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Choose one of the following Moonlight characters: Chiron (Little); Chiron (Teenage); Chiron (Adult); Kevin (Teenage); Kevin (Adult); Paula; Theresa.

 

Complete a brief (1-2 page) bio/psycho/social/cultural assessment by considering the following:

 

  1. Identifying information: Other than demographic information and inquiries about cultural groups to which the client feels connected, also ask about primary language use in the home. Describe class, gender, race, orientation, ability and age issues which are present in client.

 

  1. Presenting problem: Consider his/her perception of the problem and be sure to consider issues such as marginalization, prejudice or oppression.

 

  1. History of presenting problem: Get a chronological account of the problem and understand how cultural issues might be related to the problem.

 

  1. Psychosocial history: Be sure to assess social background, values, and belief.

 

  1. Abuse history :Consider physical, sexual, and emotional abuse history.

 

  1. Strengths: Identify culturally relevant strengths such as pride in one’s identity or culture.

 

  1. Medical history: Assess medical or physical conditions that may be related to psychological problems.

 

  1. Substance abuse history: Assess substance and alcohol use; assess family history as well.

 

  1. Risk of harm to self or others: Assess harm and clients’ emotional state.

 

  1. Other factors to consider: Discuss any additional sociocultural factors that should be considered in treatment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-1 Journal: Research Questions And Data Collection Methods

 

 

 

 

Crafting Research Questions

 

 

Christopher Middleton

SCS-285

July 28 2023

 

 

Research Problem: Exploring the impact of a mindfulness-based intervention on alleviating stress and anxiety among university students.

Qualitative Research Question

What are the perceptions and lived experiences of university students who took part in the MBI for mitigating stress and anxiety?

Quantitative Research Question

To what level does an MBI reduce anxiety and stress among university students as compared to a control group?

Mixed-Methodology Research Question

How do the quantitative approaches to stress and anxiety reduction from the MBI align with the qualitative perceptions and experiences reported by university students who took part in the program?

Examination of Questions

1.

The mixed-methodology research question best captures the research problem because it enables a comprehensive and holistic assessment of the intervention’s impact on anxiety and stress levels among university students considering both subjective and objective experiences.

2.

Quantitative research questions are pretty common in the field of psychology and healthcare to evaluate how effective treatment and intervention programs are making it a more accurate representation of typical research questions in this area (Camic, 2021).

3.

While creating the research questions, I noticed that each of these questions focused on a specific purpose or goal. The quantitative question aimed at measuring the impact objectively, the qualitative aimed at comprehending experiences, while the mixed-methodology questions combined both quantitative and qualitative designs for a holistic view. I also noticed the importance of addressing the research question via different questions and angles to obtain diverse insights. This practical activity taught me the significance of aligning the research problem with the most suitable research methodology to effectively respond to the question.

References

Camic, P. M. (2021). Qualitative research in psychology: Expanding perspectives in methodology and design (pp. xiii-323). American Psychological Association.

NEED IN 8 HOURS Or LESS

PLEASE NUMBER EACH QUESTIONS
Short essay exam over the lectures. Please use your own words.
1. Discuss how the Holmes/Rahe stress scale shows how all life events produce some stress
and grief. Name some of these life events.
2. Discuss how groups are the fabric from which church programs are woven.
3. Discuss how Pastoral Psychotherapy is synonymous with depth pastoral counseling.
4. Discuss the three parts of one’s personality dealt with in transactional analysis.
5. Discuss the therapeutic triad which is congruence, nonpossessive warmth, and empathetic
understanding.

