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Semantic and cultural equivalence of the working alliance inventory short-revised scale for therapeutic alliance in family medicine: Lessons learned in Slovenia

reliability produce more consistent and accurate results. Internationally, several tools have been used to assess therapeutic alliance in previous research ( 8 , 11 , 12 , 13 , 14 , 15 ). In Slovenia, different studies have been conducted assessing various doctor-patient relationship attributes, such as empathy ( 16 ) or patient satisfaction ( 2 ), but no study has validated or even used the therapeutic alliance scales. This survey is the Slovenian part of an international research study aiming to validate the WAI-SR scale for therapeutic alliance for patients and

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Training Loads, Wellness And Performance Before and During Tapering for a Water-Polo Tournament

Introduction High-level water-polo players participate in a prolonged competitive period including pre-season and in-season training. Especially during the in-season period, high-level players participate in an official match almost every week and train up to nine times per week ( Lupo et al., 2014b ). In most of the European Leagues, the competitive period is organized in two phases. In the first phase, all teams compete against each other twice, aiming at adding victories to classification. In the second phase, only the top classified teams compete in a

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Regional Structural Change and Resilience
From Lignite Mining to Tourism in the Lusatian Lakeland

economic decline involved, at the time, co-ordinating the large-scale rehabilitation of the mines with other endeavours that were aimed at developing the economy. In this way, a lakeland was created with the goal of establishing a basis for supra-regional tourism. Chapter 2 introduces the conceptual foundations of the present contribution. It begins by discussing the concepts of resilience, vulnerability and regional structural change. This debate is followed by a deeper theoretical analysis of sectoral and regional co-ordination policies. Chapter 3 is devoted to a

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When the international lawyers get to be heard – the story of tax treaty interpretation as told in Sweden

Articles 31– 33. See Territorial Dispute (Libya/Chad) , Judgment of 3 February 1994, ICJ Reports 1994, pp. 21–22, para. 41. In any case, a different customary international law existed in 1962, when the International Law Commission (ILC) initiated work aimed to codify international rules on treaty interpretation. If claims are made that the rules laid down in Articles 31–33 of the VCLT are identical with customary rules on treaty interpretation, consequently, this cannot explain why Articles 31–33 are always relevant for the interpretation of tax treaties concluded by

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Genotoxicity and mutagenicity of inosine pranobex

use of mammalian cells in in vitro tests increases the sensitivity for the detection of rodent carcinogens and extends the spectrum of genetic incidences detected. A battery approach is reasonable because no single test is able to detect all genotoxic mechanisms. The general features of a standard test battery are as follows: 1. assessment of mutagenicity in a bacterial reverse gene mutation test by Ames; 2. genotoxicity evaluated in mammalian cells in vitro and/or in vivo by comet and micronuclei assays ( 10 ). The aim of the presented work was to

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A Framework for the Assessment of Research and Its Impacts

understanding the reality. The potentiality of models can be expressed for description, interpretation, forecasting, and intervention. These different roles may be correlated or not, depending on the objective of the analysis and the way the model is built. To be successful the modeling has to take into account the specificities of the processes and systems under investigation, and in particular consider that the behavior is free and finalized to given aims; history and evolution matter as the behavior of systems and processes changes over time (see e.g. Georgescu

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People as the Roots (of the State): Democratic Elements in the Politics of Traditional Vietnamese Confucianism

share the dual aspects of being a political system and a way of life, and thus, can be consolidated as “pragmatic Confucian democracy.” The term essentially means a continual negotiation between democratic practices and Confucian values and moral sentiments ( Kim 2017 ). Another attempt to better grasp the topic is analyzing the old texts of Mou Zongsan (1909-1995) and Tang Junyi (1901-1978), arguably among the most productive Confucian philosophers of the 20th century, on the relationship between democracy and Confucianism ( Fröhlich 2010 ). This study approaches

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Knowledge strategies aiming to improve the intellectual capital of universities

knowledge creation”, Organization Science , Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 14-37. Nonaka, I., and Takeuchi, H. (1995), The knowledge-creating company: how Japanese companies create the dynamics of innovation , Oxford University Press, Oxford. Nonaka, I., Toyama, R. and Hirata, T. (2008), Managing flow: a process theory of the knowledge-based firm , Palgrave Macmillan, Houndmills. Nonaka, I. and Zhu, Z. (2012), Pragmatic strategy: eastern wisdom, global success , Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. O’Dell, C. and Hubert, C. (2011), The new edge in

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Understanding the layers of a market-oriented organisational culture

, confidentiality, authorisation of access, sensitivity and good relations ( IT Carlow, 2011a , 2011b ). Limitations in the methodology of the study can be argued to include the use of the business awards list as a sampling frame as not all companies take part in industry award competitions. However, the selection of market-oriented companies was the aim and the awards list could be considered a pragmatic choice. The lack of control over the completion of self-administered questionnaires is also acknowledged although the targeting of respondents for the multi

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Regulatory Coherence and Standardization Mechanisms in the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Balance to the WTO , 15 Tulane J. Int’ L & Comp. L. 465 (2007). In the academic literature, critiques of the multilateral trading regime have come in numerous forms. For purposes of this article, it suffices to summarize the main critiques. The critiques fall broadly into three categories: pragmatic, privatization, and liberal theory. Pragmatist critiques tend to fault multilateral treaty negotiations are too cumbersome, long, and inefficient. For example, Professors Sungjoon Cho and Claire R. Kelly have argued that extensive lobbying slows treaty negotiations

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