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Emigration as a way to a better future? – plans for international migration among students of the Medical University of Lublin

survey measures: A structural modeling approach. Public Opinion Quarterly. 1984;48:409-22. 6. Cook C, Heath F, Thompson RL. A meta-analysis of response rates in webor Internet-based surveys. Educ Psychol Meas. 2000;60:821-36. 7. Dillman DA. Mail and internet surveys: The tailored design method (2 nd ed.). New York: Wiley; 2007. 8. Wasilewski P, Łuczak J. Stan kadry medycznej w Polsce. Kontr Państw. 2016;5:63-77. 9. Jędrkiewicz H. Problematyka migracji lekarzy specjalistów w wybranych czasopismach i na internetowych forach medyków. Probl Hig

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Creating an Online Interprofessional Collaborative Team Simulation to Overcome Common Barriers of Interprofessional Education / Eine internetbasierte, interprofessionelle Teamsimulation zur Überwindung organisatorischer Hürden in der interprofessionellen Ausbildung

Collaboration (IPEC) competencies, which are required by accreditors of the US health professions programmes, are important ( Begley, 2009 ). However, many barriers to in-person IPE have been documented consistently in the literature. Most common barriers to IPE include logistical and resource issues such as scheduling conflicts, geographical location/physical space and faculty time ( Begley, 2009 ; Oandasan & Reeves, 2005 ; Lawlis, Anson & Greenfield, 2014 ). In addition to overcoming barriers, educators must also select the best instructional design methods for IPE. Two

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Challenges and facilitators for health practitioners and academics engaging in collaborative research and publication: A systematic review / Herausforderungen und Förderfaktoren für gemeinsame Forschung und wissenschaftliche Publikation von Angehörigen verschiedener Gesundheitsberufe aus Praxis und Forschung: ein systematischer Review

.R. Lund J.L. Lee S-Y.D. Hoff T.J. 2011 Use of Qualitative Methods in Published Health Services and Management Research: A 10-year review Medical Care Research Review 68 1 3 – 33 Appendix 1 Summary of studies included in the review Author/ year/ title/ location of the study Aim/research question Theoretical or conceptual approach Study design/ methods/ population/ instruments Main findings Conclusion Rigor Bedoee, 2011 . Investing in the Future: Social Workers Talk

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Contemporary architecture and urban planning of urban multi-family housing, and the state of health of the society

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Violence Risk Assessment Practices in Denmark: A Multidisciplinary National Survey

, Int J Forensic Ment Health, 2014, 13, 182-192 [24] Sing, JP, Desmarais SL, Hurducas C, Arbach-Lucioni K, Condemarin C, Dean K et al. International perspectives on the practical application of violence risk assessment: A global survey of 44 countries, Int J Forensic Ment Health, 2014, 13, 193-206. [25] Dillman, D, Smyth, J & Christian, L. Internet, Mail, and Mixed-Mode Surveys. The Tailored Design Method (3rd Ed.), NJ: Wiley and Sons, Inc., Hoboken, 2009. [26] Almvik, R, Woods, P, & Rasmussen, K. The Broset Violence

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Limits of Dideoxysequencing in the Detection of Somatic Mutations in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors

-specific PCR primer design method for SNP marker analysis and its application. Plan Methods 2012; 8 (34). 12. Kang HY, Hwang JY, Kim SH et al. Comparison of allele specific oligonucleotide-polymerase chain reaction and direct sequencing for high throughput screening of ABL kinase domain mutations in chronic myeloid leukemia resistant to imatinib. Haematologica 2006; 91 (5): 659-662. 13. Krieken Van JH, Jung A, Kirchner T et al. KRAS mutation testing for predicting response to anti-EGFR therapy for colorectal carcinoma: proposal for an European quality assurance

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Validation of the Thai version of the Duke Activity Status Index in patients with a previous myocardial infarction


Background: The Duke Activity Status Index is a widely used instrument for measuring functional status in patients with cardiovascular disease. However, items and subscales on this instrument have not been validated for Thai patients with a previous myocardial infarction (MI).

Objective: To test the reliability and validity of the Thai version of the Duke Activity Status Index (DASI-T) in Thai patients with a previous MI using a cross-sectional study design.

Methods: The DASI-T was translated using forward and backward translation methods and administered to 100 MI patients from outpatient departments of two general hospitals in Thailand. Internal consistency was determined to test reliability. Two criterion measures (i.e. Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) classification, SF-36 physical functioning subscale) were used to test the concurrent validity of the DASI-T. Age group and CCS classification were used to determine known-groups validity of the DASI-T.

Results: Cronbach’s α for the DASI-T total score was 0.76. No ceiling or floor effect was detected for the DASI-T total score. DASI-T total score was significantly correlated with the CCS classification (r = -0.68, P < 0.01) and SF-36 physical functioning subscale (r = 0.79, P < 0.01). DASI-T total scores could differentiate MI patients based on age (P = 0.040) or CCS classification (P = 0.000).

Conclusion: The DASI-T is a potentially reliable and valid instrument with which to assess functional status in MI patients and is also useful to evaluate a treatment effect and be a guideline for clinical purposes (i.e. exercise prescription, risk stratification).

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Thai version of the Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire: psychometric testing using a longitudinal design


Background: The Minnesota Living with Heart Failure Questionnaire (MLHFQ) is the most widely used diseasespecific instrument for heart failure (HF). However, a Thai version of the MLHFQ has not been available yet. Objective: Test the psychometric properties of the Thai version of the MLHFQ in terms of practicality, reliability, validity, and responsiveness, using a longitudinal design. Methods: One hundred eighty HF outpatients (mean age: 65±12 years; 58% male) were interviewed at Phramongkutklao Hospital, Bangkok between December 2008 and August 2009. Practicality was assessed with interview-times. Reliability was evaluated using Cronbach’s α and intraclass correlation coefficients (ICCs). Validity was tested with correlations between the MLHFQ scores and the SF-36 scores, confirmatory factor analysis, and known-groups validity. Responsiveness was observed with effect sizes (ES) and minimal clinically important differences (MCID). Results: The averaged interview-time was approximately five minutes. The Cronbach’s α and ICCs of the MLHFQ were 0.86-0.93 and 0.84-0.88, respectively. The MLHFQ scores were moderately correlated with the Short Form-36 Health Survey (SF-36) scores, and discriminated the patients with different classes by New York Heart Association. The average ES were medium, ranging from 0.2 to 0.5. The MCID ranged from 1.4 to 14.5 for improved patients and from -1.4 to -12.7 for worsened patients. Conclusion: The Thai version of the MLHFQ showed acceptable psychometric properties. It can be used as a disease-specific instrument to measure health-related quality of life of Thai patients with HF.

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