Wearable Devices For Wellness And Health

Instructions
Course Objective for Assignment: Evaluate the organizational environment in the health care
industry to recognize how technology solutions enable strategic outcomes
Wearable fitness devices have been a hot topic in health and wellness for a few years now.
Wearable fitness devices can be used to track physical activity, sleep, and heart rate and are
often paired with a smartphone or website to track and store data. Several technology
companies are revealing new wearables that could be used in patient care. For this assignment
discuss:
What impact the wearable devices had made on the health and wellness of the public through
monitoring health conditions – physical activity, blood glucose, blood pressure, pulse rate?
What are their potential benefits for remote patients’ monitoring?
What could be their potential security vulnerabilities for health data being transmitted wirelessly?
Include a title page and reference page(s).
Use appropriate APA-formatting.
Use at least 2-3 credible sources of information as references

Case Business

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Module 2 – Case
PERSUASION
Case Overview
The Power of Social Media and Public Relations
Many organizations use social media as part of marketing and
public relations campaigns to keep the company ahead of the
competition and in the minds of current and future customers.
Social Media companies are growing rapidly and buying out other
companies to enhance offerings to their customers and eliminate
the competition. For this Case Assignment, we will be exploring the
offerings of Social media companies and what they provide to
organizations.
Case Required Readings
20 Facebook Tools for Marketing Optimization (2020)
How to Use Instagram Stories for Business (2020)
3 ways to use Twitter Fleets to boost your business (2020)
14 Blogging Instagram Tips and Tools to Master the Gram (2020)
Case Assignment
Use the readings list above and search EBSCOHost or ProQuest
Databases to find additional information regarding the benefits of
Organizational Social Media Accounts. For this 3 full-page
(excluding title and references pages) paper to include 3 scholarly
sources, provide the following:
a. Start by using the APA 7th Template for this Assignment.
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b. Provide background on your current or a former company where
you have worked.
c. Select three social media companies that the selected company
has used to reach and build its customer base. Cite sources and
support your work.
d. Compare and contrast the three social media companies:
What services are available to organizations?
How well do these services help to support and
promote organizational awareness? Cite sources
and support your work.
e. Conclude with your opinion of which one would be the best fit for
your organization.
Assignment Expectations
The minimum length requirement for this assignment is 3 full
pages (excluding Title and Reference pages). Include 3 scholarly
sources.
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Assignment Template.
Include an introduction, a body using 3 scholarly sources cited to
support your work, and a conclusion that aligns with your
purpose statement, summarizes each section, and then wraps up
into a final thought.
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“References” section.
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due date.
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submitted. The rubric in the Case Dropbox is used for this Case
Assignment.

SLP Business

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THE POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Assignment Overview
The Power of Social Media and Marketing
Social media is a communication channel for organizations of all
sizes. Many of us have personal social media pages that allow us
to keep in touch with friends and family. Businesses use the
medium differently.
SLP Required Readings
Pros and Cons of an Instagram Business Account (2020)
5 Ways to Grow Your Business Through Blogging (2020)
SLP Assignment
Begin by selecting a company and researching their social media
pages such as Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
a. Start by using the attached APA 7th template for this assignment.
b. Provide in your introduction a brief overview of the social media
companies that support your chosen organization.
c. Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in what
these social media platforms provide for your selected company
(Cite Sources and Support your Work).
d. Determine if these social media organizations provide a valuable
service in helping your selected company enhance or improve its
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reputation, image, and overall consumer experience (Cite
Sources and Support your Work).
e. Conclude with an opinion on how well your selected organization
uses social media for advertising services, products, community
partnerships and support.
SLP Expectations
1. The minimum length requirement for this Module Case
Assignment is 2 full pages (excluding Title and Reference pages)
to include 2 scholarly sources.
2. Provide an APA-formatted title page. Use the APA 7th
Assignment Template.
3. Include an introduction, a body using 2 scholarly sources cited to
support your work, and a conclusion that aligns with your
purpose statement, summarizes each section, and then wraps up
into a final thought.
4. Provide an APA7 formatted References Page (See APA 7
“References” section).
5. Upload your paper to the Case Dropbox before the assignment
due date.
6. Proofread your work.
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Breast Cancer Global Quality Care, Barriers, And Strategies For Intervention

Breast Cancer Global Quality Care, Barriers, and Strategies for Intervention

 

