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ItemInformation Seeking, Retrieving, Reading, and Storing Behaviour of Library Users(2005-01-10T02:46:14Z) ItemGreenstone: A Comprehensive Open-Source Digital Library System(2005-01-10T02:48:06Z) ItemEconomic burden of knee and hip osteoarthritis in Spain(Arthritis & Rheumatism (Arthritis Care & Research), 2009-02-15) Maese, JesusObjective. To estimate the direct and indirect osteoarthritis (OA)–attributable costs and predictors of costs of knee and hip OA in Spain. Methods. This study included consecutive patients age >50 years with symptomatic and radiologic knee and/or hip OA who were seen at primary care centers in all provinces of Spain. Information on demographics, health status (Short Form 12 Health Survey), comorbidities (Charlson Index), clinical (Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index [WOMAC]) and radiologic OA severity (Kellgren/Lawrence [K/L] scale), data related to OA health resources utilization (medical and nonmedical), and subjects’ and caregivers’ expenses and time lost in the previous 6 months were collected in 2 separate, structured, and detailed interviews. Costs in euros were assigned using market prices and ofﬁcial sources if available, and were annualized (to 2007). The predictors of costs were assessed in multivariate regression models. Costs were log-transformed before being modeled. Results. A total of 1,071 subjects were analyzed (74% women, mean SD age 71 9 years). Average total annual costs were €1,502 per patient. Direct costs accounted for 86% of the total cost. We estimated a national cost of €4,738 million, representing 0.5% of the gross national product. Higher total costs were associated with comorbidity (Charlson Index odds ratio [OR] 1.27, 95% conﬁdence interval [95% CI] 1.03–1.58), poorer health status (P < 0.050), worse WOMAC scores (OR 1.05, 95% CI 1.03–1.08), and grade 4 K/L scores (OR 1.76, 95% CI 1.15–2.69). Conclusion. The economic burden of knee and hip OA is substantial. Costs increased with comorbidity, poorer health status, and clinical and radiologic OA severity. ItemContinuing Professional Development (CPD), Education and Training as Part of Technology for the Learning Process in Malaysian Built Environment(WSEAS TRANSACTIONS on ENVIRONMENT and DEVELOPMENT, 2009-03-05) Darus, Zuhairuse Md; Hassan, Fadzil; Saruwono, Masran; Omar, Zaidi; Samad, Zulkiflee; Muhamad, Fadhil; Mohammad, NoraziahProblems associated to the performance, delivery and quality of product or services emanating from ineffective performance of the human resource in the Malaysian built environment are a continuing debate. Critics have been frequent in associating these shortcomings with inadequacies within the continuing professional development (CPD), education and training provisions offered to the human resource. This paper presents the investigations on the underpinning concepts of CPD), education and training which identify their differences and similarities. This was on the premise that understanding the similarities and differences are very important as they significantly influence how the technology is disseminated and roles that must be to be played by the parties responsible for their design and delivery. The findings suggest the need to understand similarities and differences in the application of the meanings of education, training and CPD are important; but more importantly, they must all be underpinned with learning. It is imperative that that the parties responsible for the education, training, learning, development must appreciate learning. This must be conceived collectively applied within the design and delivery to the provisions to be effective. ItemThe Effect of Library Staff Training and Development on the User Experience: A Case Study at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)(Purdue e-Pubs, 2012-01-01) Lockhart, Janine; Majal, SulaimanLibrary staff training and development is a crucial element in ensuring positive user experiences within libraries. A staff component consistently exposed to relevant training and development interventions should not be underestimated. This paper will explore the processes and methods used at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology Libraries (CPUT Libraries) to ensure that its staff has well planned and relevant learning opportunities and interventions. An overview of skills development in South Africa as well as policies, guidelines and procedures that inform the process will be discussed. The paper further unpack a holistic staff development approach, namely, a three year special skills plan, a performance management process including development needs, annual training plan and implementation. Collaboration and partnerships between various stakeholders are crucial for the success and effectiveness of the implementation process, viz, university human resources learning and development (HR L & D) department, Cape Higher Education Consortium (CHEC), Cape Library Consortium (CALICO) and accredited training providers. It will also touch on some return on investment (ROI) strategies. This paper will give specific examples of how these staff training interventions link to positive user experiences. ItemMATERIALS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY(InTech, 2012-02) Hutagalung, Sabar DThe contributors of the chapters in this book have various areas of expertise. Therefore, this book is interdisciplinary and is written for readers with a background in physical science. I believe that this book will be of interest to university students, lecturers and researchers who are interested in the fields of materials science, engineering and technology and, specifically, in advanced ceramic materials, metal, polymer composite, nanomaterials, bio-materials and optical materials. As it deals with many basic concepts that are of concern in the relevant fields, this book can also be used as a primer for studies in materials science and engineering. ItemAssessing and evaluating continuing professional development(Deshmukh Samina Khan, 2012-11-15) Samina Khan, Deshmukh“Learning is a never ending process”. The above quotation is so apt as the present day technological world is the eye witness. Continuing professional development (CPD) is a platform that provides practical guidance for a teacher educator for his learning and growth. This abstract focuses on how a teacher can become a trendsetter by evaluating oneself continuously for progressive success. Continuing professional development (CPD) or Continuing professional education (CPE) is the means by which people maintain the knowledge and skills related to their professional lives. Continuing education is part of ongoing requirements for members. The paper aims to highlight some of the issues of self-assessment and present some insights that enrich the efficacy and quality of our education to ensure phenomenal success. ItemJurnal pendidikan bahasa dan sastra indonesia(universitas negeri semarang, 2014-03-03) Diyah Ekasari, AnisaMasalah yang diangkat pada penelitian ini adalah rendahnya kemampuan menulis siswa kelas VIII-F MTS Negeri Kesesi Kabupaten Pekalongan. Hal ini disebabkan oleh pembelajaran menulis puisi yang belum terlaksana dengan baik sehingga siswa kelas VIIIF mengalami kesulitan ketika diminta menulis puisi. Oleh karena itu, diperlukan strategi pembelajaran dan media pembelajaran yang menyenangkan dan tepat. Untuk mengatasi masalah tersebut digunakan strategi Pikir Plus dan media gambar peristiwa yang terdapat dalam surat kabar dalam pembelajaran menulis puisi siswa kelas VIII-F MTS Negeri Kesesi. Penelitian ini dilakukan melalui dua siklus. Setiap siklus terdiri atas perencanaan, tindakan, observasi, dan refleksi. Hasil penelitian ini menunjukkan adanya proses pembelajaran, peningkatan, dan perubahan perilaku ke arah yang positif. ItemA COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS DEFINITIONS OF ADMINISTRATIVE LAW(Mykolas Romeris University, 2014-06-01) Bakaveckas, Audrius, Prof. Dr.It must be stressed that currently there is no universally accepted definition of administrative law that would prevail in the theory of administrative law and have an equal meaning in different countries and different legal systems. This aspect encouraged the authors of the present article to carry out an in-depth review of the conceptions of administrative law found in literature on administrative law in various foreign countries. A comparative analysis of the definitions of administrative law was carried out in order to reveal the elements of their content that are used by different authors (scholars) to define administrative law as well as the similarities and differences of these definitions.