ceiling effect


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ceiling effect

The optimal potential effect of a medication. Once a therapeutic limit is reached, increases in dose may produce side effects but no further beneficial effects.
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Assessing the Glass Ceiling Effect for Women in Tourism and Hospitality.
Clinical pharmacology of buprenorphine: ceiling effects at high doses.
The floor effect of the mean score of the PFS remained slightly higher (15.2% in test and 15.9% in retest) with a acceptable limit of 15% and, the ceiling effect was within acceptable limits.
Schaap (2008) analyzed the glass ceiling effect in the Nevada casino industry where men significantly outnumbered women in senior-level leadership positions and titles.
Bolea-Alamanac of the department of psychiatry at the University of Toronto offered a couple possible explanations for this apparent ceiling effect. One is that children continuously exposed to high levels of maternal stress hormones in utero and through breast-feeding become desensitized to the effects of those hormones in ways that affect their future behavior.
Gender status belief creates a network of constraining expectations and interpersonal reactions that cause the glass ceiling effects to women leader.
Research on the glass ceiling effect argues that men do not feel at ease with the idea of women holding leadership positions (Bowling, Kelleher, Jones, & Wright, 2006; Gallant, 2006).
We have not observed any ceiling effect, but less than 5% floor effect was observed in KOOS sports/recreation and QOL subscales.
Fifty-four participants chose the lowest ("best") response option (22% floor effect) whereas six participants chose the highest ("worst") response option (2% ceiling effect).
Floor and ceiling effect was studied to understand if the extreme scores of the scale (lower and higher) were visible between the others.
When folate levels reached about 20 nanomoles per liter (nm/L), which is within the normal range for adults, further increases in folate levels did not confer additional benefits, indicating a threshold or ceiling effect.
Absent policy interventions to help women better balance work and family, this may well be a "ceiling effect," given that women still provide the bulk of child care and other aspects of "home production."