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Article Subjects > Psychology Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Production
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Production
Cerrado Inglés 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. metadata Gökce Yüce, Sevda and Yüce, Arif and Katırcı, Hakan and Nogueira-López, Abel and González-Hernández, Juan mail UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED, UNSPECIFIED,, UNSPECIFIED (2021) Effects of Sports Betting Motivations on Sports Betting Addiction in a Turkish Sample. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. ISSN 1557-1874


Article Subjects > Psychology Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Production Abierto Inglés, Español La trata humana, es un fenómeno que crece en las entrañas de muchos países del mundo. Puerto Rico, no es la excepción a esta situación. En la investigación que se presenta en este artículo, se analizan las repercusiones que ha tenido la ausencia de protocolos de trata humana para menores de edad, en la lucha contra este fenómeno en Puerto Rico. Para lograr ese propósito, se realizó una investigación de enfoque mixto y diseño exploratorio. Respecto a las hipótesis del estudio, a través de estas, se intentó probar que las efectos negativos que acarrea la ausencia de protocolos, en la lucha contra este fenómeno, disminuirían con la presencia de protocolos de trata humana para menores en Puerto Rico. También, se auscultó si la identificación e inclusión de los factores correctos, en un protocolo para menores, podría mejorar las estrategias de detección de casos. Se utilizó la percepción y conocimiento de expertos que ofrecen servicios a la población de menores, en algunas agencias públicas de Puerto Rico y en algunas organizaciones no gubernamentales (ONG). La muestra seleccionada, fue no aleatoria y por disponibilidad. La técnica utilizada para obtener la información, fue la entrevista por medio de un cuestionario. El cuestionario, se redactó utilizando una escala Likert, además, se realizaron preguntas abiertas. Se cumplió con los objetivos principales de crear un prototipo de plan de prevención juvenil de trata huma e identificar los factores que debe incluir un protocolo de prevención y protección de la trata para menores en Puerto Rico. metadata I Alvarez, Nydia mail UNSPECIFIED (2020) Ausencia de protocolos de prevención de trata humana para menores de edad en Puerto Rico. MLS Psychology Research, 3 (1). pp. 65-78. ISSN 26055295


Revista Subjects > Psychology Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Scientific Magazines
Fundación Universitaria Internacional de Colombia > Research > Scientific Magazines
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Magazines
Ibero-american International University > Research > Scientific Magazines
Universidad Internacional do Cuanza > Research > Scientific Magazines
Abierto Inglés MLS Psychology Research es una revista científica que tiene como finalidad publicar artículos originales de investigación y de revisión tanto en áreas básicas como aplicadas y metodológicas que supongan una contribución al progreso de cualquier ámbito de la psicología científica como objetivo principal. MLSPR acogerá a artículo que analicen la conducta y procesos mentales tanto de individuos como de grupos, y que abarque aspectos de la experiencia humana. MLSPR atenderá a diferentes enfoques dentro de la psicología: Psicología clínica, Psicoterapea, Psicología educativa, Psicología del desarrollo, Neuropsicología, Psicología social, etc. metadata Multi-Lingual Scientific Journals, (MLS) mail (2018) MLS Psychology Research. [Revista]

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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 ,




FairHealth: Long-Term Proportional Fairness-Driven 5G Edge Healthcare in Internet of Medical Things

Recently, the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) could offload healthcare services to 5 G edge computing for low latency. However, some existing works assumed altruistic patients will sacrifice Quality of Service (QoS) for the global optimum. For priority-aware and deadline-sensitive healthcare, this sufficient and simplified assumption will undermine the engagement enthusiasm, i.e., unfairness. To address this issue, we propose a long-term proportional fairness-driven 5 G edge healthcare, i.e., FairHealth. First, we establish a long-term Nash bargaining game to model the service offloading, considering the stochastic demand and dynamic environment. We then design a Lyapunov-based proportional-fairness resource scheduling algorithm, which decouples the long-term fairness problem into single-slot sub-problems, realizing a trade-off between service stability and fairness. Moreover, we propose a block-coordinate descent method to iteratively solve non-convex fair sub-problems. Simulation results show that our scheme can improve 74.44% of the fairness index (i.e., Nash product), compared with the classic global time-optimal scheme.

