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Objective: Persons with Huntington's disease (HD) often have communication difficulties and cognitive impairments, making mental health assessment difficult. Informants close to the patient are often included in assessments. The authors investigated effects of informant presence during assessment of persons with HD.
Methods: Data for four subsamples from ENROLL-HD were examined: manifest for HD (N=4,109), premanifest (N=1,790), genotype negative (N=1,041), and family members with no genetic risk (N=974). Assessment interviews with and without an informant present were identified, and the subsamples were compared on three subscales of the short-form Problem Behaviors Assessment: affect, apathy, and irritability. Differences in scores between participant-only and informant-present interviews were examined via multiple regression, controlling for demographic, disease-related, and individual confounds.
Results: Significant differences in apathy and irritability scores were found between participant-only and informant-present conditions for the premanifest, manifest, and genotype-negative subsamples. Affect subscale scores were not influenced by informant presence. When the analysis controlled for confounds, informant presence significantly increased irritability scores in the manifest, and genotype-negative groups and significantly increased apathy scores in the manifest group.
Conclusions: Apathy may have been systemically underreported in participant-only interviews, which supports previous findings that persons with HD underreport mental health symptoms. When an informant was present, irritability scores were higher for both HD and non-HD individuals, suggesting that underreporting via self-report may be attributable to non-HD factors. Informant contributions to apathy assessments may be particularly important for persons with HD. Clinicians should note potential underreporting regarding irritability and affect, which was not remediated by informant presence.
The update to Pocket Informant HD, a task, calendar, contact manager and more has been so popular that the pocket informant web site seems to have ground to a halt today. If you are looking for a to-do, calendar and organizer, you may find this to be just the app for your iPad. One of the only things that may be missing is a timer.
The corpus contains orthographic transcriptions of spoken dialect speech. The most important aspect of creating a uniform and coherent corpus is to ensure that the recorded speech data be presented faithfully and consistently. This means transcribing exactly what the person said regardless of whether it follows the so-called 'rules' of the standard. Thus all the utterances of the informants in the dialect corpus are described as carefully as possible, including repetition, hesitation, interrupted words and inarticulated sounds, i.e. features that are not present in written standard language. The transcriptions in WordCruncher are untagged and devoid of IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) symbols.
He was a former police officer turned informant who had compromising information regarding corrupt LSPD officer Frank Tenpenny. The FBI were keeping him under a witness protection program in a remote cabin on Mount Chiliad.
Tenpenny tasks Carl Johnson with silencing this informant and photographing his body as evidence of his demise in the mission Badlands. CJ drives to the cabin where the informant is being held, where he finds it surrounded by FBI agents. CJ assaults the cabin, killing several agents, and the informant attempts to enter and flee in a Washington. If he succeeds, CJ gives chase and kills him, being careful not to mutilate his head. He then takes a photograph of his body using a camera, and drops it off at a trailer in Angel Pine, completing the mission.
Marc Duval is a bar owner in Gibraltar. He is cornered by his creditors, so he agrees to become a paid informant for the French customs to report drug trafficking. He quickly finds himself drawn into events more and more dangerous.
Here is where MiamiVice leaves many other (most?) HD DVD discs in the dust. The menu system isoff the hook in terms of what it does and how it allows the user to get aroundand access special features. Once U-Control is activated from within the menusystem, U-Control enables real-time behind the scenes footage, productionstills and bios to be displayed next to a reduced size movie playback window.In addition, there are some really cool additions like vehicle statistics and a"real-time" GPS system that tracks cars as they move through a scene.Both of these features came into play during the scene where Crockett and Tubbsrace their Ferrari F430 to intercept the informant (who is driving a BentleyContinental GT).
OBJECTIVES: This study examined implementation of telehealth for contraceptive care among health departments (HDs) in 2 Southern US states with centralized/largely centralized governance structures during the early phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sustaining access to contraceptive care for underserved communities during public health emergencies is critical. Identifying facilitators and barriers to adaptive service provision helps inform state-level decision making and has implications for public health policy and practice, particularly in states with centralized HD governance. DESIGN: Mixed-methods study including a survey of HD clinic administrators and key informant interviews with clinic- and system-level staff in 2 states conducted in 2020. SETTING: Health department clinics in 2 Southern US states. PARTICIPANTS: Clinic administrators (survey) and clinic- and system-level respondents (key informant interviews). Participation in the research was voluntary and de-identified. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: (1) Telehealth implementation for contraceptive care assessed by survey and measured by the percentage of clinics reporting telehealth service provision during the pandemic; and (2) facilitators and barriers to telehealth implementation for contraceptive care assessed by key informant interviews. For survey data, bivariate differences between the states in telehealth implementation for contraceptive care were assessed using χ2 and Fisher exact tests. Interview transcripts were coded, with emphasis on interrater reliability and consensus coding, and analyzed for emerging themes. RESULTS: A majority of HD clinics in both states (60% in state 1 and 81% in state 2) reported a decrease in contraceptive care patient volume during March-June 2020 compared with the average volume in 2019. More HD clinics in state 1 than in state 2 implemented telehealth for contraceptive services, including contraceptive counseling, initial and refill hormonal contraception, emergency contraception and sexually transmitted infection care, and reported facilitators of telehealth. Medicaid reimbursement was a predominant facilitator of telehealth, whereas lack of implementation policies and procedures and reduced staffing capacity were predominant barriers. Electronic infrastructure and technology also played a role. CONCLUSIONS: Implementation of telehealth for contraceptive services varied between state HD agencies in the early phase of the pandemic. Medicaid reimbursement policy and directives from HD agency leadership are key to telehealth service provision among HDs in centralized states.
Students will also evaluate and interpret data and statistics relevant to investigative practice. They will learn to identify sources of information (including the public, the witness, the suspect, the informant, the investigative interview, the policing community, the intelligence community, and the forensic community) and will learn strategies for information gathering and exchange that are effective, legal and ethical.
Henning-Smith, C., Alberth, A., Bjornestad, A., Becot, F., & Inwood, S. (2022). Farmer mental health in the US Midwest: key informant perspectives. Journal of agromedicine, 27(1), 15-24. 041b061a72