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Room metaphors have become increasingly popular as a basis for CSCW systems. This paper describes how such metaphors might be extended to support large scale communication through the introduction of a spatial model for meditating conversations in virtual computer spaces. The model is described in terms of an abstract mathematical framework and the paper(More)
OBJECTIVES In the UK, there have been a number of national initiatives to promote earlier detection and prompt referral of patients presenting to primary care with signs and symptoms of cancer. The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of a range of primary care staff in promoting earlier presentation, detection and referral of patients with(More)
Virtual world metaphors are becoming increasingly popular as a basis for collaborative systems (i.e. Groupware and Computer Supported Cooperative Work). This paper describes how such metaphors might be extended to support communication on a large scale through the introduction of a spatial model for meditating interaction in virtual computer spaces. Key(More)
Virtual world metaphors are becoming increasingly popular as a basis for collaborative systems. This paper describes how such metaphors might be extended to support communication on a large scale through the introduction of a spatial model for conversation management in virtual computer spaces. The key concepts of awareness, focus and aura are introduced(More)
OBJECTIVES This study explored the relationship between propensity for conscious control of movement (assessed by the Movement-Specific Reinvestment Scale) and self-reported knee pain. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING General population. SUBJECTS Adults aged 18 to 55 years of age. MEASURES Participants completed the movement-specific(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Different modes of administration are used to collect stroke outcomes, even within the same study, potentially leading to different results. We investigated the effect of administration mode (postal questionnaire; face-to-face interview) on self-reports of activities of daily living and mood. METHODS The study was nested within a(More)
BACKGROUND Community-based studies of patellofemoral pain (PFP) need a questionnaire tool that discriminates between those with and those without the condition. To overcome these issues, we have designed a self-report questionnaire which aims to identify people with PFP in the community. METHODS STUDY DESIGNS comparative study and cross-sectional(More)
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