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  1. Research

    History, problems, and prospects of Islamic insurance (Takaful) in Bangladesh

    This study explains the history, current problems, and future possibilities of Islamic insurance (takaful) in Bangladesh. To articulate these issues, the researcher has adopted the qualitative method, and data...

    Issa Khan, Noor Naemah Binti Abdul Rahman, Mohd Yakub Zulkifli Bin Mohd Yusoff and Mohd Roslan Bin Mohd Nor

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:785

    Published on: 18 June 2016

  2. Research

    Keys to active ageing: new communication technologies and lifelong learning

    The purpose of this study is to describe the creation and implementation of an ICT education program for the elderly in various Active Participation Centers in Almería (Spain), assessing its impact on quality ...

    Mª del Pilar Díaz-López, Remedios López-Liria, José M. Aguilar-Parra and David Padilla-Góngora

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:768

    Published on: 17 June 2016

  3. Research

    The voices of family caregivers of seniors with chronic conditions: a window into their experience using a qualitative design

    Family caregivers are the backbone of the healthcare system. Over time, caregiving takes a tremendous toll on the caregiver. This is particularly true for caregivers who (1) provide >21 h of care/week, and/or ...

    Suzette Brémault-Phillips, Jasneet Parmar, Melissa Johnson, Arlene Huhn, Anna Mann, Victoria Tian and Lori-Ann R. Sacrey

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:620

    Published on: 14 May 2016

  4. Research

    Level of habitual physical activity in children and adolescents from the Region of Murcia (Spain)

    The level of physical activity of people is a very important issue internationally. The aim of this study was to analyze the level of habitual physical activity in children and adolescents from the Region of M...

    Guillermo Felipe López Sánchez, Sixto González Víllora and Arturo Díaz Suárez

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:386

    Published on: 31 March 2016

    The Erratum to this article has been published in SpringerPlus 2016 5:1057

  5. Research

    Pragmatics in language change and lexical creativity

    This essay examines language change and linguistic creativity as revealed by remodelling, especially as a source for euphemisms and euphemistic dysphemisms and as a function of verbal play. Within the scope of...

    Keith Allan

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:342

    Published on: 17 March 2016

  6. Research

    The economic status of older people’s households in urban and rural settings in Peru, Mexico and China: a 10/66 INDEP study cross-sectional survey

    Few data are available from middle income countries regarding economic circumstances of households in which older people live. Many such settings have experienced rapid demographic, social and economic change,...

    Martin J. Prince, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, Mariella Guerra, Yueqin Huang, Ana Luisa Sosa, Richard Uwakwe, Isaac Acosta, Zhaorui Liu, Sara Gallardo, Maelenn Guerchet, Rosie Mayston, Veronica Montes de Oca, Hong Wang and Peter Ezeah

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:258

    Published on: 2 March 2016

  7. Short report

    Bringing computational science to the public

    The increasing use of computers in science allows for the scientific analyses of large datasets at an increasing pace. We provided examples and interactive demonstrations at Dundee Science Centre as part of th...

    James L. McDonagh, Daniel Barker and Rosanna G. Alderson

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:259

    Published on: 2 March 2016

  8. Study Protocol

    The new workplace II: protocol for a prospective full-panel registry study of work factors, sickness absence, and exit from working life among Norwegian employees

    Previous studies on the effects of work factors on absence and disability retirement have only addressed a limited set of factors and little is known about the mechanisms that govern relationships between wor...

    Morten Birkeland Nielsen, Solveig Christiansen, Anne-Marthe Rustad Indregard, Jan Shahid Emberland, Shahrooz Elka and Stein Knardahl

    SpringerPlus 2016 5:243

    Published on: 1 March 2016

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