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Research Article

If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck: Evaluating the Validity of Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescents

The validity of borderline personality disorder (BPD) has been a topic of much controversy in psychiatry. Over the last two decades, a wealth of empirical work has challenged long-held concerns regarding the validity of adolescent BPD. However, this research has been conducted within a traditional approach to psychiatric nosology.In this article, we aim to evaluate the validity of adolescent BPD as guided by both the Robins and Guze criteria for the validity of psychiatric constructs and the

Carla Sharp, Allison Kalpakci

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 49–62

Research Article

Validity of the Brief Child and Family Phone Interview by comparison with Longitudinal Expert All Data diagnoses in outpatients

Background:The Brief Child and Family Phone Interview (BCFPI) is a standardized intake and follow-up interview used in child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Although it has shown good validity compared with other measures using parent reports, it has not yet been compared with diagnoses derived from a Longitudinal Expert All Data (LEAD) procedure, which includes information from separate diagnostic interviews with parent(s) and child. The aim was to compare the BCFPI evaluation

Markus Andersson, Martin Bäckström, Tord Ivarsson, Maria Råstam, Håkan Jarbin

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 2, 83–90

research-article

Psychometric validity of the Compassionate Engagement and Action Scale for Adolescents: a Swedish version

these three dimensions of compassion, Gilbert et al. (1) developed the CEAS for adults. The psychometric properties of the CEAS showed a satisfactory factorial structure and good internal consistency for each of the subscales (α = .72—.90).The CEAS has also shown good convergent validity (1).The CEAS has not yet been adapted and validated for use in adolescent populations, which is crucial to better understanding the development of compassion and caring for self and for others, which has a range of

Eva Henje, Frida Carlberg Rindestig, Paul Gilbert, Inga Dennhag

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 70–80

Research Article

Assessment of the Affective Dimensions of Psychopathy with the Danish version of the Inventory of Callous-Unemotional Traits among Incarcerated Boys: A study of Reliability, Criterion Validity, and Construct Validity

, and ratings of psychosocial problems. Approximately nine days later, the ICU was readministered in a subset of the sample (n = 40) to examine test-retest reliability.Internal consistency was satisfactory, and test-retest reliability was excellent. Concurrent validity associations with the PCL:YV ranged from moderate to high. The ICU displayed excellent discriminative validity for identifying persons who displayed high levels of psychopathic traits. CU traits were also found to be associated with

Mickey T. Kongerslev, Sune Bo, Adelle E. Forth, Erik Simonsen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 80–96

Article

Evaluating the Validity of Texas 2 STEPS

The Texas 2 STEPS Evaluation Tool was assessed for face validity. Thirty Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialists (COMS) piloted the tool while evaluating children under the age of five years. Each participant was asked to evaluate their comfort level working with this population and report the number of years’ experience they have working as a COMS. The majority of participants found the tool useful for assessing orientation and mobility (O&M) skills in children. The Texas 2

Tracy L. Hallak, M.Ed., TVI/COMS Instructor, Luis E. Aguerrevere, Ph.D.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 84–89

research-article

CONFIRMATORY FACTOR ANALYSIS FOR TESTING THE VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF AN INTERNAL CAPABILITY AND LOGISTICS OUTSOURCING MEASUREMENT SCALE

Achieve the potential economies of scale and flexibility     OUTS6 Streamline their flows of goods and information     OUTS7 Monitoring of performance     OUTS8 Better response to customer requests     OUTS9 Facilitate inventory planning activities     OUTS10 Reduce costs associated with asset ownership *Item deleted after CFA Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was selected to validate the measurement scale. CFA allows the assessment of the convergent and discriminant validity of the

Omer Abdalla SIDDIG, Abdel Hafiez Ali HASABALLAH, Ahmad AL-TIT, Bader ALMOHAIMMEED