Breast Cancer Global Quality Care, Barriers, and Strategies for Intervention

Breast cancer rates vary worldwide. These rates differ among age, women and men, and different ethnicities. In 2020 there were 1.1 per 100,000 new cases of breast cancer in men and 118.8 per 100,000 in women. Worldwide breast cancer is more common in women. Generally, breast cancer rates were higher in developed countries than developing countries. It is felt that lifestyle and factors related to reproduction may play a role for this difference. Another explanation may be due to reduced mammography screening rates and reporting that is not complete. In developing countries, breast cancer is the most common cause of death due to cancer in women and the second in developing countries (Komen.org, 2019). This literature review will describe the quality of breast cancer care globally and the different factors that impact breast cancer. Approaches to consistent quality care worldwide is discussed and ways to improve care and outcomes. Finally, organizations that strive to improve research and best practices are observed.

Global Quality of Breast Cancer Care and Health-related Research and Methods

The United States is showing a 39% decline in breast cancer deaths from 1991 to 2015. There is an estimated 1.67 million people diagnosed with breast cancer annually. Lung cancer has the highest mortality rate, with breast cancer being the second highest. Countries with low- and middle-incomes (LMICs) are seeing higher rates of breast cancer deaths, up to 70% more than high-income countries. Global guidelines for breast cancer prevention, screening, and treatment are necessary to improve these statistics (Barrios, Reinert, & Weretsky, 2018).

Oxford University Press published an article regarding global quality care for breast cancer (Verhoeven, Allemani, Kaufman, Mansel, Siesling, & Anderson, 2020). Breast cancer incidences are rising in all countries. LMIC’s are not seeing as much improvement in survival rates than high-income countries (HICs). Clinical guidelines that are implemented internationally is one approach to improving the quality of care globally. Patients who are diagnosed with breast cancer should have the opportunity to meet with their providers and discuss the different treatment options. This is considered a multidisciplinary approach. However, not all countries require this type of approach.

Behavioral, Demographic, and Dultural Factors that Impact Breast Cancer

The American Association for Cancer Research publishes the report, The State of Cancer Health Disparities in 2022 (AACR.org, 2022). Cancer health disparities are driven by socioeconomic, cultural, social, and environmental factors. Social determinates of health (SDOH) have a great influence on the quality of life of individuals as well as their health and well-being. The different SDOH overlap from societal and community levels.  One of the key objectives of the Healthy People 2030 initiative is to focus on these SDOH to find ways to improve the health and well-being of all nations (Health.gov, n.d.).

Certain behaviors can influence risk of breast cancer development. One study shows that women who give birth in younger years and breastfeed longer reduce their risk for estrogen receptor (ER) positive and negative breast cancer. Women who follow a vegetarian diet have less risk of developing breast cancer than those who have high intake of animal fat in their diet. Also, lack of activities in women increased their risk of breast cancer risk (Kashyap, Pal, Sharma, Garg, Goel, Koundal, Zaguia, Koundal, & Belay, 2022).

Breast cancer is a national burden. In India breast cancer has become the fastest growing cancer and has doubled from 1982 to 2005. The disease is usually detected at more advanced stages due to SDOH of education and location of residence. It is important for all countries to have access to breast cancer screenings, especially in rural areas (Kashyap, et al., 2022).

Cultural differences also play a role in breast cancer risk. There are different stereotypes around cancer that affect individuals all over the world which can be influenced by culture. Some societies feel that cancer will lead to death, therefore they decide not to have screenings or obtain a diagnosis. Unfortunately, this is what leads to higher deaths due to delayed diagnosis and treatment (UICC.org, 2023).

Acute and Long-term Breast Cancer Care

Preparing educational presentations is a way to educate targeted populations regarding breast cancer screenings. The first step is to find the barriers in different cultural groups and design the presentation around those barriers. The presentation follows a character with similar myths about screening mammograms. Throughout the presentation the character is reassured about their hesitation and proceeds to get the mammogram. It is also important to make sure the presentation is in the appropriate language of the targeted cultural population (Fung, Vang, Margolies, Li, Blondeau-Lecomte, Li, & Jaandorf, 2021).

