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Publication date: 18 November 2013

Nassiriah Shaari, Stuart Charters and Clare Churcher

Accessing web sites from mobile devices has been gaining popularity but may often do not give the same results and experiences as accessing them from a personal computer. The…

Abstract

Purpose

Accessing web sites from mobile devices has been gaining popularity but may often do not give the same results and experiences as accessing them from a personal computer. The paper aims to discuss these issues.

Design/methodology/approach

To address these issues, the paper presents a server-side adaptation approach to prioritising adaptive pages to different devices through prioritisation system. The prioritisation approach allows users to prioritise page items for different devices. The prioritisation engine reorders, shows, and removes items based on its priority set by users or developers.

Findings

With this approach, the overall web page's structure is preserved and the same terminology, content, and similar location of content are delivered to all devices. A user trial and a performance test were conducted. Results show that adaptive page and prioritisation provides a consistent and efficient web experience across different devices.

Originality/value

The approach provides advantages over both client-side and proxy and has conducted significant experimentation to determine the applicability and effectiveness of the approach.

Article
Publication date: 31 March 2022

Amie Robinson and Nima Moghaddam

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of psychological treatments and identify required adaptations to increase acceptability and improve outcomes for people…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the effectiveness of psychological treatments and identify required adaptations to increase acceptability and improve outcomes for people with dementia or mild cognitive impairment who experience psychological distress.

Design/methodology/approach

The Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Improvement Group Specialised Register and other databases were searched for eligible studies. Inclusion criteria identified nine randomised controlled trials comparing a psychological intervention (cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation training therapies, multimodal therapies, psychodynamic therapy, counselling and cognitive rehabilitation) with usual care, with measures of depression and/or anxiety as an outcome. The appraisal of papers was conducted using the Mixed Methods Appraisal Tool. Data was analysed using meta-analysis.

Findings

A small, significant effect size before to after intervention was revealed, suggesting that psychological treatments may be effective in reducing psychological distress in people with dementia, with several therapy adaptations identified.

Research limitations/implications

Because of methodological limitations and a small number of studies evaluated, the quality of evidence was low for outcomes for depression, and there were no significant outcomes in anxiety.

Originality/value

The current review offers a unique contribution in identifying specific adaptations deemed helpful in improving the accessibility and acceptability of therapy for people with dementia, suggesting therapy can be adjusted enough to support this client-group. Future studies should use high-quality trials using standardised psychological interventions, of sufficient length, with long-term follow-up and offer of specific adaptations to increase accessibility and outcomes.

Details

Mental Health Review Journal, vol. 27 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1361-9322

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Article
Publication date: 1 January 1932

The new protein conversion factors presented in this circular are based upon the most reliable information available regarding the nature and composition of the proteins in the…

Abstract

The new protein conversion factors presented in this circular are based upon the most reliable information available regarding the nature and composition of the proteins in the materials concerned. Although it is realised that their use will not give values which will express the quantity of protein in the different food materials with absolute accuracy, it is believed that they will give values representing the real protein content more closely than those obtained by the indiscriminate application of the factor 6·25, now in general use. How these factors are to be applied must be left to the discretion of those who wish to use them in their own particular fields.

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British Food Journal, vol. 34 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

Article
Publication date: 1 May 1930

The case of the prosecution and conviction of a cowkeeper, who was also a milk vendor, in January last for selling milk that showed a deficiency of 25·27 per cent. in fat content…

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The case of the prosecution and conviction of a cowkeeper, who was also a milk vendor, in January last for selling milk that showed a deficiency of 25·27 per cent. in fat content is said to have presented such unusual features that no conviction should have followed.

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British Food Journal, vol. 32 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0007-070X

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