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 141–154

Research Article

Latent Classes of Symptoms related to Clinically Depressed Mood in Adolescents

The diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD), according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, is based only on adult symptomatology of depression and not adapted for age and gender. This may contribute to the low diagnostic specificity and validity of adolescent MDD. In this study, we investigated whether latent classes based on symptoms associated with depressed mood could be identified in a sample of adolescents seeking psychiatric care, regardless of traditionally

Eva Henje Blom, Mats Forsman, Tony T. Yang, Eva Serlachius, Jan-Olov Larsson

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 19–28

Research Article

Development of a Shortened Version of the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ-S): construct validity and sex invariance in a large sample of Swedish adolescents

aspects of adolescent health are investigated, inconvenient and problematic.Objective:To evaluate the psychometric properties of a short version of the ASQ-2 (ASQ-S) in terms of construct validity and factorial invariance across gender.Method:The ASQ-2 was translated into Swedish and items were retained from nine of the ten scales based on factor loadings. One scale (stress of emerging adult responsibilities) was removed entirely due to low internal consistency and variance explained. The remaining 27

Malin K. Anniko, Katja Boersma, Nikil Ph. L. van Wijk, Don Byrne, Maria Tillfors

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 4–15

Article

Development of the Difficulty with Mobility Questionnaire: A Pilot Study

A 23-item difficulty with mobility questionnaire (DMQ) was piloted with 32 persons who had participated in a one-week orientation and mobility (O&M) course offered by Guide Dogs Queensland in early 2014 to determine its potential utility as an outcome measure for O&M instruction. The DMQ was assessed for reliability, validity, and sensitivity. Reliability was established using Cronbach’s alpha coefficient. Validity was assessed by determining the extent to which the total

Steven J. La Grow, Ed.D., Bashir Ebrahim, OAM, Grad. Dip. Rehab. Studies, Andy Towers, Ph.D.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 59–69

research-article

Development and Initial Validation of the O&M VISSIT for Orientation and Mobility Specialists to Determine Service Intensity

vision impairment (VISSIT, 2014; Pogrund et al. 2015). A national validation study on the VISSIT for TVIs was completed in May 2015, revealing that consequential validity, social validity, and content validity were all significantly valid. The internal consistency reliability proved significantly reliable. Following the success of the VISSIT, the subcommittee received numerous requests for an equivalent tool for O&M specialists. These requests called for a tool that uses complete evaluation of

Heather R. Munro, Shannon Darst, Rona L. Pogrund

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 1–11

Review

Personality Disorder in Childhood and Adolescence comes of Age: a Review of the Current Evidence and Prospects for Future Research

In this article, the authors provide a narrative review of the mounting evidence base on personality disorder in childhood and adolescence. Topics covered include diagnostic validity, prevalence, developmental issues, comorbidity, risk and protective factors, and treatment. Novel indicated prevention and early intervention programs for borderline personality disorder in adolescence are given special priority. To conclude, directions for future research are provided.

Mickey T. Kongerslev, Andrew M. Chanen, Erik Simonsen

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 31–48

Article

Separating Signals with Specific Temporal Structure

Blind signal extraction is particularly attractive to solve signal mixture problems while only one or a few source signals are desired. Many desired biomedical signals exhibit distinct periods. A sequential method based on second order statistics is introduced in this paper. One can choose to recover one source signal or all signals in a specific order. The validity and performance of the proposed method are confirmed by computer simulations.

Yongjian Zhao, Haining Jiang, Bin Jiang, Meixia Qu

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 4, 61–65

Research Article

Psychometric Qualities of the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology – Short Form for Adolescents

A growing body of research recognizes the occurrence and validity of personality pathology during adolescence as well as its relevance as a developmental precursor of adult personality pathology.The present study recognizes the need for a comprehensive and concise instrument to assess the dimensions of personality pathology in adolescents. Therefore, the psychometric qualities of an abbreviated version of the Dimensional Assessment of Personality Pathology - Basic Questionnaire for Adolescents

