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One-on-one comparison between qCSI and NEWS scores for mortality risk assessment in patients with COVID-19

Objective To compare the predictive value of the quick COVID-19 Severity Index (qCSI) and the National Early Warning Score (NEWS) for 90-day mortality amongst COVID-19 patients. Methods Multicenter retrospective cohort study conducted in adult patients transferred by ambulance to an emergency department (ED) with suspected COVID-19 infection subsequently confirmed by a SARS-CoV-2 test (polymerase chain reaction). We collected epidemiological data, clinical covariates (respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, systolic blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, level of consciousness and use of supplemental oxygen) and hospital variables. The primary outcome was cumulative all-cause mortality during a 90-day follow-up, with mortality assessment monitoring time points at 1, 2, 7, 14, 30 and 90 days from ED attendance. Comparison of performances for 90-day mortality between both scores was carried out by univariate analysis. Results From March to November 2020, we included 2,961 SARS-CoV-2 positive patients (median age 79 years, IQR 66–88), with 49.2% females. The qCSI score provided an AUC ranging from 0.769 (1-day mortality) to 0.749 (90-day mortality), whereas AUCs for NEWS ranging from 0.825 for 1-day mortality to 0.777 for 90-day mortality. At all-time points studied, differences between both scores were statistically significant (p < .001). Conclusion Patients with SARS-CoV-2 can rapidly develop bilateral pneumonias with multiorgan disease; in these cases, in which an evacuation by the EMS is required, reliable scores for an early identification of patients with risk of clinical deterioration are critical. The NEWS score provides not only better prognostic results than those offered by qCSI at all the analyzed time points, but it is also better suited for COVID-19 patients.

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Francisco Martín-Rodríguez mail , Ancor Sanz-García mail , Guillermo J. Ortega mail , Juan F. Delgado-Benito mail , Eduardo Garcia Villena mail, Cristina Mazas Pérez-Oleaga mail, Raúl López-Izquierdo mail , Miguel A. Castro Villamor mail ,


Effects of Sports Betting Motivations on Sports Betting Addiction in a Turkish Sample

Many earlier studies conducted on sports betting and addiction have examined sports betting in the context of gambling and have not taken into account the specific motivations of sports betting. Therefore, the effects of motivational elements of sports betting on sports betting addiction risk are unknown. The aim of the present study was to examine the effects of motivation factors specific to sports betting on sports betting addiction. Accordingly, three linked studies were conducted. Firstly, to determine sports betting motivations “Sports Betting Motivation Scale (SBMS)” developed and validated. Secondly, to determine the risks of sports betting addiction “Problem Sports Betting Severity Index (PSBSI)” was adapted from Problem Gambling Severity Index (PGSI). Finally, the third study examined effects of the sports betting motivations on sports betting addiction risk. Study one (n=281), study two comprised (n=230), and the final study comprised (n=643) sports fans who bet on sports regularly for 12 months with different motivations. The findings demonstrate that the SBMS appears to be a reliable and valid instrument for assessing sports betting motivations. Also, the findings provided PSBSI validity for the use of the Turkish and sports betting adapted version of PGSI. As a result of the main research, “make money,” “socialization,” and “being in the game” motivations were found to be positive predictors of sports betting addiction risk, while “fun” motivation was a negative predictor. The motivations “recreation/escape,” “knowledge of the game,” and “interest in sport” were found not to be significant predictors of the risk of sports betting addiction.

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Sevda Gökce Yüce mail , Arif Yüce mail , Hakan Katırcı mail , Abel Nogueira-López mail, Juan González-Hernández mail ,

Gökce Yüce

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La comunidad docente y las competencias digitales: la formación a lo largo de la vida.

