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Background The misunderstanding of specific vocabulary may hamper the patient-health provider communication. The 20-item Rapid Estimate Adult Literacy in Medicine and Dentistry (REALMD-20) was constructed to screen patients by their ability in reading medical/dental...

["Dentistry","Health Policy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3744
51 downloads
584 views

Background Although evolution is the driving force behind many of today’s major public health and agriculture issues, both journalists and scientific researchers often do not use the term “evolve” in discussions of these topics. Methods In a total of 1,066 articles...

["Evolutionary Studies","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3639
53 downloads
376 views

Background Mental illness may strongly affect relatives’ lives. Therefore, it is important to empower relatives by providing health information according to their preferences. Methods An online cross-sectional survey was conducted using a purpose-designed questionnaire...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3378
297 downloads
469 views

We investigated whether design experts or laypersons evaluate webpages differently. Twenty participants, 10 experts and 10 laypersons, judged the aesthetic value of a webpage in an EEG-experiment. Screenshots of 150 webpages, judged as aesthetic or as unaesthetic...

["Neuroscience","Neurology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education","Human\u2013Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3440
127 downloads
967 views

Background The scholarly publication landscape is changing rapidly. We investigated whether the introduction of an institutional publications officer might help facilitate better knowledge of publication topics and related resources, and effectively support researchers...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3294
640 downloads
9,764 views

Anonymous student evaluations of teaching (SETs) are used by colleges and universities to measure teaching effectiveness and to make decisions about faculty hiring, firing, re-appointment, promotion, tenure, and merit pay. Although numerous studies have found that...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3299
71 downloads
447 views

Introduction Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal system’s ailments. In the prevention of the disease and in its comprehensive treatment, proper health-related behavior becomes an extremely important factor for maintaining an...

["Epidemiology","Nursing","Orthopedics","Rheumatology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3276
321 downloads
2,695 views

Background There is wide agreement in the biomedical research community that research data sharing is a primary ingredient for ensuring that science is more transparent and reproducible. Publishers could play an important role in facilitating and enforcing data...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.3208
289 downloads
402 views

Background The outcomes of the physician-patient discussion intervene in the satisfaction of cardiovascular disease risk patients. Adherence to treatment, provision of continuous care, clinical management of the illness and patients’ adjustment are influenced by...

["Cardiology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2983
468 downloads
1,039 views

Background Constant reviews of the caring behavior of nurses and patient satisfaction help to improve the quality of nursing. The aim of our research was to explore relationships between the level of nursing education, the perception of nurses and nursing assistants...

["Nursing","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2940
132 downloads
366 views

Objective The objective was to quantitatively evaluate the validity of ultrasonographic (US) muscle measurements as compared to the gold standard of computed tomography (CT) in the canine. Design This was a prospective study. Population Twenty-five, client-owned...

["Veterinary Medicine","Nutrition","Radiology and Medical Imaging","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2926
2 citations
387 downloads
1,154 views

Background Multiple factors influence the decision to enter a career in medicine and choose a specialty. Previous studies have looked at personality differences in medicine but often were unable to describe the heterogeneity that exists within each specialty. Our...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Public Health","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2319
234 downloads
882 views

Introduction: The educational technology of massive open online courses (MOOCs) has been successfully applied in a wide variety of disciplines and are an intense focus of educational research at this time. Educators are now looking to MOOC technology as a means...

["Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2343
3 citations
1,129 downloads
6,334 views

Publication fees as a revenue source for open access publishing hold a prominent place on the agendas of researchers, policy makers, and academic publishers. This study contributes to the evolving empirical basis for funding these charges and examines how much...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2323
3 citations
296 downloads
1,056 views

Background. Background matching, as a camouflage strategy, is one of the most outstanding examples of adaptation, where little error or mismatch means high vulnerability to predation. It is assumed that the interplay of natural selection and adaptation are the...

["Biodiversity","Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology","Zoology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.2051

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