Using Skinner's Model of Verbal Behavior Analysis to Study Aggression in Psychiatric Hospitals (Report)

Using Skinner’s Model of Verbal Behavior Analysis to Study Aggression in Psychiatric Hospitals (Report)

Introduction Skinner’s (1957) conceptualization of verbal behavior has its roots in a series of lectures first presented at the University of Minnesota in the late 1930s, and subsequently at Harvard University, and the University of Chicago. In these lectures Skinner proposed a new theory of verbal behavior, which differed from existing explanations of verbal behaviour […]

Embedded Librarians: One Library's Model for Decentralized Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

Embedded Librarians: One Library’s Model for Decentralized Service (Brief Communications) (Report)

BACKGROUND The Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL), housed in a building connected to the college of medicine, serves the colleges of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, and public health at the University of Arizona in Tucson, all in buildings located about 200 feet from each other around a large plaza. As in most other academic health sciences […]

Insulin Sensitizing Actions of Fenugreek Seed Polyphenols, Quercetin & Metformin in a Rat Model (Report)

Insulin Sensitizing Actions of Fenugreek Seed Polyphenols, Quercetin & Metformin in a Rat Model (Report)

Background & objectives: Plant polyphenols have been known to exert anti-diabetic action and promote insulin action. The present study was carried out to compare the effects of administration of fenugreek seed polyphenolic extract (FPEt), quercetin and metformin (a positive control) in an acquired model of insulin resistance (IR). Methods: Adult male Wistar rats divided into […]

Beyond Citation Analysis: A Model for Assessment of Research Impact.

Beyond Citation Analysis: A Model for Assessment of Research Impact.

INTRODUCTION A traditional method of assessing research impact, citation analysis is performed by examining an individual publication and assessing how often it has been cited, if ever, by subsequent publications [1]. It is a tool for gauging the extent of a publication’s influence in the literature and for tracking the advancement of knowledge with the […]

Predicting Acceptance of Electronic Medical Records: Is the Technology Acceptance Model Enough?(Report)

Predicting Acceptance of Electronic Medical Records: Is the Technology Acceptance Model Enough?(Report)

While health care organizations recognize the advantages of electronic medical records, they often do not use them. Why not? Physician acceptance seems to be the heart of the issue, but what explains their willingness or unwillingness to go electronic? Two theories address the problem: Davis’s technology acceptance model and Ajzen’s theory of planned behavior. A […]

Place First, Then Train: An Alternative to the Medical Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

Place First, Then Train: An Alternative to the Medical Model of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.

There are two overarching goals to psychiatric rehabilitation: Help people with disabilities achieve (1) work and (2) independent living goals in the real world. Over the past 30 years, two paradigms emerged to guide rehabilitation professionals in helping people achieve these goals. The traditional paradigm is a medical or clinical model called “train-place,” in which […]