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Scirj Volume IV, Issue I, January 2016 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796


Publication starts: 25th January 2016
Full Paper available from: 25th January 2016


Acceptance and Use of Electronic Medical Records in Sri Lanka
Tharaniga Jeyakodi, Dillina Herath

Abstract: Electronic Medical Record (EMR) provides means to create legible and organized recordings that allow access to clinical information about an individual patient. They are essential tool for improving the safety and quality of healthcare. However, despite emerging evidence about the benefits of EMRs, there are considerable barriers to acceptance and use. The slow rate of adoption suggests that resistance among physicians must be strong as they are the main front line user group of EMR system. It is important to study the physicians’ perception towards accepting and using EMRs in the medical practices as they have a great impact on the overall adoption of EMRs in healthcare settings. This study attempts to identify the factors that affect the adoption of EMRs in the Teaching Hospitals of Sri Lanka. The study model is based on the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology which has been used on several organizations of different industries to study the perception of users towards using new technology. The study is conducted on a randomly selected sample of physicians who serve at Teaching Hospitals in Sri Lanka. The results indicate that Behavioral Intention affects the Actual Use of the EMR while Performance Expectancy and Effort Expectancy significantly affect the Behavioral Intention of the physicians to use EMR system in the healthcare settings in Sri Lanka.
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Contamination Status: Geo-Investigation of Stream Sediments of Ilubirin Bitumen Rich Area of Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria Using Oxide and Trace Metals
Obasi Romanus Ayoola, Isinkaye Matthew Omoniyi, Ogungbuyi Priscilia I.

Abstract: The stream sediments of Ilubirin bitumen rich area was investigated for contamination using enrichment factor (EF), contamination factor (CF), geo-acummulation index (I-geo), and pollution load index (PLI).Statistical analysis was used to determine the anthropogenic or natural sources of the contamination if any.The result of EF shows that majority of the elements in the stream sediment are minimally enriched in the sediments as their values are less than 2 ( EF < 2). Co is moderately enriched since it has values that are greater than 3 in locations 3 and 7. Major oxides were determined by the use of Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry ( ICP-MS), while the trace elements were analysed withthe use of X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analytical technique in the laboratory of the Stellenbosch University ,South Africa. CF results showthat Cs and Cr have moderate contamination on the sediments because they both have values higher than 1 but less than 3 (1 1) an indication of low contamination. I -geo values indicate that Cs, Ni, Cr, and Mo have uncontaminated to moderate contamination having values in the class range of0-1. Other elements have no contamination impact on the environment because they have values below zero. Zr and Co in locations 3 and 7 have the highest concentration levels which suggest a threat of concern in the stream sediments of the study area. Statistical analysis indicates that the trace metals have mutually, strong and positively correlated relationships indicative of a single natural source contamination suggestive of bitumen. It is suggested that regular geochemical work should be carried out in this area so as to monitor any rise in contamination level and the residents should be advised to avoid making use of the nearby stream water.
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Mobile Cloud Computing & Big Data Social Network
Adnan Majeed

Abstract: Mobile cloud computing is hot research topic in these days, social network data increase day by day, mobile socializing increasing with effect of 4G network. Big data exist in cloud data server Amazon web service, Google BigTable, MapReduce and Hadoop big data has a significance role to process large data sets in the cloud. The purpose of this research paper to highlight the importance of social network big data with mobile cloud. The primary data is collected from questionnaire, interviews, and previous research paper.
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CORRELATION BETWEEN SOIL ELECTRICAL RESISITIVITY AND METAL CORROSION BASED ON SOIL TYPES FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGNS
Oyinkanola L.O.A., Fajemiroye J.A., Tijani B.O, and Oke D.A

Abstract: Soil resistivity measurements are an important parameter employed in the designing earthing installations. Thus, the knowledge of soil resistivity with respect to how it varies with related parameters such as moisture content, temperature and depth, at the intended site, is very vital in order to determine how the desired earth resistance value can be attained and sustained over the life of the installation with the lowest cost and effort. The relationship between corrosion and soil resistivity has been investigated in this work. Various soil samples; Sand, Gravel, Loam, Clay, and Silt, were collected from different spot within the vicinity of Ogbomosho land, Nigeria. The resistivity of the soil sample was determined through the Wenner method. The result shows that clay sample has resistivity ranging between 500 and 2000 Ω cm which indicates high corrosion potential while sand sample with resistivity in the range of 10,000 to 500,000 Ω cm indicates low corrosion potential. Corrosion of the soil samples was found to be enhanced by low resistivity and low hydraulic conductivity in soils.
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The Teacher and the Teaching of Climate Change: A Case Study of Obio-Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State Nigeria
Agbo Angela Nebechi, Dr. Cecilia O. Okoro

