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Advancing the argument for validity of the Alberta Context Tool with healthcare aides in residential long-term careDownload
Background: Organizational context has the potential to influence the use of new knowledge. However, despite advances in understanding the theoretical base of organizational context, its measurement has not been adequately addressed, limiting our ability to quantify and assess context in...
Assessment of Variation in the Alberta Context Tool: The Contribution of Unit Level Contextual Factors and Specialty in Canadian Pediatric Acute Care SettingsDownload
Background: There are few validated measures of organizational context and none that we located are parsimonious and address modifiable characteristics of context. The Alberta Context Tool (ACT) was developed to meet this need. The instrument assesses 8 dimensions of context, which comprise 10...
Caenorhabditis elegans microtubule-severing complex MEI-1/MEI-2 katanin interacts differently with two superficially redundant beta-tubulin isotypesDownload
The microtubule-severing protein complex katanin is required for a variety of important microtubule-base morphological changes in both animals and plants. Caenorhabditis elegans katanin is encoded by the mei-1 and mei-2 genes and is required for oocyte meiotic spindle formation and must be...
Background: The context of healthcare organizations such as hospitals is increasingly accepted as having the potential to influence the use of new knowledge. However, the mechanisms by which the organizational context influences evidence-based practices are not well understood. Current measures...
Climate change has the potential to dramatically change the world as we know, both in terms of the environment and the way in which societies operate. Public policy responses to climate change continue to evolve, with many western economies proposing mechanisms for emission reductions, for...
Freshwater Sponges Have Functional, Sealing Epithelia with High Transepithelial Resistance and Negative Transepithelial PotentialDownload
Epithelial tissue — the sealed and polarized layer of cells that regulates transport of ions and solutes between the environment and the internal milieu — is a defining characteristic of the Eumetazoa. Sponges, the most ancient metazoan phylum , , are generally believed to lack true...
Background: The Seniors Health Research Transfer Network (SHRTN) Collaborative is a network of networks that work together to improve the health and health care of Ontario seniors. The collaborative facilitates knowledge exchange through a library service, knowledge brokers (KBs), local...
Maintaining the mission: a comparative case study of two youth-serving, nonprofit agencies in Edmonton, AlbertaDownload
This study explores the impact of social, economic, and political environments on social service nonprofit and voluntary organizations in Edmonton and Alberta. Using comparative case-study methodology, the research examines how two youth-serving nonprofit agencies in Edmonton experience and...
Nursing in Sri Lanka: Situating a Study of Nurses' Intent to Leave or Stay in an Organization within the Contexts of Professional Issues and Nurse MigrationDownload
ABSTRACT Retention of nursing staff is a worldwide concern. Inadequate workforce planning, resource constrained undersupply of new nurses, underdeveloped recruitment, retention and return policies, poor incentive and career support structures and complex quality of work-life environments compete...
Background: Defining what constitutes a resident care unit in nursing home research is both a conceptual and practical challenge. The aim of this paper is to provide evidence in support of a definition of care unit in nursing homes by demonstrating: (1) its feasibility for use in data collection,...