ABNF Journal

ABNF Journal is a magazine specializing in African American Focused topics.

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Vol. 30, No. 4, Fall

Person-Centered Care Concepts and Principles: The Dialogue Continued
This is the second of two editions of The ABNF Journal that is devoted to addressing concepts related to person-centered care (PCC). In the Summer 2019 Guest Editorial, we referenced the prevailing definition of PCC and introduced the Planetree International...
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Faculty and Students Find a Niche in Scholarship: Teaching Strategies to Disseminate Scholarly Evidence-Based Practice Projects
INTRODUCTIONThe dissemination of evidence-based practice (EBP) projects is a teaching strategy for nursing education. According to Sefton (2019), EBP is a widely used problem-solving approach in the community health clinical setting as it is crucial...
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Implementing Interprofessional Team-Based Training for Diverse Student Populations Using a Person-Centered Conceptual Framework
INTRODUCTIONithin health professions education programs, there is a deep divide between service and academe such that graduating students often lack the skills needed to function as members of interdisciplinary teams of practice. In the current model...
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The Mutual Benefits of Utilizing Nursing Students in a Nurse-Managed Free Clinic
INTRODUCTIONThere are 1,399 free and charitable clinics operating in the United States and serving the uninsured and the underinsured. Eighty percent of these clinics offer services at no charge and do not bill third-party payers. Charitable clinics,...
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Vol. 30, No. 3, Summer

Applying Person-Centered Principles to the Design and Implementation of a Virtual Nurse Managed Clinic
OVERVIEWThe National University Nurse Managed Clinic (NUNMC), housed within the College of Professional Studies at National University, is a virtual nurse-led project that has provided primary care services to the communities of Watts, Inglewood, and...
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Rethinking Education from Patients' Perspectives
OVERVIEW OF THE PERSON-CENTERED CARE MODEL OF CARE DELIVERYerson-centered care (PCC) is a term used to describe a shift from a patriarchal, medicalized model of health care, in which care is delivered with onesize-fits-all interactions and treatment...
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Person-Centered Care Concepts and Principles
This is the first of two editions of The ABNF Journal that is devoted to addressing concepts related to person-centered care (PCC). The notion of the person, as used in this context, refers to more than just the individual. The more holistic reference...
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President's Message
What a dynamic year it has been! And we are still making strides! The 32nd annual conference was an absolute success - and it was all because of you, the ABNF membership. Highlights of the 32nd annual conference include our inaugural preconference workshop,...
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A Pilot Intervention Using Professional Nursing Mentoring to Engage Prior Corpsman and Medic Nursing Students in Academic Success
INTRODUCTIONentering has been shown to add value in medical academic settings (Banu, Juma, & Abas, 2016) and has been further reported to increase overall academic outcomes for undergraduate students in the form of increased grade point averages...
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Vol. 30, No. 2, Spring

Using High Fidelity Simulation to Prepare Baccalaureate Nursing Students Enrolled in a Historically Black College and University
Educators face many challenges in preparing nurses to practice in rapidly changing health care environments. Due to performance expectations, new graduates often feel unprepared to function in these complex health care settings (Traynor, Gallagher, Martin,...
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Preparing for the Next Generation of Educators and Nurses: Implications for Recruitment and Educational Innovations
Health care innovation and changes in patient care delivery are expected in all facets of patient care. As the country adapts to fluctuations in healthcare needs and demands, educators are expected to reliably place their hands on the pulse of change,...
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An Investigation of Nursing Faculty Teacher Efficacy in Nursing Schools in Georgia
INTRODUCTIONue to the increase in expectations and complexities of nursing, 20th-century nursing education is insufficient to meet 21st-century nursing job expectations (Institute of Medicine, 2010) Novice nurse graduates often do not have the clinical...
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Recruiting and Retaining African Americans in BSN Programs
A misalignment exists between the AfricanAmerican population and the proportion of African-American nurses. White non-Hispanics compose 69.3% of the nursing workforce with a baccalaureate, as opposed to 10.7 % of that workforce comprising African Americans...
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Vol. 30, No. 1, Winter