La formación pedagógica del docente debe partir de las competencias que el profesor debe desarrollar para aplicar a las TIC de manera educativa a lo largo de su vida docente. Este estudio, que es parte del Proyecto Europeo Lovedistance – Learning Optmization and Academic Inclusion Via Equitative Distance Teaching and Learning 609949-EPP-1-2019-1-PTEPPKA2-CBHE-JP, tiene como objetivo medir los niveles y dimensiones de las competencias determinadas por la UNESCO (2016) en cuanto a la acción docente frente a la utilización de las TIC en escenarios educativos. Se destacan las posibilidades de llevar a cabo una planificación basada en las TIC; el diseño o la capacidad de organización y construcción de escenarios de aprendizaje con las TIC; y la evaluación o la posibilidad de medida de la efectividad de las TIC para la educación a lo largo de la vida, en los espacios educativos que se desarrollan como docentes (Coll, 2008). El presente estudio se basa en el diseño de encuesta y utiliza como instrumento el cuestionario, aplicando una complementariedad metodológica con unos resultados que indican a través de un análisis descriptivo que la formación del profesorado, la coordinación y cooperación docente, y la profundización en el manejo de las tecnologías, son factores de gran importancia y favorecedores del uso de las TIC en la comunidad educativa.

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Andresa Sartor-Harada mail,


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Instrumentalization of a Model for the Evaluation of the Level of Satisfaction of Graduates under an E-Learning Methodology: A Case Analysis Oriented to Postgraduate Studies in the Environmental Field

The purpose of this article was to evaluate the level of satisfaction of a sample of graduates in relation to different online postgraduate programs in the environmental area, as part of the process of continuous improvement in which the educational institution was immersed for the renewal of its accreditation before the corresponding official bodies. Based on the bibliographic review of a series of models and tools, a Likert scale measurement instrument was developed. This instrument, once applied and validated, showed a good level of reliability, with more than three quarters of the participants having a positive evaluation of satisfaction. Likewise, to facilitate the relational study, and after confirming the suitability of performing a factor analysis, four variable grouping factors were determined, which explained a good part of the variability of the instrument’s items. As a result of the analysis, it was found that there were significant values of low satisfaction in graduates from the Eurasian area, mainly in terms of organizational issues and academic expectations. On the other hand, it was observed that the methodological aspects of the “Auditing” and “Biodiversity” programs showed higher levels of dissatisfaction than the rest, with no statistically significant relationships between gender, entry profile or age groups. The methodology followed and the rigor in determining the validity and reliability of the instrument, as well as the subsequent analysis of the results, endorsed by the review of the documented information, suggest that the instrument can be applied to other multidisciplinary programs for decision making with guarantees in the educational field

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Eduardo García Villena mail, Silvia Pueyo Villa mail, Irene Delgado Noya mail, Kilian Tutusaus mail, Roberto Ruiz Salces mail, Alina Eugenia Pascual Barrera mail,

García Villena

Análisis de preferencias en la búsqueda de información; utilización de internet y/o biblioteca física. Caso de estudio en la universidad de Puerto Rico

Se analizó la preferencia en el uso de la Biblioteca presencial y sus bases de datos virtuales con información fidedigna, que la Universidad posee frente al uso del Internet con sus datos fiables y también con información dudosa. Esto se llevó a cabo por los estudiantes de tercer y cuarto año de la Universidad de Puerto Rico Recinto Universitario de Mayagüez (UPRRUM). El propósito es ayudar al estudiante a utilizar el medio más correcto de conseguir información fidedigna en sus trabajos y tareas universitarias. No sólo se evaluará lo accesible que sea uno u otro, sino también se buscarán las maneras de llegar directamente a los estudiantes y que éstos desarrollen destrezas para usar los diferentes instrumentos de navegación asignados a la búsqueda de información. La investigación se centra en el método cuantitativo. De acuerdo al análisis de los objetivos de la investigación se concluye que al cuantificar con qué frecuencia los estudiantes acceden a la biblioteca física para la búsqueda de información se observó que aunque los estudiantes conocen los servicios que se ofrecen en ella no patrocinan el uso de ésta, para buscar información y realizar sus trabajos asignados. Dentro del renglón de análisis concluyente se observa que aunque los estudiantes conocen las facilidades de la biblioteca virtual, ésta demostró gran dificultad en los estudiantes para navegar por la base de datos de la misma, no siendo las que frecuentemente utilicen para realizar sus tareas universitarias.

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Pedro Soto Paz mail,

Soto Paz