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Pilot study of the influence of a communicator's speech characteristics on a recipient's willingness to maintain interaction in cross-cultural online communication

Nadezhda S. Rudenko, Svetlana G Krylova
2016 Psychology in Russia: State of Art  
in these types of cross-cultural interactions.  ...  The success of cross-cultural online communication in an academic environment is defined by the degree of student involvement in such an interaction.  ...  The linguistic, sociolinguistic, discursive, strategic, sociocultural, and pragmatic components of intercultural communicative competence are studied by students in Russian universities in two courses:  ... 
doi:10.11621/pir.2016.0209 fatcat:rli7dbjn6fc4lio5pxlrtgthwq

A Knowledge-Based Pilot Study on Assessing the Music Influence

Sabin C. Buraga, Octavian Dospinescu
2021 Computers Materials & Continua  
The proposed method of modeling and conducting the interactive pilot study can be useful to convey other surveys, interviews, and experiments created in various phases of the user interface (UI) design  ...  Also, a knowledge-based persona Web smart editor was implemented in order to include music preferences for certain categories of the potential users operating a specific interactive system.  ...  Persona-a pragmatic solution to express the main categories of potential users for a given interactive application (demographic profile, preferences, needs and goals, frustrations and requirements) [8  ... 
doi:10.32604/cmc.2021.014429 fatcat:y34trzefmrfg3ovqhlwnyix7ri

Pilot study of a randomized trial to evaluate a Web-based intervention targeting adolescents presenting to the emergency department with acute asthma

Christine L. M. Joseph, Prashant Mahajan, Stephanie Stokes-Buzzelli, Dayna A. Johnson, Elizabeth Duffy, Renee Williams, Talan Zhang, Dennis R. Ownby, Shannon Considine, Mei Lu
2017 Pilot and Feasibility Studies  
The objective of this pilot was to assess the feasibility of initiating Puff City (treatment) in an emergency department setting, thereby informing the conduct of an individual randomized trial to evaluate  ...  Conclusions: Results indicate the feasibility of enrolling at-risk adolescents in ED settings and set the stage for a large, pragmatic trial using a technology-based intervention to reduce the burden of  ...  Acknowledgements We would like to acknowledge the participating youth and their families, as well as the work of the following research staff, without whom this study would have not been possible: Brianna  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40814-017-0147-6 pmid:28649417 pmcid:PMC5480164 fatcat:tuhmnh3rr5ewbjjmrri333olou

The Design of Alternatives in Organizational Contexts: A Pilot Study

Ernest R. Alexander
1979 Administrative Science Quarterly  
This study develops a conceptual model for analyzing the design of alternatives in organizations, and applies it in three case studies.  ...  A review of decision research suggests that the design stage is a neglected aspect of the decision-making process.  ...  The University of Wisconsin's study committee applied a mixture of high creativity (brainstorming) and heuristic search, while Vietnam policy options were all retrieved from precedent in a process where  ... 
doi:10.2307/2989919 fatcat:ifbjwb7nmranfbqrcywircclwq

A protocol for a pilot cluster randomized control trial of e-vouchers and mobile phone application to enhance access to maternal health services in Cameroon

Miriam N. Nkangu, Patrick M. Okwen, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Donald K. Weledji, Janet Hatcher Roberts, Sanni Yaya
2020 Pilot and Feasibility Studies  
The first phase is the development of the mobile phone app, which includes a qualitative formative study through in-depth key informant interviews and focus group discussions.  ...  The aim of this pilot study is to explore perception and acceptability of mobile health (mhealth) and e-voucher and to determine the feasibility of conducting a large cluster randomized trial to determine  ...  Acknowledgments The authors express appreciation to Grand Challenges Canada for funding this project.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40814-020-00589-y pmid:32313683 pmcid:PMC7155248 fatcat:bq6y2zrkcnefjiqgc2bhih5xti

Implementation and preliminary testing of a theory-guided nursing discharge teaching intervention for adult inpatients aged 50 and over with multimorbidity: a pragmatic feasibility study protocol