Using the PEN-3 Model to Explore Cultural Factors That Influence Food Choice for African-American Youth
INTRODUCTIONany factors are known to influence food choice in African-American adolescents, including environment, access, parents, availability and aesthetic qualities of the food (Dodson et al., 2009, Evans et al., Molaison et al., 2005). Yet, culture...
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Full Professorship in Nursing, Part 3: An Experience
"When the road ahead seems too long, look back to see how far you 've come. For even if the hill before you is steep, the view gives you hope to finish the journey. "This quote by Adira Danielia Kessler is a perfect description of the perspective we...
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President's Message
Happy New Year to you! Where has the time gone? 2018 was a busy and fast year."ABNF is as strong or as weak as the sum total of its parts. The degree to which we are willing to be guided by our historical development; the amount of time we are willing...
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The Impact of an Obesity Risk Prevention Study among Native American Youth
INTRODUCTIONIn the United States, childhood obesity is reaching epidemic proportions, affecting one in five youth ages two through 19 years (Hales, Carroll, Fryar, & Ogden, 2017). Even more alarming are the obesity rates for Native American youth...
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African American Mothers' Influence on Their Daughters' Food and Activity Preferences, Decisions, and Behaviors
INTRODUCTIONhildhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions globally and constitutes one of the leading current health problems in the United States. Although there is an abundance of information regarding childhood obesity, a dimension to this topic...
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Vol. 29, No. 4, Fall

Minority Nurses Making a Difference in Nursing Education and Health Disparities Research Part II
It is indeed an honor and privilege to serve as guest editor for the Association of Black Nursing Faculty (ABNF), Inc Journal. This summer has been a whirlwind, but all moving in a positive direction. One huge part of my summer was attending the ABNF,...
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Evaluating the Efficacy of a Behavior Modification Program in Overweight African American Adolescents.Revisiting the Literature
Over twelve years ago this writer reported on a pilot, experimental, descriptive study of 18 AfricanAmerican adolescent females (M = 15 years) that evaluated the efficacy of a goal-directed behavior modification program, LIFESTEPS® (2004), which was...
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A Web-Based Education Intervention on Breast Cancer Risk Assessment of Indigent Women in Primary Care
IntroductionBackgroundreast cancer risk assessment, with an emphasis on genetic risks, is significant in recognizing women who may be at high risk for breast cancer. Few studies have examined the impact of a Blackboard (Learning Management System) based...
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Factors That Influence Nonadherence to Outpatient Medical Follow-Up Care among African Americans Living with HIV/AIDS
INTRODUCTIONAfrican Americans are disproportionately affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) as compared to other racial/ethnic groups (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention [CDC], 2017; Siddiqi,...
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President's Message
Whew! Where has the time gone? This has been a busy and fast summer. "ABNF is as strong or as weak as the sum total of its parts.. .The degree to which we are willing to be guided by our historical development; the amount of time we are willing to put...
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Full Professorship (FT) in Nursing: Understanding the Issues and Celebrating the Legacy of Dr. Sallie Tucker-Allen-Part 2
Introduction and Purposehen preparing to write part 2 and after achieving Full Professorship in nursing this past Spring 2018, thoughts about its pursuit still linger as this achievement is not easily obtained by many nurses. Statistics around women...
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Vol. 29, No. 3, Summer

Full Professorship (FT) in Nursing: Criteria, Plans, and Rewards-Part 1
Publishing, grant writing, presenting, teaching, leading, and accomplishing local, regional, as well as international acclaim in nursing are a few of the activities on the road to Full Professorship. The road to full professorship is not without struggles....
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Presidential Platform for 2018-2020
The mission of ABNF, Inc. is "To form and maintain a group whereby Black professional nurses with similar credentials, interests and concerns may work to promote health-related issues and educational interests to benefit themselves and the Black community"....
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Correlates of Psychological and Physical Health Outcomes among African American Caregiving Daughters
INTRODUCTIONCaregiving is a compelling problem in several developed countries (e.g., Europe, Japan, and South Korea) as rapid growth in the aging population occurs. For example, between 2005 and 2015, age 60 and over population increased 34%, from 49.8...
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Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Students' Perception of and the Variables Influencing Their Retention: An HBCU Perspective
Introductionhe Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health Report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), set a goal to increase the percentage of the current nursing workforce holding a Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) to 80% by the year 2020...
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HAMPTON UNIVERSITY: Minority Nurses Making a Difference in Nursing Education and Health Disparities Research
It is a privilege to have this opportunity to be a guest editor for The Association of Black Nursing Faculty (ABNF) Journal. This ABNF Journal issue is an opportunity to highlight the research of minority nursing faculty and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)...
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Acculturative Stress and Binge Eating in African-American Women: Where Do They Go from Here?
Introductioninge eating (BE) behaviors, characterized by eating large amounts of food coupled with feelings of having a lack of control over this pattern (DSM V), along with a propensity for obesity (i.e., a BMI 30 or higher for adults), are prevalent...
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A Community/Faith-Based Education Program to Increase Knowledge and Shared Decision Making Behavior for Prostate Cancer Screening among Black Men
INTRODUCTIONProstate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States (American Cancer Society [ACS], 2016a). Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than men from other racial/ethnic groups (Centers for...
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Vol. 29, No. 2, Spring