Principles of breast screening care were established in 1986 because it was felt that it takes specialty teams to assess breast cancer. These specialties included a clinician, radiologist, and a pathologist. This came to be known as the multidisciplinary team approach. This approach is used worldwide. When different disciplines are involved with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, the outcomes are better. A framework is established for the patient’s care early on. Everyone is involved from the beginning. The patient has a clear understanding of the whole treatment plan. Multidisciplinary care is known as the gold standard of cancer treatment (Blackwood & Deb, 2020).

When it comes to follow up care for breast cancer patients, there is some debate on who should provide the care, their oncologist or primary care provider. The majority of women studied did prefer their cancer care be provided by their oncologist. Most primary care providers oversee cancer screenings and tests; however, surviving patients preferred their oncologist to provide this care. If patient’s wait on their oncologist for routine testing, they could delay their care due to wait times to see them (Cancer.gov, 2017). Part of the multidisciplinary approach should include transitioning back to primary care provider for routine cancer follow up.

Issues related to breast cancer and improvement examples

There are structural barriers that exist which make it hard to get breast cancer screenings. Location of services can be a barrier for people who live in remote areas or do not have transportation. Screenings may not be available at convenient times. Better access to care for breast cancer patients requires action. There are many barriers to quality care that people face. The Susan G. Komen’s mission is to advocate for public policy so everyone regardless of age, gender, race, and socioeconomic status receives the care they require. One act that is being included in legislation is the Access to Breast Cancer Diagnosis Act (H.R.2428). This act will stop payers from denying access to diagnostic imaging when screening mammograms suggest further workup (Komen.org, 2019).

Patient feedback about their breast cancer treatment is a way to ensure that quality care is being provided. A study was conducted on whether patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) were helpful in having a positive effect on patients, their providers, and overall outcomes. PROMs had a positive impact on health outcomes, showing reduced anxiety and pain. Also, quality of life was higher. Most patients reported that the PROMs were easy to access and complete. Since the focus is shifting towards quality care, PROMs are a great way to analyze the care given. The results will assist providers to make improvements needed (Van Egdom, Oemrawsingh, Verweij, Verhoef, Klazinga, & Hazelzet, 2019).

Breast Cancer Costs and Methods of Improving Care

The treatment for breast cancer is the highest cost of all types of cancer. In 2020 the total cost annually for breast cancer care was $29.8 billion. There are three phases of care for breast cancer diagnosis and treatment: initial phase or first year after diagnosis, end-of-life phase, or year before death from cancer, and continuing care phase or in between the previous two phases. End of life care has the highest average per-patient cost and continuing care has the lowest. The CDC is working to reduce health care costs by detecting breast cancer early with screenings. There are proven benefits for more screenings, such as reducing number of breast cancer deaths, decreased number of diagnoses at later stages, increased life expectancy with early detections, and reduced health care spending due to lesser costs for treatments (CDC.gov, 2022).

There are several barriers to breast cancer care such as structural, sociocultural, personal, and financial. Another barrier includes training of providers to adequately detect and treat breast cancer patients. Human resources can play a factor in overcoming this barrier. Adequate allowances of resources need to be allocated to help provide trained healthcare personnel in screening for breast cancer, as well as diagnosing and treatment. Health systems will have increased demand for services as breast cancer access is improved. This will require additional healthcare personnel. To keep retention of employees, strategies are necessary. These may include providing continuing education, providing adequate working environment, and competitive wages. Stakeholders should work together to ensure all health professionals are trained in breast cancer awareness and care (Fredhutch.org, n.d.).

The Enhancing Oncology Model (EOM) is a payment model under the Medicare fee-for-service that can improve patient care and reduce healthcare spending. The incentive is to have providers take accountability of the care of patients who are receiving systemic chemotherapy. There are seven types of cancer that providers oversee, and breast cancer is one of those. Over a six-month period, each EOM participant is responsible for the total cost of care. Based on the performance quality and cost of expenditures, the participants may earn incentives or may owe a recoupment. The purpose of this model is to help with the coordination of the patient’s care and ensure that patients feel supported throughout their journey (CMS.gov, 2023).

