Cincinnati, Ohio, www.cfrdmediation.com, presented weekly commentaries on public radio, both on her professional work as a mediator and on her more personal experiences. These broadcasts reached thousands of listeners in a number of Midwestern states. A new series of online commentaries at www.bealarsen.com now continue that tradition.
This essay examines religious studies scholarship that has relied heavily upon the work of Sigmund Freud and attempts to show its weakness by offering a self psychological reading to complement each text. In doing this, I inquire into the scholarly tendency to avoid pluralistic use of meta-psychologies, arguing that the well-being of the field is weakened by such scholarly fixations. The essay draws its concluding observations largely on trends in scholarly literature, inquiring into the nature and quality of the use of multiple meta-psychologies in scholarly monographs.
OBJECTIVE: Compassion is critical for complementary and conventional care, but little is known about its direct physiologic effects. This study tested the feasibility of delivering two lengths of time (10 and 20 minutes) and two strategies (tactile and nontactile) for a practitioner to nonverbally communicate compassion to subjects who were blind to the interventions. METHODS: Healthy volunteers were informed that we were testing the effects of time and touch on the autonomic nervous system.
Humans are often generous, even towards strangers encountered by chance and even in the absence of any explicit information suggesting they will meet again. Because game theoretic analyses typically conclude that a psychology designed for direct reciprocity should defect in such situations, many have concluded that alternative explanations for human generosity--explanations beyond direct reciprocity--are necessary.