The Human Papillomavirus Vaccine: A Requirement for All Children Entering Middle School
The discussion over the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is a controversial topic that has been on the forefront of healthcare concerns in America. Although support of the HPV vaccine is demonstrated from various organizations such as the American...
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Leaving a Legacy in Nursing
Many nurses will retire from nursing over the next decade-leaving a rich source of knowledge and experience from those entering the profession. Leaving a legacy for incoming generations could be thought of as a responsibility. This idea is quite important...
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Preparing Future Healthcare Professionals for Community Engagement: A Course-Based Research Experience
INTRODUCTIONDespite continuing efforts aimed at reducing breast and cervical cancer, substantial disparities in mortality continue to exist for some women. The mortality rate from breast and cervical cancer is higher among poorer communities composed...
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June 2018: Meet ABNF in London, England
Dear ABNF Journal (ABNFJ) Readers and Faculty Colleagues:invite you to join in the excitement promised by the 31st Annual Meeting and Scientific Conference of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty (ABNF), Inc. The 2018 conference offers opportunities...
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Prevention of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: A Systematic Review
BACKGROUND AND SIGNIFICANCE Healthcare-Acquired Infections (HAI)ealthcare-acquired infections (HAI) are one of the most significant causes of death and illness among infants and premature neonates. Among those HAI, MRSA infection is significant among...
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Vol. 29, No. 1, Winter

A New Beginning
Dear Readers:he issue of diversity has many facets. In this issue of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, The Journal, we acknowledge the need for diversity among healthcare teams and research participants, along with diversity of interpersonal...
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A Commentary: Will We Ever Get Enough? Strategies to Enhance Minority Participation in Research
Introductionistorically, both women and minorities have been underrepresented in clinical trials, (Clinical Trials, 2013) and this underrepresentation has perpetuated health disparities in racial/ethnic minorities and continues to widen the chasm between...
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President's Message
Dear ABNF, Inc. Friends, Members, Colleagues,Happy New Year, and welcome, Spring! The joys and memories of the holiday season and ringing in 2018 are complete. All the wrappings and trappings of the season are carefully stored. Now is the time to look...
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Personality Typology: Understanding Your Preferences and Striving for Team Effectiveness
Introductionnew challenge for educators in the health professions is to prepare students to understand how personality typology can influence interpersonal processes. This preparation includes helping them to understand their individual preferred style...
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Exposing Students to Diverse Health Care Teams
Healthcare providers, have traditionally embraced the idea of educating staff on cultural competence. Cultural Competence was primarily addressed in the hospital settings with an educational presentation that at bare minimum only addressed those ethnic...
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Vol. 28, No. 4, Fall

The Gap between Nursing Education and Clinical Skills
Introductionransition from nursing student to Registered Nurse has proven to be a difficult transition. Some new graduate nurses are not adequately prepared to assume the role of a nurse without more clinical experience. New graduate nurses face many...
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The African American Church: A Change Agent for Health
Introductionpart from efforts to address disparate rates of cardiovascular disease (CVD), disability and premature death among African Americans (AAs), health professionals still face obstacles in improving health outcomes (Brand & Alston, 2017a;...
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President's Message
Dear Members and Friends of the Association of Black Nursing Faculty, Inc.Numerous topics in the news throughout the world and in the United States engender nurses to consider how the events affect nurses as individuals, nurses, health team members,...
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An Investigation of Job Satisfaction among Nurses in the Emergency Department
BACKGROUNDursing turnover is a recurring problem for healthcare facilities that is associated with high costs for the organization and lower safety and satisfaction of both patients and nurses (Jones & Gate, 2007). Nursing shortages are reaching...
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Reflection: Lessons Learned from Teaching Online in Undergraduate Programs
Introductionhile online education has been around for decades, and it has seen unprecedented growth in recent years, according to Babson Survey Research Group (2015). It still poses intimidation for professors as they transition from a traditional approach...
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Informal Caregiver Stress
Introductionroviding care for my father who recently died from end stage prostate cancer gave me a different perspective on the notion of informal caregiving. Being a caregiver gave me time to understand the needs of so many people who have been or will...
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In the Eye of the Storm
As we go to print, many of our readers face challenges related to recent weather events. We've noticed that neighbors and companies are offering support. Telephone companies are offering extensions. Banks are offering fee changes. Grocery stores are...
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Vol. 28, No. 3, Summer