Noor B. Tromp, Hans M. Koot

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 71–79

research-article

First report of Hemicriconemoides litchi associated with Piper sarmentosum and revision of the genus Hemicriconemoides in Vietnam

, AY780956). The phylogenetic tree based on 28S rDNA sequences showed that the sequence of H. litchi from Vietnam was grouped in the same clade (100% PP) with sequences of H. litchi from other populations (Fig. 2). The validation of H. litchi has been revised by many studies (Siddiqi, 2000; Geraert, 2010; Chen et al., 2011). Recently, a study of Van Den Berg et al. (2015) agreed with Chen et al. (2011) to maintain the validity of H. litchi; however, the sequences of H. litchi provided by the authors

Thi Duyen Nguyen, Huu Tien Nguyen, Thi Mai Linh Le, Quang Phap Trinh

Journal of Nematology , 1–6

Review

Diagnosing Borderline Personality Disorder During Adolescence: A Review of the Published Literature

studies addressed the construct validity of BPD in adolescents (i.e., whether a BPD diagnosis during adolescence actually measures what is intending to measure) and reported consistent relationships between BPD and associated areas of dysfunction and distress as evidence of the validity of the BPD diagnosis. Research evidence indicates that there is no single symptom that is predictive of later BPD diagnosis during adolescence; rather, a pattern of two to three selected BPD symptoms that are evident

Andrea Fossati

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , ISSUE 1, 5–21

Article

UAV Dynamic Simulation Model Establishment Method Based on Simulink/Aerosim

certain type UAV in ideal environment and wind interference environment, the feasibility and validity of the method is illustrated.

Chen GuoShao, Yang Sen

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 1, 29–37

book-review

Validation of the Diagnostic Infant and Preschool Assessment in a Danish, trauma-exposed sample of young children

challenging because a young child may lack the verbal and cognitive abilities to talk about the trauma (3); the trauma may disrupt the child’s normal development (2); and the presence and manifestations of PTSD in very young children can differ from that of adults (4-6). Therefore, psychometrically sound and developmentally sensitive measures are needed to aid in confident assessment of young children exposed to trauma. This paper examines the validity of the DIPA compared to the Strengths and

Sille Schandorph Løkkegaard, Mette Elmose, Ask Elklit

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 39–51

Research Article

NEW INTELLIGENT CLASSIFICATION METHOD BASED ON IMPROVED MEB ALGORITHM

. We also use the proposed algorithm to handle Binary Classification, Multi-class Classification, and Image Clustering problems. Experiments on both synthetic and real-world data sets demonstrate the validity of the algorithm we proposed.

Yongqing Wang, Lei Liu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 72–95

Article

FACE RECOGNITION BASED ON IMPROVED SUPPORT VECTOR CLUSTERING

both training time and accuracy. Besides, we use the proposed algorithm to handle classification problem, and face recognition, as well. Experiments on synthetic and real-world data sets demonstrate the validity of the proposed algorithm.

Yongqing Wang, Xiling Liu

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1807–1829

Article

Research on Multi - Resonant LCL Harmonic Suppression Strategy

Jingwen Chen, Xin Zhou, Hongshe Dang

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 3, 23–28

Original Paper

Usefulness of ultrasonography in the diagnosis of hematoma after primary hip arthroplasty

Introduction: To date, suction drainage has been routinely used after hip joint replacement. Currently, the validity of this practice is questioned in the literature. Hematoma is a risk fac­tor of periprosthetic infection. Post-operative ultrasonography enables precise assessment of hip joint hematoma. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the usefulness of hip joint ultrasonography with respect to the validity of using suction drainage after primary hip arthroplasty. Material

Jerzy Białecki, Paweł Bartosz, Wojciech Marczyński, Jan Zając

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 70, 149–153

research-article

The shortened version of the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ-S; Sweden): a validation study in United Kingdom adolescents

