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The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review

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Snowden, A., Peddie, N., & Westbury, T. (in press)
The effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural interventions at increasing adherence to physical activity in mental health populations: a systematic review. Advances in Mental Health, https://doi.org/10.1080/18387357.2019.1684829
Objective: There is growing global evidence for stark inequalities in the physical health status and life-expectancy of people with a mental health diagnosis. In most cases, p...

Statistical Assessment of IP Multimedia Subsystem in a Softwarized Environment: a Queueing Networks Approach

Journal Article
Di Mauro, M., & Liotta, A. (2019)
Statistical Assessment of IP Multimedia Subsystem in a Softwarized Environment: a Queueing Networks Approach. IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, 16(4), 1493-1506. https://doi.org/10.1109/tnsm.2019.2943776
The Next Generation 5G Networks can greatly benefit from the synergy between virtualization paradigms, such as the Network Function Virtualization (NFV), and service provision...

An AI approach to Collecting and Analyzing Human Interactions with Urban Environments

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Ferrara, E., Fragale, L., Fortino, G., Song, W., Perra, C., di Mauro, M., & Liotta, A. (2019)
An AI approach to Collecting and Analyzing Human Interactions with Urban Environments. IEEE Access, 7, 141476-141486. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2943845
Thanks to advances in Internet of Things and crowd-sensing, it is possible to collect vast amounts of urban data, to better understand how citizens interact with cities and, i...

Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients

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Kelly, L. J., Snowden, A., Paterson, R., & Campbell, K. (2019)
Health professionals' lack of knowledge of central venous access devices: the impact on patients. British Journal of Nursing, 28(14), https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2019.28.14.S4
Background The literature on patient experience of living with a central venous access device (CVAD) is growing, but remains sparse. It suggests that patients accept CVADs as...

Are mental health tribunals operating in accordance with international human rights standards? A systematic review of the international literature

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Macgregor, A., Brown, M., & Stavert, J. (2019)
Are mental health tribunals operating in accordance with international human rights standards? A systematic review of the international literature. Health and Social Care in the Community, 27(4), e494-e513. https://doi.org/10.1111/hsc.12749
Mental health tribunals are responsible for making decisions about compulsory treatment for individuals considered a risk to themselves and others due to mental disorder. They...

Lightweight Reinforcement Learning for Energy Efficient Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Savaglio, C., Pace, P., Aloi, G., Liotta, A., & Fortino, G. (2019)
Lightweight Reinforcement Learning for Energy Efficient Communications in Wireless Sensor Networks. IEEE Access, 7, 29355-29364. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2902371
High-density communications in wireless sensor networks (WSNs) demand for new approaches to meet stringent energy and spectrum requirements. We turn to reinforcement learning,...

Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions

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Farquharson, B., Abhyankar, P., Smith, K., Dombrowski, S. U., Treweek, S., Dougall, N., …Johnston, M. (2019)
Reducing delay in patients with acute coronary syndrome and other time-critical conditions: a systematic review to identify the behaviour change techniques associated with effective interventions. Open Heart, 6(1), https://doi.org/10.1136/openhrt-2018-000975
Background: Time to treatment in many conditions, particularly acute coronary syndrome, is critical to reducing mortality. Delay between onset of symptoms and treatment remain...

Analyzing Objective and Subjective Data in Social Sciences: Implications for Smart Cities

Journal Article
Erhan, L., Ndubuaku, M., Ferrara, E., Richardson, M., Sheffield, D., Ferguson, F. J., …Liotta, A. (2019)
Analyzing Objective and Subjective Data in Social Sciences: Implications for Smart Cities. IEEE Access, 7, 19890-19906. https://doi.org/10.1109/access.2019.2897217
The ease of deployment of digital technologies and the Internet of Things gives us the opportunity to carry out large-scale social studies and to collect vast amounts of data ...

Helping Student Nurses Learn the Craft of Compassionate Care: A Relational Model.

Journal Article
Adamson, L. (2018)
Helping Student Nurses Learn the Craft of Compassionate Care: A Relational Model. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice, 6(3), 91-96. https://doi.org/10.14297/jpaap.v6i3.376
This on the horizon article proposes a relational model for enabling the development of skills and attributes associated with ‘compassionate craftsmanship’ in the developing n...

Interference graphs to monitor and control schedules in low-power WPAN

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van der Lee, T., Liotta, A., & Exarchakos, G. (2019)
Interference graphs to monitor and control schedules in low-power WPAN. Future Generation Computer Systems, 93, 111-120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.future.2018.10.014
Highlights • This study presents the complete and slotted interference graph model. • The service uses the complete interference graph to evaluate the network. • Slotted int...