Joanie Pellet, Marianne Weiss, Franziska Zúñiga, Cedric Mabire
2021 Pilot and Feasibility Studies  
The objectives of this pragmatic study will be to (1) test the feasibility of implementing a nursing discharge teaching intervention and (2) conduct a preliminary test of this novel discharge teaching  ...  Discussion The study takes a pragmatic approach to examining the feasibility of implementing the discharge teaching intervention to contribute to the knowledge development within the context of the real-world  ...  Acknowledgements Not applicable Sponsor Institute of Higher Education and Research in Healthcare-IUFRS, University of Lausanne, Lausanne University Hospital, SV-A , Rte de la Corniche 10, 1010 Lausanne  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40814-021-00812-4 pmid:33731212 fatcat:usk5oczhi5fgjnwrqraktchnly

Language contact in Gibraltar English: A pilot study with ICE-GBR

Lucía Loureiro-Porto, Cristina Suárez-Gómez
2017 Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses  
In this context, the compilation of a reliable Gibraltar corpus using the standards of the International Corpus of English (ICE) will constitute a landmark in the analysis of this lesser known variety  ...  We hypothesize that a possible Alicante Journal of English Studies explanation for this strong exonormative allegiance to British English, at least in press news reports, can be found in a strong editorial  ...  Since the style of English and Spanish journalistic registers differ in various respects, the variables selected in this pilot study include those in which a larger difference is expected to be found.  ... 
doi:10.14198/raei.2017.30.04 fatcat:fgpgdxmdnbef5k55vhkn36nciu

The Students' View on IT-Support Chatbots at Universities - A Case-based Pilot Study

Raphael Meyer von Wolff, Tammo Heuzeroth, Sebastian Hobert, Matthias Schumann
2020 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
Therefore, we conducted a casebased pilot study for IT-support chatbots at a German university with 93 students.  ...  The results (1) show a general positive attitude of the users towards chatbots, and (2) point out a good fit for chatbots in IT-support scenarios.  ...  However, the results of the previous studies promise positive outcomes for a university application.  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/WolffHHS20 fatcat:eehqudpn7zaafd2vsclzzosrzq

Developing interventions to improve health: a systematic mapping review of international practice between 2015 and 2016

Liz Croot, Alicia O'Cathain, Katie Sworn, Lucy Yardley, Katrina Turner, Edward Duncan, Pat Hoddinott
2019 Pilot and Feasibility Studies  
We carried out a systematic mapping review of empirical research studies that report the development of complex interventions to improve health.  ...  A purposive subset of 30 articles, using a range of published approaches to developing interventions, was selected for in-depth analysis using principles of realist synthesis to identify the actions of  ...  Acknowledgements The authors would like to thank Vera Fibisan for the help in referencing the manuscript. Authors' contributions The review was designed by LC, KS, and AOC.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40814-019-0512-8 pmid:31720005 pmcid:PMC6839208 fatcat:oarsjqo3cbae3kowtr2lvzvdf4

GestationaL Obesity Weight management: Implementation of National Guidelines (GLOWING): a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial of a guideline implementation intervention for the management of maternal obesity by midwives

Nicola Heslehurst, Judith Rankin, Catherine McParlin, Falko F. Sniehotta, Denise Howel, Stephen Rice, Elaine McColl
2018 Pilot and Feasibility Studies  
Acknowledgements The authors would like to acknowledge the Project Advisory Group for their contribution to the GLOWING pilot study funding application and/or protocol development: Competing interests  ...  Author details 1 Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Baddiley-Clark Building, Richardson Road, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AX, UK. 2 Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  ...  The results of this study will inform the development of a grant application for a definitive trial.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40814-018-0241-4 pmid:29456871 pmcid:PMC5807844 fatcat:irgedocynregtmusysvrqgxt2u

Views of Dental Providers on Primary Care Coordination at Chairside: A Pilot Study