Increasing Knowledge of Preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections in Adult College Students through Video Education: An Evidenced-Based Approach
IntroductionSexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD) is terminology interchangeably used by health care professionals. For the purpose of this discussion, STIs will be used. STIs are acquired through intimate sexual...
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Cardiovascular Disease in African-American Women: An Assessment of Awareness
IntroductionCardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of mortality in the U.S. (Almond, Salisbury, & Ziebland, 2012). It is a topic that is well known in the healthcare field. Heart disease is the number one cause of death for both women and...
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To the ABNF Readership
The ABNF Journal has experienced years of excellence in publication under the leadership of Dr. Geraldine Brown. We miss her joyful expertise and wish all the best to her family. She has left a legacy that is not easy to surpass. Her name will live on...
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Are Triage Nurse Knowledgeable about Acute Coronary Syndromes Recognition?
Introductionardiovascular disease has been the leading cause of death since 1921 and is the cause of death for approximately one out of every four people in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015). Heart disease is...
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The Impact of Shift Work on Nurses' Quality of Sleep
QualityIntroductionleep health is a new topic of Healthy People 2020. This has become an important issue because of decreased work productivity all the way to fatalities caused by wrecks resulting from someone being tired or falling asleep at the wheel....
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Registered Nurses' Beliefs regarding the Preparedness of Nursing Students Who Have Completed the DEU Program
IntroductionNurses' today play an increasingly important role in addressing the health care needs of the nation. Current innovation of a Dedicated Education Unit (DEU) is to prepare nursing students for clinical practice. Immersing students in a "real...
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Vol. 28, No. 2, Spring

The Influences of Gender on Peer Support in Chronic Illness Self-Management: An Overview
Culture influences the way men and women seek and receive support. Women in the individualistic culture seek emotional support by explicitly asking for it while men explicitly request information and problem-focused support. Women in the collectivist...
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The Importance of Health Science Faculty to Student Success
Dear Colleagues:During the past few weeks I have had the great pleasure of attending several graduation ceremonies for an array of people who are special to me: students in the university where I work, family members at high schools and colleges, children...
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Perceptions of Cultural Competency and Acceptance among College Students: Implications for Diversity Awareness in Higher Education
Introductiont appears cultural diversity, especially in higher education, continues to be a focal point in the United States and as addressed in multiple issues of the Chronicle of Higher Education (Mangan, 2017, "The 2015 Honor...", 2015). Classrooms...
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"Just Treat Everybody with Respect": Health Service Providers' Perspectives on the Role of Cultural Competence in Community Health Service Provision
IntroductionInternational research indicates that people from racial/ethnic minorities face greater barriers to accessing healthcare services compared to majority populations (Cass, 2004; World Health Organization, 2010). These barriers include language...
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Vol. 27, No. 3, Summer

Think like a Nurse: A Critical Thinking Initiative
BACKGROUNDSchrock & Benko (2015) have noted by focusing on essential questions and fundamental concepts of a discipline, students learn the content that is most important for them to know and use in order to think like professionals in their field....
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Global and Public Health Issues of 2016
"Now the trumpet summons us again-not as a call to bear arms, though arms we need-not as a call to battle, though embattled we are-but a call to bear the burden of a long twilight struggle year in and year out 'rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation...
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Aspects of Global Health Issues: Diseases, Natural Disasters, and Pharmaceutical Corporations and Medical Research
Introductionealth care around the world is improbably complex, and varies according to nations. Almost all wealthy nations do provide universal health care (the US is an exception). Proper health care for many people is challenging because of not being...
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Acculturation and Health Behaviors of African Immigrants Living in the United States: An Integrative Review
INTRODUCTIONThe purpose of this paper is to report on findings of an integrative review conducted to examine acculturation and health behaviors in the African immigrant population in the U.S. Today, Africans are one of the fastest growing groups of immigrants...
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Perception of Obesity in the Latino Population: Implications for Weight Loss Clinical Trials
INTRODUCTIONthnic minorities in the United States have a higher prevalence of obesity than the general population, with higher levels reported in Latinos/Hispanics (Flegal, Carroll, Kit & Ogden, 2012, Daviglus, Talavera, AvilesSanta, 2012). This...
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Vol. 12, No. 1, January/February

The Nursing Process: What Do Students Know?
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to assess students' knowledge and understanding of the nursing process in preparation for the NCLEX-RN examination. A descriptive correlational research design was used. Fifty-one students in both associate degree...
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Vol. 11, No. 2, March/April

Community Assessment: An RN-BSN Partnership with Community
Abstract: Conducting a community assessment can be a vital aspect of a community health course for a baccalaureate nursing student. This experience can enable the student to use the nursing process in a basic community assessment as well as provide community...
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