Introduction The deleterious effect of stress in adolescence has been well documented (1-3), and for that reason continued scrutiny of the measurement of stress in this developmental period is essential to public health. One measurement tool with considerable promise is the Adolescent Stress Questionnaire (ASQ; [4]). Results of variable-centred studies on the structural validity of ASQ scores have been unequivocal: the ASQ yields multivariate scores structured by the domain-specificity of

Michael McKay, James Andretta, John Perry

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 81–87

Article

RESEARCH OF THE FORKLIFT POWER-ASSISTED STEERING SYSTEM BASED ON SAFETY STEERING SPEED CONTROL

with the traditional PID in order to justify the validity of the algorithm. Finally, the expression of speed with tri-function is built. Optimization of safety speed is added on the basis of traditional power-assisted steering to ensure the stability and security of forklift steering.

Yan He, Benxian Xiao

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 749–765

Article

COMPUTER VISION-BASED COLOR IMAGE SEGMENTATION WITH IMPROVED KERNEL CLUSTERING

image segmentation. Compared to other popular algorithms, it has the competitive performances both on training time and accuracy. The experiments performed on both synthetic and real-world data sets demonstrate the validity of the proposed algorithm.

Yongqing Wang, Chunxiang Wang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1706–1729

Article

FORMATION ALGORITHMS FOR MULTIPLE MOBILE ROBOTS BASED ON VISION DETECTION

algorithm are proposed in this paper. The basic principle and programming steps of the algorithm are described in detail. The improved linear formation algorithm is used for simulation studies. The validity and practicability of the line formation algorithm are verified.

Zhihong Liang, Hongwei Gao

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 1840–1858

Article

CONTEMPORARY PUBLIC SPACES AS MEETING PLACES

of the sources. Based on observation and analysis of literature the authors have drawn up a list of criteria allowing the assessment of the quality of space with emphasis on the validity of the social aspect.

Kinga PALUS, Joanna ZABAWA-KRZYPKOWSKA

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 2, 21–28

Article

DISCRETE S-TRANSFORM BASED SPEECH ENHANCEMENT

the inverse ST is performed to acquire the enhanced speech in time domain. Simulation experiment is done to verify the validity of the method. The experiment results show that the proposed method can effectively enhance the de-noising ability and improve the signal-to-noise ratio.

Guo-hua Hu, Rui Li, Liang Tao

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 4, 2231–2246

Article

The Applicability of the Difficulty with Mobility Questionnaire (DMQ) as an Outcome Measure for Dog Guide Instruction

This study sought to assess the reliability, validity, and sensitivity of the Difficulty with Mobility Questionnaire (DMQ) to determine its applicability as an outcome measure for dog guide instruction. Forty-nine trainees receiving dog guide instruction from Leader Dogs for the Blind participated in this study. All rated their overall ability to get around (AGA) and the difficulty they experienced with 16 separate mobility related behaviours (DMQ-16) before and after training. The DMQ-16 was

Steve La Grow, Ed.D., Andy Towers, Ph.D., Dae Kim, Ph.D., Rod Haneline, M.A.

International Journal of Orientation & Mobility , ISSUE 1, 10–21

Research Article

Active Modeling Based Yaw Control of Unmanned Rotorcraft

 uncertainties are introduced into the new-designed yaw dynamics model by using the concept of modeling errors. Then, Kalman filter is used to estimate the modeling errors simultaneously, which is used subsequently to design the robust controller. Finally, the new strategy is tested with respect to the unmanned Rotorcraft system to show the feasibility and validity of it.

Yan Peng, Wenqing Guo, Mei Liu, Shaorong Xie

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 380–399

Article

STUDY OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL ON-LINE PATH PLANNING FOR UAV BASED ON PYTHAGOREAN HODOGRAPH CURVE

estimation algorithm is used to optimize the selection of path parameters, which avoid the blindness iterative process and consider the kinematics constraints such as the curvature, torsion and climbing angle. The multiple UAVs’ three dimensional path planning in dynamic environment are tested. Simulation results prove the validity and practicability of the algorithm.

