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Visual Exploration of Health Information for Children [chapter]

Frans van der Sluis, Sergio Duarte Torres, Djoerd Hiemstra, Betsy van Dijk, Frea Kruisinga
2011 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This solution aims to solve the recall and recognition problem which is salient for health information, by replacing the need for a vocabulary with the easy task of recognising the different body parts  ...  Particularly, children struggle to find the right keywords to construct queries given their lack of domain knowledge. This problem is even more critical in the case of the specialized health domain.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was part of the PuppyIR project, which is supported by a grant of the 7th Framework ICT Programme (FP7-ICT-2007-3) of the European Union.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-20161-5_95 fatcat:p2qgim6t5jgflpoydcrv5fuhem

Finding community solutions to improve access and acceptance of cataract surgery, optical correction and follow up in children in Malawi

Khumbo Kalua, Francis Masiye, Vincent Jumbe, John Barrows, Victoria Sheffield
2013 Health (Irvine, Calif.)  
do not, and to explore factors related to decision making within families that prevent access to health care services.  ...  Foster, A. (2007) The key informant method: A novel means of ascertaining blind children in Bangladesh. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 91, 995-999. http://dx.  ...  to increase uptake of services for blind and visually impaired children.  ... 
doi:10.4236/health.2013.510208 fatcat:sgd5nliae5eitpthz5y3pcusxa

Data for Decision-Making: Exploring the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity's Data, Trends, and Maps

Samantha J. Lange, Latetia V. Moore, Deborah A. Galuska
2019 Preventing Chronic Disease  
However, the potential exists for more widespread use of DTM if more public health practitioners understood what the site offered and how others have used it in the field.  ...  Here, we explain how public health practitioners can explore the most recent state-level data on nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding, and obesity and use this data to inform programmatic and policy  ...  Public health practitioners and other users can visualize this information using 3 different methods -Explore by Location, Explore by Topic, and the Open Data Portal -or customize and download data sets  ... 
doi:10.5888/pcd16.190043 pmid:31560645 pmcid:PMC6795071 fatcat:wzguemqmxjezrecvrg7t3nbbga

Using the key informant method to investigate childhood blindness related to vitamin A deficiency disorder in six rural sub-districts in Bangladesh

Lutful Husain
2007 Community Eye Health Journal  
Fifty per cent of children changed visual status from blind to severely visually impaired after refraction. Overall, 23.3% of children were recommended for enrolment into mainstream education.  ...  for Woman and Child Health, Dhaka, Bangladesh.  ... 
pmid:17637851 pmcid:PMC1919439 fatcat:qekhpyzqonanzmqrondfw7xrl4

Towards Designing Health Monitoring Interfaces for Low Socioeconomic Status Families

Danish Khan, Katie Siek, Swamy Ananthanarayan
2012 Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare  
We studied how to visualize the everyday health habits of a population that is at risk for chronic illness.  ...  We inform future work with an analysis of the target population's needs in relation to longitudinal health visualizations with multiple family member data streams.  ...  CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK We explored how low SES caregivers would prefer to visualize specific health metrics for family members and found that caregivers would like to monitor at least one health metric  ... 
doi:10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2012.248693 dblp:conf/ph/KhanSA12 fatcat:74lidh3vsbgd7cktu3aclfzzfu

A formative study exploring parents' and health visitor's perspectives of the relevance and acceptability of weight management programmes targeting preschool children in Grampian, Scotland

F. Douglas, J. Clark, L. C. A. Craig, A. E. Gilmartin, C. Commerford, G. McNeill
2013 Proceedings of the Nutrition Society  
Qualitative research was conducted with parents of pre-school aged children and health visitors (as the group of health professionals considered best placed to deliver such a programme) to explore their  ...  and to depict age appropriate portion size for toddlers and infant, could be useful adjuncts to programmes intended for parents of children in this age group, and for health visitors attempting to work  ...  Qualitative research was conducted with parents of pre-school aged children and health visitors (as the group of health professionals considered best placed to deliver such a programme) to explore their  ... 
doi:10.1017/s0029665113001663 fatcat:cclmz3lzk5d3xnqfmujbn5w2gy

Community Eye Health MSc dissertations

Daksha Patel
2007 Community Eye Health Journal  
Whereas 1.5% of the children were found to have no visual impairment, the majority (60.9%) were blind. The major anatomical site for visual loss was the retina (30.8%).  ...  A total of 60.2% of children were blind from conditions that could have been avoided. Fifty per cent of children changed visual status from blind to severely visually impaired after refraction.  ... 
pmid:17515976 pmcid:PMC1871691 fatcat:okk623fdgzg4jfnknxv67wpnvu

Knowledge and sources of accessing sexual and reproductive health information among visually impaired women in Ghana

Eric Badu, Isaac Mensah, Naomi Gyamfi, Elvis Agyei-Okyere, Abodey Eric, Josephine Adusei-Nkrumah
2019 BMC Research Notes  
This study aims to explore the knowledge and sources of accessing sexual and reproductive health services and care information among visually impaired women in Ghana.  ...  Family caregivers and SRH health centres should provide adequate support services for visually impaired women regarding information on SRH service.  ...  They are also grateful to all the study participants for their support during the data collection.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s13104-019-4568-6 pmid:31429803 pmcid:PMC6700809 fatcat:pyhpfoqtmzfaxjduw3dgo5idmy

