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A Multiple Component Intervention to Assist Young Pregnant Smokers to Cease Smoking: A Randomised Controlled Pilot Study

Lucy Lewis, Yvonne Hauck, Fiona Ronchi, Steve Allsop, Dorota Doherty
2016 Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy  
This pilot study assessed the feasibility of a multi-component intervention (Carbon Monoxide testing, motivational interviewing and a non-smoking buddy) to assist young pregnant women to cease smoking.  ...  Conclusion: Given the low number of participants our findings cannot conclusively rule out this multi-component intervention.  ...  The multiple component intervention included Carbon monoxide (CO) testing, a non-smoking buddy and motivational interviewing (MI).  ... 
doi:10.4172/2155-6105.1000303 fatcat:fpg7eonbuzdabkqjk7mnwlbrum

Optimization of remotely delivered intensive lifestyle treatment for obesity using the Multiphase Optimization Strategy: Opt-IN study protocol

Christine A. Pellegrini, Sara A. Hoffman, Linda M. Collins, Bonnie Spring
2014 Contemporary Clinical Trials  
Yes), and training of a participant's self-selected support buddy (No vs. Yes).  ...  Background-Obesity-attributable medical expenditures remain high, and interventions that are both effective and cost-effective have not been adequately developed.  ...  components have been eliminated.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cct.2014.05.007 pmid:24846621 pmcid:PMC4104542 fatcat:aeulup4ny5bptovqao7lmer3ae

Optimization of a technology-supported physical activity intervention for breast cancer survivors: Fit2Thrive study protocol

Siobhan M. Phillips, Linda M. Collins, Frank J. Penedo, Kerry S. Courneya, Whitney Welch, Alison Cottrell, Gillian R. Lloyd, Kara Gavin, David Cella, Ronald T. Ackermann, Juned Siddique, Bonnie Spring
2018 Contemporary Clinical Trials  
Yes) and Fitbit Buddy (No vs. Yes). The proposed trial examines the effects of the components on physical activity at 12 and 24 weeks.  ...  The optimized intervention will be tested in a future trial.  ...  an additional optimization study to test different components.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.cct.2018.01.001 pmid:29330081 pmcid:PMC5828903 fatcat:6fjs2gy3tbgh3pl5qa7v43thfm

Buddy Care, a Peer-to-Peer Intervention: A Pilot Quality Improvement Project to Decrease Occupational Stress Among an Overseas Military Population

Jean F Villaruz Fisak, Barbara S Turner, Kyle Shepard, Sean P Convoy
2020 Military medicine  
Introduction Occupational stress can have a direct influence on worker safety and health.  ...  A pre-test and 3- and 6-month post-test intervention design used a self-administered, 79-item CgOSC Staff Wellness Questionnaire which included five validated measures to assess the independent variable  ...  about Buddy Care participation in the CgOSC Staff Wellness Questionnaire; (4) unit Assessments having the same core components as Buddy Care; and (5) weekly exposure of Buddy Care providers on each of  ... 
doi:10.1093/milmed/usaa171 pmid:32716027 fatcat:fbzc6csjgrcaxiqvonmc5wu64i

The "Drinking-Buddy" Scale and Perceptions of Assertiveness,Responsiveness and Authenticity

Larry Powell, Mark Hickson III
2014 Journal of Political Sciences & Public Affairs  
Further, the relationship between these variables and other forms of affinity (such as the "drinking buddy" concept) has not been tested in the political arena.  ...  A key component in authenticity studies is the concept that authenticity reflects the "real" person or thing.  ...  If the "drinking buddy" scale tests the para-social aspects of the relationship for each candidate equally, then supporters of each candidate should also have similar ratings for the candidates they prefer  ... 
doi:10.4172/2332-0761.1000134 fatcat:n6542v7lpbfp3f3ffdzzvbzvq4

Tensions in relation: How peer support is experienced and received in a hepatitis C treatment intervention

Oliver Bonnington, Magdalena Harris
2017 International journal of drug policy  
Our data generation and thematic analysis focused on the peer education and buddy support component of the intervention. 3 Results: Participants had common expectations of the peer role (to 'just be there  ...  Thus, the scope for peer support to impact on the nature and extent of clients' testing and treatment for HCV was limited.  ...  Acknowledgements & Disclaimer 35 We would like to thank all the participants who took part in the study; the peers, buddies, clients and staff at Sites A and B. We also thank the wider HepCATT team,  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.drugpo.2017.05.031 pmid:28606391 fatcat:iflo6yn7zzbafebj7nzitif2yi

Agent-based cooperative learning

Leen-Kiat Soh, Hong Jiang, Charles Ansorge
2004 ACM SIGCSE Bulletin  
We have tested our I-MINDS prototype with experiment and control groups to evaluate the impact of I-MINDS in learning. The results are encouraging.  ...  Two I-MINDS innovations are (a) agent-federated "buddy group" formation and (b) automated ranking of questions and responses.  ...  Buddies that have not been responsive will be dropped from the buddy group; buddies that have been helpful will be approached more frequently.  ... 
doi:10.1145/1028174.971427 fatcat:pqhabm4dwvgnvkxbloshsvyk64

Page 439 of Food Technology Vol. 15, Issue 10 [page]

1961 Food Technology  
CONVERTING ‘‘BUDDY’’ characteristic odor that does not have to be confirmed by tasting.  ...  Micro of sap flow 7 A simple rapid test r tl sis of maple sirup for invert Food Resear L, Reed, and illit 957. Maple sirup. of controlled fer: tation of maple sirup on the urch 22, 176. U.S.  ... 