ZHANG Yi, YANG Xiu-xia, ZHOU Wei-wei, ZHAO He-wei

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 1641–1666

Research Article

TRACKING AND AUTOMATING A LIBRARY SYSTEM USING RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TECHNOLOGY

, 35 cm. The paper first discusses the effect of using RFID on the upper application and System layers. A simulation of randomly distributed tags with spatially distributed antennas is shown. Simulation results are provided to prove the validity of the proposed approach, which proves that adding a localization feature to the system layer is feasible with an acceptable error range that does not exceed 1.1%.

Ali Alwadi, Jeff Kilby, Amjad Gawanmeh

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 425–450

Article

OBJECT TRACKING BASED ON MACHINE VISION AND IMPROVED SVDD ALGORITHM

be high, which makes it do not scale well with the number of training sample, and limits its wide applications. Based on the idea proposed by Support Vector Data Description, we present an improved SVDD algorithm to handle object tracking efficiently. The experimental results on synthetic data, tracking results on car and plane demonstrate the validity of the proposed algorithm.

Yongqing Wang, Yanzhou Zhang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 677–696

Article

NOVEL MULTI-CLASS SVM ALGORITHM FOR MULTIPLE OBJECT RECOGNITION

tend to be poor, and limits the wide applications. Inspired by the idea presented by Multi-class Core Vector Machine, we propose a novel Multi-class SVM algorithm, which achieves excellent performance on dealing with multiple object recognition. The simulation results on synthetic numerical data and recognition results on real-world pictures demonstrate the validity of the proposed algorithm.

Yongqing Wang, Yanzhou Zhang

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 1203–1224

Article

Are We in Agreement? Benchmarking and Reliability Issues between Social Network Analytic Programs

Reliability and validity are key concerns for any researcher. We investigate these concerns as they apply to social network analysis programs. Six well-used and trusted programs were compared on four common centrality measures (degree, betweenness, closeness, and eigenvector) under a variety of network topographies. We identify notable inconsistencies between programs that may not be apparent to the average user of these programs. Specifically, each program may have implemented a variant of a

Philip J. Murphy, Karen T. Cuenco, YuFei Wang

Connections , ISSUE 1-2, 23–44

Research paper

COMPARISON OF DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY ONSET TIME OF TWO GROUPS WITH LEFT TRUNCATED AND RIGHT CENSORED DATA

The present paper is concerned with the comparison of the nephropathy onset time of type-2 diabetic patients, grouped on the basis of gender and age at the time of diabetes diagnosis. Diabetic Nephropathy (DN) onset time is assumed to follow Weibull distribution with fixed left truncation. The likelihood ratio test is applied on uncensored cases and Thoman and Bain two sample tests is applied with generated left truncated Weibull distributions. To avoid the model validity issues for left

Alka Sabharwal, Gurprit Grover

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 527–549

Research Article

HUMANITARIAN DEMINING ROBOT GRYPHON CURRENT STATUS AND AN OBJECTIVE EVALUATION

efforts around the world, no practical landmine detection robot has yet achieved maturity for practical use. Nonetheless, the humanitarian demining robot Gryphon, which current status of development is described in detail, is close to meet the requirements for practical use. This paper analyses the results from latest on-site tests underwent by Gryphon in Croatia (2006, 2007) and Cambodia (2006), to make a critical and objective evaluation of its validity, and clarify the points that still require

Edwardo F. Fukushima, Marc Freese, Toshiaki Matsuzawa

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 3, 735–753

Article

AN ELECTRICAL MODEL OPTIMIZATION FOR SINGLE CELL FLOW IMPEDANCE SPECTROSCOPY

. By removing these last impedances, it is possible to compare and model the electrical response of different electrodes geometries. Simulations, performed for 6 different electrodes geometries using Finite Element Method (FEM), were performed to check our assumptions. Results attest the validity of our model for cells with sizes comprised between 30 and 70% of the channel weigh. Finally, measurements performed with our microfluidic sensor show the same impedance variation distribution during the

J. Claudel, M. Nadi, O. Elmazria, D. Kourtiche

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 2, 526–536

Article

Research on Intelligent Monitoring Technology of Micro Hole Drilling

drilling force of the micro drill bit is obtained by using the network structure of the four layers. Using MATLAB software and Lab VIEW software, a micro drill on-line monitoring software system is constructed. The experimental results show that the accuracy of the wavelet neural network is very high, which is more than 90%, which shows the validity of the monitoring model and the popularization of the system.