One cost of healthcare that is not directly related to disparities is Medicare fraud and abuse perpetrators (FAPs). According to a study by JAMA Internal Medicine, 6,700 premature deaths were caused by FAPs in 2013. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is tasked with identifying and getting rid of these FAPs who target vulnerable Medicare patients (Kuhrt, 2019).

Breast Cancer Organizations and Strategic Planning Methods

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (www.bcrf.org) is the highest-rated breast cancer research organization in the country. Their mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer. They plan to do this by advancing the world’s most promising research. They are a non-profit organization started in 1993 by Evelyn Lauder, her friend Larry Norton, and her husband. Mrs. Lauder also was the creator of the famous signature pink ribbon which was distributed through the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign to raise awareness about breast health. BCRF has 255 researchers with the goal of preventing and curing breast cancer. There has been great progress since their founding in 1993. Donations are used to fund the research.

Breast cancer programs that are accredited by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) is a way to prove that their team has health care providers who work together to provide the best care to their patients. There are certain quality standards that must be followed, and it is a great distinction to acquire. The NAPBC has many useful resources for organizations to utilize in planning, implementing, and marketing their services. There are many advantages of this accreditation, including education on best practices, access to community forums to search for best practices, and marketing tools (FACS.org, n.d.).

 

7-2 Discussion: The Relationship Between Social Sciences, Methodologies, And Data Types

Over the last few weeks, you have conducted research in your field of study to identify a research problem you will turn into a research question. In your initial post, consider patterns you found as you were looking at this information. What did you notice? What is the relationship between your field of study in social science and the methodologies and data types you found? If a particular methodology was selected over others, what might the impact on your field of study be? (Hint: Refer back to your answers in your Module Six journal entry.)

Then, choose two peers who are studying a social science field different from yours. As you review your peers’ initial posts, answer at least two of the following questions as you compare patterns of methodology choices in their social science and yours:

  • Do you see other limits in their social science that they did not identify?
  • What might the impact of those limits be?
  • How do the methodology and data types preferred by their social science compare to those preferred by yours? Are there overlaps? Major differences?
  • What do you see as the impact of these preferences, and is there something that could be gained in their social science if they were to embrace some of the methodologies and data types used by your social science?

Forum Response

First post:

I thought this article was quite interesting. The research study on the Functional Analysis and Treatment of Cigarette Pica was interesting and informative to read about and evaluate in real-life situations. In this field, you come across clients on the spectrum who have intensive behavioral intervention plans based on SIB, Pica, and Stereotypical behavior. Research literature has demonstrated evidence-based treatments that may decrease the effects of certain target behaviors. Research conducted by Piazza et al., 1996 demonstrates an FBA that determines the function or “why” of the behavior occurring by a young man with mental retardation for treatment of pica in the consumption of cigarette butts as you mentioned earlier. I learned that results indicate the individual was automatically reinforced due to oral stimulation and not other environmental variables. Baselines were conducted before manipulating the environmental antecedent, the experimental session was evaluated and modified based on using other reinforcing stimuli to decrease target behavior consumption of pica such as social reinforcements, food, chewy toys, or herbals. Pica consumption decreased when the individual was reinforced to other oral stimulations such as food, chewable toys, or edibles such as popcorn.

This article is relatable as we work with a variety of clients who are on the spectrum. Some of these individuals are automatically reinforced by pica consumption of tar, granite, sand, crayons, and paper. FBA indicates these individuals are automatically stimulated by pica when being in outdoor settings, such as recess time, gym time, or playground area. The environmental settings outdoors stimulate pica consumption. The evidence-based treatment used to decrease target behavior is response block in conjunction with DRA, DRO, such as using chewable toys, or edibles to replace pica.

