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Carlow University is a Roman Catholic university founded in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, on September 24, 1929, by the Sisters of Mercy from Carlow, Ireland. Originally called Mount Mercy College, the name was changed to Carlow College in April 1969. In 2004, Carlow College achieved university status. It was originally a women's college until 1945 when men were admitted. In 2013-2014, the student body is 91% women and 9% men. Wikipedia.

Kelley F.A.,Carlow University | Gelso C.J.,University of Maryland University College | Fuertes J.N.,Adelphi University | Marmarosh C.,George Washington University | Lanier S.H.,Baylor College of Medicine
Psychotherapy | Year: 2010

The development and validation of a client version of the Real Relationship Inventory (RRI-C) is reported. Using a sample of clients (n = 94) who were currently in psychotherapy, a 24-item measure was developed consisting of two subscales (Realism and Genuineness) and a total score. This 24-item version and other measures used for validation were completed by 93 additional clients. Results of the present study offer initial support for the validity and reliability of the RRI-C. The RRI-C correlated significantly in theoretically expected ways with measures of the client-rated working alliance and therapists' congruence, clients' observing ego, and client ratings of client and therapist real relationship on an earlier measure of the real relationship (Eugster & Wampold, 1996). A nonsignificant relation was found between the RRI-C and a measure of social desirability, providing support for discriminant validity. A confirmatory factor analysis supported the two theorized factors of the RRI-C. The authors discuss the importance of measuring clients' perceptions of the real relationship. © 2010 American Psychological Association.

La-Beck N.M.,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill | La-Beck N.M.,Texas Tech University | Zamboni B.A.,Carlow University | Gabizon A.,Hebrew University of Jerusalem | And 4 more authors.
Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology | Year: 2012

Purpose: There is significant inter-patient variability in the pharmacokinetics of pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD). Identification of factors affecting the pharmacokinetics of PLD would enable personalization of therapy. We previously reported that age, gender, body composition, and monocytes affect the clearance of other liposomal agents. Therefore, we evaluated how these factors affect the pharmacokinetics of PLD. Methods: Pharmacokinetic studies of PLD were performed as part of phase I and II studies in 70 patients with solid tumors or Kaposi's sarcoma. The effects of monocyte count, age, gender, and body composition on PLD clearance were examined. Results: There was a 15.3-fold variability in PLD clearance. Body surface area-based dosing did not significantly reduce the variability in PLD clearance. The mean ± SD clearance for patients <60 years old and ≥60 years old were 54.6 ± 28.5 and 23.3 ± 10.8 mL/h/m 2, respectively (P < 0.0001), and for female and male patients were 23.7 ± 18.8 and 55.6 ± 26.8 mL/h/m 2, respectively (P < 0.0001). A reduction in pre-cycle monocyte count was associated with a greater reduction in PLD clearance. Conclusions: Age, gender, and monocyte counts appear to correlate with PLD clearance. Further investigation of the association between these factors, PLD pharmacokinetics, and clinical outcomes (efficacy and toxicity) is warranted. These effects on the pharmacokinetics of PLD may be an approach for personalizing PLD therapy and may affect other pegylated liposomes and nanoparticle agents. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

Balaban I.,University of Zagreb | Mu E.,Carlow University | Divjak B.,University of Zagreb
Computers and Education | Year: 2013

This research has two main goals: to develop an instrument for assessing Electronic Portfolio (ePortfolio) success and to build a corresponding ePortfolio success model using DeLone and McLean's information systems success model as the theoretical framework. For this purpose, we developed an ePortfolio success measurement instrument and structural model, at the individual level of analysis, using responses from 186 ePortfolio student users from higher education institutions worldwide. Academic institutions can use the results of this research to assess the success of their ePortfolio implementations from their students' perspective. The ePortfolio success model can also help to improve the implementation and use of ePortfolio systems through the analysis of the causal relationships of their different dimensions. Finally, initial guidelines about how to use the instrument as part of an ePortfolio system review process are also discussed. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Blackwell C.K.,Northwestern University | Lauricella A.R.,Northwestern University | Wartella E.,Northwestern University | Robb M.,Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning | And 2 more authors.
Computers and Education | Year: 2013

The increased access to, but continued under-use of, technology in education makes it imperative to understand the barriers teachers face when integrating technology into their classrooms. While prior research suggests teachers encounter both first-order extrinsic barriers and second-order personal barriers, much of this research has focused on K-12 teachers, not early childhood educators. Applying the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology to early childhood education, the current study examines predictors of early childhood educators' access to and use of traditional technologies and newer mobile devices. Findings from 1329 teachers of 0-4-year-olds reveal that while extrinsic barriers influence access to a range of technologies, positive beliefs in children's learning from technology significantly predicted actual use of technology. Overall, the study provides new insight into factors influencing technology integration specifically for early childhood educators, a subgroup that has not been represented in much of the literature on technology integration in formal education. © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Turocy P.S.,Duquesne University | DePalma B.F.,Cornell University | Horswill C.A.,University of Illinois at Chicago | Laquale K.M.,Bridgewater State University | And 4 more authors.
Journal of Athletic Training | Year: 2011

Objective: To present athletic trainers with recommendations for safe weight loss and weight maintenance practices for athletes and active clients and to provide athletes, clients, coaches, and parents with safe guidelines that will allow athletes and clients to achieve and maintain weight and body composition goals. Background: Unsafe weight management practices can compromise athletic performance and negatively affect health. Athletes and clients often attempt to lose weight by not eating, limiting caloric or specific nutrients from the diet, engaging in pathogenic weight control behaviors, and restricting fluids. These people often respond to pressures of the sport or activity, coaches, peers, or parents by adopting negative body images and unsafe practices to maintain an ideal body composition for the activity. We provide athletic trainers with recommendations for safe weight loss and weight maintenance in sport and exercise. Although safe weight gain is also a concern for athletic trainers and their athletes and clients, that topic is outside the scope of this position statement. Recommendations: Athletic trainers are often the source of nutrition information for athletes and clients; therefore, they must have knowledge of proper nutrition, weight management practices, and methods to change body composition. Body composition assessments should be done in the most scientifically appropriate manner possible. Reasonable and individualized weight and body composition goals should be identified by appropriately trained health care personnel (eg, athletic trainers, registered dietitians, physicians). In keeping with the American Dietetics Association (ADA) preferred nomenclature, this document uses the terms registered dietitian or dietician when referring to a food and nutrition expert who has met the academic and professional requirements specified by the ADA's Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. In some cases, a registered nutritionist may have equivalent credentials and be the commonly used term. All weight management and exercise protocols used to achieve these goals should be safe and based on the most current evidence. Athletes, clients, parents, and coaches should be educated on how to determine safe weight and body composition so that athletes and clients more safely achieve competitive weights that will meet sport and activity requirements while also allowing them to meet their energy and nutritional needs for optimal health and performance. © 2011 by the National Athletic Trainers' Association, Inc.

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