Yanhong Sun, Mei Tian

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 4, 142–146

research-article

Therapeutic reactance in adolescents: the psychometrics of the Therapeutic Reactance Scale in adolescents

studies used samples of undergraduates (young adults). It is therefore imperative to conduct further psychometric tests of this instrument to determine its validity, and specifically to test whether the TRS can be applied to other populations. We propose to do this in a sample of adolescents. There are theoretical reasons to suspect differences in the mean levels of reactance between adults and adolescents. Adolescence is a developmental stage defined by neurobiological, social, and psychological

Richard A. Inman, Ana Margarida Sousa, Diana Cunha, Paulo Moreira

Scandinavian Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology , 20–28

Article

Application of iterated filtering to stochastic volatility models based on non-Gaussian Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process

accompanied by a simulation study  that   confirms the validity of the approach in the case of Barndorff-Nielsen and Shephard’s stochastic volatility models.

Piotr Szczepocki

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 173–187

Research Article

Perceived Service Quality of Youth Public Transport Passengers

This research aims to explore the dimension of perceived service quality of youth public transport passengers. This research is important due to the lack of research that focuses on perceived service quality of youth public transport passengers. This research employed quantitative research methodology. Survey was performed in order to gather research data. The respondents are 233 youth public transport passengers in Bogor and Tangerang, Indonesia. Exploratory factor analysis, validity analysis

Medi YARMEN, Sik SUMAEDI

Transport Problems , ISSUE 1, 99–111

Original Paper

Repeatability and reproducibility of measurements of the suburethral tape location obtained in pelvic floor ultrasound performed with a transvaginal probe

be excellent or good. Conclusions: Excellent and good repeatability and reproducibility of the measurements of the suburethral tape location obtained in a pelvic ultrasound performed with a transvaginal probe confirm the test’s validity and usefulness for clinical and academic purposes.

Maria Magdalena Dresler, Jacek Kociszewski, Edyta Wlaźlak, Piotr Pędraszewski, Agnieszka Trzeciak, Grzegorz Surkont

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 69, 101–105

Research paper

AN INITIAL RESEARCH ON OUTPUT WELL-BEING INDEX APPLIED TO RESIDENTS IN WEALTHY COUNTIES FROM CHINA 

Sampling from three wealthy counties in Shandong province (n = 855), this research examined the characteristics of an output well-being index, and the index shows good internal consistency reliability and ideal construct validity. It could be used as an instrument to evaluate the quality of life of Chinese citizens. The index was applied to an analysis of the quality of life of the residents from three wealthy counties. It shows that the level of the quality of life of the rural residents is

Zhanjun Xing, Xiaxia Qu

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 3, 441–460

Research Article

SELF-TUNING FUZZY SPEED CONTROLLER OF TRAVELLING WAVE ULTRASONIC MOTOR

responses with different speed references, a kind of online tuning method is proposed to modulate the proportional coefficient of fuzzy control. Experiments indicate the validity of the proposed fuzzy controller.

Jingzhuo Shi, Juanping Zhao, Zhe Cao, Yunpeng Liang, Lan Yuan, Bin Sun

International Journal on Smart Sensing and Intelligent Systems , ISSUE 1, 301–320

Article

Optimum Concentrations of Trichoderma longibrachiatum and Cadusafos for Controlling Meloidogyne javanica on Zucchini Plants

, the number of intact eggs per gram soil, nematode reproduction factor, and control percent. Closeness of experimental mean values with the expected values proved the validity of the model. The optimal levels of the cadusafos concentration and Trichoderma concentration that caused the best plant growth and lowest nematode reproduction were 1.7 mg a.i./kg soil and 108 conidia/ml suspension, respectively.