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Xi Lin mail , Jun Wu mail , Ali Kashif Bashir mail , Wu Yang mail , Aman Singh mail, Ahmad Ali AlZubi mail ,


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Inequalities and Asymmetries in the Development of Angola’s Provinces: The Impact of Colonialism and Civil War

Angola, as with many countries on the African continent, has great inequalities or asymmetries between its provinces. At the economic, financial, and technological level, there is a great disparity between them, where it is observed that the province of Luanda is the largest financial business center to the detriment of others, such as Moxico, Zaire, and Cabinda. In the latter, despite the advantages of high oil production, from a regional point of view, they remain almost stagnant in time, in a social dysfunction where the population lives on extractivism and artisanal fishing. This article analyzes the most important events in contemporary regional history, the Portuguese occupation that was the Portuguese colonial rule over Angola (1890–1930) and the civil war that was a struggle between Angolans for control of the country (1975–2002), in the consolidation of the asymmetries between provinces. For this work, a theoretical-reflective study was conducted based on the reading of books, articles, and previous investigations on the phenomenon studied. Considering the interpretation and analysis of the theoretical content obtained through the bibliographic research conducted, this theoretical construction approaches the qualitative approach. We conclude that the deep inequalities between regions and within them, between the provinces studied, originated historically in the form of exploitation of the regions and from the consequences of the war. The asymmetries, observed through the variables studied show that the provinces historically explored and considered object regions present a lower growth compared to those that were considered subject regions in which the applied geopolitical strategy, as they are centers of primary production flows, was different. We also observe that, due to the conflicts of the civil war in the less developed regions, the inequalities have deepened, contributing seriously to a higher level of poverty and a lower development of the provinces where these conflicts took place.

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João Adolfo Catoto Capitango mail , Mirtha Silvana Garat de Marin mail, Emmanuel Soriano Flores mail, Marco Antonio Rojo Gutiérrez mail, Mónica Gracia Villar mail, Frigdiano Álvaro Durántez Prados mail,

Catoto Capitango

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Thyroid Disease Prediction Using Selective Features and Machine Learning Techniques

Thyroid disease prediction has emerged as an important task recently. Despite existing approaches for its diagnosis, often the target is binary classification, the used datasets are small-sized and results are not validated either. Predominantly, existing approaches focus on model optimization and the feature engineering part is less investigated. To overcome these limitations, this study presents an approach that investigates feature engineering for machine learning and deep learning models. Forward feature selection, backward feature elimination, bidirectional feature elimination, and machine learning-based feature selection using extra tree classifiers are adopted. The proposed approach can predict Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (primary hypothyroid), binding protein (increased binding protein), autoimmune thyroiditis (compensated hypothyroid), and non-thyroidal syndrome (NTIS) (concurrent non-thyroidal illness). Extensive experiments show that the extra tree classifier-based selected feature yields the best results with 0.99 accuracy and an F1 score when used with the random forest classifier. Results suggest that the machine learning models are a better choice for thyroid disease detection regarding the provided accuracy and the computational complexity. K-fold cross-validation and performance comparison with existing studies corroborate the superior performance of the proposed approach.

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Rajasekhar Chaganti mail , Furqan Rustam mail , Isabel De La Torre Díez mail , Juan Luis Vidal Mazón mail, Carmen Lilí Rodríguez Velasco mail, Imran Ashraf mail ,


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Improvement of energy conservation using blockchain-enabled cognitive wireless networks for smart cities

In Smart Cities’ applications, Multi-node cooperative spectrum sensing (CSS) can boost spectrum sensing efficiency in cognitive wireless networks (CWN), although there is a non-linear interaction among number of nodes and sensing efficiency. Cooperative sensing by nodes with low computational cost is not favorable to improving sensing reliability and diminishes spectrum sensing energy efficiency, which poses obstacles to the regular operation of CWN. To enhance the evaluation and interpretation of nodes and resolves the difficulty of sensor selection in cognitive sensor networks for energy-efficient spectrum sensing. We examined reducing energy usage in smart cities while substantially boosting spectrum detecting accuracy. In optimizing energy effectiveness in spectrum sensing while minimizing complexity, we use the energy detection for spectrum sensing and describe the challenge of sensor selection. This article proposed the algorithm for choosing the sensing nodes while reducing the energy utilization and improving the sensing efficiency. All the information regarding nodes is saved in the fusion center (FC) through which blockchain encrypts the information of nodes ensuring that a node’s trust value conforms to its own without any ambiguity, CWN-FC pick high-performance nodes to engage in CSS. The performance evaluation and computation results shows the comparison between various algorithms with the proposed approach which achieves 10% sensing efficiency in finding the solution for identification and triggering possibilities with the value of α=1.5 and γ=2.5 with the varying number of nodes.

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Shalli Rani mail , Himanshi Babbar mail , Syed Hassan Ahmed Shah mail , Aman Singh mail,