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An acoustic analysis of American English liquids by adults and children: Native English speakers and native Japanese speakers of English

Description: This article is a study investigating acoustic characteristics of American English liquids produced by native English (NE) and native Japanese (NJ) speakers reported in Aoyama, Flege, Guion, Akahane-Yamada, and Yamada [(2004). J. Phonetics 32, 233–250]. The secondary aim of the study is to compare the acoustic nature of English liquids between native speakers and Japanese L2 speakers of English. This work was presented at the 170th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America on June 25, 2017 i… more
Date: October 24, 2019
Creator: Aoyama, Katsura; Flege, James E.; Akahane-Yamada, Reiko & Yamada, Tsuneo
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Adverse Childhood Experiences and Forensic Typologies: Getting Specific about Trauma among Institutionalized Youth

Description: Article on Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). Utilizing data from 3382 institutionalized delinquents in Texas, logistic regression models indicated multiple associations between ACEs and forensic typologies in both adjusted and unadjusted models, with sexual abuse and physical abuse emerging as the most consistent and robust predictors. Supplemental sensitivity models confirmed the associations between sexual abuse and physical abuse among youth who fit multiple forensic typologies. Models f… more
Date: October 28, 2021
Creator: Jahic, Ilma; Trulson, Chad R.; Caudill, Jonathan W.; Bonner, Taea; Slemaker, Alexandra & DeLisi, Matt
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Association between medically diagnosed postnatal infection and childhood cancers: A matched case-control study in Denmark, 1978 to 2016

Description: Article describes how, although the association between infection and childhood cancer has been long investigated, there is limited information on rarer cancers. This article aimed to explore the association between postnatal infection and childhood cancers in the Danish population.
Date: May 27, 2023
Creator: Sirirungreung, Anupong; Hansen, Johnni; Ritz, Beate & Heck, Julia E.
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Associations between volunteering and cognitive impairment: The moderating role of race/ethnicity

Description: Article describes how although volunteering has been shown to benefit cognitive health, there is a paucity of evidence on informal volunteering and subjective measures of cognitive impairment. The author's study aimed to examine the associations of both formal and informal volunteering with older adults' objective and subjective cognition and explore the moderating role of race/ethnicity in such associations.
Date: May 22, 2022
Creator: Wang, Yi; Wong, Roger; Amano, Takashi & Shen, Huei-Wern
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Big Men, Small Boys; A Power Dimension Perspective of Farmers–Herdsmen Conflict in Ghana

Description: Article discusses how the Peace Council of Ghana ranks farmer–herder conflicts among the country's three most significant threats to peace. The literature the authors cite emphasizes natural factors contributing to farmer–herder conflicts, namely, climate change which results in environmental degradation and consequently leads to droughts, and food insecurity.
Date: September 26, 2022
Creator: Kyei-Poakwah, Kwadwo; Owusu-Mensah, Isaac; Adu, Edmund Poku & Ateng, Mathias Awonnatey
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Children’s health insurance coverage and adequacy from 2016 to 2018: Racial/ethnic disparities under the ACA

Description: This article presents a study to advance health disparities research by documenting the racial/ethnic disparities in children’s health insurance coverage and health insurance adequacy under the implementation and revisions of the Affordable Care Act between 2016 and 2018 in America.
Date: July 29, 2022
Creator: Shen, Yuying; Turner, Carlene Buchanan; Perkins, Robert K. & Moore, Ami R.
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A Collaborative Implementation Strategy to Increase Falls Prevention Training Using the Age-Friendly Health Systems Approach

Description: Article is a study examining outcomes of a partnership among an academic institution, government agency, community organizations, and emergency management services to implement a falls prevention training program using an Age-Friendly Health Systems approach.
Date: May 12, 2022
Creator: Severance, Jennifer Jurado; Rivera-Torres, Solymar; Cho, Jinmyoung; Hartos, Jessica; Khan, Amal & Knebl, Janice
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Collaborative Research: Place Attachment in Mitigation and Recovery: A Mixed Methods Study of Residential Adjustment Following Wildfires

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "Collaborative Research: Place Attachment in Mitigation and Recovery: A Mixed Methods Study of Residential Adjustment Following Wildfires." This study focuses on understanding how place attachment influences the decisions people make after disasters, specifically residential decisions about where they live and whether they invest in measures that reduce their risk to future disasters. Using three California counties as study sites, and building on a pilot stu… more
Date: 2022-06-01/2024-05-31
Creator: Schumann, Ronald L., III
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Cultural and Social Factors in Care Delivery Among African American Caregivers of Persons With Dementia: A Scoping Review

Description: Article asserts that cultural and social factors significantly influence the care provided to persons with dementia. This scoping review aimed to map emerging evidence on the influence of cultural and social factors on care delivery among Africa American caregivers of persons with dementia, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: January 25, 2022
Creator: Imoh, Udoh Idorenyin & Charity, Tinofirei
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Daily Living Subjective Cognitive Decline Indicators in Older Adults with Depressive Symptoms: A Scoping Review and Categorization Using Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF)

Description: This article is a scoping review that identifies subjective cognitive decline (SCD) indicators in ADLs and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs) in older adults with depressive symptoms using the WHO International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).
Date: August 10, 2022
Creator: Komalasari, Renata; Mpofu, Elias; Prybutok, Gayle & Ingman, Stanley R.
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District Reliance by Service Function: A Study of Public Financing of American Special Districts