Abstract: The study was a descriptive survey which investigated the factors influencing the teaching of climate change, and how equipped teachers are in terms of knowledge and teaching strategies, in Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria. The population of the study were Curriculum specialists and the Secondary School teachers in Obio-Akpor Local Government Area. 90 teachers and 10 curriculum specialists formed the sample while four research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. The instrument used was questionnaire which was developed by the researcher. The reliability coefficient of 0.85 was established using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient analysis. The data collected was analyzed using mean, and standard deviation and Z test was used to test the null hypothesis at 0.05level of significance. Among the findings are those teachers require adequate knowledge and professional skills to teach climate change. Moreover, there is no climate change curriculum in Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria. It was therefore recommended that teacher education programs should be restructured to include knowledge of climate change and professional skills to teach such practical life experience as Climate change and also develop climate change curriculum at all levels of education in Nigeria.
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Prevalence of Smoking among Students of Al-Safwa University College, Iraq
Al-Hilali, K. A., FRCP

Abstract: Background: Tobacco smoking is a common harmful habit distributed all over the world and leads to a deleterious health consequences. Smoking results in high morbidity and mortality through its effects on different body systems. Objective: To find out the extent of distribution of smoking among university students. Methods: A questionnaire was designed to collect the required data from the available sample of students. The questions cards were distributed to the students on the first of December, 2015, and lasted for three weeks. Then, the data were assorted and analyzed for prevalence. Results: The total number of students who participated in the study was 504. Three hundred fourteen (314, 62.3%) of the participants were males, whereas the females were 190 (37.7%). The total number of smokers was 184 (36.5% of the participants). Male smokers were 172 (93.5%) with a prevalence rate of 34.0%. On the other hand, the female smokers were only 12 students (6.5%) with a prevalence rate of 2.4%. Conclusion: The study shows that smoking habit is common among university students (36.5%) in spite of their awareness of the tobacco smoking health hazards. The prevalence rate was high in males (34.0%) compared with low figures for females (2.4%).
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Factors Affecting the Business Performance of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in Creative Economic Sector in Makassar, Indonesia
Heslina, Otto R. Payangan, Muh. Idrus Taba, Muh.Ismail Pabo

Abstract: This study aims at determining the effects of (i) the venture capital on growth strategies, (ii) the characteristics of entrepreneurs on business growth strategy, (iii) business growth strategy on business performance, and (iv) the competence of entrepreneurship on the performance of the business. The number of sample collected in this study using Slovin formula was 296. This sample was collected based on the business category of the creative economic sector. The results of this study showed that there was significant effect of the venture capital business growth strategy and business performance. Variables that were significantly affecting the entrepreneurial characteristics of business growth strategy, entrepreneurial competence and business performance. Competence entrepreneurship significant effect on business performance. Entrepreneurial characteristics Significantly influence business performance. However, growth strategies have no significant effect on business performance. Whilst venture capital has a significant influence on business performance through business growth strategy. Finally, entrepreneurial characteristics have significant influence on business performance through business growth strategy and entrepreneurial competence.
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The Implementation of Gijzeling in Solving Tax Corruption Cases in Indonesia
Dr. Joko Sriwidodo, SH, MH

Abstract: This study has three objectives. The first is to analyze the legal mechanisms and procedures in preventing and combating corruption in taxation. The second is to examine constraints faced by the law enforcement and government in efforts to prevent and eradicate corruption in taxation. The third is to examine the right policy conception in preventing and eradicating corruption in taxation. Note that, data and information used in the study were taken from literatures and other secondary sources relevant to this study. The study found inter alia that the case of tax corruption done by Gayus and his associates needs to be studied further at higher level of justice. This study also suggest the important of Gijzeling to regain financial loss of the state related to tax corruption.
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Impeachment of the District Head in the Perspective of Direct Democracy
Cora Elly Novianti , Sudarsono , Jazim Hamidi , Ali Safaat

Abstract: This article is a dissertation which was committed in order to reach The Doctoral Program in Faculty of Law in Brawijaya. The discussion is related to the law issue of district head’s impeachment. The law issue in this research is district head’s impeachment in Indonesia which is regulated in Laws 2004 No. 32 junto Laws 2008 No.12 reviewed from the system of direct democracy, including its mechanism issue after the enactment of Laws 2004 No.32 junto Laws 28 No.12. This research used two kinds of approaches. First, Juridical normative approach which was emphasized on philosophy approach. In order to complete the research material, it used the material of primary law, secondary law and tertiary material. The existent law material was analyzed qualitatively. Conclusion has been reached from this research, the system of district head’s impeachment in the era of direct democracy must be redesigned because it is contrary with the concept of the district autonomy and it is also contrary with the principles of regulation establishment. Moreover, it must be redesigned in order to avoid the domination of centralization system which is contrary with decentralization system, it also must be done to avoid decentralization values in unitary context. In other words, the district head’s impeachment in Indonesia negates the aspect of direct democracy as the corridor of people’ thought.
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