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Discussion of Patient-Reported and Physician-Reported Depressive Conditions in Relation to Asthma Severity and Control Provided by Canadian Health&Care Mall

The relationship between depressive conditions and asthma has been considered mostly in terms of patient-reported depressive symptoms. The few studies that addressed physicians reports primarily focused on physicians diagnoses of overall mental health or depression in severe asthma. In contrast, we addressed physicians diagnoses of depressive disorders in stable primary care patients. We found that…

Investigation of Patient-Reported and Physician-Reported Depressive Conditions in Relation to Asthma Severity and Control

Patients included in this report were enrolled in a randomized trial to foster exercise and physical activity in asthma patients. Elements of the initial psychosocial assessment constitute this analysis. As previously described, patients with mild-intermittent to moderate-persistent asthma followed at the Cornell Internal Medicine Associates primary care practice in New York City were eligible for…

Stepping into Second Life: Virtual Environments for Training

The use of virtual learning in training has become fairly commonplace, with tools like WebEx and Adobe Connect that allow synchronous and asynchronous classes, webinars, meetings, and discussions. What is not so common, however, is the use of full “Virtual Environments” for training, like Second Life, that combine virtual learning elements such as audio, graphics content,…

July CMSIG: How Your “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence) Can Help Your Job Search

How Your “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence) Can Help Your Job Search Are you a chapter member who…. has had your employment impacted and wants to continue in the Training and Development field? is transitioning into the Training and Development field? is already in the Training and Development field and wants to enter a different area of…

Why You Want to Partner with Your IT Comrades

This month’s eSIG event supports the new ASTD Areas of Expertise: Learning Technologies, Instructional Design, and Training Delivery. As technology becomes a necessary and integral part of training and education, learning and development professionals must have a better understanding of the IT infrastructure needed to keep that technology connected, accessible, and running smoothly. This eSIG…

Federal Careers for Trainers, Curriculum Designers and Other Training Support Staff

Are you a chapter member who…. has had your employment impacted and wants to continue in the Training and Development field? is transitioning into the Training and Development field? is already in the Training and Development field and wants to enter a different area of the profession? seeks to manage your career internally and externally…

June Program CSI: Culture Scene Investigation

The Culture Scene Investigation (CSI) is a fun filled qualitative experiential learning process that investigates the current state of an organizations culture. Its primary focus is improving leadership with teams in a way that impacts morale and excellence. We’ll do this by conducting a “synervention.” This is a developmental intervention that enables people and organizations…