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measure

 [mezh´er]
1. to determine the extent or quantity of a substance.
2. a specific extent or quantity of a substance.
3. a graduated scale by which the dimensions or mass of an object or substance may be determined. See Tables of Weights and Measures in Appendix.
assistive measure a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set, in which the nurse facilitates activities of daily living (such as hygiene, exercise, rest, or grooming), provides physical comfort, and maintains a therapeutic environment.
m's of central tendency statistical procedures for determining the center of a distribution of scores; they include the mode, the mean, and the median.
m's of dispersion statistical procedures for examining how scores vary or are dispersed around the mean. These include the range, the difference scores, the sum of squares, the variance, and the standard deviation.
Functional Independence measure FIM; a standardized assessment instrument of functional status that is part of the Uniform Data Set for Medical Rehabilitation; it tests 23 items in seven areas of function and uses a seven-point scale for each item. It can be used clinically as an outcome measure, and a data pool is being established that will be large enough for prediction and comparison of functional outcomes. A pediatric version called the Wee-FIM is also available.
supportive measure a nursing intervention in the nursing minimum data set, defined as action through which the nurse provides support of life functions and needed sustenance such as oxygen, nutrition, or fluids.

mea·sure

(me'zhŭr), Avoid the mispronunciation māzh'er.
1. To determine the magnitude or quantity of a substance by comparing it against some accepted standard or by calculation.
2. A specified magnitude of a physical quantity.
3. A graduated instrument used to measure an object or substance.
[O.F. mesure, fr. L. mensura, fr. metior, to measure]

measure

noun A scale by which a thing can be quantified.

verb To quantify a thing or process.

measure

Medtalk A scale by which a thing can be quantified. See Binary outcome measure, Health-related quality of care measure, Outcomes measure, Performance measure.

Patient discussion about measure

Q. what measures are in place to ensure the safety of vaccines. Hello there, I read the previous question which was asked by Edmund. This question made me to think, what measures are in place to ensure the safety of vaccines.

A. Not only related to Autism, we have to be very cautious when we vaccine for other diseases too. As with all medical products, vaccines undergo extensive testing to document their efficacy and to explore potential harms. Before a potential vaccine is licensed for use, FDA scientists conduct a thorough and independent review of the testing data and often employ the help of an FDA public advisory review committee. In addition, FDA rigorously oversees the manufacturing process for vaccines used in this country - including approval of each step in the process and on site inspection. Following licensure, vaccines continue to be monitored through information shared by parents, doctors, and other public health officials.

Q. Friends, I want to help others to take precautionary measure to reduce the risk of breast cancer? Friends, I want to help others to take precautionary measure. What can be used to reduce the risk of breast cancer?

A. Justin,when drugs are used to reduce the risk of cancer in healthy people, it is called chemoprevention. This is a fairly new and fast-growing area of cancer research. Many clinical studies have shown that the drugs tamoxifen and raloxifene may reduce the risk of breast cancer in women known to have an increased risk. Other studies are looking at newer drugs called aromatase inhibitors to find out if they may help reduce risk. Herbs and dietary supplements are also being studied to find out if they might help reduce risk.

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This tape measure had little practical use on the farm, but just as with the binder, which was invented in the late 1850s, things were soon to change.
For a measure to be responsive, it is also important that most respondents do not initially achieve the highest possible score on that measure, also know as a ceiling effect.
Protectionism in the 1930s may have been associated principally with tariff increases and in the 1980s with voluntary export restraints, but now beggar-thy-neighbour measures have taken a different form.
Considering levels of training evaluation, Phillips (1999) has suggested training measures which relate to productivity, quality, cost, time, and soft data.
It takes a well-funded campaign to drive home those points, and Measures 66 and 67 had that - proponents spent nearly $7 million, most of it contributed by public employee unions.
2 : the size, capacity, or quantity of something that has been determined <Use equal measures of flour and milk.>
* The capillary rheometer actually measures rheology under steady state flow, very similar to what occurs in the factory with extrusion, calendering and injection molding.
Thus, the factor model measure removes the influence of the noisy (idiosyncratic) component of inflation.
Earlier studies which found evidence of the existence of the noctcaelador construct (Kelly, 2003; Kelly & Kelly, 2003) used measures other than the NI which examined different aspects of night-sky watching.
Designed for use in injection and blow molding and extrusion, VeriColor Spectro is a spectrophotometer that measures "absolute color" on the L*a*b* scale rather than just relative color (color difference versus a standard).
We do not have the expertise to measure. We wouldn't do that unless there was some amazing governing body out there that came up with a standard of measurement."