A case study conducted by Williams et al., (2009) demonstrates the long-term process for the Prevention, Treatment, and Management of Pica. The article discusses a variety of crisis intervention approaches for the temporary prevention of pica in clinical, home and school settings and a long-term approach. These included 1 to 1 staffing, FBA, restrain, and or response block; research showed these temporary methods were inefficient for long-term progress. The article discusses a clinical management approach implemented during a 9-year period for 41 individuals with developmental disability and pica. These individuals were monitored, analyzed, trained, and evaluated. Restrain was eventually eliminated. A functional behavior assessment, pica risk assessment, rights protections, hierarchy behavior intervention, environmental clinical management system, and staff training were used throughout the clinical trials. Results indicate 85% of participants experienced a 75–100% reduction in pica

In conclusion, people with developmental disabilities who are at risk of pica consumption are able to decrease behavior with long-term behavioral intervention packages with the use of evidence-based treatment programs. The article demonstrates how temporary methods are inadequate for long-term progress.
Have you had any clients who have a history of consuming pica, and if so what type of intervention plans does your team or BCBA have in place to prevent this behavior?

Reference
Piazza, C. C., Hanley, G. P., & Fisher, W. W. (1996). Functional analysis and treatment of cigarette pica. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29(4), 437-450.

Williams, D. E., Kirkpatrick-Sanchez, S., Enzinna, C., Dunn, J., & Borden-Karasack, D. (2009). The Clinical Management and Prevention of Pica: A Retrospective Follow-Up of 41 Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Pica. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 22(2), 210–215.

 

 

Second post:

 

Thank you for your informative post. Piazza et al. (1996) discusses in the article the functional analysis and treatment plan for pica of cigarette butts. This study gave important information on how to perform a functional analysis for pica and procedures that were done. Pica is a form of self injurious behavior and can have severe consequences. Call et al. (2015) conducted an analysis to examine the effectiveness of the behavioral intervention that were being used at an intensive day treatment clinic. The results provided insight that the intervention has been effective for pica. The goal of the treatment was to eliminate the behavior due to the risk that the behavior could have. Caregivers were properly trained in preventive and monitoring strategies before implementing the behavioral intervention for pica. Call et al. (2015) found that automatic reinforcement maintained the behavior. Therefore making it difficult to generalize the intervention due to a number of challenges that are out of the therapist’s control and unpreventable. This makes it difficult to implement extinction based intervention plans due to the difficulty to completely eliminate the behavior.

Have you experienced working with an individual that has pica and if so was there a behavioral intervention plan put in place? I had a student once that would ingest cleaning supplies. Therefore the plan that was put in place was just to hide the cleaning supplies, but that only worked in the classroom. Therefore it was difficult to control the environment outside of the classroom and the student would engage more in the behavior outside of the classroom due to the availability.

Call, Simmons, C. A., Mevers, J. E. L., & Alvarez, J. P. (2015). Clinical outcomes of behavioral treatments for pica in children with developmental disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 45(7), 2105–2114. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-015-2375-z

Piazza, Hanley, G. P., & Fisher, W. W. (1996). Functional analysis and treatment of cigarette pica. Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, 29(4), 437–450. https://doi.org/10.1901/jaba.1996.29-437

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Identity Development In Adolescence: Role Of Spirituality

Think about what the family has gone through and the impact has been on all family members. Chrissy was an adult when she came out to her family as a lesbian, however research is showing more and more people are coming out as early as middle school and a vast majority end of high school.

  1. Explain the role spirituality can play in identity development during adolescence.  Explain how religious teen groups/programs can assist families dealing with identity development.  What about teens whose views on religion/spirituality differ from their parents/family?  What resources are available for them?
  2. What local resources are available in your area to help both teenagers and parents understand sexual development issues from a religious stance? As a  mental health worker, how can you utilize these resources?
  3. Access and read the GCU Statement on the Integration of Faith and Work. GCU believes that redemption as well as the restoration of all things comes through Christ Jesus. Therefore, GCU believes that the Christian worldview offers hope of restoration, not only for individuals, but also for families, communities. How could a mental health worker with the Christian worldview help a family dealing with mental health issues about sexual identity or orientation?

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