Mary E Northridge, Shirley Birenz, Danni M Gomes, Cynthia A Golembeski, Ariel Port Greenblatt, Donna Shelley, Stefanie L Russell
2016 Journal of dental hygiene : JDH  
A New York University faculty dental hygienist conducted semi-structured, in-depth interviews, which were digitally recorded and transcribed verbatim.  ...  The aims of this formative study are to explore dental hygienists' and dentists' perspectives regarding the integration of primary care activities into routine dental care, and assess the needs of dental  ...  The authors are grateful to the participants in this study who were forthcoming about their roles and challenges, and members of the senior advisory board who gave of their expertise and research materials  ... 
pmid:27340183 pmcid:PMC4922530 fatcat:kw74d7xy4rf37k23ymoeis3ira

The use of teleconsultations in a regional Stereotactic Radiosurgery service: A pilot study. (Preprint)

Micheal O'Cathail, Luis Aznar, Mayuran Sivanandan, Claire Diver, Poulam Patel, Pui-Shan Tang, Judith Christian
2019 JMIR Formative Research  
A total of 69 individual patients had 119 appointments over the duration of the pilot, of which 36 (30.2%) were new patient appointments and 73 (61.3%) were follow-ups.  ...  The National Health Service Long Term Plan details plans to make digital interactions available to all patients in 5 years.  ...  Study Aim The aim of this pilot study is to evaluate patient acceptability and satisfaction with the use of teleconsultations in the assessment and management of patients with brain metastases undergoing  ... 
doi:10.2196/15598 pmid:33544082 fatcat:nfwzvls23bc5zm45mnj3uhby4y

A virtual reality intervention for fear of movement for Veterans with chronic pain: protocol for a feasibility study

Christopher A. Fowler, Lisa M. Ballistrea, Kerry E. Mazzone, Aaron M. Martin, Howard Kaplan, Kevin E. Kip, Jennifer L. Murphy, Sandra L. Winkler
2019 Pilot and Feasibility Studies  
This study will inform the feasibility of a randomized controlled trial examining the clinical utility of using VR to reduce fear of movement and increase function among Veterans with chronic pain.  ...  Second, to build a hierarchy of VR APPs to assist in gradual exposure to feared movements. This study will be conducted in the Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program (CPRP) at the James A.  ...  Thank you to Spencer Mason from the Advanced Visualization Center at the University of South Florida for his assistance with VR technologies.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40814-019-0501-y pmid:31890259 pmcid:PMC6907328 fatcat:bd6oyg744jaf3e3ixncwem3xzm

A Novel Cognitive-Linguistic Approach to Addressing Developmental Reading Disorders: A Pilot Study

Eun Jin Paek, Laura L. Murray
2018 Communication Sciences & Disorders  
Thus, the current study investigated the efficacy of a novel cognitive-linguistic treatment that utilizes word-and sentence-level stimuli with irregular spellings to address developmental reading disorders  ...  Transfer effects were observed in terms of decoding, fluency, and reading comprehension, and perceived benefits were reported. These gains were maintained at the 6-week followup.  ...  Megan Mahowald and Megan Lough-nane for their assistance with data collection, and our research participants for their participation in the study.  ... 
doi:10.12963/csd.18533 fatcat:psrgn2vb6zca7lkw4g3ko3b6bq

Semantic Queries Expedite MedDRA Terms Selection Thanks to a Dedicated User Interface: A Pilot Study on Five Medical Conditions

Julien Souvignet, Gunnar Declerck, Béatrice Trombert-Paviot, Hadyl Asfari, Marie-Christine Jaulent, Cédric Bousquet
2019 Frontiers in Pharmacology  
Discussion: This pilot study establishes the feasibility of our approach based on our initial assumption: performing MedDRA queries on the five selected medical conditions, using terminological reasoning  ...  The application is currently limited by the non-exhaustive coverage of MedDRA by OntoADR, but nevertheless shows good performance which encourages continuing in the same direction.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS We kindly acknowledge the eight users who have participated in the comparison of OQT and MWB: Florelle Bellet, Marie-Noelle Beyens, Lucienne Clavel, Virginie Fulda, Claire Guy, Agnès Lillo-Le  ... 
doi:10.3389/fphar.2019.00050 pmid:30792654 pmcid:PMC6374626 fatcat:d3h7zdxh5vdenimvolnmp6t2ju
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