Access to school-based eye health programs: a qualitative case study, Bogotá, Colombia

Aryati Yashadhana, Nina Serova, Ling Lee, Luisa Casas Luque, Leonardo Ramirez, Juan Carlos Silva, Anthea M Burnett
2021 Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública  
The cost of spectacles and poor access to eye health information were identified as barriers to positive child eye health outcomes by socioeconomically disadvantaged parents and children. Conclusion.  ...  Our findings suggest the need for a national school eye health plan and improved cooperation between health and education ministries.  ...  The Colombian Ministry of Health is responsible for overseeing child eye health, and its 10-year national plan aims to increase the management of vision impairment in early childhood, promote visual health  ... 
doi:10.26633/rpsp.2021.154 pmid:34934416 pmcid:PMC8678101 fatcat:7gdd4jz5nbdnpergfgt7ayrlzu

Three-year follow up of primary health care workers trained in identification of blind and visual impaired children in Malawi

Khumbo Kalua, Misheck Nyirenda, Susan Lewallen, Paul Courtright
2013 Health (Irvine, Calif.)  
Control of blindness in children is one of the priorities of VISION 2020. Early detection of children needing eye services is essential to achieve maximum visual recovery.  ...  in presentation to hospital for surgery for congenital and developmental cata-  ...  We thank the District Eye Coordinator for Mulanje district for providing us with phone numbers of Clinical Officers and Medical Assistants.  ... 
doi:10.4236/health.2013.511241 fatcat:luvtodtl6zcexl7ms3ytl5ynqa

Visual Analytics for Public Health: Supporting Knowledge Construction and Decision-Making

Samar Al-Hajj, Ian Pike, Bernhard Riecke, Brian Fisher
2013 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
Massive and complex data impose a challenge on the public health community to explore, analyze, and synthesize valuable information to make timely informed decisions.  ...  This study exploits the use of Visual Analytics (VA) to enable health professionals to understand heterogeneous injury data and decide about dynamic health situations.  ...  Visual Analytics seemed to be an ideal solution for the health information overload problem and for facilitating health professionals' data analysis and decision-making process.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2013.599 dblp:conf/hicss/Al-HajjPRF13 fatcat:r6tpz4lphranbk7lioupjzpbu4

Causes of childhood blindness and available services in schools for the disabled in southern Viet Nam

Tran Huy Hoang
2007 Community Eye Health Journal  
Children identified by the key informants as potentially blind or severely visually impaired were examined by an ophthalmologist according to the World Health Organization Prevention of Blindness survey  ...  A total of 39 blind or severely visually impaired children were identified by the key informants (56% boys and 41% girls). In total, 23 of these children (59%) were blind from avoidable causes.  ... 
pmid:18330447 pmcid:PMC2206327 fatcat:wstm6xcmk5avloaqxegnhp7hxm

From informed consent to dissemination: Using participatory visual methods with young people with long-term conditions at different stages of research

Cecilia Vindrola-Padros, Ana Martins, Imelda Coyne, Gemma Bryan, Faith Gibson
2016 Global Public Health  
: informed assent/consent, data collection, and the dissemination of findings.  ...  Research with young people suffering from a long-term illness has more recently incorporated the use of visual methods to foster engagement of research participants from a wide age range, capture the longitudinal  ...  Acknowledgements The Children's Participation in Decision-making study was supported by the Health Research Board under Grant HO1318 (RP 2008/172).  ... 
doi:10.1080/17441692.2016.1165718 pmid:27219895 fatcat:wlpt7depdvafrmyb5i737y4d6y

How children combine vision and touch when perceiving the shape of objects

Eugene Abravanel
1972 Perception & Psychophysics  
The reason for filming exploratory movements of Sa' handa while operating under haptic or haptic + visual information pickup conditions was to determine how the hands were used for exploration when visual  ...  Abravanel (1968a) oblerved and recorded the haptic exploration of children between 3 and 13 years while engaged in exploring objects for lentth and circumferential mapitudes.  ... 
doi:10.3758/bf03212865 fatcat:kntuvxm7vbavtd7sp5nikdrlvi

Parental Awareness about Oral Health Preventive Care and its Relation to DMFT Index in Visually Impaired Children

Narjes Amrollahi, Andisheh Amini, Mehdi Jafarzadeh
2020 Journal of Dentistry  
Oral health care for children with visual impairment is challenging for health service providers.  ...  Gaining information about parental awareness in this regard can be a basis for health planning and use of preventive services.  ...  Acknowledgment The authors would like to thank vice chancellor for research and technology, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences for its financial support for this research project.  ... 
doi:10.30476/dentjods.2019.80995.0 pmid:32582825 pmcid:PMC7280546 fatcat:k6h34qveg5aflehgjv4qnvdenu
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