Description: This article provides an exploratory investigation of special district finance reliance from expenditure reliance of general–purpose governments on special districts’ service delivery and financing mode of special districts. The study shows that special districts have replaced the role of general-purpose governments and which revenue sources districts rely on the most.
Date: April 1, 2021
Creator: Park, HyungGun & Shi, Yu
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Framing of COVID-19 in Newspapers: A Perspective from the US-Mexico Border

Description: Article discusses the degree to which the media report a health emergency and how it affects the seriousness with which the people respond to combat the health crisis. After collecting relevant news articles, we used sentiment analysis, rapid automatic keyword extraction (RAKE), and co-occurrence network analysis to examine the main themes and sentiments of COVID-19 news articles.
Date: November 24, 2022
Creator: Afrin, Rifat; Harun, Ahasan; Prybutok, Gayle & Prybutok, Victor R.
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Fueling Resilience: A risk-based comparison of post-fire programs and recovery outcomes in Northern California

Description: Data management plan for the grant, "Fueling Resilience: A risk-based comparison of post-fire programs and recovery outcomes in Northern California." This study investigates post-wildfire recovery programs and outcomes in two neighboring, but vastly different counties in Northern California (Lake and Sonoma counties), which have experienced wildfire losses nearly every year since 2015. Working with community leaders and local governments, this study 1) documents the method, timing, and spatial … more
Date: 2022-12-15/2025-09-02
Creator: Schumann, Ronald L., III
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Hajj Pilgrims’ Perceptions of Trust and Internet Use for (Emergency) Information

Description: Article presents an empirical study examining the patterns of internet use during Hajj, with the broader aim of providing suggestions on how organizations can improve risk communication at crowded religious venues using traditional and new media.
Date: 2022
Creator: Arlikatti, Sudha; Taibah, Hassan A.; Maghelal, Praveen; Andrew, Simon A. & Alkhurayyif, Saad A.
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Harm Minimisation Drug Policy Implementation Qualities: Their Efficacy with Australian Needle and Syringe Program Providers and People Who Inject Drugs

Description: Article examines the implementation quality priorities of Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) providers and PWID (people who inject drugs) in an Australian setting. This research presents novel findings guiding NSP harm reduction programmes for sustainability framed on provider and consumer implementation quality priorities and envisages future studies on boundary conditions of NSP harm reduction implementation in other jurisdictions.
Date: April 22, 2022
Creator: Resiak, Danielle; Mpofu, Elias & Rothwell, Roderick
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Health information, attitudes and actions at religious venues: Evidence from hajj pilgrims

Description: Article presents research using the Health Belief Model (HBM) to evaluate Hajj pilgrims’ perceptions of health risks, their patterns of receiving health information from various traditional and new media channels and their adoptions or intentions to take health-promoting behavior in light of various challenges.
Date: November 9, 2020
Creator: Andrew, Simon A.; Taibah, Hassan; Arlikatti, Sudha; Maghelal, Praveen & DelGrosso, Bill
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Higher education and behavior analysis in Europe: creating a unified approach for the training of autism professionals

Description: Article discussing advances, challenges, and future directions for training of behavior analysts for autism services within the context of higher education in the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Norway, and Sweden.
Date: June 16, 2020
Creator: Ala'i-Rosales, Shahla; Roll-Pettersson, Lise, 1955-; Gena, Angeliki; Eldevik, Sigmund; Moderato, Paolo; Sigurdardottir, Zuilma Gabriela et al.
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How Do Perceptions of Risk Communicator Attributes Affect Emergency Response? An Examination of a Water Contamination Emergency in Boston, USA

Description: This article describes how perceptions of different social stakeholders influenced whether respondents complied with the Protective Action Recommendation—PAR (i.e., drank boiled water), took alternative protective actions (i.e., drank bottled water or/and self-chlorinated water), or ignored the threat (i.e., continued to drink untreated tap water), during a water contamination emergency in Boston, USA.
Date: January 6, 2022
Creator: Hyman, Amy; Arlikatti, Sudha; Huang, Shih-Kai; Lindell, Michael K.; Mumpower, Jeryl; Prater, Carla S. et al.
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The Importance of Professional Discourse for the Continual Advancement of Practice Standards: The RBT® as a Case in Point

Description: This article highlights concerns in recent changes to the Registered Behavior Technician™ certification (RBT®) including the processes of training, supervising, and becoming an RBT®. It then proposes solutions to improve the RBT® certification.
Date: August 6, 2020
Creator: Leaf, Justin B.; Leaf, Ronald; McEachin, John; Bondy, Andy; Cihon, Joseph H.; Detrich, Ronnie et al.
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Maternal anemia and childhood cancer: a population-based case-control study in Denmark

Description: Article asserts that anemia in pregnancy is a common condition, especially in low-income countries, but a possible association between maternal anemia and childhood cancer has not been widely studied. In a separate analysis within the years available (births 1995–2014), the authors examined cancer risks among mothers taking prescribed vitamin supplements, using data from the National Prescription Register.
Date: November 23, 2022
Creator: Qureshi, Naveen; Orimoloye, Helen; Hansen, Johnni; Saechao, Chai; Olsen, Jorn; Federman, Noah et al.
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