ZAHRA SOKHANDANI, MOHAMMAD REZA MOOSAVI, TAHEREH BASIRNIA

Journal of Nematology , ISSUE 1, 54–63

Article

Multi - point Cooperative Multicast Video Design and Research

diversity, the reliability of data transmission is improved, and data is transmitted in parallel by allowing access points that interfere with , To improve the system utility. Finally, the simulation experiment is used to verify the validity of the number of packets to be decoded, the total amount of packets received and the fairness.

Wang Tao

International Journal of Advanced Network, Monitoring and Controls , ISSUE 4, 72–75

Review Paper

Depression and anxiety in people with epilepsy: Why should we identify?

validity of simple screening tools for the detection of depression and anxiety. Review. Approximately one quarter of PWE have been known to be suffered from depression. The frequency of depression and anxiety was closely related to poor seizure control. Depression and anxiety have been reported to have a bidirectional relationship with epilepsy. The higher degree of depression and anxiety was more likely to elicit the suicidal ideation and attempt, adverse events and poor compliance of antiepileptic

Sung-Pa Park

Journal of Epileptology , ISSUE 1, 57–62

research-article

ANALYSIS OF WIND CONDITIONS AROUND A BUILDING DEVELOPMENT AS A PART OF ITS FORM DESIGNING PROCESS, A CASE STUDY

including the above mentioned issues in the process of urban and architectural design in case of designing medium-high urban building developments, on the example of a particular project. In accordance with the current legal situation in Poland, aerodynamic analyses are required only for high-rise building projects, as well as for building developments located in aeration corridors. The paper is aimed to test the validity of the application of aerodynamic tests also while designing dense urban

Katarzyna ZIELONKO-JUNG

Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment , ISSUE 4, 51–58

Research Communicate

THE WELLBEING EFFECT OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT. SOME MEASUREMENT AND MODELING ISSUES

individual wellbeing was the importance of 'place' and 'space' (effect of neighborhood and proximity), a special emphasize has been put on spatial effects, i.e. geographic clusters and spatial associations (autocorrelation, dependence The evidence that place and space matter for this relationship provides support for validity of both multilevel and spatial approaches (ideally, combined) to this type of problems.

Włodzimierz Okrasa, Dominik Rozkrut

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 359–376

Research paper

A MEASURE FOR REGIONAL RESILIENCE TO ECONOMIC CRISIS

in values of important economic indicators. Growth rates are standardized by dividing values of original change rates by medians specified based on spatio- temporal data modules. Such division results in each characteristic being brought to equal validity. Simultaneously, the original character is maintained and variables are not “flattened” by the outliers. Changing destimulants into stimulants occurs during growth rates calculation. The measure of resilience to crisis is calculated as an

Małgorzata Markowska

Statistics in Transition New Series , ISSUE 2, 293–308

Research paper

The false-positive responses of analgesic drugs to the intradermal serotonin- and compound 48/80-induced scratches as an animal model of itch

Intradermal injection of pruritogens such as serotonin, histamine and compound 48/80 into the skin and then, the evaluation of the scratching behavior is the commonly used animal model to advance pruritic research and drug development. However, predictive validity of this model is poorly documented. There is a close interaction between itch and pain sensations with regard to mediation through an anatomically and functionally identical neuronal pathway. One approach is whether the existing

Fatih Ilkaya, Ozgur Yesilyurt, Melik Seyrek, Ozgur Gunduz, Tayfun Ide, Ahmet Akar, Ahmet Ulugol, Hasan Guzel, Ahmet Dogrul, Durmus Ucar, Caner Gunaydin

Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis , ISSUE 3, 234–243

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STANDARD ARPU CALCULATION IMPROVEMENT USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENT TECHNIQUES

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