Reduction of Vertical Transmission of HIV Through the Use of Mother Buddies in Plateau and Kaduna States of Nigeria

Christian Ogoegbunem Isichei
2015 American Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine  
Forty-seven babies tested negative to two DNA PCR tests at 6 weeks after delivery and 6 weeks after cessation of breast milk feeding, while 17 babies tested negative to first DNA PCR, and were awaiting  ...  Educational topics included the importance of attending antenatal clinic (ANC) before delivery, healthy diet patterns, partner testing for HIV, syphilis testing and malaria prophylaxis. Results.  ...  The Mother buddies have helped by educating all women of childbearing age in these communities on how to remain HIV-negative, importance of early HIV testing and diagnosis in pregnancy and the risk of  ... 
doi:10.11648/j.ajcem.20150305.11 fatcat:xelrrzjibfesbe6iggen4e2avu

Agent-based cooperative learning

Leen-Kiat Soh, Hong Jiang, Charles Ansorge
2004 Proceedings of the 35th SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer science education - SIGCSE '04  
We have tested our I-MINDS prototype with experiment and control groups to evaluate the impact of I-MINDS in learning. The results are encouraging.  ...  Two I-MINDS innovations are (a) agent-federated "buddy group" formation and (b) automated ranking of questions and responses.  ...  Buddies that have not been responsive will be dropped from the buddy group; buddies that have been helpful will be approached more frequently.  ... 
doi:10.1145/971300.971427 dblp:conf/sigcse/SohJA04 fatcat:6dixafgoancgnekoxpzw7rrej4

A SOA-Based Platform-Specific Framework for Context-Aware Mobile Applications [chapter]

Laura M. Daniele, Eduardo Silva, Luís Ferreira Pires, Marten van Sinderen
2009 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
These components are distributed in the environment and interoperate by making use of each other's services.  ...  The design of such applications relies on dynamic middleware platforms that consist of a variety of components.  ...  We experimented and tested this prototype. Fig. 7 shows the BPEL process that implements the coordinator, which orchestrates all the components of our platform-specific framework. Fig. 7 .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04750-3_3 fatcat:eijst2tp7fcc3okfnmkqfcdksq

Preparing beginning reading teachers: An experimental comparison of initial early literacy field experiences

Stephanie Al Otaiba, Vickie E. Lake, Luana Greulich, Jessica S. Folsom, Lisa Guidry
2010 Reading and writing  
TAILS used explicit, scripted lessons, and the Book Buddies required that code-focused instruction take place during shared book reading.  ...  Preservice teachers were randomly assigned to one of two tutoring programs: Book Buddies and Tutor Assisted Intensive Learning Strategies (TAILS), which provided identical meaning-focused instruction (  ...  on all five components.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11145-010-9250-2 pmid:24204096 pmcid:PMC3818150 fatcat:gw43eztpcfdbfmivnrlavbycdy

Iteratively Developing an mHealth HIV Prevention Program for Sexual Minority Adolescent Men

Michele L. Ybarra, Tonya L. Prescott, Gregory L. Philips, Sheana S. Bull, Jeffrey T. Parsons, Brian Mustanski
2015 Aids and Behavior  
The Text Buddy component was well received but youth needed concrete direction about appropriate discussion topics. AGBM determined the self-safety assessment also was acceptable.  ...  (5) a beta test to test the protocol and intervention messages.  ...  To fully test the two program components intended for the intervention arm, both intervention and control participants were matched with a Text Buddy within their study arm and asked to test the G2Genie  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10461-015-1146-3 pmid:26238038 pmcid:PMC4740246 fatcat:ao6qcvn6dzgnzjcs7kvyddgn5y

Testing the feasibility of the startle-first route to deimatism

Grace G. Holmes, Emeline Delferrière, Candy Rowe, Jolyon Troscianko, John Skelhorn
2018 Scientific Reports  
Here we use an experimental system in which naïve domestic chicks forage for artificial deimatic prey to test the two key predictions of this hypothesis: (1) that movement can deter predators in the absence  ...  of conspicuously coloured display components; and, (2) that the combination of movement and conspicuously coloured display components is more effective than movement alone.  ...  However, these assumptions have not been tested.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-018-28565-w pmid:30013124 pmcid:PMC6048153 fatcat:7kpmyvptlzf4rny6jsea7zmbtq

Buddy-Motivational Interviewing (buddy-MI) to Increase Physical Activity in Community Settings: Study Protocol for a Pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial

David Brinson, Mark Wallace-Bell, Ray Kirk, Andrew Hornblow
2013 Motivational Interviewing: Training, Research, Implementation, Practice  
This article describes the development and evaluation of a novel buddy-motivational interviewing intervention intended to help apparently healthy but relatively sedentary adults to adopt and maintain regular  ...  This intervention is an adaptation of motivational interviewing in that it adds client-selected motivational-buddies who can provide in-session input as well as ongoing out-of-session support focused on  ...  Buddy-specific adaptations of these standard MI strategies have been tested for feasibility; pilot study video recordings of client/buddy responses were reviewed and coded with the MISO instrument (Apodaca  ... 
doi:10.5195/mitrip.2013.31 fatcat:rpgbjeops5gibidsvttxvrgq2u
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