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Accelerating client-driven care: Pilot study for a social interaction approach to knowledge translation.Download
This study piloted a knowledge translation (KT) intervention promoting evidence-based home care through social interaction.A total of 33 providers organized into 5 heterogeneous, geographically defined action groups participated in 5 researcher-facilitated meetings based on the participatory...
An Interaction-driven Approach for Inferring the Polarity of Collaborations in Wikipedia and Political Preferences on TwitterDownload
In this thesis we explore interactions of users of two major information sources, namely Wikipedia and Twitter. In particular, we show that revision histories of Wikipedia articles contain interaction patterns which can be used to build collaboration profiles of editors. Such profiles can be...
Effects of hippotherapy on the motivation and social interaction/social communication for children with Autism Spectrum DisordersDownload
Engagement in purposeful activities is essential for development and is difficult for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) who also have impairments of social interaction and communication. In hippotherapy, riding and other horse related activities can be used to promote children’s...
Mobile video streaming becomes increasingly useful in a variety of contexts (social interaction, education and entertainment) and increasingly feasible with the rapid development of wireless networks and mobile technologies. In this thesis, we develop a platform for multimedia streaming on mobile...
We construct and analyze a nonlocal continuum model for group formation with application to self-organizing collectives of animals in homogeneous environments. The model consists of a hyperbolic system of conservation laws, describing individual movement as a correlated random walk. The turning...
THE EXPERIENCE OF CAREGIVERS OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN A PROJECT THAT USED SMS AS A TOOL TO IMPROVE INFORMATION ACCESS AND SOCIAL INTERACTION IN AN UNDER-RESOURCED COLOMBIAN COMMUNITYDownload
The community of El Codito, an under-resourced Bogota community, has a high population density with the majority living under the poverty line. People with disabilities (PWD) and their caregivers in El Codito experience a lack of access to health information and are socially isolated. This...